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Rohit Sharma lights up Mohali stadium with his batting pyrotechnics

Mohali, December 13 Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to help India post a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday. Sharma, who belted an unbeaten 153-ball 208, comprising 13 fours and 12 sixes, was engaged … Continue reading “Rohit Sharma lights up Mohali stadium with his batting pyrotechnics”

Wagner inflicts pain on WI, New Zealand sweep series

Hamilton, December 13 A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, including three wickets and a broken arm, led New Zealand to a comprehensive victory over West Indies today. The tourists, set a target of 444, folded at 203/9 at tea on Day Four with Sunil Ambris retired hurt and unable to continue batting. The 240-run victory … Continue reading “Wagner inflicts pain on WI, New Zealand sweep series”

Hurt and embarrassed, India seek revenge in Mohali

Mohali, December 12 Handed an embarrassing defeat in the inaugural ODI, a wounded India would look to get even against an inspired Sri Lanka in a do-or-die second match, here on Wednesday. The loss not only hurt but was also an eye-opener for a team that has been dominant all throughout the long home season. … Continue reading “Hurt and embarrassed, India seek revenge in Mohali”

Dhoni shows he’s not done yet

Dharamsala, December 12 Every time the whispers over MS Dhoni’s place in the Indian XI tend to get louder, the battle-scarred veteran muffles them with a convincing performance. Yesterday, he produced yet another fine innings here to quieten the doubting Thomases, at least for the immediate future. Nevertheless, it’s no secret that Dhoni’s charisma is … Continue reading “Dhoni shows he’s not done yet”

Gambhir’s 95 guides Delhi into Ranji semis

Vijayawada, December 12 The seasoned Gautam Gambhir struck a fine 95 and powered Delhi to the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy following a seven-wicket victory over Madhya Pradesh here today. Delhi will take on Bengal in their semifinal. Chasing 217 for an outright win, Delhi rode on Gambhir’s 129-ball 95, laced with nine boundaries and … Continue reading “Gambhir’s 95 guides Delhi into Ranji semis”

I’m no god, just a simple footballer: Maradona

Kolkata, December 12 Diego Maradona and modesty don’t go hand in hand, but the Argentine legend today called himself a “simple footballer” and “not the God of football” as his admirers watched, joyfully transfixed, his hand at self deprecation. “I am not a god of football, but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here … Continue reading “I’m no god, just a simple footballer: Maradona”

‘Wishes galore’ for newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli

Mumbai, December 12 Several celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan wished Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli a happy married life after the duo tied the knot in Italy, last night. Anushka and Virat ended days of suspense and media speculation about their wedding plans by getting married in … Continue reading “‘Wishes galore’ for newlyweds Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli”

India win bronze, Germany hearts, Aus gold

Bhubaneswar, December 11 It was expected to be easy, almost a walkover. In fact, Germany had thought twice before competing. “In the morning, we had a meeting about whether we were going to play for bronze or not,” said captain Mats Grambusch. Since their semifinal on Saturday, which Germany had played with 13 players, the … Continue reading “India win bronze, Germany hearts, Aus gold”

Manchester City beat United 2-1

London, December 11 Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford today to stretch their Premier League lead to 11 points while Liverpool and Everton drew 1-1 in a snow-swept Merseyside derby at Anfield. City’s victory marked the first time a team have won 14 consecutive English top-flight games in the same season and … Continue reading “Manchester City beat United 2-1”

Sri Lanka end 12-match losing streak, beat India by 7 wickets

Dharamsala, December 11 The susceptible technique of Indian batsmen in seamer-friendly conditions was thoroughly exposed as Sri Lanka comfortably beat India by seven wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series. The win also enabled Sri Lanka break the ignominy of 12 straight defeats in ODIs and also their first win against India in … Continue reading “Sri Lanka end 12-match losing streak, beat India by 7 wickets”