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Gloom in cricket, bloom in hockey

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | MEENAKSHI RAO | New Delhi

Pakistan, fearless with the bat and fearsome with the ball, gave India its most painful bleed in cricket at the Oval on Sunday with an attack so lethal that the defending champions limped back with the ignominy of a 180-run defeat. The stage could not have been bigger for Pakistan, a...

How the mighty have fallen

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

Riding on Fakhar, Amir’s brilliance Pak beat India by 180 runs to win maiden CT title An inspired Pakistan hammered a blundering India by 180 runs to lift the ICC Champions Trophy, riding on a scintillating hundred from rookie opener Fakhar Zaman and a sensational bowling spell from Mohammad Amir. This is...

Small margins can be massive: Kohli

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday defended his decision to bowl on a flat track and said a lucky reprieve for centurion Fakhar Zaman proved to be a costly one in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan here on Sunday. "Small margins can be massive but we've only lost a game...

No WT20 next year?

Monday, 19 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

The World Twenty20 Championship's seventh edition next year is all set to be scrapped and pushed to 2020 as the top member nations will be busy with bilateral commitments in 2018. According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the next edition of ICC World T2O will only be held...

Sunday set to explode

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

Virat Kohli's dazzling drives will face stiff competition from Harmanpreet Singh's powerful dragflicks on a rarest of rare occasion when national teams are pitted against Pakistan in cricket and hockey on the same day in a third country. Within 10 miles of each other, Indian cricket team will meet their arch...

Kohli in line of control

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

India's remarkable consistency will be up against Pakistan's legendary volatility when the fierce rivals clash in what is expected to be an exciting finale to the ICC Champions Trophy, here on Sunday. The often tense political relations between the neighbouring nations add colour to the bitter yet intense rivalry, which has...

Ashwin hurts knee during practice

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | London

India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday hurt his right knee during the fielding session ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. However it might not be serious as after a 30-minute break, he was back to bowling in the nets. Ashwin along with other senior players like skipper...

Terrific trio India's main weapon

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Aditya K Halder | New Delhi

The very thought of an India-Pakistan Final brings back vivid memory of the inaugural World Twenty Final in 2007. That moment, when S Sreesanth somehow grabbed onto Misbah-ul-Haq's scoop shot-gone-wrong catch on short fine-leg, still gives every Indian goosebumps. The expectation of witnessing another such nail-biting Final in Oval, London is...

Pak sports pace power

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Akshay Sharma | New Delhi

If there is one thing that has remained a constant with Pakistan cricket in the last three decades, it has been their unpredictability. A side that looked hopelessly out of its depth in their first match of the tournament suddenly turned into a most efficient side in the matches that...

In the nick

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Agencies

Excitement brewing for big Final The passions generated by an India-Pakistan cricket match are unmatched and astute businessmen are looking to cash in on the opportunity. Bars and restaurants are honing their pitch to attract cricket enthusiasts waiting to make the most of their Sunday evening. Giant screens, happy hours and...

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12-hr search finds body of woman killed by husband

18 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

A police team, along with sniffer dogs, scanned the whole area of Bonta Park in Civil Lines on Saturday morning to get some clue about a woman murdered by her husband on Friday. After 12 hours search operation, police were able to find the body identified as Komal...

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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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