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Karthik blames dropped chances for T20 loss against Windies

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Kingston, July 10 : India’s top-scorer Dinesh Karthik rued the dropped catches that proved decisive in his team’s nine-wicket loss to the West Indies in a one-off Twenty20 match, acknowledging a chance that he himself spilt. In the sixth over, Lewis went for a lofted straight drive off Bhuvneshwar Kumar but a mix-up between skipper Virat Kohli and Mohammad Shami ...

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Shastri favourite to get job, six to be interviewed

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New Delhi : Ravi Shastri, the former Indian Team Director, would be the favourite when the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) scrutinises the list of candidates for the job of the Indian cricket team’s coach. After the Indian cricket board (BCCI) extended the deadline for the applications, the number of applicants rose to 10. They are Shastri, Virender Sehwag, Tom ...

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Don’t deserve to win if we don’t grab chances: Kohli

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Kingston (Jamaica) : Skipper Virat Kohli was critical of India’s performance against West Indies in the one-off T20, saying his team was sloppy with both the bat and ball and did not deserve to win. Put into bat, India posted 190-6 on a batting belter but Evin Lewis blasted an unbeaten 125 off 62 balls with as many as 12 ...

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Kohli surpasses Tendulkar for most tons while chasing

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Kingston (Jamaica) : India skipper Virat Kohli has broken Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most centuries in One-day Internationals while chasing. Kohli led from the front with a fluent century as India yesterday wrapped up the five-match series 3-1 with a convincing eight-wicket win over the West Indies. This was Kohli’s 28th hundred in One-day cricket, 18 of which have come ...

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At 36, MSD’s future seems uncertain

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New Delhi : On his 36th birthday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds himself standing at a crossroads of an illustrious career — just four matches short of a mammoth 300 ODI games. One of the best finishers of the game, Dhoni played perhaps the most horrendous knock of his 13-year-ODI career — 54 off 114 balls — in an unsuccessful 190-run chase ...

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