Ishant bounces England out

Pacer claims career-best figures * India win at Lord’s for first time in 28 years London: India clinched their first Test win at the historic Lord’s cricket ground in nearly three decades as they rode on Ishant Sharma’s inspired spell of fast bowling to demolish England by 95 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here on Monday. The lanky speedster, [Full Article...]

Hero credits skipper for wickets

LONDON: Ishant Sharma, named Man-of-the-Match for his sensational career-best figures of 7-74, which took India to a 95-run victory over England at Lord’s said all of his wickets belonged to captain MS Dhoni, as it was the wily skipper who inspired him to bowl short-pitched deliveries on the fifth and final day of the second Test match here on Monday. “Cricket is a great [Full Article...]

Dhoni joy at ‘memorable’ win

London: India captain MS Dhoni termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at Lord’s in nearly three decades, a “memorable” one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour. “It was a memorable win for us because not many players have played Test cricket in England. But their approach was brilliant, it was a fantastic performance,” Dhoni said [Full Article...]

Aibor makes Lajong comeback

Reds also sign Ngaihte, Seimeinlen, Rehenesh SHILLONG: Former Shillong Lajong FC captain and India international Aiborlang Khongjee has rejoined his old club, it was announced on Monday. Khongjee is one of four new recent signings, with former East Bengal forward Seimeinlen Doungel, and Rangdajied United FC players David Ngaihte and Rehenesh TP also donning Lajong colours for the upcoming season. The foursome will also [Full Article...]

25-member squad leaves for Czech Rep

NEW DELHI: A 25-member Indian squad has left for the Czech Republic for a 19-day exposure tour in preparation for the forthcoming Asian Games, to be held in Incheon, South Korea. The team will be back on August 8, the All India Football Federation informed on their official website on Monday. However, four players from the original 29-member squad  – Deepak Devrani, Shouvik Ghosh, [Full Article...]

1st Div: Imson grab another 3 points

SHILLONG: Imson recorded a 2-0 win against Laitlyngkot in their First Division football league match at the JN Sports Complex on Monday. The two teams almost went into the lemon break goalless, but T Khongiong then put Imson ahead in the 45th minute. His team mate M Shylla later doubled the lead with a goal in the 86th minute. On Tuesday Lawmali Pyllun will [Full Article...]

My batting has helped with bowling: Bhuvi

London: India’s top bowler in the ongoing Test series against England with 11 wickets to his credit, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, says his good form with the bat has been a factor in helping him bowl well. Bhuvneshwar, who struck two half-centuries in the drawn opening Test in Nottingham, picked up six wickets in the ongoing second Test here to be the pick of the [Full Article...]

India sniff chance of Lord’s victory

London: The second Test was headed for nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets intact on a tricky fifth day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja’s brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 here on Sunday. It was a day when fortunes swung like a pendulum as England finished the fourth day’s play on 105 for four on [Full Article...]