Guptill hits century as New Zealand outclasses Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Martin Guptill carried his bat for 117 as New Zealand eased to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh on Wednesday in the first of three one-day internationals. Bangladesh was bowled out for 232 in 48.5 overs after batting first on winning the toss. New Zealand surpassed that total at 233-2 with 33 balls to spare. Guptill locked in his place in the New Zealand squad for the World Cup in England later this year with a confident, match-winning century from 116 balls which included eight boundaries and four sixes. While his…

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Egyptian soccer star threatens to quit Liverpool over Israeli player

An Egyptian soccer super-star playing for British football club Liverpool, Mohamed Salah has threatened to leave the premier league club over an Israeli player joining the team. Salah threatened to quit Liverpool if Moanes Dabour joined the team, media reported on Wednesday. According to the report, Salah said that he will leave Liverpool should Dabour be signed. The Egyptian footballer in the past refused to shake hands with Zionist footballers. Salah has had a very good debut season in Liverpool history, helping the club reach the Champions League final. He also represented his…

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara hold fort after Mayank Agarwal show

Powerhouse Indian pair Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kolhi built on an impressive 76 from debutant Mayank Agarwal to pile pain on Australia in the crunch third Test Wednesday. On a docile, batsman-friendly Melbourne Cricket Ground wicket, India ground their way to 215 for two at stumps on day one with the rock-like Pujara not out 68 and superstar Kohli unbeaten on 47 as the bowlers toiled in hot conditions for little reward. Pat Cummins was the pick of the attack, taking two for 40. India came into the Boxing Day…

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Allan Border defends Virat Kohli

Former Australia captain Allan Border has come to the defence of Virat Kohli, saying his antics might be over the top but the game needs characters who show passion. The Indian skipper has come under criticism for his sledging and heated exchanges with Australian counterpart Tim Paine during the tense second Test in Perth, which at one point needed the umpire to intervene. Test great Mitchell Johnson also slammed Kohli for failing to acknowledge the crowd’s applause after he was controversially given out in the first innings for 123, and…

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IPL Auction 2019: KXIP shell 8.4 crore for uncapped Varun Chakaravarthy, Royals buy Unadkat for 8.4 cr

Kings XI Punjab shelled out a whopping 8.4 crore for little known mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy after an intense bidding war with Kolkata Knight Riders. The leg spinner has earlier played for Madurai Panthers and Karaikudi Kaalai in the Tamil Nadu Premier League and has played one first-class match for Tamil Nadu. Left arm paceman Jaydev Unadkat once again had a big pay day at the IPL auction as he too was bought for a 8.4 crore by his former franchise Rajasthan Royals, who had earlier released him. The Royals…

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Uncanny similarity in India’s Adelaide Test heroes of 2003 and 2018

Adelaide has been a happy hunting ground for visiting Indian teams as they have registered important victories at the venue across all formats. The biggest of them have come in Test cricket, first in 2003 and now in 2018. Both these victories were a result of an all-round team performance and came about after a tough fight in the fourth innings. The only difference was that India were chasing a tricky target in the fourth innings in 2003, while the 2018 victory was made possible by the bowlers, who had…

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Harmanpreet slams ton, India beat New Zealand by 34 runs to start campaign

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur struck a majestic ton while Dayalan Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav scalped three wickets each as India beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the first match of the ICC Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday. Chasing a target of 195 to win, New Zealand got off to the perfect start with openers Suzie Bates and Anna Peterson putting on fifty-run stand for the first wicket. Debutant Hemalatha broke the partnership by getting rid of Peterson for 14. Sohpie Devine too followed suit…

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Indian cricket team skipper found major backlash on social media

Virat Kohli is no stranger to controversies after his on-field aggression has made news on multiple occasions. However, this time, the Indian cricket team skipper found himself at the receiving end of a major backlash on social media after he asked a cricket fan to ‘leave India’ after he said that he likes watching Australian and English batsmen more than the Indian ones. In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Then, he read out a message which said – “Over-rated…

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India at The 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games is the 18th edition of the continental Games. It is the first time that the sporting extravaganza is being co-hosted by two cities. Jakarta and Palembang are the two Indonesian cities that are hosting the Games. This edition will be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 and will see around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries competing in 58 disciplines. Indonesia is hosting the Asian Games for the second time after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962. Here is a list of all the Indian…

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Is Virat Kohli already a legend? MS Dhoni has the answer

At the helm during Virat Kohli’s transition from a gifted youngster to a seasoned master, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the current India skipper is close to being a legend for all the brilliance he has shown in the last few years. “He (Kohli) is the best, and has already reached a status, where he is close to (being) a legend. So I am very happy for him. And the way he has batted everywhere and in the last few years, he has just been brilliant,” Dhoni, who is the brand…

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