South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match Report

Pakistan finished their tour on a high as they beat South Africa by 27 runs in the third and final T20 at SuperSport Park. The visitors batted for the first time in this series and scored 168, a target that was too high for the hosts to overhaul in Centurion.

Pakistan fielded perhaps their strongest attack in this format with Mohd Amir and Faheem Ashraf both restored in the XI. Despite pre-series talk about everyone in the Proteas squad getting a go, Wiaan Mulder didn’t get one as South Africa opted to remain unchanged. Continue reading “South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd T20 Match Report”

South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2019 Wanderers Attendance 14883 Match Report

South Africa’s bowlers held their nerve at the death as Pakistan squandered a golden opportunity to level the three game T20 series in front of a 14,883 strong crowd at the Wanderers. Chasing 189, the visitors fell seven runs short and thus saw their 11 series winning streak in bilateral T20’s broken by the Proteas.

The Proteas gave debuts to Janneman Malan and Lutho Sipamla, while Pakistan brought back Shaheen Shah Afridi. David Miller, in his maiden game as SA captain, lost the toss, and his opposite number Shoaib Malik opted to ask the Proteas to take first guard. Continue reading “South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd T20 2019 Wanderers Attendance 14883 Match Report”

India vs New Zealand Wellington First T20 Match Preview 2019

After convincingly winning the ODI series 4-1, India will turn their attention to the shortest format of the game when they face New Zealand in the first T20 International in Wellington on Wednesday.

With Virat Kohli having been given a break, Rohit Sharma will again be leading the side, as he did in the final two ODI’s, and the MI star will be hoping to guide the Men in Blue to their maiden T20 series win on Kiwi soil. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington First T20 Match Preview 2019”

India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Report-2019 February 3

India’s much maligned middle order came to the fore at the Basin Reserve as the visitors defeated New Zealand by 35 runs in the fifth and final One Day International in Wellington. The Men in Blue were 18/4, but reached a competitive score thanks to a 90 from Ambati Rayudu and a ballistic 22 ball 45 from Hardik Pandya at the end. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Report-2019 February 3”

India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Preview-2019 Wellington February 3

After a horror show in Hamilton, India will be looking to bounce back in the fifth and final ODI at the Basin Reserve when they meet the Black Caps on Sunday. Having won the first three ODI’s comfortably, an Indian side sans skipper Virat Kohli and veteran keeper MS Dhoni suffered a jolt in swinging conditions as they went down to New Zealand at Seddon Park Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Wellington Fifth ODI Match Preview-2019 Wellington February 3”

India vs New Zealand Hamilton Fourth ODI Match Report-2019 Seddon Park 31 January

A magical spell of swing bowling from Trent Boult saw New Zealand thrash India by 8 wickets in the fourth one day international on Thursday, thus helping the home side to register their first win of the series. Boult bowled his ten overs in one go upfront, and claimed 5/21 as he wrecked the Indian top and middle order in helpful conditions at Seddon Park. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Hamilton Fourth ODI Match Report-2019 Seddon Park 31 January”

India vs New Zealand Hamilton 4th ODI Match Preview-2019

After sealing the series in the third one ODI at the Bay Oval, India will be looking display the same level of rutheless and go 4-0 up when they clash against New Zealand in Seddon Park on Thursday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Hamilton 4th ODI Match Preview-2019”

India Men’s and Women’s T-20 World Cup 2020 Fixtures

The ICC have today (January 29, 2018) announced the fixtures of the Men’s and the Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 which is to be held in Australia on Tuesday- the first time the country will play host to the shortest format’s premier tournament. Continue reading “India Men’s and Women’s T-20 World Cup 2020 Fixtures”

India Women vs New Zealand Women Second ODI Match Report-2019

Smriti Mandhana produced yet another brilliant display with the bat by scoring an unbeaten 90 as India Women comfortably defeated New Zealand Women in the second ODI at the Bay Oval on Tuesday. The result saw India take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three game series, thereby following in the footsteps of their mens’ side, who went 3-0 up against the Black Caps at the same venue yesterday. Continue reading “India Women vs New Zealand Women Second ODI Match Report-2019”