WTC Final: Shami brings India back but NZ edge ahead by removing openers
Mohd Shami's incisive swing bowling brought India back in the contest but NZ nosed ahead by removing both the openers as WTC Final headed towards an engrossing 'sixth' and final day. With Gill (8) and Rohit (30) back in the hut, India finished the fifth day at 64 for 2 with a lead of 32 runs, having erased a 32-run deficit. Skipper Kohli (8) and Pujara (12) were unbeaten at the crease at stumps.
Two people thrown out of stadium after hurling racist abuse at Taylor
The World Test Championship final in Southampton was marred by racist behavior by a few individuals in the crowd on Tuesday. It is learnt that the New Zealand team was at the receiving end of uncharitable words from the crowd while racist slurs were hurled at Ross Taylor.
Mount, Chilwell 'gutted' to miss England Euro 2020 match
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell said they were "gutted" to miss England's Euro 2020 clash against the Czech Republic on Tuesday after being forced to isolate following contact with an opponent who has coronavirus. The pair went into self-isolation following interaction after Friday's 0-0 draw with Scotland with Chelsea team-mate Billy Gilmour, who has Covid-19.
Anirban Lahiri qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Anirban Lahiri qualified for his second successive Olympic appearance after finishing as the best-placed Indian golfer in the final Tokyo Games Rankings for men released on Tuesday. The Indian made the cut at the 60th spot, the last available quota in the Games rankings. India was eligible for one spot and Lahiri was the highest-placed in the latest official world rankings at 340th position.
Wembley to have crowd of 60,000 for Euro semis and final: UK govt
Crowd capacity at Wembley Stadium will be increased to more than 60,000 fans for the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020, the British government said on Tuesday. The new levels mean the stadium will be at 75% capacity for the final three games, which conclude with the final itself on July 11.
WATCH: Test cricket at its best, but what does the final day hold for us?
ICC|: It had been a riveting fith day's play in the World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton - which saw some excellent pace bowling from both India and New Zealand, a masterclass in batting under challenging conditions from Kane Williamson and the Kiwi tail wagging again. What does the sixth final day hold now? India have a wafer-thin 32-run lead with three sessions of play and eight wickets left - but must look to secure their position in the first session on Wednesday. New Zealand, on the other hand, are better-placed if they can strike early with Indian skipper Virat Kohli's wicket and trigger a collapse and try to chase down a paltry target. A draw, with both teams being declared joint winners, looks the most realistic option. Anis Sajan, Mr Cricket UAE discusses the possibilities with Shyam A. Krishna & Gautam Bhattacharyya, Senior Associate Editors of Gulf News.
Was about to sign for Churchill in 2013 but joined BFC: Chhetri
India football captain Sunil Chhetri was all set to sign a deal with Goan club Churchill Brothers in 2013 but his "gut feeling" prompted him to join Bengaluru FC, where he won eight trophies in the last eight years. The 36-year-old Chhetri said the lure of playing in the AFC Cup and advice from his family and friends to join Churchill was tempting but ultimately he didn't join the Goan club.