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Tauranga (New Zealand): India crushed Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in a Group A clash to maintain their all-win record at the ICC U19 World Cup here on Friday.

Left-arm apinner Anukul Sudhakar Roy spearheaded the Indian bowling effort with figures of 4/20 as Zimbabwe were dismissed for 154 runs in 48.1 overs.

Openers Harvik Desai and Shubman Gill then produced unbeaten half-centuries to carry India to victory in just 21.4 overs.

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Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards after being named the Cricketer of the Year and the ODI Cricketer of the Year.

Rising Indian wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the T20I Performer of the Year.

Kohli scored six centuries in the 50-over format last year at an average of 76.84.

Kohli's career average stands at 55.74 which is the highest ever by a batsman from a full member nation.

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New Delhi: India will host Afghanistan in their debut Test from June 14-18 in Bengaluru, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here on Tuesday.

The BCCI announced the decision after a meeting with officials from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) here. 

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said that several factors had been taken into consideration before deciding the venue for the historic match.

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Centurion: South Africa bowled out India for 151 in their second innings, registering a 135-run victory in the second cricket Test here on Wednesday. With this win, the hosts have clinched the three-match cricket series.

Chasing a target of 287, India resumed the day at 35/3. Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with 47.

Debutant pacer Lungi Ngidi picked up six wickets for 39 runs.

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Centurion: Chasing 287 runs for a series-equalising win, India faltered from the start in their second innings and lost three quick wickets to close the penultimate day of their second cricket Test against South Africa at 35 for three here on Tuesday.

India lost openers Murali Vijay and Lokesh Rahul and skipper -- and first inning centurion -- Virat Kohli to the South African pace battery before they could even settle down. 

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Virat Kohli was hauled up by ICC for 'conduct that is contrary to the spirit of cricket'.

Close on the heels of the plaudits he won for his  21st Test century, Indian captain Virat Kohli was pulled up by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his on-field argument with umpire Michael Gough,  reported AFP.

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Tauranga (New Zealand): India crushed minnows Papua New Guinea (PNG) by 10 wickets to register their second consecutive win in Group B of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup here on Tuesday.

Left-arm spinner Anukul Roy finished 5/14 as three-time champions India completed a facile 10-wicket victory which took them closer towards qualification for the Super League stage.

Apart from Roy, Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti also bowled a the correct line and length as PNG could only set a paltry 65-run target.

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Centurion: India were bowled out for 307, falling 28 runs behind in their first innings against South Africa on the third day of the second cricket Test match here on Monday.

Skipper Virat Kohli (153) was the highest scorer among the Indian batsmen.

Resuming the second session at 287/8, Kohli played sensibly and completed his 150 runs through a brilliant cut.

Ishant Sharma (3) was then dismissed by pacer Morne Morkel.

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Cape Town: The ignored trio of KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharmawere part of an optional practice session at Newlands, even as South Africa coach Ottis Gibson warned they would continue to torment India with pace.

India lost the first Test by 72 runs within four days, with Vernon Philander wreaking havoc with his pace and swing.

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Melbourne: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting has been named the assistant coach for the Twenty20 International tri-series against New Zealand and England, it was announced on Tuesday.

Australia will face New Zealand on February 3 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in the first game of the series and the final will be played on February 21 in Auckland.

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