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Sarang Bhalerao

(Sarang Bhalerao hails from a family of doctors, but did his engineering. He then dumped a career in IT with Infosys to follow his heart and passion and became a writer with CricketCountry. A voracious reader, Sarang aspires to beat Google with his knowledge of the game! You can follow him on Twitter @bhaleraosarang)  

Rohit Sharma’s 209: Comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s double tons Facts and figures

Rohit Sharma’s 209: Comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s double tons

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November 3, 2013, 10:13 am

Rohit Sharma made his entry in the elite club of double centurions in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Rohit’s innings of 209 was the third ODI double century after Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten 200 against South Africa at Gwalior in 2010 and Virender Sehwag’s 219 against West Indies at Indore in 2011.

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India vs Australia stats highlights: 7th ODI at Bangalore

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November 2, 2013, 10:09 pm

India registered a thrilling 57-run victory over Australia in the seventh and final One-Day International (ODI) at Bangalore. This win enabled the hosts clinch the high-scoring seven-match series 3-2 with two matches being washed out.

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Sachin Tendulkar told Mumbai team on emotional final day: “We have a match to win and getting six points is our priority”

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November 1, 2013, 10:46 am

Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning solo in Lahli was a fitting finale to his Ranji Trophy career. When the winning shot was hit, Tendulkar raised his arms while his mates gave a hero-like welcome back to the pavilion. Sarang Bhalerao caught up with Mumbai opener Kaustubh Pawar and cricket performance analyst Saurabh Walkar to talk about Sachin Tendulkar.

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Ravindra Jadeja’s analysis of 100 ODI wickets Facts and figures

Ravindra Jadeja’s analysis of 100 ODI wickets

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October 31, 2013, 7:41 pm

Ravindra Jadeja became the third Indian left-arm spinner after Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh to take 100 One-Day International (ODI) wickets. Sarang Bhalerao analyses Jadeja’s figures for India in details.

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Sachin Tendulkar in Ranji Trophy: Detailed analysis of his record for Mumbai Sachin Retirement Articles

Sachin Tendulkar in Ranji Trophy: Detailed analysis of his record for Mumbai

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October 30, 2013, 11:39 am

Sachin Tendulkar played his last Ranji Trophy game for Mumbai. In 38 games, he has scored 18 centuries and 19 half-centuries at a whopping average in excess of 85. Sarang Bhalerao takes a look at the magical Tendulkar in numbers.

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Tanmay Mishra: A cricketer’s journey from World Cups to the <em>maidans</em> of Mumbai Interviews

Tanmay Mishra: A cricketer’s journey from World Cups to the maidans of Mumbai

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October 29, 2013, 1:15 pm

Amidst the chaos that pervades Kenyan cricket, Tanmay Mishra has been the shining light. Currently Mishra is in Mumbai honing playing Division One cricket — which a challenging prospect according to him. Mishra says he is improving every single day and hopes he is able to share his experiences with Kenya and help them prosper. Cricket correspondent Sarang Bhalerao caught up with Mishra.

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Pakistan bowl West Indies out for 53; register a famous win in 1986 Faisalabad Test Moments in history

Pakistan bowl West Indies out for 53; register a famous win in 1986 Faisalabad Test

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October 29, 2013, 12:06 pm

On October 29, 1986, a stunning batting collapse ensued. Chasing a moderate target of 240 for a win, West Indies were reduced to 43 for nine by Pakistan thanks to an inspired bowling performance by leg-spinner Abdul Qadir. Sarang Bhalerao revisits one of Pakistan’s thumping win over strong West Indies side in Faisalabad.

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Pakistan register their maiden Test win routing India in 1952 Lucknow Test Moments in history

Pakistan register their maiden Test win routing India in 1952 Lucknow Test

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October 26, 2013, 4:50 pm

On October 26, 1952, Fazal Mahmood bowled Pakistan to a comprehensive win over India at the University Ground, Lucknow on a jute-matting wicket. The surface perplexed the Indians casting a shadow of doubt in their minds. Sarang Bhalerao looks at the maiden triumph of Pakistan over their arch rivals.

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Daryll Cullinan scores chanceless 337 to become the highest individual scorer in history of South African First-Class cricket Moments in history

Daryll Cullinan scores chanceless 337 to become the highest individual scorer in history of South African First-Class cricket

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October 25, 2013, 5:02 pm

On October 25, 1993, Daryll Cullinan scored a chanceless 337 which is the highest score in the history of South African domestic cricket. Sarang Bhalerao takes a look at the record-breaking innings by the stylish Cullinan.

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Alex Tudor: A promising fast bowler whose career was curtailed by spate of untimely injuries Moments in history

Alex Tudor: A promising fast bowler whose career was curtailed by spate of untimely injuries

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October 23, 2013, 1:12 pm

Alex Tudor, born on October 23, 1977, is one of the English fast bowlers who showed a lot of promise at the start of his career. His unbeaten 99 at Edgbaston as a nightwatchman showed glimpses of his talent as a batsman. Sadly the spate of untimely injuries proved fatal to his career. Sarang Bhalerao profiles the cricketing career of Tudor.

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Armaan Jaffer: Advanced version of uncle Wasim Jaffer

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October 22, 2013, 7:04 pm

Armaan Jaffer, the young prodigy, is the run-machine with a penchant for gigantic scores. His compendiums of 473 and 498 in the Harris Shield highlight his jaw-dropping run-hunger. Sarang Bhalerao takes a look at the making of Armaan the run-machine.

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Ishant Sharma’s economy rate should be aptly called luxury rate! Facts and figures

Ishant Sharma’s economy rate should be aptly called luxury rate!

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October 20, 2013, 11:15 am

Ishant Sharma is the senior-most member of the bowling unit but he has looked out-of-sorts. His recent performances against Australia have been below-par. Sarang Bhalerao goes into the analytical mode and studies Ishant’s recent performances.

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Ishant Sharma’s 30-run over and other expensive overs by Indians in ODIs Facts and figures

Ishant Sharma’s 30-run over and other expensive overs by Indians in ODIs

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October 19, 2013, 11:16 pm

Ishant Sharma, who conceded 30 runs in an over against Australia on Saturday, became the Indian bowler to concede most runs in an over – equalling Yuvraj Singh’s feat when the left-arm spinner was carted by Dimitri Mascarenhas at The Oval in 2007. Sarang Bhalerao looks at the ignominious record by the Indians.

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Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma partnership has shown much promise to be among the best Indian openers in ODIs Facts and figures

Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma partnership has shown much promise to be among the best Indian openers in ODIs

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October 19, 2013, 10:13 am

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma opening partnership has been a huge asset for India in the recent past. The left-right combination have all the right ingredients to be among the most successful opening combination in One-Day Internationals: running between the wickets, shot selection and ability to construct huge partnerships. And they are both destructive.

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India vs New Zealand 1969: Hyderabad Test gets marred by riots after young fan gets ill-treated Moments in history

India vs New Zealand 1969: Hyderabad Test gets marred by riots after young fan gets ill-treated

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October 18, 2013, 6:29 pm

October 18, 1969. On Day Three of the third Test match at Hyderabad, New Zealand bowled out India for a paltry score of 89. This was amidst the drama where India batted on the wicket, which was uncut for three days. India managed to save the Test eventually by a whisker thanks to rain. Sarang Bhalerao revisits the 1969 Hyderabad Test, which was marred by riots after a young fan, who ran onto the field, was injured by a soldier.

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Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

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India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

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