Harmanpreet slams ton, India beat New Zealand by 34 runs to start campaign

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur struck a majestic ton while Dayalan Hemalatha and Poonam Yadav scalped three wickets each as India beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the first match of the ICC Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana on Friday. Chasing a target of 195 to win, New Zealand got off to the perfect start with openers Suzie Bates and Anna Peterson putting on fifty-run stand for the first wicket. Debutant Hemalatha broke the partnership by getting rid of Peterson for 14. Sohpie Devine too followed suit…

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Indian cricket team skipper found major backlash on social media

Virat Kohli is no stranger to controversies after his on-field aggression has made news on multiple occasions. However, this time, the Indian cricket team skipper found himself at the receiving end of a major backlash on social media after he asked a cricket fan to ‘leave India’ after he said that he likes watching Australian and English batsmen more than the Indian ones. In a video available on his newly released app, Kohli was reading out messages from his fans. Then, he read out a message which said – “Over-rated…

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India at The 2018 Asian Games

The 2018 Asian Games is the 18th edition of the continental Games. It is the first time that the sporting extravaganza is being co-hosted by two cities. Jakarta and Palembang are the two Indonesian cities that are hosting the Games. This edition will be held from 18th August to 2nd September 2018 and will see around 10,000 athletes from 45 countries competing in 58 disciplines. Indonesia is hosting the Asian Games for the second time after the Jakarta Asian Games in 1962. Here is a list of all the Indian…

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Is Virat Kohli already a legend? MS Dhoni has the answer

At the helm during Virat Kohli’s transition from a gifted youngster to a seasoned master, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the current India skipper is close to being a legend for all the brilliance he has shown in the last few years. “He (Kohli) is the best, and has already reached a status, where he is close to (being) a legend. So I am very happy for him. And the way he has batted everywhere and in the last few years, he has just been brilliant,” Dhoni, who is the brand…

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England v India: Ben Stokes takes 4-40 as hosts win Edgbaston thriller by 31 runs

First Specsavers Test, Edgbaston (day four of five) England 287 (Root 80, Ashwin 4-62) & 180 (Curran 63, Ishant 5-51) India 274 (Kohli 149, Curran 4-74) & 162 (Kohli 51, Stokes 4-40) England won by 31 runs; lead 1-0 in series Scorecard England held their nerve to complete a tense 31-run victory over India in the first Test on an enthralling fourth morning at Edgbaston. India – resuming on 110-5 in pursuit of 194 – were bowled out for 162 as tension mounted among an increasingly raucous crowd. James Anderson removed Dinesh Karthik with the sixth…

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ICC wishes England on their 1000th Test

Dubai [United Arab Emirates], July 30 (ANI): International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent its wishes to the English cricket team as they are preparing for their 1000th Test match, to be played against India at Edgbaston from August 1. “On behalf of the cricket family, I want to congratulate England on their 1000th men’s Test match, the first country to reach this milestone,” ICC president Shashank Manohar said. “I wish England all the best in this historic match and may it continue to produce players and performances that inspire the following of Test cricket, the oldest and most demanding format of the game,” he added. To commemorate…

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Youth Olympics: Javelin thrower Rana earns quota spot

Bangkok [Thailand], July 5 (ANI): Indian javelin thrower Kunwer Ajairaj Singh Ranabagged the gold medal to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games on the opening day of the Asian Area qualification leg of the event here at Thai Japan Bangkok Youth Center on Wednesday. The 18-year-old javelin thrower threw the spear to a distance of 76.13 m to storm to victory. The throw was nearly four meters further than that managed by second-placed Japan’s Kentaro Nakamura, who threw 72.04m. Rana was not the favourite before the competition as his personal best until then…

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Socceroos leave World Cup with loss to Peru

Australia’s hopes for a longer stay in the 2018 World Cup in Russia were have been dashed with a last-game group loss to Peru. The Peruvians dominated the match in Sochi’s Fish Stadium on Tuesday as they managed to condemn the Socceroos to a 2-0 defeat. Andre Carrillo scored a stunning volley in the 18th minute while Paolo Guerrero doubled Peru’s lead on the 50 minutes. However, the result meant that both Peru and Australia, third and fourth in Group C, were out of the World Cup as France and Denmark,…

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India set to play Saudi Arabia, China in run-up to AFC Asian Cup

The Indian football team is set to play international friendlies against higher-ranked Saudi Arabia and China in the run-up to next year’s AFC Asian Cup, according to a top official of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The 2019 Asian Cup will be held from January 5 to February 1 across eight centres in four United Arab Emirates cities. India are clubbed with UAE, Thailand and Bahrain in Group A of the continental showpiece. Talks with both the federations are in advanced stages, AIFF general secretary Kushal Das told PTI.…

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India chess player quits Iran tournament over headscarf rule

Indian chess champion Soumya Swaminathan has pulled out of an Asian tournament in Iran over the country’s compulsory headscarf rule. The 29-year-old Woman Grandmaster said the rule was a violation of her personal rights. “Under the present circumstances, the only way for me to protect my rights is not to go to Iran,” she wrote in a Facebook post, which went viral. The Asian Chess Championship will take place in Iran next month. Ms Swaminathan, who is ranked No 5 in India, told local media that the tournament was originally…

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