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West Indies hammered India by eight wickets

kriralok desk: Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope hit brilliant centuries as West Indies hammered India by eight wickets in the first ODI at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. On a slow pitch where the Indian batsmen struggled for strokeplay and timing, Hetmyer (139, 106b, 11×4, 7×6) and Hope (102*, 151b, 7×4, 1×6) put on a batting exhibition as the ...

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Barca stumbles to draw at Sociedad

Kriralok desk: Barcelona was held to a 2-2 draw at Real Sociedad in an entertaining game on Saturday which could see the leader knocked off the top of La Liga by Real Madrid by the end of the weekend ahead of Wednesday’s ‘Clasico’. Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal gave the home side the lead in the 12th minute from the penalty ...

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Overnight rain and poor light continued

kriralok desk: Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar Pakistan’s first home Test in a decade on Saturday, with officials calling the fourth day off before play had begun. Groundsmen wiped water from the pitch covers and rolled out a super sopper, but overcast conditions and poor light forced umpires Richard Kettleborough and Michael Gough to call off play ...

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India seals T20I series

kriralok desk: Quickfire start? Tick. Power-hitting problem? Tick. Setting a target? Tick. India’s star-studded batting line-up couldn’t have asked for a better venue – and more importantly situation – than the series-decider versus West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium to overcome recent obstacles that have jeopardised it in the shortest format. No wonder then that a gargantuan total of 240 ...

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Bahrain lifted first Gulf Cup trophy

kriralok desk: Bahrain beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 to win the Gulf Cup football tournament held in the Qatari capital, Doha, on Sunday. Mohamed al-Romaihi scored for the Pearl Divers in the second half of the match held at Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium. Salman al-Faraj missed a penalty for the Green Falcons after Salem al-Dawsari was brought down inside the Bahraini ...

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Arsenal came from behind to end winless run

kriralok desk: Arsenal ended a seven-match Premier League winless run as it came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 and give Freddie Ljungberg his first victory as interim head coach. The sacking of Unai Emery had not yielded the expected upturn in fortunes most would have expected, with Ljungberg overseeing a 2-2 draw at Norwich City and a 2-1 ...

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Windies leveled the series

kriralok desk: I was the World T20 champion West Indies that turned up on Sunday night. Not the Caribbean side that has been playing plenty of insipid white-ball cricket of late. Kieron Pollard’s men proved too good for India in front of a full house at the Greenfield Stadium in the second T20I, cruising to an eight wicket win with ...

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Lionel Messi notched a hat-trick

kriralok desk: Lionel Messi notched a hat-trick, while Luis Suarez scored arguably the goal of the season to lead Barcelona to a 5-2 victory over Real Mallorca on Saturday night at the Camp Nou. Antoine Griezmann got things going early by capitalising on a mistake from the Mallorca defence, before Messi took over with a pair of strikes that were ...

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Kohli stars as India beat West Indies in opening T20

kriralok desk: Skipper Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 94 off 50 balls as India beat West Indies by six wickets in the first Twenty20 international in Hyderabad on Friday. Kohli put on a key 100-run second-wicket stand with KL Rahul, who made 62, as the hosts reached their target of 208 in 18.4 overs to lead the three-match series 1-0. ...

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Everton sack manager Marco Silva

kriralok desk: Everton sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge at Goodison Park on Thursday after a 5-2 thrashing by Liverpool saw the club fall into the Premier League relegation zone. “Everton Football Club can confirm that manager Marco Silva has left the Club,” Everton said in a statement. “Duncan Ferguson has taken temporary charge of the first ...

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