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Krunal Pandya ‘proud’ as brother Hardik makes Test debut for India

Hardik Pandya made his Test debut for India in the first match against Sri Lanka at Galle. He is the 289th player to don an India cap in the longest format of the game. It was almost a year and a half ago that Pandya made his debut in the …

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Shikhar Dhawan scores 5th Test century for India

Shikhar Dhawan gave Sri Lanka only one chance to get him out. Lahiru Kumara pitched one up to him and he drove it casually. The ball took the outside edge of Dhawan’s bat and flew to second slip where Asela Gunaratne put down the catch while diving to his left. The …

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India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan dropped on 32 by Asela Gunaratne

Sri Lanka sprung a surprise in the first session of the Galle Test by bringing on the spinner in the seventh over. They were searching for an early wicket after India won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund provided a steady start despite the latter finding …

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‘We’ll never forget the sacrifices,’ Indian cricketers honour soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas

India celebrates the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas on Wednesday. The occasion is one that commemorates the country’s victory in the Kargil conflict. The Indian army evicted Pakistani intruders during the war and recaptured, among other important posts, Tiger Hill, as part of Operation Vijay. The country observes Kargil Vijay Diwas …

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Manchester United better prepared for league title charge: Jose Mourinho

Manchester United are better equipped to fight for the Premier League title in the upcoming season but need to improve further to be a contender for the Champions League, manager Jose Mourinho has said. In Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford, United won the League Cup and the Europa League …

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Hugo Lloris frustrated by Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of progress in Europe

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has conceded he is frustrated by their lack of progress in Europe but says the club will be better prepared for the Champions League this year after going out in the group stage last season. Lloris made it to the semis of Europe’s top club …

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hits out at ‘strange’ transfer market

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has voiced his concern that the clubs are paying too much to sign players and are hence creating a ‘very strange and out-of-control’ transfer market. “I always thought the problem is not what you pay for these kind of [top] players, I don’t think the …

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India through to quarters in world junior squash

India finished runners-up in pool C to qualify for the girls’ team event quarterfinal in the WSF-World junior squash championship. India will play the Pool D winner Hong Kong in the quarterfinal Thursday. In its last pool league match, India defeated lower ranked France 2-1 to get the second place …

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Yaya Toure backs Benjamin Mendy to make impact at Manchester City

Manchester City’s new signing Benjamin Mendy has the potential to make a big impact next season but the defender must adapt to the demands of playing in the Premier League as quickly as possible, midfielder Yaya Toure has said. The French left-back joined City on a five-year deal earlier this …

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India vs Sri Lanka: Asela Gunaratne ruled out of Test series after thumb injury

On the first day of series, Sri Lanka suffered a big blow as middle-order batsman Asela Gunaratne was ruled out of the entire India-Sri Lanka Test series. According to Cricbuzz, Arjun de Silva, member of the Sri Lanka Cricket medical staff, has confirmed that the batsmen won’t take any further part in …