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Scoreboard at lunch on fourth day of 1st Test; IND vs NZ

Kanpur: Scoreboard at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test between India and New Zealand here today: India 1st innings 318 New Zealand 1st innings 262 India 2nd innings (overnight 159/1) K L Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38 M Vijay lbw b Santner 76 Cheteshwar Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78 Virat

Ashwin eyes top spot in Test bowlers’s rankings in NZ series

Kanpur: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will work towards regaining the No.1 spot in the Test bowlers rankings in the three-match series against New Zealand. The first match, India’s 500th Test, will begin here on Thursday. Third-ranked Ashwin, who held the top spot for a fortnight at the end of 2015 and again for a week

Ishant Sharma out of 1st test of Chikungunya

Fast bowler Ishant Sharma out of the 1st Test against New Zealand due to chikungunya. Reportedly, he is recovering from chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.No replacement has been named yet for the pacer

India sucessfully test fires long range surface-to-air missile

Balasore (Odisha): In a bid to galvanise itsair defence capabilities, India today successfully test fired a new, long range surface-to-air missile jointly developed with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast. The long range missile, a product of a joint venture between India and Israel, was test launched from a mobile launcher at the

NKorea hails ‘successful’ ground test of new rocket engine

Seoul: North Korea has carried out a successful ground test for a new high-power rocket engine, state media said, in a development that could advance Pyongyang’s weapons programme. After supervising the test at the country’s Sohae satellite-launching site, leader Kim Jong-Un called on officials, scientists and technicians “to round off the preparations for launching the

Kareena to endorse home pregnancy test card

New Delhi: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with husband Saif Ali Khan, has signed on to endorse pregnancy test card brand PregaNews.The effervescent actress has not let pregnancy slow down her career in any way — whether it is her movie “Veerey Di Wedding”, walking the fashion ramp or taking

Focus on Rohit as selectors meet to choose Test squad

Mumbai: The below-par Test record of Rohit Sharma is expected to be the focus of discussion when the selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, picks the Indian cricket squad for the home Test series against New Zealand, here tomorrow. Despite Rohit’s poor form in the Tests, he has the confidence of captain Virat Kohli, who

Next couple of rounds will be acid test for Indian chess Olympiad team

Chennai: The Indian men’s team’s real battle for a medal at the chess Olympiad has begun with the seventh round against the US, game experts said. Though the Indian men failed in their first acid test against much stronger US team consisting of three World ranked players in the seventh round on Friday not all

Virgin Galactic spaceship completes first test flight

San Francisco: Virgin Galactic has announced that it has successfully test-flown its new spaceship, two years after a pilot was killed in one of its flight tests. The flight, which took off from and landed back at an air and space port in California on Friday, lasted nearly four hours over the Mojave desert while

North Korea carries out fifth nuclear test

Seoul: North Korea on Friday said it “successfully” conducted a nuclear test, its fifth and the “most powerful” test so far, Yonhap news agency reported. The North Korean Central TV Broadcasting Station said the country carried out a nuclear explosion test to check the capacity of a nuclear warhead. “We will continue to strengthen our

Pyongyang conducts most powerful nuke test: Seoul

Seoul:  South Korea’s military said North Korea may have conducted the “most powerful” nuclear test so far on Friday after an artificial earthquake was detected at a site where its fourth nuclear test was carried out earlier this year. A South Korean Defence Ministry official was quoted by Yonhap news agency as saying that it

Pakistan down to No.9 for first time in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai: Pakistan have dipped to their lowest ever ranking in the International Cricket Council (ICC) One-day Internationals after a disappointing 1-4 loss to England in the recently concluded series. Pakistan started the series on 87 points and are now on 86 points — eight points behind eighth-ranked West Indies as the green brigade lost to

India test fires Scramjet engine, joins elite club of nations

Bengaluru:  Joining a select club of nations,India today successfully test fired its futuristic Scramjet Rocket Engine using oxygen from the atmosphere that could cut the cost of the launches several fold and help in ISRO’s bid to design advanced air breathing engines. The first experimental mission of Scramjet Engine was successfully conducted from the Satish

Proteas, Black Caps shootout for Test honours

Centurion:  South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honours when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park here tomorrow. The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain

Jio does Apple, people throng Reliance Stores for free 4G test SIM

New Delhi: If you are in awe of those famous queues outside Apple stores, hang on. From Bhubaneswar to Ahmedabad and from Lucknow to Mohali, people on Thursday made a beeline — some even as early as 2 a.m. — outside Reliance Digital Stores and Digital Xpress Mini Stores to get a free Jio test

Wet outfield, rain rob second day’s play in 4th Test

Port of Spain (Trinidad) :  Wet outfield, soggy conditions and a fresh downpour in the afternoon prevented any play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval here on Friday. While heavy rains and thunderstorms stopped play from post-lunch session on first day (Thursday),

India has to be consistent to be best Test team: Kohli

Port of Spain (Trinidad):  India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli has said his team isn’t too excited on regaining the No.1 position in the rankings, pointing out the need to perform consistently for three to four years to claim that position. India have returned to No.1 spot in the longest format of the game replacing Australia

India eye No.1 Test spot with big win versus West Indies

Port of Spain (Trinidad) : After bagging the Test series with a comprehensive win in the third match, India will aim to regain the No.1 rankings with a big margin victory against a under-confident West Indies in the fourth and final game starting here on Thursday. India registered a 237-run win in the third Test and

Ashwin No.1 All-rounder in Test

The standout performer in the series for India has been Ravichandran Ashwin, who is now world No 1 all-rounder in Test as per the official rankings. With two centuries and two five-wicket hauls, the Tamil Nadu lad has been the toast of the team. His 235 runs and 16 wickets have gone a long way

India eyeing another big win to regain No 1 Test ranking

Port of Spain (Trinidad): On a high aftersealing the series with comprehensive victories, an upbeat India will be aiming to complete a 3-0 rout in order to regain its No 1 Test ranking when they meet a listless West Indies in the final Test match of the series, here tomorrow. Having already taken an unassailable