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New Zealand 271-7 against India HAMILTON: New Zealand made 271-7 in a rain-shortened innings batting first in the second one-day international against India in Hamilton on Wednesday.Kane Williamson made 77 and Ross Taylor 57 while India's Mohammed Shami took three wickets for 55.The match has been reduced to 42-overs following a two-hour rain interruption. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Radwanska knocks champ Azarenka out of Open MELBOURNE: Two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka was bundled out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals on Wednesday by fifth seed Agnieszka Radwansa in another big tournament upset.The determined Pole battled to a 6-1, 5-7, 6-0 win to send the Belarusian packing with the top three seeds now out of the Grand Slam following the defeats of Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.It was a major scalp for Radwanska, who had lost all seven previous meetings ...

Don't mock Nadal's 'routines', warns psychologist MELBOURNE: A psychologist has urged TV commentators and fans not to mock Rafael Nadal's repetitive mid-match "routines" because the world number one may be showing signs of obsessive-compulsive behaviour.Christopher Mogan complained to broadcaster Channel Seven after coverage focused on Nadal's habits, which include lining up his water bottles with the labels facing a certain way."What upset me is that I think it's known that Rafa has obsessive-compulsive indications," he told The Age newspaper."Two to three ...

Cibulkova wins mental battle against Halep MELBOURNE: Slovakian underdog Dominika Cibulkova won the mental battle against 11th seed Simona Halep to storm into only her second Grand Slam semi-final at the Australian Open Wednesday.The 20th seed, in her best performance at Melbourne Park, marched past the Romanian 6-3, 6-0 and will play fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska, who upset defending champion Victoria Azarenka, for a place in the final.The short but energetic Cibulkova drew on her experience to down the aggressive baseliner, ...

Pellegrini eyes quadruple challenge LONDON: Manuel Pellegrini challenged his Manchester City stars to set their sights on a quadruple after they swept into the League Cup final in emphatic fashion.Pellegrini's side showed no mercy as two goals from Alvaro Negredo and a Sergio Aguero strike crushed West Ham 3-0 in the League Cup semi-final second leg at Upton Park on Tuesday.The ruthless display in east London sealed a 9-0 aggregate triumph that was the largest semi-final margin of victory ...

India win toss, bowl first against New Zealand HAMILTON: India won the toss and decided to bowl first in the second one-day international against New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday.It was a decision that pleased New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum with Seddon Park historically a bat-first wicket. "We are happy with that," McCullum said after losing the toss and being told to pad up. "It seems to be a decent batting surface first up and hopefully it will slow up later in the ...

Wasim Akram favors Pakistan coaching staff for national team KARACHI: Former captain Wasim Akram Tuesday favored appointment of Pakistan coaching staff for the national cricket team."In my personal opinion, national team should have coaching staff from Pakistan," he told reporters at the inauguration of fast bowling coaching camp held under the auspices of Customs Cricket Academy."These are purely my personal opinion," Wasim Akram, who is also the member of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed committee to look after the appointment of Head, Batting ...


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