Top 10 Sports News: Rohit Sharma hits 450 sixes as India wins T20I series against New Zealand
In the second T20 match of the series in Ranchi, Team India defeated New Zealand (IND vs NZ) by 7 wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. In this match, captain Rohit Sharma also made a special achievement in his name. He became the first Indian cricketer to hit 450 sixes in international cricket.
New Delhi. Indian cricket team won by 7 wickets in the second T20 match against New Zealand (IND vs NZ) series. With the victory in this match (IND vs NZ 2nd T20I) played at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi, India also took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. Pacer Harshal Patel was adjudged the Player of the Match in his debut match, who took 2 wickets. Captain Rohit Sharma also achieved the feat in this match. He completed 450 sixes in international cricket and became the first Indian cricketer to do so.
Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India made a great start and defeated New Zealand by 7 wickets in the second T20. With this, the team also captured the 3-match series. Team India now leads 2-0 in the series. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 153 runs for 6 wickets. In response, on the basis of half-centuries from both KL Rahul and Rohit, the team achieved the target for 3 wickets in 17.2 overs. India has won the second consecutive bilateral series against New Zealand. The final match of the series will be played on 21 November in Kolkata. After this, a 2-match Test series is also to be played between the two teams.
In the Ranchi T20 match, Rohit Sharma made a big record in his name and he became the first player from India to hit 450 sixes in international cricket. In the fourth over of the innings, Rohit did this feat by hitting a six off Adam Milne. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 153 for 6 wickets, after which India achieved the target in 17.2 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Rohit did this feat in the 524th international match. Before him, Chris Gayle of West Indies and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan have done this feat. Gayle is at number-1 with 553 sixes. Apart from him, no other player has been able to touch the 500 sixes mark. Afridi has hit 476 sixes. Apart from these three, no other batsman has been able to touch the 400 sixes mark.
In the second T20 match of the series played between India and New Zealand in Ranchi, pacer Harshal Patel was given a chance and he showed amazing. Harshal, the purple cap holder of IPL-2021, got a chance in place of injured fast bowler Mohammad Siraj. This bowler has also been the troubleshooter of Virat Kohli. In this year's IPL also, this bowler took 32 wickets for Virat's team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Which is a record in the history of the league. Harshal bowled brilliantly in his debut match, taking 2 wickets for 25 runs in 4 overs and he has adjudged the player of the match. Ajit Agarkar handed him the debut cap.
Tim Paine stepped down as the captain of the Australian Test team. Paine has taken this step before the start of the Ashes series against England. Pan announces his resignation from office in Hobart. He was appointed the 46th Australian Test captain in 2018 replacing Steve Smith. According to media reports, Tim Paine is being investigated by Cricket Australia's governing body for sending lewd text messages and an inappropriate photo to a female colleague in 2017.
South African legend AB de Villiers has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. De Villiers will also not participate in IPL 2022. Mr. 360 degree i.e. de Villiers, who won the hearts of the fans with his fast batting, retired from international cricket in the year 2018. Although after that he was participating in T20 leagues around the world. In the IPL, he was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, captained by Virat Kohli.
A historic change is going to happen in Australian cricket after Tim Paine abruptly quit the captaincy. Australia will now have to make a new captain for the Ashes series. The name of Pat Cummins is at the fore in the race for the new captain, who is already the vice-captain of the team. If Pat Cummins is made the captain, then it will be the first time in 65 years that a bowler will captain the Australian Test team. The Ashes series is to be held between Australia and England from next month.
Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, the Pakistan team won the last over in the first T20 against Bangladesh. The team performed brilliantly in the T20 World Cup and made it to the semi-finals. But in the first T20 against Bangladesh, the team had to struggle to win. Bangladesh had scored 127 runs while playing first. In reply, Pakistan achieved the target in 19.2 overs. Babar could only score 7 runs. Shadab Khan (21 *) and Mohammad Nawaz (18 *) shared an unbeaten partnership of 36 runs in 15 balls to give the team a thrilling 4-wicket win. Earlier, Bangladesh had defeated Australia and New Zealand in the T20 series at home. With the win, Pakistan took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.
Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has pulled out of the Abu Dhabi T10 League. He confirmed through a social media post that he is affected by Kovid-19. Mohammad Amir had announced his retirement in 2019. He was in the team of the franchise Bangla Tigers, which also includes Faf du Plessis, James Faulkner, Andre Fletcher, and Hazratullah Zazai. Aamir has also requested to pray while giving information about his being corona positive.
ATK Mohun Bagan beat Kerala Blasters 4-2 in the opening football match of the Hero Indian Super League here on Friday. Hugo Baumous scored two goals for Bagan in the third and 39th minutes. Liston Colasso in the 50th and Roy Krishna scored the other two goals from penalties in the 27th minute. Sahal Abdul Samad scored for Kerala Blasters in the 24th minute and Jorge Diaz in the 69th minute.
Hasan Ali, who became a villain in Pakistan after dropping the catch of Australian batsman Matthew Wade in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, proved to be a hero in the first T20 against Bangladesh. He took 3 wickets for 22 runs in the match. During this match, Hasan also broke the world record for the fastest ball of former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar. Akhtar bowled the ball against England in the 2003 World Cup at a speed of 161.3 kmph. But Hassan welcomed Bangladeshi batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto with the fastest ball in cricket history at 219 kmph in the first T20 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. A video of this is also going viral.