Davis Cup: India VS Denmark 2-0

Taking full advantage of the Danes' discomfort on low-bouncing grass, Ramkumar clinched a 6-3 6-2 win over Christian, a low-ranking 824, in the opening singles match at the Delhi Gymkhana Club.

Yuki Bhambri returned to Davis Cup action with a convincing win while Ramkumar Ramanathan didn't even need his 'Game A' to emerge victorious as India took a 2-0 lead in their World Group I Play-off clash against Denmark, in New Delhi on Friday. Taking full advantage of the Danes' discomfort on the low bouncing grass, Ramkumar clinched a 6-3 6-2 win over Christian Siggsgaard, ranked as low as 824, in the opening singles match at Delhi Gymkhana Club.

There was hardly any fighting in the match, which lasted just 59 minutes, as Christian made it easy for the 170th-ranked Indian with his relentless unforced error.

Yuki, playing in the Davis Cup for the first time since 2017, doubled India's lead with a 6-4, 6-4 second singles win against Mikael Torpegaard, who despite serving and hitting with confidence to keep the Indians in front.

It is clear that India's strategy to host Denmark on grass is working well as dealing with low bounces does bother the visitors.

Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will now be looking to seal a win for India on Saturday when they take on the doubles clash against Frederik Nielsen and Johannes Ingildsen.

If they win, India will retain their place in World Group I and the singles otherwise will be deemed unimportant.

Even though he had lost his serve in the opening game, Torpegaard did not let Yuki take advantage of the momentum.

Whether it's hitting from the baseline, serving, quick movement down the flanks or hitting the net, Torpegaard did everything to prevent it from becoming a one-sided match like the first singles.

He regained his break in the fourth game and what followed was an exciting game of tennis from both players. Yuki broke his opponent's serve once again -- in the ninth game -- and saved a break in the 10th game to finally take the lead.

The first game of the second set was the fiercest game of the day as it featured five deuce points.

Ironically, it ended in Torpegaard's double fault and all the hard work the Dane put in went to waste. Yuki made it 2-0 by holding back in the next game.

A perfectly placed forehand wedge gave Yuki another chance to break in the third game. Torpegaard only helped Yuki struggle when he scored a half-volley. From then on, it seemed like a formality despite Torpegaard's constant struggle. Yuki lost serve in the eighth game when she served for the match and went straight from 4-1 to 5-4.

Yuki made sure there was no more drama when he served in the 10th game when Torpegaard couldn't return the ball with his backhand.

In the first singles, Christian struggled with his serve, making as many as three double faults in the second game of the opening set and missing a breakpoint but Ramkumar could not capitalize on the opportunity.

Ramkumar mostly uses backhands for returns and remains solid on his serve. Christian again gave Ramkumar another break when he double-faulted at 30-all in the fourth game.

A long rally ensued with both players using their backhand slice strokes but Ramkumar ended up winning.

Few points went as the skinny Indian scored, a strategy he was expected to follow, but Christian's error-prone play made it easy for Ramkumar.

The Indian had three set points in the eighth game but could not convert a single one. He closed the opening set in the next game with a solid serve that Christian couldn't return, hitting a backhand.

In the second set, Christian first winked, trailing 0-40 in the third game. He started with a double fault and Ramkumar put his rival under more pressure with a back winner with a stunning cross. Christian then scored the feedback.

The Dane handed the home side a break when he hit a long backhand on the third breakpoint.

Christian's struggles were endless and Ramkumar ended the match with one ace in the eighth game after failing to convert four match points in the previous game.


India beat West Indies in 3rd T20I

The Indian runner fired in unison after fifty-man Suryakumar Yadav as the hosts snatched a 17-game winning streak over West Indies in the third and final T20I in Kolkata on Sunday.

After Deepak Chahar limped off the pitch after failing to complete the third over due to a hamstring injury, Harshal Patel, Venkatesh Iyer and Shardul Thakur did their job impressively to defend 184/5 India.

For Rohit, this is his third straight sweep as a full-time captain, having previously beaten New Zealand (0-3) in T20Is and West Indies (0-3) in ODIs. The win also equaled their record of nine straight wins in 2020.

For the West Indies, it was their third consecutive bilateral draw away from home -- 0-2 to New Zealand in 2020-21 and 0-3 to Pakistan 2021-22 -- as they ended India's forgotten run by losing six games. on running (including three on the ODI leg).

Although tough blazer Avesh Khan (4-0-42-0) struggled with his line, Chahar made an early breakthrough for India early by removing both openers - Kayle Mayers (6) and Shai Hope (8) - in space 11 delivery in the powerplay. .

Chahar swung the ball in both directions and also cleverly changed his pace to round the Windies opener and provide the first breakthrough on the fifth after India reviewed it successfully to sack Mayers.

In the next over, he took Hope's outer edge with a peach from the outswinger and looked burned before he picked up the injury and limped off the field without completing his over.

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India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Another easy outing

More than this West Indies team, India would be concerned about Deepak Chahar’s injury, as the swing bowler looked to be in serious pain, after trying to stop a ferocious Kieron Pollard pull off Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling. Chahar left the field immediately. The injury didn’t look good.

As for the West Indies’ resistance, it was basically down to Nicholas Pooran’s half-century that gave their total a fighting feel. On a very good Eden Gardens pitch, a victory target of 158 wasn’t going to bother the hosts much. Rohit Sharma made a crunching start, which offset Ishan Kishan’s struggles at the other end. Thanks to the skipper, India raced to 58 for no loss at the end of the Powerplay and after that it was about carrying on with the momentum. The hosts duly sealed a six-wicket victory in the penultimate victory.

At his happy hunting ground, Rohit was bossing the Caribbean bowling. A couple of fours and as many sixes in an Odean Smith over oozed languid elegance. But after scoring 40 off 19 balls when he became Roston Chase’s maiden T20I victim, India’s progress became a little laboured. Virat Kohli was serenaded by ‘Kohli, Kohli’ chants by a handful of fans, as he walked out to bat. He responded to it by dancing down the track and playing a gorgeous lofted drive off Akeal Hosein. Another attempt to clear the long-off boundary off Fabien Allen, however, wasn’t fruitful and once again the former captain got out cheaply after making a promising start.

His departure on the back of Kishan’s dismissal brought the tourists back into the game a bit. Rishabh Pant, too, got out soon and at 114/4 in the 15th over, the hosts had a bit of concern. From the West Indies’ perspective, Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket became important at that stage. But the latter was waltzing through his knock, offering an assortment of conventional shots and innovations. His 34 not out off 18 balls slammed the door shut on the visitors. Venkatesh Iyer at No. 6 gave him good company, scoring 24 not out off 13 balls. An unbroken 48-run fifth-wicket partnership took India home with seven balls to spare.

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India vs West Indies, 2nd ODI: Team India Predicted XI

India vs West Indies: Hosts India will be looking to seal the series, having won the opening ODI comfortably in Ahmedabad.

Already 1-0 up in the three-match series, India face the West Indies in the second ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. The opening match marked the start of Rohit Sharma's tenure as full-time white-ball captain with the hosts coasting to a six-wicket win. Chasing a target of 177 runs, India reached 178 for four in 28 overs with Rohit smashing 60 runs off 51 balls. Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal was also in fantastic form, bagging a four-wicket haul to help India bowl out the West Indies for 176 in 43.5 overs.

The hosts will be aiming to take an unassailable 2-0 win on Wednesday.

Here's a look at the predicted final XI for Team India in 2nd ODI:
Rohit Sharma: Having won his first match as full-time white-ball skipper, Rohit will be aiming to build on his fine batting form. During his knock in the first ODI, he also smashed 10 fours and a maximum.

KL Rahul: Rahul joined the India camp after the first ODI and was seen training on Monday. The vice-captain missed the first fixture due to personal reasons. He will be hoping to put in a good performance on Wednesday.

Virat Kohli: Although he was dismissed cheaply in the first match, Kohli will be eyeing an improved showing and reaching that elusive three-figure mark that has evaded him for over two years. He could only register eight runs off four balls in the previous game.

Rishabh Pant: The wicketkeeper-batter was run out before he could make any real impact with the bat in the first ODI. Having done well in South Africa, Pant will be looking to get back amongst the runs.

Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar forged an unbeaten partnership with Deepak Hooda to get India over the line on Sunday. He scored 34 runs off 36 balls, including five fours.

Deepak Hooda: Hooda was in good form on his Team India debut and played an unbeaten knock of 26 runs off 32 balls. He also registered two fours and helped India chase down the target without much fuss.

Washington Sundar: Sundar bagged three wickets in nine overs during the first ODI, conceding 30 runs. He didn't have to come and bat, but his all-round skills will be pivotal for India in the next match.

Navdeep Saini: Saini also returned to training and was seen in the nets on Monday. He missed the first ODI after being in isolation. He could be given a chance in the second ODI with Shardul Thakur making way.

Mohammed Siraj: Siraj managed to take a wicket in the first ODI and will be aiming to add more to his wickets tally on Wednesday.

Yuzvendra Chahal: The player of the match in the first ODI, Chahal registered a four-wicket haul and was crucial during the win. He will be an obvious pick for the team management.

Prasidh Krishna: Krishna put in a matured display in the first ODI and took two wickets off 10 overs, conceding only 29 runs.