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Sri Lanka in deep trouble after Mathews-Sangakkara partnership

India continued their fine bowling display and made giant strides towards victory by reducing a clueless Sri Lanka to 108 for five at lunch on the third day of the opening cricket Test here on Friday. After their exploits in the first innings, spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin (2/43) and Amit Mishra (2/5) yet again wrecked the Lankan middle-order, while ...

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India reach 227 for two at lunch on Day 2 of first test match

India reached 227 for two at lunch, leading by 44 runs against Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test match here today. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 1st inngs: 183 all out India 1st inngs: 227 for two in 63 overs (Shikhar Dhawan batting 110 , Virat Kohli batting 86). – PTI

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Srikanth, Prannoy win; Kashyap lose in World C’ship

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy sailed into the pre-quarterfinals with straight-game wins but it was heartbreak for Parupalli Kashyap in the men’s singles competition at the World badminton Championship here today. World No. 3 Srikanth, who won the India Super Series this year, defeated Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao 21-14 21-15, while World No. 12 Prannoy beat ...

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Dabang Mumbai releases Tom Boon, retains only 3 players

New Delhi, Aug 12 August (PTI) Dabang Mumbai have released its star striker Tom Boon, the costliest player ever of the league, while retaining just three players for the 2016, 2017 editions of Hockey India League (HIL). He was expected to be the most happening player of last season but Boon, who fetched a whopping USD 103,000 for the 2015 ...

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India A eye final tri-series berth in last league game

Chennai, Aug 12 (PTI) Eyeing a spot in the tri-series final, the Unmukt Chand-led India A will look to sort out its batting woes and patchy form when it takes on a struggling South Africa A in the last league match here tomorrow. Having played three games with just one win and two humiliating losses against Australia A, India A ...

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Play India if you want to perform under pressure: Inzamam

Former batting great Inzamam-ul-Haq says if Pakistani cricketers have to learn performing under pressure, they must play arch-rivals India on regular basis. Inzamam urged the PCB to organize more tours for the national team to Australia, England, South Africa and India. “In the past when we toured countries like Australia or South Africa we struggled but we also got to ...

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India can qualify in doubles at Rio Olympics: Kim Tan Her

New Delhi, Aug 5 (PTI) Renowned Malaysian doubles coach Kim Tan Her, who is set to join the national badminton team next month, is confident about India’s qualification in doubles category at next year’s Rio Olympics Games. The Malaysian, who signed a five-year contract last month, said the women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, and men’s doubles ...

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Everyone in the side has played 100 T20 each in IPL: Uthappa

India might have played five Twenty20 international debutants in the first T20I against Zimbabwe, but Robin Uthappa felt that the players’ extensive experience in the Indian Premier League helped them immensely. A second-string Indian team trounced a hapless Zimbabwe by 54 runs in the first T20 International cricket match here last night to take a 1-0 lead in two-match series. ...

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Watson faces axe as Australia seek to level Ashes

Australia, reeling from the late withdrawal of wicket-keeper Brad Haddin, are reportedly set to drop Shane Watson for the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday as they bid to level the five-match series at 1-1. Watson was twice out lbw cheaply in all-too familiar fashion as England, against many pre-series predictions, won the first Test in Cardiff by the ...

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President, PM congratulate Sania for Wimbledon triumph

New Delhi, Jul 12 (PTI) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first Indian to win the Wimbledon women’s doubles title with her Swiss partner Martina Hingis. “Well played Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza. You played wonderful tennis and registered a fantastic win at Wimbledon. We are proud and very ...

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