South Africa fell eight runs short of creating history in Test cricket, after a fantastic 5-day encounter against visitors India ended in an unexpected draw at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Sunday.
It was a fitting farewell to one of India’s greatest batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar as India wrapped up the 2nd Test by an innings and 126 runs against West Indies in three days at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thereby sealing a 2-0 series win.
Once again, it was a clinical performance from Team India as they comprehensively defeated hosts Zimbabwe in the 5thODI by 7 wickets on Saturday to claim a historic 5-0 series win.It is India’s first-ever series whitewash away from home, along with being Virat Kohli’s maiden series victory as captain of the Indian team.
RCB recently had many reasons to celebrate as our players demonstrated their talent and were recognised for their potential around the world. We are proud to celebrate the success of Vijay Zol – one of our young up-and-coming batsmen. Vijay was recently named the captain of the India U-19 cricket team to play against Australia. He is currently down-under delivering good batting performances with 46 in the first match, followed by 128 off only 131 balls in the second and 64 in the third.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s name is synonymous with Test cricket. Pujara, who has a batting style similar to the legendary Rahul Dravid, proved that he can adapt to T20 cricket as well during his classy 51 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Kings XI Punjab during an IPL game at Mohali.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ran rings around the Australian batsmen on Tuesday morning to lead India to a win by an innings and 135 runs on Day 4 of the second Test at Hyderabad. The win puts India 2-0 up in the 4 match Border-Gavaskar Series.
Russell Adams is back with the latest news on what’s happening at RCB. As always RCBians continued to shine with their impeccable performances on both levels, domestic as well as international. Cheteshwar Pujara easily the man of the moment with 2 consecutive centuries in the ongoing series against England. Recently, Virat Kohli bagged the prestigious Polly Umrigar award; Vijay Zol also won the best U-19 cricketer award.
“What you put in is what you’ll get out” is what they say. This could not be more true than for Cheteshwar Pujara who celebrated again recently but this time with a maiden double test hundred (206*) against England in the 1st Test. He then followed it up with another hundred in the 2nd Test. Well done Puj!
When Rahul Dravid retired from international cricket, only one question plagued the minds of cricket analysts and lovers alike; WHO WILL FILL IN THE HUGE VOID? The answer came in the form of a run machine from Rajkot. Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara. After piling on a huge number of runs in the domestic scheme of things, Pujara was called in to fill in for the great Rahul Dravid in 2010 against the mighty Aussies. Pujara made the opportunity count and scored a magnificent 72 in a rather tricky fourth inning run chase.
The ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup is upon us. Even better…it is on our doorstep…hosted by Sri Lanka. On behalf of the RCB owners, management and staff, we express our best wishes to all RCB players who are representing their countries at this major global event. We also wish our fans a safe journey and a memorable experience if you are planning on going.
Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers form a batting line up to die for in T20s. RCB thrilled the crowds again this season and the M Chinnaswamy turned into one big carnival every time the men in red and gold played in Bangalore. Despite the superb batting, cruelly, the team fell short of making it to the play offs on net run rate. But still, runs were plundered, records were broken and innings that will be remembered and talked about for years to come were played this season by RCB batsmen. Here’s a look at who did what this season: