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Dhoni’s return – biggest highlight of India’s ODI series win

[ad_1] Mahendra Singh Dhoni's indelible mark on the one-day series was perhaps the most heartening feature of India's 2-1 series victory. His patented finish at Melbourne, with a six to calm the nerves in the dressing room, was a throwback to his initial show in the middle – decisive and triumphant.India did exceptionally well to win the Test series 2-1. It made history, expectedly, since Virat Kohli's team had the
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India A v England Lions 2019: Ajinkya Rahane to lead India A for first three one-dayers

[ad_1] India A squad for the first three one-dayers: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Anmolpreet Singh, Rituraj Gaekwad, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne, Ishan Kishan (wk), Krunal Pandya, Axar Patel, Mayank Markande, Jayant Yadav, Siddarth Kaul, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini.India A squad for the final two one-dayers: Ankit Bawne (c), Rituraj Gaekwad, Anmolpreet Singh, Ricky Bhui, Siddhesh Lad, Himmat Singh, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar,
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Kohli meets Roger Federer, finishes Australian summer in style

[ad_1] After leading India to two historic series victories Down Under, India skipper Virat Kohli wrapped up his Australian summer in “style” by meeting legendary tennis star Roger Federer at the Rod Laver Arena on Saturday.READ | Roger Who? Federer can’t get past Australian Open securityKohli, who donned the spectator’s hat alongside wife Anushka Sharma, watched defending champion Novak Djokovic beat Denis Shapovalov in the men’s singles third-round match and
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Saurashtra enters semis after record chase in Ranji history

[ad_1] A maiden first-class century from Harvik Desai helped Saurashtra pull off the highest run chase in Ranji Trophy history, beating Uttar Pradesh by six wickets to enter the semifinals at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday.Opener Desai was well-supported by Snell Patel (72), Cheteshwar Pujara (67 not out) and Sheldon Jackson (73 not out) as Saurashtra pulled off the 372-run chase in 115.1 overs. And it
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Valuable lessons for Team Uttarakhand, on and off the field

[ad_1] With five wickets having fallen for seven runs in 35-odd minutes, on the field, Day Five turned out to be forgettable for Team Uttarakhand in its Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Vidarbha.However, after the defeat, Uttarakhand’s players were in for a pleasant surprise.Moments after match referee Prakash Bhatt adjudged Umesh Yadav the Man of the Match and the teams gave a round of applause for veteran umpire Sudhir Asnani, who
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Umesh Yadav, Aditya Sarvate help Vidarbha gain innings win

[ad_1] Forty-eight balls and 36 minutes. That’s all it took for speedster Umesh Yadav and left-arm spinner Aditya Sarvate to take the last five wickets and consign Team Uttarakhand to defeat by an innings and 145 runs at the Vidarbha Cricket Association stadium on Saturday.The middle-order had been rattled on the fourth evening, with wickets off what turned out to be the last two balls of the penultimate day’s play.
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Virat Kohli: No one is more committed to Indian cricket than MS Dhoni

[ad_1] “No one is more committed to Indian cricket” than Mahendra Singh Dhoni and batting at number five is the ideal spot for him, said Virat Kohli in stout defense of the former captain.Dhoni faced criticism for slow batting in the ODI series-opener in Sydney before redeeming his pride and reputation with match-winning contributions in the Adelaide and Melbourne ODIs.Acknowledging Dhoni’s contribution in the historic series-triumph in Australia, Kohli defended
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Virat Kohli: Number four position is something we want solidified

[ad_1] India captain Virat Kohli Friday said the number four slot in the batting line-up is still to be “solidified”, months after he backed Ambati Rayudu for the position till this year’s World Cup.The skipper said that there has been a lot of experimentation at number four and while the batting line-up at Adelaide, where Rayudu batted at four, was an ideal one, the side would like to keep things
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Ranji Trophy Quarterfinal: Vidarbha in total control against Uttarakhand

[ad_1] Reigning champions Vidarbha was in complete control of its Ranji Trophy quarterfinal against Uttarakhand after taking a huge 274-run first innings lead and then striking big blows later on the fourth and penultimate day of the game Friday.At stumps, Uttarakhand was struggling for survival at 152 for 5 in its second essay with India pacer Umesh Yadav having grabbed three of those wickets in a fiery exhibition of fast
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India vs Australia: MS Dhoni shines as India clinches ODI series

[ad_1] When 87-year-old Dr. Charles Eugster saw a photo from his 40s, he found it ‘disgusting’. He was unhappy how unfit he looked then. The track and field athlete had started a training regime at 85; the mind and body connection saw him shine as a Masters athlete for Great Britain. He died aged 97.M.S. Dhoni seems to have imbibed a similar nirvana, one that has unleashed Dhoni 2.0. What