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Virat Kohli trolls Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli. (© INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli feels breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record is impossible

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli played a scintillating knock in the first ODI against England. He not only scored a century but also stitched a 200 runs partnership with Kedar Jadhav who also scored his second ODI hundred.
  • Former England captain Naseer Hussain was in awe of what Kohli was scripting on the cricket field. He used the term ‘King Kohli’ often during commentary and read praises of him right through the inning.
  • They also talked about what went wrong for him in England where he failed miserably and what he has changed to bring about the change.
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New Zealand domestic batsman breaks record for longest time without scoring a run

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  • Fraser Wilson, the captain of the Otago County cricket team in the New Zealand domestic circuit went on to bat for two hours without scoring a single run.
  • Wilson was battling against Southland in an eliminator in the Hawk Zone Cup. This would, however, prove to be a vain effort as Southland would go ahead and clinch a victory.
  • Playing on a terrible batting pitch in the Alexandra cricket ground, Wilson made his way out to bat when the score was at 6/99.
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Kedar Jadhav reflects on his match-winning knock

  • As they say ‘Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties’, the phrase was yet again evident during the opening ODI between India and England at Pune where the hosts emerged victorious after being pushed to a corner during the majority of the match.
  • Kedar Jadhav was playing in front of his home crowd and it was really a proud moment for the Maharashtra lad to score a brilliant century on a ground which was packed with Kedar’s fans, friends and family.
  • This was Jadhav’s 2nd international century after he scored his maiden century in Zimbabwe.
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Imrul Kayes sets wicketkeeping record as Mushfiqur Rahim fine after blow

  • Imrul Kayes has set a world record for being the only substitute wicketkeeper to complete five catches in the first Test match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
  • In spite of the fact that Kayes went ahead and lost the encounter by being in front, for the most part, something that will certainly be a demoralizing aspect of the ordeal.
  • Kayes had interestingly been injured in the second innings whilst batting when the ball had struck his hip. He would come out to bat after being stretchered off as well as amassing 12 runs after his injury and being barely able to walk as well.
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Steven Smith rues poor batting performance for the loss in Melbourne

  • After a string of 16 losses across all formats, Pakistan finally had something to cheer in their Tour Down Under as they defeated Steven Smith and Co by 6 wickets in the 2nd ODI at the MCG.
  • Speaking at the press conference Smith was visibly very disappointed with Australia’s performance.
  • “I thought it was probably a 260-odd wicket, and we weren’t able to (achieve that). It was quite two-paced and quite hard to score.
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Lack of rooms delays Virat Kohli and Co arrival in Cuttack

  • After an emphatic come from behind victory by the Men in Blue in the opening, ODI against England at Pune, Virat Kohli, and Co are set to stay in Pune till Wednesday morning despite the first ODI getting over on Sunday and both the teams will meet to play the 2nd ODI in Cuttack on Thursday.
  • ‘Lack of hotel rooms in Cuttack’ will see them stay in Pune and prepare for the 2nd encounter of the series. The hotel where the team is supposed to stay is already booked for wedding purposes and will be available only on Thursday morning.
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West Indies Cricket Board to change its name

  • The West Indies Cricket Board is currently in turmoil, but the fact remains that the rebranding process as far as the WICB is concerned has already begun.
  • David Cameron, the chief of the West Indies-based board also went on to add that a company named ‘Windies’ has been formed to deal with the commercial matters of the WICB.
  • “At this point in time we are no longer called the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) but Cricket West Indies and we have also formed a company to deal with the commercial matters of West Indies cricket and this is called Windies,” Cameron said.
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MCG win was special; it was a blessing: Mohammad Hafeez

  • Stand-in Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez has gone on to state that the victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was indeed a special one, to say the least.
  • Hafeez went ahead and smashed an impressive 72 as Pakistan went ahead and not only drew level in the series, but also their first win at the MCG in almost 20 years.
  • “This win was a special, special blessing,” Hafeez said at the post-match press conference.
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Off-color Adam Voges to lead PM XI against Sri Lanka

  • Adam Voges, the 37-year old who had been axed from the side following a few horrendous performances with the bat is expected to make his much-awaited comeback into the grand scheme of things as the Sri Lankan tour looms over the horizon.
  • Speaking following his selection, Voges went on to state that this was indeed a tremendous honor given the fact that others such as Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, and even Ricky Ponting have had this role in the past.
  • He also would go on to add that this was a fixture of epic proportions given the fact that this was an important fixture on the Australian cricketing calendar.
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MS Dhoni takes the DRS call before Virat Kohli

  • In a game that had a lot to watch repeatedly, one moment specifically stole the show. After playing the role of captain for about 10 years, one is bound to get used to the decision-making.
  • MS Dhoni not captaining anymore is going to take a while to get used to, for fans and probably himself too.
  • Even as Eoin Morgan looked promising, Dhoni should get the credit for his sense of awareness and apt judgment behind the stumps more than the bowler.
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BBL 2016-17, Match 27 Review: Marcus Harris powers Melbourne Renegades to sensational win

  • Brief Scores- Melbourne Renegades 171/9 in 20 overs (Marcus Harris 85, Kieron Pollard 3/30)
  • Adelaide Strikers 165/8 in 20 overs (Ben Dunk 32, Thisara Perera 4/25)
  • Melbourne Renegades won by 6 runs
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NZ v BAN, 1st Test Day 5 Review: New Zealand seals dramatic win in Wellington

  • Brief Scores- Bangladesh, 1st innings: 595/8 dec.New Zealand, 1st innings: 539 all out
  • Bangladesh, 2nd innings: 160 all out (Sabbir 50; T Boult 3/53)
  • New Zealand, 2nd innings: 217/3 (K Williamson 104*; M Hasan 2/66)
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