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Anil Kumble: "I never thought I would go out and pick up 10 wickets"

Reminiscing his 'Perfect Ten' against Pakistan on this very day 18 years ago, leg-spin legend and current India coach Anil Kumble on Tuesday said nobody gave him a chance to pick all the 10 wickets in an innings and he felt privileged to achieve the "rare" cricketing feat.

Back on February 7, 1999, Kumble returned epoch-making figures of 10/74 in 26.3 overs to hand India a remarkable 212-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground in Delhi.

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Alastair Cook resigns from England captaincy

England's Alastair Cook on Monday stepped down as the Test captain after being in the role for more than four years.

32-year-old Cook's decision did not come as a surprise, especially after he had admitted to having "questions" over his role, following the humiliating 0-4 loss to India in the five-match Test rubber in December last year.

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India A batsmen put Bangladesh to the sword on Day 2 of practice game

Bangladesh posted 73/2 in their second innings to draw the two-day practice match against India A in Hyderabad on Monday. Tamim Iqbal (42 not out) and Mahmudullah (1 not out) were at the crease at stumps at the Gymkhana Ground.

India A playing their first innings resumed from their overnight total 91/1, trailing by 133 runs after Bangladesh on Sunday declared their first innings at 224/8. Playing through the day, India A amassed 461 for 8 before declaring in their first innings with only 15 overs left in the day.

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Bangladesh put through their paces by India A in warm-up game

India A posted 91/1, trailing by 133 runs against Bangladesh in the two-day warm-up game at the Gymkhana Ground on Sunday. Priyank Panchal (40) and Shreyas Iyre (29) were at the crease when umpires removed the bails for the day.

For Bangladesh, Subashis Roy took the Indian opener Abhinav Mukund, who scored 16 runs in 31 balls.

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Glenn Maxwell excited about challenging India tour

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell on Friday said Australia's forthcoming four-Test tour of India later this month, will be a real test for each player.

Maxwell, who has played for several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises, and by his own admission is eyeing to cement the No.6 spot in the line-up, said the visitors need to improve their shot selection to tackle India's spin attack.

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