‘I like to think I have kept us in the game’

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

R Ashwin said failure to deliver for his team in the past hit his pride and hoped his three- wicket haul on day one was enough to keep India afloat in the second Test against South Africa here on Saturday. On a day when the seamers failed to make much...

Didn't expect so much assistance to Ashwin from the pitch: Markram

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Dunedin

South African opener Aiden Markram said they were surprised by the nature of the pitch here after R Ashwin took 3-90 to restrict them to 269 for 6 at stumps on day one of the second Test. "We didn't expect there to be so much assistance for him. Ashwin was difficult...

Chennaiyin prove a goal too good for Pune in ISL

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Despite missing a penalty shot, Chennaiyin FC propelled to the top of the table as substitute Gregory Nelson's solitary goal propelled the home side to top of the table after defeating FC Pune City 1-0 at the Marina Arena, Chennai on Saturday in Hero Indian Super League. Nelson's calm finish in...


Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Agencies

India crush B’desh by 10 wickets in Blind WC dubai: India skipper Ajay Reddy's all-round performance helped the in-form team beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets in the 5th Blind Cricket World Cup here on Saturday. Electing to bat, Bangladesh scored 226 for eight in the stipulated 40 overs. In reply,...

indian colts brimming with confidence

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PTI | Mount Maunganui

Optimism mingled with an eagerness to know what lies ahead as India's potential future stars geared up to lock horns with Australia in their big-ticket campaign opener of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Sunday. Coached by the distinguished Rahul Dravid, there is no dearth of talent in the sqaud,...

boys in spotlight

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | PNS

Kamlesh Nagarkoti: The 18-year-old medium pacer attracted attention after taking a hat-trick in his second List A match. Kamlesh's performance led to his selection in the under-23 Indian squad for the ACC Asia Cup for Emerging Teams in Bangladesh. The Rajasthani pacer again shone at the first youth Test with...

opportunity like no other

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Christchurch

It's considered the stepping stone for the stars of the future and 16 teams, including three-time champions India, would be aiming to discover their Virat Kohlis and Steve Smiths when the ICC Under-19 World Cup starts off here on Saturday. From Kohli to Smith, most modern-day greats have learnt the ropes...

Kerber wins 8th match in a row

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | AP | SYDNEY

Angelique Kerber won her eighth consecutive match of the new season, coming from 3-1 down in the final set to beat qualifier Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3 to reach the Sydney International final on Friday. Kerber, a former No. 1 and the 2016 Australian Open champion, won all four singles at the...

‘Funny, people wanted Rahane out now want him in’

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

India captain Virat Kohli on Friday took a dig at critics questioning Ajinkya Rahane's exclusion in the first Test against South Africa, stating that those who wanted his deputy's omission are now clamouring for his comeback. "It's funny how things change in a matter of weeks, or just about five days....

Kohli & Co out to restore parity

Saturday, 13 Jan 2018 | PTI | Centurion

Outplayed in the lung-opener, India will have to resolve a few selection puzzles and respond better to the sharp bounce when they square off against a redoubtable South Africa in the do-or-die second Test, starting here on Saturday. India's record of nine consecutive series victories will be on the line from...



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Myanmar Army’s admission of killings a ‘positive step’: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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