Deodhar Trophy: Pandey powers India B against TN

Visakhapatnam: Manish Pandey struck a century as India B sealed a place in the final of the Deodhar Trophy after quelling a spirited challenge from Tamil Nadu by 32 runs, here yesterday. While Pandey’s innings of 104 stood out, Shikhar Dhawan (50) and Axar Patel (51) too came up with handy knocks to help India B put on board a challenging 316 for eight in 50 overs. Tamil Nadu came

Young shuttlers make India proud at Israel Open 2017

Mumbai: Shuttlers Purva Barve and Varun Kapur handed India double-delight by winning their respective age group sections in the Li Ning-Israel Open 2017. The tournament was held at the Sports Hall, Rishon LeZion in Israel. Both Pune-based Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy (NKBA) cadets made short work of their rivals and won one-sided final encounters, a media release issued here said. Ranked No. 70 in the world, Purva, the fourth-seed in

West Bengal wins Santosh Trophy for 32nd time

Bambolim: West Bengal lifted the Santosh Trophy for the 32nd time on Sunday after Manvir Singh struck in the 119th minute for a 1-0 win over Goa, extending their domination in the premier domestic football tournament. After playing out a goalless 90 minutes, Manvir finally came good in the dying moments of extra time to leave the home crowd shocked at the GMC Stadium. Entering the title clash on the

Harikrishna, Ding draw in Grand Masters chess tourney

Shenzhen: India’s Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna settled for a draw against Chinese Grandmaster Liren Ding in the fourth round of the Shenzhen Longgang Grand Masters tournament here on Sunday. World No. 12 Harikrishna, playing black, and seeking his second victory in the tournament, had to go on the defensive against the solid play of the World No. 14 Chinese. “I am happy with the draw,” Harikrishna said after the game. “I

COA issues new instructions for BCCI office-bearers

New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (COA) has issued a seven-point instruction for the three existing BCCI office-bearers – vice president C K Khanna, joint secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry. The COA has also summoned Amitabh and Aniruddh tomorrow at BCCI headquarters to make it clear that they should follow every instruction given by the Supreme Court-appointed committee. The instructions will also apply on CEO Rahul Johri and

4th Test: India take 32-run first innings lead

Dharamsala: India were all out for 332 in their first innings at lunch in reply to Australia’s total of 300 on the third day of the fourth and final Test against Australia here today. Brief scores: Australia 1st innings: 300 India 1st innings: 332 all out in 118.1 overs (Lokesh Rahul 60, Cheteshwar Pujara 57, Ravindra Jadeja 63; Nathan Lyon 5/92, Pat Cummins 3/94).

Shadab turns star in debut as Pak ease past Windies

Bridgetown: Shadab Khan produced an outstanding debut performance as Pakistan completed a comfortable six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first fixture of a four-match Twenty20 international series at Kensington Oval. Put in on a bright, breezy afternoon, the world champion hosts were restricted to 111 for eight off their allotted 20 overs with the tourists knocking off the runs with almost three overs to spare to extend their