T20I: India win toss, opt to bat first against South Africa

T20I: India win toss, opt to bat first against South Africa

Bengaluru: India won the toss and opted to bat first in the third T20I match against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. India have a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series as they won the second match by seven wickets after the first match was abandoned due to rain. India have …

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T20I: India win toss, opt to bat first against South Africa

Bengaluru: India won the toss and opted to bat first in the third T20I match against South Africa at M Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday.

India have a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series as they won the second match by seven wickets after the first match was abandoned due to rain.

India have made no change in the playing XI while South Africa brought Beuran Hendricks, replacing Anrich Nortje.

India, South Africa teams

South Africa Playing XI: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock(w/c), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Shreyas Iyer, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.

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Dhoni flaunts new Jeep

Dhoni flaunts new Jeep

Ranchi: After being away from cricket for a while, M.S. Dhoni was out here drawing eyeballs in his new car — a one-of-its-kind Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The decorated former India captain was seen taking the Jeep for a spin in the city as bystanders paused to admire the red midsize SUV and a glimpse …

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Dhoni flaunts new Jeep

Ranchi: After being away from cricket for a while, M.S. Dhoni was out here drawing eyeballs in his new car — a one-of-its-kind Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

The decorated former India captain was seen taking the Jeep for a spin in the city as bystanders paused to admire the red midsize SUV and a glimpse of their local hero.

Last month, his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni had shared a picture of a new addition in his garage. She had taken to Instagram to share the picture of the new car and said: “Welcome home #redbeast! Your toy is finally here @mahi7781, really missing you!”

The car is reportedly priced between Rs 80-90 lakh in India.

Dhoni is the owner of several high-end vehicles, including a Ferrari 599 GTO, Hummer H2, and the GMC Sierra when it comes to four-wheelers. In two-wheelers, the stumper has some great additions like the Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat, BSA, Suzuki Hayabusha and a Norton Vintage, besides several other bikes.

Dhoni, who led India to two World Cup titles — 2007 World T20 and the 2011 50-over World Cup –is on a two-month break from cricket and recently served his Territorial Army battalion in Jammu and Kashmir.

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India U19s Win Asia Cup

India U19s Win Asia Cup

After winning the U19 cricket world cup against Australia in New Zealand last year in February, the U19 Indian cricket team has added another feather to it cap by winning the U19 Asia Cup earlier this week. The finals were played against Bangladesh in the RPS Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in which India won …

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India win Under 19 Asia Cup

India U19s Win Asia Cup

After winning the U19 cricket world cup against Australia in New Zealand last year in February, the U19 Indian cricket team has added another feather to it cap by winning the U19 Asia Cup earlier this week. The finals were played against Bangladesh in the RPS Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in which India won by 5 runs in a low scoring thriller to claim their 7th title.

Both the semi-finals that were scheduled to be played on Thursday last week had been washed out and consequently caused India and Bangladesh qualify over Sri Lanka and Afghanistan respectively due to a higher position in their respective groups.

The finals witnessed a collapse in the Indian batting line up with only three batsmen managing a double figure score, namely, Captain D.C. Jurel (33), S.G. Rawat (19), and Karan Lal (37). Pacer Mittrunjoy Chowdhury and off spinner Shamim Hossain shined for Bangladesh by picking up 3 wickets each and bowling out India for only 106 in the 32.4 overs.

A good start by the Indian bowling unit lead by left arm pacer Akash Singh picking up 3 wickets early in the innings caused Bangladesh to struggle at 16/4. Although Skipper Akbar Ali and Mittrunjoy built up a strong partnership to take their side to 78/6, the rain caused a hindrance to their momentum as Atharwa Anolekar held his nerve and gave his side the much needed break through right after the game had resumed.

Tanzim Hasan Sakib and Rakibul Hasan took the game deeper by simply rotating the strike. With only 6 runs required in 17.4 overs to win, Anolekar picked up 2 more wickets in the span of 4 balls and got the Bangladeshi side all out for 101, winning the 7th title for his country.

Anolekar was presented with the Man of the Match award for his 5 wickets in 8 overs, whereas, opener Arjun Azad was presented with the Player of the Series award for his 202 runs in 4 games.   

By: – Mohammed Siddiq M. – Abu Dhabi, UAE

       

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