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Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England
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Champions Trophy 2017: Buoyant Pakistan destroy England

Liam Plunkett edged a full toss from Rumman Raees for a boundary in the fifth delivery of the 48th over. Exactly 11 overs after their previous one. Pakistan bowlers never let their hold on the England batsmen, making them suffocate for runs throughout the innings, and ended up with meagre 211. Pakistan chased it down...

Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan
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Champions Trophy 2017: England up against erratic Pakistan

The only thing consistent about cricket in Pakistan has been unpredictability. Having produced innumerable players of extraordinary talent who have gone on to fade away from the limelight, the agony of not being able to make it big on the world stage continues to loom over the war torn nation. On Wednesday, they will be...

Coronation: Of all things Joe Root is and not
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Coronation: Of all things Joe Root is and not

There’s more to what meets the eye, in the cover drives, in the flicks and cuts, in the banter that is abuzz around batsmen and in the celebration that occurs every time a wicket falls. These are to cricket what seasons are to our beloved blue planet. They come and go and return with great...

India seal series as Yuzvendra Chahal takes 6
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India seal series as Yuzvendra Chahal takes 6

The re-surfaced Bengaluru pitch had everything in it to produce another frenetic scoring game with what required was a minuscule of application from the batters. However, it was leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who spun a web and won the match for India. Sportwalk takes a closer look at the details of the run feast that...

Bowlers shine as India clinch low scoring thriller
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Bowlers shine as India clinch low scoring thriller

In a low scoring thriller at Nagpur, India, led by an emphatic bowling attack came up triumphs against a resurgent English side, after posting a competitive 144 on a sluggish track. The middle order conundrum for the hosts continued, even as Lokesh Rahul finally managed to break out of his recent slump in form with...

Resilient Eoin Morgan not enough as India clinch series
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Resilient Eoin Morgan not enough as India clinch series

It was another night of disappointment for the English side as they narrowly lost the second One Day International after captain Eoin Morgan’s century gave them hopes of chasing the mammoth total of 381 that India had managed to post. Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni provided glimpses of their old selves, scoring twin hundreds...

When Kohli invented the Virat Jab
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When Kohli invented the Virat Jab

When Mushtaq Mohammad, the former right handed Pakistani player who represented Northamptonshire in English country cricket, happened to play the reverse sweep for the very first time during a match against Middlesex, it would hardly have occurred to him that his innovation would go on to become a potent weapon in the arsenal of modern...

Jadhav and Kohli guide India home after collapse
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Jadhav and Kohli guide India home after collapse

Another chase. Another collapse. Another win. The success formulae of team India has followed a similar script in recent times and when they locked horns against a determined English side in Pune for the first of three One Day Internationals, it was Virat Kohli again who had to take the reins into his own hands....

Can England make a comeback against resurgent India?
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Can England make a comeback against resurgent India?

After a resurgent series win last month that saw them conquering the top spot in the test rankings, team India will look to replicate their success against rivals England when they meet on Sunday for the first of three ODIs. With Mahendra Singh Dhoni giving up his role as captain of the limited overs side,...