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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

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 reclaims top spot in ICC T20 rankings, India still No. 1

Powered by his brilliant knocks in the ICC World T20 so far, Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage

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

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first skipper to win five major tournaments

After India’s triumph in the Asia Cup on Sunday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain in cricket history to win five major tournaments. Dhoni has now led India to ICC World T20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Asia Cup and Asia Cup T20 wins. The wicketkeeper-batsman was in final, hitting a huge six when the team needed 19 runs from 2 overs. He then went on to

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. At the post-match media conference, Malinga was asked if he would like to quit after the upcoming edition of World T20, just like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara did after winning

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

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma to feature in sixth successive ICC World T20

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

Pakistan will break World Cup jinx against India: Waqar Younis

Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his new-look team would be able to break the jinx of not winning against India in major ICC events when they lock horns in the upcoming World T20, which begins right after the Asia Cup T20. Pakistan play India, first on February 27 at the Asia Cup in Dhaka, and on March 19 in Dharamsala at the World T20. They could also

Aaron Finch dumped, Steve Smith to lead Australia in World T20

Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia’s captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20. Selectors also axed wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from the 15-man squad for the tournament in India. Test gloveman Peter Nevill, who has never played a limited overs international, was picked instead. Opener Finch, who has been struggling with a

World T20 waste of time: Ryan Harris

Former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has lamented the compressed international schedule and labelled the World Twenty20, scheduled to start in India next month, a waste of time. Australia have played eight Twenty20 Internationals since the last World T20 in Bangladesh two years ago, including a run of just one game between November 2014 and January this year. The side was also whitewashed 0-3 by visitors India on Sunday in

Yuvraj Singh will feel less pressure as he plays more games: MS Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh’s cameo in the Sydney Twenty seems to have impressed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He expects that the veteran left-hander would only get better as he plays more and more matches in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20. The skipper also termed the team combination as the right mix of players going into marquee event. “I think we have the right mix. Also, Yuvraj can just go