The young guns of Indian cricket have established a good team to bet world-class team NZ comprehensively. India beat New Zealand by 168 runs in the third and final T20 International to win the series 2-1 in A.bad.
India elected to bat, India posted a massive 234 for 4, riding on the master class of Shubman Gill's (126 not out) maiden T20I ton, and then shot New Zealand out for 66 in 12.1 overs.
Chasing a mammoth Indian total, Daryl Mitchell top-scored for New Zealand with 35. Hardik Pandya grabbed four wickets for 16 runs while Arshdeep Singh, Shivam Mavi and Umran Malik took two wickets apiece.
India: 234 for 4 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 126 not out, Rahul Tripathi 44, Hardik Pandya 30; Daryl Mitchell 1/6).
New Zealand: 66 all out in 12.1 overs (Daryl Mitchell 35; Hardik Pandya 4/16).
Regaining ODI NO 1 position, India thrashed New Zealand by 90 runs in the third and final ODI to complete a clean sweep of the three-match series at Indore.
Batting first, India rode on centuries from openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill to post a formidable 385 for nine. Skipper Rohit struck 101 off 85 balls, and the young Gill blazed away to a 78-ball 112, after the visitors asked India to bat at the Holkar Cricket Stadium. Virat Kohli chipped in with 36 off 27 balls after the opening duo added 212 runs in 26.1 overs. Later, Hardik Pandya smashed a 38-ball 54 to power India.
Chasing a stiff task, New Zealand were all out for 295 in 41.2 overs with Devon Conway scoring a 100-ball 138. Shardul Thakur and Kuldeep Yadav scalp up three wickets respectively.
India: 385 for 9 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 101, Shubman Gill 112, Hardik Pandya 54).
New Zealand: 295 all out in 41.2 overs (Devon Conway 138; Shardul Thakur 3/45, Kuldeep Yadav 3/62).
India outplayed New Zealand by eight wickets in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at Raipur.
India opted to field, then the Indian pacers wreaked New Zealand for a paltry 108 in 34.3 overs. Mohammed Shami (3/18) was the pick of the bowlers for India as the veteran pacer snared three wickets while Hardik Pandya (2/26) and Washington Sundar (2/7) accounted for two batters each.
Chasing the small target, skipper Rohit Sharma scored a fifty to lead India to a comfortable win. India had won the series opener by 12 runs earlier this week.
New Zealand: 108 all out in 34.3 overs (Glenn Phillips 36; Mohammed Shami 3/18, Wahsington Sundar 2/7).
India: 111 for 2 in 20.1 overs (Rohit Sharma 51; Mitchell Santner 1/28)
A massive knock from Shubman Gill and a four-wicket haul by Mohammed Siraj guided team India to a victory by 12 runs in the first ODI against New Zealand at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Opted to bat first, team India posted a total of 349/8 in 50 overs after Shubman Gill smashed 208 and brought up his maiden double ton.
Later, New Zealand started off on a bad note as they lost quick wickets but Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner (57) struck a huge partnership and brought the visitors back into the game. However, Mohammed Siraj struck twice and dismissed Santner and Henry Shipley in one over and building some pressure on New Zealand. Later, Bracewell anchored the innings and smashed 140 runs but Shardul Thakur dismissed him in the last over as the hosts claimed a 12-run win. Apart from Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur scalped two wickets each. With this win, India take 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
However, the poor run for most of the Indian bowlers remains an area of concern for Indian management.
ODI King Virat Kohli with an outstanding 166 not out, his third century in four innings, supported by skipper Rohit Sharma (42 off 49) and Shubman Gill (116 off 97) propelled India to a daunting 390 for five, enabling India to annihilate hapless Sri Lanka with a record 317-run win in the third ODI to sweep the series here on Sunday.
Sri Lanka succumbed to the high-quality fast bowling of Mohammed Siraj who struck four times inside the 10 overs to shut the door on the opposition. Sri Lanka was all out for a meager 73 in 22 overs, It was the biggest margin of victory by runs in the history of men's ODIs.
In response to India's mammoth total, Sri Lanka never really turned up in the chase. Booming Siraj had Avishka Fernando caught at widish slip in the second over of the innings. It was a procession thereafter with Siraj running through the top order. Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav chipped in with a couple of wickets each.
Under pressure, KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 64, supported by a crucial knock from Hardik Pandya enabling India to defeat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. With the win, India secured an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series between the sides. India had won the first game by 67 runs.
At Kolkotta, India did lose 4 quick wickets at regular intervals in their chase of 216 but a low target meant they were always in the driver's seat. Earlier, three-wicket hauls each from chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj helped Team India to bundle out Sri Lanka for 215.
Rajkot: Belligerent Suryakumar Yadav shone with a belligerent hundred as India defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the final T20I to claim the three-match series 2-1 here on Saturday. Suryakumar hit an unbeaten 112 off 51 balls as India posted an imposing 228 for five after opting to bat first.
India lost Ishan Kishan (1) early but the likes of Shubman Gill (46), Rahul Tripathi (35) and Suryakmar propped up the hosts with a barrage of big hits at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium.
In reply, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 137 in 16.4 overs. Earlier, Tripathi's runs came off just 16 balls and included five fours and two sixes. But the evening truly belonged to Suryakumar, who smashed seven fours and nine sixes.
India: 228/5 in 20 overs (Suryakumar Yadav 112 not out, Shubman Gill 46, Rahul Tripathi 35).
Sri Lanka: 137 all out in 16.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 23, Dasun Shanaka 23; Arshdeep Singh 3/20).
Best described as poetry in motion, it was Pele’s character on and off the field that made him a superstar
December 29, 2022 will go down in history as a sad day as the world lost 20th century’s iconic sports star Pele who breathed his last at the age of 82. The name Edson Arantes Do Nascimento, is likely to evoke a cold stare. But the name Pele is certain to bring a sense of respect, admiration and love as it was synonymous with classic football as well as sportsman spirit of the highest order. Born in a ghetto in the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil, this poor lad rose to become the sporting world’s all-time great through his artistry. Critics describe his as a poetry in motion as he cut through any kind of defense line to score goals from positions non-existent in the radars of the rivals. What added to the beauty of his game was his character on and off the field. Pele was the highest-paid sportsman in his playing days. Brazil became famous because of Pele and football. What Pele gave to the world was not just football, he excelled in beautiful football which made Brazil the world champions in 1958, 1962 and 1970. The combination of Pele, Garrincha, Zagallo was a lethal combination as the rivals and spectators stood in awe when they mesmerized the maidans with their magic. Connoisseurs of the game say that had Pele not retired from international football at the age of 30 in 1970, Brazil would have won the world cup in 1974 too. Remember, Lionel Messi led Argentina to the winners’ podium at the age of 35!
In his 14 years career for the Brazilian national team, this Black Pearl scored 77 goals from 92 international outings. The world had to wait till 2022 to see Neymar equaling Pele’s record of 12 goals scored in 14 world cup appearances from 1957 to 1970. The King of the Beautiful Game returned to football in 1975 by signing with Cosmos FC of New York which was a shot in the arm for the New World. India, nay, Calcutta, the soccer city of India, got a chance to see Pele in action in 1977 as he led Cosmos to play an exhibition match against Mohun Bagan at the age of 37! The match ended in a 2-2 draw as the visitors were restrained from going all out because the overnight rains had made the pitch unplayable. Perseverance, artistry, skill and stamina were his secrets. The world will miss Pele, the superstar of modern football.
Shreyas Iyar and Ravichandran Ashwin held the key as India defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in the second Test at Mirpur. With this win, India has clinched the two-match Test series against Bangladesh 2-0. Chasing 145, Team India faced major blows after Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Shakib Al Hasan scalped five and two wickets respectively. Later, Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin stitched a brilliant 71-run partnership and took Team India to victory by three wickets. Apart from them, allrounder Axar Patel also smashed 34 runs. For India, Axar scalped three wickets
With India at 74 for seven chasing 145, Bangladesh was on course for their first-ever Test win against their formidable neighbours before Iyer (29 not out off 46) and Aswhin (42 not out off 62) denied them with an unbeaten 71-run standoff 105 balls.
Off-spinner Mehidy Hazan Miraz (5/63) gave his all on way to a five-wicket haul but it did not prove to be enough.
Again, the weak top-order batting performance of the squad is a mystery, and why the selectors are persisting with tired old horses remains a big question mark.
227 (73.5) & 231 (70.2)vs
314 (86.3) & 145/7 (47.0)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on Monday that India will be a big export economy and it needs to create a balance between safeguarding citizens and enabling companies to innovate with its framework,
He was speaking at Google for India event, Pichai said that the company is focussing on startups from India, and out of its $300 million for the startups, around one-fourth will be invested in entities that are led by women.
Sunder Pichai said that the technology is working at a big scale and touching the lives of people around the world, which calls for framing responsible and balanced regulation.
“Given the scale and technology leadership, it (India) will have, it’s important to make sure you are balancing, putting in safeguards for people. You’re creating an innovative framework so that companies can innovate on top of certainty in the legal framework. I think it is an important moment in time. India will also be a big export economy. It will benefit from an open and connected internet and getting that balance right will be important,” Pichai said.
He said the sophistication of the Indian startup ecosystem is measurably improving and Indian startups like Glance are getting noticed worldwide. He ended the show by stating that he is extremely bullish on the Indian economy and predicted that India will be leading the world in the tech sector.
A relentless England lineup powered to an eight-wicket win in the third and final cricket test on Tuesday to complete a historic series sweep in Pakistan. England started the day needing a further 55 runs for victory and reached 170-2 within 38 minutes to secure its second successive win with more than a day to spare in its first test tour to Pakistan in 17 years.
It was Pakistan's first-ever 3-0 loss in a three-test series on home soil. Pakistan fell for 216 against 18-year-old rookie Rehan Ahmed (5-48) in the second innings to set England a modest target of 167 for victory.
Ben Duckett resumed on 50 and remained unbeaten on 82 off 78 balls and skip(per Ben Stokes signed off his team's dominant Bazball' brand of aggressive cricket by finishing 35 not out.
Pakistan spinner Abrar Ahmed could have finished the series with 18 wickets in two test matches, but Agha Salman couldn't hold onto a difficult chance from Stoke at long-on with England just 19 runs away from a memorable win.
England won the first test on a flat wicket in Rawalpindi by 74 runs in dimming light on the last day before recording a thrilling 26-run win at Multan on a slow-turning track inside four days.
Rehan Ahmed conquered Pakistan's batters in the team's fortress – National Stadium – on Day 3 and England had motored to 112-2 in the final session through the aggressive batting of Zak Crawley (41) and Duckett.
The 3-0 drubbing was also Pakistan's fourth successive test loss at home after Australia beat them in the final test earlier this year to win the two-test series 1-0.