Author: Pratik Asthana

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

India took control of the 3rd test on day 3.Click To Tweetravindra-jadejaMohali: India took control of the 3rd Test match against England being played at the at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium, here on Monday.

At stumps, the visitors were struggling at 78 for four; Joe Root and Gareth Batty were batting on 36 and 0 respectively. For India, R Ashwin scalped three wickets while Jayant Yadav, who scored his maiden Test fifty earlier in the day, had picked up one wicket.

Earlier, India resumed the day at 271 for 6 and reached 354 for 7 at lunch on Day 3 with Jadeja batting on 70 and Jayant Yadav batting 26. India scored 84 runs in the morning session of the play for the loss of only one wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin (72).

Jadeja (90) and Jayant (55) continued to frustrate the visitors in the second session as well as India extended its lead to 134 runs, before being bowled out for 417. For England, all-rounder Ben Strokes took five wickets for 73, whereas leg-spinner Adil Rashid scalped four wickets.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 283 all out  and 78/4 (Root 78, Ashwin 3/19)
India: 417 all (Jadeja 90, Ashwin 72, Kohli 62, Rashid 3/81, Stokes 2/48)

England trail by 56 runs with 6 wickets remaining.

England’s tour of India – 3rd test match at Mohali – Day 2

Mohali: All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin (57*) alongwith Ravindra Jadeja rescued India from a tricky situation in the, while chasing England’s 1st innings score of 283. Ashwin had been involved in two useful partnerships, first adding 48 runs for the sixth wicket with Virat Kohli and then an unbroken 67 runs partnership with Jadeja, as India ended second day at 271 for six.

Earlier this morning, Mohammed Shami removed both the overnight batsmen in space of 11 balls as the vistors ended thier firsa innings after adding 15 runs to their overnight total. For India, Shami took 3 wickets for 63, whereas Jayant, Umesh and jadeja picked 2 wickets each.

In reply, Indian openers took the score to 39, before Vijay edged one to Bairstow of the bowling of Stokes. In-form Pujara then joined Parthiv Patel as the two took India’s score to 60 for one at lunch. Patel departed after lunch on when the score was 73. He was trapped LBW by Rashid for 42. From there on it now usual Pujara – Kohli show till tea. India went to tea at 148 for two. Just when it looked that these two will take the match away from the visitors, a Pujara was caught in the deep by Woakes of a Rashid’s long hop. Before, Pujara fell for 51, his 11th test fifty, he had added 75 runs with Kohli.

Soon, India found themselves from 148 for two at tea to 156 for five, as they lost three wicktes for 8 runs. Rahane, was trapped in front of wicket by Rashid without scoring, debutant Karun Nair got runout for 4, after a mixup with Kohli. Ashwin and Kohli added 48 runs before Kohli departed for 62 – his 14th Test fifty, as he nicked one to keeper of Stokes, as India were 204 for six. From hereon, Ashwin incompany Jadeja added 67 useful runs to take India 12 runs short of England’s 1st innings score.

Brief Score at the end of Day – 2:

England: 283 all out (Bairstow 89, Buttler 43, Shami 3/63, Jayant 2/49)
India: 271-6 (Kohli 62, Ashwin 57*, Rashid 3/81, Stokes 2/48)

India trails England by 12 runs

ISL2016 – Match 49 – NorthEast United dampen Chennaiyin’s semis hopes will a draw

NEUFC hold on ChennaiyinFC despite Dudu's hatrickClick To TweetDespite a hatrick by Dudu Omagbemi, Chennaiyin FC were held to a draw NorthEast United in an Indian Super League match played today at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Chennai.

The Nigerian put the hosts in lead in 34th minute. Velez equilized for the Highlander’s in the 38th minute. Dudu scored his second goal just before the half time, as the hosts went into the break leading by two goals to one.

Just six minutes into the second half, the Argentine Nicolás Vélez brought the vistors on level terms. In the the 81th minute, Dudu scored his third goal of the evening, much to the delight to home supporters. Just when it looked that the Chenaiyin FC will walk away with full three points, a late injury-time goal by Shouvik Ghosh stunned the 25,000 odd spectators.

After today’s match, NorthEast have 15 points from 12 games, while defending champions Chennaiyin FC find themselves virtually out of a semi-finals as they now have 15 points from 13 games.

Dudu Omagbemi of Chenniayin FC was named “Hero of the Match“.

Final Score:

Chenniayin FC – 3 (Omagbemi 34′,45’& 81′) draw North East United – 3 (Velez 38′,51′,Ghosh 90′)

ISL2016 Match 46 – Mumbai City FC becomes 1st team to qualify for the semis

ISL2016 Match 46: Mumbai City FC - 2 (Matias Defederico 32, Krisztian Vadocz 60) beat Chennaiyin FC - 0Click To TweetMumbai City FC beat Chennaiyin FC 2 – 0 in an Indian Super League match played today at Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai.

Argentine Matias Defederico gave home side a lead against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in the 32nd minute, which was doubled by Krisztian Vadocz in 60th minute.

After today’s win the Mumbai FC not only consolidated its top spot with 22 points from 13 matches, but also became the first team to reach the semi-finals of the third season of Hero India Super League. While Chennaiyin FC now find themselves virtually out of the semi-final race with 14 points from 12 matches.

Krisztian Vadocz of Mumbai City FC was named “Hero of the Match

Final Score:

Mumbai City FC – 2 (Matias Defederico 32, Krisztian Vadocz 60) beat Chennaiyin FC – 0

1st Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship – Day 5

1ST ELITE WOMEN NATIONAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP-Day5 Kavita Chahal, Sarjubala Devi, Krishna Thapa & Kamla Bist in finalClick To Tweet

Haridwar: Semi-finals matches were held on the fifth day of the 1st Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship, which is being held at Police Line, Roshanabad, Haridwar by Uttarakhand Boxing Association.

Arjuna Awardee and eight times National Champion Kavita Chahal, former World championship silver medallist Sarjubala Devi and three-time National School Games champion Soniya Chahal, moved into the semi-finals round.

In a major upset former Junior World champion Nikhat Zareen lost to Neeraja of Haryana

It was a good day in office for the Haryana boxers as 8 out of 10 boxers barring Monika in Light-Flyweight category (46-49 kg) and Bunty in Middle Weight Category (75kg) moved into the finals. Krishna Thapa in Light-Flyweight (46-49 kg) and Kamla Bist in Feather-weight category (57kg) qualified for final, whereas Poonam Bist in Flyweight (51 kg) settled for bronze medal after her semi-final loss.

Day 5 Results:

Light-Flyweight Category (46-49 kg)

Bout No. 206  Krishna Thapa (Uttarakhand) beat Monika (Haryana)

Bout No. 207  Rajesh Narwal (Railways) lost to Sarju Bala Devi (Manipur)

Flyweight Category (51 kg)

Bout No. 208  Neeraja (Haryana) beat Nikhat Zareen (Telangana)

Bout No. 209  Meenakshi  (Railways) beat Poonam Bist (Uttarakhand)

Bantam weight Category (54kg)

Bout No. 210  Chanda (Maharashtra) lost to Soniya (Uttar Pradesh)

Bout No. 211  Shiksha (Haryana) beat M Meena Kumari (Kerala)

Feather weight Category (57kg)

Bout No. 212  Soniya (Haryana) beat Shaily Singh (Uttar Pradesh)

Bout No. 213  Sunita (All India Police) lost to Kamala Bist (Uttarakhand)

Light weight Category (60kg)

Bout No. 214  Monika (Haryana) beat Bhagyashree (Maharashtra)

Bout No. 215  Preeti Beniwal (All India Police) lost to Priyanka Choudhary (Railways)

Light-Welter Weight Category (64kg)

Bout No. 216  Akansha Mishra (Delhi) lost to Jyoti (Haryana)

Bout No. 217  Suman (All India Police) lost to Simranjit Kaur (Punjab)

Welter weight Category (69kg)

Bout No. 218  Pooja (Haryana) beat Suman (Railways)

Bout No. 219  Shashi Kala beat Sarika Kumari (Jharkhand)

Middle Weight Category (75kg)

Bout No. 220  Kavita (All India Police) beat Meena Rani (Railways)

Bout No. 221  Rumi Gogoi (Arunachal Pradesh) beat Bunty (Haryana)

Light Heavy weight Category (81kg)

Bout No. 222  Nirmala (All India Police) beat Priya Madhuri (Telangana)

Bout No. 223  Bhagyavati K (Railways) lost to Saweety (Haryana)

Heavy weight Category (82kg)

Bout No. 224  Amandeep Kaur (Punjab) lost to Seema Poonia (Railways)

Bout No. 225  Kavita Chahal (Haryana) beat Diksha (Daman & Diu)

Four-Nation Invitational Tournament 2016 – Australia beat India

Four-Nation Invitational Tournament 2016: India - 2 (Rupinder Pal Singh 21′ & 53') lost to Australia - 3 (Jeremy Hayward 24′ & 36', Trent Mitton 43')Click To Tweet Indian men’s hockey team lost their opening match to Australia 2 – 3 in the Four-Nation Invitational Tournament 2016, today at Melbourne.

Rupinderpal Singh put India in lead in the 21st minute through a penalty corner. However India could not hold on to the lead for too long, as Jeremy Hayward converted a penalty corner for Australia in 24th minute. At the end of first two quarters the score was 1 – 1.

It was in the third quarter that Australia scored twice. First it was Jeremy Hayward in the 36th minute and seven minutes later Trent Mitton increased the lead for the Kookaburras. Rupinderpal Singh again scored in the 53rd minute to pull one goal back. However his goal only reduced the margin of defeat for India.

The tournament also features Malaysia and New Zealand. India will their play their next match against Malaysia on 24th November.

Final Score:

Australia – 3 (Jeremy Hayward 24′ & 36′, Trent Mitton 43′) beat India – 2 (Rupinder Pal Singh 21′ & 53′)

1st Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship – Day 4

1ST ELITE WOMEN NATIONAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-Day 4 Result Krishna Thapa, Poonam Bist and Kamla Bist confirm 3 medals for UttarakhandClick To Tweet

Haridwar: On the fourth day of the 1st Elite Women’s National Boxing Championship being held at Police Line, Roshanabad, Haridwar by Uttarakhand Boxing Association Arjuna Awardee and eight times National Champion Kavita Chahal, former Junior World champion Nikhat Zareen, former World championship silver medallist Sarjubala Devi and three-time National School Games champion Soniya Chahal,  moved into the semi-finals round.

It was a good day in office for the Uttarakhand boxers as Krishna Thapa in Light-Flyweight (46-49 kg), Poonam Bist in Flyweight (51 kg) and Kamla Bist in Feather-weight category (57kg) moved into the medal rounds.

Day 4 Results:

Light-Flyweight Category (46-49 kg)
1. Krishna Thapa (Uttarakhand) beat Bhuvaneshari (Puducherry) by Technical Knockout
2. Monika (Haryana) beat Sudesh (All India Police) by 4-1
3. Rajesh Narwal (Railways) beat Maria Thomas by 3-0
4. Sarjubala Devi (Manipur) beat Pooja Tokas (Delhi) by 3-2

Flyweight Category (51 kg)
1. Neeraja (Haryana) beat Yaishani Chanu (Manipur) winner by point
2. Nikhat Zareen (Telangana) beat Manju Vasumatary (Assam) winner by point
3. Meenakshi (Railways) beat Jamuna Devi (Himachal Pradesh) by Technical Knockout
4. Poonam Bist (Uttarakhand) beat Tenusaro Tsudir (Nagaland) by 3-0

Bantam weight Category (54 kg)
1. Chanda (Maharashtra) beat Lalruatfeli (Mizoram) by Technical Knockout
2. Soniya (Uttar Pradesh) beat Y Ganga Rani (Manipur) by 3-2
3. Shobha (Haryana) beat Jyoti (All India Police) winner by point
4. M Meena Kumari (Kerala) beat Heena Choudhary (J&K) by 3-0

Feather Weight Category (57Kgs)
1. Soniya (Haryana) beat Pwialo Basumatry (Assam) by 3-0
2. Shaily Singh(Uttar Pradesh) beat Premi Devi (Manipur) by 3-0
3. Sunita (All India Police) beat Lakeeyi (Arunachal Pradesh) by 4-1
4. Kamla Bist (Uttarakhand) beat Kiran Verma (Himachal Pradesh) winner by points

Light Weight Category (60Kg)

1. Monika (Haryana) beat Priyanka Thakur (Punjab) by 5-0
2. Bhagyashree (Maharashtra) beat Daya Devi(Himachal Pradesh) by 5-0
3. Preeti Beniwal (All India Police) beat Lalrinnungi (Mizoram) by 5-0
4. Priyanka Choudhary (Railways) beat Anjali (Assam) by 5-0 Devi (Tripura)

Light-Welter Weight Category (64 Kg)

1. Akansha Mishra (Delhi) beat (Chandigarh) by 2-1
2. Jyoti (Haryana) beat  (Maharashtra) by 3-0
3. Suman (All India Police) beat A Manisha (Andhra Pradesh) by 3-0
4. Simranjit Kaur (Punjab) beat Pavitra (Railways) by 2-1

Welter Weight Category (69 Kg)
1. Pooja (Haryana) beat (Meghalaya) by Technical Knockout
2. Suman (Railways) beat Gagandeep Kaur (Punjab) by 3-0
3. Shashi Kala (Himachal Pradesh) beat Memthoi Devi (Manipur) by 3-2
4. Sarika Kumari (Jharkhand) beat Sohni (Chandigarh) by 5-0

Middle Weight Category (75KG)
1. Kavita (All India Police) beat
2. Meena Rani (Railways) beat
3. Rumi Gogoi (Arunachal Pradesh) beat
4. Bunty (Haryana) beat Preeti Bhati by Technical Knockout

Light Heavy Weight Category (81 kgs)

1. Nirmala (All India Police) beat (Tamil Nadu) by Technical Knockout
2. Divya Madhuri (Telangana) beat upto Rajkumar (Maharashtra) winner by points
3. Bhagiyavati K (Railways) beat Pratibha (Himachal Pradesh) by 5-0
4. Saweety (Haryana) beat Babita Basera (Uttrakhand) by Technical Knockout

Heavy Weight Category (82 kgs)

1. Amandeep Kaur (Punjab) beat Neha Jadhav (Madhya Pradesh) by 3-2
2. Seema Poonia (Railways) beat Versha (All India Police) by 5-0
3. Kavita Chahal (Haryana) beat Sangita (Manipur) by Tecnical Knockout
4. Diksha (Daman & Diu) beat Lalafakamawi (Mizoram) by 5-0

1st Elite Women National Boxing Championship 2016 – Day 2

1ST ELITE WOMEN NATIONAL BOXING CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 - Day 2 Results Click To TweetHaridwar: On the second day of the 1st Elite (Senior) Women’s National Boxing Championship being held at Police Line, Roshanabad, Haridwar by Uttarakhand Boxing Association following boxers moved into the next round.

Day 2 Results:

Bantam Weight Category (54 kg)
1. Lalruatfeli (Mizoram) beat Anamika kumari (Bihar) by Technical Knock out
2. Chanda(Maharashtra) beat Shilpa Limbu (Arunachal Pradesh) By 3-0
3. Ritu (Chandigarh) beat Pooja B (Tamil Nadu) by Technical Knock out
4. Soniya (Uttar Pradesh) beat Geeta Thapa (DHN) by 2-1
5. Shaweta (Delhi) beat Gurwanti (Himachal Pradesh) by 2-1
6. Y Sandhyarani (Manipur) beat Chhoutu Loura(Railways) by 2-1
7. Neha Bhambu(Rajasthan) walkover Pargna R (Gujarat)
8. Shiksha (Haryana) beat Jamuna Boro by 2-0
9. G Sujatha (Andhra Pradesh) beat Ibadarisha L (Meghalaya) by 3-0
10. Jyoti Bora(AIP) beat Charumani Mardi (Jharkhand) by Technical Knock out
11.Richa Sharma (West Bengal) beat R Malarhi Sri (Puducherry) by Technical Knock out
12. Heena Choudhary(J&K) beat Shikha Chand (Uttarakhand) by 3-0
13. Purnima Rajput (Madhya Pradesh) beat Parmindar Kaur (Punjab) by 3-0
14. M Meena Kumari (Kerala) Walkover Deepika (Telengana)
15. Lakpa Doma Sherpa (Sikkim) beat Nokjen Hangla (Nagaland) by 3-0

Feather Weight Category (57 Kg)
1. Soniya (Haryana) beat Nisha Jatav (Madhya Pradesh) by Technical knock-out
2. Babita Solanki (Delhi) beat G Sahara (Andhra Pradesh) by 2-1
3. Kiran Verma (Himachal Pradesh) beat Sangeeta (Daman & Diu) by 3-0
4. Suparna Das (West Bengal) beat Servanthi(Puducherry) by Technical knockout
5. Kamla Bist (Uttarakhand) beat TC Lalaremruati (Mizoram) by 3-0
6. Soniya Lather (Railways) beat Seema kumari (Bihar) by Technical Knockout
7. Dimpel Tanwar (Rajasthan) beat Madhumala (Goa) by Technical Knockout
8. Saloni (Maharashtra) beat Therttha Lkashmi (Karnataka) by 3-0
9. Shaily Singh (Uttar Pradesh) beat Anju Bala (J&K) by Technical Knockout
10. Maryam (Punjab) Walkover M Mounika (Telangana)
11. Premi Devi (Manipur) beat Jmsuinla Lemder (Nagaland) by 3-0
12. Reena (Chandigarh) beat Sharmila S (Tamil Nadu) by Technical Knockout
13. Sunita (AIP) beat Mamta Pandey (Odisha) by 3-0
14. Lakeeya S (Arunachal Pradesh) beat Pynjanai Sancley (Meghalaya) by 3-0

Light Weight Category (60Kg)
1. Monika (Haryana) beat Emisha Shaji (Kerala) by 3-0
2. Bharti Kaushik (Delhi) beat Rajri Devi(J&K) by Technical Knock out
3. Daya Devi (Himachal Pradesh) beat Muthulakshmi R (Tamil Nadu) by 3-0
4. Mamta Verma(Rajasthan) beat Swarnlata(Odisha) by Technical Knock out
5. Bhagya Sri(MAH) beat Vaishali Chand (Uttarakhand) by Technical Knock out
6. Renuka (Chattisgarh) beat Sapna(M Pradesh) by 3-0
7. Shoba Devi(Manipur) beat Aradhana Patel(Uttar Pradesh) by 3-0
8. Preeti Beniwal(AIP) beat Pooja(KAR) by Technical Knock out
9. Lalrinnungi(Mizoram) beat N Annapurna (Andhra Pradesh) by 3-0
10. Shiwani (Bihar) beat Aarti Patel(Gujarata) by Technical Knock out
11. Aresangla(Nagaland) beat Prasanna Laxmi(Telangana) by 3-0
12. Priyanka Choudhary(Railways) beat Ajneera (West Bengal) by Technical Knock out
13. Anjal (Assam) beat Neema(Chandigarh) by 3-0
14. Subra (Sikkim) beat Narmadha J (Puducherry) by Technical Knock out

Light-Welter Weight Category (64 Kg)
1. A Manisha (Andhra Pradesh) beat Stanzin Youthog (J&K) by 3-0
2. M Nila (Puducherry) beat Rani Kumari (Bihar) by Technical Knock out
3. Ankita (Haryana) beat Shalini Naruka (Rajasthan) by Technical Knock out
4. Suman (AIP) beat Minu Basmatry(Assam) by 2-0
5. CH Latarani Devi (Arunachal Pradesh) beat Saniya Abraham (Kerala) by 3-0
6. Simranjit Kaur (Punjab) beat Priyadarshani (Tamil Nadu) by Technical Knock out
7. Pavitra (Railways) Walkover Dolly Singh (West Bengal)
8. Nivedita (Uttarakhand) beat Rajpal Yadav (Gujarat) by Technical Knock out

Welter Weight Category (69 Kg)
1. Memthoi Devi (Manipur) beat Alari Boro (Assam) by Technical Knock out
2. Simran (Maharashtra) beat Salma Begam(Telangana) by Technical Knock out
3. Shashikala (Himachal Pradesh) beat Munesh Bala (Rajasthan) by 3-0
4. S Marathamma (Andhra Pradesh) beat Preethi (Tamil Nadu) by Technical Knock out
5. Sarika Kumari (Jharkhand) beat Manju (Madhya Pradesh) by 3-0
6. Jagriti(AIP) beat Vinita Mahar (Uttarakhand) by 3-0
7. Sohni (Chandigarh) beat Anjali (Delhi) by 3-0

Middle Weight Category (75KG)
1. Jyoti (Punjab) beat Monika Solanki (Gujarat) by Technical Knock out
2. Bunty (Haryana) beat Rekha (Himachal Pradesh) by 3-0

Heavy Weight Category (82 Kg)
1. Lalafakamawi(Mizoram) beat Neha (Maharashtra) by 3-0
2. Renuka (Delhi) beat Anjali Sharma (Gujarat) by Technical Knock out
3. Bharani Priya (Tamil Nadu) beat Tejinder(Chandigarh) by Technical Knock out
4. Diksha (Daman & Diu) beat Laxmi Padiya (Jharkhand) by 2-1

England’s tour of India – 2nd Test at Visapatanam – Day 4

India 455 & 204 (Kohli-81 Broad 4/33, Rashid 4/82 England 255 & 87/2 (Cook -54, Jadeja 1/25)Click To Tweet Captain Cook leads English fightback. However his wicket in the last over of the day has dented visitors chase.

Earlier today India resumed from their overnight score of 98/3 only to be reduced to 162/9. India lost six wickets for 45 runs as injured pacer Stuart Broad and leg spinner Adil Rashid bowled exceptionally well to raise hopes of an English comeback. However, a last wicket partnership of 42 runs between debutant Jayant Yadav and Mohammed Shami ensured that India set visitors a target in excess of 400 runs.

In reply, chasing 405 runs English openers Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed kept Indian bowlers at bay for more than 40 overs with their patient partnership.

It was only when all-rounder Ashwin removed Hameed for 25 runs. This brought Joe Root to the crease, who survived a few anxious moments. However, in the last over of the day, Jadeja trapped English captain Cook to bring relief to the Indian camp.

England still need another 318 runs to win, while India need another 8 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the 5 match series.

Brief Score at the end of Day 4:

India 455 & 204 (Kohli-81 Broad 4/33, Rashid 4/82)

England 255 & 87/2 (Cook -54, Jadeja 1/25)

England’s tour of India 2016-17 – 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam – Day 3

Day 3: India: 455 & 98/3 Kohli-56*, Broad 2/6 England: 255 all-out Stokes-70, Bairstow-53, Joe Root-53, Ashwin 5/67Click To Tweetvirat-kohliA counter attacking half century by Virat Kohli (56*) and his 58 run unbeaten partnership with Ajinkya Rahane (22*) took India to position of strength on the third day of the second test being played here at Visakhapatnam.

Stuart Broad and James Anderson removed Murali Vijay (0), KL Rahul (10) and Cheteshwar Pujara (1). By the 17th over, India were reduced to 40 for the loss of 3 wickets.

Earlier Jonny Bairstow (70) and Ben Stokes (53) began resumed from hwhere they left yesterday. The duo put-on 110 runs for the sixth wicket, before Bairstow was clean bowled by a Umesh Yadav Yorker, with less than 10 minutes before lunch. Ben Stokes alongwith Adil Rashid () collected some useful runs, before Stokes was trapped LBW by Ashwin. Soon Jadeja had Hameed Ansari LBW to reduce England to 234 for 8. Ashwin picked 2 wickets in two balls to dismiss visitors for 255, as India took a lead of 200 runs in the first innings after the visitors got dismissed for 255.

For India, R Ashwin picked up his 22nd 5-wicket haul. He returned with the figures of 5/67, U Yadav, M Shami, R Jadeja and J Yadav picked up a wicket each.

Brief Score as on Day 3:

India: 455 and 98/3 (34 overs) Virat Kohli – 56*, Stuart Broad 2/

England: 255 (102 overs) Ben Stokes – 70, Jonny Bairstow – 53, Joe Root – 53, R Ashwin 5/67