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Lendl Simmons guided West Indies to victory with an unbeaten 67 on Sunday. PTI

India floored

Windies keep series alive with 8-wicket victory09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:The Indian team’s frailties while batting first were thoroughly exposed by a disciplined West Indies, who kept the three-match T20I series alive with a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the second game here today.

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Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 8 

The Indian team’s frailties while batting first were thoroughly exposed by a disciplined West Indies, who kept the three-match T20I series alive with a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the second game here today. A below-par score of 170/7, with only 38 runs in the final five overs, was never going to be enough keeping the dew factor in mind. After senior opener Lendl Simmons (67 not out off 45 balls) along with Evin Lewis (40 off 35 balls) added 73 for the first wicket, West Indies reached the target with as many as nine balls to spare. Nicholas Pooran (38 off 18 balls), coming back after a brief ban on charges of ball tampering, hit the winning boundary.

India had another poor day in the field, barring an exceptional sidways running catch from skipper Virat Kohli. The bowlers were off target, especially spinners Ravindra Jadeja (1/22 in 2 overs) and Yuzvendra Chahal (0/36 in 3 overs).

West Indies hit a half-dozen sixes apart from 11 fours, while the hosts had five maximums, four of which were hit by all-rounder Shivam Dube. Dube justified his promotion in the batting order with a blistering half-century but it was a struggle for the other Indian batsmen.

Despite Dube’s 54 off 30 balls, which had four huge sixes apart from three fours, India didn’t get the required momentum during the death overs. — PTI

Indian girls finish on top despite tight loss to Australia

Indian girls finish on top despite tight loss to Australia

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

CANBERRA:The Indian junior women’s hockey team suffered its first loss of the competition today, going down 1-2 to hosts Australia in the fourth match, but still won the Three-Nation Tournament after finishing on top of the points table.

Chandigarh begin Ranji journey

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

CHANDIGARH:It is a momentous occasion for the Chandigarh team, making its debut in the Ranji Trophy as the 38th team this year.

Focus on Shubman Gill

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

CHANDIGARH:With the new Ranji Trophy season kicking off tomorrow at various venues, six teams from the region — Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Chandigarh — will look to put up their best performances in the three-month long tournament.

Sakshi wins gold, Vikas in final

Sakshi wins gold, Vikas in final

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

KATHMANDU:Swimmers and wrestlers continued their complete domination as India continued its commanding performance on yet another medal-laden day to leave rival countries far behind in the South Asian Games here today.

Red-hot Devils

Red-hot Devils

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

MANCHESTER:Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were in tatters after suffering a 2-1 derby defeat at home to Manchester United on Saturday, leaving Pep Guardiola's champions 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Another one: Messi breaks La Liga hat-trick record

Another one: Messi breaks La Liga hat-trick record

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

MADRID:Lionel Messi broke yet another record by hitting his 35th La Liga hat-trick as Barcelona thrashed Real Mallorca 5-2 to keep pace with Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Harden & Co outwit Phoenix

Harden & Co outwit Phoenix

09 Dec 2019 | 8:04 AM

NEW YORK:James Harden single-handedly outscored Phoenix 17-10 over a key stretch of the fourth quarter, sending host Houston to its 12th straight win over its Western Conference rival on Sunday.

Chandigarh XI lose to SGPC Amritsar

Chandigarh XI lose to SGPC Amritsar

09 Dec 2019 | 8:09 AM

NABHA: The 44th edition of G. S. Bains Liberals All India hockey tournament, Nabha began at the hockey grounds in Government Ripudaman College Stadium here today.

Rejuvenated Joshua avenges defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Rejuvenated Joshua avenges defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

09 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

Britain's Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight crown from Andy Ruiz, outclassing the Mexican-American to score a unanimous points victory.

Russia to know fate as WADA meeting today

09 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

LAUSANNE:Russia will discover on Monday whether it will be banished from sporting competitions, including the Olympic Games, for four years when the World Anti-Doping Agency holds a crunch meeting here.

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Randhawa finishes tied-17th, 18-year-old Dane triumphs

09 Dec 2019 | 8:05 AM

India’s Jyoti Randhawa returned a fine 7-under in a bogey-free final round score of 65 to finish his campaign on a positive note in the 5th AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open here today.

Stenson ends title drought

Stenson ends title drought

09 Dec 2019 | 8:10 AM

NASSAU (BAHAMAS):Sweden’s Henrik Stenson fired a sensational eagle on the par-5 15th hole en route to a one-shot win at the Hero World Challenge here on Saturday, giving him his first victory since August 2017.

Naseem may be replaced from U-19 WC squad after being named in senior team

Naseem may be replaced from U-19 WC squad after being named in senior team

08 Dec 2019 | 10:35 PM

KARACHI: Pakistan’s 16-year-old pace sensation Naseem Shah is likely to be replaced in the national squad for the ICC U-19 World Cup after he was on Sunday called up for the home Test series against Sri Lanka.

2nd T20I: West Indies beat India by 8 wickets; level series

2nd T20I: West Indies beat India by 8 wickets; level series

08 Dec 2019 | 10:45 PM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Indian team’s frailties while batting first were thoroughly exposed by a disciplined West Indies, which kept the three-match T20 series alive with a comfortable eight-wicket victory in the second game here on Sunday.

Virat Kohli thanks 'big boss' Viv Richards

Virat Kohli thanks 'big boss' Viv Richards

08 Dec 2019 | 1:35 PM

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Legendary Windies cricketer Vivian Richards had also lauded Kohli's effort and the Indian run-machine has graciously accepted his praise.

Girls show Kiwis zeal

Girls show Kiwis zeal

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

CANBERRA:Sharmila Devi struck twice as the Indian junior women's hockey team secured a 4-1 win over New Zealand in their third match of the Three-Nation Tournament.

Kohli says respect opponents after hitting, ticking Williams

Kohli says respect opponents after hitting, ticking Williams

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

HYDERABAD:India skipper Virat Kohli, who guided the Men in Blue to their highest-ever T20I chase in the first T20I against West Indies, believes while it is important for the players to play hard and aggressive cricket, what is more important is the need to respect the opponents.

I was, am clean, says cager Satnam after failed dope test

I was, am clean, says cager Satnam after failed dope test

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Satnam Singh Bhamara, the first Indian player to be drafted into an NBA team in 2015, has been provisionally suspended by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) after he failed a dope test last month.

Beaten but happy: Ladakh's Dechen, Farina make history

Beaten but happy: Ladakh's Dechen, Farina make history

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

NEW DELHI:Dechen Dolkar is struggling to explain her happiness after she became the first female boxer to represent the newly-created Union Territory of Ladakh.

Play called off due to dangerous MCG pitch

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

MELBOURNE:Play was abandoned during a domestic game due to a dangerous pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, just weeks before it is due to host the traditional Boxing Day Test.

East Bengal leave it late to hold Punjab FC 1-1

East Bengal leave it late to hold Punjab FC 1-1

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

LUDHIANA:After suffering defeat in their first match of the season, Punjab FC bounced back to hold Quess East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in their I-League match played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

south asian games

India’s medal count hits 214

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

KATHMANDU:India breached the 200-mark in medal count, backed by a century of gold, in the South Asian Games as the country's juggernaut continued with the swimmers and wrestlers producing strong performances on Day 6.

In Brief

Fawad returns to Pakistan Test squad after a decade

08 Dec 2019 | 7:33 AM

Fawad Alam returned from a decade in the Test wilderness after Pakistan recalled the middle-order batsman for the two-match home series against Sri Lanka later this month.

Qatar postpones launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

Qatar postpones launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

07 Dec 2019 | 8:41 PM

DOHA:Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022 football World Cup, FIFA said on Saturday.

Want to make most of the opportunity without worrying about T20 WC: Rahul

Want to make most of the opportunity without worrying about T20 WC: Rahul

07 Dec 2019 | 9:07 PM

HYDERABAD: Handed a chance to open the innings for India in the T20I series against the West Indies, KL Rahul said he is looking to make the most of the opportunities but doesn't want to worry about sealing his T20 World Cup berth.

Kohli thanks Bachchan for congratulating him on his knock

Kohli thanks Bachchan for congratulating him on his knock

07 Dec 2019 | 6:55 PM

HYDERABAD:India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday thanked Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan for congratulating him after his stunning knock against the West Indies in the first T20I of the series.

Amazing, extraterrestrial: Cricket fraternity lauds Virat Kohli for 94 off 50 runs

Amazing, extraterrestrial: Cricket fraternity lauds Virat Kohli for 94 off 50 runs

07 Dec 2019 | 6:55 PM

HYDERABAD: Batting legend Vivian Richards has been mighty impressed with Indian skipper Virat Kohli's "amazing" innings, which helped the Men in Blue register an emphatic six-wicket win over West Indies in the first T20I.

CSA CEO suspended for misconduct

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Thabang Moroe has been suspended following allegations of misconduct, just hours after the organisation’s major sponsor said they would not renew their contract.

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Maxwell trains with state team, could return soon

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

MELBOURNE: Australia’s Glenn Maxwell seems to be moving closer to a comeback from his mental health break after the all-rounder was seen training with his Victoria state team here.

When Lara’s downward spiral caused ‘despair’

When Lara’s downward spiral caused ‘despair’

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

MUMBAI: Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has revealed that he experienced a “feeling of despair” even at the peak of his career, and asserted that mental health issues are real in international cricket and the intensity of the game can sometimes be a burden.

KOed

KOed

07 Dec 2019 | 7:56 AM

HYDERABAD: India captain Virat Kohli smashed a masterly 94 not out to fashion a successful chase as India beat West Indies by six wickets in their first T20I. Kohli hit six sixes and accelerated just when the team needed to help India chase down a 208-run victory target with eight balls to spare.

Manpreet, Lalremsiami, Vivek nominated for 2019 FIH  awards

Manpreet, Lalremsiami, Vivek nominated for 2019 FIH awards

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

LAUSANNE: Indian men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh has been nominated for the Player of the Year award by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

Railways at a standstill as top cricketers sacked over ‘indiscipline’

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

NEW DELHI: The Railways cricket team will have a completely different look this season. The team’s longtime wicketkeeper and captain Mahesh Rawat, spin allrounder Ashish Yadav and pace spearhead Anureet Singh are among more than 14 players who have been left out of team for the Ranji Trophy.

India cement top spot with 41 medalsDay 5

India cement top spot with 41 medals

07 Dec 2019 | 7:54 AM

KATHMANDU/POKHARA: The badminton stars led the charge with yet another stupendous show as India’s athletes consolidated their position at the top of the medals table in the South Asian Games.

India beat West Indies by six wickets in first T20I

India beat West Indies by six wickets in first T20I

07 Dec 2019 | 7:03 AM

HYDERABAD: India beat West Indies by six wickets in the first T20 International to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here on Friday.

Former India TT coach Bhawani Mukherji dies at 68

Former India TT coach Bhawani Mukherji dies at 68

06 Dec 2019 | 4:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: Former India table tennis head coach Bhawani Mukherji died of an unspecified stomach ailment here on Friday.

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