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ICC ODI Rankings | Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah extend their dominance at No.1

The Indian duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli extended their dominance at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings in the bowling and batting chart respectively. On the other hand, KL Rahul gained 21 slots to reach 50th position while Shikhar Dhawan reached 15th position on the list post the series.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Virat Kohli’s wayward throw catching Rohit Sharma by surprise

Virat Kohli’s ability on the field is unparalleled to with his over-the-top athleticism including a top-catch to dismiss Labuschagne. However, that was not the case this time around when a Virat Kohli throw was miles above the KL Rahul’s reach catching backup fielder Rohit Sharma by surprise.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Steve Smith's first ODI century in three years

In the ongoing series decider between Australia and India, Steve Smith scored his 9th century in ODI cricket. Exactly three years ago, Smith scored a century against Pakistan and today, he broke his century duck against India. Twitter reacted on the same and showered praise on the Aussie maestro.
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VIDEO | Furious Aaron Finch blasts ‘selfish’ Steve Smith after comical run-out

Aaron Finch after countering the initial swing and pressure from Indian pacers was sold down the river after Steve Smith called for a tight single before running back to his own crease. After Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliance, Shreyas Iyer had to just lob the ball to the bowler for a simple run-out.
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Twitter reacts to Australia's 'New Steve Smith' unleashing MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in U19 WC

Aussie youngster Jake Fraser-McGurk, whose style of batting and idiosyncrasies has a striking resemblance to Steve Smith, announced himself to the world on Saturday with an immaculate 84 in the U19 WC. And in a moment of genius, the teen proved that not only is he Smith's clone, but MS Dhoni's too.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Three wickets between 30-40 over phase cost us game, admits Steve Smith

Steve Smith has admitted that the loss of three quick wickets in the 30-40 over phase, including that of his own, was what proved decisive in his team's 36-run loss to India in the second ODI at Rajkot. With the series level, the two teams head to Bengaluru for the series decider on Sunday.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | For first-timer, Marnus Labuschagne played really well, admits Steve Smith

According to Steve Smith, his batting partner in the Australian squad Marnus Labuschagne played really well in his 47-ball knock of 46 in the second ODI against India at Rajkot. While the Smith-Labuschagne duo was at it in the middle, Australia’s hopes of sealing the series were still alive.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Watched lots of AB de Villiers and Steve Smith's video for middle-order batting, reveals KL Rahul

Following India’s comeback victory over Australia, KL Rahul admitted that he had watched a lot of AB de Villiers and Steve Smith videos to get accustomed to batting in the middle order in the absence of Rishabh Pant. He added that he is enjoying the new role, which he feels came as a blessing.
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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | Adam Zampa's length has been fantastic so far, asserts Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch has stated that Adam Zampa has lived up to the expectations and the leggie's lengths in the series have been fantastic so far. The Aussie skipper has also praised Marnus Labuschagne and joked that the Queenslander and Steve Smith are only separated when they are asleep.
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newscricket3 days ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma exacting revenge for Australia’s fake fielding attempt with one of his own

A laid back individual on the cricket field, Rohit Sharma’s funnier side is often hidden inside while batting and comes wide in the open when he is fielding. A victim of Australia’s fake fielding earlier, Rohit exacted revenge with an open fake fielding effort that the umpires failed to notice.
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