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India will be aiming to seal the three-match series against Zimbabwe on Saturday when they take on the hosts in the second ODI in Harare. The KL Rahul-led Indian team had registered an emphatic 10-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first game, chasing down a 190-run target in 30.5 overs. With the ball, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel, and Prasidh Krishna picked three wickets each while Shubman Gill (82*) and Shikhar Dhawan (81*) steered India to a comprehensive win.Over the past few months, the emergence of Axar Patel has provided India with a quality spin all-rounder in the absence of Ravindra…

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India vs Zimbabwe Live Streaming: Both sides did not even complete 50 overs of batting in the series opener where India scripted a lopsided 10-wicket win in Harare. Indian bowlers folded Zimbabwe for just 189 runs before the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill scored their respective half-centuries to drive India past the target in just 30.5 overs to script a crushing victory.While India will be aiming to wrap up the series quickly at the same venue with yet another authoritative win, focus would rather be on how the batters can get more game time, especially captain KL…

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Farmer Prabhu Navgire’s tiring Friday in Solapur, Maharashtra, ended on a thrilling note. His daughter and opening batter from Nagaland, Kiran Navgire, gave him the best news of his life when she was selected in the Indian T20 team for the three T20Is against England starting September 10. She stole the limelight with her big-hitting ability last season, smashing 162 off 76 balls for Nagaland against Arunachal Pradesh in a Plate group fixture in the senior women’s domestic T20 tournament. In seven matches in the domestic competition, she had plundered 54 fours and 35 sixes.In addition, she had also made…

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Super fans in cricket aren’t like ordinary fans; and in India, where cricket is almost like a religion, these fans build their entire lives around the Indian cricket team. They turn up at matches whenever possible, living and breathing cricket in all its glory and often share their experiences with fans through social media. Many of these super fans create avatars to distinguish themselves from the crowd and build an engaging atmosphere for the fans in the stadium.Indian cricket fans are one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, and to say that they are fanatics of the…

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Not seen to be good enough to be compared to foreign coaches until now, the stock of the Indian coaches is going up in the eyes of the Indian Premier League’s franchise owners beyond the big names of the game. Ashish Nehra created an impact when he became the first Indian head coach to win the IPL – with Gujarat Titans in 2022. The vastly-experienced Sanjay Bangar is now the head coach at Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, what has got the domestic coaching fraternity really excited is the appointment of Chandrakant Pandit by Kolkata Knight Riders as head coach. For…

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South Africa produced a brilliant performance in the first Test to beat England by an innings and 14 runs. After taking a strong 161-run lead in the first innings, the Proteas bowled out England on merely 149, clinching a magnificent victory on Day 3 of the Test. This is the first loss for England under Ben Stokes’ captaincy after the side had registered comprehensive victories over New Zealand and India earlier.Ahead of the match, South Africa captain Dean Elgar had interestingly dismissed the threat of ‘Bazball’ – a name given to the style of cricket England have been playing since…

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After bumper gains from Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights proceeds, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will next aim at value generation for bilateral cricket at home—popularly labelled as Team India matches—by offering a more competitive spread in the fresh Future Tours Program (FTP) cycle. These media rights will hit the market next year when Disney Star’s current contract ends. For all of IPL’s attractiveness, a key to its commercial appeal lies in its clear window, a luxury only global International Cricket Council (ICC) events enjoy and one that the BCCI has secured even for an…

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South Africa skittled England out for 149 on Friday to win the first test by an innings and 12 runs inside three days at Lord’s and go 1-0 up in the three-match series.It proved an emphatic triumph for South Africa’s bowling attack, who nullified the threat of England’s new attacking batting ‘Bazball’ approach, forging a 161-run first innings lead before dismissing their hosts in only 37.4 second innings overs.Anrich Nortje took three wickets in the space of 10 balls to rip through the heart of the home batting, removing Jonny Bairstow (18 runs), opener Alex Lees (35) and Ben Foukes…

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the senior women’s squad for the tour of England, that consists of three ODIs and as many T20Is. Harmanpreet Kaur will lead the sides in both formats, while Smriti Mandhana has been named vice-captain. Veteran bowler Jhulan Goswami makes a return to the side in the ODIs. Additionally, Kiran Navgire also earned a maiden national call-up as she has been included in the T20I squad. The tour starts September 10, with the first T20I in Durham, followed by games in Derby and Bristol.India’s T20I squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana…

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Stuart Broad was England’s joint highest wicket taker along with captain Ben Stokes in South Africa’s first innings in the ongoing first Test at Lord’s. However, the veteran fast bowler did more than just take wickets and provided what could be remain a highlight of the match and indeed the series.It looked like batter Kagiso Rabada had managed to clear Broad at wide mid-on with a firm pull shot. However, Broad stuck up his right hand and plucked the ball from thin air. It all happened so quickly that even the commentator was fooled into thinking that the ball is…

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