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Cheteshwar Pujara will captain Rest of India in Irani Trophy News
Cheteshwar Pujara of India. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test – South Africa humiliate Sri Lanka by an innings and 118 runs

  • South Africa bowled out Sri Lanka twice on the same day as the pacers shared all wickets.
  • Sri Lanka bundled out for 131 in the first innings and then wrapped up for 177 in the second innings to lose the series 3-0.
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New Zealand v Bangladesh, 1st Test – Tom Latham leads New Zealand fightback


  • Bangladesh posted a mammoth 595/8 decl. on the third day morning of the first Test against New Zealand.
  • Shakib Al Hasan top scored with 217. In response, the Kiwis look firm with 292/3 riding on a ton by opener Tom Latham.
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Ranji Trophy Final – Defending Champions Mumbai humbled by Gujarat

  • Gujarat upset the 41 time champions Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy finals.
  • Riding on a crucial ton by Parthiv Patel, Gujarat managed to win the match by 5 wickets. This was their first ever appearance in finals since 1951.
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Mohammad Azharuddin’s candidature cancelled

  • Returning officer Mr. Reddy rejected the nomination of Mohammad Azharuddin for the next president of Hyderabad Cricket Association.
  • Earlier, the officials had divided opinion about his candidature.
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West Indies reject PCB’s offer to tour Pakistan

  • The WICB has officially turned down the proposal made by PCB to tour Pakistan in March.
  • This happened after FICA had warned WICB that it was unsafe to tour Pakistan at this stage.
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Dean Jones wants Test World Cup

  • Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones recently expressed that if Test cricket has to survive, then it has to have an aim such as the World Cup.
  • He also suggested the Test matches to be shortened to four day format.
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Pakistani cricketer donates kidney to brother and sacrifices cricket career

  • Pakistani U19 cricketer Majid Khan donated his kidney to his brother recently.
  • This now means that Majid Khan will not be able to play cricket anymore.
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Chetan Chauhan resigns as DDCA Vice-president

  • Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chauhan has reportedly resigned as the vice president of the DDCA.
  • In the recent times, the state associations have been in a turmoil due to the tussle between BCCI and Lodha committee.
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Pujara to lead ROI in Irani Trophy

  • Cheteshwar Pujara has been named as the captain of the Rest of India for Irani Trophy this year.
  • ROI will take on Ranji Trophy winners Gujarat next week.
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Azhar Ali ruled out of second ODI against Pakistan

  • Azhar Ali sustained a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of the crucial fixture.
  • Hafeez the stand-in skipper has no experience of captaining the ODI squad.
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