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New Zealand outplay India in ICC World Cup Warm Up Match

Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call to the Men In Blue. Trent Boult’s incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the top-order batsmen. Indian batsman lost their wickets at a regular intervals and were  bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs. While it was ... Read More »

Hockey: India go down 5-2 to Australia in the final match of the tour

Australia’s Trent Mitton, Flynn Ogilvie, Blake Govers and Tim Brand scored in their victory while Nilakanta Sharma and Rupinderpal Singh registered their names on the scoresheet for India. India needed to score heavily in the last quarter if they were to make a comeback into the match. The visitors tried to create chances but the Australian defence made sure that ... Read More »

India’s GS Lakshmi becomes first female ICC match referee

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has welcomed India’s GS Lakshmi as the first female to be appointed to the ICC International Panel of Match Referees. Following close on the heels of Claire Polosak, who earlier this month became the first ever woman umpire to stand in a men’s ODI, Lakshmi will be eligible to referee international games with immediate effect. ... Read More »

Momentum with Mumbai Indians but Super Kings boast big-match temperament

HYDERABAD: It’s down to the final two after 59 matches and in the fitness of things, two teams that topped the league standings will be involved in the shootout for honours in IPL 2019. While Mumbai Indians sealed their passage to the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here five days ago, Chennai Super Kings took a slightly difficult ... Read More »

First female Ligue 1 referee takes charge of match

The 35-year-old Frappart took charge as Amiens hosted Strasbourg, where she was called into action numerous times, handing out yellow cards to the likes of Strasbourg’s Ibrahima Sissoko and Ludovic Ajorque. Frappart is not the first woman to officiate a top-flight men’s game in Europe’s top leagues. Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus became the first woman to officiate a Bundesliga match in ... Read More »

Maldivian President to visit Bengaluru for IPL match

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is flying to Bengaluru on Sunday to attend an IPL match on the invitation of BCCI.  He is being accompanied by two of his cabinet members including foreign minister Abdulla Shahid and will be watching today’s match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.  The Foreign Minister told our Colombo correspondent that President ... Read More »

Women’s Hockey: India to take on Malaysia in 2nd match at Kuala Lumpur

Indian women’s hockey team will take on hosts Malaysia in the second game of the five-match series in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. The match will start at 3.30 PM Indian time. Earlier, India beat Malaysia 3-0 in the opening game on Thursday. The third match will be played on Monday. The eight-day tour of India is being led by ace ... Read More »

Azlan Shah Cup: India to play its last league match against Poland

In Men’s Hockey, their final berth already sealed, favourites India aim for a big win over Poland in their final league match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia on Friday. With three wins and a draw, India are currently leading the six-team league table with 10 points and a goal difference of eight. Korea too have ... Read More »

2nd ODI: India beat Australia by 8 runs; take 2-0 lead in 5-match series

Chasing a target of 251 runs, the visitors were dismissed for 242 runs in 49.3 overs. Asked to bat first, the hosts were bowled out for 250 runs in 48.2 overs. Despite Kohli’s century and a disciplined innings from Vijay Shankar, most Indian batsmen failed to rise to the occasion. Coming in to bat after Rohit Sharma was dismissed in ... Read More »

India beat  Australia by 6 wickets in 1st ODI; lead 5-match series 1-0

Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a chase deep for the umpteenth time but it needed Kedar Jadhav’s street smartness to get India back on winning track as they beat Australia by six wickets in the first ODI at Hyderabad. The hosts then returned to chase down the target with Dhoni and Kedar forging a 141-run unfinished partnership to score 240 for ... Read More »

ICC pays tribute to MS Dhoni after match-winning knock against Australia

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday, paid tribute to Indian wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s finishing skills, following his match-winning knock against Australia in the 2nd ODI at the Adelaide Oval. Dhoni scored 55 runs in 54 deliveries, stitching an unbeaten 57-run stand off 34 balls with Dinesh Karthik, as the visitors emerged victorious after being handed a target ... Read More »