We proved to everyone else we can play: Cook

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli stayed unbeaten on a rebellious 49 in a stressed closing session to refuse England triumph in the opening Test played on Sunday at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. Cook declared his team’s second innings the second session on Day Five, on 260/3 in and notched up his 30th Test hundred to establish Indian an unlikely goal of 310. Defending the time of his fifth-day statement, the England skipper said, “The reason we didn’t [declare before] was that I did not need to give India a…

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Anchorman Kohli secures draw for India in first Test

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Skipper Virat Kohli hit an accountable unbeaten 49 runs to help India procure a draw that was nervy on the closing day of the first cricket Test against England here. Chasing a 310-run goal, India survived anxious moments before posting 172/6 in their second innings to compel the draw on the fifth day final and at His fellow spinners Zafar Ansari and Moeen Ali took one wicket each. Previously, England held their second innings at 260/3 soon after lunch — an overall lead of 309 runs — with captain Alastair…

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Will not take England for granted: Kohli

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India Test cricket captain Virat Kohli reckons that England shouldn’t be taken for granted after they get India on the closing day under extreme pressure. Kohli said after several dropped catches helped England reach a controlling position he anticipated a much better fielding attempt from his side for another match. “We could have already been considerably better on first two of the match. Five grabs dropped. England are a side for granted we aren’t going to take. Great to get things done ultimately. Should correct the matters we want to….

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Kohli is as good as it gets: Pietersen

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Considered one of the top three batsmen on earth, Kohli has frequently drawn comparisons with youthful English hitter Joe Root, which Pieterson believes is not a reasonable comparison. “Kohli is of the same quality as it gets. He’s up there. Root has amounts that are great, but it is not fair because his numbers are simply incredible to compare Joe with Virat. He plays sharply – occasionally it is like – are you serious? The way he makes large runs for his team so frequently is just remarkable,” the swashbuckling…

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Sourav Ganguly expects another whitewash against England

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Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday warned England from becoming whitewashed in the coming five-match Test series, beginning at Rajkot, when they face an educate Indian side. I will be anticipating another whitewash. They (England) should be stressed,” Ganguly told reporters here. It was declared that 21- will be sponsored by the CAB for his future endeavours. “India are playing outstanding cricket. I will be anticipating another whitewash. They (England) should be stressed,” Ganguly told reporters on Wednesday. Ganguly’s remarks echoed -class spin bowlers and their batsmen have struggled to…

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The Indian Test squad for first two Tests

The Indian Test squad for first two Tests

Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has additionally been remembered in the Test squad after recovering completely from Chikungunya, which had ruled him. Rohit Sharma continues to be left from the squad because of an injury which he endured during the final ODI of India . Hardik Pandya continues to be called in as his replacement. “Sadly, Rohit Sharma continues to be badly injured and there exists a range of surgical intervention,” said national leader selector MSK Prasad while unveiling the squad for the England series. The bowling threesome of Ravindra Jadeja…

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Dhoni all praise for young Indian bowling attack post Kiwis’ drubbing

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By giving Pandya the new ball ahead of Jasprit Bumrah Dhoni took everyone, but the allrounder shortly revealed that the correct choice was taken by the skipper as he ended with the figures of three. Reflecting on his choice to choose the new ball to be exploited by Pandya, Dhoni insisted the 23-year old has the ability to swing the ball on wickets where other bowlers couldn’t manage that type of swing. The reason being we all believed he’s rather deceptive. He can bowl fast. He can swing the ball…

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Suresh Raina to miss Dharamsala ODI due to viral fever

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In a media release, the development was supported by Board of Control for Cricket in India. “The BCCI Medical team has verified that Suresh Raina, who’s recuperating from a bout of viral temperature, is ruled out of the first ODI of the Paytm ODI Trophy against New Zealand,” the statement read. The 29-year old left-handed batsman last played with ODI and was subsequently left out of the team owing to inferior form. He was named in the 15-man squad for the first three ODIs. Raina was part of the Uttar…

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BCCI chief comes out in support of IPL

BCCI chief comes out in support of IPL

“I ‘m pained at the frivolous remarks which were made about the IPL including calling it an ‘extravaganza’. You as an administrator are aware of the enormous impact of the IPL on World and Indian Cricket. For the reference, I want to once more mention the favorable results of IPL which you could convey farther to all the stakeholders. In the field of sports, the IPL has taken rapid strides since its beginning in 2008. It’s the sixth most popular sports league on the planet and the most viewed cricket…

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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights: As It Happened

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The play was named off early as rainfall washed the whole last program out in Kanpur within the first Check between India and Newzealand. The umpires called as rainfall extended and for addresses in the tea-break, play was named one hour off before routine close of play. The spin mixture of R Ashwin produced some issues within the next program with the ball switching dramatically. But equally Williamson refused them any wicket. Time 3 will be resumed in early stages by the play. Unbeaten sixties by Tom Latham and New…

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