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A day that began on a good note for Afghanistan ended with them being totally outclassed as both Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Jadeja bagged 4-fers. Afghanistan collapsed twice on one day for 109 and 103, losing by an innings and 262 runs.
India (347-6) got off to an authoritative start with both openers Shikhar Dhawan (107) Murali Vijay (105) slamming centuries. The first two sessions were dominated by India, after which Afghanistan pulled back things to pick up a string of quick wickets.
The BCCI congratulates Shikhar Dhawan for becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century before Lunch on Day 1 of a Test. Dhawan blazed his way to an unbeaten 104 off 91 balls with 19 fours and three sixes in the historic Test against Afghanistan.
India Women’s Cricket team opener Smriti Mandhana will become the first Indian player to appear in Kia Super League (Women’s cricket super league in England). Smriti was signed by Western Storm and will represent them in the upcoming edition of the tournament that features six teams.
History was created in Bengaluru when India hosted Afghanistan in their first-ever Test at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Pulling out all stops to make this historic event a memorable affair, the BCCI hosted dignitaries from the Government of India and Afghanistan.
Team India is all set to lock horns with Afghanistan for the latter’s inaugural Test match. Emotions will certainly be running high as the Afghans don their maiden national jersey for the five-day format, beginning from the 14th June in Bangalore.
The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Navdeep Saini as Mohammed Shami’s replacement in the Indian Test team for the upcoming Paytm Test against Afghanistan. The announcement came after Mohd. Shami failed to clear the fitness test at NCA, Bengaluru.
The All-India Junior Selection Committee met today in Bengaluru to pick the India U19 squads for two four-day games & five one-days against hosts Sri Lanka, which are slated to be held from 11th July to 11th August, 2018.
Following his phenomenal show in the past two seasons, Team India captain Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar Award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards (Naman) to be held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, June 12th 2018.
Mr. Wriddhiman Saha has been ruled out of the one-off Paytm Test against Afghanistan to be held in Bengaluru from the 14th of June, 2018. Saha suffered an injury to his right thumb while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the VIVO IPL Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders on 25th May, 2018 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata
There are several Man of the Match awards to be had and numerous milestones to be achieved but when arguably the greatest batsman of his era Sachin Tendulkar crowns you as the best T20 spinner, it is certainly something to rejoice for Rashid Khan.
Chennai Super Kings (140-8) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (139-7) by 2 wickets as Faf du Plessis carried his bat in the Qualifier 1 of the IPL playoffs where the pendulum kept swinging from one side to the other.
After a month and a half of madness where monstrous sixes were hit, brilliant catches were taken, questionable decisions were made – both by teams and umpires, the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League is ready for its first qualifier.
In a match that was all about mathematical calculations and canny strategies, Chennai Super Kings (159-5) beat Kings XI Punjab (153-10) by 5 wickets. They will now clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday.
Rajasthan Royals (164-5) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (134-10) by 30 runs owing to a 80-run knock from Rahul Tripathi and a 4-fer from Shreyas Gopal to still stand a chance of making it to the playoffs.