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Former Indian skipper Mahindra Singh Dhoni survived on Friday from the fire. The fire broke out in Dwarka’s Welcome Hotel were all the players from Jharkhand state cricket teammates stay for playing their semi-final match against Bengal.

According to the reports, the fire broke out at 6 am Friday morning shortly before MS Dhoni and his team Jharkhand was supposed to leave for playing Vijay Hazare Trophy match against Bengal at Palam Ground. All players are safe from fire.

The team Jharkhand is currently in the Capital have they reached the semi-finals. The match supposed to play on Friday; however, it has been postponed to Saturday.

According to DCP Surender Kumar, he said that the blaze has started at a Reliance store on the first floor of the hotel. Dhoni was on the ninth floor whereas other teammates were staying on three floors from seventh to ninth.

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Jharkhand batsman Ishank Jaggi said to ESPNcricinfo, “We were to assemble in the lobby at 7:30 am as we usually do before a game, but at 7, I was asked to stay back in the room by Pratyush Singh as there was lot of fire and smoke at the ground floor lobby.”

“It spread quite quickly and when we finally got out of our seventh-floor rooms, all we could see around us was smoke. It was so thick that we couldn’t even see the far end of the lobby.”

Talking about the situation as the fire alarm did not go off in time to the hotel; Jaggi added “What added to our concern was the fire alarm didn’t go off, so we assumed it to be a small fire accident. But when there was a strong burning smell, we were asked to vacate immediately.”

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“The seriousness of it struck us only when we got out. The smoke spread to our rooms as well. That is when we were asked to run down the stairs.”

Tapash Chatterjee, a member of BCCI, said: “The second semi-final of Paytm Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016-17 between Jharkhand and Bengal and the final have been rescheduled due to a fire accident which happened in the hotel where the teams were staying due to which the players were not in a position to play the match.”

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“The BCCI confirms that all the players and match officials are unhurt and safe. The semi-final, which was to be held on Friday, March 17, 2017, at the Airforce Complex ground, Palam in New Delhi will now be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday, March 18.”

“The final will now be played on Monday, March 20 instead of Sunday, March 19 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi. We could smell something burning in the room but that was not that strong.”

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“At around 7.30am, when I went in to bathe, all of a sudden there was a lot of smoke and I rushed out picked up valuables and got out of the room to see dense smoke in the corridor. You could barely see beyond 10 metres. There were no fire alarms,”

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Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was released by India’s all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja after scoring his maiden Test century in 3rd Test day 2 in Ranchi. Aussie skipper Steve Smith continues to lead in 2nd innings of the third Test match against India.

Jadeja took his second wickets dismissed Matthew Wade for 37 runs. It was a clear edge from Wade straight to keeper’s hand. Australia with 394 runs losing their seven wickets.

The Australia’s did well to overcome the pitch fiends in their mind and it looks like the toss might play a vital role in the Test.

Maxwell has broken his bat on the first ball of the second-day innings in Ranchi.

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India might be banking on their spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja to lead their fight back after a dull show on Day 1.

It was an excellent morning for Maxwell as he scored his first Test century. He moves to 98 with a classy boundary off Yadav. In Day 2 Test match Maxwell could not handle the bouncer well which was hit on his shoulder by a rising ball.

Also Read: 3rd Test, Day 1 Ranchi: Umesh Yadav Gets Clear of Peter Handscomb

Ravindra Jadeja was able to construct a lot of turns and Maxwell was lucky and reaches his first Test century in Ranchi.

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Jadeja strikes early on Day 2 as Glenn Maxwell is caught behind. For Maxwell, it was a weak boundary from Maxwell, and Wriddhiman Saha did not make a mistake an easy taking catch.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli was present during the practice however he did not bat in the practice nets.

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India needs to take fast wickets as much as possible on the Day 2 of the Third Test match. As a big total might cause a huge problem for the hosts.

The pitch will get worse as the match steps forward and India will not pursue anything is an excess of 200 in the fourth innings.

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After leveling 1-1 the four-match Tests series in Bengaluru, India takes on Australia in the third Test series at Ranchi. Australia won the toss and elected to bat.

After a brilliant fight in Bengaluru while India defeated Australia by 75runs to level the test series at 1-1, both the team were playing their third Test match at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi.

The Test match was started with the well foundation by Australia scoring 44 for 0 wickets. A lot of action in the first hour of the event, India has got their first break in the form of Warner, delivery of Jadeja, who took first wickets in the third Test of the four-test series.

Australian first wickets drop 61 runs after 14 overs. Afterward, Smith gets into the act and hits Jadeja spin to pick up a boundary. After losing Warner Australia going nicely and coming thick and faster.

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Umesh comes back into the attack for his second spell; he again finds the edge, however, this time it carries the first slip, Renshaw walks back after scoring 44 by Umesh delivery.

Marsh out for two runs by Ashwin, India is coming back with sharply after Australia went off to flying start.

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Umesh was with a big shout for LBW into the Handscomb, but replays show that it was missing the leg. Jadeja comes back on the attack and replaces Ashwin.

This session India come back with well after went off to a flyer with Warner. Jadeja to bowl from the other end; however the visitor still maintaining a healthy run-rate after losing three wickets in the first session of the third Test in Ranchi.

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Australian skipper Smith played well with soft hands, but Kohli chase to save the boundary but in the process, the captain got hurt himself. Kohli walks off the field, but nothing serious after physio help.

Smith makes his 21st fifty in Test cricket and going well in Ranchi third Test. It was an excellent from Umesh Yadav into the right-hander Handscomb.

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Smith is really playing well as captain score 80 runs not-out. He gets into the position and guides it through the backward point for a boundary off Ishant Sharma.

Before tea break, Smith is looking good for the visitors; Maxwell has good in his brief stay at the line. Australia with 194 for 4 in 59 overs, Steve Smith not-out with 80 runs and Glenn Maxwell with 19 runs.

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Indian current skipper Virat Kohli may have been energetic and irritated after when Steve Smith decision to look towards the Australian dressing room to ask for help for the DRS in Bengaluru Test, however, Kohli is willing to put the whole controversy behind him.

Smith was a strike on the pads by India’s pace bowler Umesh Yadav delivery during a crucial moment of Australia’s chase against India in the second Test of the four-match series.

Match umpire Nigel Llong upheld a loud petition by India. Australian skipper discussed with his partner at the other, Peter Handscomb before looking at the support staff. Kohli quickly runs to the umpire who interfered right away and sent Smith on his way.

Afterward, in the post-match press conference, Kohli fixed out at his Australian matching part and refused his brain become paler by pointing out that the visitors had tried to ask outside help for the DRS a couple of times before.

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The incident endangered to increase into a major incident between two most powerful cricketing nations in the world with both Cricket Australia and BCCI matter problem in support of their captains.

But, both two boards after the joint meeting decided to inter the issue after the International Cricket Council decided not to take any action to both Smith and Kohli.

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On Wednesday Kohli said to media that his team would be focussed on the cricket, “A lot has been given into the DRS incident I feel and it’s time we focus on the remainder of the series. It’s honestly what I feel because a lot of cricket is to be played and it shouldn’t happen in bad taste. What’s happened in Bengaluru happened in Bengaluru.”

“We are in Ranchi and we should look forward to tomorrow. Both teams have moved ahead from Bengaluru and I think the focus should back onto the series because the priority here is cricket,” said Kohli.

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Kohli was furious after the event and closed short of using the word ‘cheat’ after India had covered up the victory by 75 runs in Bengaluru to level the series 1-1.

But he did not apologize for his angry lashing; Kohli said “I think about what I say. I don’t regret anything I say but it’s very important not to be stupid and go on the same things in a daily basis.”

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“We certainly don’t want to think about one issue all the time. We have cricket to play, we have two Test matches to play and that’s what we need to focus on. I think it was a mature decision on everyone’s part to move on from that.”

“We have seen incident in the past stretched too long. It just causes disharmony and there’s no outcome. We have to move on. You will always have two sides of the coin. One side will say one thing and other side will say another and that just takes the focus away from the game,” he added.

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Former Australian cricketer Michael Clarke has taken a tunnel to Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his forceful outlook on the field. A couple of days back, Australian former cricketer Matthew Hayden appears in Kohli’s support, honouring him for being ‘passionate and respectful’ towards the match.

However, now Kohli has set up support in former Australian captain Michael Clarke.

Talking at the launch of his autobiography titled “My Story,” in Kolkata, Clarke said about the example when Koh and his team director Ravi Shastri and also coach Duncan Fletcher had attended former Australian batsman Phillip Hughes’s funeral.

The 35-year-old Clarke, who led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph, praises Kohli’s sign of presence Hughes funeral in his hometown of Macksville highly.

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The first of the four Tests of the series between India and Australia in the year 2014 was also cancelled from 4th December to 9th December in Adelaide.

Clarke said “The way (Virat) handled that situation; he came for the funeral and has some of the Indian players too. I have utmost respect for him because of that. This is clearly above the game of cricket and they didn’t need to postpone the game.”

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“They could not have turned up for the funeral. They didn’t have to do anything that they did. I will always remember that.”

Clarke said that still, he has Hughes’s phone number saved on his mobile. He said the reason he wrote the book about the incident to show his family and the whole world.

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“It’s still very emotional for me to talk about. The incident is one of the reasons for me to write the book. To get through that period, I spent that time writing it to show his family and the world how I feel.”

“I feel it a big part of my responsibility to be Australian cricket captain and lead from the front for my teammate. Apart from that, it’s a big responsibility as one of Phillip’s closest friends to be there for his family and for his other friends.”

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“I don’t think I did anything different than he would have done for me if I had been in his position. It took me longer to accept he is not there. I still have his mobile phone number in my phone. It’s still very hard for me to fathom that he is no longer with us,” he added.

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Sri Lanka’s spinner Rangana Herath took six wickets in the second innings against Bangladesh on Saturday. He became Test cricket’s most successful left-arm spinner as they defeated Bangladesh by 259 runs in the first Test at their home Galle.

Herath ended bowling 20.2 overs, five maidens, six wickets 59 runs, his 32nd five or more wicket haul. He took total in the test to 366 wickets which break the record of New Zealand left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori’s 362 wickets.

His six wickets helped Sri Lanka’s to dismiss Bangladesh for 197 runs in the second innings.

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The 38-year-old Sri Lanka’s spinner Herath said about his record after winnings by 259 runs over Bangladesh. “I would say kind of a big achievement, but I must thank every single person who has supported me – the support staff, my family – I want to say thank you to all of them.”

“Everybody chipped in and I must congratulate everyone because it is a team effort.”

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In the morning, off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took two wickets to cause the collapse in Bangladesh innings before Herath took charge of Sir Lanka bowling unit.

Sri Lanka has scored 62 runs in 11 overs since the lunch break.

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Mushfiqur fell to Sandakan for 34 runs before Herath removed Liton for 35 runs to expedite the win.

Mushfique refused to blame the pitch for their defeats; he said “”I thought the wicket is still pretty good to bat, it does not look like a day five wicket. It came down to how we batted on the final day and the first session was going to be crucial, but we unfortunately lost wickets.”

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Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis was named man of the match for his heroic 194 runs in the first innings; he said “I am extremely happy about the achievement and thank Rangana Herath and rest of the team for the support,”

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Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said that players clearly showed growing in confidence in every game. They had suffered a dramatic slump in the form of this season after incredible success which finally cost to Claudio Ranieri job.

However, they have enjoyed a revival under the Shakespeare, winning continuous games against Hull and Liverpool with the players Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy which shows that signs of remembering their best performance.

Key player Vardy played nine games without any goal before scoring in Seville in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie games and chased up with a double against Liverpool, whereas Jamie had scored his first goal in the first open in this season league against Hull.

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The 53-year-old caretaker manager Shakespeare said that ‘it wasn’t just his talismanic pair that is remembering their best form.

“I think we’ve all been pleased but I don’t think it matters where the goals come from, but it was great to see Jamie scoring again. I think players thrive on confidence.”

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“If you saw our defensive players and Kasper making saves and our back players stepping in, players will thrive on confidence and I’m hoping result give us the confidence to do that.”

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“Players in general do thrive on confidence and I’m hoping the results give us the kick-start to do that,” said Shakespeare.

He believes that the criticism ranked at the players from parts of the media has keen to his squad. Shakespeare said “They all were (determined to prove a point).

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“With the criticism levelled at them, whether it gave them that extra fire in the belly that is for everyone else to decide. I am just really pleased with how they dealt with the pressure. I think they have been in a no-win situation, but they have dealt with it really, really well.”

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Former Indian legendary leg-spinner and current Indian coach Anil Kumble went to the extent and helped of bowling left-arm spinners Cheteshwar Pujara to defeat the challenges posed with Australian spinner Steve O’Keefe in the upcoming Test series against Australia in Ranchi on 16th March.

Pujara has a strike with a gritty 92 in the second Test innings to set up a series-levelling victory for India in Bengaluru. In the first Test innings in Pune, he fell to Australia’s left-arm spinner O’Keefe and pace bowler Mitchell Starc.

For the upcoming third Test which will begin on 16th March in Ranchi, Pujara is working hard on his game following the Pune disaster and also Kumble help including fielding coach R Sridhar.

Australia’s spinners O’Keefe had established his bowling skill which Indian player unplayable in Pune, ending with career-best figures of 12 for 70.

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According to his bid to reproduce what Indian player will be active against, coach Kumble went to the extent of his bowling left-arm spinners to Pujara in practice.

The 29-year-old India’s left-arm spinners Pujara said to ‘bcci.tv ahead of upcoming third Test at Ranchi. “As they have a left-arm spinner, Anil bhai was trying to replicate that, coming from corner of the crease and angling into the right hander and try to spin it from there.”

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“So I was just trying to get used to that angles as well. Sridhar was coming in from over the stumps, banging in short and just taking the ball away. It was really useful especially Sridhar, he was really accurate,” said Pujara.

“Anil tried his best even though he is a right-arm bowler but he tried bowling left-arm spin and still was decent enough for practice.”

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O’Keefe even managed to beat Pujara; the batsman said “Yes he did. He knew where to bowl, the ball pitched on the rough and I stepped out only to get beaten.

When asked about the tackle Starc, Pujara said: “Basically getting used to the angle which Starc uses when he comes over the wicket, he tries to take the ball away from the batsman.”

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He added “I was just trying to work on it, getting used to the angles especially when the ball moves away. Just wanted to play close to the body and get used to the angle.”

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