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Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma end 2019 as joint highest run-getters in T20Is

Mumbai: Virat Kohli and Rohit, two of India's batting mainstays, have ended 2019 as the joint highest run-getters in T20 internationals. In what was India's last T20I of the year on Wednesday evening, Virat and Rohit came out with exceptional batting performances as the hosts took the West Indies bowlers to the cleaners at the Wankhede and went on to clinch the three-match series 2-1. Going into the series decider, Virat was one run ahead of Rohit. After West Indies put India to bat first, Rohit

12 Dec 2019 1:22 pm
Kohli terms his knock 'special gift' for wife Anushka

India defeated West Indies by 67 runs in the third and final T20I of the three-match series on Wednesday. Kohli batted in an aggressive manner throughout and as a result, he brought up his half-century in just 21 balls. The skipper also became the first Indian batsman to score 1,000 T20I runs on home soil. Both the sides will next lock horns in the first ODI of the three-match series on Sunday, December 15. (ANI)

12 Dec 2019 10:32 am
Kieron Pollard completes 1,000 runs in T20Is

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 11 (ANI): West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has completed 1,000 runs in the T20I on Wednesday. Pollard became the fourth Windies batsman to achieve the feat. He completed the milestone when he completed his 10th run in the ongoing innings. The 32-year-old all-rounder in the first T20I against India played a gutsy knock. His late onslaught enabled West Indies to score 207 runs in 20 overs. In the second T20I, he did not have the opportunity to bat as Windies won

11 Dec 2019 10:31 pm
Virat Kohli becomes first Indian to score 1000 T20I runs at home

Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday scripted history after becoming the first cricketer from the nation to complete 1000 T20I runs in a home clash. The cricketer achieved this feat during the final T20I of the three-match series against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Kohli walked out to the pitch at the Wankhede needing just six runs to achieve this unique milestone, and completing a major accomplishment after being sent in to bat. The Team India skipper made full use of th

11 Dec 2019 9:07 pm
New route introduced for the sixth edition of TSK25K

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) A new route was introduced for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K and 10K runs on Wednesday. One of the most important aspects of the route-is that, it is a single way route. This will drastically help reduce traffic congestion and will not disturb the citizens. The elite athletes will also get a clear, clean route, a statement said. The course for the only 25km World Athletics silver label race runs through iconic landmarks of the city including -- Park street, Birla Mandir, Eden

11 Dec 2019 8:54 pm
Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to smash 400 sixes in international cricket

Rohit brought up his 400th maximum in his 354th international match for India. Only Shahid Afridi and Chris Gayle have hit more sixes than Rohit in international cricket. Gayle has 534 sixes to his credit and he holds the record of hitting the most number of sixes in the international game. Afridi is on the second spot with 476 sixes. Rohit also holds the record for the most number of sixes in international cricket in 2019. Currently, the series between India and West Indies is levelled at 1-1.

11 Dec 2019 7:43 pm
Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to hit 400 International sixes

Team India opener Rohit Sharma on Wednesday became the first cricketer from the nation, to smash 400 sixes in International cricket. Sharma achieved this feat during the final T20I of the three-match series against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Windies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and opted to field in the series decider of the three-match T20I series between the two nations. This provided an early opportunity to Sharma, and he made full use of it to script history in the t

11 Dec 2019 7:39 pm
Delhi fight back after following-on vs Kerala (Ranji Roundup)

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) After a lacklustre show in the first innings against Kerala in their Ranji Trophy opener, Delhi made a solid start to their second essay to end Day 3 at 142/1 after being asked to follow on, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. Openers Anuj Rawat (87) and Kunal Chandela (51 batting) handed a strong start to Delhi as they shared a 130-run opening stand before the former fell. Skipper Dhruv Shorey (2*) and Chandela were at the crease when stumps were drawn. However, Delhi s

11 Dec 2019 7:34 pm
Mumbai T20I: Windies win toss, opt to bowl first against India

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 11 (ANI): In the series decider, West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first in the third ODI against India here on Wednesday. The series is currently levelled at 1-1 as the first T20I was won by India while the second game was claimed by the visitors. The winner of today's game will lift the series at the Wankhede Stadium here. The Caribbean side are playing with the same winning combination as they have in the last game. On the other hand, India made tw

11 Dec 2019 6:50 pm
Rawalpindi Test: Pakistan restrict Sri Lanka to 202/5 on day one

Rawalpindi [Pakistan], Dec 11 (ANI): Pakistan restricted Sri Lanka to 202/5 before play ended on day one due to bad light on Wednesday. As Test cricket returned after a decade to Pakistan, the visitors won the toss and elected to bat at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in the first-Test of the two-match series. Sri Lanka had a solid start to their innings as openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Oshada Fernando had a 96-run stand for the first wicket. Skipper Karunaratne played a knock of 59 runs before

11 Dec 2019 5:53 pm
Ranji Trophy: Prithvi Shaw makes statement with destructive double ton

Vadodara: Prithvi Shaw made a statement on Wednesday as he slammed a destructive double hundred in Mumbai's Ranji Trophy Elite Group B game against Baroda here. Shaw added to his stock after having scored 66 in the first innings by smashing a 179-ball 202. His innings was laced with 19 fours and seven sixes, to underline his credentials. The 20-year-old, who was given a back-dated eight-month ban for a doping violation on July 30 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), had earlier a

11 Dec 2019 4:44 pm
Rohit Sharma 8 sixes away from becoming player with most T20I sixes against a team

Team India opener Rohit Sharma who has hit 24 sixes against the West Indies in T20Is stands an opportunity, to become the man with most sixes against an opponent in T20Is. Sharma is placed second on the list of cricketers to have hit the most sixes against a side in the format, after Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai. Zazai has smashed 31 sixes against Ireland, which is certainly praiseworthy to say the least. The Team India batsman needs 8 sixes to surpass the Afghanistan cricketer, and will be l

10 Dec 2019 3:26 pm
Kieron Pollard needs 56 runs to become second highest run-scorer in T20s

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard will become the second highest run-scorer in T20s, if he manages to score a minimum of 56 runs during the third T20I against India at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Pollard who has scored 9867 runs in 495 matches so far during his career, is currently placed third behind retired New Zealand legendary cricketer Brendon McCullum. McCullum has amassed 9922 runs in 370 matches. The 32-year-old Windies cricketer has been in fine form during the ongoing T20I series agains

10 Dec 2019 2:56 pm
IPL auction: 5 Players for whom CSK and KKR might get into a bidding war

Dale Steyn The fiery Proteas pacer is one of the best in the business when fit, and is nearly impossible to score off freely in Indian conditions. Steyn has further been a superb performer in recent times, emerging as the second highest wicket-taker in the ongoing Mzansi Super League, with 15 wickets in 8 games at an economy rate of 7.09.The 36-year-old delivered a brilliant performance for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the few games, where he featured for the franchise last season, picking

10 Dec 2019 12:07 pm
Watch: Uthappa, Rex Singh steal show in Ranji Trophy

In the clash between Manipur and Mizoram, the former's Rex Singh stole the limelight as he first emerged with magnificient figures of 8/22 as the opposition was bundled out for just 65 runs. In return, opener Chingangbam Singh's 89 and Rex (58 batting) put Manipur on driving seat as they were 255/7 when stumps were drawn, taking a healthy 190-run lead. Minnows Sikkim on the other side were all out for 136 runs before Goa rode Smit Patel's 53 and Amit Verma's unbeaten 34 to end the day at 124-3,

9 Dec 2019 7:56 pm
Domestic giant Wasim Jaffer makes record 150th Ranji appearance

Vijayawada: Veteran opener Wasim Jaffer achieved another first-class milestone on Monday as he made his 150th appearance in Ranji Trophy cricket. Featuring for Vidarbha, Jaffer is playing his 150th Ranji game against Andhra at the Devineni Venkata Ramana Praneetha Ground. Jaffer is followed by Devendra Bundela and and Amol Muzumdar, who have 145 appearances and 136 appearances in the Ranji Trophy. Jaffer has 40 tons to his name in his Ranji career and has amassed 11775 runs. The Mumbai-born bats

9 Dec 2019 7:40 pm
Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa and all-round Rex Singh steal show

New Delhi: Former India international Robin Uthappa's century followed by Ponnam Rahul's 97-run knock handed Kerala an upper hand against Delhi in their Ranji Trophy Elite Group C tie as the hosts were 276/3 at the end of the first day at the St Xavier's College Ground in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. Opting to bat, Kerala got off to a safe and steady start as openers Jalaj Saxena (32) and Rahul shared a 68-run stand for the first wicket before the latter and Uthappa were involved in a 118-run p

9 Dec 2019 7:09 pm