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India's left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday became the third Indian bowler to claim a hat-trick in one-day internationals. The chinaman bowler achieved the feat during the second ODI against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade (2), Ashton Agar (duck) and Pat Cummins (duck) to bag his maiden ODI hat-trick. Before Kuldeep, only former India pacer Chetan Sharma and the 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev had achieved this milestone.

Chetan Sharma, the first Indian to take a hat-trick, achieved the feat against New Zealand in 1987, while Kapil did it against Sri Lanka in 1991.

Here's how Kuldeep claimed his hat-trick:

Kuldeep Yadav To Matthew Wade:

OUT! Dragged on! Kuldeep Yadav picks up his first and Kohli has something to say to Wade. A banter happened when the Indian skipper was batting and he gives it back. Yadav bowls it short and a bit wide outside off, Wade gets across a long way to push it away but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps.

 

 

Kuldeep Yadav to Ashton Agar:

OUT! LBW! It's two-in-two for Kuldeep Yadav now. All of a sudden the Aussies are falling here like a pack of cards. Bowls a loopy ball, Agar looks to flick it away but the ball dips in and hits him on the pads right in front of the stumps. A loud appeal to which umpire raises his finger, after taking his time. Ashton confers Stoinis if he should opt for the review, his partner says no and gives him the marching order. Can Yadav pick up a hat-trick?

Kuldeep Yadav to Pat Cummins:

OUT! HAT-TRICK FOR KULDEEP YADAV! And the entire Eden Gardens is up on its feet. What a feat for this man, the feeling would be totally unreal. All his mates barge towards him. Bowls a googly and Cummins lunges forward to defend it. The ball turns away a bit, takes the outside edge and Dhoni behind the stumps doesn't make any mistake. It's the 3rd hat-trick for India in the ODIs. Australia in dire straits now.

 

 

 

 

 

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Chennai: Hardik Pandya's all-round performance complemented by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's customary calm enabled India to record a comfortable win over Australia in the rain-curtailed opening ODI of the five-match series, at Chennai on Sunday. Courtesy Pandya's blistering career-best 66-ball 83 and Dhoni's 79 off 88 balls, India posted a competitive 281 for seven despite losing the top half for less than 100 after opting to bat. However intermittent showers during the break played spoilsport as Australia were set a revised target of 164 off 21 overs via Duckworth-Lewis method.

Chasing the target, Australia did not have the best of starts and kept losing wickets at regular intervals with Pandya (2/28) helping himself with a couple of wickets.

The young wrist spinners -- Kuldeep Yadav (2/33) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/30) then ran through the middle and lower order as India took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

For Australia, Glenn Maxwell made a quickfire 39 off 18 balls while James Faulkner remained unbeaten on 32 off 25 deliveries but that was't enough for the visitors.

Earlier, Pandya career-best knock and Chennai's resident 'Super King' Dhoni's 100th international half-century propelled India to 281 for 7.

Pandya and Dhoni scripted a brilliant recovery act after India's top-half was blown away for only 87 runs -- courtesy some controlled swing bowling from Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/44) and Marcus Stoinis (2/54).

The duo added 118 runs for the sixth wicket with Pandya taking the attack back to opposition with some brilliant sixes while Dhoni once again played the role of sheet anchor to perfection.

Pandya's 66-ball innings had five boundaries and five sixes -- four of which were hit off leg-spinner Adam Zampa's over.

Dhoni on his part hit four boundaries and two sixes --both coming down the track and lofting over extra cover off pace bowling. The former skipper played 88 balls. The two sixes were the kind of shots that one doesn't associate with Dhoni -- maximums over extra cover.

Dhoni also added 72 runs for the seventh wicket with Bhuvneshwar Kumar (32 off 30 balls) in only 8.5 overs which took India beyond 280 plus total -- something that looked unlikely at the halfway stage.

The turning point of the innings was the 37th over bowled by Zampa (1/66 in 10 overs) when Pandya launched into him. India were 148 for 5 at that stage and the pressure was on Pandya and Dhoni, who were trying to rebuild the innings.

Pandya started with a boundary off a full toss and followed it up with three huge sixes as 24 runs came off that over. Australian bowling attack suddenly felt the pressure after that.

Earlier, Coulter-Nile making a comeback to the team after being dropped from Australia's Champions Trophy squad, made early inroads by removing Ajinkya Rahane for 5. The Mumbai batsman didn't look very convincing in his brief stay.

He was dismissed going for a drive off a swinging delivery from Coulter-Nile only to be caught behind by Wade. Skipper Kohli shaped for a drive and missed off the second delivery he received after having left the first one alone.

After playing the third towards cover quietly, the captain was on his way after being snapped up the athletic Glenn Maxwell at point going for an expansive drive off Coulter-Nile.

Maxwell did well to time his jump and take a one-handed catch to cut short Kohli's stay at the crease.

Manish Pandey, who got the nod ahead of his Karnataka state-mate KL Rahul, lasted just two balls. He was out fishing at a delivery on fifth stump. India were in dumps at 11 for 3 when Rohit Sharma (28) and Kedar Jadhav (40) revived the innings with a 53-run stand.

Both were out trying to pull short deliveries from Stoinis before Pandya-Dhoni took over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi : Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu beat world champion Nozomi Okuhara in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women's singles title at the Korea Open Super Series today.

The 22-year-old Indian saw off eighth seed Okuhara 22-20 11-21 20-18 in an energy-sapping contest that lasted an hour and 23 minutes to exact sweet revenge of her heart-wrenching World Championship final loss to the Japanese at Glasgow last month. Expectations of an epic battle were raised after Sindhu and Okuhara set up a summit clash for the second time in little over three weeks since they had fought for an hour and 50 minutes in one of the greatest women's singles matches in the World Championships final last month.

Today's summit clash also turned out to be another electrifying contest as Sindhu displayed great stubbornness to lay claim to her third super series title of her career.

World no. 4 Sindhu, who had clinched the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Open Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season, thus dashed Okuhara's bid to win her third straight title after winning the Australian Open and the World Championships.

The win also helped Sindhu to level her head-to-head record against Okuhara, making it 4-4 in eight meetings. 

 

 

(With inputs from PTI)

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New Delhi: Rio Olympics and World Championship silver medallist PV Sindhu is one step away from winning the Korea Open Super Series crown after advancing to the final of the women's singles event on Saturday. The 22-year-old Indian defeated sixth seeded Chinese He Bingjiao 21-10, 17-21, 21-16 in the semi-finals that lasted for an hour and six minutes. Sindhu, thus, set up a mouth-watering a clash with Japan's Nozomi Okuhara, her nemesis at the recent World Championship final, which saw the two battle for an hour and 50 minutes at Glasgow last month.

Sindhu came into the match with a 3-5 head to head count, having lost to the Chinese at the Asia Badminton Championship in April this year.

However, all the statistics didn't matter as Sindhu reigned in her unforced errors that cost her the second game to eventually seal another Super Series final spot without much fuss.

Sindhu has won the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Super Series this year, besides a title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Rafael Nadal raced to a third US Open title and 16th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 rout of South African giant Kevin Anderson.

The world number one, the champion also in New York in 2010 and 2013, added the US title to the record 10th French Open he captured in June.

Old rival Roger Federer won the season's other two Slams at the Australian Open, beating Nadal in the final, and Wimbledon in an illustration of the two Grand Slam greats' enduring appeal and power.

Nadal's Grand Slam tally is just three behind Federer's record 19.

For Nadal, it was his fifth title of the year and 74th of his career while the $3.7 million (3.07 euros) winner's prize boosted his earnings to a shade under $90 million.

It was a desperately disappointing afternoon for Anderson, the world number 32 playing in his maiden Slam final at the 34th attempt.

He was the first South African in a US championship final since Cliff Drysdale in 1965 and was bidding to become his country's first Slam champion since Johan Kriek at the 1981 Australian Open.

The Johannesburg-born, Florida-based Anderson finished the 2hr 28min final with 40 unforced errors to Nadal's 11, failing even to carve out a single break point.

In a final guaranteed to result in the fifth Slam champion in succession who is 30 or older, Nadal was on top from the start.

He had 28th-seeded Anderson scrambling to save two break points in the third and fifth games before the Spaniard converted his fifth off a forehand error for a 4-3 lead.
The world number one held and broke again, cleverly forcing the 31-year-old South African out of position on set point after 58 minutes of action.

By the end of the opening set, Nadal had just five unforced errors to Anderson's 23 with the South African unable to muster a single break point.

The one-way traffic continued in the second set as Nadal broke for 4-2 off the back of three successive volleys.

Anderson even collected a time violation for his troubles as his efforts to compose himself failed horribly.

A brutal crosscourt forehand winner gave Nadal the second set 6-3.

Anderson was broken again in the opening game of the third set.

It was his fourth loss of serve in the final; before Sunday, he had been broken just five times in the entire tournament.

Anderson called the trainer for a bloodied right index finger after the fifth game, but his struggles continued.

He saved a match point but Nadal wrapped it up with a clinical backhand volley.

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New Delhi: Indian star Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng entered the women's doubles semi-finals of the US Open tennis tournament with a straight sets win over Timea Babos of Hungary and Andrea Hlavackova of Czech Republic here on Thursday.

The fourth seeded Sino-Indian pair needed an hour and 56 minutes to carve out a 7-6, 6-4 victory over their fifth seeded opponents in the quarter-finals.

 

They will meet the winner of the quarter-final clash between H.A Chan of Taipei and S. Zhang of China and the Taipei-Swiss pair of Y. Chan and Martina Hingis for a place in the final.

The seventh seeded Czech pair of L. Hradecka and K. Siniakova will take on third seeded compatriots L. Safarova and B. Strycova in the other semi-final.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: Virat Kohli (82) and Manish Pandey (51*) starred with the bat as India beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the lone T20I on Wednesday. It was an all-round performance from the Men in Blue as they outclassed the Lankans to sweep the series 9-0 across all formats. Sri Lanka posted a competitive target of 170/7. India in reply lost both the openers early but were steadied by Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey who stitched together a 119-run partnership. For Sri Lanka, Lasith Malinga finished with the figures of 1/31. (Scorecard)

Catch all the highlights of India vs Sri Lanka T20I straight from Colombo

22:55 IST: India beat Sri Lanka, clean sweep series across all format 9-0, by 7 wickets.

22:54 IST: Four! Manish Pandey hits the winnings runs as he brings up his half-century.

22:48 IST: Last over, India need 2 runs to win.

22:47 IST: Four! Manish Pandey slams Udana for a boundary on the off-side.

22:46 IST: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the new batsman in.

22:45 IST: Out! Udana gets rid off Kohli for 82. India need 10 runs to win.

22:44 IST: India need 11 runs in 12 balls.

22:43 IST: Four! Kohli flicks Malinga for a boundary.

22:42 IST: Kohli failed to capitalise on the free-hit, gets only a single.

22:41 IST: Malinga bowls a front foot no-ball and India welcomes a free hit! 

22:35 IST: 100-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.

22:34 IST: Four! Virat Kohli slams Malinga straight down the ground just past the umpire as he ducked in time.

22:29 IST: After the end of the 15th over, India 133/2 need 38 runs in 30 balls.

22:21 IST: India need 53 runs in 42 balls​.

22:19 IST: Four! Kohli smashes Prasanna for a boundary straight down the ground.

22:18 IST: Fifty! Virat Kohli scores his 17th T20I half-century.

22:16 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Manish Pandey puts it away for a boundary.

22:14 IST: 50-run partnership comes up between Virat Kohli and Manish Pandey.

22:13 IST: Four! Full delivery from Mathews, Kohli flicks it for a boundary.

22:09 IST: 10 overs gone, India 82/2, need 89 runs in 60 balls​.

22:08 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Manish Pandey slams it for a boundary on the leg side.

22:07 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Kohli. This time punched through the off-side.

22:06 IST: Four! Short delivery from Perera, Kohli welcomes him with a boundary.

22:05 IST: Thisara Perera is introduced into the bowling attack.

22:04 IST: Dananjaya concedes 10 runs in his first over.

22:03 IST: Four! Quicker delivery from Dananjaya outside off, Kohli opens the bat face and gets it wide of short third. 

22:02 IST: Akila Dananjaya introduced into the bowling attack.

21:58 IST: Six! Kohli dances down the wickets and smokes Prasanna straight down the ground for a maximum.

21:54 IST: Manish Pandey in the new man in.

21:53 IST: Out! Brilliant display of fielding at covers from Dasun Shanaka to dismiss KL Rahul, Prasana gets his first wicket.

21:51 IST: Seekkuge Prasaan comes into the attack, replaces Isuru Udana.

21:49 IST: At the end of the fifth over, India 39/1.

21:43 IST: Four! Rahul spots the slower delivery, waits and punches off the back foot.

21:35 IST: Out! Short delivery from Malinga, Rohit pulls, miscues and Perera takes a comfortable catch. India 22/1.

21:34 IST: Lasith Malinga comes into the attack, replaces Angelo Mathews.

21:31 IST: Four! Full delivery outside off, Rahul opens the face of the bat and lifts it over backward point.

21:30 IST: Isuru Udana comes into the bowling attack.

21:29 IST: At the end of the first over, India 12/0.

21:28 IST: Four! Mathews strays on the pads, Rohit glances the ball past Malinga at short-fine leg.

21:25 IST: Four! Short and wide from Mathews, Rahul cuts it handsomely to get off the mark in style.

21:24 IST: First ball, Rohit punches Mathews off the back foot, India get first run on board.

21:23 IST: Angelo Mathew will start the proceedings for Sri Lanka.

21:22 IST: KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opening the batting for India.

21:20 IST: Welcome back to the chase!

21:09 IST: Sri Lanka post a competitive total of 170/7 at the end of 20 overs. India need 171 runs to win in 8.55 runs per over. Stay tuned!

21:07 IST: Six! Priyanjan smokes Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.

21:04 IST: Four! Ashan Priyanjan starts off the the last over with a cheeky boundary past the short third man.

21:03 IST: Four! Back-to-back boundaries for Udana off Bumrah.

21:02 IST: Four! Jasprit Bumrah gets his yorker wrong, Udana slams the ball for a boundary.

20:59 IST: Six!! Isuru Udana slogs Bhuvneshwar for a maximum.

20:54 IST: Out! Prasanna (11) pulls, miscues and Kuldeep gets his second wicket. Sri Lanka lose their seventh wicket.

20:51 IST: Four! Seekkuge pulls Kuldeep, Chahal makes a mess of it on the boundary and the ball rolls away for a boundary.

20:45 IST: At the end of the 15th over Sri Lanka 118/6.

20:40 IST: Seekkuge Prasanna is the new man in.

20:39 IST: Out! Chahal gets his second wicket of the over, dismisses Dasun Shanaka for a duck.

20:37 IST: Out! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his second wicket of the night, removes Thisara Perera for 11.

20:36 IST: Six! Perera comes down the track and slams Chahal straight down the ground for a huge maximum.

20:31 IST: Thisara Perera is the new man in.

20:30 IST: Out! Kuldeep Yadav sends Dilshan Munaweera packing for 53. Sri Lanka 99/4.

20:26 IST: Fifty! Dilshan Munaweera scores his maiden T20I half-century. Sri Lanka 91/3 in 10.1 overs.

20:25 IST: At the end of 10 overs, Sri Lanka 90/3.

20:24 IST: Six! Short from Kuldeep, Priyanjan clobbers him for a maximum.

20:20 IST: Six and a four!! Munaweera is dealing in boundaries right now.

20:18 IST: Six! Munaweera comes down the track and slams Chahal for a maximum.

20:17 IST: Brilliant first over Kuldeep, concedes only two runs.

20:15 IST: Kuldeep Yadav introduced in the bowling attack.

20:14 IST: Ashan Priyanjan, right handed bat, is the new man in.

20:12 IST: Out!! A tossed up delivery outside off from Chahal, Mathews fails to make contact, Dhoni gathers and removes the bails in a jiffy. Mathews departs for 7. Sri Lanka 62/3 in 6.3 overs.

20:09 IST: Four! Munaweera comes down the track and lofts Axar over mid-off.

20:08 IST: Four! Munaweera is on fire, heaves Axar over mid-wicket for a boundary.

20:07 IST: Four! Angelo Mathews welcomes Axar with a boundary on the leg side.

20:06 IST: Axar Patel introduced into the attack.

20:05 IST: Sri Lanka 47/2 after first five overs.

20:04 IST: Angelo Mathews is the new man in.

20:03 IST: Out! Jasprit Bumrah gets India back in the game, cleans up Niroshan Dickwella for 17.

19:56 IST: Six!! Back-to-back maximums from Munaweera off Chahal. The crowd is certainly enjoying the fireworks. Munaweera races to 21 runs off seven deliveries.

19:55 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal introduced into the bowling.

19:54 IST: Four! Bit short of length, Munaweera slogs Bhuvneshwar for another boundary.

19:53 IST: Four! What a way to get off the mark, Dilshan Munaweera cover drives Bhuvneshwar.

19:52 IST: Out!! Bhuvneshwar gives India breakthrough, cleans up Upul Tharanga. Sri Lanka 23/1 in 2.2 overs.

19:51 IST: Four! Short delivery from Bhuvneshwar, Upul Tharaga pulls handsomely for a boundary.

19:50 IST: At the end of the second over, Sri Lanka 19 for no loss.

19:49 IST: Four! Brilliant batting, Dickwella anticipates slower ball, paddle scoops Bumrah past the short fine-leg. Hat-trick of boundaries!

19:48 IST: Four! Paddle scoops Bumrah to fine-leg boundary. Cheeky from Dickwella.

19:47 IST: Four! Dickwella flicks Bumrah over square-leg for the first boundary of the innings.

19:45 IST: Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm medium, comes into the attack.

19:44 IST: At the end of the first over, Sri Lanka 4/0.

19:40 IST: First ball, leg-byes, Sri Lanka get first run on the board.

19:39 IST: Bhuvneshwar Kumar opening the bowling attack for India.

19:38 IST: Niroshan Dickwella and Upul Tharanga opening the batting for Sri Lanka.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi: After defeating Macau in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifier, India coach Stephen Constantine said he was satisfied and happy with the win.

 

"Congratulations on the victory. It was very difficult to break down their defence. It is a very valuable win for us. And we stay on top of Group A with 9 points," Constantine said.

"It was very hard to break them down as they were defending with eight or nine men. So, we are happy with the 2-0 victory." he added.

Constantine's boys have now remained unbeaten in eleven games on the trot since the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Playoff Round 1 match against Laos on June 2, 2016.

Constantine was also happy with Balwant Singh's effectiveness in scoring the winning goals after he came in as a substitute.

"Balwant scored two goals tonight. He did what he was asked to do. He could have scored four but I will take two," said Constantine.

India are scheduled to face the same opponents on October 10 in the return fixture in India.

 

 

 

 

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New Delhi:  Argentine tennis star Juan Martin del Potro saved two match points to outlast Dominic Thiem in a five-set thriller on Monday and set up a clash against Swiss third seed Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.

The 28-year-old Argentine 24th seed rallied past Austrian sixth seed Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(1), 6-4 in an emotional fightback, which is only his second career victory after falling two sets down, reports Xinhua news agency.

 

"Oh my God," Del Potro told the crowd after the match on the court. "I was sick for the last two days. I came here trying to play the best I can and then when I see this crowd cheering for me, I was trying to play better every game."

"I think I fight like this because of you guys so thank you very much."

Del Potro, the 2009 US Open champion, will next face 19-time Grand Slam champion Federer, the Swiss third seed, who got past German 33rd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Del Potro defeated Federer in a five-set final eight years ago here for his only Grand Slam title, when he also dispatched Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.

Federer eased into last eight with a 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber, taking his record over the German veteran to 12-0.

Top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain also got an easy win, beating Aleksandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-2, 6-4, 6-1. He will take on Russian teenager Andrey Rublev, who upset ninth seed David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 7-6(5), 6-3.

In the women's event, world number one Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic set up a quarterfinal date against American player CoCo Vandeweghe.

Estonia's World No.418 Kaia Kanepi also reached the quarterfinals, becoming only the second qualifier in US Open history to make the last eight.

She will take on Madison Keys from United States, who shocked fourth seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 7-6(2), 1-6, 6-4.

--IANS

 

 

 

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Mumbai: Star India placed the winning bid for the media rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the next five years. The consolidated global bid for the IPL media rights placed by Murdoch's India subsidiary was Rs 16,347 crore, exceeding the sum of the individual bids, which was Rs 15,819 crore. 

Star India was the only bidder to place a global bid. Sony Pictures Network India, the incumbent television rights holder, bid for the India TV rights for Rs 11,500 crore. This was the highest individual bid in any category. 

The sum of all the rights bids in case of Star India was Rs 7,882.47 crore. However, this time, the BCCI had allowed companies to put in one composite bid for global TV and digital rights, which could be different from the sum of the individual bids the company has made.

 

 

 

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