Amidst a carnage of boundaries—Indian batsmen hit 13 fours and 10 sixes — the shots that stood out for their grandeur, timeliness & timelessness
Batting at No.7, the 29-year-old scored a handy 31-ball 33 including three boundaries helping the hosts post a total of 295 for seven wickets.
Nearly 26 years ago, it was here and against the same opposition that Sachin Tendulkar opened the innings for the first time and scored a breathtaking 48-ball 82, a knock that made the slot his own for two decades.
Zak Crawley scored a maiden Test half-century before South Africa fought back to restrict England to 192 for four when bad light stopped play early in the opening day of the fourth Test on Friday.
Left-arm spinner Atharva Ankolekar showed big heart while leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was all guile in India's 44-run win against New Zealand as they set-up a quarter-final date with Australia in the ICC U-19 World Cup.
It's been almost two years since Suresh Raina donned the Indian jersey, however, the middle-order batsman still counts himself as one of the probables to make the cut for the ICC World T20s.
According to senior DDCA officials as well as sources close to selection committee, both coach Bhaskar Pillay and skipper Dhruv Shorey skipped the selection meeting as they didn't want to be a part of this pick.
A total of 407 runs were scored from 39 overs. A world record was created in the Auckland T20I as five batsmen scored half-centuries in the match.
Following KL Rahul's good work with both bat and behind the stumps, Virat Kohli had said he will continue with his dual role "for a while" as it lends massive balance to the team.
India crushed New Zealand by six wickets in a high-scoring first T20 International on Friday.
Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the race for the national selector's job and is a frontrunner for the chairman's post.
Besides beating jet lag, Indian batsmen also put up a great fight against the Kiwi bowlers in the opening encounter in Auckland on Friday as they chased down a gigantic 203 to go 1-0 up in the five-match T20I series against New Zealand.
Taylor said that the hosts were probably 10-15 runs short on a batting beauty at Eden Park, but failed with extras and lack of pressure on the Indian middle order.
David Hussey's comments, during a television interview, were found contrary to the spirit of the game and unbecoming of a coach.
Shreyas Iyer built on KL Rahul's (56 off 27 balls) blazing start and Virat Kohli's useful 45 off 32 balls as India made short work of a 204-run target, knocking it off with an over to spare.
Shreyas Iyer's 26-ball half-century along with KL Rahul's blitzkrieg at the top of the order helped India beat New Zealand by six wickets at Eden Park in the opening encounter of the five-match T20I series.
Virat Kohli has 928 points, 17 more than second-placed Australian run-machine Steve Smith. At sixth place with 791 points, Cheteshwar Pujara was one of three Indians in the top-10. Rahane has 759 points.
Rohit Sharma kept a cool head and showed brilliant awareness to get rid off Martin Guptill during the first T20I between Indian and New Zealand in Auckland.
Taking a dig at the scheduling of their tour of New Zealand within five days of a home assignment against Australia, Kohli said on Thursday that cricketers are "getting closer and closer to landing at the stadium and playing straight".
Both teams delayed their departure from nearby hotels to a near-empty ground. Clarity on the respective team selection was still awaited but Jofra Archer was expected back as England consider a five-man seam attack but without Mark Wood.
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