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Shikhar Dhawan emulates Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag

Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 runs between lunch and tea session as the Indian opener became only the third batsman after Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag in the history of Test cricket to score 100-plus runs in a

Anya Shrubsole stars as England beat India to lift fourth World Cup title

England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228/7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling by England’s vice-captain turned the game on its head in the most nail-biting of finishes. India were coasting on 191/3

Harmanpreet Kaur Stars As India Outclass Australia To Reach Final

Opting to bat first, India got off to a poor start. After losing Smriti Mandhana (6) and Punam Raut (14) early, captain Mithali Raj (36) and Harmanpreet Kaur stitched together a 66-run stand for the third wicket and built a solid base. Harmanpreet’s (171*) stunning display of power towards the end of the innings helped India post a mammoth total of 281 for 4 against Australia. During her innings, the right-handed batter slammed

Virender Sehwag Opts For Silence After India Head Coach Snub

After a lot of twists and turns in announcing the Indian men’s cricket team head coach, Ravi Shastri was finally the chosen one for the cricket board’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC). Virender Sehwag, who was at one time perceived as the front-runner for the post, was left empty-handed. On Tuesday, during a promotional event in Mumbai, Sehwag evaded questions on the controversial selection of the head coach after being pipped by Shastri for

Umesh Yadav’s house burgled on the day he’s appointed RBI assistant manager

On a day when Umesh Yadav landed a job with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as assistant manager, the right-arm Indian pace bowler also had to deal with some bad news. Umesh’s house in Nagpur was burgled on Tuesday, and according to reports, the thief or thieves took cash amounting to R45,000 as well as mobile phones. The number of mobile phones that have been stolen is not yet

Mohammed Shami threatened by local youths in Kolkata

A group of young men allegedly threatened and tried to barge into Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s residence in South Kolkata’s Katjunagar after an altercation, as per media reports on Monday. The incident occured on Saturday night when the 27-year old was returning home with his wife. Shami’s driver was allegedly driving too fast and nearly collided with a local’s motorbike which was kept meters away from the pacer’s residence,

Arjuna Ranatunga Alleges 2011 WC Final Fixed; Demands Probe

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. According to a report in Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: “Sangakkara wants an inquiry into

Virat Kohli will have to manage three big egos

‘On paper’ is a tricky term in sport. Like, the Virat Kohli-led India were favourites ‘on paper’ to defeat Pakistan in Champions Trophy final, but what transpired on field was opposite. The occurrences post that title clash loss saw Indian cricket go through a tumultuous time, culminating in a day-long drama involving confusion, denial and acceptance. The outcome of the potboiler has given India – on paper, that is –

Virat Kohli swings it Ravi Shastri's way after high drama in bid for India coach

Team India finally has a new coach. After weeks of high drama and anxiety around the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli rift, several players in the side will breathe a sigh of relief after the Cricket Advisory Committee named Ravi Shastri as Kumble’s successor. Shastri’s appointment does not come as a major surprise. But it does complete a full cycle for the former captain, who was bitterly disappointed after being overlooked in

Mithali Raj becomes leading run-scorer in women’s ODI cricket

Indian skipper Mithali Raj has become the first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to have crossed 6000 career runs. Mithali reached the milestone in India’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match against Australia. She is now the all-time highest run-scorer in women’s cricket, surpassing the record previously held by England’s Charlotte Edwards. Edwards scored 5992 runs in 191 matches at an average of 38.16 including nine centuries

Yuvraj Singh likely to be ruled out of semi-finals against West Indies

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to sit out of the second semi-final of the ongoing World T20 against the West Indies on Thursday due to an ankle injury. According to sources, the team management are sweating over the various options they have on the bench, including batsman Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Pawan Negi. Sources say, while manager Ravi Shastri wants Rahane to replace Yuvraj in the middle order, captain Mahendra

Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since, making just four. Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding