Happy Birthday – Smiriti Mandhana

On 18 July 1996 – Indian women’s cricketer Smriti Mandhana was born.

She scored 22 and 51 on her Test debut against England at Wormsley Park in a winning cause.

Mandhana was the only Indian in the 2016 ICC Women’s Team of the Year.

She along with Harmanpreet Kaur, became one of the first two Indians to be signed up for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), when Brisbane Heat signed her for a one-year deal.

She won back to back Player of the Match award against England and West Indies in the 2017 ICC Womens World Cup.

In October 2013 when she became the first Indian woman to achieve a double-hundred in a one-day game. Playing for Maharashtra against Gujarat, she scored an unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in the West Zone Under-19 Tournament, at the Alambic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.

Patna Pirates – Team Info

Patna Pirates are the defending champion of PKL season 3. They will be looking forward to maintaining their consistency in the league. Here is the new team.

Defenders –  Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Jaideep, Manish Kumar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh.

Raiders – Pardeep Narwal, Vijay, Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Vikas Jaglan, Vinod Kumar, Vishnu Uthaman, Jawahar.

All Rounders –  Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar.

Season Period Total Wins Losses Drawn  % Win Position
01 2014 Pro Kabaddi League 16 08 06 02 50.00% 03
02 2015 Pro Kabaddi League 16 07 08 01 43.75% 04
03 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (January) 16 12 02 02 75.00% 01
04 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (June) 16 12 04 00 75.00% 01
05 2017 Pro Kabaddi League season
Total 64 39 20 05 60.93%

Vivo PKL 5 – Schedule

Date Team Team Venue
29-Jul Telugu Titans 29 – 35 Patna Pirates Hyderabad
03-Aug Telugu Titans Patna Pirates Hyderabad
06-Aug Bengaluru Bulls Patna Pirates Nagpur
13-Aug Patna Pirates UP Yoddha
Nagpur
20-Aug Patna Pirates Puneri Paltan Nagpur
25-Aug Bengal Warriors Patna Pirates
Mumbai
26-Aug Patna Pirates Tamil Thalaivas
Mumbai
01-Sep Bengal Warriors Patna Pirates
Kolkata
05-Sep Patna Pirates Jaipur Pink Panther
Kolkata
08-Sep Haryana Steelers Patna Pirates
Sonepat
09-Sep Patna Pirates U Mumba
Sonepat
15-Sep Patna Pirates Telugu Titans Ranchi
16-Sep Patna Pirates UP Yoddha Ranchi
17-Sep Patna Pirates Bengal Warriors Ranchi
19-Sep Patna Pirates Bengaluru Bulls Ranchi
20-Sep Patna Pirates Tamil Thalaivas Ranchi
21-Sep Patna Pirates UP Yoddha Ranchi
26-Sep Dabang Delhi Patna Pirates Ranchi
29-Sep Gujarat FortuneGiants Patna Pirates Chenai
14-Oct Tamil Thalaivas Patna Pirates Chennai
18-Oct Patna Pirates Bengaluru Bulls Pune

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

7th Senior Women (A-Div) National Championship – Day 6

Rohtak, Apr 54: The 7th Hockey India Senior Women (A-Division) National Championship 2017 is currently being held at the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex on Saturday.

  • A total of 20 teams are taking part in the Championship this year.
  • Teams have been divided into 4 Pools of 5 teams each.
  • Teams finishing last and second last in tournament will be relegated to B-Division.
  • The top two teams from each pool will qualify for the quarter final as per below schedule:-

Quarter Final 1: 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B on 27 April, 2017
Quarter Final 2: 1st Pool D vs 2nd Pool C on 27 April, 2017
Quarter Final 3: 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A on 27 April, 2017
Quarter Final 4: 1st Pool C vs 2nd Pool D on 27 April, 2017

Semi Final 1: Winner of Quarter Final – 1 vs Winner of Quarter Final – 2 on 29 April, 2017
Semi Final 2: Winner of Quarter Final – 3 vs Winner of Quarter Final – 4 on 29 April, 2017

3rd / 4th place match on 30 April, 2017
Final: 30 April, 2017

Results of Matches that took place on 25 April, 2017

Match-33 Railways Sports Promotion Board 7 : 2 Hockey Gangpur – Odisha
Match-34* Hockey Karnataka 5 : 0 Sports Authority of India
Match-35 Hockey Punjab 11 : 0 Assam Hockey
Match-36 The Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. 0 : 21 Hockey Jharkhand
Match-37 Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy 6 : 1 Uttar Pradesh Hockey
Match-38 Hockey Madhya Pradesh 1 : 1 Hockey Patiala
Match-39 Hockey Odisha 1 : 0 Hockey Bhopal
Match-40 Hockey Haryana 2 : 2 Hockey Maharashtra

Hockey Karnataka got walkover in match – 34.

Points Table at the end of match 40

Pool A GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
RAILWAY SPORTS PROMOTION BOARD 4 4 0 0 34 3 31 12
ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES 4 3 0 1 19 9 10 9
HOCKEY GANGPUR – ODISHA 4 2 0 2 13 15 -2 6
HOCKEY KARNATAKA 4 1 0 3 9 28 -19 3
SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA 4 0 0 4 0 20 -20 0

 

Pool B GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
HOCKEY JHARKHAND 4 4 0 0 38 3 35 12
HOCKEY PUNJAB 4 3 0 1 31 4 27 9
CHHATTISGARH HOCKEY 4 2 0 2 17 8 9 6
ASSAM HOCKEY 4 1 0 3 5 28 -23 3
THE MUMBAI HOCKEY ASSOCIATION LTD. 4 0 0 4 2 50 -48 0

 

Pool C GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
MADHYA PRADESH HOCKEY ACADEMY 4 4 0 0 29 3 26 12
HOCKEY MADHYA PRADESH 4 2 1 1 14 8 6 7
HOCKEY PATIALA 4 2 1 1 7 9 -2 7
UTTAR PRADESH HOCKEY 4 1 0 3 12 12 0 3
HOCKEY UNIT OF TAMIL NADU 4 0 0 4 2 32 -30 0

 

Pool D GP W D L GF GA GD PTS
HOCKEY ODISHA 4 3 1 0 7 0 7 10
HOCKEY BHOPAL 4 3 0 1 12 2 10 9
HOCKEY HARYANA 4 1 2 1 7 7 0 5
HOCKEY MAHARASHTRA 4 1 1 2 8 5 3 4
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI HOCKEY ASSOCIATION 4 0 0 4 0 20 -20 0

Bengaluru Bulls – Team Info

Bengaluru Bulls is a Kabaddi team based in Bengaluru, Karnataka that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. The team is currently led by Rohit Kumar for Season 5 and will be coached by Randhir Singh.

The team is owned by Kosmik Global Media. Bulls play their home matches at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. Bulls lost in the semi finals in 2014. Bulls were the 1st runners-up in 2015.

Period Total Wins Losses Drown % Win Position
July-August,2014 16 8 7 1 50.00% 4
July-August,2015 16 10 6 0 62.50% 2
January-March,2016 14 2 12 0 14.28% 7
Total 46 20 25 1 43.47%

Vivo PKL 5 – Schedule

Date Team   Team Venue
30-Jul Telugu Titans Bengaluru Bulls Hyderabad
04-Aug Bengaluru Bulls Tamil Thalaivas Nagpur
05-Aug Bengaluru Bulls  Dabang Delhi
Nagpur
06-Aug Bengaluru Bulls
Nagpur
08-Aug Bengaluru Bulls Telugu Titans
Nagpur
09-Aug Bengaluru Bulls
Nagpur
10-Aug Bengaluru Bulls Tamil Thalaivas
Nagpur
15-Aug Gujarat Fortunegiants Tamil Thalaivas
Ahmedabad
18-Aug Bengaluru Bulls Jaipur Pink Panther Ahmedabad
27-Aug U.P. Yoddha Tamil Thalaivas Lucknow
29-Aug Patna Pirates Tamil Thalaivas Mumbai
06-Sep Telugu Titans Tamil Thalaivas Kolkata
09-Sep Bengal Warriors Tamil Thalaivas Kolkata
10-Sep Tamil Thalaivas U.P. Yoddha Sonepat
16-Sep Patna Pirates Tamil Thalaivas Ranchi
19-Sep Bengal Warriors Tamil Thalaivas Ranchi
23-Sep Tamil Thalaivas Delhi
28-Sep Tamil Thalaivas Puneri Paltan Chennai
05-Oct Tamil Thalaivas Bengaluru Bulls Jaipur
15-Oct Tamil Thalaivas Jaipur Pink Panther Chennai
18-Oct Tamil Thalaivas U Mumba Jaipur
03-Oct Tamil Thalaivas Telugu Titans Jaipur
04-Oct Tamil Thalaivas U.P. Yoddha Jaipur
13-Oct Bengal Warriors Tamil Thalaivas Jaipur
14-Oct Tamil Thalaivas Patna Pirates Pune

Moyes scouts Griezmann and Pogba after having another defeat and couple of injuries

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Macheda bemused by Moyes exclusion from the current squad in the premier league

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Bendtner aims to leave mark at Arsenal before leaving the north london club

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When “Jumbo” scalped 600th Test wicket

On 17th January 2008 – Anil Kumble dismissed Andrew Symonds in the 3rd Test at the WACA, Perth to scalp his 600th Test wicket. He became the third bowler to achieve this feat behind Muttiah Murlitharan (Sri Lanka) and Shane Warne (Australia).

Anil Kumble is till date India’s leading wicket taker in Tests as well as in ODIs with 619 (in 132 Tests) and 337 (in 271 ODIs) wickets respectively.

In February 2015, he became the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame.

He was born in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 17 October 1970.

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018

ICC Under 19 World Cup 2018

Group A

RoleTeamPWLPointsNRR
13306+2.576
23214+1.160
33122+0.660
4KEN3030-4.227

Group B

RoleTeamPWLDPointsNRR
133006+3.930
232104+2.721
331202-0.892
4PNG30300-5.977

Group C

RoleTeamPWLDPointsNRR
133006+4.165
232104+0.438
3CAN31202-2.107
4NAM30300-2.689

Group D

RoleTeamPWLDNRR
13210+1.404
23210+0.639
33120-0.464
43120-1.896

Happy Birthday “The Wall”

On 11 January 1973 – Former India captain Rahul Dravid was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. In 164 Tests, he scored 13,288 runs @ 52.31 and in 344 ODIs he scored 10,889 runs @ 39.16.

He led India to 8 wins in 25 Tests, while India won 42 out of the 79 ODIs that he captained.

He was involved in a 375 run partnership with VVS Laxman (281), while Dravid scored 180 to lead India to a historic win against World Champions Australia at Eden Gardens.

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Edition Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
8th 2013 Malaysia Japan South Korea India
7th 2009 Thailand China India South Korea
6th 2007 Hong Kong Japan South Korea China
5th 2004 India India Japan China
4th 1999 India South Korea India China
3rd 1994 Japan South Korea China India
2nd 1989 Hong Kong China Japan South Korea
1st 1985 South Korea South Korea Japan Malaysia