England go down swinging, Keaton Jennings has surely run out of time and Hardik Pandya is a true Test all-rounder

1) Keaton Jennings, surely, is done It might seem harsh to pick on one of only three England batsmen to reach 20. But even a modest Jennings knock is often fraught with danger and ridden luck. His first ball was a leading edge that only just evaded the bowler; his second was an edge through the slips for four; his 11th was a big LBW shout. According to CricViz, Jennings edges 10 per cent of the balls he faces in Test cricket. The former England football manager Glenn Hoddle once…

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Hardik Pandya: Imposter to poster boy

Written by Sriram Veera | Nottingham | Published: August 20, 2018 12:39:01 am Hardik Pandya took just 29 balls to complete his five-wicket haul. (AP Photo) In many ways, Hardik Pandya has been the poster boy of this Indian team on this tour of England. He has been cussed, ridiculed, and his entire game questioned. Just like the Indian team. Is he a batsman who can bowl or the other way around? Can he do either of it really well? Why does he strut around? Similarly, Indians have been steaming…

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Top-order gives India control after Hardik Pandya rout

INDIA TOUR OF ENGLAND, 2018 Hardik Pandya took just 29 balls to complete his five-wicket haul © Getty 38.2 overs. 3 hours, 32 minutes. That was all it took for India to bat again on the second day in Nottingham. In that period, England were blown away by India’s pacers, with Hardik Pandya achieving his most successful figures in all competitive cricket – five for 28. England collapsed to 161 all out, despite a fifty-run opening alliance that set the base. It gave India a massive 168-run lead going into…

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Vasconcelos’ maiden century lifts Northants out of Blast gloom

Northamptonshire 332 for 8 (Vasconcelos 140, Harris 5-81) v MiddlesexScorecard Ricardo Vasconcelos made his maiden century in county cricket to give Northamptonshire an excellent opening day against Middlesex on the return of the Specsavers County Championship to Wantage Road. Vasconcelos equalled his career-best 140, occupying the crease for 210 balls, as Northants made 332 for 8 having been sent in on a green-tinged pitch where movement with the ball was evident all day. Having initially been signed as batting cover, Vasconcelos has made a great impression for Northants and here,…

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Gautam Gambhir to contest Delhi elections on BJP ticket: Report

By: Sports Desk | Published: August 19, 2018 5:51:08 pm Gautam Gambhir is reportedly contesting in the next general elections on BJP’s ticket. Gautam Gambhir is all set to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and contest in the next general elections from Delhi, if reports are to be believed. According to a report by Dainik Jagaran, BJP, who have not come to power in Delhi for a long time, is eager to give a ticket to veteran Indian batsman to restore their image and power in the capital city. Currently,…

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India fail to strike after posting 329

INDIA TOUR OF ENGLAND, 2018 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018, 05:47 PM India added only 22 runs this morning for their final four wickets. © Getty 42 minutes. That’s all it took England to wrap India up on the morning of the second day’s play at Trent Bridge. Shot out for 329 on Sunday (August 19), India could add only 22 runs to their overnight total of 307 for 6. Stuart Broad picked the telling wicket of Rishabh Pant, who hitherto had been pretty decisive outside off-stump…

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India vs England: I analysed my batting a lot after Lords’s Test, says Ajinkya Rahane

By: PTI | Published: August 19, 2018 5:38:34 pm Ajinkya Rahane was dismissed for 18 in the Lord’s Test. (Reuters) Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane said he analysed his batting a lot after twin failures in the first two Tests against England, the effort resulting in a characteristically gritty 81 at Trent Bridge. Rahane and skipper Virat Kohli’s 97 propelled India to 307 for six at stumps on the first day of the third Test. “After the last Test match I sat down in the dressing room and analysed all my…

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Clinical India Red set up summit clash with India Blue

WOMEN’S T20 CHALLENGER TROPHY Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sun, 19 Aug, 2018, 03:24 PM Punam Raut remained unbeaten on 26 in the chase. © Getty In what turned out to be another one-sided encounter in the Women’s T20 Challenger tournament in Alur, India Red romped home by nine wickets against India Green, on Sunday (August 19). India Red hunted down the paltry target of 52 in just 9.2 overs. As a result, they collected 12 points in the round-robin phase and will now take on India Blue in the final…

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India vs England 3rd Test Day 2 Live Cricket Score Streaming, Ind vs Eng Live Score: Play resumes after rain delay

Finally provided with a platform by their opening batsmen, India’s middle order took advantage against England on Saturday. Captain Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) put on 159 for the fourth wicket to help India to 307-6 in its first innings at stumps on the first day of the third Test. The groundwork at Trent Bridge was laid by KL Rahul (23) and the recalled Shikhar Dhawan (35), who saw off the new ball with an opening stand of 60. Although England struck with three wickets before lunch and…

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Quadrangular A series moved out of Vijayawada

AUSTRALIA A AND SOUTH AFRICA A IN INDIA 2018 The first four matches of the series were washed out without a single ball bowled. © Getty Following another day of play lost due to rains in Vijayawada, the venue of the quadrangular series (involving India A, India B, Australia A and South Africa A) has been moved out. The tournament, which earlier involved all the four teams facing each other twice in the series, before a final, has also been restructured after the first four games were washed out without…

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