Hooda returned with a blistering 64 off 28 balls, laced with four boundaries and six maximums, perfectly complementing Rahul's knock of 91 off 50 balls as the two stitched a sensational 105-run stand in 46 balls.
Shankar scored 11 off 7 balls with just one boundary, while Samad scored 19 off 8 balls with two boundaries in the match in Chennai
Chennai lost their openers by the start of the third over with just seven runs on board. Moeen and Raina walked in next, adding 26 runs more in the remaining 23 balls of the PowerPlay before the two teed off hitting boundaries.
Heading into IPL 2021, the franchise rebranded itself, added new personnel, with hope for a change of fortunes, but their issues from the previous season continue to remain the same.
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Heading into the 14th season of the tournament, SRH, who were among the least active franchise in the February auction, given their side, show the potential to emulate the same.
Mumbai Indians are all set to begin their 14th season in the tournament with the aim of scripting a hat-trick of trophy wins and adding to their rich legacy.
In a bid to maximise their dealings with the boundary rope, India will have to reconsider their batting lineup in T20Is and through this piece, we bring to you a few possibilities that the management can look at en route to their WT20 preparation.
BCCI named a 19-man squad for the five-game series, which includes quite a few options for multiple skill sets and roles — at least two options for each role in the XI to be precise.
Axar and Ashwin then hounded the visitors with the left-arm picking his fourth fi-fer in the series and the latter re-entering record books as India finished the fourth Test in the final hour of day 3.
The difference in Rohit's home and away average of 54.05 is the most by a batsman ever (min. 20 innings) but since opening the innings for India, the figure reads 24.23 which only shows that he has been growing into the role.
Trapping Jofra Archer in front of middle, in the second innings in Ahmedabad on Thursday, Ashwin reached the milestone of 400 Test wickets - fourth by an Indian, 16th overall, and sixth by a spinner.
12 wickets were the most picked by spinners in a single Day/Night Test, but the Ahmedabad clash saw the variety snare 28 wickets off the total 30 that were picked.
India wrapped up the game with an emphatic 10-wicket win in Ahmedabad to take a 2-1 lead in the series and inch closer to the World Test Championship final.
For India, the contemplation will resort to whether having more pacers than spinners or adding more batting depth to the existing lineup with more all-rounders
Inferring from Kolkata Test in November 2019 and the available numbers from the Day-Night Tests played across the globe to date, here is a guide to the second Pink Ball Test that India will stage, in Ahmedabad.
BCCI named its 19-man squad for the five-match T20I series against England on Saturday and India TV picks the six takeaways from the announcement.
The World No.1, with his formidable serving, impressive returning, and baseline supremacy, tamed a frustrated Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 on Sunday to complete a hat-trick of trophies at the Melbourne Park,
291 players went under the hammer and 57 slots were filled with Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore shelling out the most.
With the revelation of Axar, while it adds to India's bowling depth and ability to look beyond the famed pair of Ashwin and Jadeja, at present, it definitely creates a happy headache in opting for a spin combination irrespective of the format.