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Afghanistan chase 147 to win maiden Test

Rashid Khan claimed his maiden five-wicket haul (5/82) in Test cricket. DEHRADUN (India), March 17: Spinner Rashid Khan claimed five wickets to put Afghanistan in sight of their maiden Test victory after bowling out Ireland for 288 on Day 3 of the one-off game on Sunday. Chasing 147 to win, Afghanistan were 29 for one at stumps. Ihsanullah Janat, on 16, and Rahmat Shah, on 11, were batting at close of play in Dehradun. Spinner Andy McBrine had opener Mohammad Shahzad caught behind for two before Janat and Shah, who...

KT Irfan becomes first Indian athlete to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

New Delhi, March 17: National record holder KT Irfan Sunday became the first Indian from athletics to qualify for the next year's Olympics while finishing fourth in the 20 km event of the Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi, Japan. The 29-year-old Irfan clocked 1 hour 20 minutes and 57 seconds to better the Tokyo Olympics qualification standard of 1 hour 21 minutes. The Olympics qualification period for race walk events and marathon race has begun from January 1 this year and will run till May 31, 2020. The Olympics...

Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai, March 17: BCCI India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have retained their top positions in the batsmen and bowlers' list of the latest ICC ODI rankings issued today. Kohli remained at number one spot after scoring 310 in the recently-concluded home series against Australia while his deputy Rohit Sharma hit 202 runs to maintain the No.2 spot in the batting chart. Kedar Jadhav's all-round effort has helped him move up 11 places to a career-best 24th after the five-match series, which India lost 2-3. Meanwhile, South Africa...

Happy that Chess is back in Asian Games: Anand

Chennai, March 17: The legendary Vishwanathan Anand along with other top players welcomed the return of chess to the Asian Games fold for the 2022 edition in Hangzhou, stating that it will be an incentive for players to take up the sport. Five-time World Champion and the country's first Grand Master Anand said he was happy with the development adding that he looks forward to a medal from the team. "I am happy about the development. I look forward to a medal from our team," Anand told PTI. Chess was...

Indian women storm into SAFF semis with 5-0 win over Sri Lanka

BIRATNAGAR (Nepal), March 17: The Indian women's football team sealed its place in the semifinals of the SAFF Championship with a resounding 5-0 win over Sri Lanka at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium on Sunday. This result has extended India's unbeaten run in the competition's history to 21 games and secured the top spot in Group B. In the semifinals, India will take on Group A runners-up Bangladesh on Wednesday while hosts Nepal will face Sri Lanka in the other fixture. India's five goals were scored by different players on Sunday....
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