Virat Kohli smashes Kesrick Williams for six, gives animated reaction – Watch

India were asked to bat in the third T20I against West Indies in Mumbai and the hosts hit the ground running from the word go. Tossing their template of being cautious in the initial few overs, the openers launched an all-out attack on the West Indies bowlers. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul started the assault and it was given the final push by skipper Virat Kohli, who was at his rampant best.

India vs West Indies:?A perfect storm at Wankhede

If setting a target is work in progress for India, they progressed some distance on Wednesday. Virat Kohli’s side displayed a ruthless approach, piling up 240 for three batting first and then disrupting West Indies’ chase with early wickets to seal a 67-run victory in the final T20 tie and take the three-match series 2-1. In a one-sided affair at the Wankhede Stadium, India recorded their third highest T20 total, and three of their batsmen together clobbered 16 sixes and 19 fours. Rohit Sharma entered the record books by going past 400 sixes across formats in international cricket, while also bringing up the highest stand for any wicket in India-West Indies contests, with KL Rahul.

India vs West Indies 3rd T20I report card: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli shine; Rishabh Pant flops again

Indian top-order came to the party as they inflicted a 67-run defeat on West Indies in the third and final T20I at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. Following batsmen’s onslaught, bowlers too came up with the goods despite a special knock from Windies skipper Kieron Pollard. Courtesy of this emphatic victory, India clinched the series 2-1 and continued their glorious run of form at home. Let’s take a look at how India players performed in the series finale.

India vs West Indies: ‘Seeing you in the stands inspired me’ – KL?Rahul to ‘best friend’ Hardik Pandya – WATCH

Despite the controversial Koffee With Karan episode last year, Indian cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya have managed to remain best of friends. Pandya has been away from cricket after undergoing a back surgery earlier this year. But the allrounder was seen sitting at the stands watching the match as India’s top order comprising of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli went on a rampage at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai after being asked to bat first in the 3rd T20I against West Indies.

Bangladesh worried CAB-NRC will end golden chapter in Delhi-Dhaka ties

Bangladesh’s political leadership and diplomats have followed the debate in India on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill [CAB] with growing wariness over the past few months. It is unlikely that they missed public comments by Indian leaders in Parliament this week about the deportation of all illegal migrants and the “persecution” of minorities in neighbouring countries.

Nanavati Commission findings expected: Cong

New DelhiThe Congress on Wednesday questioned the final report of the Nanavati Commission on the 2002 Godhra train-burning incident and the ensuing Gujarat riots, which was tabled in the state assembly on Wednesday by minister of state for home Pradeepsinh Jadeja.

Defending champion PV Sindhu loses campaign opener to Akane Yamaguchi in World Tour Finals

P V Sindhu’s poor run of form continued as the defending champion lost to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in her campaign opener at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final on Wednesday. Sindhu squandered an 11-6 lead in the second game to go down 18-21 21-18 21-8 in 68 minutes to former world number one Akane Yamaguchi, who scripted a sensational comeback after losing the first game to claim her third successive win over the Indian.

Mo Salah and the art of the “zero angle” goal

Liverpool’s Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah gave another glimpse of his genius with a goal from an acute angle in the Champions League win at Salzburg on Tuesday. It was a big goal in a big match—the defending champions needed a draw against Salzburg to make it to the round of 16—Liverpool were leading 1-0, but it was Salah who put the game to rest. Racing down the right to Jordan Henderson’s long pass, Salah took the ball past the keeper just outside the box, and, with his weaker right foot, curled the ball towards the goal from just outside the box. It looked like an improbable angle—the ball was on top of the byline at one point, before bending inwards, bouncing on the pitch, and spinning into the goal.

Social impact assessment survey for airport township ready

GREATER NOIDA: The Gautam Buddha University (GBU) team has prepared and submitted to the government a social impact assessment (SIA) survey for 48 hectares of agricultural land, where an airport township is to be developed to rehabilitate farmers who have given up their land and houses for the proposed Noida international greenfield airport in Jewar, along the 165km Yamuna Expressway.