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Cummins finding ways to stop Kohli's tons Down Under

Sydney, July 19 (IANS) Ahead of India's tour Down Under later this year, Australian quick Pat Cummins has praised skipper Virat Kohli as a really passionate player while conceding that his bowling attack will target the prized wicket of the right-hander. Cummins recently found himself in the middle of a storm when he was widely quoted as saying: My brave, bold prediction; I'd say I think...

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Kohli retains top ODI spot, Root shoots to No.2

Dubai, July 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli held on to his No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI player rankings for batsmen, but had a new man just after him with England Test skipper Joe Root vaulting to the No.2 spot at the end of the three-match rubber. Root struck two centuries -- 113 not out in the second game and 100 not out in the third, to average 216 in E...

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Pant gets maiden call; Shami back for first 3 England Tests

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on Wednesday picked as the second choice stumper as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recalled pacer Mohammed Shami in the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the five-match rubber against England. Pant was rewarded with the Test call-up following a successful run with the willow in the Indi...

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England outclass India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing a 71-run knoc...

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England pip India by 8 wickets, clinch ODI series

Leeds, July 18 (IANS) England put up a strong all-round show to thump an underwhelming India by eight wickets in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8, despite captain Virat Kohli playing a run-a-ball ...

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Disciplined England restrict India to 256/8 in series decider

Leeds, July 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Adil Rashid's triple strikes in the middle overs helped England restrict India for a below par 256/8 in the series-deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. Put in to bat, India rode on captain Virat Kohli's run-a-ball 71, combined with his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's laborious 66-ball 4...

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England put India in to bat in ODI series decider

Leeds, July 17 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India in to bat in the series deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday. After losing the second match at Lord's, India made three changes to their playing XI, bringing in Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shardul Thakur, while resting Lokesh Rahul, Umesh...

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Hima Das should be given financial support, says Vijender

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh on Tuesday hailed athletics' latest golden girl Hima Das' performance, saying the Assamese lass should be supported financially from here on and not just eulogised. Hima created history last week by winning the yellow metal in the women's 400 metre event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Hima regist...

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Sahil Phull to play national security agent

Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Actor Sahil Phull, known for TV shows like Kundali Bhagya and Uttaran, will play a national security agent in the digital project The Birthday Gift. It's a web series by Bengali filmmaker Arindam Chakraborty and produced by Biocine entertainment, Sahil, who earlier appeared in Vikram Bhatt's web series Twisted 2, said in a statement. I am happy to play the...

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India, England aim for series win in final ODI

Leeds, July 16 (IANS) After losing the second One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to improve performance in every department when they face confident England in the third and final match at the Headingley Cricket ground here on Tuesday. England levelled the three match series with a convincing 86-run victory at Lord's, having been comprehensively beaten in the opening match at Tr...

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2nd ODI: England beat India to level series

London, July 14 (IANS) England dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 86 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Lord's here on Saturday. Having posted a total of 322/7 in their 50 overs, England proceeded to dismiss the visitors for 236 runs. The hosts have now levelled the three-match series at 1-1. India had thrashed England by eight wickets in the serie...

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Hima Das the new poster girl of Indian athletics

What a week it has been for sport! Assams Hima Das created history becoming the first Indian to win a track gold at a world meet and shared headline space with tiny Croatia entering the World Cup final, Roger Federer getting knocked out of Wimbledon and the Indian cricket team starting their tour of Ireland-England on a high note. It was not an unexpected gold for Hima, the first by Indi...

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England opt to bat in 2nd ODI vs India

London, July 14 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan opted to bat against India in the second One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match rubber at Lord's on Saturday. Both the teams remain unchanged from the previous game, where the visitors had outclassed England by eight wickets. Playing XI: England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Ben Stok...

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Is the government in a pre-election haste to revamp green laws?

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS/Mongabay) It is the final leg of the current Indian governments tenure, which began in 2014. As the general elections loom, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has gone into hyperactive mode over the past year, proposing a major overhaul of the countrys environmental laws that govern its forests, fragile coasts, precious wildlife and manage the toxic levels of...

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Confident India aim for ODI series win against England

London, July 13 (IANS) After a convincing victory in the first One-Day International (ODI), India will aim to seal the three match series with another win when they face hosts England in the second match here on Saturday. In the first match, a maiden fifer for chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (6/25) followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for Ind...

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Rohit, Kuldeep help India thrash England in 1st ODI

Nottingham, July 13 (IANS) A maiden fifer for Kuldeep Yadav (6/25) followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India in the first match of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Tent Bridge here on Thursday. The visitors dominated England, the No. 1 ODI side, in all departments of the game as the men in blue took a 1-0 le...

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India cruise to eight-wicket win over England

Nottingham, July 13 (IANS) Kuldeep Yadav's (6/25) heroic bowling effort followed by Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 137-run knock sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory for India against England in the first match of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. Chasing a moderate target of 269 runs for victory, Inida rode on Rohit and skipper Virat Kohl...

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India to field against England in 1st ODI

Nottingham, July 12 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to field against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. For India, pacer Siddharth Kaul made his debut while England have included Dawid Malan in the team. Squads: England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, ...

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ODI series to help access India's preparation for 2019 WC: Rohit

Nottingham, July 11 (IANS) With the ICC 2019 World Cup slated to be held in Britain, Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma feels the One-Day International (ODI) series against England will be a crucial one as it will help to access his side's preparation for the mega event. After a convincing victory in the recently concluded three-match T20I series, India are all set to take on ...

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Confident India eye winning start to ODI series against England

Nottingham, July 11 (IANS) Fresh from their Twenty20 International (T20I) series win, an upbeat India will be eyeing to continue with the momentum when they take on England in the first of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) rubber at Trent Bridge here on Thursday. The Virat Kohli-led side won the recently concluded T20I series 2-1 and the team management hopes for another valuab...

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