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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Sachin Tendulkar loses his oldest fan Mary Serrao

  • Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar took to social media to express his grief on losing his oldest fan. Mary Serrao
  • They both share the same birth date, 24 April.
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Former South Africa cricketer Johan Botha granted Australian citizenship:

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  • Johan Botha has been granted Australian citizenship after meeting the requirements for being a resident for four years or more.
  • Botha last played for South Africa in 2012 but was released from his contract with the Central South African board after a few weak performances with both bat and ball.
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BCCI planning to give away cash cards to national players:

  • The powerful Indian cricket board is mulling over the introduction of cash cards.
  • The benefit of using cash card is that it can be used by the persons who do not have a bank account with them.
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BCCI awaiting response from government regarding playing Pakistan:

  • BCCI has revealed that they are currently waiting for the Indian Government before they play Pakistan in a bilateral series.
  • The last ODI they played against each other was in the 2015 edition of the World Cup which saw the Indians pick up a win at Adelaide.
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Injury problems haunt KL Rahul at Mohali:

  • The upsetting fact here is that Rahul had just recovered from a hamstring trouble which had earlier forced him to miss out two Tests and five ODIs against New Zealand.
  • His state mate Karun Nair benefitted from his injury and earned his Test cap today, replacing him as the opener.
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Sudhir Kumar denied access to PCA Stadium in Mohali:

  • The reason the door that had slammed shut in his face was for a rather bizarre and peculiar reason, to say the least.
  • A bemused Sudhir Kumar also went on to reiterate that nobody had stopped him previously whilst adding that the Indian security in charge would look into the matter.
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PCA Stadium, Mohali feeling the demonetization pinch:

  • Diminishing interest in the longest Test format of the game and overdose of cricketing action has already caused a fatigue among cricket fans.
  • Bringing in crowds for a test match now seems like an arduous task.
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NZ v PAK, 2nd Test Day 2 Review: New Zealand back on top as visitors collapse:

  • Jeet Raval was once again in terrific form as he managed a half-century, the only one to do so in the match.
  • Colin de Grandhomme, BJ Watling, and Tim Southee also made decent contributions with the bat to help the Kiwis to a decent total.
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India v England, 3rd Test, Day 1 Review: India chip away with late wickets to gain advantage:

  • India struck quite frequently in the first innings and put England in a bothersome situation.
  • Indian bowlers had pushed England to the wall in the first innings. The loss of Cook and Root, in particular, were huge setbacks.
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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 3 Review: Stephen Cook guides South Africa past the deficit:

  • Lyon then landed heavy blows. First, he chipped with the wicket of JP Duminy, bowled through the gate in the 49th over.
  • Few overs later, the off-spinner removed both Bavuma and Kyle Abbott in successive overs to put the visitors in a bothersome situation.
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