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Vijender Singh expands kingdom

Our boxing star Vijender Singh continued to remain unbeaten in professional boxing  has  won the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title. Vijender beat his Chinese opponent Zulpikar Maimaitiali to win and retain the title.The fans of Vijender are very happy as Vijender also snatched the WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title from the Chinese, who is nine years younger to him.n nThis is a happy news, and thus he is getting congratulatory messages from everyone. Bollywood boxing fans, Amitabh Bachchan and Randeep Hooda were also a live witness of the win and they took to Twitter to share the news.n nBollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was present for the match, tweeted pictures and wrote, “T 2507 –Vijendra beats China opponent to keep his title !! A slug fest but WE won ! Congratulations !”n nRandeep Hooda, a big boxing fan tweeted, “H Well fought to our #Chinese guest.Almost rocked the boat..you are going to go a long way brother  #Tyson style  #AllTheBest #BattleGroundAsia.”n nActress Neha Dhupia tweeted, “Proud to witness this majestic win live!  is screaming and cheering for you @boxervijender. You have done us proud as always.”nAbhishek Bachchan also tweeted, “Congratulations @boxervijender.!! You make us all very proud! #JaiHind.“n nPost his win, in an interview Vijender Singh said, “I want to dedicate this win to India-China friendship! There is some tension at the border, need peace!” #BattleGroundAsia.

India beats Sri Lanka by 304 runs

India began their Sri Lankan tour with a bang. India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked up three wickets  each as India cruised to an easy win at Galle.Team India batted first put a challenging score of 600 in their first innings. Chasing the target, Sri Lanka started losing wickets at regular intervals and ended their first innings on 291.  India continued its dominance in the second innings as well and declared the innings at 240/3 with Virat Kohli on an unbeaten 103. Sri Lanka started their second inning chasing a total over 500, never looked confident and wickets started falling.India 600 (Dhawan 190, Pujara 153, Pradeep 6-132) and 240 for 3 dec (Kohli 103, Abhinav 81) beat Sri Lanka 291 (Perera 92, Mathews 83, Jadeja 3-67) and 245 (Karunaratne 97, Dickwella 67, Ashwin 3-65, Jadeja 3-71) by 304 runs.

anil kumble quits as india coach

Team India coach  Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as the Indian cricket team coach came in the wake of reports claiming rifts between him and skipper Virat Kohli, and just two days after India’s embarrassing loss to Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final. His one year contract expired at the end of the Champions Trophy but Anil Kumble was given the option to travel with  team to the West Indies for five ODIs and a solitary T20.n nIndia also regained the top spot in ICC Test rankings during this period and reached the final of the Champions Trophy before losing to Pakistan by 180 runs. After the defeat in the hands of Pakistan team in the just concluded ICC Champions Trophy, Team India Cricket coach Anil Kumble quit the post. All eyes were on the Champions Trophy which would have determined the fate of the coach. But unfortunately, team India lost to rivals Pakistan in the final and failed to defend the trophy. n nConfirming the news, the BCCI  said in a statement, "The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirms that Anil Kumble has withdrawn his services as the post of Head Coach for Senior India Men's team."n nBCCI appointed Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman will conduct an interview for the next Indian coach soon.

PV Sindhu, Special Guest at Krishna Pushkaralu

Andhra Pradesh Chief  Minister Chandra Babu Naidu invited PV Sindhu and her family as the special guest  for the Krishnamma Harathi ritual during the closing ceremony of Krishna Pushkaralu. He telephoned Sindhu’s parents yesterday and invited them to attend the ceremony.n nToday morning PV Sindhu has been reached Hyderabad and received grand welcome by the Deputy CM of AP Nimmakayala Chinarajappa and minister Devineni Uma and  MP Kesineni Nani at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport.n nTelangana government announced cash reward of Rs. 5 Cr for P V Sindhu who won  silver medal in women's badminton singles at Rio Olympics 2016. She became the first Indian woman to clinch a Silver in the Olympics. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also offered her  government job, if she is willing to do.

PV Sindhu's Caste highly searched in Google

PV Sindhu’s caste has been searched the most by the users from both Telugu States, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. There were more than 150,000 searches for her caste in June, and nearly 90,000 in July whereas the interest over past 7 days for  “pv Sindhu caste”  was at the peak and in August, search was 10 times more for her caste compared to July and so over a million of Indians  searched her caste.   It is very shocking that more than her performance, people are showing interest to know about her caste. Currently ‘PV Sinchu Caste’ is at the top searches for her name on Google. ‘Pullela Gopichand caste’ is also a frequently searched item on Google, that shows that people are much curious about the cast of her coach Gopichand also.n nCurrently Sindhu is on ninth cloud as she has become the first Indian woman to win a sliver medal  at Rio Olympics.  Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Haryana are the top three states that searched Sindhu’s caste. Recently both Telugu states claimed that  Sindhu was their daughter or ammayi . The people are searching her caste because her parents had a love marriage.

Sudden craze on biopic of Sindhu’s coach Gopichand

The entire nation is talking about 21 years old badminton player PV Sindhu who won silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016 and now after her winning,  the biopic on  Sindhu’s coach Pullela Gopichand  has became a hot topic of discussion not only in both Telugu states but all over India.  The former badminton champ and current National coach, who inspired number of sports persons and contributed stars like Saina Nehwal, Srikant Kidambi and finally PV Sindhu. n nThe Hindi and Telugu biopic is being planned and  it will be produced by Abhishek Nama. According to him, the life of Gopichand is very filmy and the upcoming biopic will focus on his early struggle, love story, his mother’s emotion and his injury that finished his career and then his win changed the face of Indian Badminton. The biopic will be directed by National award winner Praveen Sattaru and it is tentatively titled 'Pullela Gopichand'. The makers are planning to shot the major portion of the movie in various locations of Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Birmingham and Lucknow, and it will go on the floor in November.

Saina Nehwal admitted to hospital

India’s star badminton player, Saina Nehwal was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad and  undergoing treatment for her knee injury which affected her progress in the badminton event of the Rio Olympics 2016. This news is shared by Saina’s father Harvir Singh. He said that  Saina came back to home on 16th August and next day, she was admitted in the hospital. He added that an Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan was also conducted but the doctor did not reveal anything about the scan and he added that     Saina is going to fly Mumbai for the advanced Checkups as the doctors have referred her case to a hospital at Mumbai.n nSaina injury happened during the training before the Olympics and it got worse during the Rio Olympics match. She has been hospitalized for the last two days and undergoing  treatment for her  knee injury which got worse during the match against Maria at Rio Olympics.

P V Sindhu enters badminton finals

Second time in less than 24 hours, India has been assured an Olympic medal. On Thursday, wrestler Sakshi Malik won a historic bronze medal in women's 58kg freestyle  and became the first wrestler from India to bag Olympic medal and the fourth female athlete from the country to stand at the top of World Sport.n nNow The Telugu girl PV Sindhu  creates the  history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to enter the finals as she stuns Nozomi Okuhara in straight games 21-19 21-10 and assured a medal for India. The parents of P V Sindhu are giving  all credit to coach  Gopichand. She will now play two-time World Champion and top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in the final on Friday.n nPrime Minister Narendra Modi congrats her as he tweeted,” Superb performance @PvSindhu1. You make India proud! Best of luck for the finals. #Rio2016.”n nAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu tweeted,”Brilliant game on display by @Pvsindhu1. Congratulations to her & coach Gopichand on entry into Finals. Proud & best wishes #RioOlympics2016 (sic).”n nTelangana Chief Minster KCR  tweeted,”CM Sri K Chandrashekar Rao congratulated shuttler @Pvsindhu1 on entering Olympics Badminton Women’s Singles Finals. (sic)”.n nAmitabh Bachchan tweeted,” @SrBachchanT 2352 - #PVSindhu ...aapne 'bolne walon' ki bolti bund kar di .. karm bolta hai aur wo kabhi kabhi 'kalam' ko bhi hara deta hai ! BADHAI !!

Hashim Amla breaks Kohli’s record

South Africa opener Hashim Amla, is one of the best batsmen in World Cricket. Initially he was only considered as Test Specialist but now he has enhanced his skills and broke the record of Virat Kohali. For a long time now, he has been breaking records set by Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli. n nOn Thursday, Hashim Amla  has become the fastest to score 23 One Day International hundreds in the ongoing Tri-Nation series in the Caribbean Islands. In the match against West Indies, Amala scored 110 runs to guide his team to a massive total of 343 runs. Kohli has reached this feat in his 157th innings , while 33 years old Amla achieved this rare feat in his 132nd innings

Venkatesh hulchul in IPL final

nnnnnnnnSunrisers Hyderabad beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) final in jam packed Chinnaswamy stadium. During the final, Tollywood star Victory Venkatesh was also there and he is the actor who never missed any cricket match and always watches the live match in stadium.  n nYesterday, Venkatesh fans created hulchul at the stadium after seeing their favourite star Venkatesh and Rana Daggubati who was there for supporting Sun Riser Hyderabad. Venkatesh was very excited and he jumped with excitement when Ben Cutting smashed six in the last over bowled by Watson. After the victory of Sunriser Hyderabad, Venky also waved the flag.n nOn  the work side, Venkatesh is busy in his upcoming movie “Babu Bangaram” which is near the completion of the shoot and he is making his screen presence in the role of comic cop avatar under the direction of Maruthi. Actress Nayantara is sharing the screen space with him.nnnnnnnn nn nn nn 

Sunrisers Hyderabad wins the IPL by 8 runs

The two most deserving teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad  were set to clash in a mouth-watering contest at the Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday, Sunrisers Hyderabad wins the Indian Premier league by 8 runs. nToss was won by Hyderabad team and elected to bat.n nBen Cutting produced a match-winning all round show to guide Sunrisers Hyderabad to famous win.n nWarner continued his terrific form to help Hyderabad post a massive 208/7.n nChris Gayle and Virat Kohli's hundred run stand went in vain.nScores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 208/7  (Warner 69, Cutting 39; Jordan 3/45) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 200/7 (Gayle 76, Kohli 54; Cutting 2/35) by eight runs.n nMan of the Match: Ben CuttingnMan of the series: Virat Kohli

Virat donates 50 Perc of his IPL earnings

Indian Test Skipper Virat Kohli  donated 50% of his earning of ILP to Abhalmaya, the old age home.  The star Cricketer Virat visited the old age home, which is now home of 57 elderly people. He interacted with the aged people who were living there.  His kind heart act and gesture make him rock star. He initiated charity foundation in his name for the help of needy people and underprivileged kids. His charity foundation also organized a football match in which Bollywood actors and Cricketers participated on 30 March at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The main intention to organize the event was to raise the funds. Recently BCCI nominated his name for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Virat Kohli nominated for the Khel Ratna Award

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nominated Indian Test Skipper Virat Kohli  for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, the nation’s biggest sporting award and Ajinkya Rahane, is also in line for another honour, having been nominated for the Arjuna award.  Khel Ratna is regarded as the highest sporting honour in Indian and it is awarded to the outstanding performance for more than four years in the field of sports. Kohli was also named as the ‘Player of the Tournament’ at ICC Worlds T20.  In 2013, Kohli was honoured with Arjuna awards. Rajiv Khel Ratna carries citation and the cash award of Rs 7.5 Lakhs whereas Arjuna Award carries citation and Rs 5 lakh cash award. If Kohli is awarded this prestigious honour, he will become the third cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to be bestowed with this honour.

Mumbai Indians beat Pune Supergiants by 8 wickets

nnnnnYesterday on 1st May, the 29th match of the IPL Season took place between Rising Pune Supergiants and Mumbai Indians at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Mumbai Indians beat Pune Supergiants by 8 wickets. Chasing  the target of 160, Mumbai Indians won  in 18.3 Overs courtesy  Rohit Sharma and Jos Buttler. The toss was won by Mumbai Indians Captain Rohit Sharma.n nBrief Scores:nPune Supergiants 159/5 : Saurabh Tiwary 57, Steve Smith 45, MS Dhoni 24, Jasprit Bumrah 3/29, Harbhajan  1/25n nMumbai Indians 161/2 in 18.3 Overs : Rohit Sharma 85 , Jis Buttler 27.n nMumbai Indians won by 8 Wickets.nMan of the Match: Rohit Sharmannnnn

Kohli named 'Man of the Tournament' in World T20

India's premier batsman Virat Kohli, won the player of the Tournament award for his terrific and brilliant performance in the ICC World T20, which concluded on Sunday at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is the successive second time when Kohli won the award as he was also named as the player of the 2014 tournament in Bangladesh following his 319 runs which helped Indian to reach the final.  Kohli was not present there so former Indian captain and CAB president Sourav Ganguly collected his award on behalf of  Kohli. On this announcement, Kohli reacted that he was very disappointed that  they were unable to reach final and win ICC World Twenty 20 title on their home soil but he is proud to be named  as player of the tournament. He congratulated to the West Indies men’s and women’s squads for their successes.

India vs Australia: Amitabh and Andrew Flintoff Twitter war

Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan appreciated Kohli  when  India won World T20 against Australia recently. Everyone was congratulating the Team India and celebrated the success as India got entry in Semi-finals. Amitabh did the same thing but he locked horns with  former England player Andrew Flintoff. n nAmitabh Bachchan tweeted,” T 2188 - VIIIIRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT !! You are simply genius !!” and again tweeted, T 2188 - @imVkohli you were brilliance times infinity !! Pure genius. Thank you for tonight ! And may many more such nights come our way !!”n nAndrew Flintoff tweeted,” At this rate @imVkohli will be as good as @root66 one day ! Not sure who @englandcricket will meet in the final now !” n nAmitabh tweeted,” @flintoff11 @imVkohli @root66 @englandcricket Root who ? ??? ?? ????? ????? Root ko ..!!!”n nAndrew Flintoff tweeted,” Sorry who's this ?n nSuddenly  Andrew Flintoff got another reply by Ravindra Jadeja.n nRavindra Jadeja tweeted,” Beta @flintoff11, "Rishtey Me To Wo Tumhare Baap Lagtey Hain, Naam Hai Shahenshaah". ;) @SrBachchan #IndvsAus”.

Jai Pakistan on WhatsApp lands students in trouble

During the match of  World T20 India Vs Pakistan, when few college students were discussing the match in a chat group, one of them typed‘Jai Pakistan’, and fall in trouble. This incident happened in Puttur, Bengaluru. According to SP Sharanappa S Dhage, when one student sent the message “Jai Pakistan” in chat group, one of them took a screenshot of that chat and shared it outside. It was also brought to the notice of the police. The police summoned the students and asked them to sign a bond. Police also verified the students and it was found that there was no any bad intention of the students in posting the words 'Jai Pakistan'. After checking the background of the students, they were sent back and the case was closed.

ICC World T20, 2016 - Points Table

  Group 1   Team              Matches   Won       Lost         Tied        N/R        Points      Net RR West Indies      2              2              0              0            0              4         +0.89 South Africa     2              1              1              0            0              2         +0.81 Sri Lanka         2              1              1              0             0              2         -0.17 England           2              1              1              0             0              2         -0.41 Afghanistan     2               0              2              0            0              0         -1.24   Group 2    Team            Matches     Won        Lost       Tied         N/R        Points      Net RR New Zealand    3               3              0            0              0              6            +1.28 Pakistan          3               1              2             0              0             2            +0.25 Australia          2              1              1              0              0             2            +0.10 India                2              1              1              0              0             2            -0.89 Bangladesh     2              0               2             0               0             0            -1.74

ICC World T20: India Vs Pak, Strengths weaknesses

India will take on Pakistan in Group 2 fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, today on 19th March.  India Vs Pakistan is always a big affair and the match will start at 7:30 pm. The five previous tournaments have been won by five different countries, but no team crowned champion on home soil. Status: India: Lost opening game to New Zealand by 47 runs Pakistan: Demolished Bangladesh by 55 runs Strengths: India:  Dhoni's calm will be a major plus. Kohli's golden form, confidence and home advantagePakistan: Quality attack, Self-confidence. Weaknesses: India: Pace bowlingPakistan:  Sloppy fielding, Lacks batting consistency Players to Watch: Virat Kohli: Virat was the leading scorer in 2014 edition with 319 runs at the average of 106.33. He is in the strong form, scoring at the rate of rate of 86.8 in the last 16 T20 internationals. Mahendra Singh Dhoni: He has ability to quick switch game plans according to the situation of match and reacts with bowling or batting changes in time to counter the plan of opposition

India vs Pak World T20 2016: Unique FB initiative stumps Zuckerberg

Tomorrow on 19th March, India and Pakistan will renew their cricketing rivalry in T20 World Cup when both teams will face to each other in crucial Group 2 match at Eden Gardens.  The cricket match will be the most important sporting attraction not only in Asia but across the World.  The social media plays very important role in doubling the hype for the matches with Cricket fans  around the World. ICC World T20 2016 is no different. The rivals of cricket, India and Pakistan  get set to take on each other Saturday in both the men's and the women's categories.  Mithali  Raj’s Women take on Sana Mir’s Women the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi,  whereas MS Dhoni's men take on Shahid Afridi's men at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, to make Super Saturday. The fans on Facebook and Twitter from both sides of the border have been buzzing and eagerly waiting  to post the supportive tweet for their respective  Nation. A unique initiative on Facebook has meanwhile bowled over the social media website's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg.  When ICC World T20 2016 started this month, Facebook introduced "profile pic frame" feature where fans from all the participating countries will be able to post their  profile picture  to one of the customized country badges available, from England and Australia to West Indies and Afghanistan respectively. Fans from India and Pakistan  took it to next level. Pakistani cricket fans are posting their profile picture in the customized India team frame, and the Indian fans are also following suit, using the hashtag ?#‎ProfilesForPeace. Fans from both countries India and Pakistan have showed their support and posted strong message on peace. 

T20 WC Team Points Standings

New Zealand stunned India to open their account on the points table. Kiwi successfully defended 126 and bundled out India for paltry 79 runs. Mitchell Santner was awarded man of the match for his 4-wicket haul conceding 11 runs. After this win New Zealand opened their point accounts in Group 2 whereas for India the remaining matches become do or die encounters. It was the first match of the Super 10s after the qualifiers saw Afghanistan and Bangladesh move into Group 1 and Group 2 respectively. the top two teams from each group will move forward to the semifinal.   Group 1: Sri Lanka, South Africa, England, West Indies and Afghanistan Group 2: New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and India                              ICC World T20 Points Table-Group 1   Position       Team Matches   Won   Lost   Tie   No-result   Points   Net RR Sri Lanka              0                 0       0        0         0              0             0 South Africa          0                 0       0        0         0              0             0 England                0                 0       0        0         0              0             0 West Indies           0                 0       0        0         0              0             0 Afghanistan           0                 0       0        0         0              0             0                                    ICC World T20 Points Table-Group 2   Position        Team Matches   Won   Lost   Tie   No-result   Points   Net RR New Zealand           1                1          0        0         0              2        +2.350 Australia                  0               0          0        0         0              0          0         Pakistan                  0               0          0        0         0              0          0  Bangladesh              0               0          0        0         0              0          0  India                        1               0          1        0         0              0       -2.350       The final match will be played at Eden Gardens on 3rd April 2016.  First time it is hosted in India and it is great moment for the Indian Cricketing fans to experience this extravaganza in India. It is the sixth edition of the ICC World T20 which starts in 2007 and Indian won the inaugural tournament in 2007 whereas Pakistan won in 2009, England were crowned champions in 2010, West Indies won the trophy in 2012 whereas Sri Lanka emerged winner in 2014.

T20 World Cup: IND vs NZ, New Zealand to bat

ICC T20 World Cup 2016, India takes another Favourite New Zealand at VCA Stadium in Nagpur.  India  have been on the role this year as Indian won 10 out of their 11 matches. New Zealand has won the toss and Kane Williamson has taken the decision to bat first. India will play with the same team that won the Asia Cup final. New Zealand ring in quite a few changes.   Squads: India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Shami.    New Zealand: Kane Williamson (C), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Luke Ronchi, Grant Elliott, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ross Taylor, Colin Munro, Mitchell Santer, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi.

World T20 2016: Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 15 runs

Today Pakistan  beat Sri Lanka by 15 runs in warm up match to begin World T20 Journey in India at Eden Gardens cricket stadium of Kolkatta. Pakistan restricts Srilanka to 142/9 and gives them 15 run win in the warm up. Pakistan finished with 157/5 against Sri Lanka in the warm up.                                                                          Pakistan   Batting                                                                         R       B    4S   6S   SR Sharjeel Khan                b Senanayake                             23      21   2     2   109.52 Ahmed Shehzad            b Chameera                                18      19    2    0    94.74 Mohammad Hafeez        not out                                        70      49    9    1   142.86 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk)       st Chandimal b Herath                  13      14    0    1    92.86 Umar Akmal                  c C Kapugedera b T Perera          19      15     1    1   126.67 Shahid Afridi (captain)    c Senanayake b T Perera             0        1      0    0     0.00 Imad Wasim                  not out                                        2        2      0    0  100.00   Total 157-5 in 20 overs                                                           Extras (lb 2, w 8, nb 1, b 1) 12   Fall of wickets :1-39 (Sharjeel Khan , 5.6 overs), 2-47 (Ahmed Shehzad , 7.2 overs), 3-86 (Sarfraz , 12.4 overs), 4-139 (U Akmal , 18.2 overs), 5-146 (Afridi , 18.5 overs) Did not bat : Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan, Anwar Ali, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Nawaz, Wahab Riaz,  Mohammad Sami   Bowling                         Overs                M           R       W         Econ         Extras Angelo Mathews                2                     0            9         0         4.50         0nb, 0w Nuwan Kulasekara             4                     0           30        0         7.50        0nb, 0w Sachithra Senanayake       3                     0           27        1         9.00         0nb, 0w Rangana Herath                4                      0           24        1         6.00        0nb, 0w Dushmantha Chameera     4                      0           33        1         8.20        1nb, 5w Milinda Siriwardana           1                      0           10        0         10.00       0nb, 0w Thisara Perera                  2                      0           21        2        10.50        0nb, 3w                                                         Sri Lanka Batting                                                                           R      B     4S   6S   SR Dinesh Chandimal (wk)c        M Hafeez b Imad Wasim      30     21    5     1     142.86 Tillakaratne Dilshan              c Sarfraz b Irfan                   0       1     0      0    0.00 Lahiru Thirimanne                 c Afridi b Imad Wasim          45     37    4      2   121.62 Chamara Kapugedera           c U Akmal b Imad Wasi        14     11    1      0   127.27 Angelo Mathews (captain)     b Imad Wasim                      10      7     1      0   142.86 Milinda Siriwardana              run out (Imad Wasim)             2      5      0      0    40.00 Thisara Perera                     b Irfan                                   5      4      1      0   125.00 Nuwan Kulasekara               run out (M Amir)                     7      8      1      0     87.50 Sachithra Senanayake         lbw b Riaz                             10     15    1      0     66.67 Dasun Shanaka                   not out                                  13     10    2      0   130.00 Dushmantha Chameera       not out                                    0      1      0     0    0.00  Total 142 -9 in 20 overs (7.10 runs per over)         Extras (lb 4, w 2, nb 0, b 0) 6     Fall of wickets :1-2 (Dilshan , 1.1 overs), 2-39 (Chandimal , 5.3 overs), 3-76 (C Kapugedera , 10.3 overs),4-93 (Thirimanne , 12.2 overs), 5-101 (Mathews , 12.6 overs), 6-109 (M Siriwardana , 14.1 overs), 7-110(T Perera , 14.5 overs), 8-120 (Kulasekara , 16.5 overs), 9-142 (Senanayake , 19.5 overs) Did not bat : Shehan Jayasuriya, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga   Bowling                      Overs               M          R        W         Econ         Extras Mohammad Amir             4                    0          20       0          5.00         0nb, 0w Mohammad Irfan             4                    0          18       2          4.50          0nb, 0w Wahab Riaz                    4                    0          35       1           8.80         0nb, 0w Imad Wasim                   4                    0          25       4           6.20         0nb, 1w Shahid Afridi                   4                    0          40       0          10.0         00nb, 1w

ICC World T20: Shahid Afridi, Gets more love in India than Pakistan

The Pakistani team has arrived in Kolkata on Saturday night after receiving government clearance to travel. Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi interacted with media during  press conference on Sunday and spoke that he was happy to be in India, where he was even more loved than in Pakistan. He added that  his team received warm welcome after arriving for the World 20 Championship and never felt any security threat in this country. He always enjoyed cricket in India and received lot of love from the Indian people. Even in Pakistan he did not received that much love, which he received in India. He added  that first two matches would be very important  and extremely crucial for Pakistan. They will play first match against Bangladesh (they are yet to be qualify) and then next, match with India. Afridi also praised Indian team and said that Indian team is also performing well and there will a tight affair against Indian on 19th March in Eden Gardens ground. Afridi is also confident that his team will do good job.

Virat Kohli apologize on Women's Day

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli apologized on the occasion of International Women’s day and came up with a special message for all women. He tweeted,” Sorry for the jerks, the cat-callers, the stalkers. Don't let them ruin it for the rest of us. Happy Women's Day”. He also posted his picture in which he is in standing position with folded hands and the image is captioned as ‘SORRY’.  Now days, the Women are continuously giving their contribution in social, economic, cultural and political activities. The aim of celebration of Women’s day is to inspire women across the world and celebrate their achievement.

Asia Cup T20 Image of MS Dhoni's chopped off head goes viral

nnnA picture that depicts Bangladeshi fast bowler Taskin Ahmed carrying the chopped off head  of Indian Captain MS Dhoni ,has gone viral on social media and creating sensations.  Cricket rivalry in the Asian Sub Continent is mostly reserved for India-Pakistan matches. But the viral picture clearly shows the head of Dhoni in Taskin’s right hand is presenting the aim of Bangladesh for Asia Cup Final tomorrow.   The picture is posted by Bangladesh fan, and the image has spiced up the forthcoming Asia Cup T20 2016 final between Indian and Bangladesh. It did not happen first time, earlier Bangladesh fans has resorted such tactics on the social networking sites and targeted Indian Cricket team. Earlier in 2015, Bangladeshi newspaper posted a picture of half shaved heads of Indian batsmen after  being tormented by Mustafizur Rahman in the ODI series which India lost.nnn

World T20, India vs Pakistan: Countdown starts

On Friday, the Himanchal Pradesh Government assured the State High Court that they are ready to provide the security for India-Pakistan World T20 match  in Dharamsala which will take place on 19th March.  Pakistan Government also decided to send a security team to assess the situation in India for the match. A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Sureshwar Thakur have issued the order to maintain law and order at Dharamshala during the match. The order was passed on PIL filed by Sudhir Prakash Dogra, a resident of Shimla who claimed that the match in Dharamsala, is part of a series of 10 matches to be held there and if in any case the match is cancelled then it would dent the image of India and state would face huge loss. The next date of hearing is set on 9th March.  After the meeting between Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, the Pakistan government has taken  the decision to send a security team to assess the ground. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that central paramilitary forces would be provided security on 19th March clash between India and Pakistan if Himanchal Pradesh Chief Minister will ask for security forces

MS Dhoni: Big performance in the final against Bangladesh

Indian Captain Mehandra Singh Dhoni said that they have to deliver a big performance against Bangladesh in the clash of Asia Cup T 20 Cricket tournament which will be played on Sunday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.   The Indian team maintained all win records by presenting best performance to thrash minnows United Arab Emirates  by nine wickets in round robin league match.They rolled on as they have won nine out of ten T20 Internationals played this year which is very good track record going in the ICC World T20.  Dhoni added that  they have to come up with another big  performance in the final as Bangladesh has also a good team and they  have improved their performance. It is not a easy task against the hosts Bangladesh who have better teams like  Sri Lanka and Pakistan.  The only one game that Bangladesh lost was against India, which was the opening game of the tournament.  MS Dhoni is very happy and excited with the performance of his team and he is aware that they are going to play against Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup which is not an easy task.  Dohni is hopeful that his team will put up a big show in the final. He believes that India is ready to perform best for ICC World T20 2016.

Virat Kohli sings love song for Anushka

Indian Cricketer Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma parted their ways on a quite bitter note last month. Recently Virat claimed that he is single and ready to mingal. Currently both Virat and Anushka are silent on the entire issue as they don’t want any media attention and decided to not speak anything about their relation in public. Accoding to the sources, now Virat Kohli is sending out feelers to Anushka to come back. Recently Virat attended a function in Bangladesh in which some one asked him to come on the stage and sing a song. Virat sang the ‘Jo Wada Kiya Woh Nibhana Padega’ from the classical movie Taj Mahal. Now for whom could that be? He also uploaded the song in Instagram. Generally classical song is used by the boys who want to impress their girlfriends and remind the promises that they made during happy times. Currently Anushka Sharma is busy in her upcoming upcoming projects, Salman Khan starrer “Sultan” and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Telugu Warriors are winners of CCL 6

The Telugu Warriors recorded the Landslide victory against Karnataka Bulldozers  in 'Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) 6 in finals yesterday.  Telangana Minister KTR, King Nagarjuna, Raga Daggubatai, Victory Venkatesh and other celebrates attended the game and supported Telugu Warriors. Karnataka Bulldozers won the toss and elected to bat against Telugu Warriors at Uppal Stadium.  Karnataka Bulldozers set the target of 208 runs for Telugu Warrior. Telugu Warriors and their captain Akhil were not worried as they were happy chasing CCL 2016 Finals.  Telugu Warriors displayed a professional batting prowess and chased the target.  Sachin Joshi declared as ‘Man of the Match’ as he scored 114 runs in 49 balls whereas Prince scored electrifying half century and clinching towards the victory.  Telugu Warriors was led by Victory Venkatesh and Akkineni Akhil who proudly lifted the cup.
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