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December 3, 2015

Rahane’s knock reflects character of young Indian batsmen: Coach Bangar

New Delhi, Dec 3: Indian batting coach Sanjay Bangar heaped praise on Ajinkya Rahane for posting a fighting half-century against South Africa on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test here on Thursday.Rahane was batting on 89 at stumps at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, having helped the hosts to a respectable position after South Africa off-spinner Dane Piedt and pacer Kyle Abbott had put them in a spot of bother. The Mumbai right-hander has struggled in the earlier Test matches in the series, but was in extremely good…

Atletico, Mumbai City FC tie hanging by a thread

Kolkata, Dec 3: The Indian Super League (ISL) tie between Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) and Mumbai City FC which was scheduled here on Friday is hanging by a thread.Mumbai, who were in Chennai a few days back for a match against Chennaiyin FC, are still stuck there because of heavy rains and flooding. The pre-match media conference scheduled for Thursday was postponed by the ISL committee citing unavoidable circumstances. The airport in Chennai has felt the effects of the rain and, according to reports, with it still…

South Africa A tour to India gave me confidence: Piedt

New Delhi, Dec 3: On a high after claiming a four-wicket haul on the opening day of the fourth cricket Test here on Thursday, South African off-spinner Dane Piedt said a successful sojourn in India with the Proteas’ A team last year gave him the confidence to do well during the current tour.Piedt, who played a sterling role with the ball as South Africa made things difficult for the hosts at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium, said the youth tournament in Kerala last year played an important role in his development as a…

Shuttler Prannoy knocked out of Indonesian Masters

Malang (Indonesia), Dec 3: Defending champion H.S. Prannoy was knocked out of the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold on Thursday when he lost his men's singles second round contest to Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi here.Shi took 54 minutes to outplay and oust third seeded Prannoy 21-12, 20-22, 21-13 at the Gedung Graha Cakrawala. It was a surprise loss for the 23-year-old, who went down to Shi, ranked 105 places below Prannoy at No.135, in their first ever encounter. Meanwhile, women's singles top seed P.V.…

Salman to perform in BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015

Mumbai, Dec 3: Superstar Salman Khan will be performing at the forthcoming BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015 awards ceremony here later this month.The "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor will mark his fourth consecutive performance at the awards gala, which is presented by 92.7 BIG FM and Star Plus. Sources have confirmed that his performance has been finalised. In keeping with his four-year-long tradition at the awards gala, Salman will enthrall audiences with a dance performance of some of his hit numbers from 2015.…
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