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India wins the match by 9 wickets to enter CT17 finals.

Kohli, in the process, became the fastest cricketer in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs in just 175 innings.




Birmingham, June 14, 2017: India beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets (59 balls to spare) to take on Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 final.

India cantered to a nine-wicket win over Bangladesh in a lopsided second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday, setting up a clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

Chasing 265 to win after electing to field first, the defending champions did not flinch for one moment as Rohit Sharma scored his 11th career ton (123 not out) and captain Virat Kohli notched up his 42nd fifty (96 not out) to stitch up an unbeaten 178-run partnership for the second wicket.

Kohli, in the process, became the fastest cricketer in the world to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs in just 175 innings.

In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan continued from where he had left against South Africa with a quickfire (46; 34b; 7×4, 1×6) before getting out to Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. India won the match with 59 balls to spare.

Earlier, riding on fluent half centuries from opener Tamim Iqbal and stumper Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh posted 264/7.

Tamim (70) and Mushfiqur (61) posted a 123-run third-wicket partnership to steady the Bangladesh ship after the tigers were reduced to 36/2.

Pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/53) and Jasprit Bumrah (2/40) maintained a strict line to halt Bangladesh’s scoring rate while part-timer Kedar Jadhav (2/22) emerged as the surprise package for the Kohli-captained side.


Following is the scoreboard between India and Bangladesh in the the ICC Champions Trophy second semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday.Following is the scoreboard between India and Bangladesh in the the ICC Champions Trophy second semi-final at the Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday.
Tamim Iqbal b Jadhav 70Soumya Sarkar b Kumar 0Sabbir Rahman c Jadeja b Kumar 19Mushfiqur Rahim c Kohli b Jadhav 61Shakib Al Hasan c Dhoni b Jadeja 15Mahmudullah b Bumrah 21Mosaddek Hossain c & b Bumrah 15Mashrafe Mortaza not out 30Taskin Ahmed not out 10
Extras (lb 9, w 7, nb 2, pen 5) 23
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 264
Fall of wickets 1-1 (Soumya Sarkar, 0.6 ov), 2-31 (Sabbir Rahman, 6.5 ov), 3-154 (Tamim Iqbal, 27.6 ov), 4-177 (Shakib Al Hasan, 34.2 ov), 5-179 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 35.2 ov), 6-218 (Mosaddek Hossain, 42.3 ov), 7-229 (Mahmudullah, 44.6 ov)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-1-53-2Jasprit Bumrah 10-1-39-2R Ashwin 10-0-54-0Hardik Pandya 4-0-34-0Ravindra Jadeja 10-0-48-1Kedar Jadhav 6-0-22-2
Rohit Sharma not out 123Shikhar Dhawan c Mosaddek Hossain b Mashrafe Mortaza 46Virat Kohli not out 96
Extras: 0
Total (1 wicket; 40.1 overs) 265
Fall of wickets: 1-87
Mashrafe Mortaza 8-0-29-1Mustafizur Rahman 6-0-53-0Taskin Ahmed 7-0-49-0Rubel Hossain 6-0-46-0Shakib Al Hasan 9-0-54-0Mosaddek Hossain 2-0-13-0Mahmudullah 1-0-10-0Sabbir Rahman 1.1-0-11-0


Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan meets Mamata Banerjee



Hasin Jahan

Kolkata, March 23: Beleaguered India pacer Mohammed Shami’s wife Hasin Jahan, who accused her husband of domestic violence and extra marital affairs, on Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue.

Jahan who also lodged a case against Shami and his family members for physical and mental abuse, and attempt to murder earlier sought “emotional support” from the Chief Minister.

According to sources close to Jahan, Banerjee met her in the state assembly on Friday afternoon, where they talked for around 10 minutes. She assured Jahan that she would look into the issue.

The meeting comes a day after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) recommended to the Board of Control for Cricket in India to include the Bengal pacer in the list of centrally-contracted players from which he was left out following Jahan’s accusations that Shami was involved in match-fixing.

Jahan alleged that he was spending time with a Pakistani woman in Dubai and taking money from her.

Shami was also probed by the anti-corruption officials of the BBCI for allegedly taking money from Pakistani contacts and was found not guilty.

A case was registered against Shami and four others on March 8 on his wife’s complaint.


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Shooter Vivaan shines at Junior World Cup



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Vivaan Kapoor (right) on the podium after winning bronze medal in trap at junior shooting World Cup (ISSF) (PC- Hindustan Times)

Sydney, March 23: India’s Vivaan Kapoor bagged the bronze in the men’s Trap event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup here on Friday.

The 16-year-old shot 30 birds in the six-man final to come away with a podium finish after 40 shots of the 45-shot final.

Italy’s Matteo Marongiu won the individual gold in the event, getting the better of China’s Yiliu Ouyang in a shoot-off after both were tied at 39 hits a piece at the end of the final round.

Yiliu missed the second bird in the shoot-off.

Vivaan added a second medal later in the day, winning the team bronze in the event along with compatriots Lakshay Sheoran and Ali Aman Elahi.

Vivaan, Lakshay and Ali compiled a collective score of 328 to finish behind silver medalists Australia (331) and gold medalists China (335) in the team section.

In the individual event, Vivaan shot 113 in qualification to qualify as the fifth finalist after coming second best to the Chinese 4-3 in a shoot-off to determine minor places.

He then shot 26 out of the first 35 birds to edge out Chinese Taipei’s Kun-Pi Yang who also had the same number of hits but Vivaan had qualified in a higher position for the final, which ensured his first Junior World Cup medal.

India had another finalist on the day with Sam George Sajan Christopher Ramesh in the Junior Men’s 50m Rifle 3 Postiions, shooting 1140 in qualifying to eventually finish sixth in the final with a score of 402.5.

India have so far claimed two gold and three bronze medals in the competition and are placed second behind China, who have collected five gold, one silver and three bronze.


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IPL: Shami welcomed back to Daredevils squad



Mohammed Shami

New Delhi, March 23: Moments after the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) asked the BCCI to include beleaguered pacer Mohammed Shami in the central contracts, Delhi Daredevils CEO Hemant Dua on Thursday welcomed the seamer back into the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise.

“Happy to be informed that @MdShami11 has been cleared by #ACU of @BCCI and can play with @DelhiDaredevils in the #VivoIPL #DilDilli,” Dua wrote on Twitter.

Shami got a major reprieve from the BCCI anti-corruption unit in the allegations of match-fixing after which the CoA recommended he be included in Grade B of central contracts.

The Bengal pacer was excluded from the list of central contracts after his wife Hasin Jahan accused him of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs a day ahead of the announcement of the contracts.

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Shami was probed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s anti-corruption officials after allegations were made by his estranged wife that he had taken money from Pakistani contacts.

But at the end of the investigations by the head of the BCCI anti-corruption unit Neeraj Kumar, the paceman was found not guilty and thus the CoA has recommended that he should be placed in Grade B of the contract lists.

“Neeraj Kumar has submitted his confidential report to the CoA. Based on the conclusions in the said report, the CoA is of the view that no further actions/proceedings under the BCCI anti-corruption code are warranted in the matter,” a BCCI statement read.

“For this reason, the BCCI shall proceed with offering a Grade ‘B’ annual retainership contract to Mohd Shami,” the statement added.


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