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LIVE Cricket Score, South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20I at Johannesburg
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LIVE Cricket Score, South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st T20I at Johannesburg

Follow live updates on the first Twenty20 International between South Africa and Pakistan at the Bullring in Johannesburg.

CSK vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Match 2: Raina, Dhoni fall in quick succession as Avesh picks his second wicket
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CSK vs DC Live Score, IPL 2021, Match 2: Raina, Dhoni fall in quick succession as Avesh picks his second wicket

IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Delhi Capitals (DC): Avesh returns the attack. Eventful over by him as he rattles Dhoni’s stumps after hitting the hard length. Unlucky for the CSK skipper as he got an inside edge. There was another unlucky incident in the over, Avesh got in Jadeja’s way while the latter was completing a run and ultimately, Raina had to sacrifice his wicket. Sam got off the mark with a boundary off the very first ball he faced. Seven runs and two wickets in the over.

IPL 2021: COVID-19 negative report mandatory to enter Wankhede Stadium, MCA tells its Apex Council members
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IPL 2021: COVID-19 negative report mandatory to enter Wankhede Stadium, MCA tells its Apex Council members

In the build up to the IPL, 10 groundsmen at the Wankhede stadium had tested positive for COVID, but most of them had later tested negative.

IPL 2021: Harshal Patel takes five-for, scores winning run off final ball as RCB beat MI in thriller
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IPL 2021: Harshal Patel takes five-for, scores winning run off final ball as RCB beat MI in thriller

De Villiers smashed 48 off 27 balls after RCB were down in the dumps at 106 for 5. Harshal Patel capped off his dream day by scraping a single off the final delivery to reach the target of 160 in 20 overs.

IPL 2021: DC captain Rishabh Pant says he is taking help of Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin to work on strategies
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IPL 2021: DC captain Rishabh Pant says he is taking help of Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin to work on strategies

Pant, one of the youngest captains of an IPL outfit having taken over from an injured Shreyas Iyer, feels that "nothing changes" for him after having even set fields as a keeper when he was not in charge.

London's Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to bring IPL to British capital after COVID-19 subsides
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London's Mayor Sadiq Khan vows to bring IPL to British capital after COVID-19 subsides

Khan expressed his optimism after the successful hosting of NFL (National Football League) and Major League Baseball (MLB) matches in London.

Ban on arrivals from India may force Black Caps to fly directly to UK for WTC and England series
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Ban on arrivals from India may force Black Caps to fly directly to UK for WTC and England series

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced an 11 to 28 April ban on arrivals from India in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma out of T20 series with injured hamstring
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma out of T20 series with injured hamstring

Wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen will take over as captain for the four-match series which gets underway at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Data should drive a good contest between bat and ball, feels former India batsman Rahul Dravid
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Data should drive a good contest between bat and ball, feels former India batsman Rahul Dravid

Cricket has always been statistically-driven like baseball, but over the past 15 years we have moved beyond comparing averages and now use data to help in strategy and player selection, Dravid said during a panel discussion at the 15th MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

IPL 2021: Shubman Gill 'wants to take the game on,' says Kolkata Knight Riders' Pat Cummins
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IPL 2021: Shubman Gill 'wants to take the game on,' says Kolkata Knight Riders' Pat Cummins

"He's good, he's young. He wants to take the game on and is really relaxed," the star Aussie pacer said in an Instagram live by KKR in the build-up to their opening IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.

IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma says we should feel happy playing cricket at a time when many cannot go to work
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IPL 2021: Rohit Sharma says we should feel happy playing cricket at a time when many cannot go to work

On the eve of the 14th IPL, five-time defending champions Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit spoke about life inside a bubble, a new normal necessitated by the raging COVID-19 pandemic.

Reliance Jio announces new plans starting at Rs 401 ahead of IPL 2021: All you need to know
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Reliance Jio announces new plans starting at Rs 401 ahead of IPL 2021: All you need to know

Reliance Jio has announced new four new postpaid plans that offer one year of Disney+ Hostar VIP subscription.

Sachin Tendulkar returns home from hospital, says he will continue recovery from COVID-19 in home isolation
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Sachin Tendulkar returns home from hospital, says he will continue recovery from COVID-19 in home isolation

Tendulkar also thanked the medical staff for taking care of him during the hospitalisation.

'I’ll be back in no time', says Shreyas Iyer after successful shoulder surgery
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'I’ll be back in no time', says Shreyas Iyer after successful shoulder surgery

Due to the shoulder injury, the Iyer had pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as well.

BCCI allows occasional red-ball practice sessions to India's Test specialists during IPL to prepare for English summer
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BCCI allows occasional red-ball practice sessions to India's Test specialists during IPL to prepare for English summer

This probably will be done keeping in mind that India's next big assignment just after the IPL is the marquee World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton from 18-22 June, followed by the big-ticket five-Test series against England.

IPL 2021 quiz: Test your knowledge on tournament history and records
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IPL 2021 quiz: Test your knowledge on tournament history and records

Here are 10 questions on IPL history, stats and records to test your knowledge on tournament

County Championship: 'Excited' Hanuma Vihari to play for Warwickshire in early stages of new season
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County Championship: 'Excited' Hanuma Vihari to play for Warwickshire in early stages of new season

The 27-year-old will provide cover for Pieter Malan at Edgbaston as the South African continues to wait for confirmation of a visa.

Traditional media awaits paradigm shift as sports move towards direct fan engagement
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Traditional media awaits paradigm shift as sports move towards direct fan engagement

Direct fan engagement is not a one-off phenomenon. Technology has made traditional mediums of engagement redundant, or at least less relevant in the emerging world order, and sports coverage is no exception.

Three newcomers named in New Zealand's 20-man Test squad for England tour
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Three newcomers named in New Zealand's 20-man Test squad for England tour

The newcomers to the New Zealand squad are 21-year-old all-rounder Rachin Ravindra, swing bowler Jacob Duffy and in-form batsman Devon Conway.

South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman guides visitors to series win with thrilling last-ball victory in final ODI
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman guides visitors to series win with thrilling last-ball victory in final ODI

The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls and shared a second-wicket partnership of 177 with Imam-ul-Haq, who made 70.