The short boundaries in Indore proved to be bad masters for Rajasthan Royals. The small playing field seemed to be playing on their minds as batsman after batsman in the middle order perished to reckless strokes.
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – World men’s marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie completed a fourth victory in the Great Manchester Run over 10 kms yesterday while Briton Helen Clitheroe won the women’s event.
ROME, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic continued his domination over world number one Rafa Nadal ahead of the French Open by claiming the Rome Masters crown 6-4 6-4 yesterday to stretch his unbeaten run this year to 37 matches.
-First test set for enthralling climax with Pakistan needing another
139 runs while the West Indies needs seven more wickets
By Marlon Munroe
The see-saw battle of the first Digicel Test match over the past three days is winding down to an enthralling climax after Pakistan recovered yesterday from early trouble to put the West Indies in a spot of bother with an enterprising fourth wicket partnership.
- Spinners Seeed Amjal and Devendra Bishoo revel in favourable conditions at Providence
Over three days of a tense, gripping, low-scoring opening Test, played out on a sub-standard surface, the West Indies have disregarded the preceding bickering and back-biting, the carping over the captaincy and the debated departures for the Indian Premier League (IPL), the politicking and the talk of Dudus and Dons, to diligently battle their way into a strong position.
For 19 overs Deccan Chargers, out of the competition already, seemed to be going through the motions. In the 20th, they came to life through Amit Mishra’s four successive boundaries off his India team-mate Munaf Patel.
Brett Lee sledged, Gautam Gambhir sighed in agony, and the crowd lapped it up in delight as Chris Gayle’s brutal cameo obliterated the below-par target set by Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain-hit game in Bangalore yesterday.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Miami’s “Big Three” are safely through to the final four and appear to be building momentum with only the top-seeded Chicago Bulls standing between the Heat and a berth in the NBA Finals.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United were crowned English champions for a record 19th time yesterday when Wayne Rooney’s penalty earned a 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers and the point they needed to win the Premier League title.