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Hardik Pandya has been pulled out of the squad for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka due to begin on November 16. A media release from the BCCI said the selection committee had taken the call in consultation with the team management so as to lessen the allrounder’s chances of injury. “Considering Mr Pandya’s
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Delhi 20 for no loss trail Karnataka 649 (Agarwal 176, Binny 118, Shreyas 92, Manan 3-151, Mishra 3-152) by 629 runsScorecard Mayank Agarwal cuts Getty Images For the second day in a row, Karnataka optimised their use of supreme batting conditions to wear down Delhi in their Group A Ranji Trophy clash at the KSCA Ground
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Asserting that it has a “robust” testing mechanism in place, the BCCI told the Indian Sports Ministry there is no need for the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) to carry out tests on the country’s cricketers. The BCCI has also made it clear that it is an autonomous organisation, not a national sports federation, and hence
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Saurashtra piled on the misery against Gujarat, finishing their first innings on 570 at the SCA Stadium in Rajkot. Cheteshwar Pujara (182) missed out on his second double-hundred in successive games, but along with fellow overnight centurion Snell Patel (156) he put on 253 runs for the second wicket. Despite Gujarat dismissing Snell and Sheldon
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Cheteshwar Pujara‘s ability to bat hours on end, scoring massive amounts of runs in the process, has become something of his signature. He has played the longest innings by an Indian in Tests. And his tally of 1611 last season is a national record in first-class cricket. So when he goes through a lean patch,
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Not many had turned up at the Wankhede Stadium to watch Mumbai in action on the opening day of their 500th Ranji fixture. The few that did – scattered across the Sunil Gavaskar Pavilion – were in with the hope of watching the Prithvi Shaws and Ajinkya Rahanes make a statement of Mumbai’s fabled supremacy
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Karnataka 348 for 4 (Agarwal 169*, Pandey 74, Samarth 58) v DelhiScorecard Mayank Agarwal cuts Getty Images Mayank Agarwal followed up his colossal triple-century against Maharashtra with a resolute 169 not out to underpin Karnataka’s dominance over Delhi on the opening day of their fifth-round clash in Alur. Agarwal’s innings, a veritable mix of daring and
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M Vijay‘s 21st first-class ton and his century-stands with N Jagadeesan and Baba Indrajith took Tamil Nadu to 292 for 3 against Odisha on the opening day in Cuttack. Having elected to bat first, Tamil Nadu lost opener Abhinav Mukund early to a run out. Vijay battled through to add 145 for the second wicket
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Stumps Baroda 63 for 1 (Solanki 32*) trail Mumbai 171 (Tare 50, Iyer 28, Sheth 5-50, Meriwala 5-52) by 108 runsScorecard Lukman Meriwala (left) and Atit Sheth are applauded off the field after their five-fors ESPNcricinfo Ltd Before Thursday, Baroda quicks Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala had first-class experience worth nine matches between them. Inside two
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Unbeaten centuries from Snell Patel (156*) and Cheteshwar Pujara (115*) justified Saurashtra’s decision to bat first against Gujarat as they went to stumps on 311 for 1 on the opening day in Rajkot. Gujarat’s lone success of the day came in the 24th over when Piyush Chawla had Robin Uthappa (30) caught behind to extend
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Counter-attacking centuries from rookie Upendra Yadav and allrounder Saurabh Kumar helped Uttar Pradesh stage a remarkable recovery after being reduced to 74 for 6 before lunch on the first day against Assam in Guwahati. The seventh-wicket pair added 246 in just 38.1 overs to drive the innings, with UP eventually finishing with 349. Rishav Das
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8:31 AM ET Vishal DikshitESPN How well can a captain plan his bowling strategies for an eight-over match? How often does a captain or coach say a total of 67 was two runs over par in an eight-over match against a line-up that had outclassed their bowling in the previous T20? How do you make
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TN’s games moved out of Chennai Tamil Nadu’s last two games against Madhya Pradesh and Baroda have been moved out of Chennai following persistent rains over the last few weeks. ESPNcricinfo understands that Tamil Nadu will now take on Madhya Pradesh in Indore from November 17, before flying to Vadodara to face Baroda from November
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Toss New Zealand chose to bat v IndiaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Mohammed Siraj took two wickets in the space of three deliveries BCCI New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to bat on what he called a “good surface” in the second T20 international in Rajkot. He announced two changes with wicketkeeper-batsman
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Offspinner Akshay Wakhare‘s second five-wicket haul of the match skittled Services for 99 and sewed up Vidarbha‘s 192-run win – their second of the season – in Nagpur. Vidarbha are now second on the Group D points table, which is led by Punjab. Resuming on 111 for 2, Vidarbha extended their second-innings score to 223
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Medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun‘s 5 for 66 bundled out Maharashtra for 247, as Karnataka romped to a bonus-point win over Maharashtra in Pune. The innings-and-136-run win, Karnataka’s third straight one, didn’t take too long on the fourth day, despite the efforts of Maharashtra batsman Rohit Motwani (49). Resuming from an overnight score of 135 for
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Andhra notched up their maiden win of the season after chasing down a target of 65 in 13.1 overs against Madhya Pradesh on the final morning in Vizianagaram. Andhra, however, missed out on a bonus point after losing openers Srikar Bharat (6) and DB Prasanth (23) during the chase. Earlier, resuming on 67 for 5,
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Gujarat completed their third straight win from as many games after they thumped Haryana by 238 runs in Valsad. They needed less than 10 overs on the final morning after Haryana added only 28 runs to their overnight score of 94 for 7. Seventeen-year-old left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai picked up his second five-wicket haul in
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With several prominent India women players shifting allegiance from powerhouse Railways, the senior women’s domestic landscape in India is set to witness a change this upcoming season starting December 6. The Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) commitments of some key players is also likely to force teams to rethink their plans as the BCCI tries
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Punjab were on course for their second win of the season after Anmolpreet Singh‘s career-best 267 and Gurkeerat Singh‘s 111 helped set up a declaration on 653 for 9 in Raipur. Having a deficit of 415 to wipe out to avoid an innings defeat, Chhattisgarh were tottering at 128 for 4 in the second innings
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Seventeen-year-old left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai‘s four-wicket haul in the second innings put Gujarat on course for their third outright win after Haryana slumped to 94 for 7 in their chase of 361 in Valsad. Desai received support from senior legspinner Piyush Chawla, who picked up three wickets, including that of Haryana captain Amit Mishra. After
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