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Jadeja makes roaring comeback as India dismiss Bangladesh for 173

Ravindra Jadeja made a roaring return to limited overs cricket with a four-wicket haul, helping India dismiss Bangladesh for 173 in a Super Four match of the Asia Cup here on Friday. The all-rounder, playing his first ODI since July 2017, broke the backbone of Bangladesh batting with his accurate left-arm spin and ended with impressive figures of four for 29 in 10 overs. Bangladesh batsmen faltered again, having come a cropper in the run chase against Afghanistan on Thursday night. The seasoned pace duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/32) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/37) too made life tough for the opposition. The saving grace for Bangladesh was the 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Mehidy Hasan Miraz (42 off 50) and captain Mashrafe Mortaza (26 off 32) before the team was all out in 49.1 overs.

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Indian shelters on decline, reduced to just quarter finalists now.. Sindhu, Srikanth

India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu lost their respective matches to crash out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here on Friday. In a marathon match, third seed Sindhu lost to fifth seed Chen Yufei of China 11-21, 21-11, 15-21 while seventh seed Srikanth lost to third seed Kento Momota of Japan in staright games 21-9 , 21-11.

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Wrestler Vinesh gets big offer

Cornerstone Sport, a sport management and talent representation agency, on Friday announced the signing of Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat. The agency will exclusively manage Phogat's brand endorsements, off-field engagements, social media and other commercial engagements, according to a statement. The agency exclusively manages Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, along with Lokesh Rahul, Dwayne Bravo, Shreyas Iyer, Satnam Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and many others.

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Dravid questions Kohli, Shastri after England loss

Rahul Dravid, the last captain to lead India to a series win in England, says the current side faced unusually tough conditions in the recently concluded five-match rubber and the batsmen must prepare better before embarking on the next English tour. "Let's just be honest first. The conditions in England were not easy for batting. I think batsmen of both teams struggled. If you take out Virat Kohli from the equation, it was not an easy series for the batsmen. I have played in England quite a bit, the conditions can be tough, but it is rare to find five Test matches which had conditions as tough as the one they found," Dravid said in response to a PTI query here on Friday.

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Here comes new hockey song.. don't miss

Grammy and Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman, along with celebrated lyricist-poet Gulzar, has created the official song for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The Odisha government roped in Rahman for composing the song titled "Jai hind hind, jai India", which is penned by Gulzar.

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Kidambi Srikanth's campaign ends after another defeat to Kento​ Momota

India's Kidambi Srikanth on Friday lost to reigning world champion Kento Momota in the quarterfinals, ending his campaign at the USD one million China Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament. The 24-year-old Indian, who had a 3-7 head-to-head record against Momota, couldn't find a chink in the Japanese's armour, losing 9-21, 11-21 to the world No.2 in a lop-sided contest.

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Birthday boy Rashid Khan stars with bat and ball as giant killers Afghanistan crush Bangladesh by 136 runs

Conituing ther stunning performance, minnows Afghanistan have turned into giant killers. After beating Sri Lanka in their opener, Afghanistan crushed Bangladesh by 136 runs. Set a target of 256, Bangladesh were bolwed out for 119 in 42.1 overs. Birthday boy Rashid Khan was Man of the Match. Following his half century, Rashid took 2 for 13 in 9 overs to guide Afghanistan to an emphatic win. Earlier, birthday boy Rashid Khan smashed a superb unbeaten half century and shared 95 runs with Gulbadin Naib for the unconquered eighth wicket as Afghanistan made a stunning fightback to post a competitive 255 for 7 in their Asia Cup here on Thursday.

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Gold medal winner wrestler questions Khel Ratna to Kohli, may move court

Dejected over the denial of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, seasoned wrester Bajrang Punia on Thursday said he was "hurt" and questioned the selection criteria for the country's highest sporting honour. Despite winning gold medals in the Asian Games at Jakarta and the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, his name did not feature in the final list of nominees. His list of laurels isn't limited to one season, as he had won a World Championship bronze medal in 2013 and silver in 2014. "I'm hurt for not being recognised for my talent and performances, I don't know what was the criteria of selection for this award," he told reporters here. "I tried calling Rathore sir's number (Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore), but he didn't even reply back. I'm going to meet him in person to enquire about the matter."

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Sindhu, Srikanth keep Indian hopes alive in China Open

India's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu advanced while mixed doubles and men's doubles pairs bowed out of the $1 million China Open World Tour Super 1000 tournament here Thursday. Srikanth defeated Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand 21-12, 15-21, 24-22 in a marathon match which lasted around an hour while Rio Olympic silver medallist Sindhu edged past Thailand's Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-23, 21-13, 21-18 in another match.

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Bhuvi rubs salt on Pak injuries..cuts cake with sword to celebrate victory..VIDEO

After emphatic victory over Pakistan in Asia Cup, India decided to make the revenge sweet. It was revenge of humiliating defeat that India suffered in last year's Champion's Trophy. to celebrate the revenge, Team India decided to cut a huge cake with 'Congratulations' written on it. Team India gathered around the cake and Man of the Match Bhuvneshwar Kumar was called to do the honours. And he did it in style--by cutting the cake with a sword instead of a knife.

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