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ICC WC Semifinal: Australia thrash defending champions India by 95 runs, to face NZ in final

Sydney: India’s near flawless title defence came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts. In an engrossing semifinal clash, four-time champions Australia rode on Steve Smith’s classy 105 to post an imposing 328/7 before bundling out India for 233 in 46.5 overs to set up a summit clash with trans-Tasmanian rivals and co-hosts New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. Skipper Mahendra Singh DhoniRead More

Serena Williams crashes out of Wimbledon semi final

London: German Sabine Lisicki sent beat five-times champion Serena Williams in Wimbledon final with a 6-2 1-6 6-4 fourth- round upset. Top seed Williams, the overwhelming favourite for the title with her chief rivals already out, appeared to have turned the match around when she led 3-0 in the decider but Lisicki, the 2011 semi-finalist, rallied with a gripping fightback. After breaking to lead 5-4, the 23rd seed secured victory on her second match point to set up a last-eight meeting with Estonian Kaia Kanepi. After easy pickings in theRead More

BCCI rubbishes the claim about fixing indo-Pakistan Match

New Delhi: The BCCI on Sunday rubbished the fresh claims that the 2011 India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal could have been fixed, saying such a suggestion was an insult to the Indian team, which had worked hard for the victory. A British sports-betting journalist in his yet to be launched book has raised doubts that the match between the two arch-rivals may have been fixed. Reacting to the claims, Pakistan’s leading off-spinner has said this was being done to spoil the upcoming series. India and Pakistan are set to resume bilateralRead More

Sydney sixers beat Nashua Titans by 2 wickets in Champions league T20 match

Centurion: Sydney Sixers beat Nashua Titans by two wickets in a nerve-wracking second semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Friday. Sydney will now take on Highveld Lions in the final to be played on Sunday. The match went onto the wire and all three results were possible but Sydney ultimately reaped dividends due to a good opening stand. Opting to bat, veteran batsman Jacques Rudolph slashed one hard from Josh Hazlewood but Michael Lumb stationed in the deep third man took a nice catch running to his left.Read More

Daredevils lost to Lions by 22 runs in Champions league T20

Durban: Delhi Daredevils on Thursday lost to Highveld Lions by 22 runs in the first semi-final of the Champions League Twenty20. With Daredevils’ defeat, the challenge of IPL teams in this edition ended on a disappointing note. On a bouncy Kingsmead pitch, Highveld Lions got a decent 139 for five which was par for the course and then restricted Daredevils to only 117 for nine. Virender Sehwag lasted only one delivery as he decided to loft the Sohail Tanveer straightaway but only managed to offer rival skipper Alviro Peterson anRead More

India beat SA, but failed to reach Semi final

COLOMBO – India failed to reach the World Twenty20 semi-finals despite beating South Africa by one run in a gripping final Super Eight Group Two match on Tuesd. Put into bat, India scored 152 for six and needed to restrict South Africa within 121 to qualify for the semifinals on net run rate but Faf Du Plessis knocked the stuffing out of the Indian bowlers with a smashing half century that put paid to their hopes of making it to the knock-out stage. India’s task was made all the moreRead More

India fights SA today to book Semi final ticket

Colombo: India will play to south Africa in their final Super Eight match on Tuesday for a place in the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo. South Africa have lost both their matches in contrasting manners — a close defeat against Pakistan and a comprehensive one against Australia. AB de Villiers and Co. will now want to end the tournament on a respectable note and think of an outside chance of qualifying although their net run-rate might prove to be a deterrent. The Indian team will not onlyRead More

Olympic 2012 : Team India ready to surprise Holland in Hockey

London: The Indian hockey team would look to relive the glory days when it opens its campaign against the formidable Netherlands in the 30th Games on Monday. Looking for inspiration, there’s a piece of Indian history attached to London: it’s the place where an independent India registered it’s first success story in sports – an Olympic gold in hockey, fourth in a row since 1928. But will history repeat itself? Captain Bharat Chetri feels so. “We want to produce a good display. We are eager to show that the LondonRead More

Murray defeats Ferrer, reached in Wimbeldon semi-final

London. Andy Murray reached a fourth consecutive Wimbledon semi-final with a dramatic 6-7 7-6 6-4 7-6 victory over Spain’s David Ferrer on Wednesday. Murray took three hours and 52 minutes to defeat Ferrer on Centre Court. The 25-year-old Scot’s victory avenged last month’s French Open quarter-final defeat at the hands of seventh seed Ferrer and means he has equalled four-time semi-finalist Tim Henman as the most successful British man at Wimbledon in the Open era. But Murray won’t be satisfied until he ends Britain’s 76-year wait for a first maleRead More