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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

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

Pressure is firmly on hosts in Dharamsala

Dharamsala: Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood feels that India are under pressure going into the fourth and final Test beginning on Saturday even as he expects a result-oriented pitch here. “I think the wicket will determine a result. They need to win so the wicket they serve up will bring a result into the game. The pressure is firmly on them. We can draw it but we obviously want to win it,

Kohli is Donald Trump of world sport: Aussie media

New Delhi: Australian media today dubbed India captain Virat Kohli as Donald Trump of world sport and accused him of spreading fake news regarding their players. An article in the ‘Daily Telegraph’ not only criticised Kohli for his unsubstantiated claims but also expressed disappointment that neither the BCCI nor the ICC has taken any action against him. “VIRAT Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport,” read the article. “Just like

Kohli alleges disrespect to physio by Australian team

Ranchi: Allegations and denials flew thick and fast between rival captains, Virat Kohli and Steven Smith, with the Indian skipper claiming that the home team physio Patrick Farhart was “disrespected” by visiting players. Kohli alleged that some Australians unnecessarily taunted Farhart but Smith denied the claim. “They (four-five of them) started taking Patrick’s name. I don’t know why. He’s our physio. His job is to treat me. I don’t find

Jadeja, Sharma strikes floor Australia

Ranchi: India had Australia on the mat as the visitors were 83-4 at lunch, still needing 69 runs to avoid a first innings defeat on the final day of the third cricket Test here today. Resuming at a precarious 23-2 in 7.2 overs, the Aussies made it through the first one and half hour unscathed following a slow start by Steve Smith (21) and opener Matt Renshaw (15). But India inflicted a twin blow with Ishant

Australia loses early wickets in third test

Ranchi: India struck twice in two overs just before lunch to keep a tight leash on Australia who reached 136 for 3 on the first day of the third cricket Test here today after lunch. Starting off positively after opting to bat first, Australia cruised to 50 for no loss in 9.3 overs but with the introduction of spin bowlers at both the ends, the visitors lost three wickets for