India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Indians defy India: Ravindra-Patel combo fashions memorable draw for NZ

KANPUR: Two Indian-born cricketers, Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra, showed remarkable resilience under fading light and on a deteriorating track to defy India’s famous spinners, eking out a thrilling draw for New Zealand in the opening Test on Monday. Indian spinners, led by Ravindra Jadeja, put up one of their most persevering performances in recent […]

Ashwin goes past Harbhajan, becomes India’s third highest wicket-taker in Tests

KANPUR: Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday went past Harbhajan Singh to become the third highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket, reaching the mark in his 80th match. The legendary Anil Kumble tops the chart with 619 scalps and is followed by India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev, who has a total of […]

Kyle Kumaran wins Sr National Rotax Karting title, Peregrine Racing claim overall honours

BENGALURU: Young racer Kyle Kumaran turned in yet another sterling performance to clinch the Senior Max title in the Meco FMSCI National Karting Championship Rotax Max class 2021 at the Meco Kartopia Track. The 18-year-old racer looked to be in supreme form and won all but one race to not only pocket his maiden national […]

NIFF Youth Football League: JK Bank FA beat Ganderbal FC by 2-0 goals

SRINAGAR: J&K Bank FA beat FC Ganderbal by 2-0 goals in their league match of NIFF Youth Football League played here at Synthetic Turf Football Stadium on Monday. For the wining team Huzaifah scored both the goals and was declared man of the match for his excellent performance. The Youth Football League is being organised […]

There wasn’t much happening on the wicket, Iyer on late declaration

Kanpur: The declaration may have come a tad too late owing to the team management’s assessment of the Green Park pitch as unresponsive but debutant Shreyas Iyer backed his spinners to secure an Indian victory on the final day of the opening Test. India declared their second innings at 234 for seven, having extended their […]

Saurav Ghosal wins Malaysian Open squash tournament

Kuala Lumpur: Indian squash player Saurav Ghosal won his first PSA title in three years when he triumphed at the Malaysian Open with a straight set win over top seed Miguel Rodriguez, here. Second seed and ranked 15th in the world, Ghosal defeated Rodriguez 11-7 11-8 13-11 in 55 minutes to win his 10th PSA […]

Debutant Iyer, gritty Saha set up an intriguing final day

Kanpur: Debutant Shreyas Iyer showed his ice-cool temperament under pressure to stand tall with a fine half-century which placed India in a commanding position as they set up a stiff victory target of 284 for New Zealand on the fourth day of the opening Test here on Sunday. India declared at 234 for 7 for […]

I only had 12 minutes to get set for the game: Bharat

Kanpur: India’s substitute wicket-keeper batter Srikar Bharat said he just had 12 minutes to get ready after being asked to get behind the stumps on the third day of the ongoing Test against New Zealand here on Saturday. A seasoned first-class cricketer, Bharat, who has been an India A regular for past three years, was […]

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test Day 3: Axar takes five to bowl out NZ for 296, India take 63 runs lead

KANPUR: Axar Patel continued his golden run in favourable home conditions, grabbing another five-wicket haul to put India in the driver’s seat after New Zealand were bowled out for 296 despite an opening stand of 151 on the third day of the first Test on Saturday. The left-arm spinner had a couple of dream sessions […]

Saha out with stiff neck issue, Srikar Bharat keeps wickets

KANPUR: Veteran India wicket-keeper and team’s oldest player Wriddhiman Saha didn’t take the field at the start of day three in the first Test against New Zealand due to a stiff neck. “Wriddhiman Saha has stiffness in his neck. The BCCI medical team is treating him and monitoring his progress. KS Bharat will be keeping […]