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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

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

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

India vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar refused to pick a favourite ahead of the crucial India vs Australia game in Mohali on Sunday. The former India captain his heart said India would win and make it to the semis but insisted that it would be a fairly open game. India and Australia will battle it out at the PCA Stadium for a place in the semi-finals after losing to New Zealand and

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is pumped up about the upcoming clash against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Asia Cup T20. The two countries have not played each other since the 2015 Word Cup, which India won convincingly thanks to Virat Kohli’s hundred and heroics from the bowlers. Pakistan were scheduled to ‘host’ India in a bilateral limited-overs series late last year but the BCCI was not keen on traveling to

I`m not the only one who wants to be the best: Novak Djokovic

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic admitted that he is not the only player who wants to be the best players in the world. Ahead of the Dubai Tennis Championships, the Serbian said “With the results I`m having, I have to be optimistic. I try not to be over-confident, I have respect for the other players, I realize that I`m not the only one who wants to be the best in

Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says Ashish Nehra

Back in the national team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut. The 37-year-old last played for India in the semifinal of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign against Pakistan. After missing the final due to a finger injury, he was overlooked for nearly five years before being recalled for the

Australia should brace for a strong New Zealand backlash: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann had little to complain about after his team wrapped up the first Test against New Zealand inside four days but he says the challenge for his young squad will be to build on that victory in the second match next week. A superb bowling effort on the first day, and a double century from Adam Voges that drove them to a mammoth first innings of 562,

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: MS Dhoni

The emphatic triumph over Sri Lanka giving a perfect start to their World Twenty20 build-up, Indian captain MS Dhoni said his side will be one of the top contenders at the showpiece even though some top batsmen are yet to get enough time in the middle. Due to India’s deep batting, not all the batsmen have got enough runs and overs under their belt in the last six T20 matches. Dhoni himself and comeback-man

Adam Voges overtakes Don Bradman's average, beats Sachin Tendulkar's record

Australian batsman Adam Voges has surpassed Sir Donald Bradman’s legendary batting average of 99.94 to steer his side to a commanding position against New Zealand on the second day of the opening Test in Wellington on Saturday. The 36-year-old veteran batsman walked off the Basin Reserve with an unbeaten 176 and an average of 100.33 to boot as Australia reached 463 for six while holding a lead of 280. Voges

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Led India Look For Redemption After Embarrassing Loss to Sri Lanka

Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the visitors in the second Twenty20 international in Ranchi. Indians were taken aback by what skipper Mahendra Singh had described the Pune track as “English”. Now that Dhoni will be playing in his own backyard, he can hope