Former India opener Virender Sehwag feels Virat Kohli will comfortably break batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's record for most hundreds in ODI cricket. Kohli, who scored his 35th century on Friday, is now just 15 centuries short of going past the record set by cricketing idol.
KL Rahul and MS Dhoni made key contributions with the bat as India notched up a convincing 93-run win over Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium. Rahul smashed 61 off 48 balls, while Dhoni remained unbeaten on 39 to help the hosts post a challenging 180/3. Dhoni, in flashes, was at his devastating best during his 22-ball knock. In the 14th over of the India's innings, the wicketkeeper-batsman's brute force was on show as he muscled a full ball from Akila Dananjaya straight down the ground. The bullet shot nearly got non-striker Rahul, who was left with his back on the floor after trying to avoid contact with the ball. "He almost killed me as soon as he came into bat," Rahul said after the match.
Rohit Sharma destroyed the Sri Lankan bowling attack to score the 3rd double-century of his ODI career as India ended at a mammoth 392/4 in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali on Wednesday. Sent in to bat after Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera won the toss, Sharma, who is leading the side in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who was away in Italy for his marriage, made amends for a poor outing in the first ODI at Dharamsala with a sensational double-ton.With this knock of 208 not out, Sharma has decisively made himself an icon when it comes to batting in limited-overs cricket. His three triple-centuries are unlikely to be touched in a hurry, as no other batsman has even two and some of them have retired.
An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday.
A vastly superior India outclassed an injury-ravaged and out-of-sorts Sri Lanka by 304 runs in the opening Test to bury the ghosts of a humiliating loss at the same venue, exactly two years ago on Saturday. India lead the three-match series 1-0.