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A prolific 102-run knock from England captain Eoin Morgan went in vain in the 2nd One-Day International against India in Cuttack on Thursday, as the hosts clinched a thrilling 15 run win to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. England put on a brave face in response to India’s 381/6, and came close to surpassing the total, before Indian bowlers got the job done in the finishing over to deny the visitors an improbable win. Jason Roy scored 82 for England, while Joe Root and Moeen Ali scoredRead More

Posted On January 19, 2017By telanganaIn Sport

How Kedar Jadhav’s Chicken Diet Enhanced His Power

Kedar Jadhav has become a household name since his exploits in the first One-Day International (ODI) against England at Pune on January 15. The pint-sized cricketer smashed a 76-ball 120, which included 12 boundaries and four massive sixes, which guided India to a spectacular three-wicket win vs England while chasing a monumental target of 351 set by England. But do you know how the 1.65-metre tall cricketer gets his power? Former national selector Surendra Bhave has revealed how an absolute vegetarian like Jadhav added power to his small frame onceRead More
India chased down a huge total of 351 runs in the first One-Day International in Pune, defeating England by 3 wickets. They might go the same way again in the second ODI on January 19. The reason this time is the dew factor. The match starts at 1.30 p.m. and according to the local curator Pankaj Patnaik, the dew starts settling in by about 5.30 p.m. and the toss can play a deciding role. Both teams are still in Pune and they only reach Cuttack on Wednesday, a day beforeRead More
Virat Kohli kicked off the new year with a bang, cracking the 27th One-day International century of his career to set up a famous win for India against England in the 1st ODI at Pune. Kohli’s 122-run knock helped him equal Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 17 centuries while chasing. Going by 28-year-old’s recent form, several other achievements of the Master Blaster could be usurped in the near future. With the Delhi batsman dominating all forms of the game, comparisons with Tendulkar have become par for the course. Kohli however, hasRead More
India secured an improbable three-wicket win in the 1st ODI against England in Pune on Sunday, following centuries from Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav. Skipper Kohli scored a composed 122-run knock, and combined with Kedar Jadhav, who scored 120 runs, as India chased down the 351-run target set by the visitors, their second highest successful run chase and fourth overall in ODI history. Kohli and Jadhav got together for a 200-run partnership after the hosts had lost four early wickets. Responding to England’s score of 350/7, India lost openers ShikharRead More
Hyderabad: In a setback to former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin, his nomination for the post of president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) was rejected by the returning officer on Saturday. Returning officer K. Rajeev Reddy cited the ban imposed on Azhar by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for his alleged involvement in match-fixing. Azharuddin, however, said the returning officer had not given reasons for rejecting his nomination and demanded the same in writing. “I am disappointed. This is a sorry state of affairs,” the 53-year-oldRead More
India skipper Virat Kohli  has often said he is most at peace when he spends time with his pet dog Bruno. On Thursday, he was spotted making friends with the sniffer dogs, in particular a golden retriever called Prince, at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune, where India will play the first one day international against England on Sunday. The dogs are part of the security detail at the stadium. The swashbuckling batsman frequently posts pictures of his pet dog Bruno on social media and has said in interviewsRead More

Posted On January 13, 2017By telanganaIn Sport

Virat Kohli Says Captaining In All Three Formats Surreal

To captain India in all three formats of the game is “surreal”, said Virat Kohli on Wednesday adding that he never thought that this day would come in his life. Kohli has been leading the Test side for some time now and was appointed as the One-Day International and Twenty20 International skipper last week after India’s most successful captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down from the position. “It is quite surreal. I never thought this day is going to come to my life. When I came to the team, IRead More
According to a trail of emails in possession of DNA, after being sacked by the Supreme court, Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) secretary Ajay Shirke made several calls to England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) president Giles Clarke trying to convince him to call off India tour. In the emails, Giles writes that Shirke told him the England team may face security issues in India because of funds crunch in state cricket associations. In the email sent on January 6, a copy of which is in possessionRead More

Posted On January 11, 2017By telanganaIn Business, Sport

Dhoni holds court as Brabourne’s leading man

At the end of the 41st over of the India-A innings, the spectators who had thronged the Brabourne Stadium on Tuesday rose to their feet. More than acknowledging Ambati Rayudu’s effortless hundred, the Mumbaikars were going berserk in anticipation of the man for whom Rayudu was retiring. With just nine overs remaining in the batting essay, Mahendra Singh Dhoni crossed the boundary ropes, shook hands with the centurion as they crossed and marched towards the crease, amidst vociferous chants of “Dhoni, Dhoni…”. It wasn’t the first time these roof-raising chantsRead More