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India vs England: Pumped up Kohli in fiery mood on Day 1 of pink-ball Test

February 25, 2021 7:39:48 am

Virat Kohli was in an aggressive mood throughout the day in Ahmedabad.

Ben Stokes applies saliva on ball; spoken to by umpires

February 25, 2021 7:39:44 am

Ben Stokes was seen applying saliva on the ball on the opening day of the day-night third Test against India here on Wednesday, following which the ball had to be sanitised.

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Vijay Hazare Trophy: Devdutt Padikkal’s career-best 152 hands Karnataka big win vs Odisha

February 25, 2021 7:39:40 am

Devdutt Padikkal continued his sizzling form to notch up a List A career-best score of 152 to help defending champions Karnataka register a massive 101-run win over Odisha in a Group E match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy

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D/N Test: How ‘local boy’ Axar spun a web around England with the pink ball

February 25, 2021 7:39:33 am

Axar Patel became the first Indian spinner to take a five-wicket haul in a day & night Test match.

Watch: Felicitation by President, Home Minister mark Ishant Sharma’s 100th Test

February 25, 2021 7:39:24 am

Ishant Sharma is only the second Indian fast bowler after former captain Kapil Dev to play 100 Test matches.

Government clarifies: Only Motera stadium renamed after PM Modi, complex still has Sardar Patel name

February 25, 2021 7:30:28 am

Soon after renaming the cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, social media was flooded with remarks suggesting the renaming exercise amounted to an "insult" to Sardar Patel.

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Shahid Afridi expresses displeasure after umpire refuses to take cap

February 24, 2021 5:51:30 pm

Shahid Afridi is not pleased with the International Cricket Council (ICC) rule that bars umpires from taking caps from players during a match due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Kohli falls in last over of the day, Rohit unbeaten

February 25, 2021 2:44:08 pm

India vs England 3rd Test, Day 1 Highlights: India were 99/3 in reply to England's 112 all out on the opening day.

A decade on, tragedy of Christchurch earthquake still an aching pain for the White Ferns

February 24, 2021 8:18:55 pm

A recent compendium of NZ women's cricket 'The Warm Sun on My Face: The Story of Women's Cricket in New Zealand,' revisits the traumatic experience of the national team that witnessed the crumbling of the iconic Cathedral tower on February 22, 2011.

For D/N Test: Health kiosks, sanitisers and a gutka ban

February 24, 2021 7:44:30 am

Tickets are priced between Rs 300 and Rs 2,500 per day. And to keep this 110,000-seat “world-class structure” sparkling clean, the GCA has even banned pan and gutka inside the complex.

India vs England 3rd Test Live Cricket Streaming: When and where to watch IND vs ENG?

February 25, 2021 2:55:50 pm

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 3rd Test Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Ahead of the crucial pink-ball Test, the hosts have called up pacer Umesh Yadav in place of Shardul Thakur.

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India vs England: All to play for as WTC final beckons

February 24, 2021 7:44:44 am

India’s immediate past pink-ball experience has been bitter – 36 all out in Adelaide in December. England’s last pink-ball performance doesn’t inspire confidence either.

Before Pink Ball Test, Virat Kohli shares his thoughts on surpassing MS Dhoni’s captaincy record

February 24, 2021 7:44:49 am

Virat Kohli has made it clear that numbers don't hold a great value.

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India vs England 3rd Test Predicted Playing 11: Pink ball set to force changes in both teams

February 23, 2021 7:17:13 pm

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 3rd Test Predicted Playing 11, Players List: There are many unknown variables that warrant factoring in the 3rd Test and the two teams will assess conditions before deciding their teams in the Pink ball Test.

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At home… finally: Jasprit Bumrah set to play in front of childhood friends & family

February 24, 2021 8:18:40 am

After playing 18 Tests, 67 ODIs and 50 T20Is, and five years after his international debut, Bumrah will be finally playing at his home ground in Ahmedabad.

Ishant Sharma could’ve prioritised white-ball cricket to prolong career but chose to focus on Tests: Virat Kohli

February 24, 2021 7:48:19 am

Ishant Sharma, 32, is set to become only the second Indian pacer after the legendary Kapil Dev to play in 100 Tests when he takes the field in the day-night third Test.

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Upul Tharanga announces retirement from international cricket

February 24, 2021 7:48:23 am

Upul Tharanga played 31 Tests for Sri Lanka, scoring 1754 runs at an average of 21.89, including three centuries and eight fifties.

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Have not got real clarity on balance of attack yet: Joe Root

February 23, 2021 4:25:48 pm

The England think tank has a selection headache both in bowling and batting departments.


Spinners will come into play for sure but pacers can’t be ignored either in pink-ball Test: Virat Kohli

February 23, 2021 4:13:04 pm

Asked if the ball is unlikely to swing much in the third Test, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said he expects the pacers to be in the game till the ball is "nice and shiny".

Best performers for India in World Test Championship 2019/21

February 23, 2021 4:04:14 pm

Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin have been the most prolific players for India in the current World Test Championship cycle. Across all teams, Joe Root is in line to become the highest run-getter in the next 2 Tests.

New Zealand players overlooked in IPL for second rate Australians: Simon Doull

February 23, 2021 1:17:25 pm

While Devon Conway didn't find any takers in IPL 2021, his countrymen Kyle Jamieson (Rs 15 crore) and Adam Milne (Rs 3.2 crore) received handsome contracts at the auctions.

‘I’ll be back in action next week’: David Warner confirms return from groin injury

February 23, 2021 12:42:53 pm

David Warner had sustained the injury during the second ODI against India in November and was subsequently ruled out of the third ODI, the three-match T20I series and the first two Tests.

BCB to add new clauses in player contracts after Shakib Al Hasan’s IPL 2021 request

February 23, 2021 11:27:01 am

Shakib Al Hasan will return to the IPL after his one-year ban from all forms of cricket after Kolkata Knight Riders bought him for Rs 3.2 crore during the recent players' auction.

Sport doesn’t recognise anything other than on-field show: Sachin Tendulkar

February 23, 2021 11:06:24 am

Sachin Tendulkar also remembered his father, late Ramesh Tendulkar, who was a professor and recalled how he travelled through Mumbai to impart lessons to his students.

Short-pitched bowling core part of the game: MCC Committee

February 23, 2021 1:09:47 am

The World Cricket Committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club, the lawmakers of the game, met recently. Following are the key points discussed.