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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

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

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

Virat Kohli tells why he became emotional after MS Dhoni hit winning runs vs Australia

Batting superstar Virat Kohli feared that India were virtually out of the ICC World T20 after the first 10 overs of their chase against Australia and has no idea how he and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to achieve the seemingly imposing target. “It virtually felt like you are out of the tournament at the end of 10 overs. To pull the game back after that along with MS Dhoni

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

Sunny Leone unveils her cricket team Chennai Swaggers

Sunny Leone’s new sexcom Mastizaade failed to fire at the box-office, and A-list projects continue to elude the Indo-Canadian ex-porn star. So, Bollywood’s diva of oomph is these days wholly focused on turning entrepreneur. On Monday, 34-year-old screen siren Sunny unveiled her team Chennai Swaggers that will play in the second season of Box Cricket League, a reality show cricket tournament backed by Ekta Kapoor and featuring prominent television stars

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