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India v/s England: India’s pace icing on spin cake

Just like spinners, Indian pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, too, have been a headache for touring English batsmen 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, Day 3: Staring at India’s mammoth first innings total of 455, England are putting up a fight in the morning session after being reduced to 80/5 in the previous evening. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes are defying the ... Read More »

We need to empower our coaches: Abhinav Bindra

Mumbai: Former Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra continued his vocal support for better sports infrastructure at grassroots level in India during a promotional event in Mumbai on Tuesday. India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist stressed that improvements right from the bottom of the pyramid is the only way the country will get returns at the highest level. “We lack grassroots level ... Read More »

Heading to Mumbai, Cook, Bayliss faced with limited options

England have five specialist batsmen, six all-rounders, four fast bowlers and two front-line spinners in their 17-man squad for the Test series. They have right-handed and left-handed batters, accumulators and dashers; bowlers who have pace and those who can swing it conventionally and reverse; a legspinner, two offspinners and a left-arm spinner; and two wicketkeepers. Yet, ahead of the fourth ... Read More »

4-nation hockey: India outplay Malaysia to win bronze; derive some solace having missed final berth

Stung by the disappointment of not playing the 4-nation International Festival of Hockey final, India put up a purposeful and a professional display to outplay Malaysia 4-1 and claim the third spot, and with it, the bronze medal in Melbourne. India started strongly with Akashdeep Singh getting an early goal, and V Raghunath (45th), Talwinder Singh (52nd) and Rupinder Pal ... Read More »