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

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

Virat Kohli and Haseeb Hameed
Virat Kohli and Haseeb Hameed. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Shikhar Dhawan says growing competition in the team will help in betterment:

  • Shikhar Dhawan who has been out of the Indian side due to a thumb injury is currently in Chennai to represent Delhi against Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy.
  • He was pretty destructive in his approach and treated the bowlers with disdain at a practice session to prove that he had fully recuperated from his thumb fracture and is raring to go.
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MCA cuts costs in anticipation for low turnout for Mumbai Test:

  • Wary of the prospect of losses for the Mumbai Test, the MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) has decided to cut its costs in order to minimize the impact.
  • The joint attendance of 5000 people at Mohali for the first 3 days is sure to have played a part in this decision by the MCA.
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Injured Hardik Pandya sidelined for six weeks:

  • Hardik Pandya suffered a blow on his right shoulder during a training session.
  • He has been subsequently released from the squad, the BCCI said in a statement.
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PCB asks Misbah-ul-Haq to continue as skipper till 2018:

  • His presence brings a lot more to the table than his individual contribution and has been a huge source of inspiration and has instilled belief in the entire team.
  • It is not just him the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) too doesn’t want him to hang his boots in the near future.
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Pakistan slips to number four in the latest ICC Test ranking:

  • Pakistan has slipped from second to 4th position in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after its 2-0 loss to New Zealand in their two-match series.
  • Neil Wagner ripped through Pakistan’s tail with three wickets in six deliveries to help New Zealand dismiss the visitors for 230 and end with whitewash.
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Barmy Army wants Stuart Broad to dance in Yuvraj Singh’s wedding:

  • Yuvraj Singh is all set to get married to fiancé and Bollywood actress Hazel Keech tomorrow (November 30).
  • It is expected to be a high key affair with cricketers as well as Bollywood celebrities on the invitation list.
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England players cheering after winning the toss motivated us to do better: Virat Kohli:

  • England having won the toss were bowled out under 300 in the first inning and that took away the advantage from them.
  • Then the Indian lower order also stuck in the meat with a hook and with No. 7, 8 and 9 scoring half centuries they overhauled the English total to in fact get a 134-run lead.
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Haseeb Hameed is definitely going to be a future star in all forms: Virat Kohli:

  • Haseeb Hameed has been flattering everyone with his batting skills ever since he made his debut at Rajkot.
  • Kohli heaped praise on England’s young opener Haseeb Hameed and predicted he would be a “future star” in all forms of the game.
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BCB to investigate Bangladesh Premier League for match-fixing:

  • The ongoing season may undergo investigation led by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after there were allegations made from one of the players in the competition.
  • The BPL has had a bad reputation so far and was even suspended for a year in 2014 when former Bangladesh captain, Mohammad Ashraful, and four others were found guilty of fixing matches.
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Alastair Cook says England needs a break after the loss to India:

  • Alastair Cook stated that his players need a break after suffering a crushing defeat against India at Mohali to go down 0-2 in the 5-match series.
  • The schedule is a part of the modern trend which includes tours packed with international matches without proper warm-up games.
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Parthiv has put pressure on Wriddhiman: Sourav Ganguly:

  • Parthiv Patel just provided an example of it after hitting the winning runs for India in the Mohali Test.
  • Parthiv scored a gritty 42 in the first innings before hitting a quickfire 54-ball 67 not out in the second to power India to an eight-wicket win over England that gave the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
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Delhi cricketer Harsh Tyagi picks 5 wickets for 0 runs in a T20 match:

  • Delhi cricketer Harsh Tyagi picked a five-wicket haul having bowled just 2.3 overs and didn’t concede a single run in a Delhi Daredevils School Cup match.
  • He was awarded Man of the Match for his splendid show.
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NZ v PAK, 2nd Test Review: New Zealand snatches victory in a dramatic last session:

  • New Zealand, backed by a collective bowling effort from the bowlers, snapped nine wickets in a final session to seal a sealing a dramatic 138 runs win in the second and final Test and whitewash the hosts 2-0 series.
  • The last time New Zealand won a Test series against Pakistan before this 2-0 win was way back in 1985.
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Harmanpreet Kaur’s all-round performance leads India to a 5-wicket victory:

  • India women’s team continued to dominate the points table in the Women’s Asia Cup 2016 T20, as they beat the arch-rivals Pakistan by 5 wickets on Tuesday.
  • Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof was the next to go. Bismah was dismissed for 2 runs by Indian off-spinner Anuja Patil.
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India v England, 3rd Match Review: Parthiv Patel’s quickfire fifty secures an easy win:

  • Parthiv Patel smashed his way to an entertaining 54 ball 67 runs knock to guide India to a simple eight-wicket win the in the third Test at the PCA Stadium, Mohali.
  • Needing only 103 runs to win, the hosts did not face much trouble and mopped off the target in just 20.2 overs with help of Parthiv’s blazing knock studded with 11 fours and 1 hit over the fence.
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Ranji 2016-17, Round 8, Day 1 Review:

  • In Dhanbad, both Goa and Assam were bowled out on day 1 itself. The Dhanbad track proved to be a paradise for the left arm spinners.
  • Gujarat did not miss their captain Parthiv Patel, who they lost due to national duties. Priyank Panchal notched up an unbeaten hundred and Gujarat enjoyed a memorable batting day ending 281/2 against Punjab.
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