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2018

PKL 6: Bengaluru hammer Gujarat 41-29 to enter final

Kochi, Dec 31: A collective effort from Bengaluru Bulls guided them to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season six final after a thumping 41-29 victory over Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first qualifier of the cash-rich tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Monday.After the defeat, Gujarat will take on the winner between Dabang Delhi and UP Yoddhas in the second qualifier in Mumbai. Pawan Sehrawat starred for Bengaluru with 13 raid points, while skipper Rohit Kumar also rose up to the occasion, picking 11 raid…

Czech Bouzkova rallies back to stun veteran Stosur in Brisbane 1st round

Brisbane, Dec 31: Young Czech tennis player, Marie Bouzkova, bounced back to claim a stunning 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win against Australia's veteran Samantha Stosur in the first round of the Brisbane International here on Monday.Next up for the 20-year-old in the second round of the hard-court event at the Queensland Tennis Centre here, is a battle with her fellow national Karolina Pliskova who got past Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 earlier in the day, reports Efe news agency. In the first set, the 34-year-old…

All-round Deepti guides Bengal to maiden women’s One-Day League title

Bengaluru, Dec 31: Bengal rode on all-rounder Deepti Sharma's heroics to edge past Andhra by 10 runs and clinch their maiden Senior Women's One-Day League title here on Monday.Opening the batting, Deepti scored a fluent 34 to help Bengal post 198/7 in their 50 overs. The off-spinner later picked 3/33 and ran out two Andhra batters to help her side bundle the opposition for 187 in 49.1 overs. Hailing the team's effort, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) announced a cash reward of Rs 20 lakh, break up of…

Lyon lone Kangaroo in Cricket Australia’s Test Team of the Year

Melbourne, Dec 31: Cricket Down Under has never seen more lows than in 2018, which is evident from the fact that seasoned off-spinner Nathan Lyon is the lone Kangaroo to feature in Cricket Australia's Test Team of the Year that also comprises the likes of India's Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah.Besides Lyon and the Indian duo, the side comprises two players each from New Zealand and South Africa and one each from Sri Lanka, England, the West Indies and Pakistan. Kiwi Kane Williamson has been named the captain of…

Ranji Trophy: UP, Puducherry register big wins

New Delhi, Dec 31: Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry kept their Ranji Trophy quarter-final dreams alive after decimating Haryana and Manipur, respectively within two days of their Round 8 matches on Monday.Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar starred in UP's 6-wicket win over Haryana, bagging a career-best 14/65, while Puducherry thrashed Manipur by 10 wickets, to bag seven points from the match. Elsewhere, Delhi rode on three-wicket hauls from Subodh Bhati and Kulwant Khejroliya to take a 20-run first innings lead over Bengal,…
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