Bhajji is a flop,yet again
New Delhi: For the third match in a row, Harbhajan Singh went wicketless but his team were back to winning ways as they beat Jammu & Kashmir by 19 runs to register their second win in the north zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Punjab managed only 224 in 49.4 overs.
In reply, Jammu & Kashmir managed 205 for nine in their stipulated 50 overs. Harbhajan gave away 42 runs in seven luckless overs.
India to host
Calcutta: The Indian women’s cricket team will host Australia for three ODIs and five Twenty20 matches starting March 12, in Ahmedabad.
March 10: Tour Match in Ahmedabad; March 12: 1st ODI in Ahmedabad; March 14: 2nd ODI in Mumbai; March 16: 3rd ODI in Mumbai; March 18: 1st T20 in Vizag (D/N); March 19: 2nd T20 in Vizag; March 21: 3rd T20 in Vizag (D/N); March 22: 4th T20 in Vizag.
Madrid: Struggling Chelsea striker Fernando Torres was dropped by World Cup champions Spain for the first time in more than five years on Friday. Torres was missing from the squad announced by coach Vicente del Bosque for next week’s friendly against Venezuela
Lausanne: Former Fifa official Amos Adamu lost his appeal against a three-year ban from football for seeking bribes during bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday upheld a judgement by Fifa’s ethics committee to expel Adamu from football until October 2013.
Guadalajara: Johan Cruyff is joining struggling Mexican side Guadalajara as a consultant, the club lying bottom of the Clausura championship said on Thursday.
New Delhi: P. Kashyap and Aditi Mutatkar advanced to the quarter finals of the Austrian International Challenge Badminton tournament in Vienna on Friday. Kashyap had a 21-18, 21-12 victory over Emil Holst of Denmark while Aditi beat Alesia Zaitsava of Belarus 22-20, 22-20.
Sanam in final
Chandigarh: Sanam Singh stunned his fourth seeded Japanese rival Kento Takeuchi 6-2, 6-2 to set up a singles final with compatriot N. Sriram Balaji in the ITF Men’s Future $10,000 tournament. Balaji defeated R Virali Murugesan 6-3, 6-2.
Calcutta: CESC (SC) defeated ERSA 3-1 in a BHA league match on Friday. Sunil Kujur, Amrit X. Soreng and Sukhen Saha scored for the winners while M. Kujur scored the solitary goal for ERSA.
Lahiri in lead
n New Delhi: Anirban Lahiri turned in a creditable five-under 67 to take a three-stroke lead after the third round of the SAIL-SBI Open here on Friday.
Staff Reporter & Agencies