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India vs Australia: Will opening blues end for Team India as new combination takes guard in Sydney? – Analysis – cricket

Opening the batting in Test cricket is akin to being on the front line during a war. The vagaries of the red cherry in helpful conditions can make even the most technically sound and equipped batsman come across as an oaf. The challenge has risen a fair amount in modern day cricket with players having to play three different formats. ...

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Nortje takes six wickets, Elgar scores 92 to put South Africa in driving seat – cricket

South African seamer Anrich Nortje claimed a career-best six-wicket haul and opener Dean Elgar backed it up with an unbeaten 92 runs as the home team forged an early advantage over Sri Lanka on the opening day of the second test. Nortje made full use of seamer-friendly conditions at The Wanderers Stadium for a return of 6-56 off 14.3 overs ...

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India vs Australia: T Natarajan hits practice session, takes a spectacular catch running backwards – WATCH – cricket

After replacing injured Umesh Yadav in India Test squad, left-arm pacer T Natarajan is gearing up of the upcoming 3rd Test against Australia in Sydney. The latter went through a training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, under the watchful eyes of fielding coach R Sridhar. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video on Twitter ...

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Skipper missing as Ravi Shastri takes Ajinkya Rahane’s place – cricket

When was the last time the captain of a cricket team was absent from the post-match press conference after a famous win? It would be a difficult question to answer, simply because it happens so rarely. Yet, Ajinkya Rahane, on the day of his greatest triumph in his sporting career, the day he engineered the improbable, leading India to victory ...

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes the ordinance route against ‘love jihad’ – india news

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday that an ordinance to ban dubious inter-faith marriages would be brought on Tuesday after a discussion in a cabinet meeting. Chouhan’s statement came when journalists asked him whether the government would bring an ordinance on the inter-faith marriages after the state assembly’s winter session was postponed. “The state government will ...

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India vs Australia: ‘Not doubting Kohli’s captaincy but it takes something special to pick up the pieces,’ Ricky Ponting lauds Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership skills – cricket

Ricky Ponting has praised India’s stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane for his superlative effort leading the team against Australia in the second Test against in Melbourne. Not only was Rahane brilliant with his field placings and bowling changes on the first day, he took it a step forward by playing a captain’s knock on Sunday, scoring the 12th century of his ...

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Siraj bowls to plan, Shubman Gill takes sharp catch as debutants combine to give India crucial breakthrough of Marnus Labuschagne – Watch video – cricket

Mohammed Siraj and Shubman Gill made their Test debut even more special by combining together to dismiss the well-set Marnus Labuschagne and give India advantage at Tea on Day of the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Siraj, who did not get to bowl in the first session, started the proceedings post lunch and looked impressive. He ...

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Williamson back, Santner takes Patel’s spot in New Zealand squad for Pakistan Tests – cricket

New Zealand have retained spinner Mitchell Santner in their Test squad to face Pakistan in a two-match series despite Ajaz Patel’s return to fitness, coach Gary Stead has said. Santner was last month brought into the Test squad that played West Indies to replace Patel and played in the Twenty20 internationals against the Caribbean side as well as a game ...

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India vs Australia: ‘New India takes up challenges and is filled with optimism’, says Virat Kohli – cricket

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday declared himself a “representation of new India”, forever ready to take up challenges with optimism, as he responded to Greg Chappell’s view that he is “the most Australian non-Australian cricketer of all time”. On the eve of the first Test against Australia, Kohli was asked about his aggressive brand of cricket coupled with a ...

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China plants its flag on moon as lunar probe takes off for earth – india news

China has become the second country in the world to unfurl its flag on the moon after the United States, which put its flag on the lunar surface some 50 years ago. China’s National Space Administration released pictures of the five-starred red flag on the moon, taken by the Chang’e-5 spacecraft’s camera. The spacecraft “unfolded the five-star red national flag, ...

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