India great Sachin Tendulkar admitted to hospital with coronavirus

Sachin Tendulkar has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus. The 47-year-old, India’s leading run scorer in Test cricket, revealed last weekend that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and was quarantining at home with only mild symptoms.

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India take series as England fall short despite Sam Curran heroics

As was the case four years ago, England’s visit to India ended with series defeats in all three formats but only after a thrilling third one-day international in sweltering Pune in which the tourists fell agonisingly short in their pursuit of 330.

The wild punch of the air from Virat Kohli at the end of his side’s seven-run victory summed up just how tense things had become out in the middle, England having risen from the canvas at 168 for six in the 26th over through a remarkable unbeaten 95 from Sam Curran that surpassed all expectations.

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