South Africa vs England 2nd ODI Bloemfontein Attendance 10,097 Mangaung Oval January 29 2023

A nice crowd of 10,097 was officially in attendance for the second SA vs England cricket ODI at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein today. The official crowd figure was displayed on television around the 36th over of the first innings (England were asked to bat first by Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma).

South Africa, who had won the first ODI in Bloem less than 48 hours ago, made three changes for this clash, with Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen coming in for Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada and Sisanda Magala respectively.

Bloemfontein is not a SA20 venue, but this attendance compares reasonably well with the SA20 crowds (which have tended to range between 10 and 16,000 at most venues)

SA team vs England Second ODI 2023 Bloem

India vs New Zealand Third One Day International Indore Match Report 2023

Devon Conway’s magnificent innings of 138 went in vain as New Zealand went down by 90 runs against India in the third and the final one day international at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on Tuesday.

After being asked to bat first by New Zealand skipper Tom Latham, Indian opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill got India off to an electrifying start. The duo added 212 runs for the opening wicket before the former was bowled by Michael Bracewell for a superb 85 ball-101. His knock comprised off 9 fours and 6 sixes. With this century, he equaled Ricky Ponting’s record of 30th ODI century.

Gill continued his sublime form with the bat by scoring yet another brilliant century. He however perished to Blair Tickner for 112. His innings came off just 78 balls with 13 fours and 5 sixes.

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India vs New Zealand Second One Day International Raipur Match Report 2023

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front by scoring a sparkling half century as India thumped New Zealand by 8 wickets in the second one day international at Raipur on Saturday. Continue reading “India vs New Zealand Second One Day International Raipur Match Report 2023”

India vs New Zealand First One Day International Hyderabad Match Report 2023

Michael Bracewell’s magnificent innings of 140 went in vain as New Zealand went down by 12 runs against India in the first one day international at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, openers Rohit Sharma along with Shubman Gill got India off to a solid start. The pair added 60 runs for the opening stand before the former perished while attempting a bat hit off Blair Tickner for 34.

Mitchell Santner provided the vital breakthrough by dismissing Virat Kohli (8) bowled with a beautiful delivery. Left hander Ishan Kishan fell soon after edging at a short of length delivery from Ferguson to keeper Tom Latham for 8.

Gill got a reprieve in the 19th over when skipper Latham missed a stumping chance off Bracewell. The talented Gill along with Suryakumar Yadav stitched together a 65 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter chipped a delivery from Daryl Mitchell to Santner at covers for a 26 ball-31.

The 23 year old Gill featured in yet another valuable 74 run stand for the fifth wicket along with Hardik Pandya before the latter while attempting a cut off Mitchell was bowled for a 38 ball-28.

Henry Shipley claimed his maiden wicket by trapping Washington Sundar leg before wicket for 12. Shardul Thakur (3) was run out following a mix with Gill in the 47th over.

Shubman Gill reached his maiden double hundred by smacking Lockie Ferguson for three consecutive sixes. He however fell to a stupendous catch by Glenn Phillips at deep midwicket off Shipley in the final over for a swashbuckling 208. His knock came off 149 balls with 19 fours and 9 sixes.

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India vs Sri Lanka Third One Day International Thiruvananthapuram Match Report 2023

Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli both scored dazzling centuries as India thumped Sri Lanka by 317 runs in the third and final one day international at Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday to complete a 3-0 sweep of their Asian rivals.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, openers Rohit Sharma and Gill got India off to a fantastic start. The pair added 95 runs for the opening wicket before Rohit pulled a delivery from Chamika Karunaratne to Nuwanidu Fernando at deep backward square leg for 42.

The 23 year old Gill along with Kohli added 131 runs for the second wicket before the former (116) was bowled by Kasun Rajitha while attempting a big hit.

Virat got a reprieve on 82, when Vandersay misjudged a catch on the boundary . The 34-year-old made most of the opportunity and reached his 46th ODI hundred off just 85 balls.

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India Squad for ODI’s & T20I vs New Zealand 2023- KS Bharat receives maiden ODI call up, Prithvi Shaw recalled to T20I Squad

The BCCI named their squads for the upcoming ODI & T20I series against New Zealand beginning January 18.

Young Prithvi Shaw makes a come back to the T20I set up. Shaw recently scored a scintillating 379 against Assam in the recent Ranji game. He was also one of the leading run-getters in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this season.

The T20I side will be lead by all rounder Hardik Pandya, while regular skipper Rohit Sharma will be captaining the one day series. Continue reading “India Squad for ODI’s & T20I vs New Zealand 2023- KS Bharat receives maiden ODI call up, Prithvi Shaw recalled to T20I Squad”