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Eugenie Bouchard eases into fourth round at Indian Wells
Sixth-seeded Canadian Eugenie Bouchard used her potent forehand to great effect as she demolished American CoCo Vandeweghe 6-3 6-2 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

The 21-year-old broke an error-prone Vandeweghe once in the opening set and twice in the second to complete a one-sided victory in just over an hour on the showpiece stadium court at a sun-bathed Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Bouchard, who reached the last four in Australia and ... Read More

Sharapova beats Azarenka on 6th match point at Indian Wells
Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.

Sharapova hit 23 winners, one more than Azarenka, and had 10 fewer unforced errors than Azarenka’s 37 to even their all-time series at seven wins apiece.

Azarenka fought off four match points on her serve in the eighth game to hold trailing 5-3. They duelled through five deuces until ... Read More
India playing a lot better than they were, says Clarke
Australia expecting a very different India in World Cup semi-final

Theyíve spent so much time in Australia they know the conditions quite wellí

Thursday becomes our World Cup finalí

Virat Kohli jokes during a practice session as MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravi Shastri look on Virat Kohli jokes during a practice session as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan and Ravi Shastri look on. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images

Australia skipper Michael Clarke expects to face a very different India in ... Read More
India won because of umpires: Bangladesh PM

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has endorsed ICC's Bangladeshi president Mustafa Kamal's remarks, saying that India won the World Cup quarterfinal against her nation because of umpires, Times Now reported.

Sheikh Hasina reportedly said that India would not have been able to defeat Bangladesh had there been no umpiring errors.

On Friday, Kamal has threatened to quit over the umpiring in his country's World Cup quarterfinal defeat to India, suggesting the match appeared to have ... Read More
By Nilanjan Datta,
AIFF Media Team


KATHMANDU: The purpose has been served. India are through to the second round of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers after their away match against Nepal at Katmandu’s Dasrath Stadium ended goalless on Tuesday (March 17). India had recorded a facile 2-0 win in their home-match in Guwahati in the World Cup Qualifiers Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 to qualify on a 2-0 aggregate.

The intent was not to ... Read More
Australia beat Pakistan to set up semifinal clash with India
ADELAIDE: Four-time former champions Australia set up an explosive semifinal clash against title-holders India in the ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal after comprehensively beating Pakistan by six wickets in the mega-event's third quarterfinal on Friday.

Set a modest target of 214, Australia overcame a tumultuous start to go past the finishing line in 33.5 overs after the home pacers, led by Josh Hazlewood (4/35), wrecked the Pakistani line-up.

Steve Smith top-scored for the Aussies with a ... Read More
India beat Bangladesh to reach Cricket World Cup semi-finals
World Cup quarter-final, Melbourne:

India 302-6 (50 overs): Rohit 137, Raina 65, Taskin 3-69

Bangladesh 193 (45 overs): Nasir 35, Yadav 4-31

India won by 109 runs

Defending champions India coasted into the World Cup semi-finals with a 109-run win over Bangladesh in Melbourne.

Opener Rohit Sharma made a composed 137 from 126 balls and Suresh Raina 65 from 57 as India recovered from 115-3 to post 302-6 at a boisterous MCG.

Bangladesh lost two wickets in the seventh over of ... Read More
South Africa crushes Sri Lanka
SYDNEY: The choker tag no longer burdens AB de Villiers and South Africa after they ended a winless streak in Cricket World Cup knockout matches with a nine-wicket quarterfinal victory over 1996 champion Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

The tag became a source of frustration for South Africa, which regularly fielded teams capable of winning the World Cup after rejoining the international arena at the 1992 tournament, but failed in five straight playoffs.

The win was set up ... Read More

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