India U-19 thrash Sri Lanka U-19 by innings and 21 runs

By: PTI | Published: July 20, 2018 8:41:49 pm India U-19 beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 21 runs. The India Under-19 cricket team produced a fine all-round performance to thump Sri Lanka U-19 by an innings and 21 runs in the first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, here today. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nishan Madushka’s brilliant ton (103) and a valuable 78 from Nuwanidu Fernando went in vain as India bundled out Sri Lanka for 324, 21 short of the visitors’ first innings’ score on the fourth and final…

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India ‘A’ cricket team makes it mark while you were watching football

Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Published: July 20, 2018 1:16:31 am Prithvi Shaw, 18, posted a photo with one of the four Landseer lions in London’s Trafalgar Square with the caption: “I’m looking in the Eye of a Lion.” “I’M LOOKING in the Eye of a Lion.” That’s the caption to a picture Prithvi Shaw posted on his Instagram feed on July 9. The diminutive Mumbai opener is face to face with one of the four Landseer lions in London’s Trafalgar Square. It’s exactly a week after Shaw and India…

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England vs India: Adil Rashid in line for shock Test return after stunning ODI form

England coach Trevor Bayliss has revealed that Adil Rashid, a man who gave up red-ball cricket at the start of the summer, is in line for a shock Test recall for the upcoming series against India. The leg-spinner’s fine form in one-day cricket this summer, including 20 wickets at an average of 23.95, has parachuted him into contention for the first Test at Edgbaston on 1 August. Rashid’s performances in the most recent ODI series against India included a stunning dismissal of India captain Virat Kohli in the deciding match…

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India vs England: England spinners out-bowled Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, says Phil Tufnell

By: PTI | Published: July 19, 2018 4:04:34 pm India’s Yuzvendra Chahal and India’s Kuldeep Yadav walk off the field of play at the end of the one day cricket match. (Source: AP) England may have cracked the Kuldeep Yadav code, but former left-arm spinner Phil Tufnell says India will be better off playing him in the Test series as well, having done the good thing by picking the “rare” talent in the five-day squad. Tufnell was full of praise for Yadav, marking him as a rarity. “You don’t come…

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England vs India: Joe Root admits HUGE embarrassment over celebration | Cricket | Sport

The England Test skipper marked his 13th ODI hundred with the extravagant display emulating the style of rappers or comedians dropping a mic triumphantly at the end of a gig. But in between cringes afterwards Root conceded it was something which saw him ribbed mercilessly by the England dressing room when he returned from the middle. “It was something that I immediately regretted,” he said with a grimace. “I’ve not heard the end of it, it was literally the most embarrassing thing I’ve done on a cricket field. “I don’t…

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Atharwa Taide, Ayush Badoni slam tons to put India U-19 in strong position against Sri Lanka

By: PTI | Published: July 18, 2018 6:24:25 pm Atharwa Taide (113) and Ayush Badoni (107) slammed individual centuries to put India U-19 team in driver’s seat on the second day of the four-day first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo on Wednesday. After dismissing Sri Lanka U-19 for 244 on Tuesday, India U-19 side reached 473-5 in their first innings at stumps on Wednesday. Resuming India U-19’s innings at 92-1, opener Taide hit a deserving hundred, amassing 113 runs in 160 balls with the help…

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India Test squad vs England: Rishabh Pant gets maiden call-up, injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar misses

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 18, 2018 3:22:51 pm Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday included in the squad for England Tests. (Source: Express Archive) Indian selectors announced the team for the first three Test matches against England with Rishabh Pant earning a maiden Test call-up. Among other changes, Karun Nair has also been re-called while Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been included owing to an aggravated lower back condition picked up in the third ODI against England on Tuesday at Leeds. His condition is being assessed by the BCCI medical…

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India vs England: India’s winning streak in ODI bilaterals ends, first loss under Virat Kohli

By: Sports Desk | Updated: July 18, 2018 4:10:56 am Virat Kohli had become India’s captain in all three formats of the game in January 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) India’s 2-1 defeat to England in the recently concluded ODI series marks the end of a winning streak that extended to nine rubbers. It is also the first time they have lost an ODI series under Virat Kohli. India’s last series loss was in January 2016 when they lost 4-1 away from home to Australia. Since then, they have beat Australia,…

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England vs India: ODI series win a significant marker for Tests – Root | Cricket | Sport

England’s Test captain posted a second consecutive unbeaten ODI hundred at Headingley as England won by eight wickets. In doing so he overtook Marcus Trescothick as England’s leading ODI century scorer with 13, something he marked at the death with a ‘mic-drop’ celebration, dropping his bat on the Headingley wicket. Root is now hoping he can carry the same form into the five-Test series which starts at Edgbaston on August 1. “I feel like I have contributed in these last two games and that is hopefully that’s a start going…

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England vs India: Joe Root hits historic century as hosts claim three-match ODI series

England’s footballers thrived in Russia after entering the tournament with expectations at sub-terrainian levels. That is unlikely to be the case for the country’s cricketers at next year’s World Cup after they ruthlessly wrapped up an eighth successive one-day series victory. This winner-takes-all clash at Headingley against India, the No 2-ranked team, was a genuine pressure match for England, with Mark Wood comparing it to a World Cup knockout tie. So the fact they came through it with flying colours, chasing down 257 with 33 balls and eight wickets to…

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