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South Africa T20 Challenge: Maharaj shines in Dolphins' big win
Durban, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj led another sublime bowling display by the Hollywoodbets Dolphins as they climbed to the top of the Betway T20 Challenge table with a thumping 41-run win over the Imperial Lions in Durban on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Axar makes use of skiddy new ball, thanks to fast bowlers' misery
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) A stroke of luck due to the soft landing area on the pitch for fast bowlers at the Ambani End helped India left-arm spinner Axar Patel get early use of the brand new ball and take six wickets in England's first innings -- the second best spell in a day-night Test by a spinner -- on the first day of the third Test on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test vs Eng: India take charge with Patel's 6-wkt haul (Stumps)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India took charge of the third Test on the first day itself with local boy Axar Patel, the left-arm spinner, leading the way with the second best spell in day-night Test matches, picking six wickets for 38 to help bowl out England for just 112 in first innings here on Wednesday. India were 99 for three at the draw of stumps, 13 runs behind England.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fan breaches security to meet Kohli, cops may initiate action
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) For a moment in the third session of the first day of the third Test here, the crowd followed the fate of a young man who was caught for breaching the security and running up to India skipper Virat Kohli.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: India end Day 1 at 99/3 wkts, replying to Eng's 112
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India, in reply to England's first-innnings' 112, were 99 for three wickets at close on the opening day of the third day-night Test against England here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Indian batsmen see off tricky twilight period that had little threat
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India openers were on Wednesday presented with the trickiest phase of a pink ball Test, a brand new ball in the twilight period to begin their innings against two of England's finest exponents of swing bowling - James Anderson and Stuart Broad - in the third match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Uthappa, Vinod hit tons in 3rd Kerala win (Roundup)
Bengaluru, Feb 24 (IANS) In glorious form, Robin Uthappa scored his second century in three Vijay Hazare Trophy matches as the opener hammered 100 off 104 balls on Wednesday to help his adopted Kerala team to a seven-run win against the Railways in a Elite Group C encounter.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket
Motera pitch bucks a trend: not seamers, Indian spinners hold sway
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The newly-built stadium in Motera, built with Australian expertise in design and costing Rs.800 crore in all, gave a new twist to pink ball Test cricket with spinners bucking the trend and dominating unlike the previous pink ball Tests where seamers have held sway and took more than three times the wickets taken by spinners.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
LED lights go off for a minute, stop play in 3rd Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The LED lights at the new stadium in Motera went off for about a minute and stopped play in the second session of the first day's play in the first India-England Test on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
India five for no loss, replying to England's 112 (Dinner break)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) India, in reply to England's first-innnings' 112, were five runs for no loss in five overs at the dinner break on the opening day of the third day-night Test here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fans trickle in, many avoid bird's eye view at stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The new and grand stadium built in Motera excited some fans but did not excite some others. When the first ball of the third Test between India and England was bowled, there were a handful of fans at the 1,10,000-capacity stadium that has been open to 55,000 fans for this match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: Patel takes 6 wkts as India bowl out England for 112
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Axar Patel took six wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three as India blew away England for 112 runs in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test here on Wednesday. Opener Zak Crawley was the the top scorer for England with 53 -- the solitary half-century of the innings. The next highest score was captain Joe Root's 17.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Fans trickle in, many avoid bird's eye view at stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The new and grand stadium built in Motera excited some fans but did not excite some others. When the first ball of the third Test between India and England was bowled, there were a handful of fans at the 1,10,000-capacity stadium that has been open to 55,000 fans for this match.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England reduced to 81/4, India take upper hand (Tea)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin and fast bowler Ishant Sharma struck early as India reduced England to 81/4 at the end of the first session of the day-night third Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Ishant Sharma felicitated by President Kovind, Shah on 100th Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Fast bowler Ishant Sharma was on Wednesday felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah ahead of his 100th Test match. Sharma is only the second Indian fast bowler after former captain Kapil Dev to play 100 Test matches.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Sardar Patel stadium renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The Sardar Patel stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad was on Wednesday renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium. The stadium, popularly known as the Motera Stadium was recently re-opened after extensive renovation which increased seating capacity to a record 1,10,000.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England choose to bat first in pink ball Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) England on Wednesday chose to bat first in the third Test against India at the newly renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England choose to bat first (Toss)
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) England on Wednesday chose to bat first ahead of the third Test against India at the newly renamed Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The match is the only day-night Test in the four-match series, which is tied 1-1, and will be played with the pink ball.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Sardar Patel stadium renamed after PM Modi
Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The Sardar Patel stadium in Motera near Ahmedabad was on Wednesday renamed as the Narendra Modi Stadium.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Cricket South Africa launches community app for fans
Johannesburg, Feb 23 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday launched an exciting new digital community application dedicated for fans from South Africa and around the world, to enhance its digital cricket footprint and provide the ultimate fan experience.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Wickets for Joseph, runs for Hetmyer, win for Guyana
St John's (Antigua), Feb 23 (IANS) Fast bowler Keon Joseph had a huge impact with the new ball and Shimron Hetmyer made a stroke-filled half-century as Guyana Jaguars recorded a comprehensive victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes in the CG Insurance Super50 Cup.
2021-02-23
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
35 more cricketers sign for The Hundred, but no Indians
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Some more of the best players in world cricket have been signed up to play in The Hundred, the new fast-paced family-friendly 100-ball cricket competition to be launched this summer. However, no Indian cricketer appears in any of the eight franchise teams.
2021-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
T20 Challenge: Magala bags 5 in Lions' win; Linde stars for Cobras (Ld)
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) A career-best five-wicket haul by Sisanda Magala paved the way for the Imperial Lions to climb top of the Betway T20 Challenge table with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the VKB Knights here on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Gokulam Kerala beat Sudeva for third straight win
Kalyani, Feb 23 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala extended their win streak to three games as they beat Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. Philip Adjah Tettey Narh's 68th-minute goal was the difference between the two sides in the game which was completely dominated by Vincenzo Annese's team.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
England can play both fast bowlers Anderson, Broad: Captain Root
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Captain Joe Root hinted that England might play both pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad in the pink ball Test that begins on Wednesday here at the Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium in Motera.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Motera stadium gears up for T20 double-headers
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Double-headers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are generally held at separate venues. If a 4 pm match is in one city, an 8 pm match the same day will be at a different venue.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Suresh Raina to 'captain' Uttar Pradesh Dabbangs in music league
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Retired India cricket all-rounder Suresh Raina has switched streams and will 'captain' Uttar Pradesh Dabbangs of India's first music league championship, Indian Pro Music League (IPML).
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
T20 Challenge: Simelane replaces injured Phehlukwayo for Dolphins
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) Following confirmation that South Africa all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has been ruled out of the Betway T20 Challenge through injury, the table-topping Hollywoodbets Dolphins will rely on their significant squad depth for the remainder of the competition.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Being old friends, we trust each other: Kohli on Ishant Sharma
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) India pace bowler Ishant Sharma, who is due to play his 100th Test at the Motera Stadium on Wednesday has produced his best as a Test bowler under the captaincy of his Delhi teammate Virat Kohli.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
SA T20 Challenge: Linde helps Cobras get off mark with Warriors win
Durban, Feb 23 (IANS) George Linde delivered one of the best performances so far of the Betway T20 Challenge to just about keep the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras alive with a 24-run victory over the Dafabet Warriors at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium here on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
Pink ball lacquer comes into sharp focus as grass on pitch shaved off
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Slowly but surely, the grass on the pitch of the reconstructed Motera stadium has been shaved off over the last four days going by the images posted by the England team's media wing, leaving it only a guess as to how long the pink ball will last on a surface that has only a few patches of grass left now.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Excited about joining DC this year: Smith
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) Australia's Steve Smith said that he is "excited" to join the Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this year. Smith was bought by DC for Rs 2.2 crore at the auction last week after he was released by the Rajasthan Royals (RR).
2021-02-23
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Minnows Chandigarh stun Bengal (Roundup)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Minnows Chandigarh pulled off a second straight upset win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday when they shocked former champions Bengal by five wickets here. Earlier, Chandigarh had beaten Haryana in their first match of the 50-over tournament.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Adelaide 36 all out won't affect us in Motera day-night Test: Kohli
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) India's capitulation for 36 in the second innings of the first Test in Australia, a day-night game played with a pink ball in December, will not have an impact on the third Test against England that begins under lights here on Wednesday at the reconstructed Motera Stadium, said India captain Virat Kohli.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Eng secure comprehensive 8-wicket win over NZ in 1st ODI
Christchurch, Feb 23 (IANS) England secured a comprehensive eight-wicket win over New Zealand on Tuesday in the first ODI to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. All seven of England's bowlers took wickets to blow the hosts away for just 178 after which captain Heather Knight (67 not out) and opener Tammy Beaumont (71) helped the visitors reach 181/2 in 33.4 overs.
2021-02-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Self-learning takes Ishant to great heights after snub at school (Profile)
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) From a boy who once sat at a west Delhi intersection with tears in his eyes after failing to get admitted to a recognised school 17 years ago to becoming the second India pace bowler to play 100 Tests, it has been quite a journey for Ishant Sharma.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
NZ players overlooked in IPL for 2nd rate Aussies: Doull
Auckland, Feb 23 (IANS) Commentator Simon Doull said that it may have not mattered if New Zealand batsman Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 against Australia in the first T20I had come before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Conway went unsold at the auction and four days later, his innings helped New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in Christchurch.
2021-02-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
India step into unknown territory with spot in WTC final at stake
Ahmedabad, Feb 23 (IANS) Facing the challenge of avoiding a defeat to keep their hopes of reaching the World Test Championship (WTC) final alive, India will step onto a Motera ground that has been reconstructed from scratch and hence is largely unknown to them.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Sree Santh, Uthappa star in Kerala win (Roundup)
Alur (Karnataka), Feb 23 (IANS) Speedster Sree Santh's five-wicket haul and Robin Uthappa's rapidfire 55-ball 81 (8x4s, 4x6s) guided Kerala to a three-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh in a Elite Group C match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Monday. This was Kerala's second straight victory.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
South Africa T20 Challenge: Imperial Lions win rain affected game
Durban, Feb 22 (IANS) Beuran Hendricks led a dominant bowling performance to help the Imperial Lions beat their Jukskei rivals, the Momentum Multiply Titans, in their high-profile Betway T20 Challenge derby in Durban with an 18-run win on the Duckworth/Lewis Method on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: International, South Africa,Sports,Cricket
India, England will start on equal terms in 3rd Test: Gambhir
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) India and England will start on equal footing when they clash in the pink ball third day-night Test match on an untested pitch at Sardar Patel (Gujarat) Stadium here in Motera, near Ahmedabad, from Wednesday, says former India captain Gautam Gambhir.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Motera pitch: India step into the 'unknown' for the pink ball Test
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) India step into the 'unknown' in the third Test of the four-Test series when they play against England on a fresh pitch of a new stadium in Motera, near Ahmedabad, in a day-night game from Wednesday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Speedster Yadav passes fitness test, aded for last 2 Tests vs Eng
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Fast bowler Umesh Yadav has passed a fitness test and has been include in the Indian team for the last two Tests against England, the Indian cricket board said in a statement on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Focus on the cricket ball ahead of day-night Test, vs England
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) With Ahmedabad's Motera stadium set to host India's second day-night Test, against England, here from Wednesday, all eyes will be on Sanspareils Greenlands (SG) pink ball that will be used in Test cricket for only the second time. This will also be India's third Test match with the pink ball, having played one in India with SG ball and another in Australia in December last year with the Kookaburra ball.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
RCB show how they planned Maxwell bid in video
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Australian batting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell's forgettable 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) didn't seem to matter at the 2021 auction as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) ended up signing him for Rs 14.25 crore. RCB on Monday tweeted a video which showed how they, led by director of cricket operations Mike Hesson, planned their bid for Maxwell.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Top 6 chasing Aizawl face unbeaten Real Kashmir
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Aizawl FC will be looking to cement their position in the top six of the I-League table when they face second-placed Real Kashmir FC on Tuesday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Understanding recovery of my body helped me play this long: Ishant
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Pace bowler Ishant Sharma, who is on the cusp of becoming only the second India pace bowler to play 100 Test matches after Kapil Dev, says playing one format -- Test cricket -- over the last few years, especially abroad, and understanding the process of recovery has helped him get close to the milestone at age 32.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Gujarat,Sports,Cricket
Conway's 99 not out helps NZ beat Aus by 53 runs
Christchurch, Feb 22 (IANS) New Zealand on Monday beat Australia by 53 runs in the 1st T20I at the Hagley Oval to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 99 to help New Zealand to 184/5 after which Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult and Tim Southee dismantled the visitors who were all out for 131.
2021-02-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Thought he must be joking: Tewatia when Chahal broke news of India call-up
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Rahul Tewatia was told that he had been selected for the Indian team by his Haryana teammate Yuzvendra Chahal and the all-rounder wondered whether to take the news seriously at first. Tewatia, Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav all received call-ups to the Indian T20I team that will face England in five matches starting on March 12.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rajasthan Royals Head Coach McDonald leaves, Penney joins
Jaipur, Feb 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals on Sunday announced that they have parted ways their Head Coach Andrew McDonald and that Trevor Penney has joined them as the Lead Assistant Coach for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).
2021-02-21
Category: India, Rajasthan,Sports,Cricket