India skipper Virat Kohli achieved a rare feat on Tuesday when he crossed the 900-point mark concurrently in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings. Kohli's purple patch with the bat saw him become only the second batsman after South Africa
The Final T20 of the Trans Tasman Tri-series was held in Auckland, and it began with New Zealand winning the toss and opting to bat against Australia. However, they were restricted to 150, after initially being threatened by Colin Munro and Martin Guptill, who were in thundering form, but they didn't last long enough to rescue the black caps.
India won against South Africa in the first T20I and Indian pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar scalped 5-Wickets and became the first Indian to take a fifer in ODI's, Tests, and T20I's. After Chahal, he became the only Indian to scalp fifer in T20I's.
So, even the change of format or the change of captain is not helping South Africa as JP Duminy who is T20I captain has lost the first match against India by a margin of 28 runs. After winning the toss, he chose to bowl and it was expected as the chasing team has won on the last four T20I matches at the Wanderers.
The arrival of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has definitely masked India's weaknesses in ODI's and T2OI's. Both Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have this ability to take the ball away, off the surface without bending the elbow or the rules and that is what makes them more special.
After South Africa winning a rain-hit match, Kohli was pretty disappointed and he was furious with himself and he said their team deserved to lose! While Shikar Dhawan said it was just a bad day at the office and they will get back to the winning ways soon.
Pakistan's explosive opener Shahid Afridi recently played in the inaugural edition of the St Moritz Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland and he captained the Royals team. Diamonds team is captained by Virender Sehwag.
India has won 3 ODI's consecutively in South Africa against South Africa and this has never ever happened in the History of ODI Cricket so far. Their batsmen are totally clueless against our spinners as they play off the pitch.
Once again Virat Kohli and the Wrist spinners made the difference as India crushed South Africa and registered a 124 run victory. Earlier, Aiden Markram who won the toss decided to chase and India lost Rohit Sharma for a duck!
India's young sensation Smriti Mandhana scored 84 of 98 balls and fast bowlers Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey chipped in with 7 wickets for 47 runs to register India their first ODI Victory against South Africa in Kimberley.
India and South Africa moved to Centurion for the 2nd ODI. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl. Amla and De Kock began cautiously and they never lost the wicket for the first 8 overs. Then, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar grabbed Amla.
It was just a typical ODI win for Team India as they normally do at home. But, it's more special as they have ended South Africa's 17-game winning streak at home. It was a complete performance right from the time Kohli lost the toss.
Ab de Villiers has been ruled out of the first 3 ODIs against India as he faced a finger injury in the final test match. South Africa was happy and they have not named a replacement as he will be back for the 4th ODI.
IPL 2018 Auction recently concluded and it grabbed everyone's attention. When all eyes were on Preity Zinta, a young girl silently made noise at the Auction. Most of them even wondered who is she? She was seated in the Kolkata Knight Riders table.
We all would've watched or read "Harry Potter" and we have seen how each student gets sorted into each house. IPL had such a thing where 581 players put their hat into the Auction ring for a maximum of 182 spots in 8 franchises.