Amit Banerjee
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Swimmer Sajan Prakash ready to take bigger strides after 'breakthrough' moment

Prakash made history by becoming the first Indian to breach the Games ‘A’ standard time, achieving the feat at the Sette Colli Trophy in Rome in 2021. Srihari Nataraj followed him soon after, achieving the ‘A’ qualifying time at the same event.

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IPL 2022: Rejuvenated batting performance helps Punjab Kings keep playoffs hopes alive

Punjab produced a much-improved display against the defending champions on Monday, posting a competitive 187/4 on the board that they would later go on to successfully defend

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IPL 2022: With the spotlight falling on Pat Cummins and his poor run, KKR will have to make some tough calls

With the league phase of IPL 2022 having reached the halfway stage, the time is now for the Knight Riders to get their act together if they are to keep their hopes of reaching the playoffs for a second consecutive season alive.

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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Team India face consistent South Africa in virtual quarter-final

The Women in Blue and the Proteas face off in the final league match of the 12th edition of the elite tournament, the match taking place at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval which will be gearing up to host its third match of the World Cup so far.

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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: India face their toughest challenge against rampant Australia

After their four-wicket loss at the hands of England, India face an even tougher challenge against a rampaging Australia at the Eden Park on Saturday.

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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: India hope to land knockout blow on struggling England

India and England find themselves at the opposite ends of the spectrum at the moment; while India have exhibited the traits of a worthy semi-final contender, England are on the verge of bowing out with three losses in as many games

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Women's Cricket World Cup 2022: Under-pressure India eager to rectify batting, fielding mistakes against confident West Indies

Just two days after the loss, they face another stern test at Hamilton against an upbeat West Indies side that have beaten heavyweights New Zealand and England so far in the 2022 Women's World Cup.

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Women's World Cup 2022: Upbeat India hope to make it two-in-two in upcoming clash against New Zealand

India and tournament hosts New Zealand lock horns in the eighth game of the Women's World Cup at Hamilton's Seddon Park

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India vs West Indies: With Rohit Sharma back in the mix, Men in Blue seek return to winning ways

Rohit returns to lead the hosts after missing out on the South African trip while the West Indians arrive on the back of a morale-boosting T20I series win against England.

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India vs South Africa: Five things we learnt from Proteas' 3-0 humbling of visitors in ODIs

As we bring our coverage of India’s tour of South Africa to a close, we conclude by taking a look at five lessons learned from the one-day series:

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India vs South Africa: Youngsters shine for Proteas, Pant’s return to form and other takeaways from Tests

A South African side that was expected to get rolled over by the No 1-ranked Indian team ended up bouncing back from a loss in the first Test to win the Test series 2-1.

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India vs South Africa: KL Rahul's ton, Indian pace dominance and other talking points from Centurion Test

India went 1-0 up in the three-Test series after beating South Africa by 113 runs, registering their first-ever win in Centurion in the process.

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India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli-led visitors take on Proteas with conquest of 'Final Frontier' in mind

India take on the Dean Elgar-led Proteas with the aim of achieving their first-ever Test series win on South African soil

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India vs South Africa: Duanne Olivier and other South African players to watch out in Tests

Here are some of the South Africans to watch out for in the upcoming three-Test series against India starting 26 December

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Ashes: Ben Stokes' inclusion a mastermind, feels former Australia speedster Brett Lee

In a chat with Firstpost, Lee talks about the impact talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes could have on England’s campaign in the upcoming Ashes as well as his own experience of playing in the iconic series.

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India vs New Zealand: The rise of the two Patels, Mayank and Siraj's Mumbai heroics and other takeaways

The two-match Test series between India and New Zealand ended 1-0 in favour of the home team after their dominant 372-run victory in the second game in Mumbai

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India vs New Zealand: Upbeat Black Caps eye history as Kohli and Co face selection dilemma in Mumbai Test

India face several tough choices heading into the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai, including choosing between Shreyas Iyer on the one side and Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara on the other.

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India vs New Zealand: Men in Blue set to begin new chapter as Kiwis hope to move on from T20 World Cup heartbreak

New Zealand commence their tour of India with a three-T20I series starting Wednesday, just three days after their eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Australia in the T20 World Cup final.

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T20 World Cup 2021: Spirited Australia hope to stall Pakistan juggernaut in second semi-final

Pakistan enter the semi-final as the strong favourites, having gone through the Super 12 stage winning all five games, while Aaron Finch's men started to peak in their last two games after looking down and out at one point.

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T20 World Cup 2021: India look to improve World Cup record against Kiwis in crunch match

After a thumping 10-wicket loss to Pakistan a week earlier, India are up against New Zealand, a team that holds the edge as far as the World Cup head-to-head record is concerned.