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1st ODI: Hardik Pandya's freak clean bowled dismissal leaves ex-cricketers unconvinced
The dismissal occurred in the 40th over of India's innings, when Hardik tried to cut off a delivery from Daryl Mitchell through third man but saw his off-stump bail being dislodged as the ball passed extremely close to the stumps and the on-field umpires referred the call to TV umpire K Ananthapadmanabhan.
1st ODI: Shubman Gill's magnificent double century propels India to massive 349/8 against NZ
On his way to becoming the youngest player to score a double century in the ODI format and fifth to do so from India, Gill had to overcome early jitters to be a dominating force in the innings. Be it in the first power-play or in the death overs, Gill was smashing boundaries against pacers and spinners.
IND vs NZ,1st ODI: Shubman Gill becomes fastest Indian cricketer to score 1000 ODI runs
The 23-year old Shubman Gill reached the 1000-run mark when he reached 106 in his 19th ODI innings. Through his stroke-filled knock, he also notched up back-to-back centuries in the format, after hitting 97-ball 116 against Sri Lanka in the third ODI at Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram.
Rohit Sharma praises Siraj's improvement, confirms Ishan Kishan's ODI role
"In terms of Ishan, yeah, he will be batting middle order. I'm glad he could get a run here after that fine knock in Bangladesh," Rohit said in the pre-game press conference before the first ODI against New Zealand. Kishan scored a double century opening the batting in his last ODI against Bangladesh, but had to sit out the more recent ODI series against Sri Lanka.
Road to recovery has begun, I am ready for the challenges ahead, says Pant after surgery
In a series of tweets, Pant also said that his surgery was a success. "I am humbled and grateful for all the support and good wishes. I am glad to let you know that my surgery was a success. The road to recovery has begun and I am ready for the challenges ahead. Thank you to the @BCCI, @JayShah & government authorities for their incredible support."
Umran Malik's party is still due, recalls Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi
The young Jammu and Kashmir seamer has produced some noteworthy performances in the IPL and as well as in Indian jersey, and impressed many with his pace in the limited opportunities he got. "When Umran Malik was a net bowler I told him, 'You will play in the IPL next year'. But he was selected in a week after Natraajan got injured. His party is still due," Nabi told News 24 Sports.
Indian cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy ties the knot with Arjun Hoysala
The veteran of 48 ODIs and 76 T20Is took to Instagram to announce her wedding, saying, "This one is for you amma (mother). Your birthday will remain special always." Veda also remembered her late sister, saying, "Love you akka (sister)." Veda and Arjun solemnised their marriage at a quiet ceremony at the sub-registrar office in Bengaluru.
Umran Malik has got pace, slowly improving skill-wise, can be kept in the reckoning: RP Singh
"See, pace is pace and on wickets where there isn't much spark, then the pace will be helpful for a team and can shake up opposition batters. But it needs to be seen how an important player like him can be nurtured and make him play the right way with ample rest so that he serves team and country very well and keep him safe from being injured," R.P. Singh said in a virtual interaction organised by Sports18.
Suryakumar extends lead on top of the table, closes in on all-time ICC T20I batting rankings
Following up his 36-ball 51 in the second T20I, Surya blasted a majestic century -- his third in six months -- in the series decider in Rajkot recently. The 51-ball 112 not out was laced with seven fours and nine sixes, not sparing an inch of the stadium with his sublime 360-degree hitting.
Australia, India players gain big in latest ICC Player Rankings
Usman Khawaja was the biggest mover, following his stunning century in the third and final Test against South Africa in Sydney -- he moved up to 8th in the Men's Test batters' rankings. Khawaja was unbeaten on 195, missing out on his double ton as skipper Pat Cummins declared to force a result in a rain-curtailed contest. Khawaja's exploits saw him gain four spots and break into the top 10.