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July 20, 2021

West Indies vs Australia: Stand-in captain Carey, pacers help visitors win rain-hit first ODI

Australia’s pacers demolished the West Indies batting line-up to claim a comprehensive 133-run victory on the DLS method in the rain-affected first One-Day International of a three-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday.After stand-in captain Alex Carey led from the front with a topscore of 67 to lift his side to 252/9 batting first, only his Caribbean counterpart Kieron Pollard (56) stood firm against the tourists’ faster bowlers as the home side were routed for 123 off 26.2 overs in reply.Set a revised…

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh refuses to meet Congress state chief Navjot Sidhu until he apologises

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he will not meet Congress’ state President Navjot Singh Sidhu till the latter apologises, amid infighting within the party.The Congress on Sunday appointed Sidhu as the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief.The Punjab unit of the Congress was thrown into a crisis after a rift emerged between Singh and his former Cabinet colleague Sidhu, who has reportedly been demanding a more prominent role in the party. The cricketer-turned-politician had resigned from the Punjab…

NBA Finals: Antetokounmpo stars with 50 points as Milwaukee Bucks end 50-year title drought

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 50 points in an astounding all-around performance and the Milwaukee Bucks captured their first NBA title since 1971 by defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday.The Bucks won the best-of-seven NBA Finals by four games to two, becoming only the fifth team to claim the crown after dropping the first two contests.Antetokounmpo, only the seventh player in finals history with a 50-point game, added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks went a NBA-best 10-1 at home in the playoffs to end…

Coronavirus: Toll rises by 3,998 as Maharashtra adds over 3,500 old deaths in revised data

India’s coronavirus toll rose sharply on Wednesday by 3,998 deaths to 4,18,480 as Maharashtra revised its figures. The state added 3,509 old fatalities to its toll, data from the health ministry showed.Meanwhile, the country recorded 42,015 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, as the country’s tally of cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in January last year rose to 3,12,16,337. The number was 39.61% higher than Tuesday’s count of 30,093 cases.The number of active cases in India rose by 1,040 to 4,07,170…

‘India B’ they said, B – Brilliant: Reactions to Deepak Chahar’s epic 69 in win over Sri Lanka

Deepak Chahar hit an unbeaten 69 to lead India to a three-wicket series-clinching victory over Sri Lanka in a thrilling second one-day international on Tuesday.India chased down their target of 276 with five balls to spare as Chahar and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who made 19, put on an unbeaten stand of 84 for the eighth wicket after the tourists had slipped to 193/7 in Colombo.Chahar, who also took two wickets with his pace bowling to limit Sri Lanka to 275-9, recorded his maiden ODI fifty as India took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in…
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