Team India captain Rohit Sharma hailed Suryakumar Yadav for his brilliant century in a losing cause against England in the third and final T20I of the series in Nottingham on Sunday (July 10). Chasing a massive 216, Suryakumar played a lone hand for India, scoring a blazing 117 off 55 balls. He struck 14 fours and six sixes to give India faint hopes of a victory. India, however, fell short, ending on 198 for 9.
Former cricketer Parthiv Patel has opined that keeper-batter Rishabh Pant can open for India in the second T20I against England instead of Ishan Kishan. The second match will be played in Birmingham on Saturday. Pant did not feature in the first game as he was part of the rescheduled Test against England. The 24-year-old has been battling poor form in white ball cricket. However, he has been excellent in red ball cricket.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma hailed the team after they beat England by 50 runs in the first T20I of the three-match series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. According to the skipper, the team put up a great performance from ball one and showed the kind of intent needed.
England captain Ben Stokes has asserted that chasing big totals becomes a lot easier when teams have clarity of thought, which the current England setup has, according to him. The Englishmen created history on Tuesday, chasing down 378, their highest-ever total in Test cricket.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow added an unbroken 150 runs for the fourth wicket at Edgbaston as England seized control of proceedings on day four in what seemed like a challenging chase of 378. Root returned unbeaten on 76 off 112 balls while Bairstow scored 72 not out in only 87 balls as the hosts transferred the pressure onto the visitors by stumps on Day 4. England now need only 119 runs to complete yet another chase in a home Test. They beat New Zealand 3-0 by chasing down significant targets in all three matches of the series.
India gained a significant 257-run lead by stumps on Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test against England in Birmingham on Sunday (July 3). After bowling out England for 284 in response to their first innings score of 416, India reached 125 for 3 at the end of the third day’s play. Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten on 50 off 139 balls while Rishabh Pant was batting on 30 off 46 balls. The duo had added exactly 50 runs when the day’s play ended on Sunday.
Jasprit Bumrah has termed being named India’s captain for the rescheduled Test against England as the biggest achievement of his career so far. On Thursday, the BCCI confirmed the fast bowler as leader for the Birmingham Test while picking keeper-batter Rishabh Pant as the vice-captain. Regular skipper Rohit Sharma was ruled out due to COVID-19.
England’s limited-overs captain for the last seven years, Eoin Morgan, has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. The 35-year-old is credited with redefining England’s white ball fortunes, the high-point of which came when they lifted the 50-over World Cup for the first time in 2019.
Indian batter Jemimah Rodrigues has revealed that she had a chat with Indian men’s stars Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant while she was going through a tough phase in her career. 21-year-old Rodrigues was the Player of the Match in India Women’s win over Sri Lanka Women in the 1st T20I in Dambulla on Thursday (June 23).