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Indian women's team hold Australia to 2-2 draw at Olympic Test Event
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Indian women's team hold Australia to 2-2 draw at Olympic Test Event

The Indian women's hockey team held Australia to a 2-2 draw in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.

Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne hails bowlers' effort
Cricket

Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne hails bowlers' effort

After defeating New Zealand by six wickets in the first Test here on Sunday, Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne praised his bowlers for restricting the Kiwis to 249 in the first innings.

Shoaib Akhtar criticises Archer for not checking up on Smith
Cricket

Shoaib Akhtar criticises Archer for not checking up on Smith

Former Pakistan bowler Shoaib Akhtar criticised England pacer Jofra Archer for not checking up on Australian batsman Steve Smith after striking him on the neck by a bouncer.

SL takes 1-0 lead, beat NZ by 6 wickets
Cricket

SL takes 1-0 lead, beat NZ by 6 wickets

Sri Lanka on Saturday beat New Zealand by six wickets in Galle to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Chasing a target of 268, Sri Lanka rode on a masterful 122 from captain Dimuth Karunaratne to get over the line in the first session of Day 5.

India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event
Hockey

India hold Australia to 2-2 draw in Olympic test event

The Indian Womens Hockey team held the World No. 2 Australian team to a 2-2 draw on Sunday in their second round-robin match of the Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.

Archer's spell reminds me of 2005: Ponting
Cricket

Archer's spell reminds me of 2005: Ponting

Former Australian Ricky Ponting has compared England pacer Jofra Archer's brutish spell at Lord's on Day 4 of the second Ashes Test to the one that he faced during the famous 2005 series.

It's absolutely game on, says Aussie coach Justin Langer
Cricket

It's absolutely game on, says Aussie coach Justin Langer

Australia's head coach Justin Langer reckons anybody can win the ongoing second Test match in the Ashes, saying "it's absolutely game on".

What Smith told Langer after blow to neck
Cricket

What Smith told Langer after blow to neck

Australia coach Justin Langer said that star batsman Steve Smith was desperate to get back on to the field after passing his concussion test on Day 2 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's. Smith was hit flush on the neck by a bouncer from England pacer Jofra Archer when he was on 80 and had to retire hurt.

Liverpool, Arsenal record consecutive wins
Football

Liverpool, Arsenal record consecutive wins

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino provided the offensive firepower in Liverpool's 2-1 away victory over Southampton at St. Mary's Stadium. With the win, the Reds now have two victories in as many matches at the start of the new Premier League season.

Bale pushes Real to 3-1 win over Celta
Football

Bale pushes Real to 3-1 win over Celta

Real Madrid cruised past Celta Vigo 3-1 in their La Liga opener thanks in large part to the play of Gareth Bale, who had seemed to be out of Zinedine Zidane's plans but now has his head coach's confidence once again.

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