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When Australia lost the test match due to spectators, Historical match to remember

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There have been many strange incidents in the history of cricket. On many occasions, the players managed to take their team away for the defeat, many times the weather has saved them but in cricket history, there was a match in which the spectators present in the stadium postponed the team's defeat.

This incident took place on 3 May 1978, when Australia and West Indies were up against each other in Kingston, Jamaica. In this, match the visiting team Australian was very close to victory but the West Indies team survived the defeat due to spectators.

In the 5th and final Test match of the series, which started on 28 April 1978. Batting first, Australia scored 343 runs, Peter Toohey scored a brilliant knock of 122 runs, in response the home team just scored 280 runs with help of Larry Gomes's 115 innings
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During that time there was also a rest day in the Test match which was on 1 May. The Australian team scored 305 for 3 in the second innings and declared the innings and gave the West Indies team a target of 369 runs.

The Windies team did not perform well again in the second innings and lost 8 wickets for 258 runs on the last session of the fourth day. West Indies captain Kalicharan scored 126 runs in the second innings but no other player supported him.

Australia's team was very close to victory but then something happened because of which Australia could not win. When Australia took their ninth wicket in the form of a Vanburn Holder, then the audience started throwing things on the ground.
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In fact, Vanburn Holder was caught behind by Jim Hinges and the umpire gave him out, which was a correct decision. But, the audience thought the umpire has made a wrong decision and started throwing bottles, chairs and stones on the ground.
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The match would have easily ended on the next day, but on the fourth day, an umpire, Raf Gosain, refused to stand on the ground due to spectators, after which the match had to be ended on a draw. However, the West Indies team won the test series by 3-1.

3 Great cricketers who did not select Sachin Tendulkar in their all-time playing XI

3 Great cricketers who did not select Sachin Tendulkar in their all-time playing XI
Sachin Tendulkar is considered to be the legend of not only modern cricket but also for entire cricket history. Many cricketers of the current generation have grown up watching Sachin Tendulkar play and got the inspiration to learn cricket from him.

In such a situation, Sachin Tendulkar becomes an automatic pick in any playing XI team in the world but there are some cricketers who did not consider Sachin to be eligible for a place in their all-time playing XI.

Let's see who these 3 cricketers are:

1. Kumar Sangakkara's All-time World XI:

The Sri Lankan legendary player Kumar Sangakkara announced his all-time playing XI in October last year in which Sachin Tendulkar didn't find a place. Sangakkara chose Rahul Dravid as the opener along with Australian left-handed batsman Matthew Hayden in his team.

Surprisingly, Sangakkara has picked only one Indian in the list and excluded Sachin Tendulkar.

Sangakkara's All-time World XI:

Matthew Hayden (Australia), Rahul Dravid (India), Brian Lara (West Indies), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Arvinda de Silva (Sri Lanka), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Adam Gilchrist (Australia) (wk), Shane Warne (Australia), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka).

2. Dale Steyn's Best Playing XI

In the midst of the lockdown, the legendary South African fast bowler Dale Steyn picked his best playing XI, but surprisingly he did not include Sachin Tendulkar. What was more surprising is that not a single Indian player was included in this team.

He picked only 2 foreign players - Kumar Sangakkara and Brett Lee. Steyn selected the players with whom he had played with or against.

Steyn's Best Playing XI

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Dave Hacken (South Africa), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Jonty Rhodes (South Africa), Quinton de Cock (South Africa), Brett Burgiachi (South Africa), Peter Lombard (South Africa), Brett Lee (Australia), Paul Harris (South Africa), Alan Donald (South Africa).

3. Michael Vaughan World XI::

Michael Vaughan chose Virat Kohli in his All-Time World XI in place of Sachin Tendulkar, which included one player from every Test-playing country. Vaughan chose 11 players as well as the 12th man from twelve Test-playing countries with no more than one player from each country.

Michael Vaughan's World XI:

Andy Flower (Zimbabwe), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Virat Kohli (India), Vivian Richards (West Indies), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Ian Botham (England), Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Wasim Akram (Pakistan), Shane Warne (Australia), Richard Headley (New Zealand), Tim Murtagh (12th man)

How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled?

How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled? Know here
The lockdown due to coronavirus has hit many countries economically, and the cases are constantly increasing. Due to the lockdown, many big sports events including the Olympics have to be postponed.

Due to COVID-19 epidemic, players are in lockdown and are not engaged in any cricket activities, because of which they are losing millions of money. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has postponed the world's most expensive T20 tournament, IPL, for an indefinite period.
How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled? Know here
If the IPL 2020 gets cancelled, the BCCI may have to bear the loss of several thousand crores. The title sponsor Vivo may incur a loss of about 400 crores, while the broadcaster Star India may suffer a loss of massive 3269.50 crores.

Vivo has bought the title sponsorship of IPL for a period of 5 years for Rs 2000 crore. While Star India has bought the IPL broadcast rights for whopping Rs 16,347.50 crore.

Not only the Broad, Sponsors and Broadcasters will lose the money, the Indian and foreign players who are sitting at home these days will also have to bear the loss of several million.

Star Indian Players who will lose millions due to COVID - 19:

How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled? Know here
Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian team and captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, is the highest-paid Indian player in the Indian Premier League. For 2020 season, RCB has paid 17 crores to Virat Kohli.

However, the BCCI has made it clear that if the IPL is not organized then no player will be paid under the No Play-No Money Policy. It is worth mentioning that in IPL players get 65 per cent of their contract money before the league, in such a situation, they will have to return this money to the franchisee if IPL is called off for this year.
How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled? Know here
Former captain MS Dhoni has a contract of Rs 15 crore with CSK for the year 2020. In such a situation, if there is no IPL, he will suffer a double loss. Along with returning the franchise money, he might also lose the chance of making a comeback in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma has a contact of Rs 15 crore with Mumbai Indians and was about to make a comeback after recovering from his injury in the IPL, which would have helped him a lot in preparing for the T20 World.
How much money will Sponsors, Broadcasters and Players will lose if IPL 2020 is cancelled? Know here
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Suresh Raina, who is known as Mr IPL was eagerly waiting for this season. Raina, who plays for Chennai Super Kings, had an annual contract of Rs 11 crore with the franchise. For the past few years, this is the only tournament in which he is seen playing.

Apart from these, many other domestic and international players will lose millions of money in case the tournament is cancelled going forward.

Dale Steyn selects his best playing XI, not a single Indian cricketer included

Dale Steyn's All-Time XI

Dale Steyn's All-Time XI: At the time of the lockdown, all the cricketers are sharing stories of which the fans were still unaware. The sports world has become deserted but the players have made close contact with the fans through social media.

Going live on Instagram, players are revealing the names of their favourite players, while many veterans are choosing their best XI. Meanwhile, South African cricket team's veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn also picked his all-time playing XI, but surprisingly he did not include a single Indian in his team.

The team selected by Steyn is based on with whom he has played with or against. Steyn has given this information on Twitter. Interestingly, his best XI also includes his 'school bowling partner', 'best friend' and his 'club captain'.

AB De Villiers was also not included:

Dale Steyn's All-Time XI
Steyn has selected former South African captain Graeme Smith and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara as openers. In addition, Jacques Kallis has been selected at number four and Jonty Rhodes at number five.

The current limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock has been selected as wicket-keeping batsmen at number six. Steyn included Brett Lee, Paul Harris and Alan Donald in the bowling line-up.

Surprisingly, the Veteran fast bowler has not picked his own teammate AB de Villiers, one of the world's explosive batsmen, with whom he has played a lot of cricket.

Dale Steyn's All-Time XI:

Dale Steyn's All-Time XI
Kumar Sangakkara, Graeme Smith, Dave Hacken, Jacques Kallis, Jonty Rhodes, Quinton de Kock, Brett Lee, Peter Lombard, Brett Lee, Paul Harris, Alan Donald.

Michael Hussey selects his best Test XI, 3 Indian batsmen included, no place for MSD

Former Australian player Mike Hussey selected his best Test XI. Mr Cricket picked the players on the basis of with whom he has played in his cricket career. Hussey played cricket for Australia from 2005 to 2013.

Hussey included 3 Indian cricketers in his team, but the surprising thing was that he did not pick MS Dhoni.

Mike Hussey's Test XI line-up:

Michael Hussey selects his best Test XI, 3 Indian batsmen included, no place for MSD
Virender Sehwag and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith have been picked in the team as the openers. While in the middle order, Hussey has gone with Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Jacques Kallis and Kumar Sangakkara.

Strategically, Hussey has placed Tendulkar and Kohli at number four and five in the batting order. While, the bowling attack includes South Africa's Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, England's James Anderson and Sri Lankan legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

Hussey selects Sangakkara over Dhoni:

Michael Hussey selects his best Test XI, 3 Indian batsmen included, no place for MSD
Hussey said it was difficult to keep Dhoni out of the team. He, however, justified his decision as he preferred Sangakkara over Dhoni given the long format of the game. Hussey said, 'I believe that Dhoni and de Villiers have made more impact in T20 and ODIs. Sangakkara has made a great impact in Test cricket.

When asked about facing bowlers like Glenn McGrath, Shane Warne and Brett Lee on the nets, Hussey said it was very difficult. He said, 'If you faced the net session easily, then you can overcome any situation in Test cricket. Australia cricket was the strongest team when I played.

Michael Hussey's Best Test XI:

Michael Hussey selects his best Test XI, 3 Indian batsmen included, no place for MSD
Virender Sehwag (India), Graeme Smith (South Africa), Brian Lara (West Indies), Sachin Tendulkar (India), Virat Kohli (India), Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Morne Morkel (South Africa), James Anderson (England), Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka).

This player has a record of scoring 61,760 runs and 199 centuries, See the complete stats

Jack Hobbs Stats
The whole world knows that Sachin Tendulkar has scored 100 international centuries and also recorded the most runs in Test and ODI formats.

But there is a batsman, who is known as 'The Master' in the cricketing world, he holds the record of highest runs in cricket 61,760 and also scored 199 centuries. Yes, we are talking about Jack Hobbs, however, he did not score this runs and centuries in international format but in first-class cricket.

Who is Jack Hobbs?

Jack Hobbs Stats
Jack Hobbs was a former England cricketer, who holds the record of scoring the most runs and centuries in first-class cricket. Mr.Hobbs was born on 16 December 1882 in Cambridge and rested on 21 December 1963.

In 1908, Hobbs made his International Test debut for England in which he scored 83 runs in the first innings. He scored three centuries against Australia in 1911–12. After this performance, he was considered the greatest batsman in the world.

Jack Hobby's breathtaking stats:

Jack Hobbs Stats
Jack Hobbs Stats: The legendary batsmen had played 61 international Test matches for England, during this time he scored 5410 runs in 102 innings at an average of 56.94, which also include 15 centuries and 28 half-centuries.

When we see his stats in first-class cricket, In 1325 innings of 834 first-class matches, he scored astonishing 61,760 runs at an average of 50.70 with the highest score of 316*. In 843 first-class matches, he scored 273 half-centuries and 199 centuries.

Jack Hobbs took 29 years to build the record:

Jack Hobbs Stats
Jack Hobbs Stats: Jack Hobbs played cricket for 29 years to make this record. In 29-years long career, he had played 834 first-class matches and stands fourth in the world to play the most first-class matches after W.G. Grace (870, Frank Woolley (978) and Wilfred Rhodes at first place with 1110 matches to his name.

Former Pakistan Star captain said goodbye to cricket, retired after playing for 15-years

Former Pakistan Star captain said goodbye to cricket, retired after playing for 15-years
These days the world of sports is completely stalled due to the deadly coronavirus epidemic spread across the world. On the other hand, women's cricket veteran and former Pakistan captain Sana Mir has announced retirement from international cricket on Saturday.

Sana Mir represented Pakistan women's cricket team for 15 years and at the age of 34, she decided to say goodbye. She took social media to thank her fans, family and board and announced her retirement from the game.
She wrote, In the last few months I got a chance to think. I think this is the right time. I have given my best to the game and to my country. I'm thankful to all the support staff, the players, the field staff and all those who supported me from behind. I also thank my family and guardians who gave me unconditional support and fulfilled my dream of representing Pakistan.

She further added, During my career, I made many best friends in women's cricket, with whom I have very strong bonding. Listening to their experience and stories about life not only helped me become a stronger athlete, but I also learned many good things from them. All these things are above defeat or victory.

Sana Mir Career Record:
Sana Mir made her international ODI debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka in Karachi. At the same time, she played her last ODI against Bangladesh in November 2019 in Lahore. She took 151 wickets in 120 ODIs and scored 1630 runs.

She is jointly fourth in the list of women bowlers who have taken the most wickets in ODI cricket while occupying the third place among the batsmen who have scored the most runs.

Sana Mir made her T20I debut against Ireland in Dublin in 2009. The last T20 match she played was against Bangladesh in October 2019. In her T20 career, she had played 106 matches and took 89 wickets and also scored 802 runs.

This Island becomes first country to resume competitive cricket during lock-down

Many tournaments have been postponed or cancelled altogether due to the COVID-19. Even rain last night could not stop 'Vanuatu' from conducting a 'live cricket match' amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.

On Saturday, The women's domestic cricket league final was played in Vanuatu, an island in the South Pacific, which is located 1,967 km away from Brisbane, Australia. This tropical french speaking island nation is probably the only place in the world where competitive cricket was conducted live at this time.

Vanuatu Cricket Association chief executive Shane Deitz was also invited to watch the match live and more than 3000 people watched the game at different times on Vanuatu Cricket's official Facebook page.
It featured a men's 10-over exhibition match and a women's T20 Super League final match in which the Mele Bulls crowned as the champions, they defeated Powerhouse Sharks by 7 wickets on April 25. Earlier, due to rain, the semi-final match between Taifa Blackbirds and Powerhouse Sharks could not be played.

Shane Deitz told the Associated Press, that this is the only sports tournament currently going on worldwide. We can show a little bit of cricket to all those who are in lockdown.
For this match, the officials put up four cameras and commentary was also done. The game was also halted for a couple of minutes as the children entered the grounds and there were not many security personnel present in the ground.

The lockdown took place at the end of last month as a precaution during the Coronavirus epidemic in Vanuatu and then there was a terrible storm on April 6.

IND vs NZ: ICC fined Indian team, KL Rahul made this big mistake

India won the final match of the 5-match T20 series played at Bay Oval of Mount Mongunui on Sunday, but ICC had fined the Indian team heavily. Although Rohit Sharma was made the captain, this responsibility was handed over to Rahul during the New Zealand innings.

Captaining for the first time, KL Rahul could not complete 20 overs by the given time. Because of this reason ICC fined 20% of the match fees due to slow over-rate.

At the same time, the Indian team has been fined for the second consecutive match due to a slow over-rate. In the fourth match of the series, the Indian team was fined even more. Team India was fined 40% of the match fees for the match that went to Super over.
It is worth mentioning that Kohli was at rest for the final T20 match. In such a situation, the vice-captain Rohit Sharma had to take the responsibility of captaincy. However, he was injured while batting. For this reason, Rahul was appointed as the stand-in captain.

India created history by clean sweeping the Kiwi team in the 5 match series. India has become the first team ever to win 5-0 in a 5-match series. It was also India's first series win in New Zealand.

ICC T20 Rankings: KL Rahul moves up by 4 places, goes ahead of Kohli and Rohit

The ICC has released the latest rankings after the conclusion of the 5-match T20 series between India and New Zealand. KL Rahul, who was seen in tremendous form with the bat has gained significant jump in the latest ICC T20 rankings.

Rahul scored 224 runs in the 5 matches with 2 half-centuries. With this performance, Rahul has moved up to second place by overtaking Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Rahul moved straight from the sixth position to the second position.

Now, Babar Azam of Pakistan is in the first place with 879 points while Rahul has 823 points. At the same time, Rohit Sharma is in 10th place and captain Virat Kohli is in 9th position. Before this series, Rohit was in the 13th position.

In the bowling rankings, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has made a long jump. Bumrah has climbed 26 places to 11th position. Earlier, Bumrah was ranked 37th. But, no Indian bowler is included in the top-10.

Afghanistan's star bowler Rashid Khan is still in first place with 749 points while his teammate Mujeeb ur Rehman is in second place with 743 points. Apart from this, Mohammed Nabi is in first place in the all-rounders ranking.