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October 2013

Kohli can break Sachin’s ODI record: Gavaskar

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Sunil Gavaskar feels that the way Virat Kohli is batting, he can go on to break Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI hundreds. "Records are meant to be broken. While we know that some of Tendulkar's records are impossible to get to - like 200 Tests or 51 Test hundreds. But the manner in which Virat is batting, Tendulkar's record of 49 hundreds looks possible. Virat needs 32 more hundreds to match Tendulkar's feat and with the number of ODIs Indians play, he can do it. This…

Rohit earns spot in Test team, Ishant retained

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Rohit Sharma has earned his place into the 15-member Indian Test team for the home series against the West Indies beginning at the Eden Gardens Nov 6. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been rested owing to a shoulder strain while struggling pacer Ishant Sharma retains his place. Veterans Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were ignored while announcing the squad here Thursday. Speedster Umesh Yadav, who was forced out of the Australia series, returns to the fold after impressive performances in…

Congress asks Himachal cricket body chief about directors

Shimla, Oct 31 (IANS) The Congress unit in Himachal Pradesh Thursday asked state cricket association president Anurag Thakur about its directors and how many of them belong to his family. Taking a jibe at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA), facing charges over alleged irregularities in its functioning, the Congress leaders in a statement, said: "Anurag Thakur must tell how many people were benefitted by the HPCA by making them its member and out of them how many belong to his family and other…

Golf: Vani Kapoor wins her second title

Greater Noida, Oct 31 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor won her second title on the trot in the final calendar event of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2013. Vani returned with a final score of 214 (68; 73; 73) after 54 holes to walk away with the winner’s cheque. Hero MotoCorp-sponsored Bangalorean golfer Sharmila Nicollet shot a hole-in-one on the eighth hole to finish the event as the runner’s up trailing Vani by four shots. The Rs.5,00,000 event is being played at the Jaypee Greens golf course…

Johnson to miss decider against India

Melbourne, Oct 31 (IANS) Mitchell Johnson, the joint highest wicket-taker in the Australia-India ODI series, will miss the seventh and deciding match at Bangalore, Nov 2, to prepare for the Ashes series. Johnson will leave India Thursday and arrive in Perth Friday. Cricket Australia's General Manager of Team Performance Pat Howard said Johnson will return to Australia to prep for the longer form cricket as he stakes his claim for selection in the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series. "Mitch has performed…
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