In his first year in international cricket, Hanuma Vihari has played six Tests. In between, he seems to have lost a bit of hair, got married and also scored 6000-plus first class runs while being just 25 years of age.
Virat Kohli has endorsed the new ICC rule on concussion substitutes, saying it makes total sense to replace a player in such situations during a Test match as signs of trauma from a body blow can show up late.
While most of the cricketing firmament agrees that concussion is a serious condition, they differ on the substitution rule. Some feel that it’s harsh on bowlers, who are more prone to injuries in the middle of the match.
Ajinkya Rahane hit back-to-back half centuries while skipper Virat Kohli too made a well-made fifty as India took control of the first Test against the West Indies on Day 3 on Saturday. Kemar Roach struck the figure of a lonely warrior for the hosts, as he toiled without luck throughout the day.
Ishant Sharma’s efforts and reckless batting from the West Indies helped India take control of the first Test on Day 2. West Indies lost five wickets in the final session to be reeling at 189 for eight in their first innings at stumps, trailing India by 108 runs. Ishant Sharma took 5 wickets, his 9th Test fifer.
Ajinkya Rahane anchored India's fightback after West Indies put the visitors in a spot of bother after electing to field first on Day 1. India finished Day 1 of the first Test in Antigua at 203/6. Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja were the unbeaten batsmen for the visitors when rain forced play to be called off prematurely.
India beat West Indies by 59 runs (DLS method) in the 2nd ODI in Trinidad on Sunday to go 1-0 up in the series. Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer were India's stars with the bat while Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned the match around with his 4 wickets in the second innings.
Krunal Pandya's all-round exploits and Rohit Sharma's characteristically sublime half-century powered India to a series-clinching 22-run win over West Indies in the rain-affected second T20 International in Florida on Sunday.