Kohli only 2nd Indian to reach 900-point mark

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PTI | Dubai

Virat Kohli has become only the second India batsman after Sunil Gavaskar to reach the 900-point mark in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen, which were released following the conclusion of the Centurion Test. Gavaskar, one of the ICC Cricket Hall of Famers, had achieved the milestone in his...


Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | Agencies

Tri-nation schedule revised new delhi: The fixtures for the T20I tri- series involving Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh have been revised, and the tournament will now be held from March 6 to 18. To kick off the tournament, which will be played in celebration of Sri Lanka's 70th year of independence,...

ABD surprised by lively Indian attack

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PTI | Johannesburg

South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers on Thursday found a positive for India in what has been a thoroughly disappointing Test campaign here so far — their "lively pace attack" which he says, has surprised the hosts. The Proteas took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series with comprehensive wins...

Defensive skills letting Rohit down in Tests: Dean Jones

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones feels Rohit Sharma's rare talent is undisputed but his defensive skills are letting him down in Test cricket. Barring captain Virat Kohli, none of the specialist Indian batsmen could negotiate the potent South Africa pace attack in the two Tests that the visitors lost to...

Federer shines, Djokovic survives

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | AFP | Melbourne

Defending champion Roger Federer cooly swept into the Australian Open third round on Thursday as Novak Djokovic survived a gruelling fitness test under the brutal Melbourne sun. Maria Sharapova, in contrast, laid down her title credentials with dominant win against 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova. World number one Simona Halep was also convincing...

India blown away again

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

Indomitable at home, India's batsmen capitulated in the face of South Africa's menacing pace attack to suffer a 135-run drubbing in the second Test here on Wednesday, ending a nine-series unbeaten run for Virat Kohli's World No 1 side. After the 72-run loss in the opening Test, the margin got bigger...

‘Batting failure led to series loss’

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

Batsmen let the team down, said India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday, conceding that his team has been just not good enough in the Test series against South Africa so far. India suffered a 135-run drubbing at the hands of South Africa in the second cricket Test on the fifth day...

Kohli calls for introspection

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday questioned his team's commitment after the series loss to South Africa, saying that the repeated fielding mistakes and soft dismissals by the batsmen were simply unacceptable. In a fiery press conference which saw Kohli arguing with reporters on a couple of questions, the Indian captain...

Pleasing to beat India in Indian conditions: Faf

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

South African skipper Faf du Plessis has said that the 2015 series loss in India on raging turners motivated their team to win the series here in Centurion, on a pitch that "should have suited the visitors more". The hosts won the second Test by 135 runs on day five and...

‘Zero preparation for South Africa’

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is not at all surprised with the current team's surrender in South Africa as he feels Virat Kohli's men went into the series without serious preparation and "wasted time" playing against Sri Lanka. India had hammered Sri Lanka in a full series at home before...



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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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