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India win series 2-1 in the series decider

India chases a tricky 300+ score at Cuttack with the top 3 contributing once again with their half-centuries. Captain Virat Kohli was adjudged man of the match for his vital 85 runs which indeed guided the team when the openers departed after a century-plus stand.

Also, Rohit Sharma was awarded man of the series and he also end has the highest run-getter in ODIs this year. Earlier West Indies scored 100+runs in their last 10 overs to set a target of 316 for the hosts to chase. Pollard and Pooran had 100plus stand in quick time to take West Indies to a formidable total.

వైజాగ్ వన్డేను 107 పరుగుల తేడాతో గెలిచిన భారత్‌

టాస్ ఓడిపోయిన భారత్ మొదటి 50 ఓవర్లలో 387 పరుగులు చేసింది. రోహిత్ తన 8వ 150+ స్కోరు నమోదు చేయగా, రాహుల్ సెంచరీ చేశాడు.మొదటి వికెట్ కు ఈ ద్వయం 200+ పరుగులని జోడించింది.

శ్రేయాస్ అయ్యర్ వరుసగా నాలుగో అర్ధ సెంచరీ సాధించాడు, వైట్-బాల్ క్రికెట్లో తన ఫామ్ను కొనసాగించాడు. మరో ఎండలో పంత్‌ 16 బంతుల్లో 39 పరుగులు చేశాడు. ఒక దశలో ఈ జంట రెండు ఓవర్లలో 55 పరుగులు జోడించారు, ఇది భారీ స్కోరును చేయడంలో సహాయపడింది.

తరువాత షమీ, కుల్దీప్ చక్కగా బంతులు సంధించడంతో త్వరితగతిన తమ వికెట్లను వెస్టిండీస్ బ్యాట్స్ మెన్ సమర్పించుకున్నారు. షమీ వరుసగా రెండు వికెట్లు, కుల్దీప్ తన రెండవ హాట్రిక్ సాధించాడు, అలా చేసిన మొదటి భారతీయుడు.

తరువాతి మ్యాచ్‌లో భార వారి ఫీల్డింగను మెరుగుపరచాలని కృతనిశ్చయంతో ఉంది. వారు ఇప్పటికే చాలా క్యాచ్‌లను వదులుకున్నారు. చాలా క్యాచ్‌లను వదులుకోవడంతో ఈ మ్యాచ్‌లో ఫీల్డింగ్లో ఎటువంటి మెరుగుదల కనిపించలేదు.

India win 2nd ODI at Vizag by 107 runs

India after losing the toss and asked to bat first posted a mammoth total of 387 from their 50 overs. Rohit scores his 8th 150+score, Rahul scored a century. This duo added 200+ for the opening stand.

Shreyas Iyer scoring his fourth consecutive half-century continues his purple patch in white-ball cricket. At the other end was Pant who looked in his recent best scored quick 39 of 16 balls. At one stage these two added 55 runs in two overs which helped in setting up a huge score.

Later Shami and Kuldeep bowled well to unsettle West Indies batsmen who fell in quick succession to these bowlers. While Shami picked two in two and Kuldeep got his second hattrick and is the first Indian to do so.

One minus point India would love to tick in the next match is their fielding. They had already dropped many catches and they do not have proof to show any improvement in this match as they dropped catches again.

India defeats Bangladesh in first test in 3 days

Indian pace trio Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, and Ishant Sharma collectively denied any fight from Bangladeshi batsmen. All the three picking up 14 out of the 20 wickets. Surprisingly Ravindra Jadeja goes wicketless and Ravi Ashwin bags 5 wickets.

India declared their first innings at 493 which was the overnight score. Mayank Agarwal with his 243 outscored Bangladesh score in their both innings.

If there is any negative or areas to be improved for India is the number of catches dropped. It would have been done and dusted early had the Indian fielders held on to all their catches.

With this win, Kohli(10) now has the most number of innings wins for India after Dhoni who has 9 wins. Also, India stands top in the ICC Test championship table at a distance from other teams.

The second test of the series and the first day/night test going to be played with the pink ball in Kolkata is on focus as its new of its kind.

3rd Test Day1- India ends on high with Rohit scoring his third century of the series

India finishes at 224/3 on the first day of the 3rd test match when the play was called off due to bad light here at Ranchi. Although it was all South Africa who started the proceedings on a high by reducing India to 39/3 in the first session.

But the partnership between Rohit and Rahane took the game away from the SA. Before the day was called off there were still 32 overs remaining to be bowled but bad light and rain didn’t allow to do so.

Rohit is currently on 117 and Rahane is 13 short of his 100. Rohit also became the first ever batsmen to hit more sixes(16) in a test series.

Sourav Ganguly all set to become the new president of BCCI

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the president of BCCI. He is the only one to file a nomination for the post. This happens after a meeting on Sunday he was choosen unanimously.

His primary target would be get the revenues lost by BCCI from ICC which was stated by him in a press event. He also added that ““India generates 75-80 percent of global revenue, so that’s going to on the agenda. Talks and discussions need to happen and we have to find a solution as this is not leading anywhere.”

India wins the Test series 2-0 with one match to go

Indian won by an innings and 137 runs in Pune on the 4th day of the match. Indian bowler’s collective effort in 2nd innings got the South African team short of 137 runs to the tally of India’s score.

Earlier Kohli made 254 runs in the first innings before declaring the innings at 601/5 when Jadeja fell short of is hundred at 91 runs. The duo added quick runs and allowed Indian bowlers to get enough time to get the 20 wickets of the South African batsmen.

The only plus for South Africa in this match was their lower order scoring some runs which helped the match dragged to 4th day.

India wins 2nd T20I against SouthAfrica

Indian clinched their first victory of the 3match T20I here in Mohali. South Africa after winning toss chose to bat first and set a target of 149 runs in the 20Overs. At one stage it looked like South Africa might reach 180 but Indian bowlers did pull it back in the last few overs strongly. South Africa’s batsmen managed to hit two sixes in the last over which helped them get to close to 150 after picking 16 runs of the 20th over.

In the second innings India started well with both openers Rohit Sharma and Dhawan dealing in boundaries by putting away bad balls to boundaries. But Rohit was out for a good delivery and Dhawan was stunned by a fantastic catch from Miller. Then Pant did a Pant and perished very quickly. The remaining work was completed by captain Kohli and Shreyas Iyer neatly taking India home in just 19overs.

Cricket’s most infamous event

Did you know that Sachin Tendulkar the most iconic cricketer in Indian cricket has to face a ban for a test match due to ball tampering allegations?

Shocked isn’t it. But the decision was soon overturned by ICC after media outage in Indian subcontinent and the threat of World cricket being divided into two just because of this. Not just Sachin, 5 more cricketers were banned for excessive appealing.

This incident didn’t go well with India and demanded the ban of that referee which I dont want to mention(you can just Google it). Yes BCCI was successful in lifting the ban of all the cricketers except Virender Sehwag which ICC denied. BCCI also moved on with it for friendly relation ship with other Cricket bodies.

This happened during the 2nd test match of India tour of South Africa in 2001. Later Sachin Tendulkar wrote in his book about the incident that he was just cleaning the mud on the seam of the ball but not tampering it.

So we just hope that referees are much more careful in deciding whats wrong and right to have a fair play of international cricket matches.