Delhi Capitals beat Punjab Kings to stay in the hunt

Delhi’s demolition act came in a matter of 15 deliveries as Punjab were reduced from a comfortable 52/1 to a precarious 55/4, before the spin twins Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav paired up to further dent the red and gold brigade’s hopes. Anrich Nortje had removed the dangerous Jonny Bairstow (28) early on to disrupt the chase.

How Srikanth & Prannoy proved ‘Zen masters’ of India’s Thomas Cup triumph

Srikanth showed more than a glimpse of his 2017 form. He won all his six singles matches. Prannoy too did not let any of his opponents go past him, winning all the five singles matches that he played. But what those performances did off the court was equally important. The duo commanded respect from the younger lot, whose belief soared and the bond with the two ‘Zen masters’ grew stronger.

Thomas Coup: Baddy boys shuttle to historic triumph

Of all the sporting triumphs, and there have been a few of late, India’s Thomas Cup victory should rank among its finest. For one, Indian men were stepping out of the shadow of the women, and while that is victory enough, the all-male huddle was hurriedly scripting a new chapter in Indian sport that has been riddled with the idea of a ‘new India’ every other year, after every small hillock scaled that’s proclaimed as a summit.

All-round Rajasthan humble Lucknow by 24 runs, inch closer to play-offs

A clinical Rajasthan Royals inched closer to securing a play-offs berth with a convincing 24-run win over Lucknow Super Giants. Both RR and LSG are now tied on 16 points from 13 matches and need another win to confirm their place in the next stage of the tournament. Thanks to their margin of victory, RR also toppled LSG from the second place. Chasing 179 for victory, LSG were stopped at 154 for eight.

All-round RR humble LSG by 24 runs, inch closer to play-offs

A clinical Rajasthan Royals inched closer to securing a play-offs berth with a convincing 24-run win over Lucknow Super Giants. Both RR and LSG are now tied on 16 points from 13 matches and need another win to confirm their place in the next stage of the tournament. Thanks to their margin of victory, RR also toppled LSG from the second place. Chasing 179 for victory, LSG were stopped at 154 for eight.

2022 can be Indian badminton’s equivalent of cricket’s 1983, says Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar has seen Indian badminton travel through valleys and peaks. From Pullela Gopichand winning the All England to Saina Nehwal becoming world No.1 and PV Sindhu being crowned world champion, Vimal has witnessed it from the vantage point of a player, coach and manager. But when India slammed all the comeback doors on Indonesia in the Thomas Cup final on Sunday to be crowned champions, he said, “This is the best achievement of Indian badminton.”