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Not just in Centurion: Five recent Indian batting collapses in Tests from Adelaide, Indore, Christchurch, Lord’s, and Galle

As India endured another collapse with the bat in the Centurion Test, it reopened a few old wounds. The Indian Express takes a look at those… 36 vs Australia at Adelaide, 2020 This was an innings that made your jaws drop in disbelief. When Day 3 began, India had 62-run lead with nine wickets in hand. Given the attack they had, all that was needed was for India to set Australia a target of 240-260, which would have been challenging with the pink ball. Instead, in a blink-and-miss-play phase, where 15/2 became 16/6 in the space of 14 deliveries as Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins ransacked India. Not a single batsman touched double figures as India were dismissed for 36 with the last man Mohammed Shami retired out because of an injury. 109 all out vs Australia at Indore, 2023 Already 2-0 u...
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India to tour Sri Lanka for white-ball series after 2024 T20 World Cup

Sri Lankan cricket has announced their fixtures for 2024 and they will host the Indian team for a bilateral series in July. The series will see The Men in Blue and Island Nation compete in three ODI’s and T20Is. The white-ball series is scheduled to play right after the 2024 T20 World Cup in June in the West Indies and the USA. Team India last toured Sri Lanka in 2021 for a bilateral series where the Shikhar Dhawan-led side won the ODI leg 2-1 and lost the T20I leg with the same margin. Sri Lanka Men’s 2024 Future Tours Program Announced! 📢 The Sri Lanka National Team will commence its 2024 international cricket calendar with a home series against Zimbabwe in January, which will consist of three ODIs and three T20i series. It would be followed by a series… pic.twitter.com/6BRRUCNhCs ...
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Mohammed Shami has been the bowler of the World Cup: Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: With their consistent demolition job in the 2023 World Cup, India's all-conquering bowlers are now earning lavish praise from the opposition batters they've tormented too. On Friday, England's Test captain Ben Stokes, while talking to the reporters here at the Narendra Modi Stadium, termed paceman Mohammed Shami, who's taken 14 wickets in just three matches at an astonishing average of 6.71, including five for 18 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday night, as the "bowler of the tournament."Stokes' admiration for Shami is understandable, given the fact that the veteran left-hander, normally a destructive batsman, was at the receiving end of a superb 10-ball set up by the fast bowler, who eventually rattled his middle and leg stumps with one that skid...
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‘Avoiding deliveries is impossible, and when there is swing…’: What makes Shami and Siraj lethal with new ball? Former PAK players explain

Team India’s fiery fast bowling, courtesy – of Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj, helped the hosts thrash Sri Lanka by a thumping margin of 302 runs victory on Thursday. You can try your hand at solving our Cricket World Cup crossword As a result, India maintained their unbeaten run and became the first side to book a semi-final spot. It was India’s seventh win in as many matches. Chasing a mammoth target of 358, Sri Lanka’s chase got off to an awful start, with Jasprit Bumrah striking first before Siraj picked up the next three wickets. Coming into the attack next, Shami bagged a five-wicket haul and finished with 5-18 while Siraj took 3-16 as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 55, their lowest total in a 50-over World Cup. The Indian pace trio’s performance gathered massive praise from fo...
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‘India is becoming a ruthless side, their onslaught could become impossible to stop’: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar hails IND pace battery

India became the first team to secure a semifinal spot at the ICC Cricket World Cup after the pace trio of Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah bowled a brilliant spell to help the hosts dismantle Sri Lanka and register a 302-run win on Thursday. You can try your hand at solving our Cricket World Cup crossword Siraj took three wickets for nought in the first seven balls as Sri Lanka lost its first four wickets for just three runs within 19 deliveries. Mohammed Shami then took four wickets in three overs in his opening spell, as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 55 runs in 19.4 overs. Shami finished with 5-18 in five overs, his second five-wicket haul in this tournament. Siraj finished with 3-16 in seven overs. Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar was mighty impressed with the...
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After getting among runs, Shreyas Iyer shows anger at questions about his prowess against the short ball

Shreyas Iyer has had enough of people questioning his prowess against the short ball. So on the day he got back among the runs on his home ground and played some good pull shots, he didn’t take too kindly to questions on how he will deal with the South African pacemen in the next World Cup game. ‘How much are you prepared for the next match against South Africa because we know how good they are with the short balls,’ he was asked. Iyer was quick to retort: “When you say it is a problem for me, what do you mean?” He was asked again, not a problem exactly but it has troubled you? “Troubled me? Have you seen how many pull shots I’ve played? Ye sab mahaul aap logo ne banaya hua hai (This perception has been created by you). In my mind, I have no problem against the short ball. If you’re try...
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India vs Sri Lanka | Ruthless Men in Blue demolish listless Islanders

Wrecker in chief: The Sri Lankan batters found Mohammed Shami too hot to handle and fell like nine pins. | Photo Credit: Emmanuel Yogini Like biting into a bun-maska dunked in Irani tea in those old Parsi restaurants in this teeming metropolis, India revealed a similar ease as it tucked into a hapless Sri Lanka here on Thursday. The Men in Blue’s seventh triumph in this World Cup was mounted upon muscular batting and relentless fast bowling and the fans at the Wankhede Stadium relished every second of a lop-sided contest that sealed the host’s semifinal berth. Huge margin Having posted 357 for eight, Rohit Sharma’s men bundled out Sri Lanka for 55 in 19.4 overs and won by 302 runs. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj dismissed Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne respectively when the b...
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‘He was just toying around with Lankans’: Legendary Wasim Akram hails ‘exceptional’ Mohammed Shami – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Five star Mohammed Shami wreaked havoc on a hapless Sri Lanka as hosts India powered to their seventh straight win at the ODI World Cup and became the first team to qualify for the semis on Thursday.Shami led the bowlers' rampage with an incredible burst of 5-1-18-5 as India shot down a clueless Lanka for a lowly 55 in 19.4 overs in their chase of an improbable 358.Playing only his third match of the tournament, Shami now has 14 wickets as he surpassed Zaheer Khan (44) to become India's highest wicket-taker ever at the cricketing extravaganza.Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram was mighty impressed with the bowling performance of the 33-year-old, highlighting that the length at which Shami bowls makes him a dangerous bowler.World Cup 2023: India crush Sri Lanka, become first...
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Mohammed Shami’s ball on head gesture takes social media by storm | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Mohammed Shami claimed a fifer against Sri Lanka to become India's most successful bowler ever at the ODI World Cup, the pacer's ball on head gesture towards the dressing room after claiming his fifth wicket went viral on social media.Shami-led pacers wreaked havoc as India registered their seventh win on the trot to qualify for the semis.The 33-year-old pacer led from the front, registering his best ever ODI bowling figures of 5 for 18, helping India fold the Islanders for a lowly 55 in chase of 358.Amid the Shami storm that hit the Wankhede, his unique celebration and gesture with ball on head also hogged the limelight.Teammate Shubman Gill after the match revealed that the Shami's gesture was for bowling coach Paras Mhambrey as he doesn't have any hair on his head.Team ...
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Speed, seam, swing, swag… the elements that make India’s trio of Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah the most devastating pace-bowling firm in the WC

“This Indian team is scary”. Bangladesh’s Sri Lankan coach Chandika Hathurasinghe had said before their game a couple of weeks back. It is probably a term that was never used as an adjective for an Indian cricket team. West Indies in the 70’s & early 80’s and Australia in different phases of their history; but not India, and that too in a World Cup. But Hathurasinghe is right. Intimidation is certainly in the Indian air this tournament. The swagger is unmistakable. They don’t need to depend on marketing personnel to cook up hype, they don’t need to dig up imagined rivalries to whip up frenzy, they don’t need to cheapen themselves with mauka-mauka sort of tripe. They can just announce They can just announce “come watch India bowl” or even just “The Indian team is playing here”. The f...
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7 in a row! How unstoppable India demolished hapless Sri Lanka to march into ODI World Cup semis | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A power-packed batting effort was followed by a demolition job by the pacers as Team India's dream run at the ongoing ODI World Cup continued with an incredible 302-run hammering of Sri Lanka at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.With the victory, India pulled off their seventh win in a row and became the first team to officially book their place in the semi-finals of the cricketing extravaganza.The win also helped India regain the top spot in the standings as Rohit Sharma and co. continued to remain the only undefeated team in the competition.The pace trio of Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami produced a superb burst of new-ball bowling as the Lankans were completely floored -- succumbing to their lowest-ever ODI World Cup total of 55 all out in...
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World Cup: Virat Kohli shatters romantics’ heart, but India keep vaulting into greatness

Such has been India’s imperious march in this World Cup that pretty early in the piece, once Sri Lanka’s briefly-sparkling start with the ball was negated, the game had turned into a waiting for Virat Kohli’s 49th hundred. Every romantic cliche was waiting to be ticked off. Sachin Tendulkar in the stands, watching. tick. Tendulkar’s huge statue unveiled just a day before, tick. A long partnership with Shubman Gill, the man he would be passing on the batting baton that he acquired from Tendulkar, tick. In 2016, after his game-saving 50 against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup at Eden Gardens, he bowed to Tendulkar who was in the stands; now it seemed another bow was just moments away. Then reality gatecrashed. It took a fine slower cutter from Dilshan Madhushanka, the young pacer, who has h...
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Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli stand laid the platform for us: Shreyas Iyer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer slammed attractive half-centuries as India registered their highest total of the 2023 ODI World Cup against Sri Lanka in Mumbai on Thursday.As India amassed 357 for 8 after being put into bat, Gill fired a run-a-ball 92 while Kohli went on to score a 94-ball 88 before missing out on a record-equalling ton. Shyreyas too hit a belligerent 56-ball 82 in the latter half of the innings but the platform for the massive total was laid by record 189-run stand between Gill and Kohli -- the highest partnership for India in a World Cup game at home. Shreyas during the mid-innings break lauded the Gill-Kohli effort and asserted that the partnership was pretty crucial after India lost skipper Rohit Sharma second ball into the contest. Shreyas als...
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Fans ‘heartbroken’ as Virat Kohli misses record-equalling 49th ODI ton, again | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was another 'so near, yet so far' moment at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as batting virtuoso Virat Kohli missed out on his record-equalling 49th one-day international century against Sri Lanka at the World Cup on Thursday.As Kohli fell for 88 in the 32nd over to left-arm pacer Dilshan Madushanka, the crucial moment in the game brought the packed Wankhede stadium to a stunning silence.It is now a third time Kohli has missed out on a ton in the ongoing World Cup -- having been dismissed for 85 against Australia in Chennai and 95 against New Zealand in Dharamsala.Social media too was in disbelief as Madushanka outsmarted a well-set Kohli with a slower ball. Kohli (103*) however has hit a century in the ongoing World Cup which came against Bangladesh in Pune.The Kohli...
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Watch: Shubman Gill’s cracking hit leaves Virat Kohli in disbelief | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As opener Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli laid a solid unbeaten century-plus stand to help India recover from early Rohit Sharma blow against Sri Lanka, both the batters dealt severely with the Lankan bowlers at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.As Gill and Kohli dealt in boundaries in a counter-attacking strategy, both delighted the jam-packed stadium and provided India with a solid platform.And amid the flowing boundaries there was one shot in particular from young Gill that even left Kohli astonished. One of Gill boundaries came through a ferocious slap to the extra-cover fence in the 16th over from Dilshan Madushanka. It was a back of length delivery from Madushanka and the 24-year-old casually walked down the pitch, backed away and then thumped the drive to the extra-co...
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Sunil Gavaskar column | India must keep the winning tempo going against Sri Lanka in World Cup clash

The Sri Lankans have a fine win against England under their belt at the 2023 Cricket World Cup | Photo Credit: Murali Kumar K. The India run continued with a splendid win over the defending champions England at Lucknow. They have Sri Lanka next and while the Lankans looked a bit listless against Afghanistan, they also have a fine win against England under their belt.In that game against England, the Sri Lankan bowlers bowled superbly to restrict England. If anything, the bowling had looked Sri Lanka’s weak point and on good batting pitches they haven’t been able to defend even 300-plus totals. Their Man-of-the-Match performer Lahiru Kumara has returned home with an injury and his replacement Chameera, although sharp in pace, hardly troubled the Afghan batters. Kusal Mendis has played a...
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India vs Sri Lanka Live Score, World Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma leads IND at home in repeat of the 2011 WC final

Nearly 35, does Virat Kohli still run as hard as before for his singles and twos? India vs England Live Score. In a week’s time, on November 5, Virat Kohli would turn 35. Even as he recovered from poor form, mental-health issues, and the brouhaha over his captaincy, one aspect remained fascinating to track: will he run as hard as before or would he rely more on boundaries? He just doesn’t run; he tears down the pitch, a furious blur of emotions, adrenaline, eye-popping intensity, and desire. MS Dhoni will remain the best Indian runner between the wickets and his dash had that composure and self-control. His was a run of a man in control. Kohli’s is a liberating run. A manic dash of a man who seems to let go of all controls. What’s impressive is that while Dhoni has always run like this...
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Rohit Sharma raises Mumbai air pollution issue: Important that our kids live without fear

UNDERLINING THAT that it is “important for the future generations to live without any fear”, India cricket captain Rohit Sharma said he was concerned by the rising level of air pollution in Mumbai and that, in an “ideal world, you don’t want a situation like this”. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. After crisscrossing six cities, the Indian team reached Mumbai, Sharma’s hometown, earlier this week for their World Cup encounter against Sri Lanka in what will be a repeat of the 2011 edition’s final at the Wankhede Stadium. However, the match was not the only thing o...
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India vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: When and where to watch IND vs SL live?

India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: Twelve years on from that dream April 2011 night when a country of billions landed in a frenzy of delight, India take on Sri Lanka in another World Cup clash on Thursday, albeit one that is poles apart from being termed an encore. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. If that World Cup final was truly a battle of titans in every sense, the impending contest is more or less a battle of the unequals. India have hitherto marched on immaculately in pursuit of a third title and Sri Lanka have lost more than what they have wo...
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Mihir Vasavda at Asian Games: From ‘Mandhana, the goddess’ to ‘cricket, what’s that?’, India’s gold in front of curious Chinese fans

In a far-flung corner of Hangzhou, as India skittled out Sri Lanka and defended a low target to secure a historic Asian Games gold, a few hundred onlookers had one only question on their lips: ‘What’s cricket?’They counted the ‘points’ – ‘1 point, 4 points, 6 points…’ – and the number of ‘outs’. They cheered the big shots and dismissals. Beyond the runs and the wickets, though, the majority-Chinese spectators – most of them students and retirees – melted under the hot sun at the Pingfeng Cricket Ground with equal measure of awe and bewilderment. “I just know that India and Pakistan are strong,” says Cao Xing Zu, 63. “I don’t understand the rules and all this while, I have been sitting here and wondering, what is this sport?” The man giving thumbs up: Cao Xing Zu, 63, who was watching c...