Cricket World Player of the Week - Ravindra Jadeja
For picking a seven-wicket haul in the final day of the fifth Test against England in Chennai and steering India to an innings victory, Ravindra Jadeja is the Cricket World Player of the Week.
Jadeja's figures of 48 for seven was also his career best and this was the first instance where he ended up with a 10-wicket haul in the game.
Trailing India by 282 runs in the final innings, England started confidently with Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings sharing a century run opening stand but soon Jadeja unleashed himself removing both the settled batsmen along with Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes to complete a five-wicket haul.
After losing just two wickets by the 50th over, England collapsed in the final session and lost the remaining wickets in the next 38 overs and were bowled out for 207 runs. This was England's eighth Test defeat in 2016, which is the joint second-most for any team in a calendar year. On the other, hand India ended the year with an unbeaten streak under Virat Kohli.
There were some special performances in Big Bash 2016 League as well.
Moises Henriques and Daniel Hughes set the stage on fire with their blistering 115-run stand to help Sydney Sixers register a nine-wicket win over Sydney Thunder in the opening game of the tournament. Hughes and Henriques scored 54 and 76 respectively.
After a thunderous start from Jimmy Peirson and Brendon McCullum, Alex Ross played a blinder of a knock smashing 36-ball 64 to take Adelaide Strikers to 206 in their innings for Brisbane Heat. Even though, Jake Weatherald and Ben Dunk gave a head start, the Adelaide Strikers fell short by 11 runs in the second game.
Fifties from Aaron Finch, Tim Paine, D'Arcy Short and Ian Bell while three-wicket wicket hauls from Mitchell Johnson and Shaun Tait along with a splendid David Willey spell where he conceded just 15 runs and picked two wickets are other special performances from the week.
© Cricket World 2016