Juan Martin del Potro beats Roger Federer to bag Indian Wells Masters title

New Delhi: In Tennis, Juan Martin del Potro ended world number one Roger Federer's 17-match unbeaten run and bagged the Indian Wells Masters title in California last night. 

The eighth-seeded Argentine beat the veteran Swiss, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 in a thrilling Final. 

Federer, the 20-time Grand Slam champion, was vying for a record sixth title in California, but it was Del Potro who clinched his maiden ATP Masters 1000 trophy. 


India Defeat Bangladesh In Nail-biting Final Of Nidahas Cricket Trophy

New Delhi: India beat Bangladesh by four wickets to win the Nidahas Cricket Trophy final in Colombo last night. In a nail biting final, the visitors clinched the T20 Tri-series title with Dinesh Karthik's last-ball six. 

Needing five runs off the last ball, Karthik hit a flat-bat six over extra cover to keep India's T20I record against Bangladesh intact. He was named man of the match for his great knock scoring 29 off just eight balls. 

Chasing 167 runs, skipper Rohit Sharma also laid the foundation with a brilliant half century. India were under pressure right from the start, especially after losing Shikhar Dhawan (10 runs) and Suresh Raina (0 runs) early in the chase.


Bangladesh Beat Sri Lanka In Nidahas Trophy, Face India In Final

New Delhi: Bangladesh have registered a two-wicket victory over Sri Lanka under dramatic circumstances to set up a summit clash against India in the Nidahas Twenty20 cricket tri-series. 

Mahmudullah (43 not out) struck a stunning six in the penultimate delivery to reach to the target of 160 to the wild celebration of the Bangladesh camp after tempers were frayed due to debatable decisions from the umpires. 

The match at the R Premadasa Stadium was marred by drama at the fag end of the virtual semifinal as Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan gestured to his two batsmen to come out of the field apparently in protest against giving a run-out decision to Mustafizur Rahman on a seemingly shoulder-height ball. 


All England Open: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy In Quarters; Kidambi Srikanth Out

New Delhi: Fourth seed PV Sindhu and unseeded HS Prannoy have registered contrasting wins to advance to the next round, while third seed Kidambi Srikanth lost his pre-quarterfinal to bow out of All England Open Badminton Championships in Birmingham.
 India’s men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also failed to clear the hurdles.

Sindhu defeated Nitchaon Jindapol of Thailand in three games to book her place in the women's singles quarter-finals. Whereas in the men's singles event, Prannoy beat Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia in straight games to enter the last-eight stage. Prannoy will face Huang Yuxiang of China, who defeated Srikanth late on Thursday.


Vinod Rai Asks Asks For Probe In Corruption Allegations Against Shami

New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) chairman Vinod Rai has instructed BCCI's Anti-Corruption chief Neeraj Kumar to probe alleged corruption allegations against Mohammad Shami, disclosed during a reported telephonic conversation between the fast bowler and his wife Hasin Jahan.

Jahan has also filed a police complaint against the pacer alleging infidelity and domestic violence, resulting in BCCI withholding Shami's central contract.

The CoA chief asked Kumar to submit a report within a week. It is to be noted that the letter nowhere mentions the word "match fixing".