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Sreesanth Claims In SC That He Confessed His Involvement In Alleged Crime As Police Threatened To Implicate His Family

New Delhi:  Banned cricketer S Sreesanth claimed in the Supreme Court that he had made the confession about his involvement in the alleged crime as Delhi Police had threatened that his family members would be implicated and tortured. Sreesanth was arrested in connection with the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

Taking into account his submissions made through his lawyer, the apex court questioned him why he had not immediately brought it to the notice of the BCCI that he was being approached for alleged spot-fixing during the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2013.

The apex court observed that the conduct of Sreesanth, facing a life ban, in the entire episode was “not good”.

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Stuns World Cup Bronze Medalists Spain 5-2 In Its Third Match Of Tour

New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team put up a spirited display to stun World Cup bronze medallists Spain 5-2 in its third match of the tour in Murcia. Young striker from Mizoram, Lalremsiami (17th, 58th minutes) starred with a brace, while Neha Goyal (21st), Navneet Kaur (32nd), Rani Rampal (51st) maintained India’s lead after the initial setback in the first quarter. By virtue of this win, India have managed to level the series at 1-1. After having lost the tour opener 2-3, India held Spain to a 1-1 draw in the second game.

But it was Spain, who scored the first goal in the seventh minute through Berta Bonastre. A determined India, however, made a quick recovery with striker Lalremsiami’s fine goal in the 17th minute and then struck again four minutes later through Neha to take a 2-1 lead. Navneet struck a splendid third goal for India in the 32nd minute.

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Rohit And Kohli Slam Brilliant Half Centuries As India Defeat New Zealand By 7 Wickets In Third ODI

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli slammed brilliant half centuries as the India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the third ODI encounter in Mount Maunganui.

Thanks to the victory, Kohli & Co also became the second India side to win an ODI series on Kiwi soil as they took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. The last time they won a series in New Zealand was back in 2008-09 under the leadership of MS Dhoni.

Chasing a target of 244, Rohit (62) and Kohli (60) steadied the innings after losing the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the eighth over and the duo looked completely in control against the New Zealand bowling attack.

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Zaheer Says, India Ready To Mount A Challenge In The 2019 World Cup To Be Played In UK From May 30

New Delhi: The numbers speak for themselves. With 311 wickets in Tests and 282 in one-dayers, Zaheer Khan was one of the most feared opponents in international cricket. India’s second-most successful Test pacer was incisive with the new ball and equally effective with the old.

However, the one thing he missed in his career was support from the other end. From time to time, there were those who impressed bowling in partnership with him, but for most part Zaheer was the lone ranger.

The difference relentless pressure from both ends can make can be seen in the results the current crop is delivering. Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav are revelling as a formidable unit.

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Saina Nehwal Wins Over China’s He Bingjiao At The $350,000 Indonesia Masters Badminton Tournament

New Delhi: Indian ace Saina Nehwal grinded her way to first final of the season with a combative win over China’s He Bingjiao at the $350,000 Indonesia Masters badminton tournament.

The 28-year-old Indian, who was a runner-up here last year, notched up a 18-21 21-12 21-18 win over sixth seed Bingjiao, a world championship bronze medallist.

Eighth seed Saina will now face either Spain’s three-time World Champion and reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin or China’s Chen Yufei, seeded third, in the women’s singles summit clash of the World Tour Super 500 event.

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