World Cup final was a bit unfair on New Zealand: India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara

New Delhi: India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara Monday said it was a “bit unfair” on New Zealand to finish second best after England were adjudged the World Cup winners on boundary count following an edge-of-the-seat final at Lord’s. England had 22 fours and two sixes to New Zealand’s 16 boundaries, tying the match and the […]

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Young opener Prithvi Shaw, Sarfaraz to attend Mumbai’s off-seasoncamp

New Delhi: Young opener Prithvi Shaw is among the 36 players announced by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for the off-season camp for the upcoming domestic season. An injury had ruled Shaw (19), who has already made his Test debut, out of India A’s ongoing tour to the West Indies. The camp is to commence […]

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Proud of Australia’s rise, but semifinal was our worst performance in WC: Captain Aaron Finch

New Delhi: Captain Aaron Finch was incredibly proud of his side’s progress in the last 12 months, but admitted that the eight-wicket thrashing against England in the second semifinal was Australia’s worst performance in the ongoing World Cup. Five-time champions Australia failed to defend its title after losing by eight wickets against hosts England in […]

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Was lucky to get a direct hit from the outfield: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Mahendra Singh Dhoni run out

New Delhi: It was called a game-changing moment of brilliance but New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill says his direct hit that ran out M S Dhoni in the World Cup semifinal against India was more a case of luck doing its bit for him. With that run out in the 49th over, India’s hopes ended […]

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja absorbed pressure nicely; anything could have happened: New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult

New Delhi: New Zealand pace spearhead Trent Boult said Ravindra Jadeja and Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s partnership had his team concerned during the semifinal clash here as the two absorbed the pressure nicely to keep India in the hunt. New Zealand reached their second successive World Cup final by defeating India by 18-runs at the Old […]

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Yuvraj Singh rues not settling with any IPL team

New Delhi: He played a pivotal role in India’s two World Cup triumphs but Yuvraj Singh rued that he could never settle with any particular team in the Indian Premier League despite being among the most sought after for the better part of his career. The swashbuckling allrounder, who retired after a glittering career last […]

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Star Indian sprinter Hima Das wins 200m gold in Poland

New Delhi: Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won the women’s 200m gold, while national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor bagged a bronze in the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland. Hime, the world junior champion and national record holder in 400m who has been struggling with a back problem for the past […]

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Omitted from World Cup squad, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu retires from cricket

New Delhi: Ignored for the ongoing World Cup, Indian middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu has decided to retire from all forms of cricket, a BCCI official has revealed. The 33-year-old Andhra batsman was in the official standbys list for the big event in UK but was ignored despite injury to all-rounder Vijay Shankar. Opener Mayank Agrawal […]

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South African fast bowler Dale Steyn , New Zealand’s Martin Guptill join Euro Slam T20 league

New Delhi: Injury-prone South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to play in the Euro T20 Slam league after being signed up as one of the marquee players along with New Zealand’s Martin Guptill for the tournament’s first edition beginning August 30. The 36-year-old Steyn, who was initially in South Africa’s World Cup squad […]

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We were not clinical with bat, England bowled superbly: India Captain Virat Kohli

New Delhi: “England bowled superbly,” said India captain Virat Kohli while admitting that they were not clinical with the bat in the 300-plus run chase against England in a World Cup match here. England outbatted India to register a 31-run win in a high-scoring game and stay alive in the tournament on Sunday. Chasing an […]

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