Author: Raju Tiwari

Ranji Trophy 2016-17 – Fixtures – Round 8

Round 8 of  Ranji Trophy 2016 – 17 will be played from 29th November to 2nd December

Group A

  1. Baroda v Madhya Pradesh at
    Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
  2. Railways v Uttar Pradesh
    Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
  3. Bengal v Mumbai at
    Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground, Nagpur
  4. Gujarat v Punjab at KSCA Stadium, Belagavi

Group B

  1. Assam v Jharkhand
    Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, Vizianagaram
  2. Karnataka v Saurashtra at Dhruve Pandove Stadium, Patiala
  3. Delhi v Vidarbha at Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground, Chennai
  4. Odisha v Maharashtra at
    Krishnagiri Stadium, Wayanad

Group C

  1. Chhattisgarh vs Services at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai
  2. Haryana vs Himachal Pradesh at
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium, Valsad
  3. Jammu & Kashmir vs Hyderabad at
    Moti Bagh Stadium, Vadodara
  4. Kerala vs Tripura at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
  5. Andhra vs Goa at Railway Stadium, Dhanbad

Points Table after Round 7

Points Table after Round 7

England’s tour of India – 3rd test at Mohali – Day 1

Mohali: India had taken control by the time the first day’s play of the ongoing third test match at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, ended.

Earlier, England won the toss and elected to bat first. India’s new ball pair of Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav , bowled brilliantly. But once again it was the feilding that let India down. However Yadav bowled a peach of a delivery to send Hameed back to the pavilion, when the score was 32. Introduction of Jayant Yadav as first change proved to be a masterstroke by Kohli, as he dismissed Joe Root. From the other end Ravichandran Ashwin finally got rid of Alastair Cook, much to the relief of Indian camp. Cook was dropped twice by Jadeja and Ashwin, when he on 3 and 23 respectively. Moin tried to hit his way out but he was undone by terrafic short pitch delivery by Shami. At Lunch, England were struggling at 92 for the loss of 4 wickets.

After Lunch it was Bairstow’s session as he involve in Two half century partnerships, first with Ben Stokes and then with Jos Buttler. At tea England had reached 205 for the loss of 5 wickets, as both Buttler and Bairstow started to look dangerous.

After Tea, Jadeja struck to send back Buttler to the pavilion. Bairstow then had a 45 runs partnership with Woakes. In last few overs both of them were dismissed in quick succession as England ended first day at 268 for the loss of 8 wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day 1:
England: 268/8 (Bairstow 89, Woakes 43, Jayant 2/49, Jadeja 2/56)

England’s tour of India – 3rd Test at Mohali – Preview

After a 246 runs victory at Vizag, India will again start as favourites as they not only have the momemtum but also they are playing in their fortress.

India will not take England likely because they had also some positive. England are known for comeback as they won two series against after 1-0 down.

Pitch: It is expected be a spinner’s pitch. Mohali known for one of the fastest pitch in India but after the last test against South africa . It would be easy to say that it is likely to spin from day 1 .

Team news:

England – After Stuart Broad injury, Allrounder Chris Woakes take his place. Jos Buttler will also in place of Ben Duckett who are struggling to pick indian spinner. One more change could be Ansari because of injury concern Gareth Batty will take his place.

Expected XI – Cook(c), Hammed, Root, Buttler, Ali, Stokes, Bairstow (wk), Woakes, Rashid, Batty, Anderson

India – One forced changed for India will be Parthiv Patel in place of Saha. Bhuvneswar kumar might be picked in place of Umesh Yadav.

Expected XI – Vijay, Rahul, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Parthiv (wk), Aswin, Jadeja, Jayant, Bhuvneswar, Shami.

ISL2016 Match 48 – Kerala Blaster beat Pune City 2 – 1

Kerala Blaster beat Pune City 2 – 1Click To TweetKerala Blaster beat Pune City 2 – 1 in an Indian Super League match played today at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Kochi. D. Nazon put Kerala Blaster ahead in the 7th minute. A. Hughes made the lead double in 57th min by the asist of C Vineeth .But in the pentimulate min Pune City’s A. Zurdo deficit the loss margin .

After today’s match Kerala Blaster has 18 points from 12 matches and jumped from 5th to the 3rd position. Pune City now has 16 points from 13 matches and last match will be do or die for them.

A.Hughes of Kerala Blaster was named “Hero of the Match“

Final Score:

Kerala Blaster – 2 (D.Nazon 7′,A Hughes
57′) beat Pune City– 1 (A. Zurdo 90+5′ )

Golden Grand Prix Baku 2016

Indian wrestler, Sandeep Tomar won the bronze medal in the Golden Grand Prix Baku, 2016. However, Kumar Omprakash Vinod missed a medal after losing the bronze medal match.

1/8 Round: Giorgi Edisherashvili (AZE) df. Sandeep Tomar (IND), 10-1
Repechage: Sandeep Tomar (IND) df. Hakjin Jong (PRK) by FALL, 4-0
Bronze Medal Match: Sandeep TOMAR (IND) defeated Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov (KGZ), 5-5

Qualification Round: Israil Kasumov (RUS) defeated Kumar Omprakash Vinod (IND) by TF, 12-2
Repechage: Kumar Omprakash Vinod (IND) df. Orkhan Abasov (AZE), 2-1
Bronze Medal Match: Magomedmurad Gadzhiev (POL) df. Kumar Omprakash Vinod (IND) by TF, 10-0

Ranji Trophy 2016-17 – Final Scores – Round 7


Nagpur:  Tamil Nadu – 354 and 103-1; Punjab-284 and 375-5 Result: Draw
Hubli: Gujarat – 437 and 82/0; Mumbai-422 Result: Draw
Rohtak: Baroda -97 and 133; Bengal-76 and 133 Result: Baroda won by 21 runs
Delhi: Railways-371 and 150/1; Madhya Pradesh – 510/8 decl Result: Draw


Wayanad: Rajasthan 238 & 221; Delhi 307 & 156/8 Result: Delhi won by 2 wickets
Chennai: Maharashtra – 542 ; Assam – 256 & 234 Result: Maharashtra won by an innings and 52 runs
Delhi (Palam): Karnataka-179 and 393; Odisha-342 and 63/0 Result: Draw
Delhi (Karnail Singh): Vidarbha-347 and 146-2; Saurastra-301,189 Result: Vidharba won by 8 wicket


Valsad: Hyderabad 351 & 122; Chhattisgarh 188 & 241 (84.1 ov, target 286) Result: Hyderabad won by 44 runs
Ghaziabad: Goa 413 & 152/5 (58 ov); Haryana 568 Result: Draw
Guwahati: Kerala 219 & 302/6d; Andhra 226 & 193/4 (80 ov, target 296) Result: Draw
Surat: Himachal Pradesh 296 and 145-2; Services-401,295-9 decl Result: Draw
Mumbai: Tripura-297 and 168-8; J&K -315 and 318-4 decl Result: Draw

YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016

Sameer Verma, HS Pranoy, Ajay Jayaram, Saina, Sindhu move into nxt round of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016Click To Tweet

Sameer Verma, HS Pranoy, Ajay Jayaram, Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu won their respective matches to move into the next round of YONEX Sunrise HongKong Open 2016.

Important Results – Round of 32:

Men’s Singles:

Sameer Verma beat Takuma Ueda (Japan) by 22-20, 21-18 in 51 mins.

H.S. Prannoy beat Q Bin (China) by 21-16, 21-18 in 48 mins.

B.Sai Praneeth lost to Jan O Jorgensen [3] (Denmark) by 18-21,18-21 in 33 mins.

Ajay Jayaram beat Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia) by 21-15, 13-21, 21-16 in 56 mins.

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal beat Porntip Buranaprasertsuk (Thailand) by 13-21, 21-19, 21-17 in 56 mins.

P V Sindhu beat Susanto Yulia Yosephin (Indonesia) by 21-13, 21-16 in 32 mins.

Men’s Doubles:

Solgyu Choi & Ko Sung Hyun(South Korea) beat Manu Attri & B. Sumeeth Reddy by 21-15, 21-8 in 30 mins.

Round of 16 Schedule

Men’s Singles:

Sameer Verma vs Kazumasa Sakai (Japan)

H.S. Prannoy vs Chong Wei Feng (Malaysia)

Ajay Jayaram vs Huang Yuxiang (China)

Women’s Singles:

Saina Nehwal vs Sayaka Sato (Japan)

P V Sindhu vs Hsu Ya Ching (Chinese Taipei)

Indian Women complete clean sweep.

Indian Women Beat West Indies by 15 Runs to complete clean sweep.Click To TweetVijawada: In the third and final ODI, India today beat West Indies by 15 runs at Gokaraju Liala Gangaaraju ACA Cricket Ground in Mulapadu,today to take the Series 3 – 0. India had beaten West Indies by 6 wickets and 5 wickets respectively in the first two ODI’s. hi

Indian bowlers restricted opposition batters to 184 after India had scored 199 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

West Indies captain’s SR Taylor won the toss elected to bowl first. Veda Krishnamurthy continued her rich vein of form as she top scored with 71 runs. Her 100 ball knock studed with 10 fours , helped India set competetive target of 200. For visitors Nation was the pic of the bowlers a she picked up 2 wickets.

West Indies fell short of the target by 15 runs as Gayakwad took 4 wickets. Only West indies batswoman Knight offered some resistance, as she scored 55 runs with the help of 5 fours.

After today’s victory India not only whitewashed West Indies & but also earned 2 valuable ranking points in ICC Women championship.

Brief Score:

India Women: 199/6 (50 overs)

Veda Krishnamurthy – 71, Vaidya – 32, Nation – 2/21, Taylor – 1/10
West Indies Women – 184 all out (49.1 overs)
Knight – 55, Matthews – 44, Gayakwad – 4/34, Kaur – 1/16

Indian eves beat West Indies by 5 wickets in 2nd ODI

Vijayawada: Indian Captain’s Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to field first. Indian Bowlers justify their captain’s decision by bowling economical spells restrict West Indies to 153 for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

For West Indies, All-rounder Deandra Dottin top scored with 60 runs in 101 balls. During her knock she smashed 6 fours & 1 huge six. For India, Jhulan Goswami and Ekta Bist picked up 2 wickets each. Deepti Sharma stifled the opposition batters with her economical spell.

In reply India lost Thirush Kamini, when the score was 23. She was given out for obstructing the field. However, a half century partnership between Deepti & Mandana, studied the Indian innings and took India closer to the target.

Indian Captain Mithali played a handy knock of 45 runs to ensure that there were no hiccups. After today’s 5 wicket win, India have taken 2 – 0 lead in series.

Brief Score:

West Indies Women: 153/7 (50 overs)
Dottin – 63, Aguilleira – 25, Jhulan Goswami – 2/28, Ekta Bist – 2/28
India Women: 154/5 (38 overs)
Mithali Raj – 45, Mandhana – 44, Selman 1/18, Fletcher – 1/22

Tejaswin Shankar breaks national High Jump record

received_1208518815872970There is a ray of hope among Track and field fraternity after Tejaswin Shankar literally jumped to a new high with his gold medal wining effort at the 32nd National Junior Athletics Championship in Coimbatore.

The 17 year old boy from Delhi broke 12 year old National Senior Record with a classy jump of 2.26 m. The earlier record of 2.25m was in the name of Hari Shankar Roy, who had achieved this feat during his silver medal wining effort at the Asian All-Star Athletics Meet in Singapore in 2004.

This Record will fetch him the 2nd position in the World Under20 category.
Prior to his record breaking performance on the opening day at Coimbatore, Tejaswin had won Bronze at Asian Youth Championship in doha, Gold at Commonwealth Youth Games, 2015 & National Open Athletics at Lucknow in September this year.

He was initially spotted by his school game teacher Mr Sunil Kumar, who continue to work on his ward. He further honed his skills after being trained under watchful eyes of two time former Olympic High Jumper Jamie Nieto, during his 6 weeks stint at USA.

Great things are expected from Tejaswin as he has raised the bar by shattering a senior record while still competing at Junior Championship.