England’s valiant run chase falls short of glory as India draw level in Vizag

Jasprit Bumrah was adjudged the Player of the Match (POTM) and the five-match series is now tied at 1-1, with three matches still left to be played. The next Test will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot from February 15 onwards. England’s Bazball approach failed to pay dividends on the second consecutive occasion as India defeated them in the second Test in Visakhapatnam by 106 runs to square the five-match series 1-1. The visitors began day four with their overnight score of 67 for the loss of…

Yashasvi Jaiswal leaps in thin air to celebrate maiden Test double hundred

Yashasvi Jaiswal has become the third-youngest Indian to score a Test double century. Vinod Kambli (21 years and 32 days) and Sunil Gavaskar (21 years 277 days) are two of India’s youngest players to rack up a Test double hundred. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored his maiden Test double hundred on day 2 of the 2nd Test at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vizag. Jaiswal has become the third-youngest Indian in the history of Test cricket to score a Test double century after Vinod Kambli and Sunil Gavaskar. Jaiswal…

Rohit Sharma: Should India captain have been allowed to bat in second Super Over?

Rohit became the first batter ever to score five centuries in T20Is. His compatriot Suryakumar Yadav and Australia’s flamboyant batter Glenn Maxwell are tied for the second position with four centuries each. The 3rd T20I between India and Afghanistan was a dead rubber before it got underway, hence, the wind of excitement wasn’t blowing as strongly as it would normally before the start of an India game. However, all of that changed and that too dramatically as the fixture at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru arguably offered more than the price of…

2nd T20I: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube power India to series win in Indore

In-form pacer Arshdeep Singh took three wickets and Axar Patel bagged two to help India bowl out Afghanistan on just 172 runs at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium. Then Mumbai cricketers Jaiswal and Dube registered fifties each to guide India to an easy win. India recorded an easy six-wicket win in the second T20I against Afghanistan to clinch the three-match series on Sunday, January 14. Arshdeep Singh shone with three wickets to bowl out Afghanistan on 172 runs and then fiery fifties from Yashasvi Jasiwal and Shivam Dube guided India to…

Successful conduct of Diu Beach Games lay foundation for exciting sporting events by the Sea – Shri Anurag Singh Thakur

The Beach Games 2024, the first multi-sports beach games in India, organized at the pristine blue flag certified Ghoghla Beach in Diu concluded with landlocked Madhya Pradesh emerging overall champion, topping the medal tally with a total of 18 medals, including an impressive haul of 7 golds. This remarkable feat not only showcased the sporting prowess of Madhya Pradesh’s contingent but also highlighted the depth of talent fostered within the state. Maharashtra won 14 medals including 3 gold, while Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand and hosts Dadra, Nagar Haveli, Diu & Daman…

Joginder Sharma, World Cup 2007 star, among six accused in Hisar suicide case

Joginder Sharma was part of the Indian team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup. He joined Haryana Police after playing for India. Joginder has been booked among five others for an alleged involvement in a suicide case of a Haryana resident. Haryana Police have registered a case against 2007 T20 World Cup star and Haryana Deputy Superintendent of Police Joginder Sharma and five others for their alleged involvement in a Hisar resident’s suicide case. A Hisar resident, Pawan, hanged himself from a ceiling fan on January 1 due to…

ICC Makes Major Changes In Rules, Would Be Seen In IPL And T20 World Cup 2024

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced changes to rules surrounding stumpings and related Decision Review System (DRS) protocols. Additionally, two other rules were also revised. These amendments are expected to be implemented in this year’s IPL 2024 and subsequently in the upcoming T20 World Cup in June. These changes could add excitement and interest to the game. Here are all the rule changes introduced by the governing body – Change in DRS Protocols The most notable amendment made by the ICC concerns stumpings and the manner in which the…

Warm hugs galore as Indian players bid farewell to outgoing South African Test stalwart Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar finished as the eighth-leading run-getter for South Africa in Test cricket history. The southpaw played 86 games for his country across 11 years and scored 5347 runs with the help of 14 centuries and 23 half-centuries. Team India gave a fitting farewell to outgoing South African Test stalwart Dean Elgar as he made the long walk towards the Proteas dressing room at the Newlands after being dismissed for the final time in his Test career on Wednesday (January 3). Known for his gritty batting nature, Elgar was undone…

IND vs SA 2nd Test Live Score: Mohammed Siraj runs through South Africa in Cape Town

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Score: Team India aim to level the two-match Test series against South Africa after being on the receiving end of an absolute humbling in in Centurion. The series decider will also be Dean Elgar’s final match for South Africa and will be keen to end on a high. India vs South Africa 2nd Test Live Updates: Ideally, this should have been a Test match with which India would have wanted to stay alive in the series and South Africa take an unassailable lead…

Jadeja, Mukesh in, Ashwin, Prasidh out; India’s predicted playing XI for 2nd Test against South Africa

India pace all-rounder Shardul Thakur remains doubtful for the second Test match against South Africa while pacers Mukesh Kumar and Avesh Khan wait on the bench and might get a chance at Newlands, Cape Town. India will be looking to a positive start to New Year 2024 when they take on South Africa in the second Test match at Newlands, Cape Town starting on January 3. South Africa showed their superiority at home with a dominant win in Centurions and remain favourites to secure the series in Cape Town. Rohit…