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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

TV umpires to look for no-balls; trial to begin from India-West Indies series in December

  • International cricket has been hit by some serious umpiring blunders of late.
  • On-field umpires have come under the scanner for repeatedly failing to spot overstepping from bowlers — even the big ones — and it has left the cricketing world disappointed.
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MS Dhoni seen giving batting tips to his friend at Ranchi stadium

  • MS Dhoni’s records as the captain in Tests are being broken at will by his successor Virat Kohli.
  • The latter has already overtaken him as the most successful India captain in the long format by winning the 28th match.
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‘Pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens felt like a World Cup final’ – Sourav Ganguly

  • India thrashed Bangladesh in their first-ever pink-ball Day/Night Test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
  • Virat Kohli and his troops crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to sweep the series 2-0.
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I believed that I would come not out, but that was my inner ego: Virat Kohli opens up on India’s WC semi-final loss

  • When the history of India cricket for the year 2019 will be written, amongst the many highs that the team has scaled- Test series win in Australia.
  • After having steamrolled almost every opposition (barring England, of course!); after having finished the group stage at the numero-uno spot, the Men in Blue faltered at the second-last hurdle; something they have been doing for six years running now.
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Fans to receive ticket refund for Day 4 and 5 after India thrash Bangladesh at Eden Gardens

  • India annihilated Bangladesh in their first-ever pink-ball Day/Night Test at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
  • Virat Kohli and Co crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 46 runs to sweep the series 2-0.
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Documentary series showing Australia’s journey from Sandpapergate to Ashes defence to be released in early 2020

  • Australia have been one of the top achievers in cricket. Playing Test cricket since 1877, the Baggy Greens have taken part in 826 matches — the second-highest after England (1,017) and winning the most among all the Test-playing nations — 389.
  • There have been dark moments in the history of the Kangaroos as well, like the 2018 Sandpapergate in South Africa.
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Ian Chappell finds it ridiculous that Babar Azam bats at number 5 for Pakistan

  • Pakistan’s premier batsman Babar Azam has been widely recognized as perhaps one of the finest batsmen of the modern era.
  • The right-handed batsman has a stellar record in ODI and T20I formats for the Green Army and was recently named the T20I captain of the team as well.
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Trent Boult in doubt to play the second Test against England

  • A fiery bowling spell from Neil Wagner steered New Zealand to a comprehensive inning and 65 runs victory over England in the first Test match in Mount Maunganui on Monday.
  • With less than 22 overs remaining in the match, Wagner scalped Archer and Stuart Broad, the last man in, with successive balls to seal the victory for the hosts.
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New Zealand Cricket to apologise to Jofra Archer after the latter faced racial abuse during the first Test

  • England was subjected to an excruciating loss by an innings and 65 runs after the duo of Neil Wagner (5/44) and Mitchell Santner (3/53) ran riot on the fifth day to bundle the tourists out for a mere 197 in their second essay.
  • Needing to bat out the entire day in a bid to salvage a draw, English batters were hapless against the incisive bowling by the Kiwis.
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Pakistan cricketers invite Indian cab driver to dinner after he refused to take money from them

  • Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and 5 runs in Brisbane on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series at The Gabba.
  • After attaining a 340-run lead in the first innings, Tim Paine and Co bundled out Pakistan at a score of 335.
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‘Babar Azam should bat at number four’ – Imran Khan sends a text message to Wasim Akram

  • Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs in the first Test at The Gabba.
  • The first game of the two-match series turned out to be a one-sided affair and the hosts dominated over the Men in Green throughout the match.
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‘India was also winning in the 70s and 80s’ – Sunil Gavaskar mocks Virat Kohli for his ‘Dada’s legacy’ comment

  • India defeated Bangladesh in the first-ever Day-Night Test played at the Eden Gardens.
  • And, after the conclusion of the game, the Indian skipper hailed the performance given by his team.
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Here’s how Shane Warne helped Yasir Shah to dismiss Steve Smith in the first Test

  • Australia sealed the victory by a margin of an innings and 5 runs on the 4th day’s play against Pakistan.
  • Babar Azam scored his maiden away Test century batting along with Mohammad Rizwan.
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Anushka Sharma greets hubby Virat Kohli with a hug after India’s Bangladesh domination

  • Virat Kohli is currently going through a purple patch in his cricket career. Though he has slumped to a few failures with the bat, his credentials as the Indian skipper, especially in Test cricket, can’t be questioned by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Under his leadership, the national team has won seven matches in the World Test Championship and has a massive 360 points in their kitty.
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George Bailey set to become new Australian selector

  • George Bailey, who is still playing in the Sheffield Shield for Tasmania, has reportedly won the race to join the three-man national selection panel.
  • The 37-year-old is expected to join the panel alongside coach Justin Langer and selection chairman Trevor Hohns.
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