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Australia 2020-21 series turning point of my life, says Rishabh Pant
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Australia 2020-21 series turning point of my life, says Rishabh Pant

The 24-year-old Pant played two of his greatest knocks in the last two Tests in Sydney and Brisbane as an injury-ravaged Indian team recorded an incredible come-from-behind Test series triumph.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Keshav Maharaj takes 7/32 as Proteas thrash visitors by 220 runs in first Test
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Keshav Maharaj takes 7/32 as Proteas thrash visitors by 220 runs in first Test

Maharaj took seven for 32 and Harmer three for 21 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 53, their lowest total against South Africa.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma give Proteas early Test edge
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma give Proteas early Test edge

Elgar and Bavuma hit half-centuries to give South Africa a slight edge on Day 1 of the first Test against Bangladesh at Kingsmead on Thursday. South Africa were 233 for four when bad light stopped play after being sent in to bat.

South Africa vs Bangladesh: Ready for the challenge, says Mominul Haque ahead of first Test
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South Africa vs Bangladesh: Ready for the challenge, says Mominul Haque ahead of first Test

Bangladesh captain Haque believes his team is well prepared ahead of the first Test against South Africa starting at Kingsmead on Thursday.

Pakistan vs Australia: Steve Smith says Karachi pitch a 'challenge' after Test fumble
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Pakistan vs Australia: Steve Smith says Karachi pitch a 'challenge' after Test fumble

Australia's Steve Smith said Saturday that close catching is a 'real challenge' on low-bounce pitches after he spilled a crucial catch in the second Test drawn with Pakistan in Karachi.

Pakistan vs Australia: Record-breaking Babar Azam up there with the best after Karachi Test heroics
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Pakistan vs Australia: Record-breaking Babar Azam up there with the best after Karachi Test heroics

Azam fought valiantly for 10 hours and seven minutes in an innings lasting 425 deliveries to help Pakistan salvage a draw on Wednesday in the second Test in Karachi.

India vs Sri Lanka: Pant, Iyer headline Day 2 of Bengaluru Test with visitors being set a target of 447
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India vs Sri Lanka: Pant, Iyer headline Day 2 of Bengaluru Test with visitors being set a target of 447

India declared their second innings at 303 for 9 during the final session of the second day to set Sri Lanka a mammoth target of 447 runs to win the second Test in Bengaluru on Sunday.

Pakistan vs Australia: Alex Carey's 93 leads Aussies to 505/8 on Day 2 of second Test
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Pakistan vs Australia: Alex Carey's 93 leads Aussies to 505/8 on Day 2 of second Test

Carey missed out on a deserving century when he was clean bowled attempting an ambitious slog sweep against Pakistan skipper Babar Azam’s part-time off spin late on.

Pakistan vs Australia: 'Pumped' Aussie Mitchell Swepson to make Test debut in Karachi
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Pakistan vs Australia: 'Pumped' Aussie Mitchell Swepson to make Test debut in Karachi

Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson will make his long-awaited Test debut for Australia as the tourists opted for two spinners for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Saturday.

Pakistan vs Australia: Sharing stories of Shane Warne has invigorated players, says Pat Cummins
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Pakistan vs Australia: Sharing stories of Shane Warne has invigorated players, says Pat Cummins

Australia captain said the team is 'still in disbelief' over cricket legend Shane Warne's death but sharing various stories of Warnie has helped players get by.

Pakistan vs Australia: Rawalpindi pitch officially rated 'below average' after tame Test
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Pakistan vs Australia: Rawalpindi pitch officially rated 'below average' after tame Test

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium's pitch, where the first Test between Pakistan and Australia ended in a tame draw, has officially been rated 'below average' by the match referee and given a demerit point.

Watch: Ajinkya Rahane takes trip down memory lane with visit to school, first cricket ground
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Watch: Ajinkya Rahane takes trip down memory lane with visit to school, first cricket ground

Looking back at the time when he took up the sport, the elegant right-handed batter stated that his love for the sport began from this ground and the school rightly supported him for it

Pakistan vs Australia: Imam-ul-Haq hits successive centuries in drawn first Test
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Pakistan vs Australia: Imam-ul-Haq hits successive centuries in drawn first Test

Opening batter Imam-ul-Haq hit a century in each innings for Pakistan as Australia could bag only four wickets on a docile pitch in the drawn first Test on Tuesday.

BCB questions Shakib Al Hasan's commitment after his refusal to tour South Africa
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BCB questions Shakib Al Hasan's commitment after his refusal to tour South Africa

Questioning Shakib's commitment for the national team, Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan asked whether the former skipper would have wanted a similar break from the IPL had he been picked in the auction.

India vs Sri Lanka: Never thought of getting past great Kapil Dev's tally of wickets, says R Ashwin
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India vs Sri Lanka: Never thought of getting past great Kapil Dev's tally of wickets, says R Ashwin

Ashwin on Sunday said he had never thought of overtaking legendary Kapil Dev's Test wicket haul when he began his career and he is grateful of what the game has given him so far.

India vs Sri Lanka: Taken it upon myself to create bench strength, that's more important than winning games, says Rohit Sharma
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India vs Sri Lanka: Taken it upon myself to create bench strength, that's more important than winning games, says Rohit Sharma

"If you create that bench strength and you start thinking from now, Indian cricket will be in good hands. This is one of my challenges and one of my responsibilities...," said Rohit.

India vs Sri Lanka: Was not easy to get batters out, had to bowl tight for sustained period, says R Ashwin
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India vs Sri Lanka: Was not easy to get batters out, had to bowl tight for sustained period, says R Ashwin

Ashwin, who on Sunday became India's second most successful bowler in Test cricket, said it was not easy to get wickets in the first match against Sri Lanka and he had to bowl tight for sustained periods.

India vs Sri Lanka: For me, R Ashwin is an all-time great who keeps getting better, says Rohit Sharma
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India vs Sri Lanka: For me, R Ashwin is an all-time great who keeps getting better, says Rohit Sharma

Rohit is surprised at Ashwin's ability to get better with time and termed him an 'all-time great' after the off-spinner eclipsed Kapil Dev's tally of 434 wickets to become the country's second highest wicket-taker.

Pakistan vs Australia: Khawaja misses ton as visitors trail by 205 with Labuschagne, Smith in middle
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Pakistan vs Australia: Khawaja misses ton as visitors trail by 205 with Labuschagne, Smith in middle

Bad light and heavy clouds brought an early closure to the third day’s play, 21 overs ahead of schedule as Australia batters prospered on a grassless wicket.

India vs Sri Lanka: We ticked all boxes, says Rohit Sharma after winning his maiden Test as India captain
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India vs Sri Lanka: We ticked all boxes, says Rohit Sharma after winning his maiden Test as India captain

His Test captaincy stint off to a winning start, an elated Rohit Sharma on Sunday said India ticked all the boxes against Sri Lanka in the opening Test of the two-match series in Mohali.