Badminton Asia Team Championships: Indian Men And Women Teams Advance To Quarterfinals

New Delhi: The Indian men and women's teams have qualified for the quarterfinals despite losing to their respective opponents in the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Malaysia).

In the women's event, PV Sindhu notched up the only win for India in their 1-4 loss to Japan. The Indian women advanced to quarterfinals despite the loss.

Sindhu extended her domination over world No.2 Akane Yamaguchi with a straight-game win. Despite the loss, India qualified for the quarter-final in both the women's and men's competition.


Indian Men Trounce Maldives 5-0 In Badminton Asia Team Championships

New Delhi: World No.5 Kidambi Srikanth led the charge as India smashed minnows Maldives 5-0 to make a resounding start in the men's team competition of the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Malaysia.

Kidambi started the proceedings, easily outplaying Shaheed Hussein Zayan 21-5, 21-6 in the first singles match, before B Sai Praneeth took just 17 minutes to get the better of Ahmed Nibal 21-10, 21-4.

The rest of the tie followed a similar script as Sameer Verma toyed with Mohamed Arsalaan Ali 21-5, 21-1 to take an unassailable 3-0 lead.

In the men's doubles matches too, the Indians hardly broke a sweat.


SA Batsmen Train With Five Spinners Ahead Of Third ODI

New Delhi: South Africa called as many as five wrist spinners in the nets ahead of the third ODI against India today in a hope that it will help their struggling batsmen combat the combined threat of YuzvendraChahal and KuldeepYadav.

Leggie Chahal and chinamanYadav have wreaked havoc in the series, picking 13 wickets in the first two matches.

"It's not acceptable at all. India are a strong team. They've just beaten Australia (at home) comprehensively. I know they've been playing all their games at home, but they've been playing good cricket," said Rabada.


Indian Women's Team Trounces South Africa By 88 Runs

New Delhi: India thrashed hosts South Africa by 88 runs in the first one-dayer of the ICC Women's Championship at Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa.

Opener SmritiMandhana (84 off 98) scored a strokeful fifty while pace duo of JhulanGoswami (4/24) and ShikhaPandey (3/23) shared seven wickets between them to emerge as the architects of India's victory.

Electing to bat, left-handed batswoman Mandhana hit eight boundaries and a six in her 98-ball innings and shared a 99-run stand with skipper Mithali Raj (45) to help India post 213 for seven in their allotted 50 overs.


Shubman Gill : India's Batting Sensation Of The Under-19 World Cup

New Delhi:In recently held U-19 World Cup, India lifted a record fourth trophy after an eight-wicket rout of Australia in the final at Mount Maunganui in New Zealand, underlining their dominant run in the tournament.

This way, Indians expectedly dominated the Under-19 World Cup team announced by the ICC on Sunday with five players from the triumphant side making it to the world eleven.

However, the team has the top three of the Indian batting line-up — captain Prithvi Shaw (261 runs), the man of the match in the final ManjotKalra (252 runs) and player of the tournament Shubman Gill (372 runs).