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India's Ashwin second fastest to 200 Test wickets KANPUR: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the second fastest bowler to claim 200 Test wickets, achieving the milestone in his 37th match.Ashwin is just behind Australia's Clarrie Grimmett who took 36 Tests to achieve the feat, and ahead of greats Waqar Younis of Pakistan and Australia's Dennis Lillee who both took 38 Tests.Ashwin reached 200 by dimissing New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in Kanpur, where India are playing their 500th Test.Ashwin earlier dented New Zealand's chances by sending openers Tom Latham and Martin Gutpill back to the pavilion, as the visitors chase a mammoth 434 for victory on four day.The 30-year-old from Chennai, who made his debut against the West Indies in 2011, is currently ranked third in the International Cricket Council (ICC) ratings for Test bowlers.Ashwin, who has become India's frontline bowler, also becomes the fastest off-spinner in history to reach 200 wickets.Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan managed ...

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Cricket: New Zealand 93/4, need another 341 runs to win KANPUR: India need another six wickets to win the first Test as New Zealand, chasing 434 runs for victory, were precariously placed at 93 for four at stumps on Sunday.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets in Kanpur to dent the visitors' chances on the fourth day, as India seek to go one up in the three-match series. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2016 ...

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Cricket: India's Ashwin tightens grip on New Zealand KANPUR: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed three wickets to leave New Zealand reeling at 93 for four at stumps with India tightening its grip on the first Test match in Kanpur Sunday.New Zealand were still 341 runs behind their mammoth target of 434, with Luke Ronchi (38) and Mitchell Santner (8) battling on in India's 500th Test.The batting duo put on 37 runs for the fifth wicket to steady New Zealand's innings after the visitors were ...

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Cricket: India v New Zealand 1st Test scoreboard KANPUR: Scoreboard at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur on Sunday:India 1st innings 318 (Murali Vijay 65, Cheteshwar Pujara 62; Trent Boult 3-67, Mitchell Santner 3-94)New Zealand 1st innings 262 (K. Williamson 75, T. Latham 58; R. Jadeja 5-73, R. Ashwin 4-93)-AFPIndia 2nd innings (overnight 159/1)L. Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38M. Vijay lbw b Santner 76C. Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78V. Kohli c ...

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Cricket: Bangladesh v Afghanistan first ODI scoreboard DHAKA: Scoreboard after Bangladesh's innings in their first one-day international with Afghanistan in Dhaka on Sunday:BangladeshTamim Iqbal c Naveen-ul-Haq b Ashraf 80Soumya Sarkar c Shabir b Dawlat 0Imrul Kayes b Nabi 37Mahmudullah c Ashraf b Nabi 62Shakib Al Hasan c Najibullah b Dawlat 48Mushfiqur Rahim b Rashid Khan 6Sabbir Rahman lbw b Rashid Khan 2Mashrafe Mortaza c Rashid b Naveen-ul-Haq 4Taijul Islam c Rahmat b Dawlat 11Taskin Ahmed b Dawlat 2Rubel Hossain not out 1Extras ...

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Tamim, Mahmudullah guide Bangladesh to 265 DHAKA: Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad struck half-centuries to steer Bangladesh to a respectable total of 265 in the first of their three one-day internationals against Afghanistan in Dhaka on Sunday.The home side, playing their first ODI in 11 months, suffered a blow in the first over when Dawlat Zadran dismissed Soumya Sarkar for a duck, but the top order soon regained the initiative.Tamim struck nine fours in his 80 off 98 balls and in ...

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Bangladesh opt to bat against Afghanistan DHAKA: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and elected to bat in the first one-day international against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.Bangladesh left out Mosaddek Hossain, Nasir Hossain and Shafiul Islam from the 14-man squad while Afghanistan handed an ODI debut to Naveen-ul-Haq.The second and third match will be held at the same venue respectively on September 28 and October 1.Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, ...