Mohammed Shami 5 best bowling performances

Mohammed Shami exceptional bowling performances

Here are some of his best bowling performances:

  1. 5/51 vs Australia, Mohali, 2023: He took five wickets for just 51 runs in the first ODI against Australia in Mohali on September 22, 2023.
  2. 5/18 vs Sri Lanka, Wankhede, 2 Nov 2023 (2023 World Cup): Shami delivered a match-winning performance, taking five wickets and giving away only 18 runs.
  3. 4/22 vs England, Lucknow, 29 Oct 2023 (2023 World Cup): Another remarkable performance by Shami in the 2023 World Cup where he took four wickets and conceded only 22 runs.
  4. 5/54 vs New Zealand, Dharamsala, 22 Oct 2023 (2023 World Cup): Shami took five wickets and gave away 54 runs in this match.
  5. 7/57 in the semi-final against New Zealand in 2023 Cricket World Cup

These performances showcase Mohammed Shami’s exceptional skill and consistency as a bowler. His ability to swing the ball both ways and extract bounce from the pitch has made him a genuine threat to any batsman…

Mohammed Shami’s best bowling performances across various formats. Test Cricket:

  • 6/56 (1st Innings) against Australia in Perth Stadium, 2018
  • 5/28 (2nd Innings) against South Africa in Wanderers Stadium, 2018
  • 5/35 (1st Innings) against South Africa in Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium, 2019
  • 9/118 (Match) against West Indies in Eden Gardens, 2013
  • 8/107 (Match) against South Africa in SuperSport Park, 2021
  • 7/58 (Match) against Bangladesh in Holkar Cricket Stadium, 2019
  • 6/56 (2nd Innings) against England in Oval, 2014
  • 6/51 (1st Innings) against England in Edgbaston, 2018
  • 6/132 (Match) against Afghanistan in Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, 2018

ODI Cricket:

  • 7/57 (Match) against New Zealand in Old Trafford, 2019
  • 7/57 in the semi-final against New Zealand in 2023

T20 Cricket:

  • 3/21 (Match) against Afghanistan in Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, 2014
  • 3/38 (Match) against England in Edgbaston, 2014
  • 2/14 (Match) against Zimbabwe in Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2022

These are just some of Mohammed Shami’s most impressive bowling performances. He has a knack for taking wickets in clusters, and he has been a key contributor to India’s success in all three formats of the game.

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Points Table ICC World Cup 2023

Points table for ICC World Cup 2023

Points table for ICC World Cup 2023
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Key news points Points Table ICC World Cup 2023

On 11/19/2023, Australia won the ICC World Cup defeating India by 6 wickets, Batting first India scored 240 in 50 overs, and Australia chased the target in 43 overs, Travis Head is the player of the match for scoring 137 in 120 balls. Virat Kohli is the player of the tournament.

The final was on 11/19/2023 between India and Australia in Ahmedabad.

On 11/16/2023, Australia won their semi-final match against South Africa, Batting first South Africa scored 212 in 49.4 overs, The batting collapse of South Africa in the initial 10 overs cost them the match, though they gave Australia a tough fight by taking 7 wickets for 193 runs, Australia was able to chase the target, Travis Head was the player of the match for scoring 62 in 48 balls and taking 2 wickets, From South Africa David Miller scored a rescue century of 101 in 116 balls.

On 11/15/2023, India won their semi-final match against New Zealand by 70 runs, Batting first India scored a massive 397 for 4 wickets while chasing New Zealand got all out for 327 in 48.5 overs, Mohammed Shami was the player of the match for taking 7 wickets for 57 runs.

Semi-Final 1 between India and New Zealand in Mumbai on Nov 15, 2023

Semi-Final 2 between Australia and South Africa in Kolkata on Nov 16, 2023.

Final on Nov 19, 2023, in Ahmedabad India.

On 11/12/2023, India defeated Netherlands by 160 runs in the last league match of the ICC World Cup 2023, Batting First India scored a massive 410 for 4 wickets, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul scored centuries with respective scores of 128 in 94 balls and 102 in 64 balls While chasing the target Netherlands was all out for 250 in 47.5 overs, Shreyas Iyer is the player of the match.

On 11/11/2023, England won their last match against Pakistan by 93 runs, England batting first scored 337 in 50 overs, while chasing Pakistan got all out for 244 in 43.3 overs, David Willey was player of the match for taking 3 wickets and scoring quickly 15 runs.

Sri Lanka Cricket was suspended by the ICC board, This was done due to extensive interference of the government in Sri Lanka cricket board affairs, this is a developing story as we get more inputs we will highlight them.

On 11/10/2023, South Africa defeated Afghanistan by 5 wickets, The match was somewhat of a close fight. Afghanistan scored 244 in 50 overs while chasing South Africa reached the target in 47.3 overs, Rassie Van der Dussen was the player of the match for scoring 76 in 95 balls.

On 11/09/2023, New Zealand defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets with 160 balls remaining, this win ensured practically a semi-final spot for New Zealand, Sri Lanka scored a meager 171 in 46.4 overs, and New Zealand chased the target 171 in 23.2 overs.

On 11/08/2023, England won their match against the Netherlands comfortably, Batting First England scored 339 for 9 wickets in 50 overs, While chasing the target Netherlands was all-out for 179 in 37.2 overs. Ben Stokes was the player of the match for scoring 108 in 84 balls, this puts England in 7th position in the points table helping their chances to qualify for the champions trophy in 2025.

On 11/07/2023 in Mumbai, in an agonizing match for Afghanistan, they got defeated by Australia after Afghanistan almost got them, Batting first Afghanistan scored 291 for 5 wickets, while chasing Australia at an early stage and lost 7 wickets for a meager 91 runs, however, Greatest double hundreds in one-day cricket history by Glen Maxwell 201 in 128 balls made Australia winners, and he was the player of the match.

On 11/06/2023 in Delhi, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets, Batting first Sri Lanka scored 279 in 49.3 overs, Charith Asalanka scored a century of 108 in 105 balls While chasing Bangladesh reached the target in 41.1 overs, and Shakib Al Hasan the player of the match for scoring 82 in 65 balls and taking 2 wickets for 57 runs. Angelo Matthews from Sri Lanka made cricket history by being dismissed timed out, the only player in international cricket history out in this kind of fashion.

On 11/05/2023 in Kolkata Eden Gardens, India defeated South Africa by a huge margin of 243 runs, Batting first India scored 326 for 5 wickets, Virat Kohli scored a century of 101 in 121 balls, he was the player of the match and this day is his Birthday, Also Ravindra Jadeja took 5 wickets by giving away 33 runs.

On 11/04/2023 in Ahmedabad, Australia defeated England by 33 runs, Batting first Australia scored 286 in 49.3 overs, England while chasing got all out for 253 in 48.1 overs, Adam Zampa was the player of the match for taking 3 wickets (21 runs) and scoring 29 in 19 balls.

On 11/04/2023 in Bengaluru, Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 21 runs in a rain-affected match through the DLS method, New Zealand scored 401 in 50 overs, while chasing Pakistan reached 200 for 1 wicket in 25.3 overs, since Pakistan was ahead in the match as per DLS method, they were declared winners, Fakhar Zaman was the player of the match for scoring 126 in 81 balls, Pakistan kept its chances live in World Cup 2023 semi-final spot.

On 11/03/2023, Afghanistan defeated the Netherlands comfortably by 7 wickets, the Netherlands scored a meager 179 in 46.3 overs and got all out while chasing Afghanistan reaching the target in 31.3 overs losing only 3 wickets, Mohammed Nabi was the player of the match for taking 3 wickets for 28 runs.

On 11/02/2023, India defeated Sri Lanka by a huge margin of 302 runs, India batting first scored 357, and while chasing the target Sri Lanka was all out for a meager 55. Mohammed Shami was player of the match for taking 5 wickets.

On 11/01/2023, South Africa defeated New Zealand by 190 runs, South Africa scored a huge total of 357 for 4 wickets, While Chasing the target New Zealand all out for 167 in 35.3 overs, Rassie van der Dussen was the player of the match for scoring 133 in 118 balls. Pakistan got a glimmer of hope now to qualify for the semi-finals.

On 10/31/2023 in Kolkata Eden Gardens, Pakistan defeated Bangladesh comfortably by 7 wickets, Bangladesh won the toss and batted first, they scored 204 in 45.1 overs, Pakistan easily chased the target of 205 in 32.3 overs, Fakhar Zaman was the player of the match for scoring 81 in 74 balls.

On 10/30/2023 in Pune, Another great win by Afghanistan in World Cup 2023, won against Sri Lanka by 7 wickets, Player of the match Fazalhaq Farooqi for taking 4 wickets and giving away only 34 runs, Afghanistan moved to 5th position in the points table causing a sensation.

On 10/29/2023 in Lucknow, India won against England on a difficult pitch to bat, Rohit Sharma was player of the match for scoring 87 in 101 balls, and Indian Fast bowlers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah were excellent along with spinner Kuldeep Yadav to bowl out England for 129 in 34.5 overs. India scored 229 for 9 wickets in 50 overs.

On 10/28/2023 in Kolkata Eden Gardens, Netherlands showed their ambitions by winning against Bangladesh by 87 runs, Paul van Meekeren was the player of the match for taking 4 wickets for 23 runs.

On 10/28/2023 in Dharmasala, Australia defeated New Zealand by a narrow margin of 5 runs, This is the highest-scoring match for Australia and New Zealand in ODI’s, Australia scored 388 in 49.2 overs while chasing New Zealand was 5 less than target stranded at 383 for 9 wickets in 50 overs, Travis Head from Australia is player of the match for scoring 109 in 67 balls. Australia looks like it has their winning form back.

On 10/27/2023 in Chennai, South Africa defeated Pakistan by 1 run, a close encounter, Pakistan scored 270 in 46.2 overs having not utilized the full 50 overs of batting led to the downfall, Tabraiz Shamsi was the player of the match with 4 wickets for 60 runs in 10 overs, and South Africa moved to the top of the table, Pakistan and England are almost out of this world cup 2023.

On 10/26/2023 in Bengaluru, Sri Lanka defeated England by 8 wickets, England was all out for 156 in 33.2 overs, and Sri Lanka reached the target in 25.4 overs, Lahiru Kumara is player of the match for taking 3 wickets giving away only 35 runs in 10 overs, England moves down to 9th position in the points table.

On 10/25/2023 in Delhi, Australia defeated the Netherlands by a gigantic margin of 309 runs, Player of the match Glen Maxwell scored the fastest record World Cup 100 in 40 balls, and his final score was 106 in 44 balls.

On 10/24/2023 in Mumbai, South Africa defeated Bangladesh by a huge margin of 149 runs, Quinton de Kock scored 174 out of 140 balls, and he was the player of the match.

On 10/23/2023 in Chennai, In another great upset in World Cup history, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets, Player of the match is Ibrahim Zadran for scoring a critical knock during the chase of 285 target, he scored 87 in 113 balls.

India moved to the top of the World Cup 2023 points table

Australia moved to 4th position in the World Cup 2023 points table.

On 10/22/2023 in Dharmasala, India won against New Zealand in their 5th match, Mohammed Shami was the player of the match with a 5-wicket haul, and Virat Kohli scored a match-winning knock of 95.

On 10/21/2023 in Lucknow, Sri Lanka won against the Netherlands in their 4th match, Player of the match Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka reached their target 263 with 10 balls remaining.

On 10/21/2023 in Mumbai, South Africa won against England emphatically in their 4th match, they scored a massive 399, and England was able to muster only 170 and got all out in 21.6 overs, This was a massive win for South Africa with a margin of 229 runs, Player of the match is Heinrich Klaasen(South Africa) who scored 109 in 67 balls.

On 10/20/2023 in Bengaluru, Australia won their 4th match against Pakistan, it was a fighting match till around the 40th over, however, Pakistan lost quick wickets afterward unable to reach the massive target of 368.

On 10/19/2023 in Pune, India won against Bangladesh comfortably in their 4th match, Virat Kohli made 100 and was the player of the match.

On 10/18/2023 in Chennai, New Zealand comfortably won against Afghanistan in their 4th match, Glenn Phillips was the player of the match after scoring 71 in 80 balls for New Zealand.

On 10/17/2023 in Dharmasala, In another of the great upsets in the World Cup, the Netherlands defeated South Africa by 38 runs, Scott Edwards is the player of the match for scoring 78 in 69 balls and 3 catches.

On 10/16/2023 in Lucknow, Australia won against Sri Lanka by 5 wickets, Adam Zampa was the player of the match for taking 4 wickets for 47 runs.

On 10/15/2023 in Delhi, In one of the greatest upsets in the World Cup, Afghanistan defeated England by 69 runs, with Player of the Match Mujeeb Ur Rahman scoring 28 off 16 balls and grabbing 3 wickets for 51 runs.

On 10/14/2023 in Ahmedabad, India won their third match against Pakistan comfortably, Juspit Bumrah was man of the match with 2 wickets for 19 runs in 7 overs, Rohit Sharma scored 86, and Shreyas Ayar scored 53 hitting the winning shot to reach the Pakistan total of 191.

On 10/13/2023 in Chennai, New Zealand won their third match against Bangladesh, they are at the top of the table, and Lockie Ferguson is the player of the match with 3 wickets for 49 runs.

On 10/12/2023 in Lucknow, Australia lost their second match against South Africa, Quinton de Kock scored 109 in 106 balls and he was the player of the match.

On 10/11/2023 in Delhi, India won their Second match comfortably against Afghanistan, India reached the target score of 272 in 35 overs, Rohit Sharma scored 131 in 84 balls, and Virat Kohli scored 55 in 56 balls.

On 10/10/2023 in Dharmasala, England won against Bangladesh easily, David Malan player of the match after scoring 140 in 107 balls.

On 10/10/2023 in Hyderabad, Pakistan won their second match against Sri Lanka with a great partnership between Rizwan and Abdulla.

On 10/09/2023 in Hyderabad, New Zealand defeated the Netherlands by 99 runs, Mitchel Santner was the player of the match after scoring 36 in 17 balls and taking 5 wickets for 59 runs.

On 10/08/2023 in Chennai, India won their first match against Australia in a thrilling contest in Chennai, K.L. Rahul, and Virat Kohli played a record-breaking partnership to get India to reach the winning score.

On 10/07/2023 in Dharmasala, Bangladesh Won Against Afghanistan comfortably with 92 balls remaining, Player of the match Mihidy Hasan Miraz scored 57 of 73 balls and took 3 wickets.

On 10/07/2023 in Delhi, South Africa defeated Srilanka by 102 runs, Aiden Markram was the player of the match after scoring 106 in 54 balls.

On 10/06/2023 in Hyderabad, Pakistan won comfortably against the Netherlands in their First Match, Saud Shakeel was the player of the match scoring 50 balls 68.

On 10/05/2023 in Ahmedabad, England had a bad start to the tournament with a heavy loss against New Zealand, Conway and Ravindra both scored centuries to give New Zealand the first win in this World Cup.

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule

Analysis Who will win the World Cup 2023?

Who will win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023?

From now on it is a critical phase of the Cricket World Cup 2023, so far all teams completed 4 matches each, and 5 matches more are pending for each team, as of today the top 4 teams are New Zealand, India, South Africa, and Australia.

New Zealand though number 1 at this time on the points table, The next 4 are matches are very difficult matches.

It looks like the 4th sport can toggle around Australia, England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, let’s see who had more chances of getting the 4th spot and getting into the semi-final, and probably the answer to the question of who will win the World Cup.

Australia’s remaining 5 matches are against the Netherlands, New Zealand, England, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, we assume Australia will win against 4 teams, and reach 12 points.

Overall, Australia’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are good. They have a strong team and a good record against the other teams in their group.

Based on their current form and the difficulty of their remaining fixtures, I would estimate that Australia’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are around 70-80%.

England’s remaining 5 matches are against Sri Lanka, India, Australia, Netherlands, and Pakistan.

In order to qualify for the semi-finals, England will need to win all of their remaining matches. This would give them 12 points, which would be enough to put them in contention for a top-four spot.

However, England’s remaining fixtures are against some of the strongest teams in the tournament. They will face Sri Lanka, India, Australia, the Netherlands, and Pakistan.

If England can pull off some upsets and win all of their remaining matches, they will have a chance of reaching the semi-finals. However, their chances are slim, and they will need to play at their best in order to achieve this goal.

Based on their current form and the difficulty of their remaining fixtures, I would estimate that England’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are around 15-20%.

Sri Lanka’s chances of reaching the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup 2023 are slim, but not impossible. They have lost their first three matches of the tournament, putting them in a difficult position.

In order to qualify for the semi-finals, Sri Lanka will need to win all of their remaining matches. This would give them 12 points, which would be enough to put them in contention for a top-four spot.

However, Sri Lanka’s remaining fixtures are against some of the strongest teams in the tournament. They will face England, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, and New Zealand.

If Sri Lanka can pull off some upsets and win all of their remaining matches, they will have a chance of reaching the semi-finals. However, their chances are slim, and they will need to play at their best in order to achieve this goal.

Based on their current form and the difficulty of their remaining fixtures, I would estimate that Sri Lanka’s chances of reaching the semi-finals are around 10-15%.

Pakistan’s remaining 5 matches are against Afghanistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, New Zealand, and England, Pakistan’s chances of reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 are not mathematically impossible, but they face a tough fight. They have four points from four games. The two consecutive defeats have put Pakistan’s spot in the semi-final under major risk. However, they could overtake India on net run rate or finish higher than South Africa – courtesy of having more wins – should rain interfere and cause the Protea’s match against the Netherlands to be abandoned. So, things really need to fall in Pakistan’s favor.

Who will win with respect to the performances so far?

The Elephant in the room is South Africa, who got good chances and performing players to win the World Cup.

The only reason India not winning the World Cup is the enormous fan pressure they have to handle.

Australia is always a contender irrespective of their form, they will be a dangerous side from now onwards as they have more experience in playing the World Cups for the win.

The Underdog is from New Zealand and looks well-prepared for the World Cup 2023

Who will Win? Here is the list of teams who had more chances to win the World Cup.

  1. India
  2. South Africa
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand

The most critical matches that can upset the above equation for who will win the World Cup are below.

  • Australia vs England
  • Australia vs New Zealand
  • Pakistan vs South Africa
  • England vs Pakistan
  • England vs Sri Lanka
  • Pakistan vs New Zealand.
  • India vs New Zealand
  • New Zealand vs South Africa

Let’s see after two weeks again and review the above analysis about Who will win and predict the semi-final winners.

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India vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023

India vs Bangladesh World Cup history

The cricket rivalry between India and Bangladesh in the One Day International (ODI) World Cups has been brewing for a decade and a half. Here are some key moments in their World Cup history:

2007 World Cup: The first significant showdown between these two teams in a World Cup came in 2007 during the group stage of the tournament in the West Indies. In a shocking turn of events, Bangladesh defeated India by 5 wickets, knocking them out of the tournament.

Watch the India vs Bangladesh 2007 World Cup match Highlights

2011 World Cup: Four years later, in the 2011 World Cup held in the Indian subcontinent, India exacted their revenge by winning a thrilling match against Bangladesh in the group stage. The match witnessed Virender Sehwag’s blistering 175 and young Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 100, which boosted India to a mammoth total of 370/4. Bangladesh fought well but they had no answers against a prominent Indian bowling line-up and got defeated by a margin of 97 runs.

2015 World Cup: During the 2015 ODI World Cup Down Under, India, as the defending champions, were the favorites to win against Bangladesh in the quarter-finals. In a high-pressure game, Rohit’s first-ever World Cup hundred (137 runs off 126 balls) took India to 302/6. Bangladesh faltered in their run chase and were shot out for 193 inside 45 overs and India emerged victorious.

2019 World Cup: In the 2019 World Cup, the clash between India and Bangladesh at Edgbaston was eagerly anticipated. Both teams were vying for a place in the semifinals. Rohit Sharma’s hundred secured his team a narrow 28-run win while defending 314 runs in Birmingham.

In recent encounters, Bangladesh has had some success against India. They beat India in the Asia Cup 2023 group-stage game last month and also defeated them in the most recent bilateral ODI series in December 2022. However, overall, India comfortably leads the head-to-head record against Bangladesh in 50-over cricket.

Now Bangladesh is playing India in the 2023 Cricket World Cup on Thursday 10/19/2023, Recent record against India in ODI matches for Bangladesh is 3-1, most recently Bangladesh defeated India in the Asia Cup, which should give them enough confidence to give a good fight, India might play Mohammed Shami or Shardul Thakur and Ashwin too, India might rest Juspit Bumrah.

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Rohit Sharma 48 more 6’s for ODI world record

Rohit Sharma currently has 303 6’s in his name in ODI Matches

Current Highes 6’s record is held by Shahid Afridi with 351, next is Chris Gayle with a count of 331.

Let’s calculate how many matches are required for Rohit to cross the current record count of 351.

in this 2023 cricket World Cup India has to play 6 more matches, the current rate of 6’s for Rohit Sharma is 1.19 per match, and his average rate of hitting 6’s has to increase to a level of 1.33, which means in the remaining 6 matches he has to hit 8 sixes per match, which looks very ambitious.

Watch Rohit Sharma hitting sixes

let’s imagine India reaches the final, which means India has to play 8 matches more to reach the record in this World Cup, which means he has to hit 6 sixes per match.

The probability of Rohit Sharma hitting the all-time most 6’s in international cricket

As of October 15, 2023, Rohit Sharma has hit 428 sixes in 453 matches across all formats of international cricket. The world record for most sixes in international cricket is held by Chris Gayle, who hit 431 sixes in 463 matches.

To calculate the probability of Rohit Sharma reaching the world record of most sixes in the count of number of matches, we can use the following formula:

probability = 1 – exp(-avg_sixes_per_match * (world_record_matches – player_current_matches))

where:

  • avg_sixes_per_match is the average number of sixes hit by the player per match
  • world_record_matches is the number of matches in which the world record for most sixes was set
  • player_current_matches is the number of matches played by the player

To calculate the average number of sixes hit by Rohit Sharma per match, we can divide the total number of sixes he has hit by the total number of matches he has played:

avg_sixes_per_match = 428 / 453 = 0.945

Substituting the known values into the formula above, we get the following probability:

probability = 1 – exp(-0.945 * (463 – 453)) = 0.971

Therefore, the probability of Rohit Sharma reaching the world record of most sixes in the count of number of matches is 97.1%.

It is important to note that this is just a theoretical probability.

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Ind vs Pak: Grandest #1 Cricket Rivalary

Ind vs Pak: Greatest One-Day Cricket Matches

India is playing against Pakistan in Ahmedabad on October 14 2023 in the ICC World Cup 2023.

Irrespective of the outcome of this match, the viewership and popularity of this match will be one of the highest in the world of sport.

India and Pakistan share one of the most intense rivalries in world cricket. The two teams have played each other in 132 ODIs, with India winning 74 and Pakistan winning 55. The matches between these two teams are always highly anticipated and often produce thrilling contests.

Greatest one-day cricket matches played between Ind vs Pak:

  • 1991 Wills World Series Final Ind vs Pak, Sharjah

In the final of the 1991 Wills World Series, India and Pakistan locked horns in a thrilling match that went down to the wire. India batted first and posted a total of 216/7, thanks to half-centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Sanjay Manjrekar. In reply, Pakistan got off to a good start but lost wickets at regular intervals. With two balls remaining, Pakistan needed four runs to win with one wicket in hand. However, Javed Miandad was dismissed by Kapil Dev for 53, and India won the match by one wicket.

The 1999 Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan was one of the most memorable matches of the tournament. India batted first and posted a total of 227/6, thanks to a half-century from Navjot Singh Sidhu. In reply, Pakistan got off to a flying start, with Saeed Anwar scoring a century. However, India fought back and took wickets at regular intervals. In the end, Pakistan fell short by 47 runs.

  • 2003 Cricket World Cup Ind vs Pak, Centurion

The 2003 Cricket World Cup match between India and Pakistan was another thrilling encounter. India batted first and posted a total of 270/4, thanks to centuries from Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. In reply, Pakistan got off to a good start but lost wickets at regular intervals. In the end, Pakistan fell short by 91 runs.

Watch the Highlights of Ind vs Pak in the 2003 Cricket World Cup

  • 2004 Asia Cup Final Ind vs Pak, Colombo

The 2004 Asia Cup Final between India and Pakistan was a one-sided affair, with India winning by 59 runs. India batted first and posted a total of 329/6, thanks to a century from Virender Sehwag. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 270, with only Inzamam-ul-Haq scoring a half-century.

  • 2012 Asia Cup Final Ind vs Pak, Mirpur

The 2012 Asia Cup Final between India and Pakistan was a nail-biter, with India winning by one wicket. Pakistan batted first and posted a total of 222/7, thanks to a half-century from Shahid Afridi. In reply, India got off to a bad start but recovered to reach 182/6. However, India lost wickets at regular intervals and needed 13 runs to win off the last over. With two balls remaining, India needed four runs to win with one wicket in hand. However, R Ashwin hit the winning runs to give India a thrilling victory.

These are just a few of the many great one-day cricket matches played between Ind vs Pak. The rivalry between the two teams is one of the most passionate in the world, and the matches between them are always highly anticipated.

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Rachin Ravindra smashing knock against England

Rachin Ravindra is a New Zealand international cricketer

He was born in Wellington to Indian parents. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left-arm orthodox bowler.

Ravindra made his international debut for New Zealand in T20Is in September 2021, and his Test debut in November 2021. He is a versatile player who can bat at different positions in the order and bowl useful overs.

In the opening match of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, Ravindra scored a sensational unbeaten knock of 123 runs from just 96 balls to help New Zealand defeat England. This inning announced him to the world as a major talent.

Watch the highlights of the England-New Zealand game

Ravindra is still a young player, but he has the potential to be one of the best all-rounders in the world. He is a hard worker and has a great attitude. He is also a very humble and likable person.

I am excited to see what the future holds for Rachin Ravindra. I believe he has the potential to become a great player of the game.

Interesting belief: Peru Shamans vs. Neymar

Peru Shamans ritual on Neymar

In a bid to help Peru win their World Cup qualifying match against Brazil, a group of Peruvian shamans performed a ritual to “neutralize” Neymar. They tied up an effigy of the Brazilian superstar and called on the spirits to weaken him.

It is unclear whether the shamans’ ritual had any effect on Neymar’s performance. Brazil won the match 1-0, Neymar and Marquinhos teamed up late to provide a heartbreak for Peru

Whether or not the Peru shamans’ ritual was effective, it is an interesting example of the power of belief. The shamans believed that they could influence the outcome of the match by weakening Neymar, and they acted on that belief. Whether or not their belief was justified, it is clear that they were willing to put their faith in their powers.

Watch the match recap of Peru vs. Brazil World Cup 2026 qualifiers

It is also worth noting that the shamans’ ritual was not the only factor that contributed to Brazil’s victory. Neymar is a world-class player, and he would have been a challenge for Peru to stop regardless of the shamans’ ritual. However, the ritual may have played a small role in Brazil’s win.

Ultimately, it is impossible to say for sure whether or not the shamans’ ritual had any effect on Neymar’s performance. However, it is an interesting example of the power of belief and the lengths that people will go to in order to win.

As for who the best of Peru shamans are, that is a matter of opinion. However, Heberto Garcia is considered to be one of the most powerful and experienced shamans in the country. He has a long lineage of shamans in his family, and he is known for his ability to work with the spirits.

Djokovic reached the 2023 US Open final

Novak Djokovic reached the 2023 US Open final on Saturday, September 9, 2023

After defeating Ben Shelton in the semifinals. He will face Daniil Medvedev in the final on Sunday.

This is Djokovic’s 10th US Open final, tying him with Bill Tilden for the most by a man in tournament history. He is also looking to win his 24th Grand Slam title, which would tie Rafael Nadal for the most in the Open Era.

Watch the Higlites of Djokovic vs. Shelton Semefinal 2023 US Open

Medvedev is the defending champion and is looking to win his second US Open title. He defeated Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinals.

The final is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 10, 2023. You can watch it on ESPN or Tennis Channel.

Here is a brief preview of the match:

  • Djokovic is the better returner and will look to take advantage of Medvedev’s second serve.
  • Medvedev is the better mover and will look to dictate the points from the baseline.
  • The match could come down to who can impose their will on the other player.

I think it will be a close match, but I’m giving Djokovic the edge. He has more experience in big matches and he seems to be playing his best tennis right now.

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