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IPL 2021: Shahbaz, Maxwell lead Bangalore to six-run win over Hyderabad
Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed (3/7) dished out a match-winning performance after Glenn Maxwell's half-century to help Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a six-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. The victory propelled RCB to the top of the table.
Watch: Frustrated Virat Kohli takes his anger out on a chair
Even the dropping of Sandeep Sharma from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) squad, who has dismissed him seven times in the IPL, did not help Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli as he failed to get a big score despite a getting off to a good start in Wednesday's IPL encounter between the two sides.
Bengaluru FC beat Tribhuvan Army 5-0, enter AFC Cup playoffs
A second half goal rush saw Bengaluru FC mark the start of new coach Marco Pezzaiuoli's reign at the club with a convincing 5-0 win over Nepalese side Tribhuvan Army FC in their 2021 AFC Cup Preliminary stage two clash on Wednesday.
Streak gave 'inside' info to suspected bookie during IPL stint: ICC
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was on Wednesday banned for eight years from all cricket after he accepted five charges of breaching the ICC anti-corruption code, including disclosing inside information to a suspected Indian bookie during his stint as IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach in 2018.
3rd T20I: Babar Azam smashes 122 in Pakistan victory over SA
Captain Babar Azam hit a record-breaking 122 to lead Pakistan to an impressive nine-wicket victory over hosts South Africa at Centurion on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the four-match Twenty20 series. They won with two overs to spare after making 205-1, dispatching the home bowling to all corners of the ground.
IPL 2021: Glenn Maxwell lifts RCB to 149/8 against SRH
Glenn Maxwell hit a 41-ball 59 to lift Royal Challengers Bangalore to a modest 149 for eight against Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League match on Wednesday. SRH bowlers, led by West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder (3/30) and star spinner Rashid Khan (2/18), put up a superlative show and picked up wickets at regular intervals.
Hockey: India beat Argentina 4-2 in final practice game
India ended their tour of Argentina with a commendable 4-2 victory in the final practice game on Wednesday. India ended their tour of Argentina with a commendable 4-2 victory in the final practice game on Wednesday. Argentina's two goals came from Leandro Tolini (14') and Pedro Ibarra (54th).
Nadal makes winning return at Monte Carlo Masters
Novak Djokovic swept past promising Italian teenager Jannik Sinner 6-4, 6-2 in Monte Carlo on Wednesday on the Serbian world number one's first appearance since claiming the Australian Open in February. Sinner, 19, shot to prominence by making it into this month's Miami Open final.
IPL 2021: DC await Nortje's 2nd RT-PCR test result
Delhi Capitals' South African speedster Anrich Nortje will not be available for the team's second IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday as his COVID-19 test reports are still awaited. However, the good news for DC is that Kagiso Rabada has cleared his RT-PCR tests and has joined the team's training session.
IPL: Delhi Capitals await Nortje, Rabada's 2nd RT-PCR test results
Delhi Capitals' South African speedsters Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada will not be available for the team's second IPL match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday as their COVID-19 test reports are still awaited. There are reports that Nortje has tested positive but Delhi Capitals management hasn't yet come out with any official statement.
Male boxers and support staff at NIS Patiala recover from COVID-19
The Indian men's team boxers and their support staff, who tested positive for COVID-19 at the National Institute of Sports in Patiala last month, have recovered from the infection, a fortnight after being quarantined.
21 at women's national boxing camp test positive for COVID-19
Indian women's boxing's High Performance Director Raffaele Bergamasco and head coach Mohammed Ali Qamar are among 21 campers who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here but none of the infected pugilists are bound for Olympics.
Vaccination process for Olympic-bound athletes to start soon: IOA
Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Wednesday said the vaccination process for Tokyo-bound Olympics sportspersons will begin soon but did not specify the exact time-line for it.
Djokovic silences Sinner on Monte Carlo return
Novak Djokovic swept past promising Italian teenager Jannik Sinner in two sets in Monte Carlo on Wednesday on the Serbian world number one's first appearance since claiming the Australian Open in February. Sinner, 19, shot to prominence by making it into this month's Miami Open final.
IPL: Sehwag's Insta gift to MI for their improbable win over KKR
Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has the knack for picking up the right wit for the right moment. On Wednesday, the 'Nawab of Najafgarh' compared Mumbai Indians' (MI) return from a hopeless situation to defeat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 10 runs in the IPL to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend, The Undertaker, rising from his coffin and choke-slamming Randy Orton.
Have strong squad which is capable of producing right results: Samson
Ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson said he believes his side is a strong unit that can produce the right results in different situations.
Prithvi can learn plenty of things from knock against CSK: Ponting
Prithvi Shaw roared back to form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) last week and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting feels the opening batsman can learn a lot from his innings against Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Prithvi was in the thick of things as he blasted his way to a 38-ball 72 against CSK.
Rijiju expecting double-digit medal haul in Tokyo Olympics
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is expecting an unprecedented double-digit medal haul from the Indian athletes in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. "We want to make this Olympics very, very memorable and it is the athletes who would ensure that the Tokyo Olympics becomes one of the most cherished Olympics for India.