Chennai Super Kings (171/5 DLS) defeat Gujarat Titans (214/4) by 5 wickets to lift their fifth IPL title. It was a last-ball finish from Ravindra Jadeja, who smashes a four off Mohit Sharma's delivery. For GT, Mohit Sharma and Noor Ahmad scalp two wickets and for CSK, Devon Conway scores 47.
Superstar MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK despite having low score remained the star of the tournament.
BCCI announced the squad for World Test Championship final against Australia that is slated to kick off on June 7 at the Oval, London. The highlights of the selection were the inclusion of Ajinkya Rahane into the team and the exclusion of Suryakumar Yadav from the 15-member squad. From the Indian squad that featured against Australia in the 3rd and 4th Test, Kuldeep Yadav and Ishan Kishan were dropped. Shreyas Iyer couldn't be a part of the team owing to an injury.
India squad for WTC final against Australia: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, K L Rahul, KS Bharat (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat.
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said he is in the "last phase of his career", reinforcing the widespread belief that the talisman is making his final appearance in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni's side gave the home fans at the MA Chidambaram Stadium plenty to rejoice on Friday night by defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets, with New Zealand cricketer Devon Conway scoring his third half-century of this IPL season and Ravindra Jadeja claiming three crucial wickets.
Chasing 135, CSK scored the winning runs with eight balls to spare with Conway scoring an unbeaten 57-ball 77 and sharing an 87-run partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad (35) for the opening wicket.
Overcome by the huge roar and support of the crowd when he came out of the dugout after his team won the match, Dhoni said, "All said and done, it's the last phase of my career, however long I play.
"After two years, the fans have had the opportunity to come here and watch, feels good to be here. The crowd has given us a lot of love and affection," said Dhoni after the match.
CSK returned to their base after a long gap that was brought upon all teams by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Host and dominant India defeated Australia by six wickets within three days in the second Test to take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the four-match series. Chasing a target of 115 in the fourth innings, India comfortably reached home, thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten 31. During the innings, Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to score 25,000 international runs.
On early Sunday, Ravindra Jadeja registered a seven-wicket haul while Ravichandran Ashwin took three as the hosts bundled out Australia for 113 runs. Given Australia -- who had scored 263 runs in their first innings had taken a one-run first-innings lead, India was given a 115-run target in the fourth innings of the match.
The BCCI on Sunday announced Team India's squads for the third and fourth Tests against Australia, as well as the three-match ODI series. The hosts have named an unchanged squad for the final two Tests against the visitors.
In a bounce back to the top, India claimed the top spot in the latest ICC Test rankings after winning the first Test encounter against Australia in Nagpur. Due to the comprehensive victory, Rohit Sharma and Co currently have 115 points – 4 points ahead of the second-placed Aussies. In the third spot, England is currently on 106 points but they will have a chance to improve their standing as they take on New Zealand in the Test series starting February 16. The victory also meant that the Indian spin duo – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – improved their rankings massively with impressive spells on a pitch that assisted their bowling.
The Indian cricket team is currently topping the rankings in all three formats of the sport. Ashwin moved closer to grabbing the top spot in the bowlers' rankings while Jadeja moved higher in the rankings. The two spinners took a combined 15 wickets to keep the Aussie batsmen in check.
Ashwin took 5/37 in the second innings to go with 3/42 earlier in the match. Currently, Australia skipper Pat Cummins is leading the rankings but Ashwin is just 21 rating points behind him.
India demolished Australia by innings and 132 runs in the first Test of the four-match series at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. Off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-wicket haul, and rookie Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami took two as India bundled out Australia for 91 runs in the guests' second innings. It was Ravichandran Ashwin's 31st five-for in Test cricket.
The foundation of the victory was laid by Capt Rohit Sharma's 120 and Axar Patel's 84 who steered India to 400 all out, helping the side take a first innings lead of 223 runs against the guests. Todd Murphy had claimed seven wickets but lacked equally good support from the other Australian bowlers. Visiting skipper Pat Cummins had opted to bat first in the game. India had bundled out Australia for 177, thanks to Ravindra Jadeja's five-wicket haul.
The second test match will start next week, however, Australia will be on the back foot after such a big defat handed over to them by the host.
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.