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Second Quickest Spinner to take 50 Wickets in ODI- Kuldeep Yadav

Left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav became the second fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. He achieved this feat in 24 matches, after former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar, who reached it in just 23 ODIs.

He thereby became the second fastest spinner to do so after Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who took only 19 matches to cross the landmark.

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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 6 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010 and 2016 (T-20)

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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First Indian Wicketkeeper to score a century in Sena Conditions-Rishabh Pant

India’s 20-year-old wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant brought up his maiden century in just 117 balls in the fifth and final day against England at Oval. Continue reading “First Indian Wicketkeeper to score a century in Sena Conditions-Rishabh Pant”

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India test record at KIA Oval (Kennington Oval)

Ahead of the fifth and final test on Friday, here is a look at Team India’s record for test matches played at the Oval. India will be looking to salvage some pride- they’re already 3-1 down in the series. This test will also be Alastair Cook’s final game for England. Continue reading “India test record at KIA Oval (Kennington Oval)”

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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”

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Super 4 Match Preview-2018

Bangladesh will be looking to avenge their defeat when they face Afghanistan in the fourth match of the Super Four stage at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, September 23.

Both the teams have suffered defeats against India and Pakistan respectively.

Afghans and Bangladesh have faced each other in six times, with both teams winning 3 each.

However in their most recent clash on September 20, Afghanistan thumped Bangla Tigers by 136 runs. After choosing to bat, the Afghans posted a competitive total of 255/7 and then bundling out the Tigers for 119 runs in the 43rd over.

Hasmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan and Gulbadin Naib have been in tremendous form in this Asia Cup. They will be hoping to carry forward the momentum.

The spin twins Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been lethal proving to be a thorn in the flesh for the batsmen.

For Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah will be the key performers with the bat.

Debutant Abu Hider in his maiden outing was very impressive as he ended up with figures of 2/50 against the Afghans, though Shakib was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for 42 runs.

The selectors have included Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes to the squad, owing to the poor form of Liton Das, Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Mosaddek Hossain.

Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Super 4 Match 2 Report-2018

Veteran Shoaib Malik notched up an unbeaten 51 runs, as Pakistan survived a scare before winning their Super Four match of the Asia Cup against Afghanistan by three wickets. Continue reading “Pakistan vs Afghanistan Asia Cup Super 4 Match 2 Report-2018”

India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Second T-20 Match Report-2018

After being sent into bat by the Indian skipper, Sri Lankan women started their innings badly in the second T-20 at Colombo as they lost the wickets of BYA Mendis, AC Jayangani and WK Dilhari, before rain delayed the start of play by half and hour.

The Lankans were reeling at 49/3 with the opposition skipper Chamari Atapattu back in the pavilion.

Atapattu looked set for a big score before she was bowled by Deepti Sharma for 21 runs. Her innings consisted of 2 fours and 1 six.

Her opening partner Mendis fell cheaply for 1 run off the bowling of Arundhati Reddy.

Kavisha Dilhari who was promoted up the order after her magnificent performances in the previous games failed to get going as she fell to Poonam Yadav caught by Reddy.

Play was eventually called off with only 7.5 overs being bowled.