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December 6, 2019

Ind-WI T20I: Kohli masterclass helps India chase down 207

Hyderabad, Dec 6: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday bettered his personal best in the shortest format of the game to lead his team to a memorable six-wicket win over the West Indies in the first T20I at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here.After the West Indies posted an imposing 207/5, Kohli's unbeaten 94 off 50 balls (4x6, 6x6) helped India get to 209 with eight balls and six wickets to spare. Sheldon Cottrell's early spell helped put pressure on the Indians which resulted in Rohit Sharma (8) holing…

Stop putting pressure on Chhetri, says Stimac

Mumbai, Dec 6: Stop putting pressure on Sunil Chhetri and let him enjoy his game, said India coach Igor Stimac of the talismanic striker. Despite nearing 35, Chhetri remains a stalwart at the helm of the Indian attack and is still arguably the most reliable goalscorer in the country.However, his age and a couple of easy misses in India's recent World Cup qualifiers, have intensified questions on whether India can suitably replace him once he decides to hang up his boots. Stimac said that he cannot see anyone replacing…

India to play 10 friendlies in Europe next year: Stimac

Mumbai, Dec 6: Indian football coach Igor Stimac has said that the team will be playing 10 matches in Europe next year. The men's senior team's next set of FIFA World Cup qualifiers will be taking place in March and June 2020 and Stimac said that they will be playing 10 friendly games by that time."We are already quite sure that we are going to have 10 friendly games until June," the Croatian said in a Facebook Live session. "I presented my calendar to the AIFF Technical Committee because the…

CJI Bobde to hear Bihar Cricket Association matter on Dec 10

New Delhi, Dec 6: Disturbed by the constant illegalities in the functioning of the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA), its President Jagnnath Singh -— also an advocate -- mentioned the matter in the court of the Chief Justice of India, S.A. Bobde, and requested an early hearing in the matter to look into the wrongdoings in the association which have affected the game of cricket.The CJI has directed that the matter be put up before the appropriate bench on December 10. Speaking to IANS, a BCA official said that the…

1st T20I: Hetmyer, Lewis lift Windies to imposing 207/5

Hyderabad, Dec 6: The West Indies on Friday posted a mammoth 207/5 for India to chase in the first T20I between the two sides at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here.Shimron Hetmyer slammed 56 off 41 balls while Evin Lewis got 40 off 17 while captain Kieron Pollard and Jason Holder too used the long handle to good effect to help the visitors post an imposing total. West Indies lost their first wicket early with Deepak Chahar getting Lendl Simmons to nick to Rohit Sharma at slips. However, this was followed by a…
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