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IPL 10 Auction: Mohd Siraz Journey: Mohammed Siraz’s rags to riches story will leave you teary-eyed

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IPL 10 Auction: Mohd Siraz Journey: Mohammed Siraz’s rags to riches story will leave you teary-eyed

Posted on 21 February 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 saw plenty of action as English cricketers hogged limelight with Ben Stokes and T20 specialist Tymal Mills emerging as the two most expensive players after being bought for Rs 14.5 crore and Rs 12 crore respectively. While Rising Pune Supergiants looked determined to sign Stokes at all costs, Royal Challengers Banglaore dug deep into their pockets for Mills, who was quite impressive with his variation during the recently concluded three-match T20I series against India. Other players who made news were Trent Boult, Pat Cummins and Chris Woakes, these were among the top 5 costliest players at the auction today. Among the unsold players, Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Imran Tahir were three names, who did not find a single buyer. All three players were recalled after they went unsold in the morning session but the team owners showed no interest whatsoever in signing them. With England hosting South Africa in a one-day series in May, Stokes is set to miss the final phase of the April 5 to May 21 tournament, yet the bidding surged from his base price of 20 million rupees. England`s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan went to Kings XI Punjab for a relatively modest R 2 crore, which was his base price. The left-hander was expected to fetch more price, thanks to his stupendous knocks in the limited-overs series against India. Delhi Daredevils bought Australian paceman Pat Cummins for 45 million rupees, while compatriot Mitchell Johnson, who quit international cricket in 2015, returned to his former team Mumbai Indians for 20 million rupees. Mohammad Nabi became the first Afghanistan player to be bought in the IPL with Sunrisers Hyderabad offering a three million rupee bid for the all-rounder.

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India vs Australia 2017: BCCI announces unchanged squad for first two Tests against Steve Smith & Co

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India vs Australia 2017: BCCI announces unchanged squad for first two Tests against Steve Smith & Co

Posted on 14 February 2017 by GGS News

India vs Australia 2017: BCCI announces unchanged squad for first two Tests against Steve Smith & Co.

New Delh : The BCCI has announced the squad that will face the Steve Smith led Australian team in the upcoming cricket series in India. The team will be led by Captain Virat Kohli. Considering that this is a crucial Test series that Kohli and company would be looking to win to ensure their domestic superiority, the cricket board has not chosen to blood any newcomer. Abhinav Mukund who was selected as the third opener for the one-off Test against Bangladesh has kept his place in the side while Rohit Sharma has been left once again despite the middle-order batsman expressing his desire to make a comeback against the Kangaroos. Fast bowler Mohammad Shami and Amit Mishra will also miss the first two Tests of the series since they have failed to recover from injuries. The 21-year-old left arm wrist spinner from Uttar Pradesh, Kuldeep Yadav who replaced Mishra in the squad also found himself in the team.
The Australian team led by Steven Smith reached India on Monday for the four match Test series. This will be their first series in India since being whitewashed 4-0 in 2012-13. Aussies face a huge challenge of improving their Test record in Asian conditions and in a desperate attempt have picked a four-man spin attack including Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Swepson and Ashton Agar with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell being the 5th spinning option.
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The first Test match will be played in Pune on 23th February followed by three matches in Pune, Bengaluru, Ranchi and Dharamshala. The latter venue will be Australia’s best chance to win a match as the conditions will favour fast bowlers.
Squads:
India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Abhinav Mukund & Hardik Pandya
Australia: Steve Smith (Capt), David Warner, Matthew Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade (WK), Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Usman Khawaja, Jackson Bird, Mitchell Swepson, Glenn Maxwell.
India-Australia Test series is played for Border-Gavaskar Trophy named after former Australia captain Allen Border and Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar.FE

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WATCH: When Ishant Sharma asked a ‘staring’ Sabbir Rahman to focus on his batting during one-off Test

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WATCH: When Ishant Sharma asked a ‘staring’ Sabbir Rahman to focus on his batting during one-off Test

Posted on 14 February 2017 by GGS News

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India might have completely dominated Bangladesh in the one-off Test but the visitors have not shied away from showing some spark on the field every now and then.
Bangladesh, admittedly, are a much-improved Test team now and it has shown in their batting efforts. Meanwhile, the Tigers have always been game for a bit of on-field banter against their big brother. The India-Bangladesh animosity is well documented from Virender Sehwag questioning Bangladesh’s ability to take 20 wickets, Rubel Hossain sledging Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni running into Mustfizur Rahman.
On Monday, as Bangladesh struggled valiantly to save the Test in Hyderabad, another chapter was added to this rivalry.
Ishant Sharma, bowling an inspired spell on a hot and humid day, produced a few rippers on a flat pitch. The lanky pacer is in the habit of staring batsmen down often but Sabbir Rahman decided to stare right back and indulge India’s most seasoned bowler.
Ishant, like a senior statesmen, gestured Sabbir to just focus on his batti.IT

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Pakistani girl asked Irfan Pathan why he plays for India being a Muslim? Read his brilliant reply

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Pakistani girl asked Irfan Pathan why he plays for India being a Muslim? Read his brilliant reply

Posted on 13 February 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : India pacer Irfan Pathan narrated an incident when he was asked by a Pakistani girl that why was he playing for India, despite being a Muslim.
The Baroda all-rounder’s response would, perhaps, fill every Indian’s heart with pride.”It is a matter of pride for me to play for India,” Pathan revealed about replybing to the question posed by the Pakistani fan.Pathan was further quoted by The Indian Express as saying, “That incident still motivates me to do better. Although there are many moments during my career that do give me reasons to feel proud of my effort.” As per the 32-year-old left-arm pacer, the favourite memory of his life will be the moment when he recieved the India cap from Sourav Ganguly for his debut during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia in 2003. Pathan played 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is for India. The all-rounder has scored over 1,800 runs and picked up 301 wickets. He is the only Indian bowler to have claimed a first over hat-trick in Tests, which he got against Pakistan in 2006.OneIndia

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India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test: Virat Kohli & Co extend unbeaten streak to 19 with comprehensive 208-run win

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India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test: Virat Kohli & Co extend unbeaten streak to 19 with comprehensive 208-run win

Posted on 13 February 2017 by GGS News

India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test: Virat Kohli & Co extend unbeaten streak to 19 with comprehensive 208-run win.

India vs Bangladesh,Virat Kohli,R Ashwin,Ravindra Jadeja,Mahmudullahone-off Test,indian cricket team,cricket newsHyderabad: Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up four wickets apiece to lead India to a comprehensive 208-run win over Bangladesh on the fifth day of their one-off Test at Hyderabad on Monday.
Bangladesh, chasing an improbable victory target of 459 in their second innings, were dismissed for 250 late in an extended second session as India stretched their unbeaten run to 19 Test matches. Bangladesh, ranked ninth among 10 test-playing nations, did well to bat for more than 100 overs in both innings given the struggles teams like South Africa, New Zealand and England faced recently while touring India.It’s quite tough out there because their bowlers have a lot of variety, not only the spin department but the quicks also,” visiting captain Mushfiqur Rahim told reporters.
“It was a learning curve for us to play against the number one team. Hopefully we learn from this and come up with better performance.”
Playing their maiden Test in India, Bangladesh, who resumed on 103/3, suffered an early blow when Shakib Al Hasan departed in the third over of the day after adding just a single to his overnight score of 21.
Left-armer Jadeja made the breakthrough when he landed the ball in the rough created by the bowlers’ footmarks and it spun and jumped to hit Shakib’s glove, leaving Cheteshwar Pujara to complete a simple catch at short leg.
First-innings centurion Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah then launched a mini-revival with a 56-run fifth-wicket partnership that frustrated the world’s number one ranked Test side.
ASHWIN STRIKES
India skipper Virat Kohli raised a few eyebrows by keeping spin spearhead Ashwin out of the attack until the 18th over of the day but when the world’s top-ranked bowler was finally deployed, he needed just four deliveries to break the stand.
Mushfiqur made the mistake of looking to attack the off-spinner early in his spell but the Bangladesh skipper only succeeded in mistiming a shot towards mid-off, where Jadeja held on to a routine catch to dismiss the batsman for 23.
Mahmudullah showed more patience during his knock of 64, his 13th Test half-century, and kept Bangladesh’s hopes of a draw alive by sharing a 51-run stand with Sabbir Rahman for the sixth wicket.
Those hopes were dashed after lunch though, when both batsmen were snapped up by Ishant Sharma during an inspired spell of fast bowling, Sabbir falling leg before for 22 and Mahmudullah caught at fine leg attempting a pull shot.
Mehedi Hasan, who scored his maiden Test fifty in the first innings, and Kamrul Islam Rabbi defied India for a further 14 overs before the former became Jadeja’s third wicket of the innings as India closed in for the kill.
Jadeja then dismissed Taijul Islam to put India on the brink of their fifth consecutive Test triumph and the victory was confirmed when Taskin Ahmed fell leg before to Ashwin after Kohli plumped for a review in a confusing passage of play.
“The bowlers found ways to get batsmen out, that’s been the quality of our team in the past couple of years,” Kohli said after being adjudged player of the match for his first innings double hundred.
“Ishant’s spell in the second innings was outstanding, coming and bowling with a soft ball, getting a bit of reverse (swing) and bowling with pace was really good to see.
“If we have two world class spinners in your side, you can tell the fast bowlers to come in and attack. The partnership between spinners and fast bowlers has been wonderful to see.” IT

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India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli & Co close to 19th consecutive win

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India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, Day 4: Virat Kohli & Co close to 19th consecutive win

Posted on 12 February 2017 by GGS News

Hyderabad : Ravichandran Ashwin’s two wickets and Ravindra Jadeja combined to wreck Bangladesh in the final session on day 4. For the visitors, Shakib Al Hasan held firm and he, along with skipper Musfiqur Rahim will be the key on the final day of the one-off Test in Hyderabad. At stumps, India need seven wickets for victory while Bangladesh require a further 356 more runs for victory. Relive all highlights of India vs Bangladesh, one-off Test, day 4 here.

 

16:56 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. Meanwhile, the grand football derby of Indian football, the clash between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal has begun. You can catch live action here. Bye Bye

16:52 hrs IST: Ashwin, who picked up 250 wickets, says, “Good to have the [250] record. It was a delight to bowl in the second innings. I was a little rusty in the first innings but got into a better rhythm in the second innings. Today was one of those days when I started enjoying my spell right from the start.”

16:46 hrs IST: That is stumps on day 4 and India are inching towards yet another victory. They are seven wickets away from victory while Bangladesh need 356 more runs for an unlikely, but not impossible win. The key, though, will be whether they can bat 90 overs on a pitch which is starting to deteriorate.
16:37 hrs: Shakib and Mahmudullah are hanging in there. With just three overs to go, they will be hoping they do not lose too many wickets.

16:29 hrs IST: Shakib is going to take the attack to Jadeja. He slog sweeps a boundary and follows it up with another boundary next ball.

16:26 hrs IST: Jadeja is getting some turn and bounce. On day 5, handling him will be a massive Test for the Bangldesh batsmen. Shakib and Mushfiqur the key.

16:20 hrs IST: Appeal for a bat-pad catch and it is given! Shakib immediately reviews. Bat is nowhere near the ball. As far as LBW is concerned, missing leg stump by a mile. Poor umpiring from umpire Wilson.
16:11 hrs IST: Mominul Haque c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 27, Bangladesh 75/3.

Off-break from Ashwin bowled over the wicket, it is on middle and leg and spins away sharply, Mominul pokes at it and the edge is taken.

16:03 hrs IST: WICKET! Soumya Sarkar c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 42, Bangladesh 71/2.

Jadeja gets this delivery to skid on, Sarkar pokes at it and the edge is taken one-handed by Rahane at slip.

15:55 hrs IST: The partnership between Sarkar and Mominul has crossed 50. Both are looking increasingly assured. Sarkar nears 50 by striking two boundaries off Ravindra Jadeja.

15:50 hrs IST: Umesh is employing the short-pitched barrage on Mominul but the Bangladesh batsman is unfazed. Maybe, it could be time for Jadeja to come into the attack.

15:41 hrs IST: Appeal for a catch but not given! Sarkar aims for the drive but gets beaten, India go up for a catch but umpire Wilson says not out. India review and replays show a big gap between ball and bat. Poor review.
15:36 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav, who caused havoc in the first innings with reverse swing, is back as he tries to dislodge this stubborn stand.

15:32 hrs IST: Bangladesh are 52/1 in 16 overs – still need 407 runs

15:26 hrs IST: FOURS! Ishant Sharma gets spanked by Soumya Sarkar – the first is an elegant cover drive and in the second one he gets an edge as the ball flies to the boundary

15:16 hrs IST: Big news! India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the final of T20 World Cup for blind to successfully defend title.

15:11 hrs IST: Ishant replaces Bhuvneshwar. But no sign of introducing Umesh yet in the fourth innings. Ishant gives away just four runs

14:58 hrs IST: Soumya Sarkar strikes two boundaries off Bhuvneshwar but the bowler responds by bowling a bouncer. The batsman gets hit on the helmet but he is alright.
14:52 hrs IST: WICKET! Tamim Iqbal c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 3, Bangladesh 11/1 vs India.

Ashwin gets this delivery to straighten outside off and Tamim pokes at it, he gets an inside edge onto the pad and Kohli takes it at slip, umpire Marais Erasmus does not give it and India review, replays show big inside edge, Kohli had indicated to the umpire that he caught it and the appeal was for a catch.

14:44 hrs IST: Steady start for Bangladesh so far. Not many demons on this pitch still.But, with Ashwin bowling with the new ball, anything can happen.

14:38 hrs IST: Edged but safe! This delivery spins away just outside off and Sarkar plays that softly, the edge flies past slip and to the third man boundary.

14:36 hrs IST: Ravichandran Ashwin will open the bowling. With two left-handers on strike, makes sense on a wearing pitch. Immediately, he gets some turn and bounce. Catch live cricket scores here.

14:34 hrs IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has made a steady start as both Soumya Sarkar and Tamim Iqbal negotiate the over safely.

14:20 hrs IST: India have declared their innings. The target for Bangladesh will be 459. They have four sessions to save the Test match.
14:12 hrs IST: That is the Tea break. Will India immediately declare or will they bat on and give Bangladesh a crack just before stumps?

14:10 hrs IST: With a cut to deep backward point, Pujara brings up his 13th fifty and his second in the match. The lead has crossed 450. Catch live cricket score here

14:06 hrs IST: Mehedi Hasan still has not bowled a maiden in this Test match. In the first innings, he had figures of 42-0-165-2.

14:03 hrs IST: Jadeja’s promotion suggests that India might go for quick runs even after the tea break. This is still a good pitch. He launches Shakib for a six and a four to get going.

13:58 hrs IST: WICKET! Ajinkya Rahane b Shakib Al Hasan 28, India 128/4.

Rahane makes room and goes for the slog sweep but he misses and the ball uproots middle stump.
13:57 hrs IST: Only 10 minutes to go for the tea break. Pujara could get to his 50 and India might declare immediately. Catch live cricket score here

13:49 hrs IST: BAM! Rahane is really going after the Bangladesh bowlers. He comes down the track and blasts Mehedi Hasan over long on for a big six.

13:45 hrs IST: Rahane is looking to be aggressive as he slog sweeps Shakib to the wide long on fence. India are eyeing some quick runs and take the lead past 450.

13:41 hrs IST: Shakib bowls it short and Rahane pulls it to the deep mid wicket fence to bring up the 400-run lead for India. Perhaps India will declare after the Tea break.

13:34 hrs IST: Pujara is scoring at a strike-rate of close to 100. Perfect way to silence his critics. Catch live cricket score here
13:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 38, India 90/3.

Kohli skips down the track but Shakib bowls it closer to leg stump, the Indian skipper tries to slog across the line but finds short mid wicket.

13:23 hrs IST: Kohli and Pujara are now settled and are now closing in on a 400-run lead.

13:14 hrs IST: Pujara brings up the fifty-run partnership in style as he pulls Taskin over the ropes at fine leg for a big six.

13:10 hrs IST: The partnership is nearing 50 as Bangladesh once again struggle to dislodge Kohli. Catch live cricket score here

13:01 hrs IST: Pujara capitalises on an overpitched delivery from Taskin as he drills it past the gap at cover for a boundary.12:57 hrs IST: Kohli steers a flatter delivery outside off to the third man fence to take India’s lead past 350.

12:53 hrs IST: Lovely straight drive from Pujara as India’s lead nears 350. The arrival of both these batsmen has changed the momentum. Catch live cricket score here

12:50 hrs IST: Kohli and Pujara are batting with some urgency. Their quick scoring will benefit India immensely.

12:46 hrs IST: Pujara gets another boundary to third man. Taskin is really bowling fast and aggressive.

12:42 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Short ball from Taskin and it is straight on Kohli’s helmet, the Indian skipper is cramped for room as he top-edges the pull over the keeper.

12:40 hrs IST: Pujara and Kohli will now be looking to steady the ship and take India’s lead past 400. Catch live cricket score here
12:34 hrs IST: WICKET! KL Rahul c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 10, India 23/2.

Short and wide delivery, Rahul steers it straight to Rahim and it is a double failure for him.

12:32 hrs IST: Pujara gets going in style by square-cutting Taijul Islam for a boundary.

12:26 hrs IST: WICKET! Murali Vijay c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taskin Ahmed 7 (14), India 12/1.

Short and wide delivery outside off, Vijay goes for the cut but edges it to the keeper.

12:19 hrs IST: Vijay gets going with a boundary. Bangladesh have set defensive fields. Understandable. Catch live cricket score here

12:13 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed to open the bowling. India will be eyeing some quick runs.

12:08 hrs IST: We are all set to start the second session. Meanwhile. Here is a look at R Ashwin’s magnificent feat.
11:33 hrs IST: That will be lunch on day 4. The lead is 300. Maybe, India will bat for the next 30 or 40 overs and then set Bangladesh a target in excess of 450.

11:29 hrs IST: Vijay and Rahul have come out to open. Taijul Islam will start proceedings. Maybe one or two overs before the lunch break. Catch live cricket score here

11:24 hrs IST: India have NOT enforced the follow-on. They will bat. A quick 100-150 runs and insert Bangladesh in before stumps on day 4. That would be the plan.
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11:22 hrs IST: WICKET! Mushfiqur Rahim c Wriddhiman Saha b R Ashwin 127, Bangladesh 388 all out.

Goes for the sweep and gets a glove as Saha takes it, Ashwin gets to 250 wickets in just his 45th Test. Magnificent effort.

11:16 hrs IST: Ashwin gets another chance as he tries for 250. He has had a pretty lean run since the Chennai Test.

11:12 hrs IST: Mushfiqur continues to march on. He square-cuts Ashwin to the deep point boundary and he employs the reverse sweep but gets only a single. Can Ashwin take his 250th wicket? Catch live cricket score here

11:08 hrs IST: Taskin Ahmed c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravindra Jadeja 8, Bangladesh 378/9 vs India, need 109 more to avoid the follow on.

Taskin edges it to first slip and Rahane takes a sharp catch.

11:05 hrs IST: Loud appeal for an LBW but not given. That was a close call but India have no reviews remaining. Ashwin gets some drift and Taskin plays down the wrong line, the ball hits the pad and India appeal, umpire Marais Erasmus is unmoved, replays show the impact was marginally outside the line of off stump.

11:00 hrs IST: Taskin is growing in confidence as well as he launches Ravindra Jadeja down the ground for a boundary. This pair is frustrating the Indian bowlers.
10:52 hrs IST: Mushfiqur will not be bogged down by the spinners. He slaps Ashwin to the wide long off fence and next ball, he dances down the track and launches him over wide long on. Catch live cricket score here

10:48 hrs IST: Mushfiqur’s excellent form continues. In New Zealand, he smashed a 159 and now he has followed it up with a century in India. This is his second against India, the most by a Bangladesh batsman and his highest. Ashwin into the attack.

10:42 hrs IST: Hundred for Mushfiqur Rahim. Well played, Bangladesh skipper! What a knock this has been. Probably, one of the best. Umesh floats it on to the pads and he flicks it to fine leg where the fielder cannot stop it. Fifth Test ton for Mushfiqur.

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Mushfiqur Rahim closed in on his second century against India. Catch live cricket score of India vs Bangladesh here (BCCI)
10:38 hrs IST: Mushfiqur comes closer to his century and he will take strike for the next over. Will Kohli get the spinners in now? Catch live cricket score here

10:31 hrs IST: Drinks on the field. Can Mushfiqur gets to his fifth Test century? Will India polish off the tail and enforce the follow-on.

10:26 hrs IST: Mushfiqur Rahim goes for the pull and misses it, India appeal for a catch but umpire Wilson is unmoved, Kohli angrily gestures for a review, replays show no bat or glove, it hit the forearm guard.

10:21 hrs IST: Lucky for Mushfiqur! Ishant bowls the short ball and the Bangladesh skipper goes for the pull, gets a top edge but it goes over the fine leg fence. He moves into the 90s. Catch live cricket score here
10:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Taijul Islam c Wriddhiman Saha b Umesh Yadav 10, Bangladesh 339/8, need 148 more to avoid follow-on.

This was always on the cards. After pulling the previous ball for a four, Taijul tries to duck and fend a short ball at the same time, he gloves it to Saha who takes the catch.

10:12 hrs IST: Taijul is looking like a deer staring into the headlights as he faces Ishant Sharma’s short balls. He is just clinging on as India search for another wicket.

10:09 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma is peppering Mushfiqur with short balls but the Bangladesh skipper is playing them well as he sways out of the line.

10:07 hrs IST: Taijul is just hanging in there as he continues to play and miss. Bangladesh 333/7, need 154 more to avoid follow-on. Catch live cricket score here.

10:04 hrs IST: Rahim is holding firm as Taijul gets going with a streaky boundary. Can Bangladesh avoid the follow-on?

09:58 hrs IST: Ishant Sharma is into the attack to replace Bhuvneshwar. Strange move as Bhuvi was bowling very well.

09:49 hrs IST: Umesh is struggling to control his line and length. Taijul survives another over.

09:41 hrs IST: Steady over from Umesh. Mushfiqur has to take most of the strike now as the Bangladesh tail is pretty weak.
09:38 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav is into the attack. He was the pick of the bowlers on day 3. With this early strike, India will be aiming to take the remaining wickets quickly and enforce the follow-on. Catch live cricket scores here

09:37 hrs IST: Appeal for an LBW against Taijul Islam but not given. India opt for the review. Waste of a review really. That ball was pitching well outside the line of leg stump.

09:32 hrs IST: WICKET! Mehedi Hasan b Bhuvneshwar Kumar 51, Bangladesh 322/7 vs India.

Peach of a delivery from Bhuvneshwar. Full ball and it bends back in late, there is a small gap between bat and pad as Mehedi tries to defend, the ball sneaks through the gap to flatten leg stump.

09:23 hrs IST: The pitch has not crumbled much and it is still a good wicket to bat on. There are some rough patches on the wicket though.

09:10 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 4 of the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh from Hyderabad. Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan will be aiming to help Bangladesh avoid the follow-on. India’s bowlers will be hoping to take the remaining wickets quickly.

Bangladesh face a steep task if they are to avoid the follow-on in response to India’s mammoth first innings total of 687 for six wickets declared.

On Saturday, Bangladesh fought back against India through half centuries from Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan to reach 322 for six at the close of the third day’s play. The visitors still need another 166 runs to make India bat again.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim will resume at his unbeaten score of 81 while a dogged Mehedi Hasan will start at 51 not out.

Mushfiqur Rahim became the fourth Bangladeshi and 184th batsman overall to complete 3,000 runs in Tests. But records will be far from his mind as the Tigers aim to save a Test where India still have the advantage.HT

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Angola’s President probes football stampede that killed 17

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Angola’s President probes football stampede that killed 17

Posted on 11 February 2017 by GGS News

LUANDA : Angola Saturday announced an investigation into a stadium stampede that killed at least 17 and injured scores in what was described as the southern African country’s worst football tragedy.

The government set up a commission to probe Friday’s crush in the northern town of Uige, the national Angop news agency reported, with children among the victims.

Another body will be set up to help the families of the victims and assist in organizing funerals after tragedy struck the domestic league match between host team Santa Rita de Cassia and Recreativo de Libolo on the opening day of the season.

“Several children have been killed,” police spokesman Orlando Bernardo told AFP.

“There was a blockage at the entrance to the January 4 stadium,” he said. “This obstruction caused multiple fatalities — 17 deaths, and there are 56 injured in the hospital.”

Police said hundreds of fans had tried to enter the already packed stadium to see the match, causing a crush that pushed some people to the ground.

Many of the dead were trampled to death or suffocated.

“While the players were on the field, outside fans were trying to get into the stadium and a gate probably gave way to the pressure of the crowd causing several people to fall who were literally trampled on by the crowd,” the Recreativo de Libolo club said in a statement on its website.

The club called it “a tragedy without precedent in the history of Angolan football”.

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Some witnesses said many fans did not have tickets to the match.

Sergio Traguil, the host side’s coach, told the Diario de Noticias newspaper: “Nobody inside the stadium was aware of what was happening outside.”

Images shown on Angolan television backed up the claim, showing thousands of spectators sitting around the pitch in a stadium with no stands.

Oil-rich Angola is slowly rebuilding its skeletal infrastructure, ravaged by decades of civil war.

The Portuguese news agency Lusa reported that the president of the host team said security forces were to blame for not properly controlling the crowd.

“There was serious police error in letting the people so close to the field,” it quoted Pedro Nzolonzi as saying.

“Many of them did not want to pay and those who had tickets could not get in. Then the confusion began,” he said.

“It is all the fault of the police. It was easy to avoid. They just need to extend the safety cordon.”

Angola, ranked 148 in the FIFA world rankings, is a minor power in African football.

The country has been relatively closed to the outside world under the authoritarian President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who has ruled since 1979.

Football has a tragic history of stampedes and stadium deaths, often blamed on lack of crowd control, dangerous venues and spectator behaviour.

In 2009, poor crowd control in Abidjan caused 19 deaths before a 2010 World Cup qualifier between hosts Ivory Coast and Malawi.

A stampede at the Accra Sports Stadium in Ghana in 2001 resulted in 127 deaths.

At that game, supporters angered by their team’s defeat threw projectiles and broke chairs. Police threw tear gas grenades, triggering a stampede.

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India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 3 – Rahim, Mehedi take visitors to 322/6 at stumps

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India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 3 – Rahim, Mehedi take visitors to 322/6 at stumps

Posted on 11 February 2017 by GGS News

India vs Bangladesh, Hyderabad Test, Day 3 – Rahim, Mehedi take visitors to 322/6 at stumps.

New Delhi : Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan’s rigid partnership helped Bangladesh to attain some glory in the late afternoon as the visitors finished the day with 322/6 in the one-off Test in Hyderabad. Earlier, the Indian bowlers dented Bangladesh’s hopes of giving a tough fightback as they lost 6 wickets till the second session. Shakib Al Hasan played a gem of an innings before he was dismissed on 82. From India, Umesh Yadav was the pick of the bowlers who took 2 wickets while Ishant, Ashwin and Jadeja chipped in with one-wicket apiece. Bangladesh still have a lot of work to do to avoid follow-on and intriguing day will be on the cards on Sunday. Get highlights of India vs Bangladesh Test here.
16:45 IST: That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Adios!!
16:40 IST: Both Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehedi Hasan have frustrated India but credit to both the batsman who have accumulated 87 runs so far. Tomorrow will an intriguing day and will be interesting to see how India fightback.
16:35 IST: Shakib Al Hasan after the match: It wasn’t easy. The way Umesh was bowling, he was moving the ball both ways and it was obviously very difficult. Luckily I survived that. It was a good wicket and once a batsman is set it is very difficult for the bowlers to get wickets. Both Mushfiqur and Miraz played really well after that.
16:32 IST: End of day’s play!!! Bangladesh 322/6 in 104 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim 81*, Mehedi Hasan 51*. They trail India by 365 runs
16:30 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim smashes it for a boundary. What a comeback after injury
16:29 IST: Short delivery by Ishant and it has hit Rahim on the bottom hand. He immediately takes his gloves off!!
16:28 IST: FOUR! Nice little tap on the off-side. Just a fraction of width by Ishant Sharma and Mushfiqur hits it for a boundary
16:23 IST: FIFTY! That’s his maiden half-century. He becomes the youngest player to smash a fifty for Bangladesh vs India in Tests.
16:17 IST: Mehedi Hasan had played four matches before this Test and his highest score was only 10
16:16 IST: FOUR! Glorious shot by Mehedi Hasan again and he is on 46 now
15:59 IST: FOUR! Mehedi Hasan nicely cleared his front leg and hit that through mid-off
15:56 IST: FOUR! Mehedi Hasan slightly opens the face of the bat and the ball beats the fielder
15:55 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur plays the sweep shot to good effect and brings up the 50-run partnership too with Mehedi Hasan
15:50 IST: Bangladesh still trail by 403 runs. They must be targetting 203 more runs first to avoid follow-on
15:48 IST: Ohh beautiful delivery by R Ashwin. Typical off-spinner’s delivery
15:45 IST: Mushfiqur playing gem of an innings here. Bangladesh need him to bat for as long as possible
15:26 IST: Nice gutsy performance by young Mehedi Hasan too. His defence looks solid, good technique and temperament. Has not played any rash shot too
15:25 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been impressive. Swinging the ball at will, not been rewarded though
15:24 IST: FOUR! Nicely clipped through the mid-wicket by Rahim. He gets a boundary
15:21 IST: Bangladesh are 263/6 in 86 overs. They trail India by 424 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim 51*, Mehedi Hasan 22*
15:05 IST: Pace from both the ends now as the new ball was taken in the last over
15:04 IST: FOUR! Mehedi Hasan slashes it hard and gets the outside half of the blade to get it over the cordon for a four14:54 IST: FIFTY!! Rahim gets to his 16th Test half-century with a single. It has been a mature knock by him.
14:43 IST: Mehedi Hasan has so far given good support to his captain and Bangladesh will hope he hangs in there for sometime.
14:40 IST: Mushfiqur is just two runs away from his 16th Test half-century. He holds the key for Bangladesh.14:13 IST: TEA!! 121 runs in the session for Bangladesh. They are 246/6, trail India by 441 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim 47*, Mehedi Hasan 9*
14:12 IST: FOUR! Full toss by Yadav and Mehedi Hasan glides it to the boundary
13:59 IST: OUT!! Jadeja gets the reward for bowling a straight line. Sabbir Rehman is out on 16
13:54 IST: A leg-bye to Rahim. Mushfiqur reaches to 46, Bangladesh have scored 109 runs in the session!!
13:52 IST: Jadeja deceives Rehman and chance for a stumping!! Third says he is in!!
13:46 IST: FOUR! Good shot by Sabbir Rehman, uses the depth of the crease and hits it for a boundary
13:41 IST: Bangladesh 227/5 in 67 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim 46*, Sabbir Rehman 9*. They still trail India by 458 runs
13:38 IST: FOUR! That is not from the middle of the bat but still goes for a boundary. Slog by the new batsman Sabbir Rehman13:28 IST: OUT!! Anddd Shakib Al Hasan goes. A terrible end to a fine innings by him. He goes on 82 off 103, Ashwin gets his first wicket. It’s 206/5
13:20 IST: FOUR! Mushfiqur Rahim sweeps it for a boundary
13:15 IST: Jadeja appeals for a catch. The on-field umpire raised his finger but opts to go for the TV review after a discussion. Overturned
13:06 IST: Bangladesh have scored 71 runs in this session in 13 overs
13:04 IST: Virat Kohli is not happy with Saha. His throw to the other end was very slow
13:03 IST: Mix up! Mushfiqur was going for the third run but rightly sent back by Shakib. The captain didn’t even see Shakib saying nooo
13:01 IST: FOUR! Wide delivery by Yadav and Shakib is dealing in boundaries now.
13:00 IST: FOUR! Glorious shot by Shakib. No lateral movement and he creams it through covers for a boundary off Umesh Yadav
12:56 IST: FOUR! Good use of the feet and Shakib dances down the track to smash the ball for a four
12:54 IST: 64 runs added by these two Bangladesh players
12:52 IST: FOUR! Well timed by Mushfiqur Rahim and hits a fine cover-drive. These two batsmen look set now
12:42 IST: Direct hit again but Mushfiqur is well in. Bangladesh are taking the chances here
12:39 IST: Third umpire gives it a not-out. It was very close though
12:37 IST: Appeal for a run-out. I think Mushfiqur is in!!
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2:35 IST: Bangladesh are 158/4 in 49 overs, trail India by 529 runs. Shakib Al Hasan 51*, Mushfiqur Rahim 17*
12:30 IST: FOUR! Shakib completes his fifty in fine fashion. 21st half-century for him
12:27 IST: FOUR! Deliberately played towards the backward point and gets the same result
12:26 IST: FOUR! Glorious shot by Shakib towards the deep extra cover off Bhuvneshwar Kumar
12:21 IST: FOUR! Carrom ball by R Ashwin but Mushfiqur sweeps it well. Wrong line by the off spinner
12:20 IST: FOUR! Thick outside edge and Shakib gets the boundary again through the third-man area
12:17 IST: FOUR! Off-side is completely packed but Shakib still manages to find the gap
12:15 IST: R Ashwin will resume for India. He has a slip and a silly-point in place
12:10 IST: We are back after the lunch session1:30 IST: It’s LUNCH!!! Bangladesh are 125/4 after 42 overs. Shakib Al Hasan 29*, Mushfiqur Rahim 6*. Trail India by 562 runs, 84 runs in the session.
11:25 IST: FOUR! Cheeky shot by the Bangladesh captain off Ishant Sharma. Gets a boundary towards third man area
11:19 IST: No bat but height is the factor, Third umpire stays with not-out decision. India lose both their reviews.
11:15 IST: REVIEW! Appeal for an LBW but umpire Marais Erasmus gives it not-out
11:05 IST: Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim comes into the middle now. He will have to act as a saviour
11:03 IST: FOUR! Shakib continues to be aggressive and smashed it for a boundary10:59 IST: OUT!! Third umpire stays with the decision and Mahmudullah goes for 28
10:58 IST: REVIEW !! Ishant Sharma comes into the attack and gets the LBW decision. Mahmudullah opts for a review
10:52 IST: FOUR! Bangladesh batsmen are looking to hit the boundaries now. Mahmudullah sweeps it fine and gets four runs for it10:40 IST: Bangladesh are 94/3, trail India by 593 runs. Shakib 19*, Mahmudullah 18*
10:38 IST: FOUR!! Chance for Jadeja to catch that on his own bowling !! Shakib hit that very hard and gets a boundary
10:32 IST: FOUR! Ball is reversing and Mahmudullah gets a boundary with an outside edge
10:31 IST: FOUR! Counter-attack by Shakib and hits it for a boundary
10:30 IST: Just wow!! Excellent display of swing by Umesh Yadav. Making life difficult for Shakib
10:23 IST: FOUR! No half measures for Shakib. Drives it for a boundary off Umesh Yadav
10:18 IST: FOUR! Full toss and sliced away for a boundary by the new batsman Shakib Al Hasan
10:14 IST: OUT!! Big appeal for an LBW by Umesh Yadav and the umpire raises his finger. Mominul Haque gone for 12
10:11 IST: Jadeja appeals for a caught behind. They discuss for a review and decides not to take it. Saha was not sure!!
10:10 IST: Bangladesh are 63/2 after 23 overs. Mahmudullah 11*, Mominul Haque 11*. They have scored 23 runs in 9 overs of the session so far.
10:09 IST: FOUR! Outside edge and goes for a boundary. But, Umesh Yadav should not mind that
10:08 IST: Umesh Yadav comes to bowl from the other end.
10:03 IST: Change in the attack. Ravindra Jadeja replaces Umesh Yadav
10:02 IST: REVIEW! Appeal for an LBW, umpire says not-out but Virat Kohli opts for the review. Third umpire stands by the original decision
10:00 IST: Mahmudullah defended towards short cover and Umesh again with the throw, but this time Mominul is well in. They get two runs09:54 IST: FOUR! First runs for Mahmuddullah off Umesh Yadav. Ishant Sharma slides and tries to field it at mid-on but the timing was excellent
09:50 IST: Bangladesh are 48/2 after 19 overs. Mominul Haque 7*, Mahmudullah 0*
09:48 IST: FOUR! Mominul pulls it but very close to the mid-wicket fielder. Excellent attempt by Pujara09:40 IST: OUT!! What a big mix-up. It’s Tamim Iqbal who has to sacrifice his wicket. Big blow for Bangladesh and India get their first wicket of the day
09:37 IST: Bangladesh’s priority will be to get 488 first to avoid follow-on
09:36 IST: Maiden over by Bhuvi. Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end
09:35 IST: A tinge of green is there on the pitch but that looks very deceptive.
09:32 IST: Two slips and a gully for Bhuvi
09:31 IST: ‘The pitch is still very flat. The cracks are getting wider. But it’s bound together well and so shouldn’t crumble,’ Sunil Gavaskar says at the pitch report
09:30 IST: This pitch still looks good. Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque are at the ground and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to start the proceedings for India09:11 IST: It’s India who are ruling the roost in the off-Test against Bangladesh. They have posted a humongous total of 687/6 decl. Bangladesh still trail by 646 runs and they will have to really bat well to match the hosts up.
09:10 IST: Good morning!!! Welcome to the live blog
Bangladesh negotiated the new ball well till the time Umesh Yadav got the better of Soumya Sarkar, who looked good just before getting an inside edge to the keeper. Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque held fort as Bangladesh reached 41 for 1 at the end of second day’s play.
On Day 3, India will look to pick up early wickets with the new ball and bring the spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja, into play. Bangladesh, on the other hand, will try to defy India’s bowling attack on surface that has favoured the batsmen so far. The visitors’ first target would be to avoid the follow-on and thereafter reach as close to the Indian total as possible. An intriguing day’s play is on the cards.NDTV

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Sania Mirza summoned by Service Tax Department for tax evasion

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Sania Mirza summoned by Service Tax Department for tax evasion

Posted on 09 February 2017 by GGS News

Hyderabad : Tennis player Sania Mira has been issued notice by the Service Tax department in connection with alleged non-payment or evasion of Service Tax.

Principal commissioner of service tax office issued the summons to the tennis star on February 6 and appear before it in person or by an authorized agent on February 16.

The notice says “Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and Rules made there under is being inquired.

“I have reasons to believe you are in possession of facts or/and documents and things which are relevant to the inquiry.”

“You are hereby summoned under Central Excise Act, 1944 made applicable to service Tax matters under Finance Act, 1994 to appear before the Office in person or by an authorized agent on February 16 to give evidence truthfully on such matters concerning the enquiry as you may be asked to produce the documents and things,” said the summons, which does not specify the case in which she has been asked to appear.

If you fail to comply with this summons and intentionally avoid to attend or to give evidence and to produce the documents and things, without a lawful excuse, you will be liable to be punished under the relevant provisions of IPC, it said.HT

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Delhi batsman Mohit Ahlawat scores 300 in a T20 match to put IPL franchisees on alert

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Delhi batsman Mohit Ahlawat scores 300 in a T20 match to put IPL franchisees on alert

Posted on 07 February 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : Mohit Ahlawat has created history by becoming the first batsman to score a triple century in a T20 match at level.

21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman Mohit Ahlawat achieved this never seen before feat in a local T20 tournament at Delhi’s Lalita Park, playing for Maavi XI against Friend’s XI.

Mohit’s unbeaten 300 run innings came off just 72 balls and was laced with a staggering 39 sixes and 14 boundaries. He was batting on 250 at the end of 18 overs and went to score his last 50 runs in the remaining 2 overs of the match including 34 off the last one. He hit 5 consecutive sixes off the last 5 balls of the innings.

Mohit’s effort led his side to 416 at the end of 20 overs.

The highest score of T20 cricket (not including club cricket) belongs to Chris Gayle. Gayle had slammed 175 runs in an IPL match for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. Mohit’s herculean effort surpasses with ease.

Apart from Mohit, Gaurav went on score 86 runs for Maavi XI.Wah Cricket

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