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Trouble in paradise: How long will FC Barcelona continue to rely on Lionel Messi?

Soccer | Aug 23, 2019, 06:54 PM IST

The Argentine has been a saviour for Barcelona many a time, and that is the sole reason which is disquieting and unsettling for FC Barcelona who enter a tougher season from here on.

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Addressing the calm before the storm: Ravi Shastri's challenges on second stint as Team India coach

Cricket | Aug 18, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

As Ravi Shastri prepares for a second stint with the Indian team, take a look at what challenges lie ahead for him.

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Has Chris Gayle played his final ODI match? Team India's warm gesture on field could suggest so

Cricket | Aug 14, 2019, 08:55 PM IST

On being dismissed after scoring a blistering 72 off 41 deliveries, Gayle walked back to the pavilion with his bat and helmet raised in the air after being congratulated by Team India players on field.

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Virat Kohli opens up on India's shock World Cup exit: 'Difficult to accept'

Cricket | Jul 24, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

In a two-day semi-final in Manchester, India at one point saw the road to the final clearer, but what hit them the other day, was unexpected. New Zealand were able to defend 239/8, beating India by 18 runs.

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2019 World Cup: From Morgan's blitzkrieg to HIT-MAN's domination, blistering centuries which stood out

Cricket | Jul 15, 2019, 01:40 PM IST

Out of a total of 31 centuries being scored in this edition, we have picked out the top five centuries, which have stood out. 

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Rohit Sharma pips David Warner by a run to remain leading run-scorer in 2019 World Cup

Cricket | Jul 15, 2019, 08:36 AM IST

Rohit Sharma scored 648 runs in nine matches played in the 2019 World Cup -- a run more than second-placed David Warner, who finished a run short on 647 from 10 games.

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Defending champions reignite burned out fire! Australia's road to 2019 World Cup semi-finals

Cricket | Jul 11, 2019, 08:58 AM IST

Australia peaked at the right time and came into the 2019 World Cup as a hungry side and with the addition of David Warner and Steve Smith, the Aussies swept aside most of the teams on their way to the semis.

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Tournament 'favourites' England's topsy-turvy road to 2019 World Cup semi-finals

Cricket | Jul 11, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

Having played three heartbreaking finals - 1979, 1987 and 1992, England have a real chance at hand to silence their critics as this squad boasts of domination.

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Top-order collapse, middle-order woes and other reasons why India lost to New Zealand in semis

Cricket | Jul 10, 2019, 10:00 PM IST

The target of 240 did not seem challenging at the time, but what followed next for India, was not according to the expected script.

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A five star HIT-MAN show! Rohit slams his fifth ton of tournament to create new WC record

Cricket | Jul 06, 2019, 10:21 PM IST

Rohit Sharma has surpassed Kumar Sangakkara's record to now become the only batsman to score a record five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup.

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Pakistan officially eliminated from World Cup, New Zealand seal last semi-final spot

Cricket | Jul 05, 2019, 08:12 PM IST

It seemed the 1992 champions are resigned to the fact that such a victory would remain out of their reach and it was business as usual for them.

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2019 World Cup: What injury? Morgan slams 57-ball ton, smashes record breaking 17 sixes in ODI match

Cricket | Jun 18, 2019, 07:05 PM IST

Morgan, who had been a doubtful starter because of a back problem, raised his half-century from 36 balls, then went on to smash a 57-ball ton and hammered 148 in 71 balls before being removed.

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2019 World Cup, India vs Pakistan: Key battles to look out for in Manchester

Cricket | Jun 16, 2019, 08:36 AM IST

As India lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan for the 7th time in a World Cup, here some key battles to look out for in Manchester.

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2019 ICC World Cup: India vs Pakistan, old foes renew rivalry on mega stage once again

Cricket | Jun 15, 2019, 09:56 PM IST

The 2017 Champions Trophy loss to Pakistan has taken its toll on the Indian cricket team, but the disappointment has so far made the Men in Blue stronger, better, fitter and aggressive.

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The Personification of Valiance: When Yuvraj Singh battled cancer and won!

Cricket | Jun 11, 2019, 08:35 AM IST

Yuvraj Singh's journey has been nothing short of riveting and valiant. A timeline of events.

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Champagne in the English summer of 83': Kapil's Devils become the toast of the nation

Cricket | May 26, 2019, 08:58 AM IST

India caused a major upset in world cricket when they defeated a West Indies side that had won the two previous editions and featured Viv Richards, Clive Lloyd and Desmond Haynes.

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Last Hurrah: MS Dhoni has unfinished business in England with World Cup being closing act

Cricket | May 19, 2019, 11:31 AM IST

Since India's tour of England in July 2018, MS Dhoni's transition has been nothing short of awe-inspiring and as India gear up for the 2019 ICC World Cup, Dhoni has some unfinished business to take care of. 

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Exclusive | Kuldeep Yadav looking forward to 'perfect' English conditions in 2019 ICC World Cup

Cricket | May 29, 2019, 03:25 PM IST

Kuldeep Yadav said that his IPL performance won't affect his World Cup form and he is back on track on getting his basics right.

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Another day, another record: MS Dhoni becomes the only cricketer to play nine IPL finals

Cricket | May 12, 2019, 10:56 PM IST

MS Dhoni was bought by Chennai in 2008 and he has led the team to three IPL and two Champions League T20 titles.

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IPL 2019: Determination and perseverance, Mumbai Indians' riveting road to finals

Cricket | May 11, 2019, 05:35 PM IST

From doing a triple over defending champions in the 12th edition of the cash-rich league and to now facing their arch-rivals for the fourth time in the finals, CSK and MI are a match made in heaven.

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Champions League: How Anfield's aura brought the best out of a 'depleted' Liverpool

Soccer | May 08, 2019, 05:27 PM IST

No Salah, no Firminho, Virgil van Dijk starting not fully fit but yet somehow, Liverpool booked their ticket to the finals in Madrid as the Reds outclassed FC Barcelona.

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IPL 2019 Eliminator, Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: What to expect in DC vs SRH and key battles

Cricket | May 08, 2019, 09:14 AM IST

Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have faced each other twice this season and it's even stevens, however, there can be only one team which will advance to the second Qualifier and face Chennai Super Kings.

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IPL 2019: With three places booked, which IPL team can seal the last play-off spot?

Cricket | May 03, 2019, 01:27 PM IST

Depending on the games in hand, points accumulated and the net run-rate as well, the four remaining teams do have a certain advantage in each way but will have to make the most of it in every way.

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IPL 2019, CSK vs DC: MS Dhoni's lightning hands strike twice to stump Morris, Shreyas 'mid-air'

Cricket | May 01, 2019, 11:54 PM IST

Dhoni stumped Delhi's Chris Morris and Shreyas Iyer in a span of three balls. What is even more gobsmacking, is that he stumped the two batsmen MID-AIR.

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Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar! A recap of Master Blaster's extraordinary life

Cricket | Apr 24, 2019, 01:42 PM IST

On April 24, we celebrate the birthday of India's Master Blaster, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. A giant of the game who stood at 5 feet 5 inches, took the cricketing world by storm with a certain finesse that left millions awestruck.

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ICC 2019 World Cup: Know your 15-member India World Cup squad

Cricket | Apr 15, 2019, 08:43 PM IST

With India's 15-member World Cup squad announced, get to know all the players who can lead India to their third World Cup trophy this year.

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Exclusive | Sourav Ganguly picks a surprise member in his India squad for 2019 World Cup

Cricket | Apr 11, 2019, 12:42 PM IST

While there are a few common names out there with Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, Bumrah and Pandya making the cut with ease, Ganguly made an interesting disclosure, which is likely to leave Indian fans stunned.

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End of debate: After watching Messi play in Barcelona, Dravid terms him 'best ever to play the game'

Soccer | Apr 07, 2019, 05:26 PM IST

Dravid was left mesmerised after watching Messi guide Barca to a critical win with a clinical performance and was all praise for the Argentine match winner.

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Remember the Name! Alzarri Joseph grabs best figures on debut in history of IPL

Cricket | Apr 07, 2019, 09:57 AM IST

Joseph made all the difference in the bowling department, ending with sensational figures of six for 12 in 3.4 overs to help Mumbai Indians beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 40 runs.

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Exclusive | Who is Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad's 'X Factor'? Laxman, Ganguly debate

Cricket | Apr 04, 2019, 08:38 PM IST

Ahead of the high-octane clash between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, DC advisor Ganguly and SRH mentor Laxman, go head to head as to which franchise will come out on top.

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Exclusive | Sourav Ganguly heaps praise on Delhi's Rishabh Pant, believes he's a 'match winner'

Cricket | Apr 03, 2019, 08:10 PM IST

In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, Ganguly opens up on Pant as a match winner, MS Dhoni's presence in CSK, Mumbai's Yuvraj Singh stilling hammering sixes and much more.

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IPL 2019, SRH vs RCB: Runs galore as Bairstow, Warner smash tons; stitch record highest opening stand

Cricket | Mar 31, 2019, 06:35 PM IST

While Warner celebrated with glee on scoring his 4th IPL century, Jonny Bairstow smashed his maiden IPL ton in his first season in the cash-rich league.

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15 Years and counting: When 'Sultan of Multan' Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to hit a Test triple-century

Cricket | Mar 29, 2019, 12:01 PM IST

On this day 15 years ago, Sehwag scripted history as he smashed 309 runs off 375 balls in Multan, Pakistan.

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IPL 2019: From Iron Man to Hulk, we take a look at the Avengers in this season's IPL

Cricket | Mar 22, 2019, 11:11 AM IST

Right from the birth of the MCU and the IPL - in 2008 - we take a look at the cricketers who are worthy of being compared to some of the superheroes that we know in the Marvel universe.

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IPL 2019: New season, new test; What to look forward to in this IPL season

Cricket | Mar 21, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

As the new season dawns this summer, the IPL has become more diverse and the competition has surely heated up and this summer, the battle for the coveted title gets only more exciting.

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Exclusive | Virat Kohli's advice to Kuldeep Yadav ahead of IPL, 'play smart cricket'

Cricket | Mar 16, 2019, 04:28 PM IST

India had a mixed season in the last 12 months with a few results not going their way, however, Kohli and his boys seem to have an idea of what to expect in England.

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