Another flabbergasting cricket week to come to an end where the fans witnessed lots of great clashes and many amazing performances. The week went by saw the first two days of the third Test between India and South Africa, and some mind-boggling encounters in the ongoing ICC World T20 Qualifiers 2019. In domestic cricket, Sheffield Shield 2019 and Vijay Hazare Trophy saw some thrilling battles. So, matches were played in all the three formats which brought a lot of entertainment for the cricket fans. These encounters also witnessed some fantastic individual brilliance and below we will be focusing on five such performances from the past week. India Vs South Africa, Live Cricket Score 3rd Test Match.
Talking about the third India vs South Africa Test, the hosts displayed a colossal batting performance and mustered 497 runs in the first innings. In reply, Proteas lost two early wickets and will do something extraordinary in order to turn the tables around. In the World T20 Qualifiers, the associate teams are giving their best effort to feature in the ICC World T20 2020. Focusing on these matches, let's look at five of the best performances from the week gone by.
1. Rohit Sharma- 212 Against South Africa
After registering twin centuries in the first Test, Rohit took a step further in the third clash and mustered his maiden double-century. The opener looked at his prime and smashed the South African bowlers to all the parts of the ground. The stalwart also scored these runs with a brisk pace and gave a great start to the hosts. Riding on Rohit' 212, India piled up 497 in the first innings and has a great chance to bag the series 3-0.
2. Ajinkya Rahane- 115 Against South Africa
Along with Rohit, the Indian vice-captain also played a stellar innings and put India on the driver's seat. Coming to bat at 39/3, Rahane joint forces with Rohit and brought the Indian innings back on track. The right-handed batsman brilliantly tackled the likes of Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi and brought up his 11th Test hundred. In total, the right-handed batsman scored 115 runs and helped India post 497 runs in the first innings.
3. Yashasvi Jaiswal- 203 Against Jharkhand
The 17-year old star played a breathtaking knock against Jharkhand and became a batting sensation overnight. Jaiswal took the Jharkhand bowling attack by storm and played one of the best innings in the history of List-A cricket. Opening the innings for Mumbai, Yashasvi attacked from the outset and registered a magnificent double ton in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2019. Yashasvi's carnage guided Mumbai to a massive score of 358 runs which proved to be enough as the side won the match by 39 runs.
4. Steve Smith - 106 Against Tasmania
The former Australian captain extends his Ashes 2019 form in the ongoing Sheffield Shield Cup 2019. The number one ranked Test batsman showcased his class and brought up a brilliant ton against Tasmania. Playing for New South Wales, Smith came in to bat after opener David Warner was dismissed cheaply. The veteran played cautiously and paced his innings to perfection. Smith's ton helped the New Wales to put 364 runs on the board and gave the team an upper hand to win the match.
5. Ryan ten Doeschate- 59 Against Namibia
The Netherlands batting sensation is aging like fine wine and is getting better day by day. Playing against Namibia in the ongoing ICC World T20 Qualifiers, Doeschate came to bat after a top-order collapse and changed the tempo of the game. Batting with the lower-order, the 39-year played a calculated knock and registered a well-compiled half-century. Courtesy the right-handed batsman's effort, Netherlands posted 140 runs in the first innings and later bagged a match by 44 runs.
The action in the gentlemen's game will be continued in the upcoming week as many clashes are lined up. The coming week will see the result of third India vs South Africa Test. Along with that, the winner of the World T20 Qualifier will also be decided in the upcoming days. So, this tremendous cricket week will be followed by another exciting one which might again bring a lot of fabulous knocks and match-defining spells.