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List of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Players MSL T-20- NMB Roaster Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants players who are going to feature in Msanzi Super League. Continue reading “List of Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Players MSL T-20- NMB Roaster Mzansi Super League 2018”

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List of Tshwane Spartans players MSL T-20- Tshwane Spartans Roaster Mzansi Super League 2018

Here are the list of Tshwane Spartans players who are going to feature in Mzansi Super League. Continue reading “List of Tshwane Spartans players MSL T-20- Tshwane Spartans Roaster Mzansi Super League 2018”

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India vs West Indies Second Test Day 3 Match Report-2018

Umesh Yadav’s brilliant spell of bowling across both innings where he claimed 10 wickets in all, helped India beat the West Indies and claim the series 2-0 on the third day of the second test in Hyderabad.

The day started with India resuming on 308/4, with both overnight batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant hoping to give the Men in blue a big lead, but things fell apart as the Windes bowlers bowled magnificently in the first session, led by skipper Jason Holder.

Holder claimed the wickets of Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja in quick succession to peg the home side back. Shannon Gabriel then claimed the wicket of Indian wicketkeeper Rishab Pant for 92, who was caught brilliantly by Shimron Hetmyer.

Ravi Ashwin along with Shardul Thakur added 28 valuable runs for the final wicket, and gave India a slender lead of 56 runs, which at one point looked remotely impossible.

Ashwin was the last man to be dismissed, as India were bowled out for 367 runs.

The West Indian second innings started disastrously, as they lost the opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and Kieran Powell for ducks.

Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer resurrected the innings by adding 39 runs for the third wicket before the latter fell to a awful shot, caught by Pujara off Kuldeep Yadav for 17 runs.

With Roston Chase unable to repeat his heroics from the first innings, the West Indies lower middle order crumbled as they fell to 76/6.

Sunil Ambris was the lone man who showed some resistance, but unfortunately couldn’t get the team a decent lead and the visitors were eventually bowled out for 127.

Chasing 72 runs to win, India’s opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Kl Rahul finished it at an canter, with the home side eventually winning by 10 wickets.

Yadav was the Man of the match for his brilliant spell of bowling, while Prithvi Shaw was adjudged the Man of the Series for three fantastic innings with the bat.

India and West Indies will now be facing each other in the One dayers, with the the first one to take place at Guwahati on October 21.

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First Indian Pacer to take 6 wicket haul at home in Tests- Umesh Yadav vs West Indies 2018

Indian pace bowler Umesh Yadav claimed 6/88 in Day 2 of the second test, as the visitors were bowled out for 311 runs in their first innings at Hyderabad on Saturday. Continue reading “First Indian Pacer to take 6 wicket haul at home in Tests- Umesh Yadav vs West Indies 2018”

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India’s One Day Squad for the first 2 ODIs against West Indies-2018

Here are the list of 14 member squad who are going to feature in the first two one day internationals against West Indies beginning October 21. Continue reading “India’s One Day Squad for the first 2 ODIs against West Indies-2018”

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Ravindra Jadeja funny run out of Shimron Hetmyer-India vs West Indies 2018

Here is the video of India’s left spinner Ravindra Jadeja taking his own time to dismiss Windes batsman Shimron Hetmyer during the second day of the ongoing first test at Rajkot. Continue reading “Ravindra Jadeja funny run out of Shimron Hetmyer-India vs West Indies 2018”

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Youngest Indian to score a half century on test debut- Prithvi Shaw VS West Indies

Prithvi Shaw became the youngest Indian player to score a half century on test debut on Day 1 of the ongoing first test match against West Indies in Rajkot. He reached his milestone in just 56 balls. Continue reading “Youngest Indian to score a half century on test debut- Prithvi Shaw VS West Indies”

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India vs West Indies First Test Match Preview-2018

Team India after winning their seventh Asia Cup title, will be seen in whites again when they square off against the West Indies in the first of the two test matches at Rajkot on Thursday.

The last time the two teams faced each other in the longest format of the game was back in the year 2016 at Port of Spain, where a farcical test match with only 22 overs of play possible and 4 days abandoned, ended in a draw. Continue reading “India vs West Indies First Test Match Preview-2018”

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Bangladesh vs Pakistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Mushfiqur Rahim scored a brilliant 99 as Bangladesh produced a stunning upset by defeating pre tournament favourites Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four game, thereby setting up a clash against India in the final on Friday. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Pakistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

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India vs Afghanistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Rashid Khan kept his nerve by defending 7 runs in the last over, as the Super 4 match between India and Afghanistan ended in a tie. The fixture, also MS Dhoni’s 200th as India captain, saw Afghanistan take third consecutive game to the 50th over, following similar thrillers against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

India chose to give all their reserve players an opportunity, with the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Sid Kaul, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey all brought into the XI. Continue reading “India vs Afghanistan Super 4 Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

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List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date

Here are the list of Asia Cup winners from the year 1984 till date. The tournament, in its current form, is a biennial limited overs tournament (held every 2 years, alternating between the T20 and ODI formats). In the last edition (2016), it was played in the T20 format. Between 1984 and 2016, it was played exclusively as an ODI tournament.

1. Which team has won the Asia Cup the most number of times?

India has won the most number of Asia Cups. They have won 7 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016 (T-20) and 2018

2. How many times has the Asia Cup been held in the UAE?

The UAE have hosted the Asia Cup three times (1984, 1995 and the current 2018 edition). India won the tournament in both 1984 and 1995. Continue reading “List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date”

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Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s

South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.

Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”