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India’s Virat Kohli scores 49th ODI century, equals Tendulkar’s record

India’s Virat Kohli has scored his 49th one-day international (ODI) hundred to equal compatriot Sachin Tendulkar’s world record. Kohli completed the feat in the ICC Cricket World Cup match against South Africa in Kolkata on Sunday. The former India captain, who turned 35 on the day

Mohammed Shami Stars As All-Round India Thrash Sri Lanka By 302 Runs To Enter Semi-Finals

Mohammed Shami shone with a five-wicket haul as India mauled Sri Lanka to enter the semi-finals of Cricket World Cup 2023 on Thursday. Led by the impactful knocks of Shubman Gill (92), Virat Kohli (88) and Shreyas Iyer (82 off 56), India posted a big total of 357 for 8 in 50 overs after Sri Lanka sk

Legendary Indian left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi passes away at 77

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS): India's legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi passed away on Monday, aged 77. Bedi played 67 Tests for India between 1967 and 1979, taking 266 wickets at an average of 28.71, apart from making 656 runs with the bat. Bedi, considered to be one of the great

Asian Games 2023: Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins shot put gold

India’s Tajinderpal Singh Toor won gold in men’s shot put at the Hangzhou Asian Games on Sunday. Toor won India its second track and field gold in the event. Toor (2018 Jakarta, 2023 Hangzhou) became the fourth Indian shot putter to defend his Asian Games after Parduman Singh Brar (19

Siraj stars as India rout Sri Lanka for eighth Asia Cup crown

Siraj got four wickets in one over to help skittle Sri Lanka out for 50, a total the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill surpassed in 6.1 overs for an impressive victory ahead of next month’s one-day international (ODI) World Cup at home. Sri Lanka’s miserably low total in th

Australia's magnificent Marsh seals T20 series win in South Africa

Touring side clinch series with a game to spare after another thumping win at Kingsmead Durban: New Australia Twenty20 International captain Mitch Marsh scored a second successive unbeaten half century to lead his side to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over hosts South Africa on Friday and clai

Ambati Rayudu suspended from bowling in international cricket

The International Cricket Council has suspended India's Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket. Rayudu was reported for a suspect action during the first ODI against Australia earlier this year and had 14 days to get his action tested. However, Rayudu, decided against getting his act

Jasprit Bumrah has best yorker in world cricket, says Pakistan legend Wasim Akram

Back in his time, he knew a thing or two about bowling ‘toe-crushers’ and no wonder Wasim Akram is all praise for Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to bowl the “most effective yorker” currently in world cricket. Bumrah, who played a pivotal role in India’s maiden Test series win on Australian soil, has be

Dhoni picked for New Zealand T20Is; Pandya named in India's limited overs squads

MS Dhoni, who wasn't picked for the three-match T20I rubber against the Windies at home and Australia, returns to the fold for the T20I series versus New Zealand as part of the 15-man squad, starting in February next year. Dhoni, the seasoned campaigner, with 425 limited overs games to his name,

Why aren’t MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan playing domestic cricket? Asks Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the BCCI for allowing the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to skip domestic cricket ahead of a hectic six months culminating into the World Cup in England. Dhawan, who was dropped from the Test team, is spending time with family i

India vs Australia: Current Indian attack is one of the best in long time, says Geoff Lawson

Former fast bowler Geoff Lawson believes the current Indian attack is one the best he has seen in a long time and will challenge the Australian batsmen in the four-Test series. “They have got some terrific fast bowlers, as good a group as I’ve seen for a long time and they’ve got the spinners tha

Yasir Shah emulates Anil Kumble, becomes first bowler to pick 10 wickets in a day in Test cricket after almost 20 years

Yasir Shah’s ability to run through opposition batting line-ups in the dust bowls of middle-east are well known and that was on display yet again on Monday as he created a magic web around New Zealand’s batsmen. The wily leg-spinner picked up 8 wickets in the first innings as the Kiwis went from

Mary Kom first woman boxer to win six world championship gold medals

MC Mary Kom scripted history after she defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the 48kg light flyweight final to clinch an unprecedented sixth gold medal at the Women's World Championships at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. With this, she became the

Ex-India U19 pacer who quit cricket for engineering to lead US cricket team in World Cup qualifiers

In 2010, left-arm seamer Saurabh Netravalkar had finished as India’s leading wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in a side that included now household names like KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma and Jaydev Unadkat. His scalps in the tournament included now England’s Test ca

‘I see a new no.1 Test bowler coming’: Dale Steyn makes a bold prediction

South Africa fast-bowler Dale Steyn has heaped praise on Pakistan bowling sensation Mohammad Abbas after his stunning performances in the ecently-concluded Test series against Australia in the UAE. On the fourth day of the second Test, Abbas broke the backbone of Australian batting line-up by tak

Pant receives ODI call-up, Kohli returns as captain

Rishabh Pant will be in line for his ODI debut after being named in the 14-member squad for the first two ODIs against Windies. Regular skipper Virat Kohli returns to lead the side after being rested for the Asia Cup 2018.While Pant comes in place of Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni is expected to continue

"Disappointed" Ravichandran Ashwin lays into 'SG' ball after India's record win

It took India just about two and half days to batter the visiting Windies team into submission and register their biggest innings win in Test cricket. The first Test of the two-match series was not even a contest at any point of the match and much of the same can be expected in the final Test at Hyd

Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara could be more consistent, Ashwin one of the best: MSK Prasad

India might have lost the five-match Test series against England 4-1, but those keeping an eye on proceedings felt that the visitors played much better than the scoreline suggested. Speaking to the Times of India, chief selectors MSK Prasad said that it was a case of not capitalising on the moments