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IND vs PAK Live: Dhoni drops Malik, Pak rebuild

SCORECARD | LIVE BLOG: INDIA VS PAKISTAN PAKISTAN INNINGS End of Over 21: Kuldeep and Chahal bowling in tandem now after injured Pandya went off. Pakistan march on to 85/2 with Azam (47*) and Malik (36*) approaching half-centuries. End of Over 19: After Rayudu bowled the last ball to complete Pandya’s over, Chahal continues from the other end with a ... Read More »

Asia Cup: India beat spirited Hong Kong by 26 runs

DUBAI: The talk about India’s recent performances has revolved around their preparation for a big series. That the BCCI agreed to play back-to-back games had much to do with the fact they were more likely to play an associate nation. But Hong Kong were more than just giving practice to the Indians. A match that was meant to get an ... Read More »

Asia Cup: No. 4 and 6 spots the No. 1 issue for India

DUBAI: KL Rahul walked into the nets for the second time moments after Team India bowling coach Bharat Arun yelled out to his bowlers, “Take rest and then come back.” Rahul paused, looked around and took fresh guard. READ ALSO: Searing heat, slow pitches will test India The noon heat wave here has compelled the Indian players to conserve energy. ... Read More »

Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were on Monday jointly recommended for the country’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and the talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007) once the Sports Ministry officially accepts the committee’s ... Read More »

Asia Cup: Pakistan crush Hong Kong by 8 wickets

DUBAI: Former champions Pakistan thrashed an inexperienced Hong Kong by eight wickets in a one-sided match to open their Asia Cup campaign in style on Sunday. ALSO READ: Pakistan vs Hong Kong – as it happened Pakistan’s bowling attack was too hot to handle for Hong Kong in Dubai as Usman Shinwari finished with 3/19 and Hasan Ali took 2/19, ... Read More »

After ending hockey career, Sardar Singh eyes professional golf

NEW DELHI: Sardar Singh may have put an end to his international hockey career, but his love for the curve is still alive — just that it has moved from the end of a stick to a golf club. The former India captain is drawing up a plan to take golf lessons to continue his sports career. ALSO READ: Sachin ... Read More »

Asia Cup: Without Virat Kohli, India need MS Dhoni’s guiding hand

Indian cricket, at the moment, is riding a wave of uneasiness. The dust of the 1-4 Test series loss in England has not yet settled, yet the cramped scheduling has forced authorities to work overtime to send 75% of the squad to UAE ahead of the Asia Cup starting on Saturday. The rest of the team – enjoying a short ... Read More »

More than England, it was Sam Curran who hurt us: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India coach Ravi Shastri on Friday said that they didn’t lose the Test series to a collective effort from England but to all-rounder Sam Curran’s individual brilliance which became the difference at crucial junctures. India lost the five-match Test series 1-4 but Shastri put up a brave front making it clear that the final scoreline does not depict ... Read More »

Left captaincy to give Kohli enough time for 2019 World Cup: Dhoni

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has revealed the reason behind his decision to leave the limited-overs captaincy. Speaking at a motivational event conducted by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Ranchi, Dhoni said that he wanted to give the new captain Virat Kohli enough time to build his team for the 2019 ICC World Cup scheduled ... Read More »

Nine English lessons for Virat Kohli & Co

India lost the five-Test series in England with an embarrassing 1-4 scoreline and though skipper Virat Kohli insists the margin does not indicate how closely the series was fought, there are lessons for the Indian team to learn from another overseas failure. Play at least two red-ball practice matches: Sunil Gavaskar said India should have played more warm-up matches with ... Read More »

Sardar Singh announces international retirement

NEW DELHI: Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh has called time on his 12-year international career on Wednesday, encouraging youngsters to take over the national side. Sardar said he made the decision after a disappointing Asian Games where India failed to defend their title and had to settle for a bronze medal, leaving them out of the reckoning for direct ... Read More »

5th Test: England beat India by 118 runs, clinch five-match series 4-1

LONDON: India lost the fifth and final Test against England by 118 runs on Tuesday despite heroic resistance from KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant, bringing the curtains down on a tour which started as a golden opportunity but ended in a saga of disappointments. BLOG: 12 lessons for Virat Kohli and company after 4-1 loss to England A mediocre England ... Read More »

Chasing 464, Kohli and men falter as final Test heads England’s way

LONDON: The English capital has proven to be a city of sorrow for the Indian cricket team. READ ALSO: Alastair Cook signs off the way he started – with a ton After the two-and-a-half-day disaster at The Lord’s last month, Virat Kohli‘s boys are now staring at another humiliation at the other end of London, The Oval. All the talk ... Read More »

5th Test: Cook, Root extend England’s lead to 154 runs

LONDON: Alastair Cook displayed his all-too familiar obduracy and powered England to a position of strength in the fifth Test against India, laying the groundwork for a swansong befitting a distinguished career. Scorecard | As it happenedCook was unbeaten on 46 runs in his last international innings as England reached 114 for 2 at stumps on day three at the ... Read More »

5th Test: England reduce India to 174/6 in reply to 332 on Day 2

LONDON: India’s susceptibility to quality swing bowling once again came to the fore as they struggled to reach 174 for six after England’s tail wagged considerably to give the hosts an upper hand on the second day of the fifth and final Test here on Saturday. Scorecard | As it happenedIndia still trail England by another 158 runs with four ... Read More »

Ankur Mittal wins double trap gold in World Championship

CHANGWON: Ankur Mittal claimed the men’s double trap gold medal in the ISSF World Championship for his career’s biggest triumph, as the Indian shooting team continued its dominance in the premier tournament on Saturday. The multiple World Cup medallist shot 140 out of 150 to go into a shoot-off for gold with China’s Yiyang Yang and Slovakia’s Hubert Andrzej. The ... Read More »

Batsmen failed our bowlers in England, says Ajinkya Rahane

LONDON: Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Thursday blamed the Indian team’s much-vaunted batting line-up’s failure to complement the bowlers for their Test series defeat in England.ALSO READ: Beating India 4-1 would be a strong statement, says RootIndia were repeatedly bowled out during the Test series as England grabbed an unassailable 3-1 lead with the fifth and final Test starting here at ... Read More »

Shooter Saurabh Chaudhary becomes jr world champion

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PM Narendra Modi congratulates India’s Asiad medallists

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated India’s medal winners in the recently-concluded Asian Games and asked them to strive harder in tougher competitions like the Olympic Games. Complimenting the athletes during an interaction at his residence, the Prime Minister said their exemplary performance has raised India’s stature and pride. India won a record medal haul at the ... Read More »

Countdown for 2020 Olympics has started: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

NEW DELHI: Sports minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said the countdown for 2020 Olympics has started for the Indian athletes after the country’s best-ever medal haul in the Asian Games. READ ALSO: Govt felicitates India’s Asiad medal winners with cash awards A visibly delighted Rathore congratulated Indian medal winners of the just-concluded Asian Games but said their real journey ... Read More »

Test debut in the offing for teenager Prithvi Shaw

SOUTHAMPTON: Things are happening fast for Prithvi Shaw, the under-19 skipper who led India to the colts’ World Cup triumph earlier this year. With India having lost the series and opener KL Rahul being a major disappointment, indications are Shaw may make his Test debut at the Oval. Rahul has played four consecutive Test matches and looked extremely vulnerable against ... Read More »

Asian Games heroes bigger achievers than cricketers: Gautam Gambhir

Talking about India’s overall performance in Indonesia, where India won the most number of medals in one edition of the Asian Games (69) and Speaking to he said, “They (non-cricket sports athletes) have gone through so much financially, from the facilities point of view. “But people would have never Source : timesofindia Read More »

4th Test: England beat India by 60 runs to seal series

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian batting once again wilted miserably under trying circumstances as a relentless England recorded a comfortable 60-run victory in the fourth Test to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series. Scorecard | As it happened Chasing a tricky target of 245, India were bowled out for a paltry 184 on the fourth day on a pitch where ... Read More »

It’s not going to be easy batting in the fourth innings: Sunil Gavaskar

Cheteshwar Pujara’s calm, composed century, his first in a Test match in England, gave India the lead and psychological advantage. His was a typical Test-match innings, where some patience is required. He had the gumption to occupy the crease. Far too many modern batsmen are chomping at the bit to hit the big shots that they play so well in ... Read More »

India equals best medal haul at Asiad despite hockey heartbreak

JAKARTA: A golden dream unfulfilled for over 30 years remained just that in women’s hockey but India equalled its best-ever medal haul as sailors joined the assorted contributors to the country’s tally at the 18th Asian Games on Friday. On the penultimate day of competitions, the euphoria of track-and-field gold rush was far over but the momentum was certainly retained ... Read More »

Asian Games: Indian athletics contingent produces best show after 1978

JAKARTA: The Indian athletics contingent ended its Asian Games campaign with a best ever show since 1978 with Jinson Johnson and the women’s 4×400 relay team providing a golden touch on the last day of the athletics competitions on Thursday. READ ALSO: Seema Punia settles for discus bronze The two gold, a silver from 4x400m men’s relay team and a ... Read More »

Asian Games: India beat Nepal 2-0 in Sepaktakraw

PALEMBANG: Already out of reckoning, Indian men ended their campaign on a positive note, beatingNepal 2– 0 in the last group B regu match of Sepak Takraw competition at the 18th Asian Games on Monday. India, comprising Rupesh Sunar, Dipesh Jung Thapa, Govinda Magar, Sanjeet Dhimal and Rabin Bhattarai, beat Nepal 21-5, 21-15 in the Group B match. India had ... Read More »

Asian Games: Gritty gold in rowing, tennis; silver in kabaddi

PALEMBANG/JAKARTA: Tenacious rowers fought through exhaustion to redeem themselves and the first-time pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan delivered a tennis gold, but India’s most successful day at the 18th Asian Games was not without its share of heartbreak. ALSO READ: Rowing coach’s future uncertain The overall tally of six gold, five silver and 14 bronze medals at the ... Read More »

Asiad: Heartbreak in kabaddi, silver in shooting

PALEMBANG/JAKARTA: Indian shooting‘s teenage brigade threw up another surprise in Shardul Vihan‘s silver but a taken-for-granted men’s kabaddi gold was lost in a shocker as the country endured its most disappointing day at the 18th Asian Games here. ALSO READ: Shardul’s silver a real big one, says Ronjan Sodhi With no gold added to the tally on Thursday, India slipped ... Read More »

3rd Test: India revive series with 203-run win over England

NOTTINGHAM: India’s cornered cricketers produced a fantastic collective performance to outclass England by 203 runs in the third Test to keep the five-match series alive, on Wednesday. ALSO READ: Team India’s mid-series report card after Trent Bridge win Needing only a wicket on the final morning, India completed the formalities in only 2.5 overs as England were all out for ... Read More »

3rd Test: Bumrah wreaks havoc to put India on brink of victory

NOTTINGHAM: Jasprit Bumrah produced a hostile spell of fast bowling to put India on brink of a comprehensive victory before the final England pair delayed the inevitable on an engrossing fourth day of the third Test. Coming back from injury, Bumrah (5/85 in 29 overs) wreaked havoc with the second new ball after stiff resistance from Jos Buttler and Ben ... Read More »

Roger Federer To Clash With Novak Djokovic In Cincinnati Masters Final

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will be fighting for records when the all-star pair clash in Sunday’s final at the ATP-WTA Cincinnati Masters. Federer, a seven-time champion here, will be bidding to increase his tournament leading total, while Djokovic is keen to win the only Masters 1000 tournament missing from his trophy collection. Second seed Federer was leading 7-6 (7/3), 1-1 ... Read More »

Premier League: Brighton Pile Misery On Jose Mourinho’s Woeful Manchester United

Jose Mourinho’s fears over failing to sign a new centre-back were realised as a shambolic defensive display saw his Manchester United side lose 3-2 at Brighton on Sunday. For the first time in nearly two years, Mourinho’s men conceded more than twice with all three Brighton goals arriving before half-time through Glenn Murray, Shane Duffy and a Pascal Gross penalty. ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Surpasses Sourav Ganguly To Become Highest Scoring India Test Captain Overseas

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday became country’s highest run-getting Test skipper overseas. Virat Kohli achieved the milestone during the opening day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The record was previously held by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who has 1693 runs to his name. Ahead of the third Test, Virat Kohli needed 59 runs to surpass Ganguly ... Read More »