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1st Test: India 250/9 at stumps against Australia

1st Test: India 250/9 at stumps against Australia

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Cheteshwar Pujara's superb 123 took India to a respectable position against Australia on day one of the Adelaide Test on Thursday. India were 250 for 9 at stumps. The visitors were just 85 for 5 at one stage, before Pujara scored his 16th test hundred and revived the Indian innings. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin also made valuable contributions. The stumps were drawn after Pujara's wicket, with Mohammad Shami at the crease at 6. For Australia, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Nayhan Lyon bagged 2 wickets each. This the first test of the four-match series.
There’s nothing wrong with my game: Ramkumar

There’s nothing wrong with my game: Ramkumar

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Pune, Nov 22 (PTI) Ramkumar Ramanathan on Thursday defended his strategy of applying the serve and volley style on all surfaces this season but conceded he needs to cut down on the number of tournaments to remain fresh for big moments in close matches. Ramkumar started the year at number 148 in the world and managed to remain in top-150 despite not going deep in most of the tournaments. He is at number 130 this week. The KPIT Challenger is his 35th tournament this season apart from competing in two Davis Cup ties and at the Asian Games in Jakarta. Often experts loathed the way Ramkumar persisted with serve and volley even when he was getting passed easily. "When I was playing in US last year, I was doing a lot of practice on serve and volley and I was using it in matches. I was
Women’s World T20: England beat India by 8 wickets to enter final

Women’s World T20: England beat India by 8 wickets to enter final

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Reigning ODI World Champions England beat India by eight wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. England will meet Australia in the final after the Southern Stars demolished hosts and last edition's winners West Indies by 71 runs. Batting first, India collapsed to 112 in 19.2 overs with opener Smriti Mandhana scoring 33 off 24 balls. For England, Kirstie Gordon (2/20), skipper Heather Knight (3/9) and Sophie Ecclestone (2/22) wreaked havoc as seven Indian batters failed to get into double figures on a day when Women In Blue decided to drop their seniormost player Mithali Raj. While chasing, England coasted along nicely to reach the below-par target in only 17.1 overs. Amy Jones (53 no off 45 balls) and Natalie Sciver (52 no off 40 balls) adde...
18th Asian Games: India assured of two Bronze medals in Boxing :

18th Asian Games: India assured of two Bronze medals in Boxing :

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Indian Boxers assured atleast two Bronze medals in India's Kitty at the 18th Asian Games today. Boxers Vikas Krishan and Amit Panghal advanced to the Semifinal round in their respective weight categories. In the Women's Heptathlon, Swapna Barman put India in the pole position with 872 points after the Javelin Throw round. Another Indian, Purnima Hembram finished 4th with 773 points. The final event of the Women's Heptathlon will be the 800 metres race scheduled at 7:10 PM Indian Time. India are currently on course for two medals in the event.  In the Women's 200-metres Final, Sprinter Dutee Chand will be seen in action. Manjit Singh and Jinson Johnson will look to qualify to the Men's 1,500 metres Final. In Women's Hockey, India will take on China in the semi-finals. All India Radio
Archery: Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event

Archery: Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event

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Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching gold medal in the women's recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany's Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit Final, later this year. Deepika, a four-time World Cup final silver medallist (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015), automatically qualified for the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey, which will be her seventh appearance at the season-ending event. Finally! That's what I said when I won this gold medal, said Deepika, who's last victory at a World Cup stage event came six years ago, in Antalya back in 2012. The Indian archer opened the match with 29 out of a possible 30 points to take a 2-0 lead, before splitting the points with Kroppen in the secon...
India win U-19 World Cup record 4th time!

India win U-19 World Cup record 4th time!

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India won the U-19 World Cup final against Australia by 8 wickets on Saturday in Mount Maunganui, as the young guns got off to a big start. Earlier, it was a terrific start for Ishant Porel, who struck hard to send Australia's opening stand of Max Bryant and Jack Edwards back to the pavilion. Following which Kamlesh Nagarkoti removed captain Sangha for mere 13 runs. Both teams come into the all-important contest on the back of comprehensive wins in the last-4. Australia beat Afghanistan by six wickets but India went a step further against arch-rivals Pakistan to inflict a 203 run spanking. Prithvi Shaw-captained India had faced Australia at the start of the tournament and had emerged triumphant by 100 runs. The Indian side has put in some impressive performance to win all their five...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket :

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket :

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Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today became the first wicketkeeper in world cricket to effect 100 stumpings in One Day Internationals. Dhoni achieved the feat in his 301st ODI in Colombo today when he whipped off the bails to remove Sri Lankan batsman Akila Dananjaya off leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's bowling. 36-year-old Dhoni has also taken 281 catches apart from scoring 9,657 runs so far. Dhoni played 90 Tests and 77 T20 Internationals as well. In 90 Tests, Dhoni has taken 256 catches and effected 38 stumpings. In T20 Internationals, Dhoni has taken 43 catches and affected 23 stumpings.
Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award :

Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award :

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Para Athlete Devendra and Hockey player Sardar Singh have been selected for this year's Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Women Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and shooter P. N. Prakash are among the 17 sportsmen who will be given Arjuna Awards for their outstanding performance. Seven persons have been chosen for Dronacharya Awards for producing medal winners at prestigious International sports events. They include late Dr. R. Gandhi in Athletics, Brij Bhushan Mohanty in Boxing and P.A. Raphel in the filed of hockey. Dhyan Chand Award will be given to Bhupender Singh in Athletics, Syed Shahid Hakim in Football and Sumarai Tete in Hockey for their life time contribution to sports development. The awardees will received their awards from the President Ram Nat...
ICC Women’s World Cup: India to take on Australia today

ICC Women’s World Cup: India to take on Australia today

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In the ICC Women's World Cup cricket, India will take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi-final in Derby today. The match will start 3 PM Indian Time. A win today will ensure India's entry into the summit clash at the Lord's only for the second time in the history of the tournament. India played the final of the World Cup only once in 2005 edition in South Africa, where they lost to Australia.
Team India skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted on new head coach: Sourav Ganguly

Team India skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted on new head coach: Sourav Ganguly

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In spite of news reports emerging that the new head coach of the Indian team will be announced today, former captain and CAC member Saurav Ganguly maintained that skipper Virat Kohli will be consulted over the selection but was not the main person to decide on the issue. Ganguly told reporters on the sidelines of a promotional event in Mumbai that they respect Virat's decision. At the end of the day it is his team, he is going to lead the team. He will be consulted. But, he will not be the main person and he doesn't want to be the main person.