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IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 4 Talking Points: Australia’s opening act, Langer’s ‘head’ache and Gabba's magic

On day four, the pitch was doing everything possible - low bounce, tall bounce, multiple edges not carrying, and constantly catching the batsmen by surprise. Amidst all this chaos, Australia got a total of 294, with a lead of 327, to give India a complete day to force a result.
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newscricket19 minutes ago

Twitter reacts to Mohammed Siraj’s proud moment of maiden fifer in Test cricket

Mohammed Siraj has endured the toughest of times during this tour, losing his father before the start of the Test series. However, since making his debut in Melbourne, the Hyderabad pacer has not looked back, including picking up a fifer at Gabba and celebrating it by looking up to the sky.
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newscricketan hour ago

BCCI wants Asia Cup scrapped for 2021 as home calendar takes priority

The BCCI is most likely to frustrate Pakistan once again as they might decide against partaking in the Asia Cup in 2021 to accommodate their own calendar. However, if the tournament doesn’t see an India-Pakistan game, it will spell a lot of financial trouble for the host broadcaster Star Sports.
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newscricket3 hours ago

Reports | New Zealand to visit India before T20 World Cup

In the BCCI Apex Council meeting on Sunday, it was discussed that New Zealand will visit India for a Test and T20I series, with more T20 games to prepare for the World Cup. The Council has also decided that they will ask the ICC to reduce their revenue if they don’t receive the tax exemption.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma emulating Smith with ‘shadow practise’ in between overs

While India got home in Sydney, the talk of the town was Steve Smith, who was alleged to have tampered the crease with his footmarks. However, with the entire footage ruling that out, Rohit Sharma in Gabba stepped up the banter game, employing similar tactics to jitter out unfazed Smith.
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newscricket5 hours ago

Reports | BCCI to take a call to host one of Ranji or Vijay Hazare; state boards prefer latter

The state associations have preferred Vijay Hazare over Ranji Trophy for the upcoming season, with the board clearly stating that they can only host one of the two competitions this year. The BCCI is in talks with Sri Lanka and South Africa to resume international cricket for the women's team.
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newscricket16 hours ago

Twitter reacts to S Sreesanth's Anil Kumble leg-spin imitation to make immediate impact

S Sreesanth. Only his name is enough to make it to the headlines. He always does something unique or the other to hog the limelight. And he has struck again. Sreesanth imitated Anil Kumble's leg-spin action to perfection and not only that, even got himself a wicket against Andhra Pradesh in SMAT.
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newscricket17 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Washington Sundar has got the temperament of a top order player, opines Tom Moody 

Former Australian all-rounder Tom Moody has opined that India's all-rounder Washington Sundar, who made 62 today, has the mindset of a 'top-order' batsman. He also applauded Shardul Thakur for top-scoring in India's first innings with 67 and found him a 'clean hitter' of the cricket ball.
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featurecricket18 hours ago

A battle for ages - Cheteshwar Pujara gets the best of Australian bowlers

Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry with Lionel Messi is a known one, with fans holding one’s stature over the other but the reality remains that one pushes the other to compete at the top. Put in the context of Test cricket, the trio of Williamson, Kohli and Smith get the best out of each other.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Aussie bowlers bowled exactly the way India wanted them to, opines Ricky Ponting 

Former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting is of the opinion that the host bowlers played into the hands of the Indian batsmen. He added that the bowling lacked 'aggression' but he also lauded the pair of Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur for 'application' and 'concentration' they showed on Day Three.
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newscricket18 hours ago

IND vs AUS | India's best Test side will need Hardik Pandya for his all-round skills, reckons Ian Chappell 

Australia's cricket expert Ian Chappell has asserted that all-rounder Hardik Panyda's inclusion will complete the Indian Test side. He also added that India's poor catching needs to improve as they can't be putting down the chances created by a strong Indian bowling attack all the time.
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newscricket19 hours ago

IND vs AUS | Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar batted beautifully, expresses Josh Hazlewood 

Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood was full of praise for Shardul and Sundar and felt they batted beautifully on day three. He also added that the big partnership also showed that the wicket is very good to bat on and also expressed his happiness at getting rid of Cheteshwar Pujara.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Didn’t let the Gabba crowd affect my performance; A-tours helped a lot, proclaims Shardul Thakur

After his blistering 67, Shardul Thakur opened up that he didn’t let the Gabba crowd cheering for Australia affect his performance while wanting to earn the crowd’s respect. He also stated that the transition was not that difficult after his jump from India A-tours while talking about day 3.
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newscricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | You don’t need extra motivation when the score at 1-1, feels Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur, after playing an epic innings in Brisbane, has revealed that a player doesn’t need any extra motivation to do well when the series is at 1-1. The Mumbai player has also added that he and Washington Sundar wanted to use the bounce of the wicket to play strokes in regular intervals.
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featurecricketa day ago

Nippy and Accurate, Josh Hazlewood is the real deal for Australia this series

Historically, it’s never comfortable facing Australia in Australia and every single team in the world would vouch for that. However, it is to the credit of this Indian team for what they have done so far to hang in there and keep the Border-Gavaskar Trophy level at 1-1.
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featurecricketa day ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RR should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Steven Smith, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Sanju Samson, there's no dearth of superstars in Rajasthan Royals but it only shows how a poorly-balanced side never quite takes the cake. 2020 IPL was again a season for RR where the same cycle of under performance repeated for nth time.
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featurecricketa day ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 3 Talking Points: Josh ‘halcyon’ Hazlewood and Washington Sundar's tall-chips

The Gabba really was Australia’s fortress, at least till the time Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur walked in to bat. But ever since then, the Australian bowling has suffered the wrath, the pain and familiar sorrow returned on Paine’s face, as the visitors reduced the lead to 23 runs.
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newscricketa day ago

VIDEO | Washington Sundar pulls off an incredible ‘no-look’ six to leave Lyon dazed

On debut, against Australia’s best spinner, Washington Sundar pulled off the improbable thing, of smashing Nathan Lyon to the longest of boundaries without even looking. Just two weeks after Andre Fletcher pulled off a similar six in the BBL, Washington just pulled off the best shot of this series.
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newscricketa day ago

Twitter reacts to Shardul Thakur’s salute after a six to get to his half-century

While he picked up three wickets with the ball, Shardul Thakur, batting at No.8, who got off the mark with a six off Pat Cummins bowling got to his half-century with a six off Nathan Lyon’s bowling. The entire Twitter went into a meltdown, praising the all-rounder for his quick-fire innings.
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newscricketa day ago

SL vs ENG | Moeen Ali joins England's bubble after recovering from COVID-19

There are reasons for optimism in England camp as Moeen Ali has recovered from Covid-19 and has tested negative to join the English bio-bubble at the tea on the third day's play of the first Test in Galle. Moeen is unlikely to play even in the second Test but he might be fit for the India tour.
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