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Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for red card, pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches after pushing referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid’s 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday. Ronaldo’s 24 minutes as a substitute at the Camp Nou saw him score a superb goal, pick up a booking for removing his shirt during the celebration, and then quickly receive a second yellow after De Burgos Bengoetxea ruled the Portugal captain had dived to try to win a penalty. Ronaldo reacted to being sent off by pushing De Burgos Bengoetxea. The Royal Spanish Football…

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India In SL: 3rd Test: Ashwin, Shami lead three-day rout as India complete whitewash

India 487 (Dhawan 119, Pandya 108, Rahul 85, Sandakan 5-132) beat Sri Lanka 135 (Chandimal 48, Kuldeep 4-40) and (f/o) 181 (Dickwella 41, Ashwin 4-68, Shami 3-32) by an innings and 171 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details At 2.46 pm on Monday, when Lahiru Kumara played down the wrong line of an R Ashwin carrom ball, India achieved something they had done only once before. Until then, they had only once won three Tests in an away series, back in 1967-68, when they beat New Zealand 3-1. Now the scoreline was even more…

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India in Sri Lanka -Yuvraj dropped; Ashwin, Jadeja rested for Sri Lanka ODIs

Yuvraj Singh and wicketkeepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have been omitted from India’s squad for the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka tour. The selectors also opted to rest the spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja along with Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami, the team’s frontline seamers during the Test series. Seamer Shardul Thakur and legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal were drafted into the 15-man squad, which also features the fit-again KL Rahul, an in-form Manish Pandey and Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested for the West Indies series. Rohit Sharma…

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India In Sri Lanka – 2nd Test : Jadeja’s five-for wraps up India’s first innings win in Sri Lanka

India 622 for 9 dec (Pujara 133, Rahane 132, Jadeja 70, Saha 67, Rahul 57, Ashwin 54, Herath 4-154) beat Sri Lanka 183 (Dickwella 51, Ashwin 5-69) and 386 (f/o) (Karunaratne 142, Mendis 110, Jadeja 5-152) by an innings and 53 runs India wrapped up a series victory away from home in eight days of Test cricket. And they were only really challenged over the last two. The formalities were completed four minutes before tea with Ravindra Jadeja picking up his ninth five-for in the same match he became the fastest left-armer to 150 wickets….

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WWC2017 Finals: Indian gals lost the match but won the heart

England women 228 for 7 (Sciver 51, Taylor 45, Goswami 3-23, Poonam 2-36) beat India women 219 (Raut 86, Kaur 51, Shrubsole 6-46) by 9 runs A transformative World Cup for women’s cricket ended with the final it deserved. A near full-house at Lord’s, a tense finish, and every imaginable thrill and spill. In the end, of all the heroes of an overcast and occasionally drizzly day, it was Anya Shrubsole who stood tallest. With India needing 10 to win with their last pair at the crease, Shrubsole gestured to her team-mates to…

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13th July 2002: The beginning of Team India

13th July 2002 was the day, when actually the real team India was born. It was an amateur condition under a mature & aggressive captain. I still remember I was only 16 then. I went to my Nana’s place to watch this match. I remember that time; if you score 250+ runs, 80% chances that you will win the match & it was 325. It was a massive score. 2nd inns was started (I am not focusing on what happened in 1st inns), Ganguly & Sehwag started briskly.  Especially Ganguly was in full fledge….

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Team India Coach: Shastri, Zaheer, Dravid in India’s new coaching team

Ravi Shastri, the former India allrounder and team director, has been appointed head coach of the national side until the 2019 World Cup. Zaheer Khan has been named bowling consultant for the same tenure, while Rahul Dravid will be India’s batting consultant for overseas Test series. The confirmation came late on Tuesday night after the CoA impressed upon the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC), comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendullkar and VVS Laxman, the urgent need to end the uncertainty over the next India coach. The vacancy arose because Anil Kumble resigned after the Champions Trophy in June, stating…

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BCCI denies reports of Ravi Shastri being appointed as India coach

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has denied any reports of Ravi Shastri being appointed as Indian cricket team’s new head coach. The BCCI on Tuesday denied reports that Ravi Shastri has been appointed coach of the Indian cricket team, saying that the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) was still deliberating on the matter. Amid media frenzy that Shastri has been named coach till the 2019 World Cup, BCCI Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary stated, “No decision has been made on appointment of new coach. The CAC is still deliberating…

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Here’s Why Ravi Shastri Is the Right Pick for India Coach

Rewind: 1992 – India, the first team to tour South Africa after the end of apartheid. Ravi Shastri – vice captain. Towards the end of the tour, troubled by a knee injury, Shastri consulted a leading ortho expert who suggested immediate surgery. He agreed, the surgery happened but the damaged knee would not mend. Did the best we could, said the surgeon, and advised Shastri that, from now, he won’t be able to play professional sport. Despite this crushing blow Shastri tried hard to get fit and returned to active…

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India in WestIndies, One off T20: Lewis 125* as West Indies power through to nine-wicket win

West Indies 194 for 1 (Lewis 125*) beat India 190 for 6 (Karthik 48, Taylor 2-31) by 9 wickets Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Evin Lewis in his second-last T20I against India: 100 off 49. Evin Lewis in the whole ODI series against India: 67 off 121. Evin Lewis back in this T20I against India: 125 not out off 62 balls, including 12 disdainful sixes. Despite just 54 off 49 coming from the other end, Lewis carried world champions West Indies through in a chase of 191, which they finished with nine balls to spare. His innings…

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