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Hosts restrict Kiwis to 230-9 from 50 overs

Team India bowlers produced a splendid bowling performance to halt New Zealand at 230/9 from 50 overs in the second ODI played at Maharashtra Cricket Association here. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 3 wickets for 45 runs. Yuzvendra Chahal (2/36) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/38) also contributed with the ball, while Hardik Pandya and ... Read More »

Virat Kohli and co aim to level series in Pune

An under pressure India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against a refreshed New Zealand in the must-win second game here on Wednesday. It is not often that India find themselves in a ‘save the series situation’, having won the last six bilateral engagements. Not many had ... Read More »

We were 30 runs short, expected better batting show

India captain Virat Kohli admitted that they were at least 30 runs short but at the same time praised the application of the New Zealand batsmen especially Tom Latham. Kohli’s 31st hundred in his 200th ODI was overshadowed as New Zealand chased down a target of 281 in 49 overs with Latham scoring an unbeaten 103 and Ross Taylor contributing ... Read More »

India may ignore four-day Tests

The ICC has decided to start with four-day Test matches on a trial basis. However, the Indian cricket team is unlikely to play the curtailed version of the longest format in near future. The decision to introduce four-day Test was taken during recent ICC board meeting in Auckland with South Africa and Zimbabwe set to play the inaugural four day ... Read More »

Match called off; Aus escape with 1-1 draw

Bad pitch condition helped the Australian cricket team to save the T20 series against India with a 1-1 draw. It was indeed a much pumped-up crowd at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The pitch was to go, however, a damaged outfield did not allow the third T20 match to take place. Australia looked a much-improved side in ... Read More »

Here’s why Australia’s Adam Zampa went berserk post MS Dhoni’s wicket in Guwahati T20

Despite pacer Jason Behrendorff hogging all the limelight in the 2nd T20I against India in Guwahati on Tuesday, guiding Australia to an eight-wicket win, young spinner Adam Zampa also had a role to play for the visitors. Zampa, in his quota of 4 overs, gave away only 19 runs and got rid of two big fishes in the form of ... Read More »

Steve Waugh wants Henriques in Ashes side

  Steve Waugh, the legendary former Australian captain, believes allrounder Moises Henriques should be considered for Australia’s Ashes team. Australia’s No.6 position is seemingly open with allrounders Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright and Marcus Stoinis seen as the frontrunners. A trio of Sheffield Shield matches before the first Test starting on November 23 is seen as auditions for places in the ... Read More »

Nesser ton in vain as WA prevail in rain-curtailed thriller

Michael Nesser’s fighting maiden century went in vain as Western Australia prevailed by 11 runs in a rain-curtailed clash in the One-Day Cup at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney on Wednesday (October 11). The table-toppers put on an impressive 301, on the board after the game was reduced to a 41-overs-a-side affair, courtesy Michael Klinger’s ton and half-centuries from both ... Read More »

Colin Munro – Journey from Tongaat to Twenty20

The Durban-born New Zealand power-hitter Colin Munro’s penchant for hitting sixes is no secret, especially after he carved his name on the Twenty20 map with a tournament-topping 366 runs, powered by 24 sixes in just 11 games of the Super Smash competition in 2016. To beat that, the southpaw has sent 85 of them packing beyond the fence in the ... Read More »

Jason ‘Cena’ Behrendorff pins India to the mat

This is uncharted territory. Undeterred by the fact that he may have rankled more than a few members of his fast-bowlers’ community, Jason Behrendorff just completed a full four-over bowling spell without a single snarl at an opponent, without a barb at a non co-operating fielder or a show of dissent against an umpiring decision. He bowled 24 generally quick ... Read More »

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