Cricket

Big picture Ravi Shastri captained India the last time international cricket came to Thiruvananthapuram. It was a forgettable evening for India fans in football country as Phil Simmons and Gordon Greenidge orchestrated a nine-wicket West Indies win. Virat Kohli, who turned 29 on Sunday, wasn’t even born then. Now the Shastri-Kohli combine will have to
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New South Wales 270 and 2 for 166 (Smith 74*, Patterson 60*) lead Western Australia 176 (Bancroft 76*, Starc 4-56, Hazlewood 3-24) by 260 runsScorecard Mitchell Starc celebrates after bagging a three-for Getty Images Mitchell Starc underlined his destructive capability with a hat-trick composed of three screeching yorkers in the Sheffield Shield match at Hurstville Oval,
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Dhaka Dynamites 202 for 7 (Lewis 66, Delport 64, Jayed 2-29) beat Khulna Titans 137 (Archer 36, Hider 3-13) by 65 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Cameron Delport muscled a rapid fifty Raton Gomes/BCB Cameron Delport and Evin Lewis scorched away to half-centuries as Dhaka Dynamites resurrected their Bangladesh Premier League title defense with a crushing 65-run
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Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrema, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Lahiru Gamage, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Roshen Silva In: Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Mathews Out: Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva, Nuwan Pradeep Batsmen Kusal Mendis and Kaushal Silva, and
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Western Australia 4 for 102 (Turner 52, Bancroft 41, Hazlewood 3-13) trail New South Wales 270 (Smith 76, Starc 43, Richardson 4-47) by 168 runs Scorecard Cameron Bancroft walks up to play a shot Getty Images Cameron Bancroft emerged as a left-field contender for Australia’s Ashes wicketkeeping berth after he followed a pair of catches behind
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Delhi 269 (Shorey 98*, Gambhir 86, Saurabh 4-87) and 256 for 6 (Rana 67, Chand 49, Rajpoot 3-61) beat Uttar Pradesh 291 (Saif 83, Yadav 67*, Nath 59, Ishant 3-38) and 229 (Nath 110, Rinku 64, Saini 4-46) by four wickets Scorecard Nitish Rana sets off for a run BCCI Delhi stumbled towards their 252-run target
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Medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun‘s 5 for 66 bundled out Maharashtra for 247, as Karnataka romped to a bonus-point win over Maharashtra in Pune. The innings-and-136-run win, Karnataka’s third straight one, didn’t take too long on the fourth day, despite the efforts of Maharashtra batsman Rohit Motwani (49). Resuming from an overnight score of 135 for
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Graeme Welch is rejoining Warwickshire as bowling coach after losing out on the same role with England to Essex’s Chris Silverwood. Welch served as bowling coach at Edgbaston for four years from January 2010, during which time the club won the County Championship title in 2012 and the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2010. He left
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Match hauls of nine apiece from Jeremiah Louis and Gavin Tonge consigned Barbados to an innings-and-four-runs defeatinside two days, handing Leeward Islands their first triumph over the side since 2009. Incidentally, then too Tonge took a five-for. Having won the toss, Leeward Islands’ fast-bowling duo of Louis and Tonge took turns to run through the
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Zimbabwe 140 for 4 (Raza 58*, Moor 39*, Roach 2-14) and 326 lead West Indies 448 (Holder 110, Dowrich 103, Powell 90, Raza 5-99) by 18 runs runs Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details Sikandar Raza revived Zimbabwe’s innings AFP The fourth day in Bulawayo drew tenacious performances from batsmen on both sides, but West Indies will
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Irfan axed as Baroda captain Irfan Pathan has been stripped of the Baroda captaincy following the team’s lackluster showing in the first two rounds of the Ranji Trophy, from which they have a solitary point. Deepak Hooda, the allrounder, has been promoted to lead Baroda, who are currently languishing at the bottom of Group C.
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Sikandar Raza was Zimbabwe’s unlikely bowling hero on the third day at Queens Sports Club. After his fighting first-innings 80, Raza picked up his maiden Test five-for and said he was both proud and humbled by the achievement. West Indies opener Kieran Powell believes it is “definitely advantage Windies” after they ended the third day
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