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Australian Open: Serena storms into third round


Melbourne: Serena Williams moved on by grabbing the last seven games to beat 99th-ranked Nina Stojanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0 in a little more than an hour.Serena Williams is back in the Australian Open’s third round, where her stay in the Grand Slam tournament ended a year ago.The owner of an Open era-record 23...

ICC Test rankings: Kohli and Pujara move down


Chennai: India's Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have moved down by a spot while Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have moved upwards in the respective ICC Test rankings which got updated after the culmination of the first Test which England won by 227 runs.Kohli, who returned with scores of 11 and 72 in the...

India, remember I had warned you: Pietersen in Hindi

Post Date: February 10, 2021

Chennai: Former England captain Kevin Pietersen pointed out a tongue-in-cheek warning he gave to India through a Hindi tweet before the England series, rubbing salt into host India's wounds after they lost the first Test by 227 runs at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium."India, yaad hai maine pehele hi chetawani di thi ke itna jasn na...

1st Test: Leach, Anderson star in England’s 227-run win


Chennai: Left-arm spinner Jack Leach (four wickets) and veteran speedster James Anderson (three wickets) bowled England to a massive 227-run win on the fifth and final day of the first Test here, and took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.Chasing an extremely difficult target of 420 runs on a crumbling and dusty MA...

India’s sports budget reduced by Rs 231 crore

Post Date: February 4, 2021

New Delhi: The Central government in the Union budget for 2021-22 has allocated Rs. 2,596.14 crore to sports, less by Rs.230.78 crore -- or, 8.16 per cent -- allocated in the previous financial year during which hardly any sports activity was held due to Covid-19 pandemic.Out of the total allocated amount, Rs.2,549.41 crore has...

Panesar invites Rihanna to talk on Indian farmers’ protest


London: Former England left-arm spinner Monty Panesar, who played a key role in helping England beat hosts India in 2012-13 series, has invited pop star Rihanna to talk on the ongoing farmers' agitation in India after the Barbadian tweeted support for it."It would be an honour to interview you @[email protected] on my show "The...

50% fans allowed for 2nd Test in Chennai


Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) on Tuesday said that 50 per cent of the seats at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium would be allowed to be filled with spectators for the second Test between India and England starting February 13, though England speedster Jofra Archer said he is not buying into it till...

Important for England to score big in 1st innings: Trott


Chennai: A big score in the first innings will be crucial for England if they are to do well in the Test series in India, says England batting consultant Jonathan Trott. The first Test was to begin at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday."Fundamentals of playing in India remain the same -- big runs...

India just two short of 100 Test wins in 21st century

Post Date: February 4, 2021

Chennai: As India gear up to face England in a four-Test series from Friday, the host country is only two wins away from becoming the fourth team to notch 100 wins in Test cricket in the 21st century. India have played 216 Tests since January 1, 2000, and have won 98 matches -- for...