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India complete Lankan series whitewash with massive 238-run win in second Test

India extinguished whatever little spark Sri Lanka showed and wrapped up the second Test inside three days for a comprehensive 238-run win, completing a 2-0 whitewash of the Islanders, here on Monday. While two wins against Sri Lanka fetched India 24 points but Rohit Sharma’s men remain in fifth position in World Championship table due to ‘low percentage points’ (54.16) despite 77 points in their kitty. A herculean task at hand, Sri Lanka took the field on the third day with a lot of determination but it was always going to be tough to negotiate the Indian attack on a track that has been offering turn and uneven bounce from day one. Resuming at 28 for one in pursuit of an improbable 447-run target, the Sri Lankan batters, led by skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (107), resisted the Indian atta...
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India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Pant lights up Chinnaswamy with record-breaking fifty, India leave Sri Lanka with mountain to scale | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Rishabh Pant put Sri Lankan attack to the sword with a record-breaking half-century while Shreyas Iyer yet again conjured up a measured fifty to let India grab complete control of the second Test here on Sunday. Pant's 31-ball 50 and Iyer's 67-run knock after useful contribution from top-order batters meant that India set Sri Lanka a mammoth 447-run target after declaring their second innings at 303 for nine. As it happened | ScorecardThe struggling visitors would need no less than a miraculous show to save the match after ending the second day at 28 for one. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne (10) and Kusal Mendis (16) will resume the Sri Lankan chase on Monday morning. With plenty of time at their disposal after bundling out Sri Lanka for 109 in the first session of the day for a 1...
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Jasprit Bumrah: There are no set parameters for adjustments required in pink-ball Tests, says Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah feels that cricketers need to make a few "mental adjustments" going into a 'Pink Ball' Test but defining one set parameter for that is not possible since all three day-night games they have played in the past were in varied conditions. India are gearing up for their fourth day-night Test against Sri Lanka, having played against Bangladesh on a seaming Eden Gardens track, versus Australia on a bouncy Adelaide Oval surface and with England on a Motera rank turner. Bumrah said they are still learning how to approach pink ball games. "As professional cricketers, we need to adjust as quickly as possible. The pink ball looks different while fielding. It comes earlier (travels faster) than what you perceive. In a Test match, ball swings more in the ...
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There are no set parameters for adjustments required in pink-ball Tests: Jasprit Bumrah

India vice-captain Jasprit Bumrah on Friday said the cricketers need to make a few “mental adjustments” going into a Pink Ball Test but defining one set parameter for that is not possible since all three day-night games they have played in the past, had varied conditions. India are gearing up for their fourth day-night Test against Sri Lanka, having played against Bangladesh, Australia and England before. Bumrah they are still learning how to approach pink ball games. “As professional cricketers, we need to adjust as quickly as possible. The pink ball looks different while fielding. It comes earlier than what you perceive,” Bumrah said during the pre-match virtual media interaction. “In the afternoon session, the ball may not swing much but in the evening, it can swing more, all these ...
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India vs Sri Lanka: Sourav Ganguly confirms pink-ball Test in Bengaluru | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sourav Ganguly, the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), confirmed on Thursday that the two-match Test series between India and Sri Lanka will have a pink-ball Test to be played in Bengaluru. After the white-ball series against the West Indies concludes in Kolkata on February 20, India will host Sri Lanka for three T20Is and two Tests scheduled for late February and early March. "Yes, the pink-ball Test will be happening in Bengaluru. We have not decided on all the venues for the Sri Lanka series yet, but it will be announced shortly," Ganguly was quoted as saying by Sportstar. It will be just the third time India will host a pink-ball Test after playing against Bangladesh in Kolkata in November 2019 followed by facing England in Ahmedabad in Februar...
Battling England succumb as Australia clinch second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Battling England succumb as Australia clinch second Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE (Australia): Australia ground down a battling England to win the second Test in Adelaide Monday and go 2-0 up in the Ashes series, leaving the visitors' dreams of winning back the hallowed urn in tatters. England resumed day five of the pink ball Test in deep trouble at 82 for four chasing a massive 468 to win, needing a miracle to salvage a draw. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDThey gamely hung on into the final session, fighting a desperate rearguard action until ultimately crumbling to be all out for 192, crashing to a 275-run defeat. Jhye Richardson was the pick of the attack with 5-42. Two wins in two Tests, Australia are ruling the #WTC23 standings alongside Sri Lanka 🌟#Ashes | #AUSvENG https://t.co/LaICTLLvCZ— ICC (@ICC) 1639993864000England slumped by nine wickets in the firs...
Joe Root injured in warm up on day 4 of 2nd Ashes Test
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Joe Root injured in warm up on day 4 of 2nd Ashes Test

England captain Joe Root was injured during the pre-game warm-ups and did not take the field for the start of day four of the second Ashes Test. Root was hit in the abdomen while batting in the nets ahead of Sunday’s play at Adelaide Oval. “He is currently being assessed by the England medical team,” a team spokesman said in a statement. Allrounder Ben Stokes will stand in as captain as the tourists seek to avoid defeat in Adelaide and go two-nil down in the five-Test series. Australia resumed on Sunday at 1-45 in its second innings, with a dominant lead of 282 runs. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n...
James Anderson not taking swing for granted at ‘temperamental’ Adelaide Oval | Cricket News – Times of India
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James Anderson not taking swing for granted at ‘temperamental’ Adelaide Oval | Cricket News – Times of India

England's James Anderson enjoys playing at Adelaide Oval so much he calls it his "favourite ground outside the UK" but the veteran seamer said swing is not a given at the "temperamental" venue, which is set to host the pink ball second Ashes Test. Anderson, who along with fellow seamer Stuart Broad was included in the tourists' 12-man squad for the match starting Thursday, claimed six wickets last time out at Adelaide, though England lost that 2017 contest. Smarting from their nine-wicket loss to Australia in the opener in Brisbane, England have recalled the seam duo while sacrificing the express speed of Mark Wood in their bid to level the five-Test series. "I had success with it last time here. But obviously, it is quite temperamental," the 39-year-old told a news conference on the ev...