newscricket15 hours ago

Nic Pothas credits both India and Sri Lanka for putting up a great fight

Sri Lankan coach Nic Pothas has appreciated the efforts of both India and Sri Lanka to make the Kolkata Test competitive despite the match being interrupted by rain. Pothas also explained how playing against India in back to back series had helped his team play a better brand of cricket.
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newscricket18 hours ago

WATCH | Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli discuss declaration while being 100 meters apart

In cricket, the relationship between a coach and captain is important in deciding how well the team performs. On Day 5 of the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, the camera captured Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri effectively communicating while being at least a 100 meters away from each other.
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newscricket20 hours ago

ICC Test Rankings | Virat Kohli climbs up to fifth spot; Ravindra Jadeja slips to third

Virat Kohli’s recent performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka has helped him improve his position on the latest ICC rankings where he has risen to fifth place. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, too, gained eight places moving to a career-high 29th place while Ravindra Jadeja slipped to the third position.
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newscricket20 hours ago

Mohammed Amir : Virat Kohli doesn’t give you a second chance if you drop his catch

Mohammed Amir has revealed that he felt his heart sink when Azhar Ali dropped Virat Kohli's catch in the Champions Trophy final because Kohli doesn’t give second chances to anyone. The Pakistan pacer has also added that picking Kohli’s wicket meant that Pakistan were halfway to securing the title.
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newscricketa day ago

Dinesh Chandimal : India is one of the best fast bowling attacks that I have faced

Dinesh Chandimal has rated the Indian fast-bowling attack as one of the best in the contemporary cricket and praised the Indian bowlers' variations. The Sri Lankan captain has also lamented not dismissing Virat Kohli early, whose 50th century, took the game away from their clutches.
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newscricketa day ago

Sourav Ganguly : Virat Kohli right up there with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar

After watching Virat Kohli’s 50th century, Sourav Ganguly couldn’t resist himself from praising the Indian skipper stating that he is at par with the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar. Ganguly has also warned the Lankans to pull up their socks in order to come close to beating India.
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newscricket2 days ago

Virat Kohli says Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be a vital part of India’s overseas plans

Virat Kohli has heaped praise on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who got the man of the match award in the first Test against Sri Lanka after picking up eight wickets in two innings. He also stated that the conditions changed drastically over the five days and despite that the visitors showed a lot of character.
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newscricket2 days ago

WATCH | Things get heated-up between Dickwella and Kohli over wasting time on day 5

Despite being the better team and leading India throughout most of the game, Sri Lanka came dangerously close to losing the 1st Test when they saw a massive batting collapse chasing a target of 231 runs. Nirosan Dickwella tried his best to pass off the last few overs that frustrated Virat Kohli.
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newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts as Sri Lanka escapes by the skin of their teeth on the final day

India produced a nail-biting finish on the final day of the rain-affected Test match as Sri Lanka somehow managed a narrow escape against India's lethal fast bowling. However, the visitors couldn't escape the wrath of the Twitterattis, who took them on a trolling ride for successfully wasting time.
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newscricket2 days ago

India vs Sri Lanka | First Test ends with a dramatic draw

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami gave Sri Lanka a very late scare on Day 5 as they were reduced to 75/7 in 26.3 overs before bad light came to the visitors’ rescue with the game losing 10 overs at the end. Earlier India had given a target of 231, thanks to Virat Kohli’s 18th Test century.
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