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Kohli praises bowlers for victory against SRH

Kohli praises bowlers for victory against SRH

BENGALURU: A B de Villiers said it looked tougher than it actually was but his gravity-defying boundary catch during an IPL match was declared “spiderman stuff” by an awestruck India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli. RCB defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs last night to keep their play-off hopes alive. The outstanding moment of the

ICC may scrap coin toss in Test cricket

ICC may scrap coin toss in Test cricket

The toss could be a thing of the past in Test cricket as the International Cricket Council looks at ways to address the problem of home advantage.  The relevance or rather the fairness of the tradition, which is as old as the game itself, will be up for discussion at the International Cricket Council’s cricket

RCB aim to continue revival take on table-toppers SRH

RCB aim to continue revival take on table-toppers SRH

BENGALURUP: Their chances of making the playoffs still hanging by a thread, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in another mustwin Indian Premier League encounter, here tomorrow. The consecutive victories over Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab have revived RCB’s hopes, while SRH has been on a roll, having won nine matches

KKR, RR face off in battle for survival

KKR, RR face off in battle for survival

KOLKATA: A buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with a charged up Rajasthan Royals in a battle for survival at the Indian Premier League T20 tournament here on Tuesday. Their fate hanging in balance, a loss in the penultimate league round match may virtually sound the death knell for one of the two teams.

India beat Japan 4-1 in Women's Asian Champions Trophy Hockey

India beat Japan 4-1 in Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Hockey

DONGHAE CITY (KOREA),: Navneet Kaur scored a hattrick as India got off to a rollicking start with a 4-1 win over Japan in their opening match of the 5th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday. Young forward Navneet scored in the 7th, 25th and 55th minute while Anupa Barla (53rd) got the

CSK take on table-toppers SRH in IPL match clash

PUNE: Needing a win from three games to book a play-offs berth, former champions Chennai Super Kings take on table toppers Sun Risers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match here on Sunday. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Super Kings started their campaign, after returning to the T20 League from a two-year ban, on a high

Kolkata face Kings XI Punjab in must-win tie

Kolkata face Kings XI Punjab in must-win tie

INDORE: Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to consolidate their position in the top three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. Both the sides are coming off a defeat and will be desperate to return to winning ways

Mighty CSK to test desperate Royals in must-win game

Mighty CSK to test desperate Royals in must-win game

JAIPUR: Back to winning ways after a hat-trick of defeats, a desperate Rajasthan Royals face a herculean task when they take on mighty Chennai Super Kings in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here on Friday. Three consecutive defeats have more or less sealed their fate but Royals somehow managed to keep themselves afloat with

Rahane to lead India in Afghan Test; dropped from limited overs squads

Rahane to lead India in Afghan Test; dropped from limited overs squads

BENGALURU: Ajinkya Rahane will skipper the Indian team for the historic one-off Test match against Afghanistan, starting June 14 here but dropped from the limited overs squads for the subsequent tours of Ireland and England. “Ajinkya Rahane will be the team captain for the Test match against Afghanistan that will start from June 14,” BCCI acting

Iyer may replace Kohli for Afghan test, Prithvi, Mavi for India A tour

Iyer may replace Kohli for Afghan test, Prithvi, Mavi for India A tour

Iyer may replace Kohli for Afghan test, Prithvi, Mavi for India A tour BENGALURU: Virat Kohli’s maiden county sojourn might pave the way for Shreyas Iyer’s entry into the Indian squad for the oneoff Test against Afghanistan starting June 14, when the national selection committee meets to pick a host of squads here on Tuesday.

Kings XI Punjab, RR look to break winless run

Kings XI Punjab, RR look to break winless run

INDORE: Mid-table side Kings XI Punjab will look to get their campaign back on track after a couple of defeats when they lock horns with bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow. While Kings XI Punjab are placed fourth in the table with five wins and three losses from eight appearances, inaugural

CSK desperate to regain form against below par RCB

CSK desperate to regain form against below par RCB

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to improve their bowling and fielding and return to their winning ways when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (IPL) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Saturday. Batting-heavy CSK slipped to a six-wicket defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Thursday night due to

Desperate MI look for solutions against rampaging KXIP

Desperate MI look for solutions against rampaging KXIP

INDORE: Defending champions Mumbai Indians will be aiming to sort their ‘opening woes’ in both departments of the game when they take on a rejuvenated Kings XI Punjab in a must-win IPL encounter, here on Friday. The three-time IPL champions are staring at an inglorious exit having brought up the rear so far, with only two

Table-toppers CSK hot favourites against KKR

Table-toppers CSK hot favourites against KKR

KOLKATA: Table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who have looked a class apart so far, will start as hot favourites against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Back in the IPL after a two-year hiatus, the M.S. Dhoni-led outfit have till now won six games

Bowlers on target as Sunrisers beat Royals by 11 runs to claim top spot

JAIPUR: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers’ impressive defence of modest totals continued as the visitors pulled off a 11 – run win over Rajasthan Royals on a tricky pitch to claim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted 151 for seven, built around captain Kane Williamson’s 63-run

Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad face off in Jaipur

Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad face off in Jaipur

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Royals’ desire to move up the pecking order got a boost following an incredible win a week ago, and the mid-table team would look to keep the momentum going in its IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad here tomorrow. The Royals are aware of the challenges facing them at the Sawai Mansingh Stadum, a

Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS

Tennis player Ankita Raina included in TOPS

NEW DELHI: Tennis player Anikta Raina, who has displayed good form this season both in the Fed Cup and the profesional circuit, was on Saturday included in the government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).“Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours, Ankita! Hope you continue making the nation proud. Many congratulations @ankita champ !

Asia Badminton Championship: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy qualify

Asia Badminton Championship: Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy qualify

WUHAN (CHINA): Top Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, qualified for the prestigious badminton World Championships to be held in Nanjing, China from July 30 to August 5. Sindhu and Saina who won the silver and bronze medal respectively at the Glasgow edition last year will be joined by World No 5

Afghanistan wants Indian players for its T20 league, BCCI unlikely to allow

Afghanistan wants Indian players for its T20 league, BCCI unlikely to allow

NEW DELHI: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) today launched its very own franchise-based T20 league, to be held in the UAE in October, but the BCCI is expected to maintain its current stand of not allowing Indian players to turn freelancers. The ACB claims that 40 overseas cricketers have showing interest in the league to

Sardar Singh among 55 players named for men's national camp

Sardar Singh among 55 players named for men’s national camp

BENGALURU: Former skipper Sardar Singh was today named in the 55-member probable list announced by Hockey India for the men’s national camp starting at the Sports Authority of India campus here tomorrow. Sardar, who was dropped from the 18-member Indian hockey squad led by Manpreet Singh for the Commonwealth Games, has been included in the