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Nadkarni’s maiden epic was cricket at its dullest but boredom is part of pleasure | Andy Bull

India spinner’s world-record spell of 21.5 consecutive overs without conceding a run is still celebrated 50 years after it ‘inflicted sore wounds on the game’Fred Fane was surprised to find he had died but there it was in print in the 1956 Wisden, a 35…

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Nadkarni’s maiden epic was cricket at its dullest but boredom is part of pleasure | Andy Bull

India spinner’s world-record spell of 21.5 consecutive overs without conceding a run is still celebrated 50 years after it ‘inflicted sore wounds on the game’Fred Fane was surprised to find he had died but there it was in print in the 1956 Wisden, a 35…

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India v Australia: third one-day international – live!

Updates from the final match of the series in BengaluruAny thoughts? Email or tweet @scott_heinrich 8.43am GMT 8th over: Australia 41-1 (Finch 19, Smith 6) Nice fielding from Kuldeep, whose lunging left hand turns Smith’s on-drive from a certain bounda…

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India level ODI series against Australia despite Smith defiance

India 340-6; Australia 304; India win by 36 runsSeries heads for decider in Bengaluru on SundayIndia’s rejigged batting order fired on Friday as the hosts beat Australia by 36 runs in the second one-day international at Rajkot to level the three-match …

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India v Australia: second one-day international – live!

Updates from the match in RajkotAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 7.28am GMT How about a really tortured musical segue to kick us off? Ok, ok, well, David Warner’s ton in Mumbai was his 18th in ODIs. He’s only two away from becoming a 20th Centu…

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Australia’s Warner and Finch smash tons to thrash India in first ODI

India 255; Australia 258-0Victory in Mumbai comes with 74 balls to spareAustralia openers David Warner and Aaron Finch both struck superb centuries to complement their bowlers’ inspired display as the touring side handed out a 10-wicket thrashing to In…

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India v Australia: first one-day international – live!

Updates from the series opener in MumbaiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.10am GMT 2nd over: India 11-0 (Rohit 9, Dhawan 1) Nothing moved in the air or off the seam for Starc but Pat Cummins has the ball whispering, if not yet talking. He find…

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India v Australia: first one-day international – live!

Updates from the series opener in MumbaiAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.10am GMT 2nd over: India 11-0 (Rohit 9, Dhawan 1) Nothing moved in the air or off the seam for Starc but Pat Cummins has the ball whispering, if not yet talking. He find…

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The Spin | How umpire sparked riot in India v Australia series of deadly disorder

Fifty years ago this week, Srinivas Venkataraghavan was given out in Mumbai, prompting mayhem that disfigured the first Test and beyondSrinivas Venkataraghavan is one of the great figures of Indian cricket. His Test career lasted nearly 18 years, since…

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The Spin | All hail the Nehru Cup, unloved but way ahead of its time

Designed to help an election campaign in India, the 1989 tournament was a landmark one for English cricketThe Spin has a half-baked theory that any decent weekly cricket email should be able to write an interesting – OK, mildly diverting – article on a…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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Cricket World Cup: fans of all 10 teams review the tournament

Readers from around the world reflect on seven weeks of cricket and one astounding finalEngland’s run to the semi-finals, and indeed final, could not have been more quintessentially English. The team came into the tournament on a great run and hope was…

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New Zealand’s cricket fans also know the pain of seizing defeat from the jaws of victory

Kiwis hope a win for the Black Caps will exorcise the demons of their 1992 defeat by PakistanSimon Day can still remember the feeling of nausea and utter helplessness that can only be brought about by a crushing cricketing defeat. Day, now 34, was then…

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MS Dhoni reveals his greatness even in dismissal and defeat for India | Barney Ronay

Former captain will remain a symbol of cricket’s and India’s transformation, and even his decline has given us moments to rememberAt the end of a difficult week it is worth remembering that there are a great many agreeable things about Mahendra Singh D…

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‘It breaks your heart’: India’s Kohli on shock loss to New Zealand – video

India captain Virat Kohli was left ruing his side’s poor start to their innings as they crashed out of the Cricket World Cup to New Zealand. India slumped to 24 for four inside 10 overs, prompting Kohli to suggest the format could be tweaked for the 20…

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‘Incredible comeback’: Cricket World Cup victory prompts outpouring of joy in New Zealand

Key runout against India described as ‘one of the most iconic sporting moments in New Zealand folklore’In the early hours of Thursday morning, New Zealanders collectively rubbed their tired eyes. On the other side of the world, something miraculous was…

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India’s Virat Kohli unhappy with Cricket World Cup format after semi-final exit

• Captain laments ‘45 minutes of bad cricket’ against New Zealand• Kohli: changes should be made ‘if topping table means anything’Virat Kohli has suggested the International Cricket Council may want to consider changing the format of the World Cup afte…

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New Zealand into Cricket World Cup final despite Jadeja’s heroics for India

• New Zealand 239-8; India 221• India’s top three of Sharma, Kohli and Rahul each out for oneJust before 3pm, deep into the second afternoon, this epic World Cup semi-final finished in a startling 18-run victory for New Zealand. In the end the margin w…

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India v New Zealand: Cricket World Cup 2019 semi-final resumes – live!

Cricket World Cup updates from the rain-delayed matchDon’t blame us for low-scoring World Cup pitches, says ICCAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 10.11am BST Apparently Bhuvi Kumar, who will start the day by bowling the final five del…

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India and New Zealand’s semi-final to resume on Wednesday after rain delay

• New Zealand are 211 for five overnight with 3.5 overs remaining• Both teams will complete 50-over innings, if weather holdsLet us take the positives. How wise of the ICC to schedule a reserve day for the semi-finals. At 2pm, with 3.5 overs of the New…