India vs Bangladesh Test: Murali Vijay completes century on Day 3

Source by THE TIMES OF INDIA.. NEW DELHI: Opener Murali Vijay completed his sixth Test century soon after India resumed their first innings on the third day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Friday. Scorecard Vijay reached his well-compiled century off 201 balls with a four to the third man fence off Taijul Islam. Shikhar Dhawan missed out on an…

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Heavy rain washes out second day

Heavy monsoon rain in the first half of the day in Fatullah meant no play was possible on the second day of the Test. A quick 150 from Shikhar Dhawan on the first day, complemented by M Vijay’s 89, seemed to have made up lost time on day one, but a loss of a whole day on a slow and low pitch was a severe blow to chances of a…

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Why having Sourav Ganguly as India’s head coach would be a bad idea

Sourav Ganguly as coach? I have a confession to make: I’m a huge fan of Sourav Ganguly. Possibly no cricketer in the history of the game has given me more happiness than Ganguly. Not Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni or, even, AB de Villiers. That said, I’m convinced Ganguly the coach of the Indian cricket team is a bad idea. Some decisions should not be driven by emotions. The push…

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Dhawan’s comeback 150 lights up rainy day

India 239 for 0 (Dhawan 150*, Vijay 89*) v Bangladesh  Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Shikhar Dhawan and M Vijay punished Bangladesh © AFP He could have been carrying drinks had KL Rahul not fallen ill or if India had taken the expected option of opening with Cheteshwar Pujara once they decided to play five bowlers. He could have been out for 1 on a quicker pitch, he should have been…

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Pakistan Cricket Board Should Stop Treating Players Like Schoolkids: Wasim Akram

The legendary left-arm fast bowler said he found it disappointing that while players from other countries were able to enjoy lot of freedom and socialize while on tours, the story is completely different with the Pakistani players. KKR bowling coach Wasim Akram in practice. Karachi: Two of Pakistan’s greatest fast bowlers, Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar want country’s cricket board to stop treating the national team players like schoolchildren in…

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MCL not competing with Warne-Tendulkar league – Jones

‘We are putting together a clean tournament’ – Dean Jones Former Australia batsman Dean Jones, whose company Major Events Group will be running the Masters Champions League (MCL), has said the tournament is not pitted against a similar format promoted by Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar. The MCL was launched in Dubai recently, with Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist and Brian Lara in attendance as icon players. Jacques Kallis has also…

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World Cup finalists v World Cup flops

Big Picture New Zealand and England could hardly be further apart in terms of their reputation as one-day teams. The visitors are viewed as trendsetters, the home side trying – for the umpteenth time – to move their game forward, having to catch up with the way 50-over cricket is now played. As you would expect then, given the starting points of both teams, the two squads highlight the contrasting…

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Team India touches down in Bangladesh for short series

The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket squad arrived at Dhaka on Sunday for a short series against Bangladesh, featuring a one off Test that begins on Wednesday followed by three One-day Internationals. The 14-man side flew in from Kolkata, where it had assembled for a brief camp before the series. The Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket squad arrived at Dhaka on Sunday for a short series against Bangladesh, featuring a one off…

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Always believed I would be back: Harbhajan Singh

KOLKATA: Harbhajan Singh is bound to attract a lot of attention in the one-off Test match against Bangladesh slated to begin in Fatullah on June 10.The veteran off-spinner, who is back in the Indian Test squad after two years, said he was always confident about staging a comeback. “I always believed that I will come back. Some of my seniors kept pushing me saying that I still have a lot…

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A fresh beginning with a new captain in Kohli..

Bangladesh vs India, Only Test 2015: A fresh beginning with a new captain in Kohli Virat Kohli takes charge as India’s Test skipper with an eye on aggression and taking the fight to the opposition                                                                      …

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