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Friday, November 24, 2017

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50 Hundreds Do Not Seem A Long Journey For Virat Kohli

Kolkata(PTI): Fifty international hundreds might seem staggering for a 29-year-old but India captain Virat Kohli feels that it hasn't been that long a journey as the figures might suggest. Kohli's status in world cricket grew further when he smashed his 18th Test hundred and 50th international ton on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka today, but...

P V Sindhu Spearheads India’s Campaign At Hong Kong Open

Kowloon in Hong Kong(PTI): Playing her fifth successive tournament in little over a month, Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu will have to battle exhaustion when she leads India's challenge at the USD 400,000 Hong Kong Super Series, starting here tomorrow. Left with little time to prepare after literally living out of a suitcase in the last month, Sindhu found...

First India-Sri Lanka Test Ends In A Draw

Kolkata(PTI): The first Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in draw after bad light stopped play on day five with the visitors struggling at 75 for seven in their second innings. Brief scores: India: 172 & 352/8 decl (Virat Kohli 104 not out, Shikhar Dhawan 94; Suranga Lakmal 3/93). Sri Lanka 294 and 75/7 in 26.3 overs (Dickwella 27; Kumar...

Barabati T-20: Online Ticket Sale For India-Sri Lanka T20 Match Begins

Cuttack: The online ticket sale for the upcoming T20 match between India and Sri Lanka to be held at Barabati Stadium on December 20 commenced from today. One can log into www.get2thegames.com to book the tickets for gallery No 2, 4, 6, 7 and special enclosure along with the new pavilion. As many as 9,130 tickets will be sold online. Those...

Grigor Dimitrov Beats David Goffin To Win ATP Finals

London(AFP): Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 7 -5, 4-6, 6-3 in a gripping title decider at the ATP Finals to become the first debutant to win the season finale since 1998. In a surprise final match-up, the Bulgarian sixth seed held his nerve under intense pressure at London's O2 Arena to seal the biggest title of his career on his...

India Vrs S Lanka Test: India Reach 171/1 At Stumps On Day 4

Kolkata(PTI): India reached 171 for one in their second innings at stumps after dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 on the fourth day of the opening cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here today. At the draw of stumps, India were leading by 49 runs with openers KL Rahul (73) and Cheteshwar Pujara (2) at the crease. Brief Score: India 1st innings:...

Mohammad Shami Injury Not Serious: Cheteshwar Pujara

Kolkata(PTI): Injury-prone Mohammad Shami walked off the field after failing to complete his 14th over but top order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara insisted that the injury was not "serious" and the pacer would be back in action tomorrow. After bowling the fifth ball of the over, Shami appeared to have pulled hamstring muscle on his right leg as he asked for...

After China Open Kidambi Srikanth Now Skips Hong Kong Open

New Delhi(PTI): After missing the China Open, Kidambi Srikanth has now decided to give next week's Hong Kong Super Series a miss to be in the best shape for the Dubai Super Series Final in December. "Srikanth is much better. The injury has almost healed. But we wanted to ensure that he is 100 per cent before he plays a tournament,...

India Aim Gold Rain At 1st Youth Boxing World Championship On Home Turf

Guwahati(PTI): Home advantage will be just one of their strengths when India seek to claim their first gold medal since 2011 but an intimidating field stands in the way at the 5th World Women's Youth Boxing Championship starting here on Sunday. A 10-strong team is pumped up and ready to emulate a certain Sarjubala Devi, the lone Indian to grab...

Indo-S Lanka Test: Lankan Pacer Lakmal Rocks Indian Top Order On Rain-Hit Day One

Kolkata(PTI): Sri Lanka pacer Suranga Lakmal wrecked the high-profile Indian top-order in overcast conditions to leave the hosts reeling at 17 for three on a rain-affected day one of the first Test here today. Lakmal's sensational spell, in which he struck thrice without conceding a run in six overs, saw him removing opener Lokesh Rahul on the first ball of...

I Am Not A Robot, I Too Need Rest: Captain Kohli

Kolkata(PTI): Batting for long in a manner that often seemed unreal, India skipper Virat Kohli today said he too needs rest from the gruelling international schedule since he is "not a robot". Kohli has played seven Tests, 26 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals in 2017, the most by any player in the Indian team. "Definitely I do need a rest, why...

Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Father For Fourth Time

Madrid(AFP): Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina. "Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy," the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter yesterday, posting a photo of...

Neymar Neurosis Clouds Brazil’s Wembley Trip

London(AFP): It is with a raincloud hovering above the head of their talisman Neymar that Brazil are gearing up for their final assignment of 2017 against England at Wembley tomorrow. Though Neymar has scored 11 goals in 12 games since his world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona, recent weeks have yielded stories of rifts with his team-mates and disagreements...

Kuchh Toh Log Kahengey: Dhoni Plays Down Criticism, Says Everybody Has Views In Life

Dubai(PTI): Mahendra Singh Dhoni's voice had the usual air of calm as he played down criticism and calls for his retirement from T20 Internationals, saying "everybody has their own views in life". A few former India cricketers, including Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni's T20 future, creating quite a storm in the country's cricketing circles. Even former batsman VVS Laxman...