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Heroic Kohli happy to hand back India captaincy to Dhoni ADELAIDE: Virat Kohli may have scored one of Test cricket's greatest final innings centuries and led India within sight of beating Australia, but he's more than happy to hand the captaincy back to MS Dhoni for the next Test.Kohli led a bold run chase on Saturday's gripping final day of the opening Adelaide Test, but the tourists ultimately went down by 48 runs to the home side chasing a formidable 364 for victory.Kohli's highest Test score, a majestic 141, raised hopes of a come-from-behind Indian win, becoming just the fourth Indian to score centuries in each innings of a Test."If we were able to pull this off, today would have been one of the most special moments in my life," Kohli told reporters after the loss."But I'm really proud of the way the boys played."At no stage did the tourists consider batting for a draw, despite being set a daunting ...

Misbah in doubt for third New Zealand ODI SHARJAHL Pakistan coach Waqar Younis Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring.Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah.New Zealand won the match by four wickets to level the five-match series at 1-1. Pakistan won the first match by three wickets in Dubai on Monday.Waqar said Misbah remains ...
Australia v India 1st Test scoreboard ADELAIDE: Scoreboard at the close on the final day of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval on Saturday:Australia 1st innings 517 for 7 declared (S. Smith 162 not out, D. Warner 145, M. Clarke 128; M. Shami 2-120)India 1st innings 444 (V. Kohli 115, C. Pujara 73; N. Lyon 5-134)Australia 2nd innings (overnight 290 for 5) C. Rogers c R. Sharma b K. Sharma 21D. Warner b K. Sharma 102S. Watson ...
Groin strain forces paceman Mills to return home DUBAI: Pace bowler Kyle Mills will take no further part in New Zealand's one-day series against Pakistan after injuring his groin in training, the team said Saturday."Mills will return home from the tour of the United Arab Emirates, after suffering a right groin strain during practice on Thursday," New Zealand Cricket said in a statement.The 34-year-old sustained the injury while bowling in the nets ahead of the second one-day international against Pakistan at Sharjah. A ...
Lyon bowls Australia to victory over Kohli-led India ADELAIDE: Nathan Lyon bowled Australia to a gripping 48-run victory with Indian skipper Virat Kohli almost conjuring a come-from-behind win with a magnificent century in the first Adelaide Test on Saturday.The off-spinner claimed seven wickets from India's second innings as he spun the home side to a thrilling triumph after Australia set the tourists 364 runs for victory on a rollercoaster final day.No team has scored more than 315 runs and won in Adelaide since ...
Australia beat India by 48 runs in first test thriller ADELAIDE: Australia beat India by 48 runs in a thrilling end to the first cricket test at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.Set 364 to win after Australia declared on their overnight score of 290-5, India seemed to be on their way to an unlikely victory after an inspired century by their new captain Virat Kohli and 99 from opener Murali Vijay.But Australian offspinner Nathan Lyon turned the match the home team's way, capturing seven wickets to ...
Bryant falls short of passing Jordan in Laker win SAN ANTONIO: Sometime between Ed Davis' phantom basket and his short jumper that rattled around the rim and out, Kobe Bryant realized this wasn't going to be his milestone night.The Los Angeles Lakers star came into Friday's NBA game needing 31 points to pass Hall of Famer Michael Jordan for third place on the NBA's all-time scoring list as he seeks to finally escape Jordan's shadow.But Bryant could only manage 22 points on seven-of-22 shooting ...


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