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In speaking about Cheteshwar Pujaras strike rate, just after the Kanpur Test, Virat Kohli reminisced - sort of - of the days when Pujara used to score quick, dominating double-centuries against visiting spinners. Adidas NMD 2018 Online . That was at the tail-end of a time when India used to bury visiting teams under a mountain of runs and watch them crumble under the scoreboard pressure. India have won four of their last five Tests at home, but on pitches that werent typically Indian their batsmen have struggled. A plausible reason is that if it is extremely difficult for Hashim Amla to score on, it is going to be difficult for Pujara too, if not as difficult.A win is a win, though, and India have been happy with them. Even on surfaces that turned from the first hour, there have been periods when Indias batsmen have threatened to dominate, but with so many variables to account for they werent able to follow through. Only one man has scored a century since the start of the last season - Ajinkya Rahane, twice and often lower-order runs from Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin proved the difference.A day before the Kolkata Test, in conditions expected to help batsmen according to Kohli, the captain spoke about the need to put runs on the board.As a home side, we feel we are able to put big runs on the board, that obviously puts pressure on the opposition regardless of the wicket we are playing on, Kohli said. I felt that even in the last game we had a chance of getting 400-plus, but we didnt capitalise. So those are the things we want to correct. Once you have a big score on the board, the opposition feels they have to work that extra bit or bat a session-and-a-half more than they would like to. That gives you an advantage in the game.This assumes more importance especially if the Eden Gardens pitch plays as Kohli expects it to. This is the first Kolkata Test after the death of former Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya and former curator Prabir Mukherjee. This is also the first first-class match since the whole square was re-laid. Not many know what exactly to expect, but Kohli said: The wicket is what we see in Calcutta more often than not. Its generally a very good batting wicket more often than not. We are expecting the same.In Kanpur, India looked set to get 450. They batted on the first day, when conditions were best for run-scoring, and got off to an excellent start. As it happens on such pitches, one ball turned a little too much, Pujara fell even though he reached it on the half-volley and the incoming batsmen found it tough. Kohli was one of them, top-edging a hook in the first innings and a slog sweep in the second. The thing with Kohli though, over the last year or so, has been the quickness with which he goes to work on his mistakes.In the lead-up to this Test, he has batted against a rubber ball, training himself to control an object that bounces more but not necessarily at a sharp pace. Rubber ball was because we play three formats and we sometimes do tend to bat in a flow, Kohli said. It is very important to work on skills that bring stability as well, which you already have but it is about repeating those things. It was all about wanting to control the ball that is bouncing and not coming at pace. That was the idea behind that.Cricket is a game where you prepare well but the result cannot be in your hand all the time. Especially batting, where you have only one chance. If you get caught off a no-ball it is different. Generally cricket is a game of chances, but preparation is in my hand. I look to that 100% every time I walk on to practise.Kohlis insistence on big runs and scoreboard pressure could also mean persisting with six batsmen and trusting the two spinners to do the job. If this is indeed a more traditional Indian pitch that starts to break up towards the end of the third day, India will need all the scoreboard pressure they can muster in order to help R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.Difficult pitches havent always been the reason for Indias top order failing to capitalise on starts. Two months ago in Antigua, India nearly exposed the tail and it was Ashwins century and partnership with Kohli that batted West Indies out of the game.Ashwin has had a bit of discomfort in the lead-up to the Kolkata Test with a corn on the middle finger of his right hand. He didnt bowl in the nets, but had a hit, which suggested he should be fine. Kohli said as much and he would love for himself and his batsmen to not burden Ashwin and Jadeja with run-scoring duties. Black Adidas NMD .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. Cheap Adidas NMD . The head of USA Boxing came out swinging Tuesday with an open letter to Tyson -- a former Olympic hopeful himself -- that accuses the former heavyweight champion of trying to poach fighters who might be candidates for the U. . -- Jimmie Johnson held off a teammate, passed a pair of Hall of Famers, and dominated once more at Dover. VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.Speaking at the first global conference on faith and sport, Francis said sports must be protected from manipulations and commercial abuse.It would be sad for sport and for humanity if people were unable to trust in the truth of sporting results, or if cynicism and disenchantment were to drown out enthusiasm or joyful and disinterested participation, Francis said.The popes challenge comes during a period of widespread corruption in sports, from various scandals at FIFA to Olympic ticket abuses to match-fixing in numerous leagues and games.Members of the International Olympic Committee, soccer executives and athletes were attending the three-day conference in the Vatican.In sport, as in life, competing for the result is important, but playing well and fairly is even more important, Francis said. I trust that these days of meeting and reflection will allow you to explore further the good that sport and faith can bring to our societies.Francis has denounced doping in sport, saying drug-fueled victories are sterile. He has urged athletes to be clean and to use sport for personal development and solidarity.Francis has also sspoken out strongly about corruption in all aspects of society and urged young people to resist its addictive lure. White Adidas NMD 2018. .N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and IOC President Thomas Bach were special guests for the opening ceremony of the convention, called Sport at the Service of Humanity.It was very inspiring, Bach told The Associated Press of the popes speech. Thats what we all have in common. We are joining forces in the fight against corruption, for instance.We know that hes a great friend of sports and hes appreciating the values of sport very much, Bach added. We could feel that in this speech today and also in the private audience.Former Juventus great and Italy World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero took part in a ceremonial kickoff for the event with a soccer ball on stage.Sport is passion for me, Del Piero said. I always tried to give my all in full respect of the rules and with the great passion that always made me stand out, together with desire and humility, in pursuit of my dreams.---Associated Press writer Nicole Winfield contributed to this report.---Andrew Dampf on Twitter: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ChinaCheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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