reportcricketa day ago

India vs Australia | Talking points from Day 2 of first Test

What a day of action we have had on Day 2 in Pune! India got the Starc wicket in just five balls but found themselves 44/3 with the top order failing for the first time in ages. After a recovery by Rahul and Rahane, India were routed by O'Keefe losing the last 7 wickets for just 11 runs.
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newscricketa day ago

WATCH | R Ashwin's bizarre dismissal puts India on the backfoot on day 2

Lady luck seemed to have deserted R Ashwin as the spinner was dismissed on Day 2 of the Pune Test when a defensive shot came off his bat, bounced off his foot and was taken by Handscombe at short leg. The decision had to be referred to the third umpire and Ashwin was correctly asked to head back.
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newscricketa day ago

India v Australia | R Ashwin surpasses Kapil Dev’s season wickets record

Recently records have been tumbling on regular intervals in India and R Ashwin has added yet another feather to his already overcrowded cap. Claiming the wicket of Mitchell Starc on the fifth ball on Day 2 of the Pune Test, Ashwin has overtaken Kapil Dev as the highest wicket-taker in a home season.
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newscricket2 days ago

Shane Warne : Why has the ball not changed over the years?

Speaking at a festival, Shane Warne has asked some important questions about the future of the game. Warne has questioned why the ball has not changed over the years, while the bats have improved and fielding restrictions have become stringent and insisted on proper marketing of Test cricket.
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newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to Matthew Renshaw's Delhi belly and Saha's superman catch

It was a tough day for the Australian cricket team as they couldn't capitalize on the brilliant start from Renshaw and Warner with the middle order crumbling against the Indian spinners. The funnier moments of the day saw Renshaw running back to the pavilion and Jadeja's mystery ball to Handscomb.
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newscricket3 days ago

We were willing to pay ₹ 15 crores for Ben Stokes : RPSG owner Sanjiv Goenka

Rising Pune Supergiants chairman Sanjiv Goenka has claimed that they were willing to go as high as ₹ 15 crores to secure the services of Ben Stokes for the upcoming IPL season. Goenka also said that the team were satisfied with the auction results despite missing out on Aussie Pat Cummins.
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newscricket4 days ago

Warner on Ashwin : If he says he's bowling at 60-70%, I’d hate to see 100%

David Warner has expressed his surprise at Ravichandran Ashwin’s admission that he has not been at his best in the home season so far asking, “what else has he got?”. The swashbuckling opener has said that although they do have plans for Ashwin, it will be foolish to just concentrate on one bowler.
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newscricket6 days ago

Ashwin clarifies bowling leg-spin to Steve Smith during IPL was not a ploy

Ravichandran Ashwin has made it clear that bowling leg-spin to Steve Smith during the IPL was not a ploy to hide his bowling style and rather was to develop his own bowling skills. He has also said that unsettling David Warner from early in the innings is the best option to get him out early.
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newscricket7 days ago

If Umesh was Australian, he would have taken over 150 Test wickets by now, says Rodney Hogg

Former Australia fast bowler Rodney Hogg described Umesh Yadav as "quick with a great action" and said had Yadav been playing for Australia he would have taken over 150 Test wickets by now. Hogg expects fast bowlers to play a big role in the high-profile four-Test series starting in Pune on Feb 23.
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newscricket8 days ago

Shaun Marsh : We know what to expect from Ashwin and Jadeja

Shaun Marsh has said the Australian team knows exactly what to expect from the Indian spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the upcoming four-match Test series. Marsh got off to a good start to the tour with a century against India A at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
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