India vs West Indies Second T20 Match Preview Lucknow 2018

Team India after a hard fought win in the first match at Kolkata, will be looking to seal the T20 series when they take on the hosts West Indies in the the 2nd match in Lucknow on Tuesday. Continue reading “India vs West Indies Second T20 Match Preview Lucknow 2018”

Australia vs South Africa Second ODI Match Preview-2018

Australia after a disappointing opening game at Perth will be looking to turn the tide when they face South Africa in the second ODI at Adelaide on Friday.

The home side turned in a shocking batting performance on Sunday at the new Optus Stadium as the Proteas coasted to victory. Continue reading “Australia vs South Africa Second ODI Match Preview-2018”

Australia vs South Africa 2018 Perth First ODI match report

South Africa’s pace battery produced a magnificent bowling performance, as they thrashed the Australians by six wickets in the first ODI at Perth and took a 1-0 lead in the three match series.

After winning the toss and electing to field, the Proteas started superbly with the ball, as Dale Steyn claimed the wickets of Travis Head and D’Arcy Short after a maiden from Lungi Ngidi at the other end had seen pressure mount on the home side.

Ngidi then joined the party, as he claimed the wicket of opposition skipper Aaron Finch LBW to leave the home side reeling at 8/3. Replays showed that Finch would’ve had a reprieve had he chosen to preview, but for reasons best known to him, the Australian skipper chose not to.

Chris Lynn and Alex Carey steadied the ship somewhat by adding 28 runs for the fourth wicket, before Lynn was dismissed by Andile Phehlukwayo for 15.

Carey’s 33, plus some resistance from the tail, helped the Aussies go past the 150 run mark after having been 66/6 at one stage. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the last wicket to fall, top edging one to mid wicket as they were bowled out for 152 in 38.1 overs.

Phehlukwayo was the highest wicket taker for the Proteas, with figures of 3/33 to his name. Steyn, Ngidi and Imran Tahir scalped 2 wickets each as all the Proteas bowlers made merry at the new Optus Stadium.

Chasing a target of 153 runs, South Africa’s openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks set the tone by adding 94 runs for the opening stand, before De Kock fell to Coulter Nile for 47.

Hendricks and Aiden Markram got some time at the middle and made 44 & 36 respectively before falling to Marcus Stoinis.

Though they did lose wickets towards the end, the visitors overhauled the target of 153 with six wickets to spare.

Dale Steyn was declared the Man of the match for his fantastic bowling performance that set the tone for the Proteas early on.

Dale Steyn

The second one day international will be played at Adelaide on 9 November.

India vs West Indies 2018 First T-20 Match Preview Kolkata

Team India, after convincingly defeating the West Indies in the one dayers, would be looking to continue their winning momentum when they take on the visitors in the first of the three T-20 internationals at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Continue reading “India vs West Indies 2018 First T-20 Match Preview Kolkata”

India’s T20 record at Eden Gardens Kolkata

Here is India’s T-20 international record at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The venue will play host to the first T20 between India and the West Indies on Sunday.

India have played 3 T20 internationals at Kolkata so far. They lost to England in the first, had their second against South Africa abandoned and won the third against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup two years ago.

Interestingly enough, the team chasing has emerged victorious on both occasions. For T20 standards, the scores have been a tad on the lower side- around the 120 mark.

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Video Kane Williamson catch vs Pakistan 2018 | Brilliant left handed catch to dismiss Fakhar Zaman

This Kane Williamson catch v Pakistan saw the NZ skipper pull off a stunning catch in the second T20 international between the two sides on 2 November, 2018. Fantastic diving left handed (not his natural hand) catch of Fakhar Zaman- you can see Babar Azam stare in surprise and shock at the other end. Continue reading “Video Kane Williamson catch vs Pakistan 2018 | Brilliant left handed catch to dismiss Fakhar Zaman”