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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 […]

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10-man EB proves equal to CFC

Debjit saves the day for Kolkata side with a brilliant show A 10-man SC East Bengal (SCEB) frustrated Chennaiyin FC (CFC), holding it to a goalless draw at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Monday. Despite enjoying a numerical advantage for close to an hour, Chennaiyin failed to get the winner and blew up […]

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Fellow players slam Djokovic for quarantine demands

‘Is he serious? It’s a selfish political move to gain popularity.’ Nick Kyrgios joined former Davis Cup player Sam Groth in criticising Novak Djokovic after the Serbian world number one reportedly wrote to Australian Open organisers asking them to ease quarantine restrictions for players. Passengers who arrived on three charter flights have been placed into […]

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‘This boy has become a man on this tour’

  Mohammed Siraj likely never expected to bowl in any of India’s four Tests against Australia. After all, the frontline Indian bowlers were Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. Shami was ruled out with a fractured elbow after the first Test at Adelaide, and Siraj found himself included in the Indian team for the […]

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England beat Sri Lanka by 7 wkts; lead series 1-0

England won the first Test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets, at Galle International Stadium, on Monday as Jonny Bairstow and debutant Dan Lawrence knocked off the 36 runs required on the last day. Bairstow was 35 not out and Lawrence unbeaten on 21 in a 62-run partnership as England reached 76 for three in […]

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‘Hardworking, fearless and frank’ Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur's friends say the fast bowler from Palghar is not one to back down when faced with a challenge. Sometime last month, Shardul Thakur dialled a friend. The call, the friend remembers, was a cry of frustration. Thakur was coping with being benched for a month, with the tough quarantine life chaining him to […]