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England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the urn.

08:57:01 on 16 Sep

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MS Dhoni, arguably the most enigmatic cricketer of his generation, led the Indian cricket team for the first time on 13th September 2007. On Friday, MS Dhoni's fans took to Twitter to share pictures and post messages with the hashtag "12YearsOfCaptainDhoni" and soon it became the number one trend in India.

11:35:11 on 14 Sep

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Actor Anushka Sharma was seen comforting her husband-cricketer Virat Kohli at an event in New Delhi on Thursday (September 12). The couple attended the special tribute to former finance minister Arun Jaitely during DDCA Annual Honours 2019. The DDCA renamed the Feroz Shah Kotla as Arun Jaitley stadium in memory of the late politician-cum-sports-administrator.

03:57:01 on 13 Sep

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I'm clear in my head that your game doesn't change, it's just the mindset that changes. At the Under-19 level, you are on a level footing with every other player, whereas at the senior level, you face a lot of experienced cricketers. I can't play with the same mindset because playing someone at 125kph and someone at 140kph is a completely different experience.

12:05:14 on 13 Sep

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India named a 15-man squad for the 3-match Test series against South Africa starting October 2. KL Rahul, who had a poor time in the 2 Tests in the West Indies was dropped while Shubman Gill got his maiden call-up in the Test side. There were no other surprises in the Indian side for the 3 Test matches.

04:52:04 on 12 Sep

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In 2016, then captain MS Dhoni aimed for a second T20 World Cup, but India lost to the West Indies in the final in Kolkata. Current India skipper Virat Kohli recalled a "special night" from the tournament and thanked the wicketkeeper-batsman for making him "run like in a fitness test".

02:27:01 on 12 Sep

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Jasprit Bumrah is getting quicker and more dangerous with every match he plays for India. The tearaway speedster, who has troubled batsmen the world across, started with a bang in the shorter formats but is now a force to reckon with in Test cricket as well. Irfan Pathan said Bumrah has become even sharper now thanks to his exposure in Test cricket.

08:27:01 on 11 Sep

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With the T20 World Cup being the next focus, the Indian team would want to kickstart their preparations with the upcoming series against South Africa. Here in this article, we take a look at 3 players who will be under the scanner - they have shown promise in their previous appearances and will now have to nail their spots in the T20 side.

01:46:16 on 11 Sep

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It has been an eventful week for Kieron Pollard. In addition to leading TKR, and though he hasn't played ODIs since 2016, he has been entrusted with the captaincy of the West Indies side in both white-ball formats. The 32-year old is the most capped T20 player in the world, but before this CPL he had never played for his home franchise in Trinidad.

09:57:01 on 11 Sep

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Indian badminton ace P V Sindhu says she will be marked by opponents after her World Championships gold and would need to constantly discover “new things” in her game to maintain her stranglehold. Sindhu will next play at the China Open World Tour Super 1000 (September 17-22) and Korea Open World Tour Super 500 (September 24-29) at Changzhou and Incheon City respectively.

10:27:01 on 10 Sep

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Alastair Cook has reportedly made a massive claim regarding former Australia vice-captain David Warner in his upcoming autobiography. A report in The Guardian says that the former England captain has talked about an incident in the book, which took place during Ashes 2017-18 which Australia, when Warner reportedly confessed to him about tampering.

06:28:44 on 10 Sep

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M.S.K. Prasad, chief selector of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has acknowledged that K.L. Rahul's form in the Tests is a cause of concern for the team and Rohit Sharma will be considered to open the innings in the five-day format as well. Earlier, former captain Sourav Ganguly also backed Rohit for the Test opener's role.

04:28:45 on 10 Sep

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In the just-concluded West Indies series, Jasprit Bumrah whipped up a storm - his outswingers were tantalising, his inswingers were deadly accurate and he was Virat Kohli’s X-factor. Trotting up from his relatively short run-up, the fast-bowler impressed Andy Robers, Curtly Ambrose and other legendary West Indies fast-bowler.

09:27:01 on 09 Sep

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Former England pacer Steve Harmison feels Australia’s batting mainstay Steve Smith will always be remembered as a “cheat” for the infamous Cape Town ball-tampering scandal, irrespective of his incredible feats. Smith has been England’s tormentor-in-chief in the ongoing Ashes series.

04:27:01 on 09 Sep

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Rafael Nadal captured his 19th career Grand Slam title in thrilling fashion on Sunday by winning the US Open final, outlasting Russia's Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-4 to seize his fourth crown in New York. World number two Nadal took the top prize of $3.85 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium and added to his US Open trophy haul from 2010, 2013 and 2017.

11:57:02 on 09 Sep

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Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has tendered an "unconditional apology" for violating BCCI's Central clause by watching a Caribbean Premier League game from the Shah Rukh Khan co-owned Trinbago Knight Riders' dressing room. Since he has tendered an unconditional apology, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) is likely to close the matter.

06:27:01 on 08 Sep

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Indian captain Virat Kohli has constantly drawn comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar due to his consistent performances that have broken a number of records over the years. However, he has always tried to stay away from any such talk and maintained that Tendulkar was one of his childhood heroes.

03:53:19 on 08 Sep

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Serena Williams' agony in the US Open final continued after she lost to Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 7-5 in US Open 2019 final. Bianca Andreescu became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion on Saturday with a rollercoaster win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final.

08:57:01 on 08 Sep

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The VJD method is a method of calculating target scores in rain-truncated limited overs cricket matches, devised by a civil engineer from Kerala, V Jayadevan. It is a method that is an alternative to the DLS (Duckworth, Lewis and Sterne) method. The VJD method was considered for use in the fourth and fifth seasons of the IPL.

09:27:01 on 06 Sep

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India's newly-appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour on Friday said the opening slot and the performance of the middle-order in ODIs are his primary concerns as he prepares to begin his tenure with the series against South Africa. Rathour replaced Sanjay Bangar when fresh appointments were made for the coaching and support staff.

08:27:01 on 06 Sep

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Steve Smith has become a thorn for England in the ongoing Ashes series. Whenever England bowlers give their side a good start, the batsman goes on to score big and save the visitors from a collapse. But despite all his plaudits, Indian cricketing legend has picked someone else to be Australia’s key player in the ongoing 4th Ashes Test in Manchester.

04:57:02 on 06 Sep

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Virat Kohli turned philosophical on Thursday as he shared a picture of himself engaged in thought with the caption reading: "As long as we look within, we won't need to seek anything outside." The Indian captain's tweet gave some fans goosebumps, while others came up with hilarious replies.

07:57:01 on 06 Sep

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There’s an inter-island duel of the late 1970s that’s etched in Caribbean folklore. A Shield encounter between Leeward Islands and Barbados in 1978, wherein half of the West Indies pace quartet, plus a robust young quick, faced off against Viv Richards at his swaggering peak.

09:27:02 on 05 Sep

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Virat Kohli's latest social media post has sent the Twitter world into a frenzy. Fresh after the successful tour of the West Indies, Kohli seems to be making the most of his off time as he shared a topless picture from what looked like a photoshoot. Kohli, who scored a first ball duck against WI in the second innings, has lost his number 1 ranking to Steve Smith.

04:27:01 on 05 Sep

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As the tour against the West Indies came to an end, the buzz all around the park was about Jasprit Bumrah and justifiably so. But at the same time, his brilliance perhaps made everyone forget just how good Ishant Sharma was during the tour too. The lanky pacer claimed 11 wickets at 12.17 in the two Tests and also scored 76 runs, including a vital 50, at an average of 38.

02:27:01 on 04 Sep

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India's cricket board has said it will not take action against fast bowler Mohammad Shami, after police issued an arrest warrant for him. The warrant comes a year after the cricketer was charged with domestic violence following a complaint by his wife. Shami will have 15 days to appear in court and apply for bail.

06:35:21 on 03 Sep

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Former Australian captain Steve Smith has reclaimed the number 1 spot in the latest ICC Test rankings. He has toppled Indian captain Virat Kohli from the perch after Kohli was dismissed for a first-ball duck in the second innings of the Jamaica Test match. Smith was on the top spot his since December 2015.

04:58:46 on 03 Sep

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Mithali Raj retires from T20Is

Mithali Raj has announced retirement from T20 Internationals. She led India in 32 T20Is India including 3 Women's T20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India). Mithali Raj was captain when India played their first-ever women's T20 International in Derby in 2006.

02:28:01 on 03 Sep

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The title defence of defending US Open Champion Novak Djokovic came to a sad end on Sunday night after he was forced to retire hurt due to a shoulder injury in his fourth-round game against Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland. This is the first time since 2006 that Djokovic is losing a match at the US Open before the quarter-final stage.

02:35:01 on 02 Sep

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Day 3 saw India take firm control over the second Test match in Jamaica. The bowlers mopped up the tail of West Indies as India took a lead of 299 runs, opted to bat again and then set West Indies as a target of 468 runs. In response, West Indies had lost two wickets and when the stumps were drawn, the hosts were 45 for 2.

12:34:45 on 02 Sep

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US Open: Oh!Saka

Defending champion Naomi Osaka consoled a tearful Coco Gauff after a crushing US Open victory Saturday in a showdown billed as “the future of women’s tennis” while Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16. World number one Osaka overpowered 15-year-old Gauff 6-3, 6-0 in 65 minutes to keep her title defense on track.

10:05:15 on 02 Sep

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