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Doungel hat-trick helps NE beat Chennaiyin

Guwahati: Seiminlen Doungel scored the first ever hat-trick for NorthEast United as the hosts outplayed Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in an entertaining Indian Super League match here. Doungel scored in the 42nd, 46th and 68th minutes to hand NorthEast United their biggest win in this edition of the ISL. The 24-year-old player from Manipur also became the first Indian player to score a hat-trick this edition. Anirudh Thapa pulled one back

Is DK the right choice to keep wickets in SA?

Durban: BCCI announced Dinesh Karthik as the replacement for Wriddhiman Saha, who was ruled out of the Test series in South Africa due to a hamstring injury. Interestingly Dinesh Karthik and Parthiv Patel were India’s best wicketkeeping options before MS Dhoni made his Test debut in 2005, and continue to remain the best options more than three years after Dhoni’s retirement from the format. Who else is there? Nobody stands

Basketball Championship: Good show by TN

Chennai: Tamilnadu men secured their third win on the trot as they defeated Punjab 88-74 in a Group B encounter in the 68th Senior Basketball Championship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Friday. Defending champion Kerala defeated Chhattisgarh 76-62 in a Group A women’s match. In the other games, Karnataka and Maharashtra got the better of Madhya Pradesh and Delhi respectively. Results: Men: Tamil Nadu beat Punjab 88-74;

Mega marathon in Chennai tomorrow

Chennai: The Chennai 10K INTENCITY RUN will be held in Chennai on Sunday, 21 January 2018. Prominent personalities such as Olympian CT Durai, Sydney Olympics 2000, Olympian Purukottam Ramachandran, Sydney Olympics 2000, Walter Devaram, president, Tamil Nadu Athletic Association among others will be the special guests who will stage their presence at the event. The Chennai 10K INTENCITY RUN is supported by the Athletics Federation of India and has covered

Shubman announces his arrival with bang

Mount Maunganui: The 18-year-old Shubman hit backfoot punches and flawless straight drives in scoring a 59-ball 90 not out, powering India to a 10-wicket win over Zimbabwe at Mount Maunganui. Vice-captain Shubman, a middle-order batsman, was promoted with Harvik Desai to open in place of captain Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra by coach Rahul Dravid. And they chased down Zimbabwe’s total of 155 runs with ease. Shubman idolises Indian captain

TNCA: Parthasarathy shines

Chennai: A five wicket haul by Parthasarathy for GE & TD Sports and Recreation Club helped his team defeat C. Appaiah Chettiar Memorial Cricket Club in a TNCA league match played here recently. Batting first C Appaiah Chettiar Memorial Cricket Club scored 138 runs and the GE T&D Sports and Recreation Club knocked the winning runs in 31.1 overs losing just four wickets. IV-DIVISION ‘A’ C Appaiah Chettiar Memorial Cricket

Indian boys thrash Zimbabwe in U19 WC

Mount Maunganui: India U-19 boys’ successful campaign in the World Cup is continuing. Thanks to AS Roy’s four wicket haul, they dismissed Zimbabwe for just 154 runs. They chased the winning runs in just 21.4 overs without losing a wicket. Desai scored 55 while Shubman Gill managed an unbeaten 88. Having won the toss, Zimbabwe chose to bat. They lost their wicket-keeper Dollar for just four runs. However Madhvere tried

We won't go down without a fight: Kohli

Chennai: “Plans ready to tame ‘fighting’ India in Third Test: AB Cape Town,  – Star batsman AB de Villiers says the Proteas have their plans in place leading up to the third and final Test against India at the Wanderers. The Proteas have emphatically beaten the world No 1 team at Newlands (77 runs) and Centurion (135 runs) to claim the series with one Test still to play. Virat Kohli

Chennai is my second home: Dhoni

Chennai: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said several Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises approached him ahead of the Player Retention event earlier this month. “There was no question of me playing for any other team other than yellow brigade (Chennai Super Kings). Chennai is my second home”, he said in an emotional note. Speaking at a promotional event organised by India Cements, the owners of CSK, Dhoni, said,

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.