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India defeated Australia by 11 runs in the first T20I in Canberra on Friday to take their unbeaten run in T20I cricket to 10 matches. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not named in India's playing XI, replaced Ravindra Jadeja as concussion substitute and registered bowling figures of 4-0-25-3, while debutant T Natarajan also took 3 wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:27 pm on 04 Dec
Reacting to being called a 'misogynist' following 'Koffee With Karan' controversy, Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya said, "I really didn’t know what 'misogynistic' meant...I laughed thinking it was some word being used to make fun of me." He added, "How can I dislike women? Mom, sister, sister-in-law, Natasa...they’re all women. I adore them. My home is all about women."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:45 pm on 04 Dec
New Zealand's Ministry of Health on Friday withdrew Pakistan cricket team's exemption to train during managed isolation in Christchurch. This comes after eight members of the 53-strong Pakistan squad tested positive for coronavirus since arriving in New Zealand. The Pakistan squad was also warned for breaching bio-security regulations last week.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:40 pm on 04 Dec
After winning gold in chess olympiad, Indian team asked to pay customs duty
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
Srinath Narayanan, Vice Captain of the Indian chess team that won gold at FIDE Online Chess Olympiad, revealed he paid ₹6,300 in customs duty to receive the medals. Srinath said he was asked for the medals' chemical composition. "(Medals) reached from Russia to India in three days, but took over a week to reach from Bangalore to Chennai," he tweeted.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 09:49 am on 05 Dec
A Team India fan took to Twitter to ask cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar why Virat Kohli is unable to convert his starts into hundreds since 2019. The fan added, "We cannot say that he is not timing the ball well.. so what is actually going wrong?" Responding to him, Manjrekar said, "Good question. So good that I don't have an answer."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:22 pm on 03 Dec
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday set the record for registering the highest score by an Indian batsman batting at number seven or below in T20Is. The 31-year-old scored an unbeaten 44 off 23 deliveries against Australia in first T20I. The previous record was set by MS Dhoni in 2012, when he scored 38(18) batting at number seven against England.
short by Anmol Sharma / 07:23 pm on 04 Dec
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was hit on the helmet in the final over of India's innings in the first T20I against Australia in Canberra on Friday. Yuzvendra Chahal has replaced him as a concussion substitute in Australia's innings. Jadeja is currently being assessed by the BCCI medical team, the BCCI said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:06 pm on 04 Dec
Australia head coach Justin Langer seemingly objected to Team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal replacing Ravindra Jadeja as a concussion substitute in the first T20I. Langer was seen having an animated conversation with match referee David Boon. After Chahal took two wickets in his first two overs, Wasim Jaffer trolled Langer by sharing a meme from 'Munna Bhai MBBS'.
short by Anmol Sharma / 05:00 pm on 04 Dec
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took to Twitter to troll Kane Williamson over his celebration after scoring double century against West Indies in first Test. Posting a picture wherein Williamson can be seen raising both his hands with a "serious" face, Neesham wrote, "'Sorry guys...I didn’t really want to do that but it’s my job so I kinda had to'."
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:27 pm on 04 Dec
Sunil Gavaskar has said that he doesn't understand why there is so much noise around Yuzvendra Chahal replacing Ravindra Jadeja as concussion substitute in first T20I. "The match referee is an Australian. He is former Australia cricketer David Boon. He had no objection," Gavaskar said. Gavaskar added that anyone who goes out with the bat is an all-rounder for him.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:23 pm on 04 Dec
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining T20Is against Australia after sustaining a concussion while batting in the first T20I in Canberra. "Jadeja remains under observation and will be taken for further scans if required based on the assessment on Saturday morning," the BCCI said. Fast bowler Shardul Thakur has been named as his replacement.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:07 pm on 04 Dec
Ex-employee of county side Yorkshire Taj Butt has suggested that India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was a victim of racism at the club. "They called every person of colour 'Steve'. Even Pujara...was called Steve because they couldn't pronounce his name," he said. This comes amid ongoing investigations into ex-England U-19 captain Azeem Rafiq's allegations of "institutional racism" at Yorkshire.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:09 pm on 05 Dec
BCCI to discuss adding 2 new teams to IPL in annual general meeting
short by Anmol Sharma / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
The BCCI will discuss adding two teams to IPL from 2021, according to the agenda of the governing body's annual general meeting scheduled to take place on December 24. During the AGM, the BCCI will also discuss its stand on the possible inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics. IPL 2021 will take place in April-May.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:25 pm on 03 Dec
Australia have questioned whether Yuzvendra Chahal was a 'like-for-like' concussion substitute for Ravindra Jadeja in Canberra T20I. "Jadeja was more of an all-rounder and he'd done his batting. Chahal is (pure) bowler," Moises Henriques said. He added, "We aren't talking about decision to make replacement. Only thing we're saying is there should be a like-for-like replacement."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:19 pm on 04 Dec
Afghanistan's 19-year-old spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman has been hospitalised after testing COVID-19 positive at Voco Hotel in Surfers Paradise in Australia's Queensland. Mujeeb had travelled to Australia from Kabul last week to be a part of Brisbane Heat for this year's BBL. He reported symptoms during his mandatory quarantine period this week.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:40 pm on 04 Dec
England Cricket Board and Cricket South Africa have announced the postponement of the first ODI of the three-match series to Sunday. The ODI has been postponed just one hour before scheduled start today in Cape Town. This comes after a player from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19 after the teams' last round of scheduled testing performed on Thursday.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:04 pm on 04 Dec
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has praised Virat Kohli for becoming the fastest player to cross the 12,000 ODI-run mark, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record by 58 innings. "Hats off to Kohli," he stated. Kohli, who is also the fastest batsman to reach 8,000, 9,000, 10,000 and 11,000 ODI runs, took 242 innings to reach the milestone.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:12 pm on 04 Dec
Former ICC Elite Panel umpire Simon Taufel has said that it's "impossible" for the on-field umpire to monitor the batsman for change in grip or stance for the 'switch hit' shot. It comes after ex-Australia captain Ian Chappell urged ICC to ban 'switch hit' shot, stating, "I'd prefer to see a contest rather than batting exhibitions."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:06 pm on 04 Dec
Team India wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul equaled Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, and Aaron Finch's record to become the joint-fastest player to score 1,500 runs in T20Is. Rahul achieved the feat during his 51-run knock off 40 balls in the first T20I of the three-match series against Australia. All four players reached this landmark in their respective 39th T20I innings.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:03 pm on 04 Dec
India are playing timidly, lacking aggressive approach: Vaughan
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Talking about Team India's performance in the ongoing Australia tour, ex-England captain Michael Vaughan said that the Virat Kohli-led side is playing "timidly". "It's a little bit back the innings when [India] play consistently. They've got enough talent to go out for it a little bit early and a bit harder," he added. India lost the three-match ODI series 1-2.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:46 pm on 04 Dec
Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has said that Team India physio's absence on the ground to check on Ravindra Jadeja after the all-rounder was hit on the head during India's innings was a breach of protocol. "[Team] India support staff should have come out. And then it [substitution] would have looked a little more credible," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:27 pm on 04 Dec
Amid the ongoing farmers' protests against the recently passed agricultural bills by the government, boxer Vijender Singh has criticised Bollywood for not supporting the farmers. "When the oil prices were hitting the roof back in 2014, celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar, were extremely critical of the then government...and now...they are nowhere to be found," he said.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:17 pm on 04 Dec
Concussion replacements strange thing, it worked for us: Kohli
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
After India defended their 161-run total in the first T20I against Australia with Yuzvendra Chahal, who replaced Ravindra Jadeja as concussion substitute, picking 3 wickets, skipper Virat Kohli said that the concussion replacements "are a strange thing", but today, it worked for Team India. "In Australia, you need to play hard and show intensity till the end," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:42 pm on 04 Dec
Got to know 10-15 mins before our bowling that I'll play: Chahal
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who replaced Ravindra Jadeja as concussion substitute in the first T20I against Australia, was named Man of the Match for registering bowling figures of 4-0-25-3. Talking in the post-match conference, Chahal revealed that he got to know 10-15 minutes before Australia's innings that he'll play. "I've played so many games and was mentally fit," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 07:03 pm on 04 Dec
Australia will win the T20I series as well, predicts Aakash
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has predicted that Australia will win the three-match T20I series against India. "If Australia win the first match, they will win the series 100%. If India wins the first match, then 60% I still feel that Australia will win the series," he added. Australia elected to field in the first T20I. India lost the ODI series 1-2.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:16 pm on 04 Dec
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