This was a climax of the highest order. How the series has panned out is nothing short of a script. Who would have thought that just when the series was leveled, rain will play a spoilsport and ruin all the fun that was in store for the series decider. South Africa will have all the blame to put on themselves as they were comfortably placed in the series with a 2-0 lead. India then did, what they do the best. The men in blue just came from behind and snatched the lead away from South Africa and won two consecutive T20Is in Rajkot and Vizag.
India captain Rishabh Pant hailed the fighting spirit of the side after the hosts came back from two games down to take the five-match series against South Africa into the decider, which was washed out on Sunday.
Sri Lanka went 2-1 up on Sunday as they cruised to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the third one-day international thanks to a brilliant Pathum Nissanka century. Set a tricky 292 to win after a Travis Head 70, the hosts won comfortably with nine balls to spare in Colombo, in their second straight victory in the five-match series.
After India's home series with South Africa concludes, the men in blue will embark on a new challenge that is all set to be played on foreign soil. The preparations for T20I world cup are underway and the Indian team will now head to England to play one test match, three ODIs and three T20Is. This is a mammoth series and will see all the star Indian players return to national duties. KL Rahul has been ruled out of this tour too with a groin injury and the opening spot might see some youngsters battle it out for a spot in the star studded Indian lineup.
World number one Daniil Medvedev screamed at his coach during an on-court outburst Sunday before going on to lose his second straight ATP grass-court final when he was brushed aside by Poland's Hubert...
Opening batsman John Campbell completed his first Test half-century in the Caribbean as the West Indies completed a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh on the fourth morning of the first Test in Antigua on Sunday. Resuming at 49 for three, and needing just 35 more runs at the start of the day in pursuit of a modest target of 84, Campbell dominated the scoring alongside vice-captain Jermaine Blackwood (26 not out).
The BCCI has decided to give the Ireland-bound Indian T20 squad, led by Hardik Pandya, a three-day break before it leaves for the two-match series in Malahide. While Rahul Dravid, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will be taking an early morning flight on Monday for London, the BCCI wants its T20 specialists to take a short break.
"The grace and elegance he brought to tennis and to show that he can be a master at it as well, winning it as many times as he did. So, will we miss him? Absolutely. Will the tournament go on at its best even without him? Absolutely," says the former India tennis great in this interview.
Manchester United chief executive Richard Arnold admitted the club had "burnt through cash" after being filmed secretly while meeting with supporters of the struggling English giants. But he promised new manager Erik Ten Hag, who will replace interim boss Ralf Ragnick, would have money to spend in a video clip posted on social media.
The two-time world champion Yuvraj Singh seems to be enjoying every bit of his fatherhood journey with his little boy. Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh who like to keep their life extremely private never shared any details about their pregnancy. The couple announced the birth of their baby boy on January 25, 2022, on their respective media handles and requested the media to give them privacy as they wanted to celebrate the biggest moment of their lives with their family.
World number one Daniil Medvedev lost his second straight ATP grass-court final when he was brushed aside by Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in Halle on Sunday. Medvedev had few answers as he crashed to defeat inside 64 minutes as Hurkacz offered no respite in a 6-1, 6-4 victory.
Six captains leading Indian teams across formats in a span of eight months isn't something that head coach Rahul Dravid had planned but he isn't complaining as it provides an opportunity to create more leaders within the group. Since Dravid took over in November after the T20 World Cup, India have had Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya (set to lead in Ireland) as national captains.
Hosts India scooped up eight medals at the Asian Track Cycling Championships, including 1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze, on the second day of the competition here on Sunday. The Indian athletes, so far, have won 18 medals in the 41st Senior, 28th Junior Asian Track, and 10th Para Track Cycling Championships.
Captain Pant has been in some real trouble, with the bat and also with the coin toss. With the series evenly balanced, when Rishabh Pant walked out for the coin toss, he was already on the streak of losing 4 coin tosses. Captain Pant and team India have made a strong comeback in the series and they will now look to clinch the series. However, after the completion of four matches, it does not seem that Rishabh Pant has found either his form or luck.
A small group of disgruntled Manchester United supporters headed toward the home of the club’s chief executive to voice their concerns amid widespread unrest in the fanbase about the ownership of the Glazer family
The Haryana duo of Manu Bhaker and Shiva Narwal won the 10m air pistol mixed team title at the 20th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Shooting competition here on Sunday. They beat the experienced pair of Amanpreet Singh and Shweta Singh of ONGC 16-8 in the gold medal match.
Rahul Dravid, in conversation with the broadcaster of India vs South Africa, reflected on his journey as the head coach of the team for the past eight months. He started out by saying that it has been challenging as he did not expect to work with 6 different captains in a span of 8 months.