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Curran outshines peers in first Test to be unlikely England hero

The 20-year-old grabbed four top Indian wickets in the first innings and gave his team a precious 13-run lead despite a century by Indian skipper Kohli.   It was billed to be a contest between England’s most prolific wicket-taker James Anderson and India’s top batsman Virat Kohli. But in the end, an unlikely 20-year-old playing […]

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What went wrong for India on Day 4 of the 1st Test?

England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli to give the hosts a stunning victory by 31 runs on the fourth day of the first Test match at Edgbaston. Chasing 194 runs, India resumed their second innings at 110 for the loss of five wickets with […]

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Manav excited to be part of Asiad squad

He’s a player to watch out for, says Sharath Kamal Even as the seniors were nicely flowing the ball on the table, Manav Thakkar, a young paddler from Surat, was quietly watching them all from the sidelines. He probably wanted to pick up a few techniques from there as it may come in handy the […]

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PV Sindhu enters second successive World Championships final

PV Sindhu claimed a second successive World Championships final spot after seeing off a fighting Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in straight games at the women's singles semifinals. Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu continued her incredible run of form in the World Championships, earning a second successive final spot after seeing off Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi […]

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Sindhu breezes past Okuhara

India’s P.V Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in straight games to cruise into the semifinals and assure herself of a medal in the World Championships here on Friday. Sindhu defeated Okuhara 21-17, 21-19 in a 58-minute quarterfinal match to set up a semifinal clash against World No. 2 and another Japanese Akane Yamaguchi on […]

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Playing county cricket helped me a lot: Ishant

Ishant Sharma has perhaps never turned into the attack-leading strike bowler he once promised to be but he has been, over the years, an important asset to his captains. His five-wicket haul on Friday helped India sniff victory in the first Test at Edgbaston. “I was tired of bowling well and seeing my wickets column […]

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Salary Comparison: India Men Cricketers vs Women

Women’s cricket has been in India for ages but people have started recognizing and appreciating the efforts of women in blue just a few years ago. The recognition and emoluments for them are far less compared to male cricketers. The successful campaign of India women in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 has […]

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Andrea Petkovic reaches semis at rain-delayed Citi Open

Unseeded German Andrea Petkovic reached the Citi Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year, beating sixth seed Belinda Bencic 6-3 2-6 7-6(8) on Friday. Unseeded German Andrea Petkovic reached the Citi Open semi-finals for the second consecutive year, beating sixth seed Belinda Bencic 6-3 2-6 7-6(8) on Friday. The 2013 runner-up rallied from a set […]

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‘I saw the Kohli highlights’

He is called the Universe Boss and at 38, Chris Gayle remains the king of cheeky comebacks. The West Indian cricketer was in town for a promotional event and, asked about his opinion on the absence of some big names from the World Cup next year, quipped, “you have Chris Gayle no, why do you […]