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Cricket Highlights, 23 Mar: IND vs ENG (1st ODI), NZ vs BAN (2nd ODI), WI vs SL (1st Test-Day 3)

The 1st ODI between India & England, the 2nd ODI between Bangladesh & New Zealand, and the 3rd day of the 1st Test between West Indies & Sri Lanka took place yesterday. Let’s have a look to know about the exciting moments of them.

IND vs ENG (1st ODI)

In the first ODI match in Pune, India defeated England by 66 runs with decent team performance. After losing the toss, India batted first and scored 317 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Apart from opener Shikhar Dhawan (98), captain Virat Kohli (56), Lokesh Rahul (62*), and debutant Krunal Pandya (58*) had also contributed well. Especially the pair of Rahul and Krunal. Remaining unbeaten, they scored 112 runs off 61 balls for the sixth wicket. Krunal made his fifty off 26 balls, hitting 7 fours and 2 sixes from 31 balls to make 58 runs. It is the fastest fifty of any debutant player in ODIs. Ben Stokes took the highest number of wickets for England (3-34, 8 overs).

England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow got off to a good start starting to chase the target. They took 135 runs without losing their wickets in just 14.1 overs. After that, Shardul Thakur and Prasidh Krishna’s great bowling made the visitors’ innings chaotic. England’s score from 135 for none became 176 for 5 wickets. England could not overcome the pressure of losing 5 wickets just for 41 runs. As a result, England was all out scoring 251 runs. Jonny Bairstow scored the highest 94 runs for the team. For India, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 2 wickets, Shardul Thakur picked 3 wickets and two debutants, Prasidh Krishna took 4 and Krunal Pandya claimed 1 wicket. An Indian bowler took four wickets for the first time in his ODI debut yesterday. 

India takes a 1-0 lead after winning the first match of the three-match ODI series. The second match will be played on March 26 at this venue.


India – 317/5 (50.0)

England – 251/10 (42.1)

Result – India won by 66 runs

Player of the Match – Shikhar Dhawan

NZ vs BAN (2nd ODI)

New Zealand won the second ODI of the series in Christchurch by 5 wickets courtesy of great innings by Tom Latham. After losing the toss, Bangladesh batted first and scored 271 runs losing 6 wickets. Captain Tamim Iqbal scored the best 78 run-innings for the team. Besides, Bangladesh could collect a respectable score with the help of Mohammad Mithun’s unbeaten 73 off 57 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Mitchell Santner (2-51, 10 overs) was the highest wicket-taker for New Zealand.

Batting for 272, New Zealand lost 3 wickets to put up 53 runs in 11 overs. The Kiwis then returned to the match in the fourth wicket with a pair of 113 runs by Devon Conway and captain, Tom Latham. Devon Conway returned to the pavilion for 72, but Tom Latham led the team to victory with an unbeaten 110-run innings. The wicket-keeper batsman also picked up the fifth century of his ODI career playing 101 balls. Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan took two wickets each for the visitors.

New Zealand wins the three-match series by defeating Bangladesh In this match & there is one match left in the series. The third and final ODI of the series will be played on March 26 at the Basin Reserve ground in Wellington.


Bangladesh – 271/6 (50.0)

New Zealand – 275/5 (48.2)

Result – New Zealand won by 5 wickets

Player of the Match – Tom Latham

WI vs SL (1st Test – Day 3)

At the end of the second day, West Indies were 99 runs ahead of the visitors & started the third day’s game with Rahkeem Cornwall (60*) and Kemar Roach (4*) the crease. In the third over of the day, Vishwa Fernando picked up two wickets, and the hosts’ first innings ended at 271 runs.

The visitors went down to bat in the 2nd innings, being trailed by 102 runs. They lost the wicket of captain Dimuth Karunaratne while the team total was 8 runs and got a bit shaky. Later, in the second wicket, Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando’s pair of 162 runs brought them back to the match. These two batsmen picked up the 8th and 2nd half-centuries of their careers respectively. Later, Lahiru Thirimanne (72) and Oshada Fernando (91) returned to the pavilion. Dhananjaya de Silva and Pathum Nissanka then put on an unbroken 66-run stand for the fifth wicket. With Dhananjaya Di Silva (46*) and Pathum Nissanka (21*) on the wickets, the visitors finished the third day ahead of the hosts by 153 runs. Kemar Roach and Kyle Mayers took two wickets each for West Indies.


Sri Lanka (1st Innings) 169/10 (69.4)  

West Indies (1st Innings) 271/10 (103.0)

Sri Lanka (2nd Innings) 255/4 (86.0)


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