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Kohli becomes highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, overtakes Rohit
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
India captain Virat Kohli has become the highest run-scorer in T20I cricket, achieving the feat in the second T20I against South Africa on Wednesday. Following his 72*(52), the 30-year-old has now scored 2,441 runs in T20I cricket, seven more than Rohit Sharma. Further, Kohli is currently the only batsman in international cricket to have 50-plus average in all three formats.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:33 pm on 18 Sep
All-rounder Dinesh Mongia has announced retirement from all forms of cricket, 12 years after playing his last international match. The 42-year-old represented India in 57 ODIs from 2001 to 2007 and was also part of India's first-ever T20I. Mongia last represented his domestic side Punjab in 2007 before joining the now-defunct Indian Cricket League.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:45 pm on 17 Sep
India defeat South Africa in a T20I at home for the first time
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
India defeated South Africa by 7 wickets in the second T20I at Mohali on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. This is the first time that India defeated South Africa on home soil after having lost their first two T20Is against them in India in 2015. The third T20I will take place in Bengaluru on Sunday.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:22 pm on 18 Sep
Biker falls 70 feet off cliff in US, lands in water and survives
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Rick Hogge, a biker from US' Texas, survived after falling 70 feet off a cliff after landing in water. The entire incident was captured on a camera attached to his helmet. The footage shows how Hogge lost his balance while trying to avoid rocks. "I thought about my kids on the way down," Hogge said about the fall.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:21 pm on 18 Sep
Di Maria scores twice against former team as PSG beat Real Madrid 3-0
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Angel Di Maria scored twice to help PSG defeat his former team Real Madrid 3-0 in their opening Champions League Group A match on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Manchester City defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0, while Juventus were held to a 2-2 draw by Atletico Madrid. On Tuesday, defending champions Liverpool suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Napoli.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:11 am on 19 Sep
Andre Russell, wife announce pregnancy; reveal gender by hitting ball
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and his wife Jassym Lora announced they are expecting their first child. Russell shared a video on social media wherein the couple revealed the gender of the baby by hitting a ball. Jassym threw the ball towards Russell, who smashed it with bat and it burst into pink smoke, revealing that it is a girl.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:45 pm on 17 Sep
Legalise betting to curb corruption in cricket: BCCI's ACU chief
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat has said that betting should be legalised to curb corruption in cricket. "Legal betting will be done under some parameters and it can be controlled. It will also bring a huge amount of revenue for the government, close to what the excise department generates," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:46 pm on 18 Sep
On being asked about former India captain MS Dhoni's future, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly said that selectors and captain Virat Kohli are "important persons" and they should make the decision. Further, on being asked if he would like to become Team India head coach, Ganguly said, "Let one coach finish, then we will think about the other coach."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:48 pm on 17 Sep
South African pacer records best bowling first-class figures in 63 years
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott took 17 wickets for 86 runs for Hampshire against Somerset in County Championship. The 32-year-old picked up nine wickets for 40 runs in the first innings and eight wickets for 46 runs in the second. Abbott's 17/86 are the best bowling figures in a first-class match since ex-England spinner Jim Laker's 19/90 in 1956.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:10 pm on 18 Sep
Jamaican college footballers struck by lightning during match
short by Anmol Sharma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
A video has surfaced online showing Jamaican college footballers being struck by lightning during match. As soon as the lightning struck, two players fell onto their knees and clutched their heads. The referee later called off the match as five players in total were affected, according to local reports. One of the players complained of chest pain.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:22 pm on 17 Sep
Paine reveals he played part of 5th Ashes Test with broken thumb
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Australia Test captain Tim Paine has revealed he played a part of the fifth Ashes Test with a broken thumb. He added that his thumb was broken towards the end of the Test. "[The thumb] is not displaced, so I should be right to get back into training early," the 34-year-old wicketkeeper added. England defeated Australia in the fifth Test.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:09 pm on 18 Sep
If Smith was Indian, his technique would be accepted: Coach
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
World number one Test batsman Steve Smith's formative coach Trent Woodhill has said if Smith was Indian, his technique, mechanics and the strategy around his batting would be accepted. "The Indian system is all about output, about scoring runs...whereas in Australia, we want batsmen to score well and look good," he added. Smith scored 774 runs in the 2019 Ashes.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:56 pm on 18 Sep
Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after defeating American wrestler Sarah Hildebrandt in the World Championships. Vinesh will wrestle in the bronze-medal bout against Maria Prevolaraki of Greece later on Wednesday. The 25-year-old has qualified for the Olympics in the 53-kg category.
short by Anmol Sharma / 04:14 pm on 18 Sep
My bicycle kick goal greatest but not better than sex: Ronaldo
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Cristiano Ronaldo, in an interview with Piers Morgan, rated his bicycle kick goal against Juventus in Champions League as the greatest he has scored. On being asked if it was better than sex, Ronaldo replied, "No. Not with my Geo [girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez]". He added the goal is "probably one of the best" he has seen by any player.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:55 pm on 18 Sep
I deserve more Ballon d'Ors than Lionel Messi: Cristiano Ronaldo
short by Anmol Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he deserves to end his footballing career with more Ballon d'Or awards than Barcelona forward Lionel Messi. "Messi is in the history of football. But I think I have to have six or seven or eight Ballon d'Ors to be above him," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:09 pm on 18 Sep
Dhawan will be unstoppable in next 3 yrs if he keeps fit: Harbhajan
short by Merin Joseph / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Spinner Harbhajan Singh has said there are no better openers than Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma in any format. "If Dhawan continues working on his fitness in...coming 2-3 years...he'll be unstoppable," Harbhajan added. Dhawan, who was ruled out of World Cup mid-tournament due to injury, had made his international comeback in limited overs series against West Indies in August.
short by Merin Joseph / 11:59 pm on 18 Sep
US college apologises for dismissing black athletes 50 yrs ago
short by Dishant Sharma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
The University of Wyoming has issued an apology to 14 black athletes who were suspended by the university in 1969 for wanting to protest a policy prohibiting black people from becoming priests. The university held a commemorative week in honour of the 14 players, called the "Black 14". The week was attended by eight of the 11 living players.
short by Dishant Sharma / 08:57 pm on 17 Sep
Pant needs discipline, he should be fearless not careless: Rathour
short by Merin Joseph / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Speaking about 21-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, India's newly-appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour, said, "He needs to bring in a little bit of discipline to his cricket." "He needs to be fearless because that's what makes him special...At the same time, he cannot afford to be careless," the former opener added. Rathour further stated Pant is undoubtedly a "phenomenal player".
short by Merin Joseph / 09:19 pm on 18 Sep
Archer special, he's going to make things happen: Joe Root
short by Merin Joseph / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Speaking about 24-year-old pacer Jofra Archer, England's Test captain Joe Root said that he is "something special". Adding the team should be careful not to expect too much of him, Root said, "One thing we can expect is he's going to entertain and he's going to make things happen." Archer picked up 22 wickets in the recently-concluded Ashes 2019.
short by Merin Joseph / 11:14 pm on 17 Sep
World champ Sindhu enters round 2 of China Open, Nehwal out
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Recently crowned women's singles world champion PV Sindhu defeated China's LI Xue Rui 21-18, 21-12 to enter the second round of $1-million China Open. Sindhu took 35 minutes to defeat the world number 19. Earlier, women's world number eight Saina Nehwal lost 10-21, 17-21 to Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan in 44 minutes.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 09:10 pm on 18 Sep
Zidane likes my brother, everyone knows it: Pogba's brother
short by Dishant Sharma / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Speaking about his brother Paul Pogba's transfer speculation linked with Real Madrid, Mathias Pogba said, "I like (Real Madrid coach) [Zinedine] Zidane and he likes my brother, everyone knows it." Juventus and Real Madrid were linked with a move for Pogba in the summer but United were reportedly asking for a price around £150 million.
short by Dishant Sharma / 09:40 pm on 17 Sep
Don't think it's right to play Anderson and Broad together: Vaughan
short by Merin Joseph / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Former captain Michael Vaughan has said that he does not think it is right to play pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad together for England in the future. "They're not going to like it, but they're at that stage of their careers where England...have to manage the combination very smartly," he added. Anderson and Broad are England's leading Test wicket-takers.
short by Merin Joseph / 09:07 pm on 17 Sep
We haven't given up on Olympics hope: Coach on Dipa's injury
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Bishweshwar Nandi, coach of Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, has said that Dipa's qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be tough but they haven't given up hope yet. The 26-year-old would be unable to participate in World Championships, a qualifier event for 2020 Games because of a knee injury. "There are three world cups...after World Championships," Dipa's coach added.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 09:11 pm on 17 Sep
Vinesh Phogat wins bronze after securing 2020 Olympics berth
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Vinesh Phogat, who became the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, clinched bronze in the 53-kg category in the World Wrestling Championships on Wednesday. The 25-year-old defeated two-time world bronze medallist Maria Prevolaraki with the scoreline of 4-1 in the 53-kg category. Earlier today, she defeated American wrestler Sarah Hildebrandt to qualify for the Olympics.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 11:40 pm on 18 Sep
Dhawan, Pant, Saini to play for Delhi in Vijay Hazare Trophy
short by Utkarsh Kumar / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Team India's Delhi cricketers Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Navdeep Saini have opted to play for Delhi in Vijay Hazare Trophy which starts on September 24, DDCA said. All three players are currently part of the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. Pant will be missing part of the tournament as he is part of India's Test squad as well.
short by Utkarsh Kumar / 08:43 am on 18 Sep
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