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On this day (23rd August) in 2002, the trio of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly scored a hundred against England in same Test innings

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On 23rd August 2002, the Trimurti of Indian cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid scored their Test hundreds in the same innings. It’s the first and the only instance when these three completed their hundreds on the same day of a Test match.

Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly scored 193, 148 and 128 runs respectively against the home team England in the 3rd Test match of the series which was played at Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds.

Top 5 Fastest Test Centuries by an Indian batsman

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Test cricket is the longest format in the game of cricket and is considered its highest standard.

There have been Indian players who have managed to score hundreds even in this format at a healthy strike rate above 100.

Today, let’s have a look at the top five fastest Test century made by an Indian batsman :

5.) Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev

Final score : 116(98)
Balls faced for scoring 100 runs : 86
Opponent : England
4’s & 6’s : 16×4, 2×6
Venue : Kanpur
Year : 1981

Team India’s Test Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane named for Arjuna Award

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Ajinkya Rahane, who serves as Virat Kohli’s deputy in Test Cricket has been selected for this year’s prestigious Arjuna Award.

India’s new Mr. Consistent, Rahane has been India’s best overseas batsman in recent times. He scored his seventh and eighth Test century in the recently concluded series against the West Indies.

Also READ : Ajinkya Rahane reveals his childhood story

Apart from Rahane, archer Rajat Chauhan, athlete Lalita Babar, cueist Sourav Kothari, boxer Shiva Thapa, footballer Subrata Paul, hockey stars V R Raghunath and Rani Rampal, shooters Gurpreet Singh, Apurvi Chandela, paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Amit Kumar, Para-athletes Sandeep Singh Maan and Virender Singh will be conferred with the Arjuna Award.

The award constitutes a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and medal and a citation.

President Pranab Mukherjee will give away the awards at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29,2016 which is celebrated as the National Sports Day.

WATCH : This motivational video of MS Dhoni will teach you, How to win at ‘The Game of Life’?

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In 2007, MS Dhoni led the Indian Cricket Team a whopping victory in T20 World Cup. He continues to inspire the younger generation with his brilliant captaincy, and out of the box thinking.

Sachin Tendulkar to present PV Sindhu a BMW car for Rio feat

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Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar will be presenting a BMW car to star badminton player PV Sindhu for her silver fetching feat in the Rio Olympics 2016.

The BMW car is being sponsored by Tendulkar’s close friend and president of Hyderabad Badminton Association of India, V. Chamundeswaranath.

“Sindhu will be gifted a BMW car by Mr. Chamudeswaranath and his friends. Mr. Sachin Tendulkar will be presenting the car to Sindhu,” said Punnaiah Choudary, BAI Secretary (Tournaments), who had accompanied the team in Rio.

Four years ago, Tendulkar had presented a BMW to ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who had returned with a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics.

Back then, Tendulkar had also presented a Maruti Swift car to Sindhu, who had won the girls’ singles title in the Asian Youth Under-19 Championship in 2012.

Sachin Tendulkar was one of the four Goodwill Ambassadors of the Rio Olympics 2016 along with Shooter Abhinav Bindra, Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman and Bollywood star Salman Khan.

WATCH : Virat Kohli-MS Dhoni bonding to run-out Mushfiqur Rahim

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During a T20 match played between India and Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2016, Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli sent a rocket throw to Team India’s skipper MS Dhoni who within seconds ran out Bangladeshi batsman Mushfiqur Rahman. Mushfiqur was well inside the crease but his bat got lifted up at the moment when the bails were dislodged by Dhoni.

Top 5 Bowlers Fastest to take 100 ODI wickets

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When Mitchell Starc got the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Dhananjaya de Silva caught at midwicket off a slower ball, he became the fastest to complete 100 wickets in One Day Internationals.

Starc had an inauspicious start to his ODI career – 0 for 51 off 8.5 overs against India. Since then, he never looked back and took just 52 matches to achieve this incredible feat of claiming fastest 100 ODI wickets.

Here are the Top 5 Bowlers Fastest to take 100 ODI wickets :

1.) Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc

Team : Australia
Matches Taken : 52
Opponent : Sri Lanka
Venue : Colombo
Month & Year : August 2016

WATCH : The Bowl Out Match between Australia and Pakistan. LOL, its just stunning and unlimited funny

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Pakistan vs Australia bowling competition including players like Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzaq, Jason Gillespie, Adam Gilchrist and others.

Here are the top 5 reasons why India loves MS Dhoni

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Indian cricketer MS Dhoni holds a unique record of leading the team which has won all the ICC trophies.

He led Team India to victory in World T20 2007 when most of the senior players had taken aback after the poor show in ICC ODI World Cup.

He fulfilled the dream of Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar to lift the ODI World Cup in 2011.

With a young brigade under his leadership, he also won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 hosted by England.

India attained the number 1 spot in ICC Test rankings for the first time under Dhoni’s captaincy in December 2009.

Here are the top 5 reasons why India love MS Dhoni :

5) Captain Cool

MS Dhoni rarely shows his emotions on the field. Looking solely at his expressions, an uninformed observer would be hard pressed to determine the situation of the match.

May it be finishing the match with a six in ICC ODI World Cup 2011 or running out Bangladeshi batsman Mustafizur Rahman in World T20 2016, Dhoni kept his calm and lead his team towards the victory which looked shaky at a moment both for the team players and the Indian fans.

Mustafizur Rahman run out by MS Dhoni

WATCH: When Ajit Agarkar bowled devastating last over against Australia (4 wickets in 6 balls)

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During an ODI match played between India and Australia, Ajit Agarkar delivered the perfect last over. The Indian pacer gave away just two runs and scalped four wickets (one run-out) in the final over of the Australian innings.

Inspired by PV Sindhu, Ravichandran Ashwin hopes his daughter plays badminton in future

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Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has posted a video message addressing ace Indian badminton star PV Sindhu who won the silver medal in the women’s badminton singles category at Rio Olympics 2016.

In his message, the 29-year-old spoke about how inspiring Sindhu has turned out to be, even going on to say that hope one day his daughter could become a badminton player like Sindhu in the Olympics.

Ashwin’s video message was posted on BCCI’s official Twitter handle. In his message, he said : “I had the pleasure of watching the game. You competed so hard. There was a whisker of a chance, but nevertheless, you got the entire country glued onto their television sets. You have been a great ambassador for the sport in our country and I hope the sport takes off from here and one day my daughter might play Badminton in the Olympics. I am inspired by you.”

WATCH: Usain Bolt hits a last ball six against Yuvraj Singh in PUMA face-off

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During a promotional match, Usain Bolt‘s team required 10 runs off the last two balls. The penultimate ball was smashed by Bolt for a six straight over the bowler’s head. With four runs required off the last ball, Bolt tries a massive heave but misses. Just when Yuvraj Singh and his team started to celebrate, Ajay Jadeja, who hosted the match, plays his part and calls the delivery as a no-ball. Later Bolt again smashed the free-hit delivery out of the park for a six, helping his side pull off a win. This match was organised by sportswear company PUMA.

READ : TV umpire to call front foot no-balls in England-Pakistan ODI Series

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The upcoming ODI series between England and Pakistan will be used as a trial by the ICC to check if the front foot no-balls can be effectively determined by the TV umpire and conveyed to the on-field umpires.

The ICC said that to assist the TV umpire, footage from the 4 side-on cameras for run-outs will be made available on a split-screen feed, along with slow-motion replays and a rewind-forward option.

The on-field umpires will wear a “pager watch” to receive communication from the TV umpire. This watch will vibrate when a no-ball is called. If by any reason, the watch fails to deliver the intended message, the umpires will use regular verbal communication.

The only instance when on-field umpires can use their discretion to call a no-ball during the series is if the side-on cameras are unavailable.

ICC Senior Manager – Umpires and Referees, Adrian Griffith, said: “This trial is being carried out to ascertain if there is a way in which front foot No balls can be called more accurately and consistently, while also assessing the TV umpire’s workload and identifying the impact it will have on the flow of the game.

“While we need to find out if the technology set-up for this purpose is fit, at the same time we feel this is the right time to conduct the trial as the TV umpires will have more information than ever before to share with the on-field umpires, which, in turn, will help them in correct decision-making.”

Griffith said that there will be training sessions conducted for the umpires before the series. “To ensure that the match officials are thoroughly briefed and trained for this trial, the ICC will conduct training sessions with the umpires and match referee in Southampton on Monday and Tuesday. The results of this technology trial will be shared with the ICC Cricket Committee, which will advise the ICC on future action.”


PHOTOS : Top 12 Indian cricketers and the games they could possibly participate in at the Olympics

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The Olympics fever is currently at its peak and since there is no inclusion of cricket in these historic games, the Indian cricketers can participate in different events and win medals for the nation.

Let’s have a look at some top India cricketers and the games they could possibly participate in at the Olympics

12.) Shikhar Dhawan : Weight-lifting

Shikhar Dhawan : Weight Lifting

11.) Ravichandran Ashwin : Decathlon

Ravichandran Ashwin- Decathlon

WATCH : ‘Weightlifter’ Ravichandran Ashwin working hard in the gym

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Team India’s matching winning off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recently shared a short clip of him on his official Instagram, where he is seen sweating it out in the gym by lifting the weight.

Ashwin calls this effort of his as personal best and comments, “My personal best in Cleans!72 kgs.”