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The Australian captain Tim Paine has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second cricket Test against India here on Friday. The Indians made two changes to their playing XI. Hanuma Vihari will play his second Test match after being brought in as a replacement for Rohit Sharma.

In a nail biting finish, India beat West Indies with the help of Shikhar Dhawan's magnificent 92 runs knock off 62 balls and Rishabh Pant's excellent 58 runs off 38 balls in the fourth and final T20I match played here on Sunday.

Chennai: Aiming to cement his place in the national team in white ball cricket — a Herculean task by his own admission — young India pacer Deepak Chahar wants to be counted as a new-ball bowler who is also handy with the bat. “I can bat too. I was drafted in as a replacement for Hardik …

Dubai: India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and put Bangladesh in to bat in the first match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. Upbeat after beating Pakistan comprehensively in the league stage, India made one forced change by including all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in place of …

New Delhi: Indian cricket Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu are recommended for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the nation’s highest sporting honour. Once the sports ministry accepts the committee’s recommendation, Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after legendary cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. The 29-year-old batsman currently has 6147 …

London: India’s batting woes continued as they were left reeling at 174/6 in reply to England’s 332 in the first innings, at stumps on Day 2 of the fifth and final test match here on Saturday. At the crease were debutant Hanuma Vihari (25 batting) and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (batting 8). James Anderson (2/20) and Ben …

Jakarta: The Indian men’s hockey team scripted history by thrashing minnows Hong Kong 26-0 in a Pool A encounter at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday. This is the highest ever victory margin by India, breaking an 86-year-old record. The previous highest victory margin was 24-1 against the US at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. …

Montevideo (Uruguay): FC Barcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez said that everyone, including his team, dreams of the World Cup and hopes to go as far as possible. “Why don’t dream? Everyone dreams of the World Cup, with all the expectations to go far. We have capacity to go as far as possible,” he said at a …