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India Win Asia Cup By Beating Bangladesh By Three Wickets On Last-Ball Thriller

New Delhi: In a nail-biting finish, India clinched the Asia Cup 2018 title by beating Bangladesh by three wickets on the last-ball in Dubai. With 6 runs needed from the last over, Kedar Jadhav (23 off 27 balls) and Kuldeep Yadav (5 off 5 balls) kept their cool to guide the Indian cricket team to their seventh Asia Cup trophy.

Chasing a target of 223, skipper Rohit Sharma (48 off 55 balls) provided India with a good start but a couple of quick wickets tilted the match in Bangladesh’s favour. Nazmul Islam took the wicket of in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan while Ambati Rayudu was caught behind off the bowling of Mashrafe Mortaza.

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Nehwal Books Her Spot In Quarter-Final In Korea Open By Defeating Kim Ga Eun Of S Korea

New Delhi: Former world number one Saina Nehwal booked her spot in the quarter-final of the ongoing Korea Open by defeating Kim Ga Eun of South Korea in the pre-quarters of the women’s singles event here on Thursday.

The 28-year-old thrashed her South Korean opponent 21-18, 21-18 in a clash that lasted 36 minutes. Displaying a dominating performance in the match, the Indian shuttler did not break much sweat as she registered a convincing win in both the games.

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Saina Nehwal Emerges As Lone Indian Survivor At Korea Open, Reaches pre-quarterfinals

New Delhi: Top badminton player o India Saina Nehwal has emerged as the lone survivor at the $600,000 Korea Open after reaching the prequarterfinals with a straight-game win over Korea’s Kim Hyo Min at the BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament.

The former world no 1 Indian, who won a Commonwealth Games gold and a bronze at the 18th Asian Games this year, defeated Kim Hyo Min 21-12 21-11 in a lop-sided opening round contest.

The fifth seeded Indian will face a local qualifier Kim Ga Eun next. However, it was curtains for Swiss Open champion Sameer Verma and rising shuttler Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka.

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Afghanistan Hold India To A Tie In Their Last Match Of Asia Cup 2018

New Delhi: Finally some luck for Afghanistan as they held India to a tie in their last match of the Asia Cup 2018 which means that the team enters the final unbeaten having won all five of the matches.

Chasing 253 to win, India began confidently with Ambati Rayudu taking the attack to the bowlers in the first powerplay. KL Rahul, in for rested skipper Rohit Sharma, followed suit after struggling in the initial overs. Both Rayudu and Rahul scored their second ODI fifties.

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Saina, Sameer Form Indian Challenge At Korea Open World Tour Super 500 Tournament

New Delhi: Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma will look to put their best foot forward when they lead Indian challenge at the $600,000 Korea Open World Tour Super 500 tournament beginning in Seoul.

Saina, who had skipped the Japan Open earlier this month after winning a bronze at 18th Asian Games, will look to get over the disappointment of her first-round exit at China last week when she takes on Korean Kim Hyo Min.

Fifth seeded Saina, ranked 10th in the world, has done well in the major events this year, grabbing a second gold at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and a bronze at the Jakarta Asian Games. But the Indian has been inconsistent in the BWF events.