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BWF World Tour Finals: Lakshya Sen collapses in semi-final against Viktor Axelsen        Multiply an IVF-tech startup launches is its AI-based platform that will replace conventional processes in IVF clinics        At least 31 people killed by terrorists' attack on bus in Mali        Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah dies at 88        1,495 teachers in Kerala schools yet to get vaccinated        Fourth case of Omicron in India, 33-year-old Maharashtra man tests positive for new COVID-19 variant        Actor Brahma Mishra found dead at his residence in Mumbai        “Comeback King"-A short-film by KKR on Sunil Narine’s incredible journey as a cricketer        Honda sets up battery sharing service subsidiary in India        Record low birth rates in China        No travel bans imposed by India for Omicron: MEA        CPI(M) local leader hacked to death        Two confirmed cases of Omicron detected in Karnataka        BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu makes winning start; Lakshya also through        Depositors of PMC Bank to get pre-Covid interest rate        Vaccinated California man first in US to test positive for Omicron        Kerala determined to prevent new HIV infections by 2025, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan        Doctors can’t be always blamed for negligence in deaths, says Supreme Court        Tourist inflow in J&K hit 7-year high in November: Govt        isl: Odisha come from behind to beat SC East Bengal in 10-goal thriller        
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Sports News
Australia recover to post 152/5 as Kohli emerges as sixth bowling option
 
Dubai: India restricted Australia to 152 for five in their final T20 World Cup warm-up match despite leaking 58 runs off the last five overs as Virat Kohli rolled his arm over to be a potential sixth bowling option for the team.

With Hardik Pandya not bowling, it is crucial that India find an extra bowling option to provide a cushion to the five specialist bowlers in a high-pressure tournament like the T20 World Cup.

Rohit mentioned at the toss that Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rested from the game but the skipper took the field to bowl a couple of overs in which he conceded 12 runs.

India had Australia on the mat at 11 for three after Aaron Finch opted to bat first. David Warner's barren run continued after a failed attempt at a reverse sweep had him trapped in front off Ravichandran Ashwin.

The very next ball, Ashwin got rid of birthday boy Mitchell Marsh who played for the turn which wasn't there only to edge it to the first slip.

Ravindra Jadeja had Finch lbw with a slider off his very first ball, leaving Australia with a lot of work to do.

Steve Smith (57 off 48) and in-form Glenn Maxwell (37 off 28) tried to break the shackles with a 61-run partnership. While Maxwell used his reverse sweep to good effect, Smith kept himself by rotating the strike.

After Maxwell fell to a conventional sweep, Smith and Marcus Stoinis (41 not out off 25 balls) got together and provided a much needed final flourish to the innings.

Smith smashed Shardul Thakur for three successive fours in the 17th over before Stoinis hit a straight six and a boundary off mystery spinner Varun Chakaravarthy, who conceded 23 runs off his two overs.

After a bad day in office against England, Bhuvneshwar Kumar found his rhythm and was effective both at the start and in the death.

India, however, would be a tad disappointed to give away so many runs in the death overs and help Australia's recovery.


BWF World Tour Finals: Lakshya Sen collapses in semi-final against Viktor Axelsen
“Comeback King"-A short-film by KKR on Sunil Narine’s incredible journey as a cricketer
BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu makes winning start; Lakshya also through
isl: Odisha come from behind to beat SC East Bengal in 10-goal thriller
Dravid feels Ashwin has 'grown, improved, evolved' as bowler
Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters Share Spoils After Bambolim Thriller
ISL: We are ready for Kolkata derby, says East Bengal coach
India vs Pak T20 WC clash records history, becomes most viewed match
NorthEast United FC & Kerala Blasters set to face each other on Nov 25
NorthEast United FC & Kerala Blasters set to face each other on Nov 25
Dravid's experience will benefit Indian Test side: Pujara
India meet Russia in their opening match in Women’s Junior World Cup
Dhoni unsure in IPL swansong in Chennai
I always admired him and is a class act: KL Rahul on Rohit
Top seeds in boys and girls sections enter summit clash in ISTA Squash tourney
India pull off nail-biter, win by 5 wickets against NZ in first T20I
Asian Archery Championships: India Confirm Three Medals, Face ‘Nemesis' Korea In All Finals
Asian Archery Championships: India Confirm Three Medals, Face ‘Nemesis' Korea In All Finals
Rohit-Dravid combo will bring in big change in Indian cricket: KL Rahul
Favourites Pakistan face resurgent Australia in T20 WC semis
KERALA NEWS
1,495 teachers in Kerala schools yet to get vaccinated
 Thiruvananthapuram: There are 1,707 teaching and non-teaching staff in government schools of Kerala  
CPI(M) local leader hacked to death
Kerala determined to prevent new HIV infections by 2025, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
People not following Covid measures will not get free treatment: Pinarayi Vijayan
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
At least 31 people killed by terrorists' attack on bus in Mali
 Bamako: At least 31 people have been killed and eight more injured as a result of terrorists' attack
Record low birth rates in China
Vaccinated California man first in US to test positive for Omicron
US expresses concern over rights abuses in Afghanistan, asks Taliban to take necessary steps
NATIONAL NEWS
Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh Konijeti Rosaiah dies at 88
 Hyderabad: Former chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh and veteran Congress leader Konijeti Ro
No travel bans imposed by India for Omicron: MEA
Doctors can’t be always blamed for negligence in deaths, says Supreme Court
maharashtra: Quarantine mandatory for passengers coming from at-risk countries; RT-PCR must for those arriving from other states
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