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Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

Australia look for quick fix ahead of second India Test

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there was little time to regroup after the first Test defeat to India, but said he had no doubt under-fire fast bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc would bounce back in Perth.The second Test starts on Friday with India full of confidence after their tense, 31-run win in Adelaide […]

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

Pant ‘happy’ to help India win with world record 11 catches

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant said Monday he was “very happy” to have helped India win the first Test in Adelaide after equalling the world record of 11 catches in a match.The 21-year-old, playing in only his sixth Test, matched the record held by England s Jack Russell and South Africa s AB de Villiers when […]

Kohli falls as Australia quicks put India on ropes

Kohli falls as Australia quicks put India on ropes

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia grabbed four early wickets, including the prized scalp of star batsman Virat Kohli, to have India struggling at lunch on the opening day of the first Test in Adelaide on Thursday.Batting after Kohli won the toss, on a day when temperatures were creeping towards 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), the visitors crumbled […]

Sick of ball tampering talk’ – Paine focuses on India challenge

Sick of ball tampering talk’ – Paine focuses on India challenge

ADELAIDE (AFP) – Australia skipper Tim Paine says he is sick of all the ball-tampering talk and it is time to move on and focus on halting powerhouse India from winning their first Test series Down Under.The scandal in March has haunted Australian cricket, with Steve Smith and David Warner banned and a swathe of […]

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Nick Jonas arrives in India ahead of wedding with Priyanka Chopra

Ahead of his wedding with the former Miss World, Priyanka Chopra, American singer Nick Jonas has arrived in India on Thursday.As the star is currently shooting for her upcoming film The Sky is Pink in the Indian capital, she personally welcomed her fiance and later posted a loved-up photograph with him on Instagram. Along with the photograph, […]

Army chief warns India over continuous ceasefire violations, war rhetoric

Army chief warns India over continuous ceasefire violations, war rhetoric

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has warned India over its continuous ceasefire violations and war rhetoric.According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Qamar visited the Line of Control (LoC).“The COAS said that lately there has been increase in Indian CFVs [ceasefire violations] and rhetoric of provocative statements by their military leadership,” the military’s media wing added. COAS […]

Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India.Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring […]

India court sentences 16 policemen to life for killing 42 Muslims in 1987

India court sentences 16 policemen to life for killing 42 Muslims in 1987

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Wednesday sentenced 16 police officers to life imprisonment for rounding up and massacring dozens of unarmed Muslims during historic riots in the country’s north decades ago.The officers were found guilty of shooting 42 men and tossing their bodies into canals, in one of the bloodiest moments of violent clashes between […]

India, China launch joint training for Afghanistan, plan more projects

India, China launch joint training for Afghanistan, plan more projects

REUTERS: India and China launched a program on Monday to train Afghan diplomats and China’s ambassador said it would likely be followed by joint programs in other fields to help war-torn Afghanistan.Such cooperation is the first by the two Asian giants which have long been locked in a tussle for influence in a region stretching from […]

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