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Virat Kohli Expresses His Strong Displeasure At The Manner In Which Ravindra Jadeja Given Run Out

New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday expressed his strong displeasure at the manner in which Ravindra Jadeja was given run out following a late DRS call in the first ODI against West Indies here on Sunday.

The incident took place in the 48th over when Jadeja went for a quick single and the fielder effected a direct hit at the striker’s end. The on-field umpire Shaun George did not give it out though Jadeja appeared to be short of his crease and neither there was an instant appeal from the West Indies players.

However, the on-field umpire made a late referral to the third umpire after the dismissal was shown on the big screen.

Asked for his thoughts on Jadeja’s dismissal, Kohli minced no words.

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T20 Format Tailor-Made For Dhoni, Says Shastri

New Delhi: Only Mahendra Singh Dhoni knows whether his body will be able to cope up with rigours of international cricket after a break, KL Rahul could be a "serious keeping option" for next year's T20 Word Cup and Rishabh Pant needs to "calm down", feels India head coach Ravi Shastri. With Pant not doing well and mystery surrounding Dhoni's international future, Shastri didn't rule out the possibility of Rahul doing multi-tasking during the marquee tournament 'Down Under'.

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Sindhu Records A Consolation Win Over China’s He Bingjiao In The Third Group A Match

New Delhi: Already out of reckoning, India’s PV Sindhu recorded a consolation win over China’s He Bingjiao in the third Group A match to end her campaign on a positive note at the year-ending BWF World Tour Final here on Friday. Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted an incredible turnaround after being 9-18 down in the opening game to eventually outwit Bingjiao 21-19 21-19 in minutes and finish third in the group.

This win also snapped Sindhu’s run of four straight losses to the Chinese, making their head-to-head record 6-9.

The Indian struggled with her precision initially, allowing Bingjiao to lead 7-3 at one stage in the opening game. The left-handed Chinese cruised to a 11-6 advantage at the break with the Indian misjudging a shuttle.

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Sindhu’s Campaign In BWF World Tour Final Over After The She Loses To China’s Chen Yufei

New Delhi: Defending champion P V Sindhu’s campaign in the year-ending BWF World Tour Final was all but over after the Indian lost to China’s Chen Yufei 22-20, 16-21, 12-21 on Thursday. Just like in her campaign opener against Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi on Wednesday, Sindhu squandered a game advantage to lose yet again in a one hour and 12 minute match, virtually bowing out of contention for the knockouts. Trailing 17-20, Sindhu staged a dramatic turnaround to score five straight points and claim the first game.

However, the Chinese rallied to win the second game after a strong start. Chen Yufei, who has been in rampaging form this season having won all six of her finals, including the All England Championships, carried the momentum into the decider and left Sindhu stunned with her wide repertoire of shots.

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India Seal T20I Series Against West Indies After An Emphatic 67-Run Win In The Deciding Game

New Delhi: India sealed the T20I series against West Indies 2-1 after an emphatic 67-run win in the deciding game at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. With a spectacular batting show from the top-order, India posted a mammoth total of 240/3 in 20 overs. In reply, the visitors could only muster 173/8, losing the match by 67 runs.

The Indian seamers led the onslaught when Windies stepped out to chase. Evin Lewis, who was stretchered off the field after suffering an injury while fielding in the match, did not come out to open the innings. Lendl Simmons was joined by Brandon King up front, but both the batsmen fell cheaply to Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, respectively.

Nicholas Pooran was the next one to go, as he gave away a catch to Shivam Dube at third man in Deepak Chahar’s over. Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard led the counter-attack for Windies before the former was dismissed by Kuldeep for 41. Pollard carried and went on to smash 68 runs in 39 runs, but it was not enough to save the match for his side. He was dismissed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the 14th over, which sealed Windies’ fate.

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