newscricket2 hours ago

India vs Australia | Harbhajan Singh calls for better pitches after India debacle

Harbhajan Singh, who has been a vocal critic of India's dustbowl strategy over the years, has seized his chance now that India have finally faltered - the offie congratulated Steve Smith for scoring a century on a "no pitch" and then added India should start winning on good tracks from now on.
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newscricket4 hours ago

India vs Australia | Last time we lost like this, we had our best run after that, says Virat Kohli

Despite a shocking loss to Australia, Virat Kohli chose to remain positive recalling that India were inspired to go on their best run only after losing a Test in similar fashion last time around. The skipper also praised pacer Umesh Yadav and placed the blame on the batsmen for the debacle.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Uttarakhand government in controversy for paying Kohli Rs 47 lakh from Kedarnath fund

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's payment for a 60-second Uttarakhand tourism video was from funds earmarked for victims of the deadly 2013 Kedarnath floods, an RTI reply has revealed. The Uttarakhand government had paid Virat Kohli 47.19 lakh rupees for the video made in June 2015.
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newscricket6 hours 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.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket8 hours ago

AB de Villiers breaks Sourav Ganguly’s record to reach 9000-run ODI mark

AB de Villiers became the quickest to reach the 9000-run mark in ODIs when he smashed 85 in South Africa's 159-run win over New Zealand in the third game in Wellington to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Skipper De Villiers achieved it in 205 matches, breaking Sourav Ganguly's mark of 228.
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newscricket9 hours 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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newscricket10 hours ago

Steve O’ Keefe credits Sridharan Sriram for his bowling heroics

Australia left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe thanked spin consultant Sridharan Sriram for his inputs after his game-changing six-wicket haul in the first innings of the ongoing opening Test against India in Pune. O'Keefe also lauded skipper Steven Smith for the faith he had in the bowler's ability.
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newscricket11 hours ago

Today was not our day, says Anil Kumble after dramatic day 2 batting collapse

Anil Kumble could not find an explanation for top-ranked India's dramatic batting collapse on a turning Pune pitch that has pretty much handed the opening Test to Australia by day two of the high-profile four-match series. Today was not our day, was how the India coach put it.
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newscricketa day ago

India vs Australia | Warne reminds Vaughan of England's defeat after O' Keefe show

Shane Warne and Michael Vaughan had some friendly banter on Twitter about Australia's exceptional bowling performance against India in the first Test match in Pune today. The conversation ended with Vaughan claiming that the only way England could win the Ashes is if Warne selected the team.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts as India crumble under pressure and Virat Kohli "marks absent for Day 2"

India's day couldn't have gone any worse. First, the Indian batting order was exposed as skipper Virat Kohli got out for a duck and Pujara flopped. K.L.Rahul stuck around a little while but was removed by O'Keefe who went on to pick 6 wickets as Australia ended day 2 with a lead of 298.
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