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BCCI congratulates Team India on becoming No. 1 Test team

Kolkata: The BCCI today congratulated the Indian cricket team for reclaiming the No. 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, saying it reflects the side’s performance overseas beginning with the historic series win in Sri Lanka. India reclaimed the numero uno status following their comprehensive 178-run win in the Kolkata Test against the visiting New Zealand. India have now taken ... Read More »

Kohli labels Saha, Jadeja as `biggest gains` of Kanpur, Kolkata Tests

Kolkata [India]: After leading his side to No.1 Test ranking, captain Virat Kohli said that Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha were the ‘biggest gains’ for his side in Kanpur and Kolkata. India reclaimed the top spot after defeating New Zealand by massive 178 runs in the second match at Eden Gardens. With the win, India have taken an unassailable 2-0 ... Read More »

Schurrle helps Dortmund rescue 2-2 draw with Real Madrid in CL clash

London [England]: Andre Schurrle came off the bench to score a late equaliser as Borussia Dortmund snatched a 2-2 draw against defending champions Real Madrid in a pulsating Champions League Group F match at the Signal Iduna Park, Germany. The Germany international scored the crucial goal in the 87th minute after defender Raphael Varane restored Real’s advantage in the 68th, ... Read More »

Gambhir returns to Indian Test squad in place of injured Rahul

Kolkata: Seasoned opening bat Gautam Gambhir was on Tuesday included in the Indian squad for the remaining two matches against New Zealand as a replacement for the injured Lokesh Rahul, the Indian cricket board said. Gambhir has returned to the Indian team after two years, having last turned out in the Oval Test in August 2014. With pacer Ishant Sharma, ... Read More »

Mirza-Strycova through to Wuhan Open quarters

Wuhan [China]: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Czech Republic partner Barbora Strycova survived an early scare to book their place in the quarter-finals of the women’s doubles event of Wuhan Open here on Tuesday. After losing the opening set, the Indo-Czech bounced back strongly to register a 3-6, 6-3, 10-5 win over Canadian-Spaniard pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and ... Read More »

India defeat New Zealand by 197 runs to win historic 500th Test

Kanpur : India notched up a mammoth 197-run win in their historic 500th cricket Test to assert their supremacy in home conditions, bowling out New Zealand for 236 to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here today. After setting the Kiwis a rather improbable target of 434, the Indian bowlers, especially senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (6/132), revelled in ... Read More »

Thought of creating records never crossed my mind, says R Ashwin

Kanpur: He became the second-fastest cricketer in the world to reach 200 Test wickets but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin says the thought of creating records never crossed his mind since he is “happy competing with himself”. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was his 200th victim in his 37th Test match, as he overtook compatriot Harbhajan Singh (46), but remained behind ... Read More »

India three wickets away from big win in first Test

Kanpur: Paceman Mohammed Shami struck twice after Luke Ronchi gifted away his wicket as India closed in on a huge win in the opening cricket Test by reducing New Zealand to 205 for seven at lunch on the fifth day, here today. Overnight Kiwi batsmen Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (56 batting) frustrated the Indian bowlers for about 20 overs, ... Read More »

Clarke backs `talented` Khawaja to make Test return

Melbourne [Australia]: Describing Usman Khawaja as an `extremely talented` player, former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has backed the left-hander to reclaim his position in the Test squad for the upcoming three-match series against South Africa beginning at WACA ground on November 3. The national selectors had dropped Khawaja for the third Test against Sri Lanka after the 29-year-old managed scores ... Read More »

Mesut Ozil fires back at critics post PL win over Chelsea

London [England]: Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has slammed his side’s critics after the Arsene Wenger-led club registered their maiden Premier League victory over Chelsea since 2011. “Many so-called experts had already written us off after the second match day. But a Premier League season is long and we’re currently improving from game to game,” Ozil was quoted as saying by ... Read More »

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