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Odisha beats Tamilnadu in thriller

Chennai: Odisha defeated Tamilnadu by one run in the super over after having made 108 in the final league round of the BCCI senior women T20 league, Plate ‘C’ group match. Brief scores: Tamilnadu 108/8 in 20 ovs (D Hemalatha 28) tied with Odisha 108/8 in 20 ovs (Madhuri Meheta 37). Super Over: Odisha: 5/2 in 0.5 ovr bt Tamilnadu 4/2 in 1 over. Pts: Odisha 4 (16), Tamilnadu 0

Vijay takes chargeijay takes charge

Chennai: All-rounder Vijay Shankar will lead Tamilnadu senior team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament to be played in Kolkata from 21 to 27 January. Dinesh Karthik is not available as he has been called for national duty.

TN teams off to winning start in Senior National Basketball

Chennai: Host Tamilnadu thrashed Haryana 113-58 today in its opening Group ‘B’ men’s match in Level 1 of the 68th Senior National Basketball Championship at the Nehru Indoor stadium here. The women started strongly, beating Madhya Pradesh 68-48 in a convincing manner in Group A match in Level 1.Both the Tamilnadu men and women looked strong in their matches and enjoyed healthy leads right through.For the men, Justin Gnanaraj was

When Lungi Ngidi dictated terms

Centurion: South African pacer Lungi Ngidi said that trapping Virat Kohli, one of the world’s best batsmen, lbw in India’s second innings of the second Test was a special moment. The Test debutant went on to take 6-39 on day five as India crashed to 151 all out and lost the series 2-0. “The moment for me I think was the captain’s wicket. That was a very special moment and

Exceptional Kohli named ICC Cricketer of the year

Dubai: In phenomenal form across formats, Indian captain Virat Kohli was today named the world cricketer of the year, besides bagging the top honour for ODI players in the ICC annual awards, announced here. “It means a lot to win the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for becoming the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2017 and also the ICC ODI Player of the Year,” Kohli was quoted as saying in an

India lose 2nd Test and series in South Africa

Centurion: Debutant South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi led India to a 135-run defeat on the fifth day of the second Test at Centurion. The hosts have an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-Test series. Ngidi returned figures of 6/39 as the Indian batsmen had no answer to his pace and bounce. Rohit Sharma top-scored for India with 47 runs as the visitors, resuming at 35/3 overnight, were bundled

Customs post win

Chennai: Chennai Customs beat Chennai City FC 1-0 in the Don Bosco Fr McFerran trophy All-India football tournament, held in Red Hills.  In the second round knock-out tie, Dhilipan scored in the 25th minute for the winners. Customs will take on Goa FC in the next round on 19 January.

Vellore CC win series

Chennai: Vellore CC beat YSCA 2-1 in a limited-overs series, organised by Vellore District Cricket Association and played at Thanthai Periyar Polytechnic Grounds. Brief scores: Vellore CC 187/8 in 40 ovs (Prasad 48; Aashik 3/27) bt YSCA 158/9 in 40 ovs(Bharath 4/35). YSCA 186 all out in 50 ovs (P Raghavendra 63, Sanjay 4/38) bt Vellore CC 114 all out in 30.2 ovs (Aashik 4/23, S Daniel 3/8). Vellore CC

Aravind scalps nine

Chennai: Medium pacer S Aravind’s spell of 9/29, including a hat-trick, paved the way for Ebenezer CA to thrash Classic CC by seven wickets, in a First Division match of the TNCA-Thiruvallur DCA league. Brief scores: I Division: Classic CC 56 in 14.2 ovs (S Aravind 9/29) lost to Ebenezer CA 60/3 in 16.3 ovs (Sathish Kumar 26 n.o; Kapil 3/28).

Hemalatha stars in TN win

Chennai: D Hemalatha’s unbeaten 90 helped Tamilnadu beat J & K by 103 runs in the BCCI senior women’s T20 league, Plate C match played at the TI-Murugappa grounds. Brief scores: Tamilnadu 152/3 in 20 ovs (D Hemalatha 90 n.o) bt J & K 49 in 19.3 ovs (L Nethra 3/12). Punjab 116 in 20 ovs (Ridhima Aggarwal 32) bt Tripura 66 in 19.1 ovs (Sneh Rana 3/19). Chhattisgarh 104/4

Men's hockey: India hammer Japan 6-0

Tauranga (New Zealand): Rupinder Pal Singh and debutant Vivek Sagar Prasad struck a brace each as the Indian men’s hockey team thrashed Japan 6-0 in its opening match of the double-leg Four Nations Invitational Tournament here. Apart from Rupinder (7′) and Vivek (12′, 28′), Dilpreet Singh (35′, 45′) and Harmanpreet Singh (41′) also scored in India’s win. The team got off to a dominant start, controlling the ball rather swiftly,