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I-League: East Bengal, Gokulam Kerala set to lock horns

Kalyani, Jan 14: East Bengal have now come back to their home after a long away spell as they are gearing up to host Gokulam Kerala FC in a must-win match for both the teams to stay alive in the title race.Quess East Bengal, who suffered their first loss of the ongoing Hero I-League against Churchill Brothers FC Goa, will be looking to get back to winning ways. The Red and Golds are placed fifth in the table with eight points from five games and a win against Gokulam Kerala can assure them of the top three places at the end…

Mumbai ODI: India fold for 255 despite Dhawan’s 74

Mumbai, Jan 14: Opener Shikhar Dhawan roared back to form with a crisp half-century but India struggled to get going as Australia bowled them out for 255 in 49.1 overs in the first of the three ODIs at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.Dhawan, who returned to international cricket against Sri Lanka in the just concluded T20Is after an injury, opened the batting with Rohit Sharma, under pressure from K.L. Rahul who made the most of his absence to score heavily. As stated by skipper Virat Kohli on the eve of the first…

Australian Open: Prajnesh advances but Ramanathan, Ankita exit

Melbourne, Jan 14: India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran entered the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers as he knocked out local wild card Harry Bourchier 6-2, 6-4 on Tuesday. However, Ramkumar Ramanathan crashed out of the tournament after going down to Federico Coria in the qualifiers.Prajnesh will now face Germany's Yannick Hanfmann in the second round. Last week, Prajnesh had bowed out of the Apis Canberra International following a second round defeat in Bendigo (Australia). Ramkumar on the other hand,…

Amid Chennai smog, Ashwin questions need for Bhogi bonfires

Chennai, Jan 14: Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday called for educating people about the hazards of "spoiling the planet further in the name of traditions." In a tweet, Ashwin pointed out the layer of smog that has engulfed Chennai following bonfires that were lit on the day of the Bhogi festival."Massive smog in Chennai this morning owing to Bhogi burning, entire nose getting blocked and black discharges later in the day. I am not sure if it's worth spoiling the planet further in the…

Sri Lanka announce squad for Zimbabwe Tests

Colombo, Jan 14: Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced their 15-member Test squad for their upcoming Zimbabwe tour with opener Dimuth Karunaratne appointed as skipper of the side. The islanders are scheduled to play two Tests in Zimbabwe later this month.On the other hand, 33-year-old Sean Williams, who has played 10 Tests scoring a total of 553 runs, will lead the hosts in the series. Williams has also scalped 17 wickets in the longest format of the game. Zimbabwe had last played a Test in November 2018 when they toured…
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