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‘Someone must speak to MS Dhoni about his plans’

MUMBAI: India’s campaign in the World Cup ended with a semifinal defeat to New Zealand in Manchester last week. For close to two months, fans across the globe were hoping that Virat Kohli would be the man holding aloft the trophy at Lord’s, but fate clearly had other exceptionally intriguing scripts in store. Also Read: Most seniors ready for full ... Read More »

‘Someone must speak to MS Dhoni about his plans’

MUMBAI: India’s campaign in the World Cup ended with a semifinal defeat to New Zealand in Manchester last week. For close to two months, fans across the globe were hoping that Virat Kohli would be the man holding aloft the trophy at Lord’s, but fate clearly had other exceptionally intriguing scripts in store. Also Read: Most seniors ready for full ... Read More »

England win maiden World Cup title after Super Over drama

LONDON: England won the World Cup for the first time as they beat New Zealand in a Super Over after a nerve-shredding final ended in a tie at Lord’s on Sunday. Scorecard After Eoin Morgan’s side finished on 241 all out in pursuit of New Zealand’s 241-8, the final came down to a six-ball shootout for each team. England’s Ben ... Read More »

England-New Zealand in battle for maiden World Cup title

LONDON: Jason Roy was humming a song and whistling in between tonking the ball to all corners of the net. The England opener looked relaxed and playful, giving the ball a solid whack whenever it was in his range. Roy will be playing the biggest match of his life on Sunday, the World Cup final against New Zealand at the ... Read More »

Sending MS Dhoni at No.7 was a team decision: Ravi Shastri

LONDON: India head coach Ravi Shastri revealed that sending MS Dhoni to bat at No. 7 in their 18-run World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand was a team decision. In the first semifinal, which was played over two days due to rain in Manchester, India restricted the Black Caps to 239/8 in 50 overs. But chasing the modest 240 ... Read More »

Why Indian fans outnumbered everybody else at the World Cup

When India played Australia in the league stage of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup, former England captain turned commentator Michael Vaughan put out a tongue in cheek tweet about the number of Aussie fans at the Oval that day. His tweet read: “So far I have seen 33 Aussie supporters in the ground at the Oval and that includes ... Read More »

World Cup: England end Australia’s title defence, face NZ in final

BIRMINGHAM: England snuffed out Australia’s title defence and stormed into the Cricket World Cup final with a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over the five-times champions in the second semi-final on Thursday. SCORECARD: England vs Australia Eoin Morgan’s men skittled out Australia for 223 before romping to their target in 32.1 overs in a lop-sided battle between the hosts and the holders ... Read More »

We are sad but not devastated, says Virat Kohli

MANCHESTER: You have to put up a brave front even if you, the favourites, have lost a World Cup semifinal half an hour back. Virat Kohli had this unenviable job of tacking the media on Wednesday. Hard as he tried to hide his feelings, the heartbreak came out in a nuanced way. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE Analysing the result, he said ... Read More »

New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

MANCHESTER (England): New Zealand survived Ravindra Jadeja‘s late onslaught to stun India by 18 runs in a low-scoring thriller on Wednesday and reach the Cricket World Cup final for the second time in a row. Scorecard | World Cup Schedule Twice champions India were reeling at 24-4 in their chase for a modest victory target of 240 in what had ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India-New Zealand semifinal pushed to reserve day

MANCHESTER: The notorious Manchester weather pushed the first semifinal of the World Cup to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to a sub-par 211 for five on Tuesday. SCORECARD Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume on Wednesday from where ... Read More »

India favourites as New Zealand bid for World Cup semifinal upset

MANCHESTER: Cricket’s powerhouse pitted against a team with a penchant for punching above its weight – the first semifinal of the World Cup between India and New Zealand presents an enchanting contrast. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE India go into the game as favourites given their form, recent record and quality of personnel. They have come here to win the World Cup ... Read More »

World Cup: Virat happy to change his tune as Rohit enjoys purple patch

MANCHESTER: Rohit Sharma‘s red-hot form has prompted India captain Virat Kohli to reinvent himself as India’s middle-overs orchestrator, a role he is ready to reprise in Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand, the 30-year-old said on Monday. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Opener Rohit became the first batsman to hit five centuries in a single World Cup and ... Read More »

‘Toss, NRR, Records’: Talking points so far at the World Cup

MANCHESTER: After five weeks, 45 games and a large dollop of rain, the ICC World Cup 2019 has finally reached the semi-final stage with India, Australia, England and New Zealand still in with a chance of lifting the trophy at Lord’s on July 14. FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Here’s what we have learned so far:FLIP OF A COINIt’s a ... Read More »

Rohit Sharma hits ton for World Cup record as India beat Sri Lanka

LEEDS: World Cup 2019 is turning out to be a platform for Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah to showcase their bewitching talent. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE On Saturday, it was Sri Lanka’s turn to be at the receiving end. After Bumrah had softened up the Islanders with another display of high-quality pace bowling, Sharma, supported by ... Read More »

World Cup Live: Indian bowlers put Sri Lanka on the back foot

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD Overs 19.5: FOUR! Angelo Mathews (19*) hits a four off Kuldeep Yadav, their first boundary in 12 overs. Sri Lanka 83/4 Overs 19: Sri Lanka 77/4Five dots and a three from Ravindra Jadeja’s over. Overs 18: Sri Lanka 74/4Six runs off Kuldeep Yadav’s over. But it’s been 10 overs since Sri Lanka scored a boundary. ... Read More »

Pakistan crush Bangladesh but fail to reach World Cup semis

LONDON: ‘Mission impossible’ remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedly missed the semifinal bus but wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-run win over Bangladesh, here Friday. Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to make it to the knockout stage, Pakistan needed to put on board a total of no less than ... Read More »

West Indies win but Chris Gayle fails in World Cup swansong

LEEDS: West Indies won the battle of the Cricket World Cup‘s basement dwellers, beating Afghanistan by 23 runs in their final group match at Headingley on Thursday. BLOG | SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Chris Gayle managed only seven runs in his final World Cup appearance but Shai Hope capitalised on an early reprieve to score 77 and ... Read More »

Why Pakistan are all but out of the World Cup

NEW DELHI: The similarities between Pakistan’s World Cup campaigns in 1992 and 2019 have ended. England’s thumping victory against New Zealand on Wednesday has ensured that Pakistan have been virtually knocked out of the World Cup semifinal race. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Pakistan’s semifinal chances are now reduced to just a mathematical possibility, and that too a near ... Read More »

WC Live: Wood removes Neesham, NZ five down

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD | Target for NZ – 306 Overs 28.1: OUT! Ben Stokes strikes to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme (3). New Zealand 128/6 Bowling change worked for England. Stokes struck with his first ball to dismiss de Grandhomme, who was holed out at deep square leg by Joe Root. Overs 28: New Zealand 128/5Back-to-back tidy overs from ... Read More »

Plantation at Fatehsagar Mounds

Hindustan Zinc in association with Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) and Forest Department plant trees on the developed mounds in Fatehsagar lake, Project aims at improvement of lake biodiversity and create a safe place for migratory birds The deepening project of Fatehsagar lake started for conservation of water for Udaipur City before monsoon by Hindustan Zinc in association with Urban Improvement Trust ... Read More »

WC: Rohit, Bumrah help India reach semis and eliminate Bangladesh

BIRMINGHAM: India sailed into the Cricket World Cup semi-finals and eliminated opponents Bangladesh after Rohit Sharma‘s century and Jasprit Bumrah‘s four-wicket haul secured a 28-run victory over their neighbours on Tuesday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Rohit smashed his fourth century of this year’s tournament and featured in a massive 180-run opening partnership with KL Rahul to ... Read More »

ICC World Cup 2019: How India stack up against Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: With just a point away from joining Australia in the semi-finals, India take on Bangladesh in Birmingham on Tuesday. But the Bangla Tigers, who are still in the fray requiring wins in their two remaining matches, aren’t pushovers anymore — powered by the red-hot form of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.WORLD CUP SCHEDULE| POINTS TABLEVirat Kohli & Co suffered ... Read More »

Injured Vijay Shankar out of World Cup, Mayank Agarwal set to join team

MUMBAI: All-rounder Vijay Shankar; who had been ruled out ahead of the match against England for Sunday, owing to a toe injury that he suffered during a training session earlier, has now been ruled out of the tournament. Karnataka batsman Mayank Agarwal will be Shankar’s replacement. The latter injured his left toe while facing pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the nets. ... Read More »

World Cup: England end India’s unbeaten run to revive semis hopes

BIRMINGHAM: A spirited England ended India’s unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup with a 31-run victory in a high-scoring group match to boost their semi-final prospects on Sunday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Jonny Bairstow smashed a belligerent 111, Jason Roy returned from a hamstring injury to make 66 and Ben Stokes (79) provided the late ... Read More »

World Cup: India seek to maintain winning run against England

BIRMINGHAM: The India-England match was always going to be a massive game between two pre-tournament favourites. It remains a marquee contest but the dynamics have changed. A month is a long time in cricket and as the two heavyweights clash on Sunday, the two teams are standing at opposite ends of the spectrum. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE India ... Read More »

Hindustan Zinc Receives The Csr Health Impact Awards

Udaipur : Hindustan Zinc has received CSR Health Impact Award under Women & Child Health Initiative and being conferred with the title of ‘Game Changer’ for its Khushi Anganwadi Program during 3rd CSR Health Impact Awards held at Hyatt Regency in Delhi by IHW Council on 27th June 2019. On behalf of Hindustan Zinc, Mr. Dalpat Singh Chouhan and Ms. Anu ... Read More »

PAK vs AFG Live: Quick wickets hurt Afghanistan

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD OVERS 30.3: FOUR! Najibullah sends Shaheen Afridi towards backward square leg for a boundary. Afghanistan 139/5 End of OVER 30: Brilliant one from Amir. Just 4 runs off it. Afghanistan 134/5 Mohammad Amir is back into the attack. This is his fifth over. End of OVER 29: Just 4 runs off Shaheen Afridi’s over. Afghanistan ... Read More »

WC: Ousted South Africa dent Sri Lanka’s semis hopes with 9-wicket win

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Former champions Sri Lanka are all but out of the ongoing World Cup after suffering a nine-wicket drubbing against a clinical South Africa on Friday. BLOG | SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Sent in to bat, Sri Lanka produced a dismal batting show to manage a modest 203, a target which the Proteas overhauled with 76 balls ... Read More »

Hindustan Zinc’s five units bag Bhamashah Award for contribution in Education field

For its continued efforts in the field of education, Hindustan Zinc bagged the 25th Bhamashah Award on 28th June, 2019 at a ceremony held in Birla Auditorium, Jaipur. Five units of Hindustan Zinc; Chanderiya Lead Zinc Smelter, Rajpura Dariba Complex, Zawar Mines, Rampura Agucha Mine and Zinc Smelter Debari; were presented with the Bhamashas Award for outstanding contribution in the field of ... Read More »

World Cup: India all but through to semis, thrash Windies by 125 runs

MANCHESTER: Indian bowlers led by the deadly Mohammed Shami produced yet another splendid performance to put their team on the cusp of a semi-final berth with a 125-run rout of the West Indies in their sixth World Cup match on Thursday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE With 11 points, India are now almost through and another win ... Read More »

World Cup Live: India win toss, opt to bat vs WI

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul stride out for India. The two teams have lined up for the National Anthems. No surprise India unchanged and choosing to bat. Best contest of the match coming up. The West Indies quicks take m… https://t.co/J1GbHsxtPs — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) 1561626459000 PLAYING XIsIndia: Lokesh Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (c), ... Read More »

World Cup Live: Williamson gets rid of Hafeez

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD | Target for Pakistan – 238Overs 26: Pakistan 112/3Overs 24.5: OUT! Kane Williamson gets rid of Mohammad Hafeez (32). Pakistan 110/3Skipper provided the breakthrough for the Kiwis. The part-time spinner struck in his first over itself, dismissed Hafeez. Hafeez hit five fours during his 50-ball innings, and added 66 runs for the third wicket with ... Read More »

Payal Prajapat – the girl who is breaking stereotypes!

Meet Payal Prajapat—the 12-year-old girl who is blazing a trail and going toe to toe with the boys on the football pitch. Payal is one of the trainees at a Zinc Football School in Dariba Epicentre and the only girl in the team. It speaks volumes about her grit and determination that despite having to practice with the boys, she ... Read More »

World Cup: Australia outclass England, become first team to reach semis

LONDON: It was reminiscent of the Australian swagger of yore as Aaron Finch‘s pacers bossed arch-rivals England on their way to the World Cup semifinals with a 64-run victory on Tuesday. BLOG | SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE While Australia became the first team to reach the semifinals of the showpiece, England’s defeat, their second straight following the ... Read More »

BAN vs AFG Live: Afghanistan off to steady start

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD | BANGLADESH INNINGS: 262/7 OVERS 8.5: FOUR! Rahmat Shah uses the pace and slaps this beautifully towards deep backward point. Superb stuff from him. Afghanistan 45/0 OVERS 8.1: FOUR! Rahmat uses the pace and sends Mortaza towards fine leg. Brilliant shot from him. Afghanistan 37/0 End of OVER 7: 4 runs off Mortaza’s over. Afghanistan ... Read More »

Action plan for 2020 Olympics

The Government is supporting sportspersons through National Sports Federations for their training, foreign exposures and competitions to enable them to obtain maximum quota for participation in the Tokyo Olympics, 2020. Under the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) customized training and allied facilities are also being made available to medal prospects and high achievers. Besides, ‘out of pocket allowance’ @ Rs. ... Read More »

World Cup: Pakistan knock out South Africa with 49-run win

LONDON: Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win at Lord’s on Sunday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: Shami & Co get India out of jail against Afghanistan

SOUTHAMPTON: There was no stroll at the Bowl. The Men in Blue survived the scare of their lives, squeezing out a 11-run win over minnows Afghanistan in their World Cup league game here on Saturday. A match full of drama and thrill ended on a climactic high with Mohammed Shami finishing off the Afghan innings with a hat-trick in the ... Read More »

World Cup Live: MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav rebuild India innings

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD Overs 42: India 179/4Back-to-back tidy overs from Afghanistan. After Rashid, Mujeeb Ur Rahman also conceded just two runs in it. Overs 41: India 177/4Good stuff from Rashid Khan, gave away just two singles in it. Overs 40: India 175/49 RUNS! MS Dhoni (22*) hit a four off Gulbadin Naib in the over as India scored ... Read More »

World Cup: Sri Lanka beat England to keep semifinal hopes alive

LEEDS: Angelo Mathews hit a patient fifty before veteran pacer Lasith Malinga returned with a sensational four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka stunned hosts England by 20 runs in a low-scoring thriller to keep their World Cup semifinal hopes alive on Friday. SCORECARD | WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Electing to bat, Sri Lanka managed a modest 232 for nine, ... Read More »

World Cup: Warner stars as Australia beat Bangladesh by 48 runs

NOTTINGHAM: Australia moved closer to World Cup semifinals after David Warner inspired the defending champions to a comfortable 48-run win over a combative Bangladesh with his second century of the tournament. SCORECARD| FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE The left-handed opener contained his natural aggressive self before swinging his arms freely to build a 166-run knock, which steered Australia to a ... Read More »

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup, Rishabh Pant to replace him

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan was Wednesday ruled out of the ongoing World Cup and replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant after failing to make enough recovery in a fresh assessment of his thumb fracture. ICC World Cup 2019: Schedule |POINTS TABLE Dhawan, 33, picked up the injury on his left thumb during the June 9 clash against Australia in ... Read More »

World Cup: Morgan smashes records, England pummel Afghanistan

MANCHESTER: England captain Eoin Morgan smashed a world record 17 sixes in his blistering 71-ball-148 as the hosts crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup encounter on Tuesday. SCORECARD | BLOG | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE England scored their highest World Cup total 397 for 6 riding on brilliant batting performances of Morgan, Joe Root (88 off ... Read More »

Kuldeep Yadav revives ‘ball of century’ memories

Twenty-six years after Shane Warne‘s immortal ‘ball of the century’ to Mike Gatting at Old Trafford, Kuldeep Yadav delivered his own version at the very same venue on Sunday. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE It had all the characteristics of that Warne delivery which set the stage for the Australian’s illustrious career – flight, drift, dip and sharp turn. ... Read More »

WI vs BAN Live: Bangladesh lose Tamim for 48

LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE BLOG I West Indies innings: 321/8 OVERS 17.3: BIG WICKET! Bangladesh lose their second wicket. Tamim Iqbal is run out by Cottrell for 48 runs. Tamim plays a straight drive. An alert Cottrell collects the ball immediately and fires it straight back. Tamim is stunned. What brilliant stuff from Cottrell. Bangladesh 121/2. OVERS 16.3: FOUR! Shakib ... Read More »

Rohit, Kuldeep ensure India maintain clean slate vs Pakistan in World Cup

MANCHESTER: Rohit Sharma produced an elegant hundred before Kuldeep Yadav flummoxed the Pakistani batsmen as India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in a much-hyped World Cup match, which eventually turned to be a lop-sided affair. SCORECARD | FULL SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE Chasing a stiff 337-run target, Pakistan were already down and out when rain stopped play ... Read More »

World Cup: Rain could have final say in top-draw India-Pakistan clash

MANCHESTER: History, geography, politics, diplomacy… India-Pakistan matches have had little to do with cricket and lots to do with rhetoric and grandstanding. However, at the end of the day, it’s only a game of cricket. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE | POINTS TABLE And that’s how the players, who actually carry the burden of performing in the middle, would like it to ... Read More »

SL v AUS WC Live: Finch departs after scoring 153

LIVE SCORECARD | LIVE BLOG 48.1 overs: OUT! Alex Carey run out for 4. Australia 317/6 48 overs: AUS 317/5Lasith Malinga gave away just seven runs without conceding a boundary at this stage. Malinga returned figures of 1/61 in 10 overs. 47 overs: OUT! Isuru Udana strikes to dismiss Shaun Marsh (3). Australia 310/5Back-to-back tidy overs for Sri Lanka. Isuru ... Read More »