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We had held back in earlier times but told boys not to worry about position in team: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

DHARAMSALA: Rohit Sharma knows that Indian team was a bit conservative in their approach towards T20 cricket for some time but he expects that philosophy to undergo change as the youngsters have been told not to worry about odd failure. The cornerstone of Rohit's captaincy has been security for the players and it's paying dividends with three back-to-back T20I series wins since he took over post T20 World Cup. "We do understand at times that we've held back but it's important to tell the guys that you don't have to worry about your positions in the team. We want to fill whatever gaps we do have. We just want to move forward," Rohit said at the presentation ceremony after India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third T20I to sweep the series 3-0. Rohit understands that picking an XI b...
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Subdued start by Indian shooters in year’s first World Cup | More sports News – Times of India

CAIRO: Indian shooters began their campaign in the year's first ISSF World Cup on a quiet note as none of the three participants in the men's 10m air rifle made it to the semi-finals on Sunday. Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil shot 628.5 in the 60-shot qualification stage to be placed 11th among 103 competitors. He was the best Indian finisher. The top eight to make it through were led by Russian Vladimir Maslennikov, a former world champion and Olympic medallist, who shot a superb 632.7. Among India's other two competitors in the qualifiers which ended late on Sunday, Divyansh Singh Panwar ended 25th with a score of 626.8 while Srinjoy Datta shot 616.6 to finish 82nd. The semi-finals and medal rounds are scheduled for Monday. The first medals will be distributed on Monday, when both the men'...
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ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan end Bengaluru FC’s semifinal hopes | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: ATK Mohun Bagan took a big step towards booking a semi-final spot with a 2-0 win over Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday. The defeat ended all hopes for the Blues of making it into the top-four. As for the Mariners, they remained third, level on points with second-placed Jamshedpur FC. Liston Colaco (45+1) scored his eighth goal of the season from a sensational free-kick to give his team the lead. Manvir Singh (85th) added a second goal late in the game to put the result beyond doubt. An early chance saw Colaco testing Lara Sharma from a direct free-kick, but the goalkeeper was steadfast in collecting the ball. On the other end, Cleiton Silva threatened to score but managed to send his volley above the crossbar. At the half-hour mark, Sunil Chhetri was left ...
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Cunill brothers shine as Spain stun India 5-3 in FIH Pro League | Hockey News – Times of India

BHUBANESWAR: The Indian men's hockey team slumped to its second defeat in the FIH Pro League as it lost 3-5 to Spain in the second match of their two-legged tie at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. If world No. 4 India made a last-minute dash on Saturday to beat Spain 5-4 in a pulsating match, the scenario was completely opposite on Sunday as world No. 9 Spain were accurate with their penalty corner conversions to completely outwit the hosts. Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist India took the lead in the sixth minute through Abhishek before Spain struck thrice through Pau Cunill (14th, 24th) and Joan Tarres (14th). Pepe Cunill (54th) and skipper Marc Miralles (59th) converted two more penalty corners to seal the issue for the visitors. India's other goals were scored by Harmanpreet Singh (27th...
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Para Archery World Championships: Pooja Jatyan wins historic silver | More sports News – Times of India

DUBAI: Rookie para archer Pooja Jatyan on Sunday scripted history as she became the first Indian to win a silver in an individual section of the Para World Championships. Pooja lost to Italian Petrilli Vincenza in the summit clash to end her World Para Championships dream run with a silver medal. Eyeing to become the first woman archery world champion at the senior level, the 24-year-old from Gurugram was up against Tokyo Paralympics silver medalist from Italy in the final. Pooja, who is afflicted with polio since childhood, put up a valiant show racing to a 3-1 lead but the world No. 7 Italian used her vast experience to bounce back and down the Indian 3-7 (24-24, 23-21, 26-28, 24-26, 25-27). #Pooja becomes the 1st 🇮🇳 Indian Para-Archer 🏹 to clinch an Indv. SILVER 🥈Medal at World #Para...
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Sonny Ramadhin, mystifying West Indies spinner, dies at 92 | Cricket News – Times of India

PARIS: Sonny Ramadhin, who has died at the age of 92, was one of the West Indies' finest spin bowlers and, in tandem with Alf Valentine, fashioned a series win in England in 1950 which became lodged in calypso folklore. "They complemented each other perfectly," said the late West Indian cricket writer, broadcaster and historian Tony Cosier. "Ramadhin, cap on, sleeves buttoned down to the wrists, presented mysteries which no English batsman unravelled for the entire summer." Sad day - great innings grandad https://t.co/5Q04tNwagU— Kyle Hogg (@kylehogg22) 1645970034000Sonny Ramadhin, who took 158 wickets in his 43 Tests, was born in St Charles in Trinidad on Mayday 1929. Just 19, the 5 foot 4 inch (1.62m) off-spinner was selected for the 1950 tour on the strength of two matches for Trinid...
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Spain hand Indian women first loss of FIH Pro League | Hockey News – Times of India

Savita stopped a penalty stroke and made numerous saves but still couldn't keep the Spaniards at bay as the Indian women's hockey team were handed their first loss of their FIH Pro League campaign at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Having earned a comeback win on Saturday, India did their best to do the same on Sunday, but it wasn't to be as Xantal Gine scored from a penalty corner in the last minute of the match to help Spain beat India 4-3. While India lost the game, coach Janneke Schopman must be happy with the way her team attacked. They looked dangerous whenever they went forward and troubled the Spanish defenders with their pace on more than one occasion. Compared to nine circle entries in the last match, India had 15 on Sunday. However, they failed to win a penalty corn...
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Rout map to a world record

India equalled the world record for most consecutive T20I wins with their 12th successive victory as they defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the third and final match in Dharamsala to make it a hattrick of 3-0 sweeps at home. They are now tied with Afghanistan and Romania, and only the latter’s streak is ongoing. Shreyas Iyer’s form remained the standout of the series as he took charge of Sunday’s chase of 147, just like he had on Saturday. He ended the three-match contest with three half-centuries – 57 off 28, 74 off 44 and 73 off 45, all unbeaten knocks at a cumulative strike-rate of 174 as against a career T20 strike-rate of 130. Man of the Match ✅Man of the Series ✅ How good was @ShreyasIyer15 in this series 👏👏@Paytm #INDvSL pic.twitter.com/654OhvNlTa — BCCI (@BCCI) ...
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Rohit Sharma surpasses Shoaib Malik’s tally to become most capped men’s T20I player | Cricket News – Times of India

DHARAMSALA: India skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday surpassed Pakistan batter, Shoaib Malik, in playing most men's T20I games. Rohit achieved the feat when he stepped onto the field in the third and final T20I against Sri Lanka in Dharamsala. Rohit has now featured in 125 T20Is while Shoaib Malik has played 124 games in the shortest format of the game. Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is third on the list with 119 T20I under his belt. Speaking about his record feat, Rohit during the toss said, "It's a great feeling representing your country in 125 T20Is, feels good, look to continue playing for many more years." India have already sealed the series against Sri Lanka, which means the final T20I is a dead rubber. The hosts had defeated Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the first T20I and by 7 wick...
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Landless farmer’s daughter Abha Khatua meets Asian Games qualifying norms

A wrist injury of her right hand, breathing difficulties, fatigue, body ache because of Covid-19 and severe chikungunya. Shot-putter Abha Khatua recounts a difficult chapter which was 2021. “It is a miracle that I am fit and able to throw today,” the 25-year-old said after throwing 17.09 metres to win gold at the 1st Indian Open Throws Competition in Patiala. Her best throw till date is an upgrade from 16.01 metres from two years ago. She will remember this Sunday as a red-letter day. Seventeen metres is the qualifying standard for the Asian Games laid down by the Athletics Federation of India. “I feel like a champion today,” Abha said. Only a handful of women from India have thrown beyond 17 metres, she is just the fourth, so Abha deserves the spotlight. Her humble roots m...
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Ranji Trophy: All-round Mulani takes Mumbai to top with fine victory over Goa, Saurashtra earn bonus point versus Odisha | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Left-arm spinner Shams Mulani single handedly carried Mumbai to the top of the points table as the 44-time champions thrashed Goa by 119 runs after having conceded a 164-run first-innings lead in their group D match. Mulani had match figures of 11 for 167 (6/107 and 5/60) along with a crucial half-century and a 116-run ninth-wicket stand with fellow spinner Tanush Kotian (98 and 4 wickets) that took Mumbai to 395 for nine and leaving Goa with a tricky 232-run chase on the final day. However, Goa managed only 112 runs in 48 overs, giving full six points to the heavyweights. Mumbai are on top of group D with nine points from two games while Saurashtra, by virtue of an innings victory, got seven against Odisha and are second with eight points. While Saurashtra play Goa in the fi...
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Ganesh Satish revels in double ton

Ganesh Satish has hit a double century in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match against Maharashtra. Satish’s magnificent 275 has put Vidarbha in the driver’s seat. This double century is all the more special for Satish as it coincides with his 100th first-class match. On this special occasion, Satish made it even more memorable, registering his best individual score to date. His previous best, 237, was against Andhra in the 2019-20 season. 2⃣7⃣5⃣ Runs4⃣8⃣2⃣ Balls3⃣3⃣ Fours5⃣ Sixes Ganesh Satish – the Vidarbha right-hander – was on a roll with the bat & played a fantastic knock against Maharashtra. 👏 👏 #RanjiTrophy | #VIDvMAH | @Paytm A snippet of his knock 🎥 🔽 pic.twitter.com/N7ceViYlGH — BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) February 25, 2022   “Ranji Trophy is the biggest opportun...
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Live Cricket Score, IND vs SL 3rd T20I: India eye clean sweep; Sri Lanka look for consolation win – The Times of India

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Tragedy unfolds again, after baby girl, Solanki loses his father, plays Ranji game

The joy was miniscule and short-lived. The grief was immense. Vishnu Solanki stopped a four through a great fielding effort at Vikas Cricket Ground in Cuttack. Much to the cluelessness of his team-mates, the player was asked to come to the dressing-room by the Baroda team manager Dharmendra Arothe. A shattering news awaited Solanki there; his father had passed away. If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe and get Sandeep Dwivedi’s newsletter straight in your inbox “Later, we came to know that his father passed away,” Baroda captain Kedar Devdhar recounted after their Ranji Trophy game on Sunday, adding: “Vishnu saw his father’s last rites in one corner of the dressing room, on a video call. It was really tough for him, but the courage he showed has been remarkable.” Solanki has ...
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Delhi all but out of Ranji Trophy knock-out contention after losing humdinger to Jharkhand | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: Dhruv Shorey's counter-attacking hundred set up a fitting final hour but old warhorse Shahbaz Nadeem's second five-wicket haul enabled Jharkhand to oust Delhi from quarterfinal contention with a thrilling 15-run win in the final over of their Ranji Trophy group H encounter on Sunday. While Shorey should be credited for his superb 136 off 177 balls that kept Delhi in hunt for a tough score of 335 but they wilted under pressure during the final half an hour when Nadeem (5/83 in 31 overs) and fellow left-arm orthodox spinner Anukul Roy (2/71 in 20.4 overs) brilliantly closed down the run-scoring opportunities. Delhi skipper Pradeep Sangwan was coolly stumped by debutant wicketkeeper Kumar Kushagra after he failed to get going. Nadeem's 10-wicket match haul ensured that Jharkhand,...
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Ranji Trophy: Kunnummal stars as Kerala stun Gujarat by eight wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

RAJKOT: Kerala rode on opener Rohan Kunnummal's aggressive unbeaten hundred to stun Gujarat by eight wickets in their Elite Group A Ranji Trophy game here on Sunday. Chasing a stiff 214 for a win, Kerala lost opener Rahul P (7) cheaply. But Rohan Kunnummal (106 not out off 87 balls) and skipper Sachin Baby (62; 5x4; 2x6) had different plans as they pummelled the Gujarat attack to submission at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium. The two forged a vital 143-run stand in just 135 balls for the second wicket to take Kerala closer to victory. While Kunnummal was the more aggressive one, Baby played his part to perfection. When Baby was dismissed by Siddharth Desai, Kerala needed just 44 runs. Kunnummal, who hammered 12 boundaries and three maximums, then led the team home in company ...
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Cunill brothers shine as Spain stun India 3-5 in FIH Pro League

The Indian men’s hockey team slumped to its second defeat in the FIH Pro League as it lost 3-5 to Spain in the second match of their two-legged tie at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. If world No. 4 India made a last-minute dash on Saturday to beat Spain 5-4 in a pulsating match, the scenario was completely opposite on Sunday as world No. 9 Spain were accurate with their penalty corner conversions to completely outwit the hosts. Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist India took the lead in the sixth minute through Abhishek before Spain struck thrice through Pau Cunill (14th, 24th) and Joan Tarres (14th). Pepe Cunill (54th) and skipper Marc Miralles (59th) converted two more penalty corners to seal the issue for the visitors. India’s other goals were scored by Harmanpreet Singh (...
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Tons-up Rohan Kunnummal seals victory for Kerala

Not often does a team chase down 214 from 41 overs on a fourth-day pitch in the Ranji Trophy. But Kerala romped home with overs to spare against Gujarat in an Elite Group A game on Sunday, thanks to Rohan Kunnummal’s rapid-fire century. The 23-year-old, on a red-hot streak, hit an unbeaten 106 off 87 balls (12×4, 3×6) in Rajkot, notching up his third consecutive hundred in the process. The right-handed opener had scored 129 in the first innings, on the heels of his 107 against Meghalaya in the previous game. Kerala had beaten Meghalaya by an innings and 166 runs in their opening fixture. Captain Sachin Baby’s 62 off 76 balls also contributed immensely to the eight-wicket win against Gujarat. Rohan didn’t allow the Gujarat bowlers to settle down in either innings, playin...
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Czech Republic are mates with Poland, Sweden, rejecting Russia

Expulsions, dismissals and refusal to play – the fourth day of Russia’s war against Ukraine, has seen European sports outlaw the country, its top leadership and its oligarchs, in a variety of ways. And even though the sporting world has shown unity in condemning Russia and its leadership, there are already instances of these leaders either stepping aside or being suspended, only for close aides or long-time partners to still be a part of day-to-day functioning. If you haven’t already, click here to subscribe and get Sandeep Dwivedi’s newsletter straight in your inbox Czechs join the chorus The Czech Republic joined Poland and Sweden on Sunday in rejecting to play Russia in the 2022 World Cup qualifying next month. The Czech soccer association’s executive committee said it “...
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Czechs refuse to play Russia in 2022 World Cup play-offs: FA | Football News – Times of India

PRAGUE: The Czech Football Association said Sunday the national team would not play Russia in a potential 2022 World Cup play-off in March following the invasion of Ukraine. "The Czech national team will in no case play a potential game against Russia in the World Cup play-offs," the Czech FA said in a statement, following the same decision by Sweden and Poland. The Czechs would have to beat Sweden away and Russia would have to beat Poland to set up a clash between the two countries on March 29. Sweden and Poland said they would not play Russia on Saturday. The Czechs are due to play Sweden in the first round of the play-offs in Stockholm on March 24, while Russia were due to host Poland in Moscow on the same day. The Polish, Swedish and Czech federations had issued a statement on Thurs...