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Ashwin leaves UAE in a spin as India seal hat-trick of wins
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Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets to lead a strong Indian bowling performance as the defending champions eased to a nine-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in a World Cup Pool B encounter in Perth on Saturday.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Umesh Yadav chipped in with two wickets apiece as the Emiratis were bundled out for just 102 in 31.3 overs at the WACA to post the lowest score of ... Read More
Champions Karnataka march into Ranji final
Sreenath Arvind picked up the last wicket as Karnataka beat Mumbai by 112 runs in the semifinal. © Wisden India © Provided by Wisden Sreenath Arvind picked up the last wicket as Karnataka beat Mumbai by 112 runs in the semifinal. © Wisden India

The end, when it came, was swift. It took just 14.1 overs of the fourth day for Karnataka’s bowlers to bowl Mumbai out for 332, earning a 112-run win and a berth ... Read More
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NEW DELHI: National Coach Stephen Constantine announced the list of 32 probables for India’s forthcoming home and away matches for the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia against Nepal.

The matches would be played on a home and away format and India first host Nepal on March 12 at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Sajusarai, Guwahati while the return leg is slated to be played in Nepal ... Read More
Sreesanth Survived Murder Bid in Tihar Jail, Says B'-In-Law

KOCHI: In a sensational claim, noted Malayalam singer Madhu Balakrishnan today said his brother-in-law and cricketer S Sreesanth survived a murder attempt in Tihar jail where he was lodged in connection with the IPL spot fixing scam in 2013.

"There was an attempt to kill Sree in Tihar jail. ...A dada...a goon...who was a murder accused...tried to hit him with a weapon that he made by sharpening a door's bolt...Luckily he escaped unhurt," Balakrishnan told ... Read More
American fan catches cricket bug at World Cup
Conley, who works in system information at a Boston hospital, said that as there were no other major international sporting events during his holidays, he decided to give cricket a try.
"I love doing new things and exploring new games so on my holidays this time I thought what to do? When I read there is a Cricket World Cup about to start I decided to give it a try," Conley told AFP outside ... Read More
Bangladesh v Sri Lanka highlights
(Reuters) - Latest from the Bangladesh v Sri Lanka World Cup Pool A clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.

Sri Lanka won the toss and scored 332-1 after electing to bat first.

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Bangladesh innings:

1st over: Fast bowler Lasith Malinga bowls opener Tamim Iqbal for a duck with the second ball of the innings. Bangladesh: 6-1

2nd over: Opener Anamul Haque dropped by Sri Lanka centurion Dilshan Tillakaratne off the bowling of Suranga Lakmal after a ... Read More
Vinay sends Mumbai crashing for 44 in Ranji Trophy semis
Except for Shreyas Iyer, who scored 15, and Suryakumar Yadav (12), no other Mumbai batsmen got into double digit scores, as the 40-time champions registered their second lowest total in the history of the Ranji Trophy, with Vinay claiming six for 20 in eight overs.

With a lead of 158 runs, Karnataka were at the receiving end in their second essay, ending the day on 10 for 2 from five overs.

Robin Uthappa (4), who top-scored with ... Read More
Andrews the Aussie at home in Maharashtra
At the start of the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season, when he was offered the job as head coach of the Maharashtra team, David Andrews remembered John Wright's advice. Today, even as the team is a step away from securing a berth in the final for a second time running, Andrews believes it was Wright's philosophy that he took seriously that brought results.

"There's more than one way to skin a cat here in India,” Wright had ... Read More

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