MS Dhoni got back his captaincy after 696 days and this was his 200th ODI as a Captain. India already qualified for the Asia Cup Finals and with an associated team like Afghanistan, the team rested all the players and those who were in bench were given a chance.
The third match of the Super four stage of Asia Cup, between India and Pakistan, began with Pakistan winning the toss and deciding to bat first. Opener Imam ul Haq and Babar Azam fell in quick succession as Pakistan was reeling at 2/55, but Fakhar Zaman 31(44) and skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad 44(66) tried to steady the team, before being dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav eventually.
The 1st super four matches of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh began with India winning the toss and deciding to field first. Bangladesh began on a disastrous note with both the openers dismissed cheaply by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Bumrah.
The mother of all clashes, the 5th match of the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan began with Pakistan winning the toss and deciding to bat first, and the Pakistan batting began on a disastrous note as Bhuvaneshwar Kumar rattled the top order, as he dismissed Imam U haw and Fakhar Zaman in quick time, and Pakistan were 3/2 at a stage.
The 4th match of the Asia Cup, between India and Hong Kong, held at Dubai, began with Hong Kong choosing to field after winning the toss. Skipper Rohit Sharma began tenaciously, before being dismissed by Ehsan Khan after scoring a shaky 23(22). On the other end, Shikhar Dhawan played a composed and patient knock, carefully picking the bad deliveries and scoring boundaries.
As the second day of the fourth test between India and England held at Southampton ended with England at 6/0, trailing behind India by 21 runs, England began their second innings, losing Cook early, scalped by Bumrah, and sooner, Ishant Sharma dismissed Moeen Ali as well. Jennings and skipper Joe Root held firm for a while, as they did damage control after England was 33/2.
As the first day of the fourth test between India and England held at Southampton began with England all out on 246, and India ending the day at 19/0, the second day of the 4th test began with Stuart Broad scalping both the Indian openers, Dhawan for 23(53) and KL Rahul for 19(24), as India was 50/2 at a point.
India added one more Gold to its tally as Boxer Amit Panghal smashed a Gold in his Boxing contest. Day 14 of Asian Games began with all eyes on Indian Women's Squash team and Boxer Amit Panghal contesting for Gold matches.
The fourth test of India Vs England tournament at Southampton began with England winning the toss and opting to bat first. Openers Cook and Jennings failed miserably, as they were dismissed early by Pandya and Bumrah, and skipper Joe Root followed in quick succession as well, Bumrah packed off Bairstow to the pavilion sooner.
India's champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has won the gold medal at the Asian Games 2018, increasing India's gold medal tally to 8 in the Asian Games. He had thrown 83.46 meters in his first throw, which became the mark for a medal. Out of six attempts Neeraj had two fouls, his second and sixth attempts. His had thrown 88.06 meters in the third attempt and 83.25 meters in his fourth attempt and his fifth attempt was a massive 86.36 meters.
As England had ended day 4 of the third test between India and England held at Nottingham, at 311/9, with 210 runs needed for victory and 1 wicket left, they began the 5th day, with Rashid and Anderson on the crease. Rashid tried to delay the inevitable but the match was already in India's bag.
The 3rd day of the third test of India's tour England had ended with England starting their second innings, and the openers remaining unbeaten with England on 23/0 at stumps. However, as play began on day 4, Ishant Sharma Struck twice, removing the openers Cook for 17(39), and Jennings for 13(31), as England were reeling at 32/2. Skipper Joe Root 13(40) and Pope 16(39) followed suit, as they were dismissed by Bumrah and Shami respectively.
The day 2 of the third test between India and England had ended with India batting on 124/2, with skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara on the crease, and they resumed batting today and started frustrating the English bowlers, setting up the platform for an exciting game ahead.
The second day of the third test between India and England, resumed with India at 307/6, and Rishab Pant, who was unbeaten, was soon scalped for 24(51), and the tail followed suit as well in a quick fashion, as India were bundled out for 329, with Woakes and Anderson claiming 3 wickets apiece. The England batsmen began their first innings on a patient note, before Bumrah and Ishant Sharma struck to remove the openers Jennings 20(32) and Cook 29(42).
The third test match of India's tour of England, held at Nottingham began with India batting first, as England won the toss and elected to field first. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul began patiently, scoring runs at regular intervals at a brisk pace, before being claimed by Woakes.