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We didn’t expect to win by nine wickets: Kohli

Sports June 15, 2017 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Birmingham, June 15 The nine-wicket demolition of Bangladesh exceeded even Virat Kohli’s expectations but the skipper quickly played down the hype around the upcoming blockbuster Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals Pakistan. A clinical India, riding on Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten 123 and Kohli’s 96 not out, proved too strong for BangladeshRead More

Rohit, Bumrah rested; Rishabh, Kuldeep for West Indies tour

Sports June 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

Birmingham, June 15 Opener Rohit Sharma has been advised rest for the tour of West Indies while talented wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant and chinaman Kuldeep Yadav were named in the 15-man squad picked here on Thursday. Paceman Jasprit Bumrah is another member of the Champions Trophy squad, who has beenRead More

Professionalism vs passion as India take on Bangladesh in semis

Professionalism vs passion as India take on Bangladesh in semis

Sports June 14, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Birmingham, June 14 Professionalism will be pitted against passion when defending champions India square off with Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy, here on Thursday. On paper, India are overwhelming favourites against the next door neighbours but in a game of glorious uncertainties, it will beRead More

Dressing room relaxed ahead of big semifinal: Bangladesh coach

Sports June 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

Birmingham, June 14 The Bangladeshi dressing room is very relaxed and the team is happy to be playing the semifinal of the ICC Champions Trophy, coach Chandika Hathurusingha said ahead of their crunch game against India on Thursday. He also ruled out the game as some sort of revenge afterRead More

Missing from Champions Trophy, WI reach the pits of no hope

Sports June 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

London, June 1 4 A week ago, the might of West Indies was on show. Third match in a row, they simply pulverised the opposition, winning by seven wickets. Impressive stuff! But alas! West Indies were playing in the wrong country. Wrong continent. Playing the wrong team. In a wrong tournament.Read More

Saina, Sindhu reach Round 2 in Indonesia

Sports June 14, 2017 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

Jakarta,  PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal notched up contrasting wins to make a positive start at the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament here today. Fourth seed Sindhu brushed aside world No. 20 Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 21-12 21-19, while world No. 11 Saina rallied her way to aRead More

In order to win, you have to say things that hurt: Kohli

In order to win, you have to say things that hurt: Kohli

Sports June 12, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

London,  Captains devise their own mechanism of dealing with setbacks and Virat Kohli’s mantra of bouncing back is pretty simple, “Be honest and sometimes say (to teammates) things that hurt”. Losing a high scoring game against Sri Lanka was a body blow for Kohli which required some serious introspection. “YouRead More

Had to alter length as white ball is not swinging: Bhuvi

Sports June 12, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

  London, June 12 It is inexplicable when a white ball refuses to offer swing for seamers in English conditions and Bhuvneshwar Kumar has altered his strategy after failing to understand why this is happening during the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy here. Bhuvneshwar has bowled 22.3 overs across three gamesRead More

Pakistan, Lanka square off for last spot in semis

Pakistan, Lanka square off for last spot in semis

Sports June 12, 2017 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

brimingham , Their campaigns back on track after upset wins, Pakistan and Sri Lanka face each other in their concluding Champions Trophy group match in a virtual ‘quarterfinal’ tomorrow. Both the teams lost their opening matches but bounced back into reckoning after producing two of the tournament’s biggest upsets soRead More

Dream scenario: Hosts, 3 Asian teams in semis

Sports June 12, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

London,  So, three teams from Asia in the semifinals, plus England. In terms of the success of the tournament, this is a dream come true for the organisers. Not too long back, last month, ICC faced a horrifying scenario — India delayed their confirmation for the tournament. And once theyRead More