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After going down to Zimbabwe in the first T20I of the five-match series on Saturday, July 6, the Shubman Gill-led side bounced back in style to register a comprehensive 100-run victory at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday, July 7. While Abhishek Sharma scored his maiden T20I century off 46 balls, Ruturaj Gaikwad (77*) and Rinku Singh (48*) also added some crucial runs on the board to post 234 runs on the board. On the other hand, the second T20I between India Women and South Africa Women ended in no result with rain playing a spoilsport.

In this article, we will go through all the big news that took place on Sunday, July 7. 

Major cricket events that happened on Sunday, July 7

Abhishek Sharma’s maiden hundred secures big win for IND vs ZIM

On Sunday, July 7, India secured a massive win by 100 runs against Zimbabwe in the second T20I of the five-match series at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. Abhishek Sharma was the star of the show for India, who scored his maiden hundred in international cricket, to help the team level the series at 1-1.

Rohit Sharma to lead Team India in WTC and Champions Trophy 2025, confirms Jay Shah

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary, Jay Shah on Sunday, July 7 confirmed that T20 World Cup 2024 winning captain, Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the upcoming edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) and the Champions Trophy 2025. “I am confident that under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, we will win the WTC Final and Champions Trophy,” Shah said.

Ishan Kishan breaks silence on BCCI central contract snub

India wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan on Sunday, July 7 finally broke his silence on his Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) central contract snub. In a chat with Indian Express when asked about BCCI contract snub and India’s absence, the 25-year-old said, “I don’t want to be sad about anything. I’ll keep giving my best.” Although, he also admitted that the last few months have been depressing.

WATCH: Natasa Stankovic hints about "parting ways" with Hardik Pandya

Natasa Stankovic, the Bollywood actor and model, shared a cryptic video on her official Instagram account amidst divorce rumours with Hardik Pandya, the Indian all-round cricketer. In the last couple of months, there have been speculation about Stankovic and Pandya separating, and amidst that, she gave a gentle reminder about “God” and “partying ways.”

Pat Cummins demands “specific window” for IPL and Test cricket

Pat Cummins, the Australian Test, and ODI captain, has called for a “specific window” for the IPL and Test cricket for the players to prioritise competing in both of them. During the MCC World Cricket Connects 2024 at Lord’s in London, franchise cricket is more lucrative than international cricket in some countries, which is why this change is needed.

WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar gets rousing reception at Wimbledon 2024

Indian cricketing legend and World Cup winner, Sachin Tendulkar recently was spotted at Wimbledon 2024. The former Indian cricketer received a rousing reception in the capacity crowd at Centre Court on Saturday, July 6. Apart from Sachin, the afternoon was graced by Man City manager Pep Guardiola, tennis great Roger Federer, England stars Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Ben Stokes.

MS Dhoni gets surprise video call from Ruturaj Gaikwad on his 43rd birthday

MS Dhoni, who turned 43, received a surprise video call from his CSK captain and teammate, Ruturaj Gaikwad on Sunday, July 7. Although, the video of their conversation is not available, the CSK skipper took to Instagram to share a special post. “Happy birthday to Our very own the only THALA 💛 Always grateful to be able to spend time with you 💛” he wrote.

Sanath Jayasuriya named Sri Lanka's interim head coach

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced former cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya as the interim head coach of the senior men’s team. This decision comes after former coach, Chris Silverwood resigned from his position after Sri Lanka’s poor outing in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2024, in which, the team failed to qualify for the Super 8s.

Jemimah Rodrigues, Shikha Pandey join Trinbago Knight Riders for WCPL 2024

India internationals Jemimah Rodrigues and Shikha Pandey have joined the Trinbago Knight Riders for the 2024 Women’s Caribbean Premier League. They will join Australians Meg Lanning and Jess Jonassen as the overseas players for the Knight Riders this season. The 2024 CPL will take place in Trinidad from 21 to 29 August, with all matches scheduled to take pace at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, Trinidad.