Pakistan win by nine wickets, whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0
Oct 23, 2017 19:53 IST
what happened: Pakistan won the final ODI in Sharjah by nine wickets to whitewash Sri Lanka 5-0.
what it means: Sri Lanka's loss extended their wretched run in ODIs in 2017 in which they have lost 12 consecutive matches. This was the third time they were whitewashed 5-0 in ODIs in 2017.
what next: Sri Lanka will be looking to bounce back in the Twenty20 series against Pakistan on October 26.
Murali Vijay returns to India squad for Sri Lanka Tests
Oct 23, 2017 12:19 IST
what happened: Murali Vijay has replaced Abhinav Mukund in India's squad for the first two Tests vs Sri Lanka.
what it means: Murali Vijay last played a Test in March, having missed the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the three Tests in Sri Lanka due to a wrist injury.
what next: India's home Test series against Sri Lanka starts from November 16.
Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj in India squad for NZ T20s
Oct 23, 2017 12:05 IST
what happened: Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj have been included in India's squad for the T20s vs New Zealand.
what it means: While Iyer has been performing consistently for the ‘A’ team, Siraj rose to the occasion during the IPL 2017. Ashish Nehra has been picked only for the 1st T20, which is slated to be his last match.
what next: India will play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand, starting November 1.
Lewis Hamilton wins US GP, on verge of 4th Formula One title
Oct 23, 2017 08:20 IST
what happened: Hamilton moved a step closer to a 4th F1 title following a win at the United States Grand Prix.
what it means: Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton now has a 66-point lead over Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel with just three races left. Hamilton's colleague Valtteri Bottas, meanwhile, was fifth.
what next: If Hamilton wins, or finishes anywhere in top 5, in Mexico City next weekend, he'll be champion.
Kidambi Srikanth clinches Denmark Open badminton title
Oct 22, 2017 22:23 IST
what happened: Srikanth took just 25 minutes to beat Lee Hyun Il 21-10 21-5 in the final of Denmark Open.
what it means: This is Srikanth's fifth Superseries title and third this year. This is also his third Superseries Premier title.
what next: Srikanth and other Indian shuttlers will play the French Open Superseries in Paris next week.
Brazil rally to beat Germany in FIFA U-17 World Cup QF
Oct 22, 2017 22:11 IST
what happened: Brazil defeated Germany 2-1 in a quarter-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kolkata on Sunday.
what it means: Weverson (71st) and Paulinho (77th) scored for Brazil after Jann-Fiete Arp gave Germany the lead in the 21st minute in the last eight clash.
what next: Brazil will face England in the semi-finals on October 25.
Tom Latham ton, Ross Taylor 95 help NZ to six-wicket win
Oct 22, 2017 22:01 IST
what happened: Tom Latham slammed a century while Ross Taylor hit 95 as New Zealand beat India by six wickets.
what it means: Latham's fourth ton and his 200-run stand with Taylor has given New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. This was the first time an NZ keeper had scored an ODI ton in India.
what next: New Zealand will be looking to seal the series in the second ODI in Pune.
India beat Malaysia to win 3rd Asia Cup hockey title
Oct 22, 2017 21:18 IST
what happened: India beat Malaysia 2-1 in the final to claim their 3rd Asia Cup hockey crown and first in a decade.
what it means: Goals from Ramandeep Singh and Lalit Upadhyay in the 3rd and 29th minutes were enough for India to take home the continental title. India had won the event previously in 2003 and 2007.
what next: India will prepare for the Hockey World League Final that will be held in Bhubaneswar in December.
Lewis Hamilton takes pole at United States Grand Prix
Oct 22, 2017 08:42 IST
what happened: Hamilton took another step towards a 4th World title by securing pole position for US Grand Prix.
what it means: The British driver edged Ferrari title rival Sebastian Vettel with his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas in third place. It was Hamilton's 72nd career pole and 11th of the season.
what next: If Hamilton wins on Sunday and Vettel finishes outside the top five for Ferrari, he'll be champion.
India beat Pakistan, face Malaysia in Asia Cup hockey final
Oct 21, 2017 22:47 IST
what happened: India comprehensively defeated Pakistan 4-0 to enter the summit clash of Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka.
what it means: Satbir Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadyay and Gurjant Singh scored for India to take the two-time winners to the final of the continental tournament.
what next: India will face Malaysia, who drew 1-1 against South Korea, in the final on Sunday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Mali beat Ghana, enter semi-final
Oct 21, 2017 22:40 IST
what happened: Mali defeated Ghana 2-1 to enter the semi-final of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
what it means: Goals from Hadji Drame and Djemoussa Traore gave Mali the advantage before Kudus Mohammed got one back for Ghana. However, it was not enough as Mali continued their winning run over Ghana.
what next: Mali have entered the semi-final and will take on the winner of Spain vs Iran match.
Brewster hattrick takes ENG into FIFA U-17 World Cup semis
Oct 21, 2017 22:07 IST
what happened: Rhian Brewster scored a brilliant hattrick as England defeated USA 4-1 in their quarterfinal clash.
what it means: Brewster scored his first two goals within the span of just three minutes and then converted a penalty late in the game to claim the hattrick. Josh Sargent was the only scorer for USA.
what next: England will face either Brazil or Germany in the semifinals on October 25 in Guwahati.
Kidambi Srikanth enters final of Denmark Open Superseries
Oct 21, 2017 21:03 IST
what happened: Kidambi Srikanth defeated Vincent Wong Wing Ki 21-18, 21-17 to enter the final of Denmark Open.
what it means: Srikanth's win in the semi-final continued his magnificent run in the Denmark Open Superseries. In the quarterfinal, he had defeated World No.1 Viktor Axelsen in a tough three-game encounter.
what next: Srikanth will face South Korea's Lee Hyun-il in the final of the Denmark Open Superseries.
Srikanth stuns Axelsen to enter Denmark Open semis
Oct 21, 2017 09:23 IST
what happened: Kidambi Srikanth beat Viktor Axelsen 14-21, 22-20, 21-7 to reach the semis of Denmark Open.
what it means: Kidambi Srikanth, who had suffered losses against Viktor Axelsen in their last three encounters, showed tremendous resilience to oust the reigning World No. 1 in 56 minutes.
what next: Kidambi Srikanth will take on Vincent Wong Wing Ki in semis.
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy lose in quarters, exit Denmark Open
Oct 20, 2017 23:16 IST
what happened: Saina Nehwal & HS Prannoy lost their respective quarterfinals in the Superseries Premier in Odense.
what it means: While Saina lost 10-21, 13-21 to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi, Prannoy went down 13-21, 18-21 to top seed Son Wan-ho of South Korea on Friday.
what next: Saina & Prannoy will next play in the French Open Superseries that will commence next week in Paris.
Pakistan thrash Sri Lanka, take 4-0 lead in series
Oct 20, 2017 23:06 IST
what happened: Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the Sharjah ODI to take a 4-0 lead in the series.
what it means: Fifties from Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik helped Pakistan continue their winning run. For Sri Lanka, this was their 11th consecutive loss and they are staring at yet another 5-0 whitewash.
what next: The final match of the series will take place on October 20th in Sharjah.
Trump launches petition against NFL players' anthem protests
Oct 20, 2017 19:42 IST
what happened: US President Donald Trump has stepped up the pressure on NFL over protests during national anthem.
what it means: Trump has launched a petition and asked his supporters to show their patriotism by backing it. His calls to punish players who kneel for the anthem to protest racism has been rejected by the NFL.
what next: NFL will continue to back players' efforts to fight racial disparities in criminal justice system.
Hasan Ali moves to No.1 in ICC rankings
Oct 20, 2017 19:18 IST
what happened: Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has become No.1 in the latest ICC rankings after his good show vs SL.
what it means: Hasan Ali recently became the fastest Pakistan bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. The right-arm pacer was the leading wicket-taker in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 which Pakistan won by beating India.
what next: Pakistan will be aiming to achieve a whitewash over Sri Lanka and continue their good form in ODIs.
AB de Villiers displaces Virat Kohli as No.1 ODI batsman
Oct 20, 2017 18:48 IST
what happened: AB de Villiers scaled the summit of the ODI rankings when he slammed 176 against Bangladesh.
what it means: De Villiers leapfrogged Australian David Warner and Indian captain Virat Kohli. He had first attained top position on May 30, 2010. It was the 14th time that he had become the No.1 player.
what next: South Africa are the No.1 ranked side in ODIs but could lose it should India whitewash New Zealand.
South Africa pacer Dale Steyn targets November return
Oct 20, 2017 17:50 IST
what happened: Dale Steyn is targeting a return to cricket in November after recovering from shoulder injury.
what it means: Steyn, who suffered a shoulder injury in the Perth Test against Australia in 2016, has been plagued by injuries for the last couple of years and his return will boost South Africa's bowling.
what next: South Africa will take on Zimbabwe in a four-day Pink Ball Test in December.
Asia Cup hockey: India rout Malaysia 6-2 in Super 4 clash
Oct 19, 2017 19:34 IST
what happened: India produced a brilliant performance to beat Malaysia in their second Super 4 encounter,
what it means: Sardar Singh, SV Sunil, Akashdeep, Harmanpreet, SV Uthappa and Gurjant Singh scored one goal each for India. Razie Rahim and Ramadan Rosli were the scorers for Malaysia.
what next: India will face Pakistan in their final Super 4 match on Saturday.
PV Sindhu knocked out of Denmark Open, Saina Nehwal wins
Oct 19, 2017 09:04 IST
what happened: Saina Nehwal knocked out Carolina Marin but P V Sindhu suffered a loss against China’s Chen Yufei.
what it means: Saina defeated two-time world champion Marin 22-20, 21-18 to avenge her Japan Open second round loss. Sindhu, however, went down fighting against world No 10 Chen 17-21, 21-23.
what next: Saina Nehwal would hope to carry the momentum in the second round of Denmark Open.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil beat Honduras, enter quarters
Oct 18, 2017 22:21 IST
what happened: Brenner and Marcus Antonio guided Brazil to a 3-0 win over Honduras in their pre-quarterfinal clash.
what it means: Brazil dominated the game completely and two goals by Brenner and one by Marcos Antonio helped them in reaching the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Honduras.
what next: Brazil will face Germany in the quarters on October 22 in Kolkata.
De Villiers steers South Africa to series win vs Bangladesh
Oct 18, 2017 21:44 IST
what happened: South Africa beat Bangladesh by 104 runs in the 2nd ODI at Paarl to clinch the series 2-0.
what it means: De Villiers smashed his highest ODI score of 176 off 104 balls as South Africa posted 353/6 in 50 overs. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 249 in 47.5 overs.
what next: The third and final, but inconsequential, ODI will be played on East London on Sunday.