Indian Cricketers FaceApp Challenge: This is How Indian Team looks using face app filter

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Nowadays, a new app is trending on social media platforms which allows people to transform their appearances with just a filter. FaceApp is an app that lets people know what they may look like when they’re older. FaceApp is an app created by a Russian originated company. In just the last week, over 150 million people have used the app. From celebrities to youth to even sports stars, the app has been tried on any and everyone around the world.  Users are going crazy about this app as they are curious about how would they look from 20or 30 years from now.

Indian cricket fans were curious about how their favorite cricketer will look like when they are aged and after using face app on their faces the results are hilarious. Indian fans were bit disappointed by World Cup loss in the semi-finals against New Zealand but this new social media trend of face app has helped Indian fans to overcome the disappointment from the loss.

After watching that face app challenge on Indian Cricketers was appreciated strongly, many fans got excited and lost their calm and joined the party with more such funny creations. The Faceapp is viral all over the world and Indians are also showing great interest and concern about how they will look from 20 years from now.

Indian Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has also tried this filter and shared on social media with a caption ” Old is Gold 😂 #2060 “.

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He was looking like Suresh Oberoi as many people commented Suresh Oberoi in his post.

However, Faceapp is facing some controversies as the app may share User Content and your information. And is facing the public issue of sharing and selling private information of its users to other companies as they are not restricted to keep its user data private to themselves.

The app can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices, but this is not a free app. After three days of trial, the user has to pay to use the app on iOS. In India, the app costs Rs 1,699 on a yearly subscription basis.

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Watch Shikhar Dhawan’s Bottle Cap Challenge

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Shikhar Dhawan accepts the bottle cap challenge from Yuvraj Singh who is still recovering from his thumb injury which he got in the ICC World Cup 2019 during India’s match against Australia in which he managed to score a century with a broken thumb. The social media has adopted a new trend of viral videos of #bottlecapchallenge where people open the cap of the bottle in their unique style without the use of the hands.

Yuvraj Singh was the first Indian Cricketer to accept this challenge and he passed on this challenge to Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle, and Shikhar Dhawan and he wrote “Here’s my version of the #bottlecapchallenge. The challenge goes out to @BrianLara @SDhawan25 @henrygayle and @sachin_rt who has to take this challenge as a left hander 😎” on the post.

Here is Yuvraj’s #bottlecapchallenge

 

Shikhar Dhawan who had a serious injury of a fractured thumb has been recovering well since then as he was seen batting in the nets while doing the #BottleCapChallenge and had done an absolutely amazing job.
He wrote on the post “Yuvi Paaji, here is my #BottleCapChallenge! This is the first time I am picking my bat up after my injury..feels good to be back! 💪 @yuvisofficial”

Here’s Shikhar Dhawan’s #BottleCapChallenge video:

Yuvraj Singh replied to his post and said: “Shot eh jatt ji welcome back 👊🏽 #doitagain”

The video of Shikhar Dhawan doing #BottleCapChallenge is viral because he is seen after a long time in cricket nets as he was recovering from his thumb injury and his well-wishers are sharing this post on various social media platforms. He was playing a cover drive shot and the ball hits onto the top of the bottle to remove the cap and he was celebrating after the challenge was accomplished. He was replaced by young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant in the World Cup 2019 Indian team squad as his injury took more than the estimated time of recovery and was a bit serious. With his recovery from the injury, he can now be considered to be picked in the ODI and T20I side to tour West Indies at the beginning of August. ​India had a disappointing loss in World Cup 2019 semi-finals against New Zealand and team management will be looking forward for West Indies tour and thereafter hefty domestic Cricket season.

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India Team For West Indies Tour to be Announced on July 19

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India squad for West Indies Tour to be announced on July 19 and some rumors are spreading all over the nation about M.S.Dhoni’s retirement after loss from runner ups, New Zealand in World Cup 2019 semi-finals. But M.S Dhoni hasn’t made any such decision or announced anything such yet. He has been criticized lately by many critics because of his low scoring rate and struggling knocks. But he has played an immense role in India in this World Cup and contributed by making scoring 273 runs in eight innings but his 50-run knock in the semi-final against New Zealand could not help India cross the finish line. M.S. Dhoni has made himself unavailable for India’s upcoming full tour of the West Indies and Rishabh Pant will be replacing him as a front-line wicketkeeper. M.S. Dhoni can play a big role in the transition phase of Indian Cricket.

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Also, there were rumors of Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah will be given rest after hefty cricket schedule and World Cup campaign but after being disappointed by India’s World Cup performance it is confirmed that he will travel to West Indies for the full tour from August 3 to September 3. After India’s tour to West Indies, India has a fully packed domestic season of lots of cricket.

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Indian team management was questioned about Dhoni’s batting position in World Cup 2019 semi-finals against New Zealand and now The B. C. C. I. has started the procedure of recruiting the support staff including head coach, batting coach, bowling coach, fielding coach, physiotherapist, strength and conditioning coach and administrative manager. However, All the coaches can re-apply for their spots but it’s upon B. C. C. I who they select. After Ravi Shastri was appointed head coach in July 2017, India has not won a major ICC event under his guidance though the team managed to make history by winning their first Test series in Australia at the beginning of the year.

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India will be willing to forget their disappointing World Cup campaign and focus on upcoming matches and tours. However, India still has good ODIs ranking as they are placed 2nd after World Cup 2019 champions England with 123 points. Chances are India can have some young faces like Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill in their squad as they will be looking to nourish some young talent for future perspectives.

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New Zealand vs England World Cup 2019 Final, England Won the World Cup

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The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 was played between England vs New Zealand at Lord’s, London. New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first. England won the super over on boundary count.

England created history by winning the first-ever World Cup for their nation. The match was a thriller as it was gone till super over. England got winning trophy and $4 million cash prize whereas runner ups-New Zealand got $2 Million as a cash prize.

Squad

New Zealand Playing XI – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson.

England Playing XI – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

New-Zealand

New Zealand doesn’t have a great start of their innings as they lost opener Martin Guptill for 19 who was dismissed by Chris Woakes in 6.2 overs. After that Henry Nicholls and Kane Williamson started building a partnership for their side and took New Zeland to 103-2 in 22.4 overs. Henry Nicholls played a really knock of 55 runs in 77 balls. After that New Zealand, batting line up scrambled in front of England bowling attack. Liam Plunkett bowled an exceptional spell and picked up crucial wickets of Henry Nicholls, Captain Kane Williamson and James Neesham in his 10 overs spell. New Zealand’s wasn’t up to the mark as England’s bowling attack restricted them to a total of 241-8 in 50 overs.

England batting scrambled in the early phase of innings but later Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler built a partnership which helped England to level New Zealand’s score. The final of ICC World Cup 2019 was tied and to decide results super over was bowled.

England-winner

England batted first in super over and scored 15 runs. Jofra Archer bowled super over for England and Martin Guptill and James Neesham was facing him. Here also New Zealand levelled England scores and the winner was decided as per the boundaries count in the innings and super over.

Quick Summary

New Zealand – 241/8 (50)
Henry Nicholls – 55, Tom Latham – 47

England – 241/10 (50)
Ben Stokes – 84, Jos Buttler – 59

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Prize Money

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World Cup 2019 offers a cash prize money for the winner of the mega event which is the highest ever in the history of the ICC tournament. The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between England vs New Zealand on 14 July at Lord’s, London. The ICC has the total prize pot of $10 million which will be distributed among 10 teams.

The price of the ICC world cup can amaze you as the winning team gets home a trophy and a cash prize money of $4 million (approx – 27.4 crores INR). The runners-up of ICC World Cup 2019 takes home a cash prize of $2 million. The losing teams in the semi-finals of ICC World Cup 2019 get USD 800,000. Besides that $40,000 for each win in League Stage matches. Teams that do pass the group stage ended up getting $100,000.

The prize money for India in this World Cup was $800,000 from the semi-finals and $240,000 was from winning 7 matches in the league stage of the tournament.

The total Cash prize pot of $10 million will be distributed as follows

ICC CWC 2019Prize MoneyDistributionTotal
Winner (1)$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
Runner-up (1)$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
Losing Semi-Finalist (2)$800,000 $800,000 $1,600,000
Winner of Each League Stage
Match (45)
$40,000 $40,000 $1,800,000
Teams that do pass the League Stage (6) $100,000 $100,000 $600,000
Total $10,000,000 $10,000,000

The stakes are high for this match and so is the cash prize but money is not the biggest motivator for the teams as winning their first World Cup is gonna be the biggest which could be there once in a lifetime chance. Moreover, emotions and passion have greater value than money in life and playing for the nation is above everything.

In the previous encounter between New Zealand vs England, the hosts England thrashed New Zealand and defeated them by 119 runs. England would like to repeat this scenario whereas New Zealand would be looking to alter the situation. The teams will be willing to put in all their efforts and creating history by winning first ever ICC World Cup for their nation. The hosts England are everyone’s favourites but New Zealand still got a great chance.

New Zealand vs England Dream11 Prediction for Today’s Match, ICC World Cup 2019

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Final of ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between New Zealand vs England at Lord’s, London. Both teams had played really well in the semi-finals to beat their opposition and deserved to play in the finals. New Zealand defeated India to enter into World Cup 2019 finals whereas England thrashed defending champions Australia in semi-finals to enter into the final. New Zealand leads England on the head to head matches in World Cup by 5-4. 

Earlier in this World Cup, former England, Captain Michael Vaughan had predicted that the team which will beat India will eventually go on to lift the World Cup at Lord’s on Sunday. As per the predictions, England and New Zealand are the only two teams that defeated India in this tournament. England defeated India in the league stage and New Zealand defeated India on the first semi-final. So his prediction can be partially correct.  England has made it to the finals of the ICC World Cup after a gap of 27 years, whereas it is the second consecutive final for New Zealand. 

New Zealand Squad 

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult, Tom Blundell, Colin Munro, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.

New Zealand

New Zealand Predictable Playing XI

New Zealand performed really well in the semi-final against India and most likely will not make any changes in their Playing XI.

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

England Squad 

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, James Vince, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson.

England

England Predictable Playing XI

England looked a perfectly balanced side as they beat defending champions Australia very comfortably.

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

DREAM11 PREDICTION

My Dream11 Playing XI

Kane Williamson (C), Ben Stokes (VC), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy,  Ross Taylor, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Trent Boult, Jofra Archer, and Lockie Ferguson.

Kane Williamson is the top scorer for New Zealand and Ben Stokes has performed really well with bat and ball. Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy,  Ross Taylor, and Jos Buttler are an explosive batsman and played decent knocks for their side. Trent Boult, Jofra Archer, and Lockie Ferguson, and Chris Woakes are in top form bowled some match-winning spells for their side.  Adil Rashid is an in-form spinner. 

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ICC World Cup 2019 : Run Outs, Game Changer and Nightmare for the batsman

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Two semi-finals of the World Cup 2019 have been played and finalists are New Zealand and host England. But the winning story of both the teams can relate to one common incident that is run out of crucial batsman at the critical stage of the match.

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In the first Semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019

New Zealand was about to finish the match early against India but the partnership of Ravindra Jadeja and M.S. Dhoni put worries on New Zealand fans and Captain Kane Williamson. Jadeja and Dhoni put on a 116-run stand off only 17.2 overs to help strengthen India’s situation after they were reduced to 92 for 6. But soon after Ravindra Jadeja’s dismissal, a great fielding performance by the New Zealand side brought fortune for them. M.S.Dhoni who is known for his fast running between the wickets got run-out by marvelous fielding from Martin Guptill in the deep. This helped New Zealand to get back in the game and with the 18-run win over India, they advanced to the second world cup final in a row. 

Even Kane Williamson admitted that when Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were in middle India was in a position of strength, but added that some good fielding by New Zealand team helped them get over the line in the thrilling semi-final. 

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 In the 2nd semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019

Australia after scrambling in the early phase of their innings were looking strong when Steve Smith started building partnerships with Alex Carey and then Mitchell Starc. But a great fielding performance from Jos Buttler got Steve Smith run out in a critical situation where Australia was heading towards making a big score. He got dismissed in an awkward way as Jos Buttler grab the ball and make a direct hit at the non-striker’s end and the ball passed between the legs of Steve Smith. The run out of Steve Smith was a replicate to the way former Indian captain MS Dhoni had departed during India’s chase of the 240-run target against New Zealand. This was a turning point for England as Australia was all out for 223 in just 49 overs. Which England chased down easily without facing any problems. England advanced for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and will be facing New Zealand. Both the teams will be looking to lift their first ever World Cup trophy.

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World Cup 2019 Final – The Most Awaited Moment for Both the Teams

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New Zealand and England will be practising and sweating hard for the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 as the cricket world awaits a new world champion. England is the hosts and favourites of ICC World Cup 2019 and proved it correct after thrashing down the defending champions Australia comfortably. Australia had never lost a semi-final in ICC World Cup before the 2nd semi-final of the tournament.

England looked a balanced side and better than New Zealand as England has a strong batting line-up. England has scored 320+ runs multiple times in this tournament and showed some classy batting performances.

New-Zealand

Whereas New Zealand is facing issues with their top order except for Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor and also has a weak lower middle order. Kane Williamson is playing exceptionally well for his side and is performing like a one-man army for New Zealand. England and New Zealand have faced each other in 9 matches in the ICC Cricket World Cup tournaments. Out of these 9 games, England has won 4 whereas New Zealand has come out victorious on 5 occasions.

Eoin-Morgan

England captain Eoin Morgan has praised his teammates and fans for supporting them during the ups and downs in this during. He said “Absolutely delighted. I would like to thank the fans who’ve come out today, our fans have been great with their support. Edgbaston has always been great for us. Having beaten India on this ground, we would have come in with similar confidence. It is very important to take confidence from the group stages into the semi-finals. We talked about wanting to get better from game to game and we wanted to set the tone from ball one and we made Australia pay,” in the post-match presentation.

England has never won the World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 1979, 1987 and 1992. Whereas New Zealand was runner-up in previous World Cup edition and this is their 2nd consecutive final.

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The final of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be umpired by Kumar Dharmasena and Marais Erasmus. The controversy surrounding Jason Roy’s dismissal in the second semi-final was lead after

Dharmasena and Erasmus were the on-field umpires. For which, England opener Jason Roy was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for getting into an argument with the on-field umpires and violating ICC’s rules and regulations.
On 14th July, the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 is going to be an absolute thriller as the cricket world waits for its new World Cup champion.

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Australia vs England World Cup 2019 2nd Semi-Final, England Won by 8 wickets

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The 2nd semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019 was between Australia vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Australia won the toss and opted to bat first. England won the match by 8 wickets. Chris Woakes bowled one of the best spells of his career as he picked 3 crucial wickets of Australia and helped his side to qualify for another World Cup finals. He was named Man Of The Match for his match-winning bowling performance.

Watch Man Of The Match Chris Woakes Innings Here:

 

Australia vs England World Cup 2019 2nd Semi-Final, was a high-pressure match as the defending champions Australia was in great form and were looking a balanced side which was heading towards their 6th World Cup title. But the hosts and favourites of the World Cup 2019, England didn’t make things easy for the defending champions Australia as they were also a great side and really outperformed Australia in this match.

Squad

Australia Playing XI – David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.

England Playing XI – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.

In World Cup 2019 winning the toss is considered as an advantage in the game as scores of 250+ runs have only been chased down just two times. No doubt that England also would have chosen to bat first after winning the toss.

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Australia innings started in the worst way possible as they lost their top-order batsman David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Peter Handscomb for just 14 runs on the board in 6.1 overs. This situation was similar to India as in the 1st semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019. But from there Australian Captain Steven Smith and Alex Carey played responsible knocks and took Australia to 117-4 which came as a rescue partnership for Australia. They were losing wickets at regular intervals but Steven Smith was there from one end and was building small-small partnerships with every batsman. He played a wonderful knock of 85 runs from 119 balls. England bowlers restricted Australia to a small total of 223-10 in 49 overs.

England-team

England had a destructive start of their innings as opener Jason Roy charged on Australian fast bowlers and played an impactful knock of 85 runs in just 65 balls. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan finished the job for England by chasing down 223 in 32.1 overs. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins managed to pick 1-1 wickets for their side. England advances to finals of ICC World Cup 2019 and will face New Zealand on 14 July at Lord’s, London. Both the teams have never won a World Cup in cricket history and will be looking to lift their first World Cup trophy for the first time.

Quick Summary

Australia – 223-10 (49)
Steven Smith – 85, Alex Carey – 46
Chris Woakes – 8-0-20-3

England – 226-2 (32.1)
Jason Roy – 85, Joe Root – 49*
Pat Cummins – 7-0-34-1

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India vs New Zealand World Cup 2019 1st Semi-Final, New Zealand Won by 18 Runs

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1st Semi-final of ICC World Cup 2019 was continued today between India and previous World Cup edition finalists New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. New Zealand won the match by 18 runs. Matt Henry bowled one of the best spells of his career as he picked 3 crucial wickets of India and helped his side to qualify for another World Cup finals. He was named Man Of The Match for his match-winning bowling performance.

Rain suspended the match on 9th July and the game continued today from where it was left, as New Zealand continued their batting at 211/5 from 46.1 overs, with Ross Taylor and Tom Latham in the middle. New Zealand now advances to the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 and will face the winner of the 2nd semi-final between hosts England and defending champions Australia. New Zealand qualifies for the World Cup final 2nd consecutive time but hasn’t lifted the World Cup trophy till now.

Watch Man Of The Match Matt Henry Innings Here:

 

Squad

India Playing XI – Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal.

New Zealand Playing XI – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Trent Boult.

New-Zealand

Ross Taylor’s 74 helped the New Zealand team to reach a respectable total of 239-8 in 50 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled really well and dismissed 3 wickets for India.

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India had the worst start of their innings in the World Cup 2019 as they lost their top order batsman Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, and Captain Virat Kohli for really cheap. India was on 5-3 in 3.1 overs. From there Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya steadily built a partnership to help India chase down the target but things didn’t go as they wished and Rishabh Pant lost his wicket for 34 runs and afterward, Hardik Pandya also got dismissed by Mitchell Santner for 32. M.S. Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were in the middle and made the impossible look possible as they together put on 116 runs on the board and but couldn’t make things work out for India as Ravindra Jadeja who was dismissed by Trent Boult for well deserved 77 runs off 59 balls. Indian fans are really disappointed right now as the Indian team got eliminated in World Cup semi-finals two consecutive times. India did really well in the World Cup 2019 group stages as they finished on the top of the points table but couldn’t handle the pressure of semi-finals and didn’t perform up to fans expectations.
New Zealand now will be focusing on lifting their first ever World Cup trophy on 14th July.

Quick Summary

New Zealand – 239-8 (50)
Ross Taylor – 74, Kane Williamson – 67
Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 10-1-43-3

India – 221-10 (49.3)
Ravindra Jadeja – 77, MS Dhoni – 50
Matt Henry – 10-1-37-3

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