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Kohli hits 12th Test century %9 NORTH SOUND: India captain Virat Kohli hit his 12th Test century on Thursday on the opening day of the series against West Indies.Kohli reached three figures off 134 balls with 11 boundaries as he steered India into a strong position at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.The India captain had already passed 3,000 Test runs earlier in his innings.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Dhawan curbs aggression as India reach 72-1 at lunch NORTH SOUND: Shikhar Dhawan curbed his natural aggression in compiling an unbeaten 46 as India reached the lunch interval on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at 72 for one at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.Famed for his unrestrained attacking instincts in all forms of the game, the left-handed opening batsman displayed admirable restraint against bowling that lacked any real pace and potency, with the notable ...

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Misbah says 'no disrespect' in press-up routine MANCHESTER: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was adamant his unusual press-up celebrations at Lord's were in no way aimed at England.Misbah marked his maiden Test appearance at 'the home of cricket' with a first-innings century.The 42-year-old, who in the process became the oldest player to score a Test century for 82 years, marked his hundred by performing several press-ups.It was a gesture repeated by the whole Pakistan team in front of the Lord's Pavilion after they wrapped ...

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Pakistan won’t celebrate second victory against England Pakistan’s memorable Lords push-ups was such a unique style to celebrate their triumph because of getting pre-tour boot camp training from Pak Army and it was a tribute and special acknowledgment for the Pakistan Army, but this celebrations unlikely to happen in second test even if they win the match.Fielding coach Steve Rixon said, “It probably won’t be seen again, it was something that was initiated through the captain; he made a little pledge to ...

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Mohsin thinks Pakistan team needs changes for second Test Pakistan’s former chief selector and Test player Mohsin Hassan Khan has said that the Pakistan team needs few changes in the second Test against England starting at Old Trafford on Friday.“After Lord’s victory, the pressure will be on Pakistan team, so I hope the selectors will not stick to old theory of entering the Test match with same winning combination, which is normally done in the past, but things have quite changed now, he was ...

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Ben Stokes looking forward for Saqlain’s tips to counter Yasir Shah England all-rounder Ben Stokes said on Thursday that he was looking forward to working with great Pakistani off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, who has been called by England as a coaching consultant for the second test at Old Trafford.Saqlain – famous for introducing the ‘doosra’ – took four for 74 when Pakistan beat England by 108 runs in the second Test at Old Trafford in 2001.England have been without a specialist spin coach since former Pakistan leg-spinner ...

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Confident England ready to challenge boys in Green Despite losing first test match against Pakistan, Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow is looking very confidant for the next match. He said, “England won’t panic even if they lose to Pakistan in the second Test, starting on Friday at Old Trafford”, he told BBC Radio 5 Live.Currently, Pakistan is dominating England by 1-0 in the four-match series after the hosts suffered a 75-run defeat against Misbah and his team. Bairstow said, “I wouldn’t say panic, no there ...