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Birthday boy Hasaranga stars as Sri Lanka thrash India to clinch T20 series

Birthday boy Hasaranga stars as Sri Lanka thrash India to clinch T20 series

Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga took four wickets on his 24th birthday to help Sri Lanka thrash India by seven wickets on Thursday and claim the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. Hasaranga returned career-best T20 figures of 4-9 with his leg-spin as India finished on a paltry 81-8, a total Sri Lanka overhauled in 14.3 overs in Colombo. […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Debutant Boxer Pooja Rani Enters Quarterfinals

Tokyo Olympics: Debutant Boxer Pooja Rani Enters Quarterfinals

Indian boxer Pooja Rani (75kg) out-punched Algeria’s Ichrak Chaib in her opening bout to enter the quarterfinals of her maiden Olympic Games in Tokyo on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Indian clinched it 5-0, thoroughly dominating a rival 10 years her junior. The Haryana-boxer was in command with her right straights and also benefitted immensely from Chaib’s […]

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Simone Biles fails in gold bid as Naomi Osaka crashes out

Simone Biles fails in gold bid as Naomi Osaka crashes out

TOKYO: Simone Biles’ bid to launch a history-making goldrush at the Tokyo Olympics fell apart after a single vault on Tuesday when the gymnast superstar pulled out of the team event, and her American team mates were beaten to the title by the Russians. The late-night drama was a fitting end to a day which […]

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Shahid Afridi all set to play in Everest Premier League

Shahid Afridi all set to play in Everest Premier League

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan captain and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi is set to play for Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) in the Everest Premier League (EPL) scheduled to be held from Sept 25 to Oct 9 this year, at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kathmandu. Afridi, 44, who was an aggressive batsman and skillful leg-spinner with plenty […]

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In historic Olympic debut, Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting in 2nd round

In historic Olympic debut, Indian fencer Bhavani Devi goes down fighting in 2nd round

India’s first ever fencer in the Olympics, C A Bhavani Devi, lasted two rounds at the Games, her historic maiden appearance ending with a loss to world number three Manon Brunet in the women’s individual sabre event here on Monday. The 27-year-old began her campaign with a confident 15-3 win against Tunisia’s Nadia Ben Azizi […]

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Zimbabwe upstage BD to level T20 series

Zimbabwe upstage BD to level T20 series

HARARE: Wellington Masakadza took three wickets and three catches to steer Zimbabwe to a 23-run win over Bangladesh in their second Twenty20 International at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. It was Zimbabwe’s first success over the tourists after losing the one-off Test, three ODIs and the first of the three match T20 series on […]

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West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test

West Indies-Australia 2nd ODI suspended after Covid+ test

The second One-day International between West Indies and Australia was postponed minutes before the start at the Kensington Oval after a non-playing staff of the home side tested positive for Covid-19. Cricket West Indies (CWI) has said that all the members of the two teams, match officials and TV crew will remain in isolation in […]

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England beat Pakistan to seal a 45-run win in the second T20I and level the series at 1-1

England beat Pakistan to seal a 45-run win in the second T20I and level the series at 1-1

England’s stand-in skipper Jos Buttler top-scored with 59 before their spinners ripped through the Pakistan batting unit to seal a 45-run win in the second T20I and level the series at 1-1 on Sunday. Chasing 201 runs to win at Headingley, Pakistan’s openers made a bright start with the bat but lost their way after […]

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Holiday over, time for some cricket, says Rohit Sharma

Holiday over, time for some cricket, says Rohit Sharma

After the recent break the Indian cricket team took after their loss to New Zealand in the World Test Championship final, they are all gearing up to take on England in the Test series. The break seems to have done well to lift Indians’ spirits after the loss and they are raring to go. Indian […]

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Risk of Covid spread is ‘zero’, IOC chief says ahead of Tokyo Games

Risk of Covid spread is ‘zero’, IOC chief says ahead of Tokyo Games

TOKYO: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said on Thursday there was “zero” risk of Games participants infecting Japanese residents with COVID-19, as cases hit a six-month high in the host city. “Risk for the other residents of Olympic village and risk for the Japanese people is zero,” Bach said, adding that Olympics athletes and […]

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