A 4-2 Win Will Witness India Replace SA In ODI Top Spot

New Delhi: The number one ODI status will be on the line when second-placed India and table-toppers South Africa clash in a six-match series, which starts in Durban on Thursday.

The ViratKohliled India can top the ODI table if they win the series by 4-2 or better, while to retain the top spot, South Africa will just have to draw the series.

However, India will slip behind third-placed England by a fraction of a point if South Africa win the series by 5-1 or better.


IPL Auction: Jaydev Unadkat Shines Above The Rest

New Delhi:It turned out to be a blockbuster Sunday for left-arm pacer JaydevUnadkat as he went for a mind boggling 11.5 crore, making him the second most expensive player of this season behind IPL teammate Ben Stokes (₹12.5 crore).

Starting off at a base price of Rs 1.5 crore, it was common knowledge that the 26-year-old will be among the hot picks given his T20 credentials which includes 24 wickets last season, Chennai Super Kings were the first to bid for him and Kings XI Punjab jumped in immediately. Rajasthan Royals, who were mute spectators until the bid crossed the Rs 11-crore mark, upped the ante and made the winning bid for the Saurashtra bowler, who last season went to Rising Pune Supergiants for his base price of Rs 30 lakh.


Ajinkya Rahane Says Pitch Is Challenging Not Dangerous

New Delhi: India batsman AjinkyaRahane has dismissed concerns raised over the Wanderers pitch that has come under heavy criticism for offering uneven bounce. 

Late in the third day's play, South Africa opener Dean Elgar was hit on the helmet by a rising delivery following which the umpires took the players off the field.

The play was eventually called off on Day 3. However, amidst speculations over the fate of the Test, it was confirmed late in the day that the Test will resume at Day 4 on Saturday.


Saina, Sindhu To Clash In The Quarterfinals At Indonesia

New Delhi: SainaNehwal and P V Sindhu will meet in an all-Indian quarterfinal clash after both won their respective preliminary matches at the USD 350,000 Indonesia Masters.

London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina, who is coming back from an ankle injury, took 37 minutes to overcome World No.20 Chinese Chen Xiaoxin 21-12 21-18, while Sindhu stream- rolled Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia 21-12 21-9 in a one-sided contest.

Young men's doubles pair of SatwiksairajRankireddy and ChiragShetty too entered the quarterfinals after getting past Chinese Taipei's Liao Min Chun and Su ChingHeng 21-17 21-16 in the second round.


Bopanna-Babos storm into semis of Australian Open mixed doubles

New Delhi: India's RohanBopanna and TimeaBabos of Hungary have entered the mixed doubles semifinals at the Australian Open with a straight-set win over Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal and Abigail Spears of USA in Melbourne. 

The fifth seeded Indo-Hungarian pair took one hour and 15 minutes to get the better of Cabal-Spears duo 6-4 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinal duel.

It was a hard-fought encounter as Bopanna and Babos had to dig deep to squeeze out the win.