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
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 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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has risen to second place in the latest ICC Twenty20 rankings while skipper Virat Kohli has retained the top spot in the batsmen's list. In all-rounders' category, Bangladesh's superstar Shakib Al Hasan leads the chart, followed by Glenn Maxwell and Mohammad Nabi. Pakistan's ICC Champions Trophy-winning side's member Imad Wasim has become the number-one ranked T20 bowler. In the batting table, Kohli, Aaron Finch of Australia and Kane Williamson of New Zealand have retained the top three positions. In the team rankings, England has moved into outright second position with123 points to trail number-one ranked New Zealand by two points.
Pakistan have set a challenging target of 339 runs for India in the Champions Trophy cricket final in London. Sent in to bat at the Kennington Oval, they made 338 for 4 in the stipulated 50 overs. Opener Fakhar Zaman was the top scorer with a fine 114 off 106 balls. The other opener Azhar Ali was run out for 59. Mohammad Hafeez remained unbeaten on 57.
India will take on arch-rival Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval in London today. The match will begin at 3 PM Indian Time. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the cricket match from 2:30 pm. It can be heard on the national hook-up and all the stations of FM Gold channel.