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October 25, 2017

India beat New Zealand to level ODI series 1-1

Pune, Oct 25: A good batting display helped India beat New Zealand by six wickets in the second One Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Wednesday.With this result, India equalised the three match ODI series. In the first match, India were defeated by the visitors by six wickets in Mumbai. India's Shikhar Dhawan (68), Dinesh Karthik (64 not out) scored handsomely for the cause. It was a bad start for India as opener Rohit Sharma (7) departed with just 22 runs on the board. The…

U-17 World Cup: Brazil coach rues missed chances

Kolkata, Oct 25: Acknowledging that England were the deserving winners in Wednesdays FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final, Brazil coach Carlos Amadeu rued the missed chances but said his boys have to look forward to the third-fourth place battle on Saturday."They were effective. They made opportunities and scored. England deserved to win. We had our opportunities in the first half. We made a good game but we could not score all goals today. That was our problem," Amadeu told mediapersons after his side went down 1-3 at…

Komal, Abhijit, Aniket not in India squad for AFC U-19 qualifiers

New Delhi, Oct 25: India coach Luis Norton de Matos did not pick U-17 World Cup footballers Komal Thathal, Abhijit Sarkar and Aniket Jadhav in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers.Midfielder Komal, Abhijit along with forward Aniket were part of the India U-17 squad which represented the nation in the ongoing FIFA World Cup. "Matos picked his squad after a week-long camp in the capital which is a mix of India's U-17 World Cup squad and India's U-19 team which played in…

We dug deep, stuck to our plan: Brewster

Kolkata, Oct 25: Promising striker Rhian Brewster, whose hat-trick helped England cruise into the final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Wednesday with a 3-1 win over Brazil, said his team were rewarded for sticking to their plan.Iterating that his team had to dig deep against Brazil, the Liverpool player hoped to continue the momentum to lift the trophy. "We dug deep. obviously Brazil is a very very good team so we just stick to the plan and I am free one. We are on to the final," he said. Asked about…

FIFA very happy with India’s U-17 World Cup organisation: AFC

Kolkata, Oct 25: Asian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Dato Windsor John on Wednesday said FIFA is very happy with the way India has organised the U-17 World Cup, adding it's never easy for a country of such huge size to host a mega event like this."I think from the feedback we got from FIFA, they are very happy with the organisation of the World Cup. It's not easy to organise a World Cup in such a huge country. There got to be some issues but if you look at it in a very objective way, I think…
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