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18-Year-Old Dies During Cricket Match In Odisha

Kendrapara: An 18-year-old cricketer collapsed and died of a possible cardiac arrest during a local cricket match at a college ground in Kendrapara district on Monday, police said. The deceased has been identified as Satyajit Pradhan, a plus-two student of Derabish college near here, they said. Pradhan was at the non-striker end and was running […]

2nd ODI: Top-Order Failure Sees India Lose Series Against New Zealand

Auckland: Indian batsmen failed to follow-up on their bowlers’ decent performance as the Men in Blue lost the second ODI against New Zealand by 22 runs at the Eden Park on Saturday. Chasing 274, none of the top-order Indian batsmen came out with a big knock as the visitors were bundled out for 251 in […]

1st ODI: Taylor's Ton Helps New Zealand Ace Thrilling Chase Against India

Hamilton: After coming close on three occasions to beat India in the ongoing tour, New Zealand were finally able to cross the line and taste victory as they defeated the Men in Blue by four wickets in the first ODI at the Seddon Park on Wednesday. Seasoned campaigner Ross Taylor anchored New Zealand’s chase of […]

Invincible India eye rare 5-0 whitewash in final T20I

Mt. Maunganui (New Zealand): Invincible so far, India will eye a rare 5-0 whitewash against a bruised and battered New Zealand in the final T20 International here on Sunday. New Zealand have never lost all games in a bilateral T20I series (three or more matches) at home. Since 2005, they have only once lost all […]

Was Waiting For The Bowler To Make A Mistake: Rohit Sharma

Hamilton: Rohit Sharma hit two sixes off the last two balls of the Super Over to take India to a series win over New Zealand in Hamilton. India needed 10 to win off the last two balls and Rohit sent Tim Southee over long-on and long-off to get India over the line. This was India’s […]

India Beat New Zealand In Super Over To Take Unassailable 3-0 Lead In T20 Series

Hamilton: India defeated New Zealand in the third T20 International via Super Over to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series here on Wednesday. India posted a competitive 179 for five at Seddon Park after being sent into bat. Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with a 65-run knock while skipper Virat Kohli […]

India Beat New Zealand By Seven Wickets In Second T20I

Auckland: Ravinder Jadeja and K L Rahul played pivotal roles as India produced a disciplined all-round effort to outwit New Zealand by seven wickets in the second T20 International and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series here on Sunday. Indian bowlers, led by Jadeja, made life difficult for the hosts on a slow […]

Agarkar, Mongia, Sharma apply for BCCI selector's job

New Delhi: Former Indian cricketers, including Chetan Sharma, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Nayan Mongia, Abey Kuruvilla and Ajit Agarkar are among the ones who have applied for two positions in the Indian men’s selection committee in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The BCCI last week invited applications for the posts of selectors for […]

I See 'Incredible' Kohli Breaking More Records: Smith

New Delhi: It’s the year of the World T20 and it isn’t just Virat Kohli and the Indian boys who are looking to take every opportunity to prepare for the showpiece event slated to be held later in the year. Run-machine Steve Smith is already excited at the prospect of playing another ICC event at […]

INDvAUS ODI: Rohit Sharma's Ton, Virat Kohli's 89 Lead India To 7-Wicket Win

Bengaluru: A century from Rohit Sharma and a masterful 89 from captain Virat Kohli took them to a 7-wicket win over Australia in the third and final ODI between the two sides that was played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Rohit scored 119 while Kohli was dismissed 11 runs away from his […]

Shikhar Dhawan's NZ Tour In Doubt After Fresh Shoulder Injury

Bengaluru: Senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan’s tryst with injuries continued as he did not come out to bat after hurting his left shoulder during the third ODI against Australia here on Sunday. After being taken for an X-ray, Dhawan was seen with his left arm in sling, putting under doubt his participation in the New […]

Former Indian Test All-Rounder Bapu Nadkarni Passes Away

Mumbai: Former Test all-rounder Rameshchandra Gangaram ‘Bapu’ Nadkarni passed away here on Friday at the age of 86. Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 consecutive maiden overs in a Test match, is survived by his wife and two daughters. A left-arm batsman and slow-left arm orthodox bowler, Nadkarni played 41 Tests for India […]

India Beat Australia By 36 Runs In 2nd ODI To Level Series 1-1

Rajkot: India beat Australia by 36 runs in the second one-dayer to level the three-match series 1-1 here on Friday. Mohammed Shami was the most successful Indian bowler with 3/77 while Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Navdeep Saina took two apiece as Australia lost wickets at regular intervals to be all out for 304 in […]

Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Odisha Registers 4th Win After Nail-Biter Against Haryana

Rohtak: Odisha registered a nerve-wracking win over Haryana to seal its fourth victory in the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season. The win has now cemented Odisha’s top position in the Elite Group C plate of the Ranji Trophy with 28 points from 4 wins and a draw. Chasing a target of 179 runs at the […]

Both Dhawan And Rahul Can Play, I Might Bat Lower Down, Indicates Skipper Kohli

Mumbai: India captain Virat Kohli on Monday hinted at dropping himself down the batting order to accommodate both Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in the playing XI against Australia in the first ODI here. With vice-captain Rohit Sharma an automatic pick, the team management is left with tough choice of selecting either Dhawan or Rahul […]

ICC Plans To Increase Teams In World T20 From 16 To 20

London: With the International Cricket Council (ICC) all set to discuss the controversial four-day Tests format, it has now come to light that the global cricket governing body is also considering increasing the number of teams in men’s World T20. According to a report in telegraph.co.uk, the ICC is mulling to increase the number of […]

Want To Be As Confident Batting 1st As We Are While Chasing: Kohli

Pune: Captain Virat Kohli said that India are looking to be as confident while setting totals as they are while chasing them and termed his team’s victory over Sri Lanka on Friday as a good sign in that respect. India posted 201/6 despite a middle-order collapse between the 10th and 15th over before defeating Sri […]

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'Chole Bhature' On Virat Kohli's Mind Ahead Of Sri Lanka T20I

Pune: India captain Virat Kohli hardly has a cheat day, but ahead of India’s third and final T20 international against Sri Lanka here, he seemed to be in the mood going by his social media post. Kohli shared a picture of him batting at the nets with the caption: “Ball out of the Bowlers hand […]

I Never Lost My Swing, Blaming Chappell Just A Cover-Up: Irfan Pathan

Mumbai: Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Sunday said he never lost his swing, contrary to the general perception at that time, and added blaming then-coach Greg Chappell for his downfall was a cover-up. Pathan, 35, announced his retirement here on Saturday, saying “most players start their India career at 27-28 but I ended up […]

Tendulkar's Tweet On Differently Abled Boy Wins Hearts; Watch Video

Mumbai: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday tweeted a video clip of a differently abled boy playing cricket with children his age, making his fans praising the youngster’s passion for the sport. Tendulkar tweeted the clip and wrote on @sachin_rt: “Start your 2020 with the inspirational video of this kid Madda Ram playing cricket with […]

Kohli, Dhoni Named Captains In ESPNcricinfo's Teams Of Decade

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli has been picked as captain of the Test team of the decade, while former captain MS Dhoni has been named as skipper of both the ODI and T20I teams of the decade announced by ESPNcricinfo. Apart from Kohli, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the only Indian to feature in […]

Pakistan Welcomed Back Players Who Sold The Country: Danish Kaneria

Lahore: Days after he hogged the limelight for being ill-treated by few players during his playing days due to his Hindu religion, former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria has now alleged that the national cricket team welcomed those players in the side who “sold” their country. On Thursday, former pacer Shoaib Akhtar had alleged that […]

'King' Kohli Finishes Decade On Top Of ODI Charts

New Delhi: It was a decade spent by cricket fans celebrating the enigma named Virat Kohli as the extraordinary Indian captain shattered all records and finished at the pinnacle of virtually every possible milestone in 50-over cricket. Kohli left his mark in every format be it Tests, ODIs or T20s over the past decade which has […]

Upbeat India Look To End On A High Against West Indies In Barabati ODI

Cuttack: India have everything going their way as they head into the third and final ODI against the West Indies here on Sunday eyeing a 10th straight bilateral series win over the Caribbean side. The West Indies took the home side by surprise in the opening ODI in Chennai to go one-up in the three-match […]

India Level Series With 107-Run Win Against West Indies In 2nd ODI

Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India have thus levelled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held […]