2016 proved to be one of the best years in Indian cricket as the team produced some exceptional results in all three formats of the game. While Kohli and his team became an impregnable fortress at home and went unbeaten in Test all through the year, MS Dhoni led the ODI side to a sixth Asia Cup title.
The Indian colts also had their moments under the sun when they won the U-19 Asia Cup Title.The Test team rounded off the year by trouncing the Kiwis and English at home to become the Number One side in the World.
India has won the landmark 250th home test match against Kiwis to become world No. 1 in ICC rankings. The hosts beat New Zealand by 178 runs and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
The world's number one Test team beat England by an innings and 75 runs in Chennai Test to extend their unbeaten streak to 18 matches, a new landmark for Indian cricket.
A thrashing of England in the fourth Test in Mumbai sealed a fifth success series win and equaled India's longest unbeaten run of 17 Tests, chalked up between September 1985 and March 1987, and Virat Kohli's team has now carved out a slice of history by breaking the record with its 18th match without defeat.
India clinched the Asia Cup trophy for a record sixth time after beating hosts Bangladesh by eight wickets, riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 44-ball-60 in a rain-truncated final.
While Sri Lanka have won the continental title five times and Pakistan twice, India’s title triumph makes them the ahead of their continental neighbours.
India defended a target of 273 runs, they set for Sri Lanka in the finals of the U-19 Youth Asia Cup.The Indianshad the Lankans all-out on 239 runs. In batting department, India was guided by Himanshu Rana and Shubhnam Gill to reach a respectable total of 273.
Lendl Simmons unbeaten knock of 82 and healthy contributions from Johnson Charles and Andre Russell helped West Indies chase down 193 to beat India by seven wickets in the ICC World T-20 semi-finals. Indian batting ace Virat Kohli's unbeaten 89 went in vain.
First Published: Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 05:19 PM