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March 2016

World T20 semis: Kohli powers India to 192/2 against West Indies

Mumbai, March 31: Star batsman Virat Kohli smashed an unbeaten 89 off just 47 balls to steer India to a challenging 192/2 in 20 overs against West Indies in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.En route his 16th T20I half-century, Kohli struck 11 boundaries and one six to help the team post a competitive total. Put into bat, openers Rohit Sharma (43) and Ajinkya Rahane (40) got India off to a flying start scoring 55 runs without losing a wicket in the…

I-League: Lajong eye elusive win

Shillong, March 31: Shillong Lajong FC will be aiming for an elusive victory in front of their home fans when they take on top flight debutants Aizawl FC in an I-League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday. Lajong have managed only two wins in their 11 matches which has seen them rooted to the bottom of the I-League table with 11 points. However, with four teams --including Aizawl -- locked at 12 points each, a win on Friday will see the hosts climb to the fifth position. "Positives are the…

Arsenal’s Cazorla to be back within a month

London, March 31: English football club Arsenal's head coach Arsene Wenger confirmed on Thursday that Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla, who has been sidelined since November, will be back in "three or four weeks"."Santi Cazorla is running again outside so it should be three to four weeks more training for Santi," Wenger said during a press conference prior to the team's clash against Watford on Saturday, according to Efe. Cazorla, 31, sustained a knee injury in late November last year in a…

Ferguson warns Guardiola “English football is not easy”

London, March 31: Legendary Manchester United head coach Alex Ferguson warned Pep Guardiola, who will take charge of Manchester City next football season, that "English football is not easy".In an interview with Britain's Sky Sports, Ferguson, 74, said on Thursday that he believes the Catalan coach will "succeed" in England, but doubted that Pep will "ever replicate what he did at Barcelona because that was a high standard", reports Efe. "Without question Pep has got a fantastic…

We deserved to win: West Indies women’s skipper

Mumbai, March 31: On a high after making it to the final of the women's World Twenty20 tournament beating New Zealand, West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor on Thursday heaped praised on her team and termed the victory fantastic.Batting first, riding on Britney Cooper's quickfire 48-ball 61, the West Indies posted a competitive 143/6 in 20 overs. In reply, New Zealand were never in control of the game as they lost wickets at regular intervals and could manage only 137/8 in their 20 overs. Stafanie Taylor…
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