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Virat Kohli (VK) - Player of ICC World T20 2016

Virat Kohli, won the Player of the Tournament award, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Sunday (April 3), on Post Match Presentation following the conclusion of the ICC World Twenty20 2016 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Kohli finished as the second-highest run-getter of the tournament, with 273 runs in five innings at a breathtaking average of 136.50. He scored three fifties, which included a highest of 89* in the semi-final against West Indies, who emerged as eventual champions. Kohli was the unanimous choice for the selection panel, comprising Ian Bishop, Nasser Hussain, Mel Jones, Sanjay Manjrekar and Lisa Sthalekar.
Kohli, who won the award for the second successive time, wasn't present in person to collect the prize, but conveyed his message saying he was proud of his achievement. "Although I'm disappointed that we were not able to make it through to the final and win the ICC World Twenty20 title on home soil, I'm proud to be named player of the tourname…

West Indies (WI) vs India (Ind) - Story of the Match

On a good batting pitch, India make change in their playing XI in a crucial match against West Indies.

West Indies won the toss and elected to ball first, as they have a giant run maker/chaser Chris Gale. From the pitch report, it was clear that the match will be going to be a high scoring.
India have two changes, on the place of Yuvraj and Shikhar Dhawan - Rahane and Manish Pandey included into the team.
Rohit Sharma got a new partner "Rahane" on place of his best partner "Shikhar Dhawan". Despite of it, Rohit played well and gives out a solid start to Indian Inning. He made 43 runs on 31 balls while playing on his home ground. He made 3 boundaries and 3 massive sixes over the park. One of the six was hitten on a no ball and then gets "Free Hit" as per rules.
The next ball he hit the bowl out of the park, on the straight. He gets this ball in his area. Rohit Sharma was not done well in this World Cup T20 2016 before this match.
Rahane the new player which was…

Big B takes on former England cricketer Andrew Flintoff on Twitter

In the fever of World Cup T20 2016, Andrew Flintoff's post on twitter makes an issue. This issue is more increased when Amitabh Bachchan replied to Andrew Flintoff.

Andrew Flintoff is quite happy with his team performance and expected that they will reach the finals. He said, "If Virat Kohli play like he is doing now, he will soon equal to Joe Root".
Amitabh Bachchan replied over his comment on Virat Kohli. As never expected from Amitabh Bachchan, he said, "Who Root?? "
Andrew Flintoff doesn't stop there, he again posted "Sorry Who is this?" with the Amitabh Bachchan's post and this enlarges the issue over all over the media.
Ravindra Jadeja replied over Andrew's post, He said, Beta @flintoff11, "Rishtey Me To Wo Tumhare Baap Lagtey Hain, Naam Hai Shahenshaah".
Ravindra Jadeja also written, "Last Time Andrew Flintoff Messed Up With Indian, His Team Was Smashed For Six Sixes In An Over By Yuvi. ;)".
@Sid_Warrier  replied: He is…

India vs Australia - India Won by 6 Wickets

India won vs Australia on the ground of Mohali. Dhoni made the last run as a boundary on the ball of James Faulkner. Kohli was the man from India who put the match sequence turn around.

Kohli made 82 runs of just 51 balls by making 9 boundaries and two massive sixes all over the ground. Kohli came to ground when Shikhar Dhawan outs cause of Bad shot selection.

Yuvraj Singh who was gets some stretch which making a pull shot was the second most contributor to Indian inning. More than his runs he stands on the pitch while India needs more at the time. He made 21 runs of 18 balls by putting 1 boundary and 1 six on his home ground.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan once again fail in converting the start into a big one. They lost their wicket on 12/13 runs respectively.

Before that, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. Both the opener (Khawaja and Finch) gave a fastrack opening of the inning. Australia made 59 runs on the loss of 1 wicket.

Khawaja lose his wicket while trying to drive…

Final Ind vs Pak: World Cup 2007 - India Won

The final of the first T20 World Cup where India took Pakistan at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. Gautam Gambhir gave an incredible start and took team India to a fighting total. He made 75 runs of just 54 balls with Strike Rate of 138.88. Rohit Sharma made 30 of 22 balls. India made 157 runs in the final T20 world Cup of 2007.

Yusuf Pathan was the first player who gone to pavalion. He made 15 runs of 12 balls. Robin Uthappa just able to make 8 runs. Star batsmen Yuvraj Singh also can't make his inning big on the finals.
Fall of wickets: 1-25 (YK Pathan, 2.4 over), 2-40 (Uthappa, 5.4 over), 3-103 (Yuvraj Singh, 13.3 over), 4-111 (Dhoni, 15.2 over), 5-130 (Gambhir, 17.6 over)
In a high-voltage run chase Pakistan batsmen showed out all cards at once. Only Imran Nazir and Misbah-ul-Haq made some runs of the bat. India all out the Pakistan batsman for 158 runs in 20 overs.

Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.5 ov), 2-26 (Kamran Akmal, 2.3 ov), 3-53 (Imran Nazir, 5.4 ov), 4-65 (Y…

Virat's 55* Played out Pakistan

In a tense and a do-die match India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets and got first win in the ongoing World Cup 2016. Kohli played well and was the hero of the match. He made unbeaten 55 of just 37 balls with strike rate of 148.65. While Yuvraj Singh made 24 runs in 23 balls helped out India from a pressure situation.

Earlier on Pakistan loss the toss from Indian Captain and forced to bat first. The pitch was useful to spin bowler just cause of the rain. Rain also prevented match for sometime and the match overs reduced to 18 overs each. Pakistan started well but slowly as they made just 24 runs in first five overs (Mandatory Powerplay reduced to 5 over due to rain). 

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Only four player from Pakistan can get to a double figure score. Pakistan batsman tried to hit the ball hard and lost their wicket at regular interval. At a time when Pakistan in problem Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik gets pakistan out from pressure situation by making 22 and 26 runs respect…

T20-2016: England won by 2 wickets against RSA

On Friday, people enjoyed a high scoring match between England and South Africa at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. South Africa lost the toss and forced to bat first. South Africa batsmens make slashes about all over the ground and entertained a lot to spectators.

South Africa made 83 runs first 6 overs of the inning. They made total 229 runs on loss of 4 wicket in 20 over includes 3 half centuries made by opening pair (Hashim Amla Quinton de Kock) and Jean-Paul Duminy. They made 58, 52  and 54 runs in 31, 24 and 28 balls respectively.
England bowled out strict to the wickets as they only gave 2 wide balls. David Willey was the most expensive bowler who gave out 40 runs in his 4 over spell of the inning.
England Started chasing a mountain like score on the board loss 3 wicket during Mandatory Powerplay. First, Alex Hales then Jason Roy and after Alex Hales lost their wicket on individual score of 17, 43 and 15 runs respectively.
Joe Root was the blaster from England made this run chase possible…

WCT20_2016 - Aus vs New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand meet on 18th of March, 2016 at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala for 17th match of World Cup T20 2016. Where New Zealand Won by 8 runs.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first. The Mandatory powerplay (first 6 overs) gone tremendous as they didn't lose a single wicket at 58. At 61 New Zealand lost first wicket in form of Martin Guptill on the first ball of 8th over by Faulkner.
New Zealand batsman could not make a big score and lose their wicket at regular interval but can still manage to get to 142 for loss of 8 wickets. Excluding Martin Guptill only 4 batsmen could get to two digits figure.
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the most expensive bowler from Australia who gave out 33 runs in his quota of 4 overs at rate of 8.25 runs per over and also can't get a single wicket.
Australia also started good but could not make it large. They got 50 runs at loss of 1 wicket in first 6 overs. Usman Khawaja is the highest score maker from Au…

Afghanistan fought good but Srilanka won

At the ground of Eden Gardens, Afghanistan got Srilanka in the opponent as was fixed (Scheduled). Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat first.
Captain Asghar Stanikzai of Afghanistan made a considerable half century. He made 62 runs in 47 balls with 3 boundaries and 4 out of the park (sixes). Samiullah Shenwari made useful 31 of just 14 balls with 3 boundaries and 2 sixes. Afghanistan lost his first wicket on 5th ball of 3rd over in form of Mohammad Shehzad (Wicket Keeper batsmen).
Afghanistan still managed to get a fighting score of 153 in 20 overs with loss of 7 wickets.
Fall of Wickets of Afghanistan against Srilanka: at 12 (Mohammad Shahzad, 2.5)at 44 (Noor Ali Zadran, 8.1)at 46 (Karim Sadiq, 9.3)at 51 (Mohammad Nabi, 10.6)at 112 (Samiullah Shenwari, 16.3)at 132 (Shafiqullah Shafiq, 18.4)at 136 (Asghar Stanikzai, 18.6)
Angelo Mathews(c), Dushmantha Chameera and Nuwan Kulasekara gets the breakthroughs for Sri Lanka. They get 2-2-1 wickets respectively. Nuwan Kulasekara was the mos…

ICC World T20 2016 Google Doodle - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Google have represented ICC World T20 2016 - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match which is going to start today at 07:30PM IST at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The design is quite simple and features two sets of Cricket bats painted in the respective team’s colors, and the World Cup in the background.

Sri Lankans led by Angelo Mathews are the defending champions having defeated India in the previous tournament.
On paper Sri Lankans should have it easy against a qualifying side like Afghanistan. But the minnows put up a decent performance in the qualifiers and have match practice and momentum on their side. Games like these are difficult to predict, and it will be interesting to see which Afghanistan team turns up today for the match.
This is the first time India is hosting the ICC World T20, and matches will be played in seven cities across the country. The final match on April 3, will be played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

T20 World Cup: India approved travel of 19 Pak HCO

That's complicated story, India approved travels of 19 Pakistani High Commission Officials for the World Cup T20 matches after refusing Pakistani diplomats a day before and also said they will consider more such requests.

The remarks by External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup came even as Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Islamabad J P Singh was called in by the Pakistan Foreign Office and a demarche was made over denying permission to Delhi-based Pakistani diplomats to travel to Kolkata to witness cricket matches being played by the Pakistan team.
Meanwhile, according to Pakistani sources, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry raised the issue with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar in Pokhara, Nepal where they are attending South Asian Association of Regional Conference (SAARC) meet.
"This was despite repeated reminders over the past few days. However, considering the occasion, 19 approvals were issued as a gesture. This has been conveyed to Pakistan Mi…

WCt-20: West Indies Women Team won by 4 runs

West Indies team won both men and women won their matches today. First match of men where Gayle showed off England bowling with his splendid century. Now let a look at Women's West Indians winning.

Off-spinner Anisa Mohammed inspired bowling (3/25) helped the West Indies Women edge Pakistan Women by a slender margin of four runs in a World T20 clash here. The West Indies, during the match on Wednesday, were sent into bat after losing toss and restricted to 103/8.
But in reply, Pakistan could only manage 99/5 in a Group B match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Pakistan's innings was dealt a serious blow early on when opener Javeria Khan was struck by a bouncer from Shamilia Connell.
She was taken to a nearby hospital where she underwent a CT scan and is now said to be stable. After that, Sidra Ameen (20) and Bismah Maroof (22) steadied the innings with a 40-run stand. But the tide decisively turned towards the West Indies after Anisa landed three quick blows.
Muneeba Ali (15), Sana M…

First Century of T20 World 2016 by Gayle lead WI to Win

The First Century of the ICC T20 World Cup comes from the most biggest smasher known as the Gayle. Gayle Puts out his massive 100 runs by punishing England Bowlers with 11 big sixes over the grounds in just 48 balls.

West Indies won the toss and puts England to batting. England puts a total of 186 runs on loss of 6 wicket in 20 overs. Joe Root from England made 48 runs of just 36 balls with strike rate of 133.33. West Indian team gave out 12 extra runs including 10 wide balls.
Dwayne Bravo was the most expensive bowler from West Indies who completed his 4 over quota of bowling by giving 41 runs and took 2 wickets. WI made 49 runs in first 6 overs of the match.
Marlon Samuels from West Indies also made useful 37 on 27 balls putting 8 boundary in his inning. West Indies team chase down the given chase in just 18.1 over on the loss of 4 wickets. England Bowler gave 16 extra runs including 10 wide balls and 2 no-balls.
Moeen Ali was the most expensive bowler who completed his quota of 4 overs…

MSD blames batsmen for loss against New Zealand

Indian star captain MSD blamed Indian batting line-up for the shocking loss on Tuesday to New Zealand in their opening match of the ICC World T20, said they erred in the "shot selection".
The most favorite of title "India" capitulated to a shocking 47-runs of defeat against New Zealand in a low scoring game to launch their ICC World Twenty20 campaign.

After stopping Kiwis to 126 for Seven in 20 overs, Indian batsmens showed their fade batting skill today as they bundled at 79 in just 18.1 over.
“I think it was a low scoring wicket. I thought we restricted them to a good total, but the batting let us down. The shot selection kept putting pressure on the batsmen coming in,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Indian Cricket team is ranked No.1 in the Twenty20 format, with deep batting strength showed poor skills and lost their 5th successive match against the New Zealand.
“They (New Zealand) bowled well, exploited the conditions, but we lacked adaptability…

Ind vs New Zealand - WC-T-20 Scores

India played their first match of the World Cup 2016 against New Zealand team. India lost the match with New Zealand by 47 runs.
Match: Ind vs NZ, 13th Match, Super 10 Group 2, ICC World T20, 2016 Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat Time: 02:00 PM GMT (+5:30 IST) Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Illingworth Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle

More Matches: ICC World T20 Schedule/Venue and Scorecard Links
Team India:India (Squad Playing XI): Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah Bench of Team India: Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane
Team New Zealand:New Zealand (Squad Playing XI): Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi (wk), Mitchell Santner, Nathan McCu…