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Bhubaneswar gears up to host Hockey Men’s World Cup

Bhubaneswar, June6: Preparations are in full swing ahead of the much anticipated Hockey Men’s World Cup, to be played from November 28 to 16 December at the iconic Kalinga Stadium here.

The Odisha government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been chalking out massive plans to give a facelift to the host city and several measures are being taken to improve the infrastructure, transportation and ambience for the biggest competition.

After the successful organisation of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in 2017, the city will be hosting the prestigious World Cup.

“We are taking several measures to ensure that the World Cup is a grand success. The city of Bhubaneswar is going through a massive overhaul which will make it a favourable destination for all hockey enthusiasts from across the globe,” said Sports secretary Vishal Dev.

“Through the collaboration between Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Odisha Tourism and multiple other state departments, we are working towards elevating the holistic experience for the visiting fans and the people of Odisha. We want the fans to walk away having witnessed top quality hockey action intertwined with the rich cultural heritage that Odisha offers”, he added.

BMC is making sure that fans from across the world can enjoy the world-class hospitality that Odisha has to offer.

With less than six months to go for the 16-team competition, the local civic body will be executing three main projects which will help in building the core infrastructure and beautify the city.

Around 100 e-toilets will also be set-up in the city during the tournament to make sure that the sanitation situation is taken care of and tourists from all parts of the world can enjoy a clean and green environment, said an official.

Besides, a better drainage system will also be put in place to deal with the monsoons.

The civic body has commissioned artists from all over the state to paint the city with their creative exemplifications on hockey, with a number of walls throughout the city being their canvas.

A major chunk of the problem during big tournaments lies in the transportation facilities in the host cities. Therefore, the BMC is making sure that the number of city buses and non-motorised alternatives are in place to accommodate a large number of tourists who will be coming to witness the tournament.

As many as 200 new buses in two phases will be deployed in the city by the Capital Region Urban Transport, and the 110 old buses will also be used, making sure that a comprehensive 319 buses will be serving the public during the tournament, said the official.

AThe renovation work of the Kalinga Hockey Stadium has also entered its final phase with the capacity being increased to 15000 by extending the stands and building two new galleries.

Indian men’s hockey team’s national camp starts Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 3: After ending the year with a bronze medal at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in Bhubaneswar, the Indian mens team will report for a 10-day national camp, starting at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, from Thursday.

With a busy hockey calendar in 2018 that features Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April followed by the Hockey Champions Trophy at Breda in July, the Asian Games at Jakarta in August, Asian Champions Trophy in October and the much-awaited World Cup at Bhubaneswar in November, Hockey India has announced 33 players for this year’s first national camp.

Goalkeeper Krishan B. Pathak, part of the winning team of 2016 junior men’s World Cup, finds himself in the group along with Akash Anil Chikte and Suraj Karkera who had promising outing at the Asia Cup and contributed to India’s success at the HWL Final. They will be joined by seasoned compatriot P.R. Sreejesh who is vying to find top form after nearly eight months of injury break.

Nilam Sanjeep Xess, the young defender from Bargarh, Odisha who led the Indian team to Under-18 Asia Cup win in 2016, has been elevated to the senior core group.

He will train alongside stalwart Sardar Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas, Dipsan Tirkey, Varun Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Gurinder Singh in the back line.

The line-up of midfielders remains unchanged with Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh, S.K. Uthappa, Sumit, Kothajit Singh, Satbir Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Simranjeet Singh, Harjeet Singh in the group.

Young forward Sumit Kumar, who featured in the junior team in 2016, has been included for the camp with seniors’ S.V. Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Gurjant Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Armaan Qureshi, Affan Yousuf and Talwinder Singh.

India will begin the season with the Four Nations Invitational Tournament in Tauranga and Hamilton, New Zealand which will see Belgium, Japan and the hosts in fray.

“The camp will be short and we need to deal with the players who just played domestic matches which means we need to be careful in training considering we play eight matches in New Zealand,” chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said in a statement.

“Like always, the evaluation of the previous tournament needs to come from the players so that’s the first thing we do when we meet for this camp.

“I would like to understand what their experience was of the tournament and what they think needs to improve. For me, the HWL Final gave an insight into what is necessary to improve when we play higher ranked teams and I certainly believe we can do better in our 1 vs 1 defending.

“In the next tour this will be one of the key areas we would like to improve,” the 43-year-old Dutchman added.

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New Zealand vs West Indies, Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton 

West Indies was bowled out for 221 in the first innings of the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Stand in Captain Kraigg Braithwaite top scored with 66 runs and was the only Windies batsmen to go past 50. Sunil Ambris was dismissed hit wicket for the second time in three innings. For New Zealand, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Colin De Grandhomme picked up two wickets each.

New Zealand in their second innings declared at 291/8 courtesy, Ross Taylor who scored his 17th Test century which took him level with Martin Crowe on the list of most centuries by a Kiwi. New Zealand declared when they had extended their lead to 443. Miguel Cummins took two wickets in the second innings for the Windies. Windies were 30/2 at stumps with Kraigg Braithwaite and Shai Hope at the crease.

India vs Sri Lanka, First ODI, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala

1st ODI statistical review
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Sri Lanka won the first ODI by seven wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the three match series in Dharamsala. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first in the first ODI and Sri Lanka had a new captain in the form of Thisara Perera and he had a fantastic start to his rejuvenated career a player and as a captain as his team pulled of a huge victory over world number one India. Suranga Lakmal was adjudged the man of the match for his exceptional effort with the ball. Lakmal bowled 10 overs on the trot, bowling four maidens, giving away 13 runs and picked up four wickets. Only three Indian batsmen touched double figures, MS Dhoni (65), Kuldeep Yadav (19) and Hardik Pandya (10).

Hockey World League, Bhubaneswar

Australia lifted their back to back Hockey world league title as they defeated Argentina 2-1 in the final on Sunday.

India on the other hand defeated Germany 2-1 to win the bronze medal.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE, Result- Week 16 

Romelu Lukaku
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Manchester Derby

Manchester City extended their lead to 11 points as they defeated their closest rivals in the league 2-1 in the first Manchester Derby of the season. David Silva opened the innings for City in the 43rd minute but Marcus Rashford equalized in the first half stoppage time.  Nicolas Otamendi found the winner in the second half to give City the victory.

Southampton 1-1 Arsenal

Liverpool 1-1 Everton

SPANISH LA LIGA- Week 16 

Lionel Messi
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Levante 1-2 Athletico Bilbao

Villarreal 0-2 Barcelona

GOLF 

Shubhankar Sharma
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21 year old Shubhankar Sharma won his first major circuit tournament as he won the Johannesburg open on Monday.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola
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New Zealand vs West Indies, Second Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton 

New Zealand was bowled out for 373 in the first innings of the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Jeet Raval top-scored for the Kiwi’s with 84 runs and Colin De Grandhomme continued his rich vein of form and scored 58 runs down the order. Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared a 61 runs partnership for the last wicket as they scored 31 and 37 respectively. Shannon Gabriel picked up four wickets, and Kemar Roach picked up three wickets.

West Indies, on the other hand, is at 215/8 and trail the hosts by 158 runs with two wickets in hands. Stand in Captain Kraigg Braithwaite top scored with 66 runs and was the only Windies batsmen to go past 50. Sunil Ambris was dismissed hit wicket for the second time in three innings. For New Zealand, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Colin De Grandhomme picked up two wickets each.

India vs Sri Lanka, First ODI, HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala 

Shreyas Iyer
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The Indian team had a dismal show with the bat in the first ODI against Sri Lanka as the tourists won the toss and chose bowl first. The hosts were bundled out for mere 112 runs. Much of the credit should be given to MS Dhoni who scored 65 runs out of the team’s total. Dhoni collaborated with the tail to take India’s total past 100. India was 16-5 at one stage. Only three Indian batsmen touched double figures, MS Dhoni (65), Kuldeep Yadav (19) and Hardik Pandya (10). Suranga Lakmal bowled ten overs on the trot, bowling four maidens, giving away 13 runs and picked up four wickets. Nuwan Pradeep picked up two wickets.

Hockey World League, Bhubaneswar

Australia reached the final of Hockey World League as they defeated Germany 3-0. They now face Argentina on Sunday at 7:30 IST.

India will face Germany in a Bronze medal match at 5:15 IST.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE, Result- Week 16 

Marko Arnautovic
during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Chelsea at London Stadium on December 9, 2017, in London, England.

West Ham United vs Chelsea

West Ham pulled off an exceptional upset against the defending champions Chelsea as they won the match 1-0 courtesy a sixth-minute goal by Marko Arnautovic.

Tottenham vs Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Stoke City 5-1 as Harry Kane scored a brace. Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen scored a goal each. Stoke’s Ryan Shawcross scored an own goal in the 21st minute and then scored one for his team in the 80th minute.

Swansea City 1-1 West Brom

Crystal Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Burnley 1-0 Watford

Huddersfield 2-0 Brighton

Newcastle United 2-3 Leicester City

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE, Fixtures- Week 16

Manchester Derby 

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola
during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016, in Manchester, England.

The first Manchester derby of the season will be played at Old Trafford on Sunday at 10 PM IST. Manchester City currently leads the table with 43 points, and United is at second spot with 35 points. A United win could reduce the difference between the two to five points and bring the Reds back into contention to win the title.

Southampton vs Arsenal 5:30 pm IST

Liverpool vs Everton 7:45 pm IST

SPANISH LA LIGA- Week 16

Real Madrid 5-0n Sevilla

Alaves 2-0 Las Palmas

Getafe 0-0 Eibar

Deportivo 1-0 Leganes

Valencia 2-1 Celta Vigo

ITALIAN SERIE A-Week 16

Cagliari 2-2 Sampdoria

Juventus 0-0 Inter Milan

India vs Argentina
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New Zealand vs West Indies, Seddon Park, Hamilton 

New Zealand vs West Indies
HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – DECEMBER 09: Raymon Reifer of the West Indies bowls as Jeet Raval of New Zealand looks on during day one of the second Test matches between New Zealand and the West Indies at Seddon Park on December 9, 2017, in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl first in the second Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The Windies trail Kiwis 1-0 in the two-match Test series as they lost the first Test by an innings and 67 runs in Wellington. Kraigg Braithwaite was the Windies captain as Jason Holder was suspended from the second Test for slow over rate. The Kiwis started well as Tom Latham, and Jeet Raval opened the innings. Latham was dismissed on 22. Kane Williamson and Raval were then involved in an 85 runs partnership for the second wicket. Jeet Raval scored 84 runs before the Kiwis suffered a mini-collapse before Colin De Grandhomme came in a continued his rich vein of form and scored another half-century. Shannon Gabriel was the pick of the bowlers for the Windies as he picked up three wickets on day one. New Zealand was 286/7 at stumps on day one.

Hockey World League, Bhubaneswar 

India vs Argentina
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India lost 0-1 to Argentina in the first semi-final of the hockey World league in the rain affected match in Bhubaneswar. India will now play for the third position against the loser of the match between Australia and Germany.

The second semi-final will be played between Australia and Germany on Saturday at 7:30.

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE- Week 16

West Ham United vs Chelsea

Chelsea faces West Ham United away on Saturday. Chelsea have the last six of the seven matches they have played in the Premier League and must keep the momentum intact as they travel to the east of London to face West Ham.

Tottenham vs Stoke City

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Swansea City vs West Brom

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth

Burnley vs Watford

Huddersfield vs Brighton

Newcastle United vs Leicester City

INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION AWARDS 

Rafael Nadal and Gabrine Muguruza
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Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Gabrine Muguruza won the International Tennis Federation player of the year award. Rafael Nadal became the oldest player to receive the award and the oldest player to finish the year as World No. 1 since the ATP rankings began in 1973.

Mugurza, on the other hand, won the 2017 Wimbledon Championship.

Arsene Wenger
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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE, Game 6, Results 

Oliver Giroud
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: Olivier Giroud of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s fifth goal of the game from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and BATE Borisov at Emirates Stadium on December 7, 2017, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Arsenal vs BATE

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Red Star Belgrade1-0 FC Koln

Zorya 0-2 Athletico Bilbao

Marseille 0-0 Red Bull

Vitesse 1-0 OGC Nice

Real Sociedad 1-3 Zenit

Hertha 1-1 Ostersund

HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE, Bhubaneswar 

India vs Belgium
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India will face Argentina in the first Semi-Final of the Hockey World League in Bhubaneswar at 7:30 IST.

India's Test Home Season
Indian Cricket Team pose for a picture with the Test series trophy after defeating Sri Lanka 1-0 in the home series. (Photo Source: BCCI)

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India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 

India's Test Home Season
Indian Cricket Team pose for a picture with the Test series trophy after defeating Sri Lanka 1-0 in the home series. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The third Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a draw, as the Sri Lankan batsmen showed resistance on the final day losing just two wickets in three sessions.

Lanka lost the wicket of Angelo Matthews in the first session, but captain Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya De Silva showed some solid defensive technique against the Indian spinners. Chandimal was dismissed soon after the lunch break, but Dhananjaya went on to complete his third hundred in Tests.

Sri Lanka reached 299/5 when Virat Kohli shook hands with the batsmen meaning the match ended in a draw. Virat Kohli was adjudged the man of the match, as well as the man of the series. With this win, India completed their ninth consecutive series win.

The ODI series is scheduled to begin on 10th December in Dharamsala.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, Results  

Mo Salah
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 06: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides seventh goal with Trent Alex Arnold of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Spartak Moskva at Anfield on December 6, 2017, in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Maribor 1-1 Sevilla

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City

Liverpool 7-0 Spartak Moscow

RB Leipzig 1-2 Besiktas

Feyenoord 2-1 Napoli

Tottenham 3-0 Apoel Nicosia

Real Madrid 3-2 Borussia Dortmund

Porto 5-2 Monaco

Liverpool, Sevilla, Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Besiktas, Porto, Tottenham and Real Madrid have qualified for the round of sixteen.

WORLD HOCKEY LEAGUE, BHUBANESHWAR 

Harpreet Singh
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India pulled off a shock result against Belgium, as the hosts drew the match 3-3 and then won the penalty shootout 3-2. For India, Gurjant Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh were the goal scorer in the match. India will now face the winner of the match between Argentina and England.

Australia, on the other hand, defeated Spain 4-1 to progress to the semi-final stage. They will face either Germany or Netherlands.

Manchester united
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United celebrates after he scores his sides fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between CSKA Moskva and Manchester United at WEB Arena on September 27, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

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2nd SECOND ASHES TEST, ADELAIDE OVAL, ADELAIDE 

James Anderson, Chris Woakes, Ashes 2017-18, Pink-ball, Adelaide
Anderson bowled with steam to make it difficult for mighty Aussies. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England have been set a target of 354 in the fourth innings in the second courtesy a brilliant display of fast bowling by the England bowlers in the second innings as they dismissed the hosts for a mere 138 runs. England was bowled out for just 227 in their first innings which gave the Australians a lead of 215 runs. James Anderson picked up five wickets in the second innings and was equally partnered by Chris Woakes who picked up four wickets for the tourists. Craig Overton was the other wicket-taker for England who picked up the wicket of Josh Hazelwood. For Australia, Usman Khawaja and Mitchell Starc were the top scorers as they both scored 20 and fell prey to the same bowler, James Anderson. England was 112/3 at the time of writing.

India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 

Shikhar Dhawan
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India set a target of 409 as the hosts declared at 246/5 on day four of the third and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi. The two Delhi lads Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli scored quick half-centuries while Cheteshwar Pujara fell one run short of the milestone. Ajinkya Rahane and Murali Vijay fell early on 10 and nine respectively. Rohit Sharma also reached the 50 run mark as Kohli declared the innings.

WORLD HOCKEY LEAGUE, BHUBANESHWAR

India finished last in Group B as they lost their final group stage match 1-0 to Germany. The Indian team conceded two first-half goals. The first one through a penalty corner and the second goal was a field goal.

In the other group B match, England held on to a 2-2 draw against Australia.

WWE Raw, Results, 4th December 2017 

Roman Reigns
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Jason Jordan interrupted Kurt Angle and wanted an Intercontinental Championship opportunity against Roman Reigns. Samoa Joe also came up asking for a title match for him. Jason threw Reigns with a suplex to set up a contest.

Paige defeated Sasha Banks before the Absolution delivered an assault.

Asuka defeated Alicia Fox. Paige attacked Fox after the match.

The Bar defeated The Shield to retain the Tag team Championship.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE, Fixtures  

Manchester united
MOSCOW, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 27: Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United celebrates after he scores his sides fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between CSKA Moskva and Manchester United at WEB Arena on September 27, 2017, in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Manchester United Vs CSKA Moscow

Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid

Roma Vs Qarabag

Bayern Vs PSG

Benfica Vs Basel

Celtic Vs Anderlecht

Germany’s 2-0 win keeps India winless in HWL Final

Bhubaneswar, Dec5: India remained winless as they ended their Pool B campaign of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final with a 0-2 loss to European powerhouse Germany here on Monday.

Martin Haner (17th minute) and Mats Grambusch (20th) scored for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champions, who claimed their second win in three matches.

It was India’s second loss in three matches. Earlier they drew 1-1 with current world champions Australia before losing 2-3 to England.

Since it is an eight-nation tournament, irrespective of poor results, India will automatically qualify for the quarter-finals.

But they will have to raise their game. In the previous two games, the Sjoered Marijne-coached side had played well in patches. But the game against Germany was India’s worst performance in the tournament.

Germany’s tactical game didn’t allow the Indians to play their free-flowing attacking hockey. Their midfielders closed down the spaces clinically, and the forwards efficiently utilised all the areas of their strength.

Germany also used the flanks to stretch the field, and as a result, the whole Indian defensive structure was torn apart. Germany didn’t take much time to transfer this domination in goals.

They made the most of their first penalty corner as Haner fired to the low right corner of Akash Chikte’s goal-post.

Only three minutes later Germany got their second. Following some immaculate passing game, Benedikt Furk received a ball from the right, and the top of the circle made a pass to the left. Furk trapped it and employed a fierce drive which entered the Indian goal with a deflection from a home defender.

India got a penalty corner in the 28th minute, but Rupinder Pal Singh’s flick was easily kept out by German goalkeeper Tobias Walter.

The hosts failed to make their second penalty corner count as Harmanpreet Singh’s flick was foiled by runner Haner in the 38th minute.

One minute before that, India had messed up a clearance from a penalty corner from Germany. The rebound after Karkera’s block hit the side-bar as India escaped the three-goal deficit.

Karkera again came to India’s rescue as he rushed ahead and dived to deny a brilliant counter-attacking run from Christopher Ruhr in the 46th minute.

In the final 10 minutes, Germany relied only on the counter-attack and were focused on denying India any chance. The opportunity came in the 59th minute in the form of a penalty corner, but Harmanpreet was unable to make it 1-2.

In the dying seconds, Rupinder’s drag-flick was put away by Walter as the visitors won 2-0.

“Germany were extremely disciplined. They did well and kept possession of the ball. We have to improve our penalty corner conversions. We will do better in the next game,” Indian coach Marijne said.

Earlier in the day, England held Australia 2-2.

India v Sri Lanka playing XI

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2nd SECOND ASHES TEST, ADELAIDE OVAL, ADELAIDE, Preview 

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After winning the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia will be looking forward to winning the second Test at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide to have a 2-0 advantage in the series. England, on the other hand, will look to come back strongly in the series in the match. Many pundits have predicted an England in the second Test because of the conditions. The second Test will be the first day/night Ashes Test.

India Vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

India defeated Sri Lanka by an innings and 239 runs in the second Test at the NCA stadium in Nagpur courtesy an all-round performance by the Indian team and will now look to seal the series in the third and final Test in Delhi beginning 2nd December. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be looking forward to winning the match and draw the series.

New Zealand Vs West Indies, 1st Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington 

Neil Wagner, Windies, Wellington, Basin Reserve, Seven-Wicket Haul,
Sensational Wagner on song with the red-ball. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

New Zealand holds an advantage in the first Test against West Indies as the tourists were dismissed for a disappointing score of 134. Windies had a solid opening wicket partnership of 59 runs, but the middle order stumbled to left-arm pacer Neil Wagner’s pace and swing bowling. Kieran Powell was the top scorer for the Windies scoring 42. For New Zealand, Wagner picked up seven wickets. The hosts in their first innings were 85/2 at stumps on day one.

HOCKEY WORLD LEAGUE, ODISHA 

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The hockey world league 2017 begins from 1st December in Bhuvaneshwar with the first match between England and Germany. India will begin their campaign against Australia at 7:30 PM IST. Manpreet Singh will lead the Men in Blue.