With 100 days to go for the ICC World Cup 2015 to kick off, veteran Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu on Thursday slammed his maiden ODI ton against Sri Lanka to further strengthen his case for the prestigious event.
Dejected at missing out on his maiden ODI ton for the "24th time" in 93 matches, West Indies opener Devon Smith said the Indian bowlers came back brilliantly to halt the visitors, who were cruising along at one stage in the second ODI here.
Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and plug the loopholes when they take on a determined West Indies in the second cricket one-dayer here on Saturday.
The tussle between ruling Congress and opposition BJP over the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) issue has cast a shadow on the 2nd ODI match between India and West Indies scheduled to be held here on October 17.
The fears of involvement of bookmakers in international cricket re-surfaced once again during the second ODI between India and England as the police authorities reportedly threw a spectator out for allegedly supplying information to "sub-continental" bookies.
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's match-winning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the left-hander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England here today and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle.
Indian skipper Suresh Raina said he was blown away by the match-winning performance of all-rounder Stuart Binny, whose six wickets for four runs against Bangladesh here today became the best ODI bowling figures by an Indian.
Medium-pacer Stuart Binny bagged six wickets as India registered an unexpected 47-runs win against Bangladesh via Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed second One-day International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Tuesday.
Ravi Bopara and captain Stuart Broad put on 58 unbroken runs to guide England to a nerve-jangling, three-wicket victory over West Indies in the second one-day international in North Sound, Antigua on Sunday.
Very much like Michael Bevan, James Faulkner also has a knack to play till the very end of the innings to help his team to come out triumphant. Even Australian skipper Michael Clarke reportedly praised the dashing youngster as the team’s ‘new Michael Bevan’ after his heroics at Gabba.