The historic Barabati stadium in Cuttack might welcome back spectators to watch their favorite cricketers in action during the T20 match between India and South Africa scheduled to be held on June 12.
Charith Asalanka was the lone ranger for Sri Lanka while Dushmantha Chameera took a six and two fours off Iyer to showcase his batting skills. Asalanka reached his fifty off 43 balls with a flick through mid-wicket and that was the lone bright spot for Sri Lanka in the series opener.
India are fourth in the ODI rankings with a rating of 110, with New Zealand (121), England (119) and Australia (116) occupying the top-three spots.
Powell and Pooran collected a four each off Bishnoi as West Indies now needed 63 runs off the last five overs. Powell was given a reprieve at 38 when Kumar couldn't complete a catch off his own bowling. In the next over, Powell smoked Chahar over deep mid-wicket, which was followed by Pooran reaching his second fifty on the trot in 34 balls with a six over fine leg.
Kohli began his innings with a well-timed flick followed by a premeditated paddle off Akeal Hosein. Rohit Sharma was dropped on two by Brandon King at point and to rub salt on the wound, Sharma slammed a late cut through point off Cottrell in the same over.
Bishnoi's performance really caught the eyes of skipper Sharma, who earmarked him as a bowler for the future.
Ravi Bishnoi had a dream debut taking two for 17 in his four overs. Harshal Patel (2/37) also snapped two wickets.
Tim Seifert (17) and Lockie Ferguson (14) also chipped in with the bat for the Kiwis but it wasn't enough to save them from a huge loss. Axar Patel (3/9) was the most successful bowler for India.
It was the 5th successive 50-run stand between Rohit and Rahul in T20Is. In search of wickets, New Zealand introduced spin and it worked well for them. Both Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner bowled in tandem and put brakes on the scoring rate as batters failed to find boundaries for a few overs.
The duo's remarkable effort in the middle gave the pace attack some respite and newcomer Harshal Patel, who made his T20I debut four days shy of his 31st birthday, returned with impressive figures of 2 for 25.
Sydney: Riding on wicket-keeper-batsman Matthew Wade’s 80 and Glenn Maxwell’s 54 and a combined haul of five wickets for 64 runs in 10 overs by spinners Mitchell Swepson, Adam Zampa and Maxwell, Australia defeated India by 12 runs in the third and final T20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The win restored some pride […]
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New Delhi: Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh feels he was handled very unprofessionally towards the end of his career. Yuvraj, who is regarded as one of the finest all-rounders ever to play the game, pulled down curtains over his trophy-laden career in June last year. Citing examples of few previous greats, who had similar illustrious […]
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Melbourne: Batting legend Brian Lara will take part in the Bushfire Cricket Bash fundraising match on February 8. As per Cricket Australia website report, Lara will join former India batsman Yuvraj Singh and Pakistan great Wasim Akram on the playing rosters. Legendary Australian opening partners Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden are also set to be […]
Auckland: Ravinder Jadeja and K L Rahul played pivotal roles as India produced a disciplined all-round effort to outwit New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20 International and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday. Indian bowlers, led by Jadeja, made life difficult for the hosts on a slow […]
Auckland: It was another special display of batsmanship from young Shreyas Iyer as he continued from where he had left against Australia in Bengaluru to take India home in the opening T20I against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday. The visitors led by Iyer’s 58-run knock chased down New Zealand’s total of 203 with […]
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Indore: K L Rahul maintained his upper hand over Shikhar Dhawan in the race for the opener’s slot with a classy knock as India outplayed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second T20 International here on Tuesday. The convincing win gave the hosts an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series. After reducing an […]
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New Delhi: Captain Virat Kohli is making the most of the rare break the Indian cricket team gets from international series. India had last played their final T20I against the West Indies and their next match will be when they start their T20I series against Sri Lanka on Saturday. On Tuesday he tweeted a picture […]
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Nagpur: The returning Yuzvendra Chahal has once again proved his worth in the middle overs, India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said on Saturday and lauded the leg-spinner’s ability to outthink batsmen. Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were left out of the T20 series against the West Indies and South Africa after the 50-over World Cup. The […]
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Sydney: Skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 61-run match-winning knock helped India draw the three-match rubber 1-1 as the visitors hammered Australia by six wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Sunday. Kohli’s knock, which came off just 41 deliveries, was laced with four boundaries and a couple […]
Kolkata: Sans the towering presence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rohit Sharma will lead an Indian team brimming with confidence against the West Indies in the first of the three T20 Internationals here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. Dhoni has been left out of India’s T20 squad for the home series against West Indies and, […]
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