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Mumbai allrounder Abhishek Nayar has been left out of the 14-member Ranji Trophy squad announced to play against Tripura at Wankhede Stadium starting November 25. ESPNcricinfo understands that Nayar has been dropped from the squad. After five games this season, Nayar has scored only 130 runs and taken eight wickets. The 34-year old will have
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India are likely to play the final two Tests of the Sri Lanka series on pitches helpful for fast bowlers as preparation for the forthcoming South Africa tour, which starts on January 5 in Cape Town. The second Test of the Sri Lanka series will be played from November 24 in Nagpur, and the final
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Spinners Jalaj Saxena, Sijomon Joseph and KC Akshay skittled Saurashtra for 95 as Kerala won by 309 runs in Thiruvananthapuram. Sanju Samson‘s 175 had assisted Kerala’s comeback to seize control and stretch their lead to 411, handing Saurashtra 404 to chase on the last day. Joseph prompted Saurashtra’s slide as they resumed from their overnight
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R Samarth and Mayank Agarwal struck centuries on the final day, as a drawn game against Uttar Pradesh ensured Karnataka‘s place in the knockouts on the basis of first-innings points. The Karnataka openers put up an unbroken stand of 262, after their bowlers had established up a first-innings lead of 324. The three points they
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Lunch: Sri Lanka 263 for 8 (Herath 43*, Lakmal 10*) lead India 172 by 91 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Bhuvneshwar Kumar appeals for the wicket of Dasun Shanaka BCCI Mohammed Shami, on his home ground, rattled through Sri Lanka’s middle order to restrict Sri Lanka’s lead to 91 at lunch on the fourth day of
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Priyank Panchal, the previous season’s highest run-getter, brought up his second successive century as defending champions Gujarat plundered Rajasthan in Surat. Gujarat opened up a 297-run advantage by ending the second day on 450 for 3. Bhargav Merai (110) and captain Parthiv Patel (119*) added 174 to help swell the total after Panchal’s dismissal for
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Sanjay Ramaswamy extended his impressive form this season, scoring 87 as Vidarbha were in line for the first innings lead after Goa posted 239 in Porvorim. After a half-century stand with Faiz Fazal, Ramaswamy put together 117 with Wasim Jaffer before falling to Darshan Misal’s slow left-arm spin. Vidarbha ended the day on 199 for
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Manish Pandey‘s counter-attacking 238, his highest first-class score, ran Uttar Pradesh ragged for a second day running in Kanpur. Karnataka, resuming on 327 for 3, were still going strong at 642 for 7 at stumps on day two. Pandey was well complemented by rookie D Nischal, who struck his maiden first-class ton (195) – as
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Just as the smog has relented and the air quality in Delhi has come down to being just “very poor” from “severe” levels, flights landing and taking off from the domestic terminal of the Delhi airport had a new threat. In the adjoining Airforce Sports Complex in Palam, Rishabh Pant was announcing return to form
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Punjab, led by the returning Harbhajan Singh, were shot out 147 as Bengal‘s Pradipta Pramanik and B Amit shared six wickets between them on the opening day in Amritsar. Eighteen-year-old Shubman Gill, in his comeback match after an injury layoff, provided the lone resistance, top scoring with 63. Opting to bat, Punjab lost Jiwanjot Singh
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Prithvi Shaw‘s fifth century in his seventh first-class match provided the thrust for Mumbai, but they couldn’t build on, slipping to 248 for 6 at stumps against Andhra in Ongole. That the hosts made inroads was because of the twin-threat posed by seamers B Ayyappa (3 for 87) and P Vijay Kumar (2 for 55).
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As the ICC gets ready to fine-tune a schedule for the Test and ODI leagues next month, the BCCI has made it clear that any new international calendar would need to account for a fixed Indian home season, played across two windows: October-November and February-March. In October, the BCCI – along with the other Full
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Delhi Daredevils are set to appoint a new coaching staff after parting ways with head coach Paddy Upton and technical director Zubin Bharucha. TA Sekar, their director, has also resigned citing personal reasons, but assistant coaches S Sriram and Pravin Amre will remain with the franchise. Earlier this year, Daredevils lost the services of Rahul
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Tamil Nadu will go into a must-win game against Madhya Pradesh in Indore on Friday without wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has been ruled out due to a hip strain. Karthik is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore, but is expected to be fit for Tamil Nadu’s last league match, against Baroda
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