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Indian women’s cricket team would look to continue its supremacy over South Africa

After a 2-1 win in the ODI series, the Indian women started the T20 series on a confident note, drubbing the hosts by seven wickets in the first game on Monday. And the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side would look to carry on the momentum in the remainder of the five-match series. The way the Indians came […]

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Bengaluru FC take on former champions Chennaiyin FC in the final of the 2017-18 Indian Super League (ISL)

  Bengaluru FC: players to watch out for Chennaiyin FC stand in the way as Bengaluru FC seek a triumphant conclusion to what has been a remarkable maiden campaign in the Indian Super League in Bengaluru on Saturday. Here we look at the top players who can make a difference in the title clash. Miku: Venezuelan […]

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Two of the last three finals of the Indian Super League have been won by the away team, Bengaluru FC face Chennaiyin FC

The onus thus is on Bengaluru FC to show that home advantage matters in such crunch games. Should Chennaiyin FC (CFC) do it again, it would be the third successive time an away team would have won the Indian Super League (ISL) final. CFC beat FC Goa 3-2 in Goa in 2015 and ATK bested […]

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The Indian was in command at 5-2 in the first set, but slipped up

  Serving big and stroking with authority, the wiry Karman was calling the shots at 5-2 in the first set, before the Russian’s deceptive play pushed her out of the comfort zone. Fifth seed Karman Kaur Thandi slipped from a position of strength and was beaten 7-5, 6-3 by Yana Sizikova of Russia in the […]

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Washington feels he’s fortunate to have the skill to excel in that crucial phase

“It is definitely a challenge, but that is what you play cricket for. When you get an opportunity to represent your country you need to face those challenges. When you win those challenges you get a lot of satisfaction,” he said. Washington Sundar has been phenomenal in the PowerPlays in the ongoing Nidahas Trophy tri-series […]

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The West Bengal State Board examination saw a question on Virat Kohli in the English paper

Students appearing for their Class X board exams in West Bengal were surprised on Tuesday when they found a question on Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli in the English paper. Students happily answered the question on the cricketer, who has become a national icon. READ | Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma break the internet by sporting the […]

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Lionel Messi was thrilled by his milestone goal and Barcelona’s progression in the Champions League

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was delighted to reach the 100-goal landmark in the Champions League after leading his side past Chelsea. Messi scored a brace and set up Ousmane Dembele as the LaLiga giants beat Chelsea 3-0 in their last-16 second leg, completing a 4-1 aggregate win. The Argentina star was thrilled to get to the milestone […]

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Sindhu would open her campaign against Thail shuttler Pornpawee Chochuwong.

The tournament is considered to be the ultimate glory for any shuttler worth his salt and in India only Prakash Padukone (1980) and Gopichand (2001) earned their rights to stand on the victory podium. Sindhu and Srikanth are expected to have easy first round outings against relatively unheralded opponents but the road is tricky for former finalist Saina […]

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Virat Kohli has conceded that heavy workload of playing cricket is taking a toll on his body.

The point can be capsulised by the fact that the fulcrum of India’s batting has played 25 Tests, 42 ODIs and 27 T20Is alongside representing Royal Challengers Bangalore in a couple of IPLs since the start of 2016. It is also going to be a busy year ahead for Kohli and co. as India are […]

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Picks up tournament’s first five-for, returns to strike with the bat as well

Unsold in the uncapped category at the IPL auction in Bengaluru two months ago, all-rounder Shivam Dubey ought to have been a trifle disappointed. He is gifted and showed that in ample measure on Tuesday. The 24-year-old, who made his Ranji debut against Karnataka in the quarterfinals this season, showed his skills with the ball […]

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A win against Bangladesh will assure Rohit’s men a place in the final

Having suffered an unexpected defeat against Sri Lanka in their tournament-opener, it is highly unlikely that India will experiment against a resurgent Bangladesh in its final league stage match. India would like to throw the mathematical possibilities out of the window and seal its place in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series when […]

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Manchester City’s David Silva applauds fans after their Premier League match against Stoke City on Monday

For Manchester City, a record-setting season in the Premier League could yet have the perfect ending. Beating Stoke City 2-0 on Monday restored City’s 16-point lead and increased the possibility that Pep Guardiola’s side could clinch the title by beating fierce rival Manchester United at home in the derby on April 7. “Everybody in the […]

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In WTA Indian Wells tennis Caroline Wozniacki beats Aliaksandra Sasnovich

Wozniacki silenced the critics when she claimed her first Grand Slam title earlier this year at the Australian Open, becoming the first Danish woman to win a major. “I managed to get my feet going more, and to start playing more steady, and that paid off today,” said Wozniacki. Wozniacki challenged a call in the […]

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Nepal rallied to defeat Hong Kong by five wickets on Monday

Although expected to get into the second stage of the competition – only two of the 10 teams will make it to the 10-team 2019 World Cup in England – Afghanistan lost three matches to be left waiting anxiously and praying for a Nepal win. Nepal didn’t help matters. Their 17-year-old leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, bought […]

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Indian Premier League ‘not just a batsman’s game,Ashish Nehra says

Ashish Nehra believes bowlers will have an important part to play in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), even though he believes the Twenty20 format is more forgiving to batsmen. The 38-year-old, who retired from competitive cricket late in 2017, will be part of the coaching team of the Virat Kohli-led Royal […]

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Shardul Thakur, whose career-best 4/27 helped India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets

India’s Shardul Thakur celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Danushka Gunathilaka during their Twenty20 cricket match in Nidahas triangular series in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)(AP) Shardul Thakur knows that opportunities in a settled limited overs line-up won’t come easily and that’s the reason he is ready to “step up” […]

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Usman Khawaja scored 75 runs to lead an Australian fightback on the third day

Australia will take a 41-run led into the fourth day after finishing Sunday’s play at 180 for five wickets. Khawaja and Mitchell Marsh put on 87 runs for the fifth wicket before Khawaja, whose place in the team has been under threat, was trapped leg before wicket by Kagiso Rabada in the second last over […]

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Hurting from the World Cup semifinal loss, Lanning & Co. gunning for payback

  India’s women cricketers have begun to get the space they deserve, be it on billboards, in the media or in the hearts of sports fans. Their matches are being telecast live too. As you come out of the Vadodara International Airport, you are unlikely to miss the fairly big hoarding featuring the women in […]

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Meltdown time for Shubhankar, finishes tied seventh

  On the 624-yard par-five 18th hole, the 26-year-old fired his second shot over the vast water body and reached the green. In contrast, compatriot Andrew Johnston preferred to lay-up and stayed well behind the lake. Once on the green, Johnston’s birdie-putt lipped out. This left Wallace with two shots to win. And he did, […]