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Root spins Yorkshire to victory ahead of India series

[ad_1] England captain Joe Root starred with the ball rather than the bat as his career-best figures helped Yorkshire defeat arch-rivals Lancashire by 118 runs at Old Trafford on Tuesday.Root, one of the world's leading batsmen, took three of the four wickets to fall before lunch on the third morning with his occasional off-spin.This victory eased White Rose Yorkshire's fears of relegation from the First Division of the County Championship.But
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Unhappy India shortens practice match over condition of pitch, outfield

[ad_1] India’s four-day practice match against county side Essex was reduced to three days amid high drama over the condition of the pitch and the outfield, both of which apparently left the visitor unhappy and threw its preparations for the Test series against England haywire.The Indian team management took this decision during this afternoon’s net practice after having a look at the pitch. Although there was no official word on
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Glenn Maxwell: Always reported ‘untoward things’ during IPL to ACU

[ad_1] Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell has claimed that he has reported “certain untoward things” during the IPL to the anti-corruption officials while refuting a recent investigative documentary’s insinuation that he could be involved in spot-fixing.An Al Jazeera documentary on corruption in cricket alleged that Australian players were involved in spot-fixing during the 2017 Ranchi Test against India, in which Maxwell made his maiden Test century after being recalled.Even as there
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WADA report: Yusuf Pathan only blot in otherwise dope free year for BCCI

[ad_1] Yusuf Pathan’s “inadvertent” violation was the lone blot on Indian cricket’s doping record last year, a WADA report has revealed after a scrutiny of 275 samples by the BCCI.While the WADA report does not name anyone, the player in question is former India player Yusuf Pathan, who was handed a retrospective ban of five months by the BCCI, that ended before this year’s IPL.According to the BCCI statement issued
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Rashid Khan turns to T10 Cricket League

[ad_1]  After the Indian Premier League success with Sunrisers Hyderabad, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is all set to spin magic in the T10 Cricket League in the United Arab Emirates.The 19-year-old will join Maratha Arabians in the second edition of the league later this year.He was one of the key pics for Arabians at the mini-draft held in Dubai on Monday.Arabians also picked Australia all-rounder James Faulkner and retained Alex
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Root falls cheaply again in Roses clash

[ad_1] England captain Joe Root’s hopes of spending valuable time in the middle, batting against the red ball, ahead of next week’s first Test against India backfired as he again fell cheaply in the Roses match.The only consolation for Root, who fell for three in the second innings of Yorkshire’s County Championship clash against arch-rivals Lancashire, was that he was caught behind off the bowling of England spearhead James Anderson.In
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GCA drops Shadab Jakati, Swapnil Asnodkar, Saurabh Bandekar and Amit Yadav from pre-season camp

[ad_1] Looks like the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has taken a leaf out of Greg Chappell’s books!Adapting a ‘catch them young’ policy — something the legendary Australia coach had started during his stint as the coach of India — ahead of the domestic season, the association has decided to leave out the old warhorses — Shadab Jakati, Swapnil Asnodkar, Saurabh Bandekar and Amit Yadav — from its pre-season camp.READ:  Vijay
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Anderson: ‘If Virat says his runs don’t matter, he is lying’

[ad_1] Virat Kohli feels “it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t score runs as long as India wins” but England pace spearhead James Anderson says the Indian captain has to be lying if he states that his individual form won’t be a factor in the upcoming five-Test series starting August 1.“It doesn’t matter if he gets runs or not? I think he is telling lies there,” Anderson said in jest when
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Shakib, Tamim help Bangladesh beat West Indies in first ODI

[ad_1] A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan paved the way as Bangladesh bounced back from its Test series drubbing with a 48-run win over West Indies in its opening one-day international on Sunday.Man-of-the-Match Tamim blasted an unbeaten 130, the highest by a Bangladeshi in ODIs against the West Indies, while Shakib weighed in with 97 a second-wicket partnership of 207.Captain Mashrafe Mortaza then led the
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Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe for ODI sweep

[ad_1] Captain Sarfraz Ahmed hailed “a great team effort” as Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win in the fifth and final match on Sunday.On another record setting day in Bulawayo for the visitor, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1,000 career runs in One-Day International cricket as Pakistan amassed 364 for 4. “It was a great team effort to win 5-0