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Pandya’s Five-Wicket Haul And Kohli’s 23rd Test Century Laid Foundation For 203-Run Win Over England

New Delhi: Hardik Pandya’s maiden five-wicket haul and Virat Kohli’s gritty 23rd Test century laid the foundation of a 203-run win over England in the third Test in Nottingham. It is being termed as it took a maverick and the commander to lead the way at Trent Bridge for the world’s top Test playing nation to get back to winning ways on English soil.

The victory sets up the series perfectly with India reducing the deficit to 2-1. The legendary Donald Bradman’s Australia are the only team to have come back from two Tests down to win a series and Kohli’s men have begun chasing that dream.

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India Will Have To Wait Till The Final Day For Victory Over Host England In Trent Bridge Test

New Delhi: It’s a victory that would rank with the finest for India and the circumstances and margin will make it more special. However, India will have to wait till the final day after their roll was turned into a battle of attrition initiated by two unlikely England batsmen in the Trent Bridge Test.

Jasprit Bumrah fast forwarded India towards their target, snapping four wickets with the new ball to claim five in the innings, seven in all, in a superb comeback from injury.

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Tendulkar, Ganguly And Laxman To Continue To Be Members Of CAC Till New Elections Take Place

New Delhi: Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai clarified that Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will continue to be members of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) till the new BCCI constitution is adopted and the elections take place.

The CoA members Rai and Diana Edulji along with Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri today met in Delhi to firm up the new constitution as per Supreme Court order earlier, this month.

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Bajrang Punia Delivers On His Promise On The First Day Of The Asian Games To Win Gold

New Delhi: Bajrang Punia has delivered on his promise on the first day of the Asian Games by winning a gold for the country. Punia won the gold medal in the 65 kg freestyle wrestling event by beating Japan’s Daichi Takatani 11-8 in the final bout.

This is India’s first gold medal of the 2018 Games. Punia first outclassed Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 13-3, winning by technical superiority. He followed that up with another gallant show in the quarter-final as he subdued Tajikistan’s Abdulqosim Fayziev 12-2 to storm into the last four. He was in his elements again in the semi-final bout as he overpowered Mongolia’s Batmagnai Batchuluun 10-0 to win his third straight bout via technical superiority.

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Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Deepika Kumari Ready To Leave For Asian Games

New Delhi: Down with fever for five days, the Commonwealth Games twin gold medallist Deepika Kumari’s departure was delayed, with the archery contingent leaving on August 14. Her build-up to the Asian Games was affected by a bout of fever but India’s star recurve archer is now getting ready to erase the bitter memories of the 2014 Incheon edition, in Jakarta.

They returned empty-handed from the Korean city four years ago.

“There’s still weakness and I’m on multi-vitamins. But I’m confident of a good show,” Deepika told PTI from New Delhi, ahead of her departure for the August 18 to September 2 extravaganza.