Poor batting performance sees Sri Lanka slump to surprise loss against Proteas

Having beaten South Africa comprehensively in the recently concluded two test series, Sri Lanka were firm favourites going into the first ODI in Dambulla, and more so because of South Africa’s poor ODI record on the island (only 4 wins in 19). Instead, it was the Proteas who drew first blood on the back of a dominant bowling performance to take a 1-0 lead. Continue reading “Poor batting performance sees Sri Lanka slump to surprise loss against Proteas”

Fastest Fifty in Women’s T-20- Smriti Mandhana

Indian Women’s star opening batsman Smriti Mandhana smashed an unbeaten 50 in 18 balls on her KSL debut that helped Western Storm beat Loughbrough by 18 runs in a rain truncated match which was reduced to a six over side at Taunton. Continue reading “Fastest Fifty in Women’s T-20- Smriti Mandhana”

De Bruyn knock in vain as South Africa crash to defeat in Colombo

Theunis de Bruyn announced himself to the cricket world with a masterful 101, but it was not enough to save South Africa from slumping to defeat in the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Continue reading “De Bruyn knock in vain as South Africa crash to defeat in Colombo”

First Pakistan Batsman to Score a Double Hundred in ODIs- Fakhar Zaman vs Zimbabwe

Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistani batsman to score a double hundred in one day international cricket, when he made an unbeaten 210*(156) against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Friday. Continue reading “First Pakistan Batsman to Score a Double Hundred in ODIs- Fakhar Zaman vs Zimbabwe”

India vs England Third ODI Match Preview-2018

India after suffering a mauling in the hands of England in the second one day international, will be aiming to clinch a series win with a victory in the third and final ODI at Headingly in Leeds on Tuesday.

The three match ODI series is currently tied 1-1 after both teams have won a game each.

Kohli’s men suffered a setback in the second ODI where they lost to hosts by 86 runs at Lords.

India will be relying on their top order batsmen consisting of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli, who has looked in fine nick in the series to get their side back on winning ways.

Meanwhile, the team’s major concern will be the form of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who appeared a bit scratchy in the second ODI.

They will be hoping he comes up with a knock in the final one day international.

While the spin duo of Chahal and Kuldeep among wickets, their pace bowlers barring Hardik Pandya have failed to get among wickets column.

England will be high on confidence after their morale boosting victory in the previous international and will be will be looking to continue their momentum.

England’s second ODI centurion Joe Root, who scored a hundred would be hoping to continue his form in the last encounter. Their openers along with skipper Eoin Morgan will be hoping for a good start.

The England bowling spearheaded by pacer Liam Plunkett will be the key to provide early wickets and put the visitors under pressure.

In the spin department, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will looking to provide breaks on the formidable Indian batting line up to help their side clinch the ODI series victory, after their loss in the T-20’s.