Mary KomIn Final; Vikas, SatishIn Semis Of Strandja Memorial

New Delhi: M C Mary Kom (48kg) has advanced to the finals, while VikasKrishan (75kg) and two other male boxers entered the semifinals at the 69th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia (Bulgaria). 

Five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom, targeting her third successive international gold medal, quite literally toyed with China's Ye Jiali to make the summit clash.

However, another former world and Asian champion L Sarita Devi (60kg) bowed out of the competition with a bronze medal. Sarita lost to Finland's Mira Potkonen, to whom she had lost in the final of last month's India Open as well.


Mumbai Has Always Led Indian Cricket, Numbers Are Biggest Proof: Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi: Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said Mumbai has always been at the forefront when it comes to cricket in India.

"I firmly believe that something like this (Mumbai T20 League) was needed for Mumbai cricket. Mumbai cricket has always led Indian cricket and the numbers are biggest proof. I feel happy to be part of this league," Tendulkar, who is the League Ambassador said at an event in Mumbai.

"Mumbai have won Ranji Trophy for 41 years, you've got terrific history. I still remember as a kid at Shivaji Park" Kamath Memorial club "Paddy sir (Padmakar Shivalkar) would come and bowl to me. He was possibly thrice my age at that time but he would bowl to me. Such things happen in Mumbai.


South Africa Beat India By Six Wickets In 2nd T20I

New Delhi: With the help of 30-ball 69 from Heinrich Klaasen and a measured 40-ball 64* from captain JP Duminy,  South Africa hunt down 189 as they beat India by six wickets in Centurion to draw level at 1-1 in the three-match series.

YuzvendraChahal had a nightmare of a game as he bowled four wicketless overs for 64 runs – the most expensive spell by an Indian bowler - with Klaasen smoking five of his seven sixes off the leggie. It was his maiden T20I fifty in just his second game. Duminy, who finished the chase in style with back-to-back sixes and eight balls remaining, was a bit measured, taking quick singles to give strike to the on-song Klaasen. However, he did not miss out on the chances to score when there were runs on offer.


ICC Rankings: Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah AndIndia Are No. 1 In ODIs

New Delhi: India captain ViratKohli has reclaimed the No 1 spot in the ICC ODI batsmen rankings, while fast bowler JaspritBumrah has become the top-ranked ODI bowler, according to the latest reshuffling of the rankings. 

India, following their 5-1 series win over South Africa, have become the No 1 team in the ICC ODI Championship.

In the ODI leg of India’s tour of South Africa, Kohli was in a different league than his team-mates with 558 runs in six innings at an average of 186 and strike-rate of 99.46, with three centuries, a 75 and scores of 46* and 36. His 558 runs are the most by any batsman ever during a bilateral ODI series.


India Vs South Africa 2018: MS Dhoni Breaks T20 World Record

New Delhi: MS Dhoni hascreated a new wicket keeping record of having taken 134 catches in 275 T20s.

The previous record was held by Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara who has 133 catches in 254 T20s.

With 77 dismissals, Dhoni also holds the record for most dismissals in T20Is – 48 catches and 29 stumpings. The 48 catches the 36-year-old has taken in 87 T20Is is also a world record.

Overall, Dhoni has 204 dismissals in T20s – the second most in the format behind Pakistan's Kamran Akmal who leads the charts with 207 dismissals in 203 innings.