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India-B has the last laugh

Medium pacer Sushant Mishra’s opening burst with new ball set up a comfortable 72-run win for India-B over India-A in the final of the Quadrangular under-19 one-day series at the Sports Hub here on Monday. Chasing 233 for a win, India-A was dismissed for 160 runs with Sushant Mishra (four for 41) and off-spinner Karan […]

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M.S. Dhoni — far more than just numbers

Has the decision to rest M.S. Dhoni for the last two one-dayers of the ongoing India-Australia series inadvertently ended the former captain’s international career at home? Indications are that Dhoni may retire from international cricket after the World Cup this summer. Dhoni is not the man to linger on. Moreover, he has no key reason […]

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India blown away by ‘Typhoon’ Turner

Seldom does a team score in excess of 350 in 50 overs and knows well that it missed out on adding another 20-30 runs! As captain, Virat Kohli was in an unenviable position for the better part of the contest after the team posted an imposing 358 for nine. But the way, Man-of-the-Match Ashton Turner […]

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How Warne would have bowled to Kohli

To bowlers bruised and battered, and faced with the frightening prospect of again running into Virat Kohli, spin great Shane Warne offered an advise: bowl at either leg or wide of off stump, but not at the stumps. “If you’re going to bowl to Virat Kohli, you either bowl at leg stump and protect the […]

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Smriti a fine captain: Raman

Over the last decade and a half, W.V. Raman has coached quite a few teams. He has worked with Tamil Nadu, Bengal, India Under-19, Kolkata Knight Riders and the National Cricket Academy. His newest job has presented him with a fresh challenge — coaching women. Last December, the former India opener took over as coach […]

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India B keeps its slate clean

India B, with yet another spirited display, had the measure of India A in the Under-19 quadrangular one-day series at the St. Xavier’s stadium, Thumba, on Saturday. With the two teams already having qualified for the final on Monday, the match might have held only academic interest. But that did not stop the B side […]