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April 19, 2019

Ton-up Kohli powers RCB to 213/4 against KKR

Kolkata, April 19: Virat Kohli notched up his fifth century in the Indian Premier League while Moeen Ali too struck a belligerent fifty to help Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) post a mammoth 213/4 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.Put into bat first in a must-win tie, Kohli took 58 balls to bring up his first ton of the season with the help of nine fours and four sixes. Moeen Ali, meanwhile, bludgeoned a 28-ball 66 (4x5, 6x6), as the pair added 90 runs for the third wicket off…

Paddlers Manush, Raegan combine to bag bronze

Brussels, April 19: India's young paddlers Manush Shah and Raegan Albuquerque clinched the bronze at the Belgium Junior and Cadet Open, a part of the ITTF Junior Circuit Premium, here on Friday.The duo paired up with Iran's Amin Ahmadian and Radin Khayyam to win the medal in the junior boys' team event. The Indo-Iranian team didn't have the best of starts against local lads Adrien Rassenfosse, Nicolas Degros and Olav Kosolosky as Iran's Amin Ahmadian went down meekly (0-3) to Adrien in the first…

Indian boxers dominate Asian Championship

Bangkok, April 19: World Championships' silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) entered the Asian Boxing Championships quarter-finals asserting her dominance with a 5-0 win over Vietnam's Do Nha Uyan, while four other Indian boxers made a winning start on the opening day of the event here on Friday.Makran Cup gold medallist Deepak (49kg) completely outclassed Vietnam's Loi Bui Cong Danh in an unanimous 5-0 win to ensure a pre-quarter-final berth. In the 64kg, Rohit Tokas, a winner of two King's Cup bronze…

KKR win toss, ask RCB to bat first

Kolkata, April 19: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday.KKR, who are eager to snap a three-game losing streak, named the same team which lost to Chennai Super Kings here, despite Andre Russell injuring his left shoulder in the lead-up to the match. RCB, for whom every game is a must-win now to keep their slim hopes of making the playoffs alive,…

Bonding session post first loss behind MI’s resurgence

Mumbai, April 19: Having lost their opening game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League at home against Delhi Capitals, the Mumbai Indians players were dejected. But known to always look after the players like her own family, Nita Ambani invited the boys home for a bonding session at Antilia.The players came in and she started by saying that the MI boys should forget what happened in the game and should just relax and enjoy themselves before getting back to the grind the next day. Skipper Rohit Sharma said that…