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Opener Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian after captain Virat Kohli to reach the 5,000-run mark in ODIs on Wednesday, 23 January. The 33-year-old batman achieved the feat in 118 innings – four more than Kohli’s 114 – during India’s first one-dayer of the five-match series against New Zealand in Napier.

12:20:33 on 23 Jan

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India have reached 41/0 at break. India need 117 more to go 1-0 up in the series. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are looking comfortable in the middle, batting at 29 and 11 respectively. This after the bowlers put on a great performance to dismiss New Zealand for just 157. Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets while Mohammed Shami ended with three.

11:20:15 on 23 Jan

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Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have started the Indian chase. This after the bowlers put on a great performance to dismiss New Zealand for just 157. Kuldeep Yadav scalps the last wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Trent Boult for 1. Kuldeep finishes with 4 wickets and as the leading wicket-taker of the innings for India.

10:38:37 on 23 Jan

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Serena Williams has been knocked out of the 2019 Australian Open following a three sets loss to Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals. Pliskova, the 2016 U.S. Open runner-up, won the first set 6-4 and was up a break in the second when Serena stepped up her game and closed the second set 6-4 by breaking Pliskova's serve.

10:07:16 on 23 Jan

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India fast-bowler Mohammed Shami scripted history by picking up two early wickets in the first ODI of the five-match series against New Zealand in Napier, on Wednesday. Shami provided India with the best possible start as he got rid of openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro in quick succession. Both the batsmen were castled comprehensively by the Indian pacer.

08:21:56 on 23 Jan

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New Zealand have won the toss and skipper Kane Williamson has opted to bat first. India captain Virat Kohli says during the toss that the team is well balanced and the players are really looking forward to this series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar starts with a dot ball but then bowls onto the pads of Martin Guptill and he flicks the ball for a boundary towards mid wicket.

07:37:56 on 23 Jan

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Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala was aboard a small passenger plane that disappeared off the coast of Guernsey as he was flying to Wales to join Premier League club Cardiff. The search, which was halted overnight because of strong winds and rough conditions at sea, resumed Tuesday morning with help from maritime authorities in Britain and France.

07:52:58 on 22 Jan

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India's fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Tuesday named the International Cricket Council's Emerging Player of the Year in the world body's annual awards. The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC's voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018. He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England.

01:10:01 on 22 Jan

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Virat Kohli has been named the captain of International Cricket Council's Test and ODI teams of the year following a remarkable 2018 as batsman and skipper. The awards, which honour performances during a calendar year, saw captain Kohli walk into both sides which were selected by the ICC Voting Academy comprising former players, members of the media and broadcasters.

11:15:02 on 22 Jan

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New Zealand’s senior-most batsman Ross Taylor on Monday urged his team to focus on the Indian top-order rather than “get caught up” with run-machine Virat Kohli during the upcoming limited overs series. The tour starts Wednesday with the first ODI in Napier. India will be playing five One-dayers and three T20 Internationals against the ‘Black Caps’.

07:08:59 on 21 Jan

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Relentless Rafael Nadal will aim to snuff out the challenge of young giant-killer Frances Tiafoe Tuesday, while young Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas has eyes on a maiden Australian open semi-final after knocking out Roger Federer. The Australian Open hits the quarter-final stage in Melbourne with 17-time Grand Slam winner Nadal emerging as a strong title favourite.

05:18:32 on 21 Jan

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Serena Williams, seeded 16th, knocked World No.1 Simona Halep out of the Australian Open after winning the Round of 16 match 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 at the Rod Laver Arena on Monday. Serena Williams has looked in ominous form so far at Melbourne Park, as she seeks one more Grand Slam title to put her alongside Margaret Court's record of 24.

03:48:56 on 21 Jan

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MS Dhoni was brilliant during the recently concluded ODI series against Australia as he scored three consecutive fifties to guide India to a historic win in Melbourne.Dhoni was recently awarded the Man of the series for his match-winning knocks and his brilliant run of form also served as a fitting reply to his many critics.

10:26:08 on 21 Jan

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Roger Federer announced Sunday he will return to the clay for another crack at the French Open this year for the first time since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion, who won at Roland Garros in 2009, made the announcement straight after being knocked out of the Australian Open in the last 16 by Stefanos Tsitsipas.

09:25:01 on 20 Jan

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Roger Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, was knocked out of the Australian Open after losing 7-6 (13/11), 6-7 (3/7), 5-7, 6-7 (5/7) to Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece at Rod Laver Arena on Sunday. The 14th seed Greek staged a stunning turnaround in the biggest match of his career, beating the defending champion to reach his first Grand Slam quarterfinal.

05:44:38 on 20 Jan

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After their successful tour of Australia, the Indian cricket team on Sunday touched down in Auckland ahead of the blockbuster ODI and T20 series against New Zealand. Team India will look to continue their great momentum in New Zealand after recording historic wins in the Test and ODI series against Australia.

04:01:39 on 20 Jan

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Virat Kohli's Team India completely outplayed Australia, except in the first One-day International (ODI) in Sydney, to win their first-ever bilateral ODI series Down Under. The visitors won the three-match series 2-1. Aaron Finch, the Australia limited-overs captain, says there is no one to blame but himself for below-par Test and ODI campaigns against India.

11:48:25 on 20 Jan

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Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova battled through to the Australian Open last 16 Saturday with a tough three-set win over Italy’s Camila Giorgi. Pliskova downed the 27th seeded Italian 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 after a 131 minute arm wrestle to set up a fourth round meeting with Spanish 18th seed Garbine Muguruza.

08:25:02 on 19 Jan

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Spain’s Garbine Muguruza said she narrowly avoided turning into a zombie before reaching the Australian Open last 16 Saturday after playing her previous match in the middle of the night. The two-time Grand Slam winner, seeded 18, defeated Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 7-6 (7/5), 6-2 to make the fourth round at Melbourne Park.

06:59:49 on 19 Jan

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BCCI acting-President CK Khanna has urged the Committee of Administrators (CoA) to lift the suspensions on Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their much-criticised appearance on Koffee With Karan, while also refusing to convene a Special General Meeting on the matter. Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry for their comments on the popular TV chat show.

06:27:01 on 19 Jan

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Maybe Roger Federer isn't as famous as we thought. Turns out that even he must carry his tournament ID to get where he's try to go at the Australian Open. Rules are rules, after all. A video showing Federer stopped by a security guard in a hallway outside a locker room at the Grand Slam tournament made the rounds on Twitter, drawing a mix of amazement and amusement.

04:28:38 on 19 Jan

World number one Simona Halep hit form to cruise past Venus Williams Saturday and set up a mouth-watering Australian Open last 16 clash with her sister Serena. The Romanian top seed defeated Williams 6-2, 6-3 in one hour 17 minutes to post her best performance so far at this year’s tournament after struggling through the early rounds.

04:09:40 on 19 Jan

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It was all a bit overwhelming for the latest opponent who could do nothing to slow Serena Williams at the Australian Open. So Dayana Yastremska, an 18-year-old from Ukraine, found herself wiping away tears as she walked to the net. Williams knows what it's like to be the one weeping after a loss, so consoled her by saying, "You're so young. You did amazing. Don't cry."

03:40:48 on 19 Jan

Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Malaysia Masters 2019 after losing 16-21, 13-21 to Carolina Marin of Spain in the semifinal match at the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The Indian shuttler fought hard in the 40-minute contest but was dominated by the three-time world champion Carolina Marin throughout the game in Malaysia.

11:49:05 on 19 Jan

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Saina Nehwal scripted a hard-fought straight-game win over former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the women’s singles semi-finals of Malaysia Masters on Friday. Carolina Marin has found her groove in this semi-final match-up. She is controlling the game completely, not leaving an inch of error for Nehwal to take advantage. She leads 9-5 at the moment.

10:52:27 on 19 Jan

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Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he has no preference in the Indian batting order and is ready to bat at any position as per the need of the team. Dhoni was adjudged the Man of the Series after he guided India to a comfortable seven-wicket win in the third ODI, thus securing a maiden 2-1 series win in Australia.

06:19:06 on 18 Jan

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A gritty Saina Nehwal scripted a hard-fought straight-game win over former world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to enter the women’s singles semifinals of the $350,000 Malaysia Masters here Friday. Saina has defeated Marin five times and has lost to the Spaniard as many times in the last 10 meetings.

05:16:03 on 18 Jan

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Yuzvendra Chahal claimed six wickets, his second five-wicket haul in ODIs, as India bundled out Australia for 230 runs in 48.4 overs in the third and final match of the three-match One Day International series in Melbourne. Peter Handscomb top-scored for Australia with 58 runs off 63 balls.

04:30:49 on 18 Jan

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India aim for a solid partnership having lost three wickets with a target of 231 runs set to chase by the Aussies in the series ODI decider. MS Dhoni is in the middle along with Kedar Jadhav. MS Dhoni scores his third consecutive ODI fifty in as many matches in this tour. Overall, it's his 70th ODI half-century.

03:23:12 on 18 Jan

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Stoinis Removes Dhawan, India Two Down

Out of no where Stoinis has produced a wicket. Dhawan plays a drive straight back to the bowler and Stoinis takes a catch in his follow through. He departs for 23 as India are 59/2. Stoinis has brought Australia back in the game and nearly had Dhoni on the first ball, if not for a drop at point. That could cost them dear. Dhoni survives as India are 63/2.

01:44:37 on 18 Jan

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Full ball on off stump, Rohit wants to flick it away, outside edge taken and the ball flies to Shaun Marsh at first slip. Australia have been tight and now are rewarded with the wicket of Rohit Sharma. They need to keep picking up wickets. In walks Virat Kohli. Richardson and Siddle have not allowed India to get off to a quick start and are in the game at the moment.

12:57:42 on 18 Jan

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Full ball, aimed for the stumps, Stanlake misses the ball and the stumps are shattered. That should be that, Australia knocked over for 230. The day belonged to Chahal, who picked up 6 wickets for 42 runs and was almost impossible to decipher for the Australian batting order. India will be backing themselves to chase this down and seal the series.

12:25:32 on 18 Jan

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Another length ball which spun away from Jhye and all the batsman could do was offer a catch to short mid-wicket. Australia are now 6th down, Handscomb needs to farm the strike right now. And on the other hand Handscomb has been consistent this series and has done his World Cup chances no harm. He now needs to stay put and bat out the 50 overs and post a score on the board

11:35:43 on 18 Jan

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Lovely ball, pitching on middle, spinning away, Stoinis on the backfoot looks to dink it away, ball spins takes the outside edge and Rohit dives to take the catch at first slip. Australia are 5 down and in some serious trouble, Chahal is getting this ball to spin and now has 3 wickets to show for his efforts.

10:28:51 on 18 Jan

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Glass is M Night Shyamalan’s Avengers ensemble. However, unlike the high-budget showdowns of the superhero cosmos, the auteur of twists is a darling of the masses for how smoothly he shaves your mind. Oh, the twist…well there it was all along! More than the movie, it’s the character of Mister Glass, played by Samuel L Jackson whose other moniker is Elijah Price.

09:25:01 on 18 Jan

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Bhuvi strikes and with a beauty! Pitched it short, just outside the off stump and Alex Carey plays it awkwardly away from the body, surprised by the bounce. Edged it to Virat Kohli at second slips. Seeing Aaron Finch stepping out of his crease, Mohammed Shami has decided to stand up the stumps to Aaron Finch. The right-handed batsman is starting to grow in confidence.

09:09:14 on 18 Jan

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India made three changes to their playing XI with all-rounder Vijay Shankar making his 50-over debut replacing pacer Mohammed Siraj. Apart from Shankar, spin bowling all-rounder Kedar Jadhav came in place of an out-of-form Ambati Rayudu while leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first game of the series as Kuldeep Yadav was rested.

08:39:15 on 18 Jan

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The part-time bowling option will be a headache that India will hope will be resolved in the third ODI. It is as of yet unknown as to when Hardik Pandya will be coming back and in his absence Vijay Shankar has been roped in what seems to be a like-for-like replacement. Australia’s middle order has been their strength in this series.

07:26:02 on 18 Jan

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Following the withdrawal of senior advocate Gopal Subramanium as an amicus curiae, the Supreme Court on Thursday appointed senior advocate PS Narasimha to assist it in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) case vis-a-vis cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul's controversial remarks against women on a celebrity chat show.

06:25:38 on 17 Jan

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Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth produced yet another fine display to progress to the quarterfinal of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday. Saina, seeded seventh, took 39 minutes to tame Hong Kong's Pui Yin Yip 21-14 21-16 in her second round women's singles encounter.

05:59:27 on 17 Jan

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The situation seems mostly nasty these days in Australian men’s tennis. Compared with past stars like Rod Laver and Ken Rosewall and more recently, the likes of Pat Rafter over-ruling line calls and giving points to his opponents long before video replays existed, Australian men’s tennis is filled with Twitter rants, calls resign, embarrassing on-court comments.

04:48:48 on 17 Jan

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul will have to wait another week to learn the quantum of their punishment for the controversial comments made on Koffee With Karan. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the Supreme Court to appoint an Ombudsman to carry out the investigation on the players’ comments with an appointment expected to be made in the hearing today.

04:03:22 on 17 Jan

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul might not fetch much support from the cricket fraternity for their indecent comments on a TV show, but former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has backed the duo and said "people make mistakes." Ganguly further stressed on his point by saying, "we are all human beings and it is not necessary that everything we do comes out perfectly".

03:54:11 on 17 Jan

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Buoyant and self-assured in equal measure, India would be eyeing a maiden bilateral ODI series triumph on Australian soil after the path-breaking Test conquest when they take on the home team in the tour finale here Friday. The three-match series is level at 1-1 after Australia won the first ODI in Sydney by 34 runs and India won the second in Adelaide by six wickets.

03:34:34 on 17 Jan

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Kerala has defeated Gujarat by 113 runs to qualify for the semifinal for the first time! Kerala's win is going to be the story of the day. And maybe the week. But there are other games too for us to focus on now. Rajasthan leads Karnataka by 99 with six wickets in hand. Uttar Pradesh and Vidarbha are firmly in control of their matches, against Saurashtra and Uttarakhand.

01:08:31 on 17 Jan

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Ravindra Jadeja is all set to join Indian legends Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev in an elite list during the third ODI of the series against Australia. The all-rounder is just 10 runs away from becoming just the third Indian cricketer to score 2000 runs and scalp 150 wickets in ODIs. At present, Jadeja has 1990 runs in his account along with 171 wickets.

12:50:01 on 17 Jan

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David Warner has sent out a message with his batting performance just before his ban for the infamous ball-tampering scandal is about to come to an end. The prolific Australian opener David Warner, who is set to complete his 12-month ban in March, switched from being a left-hander to a right-hander and smashed Chris Gayle for a six in the Bangladesh Premier League 2019.

11:05:55 on 17 Jan

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Hardik Pandya returned home from Australia following his suspension over his controversial remarks on TV show Koffee with Karan. Since his return, Pandya has stayed home and has stopped taking calls but he did watch India's successful run chase in the second ODI against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.

04:29:25 on 16 Jan

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Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie feels that the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes the team one of the favourites for the upcoming ICC World Cup, alongside hosts England. "I think the Indian attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for obvious reason but their attack is still quite good," Gillespie told.

04:21:25 on 16 Jan

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Virat Kohli is the talking point in most cricketing circles. And there's no denying that he's getting better with each passing day. And former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has somewhat increased his expectations from Virat Kohli, who scored his 39th ODI century during the 2nd ODI in Adelaide, which India won by six wickets.

04:02:51 on 16 Jan

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There's a new finisher in the Indian limited-overs team. Virat Kohli won accolades for yet another match-winning century in the second ODI against Australia. MS Dhoni rekindled fans' nostalgia taking the side over the line with a controlled knock. Evidently, it's a role that has come to Karthik for his success in the Twenty20 format.

03:49:45 on 16 Jan

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American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi has left fans on social media in disbelief with an incredible floor routine, which earned her a perfect 10 score at the Collegiate Challenge in Anaheim. A video of Ohashi performing her routine posted by her school, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has gone viral on Twitter, getting over 31 million views.

06:40:01 on 15 Jan

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After a rare failure in Sydney, Indian batsmen came to the fore in Adelaide and powered them to a thrilling win. Credit must be given to MS Dhoni who remained not out on 55 off 54 deliveries and gave his critics the perfect answer with the bat. Also, it was another masterclass from Kohli who slammed his 39th ODI ton.

05:55:01 on 15 Jan

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A 46-year-old former Goa Ranji cricketer Rajesh Ghodge collapsed on a cricket ground while playing a local tournament in Margao town in South Goa on Sunday afternoon and died soon at a local hospital, organisers of the tourney said. The deceased cricketer had scored 30 runs and was at the non-striker's end when he collapsed.

07:59:06 on 13 Jan

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Ambati Rayudu has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first ODI against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, the ICC said in a release on Sunday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the India team management, cited concerns about the legality of the 33-year-old off-spinner's bowling action on Saturday.

03:25:01 on 13 Jan

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India has drafted in uncapped Shubman Gill and all-rounder Vijay Shankar as replacements for the suspended duo of KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya for the ongoing One-Day International series against Australia as well as the limited-overs New Zealand series that follows, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced on Sunday.

10:38:52 on 13 Jan

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Why you gotta love Bumrah

You gotta love Jasprit Bumrah... Because He’s Fast. Bumrah is a send-off-free hero who is too smart to be a stereotype, too evolved to be just another swearing, pointing, glaring fast bowler. He doesn’t snort at batsmen for his deliveries do that sufficiently and he is wonderfully allergic to posturing. He slips one past the bat and smiles.

03:25:02 on 13 Jan

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Rohit Sharma's (133) heroics went in-vain as an all-round Australia defeated India by 34 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday. By the virtue of the victory, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing the target of 289 runs, India lost Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu early.

04:12:49 on 12 Jan

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MS Dhoni has become the fifth batsmen to score 10000 runs for India in One Day Internationals (ODI). Dhoni completed the landmark when he flicked the ball from his pads to take a single on the last ball of the sixth over. Dhoni achieved the feat in 282 innings and at an average of more than 50. He has scored 10 hundred and 67 fifties for India.

01:24:39 on 12 Jan

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Suspended Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were ordered to leave Team India's tour of Australia amid an investigation into comments made about women on a TV show. Spinner Harbhajan Singh lashed out at the suspended duo for tarnishing the image of the game and those who play it. Harbhajan even went on to say that he won't be comfortable having Pandya and Rahul around his family.

01:15:30 on 12 Jan

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Some late hitting by Handscomb steered Australia to 288 for 5 at the first ODI. At one stage it looked like they might get 275 at the most. Batting first, Australia lost Finch early but Khawaja and Marsh stabilized the innings. The two added 92 in 111 balls. Stoinis was sent ahead of Maxwell but struggles initially, but redeemed himself a bit towards the end.

12:02:37 on 12 Jan

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A video purportedly showing a man locking up supporters of the Indian football team in a birdcage ahead of a crucial match with the UAE has gone viral, prompting the UAE authorities to arrest several persons, reports said Friday. India lost the match against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi on Thursday

10:10:01 on 11 Jan

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Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul have been suspended until a pending investigation into their controversial comments made on Koffee With Karan. "Both Pandya and Rahul have been suspended pending an inquiry," news agency PTI quoted CoA chief Vindo Rai as saying. Notably, the two cricketers will not be considered for selection during the ODI series against Australia.

07:07:51 on 11 Jan

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Las Vegas police have asked football star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him. The five-time world player of the year, who plays for Italian league champions Juventus, has vehemently denied the accusations, and his lawyer Peter Christiansen said the request was standard procedure.

06:45:35 on 11 Jan

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Captain Kohli has distanced the Indian cricket team from the storm brewing ever since Hardik and Rahul appeared on Koffee With Karan, saying the comments made on the show were “individual opinions”. “I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don’t align with those views and those are purely individual views,” he said.

10:11:35 on 11 Jan

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Spanish police say 28 professional tennis players, including one who participated in last year's US Open, have been linked to an international organized group accused of fixing matches. Authorities said on Thursday, 10 January, that the players tainted results after taking bribes from an Armenian ring that was dismantled in October.

07:27:20 on 10 Jan

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Getting back to top won’t be easy: Sania

The journey back to the top won’t be easy, says star player Sania Mirza, who is targetting a return to competitive tennis by the end of 2019 season. Sania recently had her first child with cricketer-husband Shoaib Malik. The winner of six Grand Slams has started training. The 32-year-old Hyderabadi says she has to juggle many roles and it is a demanding task.

06:19:23 on 10 Jan

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The behaviour of India all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul has not gone down well with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry. In a letter addressed to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators, the treasurer has said that the apology from Pandya is insincere.

04:16:21 on 10 Jan

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Mary Kom tops AIBA rankings

The celebrated M.C. Mary Kom’s unprecedented sixth world title triumph has propelled her to the number one position in the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) latest world rankings. The diminutive Manipuri became the most successful boxer in world championships’ history when she claimed the 48kg category top honours in November last year in Delhi.

04:04:01 on 10 Jan

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Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are set to pay the price for their comments on the TV show ‘Koffee with Karan’ with both cricketers facing a two-ODI ban. The chairman of Committee of Administrators (CoA) Vinod Rai has recommended the two-match ban in consultation with the other member Diana Edulji but the latter is yet to give her go-ahead for the decision.

01:20:10 on 10 Jan

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials are surprised that the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) felt that it was correct for CEO Rahul Johri to sign the show cause notice that was sent to all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul for their inappropriate conduct in the chat show Koffee With Karan.

11:23:44 on 10 Jan

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India all-rounder Hardik Pandya responded to the BCCI show cause notice by saying that he was “sincerely regretful” for the comments he made on the TV show Koffee With Karan, which were slammed as sexist and misogynistic. In his response to the notice, which gave him 24 hours to explain himself, Pandya said he did not realize that his comments would be found offensive.

09:25:09 on 10 Jan

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The Committee of Administrators on Wednesday issued a show cause notice to Indian cricketers, Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul, and sought an explanation within 24 hours for their remarks on women on a TV show. BCCI told that Pandya’s apology on Twitter was not enough as he acted irresponsibly despite being an international cricketer on the chat show Koffee With Karan.

01:22:42 on 09 Jan

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It has taken 71 years for India – or any team from the subcontinent for that matter – to win a test series in Australia. When the Sydney test match was called off on Monday due to rain, the Indian team made history by sealing a well-deserved 2-1 win. The team's management, particularly its coach Ravi Shastri, has made several tactical errors in the recent past.

10:12:01 on 08 Jan

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The Real Factors Behind Australia’s Loss

India has finally beaten Australia, in Australia. There are a lot of reasons behind this and the primary one being the excellent performance by the entire squad. A lot of people are saying that India won only because Australia’s squad was weak, with Steve Smith and David Warner missing in it. There are a lot more takeaways for the team and you can catch them in the video.

07:24:23 on 08 Jan

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IPL will stay in the country despite a speculated clash of dates with the general elections but the glitzy event will start earlier than usual, from March 23, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) announced Tuesday. The two-member CoA, comprising chairman Vinod Rai and former women's captain Diana Edulji, met here Tuesday to discuss the venues and window for the league.

05:56:55 on 08 Jan

While Virat Kohli's historic success in Australia has been greeted with jubilation in India, it has also sparked a feverish debate: is he even better than the nation's cricket god Sachin Tendulkar? Kohli, the world's top-ranked batsman in all three formats of the game, on Monday led India to their first-ever Test series win in Australia, after seven decades of trying.

03:34:01 on 08 Jan

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He was the star of the show when it came to the Indian bowling attack in the just-concluded Test series against Australia and the team management has decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah for the ODI series against Australia and the T20I series against New Zealand. Bumrah finished with 21 wickets in the series and was undoubtedly the star of the show.

12:05:45 on 08 Jan

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It took 13 days to break Australia down. On the 13th day of Test cricket in England, India had already lost the toss that was going to consign them to a 3-1 deficit. That's how difficult it can be to beat a home team, even this Australian team, none of whose batsmen has a better first-class average than India's No. 8. On the 13th day, the dam burst.

11:03:52 on 08 Jan

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