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Kohli leads team India to top of both Test and ODI rankings

Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to lead India to the number one position in both Test and ODI rankings. India reached the top of the ICC ODI rankings with 120 points as they beat the World Champions Australia by 5 wickets to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at Indore on Sunday. India can maintain their number one position in ODI if they win one of the remaining two matches in the Australia series.

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This young under 18 cricketer breaks Sachin's record

Taking India red to a brilliant 258 for 2 on day one of Duleep trophy against India blue, 17-year-old Prithvi Shaw on Monday hit his splendid century. With this, Shaw has reportedly broken the record by being the youngest to score a century in Duleep trophy which was previously held by the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

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This is the greatest Indian ODI team ever: Sunil Gavaskar

Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar reportedly said that the current Indian team will go down as the greatest Indian ODI team ever. “Comparisons are not quite correct but this is a very, very good team. I think by the time this team finishes, I think it is going to go down as the greatest Indian one-day team ever”, Gavaskar reportedly told NDTV.

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Ashton Agar ruled out of India tour

Australian spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the remaining two ODI’s of the tour with a fractured finger. Ashton reportedly injured his right little finger when he tried to stop a boundary during the third ODI between India and Australia in Indore on Sunday. India has already sealed the series by winning the first three games itself. The 4th ODI will take place on the 28th of September at Bengaluru.

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BCCI announces squad for final two ODI’s against Australia

All-rounder Axar Patel replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the squad for the last two remaining ODIs of the five-match series between India and Australia. Axar was left out of the squad as he sustained an injury during a practice session ahead of the first match on September 17. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who did not play in the first three games against Australia as he had requested for leave to attend to his wife Ayesha Mukherjee, who is unwell, was also left out of the squad.

 

India squad for last two ODIs:


Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel.

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PV Sindhu recommended for Padma Bhushan

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has been recommended for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award by Sports Ministry. The Olympics medalist reached the number two spot in the women's singles rankings after her stupendous run in the World Championships in Glasgow in August. Sindhu is having a great 2017 season as she won the Indian Open Super Series, The Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title, and The Korea Open Super Series.

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Rohit Sharma breaks world record for most sixes against Australia

Indian opener Rohit Sharma broke the world record for hitting the most sixes against Australia in international cricket during the 3rd ODI in Indore on Sunday. Brendon McCullum previously held the record with 61 sixes, Rohit now holds it with 65 sixes. Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar is third in the list with 60 sixes.

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Shane Warne rejects assault claim, calls it ‘false allegation’

After the news on adult film star’s tweet that claimed that she was assaulted by Shane Warne, the cricketer took to Twitter and claimed that the allegation was false. He said that he had been cooperating with police on this issue and that he has been cleared of the allegation.

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India defeats Australia to clinch series

India defeated Australia by 5 wickets in the 3rd ODI at Indore on Sunday. Australia’s Aaron Finch scored his 8th ODI century to help his side post a stiff target of 294. India reached the target with 13 balls to spare as Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, and Hardik Pandya scored half-centuries. With the win, India has taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the series with 2 more ODIs to play.

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Pakistan fans choose Kohli over their own batting star

A Twitter account by the name of 'All Pakistan Memes' conducted a voting experiment which asked fans to choose between Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad and the Team India captain Virat Kohli. Fans were asked to 'retweet' if they thought Shehzad was better and 'like' if they felt Kohli is the best. Kohli won the poll convincingly.

 

 


 

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Film actor accuses Shane Warne of assaulting her

An adult film star Valerie Fox claimed that she was assaulted by the former Australian spinner Shane Warne in a nightclub in London. After reporting to police, the actor took to Twitter and posted a photo of herself with the bruise. The actor also tweeted saying that just being famous should not let someone get away with a crime.

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Kohli aims to equal another record by MS Dhoni

India captain Virat Kohli will aim to equal his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record of most number of consecutive ODI wins as captain, in the 3rd ODI against Australia on Sunday. Dhoni took the team to win nine consecutive ODIs in 2008-2009. India remain unbeaten in the format since they last lost an ODI to West Indies at Antigua.

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Kohli should've shared Man of the Match with Kuldeep: Kuldeep Yadav's coach

Indian Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav's coach Kapil Pande reportedly said that captain Virat Kohli should have shared the Man of the Match award that he won in the second ODI against Australia with the spinner. “Kohli is a senior member of the team and he could have encouraged the junior players by sharing the honour”, Pande said to Deccan Chronicle.

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Kuldeep becomes first Indian spinner to take ODI hat-trick

Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian spinner to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket. Kuldeep achieved the feat in the second ODI against Australia in Kolkata on Thursday to give India a 2-0 lead in the series. Yadav took the wickets of Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, and Pat Cummins in consecutive balls in his eighth over.

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Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick gives India 2-0 lead

India defeated Australia by 50 runs in the 2nd ODI as left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav picked up a hat-trick at The Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Thursday. Opting to bat first, hosts were bowled out for 252 in 50 overs. Virat Kohli top-scored for India, falling just eight short of his 31st century while Ajinkya Rahane (55). Australia were dismissed for 202 by the 43rd over. Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 3 wickets as Hardik Pandya and Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 2 wickets each. India took a 2-0 lead in the 5 match ODI series.

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MS Dhoni completes 300 ODIs for India

World cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the sixth cricketer to play 300 ODIs for India, after taking the field against Australia in the 2nd ODI in Kolkata on Thursday. The match is Dhoni's 303rd ODI overall, with the former captain having played three ODIs for Asia XI in 2007. Sachin Tendulkar has played most ODIs for India at 463, followed by Rahul Dravid at 340.

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MS Dhoni gets involved in shooting at Kolkata

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni visited Kolkata Police Training School on Wednesday for a session in pistol shooting ahead of the second ODI. India and Australia were denied of a practice session on Wednesday as the ground remained under covers for the second consecutive day. Kolkata Police's Facebook page shared Dhoni's photos from the school and wrote, "His accuracy is breathtaking".

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Two Indians in Steve Smith's ‘Dream Team’

Australia captain Steve Smith left out his Indian counterpart Virat Kohli and veteran MS Dhoni in his dream team and picked two other Indian cricketers. "I would have Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in my team," Smith told reporters ahead of the second One-day International at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

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MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan Award by BCCI

BCCI has nominated former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award the ‘Padma Bhushan’ for his contribution to the game. "Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been nominated by the BCCI for the Padma Bhushan award. There was no doubt among the members that Dhoni has impeccable credentials. Two World titles (2011 50-over World Cup and 2007 World T20), nearly 10,000 runs, 90 Test matches. There is no one better than him, who could have been nominated", a senior BCCI official told media.

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Dhoni will play the 2023 World Cup: Michael Clarke

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke reportedly said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not only play the 2019 World Cup but will also be a part of the Indian team that will play in 2023 World Cup. "Don't ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. He will play in 2023," Clarke said ahead of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia at the Eden Gardens.

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