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Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain

Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. After a thumping seven-wicket loss against Sri Lanka in the first match, Rohit created history by becoming the f...

2 days ago
Sri Lanka's Mathews fit for Sunday's series decider

Visakhapatnam, Dec 15 (IANS) Sri Lanka received a major shot in the arm after veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews was declared fit for the series-deciding third and final one-dayer against India at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. Mathews, who suffered from cramps during his unbeaten 111 in the second match at Mohali on Wednesday, bowled and batted without any problem in the t...

2 days ago
Afridi hat-trick steals show in T10 opener

Sharjah, Dec 15 (IANS) Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi's hat-trick lit up the opening night of the inaugural T10 League here, helping his Pakhtoons side beat the Virender Sehwag-led Maratha Arabians by 25 runs. In the tournament opener, Kerala Kings rode on Irish Paul Stirling's unbeaten 66 to beat Bengal Tigers by eight wickets at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium here on Thursday. <...

4 days ago
Delhi vs Bengal, Karnataka vs Vidarbha in Ranji semis

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Bengal have been drawn against Delhi, while Vidarbha have been pitted against southern cricket powerhouse Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semi-finals, it was revealed on Wednesday. The semi-final matches of the Paytm Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will be played from December 17-21, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said. The match between Bengal and Delh...

14 days ago
Sri Lankan players wear face masks as pollution rises in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) The air quality in the capital deteriorated to an alarming level on a hazy Sunday, forcing Sri Lankan cricketers to cover their faces with anti-pollution masks in a Test match at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla stadium. Amid hazy conditions, the second session of the third and final Test match between India and Sri Lanka was halted for few minutes. On Sunday, Del...

19 days ago
Finally Metro becomes reality in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Hyderabad on Tuesday joined the league of Indian cities to get its own metro, with the inauguration of the first phase in this historical city by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also took a ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally stations. After the formal inauguration, the metro will be thrown open for commercial operations from Wednesday. The 30 km-long first ...

19 days ago
Modi launches first phase of Hyderabad Metro

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of Hyderabad Metro and also took a ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and other senior officials. The 30 km-long stretch from Nagole to Miyapur has 24 stations covering several bu...

20 days ago
Hyderabad's elevated metro all set to chug

Hyderabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Hyderabad Metro Rail is ready to chug over the pillars erected on road median, changing the landscape of this tech hub and promising to take the city's public transport to a different orbit. The long-cherished dream of the people of this historic city is becoming a reality as the first phase of nearly 72-km elevated metro project is all set to be inaugurated by P...

21 days ago
Ranji Trophy: Delhi, Mumbai, MP in strong position

Hyderabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Delhi, Mumbai and Madhya Pradesh have put themselves in a solid position on the second day on Sunday against their respective opponents in the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. In Group A, Delhi rode on fine bowling from Vikas Mishra (3/36) and Kulwant Khejroliya (3/40) to restrict Hyderabad at 194/8 in the first innings at stumps, trailing by...

22 days ago
Modi to inaugurate Hyderabad Metro on November 28

Hyderabad, Nov 25 (IANS) The Hyderabad Metro Rail will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on November 28 and will become the first metro in the country to commission the longest stretch from day one. The 30-kilometre stretch from Miyapur to Nagole will be open for public use from November 29. Urban Development Minister...

1 month ago
Twenty-over cricket too long? Here comes T10 league at Sharjah

Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) Come December 21, the iconic Sharjah stadium in the United Arab Emirates will reverberate to the thwack of leather on willow. But with a difference. Thanks to the initiative from the UAE-based business tycoon and sports lover Shaji Ul Mulk, the venue will host the first ever 10 overs cricket league. The ten-over per team matches will be spread over 90 minutes...

1 month ago
Hassan set to be re-elected as BCB President

Dhaka, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran cricket administrator Nazmul Hassan is set to be re-elected unopposed as the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President for a second term. According to a report by espncricinfo, the board directors will hold a meeting on Wednesday, in which they will confirm Hassan as the chief of the board after Naimur Rahman, Alamgir Khan and Syed Ashfaqul Islam won the elect...

1 month ago
Even as CM, I said J&K has acceded to India but not merged: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) National Conference's Working President Omar Abdullah on Sunday reiterated his stand that the state of Jammu and Kashmir has acceded to India, but not merged with it. Addressing the largely-attended party delegates convention here, he said: Even as the Chief Minister of the state, I have said that we have acceded to India and not merged with it. We cannot be compa...

1 month ago
Centre should respect conditions on which accession is based: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 29 (IANS) National Conference's Working President Omar Abdullah on Sunday said that the Central government must respect and restore the conditions on which the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India is based. Promises made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir must be fulfilled. Centre should ensure that the conditions on which the accession of the state to the union of India...

1 month ago
Ranji Trophy: Victories for Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, HP

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh defeated their respective opponents to clinch victories on Day-4 of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament on Friday. In Group B, Jharkhand rode on brilliant unbeaten knocks from openers Ishan Kishan (46 not out) and Nazim Siddiqui (24 not out) to chase down a narrow target of 81 runs against Har...

2 months ago
Stone thrown at Australian team bus in Guwahati

Guwahati, Oct 11 (IANS) Australia's cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here. The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I). Pretty scary having a rock thrown through the team bus window on the way...

2 months ago
Australia to field against India in second T201

Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) Australia won the toss and elected to field against India in the second Twenty20 International match at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Australia have made one change to their team. Batsman Marcus Stoinis came in for all-rounder Daniel Christian. India are playing with an unchanged squad. Teams: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, V...

3 months ago
25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here. Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Sunday formally launched the works for the stadium to be built at a cost of over Rs 200 crore.<...

4 months ago
Kohli picks Pandya as biggest positive from Lanka win

Kandy, Aug 14 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday picked rising all-rounder Hardik Pandya's performance as the biggest positive after the visitors comprehensively beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete their maiden 3-0 clean sweep of the islanders. Pandya starred with the bat, firing his maiden Test ton (108 off 96 balls) to help India post 487 in their first inning...

4 months ago
India thrash Sri Lanka in 3rd Test, sweep series

Kandy (Sri Lanka), Aug 14 (IANS) India thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs on the third day of the third and final Test match to sweep the series 3-0 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium here on Monday. Chasing the first innings deficit of 352 runs after being asked to follow on, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 181 in their second innings. India had posted a total of 48...

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