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India can be reasonably satisfied after 'opening' day's play
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 19 (IANS) In a crucial, prestigious winners-take-all Test for the mantle of crickets official and undisputed world champions, India have reason to be satisfied with their performance, having denied greater inroads to New Zealand, who called correctly with the coin in conditions distinctly advantageous to swing bowlers.
2021-06-19
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Fans resort to boos, Kohli annoyed as bad light plays spoilsport
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Fans at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday resorted to boos after the third session of the second day's play in the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand was interrupted by poor light for the third time in a day.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
One-off women's Test: India fighting back to avoid defeat (Tea)
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women put up a fight for survival, taking a 78-run lead as they reached 243/8 wickets at tea on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: Kohli holds on as India reach 120/3 at tea on Day 2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 120/3 when they were forced to take an early tea break due to poor visibility here on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: Umpire Illingworth helps NZ save a review
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) Umpire Richard Illingworth's confusion, which led him to refer an appeal against Indian skipper Virat Kohli to the TV umpire, helped New Zealand save a review on the second day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final here at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's one-off Test: Deepti's gritty knock keeps India afloat
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) Indian women wiped off the deficit and took a six-run lead as they went into lunch at 171/3 in the second innings thanks to Deepti Sharma's gritty 168-ball 54 which ended just before the break on the fourth and final day of the one-off Test against England here.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: India lose openers, go to lunch at 69/2
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) India were 69 for two at lunch on the second day of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India wear black armbands to honour Milkha Singh
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) The Indian cricket team that took the field for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand is wearing black armbands in memory of sprint king Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: New Zealand win toss, elect to bowl
Southampton, June 19 (IANS) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the World Test Championship final against India here at the Hampshire Bowl on Saturday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Young Kerala cricketer mesmerises India skipper Mithali, industrialist Mahindra
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A six-year-old girl, Mehak Fathima, from Kozhikode in Kerala has caught the attention of India women's Test team captain Mithali Raj and industrialist Anand Mahindra after she posted a video of her batting practice in full cricketing gear on Instagram recently.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
SL middle order big worry for coach Mickey Arthur
London, June 19 (IANS) Sri Lanka cricket coach Mickey Arthur is worried about the lack of depth in the middle order as his team gears up to take on England in six white-ball matches, beginning with a T20 International in Cardiff on June 23.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India should have had a fast-bowling all-rounder in playing XI: Mishra
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Veteran leg-spinner and a member of the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Delhi Capitals, Amit Mishra feels that while the India playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand "looks great", a fast-bowling all-rounder could have further strengthened the side.
2021-06-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Aussie players will find it hard to justify going back to IPL: Finch
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Australia's white-ball skipper Aaron Finch has expressed his "surprise" at so many players pulling out of the tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh and said that "they would find it hard to justify going back and playing the second half of the Indian Premier League (IPL)".
2021-06-19
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Good competition to bowl to Shafali: England spinner Sophie
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) England left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone feels that bowling to India's prolific run-getter Shafali Verma is an interesting challenge as one "never knows what's going to happen".
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
West Indies' Gabriel takes 2, SA's Elgar slams 77 as honours even on Day I
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 19 (IANS) West Indies right-arm fast bowler Shannon Gabriel took two crucial wickets on his return to Test cricket, but South Africa battled back thanks to half-centuries from skipper Dean Elgar (77) and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock (59 not out) to close Day 1 of the second Test on 218/5 on Friday.
2021-06-19
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Need more Test exposure to avoid collapses: Smriti Mandhana
Bristol, June 19 (IANS) India batter Smriti Mandhana, who had slammed a patient 78 in the first innings against the England women's team in the one-off Test here, said her players need more Test exposure to forge a better understanding among themselves in the closing stages of every session.
2021-06-19
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
2nd Test: Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1
St Lucia, June 18 (IANS) West Indies reduced South Africa to 44 for three at lunch on the first day of second Test after winning the toss and electing to bowl here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Women's Test: Shafali saves India from slipping on rainy day (Ld)
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma on Friday once again led from the front with an aggressive rear-guard, unbeaten 55 as the Indian women's team ended the rain-affected third day of the one-off Test at 83 for one wicket after host England asked them to follow on. No play was possible after tea due to rain.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final could overrun into unusual 6th day
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 18 (IANS) The chances of the World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand -- dubbed by the ICC as 'The Ultimate Test' -- spilling over into a sixth day's play hovered on the horizon, after incessant rain comprehensively put paid to the opening day's proceedings here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Indian women 83/1 in 2nd innings as rain forces early end to 3rd day
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Following on, India were 83 for one wicket as rain forced an early end to the third and penultimate day's play in the one-off Test against England here on Friday. When play was called off, opener Shafali was batting on 55 (68 balls, 11x4s) and Deepti Sharma, promoted to No.3, was on 18 (66 balls, 2x4s). England had scored 396/9 declared in their first innings and India were all out for 231 in reply.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
TT, darts, Shafali's batting help players pass time on rainy day
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams passed their time on Friday playing darts, table-tennis and monodeal cards as rain washed out play on the first day of the World Test Championship final.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's one-off Test: Shafali's brisk 50 helps India reduce deficit (Tea)
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Opener Shafali Verma once again led from the front with an aggressive innings -- batting 55 (68 balls) -- as the Indian women's cricket team went into tea interval at 83 for one after they were host England asked them to follow on on the third day of the one-off Test.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India likely to stick to XI named before rain: Fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand at Hampshire Bowl even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India may stick to their XI after rains, says fielding coach
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India are looking to stick to the playing XI they announced on Thursday for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand even though they have an option to change it before the toss takes place.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: First day's play called off due to rain
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) The first day's play of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl here has been called off due to incessant rain. The match can still be a five-day affair since there is a reserve day on June 23.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India can still change their XI since toss hasn't taken place
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Although India have already announced their playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand through its twitter handle on Thursday, the management can still make changes if it feels incessant rain has made ground and pitch conditions unsuitable for the team named.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
The infamy of timeless Tests
Ageas Bowl (Southampton), June 18 (IANS) In the period between the two World Wars, there arose a concept of timeless cricket Tests. In other words, matches played to a finish without any time restrictions.
2021-06-18
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: Rain stops, umpires to inspect field at 7.30 pm IST
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Umpires will inspect the Hampshire Bowl outfield at 3 pm local time (7.30 pm IST) after rain, which had washed away the first session of World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand, stopped and the ground staff got into action.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Total recall: 38th anniversary of Kapil's 175 vs Zim in 1983 World Cup
Tunbridge Wells (England), June 18 (IANS) Exactly 38 years ago, legendary Kapil Dev slammed an unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup to keep India in the hunt for a place in the semi-finals, after the top order batsmen had failed.
2021-06-18
Category: India, England,Sports,Cricket
Women's one-off Test: India lose Smriti early after follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) India went to lunch at 29/1 in second innings, still trailing by 136 runs, after they were made to follow-on by England on the third day of the one-off women's Test here on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's one-off Test: India all out for 231, England enforce follow-on
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone's four for 88 helped England women's cricket team dismiss Indian women for 231 and take a 165-run lead on first innings. England decided to enforce follow-on.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WTC final just another feather to add in this big hat: Kohli
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli said on Friday that the World Test Championship (WTC) final was "just another feather to add in this big hat that we have created" and that there were many more milestones to come.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
NZ to focus on fast bowling in WTC final: Williamson
Southampton, June 18 (IANS) Hours before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Ageas Bowl here, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said his team would be focusing on its main strength - bowling - when it takes on the Virat Kohli-led side on Friday.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's Test: Breakthrough Indian wickets give England relief
Bristol, June 18 (IANS) Debutant Sophia Dunkley said it was a "crazy day" for her on Day 2 of the one-off women's Test against India, as after scoring an unbeaten 74 to guide England to 396/9 declared, the pressure to break India's opening stand was too high.
2021-06-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's Test: India collapse to 187/5 after solid start vs Eng (Stumps)
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) After making a solid start replying to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, India secularly slipped in the third and final session and ended the second day at 187 for five wickets in the one-off Test here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
WI recall Bravo, Gabriel for 2nd Test Match vs South Africa
Gros Islet (Saint Lucia), June 17 (IANS) The Cricket West Indies selection panel on Thursday recalled fast bowler Shannon Gabriel and left-handed batsman Darren Bravo while announcing a 13-member squad for the second and final Test match against South Africa starting on Friday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
India eye greatest title in cricket (Ld)
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) India have announced their playing XI for the inaugural World Test Championship final against New Zealand beginning here on Friday on expected lines.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WTC final just a Test, won't decide world's best team: Kohli (Ld)
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday shook off some pressure of playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final by saying one Test wouldn't decide the best team in the world, and that India have set their sight on all six Tests they will play in England on the three-and-a-half month long.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Women's Test: India 63/0 in reply to England's 396/9 decl (Tea)
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) India were 63 for no loss at tea, in reply to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, on the second day of the one-off Test here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
We have our bases covered: Virat Kohli
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) On the eve of the much-anticipated World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli termed the event as a positive step in the right direction, and said that the team has its bases covered going into the summit clash.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: India include two spinners in the playing XI
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India will play two spinners and three fast bowlers in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand that begins on Friday here at the Hampshire Bowl.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Upstox becomes ICC's 'Official Partner'
Dubai, June 17 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced Upstox, one of the largest online investment platforms in India, as its 'Official Partner' for all ICC events until the end of 2023.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
Kohli plays down significance of WTC final
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday played down the significance of the World Test Championship (WTC) final that commences against New Zealand on Friday, saying they are looking at six Test matches and not just one on the tour of England.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Vaughan, Cook put Kiwis ahead in WTC title clash
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) As the gladiators India and New Zealand prepare for battle at the Rose Bowl from Friday, there is buzz about the Word Test Championship (WTC) final, even though England are not participating.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
WTC final: Strengths, weaknesses of India, New Zealand
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) The World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand gets underway on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl here. Here is a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the two teams:
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Grass on the pitch, Doull says 'no need to mow it'
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) A green top at Hampshire Bowl was revealed by former New Zealand cricketer and commentator Simon Doull exactly 24 hours before the India-New Zealand World Test Championship (WTC) final clash gets underway.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
One-off women's Test: England 357/8 at lunch vs India
Bristol, June 17 (IANS) England were 357 for eight wickets at lunch on the second day of the one-off Test against India here on Thursday.
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
India-New Zealand WTC final: The big match-ups
Southampton, June 17 (IANS) With less than a day to go for the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand to begin here on Friday, IANS looks at some of the key match-ups:
2021-06-17
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Show-cause notice for Azharuddin, head of Hyderabad cricket body
Hyderabad, June 17 (IANS) Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) president Mohammed Azharuddin has been given a show-cause notice by the association's apex council for his alleged conflict of interest and other reasons. He has been suspended until an inquiry against him is complete.
2021-06-17
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Sports,Cricket
India eye greatest title in cricket
Ageas Bowl (Hampshire), June 17 (IANS) Since the maiden Test match between the inventors of the game, England and Australia, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1877, there have been in phases undisputed champions in the format, but never has any team been officially crowned.
2021-06-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket