Category: Match Post

India lose 1-4 to Denmark at Sudirman Cup

Gold Coast, May 22: Star shuttler P V Sindhu’s win was the only bright spot on a dismal day as India suffered a 1-4 loss to Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship here on Monday.

Up against two-time runners-up Denmark, India came a cropper after they lost the first three ties — mixed doubles, men’s singles and men’s double –, to go down 0-3 in the five- match rubber.

Starting the proceedings, the experienced Ashwini Ponnappa and the young Satwiksairaj Rankireddy paired up and displayed good fighting spirit before going down 15-21 21-16 17-21 to the London Olympics bronze-medallist combo of Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen in the mixed doubles match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes here.

A lot was expected from World No.13 Ajay Jayaram after his recent success against Viktor Axelsen at the Malaysia Open but the Mumbai shuttler capitulated 12-21 7-21 in just 27 minutes as India slipped to 0-2.

In the men’s doubles match, Rio Olympians Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy crossed swords with former Olympic silver- medallists Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen.

After 33 minutes, it was the Danish pair which emerged victorious 21-17 21-15.

Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu then saved India some embarrassment with a 21-18 21-6 win over Line Kjaersfeldt in a 32-minute women’s singles match.

In the fifth match, the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold runners-up pair of Ashwini and N Sikki Reddy fought hard before losing 21-18 15-21 21-23 to Olympic silver-medalists Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna as Denmark wrapped up the contest 4-1.

India will next face former champions Indonesia on WednesdaY.

source PTI

Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament 2017 – Day 1

Kolkata, May 08: On the opening day of the Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament following matches were played. Dhyanchand Memorial Hockey Tournament is being organised by Bengal Hockey Association.

Match 1 Entally Hockey Academy 6 : 0 Marian Friends
Match 2 Behala S A 3 : 1 St James School
Match 3 Nadia District H A 1 : 1 Kolkata Warriors
Match 4 Baruipur High School 8 : 0 Deshbandhu SC

Points Table

Group A GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Baruipur High School 1 1 0 0 8 0 8 3
Khalsa Academy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deshbandhu SC 1 0 0 1 0 8 -8 0
Group B GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Nadia District H A 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Kolkata Warriors 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Kanaipur Sree Guru H S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Group C GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Behala S A 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3
Shinning Club 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
St James School 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0
Group D GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Entally Hockey Academy 1 1 0 0 6 0 6 3
La Martiniere for Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Marian Friends 1 0 0 1 0 6 -6 0

after match(es) on 08.05.2017

Federation Cup 2017 – Day 1

Cuttack, May 07: East Bengal played out a 1-1 draw against Churchill Brothers in match 1 of the 2017 Federation Cup here at the Barabati Stadium on Sunday.

In the 65th minute Wedson Anselme, put the Kolkata based club ahead. However, the Red and Golds failed to hold on the lead as Ghanefo Kromah scored the equalizer in the 80th minute.

In match 2, Aizawl FC managed to pull off a 3-2 victory against Chennai City FC after trailing by two goals at the end of first half. Charles De Souza put Chennai ahead in the 13th minute. In the 39th minute Edwin Vanspaul doubled the lead. Mahmud Al-Amna’s goal in the 53rd minute reduced the margin to 2-1. In the 62nd minute Laldanmawia scored his first of the two goals of the match as the recently crowned Hero I-League champions drew parity. Laldanmawia’s second gaol of the match in the 81st minute helped Aizawl FC complete a tremendous comeback.

The top eight teams of the recently concluded I-League season will fight it out for the premier cup competition in Indian football. The teams are divided into two groups of four teams each. The winner of 38th Federation Cup will represent India in the AFC Cup, alongwith Aizawl FC.

Points Table at the end of Day 1

Group – A GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Aizawl FC 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3
East Bengal 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Churchill Brothers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Chennai City 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0

Hockey Him wins 7th Junior National Hockey

Bhopal, May 7: Hockey Him thrashed Hockey Mizoram 5-0 to become champions of the 7th Junior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Women) ‘A’ Division at the Aisbagh Stadium here on Saturday.

Ankita put Hockey Him ahead in the 14th minute. Hockey Him continued their dominance and in the 20th minute Ekta Kaushik doubled the lead. Right on the hooter for the first half, Ankita found the back of the net again to score her second goal of the match. Hockey Him went into the break leading 3-0 at the half time.

Despite the change in pace in the second half, and Hockey Mizoram’s constant attempts to fore the play and claw back in the game with a goal, Hockey Him’s quality and astute game-play guaranteed them an outstanding victory. Manju Chorasiya (39′) and Umra (66′) were also among the scorers for Hockey Him.

In the 3rd/4th place game, Hockey Andhra Pradesh beat Assam Hockey 7-0. Jyothi Pilligoila scored an outstanding first half hat-trick (13′, 18′, 25′) and was backed up perfectly by captain Maheswari Balagond who scored a brace (29′, 49′) s Hockey Andhra Pradesh eased to victory. (ANI)

Pant, Samson hunt down Lions

Delhi, May 4: Rishabh Pant’s 97 off 43 balls helped Delhi Daredevils beat Gujarat Lions by 7 wickets in match 42 of the Vivo Indian Premier League here at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Thursday.

Earlier, Skipper Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik added 133 for the third wicket to help Lions post a challenging 208 for 7.

However, Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson (61 off 31 balls) added 143-runs for the second wicket, as Daredevils reached home with 15 balls to spare.

Brief Scores

Gujarat Lions: 208-7 (Suresh Raina 77, Dinesh Karthik 65, Kagiso Rabada 2-28, Pat Cummins 2-30) lost to Delhi Daredevils: 214-3 in 17.3 overs (Rishabh Pant 97, Sanju Samson 61)

Man of the Match: Rishabh Pant

Gujarat Lions ruled out of Play off after RCB

Delhi,May 4: Delhi chased their highest ever score in IPL against Gujarat Lions. Delhi beat Gujarat lions in the 42nd league match of the tournament by chasing 209. This is Delhi Daredevils’s highest ever 2nd innings total in IPL.

Earlier, Delhi won the toss and choose to field first as expected. Gujarat lions lost two early wickets but Raina and Dinesh Karthik’s century partnership rescued them and post a total 208. But delhi played brilliantly in the second innings to break Gujarat lions’s Playoff dreams.
Rishabh Pant and Sanju samson scored 143 runs for the second wicket and Pant missed a well deserved century by just 3 runs. This is Delhi 4th victory of the season and still they have chance to qualify Play offs if they win their remaining 4 Matches. Gujarat Lions play off dream is almost over after having 8 loses in 11 Matches. Remember they are the table toppers of previous edition. Since the Suspended teams coming to the next season we are not gonna see Gujarat lions any more.

Garry Calvert resigns as Indian coach

New Delhi, May 4: Garry Calvert has resigned as National Javelin Coach of India, citing professional reasons. He has accepted a role in China as National Javelin Coach.

During Garry Calvert’s tenure, Indian Javelin reached to new heights as Neeraj Chopra won the World Junior Championships with a world record throw in Poland. At the National Championships in Lucknow, Ravinder Singh Khaira and Shivpal Singh finishing at first and second place with both going past the meet record.

Earlier this year in April, Neeraj Chopra qualified for the World Championships in London with a throw of 83.32 meters it the second leg of the Asia Grand Prix.

In order to ensure that Indian Athletics is given every opportunity to develop and progress, Garry Calvert suggested, “to structurally set up a High Performance Department with a professional High Performance Director and 6 supporting staff to manage the overall program, elite athlete delivery, national teams, overseas camps and coach development. This High Performance Department would take over from the current format and would address the individual athlete requirements and the delivery of a professional coaching staff.” He believes that India has enormous talent in all events and wished them every success in the future.

This is not the time to wonder what India would have been able to achieve under the guidance of Garry Calvert, but to enjoy and appreciate the successes that Indian Javelin Throwers were able to achieve during his tenure. Athletics Federation of India will hopefully soon appoint a coach who would build on the good work done by Garry Calvert.

Indian Football Team breaks into top 100

New Delhi, May 4: Indian Football Team ranked has climbed a spot and are ranked 100th with a total of 331 points, alongside Nicaragua, Lithuania and Estonia, breaks into top 100 for first time in 21 years.

The last time India had been in the top 100 of the rankings was way back in 1996, with the 94th spot in February 1996 being the country’s best ever FIFA ranking.

India’s rise in the rankings has been due to triumphs over Cambodia and Myanmar, both away wins. India will next face Lebanon in an international friendly on June 7, ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying tournament.

Pune beat Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in IPL

Kolkata, May 3: Rahul Tripathi’s 93 helped Rising Pune Supergiant beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets in match 41 of the Vivo Indian Super League here at the the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

Earlier, Pune won the toss and chose to bowl first and gets some early break through to restrict Kolkata to 155. For KKR, Colin deGrandhomme, Suryakumar Yadav and Manish Pandey made useful contributions.

But, Rahul Tripathi stole their show, as he scored his career best of 93 and helped Pune registered their 7th victory of the season.

With this win Pune moved to third position in the points table while Kolkata remained at second with run rate different. Both teams won 7 matches and lost 4 matches and both teams are favorites to play offs.

Statistical Highlights of match 41

  • Wednesday’s win was Rising Pune Supergiant’s first win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Rahul Tripathi scored the fastest fifty (off 23 balls) by a RPS batsman in the IPL.

Brief Score:

Kolkata Knight Riders: 155-8 (Manish Pandey 37, Colin de Grandhomme 36, Suryakumar Yadav 30*, Jaydev Unadkat 2-28, Washington Sundar 2-18) lost to Rising Pune Supergiant: 158-6 in 19.2 overs (Rahul Tripathi 93, Chris Woakes 3-18) by 4 wickets.

Man of the Match: Rahul Tripathi.

Mandeep’s hatrick saves India

Ipoh, May 3: A timely hat-trick from Mandeep Singh helped India score a 4-3 win over Japan in the 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2017 here on Wednesday.

Rupinder Pal Singh gave India the lead in the 8th minute. Japan equalised off a field effort in the 13th minute.

Japan scored another two goals in the 43rd and 45th minute respectively to take a 3-1 lead.

However after this, it was Mandeep Singh show all the way as he scored three goals to save India from blushes.

Result of matches played on 03.05.2017

Match 10 Japan 4 : 3 India
Match 11 Australia 2 : 1 Great Britain
Match 12 New Zealand 1 : 0 Malaysia

Points Table

Teams GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
Australia 4 3 1 0 12 4 8 10
India 4 2 1 1 10 8 2 7
Great Britain 4 2 1 1 9 7 2 7
New Zealand 4 2 1 1 5 6 -1 7
Japan 4 0 1 3 9 13 -4 1
Malaysia 4 0 1 3 2 9 -7 1
  • Updated to match(es) played on 03 May 2017.

Matches to be played on 05.05.2017

Match – 13 Great Britain  vs New Zealand
Match – 14 Australia vs Japan
Match – 15 India vs Malaysia