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Bumrah, Bhuvi are best death bowlers around: Smith

Monday, 25 Sep 2017 | PTI | Indore

Australia skipper Steve Smith has described Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as currently the best death bowlers after his team suffered a five-wicket loss in the third ODI, here. Opener Aaron Finch (124) had propelled Australia to 242-2 in 38 overs with his fiery century but the visitors struggled to...

Gaurav Gill wins Round 3 of Indian National Rally Championship

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | IANS | Jaipur

Two-time APRC champion Gaurav Gill asserted his supremacy in the MRF FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2017, comfortably winning four out of the six special stages to claim Round 3 here on a blistering Sunday. Gill and his partner Musa Sharif began their quest for Team Mahindra Adventure late on...

Kuldeep's control can be assessed by long spells: Bedi

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Legendary left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi is impressed with wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's recent performances but would like to check out his control and variation over long spells in Test match cricket. "Look, it's not easy to figure out whether Kuldeep has control watching him bowl four overs in T20 or...

ICC launches investigation into Sri Lanka cricket

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | PTI | Dubai

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched an anti-corruption investigation in Sri Lanka but did not specify if any particular series involving the country is under the scanner. The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) officers had recently visited the country as part of the probe, the world body said in a statement. "The...

Our players can read spinners, says Australia's Warner

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | IANS | Indore

Australia vice-captain David Warner on Saturday dismissed the claims that his team is not reading India's spinners on the current tour. Australian batsmen struggled to pick the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav as in the first ODI in Chennai, chinaman Kuldeep returned with 2/33 while leg-spinner Chahal...

Don't want think too much about my future: Rahane on opening

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PTI | Indore

Ajinkya Rahane has adjusted to his role as a stop-gap opener in ODIs and he does not want to dwell too much on his future in the format once first-choice opener Shikhar Dhawan is back from his sabbatical. After getting 'Man of the Series' award in the West Indies, Rahane...

Pranaav-Sikki lose in Japan Open semis

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | IANS | Tokyo

India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships here on Saturday. The Indian pair lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 in 59 minutes to Japanese qualifiers Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota. The performance of Pranaav and...

NBA changes rules to prevent reckless foot fouls

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | IANS | Washington

NBA referees can hand a heavier penalty to players who intentionally occupy the space where the shooters need to come down, a senior National Basketball Association (NBA) official confirmed. Golden State Warriors centre Zaza Pachulia angered San Antonio Spurs fans everywhere when Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle after landing on...

I don't see Kuldeep being replaced anytime soon: Harbhajan

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Harbhajan Singh was overcome by a sense of deja vu while watching Kuldeep Yadav's hat-trick and feels that the feat will make the youngster an indispensable part of the Team India set-up just like him after that epic 2001 series. "Wahi opposition, wahi lamha, wahi ground aur ek spinner jiska...

We are having too many collapses to my liking: Smith

Friday, 22 Sep 2017 | PTI | Kolkata

Australia captain Steve Smith is unable to figure out why his batting line-up is falling apart in crunch situations across formats, admitting that it is happening way too often to his liking. Chasing a modest target of 253, Australia lost their last eight wickets for 112 runs with seven of...


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‚ÄėBring home the bacon,‚Äô Merkel tells voters on eve of poll

24 Sep 2017 | AFP | Berlin

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her rival Martin Schulz rallied voters on the eve of Sunday’s vote, urging Germans to shun the first hard-right party expected to enter parliament in force since the end of World War II. Merkel, the clear frontrunner after 12 years in power with a double-digit lead, also told her conservative base not to get complacent and to cast their ballots, rousing them with a folksy call to...

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Various events mark Swacchta Bharat Mission programme

25 Sep 2017 | PNS | Indore

To observe the third anniversary of Swacchta Bharat Mission, various events are being held in city. Indore Mayor Malini Laxman Singh Gaud and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) Commissioner Manish Singh have instructed to organize events marking the D-day, ie October 2...

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