Without their talisman Sunil Chhetri, Bengaluru FC saw their AFC Cup qualifying campaign hit a roadblock as Maziya S&RC beat the Indian club 2-1 here on Wednesday.
South Africa vs Australia: ‘The last time I was here…’ – Steve Smith on playing in SA for the first time since Sandpapergate
Australia batsman Steve Smith says his reception in South Africa has been “lovely” on his first tour since the infamous ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal, but expects that to change when he steps onto The Wanderers on Friday. Australia take on hosts South Africa in the first match of a three-game Twenty20 International series at a ground nicknamed ‘The Bull Ring’ for its hostile atmosphere, where England’s Ben Stokes had an altercation with a fan as recently as last month.
India vs New Zealand: ‘Enjoy meeting our own people’ -?Virat Kohli and Co visit Indian High Commission in Wellington – Watch
Virat Kohli and his troops visited the Indian High Commission in Wellington on Wednesday ahead of their first Test against New Zealand starting Friday. India will be eager to finish the tour on a high after being hammered 0-3 in the ODI series. They had earlier won the T20I series 5-0. Ahead of the Wellington Test, the Indian High Commission hosted a reception for the players and skipper Kohli expressed his gratitude after being invited on behalf of his team.
India’s opening pair of Mayank Agarwal and Prithivi Shaw may be inexperienced but has enough talent to make a difference in the upcoming two-Test series, feels senior New Zealand pacer Tim Southee. With Rohit Sharma ruled out due to hamstring injury and KL Rahul not selected, the onus is on Shaw (2 Tests) and Agarwal (9 Tests) to give India a good start against the likes of Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Matt Henry in the series beginning on Friday.
Mid-fielder Chinlensana Singh Kangujam believes India can easily beat world no. 2 Australia in the upcoming FIH Pro League encounter if the hosts perfectly execute their plans on the field.
Ludhiana A team of Special Task Force (STF), Ludhiana unit, arrested Division Number 2 SHO sub-inspector Amandeep Singh Gill, 39, and his aide Ajay Kumar for possessing 10.35gram heroin from Khasi Kalan village, around 14km from district headquarters, on Tuesday night. Police commissioner Rakesh Agrawal has suspended the SHO with immediate effect.
Safe school vahan: 87 buses challaned, most violations are by pvt operators, say Ludhiana authorities
The regional transport authority, sub-divisional magistrates and police on Wednesday checked as many as 473 school buses and challaned 87 buses besides impounding one for non-implementation of the Safe School Vahan policy.
New Delhi: Offered a chance to call his family or friends to arrange a ransom of R10 lakh, a kidnapped man called his colleague and spoke to him in the Maithili language to discreetly alert him about his situation. His colleague took the hint and called the police, who went on to set a trap and rescue the victim who had been confined in a running car for nearly 11 hours on Tuesday.
Police have arrested three persons and claimed to have recovered 2.3-kg heroin, two pistols, four cartridges and ?7,000 drug money from them.
A gang of thieves targeted a locked ATM of State Bank of India in Kaithal’s Matour village and took away the cash dispenser containing around ?22.6 lakh, police said on Wednesday.
FC Goa on Wednesday became the first team from the country to qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League, the continent’s top-tier club competition, after beating Jamshedpur FC 5-0 in an Indian Super League match here.
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Bhadohi BJP?MLA Ravindranath Tripathi, nephew and 5 others accused of raping a woman, forcing abortion
A woman has accused seven people, including sitting BJP MLA from Bhadohi, Ravindranath Tripathi, his nephew Sandip Tripathi and their five family members, of raping her repeatedly between 2016 and 2017. The woman has further alleged that she was forced to abort when she was two months pregnant.
The Basin Reserve in Wellington is a tough ground for touring teams. The extremely windy conditions and the green pitches have often been a death bed for opposition batting attacks. New Zealand’s pacers, adept at bowling in these conditions, have made life difficult for touring batsmen. India have a particularly poor record at the venue and Virat Kohli’s team will have to combat the odds if they are to come up trumps.
Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli will be on the verge of achieving another major milestone when he takes the field during the first Test encounter against New Zealand in Wellington on Friday. The talismanic batsman, who has already claimed a number of records in the longest format of the sport, is just 11 runs away from becoming the fifth highest run scorer in Tests for India. Former skipper Sourav Ganguly currently holds the fifth spot with 7212 runs. The list is topped by Sachin Tendulkar (15921 runs) followed by Rahul Dravid (13265), Sunil Gavaskar (10122), VVS Laxman (8781) and Virender Sehwag (8503).
Pune: The match between DY Patil High School and Angel English Medium School, CBSE kept umpires busy at Law College ground on Wednesday. While the former gave away 42 extras, the latter conceded 38 during the under-14 Kohinoor PDCA cricket tournament.
Two persons, including a fruit vendor, who murdered a 30-year-old food delivery personnel during a fight over parking the former’s cart, were arrested by Powai police on Wednesday.
India captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Wednesday said her team has the ability to put pressure on any side in the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup if it stays in the right frame of mind.