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7:00 AM GMT Stumps India 224 for 3 (Rohit 117*, Rahane 83*, Rabada 2-54, Nortje 1-50) v South Africa It started so promisingly even though South Africa lost their tenth straight toss in the subcontinent. New coin tosser Temba Bavuma called wrong, and South Africa, with five changes, had to bowl first, again. But for
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9:29 AM GMT Sreshth Shah One of MS Dhoni‘s defining attributes is his ability to stay ice cool when the spotlight is on him. BCCI’s new president Sourav Ganguly will meet with India’s selectors on October 24 and one of the pressing issues ahead of them is the future of MS Dhoni, who hasn’t featured
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2:33 PM ET Cricket’s global governing body is headed towards a confrontation with the game’s biggest powerhouse after the ICC decided to include an extra tournament in the next rights cycle overlooking objections from the BCCI. On Monday the ICC Board gave consent to include an extra global tournament in the next events rights cycle,
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2:38 AM ET Anil Kumble is set to take over as head coach of Kings XI Punjab in the IPL from the upcoming season, while also being put in charge of “all cricket-related affairs” of the team for the foreseeable future, co-owner of the franchise Mohit Burman has confirmed. With the update, Kumble becomes the
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11:16 AM ET The BCCI’s electoral officer has upheld the decision taken by the Committee of the Administrators (CoA) to disqualify three key state associations from participating in the BCCI elections, scheduled for October 23. On Thursday N Gopalswami, the board’s electoral officer, removed Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra from the final electoral roll, thus taking
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2:16 PM ET In what is likely to have a bearing on the BCCI elections, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has disqualified three key state associations – Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Maharashtra – for failing to comply with the board’s new constitution. These three states have been declared non-compliant and are barred from participating in
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3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India women 165 for 2 (Punia 75*, Rodrigues 55) beat South Africa women 164 (Kapp 54, Woolvardt 39, Goswami 3-33, Bisht 2-28) by eight wickets Jhulan Goswami, a month short of celebrating her 37th birthday, proved why she is still a key member of India’s ODI set-up, as her three-wicket
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7:17 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India women’s opener Smriti Mandhana has been ruled out of the ODI series against South Africa after fracturing her right toe. A BCCI spokesperson confirmed that she had picked up the injury at a practice session following reports that said she was struck by a ball while batting in the
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9:58 AM ET What is the Pune pitch, deep down? In first-class cricket, it’s one of the flattest in the country. Thirty-six Indian grounds have hosted at least 10 first-class games since the start of the 2011-12 season, when the MCA Stadium made its debut. Of those 36 grounds, only two have a higher runs-per-wickets
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3:00 AM ET India shot through South Africa on the final day, taking seven wickets in the first session before going on to win by 203 runs, their third consecutive Test win by a margin of greater than 200 runs. Mohammed Shami was central to the collapse, accounting for Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis and
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