India hope to continue winning run against WI

WC Match Preview Perth: On a roll with a hat-trick of victories under their belt, a rampaging India will look to continue their winning run against an inconsistent but dangerous West Indies in their fourth group league encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here on Thursday. The Indian juggernaut has rolled with such speed that it has crushed arch-rivals Pakistan, a pretty solid [Full Article...]

Bangladesh beat Scotland by six wickets

Nelson: Kyle Coetzer’s career-best 156 went in vain as Bangladesh scripted a brilliant chase to notch up a comprehensive six-wicket win over Scotland in their pool A ODI match of the Cricket World Cup here on Thursday. Chasing 319 to win, Bangladesh cruised to a seemingly stiff target with 11 balls to spare, riding on four individual fifties by Tamim Iqbal (95), Mahmudullah (62), [Full Article...]

BCCI warns Kohli to maintain dignity of Indian team

Batsman warned not to repeat such incident in future Perth: Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli was on Thursday reprimanded by the BCCI for his abusive behaviour towards a journalist and asked him to “maintain the dignity of the team” and avoid such incidents in the future. “The player in question (Kohli) has been told to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all [Full Article...]

257 million viewers tuned in to watch India-SA WC clash

Mumbai: One of the most anticipated clash of the cricket World Cup created quite a flutter on the idiot box as 257 million fans tuned in to watch India beat South Africa for the first time in the 50-over showpiece event. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side won by a big margin, was the second most watched television event in India in [Full Article...]

India doing well as it is batsman’s World Cup: Boycott

Melbourne: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said that the Indian cricket team is doing well because so far it has been a “batsman’s World Cup” and they will continue to be a “big threat” when batting first. “I think it is because this is a batsman’s World Cup. You look at the flat decks, shortish boundaries, heavy bats, no spin or turn and [Full Article...]

Saina eases into quarters

Jwala-Ashwini pair knocked out All England Badminton C’ship Birmingham: Third seed Saina Nehwal eased into the women’s singles badminton quarterfinals at the All England Championships with a convincing win over South Korean qualifier Kim Hyo Min, here on Thursday. However, top Indian women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa crashed out of the prestigious event with a straight-game defeat against top seeded [Full Article...]

Mohit Sharma survives injury scare ahead of Windies clash

Perth: In-form pacer Mohit Sharma was on Thursday hit on the right hand during training but he remains available for selection for India’s World Cup game against the West Indies. “Mohit Sharma got hit in his right hand during net practice today (Thursday) and Precautionary x-ray was taken and found normal. He is available for selection for tomorrow’s game,” said India team’s media manager [Full Article...]

Neymar, Suarez goals lead Barca to Cup final

Madrid:  Barcelona eased into their fourth Copa del Rey final in five years as they completed a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal with a 3-1 win at El Madrigal. Neymar had missed a penalty in Barca’s 3-1 first leg win three weeks ago, but made amends after just three minutes when he turned home Lionel Messi’s cross Wednesday. Jonathan dos Santos gave the hosts [Full Article...]