Ross Taylor To Play For New Zealand XI Against Netherlands Ahead Of His Final ODI Series

[ad_1]

Ross Taylor will play for New Zealand XI against Netherland in Napier next week.© AFP

Retiring Blackcaps great Ross Taylor will feature for the New Zealand XI against the Netherlands in Napier next week as he looks to get some game-time ahead of his final One Day International series later this month. Having been ruled out of today’s Plunket Shield match for the Central Stags as a Covid-19 ‘household contact’, Taylor will turn out against the touring Dutch at McLean Park in the second one-day warm-up match on March 19 as well as the one-off T20 on the evening of the 21st. Taylor said he was excited to join the NZ XI and grateful to get some game time ahead of his final series for the Kiwis.

“I’m looking forward to getting down to Napier and playing on one of my favourite grounds in McLean Park,” said Ross Taylor.

“It’s a great opportunity to get some time in the middle after missing the latest round of the Plunket Shield and it will also be useful to have a look at the touring team ahead of the ODI series. I’m looking forward to sharing the dressing room with some new and younger faces who I hope I can help by passing on some knowledge. The Netherlands are an ever-improving side and they’ll be relishing the chance to take on a Test-playing nation. They have a few familiar players from the New Zealand domestic scene who I’m sure will be valuable to them in terms of understanding the conditions. We know they’ll play with plenty of pride and expect them to be a good challenge, ” added Taylor

Taylor’s inclusion headlines a strong mix of Blackcaps hopefuls and rising stars in the New Zealand XI squad which will be captained by in-form Wellington Firebirds skipper Michael Bracewell.

Bracewell, Dane Cleaver and Ben Sears are very much contenders for the Kiwis white-ball squads to face the Netherlands later this month, in light of the unavailability of 12 Blackcaps regulars who will leave for the IPL in the coming weeks.

Of the three, Wellington Firebirds paceman Sears has already made his T20 International debut in Bangladesh in September – the same tour his Firebirds teammate Bracewell had to turn down as his maiden Blackcaps call-up as he awaited the birth of his first child.

Central Stags wicket-keeper Cleaver is yet to be included in a Kiwis squad but has been on the national radar for the past few seasons.

The rest of the NZ XI side is a look into the future with Jesse Tashkoff, Jock McKenzie and Matt Boyle recent graduates of the NZ U19 programme.

Promoted

Paul Wiseman will lead the coaching staff and will be supported by Auckland pace bowling coach Azhar Abbas and former New Zealand wicket-keeper turned Northern Districts network coach BJ Watling.

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

Pakistan vs Australia: Alex Carey Accidentally Falls Into A Swimming Pool, Teammates Can’t Stop Laughing. Watch

[ad_1]

Watch: Alex Carey falls into a pool and his teammates can’t stop laughing.© Twitter

The Australian cricket team arrived in Karachi earlier this week ahead of the start of the second Test at the National Stadium, starting Saturday, March 12. Wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey was involved in a hilarious incident after the team arrived at their hotel in Karachi. Carey, who was having a conversation with Nathan Lyon, accidentally fell into a swimming pool. The Australian players present at the scene couldn’t control their laughter as even Carey was seen having a giggle about it. The moment was captured by Australian skipper Pat Cummins, who shared the video on his Instagram handle.

Carey was quick to throw his mobile phone to one of his teammates after falling into the pool.

Meanwhile, the first Test in Rawalpindi ended in a draw last week.

Pakistan after electing to bat first, posted 476/4 declared with Azhar Ali and Imam-ul-Haq scoring 185 and 157, respectively.

In reply, Australia managed to reach a total of 459 all out as Usman Khawaja (97) and Marnus Labuschagne (90) missed out on their respective centuries.

For Pakistan, Nauman Ali took six wickets as the hosts took a lead of 17 runs.

In the second innings, Pakistan were 252/0 as Imam (111 not out) and Abdullah Shafique (134 not out) scored unbeaten centuries.

Notably, the Australian cricket team is in Pakistan for the first time in 24 years.

Promoted

The last time Australia played a Test series in Pakistan, they ended up winning the three-match series 1-0 under the leadership of Mark Taylor in 1998.

While the second Test starts in Karachi on Saturday, the third and final Test is scheduled to be held in Lahore from March 21-25.

Topics mentioned in this article



[ad_2]

Source link

India Predicted XI For 2nd Test vs Sri Lanka: Will Rohit Sharma Retain The Same Line-Up?

[ad_1]

The second Test between India and Sri Lanka starts on Saturday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Having thrashed the visitors by an innings and 222 runs in the opening Test in Mohali, India will be confident going into the match in Bengaluru. Rohit Sharma-led India dominated with both bat and ball in the first Test last week, finishing it in just three days, and the skipper could be tempted to retain the same line-up. Batting first, India rode on Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten 175 to declare their innings at 574/8. In response Jadeja starred with the ball too, picking up five wickets in the first innings and four wickets in the second to help India seal victory. During the first Test, Ravichandran Ashwin went past Kapil Dev in the list of highest Indian wicket-takers in Tests while Virat Kohli played his 100th Test match.

Here is the XI we feel will line up against Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test:

Rohit Sharma: The skipper will hope to play a big knock, having wasted a good start and departed for 29 in the Mohali Test.

Mayank Agarwal: Having made 33 in the first Test, this could be a chance for Mayank to post a big knock.

Hanuma Vihari:A patient player at the crease, Vihari is staking a serious claim for a regular spot in the Indian Test side.

Virat Kohli: The former India skipper hasn’t scored an international century in any format since 2019 and will hope to end his drought in Bengaluru.

Rishabh Pant: The wicketkeeper-batter scored a gutsy 96 in the first Test but will hope to reach three figures this time.

Shreyas Iyer: His three straight fifties in the T20I series preceding the Tests means the team management could continue with him in this line-up and hope that he continues his good form.

Ravindra Jadeja: The star of India’s comprehensive win in Mohali, Jadeja will look to build some momentum with another good performance in the second Test.

Ravichandran Ashwin: The veteran spinner surpassed Kapil Dev and also chipped with a fifty with the bat. He will be a potent threat against the visitors’ batting line-up.

Jayant Yadav: The third spinner in the team, Jayant Yadav didn’t feature too prominently in Mohali and will hope to play a bigger role this time.

Promoted

Mohammed Shami:The experienced pacer picked three wickets over the two innings in Mohali and will be keen for more wickets.

Jasprit Bumrah:The 28-year-old pacer didn’t have to do a lot in Mohali but will be more than happy to contribute if needed in Bengaluru.

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 3 Report: Marathon Man Nkrumah Bonner Gives West Indies Edge Over Weary England

[ad_1]

Nkrumah Bonner’s considerable reserves of patience and determination paid off with an invaluable second Test century as the West Indies closed the third day of the first Test against England at 373 for nine at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday. Bonner’s innings of 123 spanned more than nine hours and while it will hardly ever be remembered for any attacking style or quality of strokeplay, his effort earned the home side a first innings lead of 62 runs with one wicket in hand going into day four.

More than the basic numbers of the match situation though, it could prove to be an important psychological edge, especially as England would have hardly expected to be toiling through an entire day’s play after they separated the overnight pair of Bonner and Jason Holder within a few minutes of the start.

But Holder’s dismissal to Ben Stokes in making the score 206 for five was only a prelude to continued resistance from the West Indies lower order.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Joshua da Silva (32), senior fast bowler Kemar Roach (15) and specialist spinner Veerasammy Permaul (26 not out) all played important supporting roles to Bonner.

On the same ground that saw his maiden Test hundred almost exactly a year earlier ensure a draw against Sri Lanka, Bonner’s effort was typically workmanlike.

He faced 355 deliveries, the vast majority of them in complete control, yet still required moments of good fortune to advance his team’s cause almost to the end of the day when a faint leg-side touch to a delivery from part-time leg-spinner Dan Lawrence gave wicketkeeper Ben Foakes another opportunity to show his competence behind the stumps.

‘Good position’

“We are in a good position now but I would really like for us to bat for another hour tomorrow and take the lead to over a hundred,” said Bonner.

“We worked really hard on our batting during the camp ahead of this series so I wasn’t surprised to see the resistance from the lower-order batters, which was very important in putting us in the position we are in.”

With England taking the second new ball as soon as it became due half-hour into the day’s play, the 33-year-old Jamaican right-hander escaped when a miscued pull fell just short of midwicket and then on 73, Zak Crawley could not hold on to a sharp chance at slip off spinner Jack Leach.

Mindful of the discomfort he caused when West Indies slipped from 83 without loss to 127 for four on the second day, visiting captain Joe Root was looking to his fastest bowler, Mark Wood, to do considerable damage to the rest of the West Indies innings.

However he only bowled one over with the second new ball and left the field with the information subsequently passed on from the England camp that the recurrence of an elbow injury meant that he would play no further part on the field for the rest of the innings.

It proved a significant setback and as much as the other bowlers toiled in batsman-friendly conditions, the visitors lacked the genuine firepower to unsettle their opponents.

Stokes and fellow seamer Craig Overton took two wickets each while Leach delivered 43 overs in conceding 79 runs for the wicket of da Silva.

It was hardly a day of electrifying cricket with only 171 runs accumulated in 90 overs.

Promoted

In the context of the match though it suggests that England’s suspect top-order batting will face another searching examination early on the fourth day.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 3: Live Cricket Score And Live Updates

[ad_1]

WI vs ENG, 1st Test Live Score, Updates: West Indies will be aiming to reduce the deficit.© AFP

West Indies are currently leading against England on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, on Thursday. In response to England’s first innings total of 311, Kraigg Brathwaite registered a half-century. Meanwhile, Jason Holder also smashed 45 runs off 119 balls. For England’s bowling department, Craig Overton and Ben Stokes have taken two wickets each. Meanwhile, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Jack Leach have taken a dismissal each. (LIVE SCORECARD)

West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 3, Live Cricket Score And Live Updates, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

Australia Look To Second Spinner After Rawalpindi Stalemate

[ad_1]

Australia are likely to play two spinners as they go in search of a win in Saturday’s second Test in Karachi after Pakistan batted their seamers into the ground in the draw at Rawalpindi. The historic occasion — Australia’s first Test in Pakistan since 1998 — was marred by a pitch described as “dead” by vice-captain Steve Smith as Pakistan piled up 728 runs for the loss of just four wickets, and one of those was a run out.

Openers Imam-ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique both made maiden Test hundreds — Imam scoring one in each innings — while senior batsman Azhar Ali also passed three figures during five attritional days.

The series now moves to Karachi’s National Stadium, a favourite hunting ground for Pakistan, who have won 23 of the 43 Tests they have played there while losing only twice.

Australia have never won in Karachi in eight attempts, losing five and drawing three.

With conditions sultry, the pitch is likely to help the slow bowlers, prompting Australia to rest at least one of their famed pace trio of captain Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

‘Still feeling fresh’

“From our intel in Karachi and Lahore, a second spinner is probably the way to go but we’ll have a look,” said Cummins, hinting that leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson, 28, could make his Test debut alongside veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

“Just about everyone got into the series,” said Cummins, whose side made 459 in their only innings in Rawalpindi without anyone making a century.

“All the batters got some runs. We’re still feeling relatively fresh going into the game.”

Pace bowler Hasan Ali, who missed the first Test through injury, is likely to replace Naseem Shah for the hosts.

But Faheem Ashraf, who missed the first Test through injury, has now been sidelined with Covid.

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali, who took a career best 6-107 in Rawalpindi, was Pakistan’s match-winner in Karachi last year on debut against South Africa with seven wickets.

“The way our batters played and how Nauman bowled in difficult conditions was good,” said Pakistan captain Babar Azam of his side’s performance in the first Test of the three-match series.

“There were some positives to take for us. We have some of our fast bowlers available for the second Test so we should be stronger in that department.”

Ramiz Raja, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, defended the flat pitch in Rawalpindi.

“I understand the frustration of the fans but there is a lot of cricket still remaining to be played,” said Raja.

“Just for the heck of it, we can’t prepare a fast pitch or a bouncy pitch and put the game in Australia’s lap.”

The third and final Test takes place in Lahore from March 21-25.

Pakistan (from): Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Hasan Ali, Zahid Mahmood, Naseem Shah

Australia (from): Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Mark Steketee, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Ahsan Raza (PAK)

TV umpire: Rashid Riaz (PAK)

Promoted

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

We Did Not Want To Play Into Australia’s Hands: PCB Chief Ramiz Raja On Pitch Criticism

[ad_1]

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja on Wednesday defended the use of a flat track for the first Test, saying they did not want play into Australia’s hands by preparing a track that would assist pace and bounce. The series-opener ended in a high scoring dull draw on Tuesday. The Rawalpindi track, where Just 14 wickets fall in five days with 1,187 runs scored by both teams, drew criticism from some former players, critics and fans alike.

“I understand fans’ frustration and a result would have been good but this is a three-match series. We need to remember that there is a lot of cricket to come,” Ramiz said in a video message released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“Just for the heck of it, we don’t want to prepare a fast and bouncy pitch and play into Australia’s hands.” He conceded that the Pindi pitch was not a good advertisement for Test cricket but backed the track.

“You must understand Pakistan team had limited resources for the Test and our bowling line up was disturbed as well with Faheem and Hasan not available and Yasir Shah also unfit,” he said.

He said the pitch was prepared accordingly.

“I am totally for having better pitches in Pakistan but I took charge in September and the season had already started. Remember one requires at least five to six months to prepare a pitch.

“When the season finishes you will see that we are bringing in soil from Australia and we are experimenting here with soil experts. We will redo 50-60 pitches all over Pakistan as soon as our season ends in March-April,” he said.

Fomer batter Inzamam-ul-haq said it felt rather weird to see a Test match ending in a high scoring draw.

Promoted

“Nowadays if a Test is drawn it feels strange and I can’t remember the last time we had a test where so many runs were scored and the pitch was flat.

“You knew it was going to be a draw from the first day. I am hopeful, the pitch will undoubtedly be more sporting (in next Test). You help spinners by making a turning pitch. You take advantage of the home field advantage, but don’t make a dead pitch,” he said. PTI Corr AT AT

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite Departs For 75, India Take 4th Wicket

[ad_1]




ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite scored a brilliant half-century and added crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter was dismissed by Deepti Sharma. Pooja Vastrakar came back strongly to remove Amy as well for 75 runs as India took their 4th wicket. Earlier, Amelia Kerr scored a splendid 50 but lost her wicket soon after to Rajeshwari Gayakwad as India claimed their third wicket of the day. Sophie Devine was the second wicket to fall as Pooja Vastrakar contributed yet again in an early dismissal. Vastrakar’d direct hit helped India get an early breakthrough as she found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run. India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bowl against Sophie Devine-led New Zealand in Match 8 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup at the Seddon Park. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

Promoted

India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe

India Women vs New Zealand Women, ICC Women’s World Cup, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates, Seddon Park, Hamilton







  • 09:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Amy Satterthwaite becomes Pooja Vastrakar’s 2nd victim for 75 runs

    Left-hand batter Amy Satterthwaite scored a brilliant half-century before Pooja Vastrakar came back strongly to dismiss her for 75 runs as India took their 4th wicket

    NZ 224/5 after 42.2 overs

  • 09:12 (IST)

    Amy Satterthwaite is sticking the ball superbly now as she eyes the three-figure mark

    At the end of 40 overs, New Zealand are well placed to scale the 270-run mark

    Amy Satterthwaite is inching closer to her century as she gathers three fours in the 40th over off Deepti Sharma

    NZ-W 211/4 after 40 overs

  • 08:54 (IST)

    Amy Satterthwaite hits 50, NZ lose Green’s wicket

    Amy Satterthwaite scores a sublime fifty and adds crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter is dismissed by Deepti Sharma

    NZ-W 175/4 after 33.1 overs

  • 08:40 (IST)

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite rebuilding innings after losing Amelia Kerr for 50

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite have brought a bit of calm to NZ’s innings

    NZ-W 158/3 after 30 overs

  • 08:20 (IST)

    Twin Fours- Jhulan concedes two back-to-back fours

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami concedes two fours in the point region as Green takes her to the cleaners with sublime backfoot punches

    NZ-W 143/3 after 26 overs

  • 08:10 (IST)

    50 and a wicket – Amelia Kerr departs after a sublime innings

    Amelia Kerr was dismissed by Rajeshwari Gayakwad soon after reaching her 50

    India now have three NZ wickets and will look to claim a couple more soon

    NZ-W 121/3 after 22 overs

  • 07:48 (IST)

    Amelia Kerr is rebuilding the NZ innings after two early wickets

    Amelia Kerr is playing superbly as she inches closer towards her half-century

    NZ-W 93/2 after 18 overs

  • 07:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Pooja Vastrakar gets Sophie Devine

    Pooja Vastrakar is having a great start to the game. She has been involved in both the wickets now

    NZ-W 52/2 after 11 overs

  • 07:10 (IST)

    End of 9 overs – NZ try to recover from a bad start where they lost Bates early

    Looks like a promising start for Devine, who would look to make it big here after the early fall of Bates

    NZ-W 47/1 after 9 overs

  • 06:55 (IST)

    Devine looks like she is on a mission here

    Captain Sophie Devine has already hit five fours in her innings of 22 runs

    She takes Goswami to cleaners as NZ try to recover

    NZ-W 31/1 after 5 overs

  • 06:50 (IST)

    Wicket – Suzie Bates is run-out for 5 runs, NZ in trouble

    Pooja Vastrakar helps India get an early breakthrough

    Her direct hit found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run as India started on a positive note

    NZ-W 9/1 after 2.1 overs

  • 06:39 (IST)

    Four – Bates is lucky to get her first boundary over the slips

    Meghna almost get India a wicket as Bates rashly flashes to get an outside edge over the slips for a boundary

    NZ-W 9/0 after 1.4 overs

  • 06:35 (IST)

    Four – Devine cuts a short ball outside off for a boundary

    Sophie hits a sublime boundary on the off-side to get going against pacer Goswami, who bowls a decent over with tight lines and lengths

    NZ-W 5/0 after 1 over

  • 06:31 (IST)

    Match 8 between India-W and NZ-W begins

    NZ openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are in the middle

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami starts proceedings for India women

    NZ-W 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 06:19 (IST)

    Both teams’ playing XI – India make 1 change, NZ go in unchanged

    India go in with one chance. Yastika Bhatia replaces Shafali Verma

    NZ go in with the same team

    India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

    New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe

  • 06:18 (IST)

    Captains Mithali Raj, Sophie Devine at the toss

    Here’s what the skippers had to say at the toss

    Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

    Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

  • 05:45 (IST)

    Looking at the squad and options that both teams have for this game

    It will be interesting to see what team combinations both captains opt for

    Squads:

    New Zealand Women Squad: Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Georgia Plimmer

    India Women Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia, Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia

  • 05:31 (IST)

    Here it is then – India women take on New Zealand women in Match 8 of the WC

    New Zealand Women take on India Women in match number 8 of the tournament

    NZ fell just short in the final over of the opening match against the Windies but a commanding performance against Bangladesh has seen them soar up the table

    India on the other hand have just played the one match so far that too against arch-rivals Pakistan which they won comprehensively

    The middle order disappointed but the tailenders and then the spin bowlers did the job for the team

    So stay tuned for the live action as we bring to you the Live Blog of India’s 2nd match

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite Hits 50, India Take 4th Wicket

[ad_1]




ICC Women’s World Cup, India Women vs New Zealand Women, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates: Amy Satterthwaite scored a brilliant half-century and added crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter was dismissed by Deepti Sharma. Amelia Kerr scored a splendid 50 but lost her wicket soon after to Rajeshwari Gayakwad as India claimed their third wicket of the day. Sophie Devine was the second wicket to fall as Pooja Vastrakar contributed yet again in an early dismissal. Vastrakar’d direct hit helped India get an early breakthrough as she found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run. India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bowl against Sophie Devine-led New Zealand in Match 8 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Recently, the Mithali Raj-led side faced New Zealand in a bilateral ODI series with the White Ferns coming out on top with a 4-1 win. India will be hoping to prevent a repeat of that display and put in a superior performance from all departments. India defeated Pakistan in their opener, winning by 107 runs. Pooja Vastrakar top-scored with a knock of 67 runs off 59 balls and Rajeshwari Gayakwad took four wickets off 10 overs. New Zealand defeated Bangladesh in their previous game, winning by nine wickets. Suzie Bates was in brilliant form with an unbeaten knock of 79 runs off 68 balls. Meanwhile, Amy Satterthwaite took three wickets. (LIVE SCORECARD)

Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

Promoted

India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe

India Women vs New Zealand Women, ICC Women’s World Cup, Live Cricket Score, Live Updates, Seddon Park, Hamilton







  • 08:54 (IST)

    Amy Satterthwaite hits 50, NZ lose Green’s wicket

    Amy Satterthwaite scores a sublime fifty and adds crucial runs with Maddy Green before the latter is dismissed by Deepti Sharma

    NZ-W 175/4 after 33.1 overs

  • 08:40 (IST)

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite rebuilding innings after losing Amelia Kerr for 50

    Maddy Green and Amy Satterthwaite have brought a bit of calm to NZ’s innings

    NZ-W 158/3 after 30 overs

  • 08:20 (IST)

    Twin Fours- Jhulan concedes two back-to-back fours

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami concedes two fours in the point region as Green takes her to the cleaners with sublime backfoot punches

    NZ-W 143/3 after 26 overs

  • 08:10 (IST)

    50 and a wicket – Amelia Kerr departs after a sublime innings

    Amelia Kerr was dismissed by Rajeshwari Gayakwad soon after reaching her 50

    India now have three NZ wickets and will look to claim a couple more soon

    NZ-W 121/3 after 22 overs

  • 07:48 (IST)

    Amelia Kerr is rebuilding the NZ innings after two early wickets

    Amelia Kerr is playing superbly as she inches closer towards her half-century

    NZ-W 93/2 after 18 overs

  • 07:27 (IST)

    Wicket – Pooja Vastrakar gets Sophie Devine

    Pooja Vastrakar is having a great start to the game. She has been involved in both the wickets now

    NZ-W 52/2 after 11 overs

  • 07:10 (IST)

    End of 9 overs – NZ try to recover from a bad start where they lost Bates early

    Looks like a promising start for Devine, who would look to make it big here after the early fall of Bates

    NZ-W 47/1 after 9 overs

  • 06:55 (IST)

    Devine looks like she is on a mission here

    Captain Sophie Devine has already hit five fours in her innings of 22 runs

    She takes Goswami to cleaners as NZ try to recover

    NZ-W 31/1 after 5 overs

  • 06:50 (IST)

    Wicket – Suzie Bates is run-out for 5 runs, NZ in trouble

    Pooja Vastrakar helps India get an early breakthrough

    Her direct hit found Suzie Bates short of the crease while attempting a run as India started on a positive note

    NZ-W 9/1 after 2.1 overs

  • 06:39 (IST)

    Four – Bates is lucky to get her first boundary over the slips

    Meghna almost get India a wicket as Bates rashly flashes to get an outside edge over the slips for a boundary

    NZ-W 9/0 after 1.4 overs

  • 06:35 (IST)

    Four – Devine cuts a short ball outside off for a boundary

    Sophie hits a sublime boundary on the off-side to get going against pacer Goswami, who bowls a decent over with tight lines and lengths

    NZ-W 5/0 after 1 over

  • 06:31 (IST)

    Match 8 between India-W and NZ-W begins

    NZ openers Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates are in the middle

    Pacer Jhulan Goswami starts proceedings for India women

    NZ-W 0/0 after 0.1 overs

  • 06:19 (IST)

    Both teams’ playing XI – India make 1 change, NZ go in unchanged

    India go in with one chance. Yastika Bhatia replaces Shafali Verma

    NZ go in with the same team

    India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

    New Zealand Women (Playing XI): Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe

  • 06:18 (IST)

    Captains Mithali Raj, Sophie Devine at the toss

    Here’s what the skippers had to say at the toss

    Sophie Devine, New Zealand captain at the toss: “We would have batted first anyway. We did play India well in the recent series, we were able to put together complete performances and that’s something we’ve been speaking about for a while. It’s now about replicating it today. Same team for us.”

    Mithali Raj, India captain at the toss: “We’ll have a bowl. Looks a good wicket and later on, there could be dew which will make batting easier. Also we depend a lot on spinners, so better to bowl first. One change – Yastika replaces Shafali at the top.”

  • 05:45 (IST)

    Looking at the squad and options that both teams have for this game

    It will be interesting to see what team combinations both captains opt for

    Squads:

    New Zealand Women Squad: Sophie Devine(c), Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Amy Satterthwaite, Maddy Green, Frances Mackay, Katey Martin(w), Hayley Jensen, Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Hannah Rowe, Rosemary Mair, Brooke Halliday, Fran Jonas, Georgia Plimmer

    India Women Squad: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh(w), Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia, Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia

  • 05:31 (IST)

    Here it is then – India women take on New Zealand women in Match 8 of the WC

    New Zealand Women take on India Women in match number 8 of the tournament

    NZ fell just short in the final over of the opening match against the Windies but a commanding performance against Bangladesh has seen them soar up the table

    India on the other hand have just played the one match so far that too against arch-rivals Pakistan which they won comprehensively

    The middle order disappointed but the tailenders and then the spin bowlers did the job for the team

    So stay tuned for the live action as we bring to you the Live Blog of India’s 2nd match

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link

Cricket Australia Open To PCB Chief Ramiz Raja’s 4-Nation Cricket Tournament Proposal

[ad_1]

Nick Hockley told reporters on Wednesday that CA would be open to PCB’s proposal.© Twitter

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja is determined to float the proposal of an annual four-nation tournament, involving India, Australia and England, even after receiving cold response from the BCCI. A reliable source in the PCB said Ramiz was still working on his proposal and had also spoken about it with officials of some other leading boards. Ramiz had earlier said that he would propose to the ICC an annual four-nation T20 event, involving his country, arch-rivals India, Australia and England, the revenue from which will be shared by all members of the world governing body.

Ramiz’s proposal, which has been rejected by BCCI secretary Jay Shah, got a boost on Wednesday when Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive Nick Hockley said that Australia is open to hosting a Tri-Series with India and Pakistan.

Hockley, who was in Rawalpindi to witness the first Test between Pakistan and Australia, told reporters that personally he felt it was a good idea which could be explored.

“Personally you ask me, CA would definitely be very open to considering the proposal and hosting a Tri-Series with Pakistan, India and Australia,” he said.

He pointed out that Australia had large communities from South Asia and sub-contingent and a series involving India and Pakistan would be a big draw for the game Down Under.

India and Pakistan have only played each other in ICC and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) events since 2013 because of strained diplomatic relations between the two countries.

BCCI secretary Jay Shah had snubbed Ramiz’s proposal last month, insisting that the Indian board was more interested in expanding the sport globally and having it included in the Olympics and the proposal was a short-term commercial initiative.

Promoted

Hockely conceded that everyone wanted to see India and Pakistan play against each other anywhere in the world and they would also be playing in the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.

“It’s a contest that everyone wants to see in world cricket and if we can help support further opportunities we would love to do that.”

Topics mentioned in this article

[ad_2]

Source link