Weekly cricket highlights – November 25 to December 1

Welcome to the cricket highlights of the week. Without further ado, let the action begin

Superman is in the building! 

Mangaliso Mosehle pulled off a jaw-dropping catch while playing for the Lions in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. In this case, the video speaks louder than words!

Vijay returns in style, while Pujara continues to be ‘Mr. Consistent’

India opener Murali Vijay marked his Test comeback with a sensational hundred on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur. Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara did exactly the same thing as Sri Lanka endured an extremely frustrating day.

Kohli makes history in Nagpur

India captain Virat Kohli left Sri Lanka in shambles on the third day in Nagpur as he struck a glorious record-breaking double century. Kohli’s knock of 213 saw him become the first captain in history to score 10 hundreds across all formats in a calendar year.

Take a bow Ravichandran Ashwin! 

The Indian spinner became the fastest bowler in Test history to take 300 wickets following his four-for that saw India demolish Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs.

Twenty one and counting

Australia captain Steve Smith scored the first hundred of the 2017/18 Ashes series en route to handing his side a slender first innings lead.

A career-best for Maxwell

Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell showed that he is capable of getting the job done in the longer format of the game as he thumped a career-best 278 in Victoria’s Sheffield Shield game against New South Wales.

A fifty on debut for Bancroft

Chasing 170 to win the first Ashes Test, Australia got the job done without losing any wickets thanks to openers Cameron Bancroft and David Warner. Bancroft had a debut to remember as not only did Australia take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes, but he also scored an unbeaten 82.

Warner guides Australia to victory

While Bancroft scored a brilliant 82 not out, David Warner also played a pivotal role in Australia’s 10-wicket win as he struck an unbeaten 87.

The champ is here! 

WWE superstar John Cena visited the Sydney Thunder while in Australia and even tried his hand at cricket. Check out what former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson thought of Cena’s performance with the bat.

A debut to remember…for all the wrong reasons! 

West Indies batsman Sunil Ambris would have been excited for his Test debut, but it ended in bizarre fashion as he trod on his own stumps on the very first ball he faced!

Wagner carves through the West Indies

New Zealand left-arm seamer Neil Wagner registered the fourth-best figures by a New Zealand bowler in Test cricket to flatten the West Indies on the opening day in Wellington.

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