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Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semifinals

Kerala creates history by entering Ranji semifinals

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Thampi, who was named man of the match and Warrier finished with eight wickets each. Under a bright sun, which had just begun to warm up a cold Thursday morning at the Wayanad Cricket Stadium, Kerala’s young cricketers claimed their rightful place in history. They became the first Kerala team to reach the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy. The State had started playing in India’s premier domestic tourney since 1957-58. The six-decade old wait came to an end when P. Rahul ran a few yards back from his position at point to take a tumbling catch. That was the last wicket of Gujarat as Kerala won by 113 runs, with two days and a half to spare. Fittingly, that wicket was taken by Sandeep Warrier, Kerala’s leading bowler in the competition. When Arzan Na
Mayank’s impressive debut puts India on a sound footing

Mayank’s impressive debut puts India on a sound footing

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Updates from :  The Hindu : Pujara and Kohli lend further stability to the visitors’ innings, countering hostility from Australia’s pacers on a pitch with inconsistent bounce The action was gripping at the MCG on Boxing Day. Sparks flew on a surface that quickened up after the early moisture disappeared. Mitchell Starc, steaming in with the second new ball, angled a scorcher across Virat Kohli, and ‘keeper Tim Paine, diving desperately, grassed a low catch. Kohli, stroking with typical nonchalance, was on 47, and the Aussie captain’s lapse could have a significant bearing on the third Test. At stumps on day one, India was 215 for two with Cheteshwar Pujara, on 68, and Kohli batting. Earlier, debutant opener Mayank Agarwal had impressed with his innings of 76. Applying the
‘Bigger the stage, bigger the opportunity’

‘Bigger the stage, bigger the opportunity’

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Updates from :  The Hindu : Emotions were overwhelming but I just stuck to my plans, says Mayank He has scored a mountain of runs in domestic cricket but the India recognition has been rather late in coming. Yet, Mayank Agarwal has kept that fire burning. Flying in to Australia on a SOS, not playing any practice game down under and opening India’s batting on the big stage at the MCG in the Boxing Day against an incisive Aussie pace attack was a tall ask. But then, the 27-year-old Mayank Agarwal, soaked in the pressure and raised his game for an impressive 76 on debut. The Karnataka opener said later, “I had a lot of emotions running through my mind when I got the India cap. The emotions were overwhelming but I just stuck to my plans.” Despite waiting for long, Mayank wa
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