The gone week witnessed few important cricket tournaments coming to an end. Firstly, South Africa’s tour of India 2019 ended with India’s splendid 3-0 whitewash in the Test series. Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 observed Karnataka emerging out as winners after a fabulous hat-trick by Abhimanyu Mithun in the final. Moreover, Sri Lanka began their Australia’s tour 2019 with the T20I series. David Warner smashed a century in the first T20I itself, giving a glimpse of his powerful batting in the format. The ongoing ICC T20 World Cup qualifier 2019 witnessed Papua New Guinea and Ireland sealing their spots in ICC T20 World Cup 2020. As a week comprising exciting cricket games has passed, let us have a look at five finest individual performances that amused cricket fans during last week.
The last week also observed Iberia Cup 2019, in which Spain, Portugal and Gibraltar participated in a tri-nation cricket tournament. The England tour of New Zealand 2019 has also commenced in the past week, which is another thrilling encounter to look out for. Both the ICC World Cup 2019 finalists have already battled against each other in practice matches. Below are some of the astonishing cricket performances during the last week. Karnataka Clinch Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019–20 Title After Defeating Tamil Nadu in Final, Twitterati Hail Abhimanyu Mithun’s Hat-Trick; KL Rahul’s Batting.
Abhimanyu Mithun- 5/34 Against Tamil Nadu
Abhimanyu Mithun became the limelight of the Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu, Vijay Haare 2019-29 final after bagging a hat-trick. Mithun, celebrating his 30th birthday on the match day, bowled out Tamil Nadu with 3 consecutive wickets in the final over of 1st innings. The Karnataka bowler grabbed total 5 wickets while giving out just 34 runs, clinching player of the match award as well. Abhimanyu Mithun Celebrates 30th Birthday With Hat-trick, Fans Congratulate Birthday Boy's Remarkable Feat During 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy Final.
Shahrukh Khan- 56* Against Gujarat
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20 also witnessed another brilliant show in the Gujarat vs Tamil Nadu, semi-final 2 match. While chasing 178 runs, Tamil Nadu reeled at 96-5 with two quick back-to-back quick wickets in the form of Vijay Shankar and Dinesh Karthik. However, no.7 Shahrukh Khan came to the rescue with his swashbuckling 56-run-knock, leading Tamil Nadu to the finals of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019-20.
David Warner- 100* Against Sri Lanka
After failing to bag limelight during The Ashes 2019, David Warner smashed his first T20I century in the 1st T20I match against Sri Lanka. Warner hit unbeaten 100* off just 56 balls, taking Australia to massive 233/2 in 20 overs batting first. Sri Lanka succumbed to the huge total and could only reach 99-9 in 20 overs, losing the match by mammoth margin of 134 runs. David Warner Celebrates 33rd Birthday With Maiden T20I Century; Australia Create New Records Against Sri Lanka in 1st Twenty20 Encounter.
Glenn Maxwell- 62 Against Sri Lanka
In Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I, Warner’s century was well supported by Maxwell, who hit a quick 28-ball-62 in the end. Maxwell’s pace knock helped Australia to reach 233/2 in the end, which became almost a huge total for Sri Lanka to chase. Maxwell quick knock was also one of the crucial things to witness in the past week. AUS Beat SL By 134 Runs | Australia Vs Sri Lanka, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20I Match.
Faran Afzal- 59* Against Gibraltar
In Iberia Cup 2019 which took place last week, Faran Afzal hit an amazing half-century against Gilbraltar in the 3rd T20I. While chasing the 99-run target, Afzal hit unbeaten 59 off 43 balls to reach the target in just 15 overs. Spain won the match by 8 wickets in the end. ESP Beat GIB By 8 Wickets | Spain Vs Gibraltar, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd T20 Match.
These above performances were some of the best to watch in the last week. With the start of New Zealand vs England and Australia vs Sri Lanka 2019 series, the upcoming week is expected to be much more exciting. Plus, the ICC T20I World Cup 2019 will add more entertainment as it will also conclude in the upcoming week.