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Spinner Ashwin receives Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

Dharamsala: India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin received Garfield Sobers Trophy for being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year as well as the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year. “It has been a great honour to be named by the ICC for two top awards and it is dreamlike to actually receive them here,” said Ashwin, who had finished 2015 as the No. 1 ranked Test bowler in the world, a

Brazil almost there, Messi-less Argentina crash

Montevideo: Brazil put one foot in next year’s World Cup finals on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay as Argentina’s qualification campaign took a tumble against Bolivia after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi. Barcelona superstar Neymar scored a dazzling solo goal after Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring for Brazil as the five-time world champions notched an eighth straight qualifying victory. The win at Sao Paulo’s Arena Corinthians

India floors Australians to regain Border-Gavaskar trophy

Dharamsala: A clinical India today regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, beating Australia by eight wickets in the deciding fourth Test here to clinch one of the most controversial and hard-fought bilateral contests in recent times. It was India’s seventh Test series win in a row – continuing the dominance that started in 2015 with Sri Lanka, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh being annihilated. Needing 87 runs on the

Pacer Umesh is find of the season, says Ganguly

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is impressed with the form exhibited by pacer Umesh Yadav in the ongoing Test series against Australia. The pacer from Vidharbha has picked up 17 wickets from four Tests, including the three he took in the final match in Dharamsala today. Commenting about the performance of Umesh in the series, Ganguly said, “To see an Australia team on the back foot against fast bowling is

Gavaskar slams Australia always picking on Kohli

Dharamsala: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has revisited the ‘brain fade’ controversy, pointing out that Australia has got almost all its referrals wrong post the row that erupted in the aftermath of the second Test at Bengaluru. At the end of third day’s play in the final Test here yesterday, Gavaskar pointed to the dismal record of Steve Smith’s men when it came to reviewing decisions after the ‘brain fade’ episode. “After

Aussie cricketers are no longer friends, says Kohli

Dharamsala: Indian captain Virat Kohli today said he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends after being targetted both on and off the field by them in a fiercely-fought Test series that his team won. Kohli had stopped short of calling Steve Smith a cheat for his ‘DRS Brain Fade’ moment after which a section of Australian cricketers (current and former) along with their media targetted the Indian captain, going as

I don't see any reason why we can't win abroad: Kumble

Dharamsala: India cricket team’s chief coach Anil Kumble today said the riveting series win over Australia has proved that the current side is good enough to extend its home dominance to foreign shores as well. India today chased down a victory target of 106 with consummate ease on the fourth day to beat Australia by eight wickets in the fourth and final Test and reclaim the Border-Gavaskar trophy. “It’s fantastic. We