newscricket5 days ago

BCCI Contracts: Jadeja and Pujara rewarded for their performances with Grade A contracts

Ravindra Jadeja and Cheteshwar Pujara have been upgraded to Grade ‘A in the BCCI contracts, whereas Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina have been excluded from the list, the BCCI announced yesterday. It has also been declared that the amount of money for all three grades have been doubled.
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newscricket9 days ago

Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's "Brain Fade 2.0" and Jadeja's performance

India started the day with momentum on their side as Renshaw and Smith were dismissed by R Jadeja early. But Shaun Marsh and Peter Hansdscombe stood tall and thwarted India's chances of taking a 2-1 lead with a game to play. The Twitterati got to work immediately after Smith's brain fade 2.0.
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newscricket11 days ago

Glenn Maxwell : So much emotion fell out as soon as I got that hundred

Glenn Maxwell’s emotional celebrations on reaching his maiden Test century showed just how much the achievement means to him. Having said that, he’s still not sure what to expect from the pitch in the remainder of the match. He also praised Steve Smith for his leadership qualities.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Umesh Yadav's giant stride in Tests is a big step for Indian cricket

Matt Renshaw is well settled at the crease and ready to make his innings count. The Ranchi track belied the expectations and behaved like a proper sportive wicket, much to the batmen's joy. Virat Kohli spotted a hint of reverse-swing and turned to Umesh Yadav to get the much-needed breakthrough.
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newscricket11 days ago

Umesh Yadav says Virat Kohli looks ready to bat

There’s good news for Indian cricket fans after Umesh Yadav said that skipper Virat Kohli looks ready to bat during the ongoing Indian innings in Ranchi. Kohli was seen padded up at the start of the third day’s play and is likely to come to the crease at any point during the Indian innings.
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newscricket12 days ago

WATCH | Umesh Yadav breaks Glenn Maxwell's bat into two pieces

On the very first ball of Day 2, Maxwell's willow broke down into two pieces when he tried to block an Umesh Yadav delivery. The Aussie, who made a well-crafted century on his Test comeback, could do nothing but just smile at it and asked the 12th man to get him a new bat from the dressing room.
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newscricket22 days ago

WATCH | Smith denied review for trying to consult dressing room after Kohli intervenes

Steve Smith attempted to get some help from the dressing room to decide if he should go for DRS today only to be barred from reviewing it consequently. With the game in the balance, Virat Kohli exchanged a few words with his counterpart that lacked the friendliness that existed a couple of days ago.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts as India lose a Test match at home after 5 years

It was a day to forget for the Indians as Virat Kohli & co under-performed in every department - from missing catches to taking meaningless reviews, to lose their first match in 20 Tests, in forgettable fashion. Steven O'Keefe picked it up from where he left in the 1st innings and picked 6 wickets.
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newscricketa month ago

Watch: Mathew Wade doesn't walk despite edging Umesh Yadav

Australian wicketkeeper Mathew Wade didn't walk despite clearly edging pacer Umesh Yadav behind on the third day of the ongoing first Test against India in Pune. Umpire Richard Kettleborough turned down the appeal and India could not challenge the decision as they didn't have any reviews left.
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reportcricketa month ago

India vs Australia | 5 talking points from Day 1 of first Test

After a steady opening partnership, Australia collapsed on the first day of the first Test at Pune to end at 256/9, only thanks to a rearguard counter-attack by Mitchell Starc. Umesh Yadav produced a fine spell with the old ball to finish with figures of 4/32 as India ended day 1 on top.
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