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05-Mar-2021 Ahmedabad

4th Test: Pant's 101, Sundar give India 89-run lead

At 153 for six wickets at tea on the second day of the fourth and final Test, the sparse crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium here was silent with the top six out of the seven Indian batsmen gone and England primed to take lead. There were a few fans who...

04-Mar-2021 New Delhi

Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs welcome Pollard to six sixes club

Former batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs on Thursday congratulated West Indies captain Kieron Pollard on hitting six sixes in an over. Pollard became the third to achieve the feat in an international match after Yuvraj and Gibbs, in West Indies' first...

04-Mar-2021 Coolidge (Antigua)

Was important to play your shots : Kieron Pollard

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said that he first thought of hitting sixes of all balls of the sixth over in the first T20I against Sri Lanka after he sent the third ball over the ropes in Antigua. Pollard on Thursday became the second batsman to hit...

04-Mar-2021 Antigua

1st T20I : Pollard's 6 sixes in an over takes Windies to win

Kieron Pollard smashed six sixes in an over off Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya, who had picked a hat-trick only in the previous over, as West Indies won the first T20I by four wickets at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on Thursday. Chasing a target of 132, Pollard's...

02-Mar-2021 Osbourn (Antigua)

Never going to turn down playing for Windies: Chris Gayle

Veteran batsman Chris Gayle has said that he is not going to turn down anything pertaining to West Indies cricket after he left the Pakistan Super League (PSL) to play in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka which starts on March 4.Gayle, who...

28-Feb-2021 Indore

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Iyer misses on 200 by 2 runs

Madhya Pradesh's Venkatesh Iyer, who was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 Indian Premier League auction, missed out on his maiden 50-over double hundred by just two runs on Sunday. Iyer smashed 198 off 146 balls in the Vijay Hazare Trophy against...

28-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Rohit Sharma moves to career-best Test ranking of 8th

Opening batsman Rohit Sharma moved up to a career-best eighth on the Test rankings for batsmen after his first innings 66 and unbeaten 25 in a low-scoring third Test between India and England.Sharma was one of two batsmen, the other being England opener Zak...

27-Feb-2021 St John's (Antigua)

West Indies recall Chris Gayle, Fidel Edwards for series vs Sri Lanka

Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle and experienced fast bowler Fidel Edwards have been named in the West Indies T20I squad to play against Sri Lanka, marking their return to the international stage.Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair earns his first West Indies selection and...

26-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Watching past footage helped me look at myself differently : R Ashwin

India off-spinner R Ashwin, who picked his 400th Test wicket in the third Test to become only the fourth Indian to reach the milestone after Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, has said that watching past cricket matches' footage during the Covid-19...

26-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Axar Patel pins England on the 'mat'

Handling the glossy new pink ball at the spin-friendly and dusty Motera pitch was akin to a spinner handling the new ball on a matting wicket, something that old Gujarat and Saurashtra spin bowlers have experienced over the years and decades.A day after Axar...

26-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Records that were broken in 3rd India-England Test

Several records were broken during the third Test between India and England that Virat Kohli's team won by 10 wickets on Thursday. The win gave India a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series.Spinners reigned supreme as they captured 28 of the 30 wickets to fall in...

25-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

3rd Test: Sensational win for India, team closer to WTC final

India, riding on spinners Axar Patel and R. Ashwin, took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series to take a step closer to the World Test Championship (WTC) final after beating England by 10 wickets in the third session on the second day of the five-day third Test...

25-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

R. Ashwin gets his line right to get to complete 400 Test wickets

On a wicket that helped spinners right from the start, it looked that it would only be a matter of time before R. Ashwin would reach his tally of 400 Test wickets in England's second innings on the second day of the third Test here.By the 24th over of England's...

25-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Axar Patel fills Jadeja's shoes by sticking to his strengths

India left-arm spinner Axar Patel's dismissal of England's Jonny Bairstow was very Ravindra Jadeja-like. Patel, playing just his second Test, beat Bairstow on the inside edge for leg-before wicket. The right-handed batsman played for the turn, only to realise...

24-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

3rd Test vs Eng: India take charge with Patel's 6-wkt haul (Stumps)

India took charge of the third Test on the first day itself with local boy Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner, leading the way with the second best spell in day-night Test matches, picking six wickets for 38 to help bowl out England for just 112 in first innings...

24-Feb-2021 Ahmedabad

Sardar Patel stadium renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium

The Sardar Patel stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad was on Wednesday renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium, popularly known as the Motera Stadium was recently re-opened after extensive renovation which increased seating capacity to a record 1,10,000.It...

22-Feb-2021 Christchurch (New Zealand)

Devon Conway's 99 not out helps New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs

New Zealand on Monday beat Australia by 53 runs in the 1st T20I at the Hagley Oval to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 99 to help New Zealand to 184/5 after which Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult and Tim Southee dismantled...

20-Feb-2021 Indore

Ishan Kishan sets records with 94-ball 173 in Jharkhand win

Swashbuckling batsman-wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan hammered 173 off just 94 balls, comprising 19 sixes and 11 boundaries, to propel Jharkhand to a humongous 324-run win --  the third highest margin by runs in the world -- over Madhya Pradesh in a Group B match of...

18-Feb-2021 Chennai

Chris Morris: From RCB reject to hot property (Profile)

South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris who on Thursday attracted the highest ever bid in Indian Premier League (IPL) history, of Rs.16.25 crore, will ramp up the Rajasthan Royals bowling line-up who were desperate to find support for their pace spearhead Jofra...

17-Feb-2021 Chennai

In bowler-friendly IPL auction, focus on batsman Steve Smith

The Indian Premier League (IPL) mini-auction on Thursday could see a huge demand for bowlers even as Australian batsmen Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, and Glenn Maxwell, England's Dawid Malan, all-rounders Chris Morris of South Africa and Bangladesh's...

17-Feb-2021 Johannesburg

Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket, shifts focus to T20s

Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket, thus ending a nine-year career that started in November 2012. He clarified he is not retiring from ODI cricket yet and focussing on T20s. du Plessis said that...

16-Feb-2021 Chennai

Ashwin's wickets per Test higher than Kumble, Harbhajan

If India off-spinner R Ashwin ends up playing 100 Test matches -- the current Test is his 76th -- he might end up with over 500 wickets and become India's second highest wicket-taker in Test cricket behind leg-spinner Anil Kumble. And if the 34-year-old...

15-Feb-2021 Chennai

Batsman Ashwin's experience pays off as he 'ambushes' England

It was a coincidence that former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who as a state selector had once dropped R Ashwin from a Tamil Nadu junior team for poor batting performance, interviewed the off-spinner who scored his fifth Test century to put...

15-Feb-2021 Chennai

Brought out the sweep shot after 13-14 years: Ravichandran Ashwin

India off-spinner R Ashwin, who scored his fifth Test century after a five-wicket haul to help India take the stranglehold of the second Test, said he brought out his sweep shot for the first time after well over a decade."After the last Test, we were thinking...

13-Feb-2021 Chennai

Makes it look so simple: Former cricketers laud Rohit Sharma

India opener Rohit Sharma, who scored his seventh Test century to lead India's charge in the second Test against England here on Saturday, received effusive praise from former cricketers for his performance.Sharma dominated and attacked the England bowling...

10-Feb-2021 Chennai

ICC Test rankings: Kohli & Pujara move down, Root goes to 3rd

India's Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have moved down by a spot while Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have moved upwards in the respective ICC Test rankings which got updated after the culmination of the first Test which England won by 227 runs on...

09-Feb-2021 Chennai

Our body language, intensity was not up to the mark: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday admitted that lack of intensity and poor body language was one of the main reasons for the hosts suffering a huge 227-run defeat against England in the first Test here. With this win, England have taken a 1-0 lead in the...

08-Feb-2021 Chennai

England set India 420-run target to win first Test

India off-spinner R Ashwin took six wickets for 61 runs as England were bowled out for 178 an hour before close on the fourth day on Monday, setting India a target of 420 runs to win the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.After dismissing India for 337...

08-Feb-2021 Chennai

Rishabh Pant wins ICC Player of the Month award for Jan 2021

India wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant on Monday won the ICC Men's Player of the Month award for January 2021. Pant won the award for his performances in the two Tests against Australia where he scored a 97 in Sydney and an unbeaten 89 in Brisbane that led...

07-Feb-2021 Chennai

It was just unlucky : Cheteshwar Pujara on Tendulkar-like dismissal

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara's dismissal for 73 off the bowling of Dom Bess on the third day of the first Test against England on Sunday revived memories of Sachin Tendulkar's dismissal during the first Test of the famous 2000-01 India-Australia series.The...

05-Feb-2021 Chennai

Overwhelmed by occasion, 100-Test Root 'recovers', hits ton

On the eve of his 100th Test, England captain Joe Root received a "little surprise" from his teammates here on Thursday, and he was so overwhelmed by the occasion on Friday morning, when he went out for the toss with his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli for...

05-Feb-2021 Chennai

Shining ball without saliva hard on Chennai pitch : Jasprit Bumrah

Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who was playing his Test first at home here on Friday, said it was tough to bowl on flat pitches like that of MA Chidambaram Stadium under the new Covid-19 rules that bar the use of saliva to work on the ball."Over here, the ball...

05-Feb-2021 Chennai

1st Test: Root scores 3rd consecutive ton, England take upper hand

England captain Joe Root's third consecutive Test century (128 batting) and his 200-run stand for the third wicket with opener Dom Sibley helped the visitors reach 263 for three wickets at stumps on the first day of their first Test against India at the M.A....

05-Feb-2021 Chennai

Joe Root becomes 9th batsman to hit century in 100th Test

England skipper Joe Root on Friday became the ninth batsman to slam a century in his 100th Test, on Day One of the first Test against India here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was the 10th instance of this feat occurring as former Australia captain Ricky...

04-Feb-2021 Abu Dhabi

Chris Gayle scores 22-ball 84 in Abu Dhabi T10

Swashbuckling West Indies opener Chris Gayle scored a 12-ball half century to make his presence felt in the ongoing edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 league.The 41-year-old played a brilliant knock of 22-ball 84, which was studded with six 4s and nine 6s, to steer Team...

01-Feb-2021 New Delhi

My whole world in one frame: Virat on pic with wife & baby

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his actress wife Anushka Sharma on Monday shared the first picture of their daughter Vamika.Anushka took to Instagram to share an image of the couple along with their daughter and wrote, "We have lived together with...

25-Jan-2021 Galle

Joe Root now 4th highest Test run-getter for England

England skipper Joe Root has gone past Kevin Pietersen and David Gower to become the fourth-highest run-getter for his country in Test cricket.On Sunday, Root played a 186-run knock, with the help of 18 boundaries, during England's first innings in the second...

20-Jan-2021 New Delhi

57 players released by 8 IPL franchises ahead of auction

Fifty-seven players have been released by eight Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises ahead of the 2021 auction, to be held next month. They include Mumbai Indians' fast bowling great Lasith Malinga, former Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith, Chennai Super Kings...

20-Jan-2021 New Delhi

IPL's top wicket-taker Malinga quits franchise cricket

Sri Lanka pace bowler Lasith Malinga, the top wicket taker of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has retired from franchise cricket that is why he was not retained by the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the 2021 season, the franchise said in a statement.Malinga, 37,...

20-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Six reasons why India beat Australia in Test series

India defeated Australia for the second successive time in a Test series in two years, with both the series wins coming in Australia.Here are the six main reasons that helped the underdogs and injury-stricken India beat host Australia 2-1 in the four-match...

19-Jan-2021 Brisbane

I look good as captain because everyone contributed : Ajinkya Rahane

On the day he led India to a 2-1 Test series win at the Gabba as captain, Ajinkya Rahane was named Virat Kohli's deputy for the first two Tests against England in the home series next month. Rahane, however, said that he does not want to even think of the...

19-Jan-2021 Brisbane

Cheteshwar Pujara is the team's warrior: Ravi Shastri

Coach Ravi Shastri called Cheteshwar Pujara a warrior after the India No. 3 took multiple blows on his body, head and arm during his 211-ball 56 that helped lay a solid platform for the Indian team's three-wicket win in the fourth and final Test at The Gabba...

19-Jan-2021 New Delhi

T Natarajan : From dusty fields in Salem to Gabba high

Pace bowler T Natarajan had all odds stacked against him growing up. His family, led by father who toiled for daily wages and mother who ran a roadside shack, had little money and his house had no TV on which he could watch cricket and pick his initial lessons....

19-Jan-2021 Brisbane

Resilient India win Brisbane Test to clinch Border-Gavaskar Trophy

"I think a drawn series will be worse than the loss a couple of years ago," former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting said on Monday. However, the Indian team on Tuesday went one step further as they came out with one of the best Day Five batting performances...

19-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Secret of Shubman Gill's fearlessness lies in Karsan Ghavri's gesture

Well over a decade back when former India pace bowler Karsan Ghavri took charge of the BCCI pace bowlers academy at the PCA Stadium in Mohali to groom future India fast bowlers, he struggled to find young batsmen for his trainee bowlers to practice against."For...

19-Jan-2021 New Delhi

For Rishabh Pant, lessons on terrace of Roorkie home come handy

On the cemented terrace of his Roorkie home in Uttarakhand, father Rajinder Pant would tie a pillow to the chest of his tiny son Rishabh and bowl with a cork ball to him from close distance to take the fear of facing fast bowlers out of his mind.That, coupled...

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