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Rankings: Kohli maintains No. 1 spot, Jasprit Bumrah on career-high 33

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India captain Virat Kohli has maintained his top spot, Cheteshwar Pujara returned to top five while Jasprit Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 33 in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen and bowlers. Pujara's knocks of 123 and 71 were the cornerstone of India's victory in the opening Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval. Pujara has now moved ahead of Joe Root and David Warner in fourth position. He trails third-ranked Smith by 55 points, and leads Root by 39 points. India fast bowler Bumrah has achieved a career-high ranking of 33rd, after his three for 47 and three for 68 at Adelaide helped him to rise five places. Kane Williamson has become the first New Zealand batsman and 32nd overall to break the 900-point barrier in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following a stellar performance in the third Test against Pakistan, which helped his side to win their first away series in 49 years. Williamson scored 89 and 139 in Abu Dhabi last week, which set up New Zea..
                 

I enjoy troubling batters, says India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant

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Rishabh Pant yesterday equalled the world record of most catches in a Test by a wicketkeeper, snaring 11 in the first match against Australia while breaking the Indian mark. Pant, 21, is now level with Englishman Jack Russell (v South Africa at Johannesburg in 1995) and South Africa's AB de Villiers (v Pakistan at Johannesburg in 2013). He eclipsed the India record of 10 catches in a game by Wriddhiman Saha, as the visitors won the opening Test by 31 runs to go 1-0 up in the four-match series. Pant equalled the world record after taking Mitchell Starc's catch off Mohammed Shami in the second innings at the Adelaide Oval. The wicketkeeper caught six batsmen in the first innings and five in the next on his way to the record. In the first innings, Pant was involved in the dismissals of Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Tim Paine before pouching on to edges off Starc, Travis Head and Josh Hazlewood's willow. When India bowled again, he played a role in the departure of openers M..
                 

Virat shares unseen wedding pictures with Anushka on 1st anniversary

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On completing a year of togetherness, Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday wished actress Anushka Sharma a happy anniversary and called her his "best friend and soulmate". Virat on Tuesday tweeted: "Can't believe it's been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has truly flown by. Happy anniversary to my best friend and my soulmate. Mine forever. Anushka Sharma."       View this post on Instagram Can't believe it's been a year already because it feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has truly flown by. Happy anniversary to my best friend and my soulmate.Mine forever ❤ @anushkasharma A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) onDec 10, 2018 at 9:13pm PST Anushka shared her wedding video, where an ecstatic Kohli is seen referring to the actress as his "wife". He also says that he now feels like a "grown up". The "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" star captioned the video: "It's heaven, when you don't s..
                 

Kapil Dev part of three-member BCCI panel to pick coach for India women cricket team

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Raheem Sterling Has Endured Abuse For Years, Claims Gary Neville

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UEFA Champions League: Inter midfielders Vecino, Nainggolan set to miss PSV match

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Pant equals world record, happy to contribute to win

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BWF World Tour Finals Live Streaming: When and where to watch PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma in BWF World Tour Finals

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NBA: Dwayne Wade, LeBron James embrace final chance to compete on court

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Ranji Trophy: Iyer boost for Mumbai against Baroda; Suryakumar dropped

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The depleted Mumbai batting line-up got a major boost in the form of seasoned Shreyas Iyer for their Elite Group 'A' Ranji Trophy game against Baroda commencing at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Iyer is part of the India 'A' squad that is touring New Zealand, but the third and final ODI will be played today at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui and hence he can return home in time for the crucial game against Baroda. Former skipper and experienced batsman Suryakumar Yadav and young Armaan Jaffer have been dropped. The team will be led by Siddhesh Lad. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in i..
                 

PFA stands by City's Sterling over racism claims

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'Try Something New, Come to Italy' - Cristiano Ronaldo's Challenge to Messi

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Spalletti Prepared For 'Most Important Game' of Inter Reign

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EPL: Chelsea ban fans over alleged racial abuse of Raheem Sterling

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Boca Juniors confirm midfielder Fernando Gago's Achilles tear

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Disappointed on being dropped but understand the reasons behind it, says Mitchell Marsh

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Despite prospects of Dutch challenge, India to continue with attacking style

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Aakash Chopra unveils the ICC World Cup Trophy 2019

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Anchor Mohit Jadhwani recently hosted the new edition of the ICC World Cup Trophy Tour 2019. Ex-cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra unveiled the trophy in Infiniti Mall in Malad. It was the same trophy which Mahendra Singh Dhoni had lifted in 2011, twenty-eight years after Kapil Dev had lifted it after India won the 1983 World Cup tournament.  Mohit has made giant strides in the world of anchoring and hosting live events and has to his credit some of the biggest events that have happened in the last couple of years. Talking about the ICC World Cup Trophy Tour, he says, "I felt extremely honoured to have got an opportunity to host such an incredible event once again after I hosted the ICC T20 World Cup Trophy Tour in 2016. The trophy will be given away in 2019 as the next World Cup tournament starts from 30th May 2019 in England & Wales. The trophy tour had earlier happened in Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka and now, it has finally reached India." To commemorate the..
                 

'Try Something New, Come to Italy' - Ronaldo's Challenge to Messi

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Jurgen Klopp 'Not One Second Worried' About Mohamed Salah's Early Season Form

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Ousmane Dembele issue will be handled internally: FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde

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World Tour Finals: PV Sindhu faces tough road; Sameer Verma eyes knockout berth

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WWE Raw Results: Ahead of WWE TLC, Seth Rollins, Baron Corbin clash

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Video: Ravi Shastri trolled over his 'b**** in my mouth' statement

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India registered a hard-fought victory over hosts Australia in the first Test at Adelaide by 31 runs. But the gruelling victory was overshadowed by Ravi Shastri's witty reaction to India's win. Speaking to Sunil Gavaskar in a post-match interview, Ravi Shastri revealed that for sometime, when Australia got close to the target, his b**** were in his mouth! Australia were set a 323-run target by India in the first Test of the series in Adelaide and after stuttering at 187 for 7, the tail-enders of Australia put on 104 runs for the final three wickets to take their team periliously close to India's target. India eventually won by 31 runs when Ravichandran Ashwin took Josh Hazlewood's wicket. Well we understand Ravi Shastri's feelings as the head coach of the Indian team, he might just have voiced what millions of Indians were feeling during the match. Here are some funny reactions on Twitter to Ravi Shastri's golden words: A frank Ravi Shastri opens up about how his body reacted wh..
                 

Gibbs, Owais and Prabhakar apply for Indian women's coach job

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Wolves Grab Injury-Time Winner Against Newcastle

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It is frustrating, not a perfect system: Tim Paine questions DRS

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Spanish league scraps plan to play January match in US

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Chelsea suspend four people amid Raheem Sterling racism investigation

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Adelaide Test: Pujara is Michael Vaughan's man of the match!

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Michael Vaughan, England's 2005 Ashes-winning captain, is bowled over by Cheteshwar Pujara's skill and temperament. Vaughan, here as a television commentator for the host broadcaster, was delighted to see Pujara play two important innings in the ongoing Adelaide Oval Test after he was dropped for the last opening Test India played abroad - against England at Birmingham in August. "I protested his omission then. It was a wrong decision to leave him out of the playing XI and I am delighted that he has fared well here," Yorkshireman Vaughan said yesterday. Michael Vaughan Asked why he thought Pujara couldn't hit the high notes for Yorkshire for whom he turned out before the series against England, Vaughan said: "It was a wet summer and the ball seamed a lot. It can happen to any player." Vaughan has already expressed his opinion on who should get the Man of the Match award if India win today - Pujara. About the Saurashtra batsman's splendid show, Vaughan remarked: "He has the right ki..
                 

Hockey World Cup: France Struggle Past China 1-0 to Enter Quarterfinals, Will Play Australia

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EPL: Everton deny Watford victory with last-gasp equaliser

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Tottenham Hotspur can cause Barcelona upset, says manager

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ISL 2018 Live Score, FC Pune City vs FC Goa Live Streaming: FC Pune City host a confident FC Goa

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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool receive Sadio Mane fitness boost ahead of Napoli clash

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Learnt a lot from ‘hero of the country’ MS Dhoni, says Rishabh Pant after breaking record

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CoA chief rejects Diana's request for Powar extension

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CoA chairman Vinod Rai has decided against his colleague Diana Edulji's call to scrap the selection process of the Indian women's team coach and continue with Ramesh Powar at least till the New Zealand tour beginning next month. In a letter to Rai, CoA member Edulji said Powar should be given an extension at least till the New Zealand tour, considering he has the backing of T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur and seasoned opener Smriti Mandhana. Rai, however, in his reply made it clear that scrapping the coach selection process is out of the question as the BCCI has already invited applications for the job. The application deadline ends on December 14 and Manoj Prabhakar, Herchelle Gibbs and Dimitri Mascarenhas are among the applicants. "Diana sent an email to Rai asking for extension of Powar as both Harmanpreet and Mandhana asked for it. She wanted the interview process to be scrapped," a BCCI official privy to development told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "However, Rai replied b..
                 

Prithvi Shaw resumes training ahead of Perth Test

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Young Indian batsman Prithvi Shaw yesterday started running in his quest to regain fitness ahead of the second Test against Australia at Perth beginning on Friday. Shaw, 19, had missed the opening Test after injuring his ankle while fielding during the practice game against Cricket Australia XI late last month. Shaw, wearing a protective brace on his left ankle, was seen jogging around the Adelaide Oval before the start of the fifth and final day of the first Test here. He is unlikely to make it to the second Test in Perth but might return to the squad for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne beginning December 26. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole righ..
                 

Champions League: Blockbuster matches on cards this week

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Klopp Demands Liverpool Produce Unique Display Against Napoli

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World Tour Finals: Tough road ahead for PV Sindhu; Sameer Verma too eyes knockout berth

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Kohli and Co create history in Australia after 71 years!

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The sight of Travis Head fending a sharp bouncer from Ishant Sharma and spooning a catch straight to gully on a fifth day pitch was a sight to behold for Indian fans. For as long as one can remember, it has always been the Australian fast bowlers that have been the antagonists, but yesterday the roles were reversed as India recorded a historic 31-run victory in the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at the Adelaide Oval to take the lead in the four-Test series. This is the first time in 71 years that India have won the opening Test of a series in Australia. The wicket of Head in the eighth over of the day provided India an ideal start and that gave the Indian fans in the Eastern Stand plenty to smile about. But with the pitch losing its pace, Shaun Marsh and Tim Paine started forging a strong partnership. Marsh raced past his fifty to raise Australia's hopes. But Jasprit Bumrah returned to the bowling crease to kiss the edge of Marsh's willow for 60 as India sensed a comfortab..
                 

Adelaide Test: India beat Australia by 31 runs, take 1-0 lead in series

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Indian cricket team's bowling unit led by R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami helped to take down Australia's batsmen and win the first Test at Adelaide by 31 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the Test series. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and R Ashwin took 3 wickets each in the second innings, while Ishant Sharma bagged one wicket. Chasing a total of 323, the hosts were dismissed for a total of 291 runs in 119.5 overs. Earlier, it was Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane's respective 71 and 70 scores that helped India post a total of 307 on board. In the first innings too, it was Pujara's century that helped India save face and reach a total of 250. Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin have managed to reply to their critics and show them that they still play leading roles at their respective ends. Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

Retiring an Option as Robben, 34, Confirms Imminent Bayern Exit

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'We Deserved It', Says River Plate Hero Quintero After Copa Libertadores Final

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Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly; scripts captaincy record

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Adelaide Test: India script history, beat Australia to go 1-0 up

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Francesco Molinari voted as European Tour’s player of 2018

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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma give up business class seats to seamers

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex's Christmas decorations take over the internet

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American singer Jennifer Lopez and former baseball star Alex Rodriguez kicked off their festive season by decorating the Christmas tree with their kids around at their Miami home recently. Jennifer shared pictures of her twins Max and Emme, 10, and Alex's children, Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14, decking up the Christmas tree. In one picture, Alex is seen on a ladder with JLo instructing him. "That time of year... The best times are with these lil ones #ilovechristmastime #familia... Have a Holly Jolly Christmas," she captioned the pictures on Instagram. JLo, 49, has been dating Alex, 43, since January last year and earlier called Alex a very supportive partner. Jennifer Lopez and former baseball star boyfriend Alex Rodriguez "When you have a partner that is so supportive of what you do, you don't have to hold back. With him, it's like, how much more do you want to do? How much bigger do you want to get? How can I help you? Where do you need me to be? And I like to do the same for him..
                 

Hardik Pandya after injury: You'll pay a price for neglecting health

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Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya says fitness is his priority in life and wants youngsters to focus on health. Pandya is current out of the national set up with a back injury. In September, the all-rounder was stretchered off the field following a lower back injury during the match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup. Talking about the importance of fitness in his life, he said: "Fitness is everything... no matter if you are sportsperson or not. It should be a priority in your life because it keeps you healthy. For example, if the youth doesn't focus on health, they won't feel any difference right now. But with age they will know... so that is why it is important for youth to be fit." Pandya, who is considered a youth icon by many, says the tag doesn't come with any pressure. "I like to live how I live my life. It is not that I get pressured by it. But generally, it is important - as people call me a youth icon - to set a good example, which is good for life. Even if I was not a youth ico..
                 

Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya suspended over illegal bowling action

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Kane Williamson inches closer to top-placed Virat Kohli in ICC Test rankings

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UEFA Champions League: Spurs can cause Barca upset, says Mauricio Pochettino

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Adelaide Test: Here's how Ajinkya Rahane got it right!

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Generally, when a batsman is not among the runs, he'd opt for a nightwatchman with only four overs remaining in the day's play. Not Ajinkya Rahane! The Indian vice-captain had only averaged 31.05 in his last 10 Test matches; he had not scored a hundred for 22 innings and the pressure was mounting. But he decided to confront it head-on. Rahane knew it was never going to be easy, but he was desperate to prove a point. He had to contend with a rough patch just outside his off stump and a masterful off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who is at the peak of his powers. Leading into the Test series, he had simulated playing Lyon out of the bowler's footmarks at the Sydney Cricket Ground. On Saturday evening, he backed his defensive methods to survive until stumps. Yesterday, he put into place all the methods he had been practising. There was the sweep, the skip down the wicket to smother the ball and in between the back-foot slap through the on-side. Even during the England tour, Rahane had looked at..
                 

Ind vs Aus: India remove Travis Head, Shaun Marsh to close in on win

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Adelaide: India removed Travis Head and Shaun Marsh in the first session of the fifth and final day to close in on victory in the opening Test against Australia in Adelaide on Monday. Set a target of 323, Australia reached 186 for six at lunch at the Adelaide Oval. The visitors need another four wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Australia meanwhile need another 137 runs, with Tim Paine (40 not out) and Pat Cummins (5 not out) at the crease at lunch-break. They added 30 runs for the seventh wicket. Starting from overnight 104 for four, the Head-Marsh partnership lasted only 7.4 overs before India forced a breakthrough with the old Kookaburra ball. Head (14) was the first to go, with Ishant Sharma (1-35) bowling a sharp bouncer that followed the batsman and left him no room. The ball looped up to gully where Ajinkya Rahane made no mistake. The duo had added 31 runs with the onus now on Marsh and Paine as the last recognised batting pair. Marsh shouldered the responsibility and..
                 

Bale Snaps Drought as Real Madrid Edge Past Struggling Huesca

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Hockey World Cup: England Beat New Zealand 2-0 to Set up Quarterfinal Date With Argentina

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Aritz Aduriz's strike gives Athletic Bilbao first La Liga win since August

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Shubhankar Sharma wants to sign off on a high at Indonesia Masters

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