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 captain Virat Kohli hammered 70 runs in 29 balls as he helped his side to a comfortable 67-run win in the 3rd T20I against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With the win, the hosts clinched the series 2-1. Kohli, who was named the man of the series for his performance, described it as one of his best innings after the match, and said that now he feels motivated for the upcoming T20I World Cup next year.
It took three rounds for Mohun Bagan to notch up their first win of the 2019-20 I-League and the ease with which it came on Wednesday also showed how much work Manipur’s TRAU (Tiddim Road Athletic Union) need to do in their first season. Francisco Gonzalez’s brace on either side of half-time and a goal each from VP Suhair and Subha Ghosh helped Mohun Bagan win 4-0 and paper over deficiencies that looked glaring against Churchill Brothers on Sunday.
Australia’s David Warner indulged in a heated exchange with New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee on Day 1 of the first Test between the two teams at Perth. The incident took place in the 7th over of the match when the Kiwi seamer was bowling to Aussie opener Rory Burns, while Warner was at the non-striker’s end. As soon as Southee pitched the ball, Burns played a defensive shot, and the ball got back into Southee’s hands.
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.
Dabangg 3: Salman Khan boasts of support from Ali and Bajrang Bali as he fights with villain in new video
Bollywood star Salman Khan is all set to meet his match in the climax of his upcoming film Dabangg 3, where he will engage in a hand-to-hand combat with Kannada star Sudeep, who plays the antagonist in the film. Salman has introduced the film’s villain Bali Singh in a new teaser video from Dabangg 3.
India opener KL Rahul admits it is difficult to be at peace when one’s place in the national team is uncertain but says he has learnt to find happiness in his batting rather than worry about a spot in the side. Rahul blasted his second half-century of the series, hitting a blazing 91 in the third T20 International, to help India beat West Indies by 67 runs and seal the series 2-1 on Wednesday.
West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard conceded that the team is a work in progress and the three-match T20 series against India was a learning curve for them leading up to the World T20 in Australia next year.
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.
India sealed the T20I series against West Indies 2-1 after an emphatic 67-run win in the deciding game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. With a spectacular batting show from the top-order, India posted a mammoth total of 240/3 in 20 overs. In reply, the visitors could only muster 173/8, losing the match by 67 runs.
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.
Pune: Top seed and last year’s runner-up Jia Jing Lu of China and Russia’s Valeriya Savinykh lost their matches in the round one of the NECC Deccan ITF $25,000 women’s tennis tournament at Deccan Gymkhana on Wednesday.
Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw knocked on the selectors’ door once again after he smacked his maiden double hundred in just 174 balls on Day 3 of the Ranji Trophy match against Baroda at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara. The right-handed batsman was given a six-month ban for doping violation earlier this year. He made a return to cricket at the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The 20-year-old impressed in the T20 tournament as hammered three half centuries in five matches.
Rohit Sharma is no stranger to creating massive records in international cricket. He added another feat to his already illustrious career in the 3rd T20I against West Indies at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. The India opener needed just one six to join the elite list of players who have struck 400-sixes in international cricket. In the third over of the match, Sharma hammered Sheldon Cottrell at long-on for a massive six, to reach the milestone.
They have upheld the flag of club football in India high over the years, but the recent performances of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan haven’t been anything to write home about in recent times. Spells of trophy-less years, unhappy fans and sponsor problems have put the legacy clubs in a spot of bother. Even as critics have questioned if it is time to look at the new clubs coming in, India skipper Sunil Chhetri believes that their contribution to the game cannot be forgotten overnight.
Newly appointed Rajshahi Royals’ skipper Andre Russell has preferred the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) over Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). Significantly, both the two domestic T20 tournaments are held during the same time in the global cricket calendar, which forces cricketers to choose one of the two.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: ‘When your players play at home…’ – Shoaib Akhtar hails return of Test cricket to Pakistan
Legendary fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar hailed the return of Test cricket to the country after Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka in the first match of two-match series in Rawalpindi on Wednesday. Tight security ringed Rawalpindi cricket stadium on Wednesday as Pakistan hosted their first Test match since a deadly attack on Sri Lanka’s team ushered in a decade of sporting isolation.
Preview:India will have to address the many inadequacies laid bare by a resolute West Indies in the second T20 International when the two teams made up of power-hitters square off in what promises to be an enthralling series-finale here on Wednesday. The rubber is locked 1-1 after two-time world champions West Indies turned on the style in the second T20 International in Thiruvananthapuram following a Virat Kohli special in the lung-opener in Hyderabad.