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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 final: India nearly miss the glory against England
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Despite the sudden flurry of wickets, India were still in with a chance with all-rounder Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey in the middle. When the duo added 17 runs from 15 deliveries, they looked like taking India across the finish line, even though it would have been a scamper.

ICC Women’s World Cup Final, India vs England: London bridge to glory
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

India's opponents in the final, England, too have undergone a transformation in terms of power hitting. In this edition, they have struck 20 sixes, 17 more than what they had managed to strike in 2013. Together, both India and England have hit 37 per cent of the sixes in this tournament.

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: India make final after Harmanpreet Kaur, bowlers overwhelm Australia
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Harmanpreet, an unabashed Virender Sehwag fan, had made an instant impact in Australia. But more importantly, she had won yet another admirer. The hard-hitting batter won acclaim on the T20 circuit by becoming the first Indian woman to be picked in the Big Bash as well as the Kia Super League in England.

Delhi has churned out great batsmen because of club culture… not because it has a great system: KP Bhaskar
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

In an interview with The Indian Express, Delhi coach KP Bhaskar, who joined on a one-year contract, opens up on a range of issues. From dropping Unmukt Chand to the Gautam Gambhir fiasco.

Ravi Shastri to meet new panel on Tuesday to solve support-staff mess
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

The four-member committee would comprise Diana Edulji, member of Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (COA), BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna, the acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary, and the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri.

Mithali Raj becomes highest run-scorer in women’s ODI cricket
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Milestone woman Mithali Raj scales yet another peak, overtook former England captain Charlotte Edwards’ tally of 5,992 runs to become the highest run-scorer in ODIs.

Familiar chaos in DDCA extraordinary meeting
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

At Tuesday's meeting, when Justice Sen asked the members to cast their votes with regard to his proposals, the members agreed in principle for a secret ballot. A number of members had reservations to the 87 recommendations put forward by Justice Sen

ICC Women’s World Cup: Ahead of India vs Pakistan, focus on ‘masterchef’ Smriti Mandhana
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

On the eve of India’s next game against Pakistan at Derby, where a win will almost seal their place in the semi-final, the talk in the rival dressing room would be about Smriti Mandhana, the match-winner who has had century stands in successive games.

Ball by ball commentary of the Dukes vs Kookaburra contest
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

With the white Kookaburra ball not aiding swing, taller and more robust hit-the-deck bowlers like Steve Finn have caught the attention of the selectors. This is also precisely why England have benched David Willey and have instead opted for Finn and Jake Ball.

IPL 2017, DD vs MI: Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard power Mumbai to playoffs, Delhi back to old ways
Sun, May 07, 2017

In the midst of Kieron Pollard’s lusty hits, Lendl Simmons continued in earnest as MI beat DD by record 146 runs.

New-age daredevilry: How Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson bucked a few T20 trends
Sat, May 06, 2017

Thursday night’s carnage proved they cared less about patterns and conventions, and instead avoiding dot balls and clearing the boundary was the key

DD vs GL: Rishabh Pant shows where Daredevils, there is a way
Fri, May 05, 2017

Rishabh uncorks nine sixes in his 43-ball 97 as Delhi’s youngsters, in a must-win match against Gujarat Lions, make a mockery of 209-run chase

IPL 2017, DD vs SRH: Delhi Daredevils grow spine, beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets at home
Wed, May 03, 2017

Youngsters step up in captain Zaheer Khan’s absence, rebound from 67 all out in last match to stun defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2017: Pune in purple haze
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

MS Dhoni flatters to deceive while KKR's old guards, Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa, steer them home.

IPL 2017, DD vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders finish first at Kotla
Tue, Apr 18, 2017

A clinical all-round performance against Delhi Daredevils propels Kolkata Knight Riders to the top of the IPL league table.

IPL 2017: Kings XI Punjab bow to imperious Delhi Daredevils 
Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Sam Billings' flashy start, Corey Anderson's late flourish propel Delhi Daredevils to a commanding total.

Redemption Song: How Sanju Samson came back from the heart of darkness
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Going into the game against Pune, Sanju had gone 16 matches without scoring a fifty.

IPL 2017: Axe in Delhi to redemption in Mumbai for Nitish Rana
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Nitish Rana, who scored a match winning knock for Mumbai Indians, saw his career go on a downward spiral before the IPL season started.

IPL 2017, SRH vs RCB: Leg-spinner Rashid Khan makes it an Afghan sunrise in Hyderabad
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

It's the first time a player from Afghanistan got an opportunity to perform in the IPL and Rashid performs admirably on debut

Post India-Australia, ‘Friendship’ talk continues into IPL
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Rival captains from the bitterly contested India-Australia Test match in Dharamsala join hands to welcome Ben Stokes, another foe-turned friend

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Dinesh Karthik lets the bat talk in title win
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Veteran stumper Dinesh Karthik's 112 powers Tamil Nadu to Vijay Hazare triumph after Bengal fail to chase down 217

Vijay Hazare Trophy: With a mountain to climb, MS Dhoni falls short of summit
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

MS Dhoni scored a 62-ball 70 to give Jharkhand hope but his exit in the 44th over gave Bengal the edge they needed.

Fire at MS Dhoni’s team hotel postpones Vijay Hazare semi-final
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

Singh immediately called the state association in Ranchi as well as match referee Sanjay Varma, informing them about the incident.

MS Dhoni brings sleepy Palam ground to life in Vijay Hazare Trophy
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

MS Dhoni led Jharkhand to a six-wicket win over Vidarbha in Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final; next face Bengal in semis.

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon improved and confident, R Ashwin the best DRS bowler, says Ireland coach John Bracewell
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

John Bracewell believes a traditional off-spinner like Nathan Lyon benefitted from frequent trips made to the sub-continent.

After Ireland overhaul, Phil Simmons hopes to fill in the gaps for Afghanistan
Sun, Mar 05, 2017

Phil Simmons’ stint as Afghanistan’s coach began, almost inadvertently, in Dubai on the sidelines of the Desert T20 challenge.

MS Dhoni says I should back my skills, says Gurkeerat Mann
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Gurkeerat Mann, who scored an unbeaten 91 in Punjab’s win over Haryana, hopes to reclaim the India national stripes.

India vs Australia: A tale of dropped catches for India
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

A closer look at India's catching shows that it has not been up to scratch and only Steve Smith did enough to make them pay for it.

Fit-again Krunal Pandya finds form ahead of IPL 2017
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Krunal Pandya scored 70 runs to help Broda beat Punjab in the Vijay Hazare trophy in New Delhi.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Ton validates Shubman Gill’s rising stock
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

Shubman Gill scored his maiden century in only his second List A game that propelled Punjab to a position of respectability against Assam.

India vs Australia 2017: Want to see Steve O’Keefe bowl on a good wicket, says Harbhajan Singh
Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Ind vs Aus 2017: Forty wickets fell inside three days on the dry and abrasive wicket and Steve O'Keefe walked away with the Man-of-the Match Award.

With a word of advice from Rahul Dravid and tons of runs, Shubman Gill graduates
Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Shubnam Gill earned himself a place in Punjab’s squad for the premier 50-over domestic tournament — Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Jonty Sidhu takes first step to realising father’s dream
Fri, Feb 03, 2017

To fully understand his journey, one must take into account the role played by his cricket-crazy father Rajinder Sidhu.

Blind T20 World Cup: An India-Pakistan match unlike any other at Feroz Shah Kotla
Thu, Feb 02, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, the Pakistanis happily sauntered home with relative ease.

India vs England: How Rishabh Pant can fit into the scheme
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

Having failed in the three ODIs and the T20, KL Rahul is indeed under a bit of strife. But it will be unfair if he is dropped to include Rishabh Pant.

Once a first-class nursery, Green Park’s sports hostel faces drought
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

At one time in the late 90s, as many as 20 out of the 25 boys would make the cut from Kanpur and Lucknow. Then came the glut.