India Create History, Complete 1st 3-Test Series Whitewash Away From Home

Ravinchandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami helped India seal an innings victory over Sri Lanka in the third Test at Pallekele to complete a series whitewash over their neighbours on Day Three of the third and final Test on Monday. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in their second innings after managing only a paltry 135 in their first to hand India an innings and 171-run win.

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Brad Haddin replaces Greg Blewett as Australia’s fielding coach

Former test wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has replaced Greg Blewett as Australia’s fielding coach until the end of 2019, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.Haddin, who played 66 tests despite Adam Gilchrist blocking his path into the side until he was 30, has cut his coaching teeth with the Australia A side and Islamabad in the Pakistan Premier League since retiring in 2015.

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India vs Sri Lanka: 2nd Test, Day 2, Colombo: Ashwin nears fifty, IND 442/5 at lunch

Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed early on the second-morning courtesy Dimuth Karunaratne. Ajinkya Rahane continued to pile on the runs before being dismissed by debutant Malinda Pushpakumara. Earlier, India became the only side to make scores above 300 on the first Day of consecutive Tests in Sri Lanka as they ended the Day 1 of the 2nd Test at 344/3. Day 2, IND 442/5 at lunch.

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India opt to bat first in Colombo Test

India won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Test of the ongoing three-match series against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Thursday. For India, opener KL Rahul returns into the Playing XI while Abhinav Mukund misses out. Rahul had missed the opening Test as he was laid low by a viral fever.

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Kohli’s men have achieved a lot more than earlier teams with big names: Shastri

India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri believes that the current lot captained by Virat Kohli has achieved way more than some of the teams of yesteryears which had illustrious names in their ranks. “This Indian team has been with each other for two years and they are much more experienced now. They have already done things that a lot of big names couldn’t do in their careers.

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A biopic on Mithali Raj? Brands eye Women In Blue after a strong outing at WWC

On July 23, the Indian women’s cricket team lost a cliffhanger when they faced England in the finals of the WWC, but the Women in Blue went on to win crores of hearts by playing like champions throughout the tournament. The Indian skipper, Mithali Raj, in fact, stated that, women’s cricket in India will “have a brand of its own” and doesn’t “require anything else to promote it anymore”.

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