newscricket4 days ago

Rashid Latif looks to end fight with Virender Sehwag over YouTube video

Ex-Pakistan player Rashid Latif has attempted to end his tiff with Virender Sehwag through a YouTube video after the duo were caught in a war of words all through the Champions Trophy. The wicketkeeper congratulated Pakistan on their victory but also had kind words for India over their performance.
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newscricket5 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Kohli singles out "early wickets" for loss

Indian captain Virat Kohli has praised the Pakistan for their all-round performance and also admitted that his team failed to meet the heavy expectations on them. Kohli also had words of praise for Hardik Pandya who provided a glimmer of hope with his big-hitting after the batsmen had failed.
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reportcricket6 days ago

Pakistan thrash India to clinch maiden Champions Trophy

An all-around Pakistan romped past India defeating the men in blue by 180 runs to win their first Champions Trophy title courtesy blistering bowling performances by Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali. Earlier, Fakhar Zaman(114) and Mohammad Hafeez(58) powered Pakistan to a colossal score of 338.
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newscricket6 days ago

Twitter reacts as Pakistan finally wins against India after many years

Pakistan secured their first-ever Champions Trophy crown with a convincing 180-run victory over India at the Oval today. While Fakhar Zaman (114) and Mohammad Amir (3/16) were the stars of the show, the Twitteratti were more than happy to provide some light moments on a dark day for India.
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newscricket6 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy | Kohli hints at unchanged Indian lineup for the final

Virat Kohli has hinted at playing an unchanged team for the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan today. This means that Hardik Pandya will feature in the final as the Indian skipper is reluctant to change a winning combination. Kohli expected all the players to give more than 100% in the final.
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newscricket9 days ago

Virat Kohli indicates Ashwin will play against Bangladesh

Heading into India's semi-final against Bangladesh today, Virat Kohli has indicated that India will go into the game with the same side that comprehensively beat South Africa in their last game. This means that Ravichandran Ashwin will play his second consecutive game ahead of Umesh Yadav.
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newscricket13 days ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Kohli opts for red ball throwdowns to counter swing

Indian skipper Virat Kohli opted to face throwdowns with a red ball in a bid to counter swing bowling ahead of India's do or die encounter with South Africa today. The 28-year old has been facing problems in dealing with outswingers having been dismissed for a duck against Sri Lanka.
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featurecricket15 days ago

Champions Trophy 2017 | Tactical analysis of India’s loss to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka produced an exceptional batting display to secure a seven-wicket win against India and keep their semi-final hopes alive. Even though they beat India convincingly, Sri Lanka’s bowling, much like India’s, left a lot to be desired as both teams conceded a combined 643 runs.
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newscricket19 days ago

ICC Champions Trophy 2017| Hardik Pandya hails self-belief as the key to his performance against Pakistan

Hardik Pandya has termed his self-belief to be the major reason for his scintillating performance in India's 124-run win over arch-rivals Pakistan in their inaugural match yesterday. The 23-year old scored an unbeaten 20 off six deliveries before scalping two wickets later on in the match.
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newscricket19 days ago

Virat Kohli admits last minute decision in promoting Pandya ahead of Dhoni

Though Hardik Pandya helped India to a huge total of 319 for 3 against Pakistan in the opening match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Sunday, Virat Kohli admitted that sending him ahead of MS Dhoni was the last minute decision. But the move paid dividends as Pandya smoked 20 runs from 6 balls.
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