Umesh Yadav stifles Australia on spin-conducive Pune track


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Umesh Yadav’s performance had even Dale Steyn taking to twitter to praise the pacer. © BCCI

Could a pitch be so good for you, it’s bad? Time and time again on the opening day of the first Test between India and Australia in Pune, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav bowled the perfect delivery. Continue reading “Umesh Yadav stifles Australia on spin-conducive Pune track”

Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star, Coach and Umpire Awards announced at Hockey Stars 2016 Awards


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Chandigarh, India: The male and female Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star and Coach of the Year Awards were presented to the winners in a star-studded Hockey Stars 2016 Awards ceremony in Chandigarh, India earlier today. Continue reading “Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star, Coach and Umpire Awards announced at Hockey Stars 2016 Awards”

Zampa, Faulkner help Australia prevent T20I whitewash


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Adam Zampa helped Australia end their home summer with a victory

Australia has avoided the ignominy of consecutive Twenty20 series whitewashes on home soil with a 41-run consolation victory over Sri Lanka in game three at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday night (February 22). Continue reading “Zampa, Faulkner help Australia prevent T20I whitewash”

Compare Virat Kohli With Me When He Bats At No.6, Says Umar Akmal


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While Virat Kohli has taken his game to the next level, Umar Akmal continues to struggle.

Pakistan have, in recent years, struggled to make a consistent impact in international cricket. While their bowlers have almost always delivered, it is the batting that has let the team down. Despite boasting of the requisite skill and talent, Pakistani batsmen somehow fail to deliver the goods when it matters most. Continue reading “Compare Virat Kohli With Me When He Bats At No.6, Says Umar Akmal”

New Zealand prevail in thriller to level series


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Taylor registered his 17th ODI ton. © Getty

It was a full house at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Wednesday (February 22), on the anniversary of the deadly earthquake that struck the city in 2011. In what marked the resilience of the city and its citizens to have emerged out of the incident, the New Zealand side conformed in accordance, prevailing in a thriller to pick up a six-run win levelling the five-match series 1-1. Continue reading “New Zealand prevail in thriller to level series”

Late-bloomer Zimbabwe win thriller; keep series alive


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Chris Mpofu dismissed Samiullah Shenwari and Najibullah Zadran off consecutive deliveries to turn the match around

Zimbabwe pulled off quite a coup at the Harare Sports Club, defending 129 against Afghanistan from almost a point of no return to win the third One-Day International (ODI) by 3 runs on Tuesday (February 21), thus keeping the five-match series alive at 1-2 in favour of the visitors. Continue reading “Late-bloomer Zimbabwe win thriller; keep series alive”

Stage set for FIH Annual Hockey Awards ceremony


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PR Sreejesh is in contention for FIH Goalkeeper of the Year Award. (Source: File)

Stage is all set for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) annual awards ceremony to be held on February 23, an event which will recognise and honour the best players, goalkeepers, rising stars, coaches and umpires of the game. Continue reading “Stage set for FIH Annual Hockey Awards ceremony”