First Batsman to Score Three Double Centuries In ODI’S- Rohit Sharma

Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to 392-4 in their second one dayer against Sri Lanka. Continue reading “First Batsman to Score Three Double Centuries In ODI’S- Rohit Sharma”

India vs New Zealand third T-20 Match Report

India sealed their 8th consecutive bilateral series with a 6 run win over New Zealand in the 3rd and final T20I at the Greenfield Stadium at Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. With the match being curtailed by rain, Kane Williamson won the toss at elected to bowl in an 8-over match for each sides. Led by Southee and Sodhi, who claimed two wickets each, the visitors restricted the Men in Blue to 67-4 in the first innings.

However, despite piling on the pressure early on in the 2nd innings, the Black Caps lost their way, losing wickets at regular intervals as they failed to keep the required run rate in control. Kohli’s men ran out comfortable winners in the end.

Earlier in the first innings, Tim Southee and Ish Sodhi picked up two wickets each as they restricted India to 67-4 in the series decider at the Greenfield Stadium on Sunday. Manish Pandey and Hardik Pandya were the top scorers in India’s short batting spell.

New Zealand were left to chase 68 runs to win the series got of to bad start when they lost Guptil to Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Indian spinners Chahal and Bumrah put a strangehold the defence with combined figures of 4-0-17-2. New Zealand scored 44 off their other four overs, but it wasn’t quite enough.

Colin Munro began the chase ominously, stepping out to the first ball he faced and launching Bhuvneshwar Kumar over the midwicket boundary. Bhuvneshwar pulled things back through the rest of the over with a succession of knuckle balls, the last of them sneaking past Martin Guptill’s slog and rattling his off stump, and New Zealand were 8 for 1.

Munro’s wicket was the key wicket for India, and Bumrah prised him out with three excellent balls which all of them hitting the deck just short of a good length and forcing the left-hander to hit against the right-arm-over angle. Two dots forced Munro to charge out, Bumrah saw him coming and shortened his length, and his cross-bat heave skewed over mid-on, from where Rohit Sharma sprinted to completing a stunning catch.. Only three came off that over.

Chahal, relishing the grip and turn on offer, kept the ball wide of off stump to both right- and left-hander, and didn’t concede a single boundary in his two overs. Every second ball he bowled was a dot, and this was especially commendable given the pressure he bowled in.

India’s T-20 Squad against Sri Lanka-2017

Here are the list of players who are going to feature in the three T-20’s against Sri Lanka starting from December 20. The selectors have rested India’s star batsman and captain Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma will be leading the side. The squad includes 3 fresh faces namely Washington Sundar, Basil Thampi and Deepak Hooda. They have been awarded by some very good performance in IPL. Continue reading “India’s T-20 Squad against Sri Lanka-2017”

List of Indian players to have batted in all 5 Days- Cheteshwar Pujara

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who is one of the most sound batsmen in world cricket at the moment, achieved another feat on Day 5 of the first Test against Sri Lanka where he became the only third batsman in the history of India’s Test cricket to have batted on all five days of a match. Continue reading “List of Indian players to have batted in all 5 Days- Cheteshwar Pujara”