India vs Pakistan T20 WC 2021 clash becomes the most viewed match in T20I cricket history
India vs Pakistan in a T20 World Cup staged at the Dubai International Stadium in UAE broke all viewership records. The India vs Pakistan game watched in many regions included a record reach of 167 million. It also saw a record consumption of 15.9 billion minutes in the Indian subcontinent on the Star India network. The India versus Pakistan game became the most viewed T20I match till date in the history of game.
Reliance to own a team in UAE-based T20 League, KKR and Delhi Capitals on-board too
Reliance Industry is confident of shaping another successful franchise in the UAE. Reliance Industries limited and the owners of the Mumbai Indians confirm that they will own a team in the forthcoming UAE T20 league.
“We are extremely proud to have created a global franchise in Mumbai Indians, integrated with high values and ethos and our contribution to the Indian cricket ecosystem,” Akash Ambani, owner of Mumbai Indians, said in a statement.
The inaugural edition of the league will be played in 2022 in the month of March . The KKR franchise and co owner of Delhi capitals, Kiran Kumar Gandhi have bought teams in the inaugural Emirates T20 league, as per an official involved in the planning of the league. The other potential team owners include the Glazer family, owners of Manchester United, Capri Global, who recently bid for an IPL franchise but failed, the Big Bash League’s Sydney Sixers.
Embuldeniya leads Sri Lanka to 187-run win over West Indies
On the last day of the first test between Sri Lanka and West Indies, the visitor’s needed 348 runs to win with just four wickets in hand. Lasith Embuldeniya took a 5 wicket haul and helped Sri Lanka dismiss the windies for 160 and win the game by 187. Ramesh Mendis took 4 wickets in the second inning which aggregates to 7 wickets in two innings. Sri Lankan captain Dimuth karunaratne added 147 and 83 in first and second innings respectively, and was adjusted as the player of the match.
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Brief Score : Sri Lanka : 1st innings – 386/10 (Karunaratane 147; Roston Chase 5/83) 2nd innings – 191/4 (Karunaratane 83; Warrican 2/42) beat West Indies : 1st innings – 230/10 (Kyle Mayers 45; Jayawickrama 4/40) 2nd innings – 160/10 (Bonner 68*; Ramesh Mendis 5/67) by 187 runs. Player of the Match Dimuth Karunaratne.
Shreyas Iyer-Ravindra Jadeja century stand takes India to 258/4 at Day 1 stumps
It wad after winning the toss in Kanpur the Indian captain, Ajinkya Rahane opted to bat first on a dry surface. India lost its first wicket at the score of 21, in form of Mayank Agarwal. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara pulled things back for the India, after adding 61 runs together for second wicket. But they both got out in quick succession.
Captain, Ajinkya Rahane played a small but beautiful innings of 35 runs. Debutant Shreyas Iyer and Ravindra Jadeja’s century stand up helped India reach 258 for the loss of four wickets at stumps on day 1. Fifties from both the batters and there 113 run partnership for the fifth wicket put the hosts in a comfortable position on day 1 against New Zealand.
Brief score at Day 1 Stumps : India 258/4 (Shreyas Iyer 75*, Ravindra Jadeja 50*; Kyle Jamieson 3/47) vs New Zealand
Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Results – November 25
Deccan Gladiators v Bangla Warriors
Deccan Gladiators 116/5 in 10 overs (Banton 30; Howell 2-16) lost to Bangla Warriors 118/1 in 8.1 overs (Zazai 59*; Smith 1-21) by 9 wickets with 11 balls to spare. Player of the Match: Hazratullah Zazai
Northern Warriors v Delhi Bulls
Northern Warriors 128/6 in 10 overs (Powell 56; Shiraz 2-22) lost to Delhi Bulls 133/2 in 9.5 overs (Wright 40*; Umair 1-19) by 8 wickets with 1 ball to spare. Player of the Match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz.