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Can India create history this time?

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India will be taking on South Africa on 22 Feb 2015 in a group level match. This is the fourth occasion both the teams facing each other in the world cup and South Africa leading the contest 3-0. Can India beat the Proteas this time? Check out the strong and weak side of both the teams.

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World Cup special : India – Pakistan cricket rivalry

The India–Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intensive and crowd pulling sports rivalries in the world.No other cricketing rivalry pumps close to this rivalry. When these two countries horn each other it goes beyond the game and the heat and nervousness spread to the galleries and fans. In the ICC world cups they came face to face six times and India leading the competition by 6-0. Let us go through the thrilling moments shared by these teams in the world cups.

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Top 5 biggest upsets in ICC world cups

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In every world cup we talk about the teams which are hot favorites and their race for the trophy. But these teams can be surprised. Today Ireland shocked West Indies by chasing a mammoth total. In the history of tournament there are several occasions the teams with low profile upsets the big names. Let us check top 5 upsets in the ICC world cups.

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Top 5 Indian Centuries in ICC World Cups

1. Kapil Dev’s 175 not out Vs Zimbabwe (WC 1983)

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Kapil’s 175* against Zimbabwe has created many records. It was the first century from an Indian batsman in the one day internationals. In the unbeaten knock Kapil Dev broke the record for highest individual score in ODI. Above all this single innings played a psychological part in the mind of the Indian players, eventually they won the 1983 world cup beating the  unconquerable West Indies. India, which had only one win (against East Africa) under their belt till 1983 world cup had nothing to loose but to fight hard to earn a place in the world cricket map.

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India’s 15 Men Squad for World Cup 2015

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India announced 15 men squad for the world cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand from next month. There were not much surprise in the team selection apart from the inclusion of all-rounder Stuart Binny. An injured Ravindra Jadeja assured his position for the big event. There were a huge expectation from the fans about Yuvraj Singh who is currently playing with good form in the domestic series. But the selectors ignored Yuvraj Singh, who was not in the list of the 30-member probables.

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India Vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 5 Highlights

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Chasing 363 runs on the fifth day of Test match after loosing two wickets, Indian opener Murali Vijay and Stand-in captain Virat Kohli started off the day beyond the expectations. The duo put up a 185 runs partnership in the third wicket and Indian was heading to a historic win. M Vijay (99) who was batting with awesome composure fall to Nathan Lyon’s delivery on 99 while looking to flick for a single and was trapped in front of the wicket. Ajinkya Rahane, who played well in the first innings, was unlucky to got out for a duck in the same over. Suddenly, India reduced to 242/4.

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India Vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 4 Highlights

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To the overnight score of 369/5, India could only add 75 runs at the cost of remaining five wickets.  India’s first innings ended at 444 runs only 73 runs behind Australia’s first innings. With a crucial first innings lead in hand Australia started their second innings to raise the lead around four hundred and put India under pressure. David Warner, again proved his worth as an opener and smashed back-to-back centuries. His 102 runs achievement in the second innings made him the fifth batsman to hit two back-to-back tons in the same calendar year. The other four cricketers to have achieved this phenomenon record are Clyde Walcott in 1955, Sunil Gavaskar in 1978, Aravinda de Silva in 1997 and Ricky Ponting in 2006.

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India Vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 3 Highlights

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As awaited Australia declared their first innings score at 517/7. S Dhawan and Murali Vijay started off well for India. Dhawan scored a quick 25 runs of 24 balls. Cheteshwar Pujara and M Vijay held the innings together and both scored valuable half centuries to give Indian innings a good platform. The real hero of the Indian innings was stand-in captain Virat Kohli, who joined after the wicket of M Vijay (53 runs) played the innings of a true leader.

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Can You Guess the Connection Between 183 & Indian Captaincy?

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183 is just a number but when we look at the connection this number had with Indian cricket,  you will be certainly astonished. Let us have a look why this number is so special. Before that, Can you guess/remember the Indian players who had scored 183 runs in the ODI cricket…?

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India Vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 2 Highlights

Day 2: Australia 1st innings 517/7 (120 overs)

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The second day of the first test match started ten minutes later than the scheduled time. Sky was cloudy and there were chances of a possible rain. Michael Clarke, who was retired hurt yesterday due to a back injury walked stride with Steven Smith to the middle. India’s top order bowlers welcomed the Aussies with full and wide deliveries. Even the injured Clarke felt very comfortable against the ineffective Indian bowling. The expensive Indian bowlers gave away 51 runs in the 12.2 over which bowled before lunch.

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