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NZ A out for 211 vs India A

Vijaywada: India A bowlers continued to torment New Zealand A batsmen, dismissing the visitors for a meagre 211 on the first day of the second four-day match. India A were 33 for one at stumps.

Brief scores: New Zealand A 211 (C. Munro 65; S. Thakur 3/34, K. Sharma 3/49, S. Nadeem 2/41). India A 33/1. Match to continue.

SLC committee

Colombo: Former captains Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardena are likely to be drafted in the high-powered committee, formed to revive Sri Lanka’s cricket, which has been on a downward spiral.


Tamsui: Arjun Atwal celebrated his appointment as the captain of the EurAsia team with a two-under 70 in the third round, which helped him moved into top-10 of the Mercuries Taiwan Masters here. Atwal (73-71-70) is now three-under and tied 8th.

Poor show

Jersey City: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri and South African Charl Schwartzel combined for a disastrous show as the International team suffered its biggest loss of the ongoing Presidents Cup, conceding a big lead to the US. Lahiri and Schwartzel went down 6&5. The  US lead the match 8-2.

No Vinicius

Mumbai: Brazil will not have the services of their star player Vinicius Jr during the U-17 World Cup as the youngster has been barred by his club Flamengo from travelling to India following their defeat in the final of the Copa do Brasil. According to a report published by Globo Esporte, Vinicius had an agreement with Flamengo that he can travel to India only if they win the Cup in Brazil, which did not happen.

Neymar’s brace

Paris: Neymar scored a double as Paris St Germain’s awe-inspiring firepower was on show again in a 6-2 demolition of Girondins de Bordeaux, that stretched their Ligue 1 lead to three points on Saturday. Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe were the other scorers.

Maria wins

Beijing: Former world No.1 Maria Sharapova avenged her US Open loss to Anastasija Sevastova with a 7-6(3), 5-7, 7-6(7) victory over the Latvian in the China Open first round on Saturday.

Pro Kabaddi

Chennai: Puneri Paltan pipped UP Yoddha 34- 33 in a close encounter of the Pro Kabaddi League here on Saturday.

Dipika loses

San Francisco: Dipika Pallikal’s run at the Oracle NetSuite Open ended with a crushing semi-final defeat at the hands of Malaysia’s eight-time world champion Nicol David. She lost 11-3, 11-0, 11-5. “Dipika’s a dangerous player so I needed to be sharp from the word go. The court really worked for me... I found my volleys and I was really pleased to win,” David said.

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