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May 11, 2016

Royal Challengers manage 151/4 against Mumbai Indians in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, May 11: With top Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsmen misfiring, the team could manage a score of only 151/4 in 20 overs against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Season Nine on Wednesday at the Chinnaswami Stadium.RCB thus set a victory target of 152 runs for MI. Skipper Virat Kohli (6), Chris Gayle (4), Shane Watson (15) and Abraham De Villiers (24) did not live up to the day and only lone ranger K.L. Rahul saved the day for Royal Challengers with a defiant 53-ball-68, remaining…

Frenzied fans root for RCB to stay on course

Bengaluru, May 11: Buoyed by two exciting wins, including one here and another away, frenzied fans are looking for a hat-trick of victory by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) over defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) on Wednesday in the IPL-9 season at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.Though the home team is languishing at sixth place in the points table with eight points from four wins in nine games, the die-hard fans hope RCB keeps winning and stays on the course for a place in play-offs. "I am still betting on RCB…

AFC Cup: South China beat Mohun Bagan 3-0, progress to last-16

Guwahati, May 11: South China AA beat a second string Mohun Bagan side 3-0 in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup encounter to progress to the last-16 stage of the competition here on Wednesday.Mohun Bagan had already qualified for the pre quarter-finals after emerging as leaders of Group G. They finished with 11 points from six games, with three wins and one defeat. South China are the second team to qualify from the group with 9 points from six outings. Strikes from Law Hiu Chung (19), Ryan Griffiths (24) and…

Rohit Sharma wins toss, puts Royal Challengers to bat first

Bengaluru, May 11: Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Rohit Sharma won the toss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and opted to field in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Wednesday at the Chinnaswami Stadium here.Chris Gayle was back for RCB and left-arm seamer S Aravind replaced left-arm spinner Iqbal Abdulla. Australian batsman Travis Head was left out. Mumbai had one change, Hardik Pandya was replaced by Delhi batsman debutant Nitish Rana. The teams: Mumbai Indians: Parthiv Patel (Wicket Keeper), Rohit…

After two years, Mt Everest sees first climbers on Wednesday

Kathmandu, May 11: After a two-year hiatus in the wake of deadly avalanches and last year's earthquake, the world's highest peak Mt Everest saw the first ascent on Wednesday as nine Nepali Sherpas made their way to the top of the mountain.Mt Everest did not see any climbing activity in 2014 due to avalanches which claimed the lives of 19 climbers and porters and in 2015 following the April earthquake. Gyanendra Shrestha, an official of the Department of Tourism, said those who have succeeded to reach the top are…
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