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Australia in India- 1st T20: Kuldeep, Bumrah sparkle as India go 1-0 up

Scorecard India 49 for 1 (Kohli 22*) beat Australia 118 for 8 (Finch 42, Kuldeep 2-16, Bumrah 2-17) by nine wickets via DLS method Australia’s batsmen had a dire time coping with a slow and low surface at the JSCA International Stadium and never recovered from the early muddle, eventually conceding the first T20I by nine wickets to India. Rain came down after Australia had limped to 118 for 8 in 18.4 overs, and by the time it subsided, India’s chase had been shortened to six overs. They mowed down the 48-run target…

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Australia in India: India pick Nehra, Karthik for Australia T20s; Dhawan back

India have brought back veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra for the three T20s against Australia which start on October 7. Another familiar face returning to the squad is wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. Shikhar Dhawan, who had been granted leave to skip the preceding ODIs against Australia to tend to his ill wife, returns for the T20s. Nehra last played an international in February, in the shortest format against the touring England side, before missing India’s T20s against West Indies and Sri Lanka. Karthik had played against West Indies but missed the one-off game against…

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Australia in India: 3rd ODI – Pandya leads India to series win and No. 1 ranking

India 294 for 5 (Pandya 78, Rohit 71, Rahane 70, Cummins 2-54) beat Australia 293 for 6 (Finch 124, Smith 63, Bumrah 2-52, Kuldeep 2-75) by five wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Between January 2013 and the start of this series, India-Australia ODIs had produced an average first-innings score of 321. The first two ODIs bucked that high-scoring trend, with India defending 281 and then 252, but a belter of a pitch in Indore seemed set to catalyse a return to the old order. Coming back from a calf injury, Aaron Finch scored his eighth…

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Australia in India : 2nd ODI-Kuldeep bags hat-trick as India defend 252

India 252 (Kohli 92, Rahane 55, Coulter-Nile 3-51, Richardson 3-55) beat Australia 202 (Stoinis 62*, Smith 59, Bhuvneshwar 3-9, Kuldeep 3-54) by 50 runs Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details New-ball swing; awkward, hit-the-deck seam; a pair of wristspinners turning their stock ball in opposite directions; a hustling, bustling, bouncer-happy allrounder. Seldom has an Indian ODI attack contained this much variety. Seldom has it all come together so spectacularly. During the innings break, India may have felt they could defend 252 on an Eden Gardens pitch that had been a little two-paced through their…

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Australia In India : 1st ODI – Pandya’s all-round heroics down Australia

India 281 for 7 in 50 overs (Pandya 83, Dhoni 79, Coulter-Nile 3-44) beat Australia 137 for 9 in 21 overs (Maxwell 39, Chahal 3-30, Pandya 2-28) by 26 runs (DLS method) Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Hardik Pandya, who has one century and one five-for in professional cricket, continued to make mockery of conventional selection principles as he single-handedly won India the first ODI of the series. On a pitch with more bounce than an average Indian ODI surface, Pandya’s sensational six-hitting combined with MS Dhoni‘s pragmatism to lift India from 87 for 5…

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Umesh, Shami return to India ODI squad for first 3 ODIs against Australia

Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami returned to India’s ODI squad for the first three of five-match series against Australia. India have also chosen to be without R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja – as they were in their most recent 50-over series, when they whitewashed Sri Lanka 5-0. Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, however, clarified that both players have only been rotated out of the squad. As a result Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel get another chance to lead the team’s spin attack again. “The team for the three ODIs against Australia has been selected in line with the rotation…

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CPL 2017: Cooper assault takes Knight Riders to second CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders 136 for 7 (Munro 29, Cooper 29*, Hafeez 2-19) beat St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 135 for 6 (Brathwaite 30, Cooper 2-12, Searles 2-29) by three wickets Javon Searles had Chris Gayle caught with his first ball Getty Images In a low-scoring thriller, the Trinbago Knight Riders’ tail, spurred on by the home crowd at Brian Lara Stadium, wagged furiously to prevail over St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in a tense chase. Patriots were in charge with their opponents at 90 for 7 and Knight Riders still needed 28 off 13…

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India in SL: one off T20I-Kohli, Pandey lead the way as India complete 9-0 sweep

India 174 for 3 (Kohli 82, Pandey 51*) beat Sri Lanka 170 for 7 (Munaweera 53, Priyanjan 40, Chahal 3-43, Kuldeep 2-20) by seven wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Three-nil in the Tests, five-nil in the ODIs, a crushing eight-wicket win in the one-off T20I. Virat Kohli followed up successive hundreds in the last two ODIs with another display of ruthless efficiency in a chase, and ensured India left Sri Lanka no crumbs of comfort at the end of a long and chastening month-and-a-half for the hosts. Set 171 to win, India romped…

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Live – IPL media rights auction: STAR India wins global broadcast, digital rights with bid of Rs 16,347 crores

STAR India wins the IPL media rights (TV and digital) for 2018-2022 with a bid of Rs 16,347 crore. The The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) auction took place in Mumbai. Catch live updates of the Indian Premier League (IPL) media auction here. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights auction in Mumbai. Initially, 24 companies picked up rights papers to contest for the several rights up for grabs. The BCCI is expected to net around Rs…

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India In SL: Match No 5 – India won the series by 5-0

India 239 for 4 (Kohli 110*, Jadhav 63) beat Sri Lanka 238 (Thirimanne 67, Mathews 55, Tharanga 48, Bhuvneshwar 5-42) by six wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Bhuvneshwar Kumar‘s maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs and Virat Kohli‘s 30th hundred in the format led India to a clinical six-wicket win that consigned Sri Lanka to a first ever home-series whitewash. There was a sense of inevitability to it all, particularly to Kohli’s innings, which swept him past 1000 runs for 2017 and moved him level with Ricky Ponting in second place among ODI century-makers. Ponting…

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