It was a clinical performance from South Africa yet again, as they recorded a massive 134-run victory against India in a 49-over 2nd ODI at Kingsmead, Durban on Sunday.
Shikhar Dhawan's sensational hundred accompanied by Yuvraj Singh's comeback half-century helped India thump West Indies in the 3rd and final ODI at Kanpur on Wednesday, sealing a 2-1 series win for the hosts.
Darren Sammy's heroics with the bat helped West Indies win their first match on tour, as they defeated India in the 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam by 2 wickets to level the series 1-1.
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.
With the series evenly poised at 2-2, an edge-of-the seat decider was surely on the cards. On Saturday, Indian spectators were in for a Diwali treat. The Men in Blue thumped Australia by 57 runs to win the 7th ODI at Bangalore on their way to a deserving series victory.
In a bid to revive the drab 50-over game, the ICC announced a set of new ODI rules that came into effect exactly a year ago. While batsmen have benefited the most from it, bowlers have had their strength undermined, something that has been especially visible in the recent India vs Australia ODI series.
Heavy rain played spoilsport at Ranchi as the fourth ODI between India and Australia was called off after just 4.1 overs of the Indian innings, who were chasing a target of 296. There was a slight drizzle at the start of play, but it didn't hamper the Australian innings as they completed their entire quota of 50 overs.
James Faulkner’s heroics with the bat (64* off 29 balls) coupled with sensible batting display from Adam Voges (76*) helped Austraila to a 4-wicket win against India in the 3rd ODI at Mohali.
Ever since donning the Indian colours, Virat Kohli has been a frontrunner in the race of modern cricketing greats. Apart from being a crafty batsman, Kohli has shown the willingness to adapt to changing situations around him. What makes him a special talent is the fact that every time the team landed in trouble, the youngster took charge and delivered the goods.
Karnataka is known to produce quality bowlers who have further shone in their career for India at the international level. Although, India has always been a spin-friendly country, it has also given birth to promising fast bowlers with the zest to succeed on the big stage.
India has been home to several spin bowlers, some prospered in their career, some fell short in the race. However, if there was to be a third kind, it would, by all means include Kartik Murali – one of India’s best spinners whose key years were overshadowed by the presence of other greats in the Indian team.
India continued their winning momentum as they registered victory against Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI of the Celkon Mobile Cup by 7 wickets at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The Men in Blue have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in this 5-match series. After bundling out the hosts for a meager 183 in 46 overs thanks to Amit Mishra’s four-wicket haul, skipper Virat Kohli took his team comfortably home with his 24th ODI fifty.
India beat Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the Celkon Mobile Cup at the Harare Sports Club by 58 runs on Friday. Zimbabwe, chasing a target of 296, were restricted to 236/9 in 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan's 116 gave a boost to India’s total whereas Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with impressive figures of 4 for 41.
While team India lifted the Celkon Mobile Cup in West Indies, the India U-19s too put up a stellar performance to beat Australia by 8 wickets in the final of the Tri-series at Darwin on Friday. After Vijay Zol won the toss and elected to field first, the 36 run opening stand was as good as it was going to get for Australia U-19.
In a nerve wracking game, India beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday to lift the Celkon Mobile Cup 2013.
While team India battles it out in the Caribbean, there is another series that is taking place in Australia currently, the U-19 Tri-series. Contested by India, Australia and New Zealand, the tri-series is a platform for abundant rising talent. Young RCBian Vijay Zol has been elected to captain team India this year and he promises to pack a punch with his batting capabilities. He has already scored a 46 in the first match against Australia.
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.
Homeboy R Ashwin took 6/88 but Michael Clarke and debutant Moises Henriques put Australia on top with a 151 run partnership for the 6th wicket on Day 1 of the Chennai Test on Friday. Australia finished the day on 316/7 with Clarke unbeaten on 103.