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

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

We have fought really well in the last few days: Sanjay Bangar

  • India’s batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels that the last two days of the 2nd Test between India and Austalia at the M Chinnaswamy stadium could produce ‘exhilarating stuff’.
  • Speaking about Kohli’s rare failures, Sanjay Bangar said, “Virat’s batting has been outstanding. So we should not be commenting on one or two failures when he has been so successful.”
  • (Read more about story here)

Australia in India 2017

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  • Team India finished day 3 at 213/7 with Pujara (79*) and Ajinkya Rahane (40*) set at the crease.
  • Earlier in the day, they bundled out Australia for 276/10 as Ravindra Jadeja scalped six wickets. India currently lead by 126 runs with two days still remaining in the game.
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England in West Indies 2017

  • English bowlers did a fantastic job to restrict West Indies to 225 in the second ODI at Antigua. The run chase for England saw a midway collapse after Jason Roy’s half century.
  • At 124/6, they were in a spot of bother but an unbeaten 102 run stand between Chris Woakes and Joe Root saw England win the match and take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
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Pakistan could replace India with either Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for a home series

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board is in conversation with the boards of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to find a replacement for India as there seems to be no bilateral series possible between the arch rivals in the near future.
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Matthew Hayden feels Australia has got in Virat’s head

  • The performance of the Indian cricket team in the ongoing series against Australia has not been the way we all had expected and Virat Kohli has only aggregated 40 runs in 4 innings thus far.
  • Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden feels that it is the Aussie side that has managed to seep into Virat’s mind.
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Shardul Thakur joins RPS

  • Rising Pune Supergiants get a domestic boost prior to their 2017 campaign as they rope in Shardul Thakur into their squad.
  • Thakur was a part of the Kings XI Punjab in the last edition of the IPL.
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Ian Healy losing respect for Kohli

  • The Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is not enjoying a good time on the pitch against the dominating Australians and quite obviously tempers are flowing.
  • Former Australian cricketer recently quoted that the on field performances and antics of Kohli are disappointing now.
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Afridi convinced me to make the Lahore trip: Darren Sammy

  • Darren Sammy, the Peshawar Zalmi captain who led his side to a 58 run victory against the Quetta Gladiators in the final of PSL 2017, has revealed that it was Shahid Afridi who managed to convince him to tour Pakistan for the finals of the tournament.
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Shami makes comeback in Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • After seeing the ineffectiveness of Indian speedsters in the ongoing Australia series Indian selectors are now open to an option to include Md Shami.
  • Shami made his comeback in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and played against Gujarat recently.
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Imran Khan criticised for not being present at the PSL final

  • International cricket in Pakistan has been a rare sight since 2009 when terrorists attacked the Sri Lankan team bus. There has always been security concerns but despite all issues PSL finals were played at Lahore.
  • Former Pakistani skipper Imran Khan chose to skip the event and was heavily criticized for doing so.
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Sammy happy to bring smiles to Pakistan

  • Security issues have always overshadowed cricket in Pakistan but that did not stop Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy from being a part of Pakistan’s return to the big stage.
  • He expressed his happiness over being able to lead his side to glory in the finals of the PSL 2017.
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Media celebrate the return of cricket on Pakistani soil

  • 5th March, 2017 was the day every Pakistani cricket fan have been wishing for in their prayers since many long years.
  • The day marked the return of competitive cricket in Pakistan and the media could not stop themselves from celebrating the mega PSL finals at Lahore.
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Bishan Singh Bedi unhappy with Ishant Sharma’s behavior

  • Sunday witnessed many animated celebrations and verbal rivalries between India and Australia at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
  • The hosts were under pressure and Ishant Sharma was seen mocking Steve Smith and Matt Renshaw with his unusual and inappropriate facial expressions.
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David Warner’s wife says their kids have ‘wonderful experience’ when they visit India

  • Whichever country David Warner travels to, his wife Candice Warner and babes Ivy Warner and Indi Warner’s presence in the stands is almost adorable thing to witness.
  • Warner’s wife recently quoted that they have a great time every time they tour India and the kids always love it in India.
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Chance for Bangladesh to improve Test rankings

  • Bangladesh are to take on Sri Lanka in a two-test series that gets underway from March 7, Tuesday.
  • As far as the test rankings are concerned, they have a very good chance to improve even if they manage to get a 1-0 result in their favor.
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Josh Hazlewood backs umpire’s call on controversial Kohli dismissal

  • The third day of the India v Australia Test at Bengaluru turned out to be a very closely contested day. One of the key moments was the dismissal of Virat Kohli.
  • Kohli was given lbw off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood and Kohli reviewed it straightaway indicating he had an inside edge. The review was wasted eventually.
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DD Sports to telecast Afghanistan v Ireland series

  • Prasar Bharati’s DD Sports will be telecasting the limited overs series between Ireland and Afghanistan scheduled to be played at Noida, India from March 8.
  • Noida is the adopted homeground of team Afghanistan.
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Misbah-ul-Haq to lead Pakistan in tour of West Indies

  • Misbah-ul-Haq has ended the speculations about his near future as a skipper after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the 42-year-old will continue to lead the national side on the tour to West Indies.
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