In the IND Vs SA T20 series, South Africa has proved that it is a crime in the language of cricket to be sure of scoring in T20s. India has lost to South Africa in the sixth consecutive match in international cricket. On the other hand, women’s cricket is also in the headlines due to the announcement of Mithali Raj’s retirement. At the same time, the results of three out of four quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy have been revealed, this time two world records were made in the quarter-final matches and some other excellent records were also set.
Hello, with this podcast summarizing the cricket activities of the week, I am Sanjay Banerjee – Suno Dil Se
With the stoppage of the IPL, the biggest league of cricket, the proverb of ‘hail when you turn your head’ on Team India became a reality. Even in the absence of experienced players like Rohit, Virat, Lokesh Rahul and Mohammed Shami, the host was considered heavy on the guest, but South Africa proved that being sure of scoring in T20 is a crime in the language of cricket. Is.
Due to injury, Lokesh Rahul had to be out of the team for the entire series at the last moment and in such a situation, the responsibility of captaincy went to the vice-captain Rishabh Pant. Pant had the distinction of taking over the reins of Team India on his own ground and the hope was that he would be able to make it memorable forever. Such examples are rarely found in international cricket, when a player has got the reins of the national team from his own ground. However, some lackluster captaincy experience, sloppy and helpless bowling, van der Dussen and Miller’s killer instinct led South Africa to a seven-wicket victory with five balls to spare, and India crossed the 200 mark in T20Is. Lost too. Young Pant needs to cook up as captain.
Due to injury, not only Lokesh Rahul, but also Kuldeep Yadav could not join the team. In the absence of KL Rahul, there could not have been a better opening combination than Rituraj Gaikwad and Ishaan Kishan. Both also started well in the power play. The captain of the guest team, Tambe Bavuma, won the toss and invited India to bat and India accepted the invitation with both hands. Gaikwad was dismissed after scoring 23 runs, but played a half-century partnership with Kishan. Ishan Kishan batted brilliantly and added 76 runs in 48 balls.
Apart from them, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya also played decent innings. The target of 212 runs in a 20 over match is never less. However, Van der Dussen and Killer Miller sabotaged the Indian attack. It was costly to bowl Yuzvendra Chahal in the power play, putting Axar Patel in front of Miller. Chahal conceded 26 runs in 13 balls, Hardik Pandya conceded 18 runs in 1 over, 43 runs in Harshal Patel’s quota of four overs. It seemed that both the batsmen were playing in a hole. Miller hit 64 runs in just 31 balls, which included five sixes. On the other hand, Resie van der Dussen also hit 5 sixes and played a memorable innings of 75 runs in 46 balls.
India has lost to South Africa in the sixth consecutive match in international cricket. Earlier, India has lost in two consecutive Tests and three ODIs. With the T20 World Cup approaching, India will soon have to come out of the clutches of individual trillions and play as a team.
On the other hand, women’s cricket is also in the headlines now. The reason is the announcement of Mithali Raj’s retirement. Mithali was not only struggling with her form recently, but the Indian team was also struggling under her captaincy. Mithali Raj was the captain of the Test as well as the ODI team for a long time. Although he retired from the shortest format in 2019. It was Mithali’s success to play competitive cricket for 23 consecutive years, but during this time her success as a captain was no less than anyone.
In her career, Mithali Raj represented India in 12 Tests, 232 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals. He played his last international match against South Africa in the World Cup played earlier this year. Mithali made her international debut in 1999 at the age of just 16.
Indian women cricketers have to go on a tour of Sri Lanka this month, for which the BCCI has announced the team. India has to play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches on the Sri Lanka tour. Harmanpreet Kaur will be the captain of both these teams. While Smriti Mandhana has been made the vice-captain. Jhulan Goswami has also been left out from the Indian team. Although Jhulan participated in the World Cup three months ago, but this time the selectors have not given him a place in the team. Sneh Rana has been dropped from the team. S Menghna has been named in both the teams while Jemima Rodriguez has only made a T20 return.
The Indian women’s team will play T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on June 23, 25 and 27, while three ODIs will be played in Kandy in the first week of next month.
And finally domestic cricket.
The results of three out of four quarter-finals of the Ranji Trophy have been revealed, while today the result of the match between Bengal and Jharkhand on the fifth day can be found at any time. In the quarterfinal matches, Uttar Pradesh beat Karnataka by five wickets for the first time on the third day of the match, while on the fourth day yesterday, Madhya Pradesh beat Punjab by 10 wickets and Mumbai beat Uttarakhand by a world record margin of 725 runs.
This time two world records were made in the quarter-final matches, while some other best records were also set. Mumbai’s 725-run victory against Uttarakhand broke the world record set 92 years ago. Then New South Wales defeated Queensland by 684 runs in the Sheffield Shield match. Mumbai had scored 647 for eight in their first innings. In this, Suved Parkar scored 252 runs in his debut match itself. Also Sarfaraz Khan scored 153 runs.
However, Uttarakhand’s first innings was reduced to only 114 runs. His second innings also ended only by 69 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 103 and captain Prithvi Shaw scored 72 runs in the second innings for Mumbai. Both were flops in the first innings. Left-arm spinner Shams Mulani was also instrumental in Mumbai’s victory, who scored 59 runs in addition to taking eight wickets in the match. Mulani is also currently the highest wicket-taker in the Ranji season.
For Madhya Pradesh, Shubham Sharma’s 102, Himanshu Mantri’s 89 and Rajat Patipar’s 85, contributed to the victory against Punjab. Along with this, left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya also took a total of seven wickets in the match. By the way, Shubman Gill failed in both the innings for Punjab and could only score 9 and 19 runs.
The most important victory was achieved by Uttar Pradesh, which defeated Karnataka for the first time. Uttar Pradesh had scored only 155 runs in reply to Karnataka’s first innings total of 253. But, the attitude changed on the second day of the match and a total of 21 wickets fell. After this, Uttar Pradesh commented on Karnataka’s second innings for only 114 runs. In this way, Uttar Pradesh came back and achieved the target of 213 runs for the loss of five wickets. Captain Karan Sharma played an important role in the victory for Uttar Pradesh by scoring an unbeaten 93 in the second innings.
In another match against Jharkhand, Bengal has the upper hand so far. Bengal troubled Jharkhand by scoring 773 for seven in the first innings. Sudeep Gharami scored 186 and Anustup Majumdar scored 117 runs. Nine Bengal batsmen scored half-centuries in this innings. This is a world record in first class cricket. Earlier in 1893, eight batsmen had scored half-centuries in an innings. For Bengal, Akashdeep completed his fifty in only 18 balls. This is the second joint fastest fifty in the history of Ranji Trophy.
Jharkhand scored 298 runs in their first innings, including an unbeaten 113 by Virat Singh and 53 by Nazim Siddiqui. Mumbai started their second innings today with 261 runs for three wickets. The semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy will start from June 14, in which Mumbai will face Uttar Pradesh. In another semi-final, Madhya Pradesh will face the winning team of Bengal and Jharkhand match.
That’s all in this podcast for the time being, allow Sanjay Banerjee till next week, Namaskar.