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'He is flying!' Djokovic pulls off incredible winner in quarterfinal tie- Watch

  • Sinner had gone two sets up in the quarterfinal tie in Wimbledon and in a moment of magic, en route to his stunning come-from-behind win, Djokovic pulled off a sensational winner.
Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic
Published on Jul 05, 2022 11:05 PM IST
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Djokovic equals spectacular Grand Slam record with quarterfinal win in Wimbledon

  • Just when it felt that that an epochal shift would be witnessed at the SW19, Djokovic scripted a stunning come-from-behind win to beat Sinner and reach the semi-finals in Wimbledon
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Italy's Jannik Sinner(AP)
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after beating Italy's Jannik Sinner(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:24 PM IST
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'Never thought I would say it but…': Lloyd on what 'cost' India Test vs England 

  • Former English cricketer and renowned commentator David Lloyd has highlighted an important factor which he feels cost India the Test.
Indian players wear a dejected look on their face after loss to England. (Getty)
Indian players wear a dejected look on their face after loss to England. (Getty)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 11:08 PM IST
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'Pant does increase heart rates with his shots but we are used to it': Dravid

  • Rishabh Pant scored a century and half century in the fifth Test against England. 
Pant raced to his century after crossing 50 in the Indian first innings(AP)
Pant raced to his century after crossing 50 in the Indian first innings(AP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 07:47 PM IST
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India docked WTC points for slow over rate in Edgbaston Test

  • This penalty points leave a huge impact on the Indian side, who slip further in the points table giving Babar Azam-led Pakistan an advantage.
India's Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 07:37 PM IST
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Watch: Dravid's epic reply to reporter's 'What is your take on Bazball' question

  • After India's defeat, head coach Rahul Dravid was asked to share his thought on this new concept, but the legendary cricketer came up with an epic reply.
India head coach Rahul Dravid. (Screengrab)
India head coach Rahul Dravid. (Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 08:58 PM IST
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IND vs ENG: Where do India stand at WTC points table after loss against England

  • India lost by seven wickets against England in the fifth Test match, at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday. The win helped the hosts draw the series at 2-2.
IND vs ENG: Jonny Bairstow runs past Jasprit Bumrah to celebrate scoring a century during the fifth day of the fifth cricket test match.(AP)
IND vs ENG: Jonny Bairstow runs past Jasprit Bumrah to celebrate scoring a century during the fifth day of the fifth cricket test match.(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 06:39 PM IST
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Watch: Bumrah's response to ex-ENG player's 'It makes you an all-rounder' remark

  • On his captaincy debut, Jasprit Bumrah even made noise with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 31 in the first innings, including a record 35-run over which he smoked off Stuart Broad.
Here's what Jasprit Bumrah had to say about his form with the bat. (Screengrab)
Here's what Jasprit Bumrah had to say about his form with the bat. (Screengrab)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 06:02 PM IST
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Records tumble as Root, Bairstow lead England to incredible 7-wicket win

  • Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow managed to finish off a 378-run chase within the first session of the fifth day and helped England level the five-Test series 2-2. 
Root and Bairstow helped England chase down a record target on a canter. (ANI)
Root and Bairstow helped England chase down a record target on a canter. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 06:00 PM IST
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Tendulkar, Azharuddin, Jaffer hail England's record chase vs India in 5th Test

  • Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow helped England achieve the impossible and set a new world record in Birmingham as the hosts successfully chased down the total to beat India by seven wickets
Jonny Bairstow with Joe Root; Sachin Tendulkar
Jonny Bairstow with Joe Root; Sachin Tendulkar
Published on Jul 05, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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India vs China Live Streaming Women's Hockey WC 2022: When and where to watch

India vs China Live Streaming, Women's Hockey World Cup 2022 Live Telecast in India: India will look to secure their first win against China and strengthen their chances of advancing to the next stage. 
India vs China Live Streaming Women's Hockey World Cup 2022: India are searching for their first win(Hockey India)
India vs China Live Streaming Women's Hockey World Cup 2022: India are searching for their first win(Hockey India)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 05:17 PM IST
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PSG sack Mauricio Pochettino as manager

  • Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked as PSG manager, despite having a year left in his contract. He was appointed in January 2021.
Mauricio Pochettino during the press conference for PSG.(REUTERS)
Mauricio Pochettino during the press conference for PSG.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 07:22 PM IST
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Root, Bairstow hit tons as England pull off record chase, series ends 2-2

  • Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow scored centuries as England pulled off their highest-successful run chase in Test cricket to defeat India by seven wickets in the rescheduled fifth match of the series.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow's massive partnership got England home.  (Getty)
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow's massive partnership got England home.  (Getty)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 04:39 PM IST
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Root leaves behind legendary Gavaskar, Ponting, Kohli with Edgbaston ton

  • With the huge and valiant knock, Root left behind two legends of the game in Sunil Gavaskar and former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting, along with modern-era great Virat Kohli to achieve huge milestone.
 Joe Root scored his 28th Test century(Getty Images)
 Joe Root scored his 28th Test century(Getty Images)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 04:24 PM IST
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Manchester United set to sign former Tottenham star Eriksen in shock transfer

  • Christian Eriksen is set to sign for Manchester United on a reported three-year contract. The former Tottenham midfielder has already made contact with Erik ten Hag.
Christian Eriksen in action during a Nations League match.(AFP)
Christian Eriksen in action during a Nations League match.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 04:10 PM IST
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Watch: How Kevin Pietersen mastered his trademark switch hits 

Kevin Pietersen discussed in length about the switch hit and how he practiced it for several months before attempting it during an international fixture.
Kevin Pietersen playing the switch hit against New Zealand in an ODI(Getty/File Photo)
Kevin Pietersen playing the switch hit against New Zealand in an ODI(Getty/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 03:56 PM IST
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After controversial Kohli remark, Twitter furious at Sehwag's Anderson comment

  • Ex-India cricketer Virender Sehwag was criticised once again by fans on Twitter on Day 4 of the ongoing fifth Test between India and England for his on-air comment on James Anderson
Virender Sehwag; James Anderson 
Virender Sehwag; James Anderson 
Published on Jul 05, 2022 03:51 PM IST
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Dravid should've known conditon better: Ex-Pakistan player lambasts India coach

  • Kaneria questioned why there were four seamers being played when Rahul Dravid knew that there would be turn on offer heading into the second half of the Test match.
India's Jasprit Bumrah, right, and coach Rahul Dravid(AP)
India's Jasprit Bumrah, right, and coach Rahul Dravid(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 03:33 PM IST
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'Most dislikeable cricketer': English media slams Kohli's 'pathetic' celebration

  • The British media is not impressed with Virat Kohli's over the top, calling it shameful, pathetic and embarrassing'. Several renowned personalities of the English media and even general public did not welcome Kohli's behaviour.
One could say that Virat Kohli's celebrations were a little over the top.  (Getty Images)
One could say that Virat Kohli's celebrations were a little over the top.  (Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 02:22 PM IST
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IND v ENG: Root overtakes Kohli to script huge record at Edgbaston Test

Joe Root was unbeaten on 75 at stumps on Day 4, dragging England very near to the improbable 378-run target in the fourth innings.
Former England batter Joe Root(Reuters)
Former England batter Joe Root(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 01:15 PM IST
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'Virat was really confident': Hesson reveals how Kohli backed India pacer at RCB

  • Hesson lauded the Indian for his willingness to work hard on his game and fix what he saw as weaknesses.
Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)(PTI)
Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)(PTI)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 01:10 PM IST
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India great's ‘thought Dhoni would do it' remark after Pant equals his huge feat

  • Pant on Monday became only the second Indian wicketkeeper after Engineer to score a century and a fifty in the same Test. The left-handed attacking batter, who scored a record-breaking 146 in the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, backed that up with another vital 57-run knock in the second innings on Day 4.
India's Rishabh Pant(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 12:25 PM IST
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Warner's wife slams Cricket Australia for 'injustice' captaincy ban on husband

Candice, the wife of Australian cricketer David Warner, called out the lifetime leadership ban on her husband, stating it to be “injustice”.
File image of David Warner and Candice Warner.(File)
File image of David Warner and Candice Warner.(File)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 12:12 PM IST
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Ashwin trends after India bowlers fail to make inroads in England's 2nd innings

The platform laid by England openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley, who added 107 runs together for the opening wicket, was later carried forward by in-form batters Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. The pair will resume England's attack on the final day as they will enter the contest as favourites.
R Ashwin signs autographs for fans in Birmingham(AP)
R Ashwin signs autographs for fans in Birmingham(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:41 AM IST
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'Expected them to play big knocks… Ordinary batting': India coach after Day 4

  • Vikram Rathour said they were expecting one of the set batters to convert their starts and get a big score but that didn't happen.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara leaves the field after losing his wicket during the fourth day of the fifth cricket test match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham.(AP)
India's Cheteshwar Pujara leaves the field after losing his wicket during the fourth day of the fifth cricket test match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham.(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:28 AM IST
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He needed a rap on his knuckles: Ex-Ind coach reveals Shastri's advice to Pant 

In the ongoing match at Edgbaston, Rishabh Pant smashed a 111-ball 146 in the first inning and followed it up with another half-century in the second as India imposed a challenging 378-run target for the hosts.
Rishabh Pant reacts as he leaves the field after losing his wicket(AP)
Rishabh Pant reacts as he leaves the field after losing his wicket(AP)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:09 AM IST
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Watch: ‘Shut up and Bat’ - Umpire thrashes England great, video breaks internet

  • In the video, an angry umpire Kettleborough was heard saying to Broad: "Let us do the umpiring and you do the batting, alright? Otherwise, you are going to get into trouble again. Watch Video of England's Stuart Broad scolded by umpire Kettleborough at Edbaston Test.
Stuart Broad was scolded by the umpire
Stuart Broad was scolded by the umpire
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 12:42 PM IST
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Indian fans racially abused in Edgbaston, ECB reacts as photos, videos go viral

  • Some Indian fans complained of being racially abused by a section of English crowd during Day 4 of India vs England fifth Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. ECB and Warwickshire promised to investigate the matter.
India fans were subjected ton racial abuse on Day 4 of India vs England fifth Test
India fans were subjected ton racial abuse on Day 4 of India vs England fifth Test
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 09:06 AM IST
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