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Shikhar Dhawan scored a blistering 70-run knock while Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a five-wicket haul as India continued their impressive run in South Africa with a 28-run victory in the first Twenty20 International in Johannesburg.
Shabnim Ismail picked her maiden five-wicket haul as South Africa Women bowled out India Women for 133 runs and later chased down the target in 19 overs with five wickets in hand in the third Twenty20 International in Johannesburg.
Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten 129-run knock off 96 deliveries after a four-wicket haul from Shardul Thakur as India chased down 205 runs against South Africa with ease in 32.1 overs with eight wickets in hand in the sixth and final One-Day International in Centurion to complete a 5-1 series victory.
After failing in the 4th ODI at the Wanderers, India succeeded to seal the series at Port Elizabeth. This essentially makes the last ODI at Centurion a dead rubber. However, those who understand Kohli, know amply well that the aggressive skipper is not the one to get complacent after winning the series.
When Team India boarded the flight for South Africa, they must have had plans to create history. Their hope was substantiated when Bhuvneshwar Kumar ran through the South African top order in the first Test. But consecutive defeats soured the spirits of the Indian cricket fans.
Each IPL auction brings a bagful of surprises along with it. It turns some players to superstars overnight while it pushes others in a corner. If you are Ben Stokes, a bid of 12.5 crores does not shock you anymore as you had already been given a fat paycheck of 14.5 crores the previous year. But this isn't the case with others.
Rohit Sharma slammed his maiden century in South Africa while Kuldeep Yadav followed it with a four-wicket haul as India went on to defeat Proteas by 73 runs in the fourth One-Day International in Port Elizabeth to register a 4-1 series victory.
Mithali Raj scored an unbeaten half-century as India Women chased down 165 runs in 18.5 overs with seven wickets in hand in the first Twenty20 International in Potchefstroom to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
On the eve of the 4th ODI, the coaches and captains of both teams met. Pleasantries were exchanged and hands shaken. Kohli assured his RCB teammate that his team would pay a tribute to de Villiers in his comeback match. A bond was signed to keep the series alive.
Mignon du Preez scored an unbeaten 90 as South Africa Women chased down 241 runs in the final over with seven wickets in hand in the third and final One-Day International against India in Potchefstroom.
Heinrich Klaasen and Andile Phehlukwayo played blistering knocks at the end to help South Africa chase down the revised target of 202 runs from 28 overs with five wickets and 15 deliveries in hand in the fourth One-Day International against India in Johannesburg to keep their chances alive in the series which is poised 3-1 in favour of the visitors.
Smriti Mandhana was among the runs once again as she amassed 135 runs as India Women went on to beat South Africa Women by 178 runs in the second One-Day International in Kimberley to claim the series 2-0.
Virat Kohli continued his rich vein of form with another unbeaten 160-run knock as India went on decimate South Africa by 124 runs in the third One-Day International in Cape Town to take a 3-0 unassailable lead in the series.
There used to be a time when the entire Indian top order was full of batsmen who could roll their arm over. You throw the ball to Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly or Yuvraj Singh and they would comfortably give you ten overs among themselves.
Smriti Mandhana scored a blistering 84 run knock in a pitch where all other players struggled to score while Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey shared seven wickets between them as India Women started their tour of South Africa with a convincing 88-run win in the first One-Day International to take a 1-0 lead.
Yuzvendra Chahal picked his maiden five-wicket haul as India wrapped up South Africa for 118 runs and later chased down the target in 20.3 overs with nine wickets in hand in the second One-Day International in Centurion to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
Prithvi Shaw has now become a household name after leading India to the U-19 World Cup Title, following in the illustrious footsteps of Virat Kohli. Following an excellent first class season for Mumbai where he scored five centuries, he has led the U-19s from the front excelling throughout the tournament in New Zealand.
The No. 4 spot is one of the most crucial positions in the batting order. For starters, it requires someone who can anchor the innings if a couple of wickets go down early. Secondly, if the openers get off to a good start, explosive abilities are needed to capitalize on the foundation that has been laid.
As part of its ongoing endeavour to address the issue of a lack of sports culture in our country, Tata Tea Jaago Re 2.0 has created a platform to identify India’s most promising athletes and provide them with an opportunity to hone their skills.
Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scored a record 189 run stand as India chased down 270 runs against South Africa in the first One-Day International in Durban with six wickets in hand to claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
Kings XI Punjab is one team that has got the tag of being consistently inconsistent. Apart from reaching the finals in 2014 and the semifinals in 2008, they have had a premature exit in all other seasons of the IPL in the league stage itself. Despite having good players and potential match winners, KXIP have not been able to do justice to their ability.
Shubman Gill scored an unbeaten century while Ishan Porel followed it with a four-wicket haul as India bowled out Pakistan for just 69 runs to win the semi-final of the ICC Under19 World Cup in Christchurch by a massive 203-run margin.
West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle managed to find a bidder on a third attempt while fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat attracted the highest price for an Indian player on the day two of the Indian Premier League auction.