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India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992

India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019
                              India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019
‘Virat’s sepoys’ defeated Pakistan for the seventh time

India beat Pakistan by 89 runs in the ICC World Cup 2019. The decision was made on the basis of the Duckworth-Lewis rule. This is also the biggest victory of India over Pakistan in the World Cup. This is the seventh consecutive victory against Pakistan in India’s World Cup.  It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

In 1992, the two teams met each other for the first time battle and since then the Pakistani team has not won any match against India. India scored a mammoth 336 runs in the first innings at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester.

Pakistan’s Answer Against India’s Bowlers

In reply, the Pakistani team could have scored 212 runs in 6 overs in 40 overs between the rain disruption. After the third rain, Pakistan had the goal of making 302 runs in 40 overs.

Rain disrupted the match three times. First-time rain came in the 47th over during the Indian inning, followed by a brief hurdle just before the second Pakistani inning began. Pakistan got a revised target after the third rain.

Until the game was stopped for the third time, Pakistan scored 166 runs for six wickets in 35 overs. This win has brought the Indian team to third place in the final table. India has been seven points from four matches, while Pakistan has only three points from five matches and it has slipped to ninth place.

Fakhar Zaman scored the highest scorer (62) for Pakistan. He hit 7 fours and 1 sixes in his 75-ball inning. Pakistan’s start was poor and their first wicket fell quickly as Imam-ul-Haq (7). After that, Fakhar Zaman teamed up with Babar Azam (48) for 104 runs for the second wicket.

After the break in the 24th over of this partnership, the Pakistani team faltered and could not recover. Sarfaraz Ahmed (12), Shoaib Malik (0) and Mohammad Hafeez scored only nine runs. However, Imad Wasim (46 not out) and Shadab Khan (unbeaten 20) did a little fight in the end. Both of them shared an unbroken partnership of 47 runs for the seventh wicket. For India Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets each.

Earlier, India lost five wickets in the 50 overs in which they scored a score of 336 runs. Rohit Sharma (140) made the most runs for India. He hit 14 boundaries and three sixes in his 113-ball knock. Apart from Rohit, Virat Kohli (77), Lokesh Rahul (57), Hardik Pandya (26) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni contributed 1 run. Vijay Shankar 15 and Kedar Jadhav remained unbeaten on 9 runs. Mohammad Amir from Pakistan side got three wickets while Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz picked up one wicket each. Overall It is India’s Record win over Pakistan, seventh times victory since 1992.

India’s Strong Debut

After losing the toss, batting first, the Indian team made a strong start. Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma, who started the innings, started the partnership with 136 runs for the first wicket. Both batsmen left no shortage to beat Pakistani bowlers.

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Playing Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

Playing Squad : 2 match T20I Series against Australia

After loss in the T20I series against New Zealand, its high time for India to win the two match T20I series against Australia starting from 24th February at Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli is back to lead Team India after taking rest in the T20 series in New Zealand.

The playing squad for the two match T20I series of India:-

  1. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  2. Rohit Sharma(Vice-Captain)
  3. KL Rahul
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Rishabh Pant
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. MS Dhoni (wk)
  8. Hardik Pandya
  9. Krunal Pandya
  10. Vijay Shankar
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal
  12. Jasprit Bumrah
  13. Umesh Yadav
  14. Sidharth Kaul
  15. Mayank MarkandePlaying Squad : 2 match T20I against Australia

 K L Rahul and Rishabh Pant have been included in the Team as their chances to play World Cup is also high. The selectors have shown interest in both these young players and they want to give more chance to play cricket before World Cup.

KL Rahul won the heart of selectors after scoring two half century for India A against England Lions in the two unofficial tests. The opener KL Rahul was called back from Australia after an unwanted comment on a women in the the famous reality show “Coffee With Karan”. He was asked to focus on domestic cricket and he did the same. As a result of which the selectors gave him a chance before World Cup.

Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are two alternative wicket-keepers for India. Now the performance will decide who will go for the World Cup. Rishabh Pant is likely to be selected for World Cup as per the arguments from selectors. He has done quite well in all the dynamics.

Mayank Markande will be a new face who has been recently rewarded after his 5 wicket haul leading India A to win against England Lions. Markande has also played IPL from Mumbai Indians. Let’s see what this spinner does in the upcoming big matches.

The last T20I series against Australia came up with a 1-1 tie during 2017-18. The opposition team is also expected to perform the best as it is a pre-test before World Cup.

Dinesh Karthik has been selected for T20I only. He will not play in the 5 match ODI Series.

All the best for Team India to perform well in the upcoming series…!!!

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Success Story

Success story of MS Dhoni | Mahendra Singh Dhoni biography | MSD – The untold Story

Who is not the fan of Mr. Mahendra Singh Dhoni? The captain cool is a legendary cricketer. He is one of those great cricketers whom people will never forget. Not only as a cricketer but also as a person Dhoni is adored and revered. He is an inspiration to all the budding cricketers. He is an epitome of success for those who think belonging to a small town limits options for you.

MS Dhoni

Dhoni didn’t get success overnight. He showed great patience and perseverance for reaching the zenith of success. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also called lovingly as Mahi, was born and brought up in a small town Ranchi, which is now the capital of Jharkhand. Since childhood, he was interested in sports. In his school days he used to play football. But one day his sports coach in school suggested him to play cricket. He started playing the game and developed interest in that sport day by day. He was an industrious player and so his game kept on improving. He participated in school level tournaments where his performance was appreciated. Later on he also played district level and state level cricket.

M.S.Dhoni

Dhoni did not belong to a very affluent family. He had limited resources but he never gave up his dreams. He got the job of ticket collector in Eastern zone railway. Despite his unwillingness, he had joined and continued the job for some years. He wanted to play for the national team but he was not getting the proper opportunity. During his job, one day he took the tough decision to resign and focus fully on his cricket career. He knew very well that leaving the job was a risk but he had faith in himself and his hard-work. It took him some time but his hard-work paid off. The selection board of Indian Cricket team gave him a chance and from then Dhoni never looked back.

Dhoni quits job as ticket collector
           Dhoni quits job as ticket collector

In a short span of time, he made his mark in international cricket. He proved that he is a great batsman and wicket-keeper. His style of scoring sixes (the famous helicopter style) won the hearts of fans. He was made the captain of Indian Cricket Team in the year 2007. He is one of the most successful cricket captains in the world. He had won many matches for India. Dhoni is credited with building a strong Indian cricket team and giving preference to young talents. Under his captainship, India won the world cup against Sri Lanka in the year 2011. This achievement came to India the second time after the 1983 world cup.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies
      Mahendra Singh Dhoni with Trophies

Dhoni has been awarded with Padma Bhushan and Padma Shree awards. He has also received the Rajeev Gandhi Khel Ratna award. The Indian territorial army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant General to him. At present Dhoni endorses many brands and is a popular face on television. A successful movie has also been made on the life of the great captain and the pride of India- MS Dhoni.

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