Axar Patel takes a five-for, covid 19 new variant stops cricket

South Africa vs Netherlands: New Covid-19 variant forces postponement of last two ODIs

The second and third One-Day international between South Africa and Netherlands have been postponed due to the new covid-19 variant. The first match of the series, which forms the part of the World Cup super league between the two sides was washed out.

Both the teams, Netherlands and South Africa are out of the automatic qualification zone in the World Cup Super League, leaving the teams sharing five points each. The Netherlands stands at the last position on the points table, and South Africa at ninth.

On Friday, Dutch coach Ryan Campbell tweeted that the whole team played with “unbelievable pressure hanging over their heads,” after restrictions on travel starts to affect the southern African region.

Axar Patel five-for bowls New Zealand out for 296 as India take lead

After dominating batting performance from New Zealand at the end of day 2, everyone expected them to continue this form on the third day. But who knew Axar Patel will make every Indian fan say ‘Eh! Babu thaari bowling kamal che’. The left-arm orthodox grabbed 5 wickets of the visitors, having 3 of those 5 in a span of 13 runs. Axar Patel with his bowling made sure India put a stop on the high flying New Zealand’s innings.

Axar Patel shows off the ball after he returned a five-wicket haul, India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, November 27, 2021
Axar Patel shows off the ball after he returned a five-wicket haul, India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, November 27, 2021

On the other hand, Ravi Ashwin took care of 3 batters by sending them back to the pavilion. Umesh got better off the New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson just before lunch. Unfortunately from New Zealand’s point of view their opening pair was unable to complete their tons, Young scoring 89 off 214 balls and Latham scored a 282-balls 95. New Zealand middle order was swept away by the three Indian spinners, Ravindra Jadeja added 1 to his tally as well.

Indian team were 1 wicket down at stumps, with 14 runs on the board. Kyle Jamieson again found a way to crash gill’s stumps with his brilliant delivery. Now only time will tell who gets the better of whom on Day 4th of 1st Test.

Brief scores: India : First Innings 345 (Shreyas Iyer 105; Tim Southee 5-69) Second Innings 14/1 (Cheteshwar Pujara 9*; Kyle Jamieson 1/8) lead New Zealand 296/10 (Tom Latham 95; Axar Patel 5/62) by 63 runs.

Perth Scorchers claim first WBBL title, beat Adelaide Strikers by 12 runs in final

Perth Scorchers stamped their maiden Women’s Big Bash League title with a 12-run victory over Adelaide Strikers in the night of the final. Marizanne Kapp was the Queen for the Scorchers by giving an all-round performance. Marizanne first contributed with the bat scoring 31 off 23 balls and then with ball by taking a wicket and giving 25 runs in 4 overs.

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Perth Scorchers claim their first WBBL trophy, Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, WBBL final, November 27, 2021 and Axar Patel
Perth Scorchers claim their first WBBL trophy, Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers, WBBL final, November 27, 2021

Captain Sophie Devine (35 off 33 balls) was the top scorer for the Scorchers but Kapp’s unbeaten 23-balls 31 helped scorchers put 146-5 at the end of 20 overs, which was well enough runs on the board for them for getting their hands on WBBL title.

Brief Scores: Perth Scohers 146/5 (Marizanne Kapp 31*; Megan Schutt 1/19) beat Adelaide Strikers 134/6 (Tahlia McGrath 36; Marizanne Kapp 1/25) by 12 runs.

Hasan Ali, Abid Ali lead Pakistan fightback on Day 2 of Chattogram Test

Hasan Ali’s five-for completely destroyed the Bangladesh batting line up on Day 2 after Das and Rahim’s 5th wicket stand somehow managed a respectable total on the board at stumps on Day 1.

Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Test Series Preview, Squads : Bangladesh look to win their first test against Pakistan

Pakistan’s opening pair strengthen their grip on Day2. Abid Ali blocked all ray of hopes of Bangladesh fans by staying unbeaten at 93, nearing his fourth Test century. On the other hand debutant Shafique stood tall and completed his maiden half century, taking the team total to 145 for no loss at stumps, after bowling Bangladesh out for 330.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 330/10 (Liton Das 114,Mushfiquir Rahim 91; Hasan Ali 5-51) lead Pakistan 145/0 (Abid Ali 93*,A. Shafique 52) by 185 runs.

Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Results – November 27

Team Abu Dhabi vs Northern Warriors

Team Abu Dhabi 145/6 in 10 overs (Colin Ingram 61; Rayad Emrit 2-21) lost to Northern Warriors 146/0 in 9.1 overs (Moeen Ali 77*, Kennar Lewis) by 10 wickets with 5 balls to spare. Player of the Match: Moeen Ali.

Read here : Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Results – November 26

The Chennai Braves vs Bangla Tigers

The Chennai Braves 89/4 in 10 overs (Mohammad Shahzad 32; Luke Fletcher 2-17) lost to Bangla Tigers 95/1 in 5.5 overs (Hazratullah Zazai 46*; Roman Walker 1-11) by 9 wickets with 25 ball to spare. Player of the Match: Hazratullah Zazai.

Delhi Bulls vs Deccan Gladiators

Delhi Bulls 94/6 in 10 overs (Romario Shepherd 26*; Tymal Mills 2-10) lost to Deccan Glaiators 98/2 in 6.1 overs (Tom Banton 46*; Akeal Hosein 1-18) by 8 wickets with 23 ball to spare. Player of the Match: Wanindu Hasaranga.

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By Abhishek Pandey

Non-Aspiring future engineer having many aspirations in life. A lover of cricket and football, an admirer of the GOATs in both games. Solving the jigsaw puzzles of life in my own way to find the treasure of peace. There is only one quote that keeps me going- 'There is no way for being happy, being happy is the only way.'