Rachin Ravindra leads New Zealand to a draw vs India in Kanpur
The 22-year old debutant, Rachin Ravindra and Ajaz Patel held their ground forcing a nail-biting draw against the hosts. The last batting pair faced 52 balls denying India the victory by not letting them get the final breakthrough, having the advantage of fading light in Kanpur.
Tom Latham and William Somerville played a fair role in helping their team to draw the game against the hosts. The pair frustrated the Indian bowlers by being tough on the pitch for more than 30 overs, making sure the morning session to be wicketless for the Indian team.
Just after the lunch break, New Zealand lost key wickets of Nicholls and Williamson back to back but a 22-year-old debutant was waiting in the dressing room to show his grit and be the survivor for New Zealand’s hope.
Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja almost made India stamp their victory in the first test match of the series but New Zealand lower middle-order had some different plans. The lower order batters were high on spirit and tough to be taken down, which made sure an iconic draw at the Kanpur soil.
India: First Innings 345/10 (Shreyas Iyer 105, Shubman Gill 52, Ravindra Jadeja 50; Tim Southee 5-69) Second Innings 234/7 Dec (Shreyas Iyer 65 W Saha 61*; Kyle Jamieson 3-40, Tim Southee 3-75) drew with New Zealand: First Innings 296 (Tom Latham 95, Will Young 89; Axar Patel 5-62) Second Innings 165/9 (Tom Latham 52; R Jadeja 4-40). Player of the match : Shreyas Iyer.
Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique put Pakistan on top
Miracle is the only hope left for all the Bangladesh fans to deny Pakistan sealing the first Test in their favor against Bangladesh. At stumps, the visitors were 109/0 in 33 overs. Babar Azam-led Pakistan team need another 93 runs on Day 5 with both the openers standing tall on the crease.
Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique have scored 56 and 53 runs respectively. and are willing to wrap up the things quickly. Earlier on Day 4, Shaheen Afridi took five wickets to dismiss the Bangladesh squad for just 157 in the second innings.
Bangladesh: First Innings 330/10 (Liton Das 114, Mushfiquir Rahim 91; Hasan Ali 5-51) Second Innings 157/10(Mushfiquir Rahim 12*; Shaheen Afridi(5/32)) lead Pakistan: First Innings 286/10 (Abid Ali 133, A. Shafique 52; Taijul Islam 7/116) Second Innings 109/0(Abid Ali 56*, Abdullah Shafique 53) by 92 runs. Pakistan
Pathum Nissanka fifty powers Sri Lanka a solid start on rain-hit first day
The Sri Lanka Opening batter Pathum Nissanka scored 61* to give a positive start to the hosts on first day of the second test against the West Indies as Sri Lanka reached 113-1 at stumps. The play between the two sides got suspended because of bad lighting in the 35th over.
Nissanka completed his third test half-century, and added 106 runs with skipper Dimuth Karunaratne for the first wicket. Dimuth Karunaratne scored a 90-ball 42 had a partnership before getting caught and bowled by off-spinner Roston Chase.
Sri Lanka: First Innings 113/1 (Nissalanka 61*,D. Karunaratne 42; R. Chase 1/33)
Six Sri Lanka women cricketers test positive for Covid-19
Six Sri Lanka women cricketers who were part of the World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe have tested positive for COVID-19. It is still not cleared yet whether the players have contacted the new Covid variant Omicron or not.
“Steps will be taken to bring back the Sri Lanka women’s team from Zimbabwe,” the Sri Lanka Cricket Board said in a statement.
The International Cricket Council came to the finalized decision of canceling the remaining Women World Cup qualifiers after the match between the West Indies and Sri Lanka was called off because a member of the Sri Lankan support staff was tested positive for COVID-19.
Abu Dhabi T10 League Match Results – November 29
Deccan Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi
Team Abu Dhabi 125/4 in 10 overs (Liam Livingstone 59; Tymal Mills 2-34) beat Deccan Gladiators 117/8 in 10 overs (Anwar Ali 42; Sheldon Cottrell 2-18) by 8 runs. Player of the Match: Liam Livingstone.
Northern Warriors vs The Chennai Braves
The Chennai Braves 108 in 9.5 overs (Upul Tharanga 32; Curtis Campher 2-16) lost to Team Abu Dhabi 114/0 in 8.3 overs (Bhanuka Rajapaksa 59*, Mohammad Shahzad 54*) by 10 wickets with 9 balls to spare. Player of the Match: Bhanuka Rajapaksa.