India’s Memorable cricket Victories: A Recap of Recent Triumphs

The Indian cricket team has recently achieved several historic victories, and now it is set to play a series of 5 Test matches against the England team from January 25th. For this series, all fans and players are quite excited. While this series is also poised to create history, in this article, we will discuss not the upcoming England Test series but the recent matches in which Team India has scripted historic wins. So, let’s go match by match and delve into the details of each recent game where the Indian team has secured notable victories.

The last 5 historic victories of Team India

India's Memorable cricket Victories: A Recap of Recent Triumphs

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team is currently gearing up to play a series of 5 Test matches against the England team. The first match of this series will be held from January 25th at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Everyone is quite excited about this contest, as it promises to be a thrilling encounter. While fans anticipate an intense competition, it’s worth noting that before this series, the Indian team has already made history in several matches, including the Afghanistan series, the South Africa Test series, and the matches in the World Cup 2023.

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India vs Afghanistan 3rd T20I Match 2024 (Super Over Win)

The latest historic victory for the Indian cricket team comes in the form of the final match of a 3-match T20 series against the Afghanistan team. In fact, Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, recently played a series of 3 T20 matches against the Afghanistan team, and in the third match of the series, India secured a historic win. While the victory may not have been exceedingly historic in magnitude, the entire contest itself was historic.

The Indian cricket team recently played a three-match T20 series against the Afghanistan team from January 11th to January 17th. This series marked the first bilateral T20I series between the two countries. In this series, Team India secured a 3-0 victory, but the final match of the series witnessed outstanding performances from both teams. Due to the remarkable display in the last match, it has found its place in the golden pages of history.

The third and final match of the India-Afghanistan T20 series took place on January 17th at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. It has become the most thrilling match in cricket history for India. In this match, Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The Indian team had a difficult start, losing four wickets at a score of 22 runs. However, the partnership between Hitman (Rohit Sharma) and Rinku Singh propelled the team to a total of 212 runs. Chasing this target, Afghanistan showcased powerful batting, reaching 212 runs at the cost of 6 wickets, resulting in a tied match.

And this was the moment when this match began to etch its name in the pages of history. In the third T20I between India and Afghanistan, the first Super Over took place, and even in the Super Over, both teams put up a strong performance, scoring 16 runs each, resulting in yet another tie. As a result, another Super Over had to be played to determine the winner of the match. In the second Super Over, India batted first, scoring 12 runs. In pursuit, Afghanistan could only manage 1 run, and India secured the historic contest in their favor. This became the first international match in cricket history where two Super Overs were played in a single game.

In this match, led by Men in Blue, Rohit Sharma played a spectacular century-scoring inning, making 121 runs, which was his 5th century in T20I cricket. Currently, he is the only batsman to achieve this feat in T20 International cricket. Due to his powerful performance, he was also honored with the Player of the Match award. On the Afghan side in this match, Gulbadin Naib scored the highest with 55 runs off 23 balls. Meanwhile, in the bowling department, Farid Ahmed took 3 wickets. Throughout the series, the Afghan team gave India a tough competition, proving that their team can compete with any team in world cricket.

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Top performers of this match from both sides

Batting: Rohit Sharma (Ind) – 121* Runs, Balls – 69, Fours – 11, Sixes – 8
Rinku Singh (Ind) – 69 Runs, Balls – 39, Fours – 2, Sixes – 6
Gulbadin Naib (Afg) – 55* Runs, Balls – 23, Fours – 4, Sixes – 4

Bowling: Washington Sundar (Ind) – 3 Overs, 18 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 6.00
Fareed Ahmad (Afg) – 4 Overs, 20 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 5.00
Azmatullah Omarzai – 4 Overs, 33 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 8.25

India Vs South Africa 2nd Test 2023-24 Series (Cape Town Win)

The list of recent historic victories for the Indian cricket team includes a win in the Cape Town Test during the South Africa tour. Until now, the Indian team had never registered a victory at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, in the entire history of cricket. However, in the recently concluded second Test match of the South Africa tour, Team India achieved a historic win by defeating the South African team by a significant margin of 7 wickets. With this victory, Rohit Sharma became the first captain, not only from India but also the first from Asia, to secure a win in the Cape Town Test. He has become the inaugural captain to lead a team to victory against South Africa in a Test match held at Newlands, Cape Town.

In the second Test match played between India and South Africa, South African captain Dean Elgar won the toss and chose to bat first. However, the start for the African team was quite poor as, thanks to Mohammed Siraj’s lethal bowling from the Indian side, the host team was all out for just 55 runs. Siraj took 6 wickets in 9 overs. Following this, India, after being bowled out for 153 runs in the first innings, had Virat Kohli as the top run-scorer with a contribution of 46 runs. With Kohli and Rohit Sharma (39) at the crease, the team established a lead of 98 runs in the first innings.

In this scenario, the African team needed a good innings to salvage their pride in the second innings, and that innings came from the bat of Aiden Markram. Markram played a crucial inning of 106 runs off 103 balls against Team India. However, due to the lack of support from other players lower down the order, his team was once again all out, this time at a score of 176. The reason for the South African team’s all-out this time was Jasprit Bumrah, who took 6 wickets in 13.5 overs. Consequently, India was set a target of 79 runs for victory. Indian batsmen achieved the target by scoring 80 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

With this victory, the Indian team drew the 2-match series 1-1, marking the second time that Team India managed to draw a Test series on South African soil. This achievement also matched the feat achieved under the captaincy of M.S. Dhoni. The series was significant for India, and it held special importance for Captain Rohit as well.

Top performers of this match from both sides

Batting: Aiden Markram (SA) – 103 Runs, Balls – 164, Fours – 17, Sixes – 2 (2nd Innings)
Virat Kohli (Ind) – 46 Runs, Balls – 164, Fours – 17, Sixes – 2 (1st Innings)
Rohit Sharma (Ind) – 39 Runs, Balls – 50, Fours – 7, Sixes – 0 (1st Innings)

Bowling: Mohammed Siraj (Ind) – 9 Overs, 15 Runs, 6 Wickets, Econ. 1.66 (1st Innings)
Jasprit Bumrah (Ind) – 13.5 Overs, 61 Runs, 6 Wickets, Econ. 4.40 (2nd Innings)
Lungi Ngidi – 6 Overs, 30 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 5.00 (1st Innings)

India Vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 Semifinal 1

In the list of historic victories for the Indian cricket team, the win against New Zealand in the semi-final one of the 2023 World Cup is also a historic triumph. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India defeated the New Zealand team by a significant margin of 70 runs in the first semi-final of the 2023 World Cup. With this victory, the Indian team created history in this match.

In the World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat first. The opening pair of Rohit Sharma (47) and Shubman Gill (80) provided an excellent start for Team India. Thanks to centuries by Virat Kohli (117) and Shreyas Iyer (105) in the middle order, the team posted a massive score of 397 runs for the loss of four wickets. In response, the New Zealand team didn’t have a remarkable start, and both top-order batsmen returned to the pavilion with only 39 runs on the scoreboard.

But then, captain Kane Williamson, along with Daryl Mitchell, formed a partnership of more than 150 runs and brought New Zealand close to victory. At one point, it seemed that India might have to face defeat at the hands of the Kiwi team once again. However, Mohammad Shami didn’t let that happen. Shami took Kane Williamson’s wicket in the 32nd over, providing India with an opportunity to breathe. After that, one wicket after another, Shami kept dismissing the New Zealand batsmen. Team India bowled out the New Zealand team for 327 runs in 48.5 overs. With this, India achieved a historic victory. In this match, Shami took the most wickets for India, claiming 7 wickets, which became the best bowling figure of his career.

With this victory, Team India created history. India reached the final for the first time after the 2011 World Cup. Along with that, the Indian team avenged the defeat to the Kiwi team in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup and the World Test Championship in 2021. However, in the end, India had to face defeat in the final against Australia, leaving their 12-year dream unfulfilled. By defeating New Zealand, Team India reached the final for the first time, winning 10 consecutive matches.

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Top performers of this match from both sides

Batting: Daryl Mitchell (NZ) – 134 Runs, Balls – 119, Fours – 9, Sixes – 7
Virat Kohli (Ind) – 117 Runs, Balls – 113, Fours – 9, Sixes – 2
Shreyas Iyer (Ind) – 105 Runs, Balls – 70, Fours – 4, Sixes – 8

Bowling: Mohammed Shami (Ind) – 9.5 Overs, 57 Runs, 7 Wickets, Econ. 5.79
Tim Southee (NZ) – 10 Overs, 100 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 10.00
Kuldeep Yadav – 10 Overs, 56 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 5.60

India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final

In the recent and historic victories of the Indian cricket team, the fourth win is included in the Asia Cup 2023 final, where Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, defeated the Sri Lankan team, securing the trophy for the eighth time in the Asia Cup. The match was played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, hosted by Pakistan.

In the Asia Cup 2023 final between India and Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan cricket team captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and decided to bat first. Opting to bat first, the Sri Lankan team couldn’t withstand the lethal bowling of Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj, getting all out for just 50 runs. This is the shortest score in the history of One Day International cricket finals. Siraj, in his seven overs, conceded 21 runs and claimed 6 wickets in this match. Besides Siraj, Hardik Pandya also contributed with a bowling figure of 2.2 overs, taking three wickets. In this match, Kusal Mendis (17) and Dushan Hemantha (13) scored the most runs for Sri Lanka, while the rest of the batsmen couldn’t reach double digits.

In this scenario, Ishan Kishan (23) and Shubman Gill (27) opened for Team India, scoring 51 runs in 6.1 overs and securing the victory. With this win, the Indian team claimed the trophy for the eighth time. Additionally, it was the second Asia Cup victory for captain Rohit Sharma.

Top performers of this match from both sides

Batting: Shubman Gill (Ind) – 27* Runs, Balls – 19, Fours – 6, Sixes – 0
Ishan Kishan (Ind) – 23* Runs, Balls – 18, Fours – 3, Sixes – 0
Kusal Mendis (SL) – 17 Runs, Balls – 34, Fours – 3, Sixes – 0

Bowling: Mohammed Siraj (Ind) – 7 Overs, 21 Runs, 6 Wickets, Econ. 3.00
Hardik Pandya (Ind) – 2.2 Overs, 3 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 1.28
Jasprit Bumrah – 5 Overs, 23 Runs, 1 Wickets, Econ. 4.60

India vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2022

The list of historic victories for the Indian cricket team includes the win against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022. In the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India secured one of the best victories in Indian cricket history by defeating the Pakistan team. The match took place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Team India won the toss and chose to bowl first. The start for the Pakistan team in their batting innings was quite poor, with their two strongest pillars, Babar Azam (0) and Mohammad Rizwan (4), getting out for just 15 runs.

However, later in the middle order, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan played splendid half-century innings. Iftikhar contributed with 51 runs, including 4 sixes and 2 fours, while Shadab Khan scored an unbeaten 52 runs off 42 balls. Thanks to their efforts, the Pakistani team managed to score 159 runs for the loss of 8 wickets against India in 20 overs. During this period, India’s Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets each, putting up an excellent performance.

After which, Team India, while chasing the target of 160 runs, had a very poor start, losing 4 wickets for just 31 runs. At that point, almost all fans had given up hope. However, former Indian captain Virat Kohli did not accept defeat and took charge along with Hardik Pandya. King Kohli faced 53 balls against the Pakistan team and scored an unbeaten 82 runs. His innings included 6 fours and 4 sixes. Meanwhile, Pandya scored 40 runs off 37 balls, hitting 2 sixes and a four with his bat. In this match, the final over witnessed a lot of excitement, and after several ups and downs, India managed to secure the victory on the last ball with a six. In the last ball, Ravichandran Ashwin played a shot over covers, leading the team to a thrilling win.

In this match, Kohli’s innings of 82 runs has become one of the best innings in cricket history. Moreover, with this victory, India avenged the loss of 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2021. This win was particularly special because both countries had not played any bilateral series for a long time, making every match between them historic.

Top performers of this match from both sides

Batting: Virat Kohli (Ind) – 82* Runs, Balls – 53, Fours – 6, Sixes – 4
Shan Masood (Pak) – 52* Runs, Balls – 42, Fours – 5, Sixes – 0
Iftikhar Ahmed (Pak) – 51 Runs, Balls – 34, Fours – 2, Sixes – 4

Bowling: Arshdeep Singh (Ind) – 4 Overs, 32 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 8.00
Hardik Pandya (Ind) – 4 Overs, 30 Runs, 3 Wickets, Econ. 7.50
Haris Rauf (Pak) – 4 Overs, 36 Runs, 2 Wickets, Econ. 9.00

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