Prajnesh goes down to Paire

Prajnesh goes down to Paire

Thursday, 22 August 2019 | PTI | North Carolina

A profligate Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down to world No 30 Benoit Paire in the second round to crash out of the Winston Salem Open ATP 250 tournament here. The left-handed Indian, ranked 89, could convert just one of his five break chances to suffer a 3-6, 5-7 loss to his French...

Smith out of Headingley Test

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | AFP | Leeds

Australia’s star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering concussion, Cricket Australia announced on Tuesday. The 30-year-old — who has scored two centuries and 92 in his three innings in the first two Tests — was felled by a Jofra Archer...

Pogba fails in Wolves draw

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | AFP | Wolverhampton

Manchester United were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Wolves after Paul Pogba’s penalty was saved by Rui Patricio at Molineux on Monday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side took the lead through Anthony Martial’s second Premier League goal of the season in the first half. Ruben Neves hit a brilliant equaliser...

Holder, Hope bags top WI honours

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | IANS | St Johns

Jason Holder, West Indies skipper in Test and ODIs, has bagged the West Indies Test Player of the Year award at the seventh CWI/WIPA Awards 2019. Under Holder’s captaincy in 2018, West Indies drew the three-match home Test series against Sri Lanka 1-1 and later defeated Bangladesh in the two-match Test...

singles

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 | Agencies

Duleep Trophy opener ends in draw Bengaluru: The rain-marred Duleep Trophy opener here between India Blue and India Green ended in a draw on Tuesday after three days were washed out. The match ended without even the first innings being completed, and both teams got a point each. After the opening...

Competition in Test cricket is up two-folds, says Kohli

Competition in Test cricket is up two-folds, says Kohli

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | PTI | North Sound (Antigua)

Excited about playing in the inaugural World Test Championship, Indian captain Virat Kohli says the competition in the traditional format has "gone up two-fold" in recent years. The inaugural edition will see the elite nations -- Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies...

Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test after concussion

Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test after concussion

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | AFP | London

Australia's star batsman Steve Smith has been ruled out of the third Ashes Test beginning on Thursday after suffering concussion, Cricket Australia announced Tuesday. The 30-year-old -- who has scored two centuries and 92 in his three innings in the first two Tests -- was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer...

Ombudsman's Order: Sreesanth's ban to be seven years, ends in August, 2020

Ombudsman's Order: Sreesanth's ban to be seven years, ends in August, 2020

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Tainted Indian pacer S Sreesanth's ban for alleged spot-fixing will end next August, BCCI Ombudsman D K Jain has ordered, observing that the cricketer is well past his prime having already served six years. The BCCI banned Sreesanth, who is now 36, for life in August 2013 along with his Rajasthan...

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