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Tennis in 2019, at least till the Indian Wells finals on Sunday, is in a good place. Bianca Andreescu and Dominic Thiem’s stunning wins broke new records and showed once again how enthralling the uncertainties of sport can be. But even without the top seeds, the competition is at an unprecedented level with youngsters giving WTA veterans a run for heir money.

10:25:01 on 18 Mar

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The BCCI on Monday said it will work with the National Anti-Doping Agency for the next six months, a major climbdown from its previous position of not adhering to the global anti-doping guidelines. The decision that was taken by the top BCCI office-bearers and COA after a meeting with the ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, came with its share of riders.

07:40:36 on 18 Mar

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Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has said that the BCCI has to have a firm stand on cricketing relations with Pakistan. Gautam Gambhir, who was speaking to reporters on the side of a promotional event, stressed that BCCI should either snap all cricketing ties with Pakistan, including multi-lateral events, or engage with the arch-rivals at every level.

07:04:16 on 18 Mar

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Participating in the Indian Premier League is obviously a feather in any cricketer's cap. But the bigger laurel is to be among the highest-paid players in the most coveted T20 league in the world. Here are talking about the top five buys of the IPL 2019, which featured names that aren't usually part of your daily cricketing conversations.

05:06:05 on 18 Mar

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IPL has been the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their skills and impress the global audience. In the last 11 years, the IPL has seen some quality players make a mark. With less than a week left for this year's league to start, it will once again be interesting to see which players rise to the challenge against the best in the business.

04:40:53 on 18 Mar

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Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad lifting the Test trophy after his side's victory over Ireland in the one-off match reminded everyone of Baahubali. Chants of Baahubali were heard when Shahzad lifted the trophy and placed it on top of his head just like Prabhas had done with the Shivalinga in the blockbuster film.

03:40:13 on 18 Mar

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IPL 2019: Five Debutants To Watch Out For

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to enter its 12th year as the fresh season starts on March 23. The IPL 2019 will also provide some cricketers a platform to hone their skills ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019, to be held in England from May 30 to July 14. Before the start of the 12th edition, let's have a look at some of the much-awaited IPL debutants.

03:19:18 on 18 Mar

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Senior opener Shikhar Dhawan Monday reckoned that the Indian batsmen would need to score the bulk of runs for Delhi Capitals to harbour hopes of winning the Indian Premier League. Dhawan joined the rest of the Delhi Capitals squad here on Sunday after having taken part in the recently concluded One-Day series against Australia.

02:12:48 on 18 Mar

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Indian boxing star M C Mary Kom says her decision to skip the Asian Championships is part of a larger plan to enhance her chances of Olympic qualification at a time when the competition in her weight category has become significantly “difficult”. The 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships will be held from September 7 to 21.

02:06:58 on 18 Mar

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Ireland and Afghanistan are playing only their second Test after making their respective debuts in the five-day format last year. Irish cricketer Tim Murtagh entered the record books by becoming the first number 11 batsman to make 25-plus scores in each innings of a Test match. However, Murtagh's record-breaking performance might not be enough to save Ireland.

10:46:36 on 18 Mar

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Kolkata Knight Riders is known for discovering talent and sticking to trusted lieutenants. Be it finding good leaders in Gautam Gambhir and Dinesh Karthik or promoting players like Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav to become match-winners, KKR has always been consistent in building its team with great care. KKR has bolstered its bowling attack with some imported ammunition.

06:40:01 on 18 Mar

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Think of the 2011 World Cup, and the first thing that comes to your mind is Dhoni “finishing it in style” with a six. There is nothing more memorable in sport than the winning moment. But more often than not, in a battle between two equally matched opponents, the one who plays the superior tactical game on the day goes home with the spoils of victory.

02:25:02 on 18 Mar

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The Indian Premier League begins only on March 23, but the frenzy has already started in Chennai. The home of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, MA Chidambaram stadium, saw a packed house for an intra-squad training game! Yes, that's the craze with which fans follow the MS Dhoni-led side in Chennai. The game saw as many as 12000 people witnessing from the stands.

01:25:01 on 18 Mar

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Disgraced Australian stars Steve Smith and David Warner joined their Indian Premier League teams Sunday after missing out on the previous edition of the Twenty20 tournament over a ball-tampering controversy. Both Smith and Warner were barred from participating in the lucrative league last year after their involvement in the scandal.

09:59:01 on 17 Mar

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With the 12th edition of the IPL just a week away, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hit the nets with a vengeance, smashing sixes for fun. Dhoni, who was in stellar form on international duty with India during their tours of Australia and New Zealand will be eager to replicate his performances in the domestic T20 competition that begins Saturday.

08:25:02 on 17 Mar

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With the IPL just a week away and the 2019 World Cup following shortly after it, there has been a lot of debate about managing the workload of the Indian players who will play prominent roles for their IPL teams as well as in England. After the conclusion of the IPL, the players will get about a two weeks’ break leading into the world cup that begins 30 May.

01:57:25 on 17 Mar

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There's been plenty of talk about managing the workload of India's cricketers during the Indian Premier League due to its proximity to the World Cup, but Virat Kohli stressed there was no cap on the number of matches for the players during the tournament. The Indian skipper instead put the onus on the individuals, saying they would be the best judges of their fitness.

09:27:01 on 17 Mar

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Virat Kohli and Co have no more ODIs left before the marquee event as a long international season came to a close with a rather surprising series defeat against Australia. Despite that, with just a few weeks left for the final squads to be announced, Kohli sounded confident that the team is well aware of their best combinations.

01:23:17 on 16 Mar

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Hours before the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) ad-hoc committee was to discuss the fate of the senior selection panel, all four members of the selection committee have submitted their resignation on Friday. The resignations have brought an end to a controversial stint of the four-member panel a day after the conclusion of the senior domestic season.

06:19:30 on 15 Mar

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Whether India reaches the World Cup final on July 14 or not, it is quite certain that Dhoni’s face would pop up not only during the final but also throughout the tournament that starts on May 30. This is possible because one of Dhoni’s many clients, GoDaddy Inc., has just signed with the ICC to become an official sponsor of the 50-over World Cup.

05:56:02 on 15 Mar

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Jaydev Unadkat may not have justified the record-breaking bid for him in the IPL last year, but Rajasthan Royals showed that he was still crucial to the franchise, when they broke the bank for the pacer, again this year. He revealed that after the IPL season last year, Rajasthan’s team management had communicated to him that he was still an important cog in their wheel.

05:00:11 on 15 Mar

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The Yo-Yo test might be considered a must under the leadership of India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, but M.S. Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings will not be performing the fitness test as they gear up for the rigours of the 12th edition of IPL. Former India trainer Ramji Srinivasan, has picked the 2km or 2.4km run and the Sprint Repeat test as the measuring scale.

03:38:46 on 15 Mar

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MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the two heavyweights of Indian cricket, are set to lock horns when their IPL franchises Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore take on each other in the first game of the tournament in Chennai on March 23. In a latest TV advertisement, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli can be seen challenging each other ahead of the tournament opener.

03:09:40 on 15 Mar

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SSreesanth gained partial relief from the turmoil he has been through in the last six years as the Supreme Court revoked the life ban imposed on him from cricket on Friday. The apex court gave the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) three months to decide afresh on the point of quantum of punishment for the fast bowler.

02:40:28 on 15 Mar

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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on his first visit to Chhattisgarh after his party swept the Assembly polls in December, dismissed that Tom Vadakkan's joining the BJP was a big loss and said that the latter was "not a big leader." Responding to reporters in state capital Raipur, Mr Gandhi said, "Vadakkan? No, no Vadakkan is not a big leader."

02:37:36 on 15 Mar

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In a huge relief for S Sreesanth, the Supreme Court on Friday revoked the life ban imposed on the cricketer by the BCCI and asked the board to decide afresh on the point of the quantum of punishment given to him within 3 months. SC asked the BCCI to reconsider its order of life ban imposed on Sreesanth following the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the IPL in 2013.

11:39:49 on 15 Mar

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FIFA’s ruling council has not ruled out expanding the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams but a final decision will probably be pushed back until June, according to sources. FIFA’s feasibility study on the tournament envisages some additional games in an expanded World Cup possibly being held in other countries, with Kuwait and Oman mentioned as options.

10:49:56 on 15 Mar

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During the limited overs series in NZ, and then the series at home against Australia, there was a focus on picking India’s squad for the World Cup. It seemed like the focus wasn’t as much on the series at hand as on the management of players’ workload, and testing the bench strength. India beat NZ in the ODIs, lost the T20Is and then lost in both formats to Australia.

10:57:01 on 14 Mar

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Sunil Gavaskar has differed from most former cricketers ahead of the World Cup 2019 as he declined to make any predictions . While India and hosts England are touted as the favourites to clinch the World Cup, Gavaskar addressed the question by saying, he hasn't been able to check India skipper Virat Kohli's palm to make any prediction and sidelined the question.

07:19:08 on 14 Mar

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Former Australian captain Michael Clarke on Thursday warned critics to “never underestimate” the importance of veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian limited overs teams. Clarke tweeted after the Australian team beat fancied India in the fifth and final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla for a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 series win in New Delhi on Wednesday.

06:13:06 on 14 Mar

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For the first time in a decade the Premier League reigns supreme, providing half of the Champions League quarterfinalists for Friday's last-eight draw. Liverpool were the last to book their ticket, with a hugely impressive 3-1 win away to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, joining Tottenham and Manchester City in beating German opposition.

05:36:59 on 14 Mar

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This year’s ESPN World Fame 100 list, an annual list of the most famous athletes on the planet. As far as Indian athletes, Indian cricket team Captain Kohli, former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni were among eight Indian cricketers who found a place in the list. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, stands on the seventh position and is the only Indian athlete in the top 10 club.

04:50:45 on 14 Mar

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The Supreme Court on Thursday appointed senior advocate and Amicus Curiae in BCCI case, Mr PS Narasimha, as the mediator for issues raised by BCCI. Narasimha will hear the BCCI's position, and then make recommendations to CoA. SC said that BCCI was not satisfied with the outcome, then it go to the court.

03:56:32 on 14 Mar

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Vanquishing India on their home turf is huge for this Australian side and it's time to relish the victory than thinking about the World Cup which is still far away, says opener Usman Khawaja. The left-handed opener was one of the main architects of Australia's 3-2 series win over India after going down 0-2. He scored 50, 38, 104, 91, 100 in five matches.

03:09:03 on 14 Mar

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The riddle over India's no.4 batsman needs an immediate fix. Skipper Virat Kohli claimed on Wednesday that the team was pretty sure about the playing XI except for one spot, and while he didn't divulge the spot he was speaking about, it is no secret that almost all the batsmen tried at the fourth spot have failed.

03:00:48 on 14 Mar

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Cricket experts and pundits can criticise Mahendra Singh Dhoni as much as they want but one thing became very clear in the recent one-day international series between India and Australia - the former India skipper is probably the one of the most important pieces in the puzzle for the team ahead of the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales.

02:46:24 on 14 Mar

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India’s loss in the ODI series against Australia could not have come at a better time. For a side rated as the favourite to win the World Cup, India has quite a few problems to address. There will be a lot of discussion on whether the think-tank experimented too much. But the fact is that the loss in the series has given a reality check for the Indian ODI squad.

01:02:26 on 14 Mar

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Usman Khawaja struck his second century in three matches as Australia thumped India by 35 runs in their final one-dayer to seal a come-from-behind 3-2 series victory on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma became the joint third fastest to complete 8000 runs in ODIs. The opening batsman, who scored 56 in the fifth ODI, took 200 innings to achieve the feat.

11:56:26 on 14 Mar

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FIFA World Cup is by far the biggest competition on Earth but ahead of the next edition of the world's most elite competition, FIFA seems troubled with a new and glorious opportunity. One question which has made the headlines is whether 32 team competition will be extended to 48 teams this time around or will the fans have to wait for the 2026 World Cup to see the change.

06:40:01 on 14 Mar

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The long wait is over for Australia! They have beaten India in India in an ODI series after almost 10 years. Great character is shown by the new-look Aussie team. They were thin on experience, had quite a few new faces, the conditions were alien but they gave it their all and have upset the Men in Blue in their own backyard.

09:21:56 on 13 Mar

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Rohit Sharma added another major milestone to his name as he became the joint third fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs during the series decider against Australia in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Indian cricket team opener achieved the feat on his 200th ODI innings and is tied with former India skipper Sourav Ganguly.

07:35:24 on 13 Mar

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India managed to pull things back with five wickets in the last 10 overs for just 70 runs. However, Australia have managed to post 272 on the board, which is an above-par total, considering the sluggish nature of the wicket. However, the visitors were looking good for a 300-plus score when Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb were going great guns!

05:38:29 on 13 Mar

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India and Australia battle it out for supremacy in the 5th ODI with the series level at 2-2. Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat first. Nathan Lyon has been brought in to replace Jason Behrendorff, while Marcus Stoinis replaces Shaun Marsh. India have also made two changes to their playing XI from the Mohali ODI.

03:57:52 on 13 Mar

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Australia came into the ODI series with a terrible record in the last two years. They did, however, take confidence from the fact that they won the T20Is convincingly. For India, the focus had been on the World Cup and the squad announcements, team changes were all in keeping with that pattern. The fifth and final ODI, thus, becomes pretty significant.

01:37:57 on 13 Mar

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Having copped a lot of flak for his performance in the fourth ODI in Mohali, Rishabh Pant will be eager to prove his credentials for the 2019 World Cup. The fifth ODI will also be the last chance for the players to convince the selectors of their world cup utility as the Indian side will not be playing any international match until the tournament in England.

10:33:04 on 13 Mar

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India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday said the team combinations being used in the ongoing ODI series against Australia may not necessarily be repeated during the World Cup in England starting May 30. India go into the final ODI against Australia here on Wednesday aiming to complete their World Cup auditions for a couple of slots that were up for grabs.

08:25:01 on 12 Mar

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When Liverpool were dominating the European football circuit, Clive Lloyd's boys were acing it on the cricket pitch. Liverpool won six league titles, three league cups and three European cups between 1975-1983, a feat never seen before in English soccer earlier. At the same time, the West Indies reigned supreme on the cricket field.

07:35:02 on 12 Mar

The Indian cricket team's gesture to honour the Pulwama martyrs by wearing special caps in the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi earned the players high praise from their fans. However, Pakistan Cricket Board and a few of their ministers were irked after MS Dhoni handed out.

05:32:05 on 12 Mar

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Australia's most successful captain Ricky Ponting believes that the Australian team will have to be ready for the worst during the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. Ponting, said that not just Smith and Warner but the entire team needs to be prepared for hostile behaviour and intense scrutiny.

04:37:33 on 12 Mar

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India bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday defended under-fire Rishabh Pant, saying it is unfair to compare the young wicket-keeper batsman with the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Delhi boy Pant faced criticism after a shoddy job behind the stumps during the fourth ODI in Mohali on Sunday.

04:33:13 on 12 Mar

India were touted as one of the firm favourites for the World Cup but the narrative, it is safe to say, has changed in a span of four matches. Virat Kohli's men were expected to dominate the ongoing ODI series against Australia, who haven't won a bilateral ODI series since January 2017.

04:17:05 on 12 Mar

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India bowling coach Bharat Arun on Tuesday defended under-fire Rishabh Pant, saying it is unfair to compare the young wicket-keeper batsman with the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Delhi boy Pant faced criticism after a shoddy job behind the stumps during the fourth ODI in Mohali on Sunday.

04:05:06 on 12 Mar

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Prajnesh Gunneswaran's terrific run at the Indian Wells Masters came to an end following a straight-set defeat against big-serving Ivo Karlovic even as the left-handed Indian is confident of replicating success at the big stage consistently. The Indian qualifier fought hard before losing 3-6 6-7(4) to the tall Croat, who fired 16 aces in the one hour and 13-minute contest.

01:00:03 on 12 Mar

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World number one Novak Djokovic’s third-round match against Philipp Kohlschreiber was halted by rain Monday with just one game completed. Djokovic, playing his first tournament since claiming a record seventh Australian Open title, held serve to open against the 39th-ranked German, who held the advantage when play was halted as rain swept across the California desert.

10:59:42 on 12 Mar

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India under-19 'B' outplayed India under-19 'A' by 72 runs in the final to win the quadrangular ODI tournament. Electing to bat first, India 'B' made 232 for 9 in 50 overs and dismissed the 'A' team for 160 in 38.3 overs. Skipper Rahul Chandrol (70, 74 balls, 4X4, 2X6), Sameer Rizvi (67, 88 balls, 4X1) and Sushant Mishra, who took a four-wicket haul, shone for India 'B'.

07:40:02 on 12 Mar

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The 12th edition of IPL is almost here and the promotions for the cash-rich Twenty20 league are in full swing. While match-ups between superstar India cricketers, including Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant was used as the narrative for a promotional video, the makers have now released another video featuring kids playing gully cricket.

07:09:48 on 11 Mar

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The Indian cricket team was granted permission to wear camouflage caps during a One Day International against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said on Monday, 11 March. Mahendra Singh Dhoni distributed the caps among his team members before Friday's toss for the third ODI as a way to pay tribute to 40 Indian soldiers killed in a terror attack in Pulwama.

06:20:50 on 11 Mar

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Wrestler Bajrang Punia, table tennis star Achanta Sharath Kamal, kabbadi player Ajay Thakur and chess player Harika Dronavalli received their Padma Shri awards from the President of India Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Monday. Eight sportspersons are to receive the Padma Shri awards and on Monday, four of them were conferred with it.

06:02:29 on 11 Mar

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India opener Shikhar Dhawan seems to have struggled to recollect Ashton Turner's name during the post-match press conference . Turner bagged the Man of the Match award at the fourth ODI. Dhawan lauded Turner's effort, saying "that guy" took the game away from india in Mohali. Cricket Australia's official website cricket.com.au had a good laugh at Dhawan's expense.

04:12:02 on 11 Mar

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Indian bowlers were taken to the cleaners on a dewy evening in Mohali on Sunday as Australia gunned down a 359-run target in a 700-plus runfest in the fourth ODI of the ongoing five-match series. Australia climbed the mountain with 14 balls to spare as India failed to defend a 350-plus total for the first time in their ODI history.

03:59:02 on 11 Mar

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After the loss in Mohali, Indian captain Virat Kohli conceded that the dew did not help his bowlers control the game towards the back end of Australia’s innings. The captain said that the pitch was good right through the game and even though, his side found themselves on the wrong end of the dew factor, it was not an excuse to hold on to.

11:53:38 on 11 Mar

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Shikhar Dhawan has the knack of bouncing back just when his detractors write him off and the Indian batsman says he manages to stay afloat in the toughest of times by shutting out the criticism that comes with lean patches. Without an international hundred for the past six months, Dhawan announced his comeback with a career-best 143 against Australia.

11:41:33 on 11 Mar

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"We are still not ready to fight for the latter stages, that is the reality," Pep Guardiola's reaction to beating Schalke 3-2 in the first leg of Manchester City's Champions League last 16 tie was not that expected for the competition favourites. Pep Guardiola is three years into his reign, City's time to win the Champions League should be now.

11:06:48 on 11 Mar

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An ill Serena Williams retired from the BNP Paribas Open while trailing Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 6-3, 1-0 at Indian Wells. Williams had taken a 3-0 lead in the first set before losing the next seven games. She walked to the chair after the first game of the second set and sat down, breathing heavily. After a discussion with supervisor Donna Kelso the American retired.

10:08:31 on 11 Mar

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Williams opened up about personal struggles she’s faced juggling her duties as a new mother and her commitment to tennis. After giving birth to her daughter Olympia in 2017, Williams wrote, it was really hard leaving her and going back to work. Williams wrote that she wants other working moms to know they’re not alone.

12:55:01 on 11 Mar

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Given a choice, Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri would have preferred to indulge in “experiments” in a ‘dead rubber’ or two. With Australia preventing India from taking a winning lead in the five-match series at Ranchi, the host is left to deal with some unfinished business here on Sunday.

10:16:37 on 10 Mar

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Ashton Turner and Alex Carey guided Australia home after Peter Handscomb scored his maiden century to steady their innings after two quick dismissals. Ashton Turner finishes with 84 off 43 balls and Australia win by 4 wickets .It was a special show by the visitors and it was also the first time that India lost despite making a score of above 350.

10:08:35 on 10 Mar

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Third umpire is called in to check the stumping. Turner is safe there. 50! Turner completes a fine half-century, strike rate of 160! Deposits Bhuvneshwar Kumar into the stands behind long on before pulling one for a four. Been a sensational innings this so far from him, can he bring Australia home?

09:28:43 on 10 Mar

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That's the game you feel for India, Glenn Maxwell tries to bring in the switch hit here against Kuldeep Yadav but completely misses the ball here. Struck on the pads and Dharmasena raises his finger, Maxwell opts for a review but its three reds. He departs for 23 and Australia are now 229/4

08:48:19 on 10 Mar

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Usman Khawaja was trying to sweep Kedar Jadhav but failed to pick up the length. Australia review it and the ball tracker shows the delivery pitching in-line, impact in-line and wickets missing. Virat Kohli can't believe it! Whereas, Peter Handscomb steps down the ground to hit Yuzvendra Chahal for a maximum over long on.

08:07:13 on 10 Mar

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Shikhar Dhawan (143) and Rohit Sharma (95) played brilliant individual knocks as India posted 358/9 in the Mohali ODI after opting to bat against Australia. Rishabh Pant (36) and Vijay Shankar (26) played important cameos to help the hosts get past 350 runs. For Australia, Pat Cummins (5/70) was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged his first ODI five-wicket haul.

06:39:40 on 10 Mar

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After Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Aaron Finch for a duck, Jasprit Bumrah strikes with the wicket of Shaun Marsh. In the chase of 359, Australia are already two wickets down. Earlier, India had finished with 358 on the board in 50 overs despite losing quite a lot of wickets in quick succession towards the end.

06:28:27 on 10 Mar

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Bhuvneshawar, Bumrah strike early for IND

Bhuvneshwar Kumar castled Aaron Finch to hand India an early breakthrough and Jasprit Bumrah followed suit by taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh. Batting first,Jasprit Bumrah slammed Pat Cummins for a massive six down the ground and with that the Indian innings comes to an end.

06:07:06 on 10 Mar

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar removed Aaron Finch as early as the fourth ball of the innings with an in-swinger. Earlier, India had finished with 358 on the board in 50 overs despite losing quite a lot of wickets in quick succession towards the end. Shikhar Dhawan scored his career-best score of 143 while Rohit Sharma missed out on his hundred.

05:59:15 on 10 Mar

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India finished with 358 on the board in 50 overs despite losing quite a lot of wickets in quick succession towards the end. Shikhar Dhawan scored his career-best score of 143 while Rohit Sharma missed out on his hundred. Vijay Shankar and Rishabh Pant played handy cameos towards the end to help India go past the 350-run mark.

05:23:34 on 10 Mar

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Hotstar has released a trailer for Roar of the Lion, a documentary about MS Dhoni and his IPL team CSK. It is the first among a series called Hotstar Specials. The official synopsis of the episode reads, “Called MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool, Thala and more by the billions of fans that cheer him on and off the field, MSD’s story is known to all.

05:05:11 on 10 Mar

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Aggressive Pant takes India past 300

India go past the 300-run mark in the 44th over. The hosts have lost a bit of momentum after the huge opening stand. They have lost Virat Kohli and KL Rahul in quick succession. Meanwhile, Adam Zampa had picked up his 50th ODI wicket a little while earlier. Adam Zampa, concedes 12 runs off his final over.

04:49:11 on 10 Mar

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Dhawan scores 16th ton, Rohit departs

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan gathered a few doubters due to their failiures in this series and the preceding T20I rubber. The pair have batted for more than half of India’s innings and their stand has crossed the 150-run mark. Both players have reached their respective half centuries and Dhawan is now closing in on a 16th ODI ton.

03:59:52 on 10 Mar

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Both Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have hit half-centuries each as the India openers have set the team a strong platform. Aaron Finch conceded seven runs off his second over. He has now taken Jason Behrendorff, who has already bowled eight overs, out of the attack and brings in Jhye Richardson. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma is scoring at about run-a-ball.

03:28:56 on 10 Mar

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Team India openers, Roiht Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the second-most successful batting pair of Indian cricket during the fourth one-day international against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Rohit and Dhawan also went pas 1000 runs against Australia during the 4th ODI. The pair also brought up their 15th 100-run stand

03:07:55 on 10 Mar

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FOUR! Terrific shot down the ground against Jhye Richardson to bring up his 28th ODI fifty, his first since January in ODIs. The left-handed opener embraces his batting partner, Rohit Sharma. Dhawan had been under pressure but he has looked in fine form today. Can he go on and make this one a big score?

02:29:19 on 10 Mar

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India has won the toss and skipper Virat Kohli has opted to bat first. Four changes for India - KL Rahul comes in place of Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant replaces rested MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar in for Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal replaces Ravindra Jadeja. Left-arm fast bowler Jason Behrendorff gets off to a great start as he bowls a maiden over to Shikhar Dhawan.

01:47:24 on 10 Mar

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The form of Australia spinner Adam Zampa will be a big cause of concern for India when the two teams clash in the fourth ODI of the series on Sunday. Australia kept the series alive courtesy of their 32-run win in Ranchi and will look for a similar sort of performance in the fourth ODI to keep India at bay as far as the series win is concerned.

11:32:23 on 10 Mar

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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez might have been rested but instead, both played and scored as Barcelona came from behind to beat Rayo Vallecano on Saturday. Raul scintillating strike gave struggling Rayo a surprise lead at the Camp Nou but Messi converted a penalty and Suarez finished a brilliant passing move to seal a 3-1 win, after Gerard Pique had headed in an equaliser.

10:38:00 on 10 Mar

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Refusing to be dwarfed by uncertainty around its future, the I-League 2018-19 twisted this way and that before Chennai City triumphed in Coimbatore on Saturday in the manner befitting their dominant campaign, the fulcrum of which was a sustained possession-based football. Chennai City came from behind and got the better of Minerva Punjab 3-1 on the final day of the league.

08:53:23 on 09 Mar

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India snatched defeat from the jaws of victory as England beat the hosts by one run in the third and final women’s Twenty20 International, completing a series whitewash here on Saturday. Chasing England’s modest 119 for six, the Indians had only themselves to blame as they were on course to register a consolation win after having lost the first two matches.

03:07:17 on 09 Mar

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Young Rishabh Pant will strive to seal a slot in the World Cup squad even as India fret about their top-order woes ahead of the fourth ODI against Australia in Mohali on Sunday. Providing opportunities to all Cup hopefuls would be on Virat Kohli’s mind and the team management is expected to ring in a few changes in the playing XI in the remaining two matches of the series.

02:08:45 on 09 Mar

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For most Indian cricket fans and followers, one of the overarching themes of the late 90s was that the Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar would take a match by the scruff of the neck and terrorise bowling attacks from all over the world. One of the more dangerous bowling attacks at that point in time was Australian and once again Sachin did not disappoint.

07:27:01 on 09 Mar

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Virat Kohli added another accolade to his already illustrious career as the Indian cricket team captain reached 4000 runs as skipper during the third ODI encounter against Australia. Kohli became the 12th ODI skipper to reach this landmark and also the 4th Indian skipper after MS Dhoni (6641), Azharuddin (5239) & Ganguly (5104) to score 4000 runs as captain in this format.

07:56:08 on 08 Mar

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Kohli, Jadhav take India past 100 in chase

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are trying to rebuild the Indian innings after the fall of three early wickets. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav restricted Australia for 313/5 after Usman Khawaja scored a century and Aaron Finch scored 93. Kohli became the 12th ODI skipper to reach 4000 run landmark and also the fourth India skipper.

07:28:07 on 08 Mar

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Zampa castles Dhoni, India four down

Virat Kohli takes a single and with that the 50-run stand comes up between him and Dhoni. On the next delivery, Dhoni comes down the track and hits the ball over the mid wicket boundary for his first six of the innings. 14th fifty runs stand between Kohli and Dhoni in ODIs for any wicket.

07:13:26 on 08 Mar

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Opener Usman Khawaja hit 104 off 113 balls to propel Australia to a challenging 313/5 against India in the third ODI. Khawaja hit one six and 11 boundaries in his beautiful innings. Australian bowlers are on fire as Rayudu is clean bowled by Cummins to become their third victim. Rayudu misreads the delivery and it take the off stump long. India 27/3 in 6.2 overs.

06:50:23 on 08 Mar

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Dhoni, Kohli look to rebuild innings

India have made the worst start possible as they have lost three early wickers in this record chase. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav restricted Australia for 313/5 after Usman Khawaja scored a century and Aaron Finch scored 93. This after India won the toss and skipper Virat Kohli opted to bowl first.

06:36:11 on 08 Mar

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In the third ODI between India and Australia, Dhoni again displayed his lightning-quick reflexes to send danger man Glenn Maxwell back to pavilion. In the 18th over, Kedar Jadhav tricked Taylor with a flipper and his back foot went up in the air for a split second. Dhoni disturbed the stumps and the third umpire gave the decision in his favour.

05:55:15 on 08 Mar

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Barely a few days after Priyanka Chopra's wedding with Nick Jonas, a startling and rather funny piece of information has floated our way. Kevin Jonas, recently revealed that it took quite some time for his younger daughter, Valentina, to accept Priyanka into the family. Another person from the industry, who might not be too happy about the wedding was Demi Lovato.

05:37:09 on 08 Mar

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Stoinis flicks the last ball for Shami’s over for a boundary towards deep square leg. With that, Australia have also crossed the 300-run mark in the penultimate over of the innings. Final over to be bowled by Jasprit Bumrah now. The skipper missed out on his ton, as he was trapped by Kuldeep Yadav for 93. Australia is dismissed for 313/5.

05:13:23 on 08 Mar

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Kuldeep gets Handscomb, Aus five down

India are making a strong comeback in the match as they are taking wickets at regular intervals. After Maxwell and Marsh, Handcomb has departed in a span of three overs. This after India won the toss and skipper Virat Kohli opted to bowl first. The hosts named the same playing XI as the last ODI while Australia named one change in Jhye Richardson .

04:49:56 on 08 Mar

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Saina Nehwal bowed out of All England Championships after a straight-games loss to world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the quarter-finals at the Birmingham Arena on Friday. Saina lost 15-21, 19-21 in just 37 minutes to register another loss against Tai Tzu. This is Saina's 13th straight loss against the world No.1, who is the undisputed standout in the women's singles.

04:39:58 on 08 Mar

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Khawaja departs for well-made 113

After being asked to bat first, Australia got off to a strong start with openers Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja stitching a 193-run stand. Khawaja hits Shami's delivery straight to mid-wicket. He is out for a well made 113. Marsh arrives at the crease. Can India pull things back?

04:30:39 on 08 Mar

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With pride at stake, India batswomen need to make amends for their below-par show as the hosts eye a consolation victory in the third and final T20 International against England here Saturday. After winning the ODI series 2-1, Indian women lost momentum and subsequently conceded an unassailable 2-0 lead against England.

04:27:25 on 08 Mar

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