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newscricket18 days ago

Twitter reacts to Bairstow's 'unique' run-out of Shami as keeper runs batsman out despite smashing one bail with knee

Jonny Bairstow really knows how to keep the fans entertained and and today he was involved in one of the most weird run-outs seen in recent times. In the 20th over, he accidentally smashed one bail with his knee before collecting the ball, but then took off the other bail to run Shami out.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket20 days ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft. Clueless Sunrisers, Dhawan-tastic and the terrible Morgan Show

While Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi played out of their skins to win their respective clashes against Hyderabad, Punjab and Kolkata respectively, some players failed to impress. After the first of the weekend double-headers, we are finally looking at what went wrong for the franchises, who lost.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket20 days ago

Twitter reacts to ‘frustrated’ Mohammed Shami hurling the ball at a moving Shikhar Dhawan

Just moments after Shikhar Dhawan backed away from the crease, owing to a distraction from the sightscreen, a visibly frustrated Mohammed Shami continued his run-up, hurling the ball towards the left-hander. However, the bowler was way off the target as things returned to normalcy.
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newscricket22 days ago

Twitter reacts to epic goof-up after du Plessis takes DRS and gets third umpire's review reversed to survive in the middle

There is no end to goof-ups that can take place on the 22 yards. Today, Faf du Plessis was given out after the on-field umpire took the help of the third umpire to ascertain the height of the ball, only for the decision to be reversed later as Faf successfully challenged the decision with DRS.
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featurecricketa month ago

Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s prodigious swing only a fragment of his genius

There are chances no Pakistan Cricket fan would ever forget Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the carnage he inflicted in the first spell of his international career. It has been a story told so many times to be repeated here but revisiting the past, when the armoury would call for one, has its own sweet drama.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Umesh to be added in the Test squad for Ahmedabad leg after fitness assessment; Shami still out

On Wednesday, BCCI announced the squad for the last two tests - the pink-ball encounter in Ahmedabad and the fourth Test at the same venue, with Umesh Yadav to be added to the squad post a fitness assessment. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami isn't yet cleared to be part of the Test setup for the series.
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newscricket3 months ago

Reports | Mohammed Shami eyeing return to the Indian squad for third Test

After injuring himself in the first Test against Australia, Mohammed Shami has resumed practice with a view of making his return to the Indian setup for the pink-ball Test against England. The pacer was ruled out of the first two Tests in Chennai, with him still recovering from the injury.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND vs AUS | Didn’t let the abuses affect my game; it only made me stronger, voices Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj has voiced out that he didn’t let the racial abuses in Australia affect his game, returning with 13 wickets in the Test series. In fact, he has stated that it only made him stronger before revealing that the umpires gave them an option to walk off the Sydney Test on Day four.
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newscricket4 months ago

IND vs AUS | India were thoroughly outplayed by Australia on Day three of Sydney Test, states Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel has stated that India were thoroughly outplayed by the hosts from all fronts on Day 3 of the ongoing Sydney Test as the visitors conceded a 94 run lead after the first innings. He also reinstated that not just physically, the short-ball injuries will impact the team psychologically.
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featurecricket5 months ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 1 Talking Points: Kohli-less India, Classy Shubman Gill and Marcus Harris’ litmus test

In what was going to be a real Test for the Australian batsman against the tough pace attack of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, it was India who collapsed to a first innings total of 194. However, in the second innings, the Indian duo really put on a show, dismantling the Australian top order.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam