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Bangladesh's Abu Jayed Rahi (L) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of India's Rohit Sharma (unseen) during the first day of the first test cricket match of a two-match series between India and Bangladesh at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore on November 14, 2019

Indore: India's pace troika was at its menacing best against an under-confident Bangladesh, helping the home team seize control of the first Test here on the opening day itself.

On one of the bounciest tracks in recent times, Bangladesh were bundled out for 150 in 58.3 overs, lasting barely two sessions and a few overs more here on Thursday.

With ample time at their disposal, India ended the day at 86 for 1 in 26 overs, losing Rohit Sharma's (6) wicket to Abu Jayed.

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Deepak Chahar

Thiruvananthapuram: Barely two days after taking a hat-trick for Team India, pacer Deepak Chahar almost grabbed another treble as he picked up four wickets in an over, this time for Rajasthan against Vidarbha in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Tuesday.

Right-arm pacer Chahar took apart the Bangladesh batting to hand India a series-clinching 30-run win in the third and final T20I at the VCA Stadium on Sunday. During his magical spell, the 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer went on to become the first Indian male bowler to grab a hat-trick in T20Is.

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London: An unstoppable Liverpool romped to a 3-1 victory over visiting Manchester City at the Anfield Stadium, dealing their rivals their worst defeat of the season so far in the 12th week of Premier League action.

And now Jurgen Klopp's squad may well be unstoppable in its quest for a title, given that the win puts them eight points ahead of Leicester City and Chelsea and a whopping nine points out in front of Man City, coached by Spain's Pep Guardiola, reports Efe news.

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Deepak Chahar

Nagpur: A brilliant bowling performance by Deepak Chahar (6/7) helped India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs in the third T20I to win the three-match series 2-1 at the VCA Stadium here on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Rajasthan seamer bagged 6 wickets for just 7 runs, including a hat-trick, from 3.2 overs to return with the best ever figures in the history of T20 internationals, surpassing the previous record held by Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis who scalped 6/8 against Zimbabwe in 2012.

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Napier:  A brilliant batting display by Dawid Malan and skipper Eoin Morgan followed by a four-fer from spinner Matthew Parkinson helped England thrash New Zealand in the fourth T20I at McLean Park on Friday.

Put into bat, England first posted a monstrous 242-run target and then restricted the hosts to 165 inside 17 overs to register an emphatic 76-run victory and level the five-match series 2-2.

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New Delhi: India's first ever Day/Night Test will be a success only if the dew factor is countered effectively at the Eden Gardens, says the iconic Sachin Tendulkar, apprehensive that wet conditions might severely hamper pacers and spinners alike.

Tendulkar welcomed the introduction of Tests under floodlights in India, saying it is a "good move" and will pull back crowds for the traditional format. India will play their first-ever Test under lights with pink ball against Bangladesh from November 22 in Kolkata.

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Namibian team on winning against Oman in the WorldT20 qualifier

Dubai: The Netherlands and Namibia have joined Papua New Guinea and Ireland in booking their place for next year's World T20 after winning their respective qualifying play-off in the ongoing T20 World Cup Qualifier.

In the first game played on Tuesday, the Netherlands registered a convincing eight-wicket victory over hosts the UAE, thanks to some excellent bowling from Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover and Timm van der Gugten.

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Shakib Al Hassan

Dhaka: Bangladesh's Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan was on Tuesday suspended for two years by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not reporting a corrupt approach, ruling him out of the tour of India which starts November 3.

Shakib has been handed a full ban for a year and a 12-month suspended sentence.

The 32-year-old was being kept away from team's practice on ICC's instructions. The series against India comprises three T20 Internationals and two Tests.

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Sanju Samson

New Delhi: Sanju Samson has experienced so many lows in his chequered career that he has learned to embrace them. Back in the Indian team after a four-year gap, Samson is at peace with his flaws and doesn't try to be the "perfect batsman" that he wanted to be for the longest time.

Samson played his sole match for India -- a T20 -- in July 2015 when a second- string team toured Zimbabwe. He was 19 then.

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Mumbai: Questions around former India skipper M.S. Dhoni refuses to die down and while nobody is sure if he will don the gloves again for the national team, newly elected BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has made it clear that Dhoni will be respected and what he thinks will matter.

"I don't know what's in his mind. India is very proud to have M.S. Dhoni. Till I am around everybody will be respected. Dhoni's achievements make India proud," Ganguly said about his former teammate.

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