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India Took 1-0 Lead In 3-Match T20l Series With West Indies

Indian skipper played a key role in India’s victory the 1st T20l over West Indies in Hyderabad. Virat Kohli made 94 runs in 50 balls and remained not out. India won the match with six-wickets.

Virat Kohli was man of the match

The score 94 out of 50 balls and not-out is the career best of Virat Kohli. KL Rahul also made 62 off just 40 balls in an impressive inning to help India chase the target of 208 runs in just 20 overs. With this winning, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series starting 6th December Friday. The second match of the series would be played on Sunday 8th December in Thiruvananthapuram.

Highest run-chase by India

208 in 20 overs was the highest run-chase by India in T20l match. Earlier India chased the target of 207 against Sri Lanka at Mohali in 2009. It was also a successful chase.

West Indies skipper on the match

Kieron Pollard, captain of West Indies team, said that the battling line of the team did well by scoring 207. Buy he had regrets that his team … Read the rest

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Tim Paine’s Calling Off Innings On 589/3 Resulted In Denial Of Opportunity To David Warner Not Out On 335

Tim Paine declared his innings on Day 2 of the second Test against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. But he decided to declare the innings at a time when David Warner was just a couple of runs behind Brian Lara.

David Warner the scorer

The left-handed batsman had scored 335 at the time of innings declaration. He was well pas the score of the batting legend Don Bradman and Mark Taylor but was denied the golden and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break the record of Brian Lara. And it is what left cricket community all over the world fuming over the decision of Australian skipper.

Was Tim Paine right in declaring innings when David Warner was chasing the highest Test score?

Tim Paine faced much criticism for his decision of calling the innings but the cricket community and even the experts took at as denial of an opportunity and he was trolled on for declaration on social media. But some people appreciated his decision of keeping team above individual score.

David Warner’s achievement

• Broke the record of Pakistan’s Azhar Ali to become the … Read the rest

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England Hopeful Of A Good Start After Winning Toss In The Second Test With New Zealand In Hamilton

Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final Test series of two matches with New Zealand. Joe Root also made two changes in his team – Ollie Pope and Zak Crawley are inducted into the team for the last Test.

Why is this Test important for England?

England has to win this Test, if it wants to save the series. It is to be noted that the English team has already lost the first Test by an innings and 65 runs. Joe and Co would want to strike hard tie up the series by winning the last Test. It has already made changes in the team to strike hard.

Winning of toss is seen as an opportunity to put those dispiriting days behind and hope for a win this time. Also, Joe Root can take advantage of the conditions that could be helpful in getting a good start.

What is the winning strategy of England?

The skipper Joe Root said that he would be happy if the series closes with 1-1. His performance in the last test was … Read the rest

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Pink Ball Injures Bangladesh Batsmen But Virat Kohli Makes 136

Virat Kohli became the first Indian batsman to make a hundred after hitting 136 in the first Pink Ball Test in Kolkata. Earlier Virat spoke at length about the challenge of facing pink ball but he was more comfortable on the ground.

Virat Kohli makes hundred with pink ball

Skipper Kohli maintained discipline while hitting the pink ball hard. Most of his shots were aimed at the “V” area where he found much room for his ball. The 136 runs he made include 18 boundaries that gave Bangladesh bowlers a chase to the boundary. Finally, the Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam sent Virat Kohli to pavilion.

With this century, Virat Kohli is now standing alongside top batsman with highest hundreds. He has crossed Steve Smith and moving ahead to join South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Australia’s Allan Border who also have 27 Test hundreds.

Indian bowlers relished bowling with pink ball

According to Cheteshwar Pujara, Indian pacers and spinners were quite excited to bowl before a jam-packed stadium where the audiences were shouting to encourage bowlers at every ball. The Bangladesh batsmen found it quite difficult … Read the rest

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James Pattinson Faces One-Time Suspension For Personal Abuse Of a Player

Cricket Australia found James Pattinson guilty of player abuse and bans the fast bowler from playing the first Test against Pakistan at Brisbane. The Test starts on Thursday.

Why as James Pattinson banned?

The governing body of Cricket Australia found James Pattinson guilty of violating code of conduct during Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game against Queensland last week. Statement released by the head of integrity and security Sean Carroll reads that James Pattinson was banned for personal abuse of a player while fielding.

The statement further read that it was his third breach in the past 18 months and for this reason he was handed only one-match suspension. The earlier incidents happened in March.

First Incident: Abuse of equipment in a match against NSW

Second Incident: Showing dissent during a Shield game in Adelaide just a week after the first incident

CA considered the first two incidents as minor and classified those incidents as Level One breaches. Also, CA denied any replacement for the Test squad.

Did James Pattinson accept the breaches?

The paceman admitted to doing faults in the three … Read the rest

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Mumbai Indians And Chennai Super Kings Release 12 And 5 Players Respectively

Mumbai Indians released 12 players from its squad but retained its core squad of 18 players that won a record fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title this year. The three traded-ins in form of New Zealand seamer Trent Boult, Sherfane Rutherford of West Indies and Dhawal Kulkarni from Rajasthan Royals are in the core squad.

List of retained players:

Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya
JaspritBumrah
Krunal Pandya
Ishan Kishan
Surya Kumar Yadav
Rahul Chahar
Anmolpreet Singh
Jayant Yadav
Aditya Tare
Anukul Roy
Dhawal Kulkarni (Traded in)
Quinton de Kock
Kieron Pollard
Sherfane Rutherford (Traded in)
Lasith Malinga, Mitchell McClenaghan
Trent Boult (Traded in)

List of released players:

Evin Lewis, Adam Milne
Jason Behrendorff
Beuran Hendricks
Ben Cutting
Yuvraj Singh
Mayank Markande (Traded out)
BarinderSran
Rasikh Salam
Pankaj Jaswal
Siddhesh Lad (Traded out)
Alzarri Joseph

Mumbai Indians looking for more players

The 2020 edition of IPL will be held in Kolkata in December. But Mumbai Indians is far from prepared for the tournament. It requires 5 domestic and 2 foreign players to complete its squad.

Chennai Super Kings rejigged its squad

The … Read the rest