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IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli Says India’s “Extremely Strong Bench Strength” Will Help When Transition Happens
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IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli Says India’s “Extremely Strong Bench Strength” Will Help When Transition Happens

India's supremely talented bench strength has made skipper Virat Kohli quite confident that the team will have a relatively smooth ride when the transition period dawns upon it in the next few years. With the rise of several young players like Washington Sundar, Mohammed Siraj and the maverick Rishabh Pant, India have been on a roll both at home and abroad. On Saturday, the side humbled England 3-1 after clinching the fourth and final Test by an innings and 25 runs in Ahmedabad. This was after an embarrassing 227-run loss in the first Test."The comeback in Chennai pleased me the most. The first game was an aberration and England outplayed us. The to...
Ravichandran Ashwin has left Curtly Ambrose behind : Cricket
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Ravichandran Ashwin has left Curtly Ambrose behind : Cricket

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India vs England: Why was Ravi Shastri angry on Rishabh Pant ahead of Test series; head coach reveals!
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India vs England: Why was Ravi Shastri angry on Rishabh Pant ahead of Test series; head coach reveals!

Pant played a knock of 101 runs in the first innings which Shastri termed as the best counter-attacking innings he has ever seen in India."Pant has been simply magnificent. We were hard on him. Nothing comes easy. He was told in no uncertain terms that he has got to respect the game a little more. He's got to lose a bit of weight and work hard on his keeping. We know the talent he has and he has responded. He has worked like hell for the last few months and the results are here to see. Yesterday's innings was the best counter-attacking innings I have seen in India," Shastri said in the post-match presentation.Shastri further talked about the first innings partnerships which Pant had with Rohit Sharma and Washington Sundar. "It was a two-phase innings. He built a partnership with Rohit p...
Team India win Test series against England to book a place in WTC finals
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Team India win Test series against England to book a place in WTC finals

Team India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and final Test at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad to capture the series 3-1.With the sensational victory, the Virat Kohli and Co. have also booked a place in the upcoming inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final. India will meet New Zealand in the WTC final scheduled to take place at Lords Cricket Ground in June 2021.India bundled out England for 135 after scoring 365 in their first innings. Rishabh Pant was named Player of the Match for his incredible hundred in the first essay that helped India post a comprehensive total on the scoreboard.India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the Player of the Series award after he ended the four-match leg with 32 wickets. He picked up eight wickets in the fourth ...
Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout: Delhi eyes quarterfinal spot
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Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout: Delhi eyes quarterfinal spot

After an impressive show in the league stage, Delhi will eye a place in the quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare (50-over) trophy when it takes on Uttarakhand at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here on Sunday.After finishing second in Group ‘D’ behind Mumbai, with four wins from five matches, Delhi booked a clash with Plate Group topper Uttarakhand for a place in the last-eight. Should Delhi win, it will play Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday in the third quarterfinal. IND vs ENG: Axar Patel equals more than 40-year-old record with another five-wicket haul!  The line-up of other quarterfinals - Gujarat v Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka v Kerala (both on Monday) and Mumbai v Saurashtra (on Tuesday). The other venue for the competition is the Air Force ground, Palam, in the Capital.Delhi will miss the servic...
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England fall apart again as spinners wrap up innings win and series for India | Sport

In the end, England’s frazzled minds and tortured techniques were unable to resist as India completed a comprehensive innings victory inside three days that wrapped up a 3-1 series win and a place in the final of the World Test Championship. Virat Kohli’s men will meet New Zealand in England in June and though conditions will be vastly different to those witnessed over the past month – and a heavy diet of white-ball cricket fills the gap – the force should very much be with them, not least when considering their historic series victory in Australia either side of Christmas. For England there is much to ponder. Eoin Morgan’s hell-raising white-ball team are in town and will be at full strength for the five-match Twenty20 series up next. But while this offers a source of hope the tour ma...
India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score: Axar Patel Takes 5, India Close In On Massive Win
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India vs England 4th Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score: Axar Patel Takes 5, India Close In On Massive Win

IND vs ENG Live: Axar Patel celebrates a wicket during Day 3 of the 4th Test match.© BCCI Currently nine wickets down, England are crumbling down against India on Day 3 of the fourth Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The visitors are trailing and are in a precarious position. James Anderson and Dan Lawrence are currently batting for England, and the duo will be aiming to build a partnersh...
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India v England: fourth Test, day three – live! | Sport

4.18am EST04:18 39th over: England 99-6 (Lawrence 25, Foakes 8) “I’d probably go Burns (though I would demand he has a haircut), Sibley, Crawley, Root, Lawrence, Pope, Foakes, Woakes/Curran, Leach, Archer/Wood/Stone, Anderson/Broad,” says Jeff Ando. “Although arguably we’re a bowler light against the Kiwis with no Stokes.” That’s a good point, though Root is a passable fifth bowler I guess. It’s not ideal, but that New Zealand series could become a shootout for four top-six places (1, 2, 3, 6) in the return series against India. You can make a case for dropping any of the others (even Crawley, who I really like, has had a miserable run of scores this winter), but I’d be inclined to cut the younger players in particular a bit of slack. They all need runs next summer though. ...
Fans go berserk as Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar make a mockery of Bangladesh Legends
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Fans go berserk as Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar make a mockery of Bangladesh Legends

Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar turned back the clock on Friday with their unbeaten match-winning stand for India Legends in the Road Safety World Series opener at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur.Sehwag was at his characteristic best, starting the 110-run chase with a first-ball four off Bangladesh’s Mohammed Rafique. Nineteen runs came off the very first over as Sehwag set the tone for India’s victory.Studded with former India players including Yuvraj Singh, Mohammed Kaif, Pragyan Ojha and Irfan Pathan, India Legends began the tournament with a 10-wicket win over Bangladesh Legends.Viru hit ten fours and five sixes in his stunning 80 not out off just 35 balls.Tendulkar, at the other end, scored unbeaten 33 off 26 with the help of five fours.Earlier, R Vin...