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HS Prannoy upsets Christie in Thailand Open

A former top-10 player, Prannoy recovered from a game down to outwit sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21 in a thrilling contest that clocked an hour and 15 minutes. Indian shuttler H S Prannoy showed nerves of steel to stun world number seven Jonatan Christie and enter the men’s singles second round at the Toyota […]

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Washington all of talent and composure

He is God’s child; a different, thinking cricketer who plays his own way, says his father Washington Sundar not just has the sense of timing but knows when to time his performances. He has the languid left-hander’s elegance where he picks the length early and plays the ball late. His footwork complements his balance. Knife […]

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Harbhajan says IPL contract with CSK has ended

Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday said his contract with IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings has ended, bringing to a conclusion his "wonderful" two-year stint with the side. The 40-year-old spinner revealed this ahead of next month’s IPL auction and hours before the list of retained players for the upcoming edition is announced. "As […]

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I looked good because everyone contributed: Rahane

Stand-in skipper praises the side’s character and fighting spirit after Adelaide defeat Ajinkya Rahane, who took over the captaincy from Virat Kohli after the debacle in Adelaide, has not put a foot wrong as skipper. But speaking after the 2-1 series triumph, Rahane, who led from the front with a century in Melbourne, chose to […]

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Finding heroes and summoning miracles

The 2018-19 win was a reiteration of India’s core strengths; 2020-21 emphasised the depth of its talent pool When Wednesday arrives with the sun spreading its incandescent rays across India, cricket fans will miss their pre-dawn routines. The cell-phone alarms, hurriedly quaffed coffees and then the sense of awe while watching India take on Australia […]

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We were outplayed by tough Indian side: Aussie captain

Team India showed a never-seen-before zeal to retain the coveted Border-Gavaskar trophy with a historic three-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test here, successfully chasing a 328-run target to seal the four-match series 2-1. Australia captain Tim Paine graciously admitted that they were outplayed by the Indians. “We were here to win […]

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Joyous scenes at the Gabba

Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Indian cricket fans celebrate India’s historic win over Australia at the Gabba on Tuesday. Team India beat Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the series to win the series 2-1. 21-year-old Shubman Gill and a gritty Cheteshwar Pujara stitched a slow yet steady 114-run partnership […]