Category: Cricket

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Deepak Chahar Took 6 Wickets Including A Hat-Trick In 3rd T20I Against Bangladesh in Nagpur

Deepak Chaharhelped India win the T20I series with Bangladesh by taking 6 wickets in 7 runs in the 3rd and the last match of the series. He also broke the record of Sri Lanka’s AjanthaMendis of taking 6 wickets in 8 runs but 6/7 in the 3rd T20I against Bangladesh in Nagpur. India won the series by 2-1.

Highlights of Deepak Chahar bowling

• Became 1st Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in T20I

• His hat-trick is spread over 2 overs

• He bowled Shafiul Islam out on the last ball of the 18th over

• Mustafizur Rahman and bowling Aminul Islamwere also bowled out by Chahar

Bangladesh batting highlights

• India set a target of 175 runs for Bangladesh

• Mohammad Naim scored 81

• Naim scored maiden T20I fifty off 33 balls

• Mohammad Mithun scored 27

• Bangladesh crossed 100-run mark in the 12th over

Match summary

Bangladesh put a brave front with Naim and Mithun pooling 98-runs for third-wicket. The newbies including Sivan Dube and Yuzvendra Chahal couldn’t stop the batsmen from scoring runs. Naim … Read the rest

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Left Arm Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem Called Up To India’s Test Squad For Test Match Against South Africa

Shahbaz Nadeem would made his test debut in the final test against South Africa in Ranchi. He was handed his debut on Saturday. He was called to join India’s Test squad on the eve of third and final test match with South Africa.

Who is Shahbaz Nadeem?

He’s a 30-year old left arm spinner and a consistent performer in the domestic cricket as well as India A tours. But he has been on the periphery of a call-up for the for the past few seasons despite being a performer.

Shahbaz Nadeem plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand and the good thing is that he’ll make his test debut in JSCA Stadium that is his home ground. His name was doing rounds for selection in Indian team since 2015-16 Ranji Trophy season.

Achievements of Shahbaz Nadeem

  • He picked up 51 wickets in 2015-16 Ranji Trophy
  • He was part of the India A team for West Indies tour
  • He topped the list of wicket-takers during West Indies tour
  • He took 15 scalps including 10 in the first game

In addition to the above-mentioned achievements Shahbaz Nadeem took 8-wickets … Read the rest

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BCCI To Elect Sourav Ganguly President In Mumbai AGM On October 23

Sourav Ganguly is set to become BCCI president after the Committee of Administrators ends its 33-month rule post Lodha Committee reforms. His name cropped up in an informal meeting of all the affiliated units of the BCCI. The officials met to finalized names of their new-office bearers.

Bio-Data of Sourav Ganguly

  • Senior cricket player
  • Successful captain of Indian cricket team
  • Coach-mentor of the team
  • Media personality
  • Chairman of the BCCI technical committee

The BCCI officials are of the opinion that Sourav Ganguly would bring vast cricket experience he has. Also, the team would be benefitted from his experience as a coach and mentor. Presently Ganguly is the front runner for the post of president.

Who are the other officials of BCCI?

Consensus was made on making Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah new secretary; Arun Dhumal, the younger brother of MoS Finance and former BCCI president Anurag Thakur the treasure. Monday is the last day to file nomination for new BCCI committee.

When would BCCI hold AGM?

The BCCI officials want to end the 33-month rule of Committee of Administrators by having the … Read the rest

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Mayank Agarwal And Cheteshwar Pujara Polled In 100-Runs After Early Dismissal Of Rohit Sharma In 2nd Test Day 1 Match

The opening-day of 2nd Test between India and South Africa saw early dismissal of Rohit Sharma but Mayank Agarwal and CheteshwarPujara put India in a dominant position by putting in 100-runs together. South Africa also made a change in bowling order. It brought spinners at both the ends.

Highlights of the match

  • Playing at 37, CheteshwarPujara went ahead for a big one into the mid-wicket stands. He took a lose ball by SenuranMuthuswany to hit a six.
  • Captain Faf du Plessis brought Anrich Nortje to test the strength of Mayank Agarwal in facing bouncers. But Mayank hit back-to-back boundaries and put Indian score over 100-runs.
  • Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj brought South Africa back to game with a couple of tight overs but this success was short-lived as soon as Pujara pick up a boundary and took India past the 90-run mark.
  • Anrich Nortje tried hard to break the 2nd wicket partnership of Indian batsmen. He wanted to take advantage of Mayank’s weakness against short-pitched balls.
  • Mayank Agarwal made his 4th half-century in Test Cricket. This Karnataka batsman proved cricket after taking lead from Rohit Sharma. Early dismissal of Rohit
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India vs South Africa Women ODI Cricket: Mithali Raj Says High Score Necessary To Popularize Women Cricket In India

Indian cricket team of women suffered a blow just before the first One Day International (ODI) against South Africa. A key player of the team was retired hurt and ruled out of the series. But the good thing is that the Indian skipper is in high spirits to popularize women’s cricket in India.

Press briefing of Indian skipper Mithali Raj

Captain of Indian women’s cricket team, Mithali Raj, predicted that the ODI series with South Africa would be “very competitive.” She further stressed her point that the women’s cricket matches had to be high scoring in order to popularize women’s cricket. She was addressing the press ahead of the first ODI in Vadodara.

Smriti Mandhana retired hurt

A fracture in her right toe made Smriti Mandhana unfit for playing the series. She was ruled out of the entire series but a final call on her ouster would be taken only after an assessment by physios in NCA. She needs an MRI but that is possible only after the swelling is controlled.

Head coach Woorkeri Raman speak for Smriti Mandhana

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India Scored 91 At Lunch On Day 1 Of 1st Test With South African At Visakhapatnam

Virat Kohli decided to bat first and his decision was proved wise as India scored 91 runs without losing any wicket in the first day of the first test match at Visakhapatnam with South Africa.

India chooses to bat

Both the openers of Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal played well scoring 50 and 39 runs respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli took the decision of batting first without any hesitation despite knowing that South Africa has a strong bowling line. Confident of taking a lead, he allowed his opening batsmen to play freely and score as much as they can.

South African bowlers troubled India

There were some anxious moments in the first half of the match with South African spinners Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander almost tied the Indian batsmen on the pitch. But then the ball was new. Indian batsmen remained defensive until they got hold of the ball.

Rohit Sharma scored 50

Rohit displayed beautiful foot movement in the second half of the match. He hit a couple of sixers on the spinning ball and scored his 50 runs. It was … Read the rest