Women's T20 Asia Cup: India snatch comprehensive win after Nepal's dramatic collapse

Women's T20 Asia Cup: India snatch comprehensive win after Nepal's dramatic collapse

Bangkok [Thailand], Dec. 2 : A flawless performance with the ball saw the Indian women's cricket team register a crushing 99-run win over Nepal in the inconsequential clash of the Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Friday.

After being asked to bat first, Indian women posted a reasonable total of 120 runs in their stipulated 20 overs, with Shikha Pandey and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur remaining unbeaten at 39 and 14 respectively.

Opener Vellaswamy Vanitha contributed 14-ball 21 runs in her side's innings.

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Saina stunned by China's Yiman in Macau Open quarters

Saina stunned by China's Yiman in Macau Open quarters

Macau [China], Dec.2 : In a major blow to India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing Macau Open Grand Prix Gold Badmintontournament after going down against China's Zhang Yiman in straight games in the women's singles event here on Friday.

The top-seeded failed to continue her good form in the tournament so far and suffered a 12-21, 17-21 shocking defeat at the hands of World No. 226 Yiman in a thrilling quarter-final contest that lasted more than half-an-hour.

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Pak flays FIH for its `inability` to provide timely visas for Junior Hockey WC

Pak flays FIH for its `inability` to provide timely visas for Junior Hockey WC

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 2 : Lashing out at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for replacing Pakistan with Malaysia in the upcoming Junior Hockey World Cup, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has blamed the world governing body for its inability to ensure timely visas for the participating teams.

Earlier, the Pakistan Government had granted NOC to the country's Hockey Federation to participate in the tournament.

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Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram

Lanka have pace, need swing: Wasim Akram

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 2 :Legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram, who has recently been roped in as Sri Lanka's bowling consultant, has insisted that although the Angelo Mathews-led side did not lack in raw pace, there is a need to develop the ability to swing the ball.

Akram's comments came after spending several hours with the national team's main established strike bowlers and promising youngsters in a day-long coaching session at the Sinhalese Sports Club ( SSC) Ground in Colombo.

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Saina survives Indonesian test to reach Macau Open quarters

Saina survives Indonesian test to reach Macau Open quarters

Macau [China], Dec.1 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal survived an early scare from Indonesia's Dinar Dyah Ayustine to book her place in the quarter-finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Thursday.

After going down in the first game, the London Olympics bronze medallist rebounded strongly to register a 17-21, 21-18, 21-12 win over her Indonesian opponent in the women's singles clash that lasted about an hour.

With the win, Saina has now set up a clash against Zhang Yiman of China for a place in last four.

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Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists `he's still fit to play`

Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists `he's still fit to play`

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 : Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has brushed aside the impression that he will take retirement from international cricket after the upcoming Australia tour, saying he is still fit and will continue to play for the country until his side needs him.

"I will continue to play for Pakistan until my team needs me and there are no issues with my fitness level as I am quite fit," the Dawn quoted Misbah as saying.

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Debutant Alena helps Barca rescue 1-1 draw against Hercules in Copa del Rey

Debutant Alena helps Barca rescue 1-1 draw against Hercules in Copa del Rey

Alicante [Spain], Dec. 1 : Debutant Carles Alena struck a superb second-half goal as Barcelona escaped an embarrassing defeat to settle with a 1-1 draw against Hercules in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-32 tie here on Thursday.

After a goalless first half, it was Hercules who made the breakthrough first when David Mainz bundled the ball past Jasper Cillessen in the 52nd minute, goal. com reported.

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Gillespie backs Starc-Hazlewood to become Oz's greatest pace duo

Gillespie backs Starc-Hazlewood to become Oz's greatest pace duo

Melbourne [Australia], Nov. 30 : Former Australian pacer Jason Gillespie has predicted that Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood will one day emerge as the best fast bowling combination the country has ever produced.

The performances of Starc and Hazlewood were the only positives for Australia during their recently-concluded three-match Test series against South Africa which the hosts went on to lose 1-2.

The duo finished the home series as the first and the third highest wicket taker, with Hazlewood grabbing 17 wickets at an average of 22 and Starc taking 14 wickets at 30.

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Six-year-old Kashmiri boy bags gold in Asian Karate Championship

Six-year-old Kashmiri boy bags gold in Asian Karate Championship

New Delhi [India], Nov.30 : Hashim Mansoor, a six-year old boy from Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, has emerged as yet another young star from the region after winning a gold medal in the Asian Karate Championship held recently at Talkatora stadium in the national capital.

Mansoor represented India in the Sub-Junior category in the championship, which featured participants from 19 other countries.

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ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata qualify for semis after 1-1 draw with Kerala Blasters

ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata qualify for semis after 1-1 draw with Kerala Blasters

Kolkata [India], Nov.30 : Atletico de Kolkata booked their place in the semifinals of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) after settling with a composed 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here last evening.

CK Vineeth gave Kerala Blasters a lead in the eighth minute but Kolkata restored parity in the 18th minute through Stephen Pearson to take his team to the semi-finals.

Kolkata now have 19 points and will qualify along with Delhi Dynamos (20 points from 12

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