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'WC 2019 final best white-ball game of all time'

LONDON:  England became the World Cup champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in a pulsating final which ended in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord's.

World not doing enough about climate change: UN

NEW YORK:  The world's governments are showing a lack of ambition in pursuing the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially in terms of reducing inequality and countering climate change, the United Nations said in a report published Tuesday.

Angad takes cricket training for 'Inside Edge' 2

MUMBAI: Actor Angad Bedi is taking professional training from a Ranji level coach to hone his skills for his role of a star cricketer in the second season of "Inside Edge". He says he had to learn many new shots to make his act authentic.

Asia's homicide rate lowest globally: UN study

VIENNA:  A UN study revealed on Monday showed that Asia's average homicide rate was the lowest in the world with only 2.3 killings per 100,000 people per year, making the continent a relative haven of peace, especially compared to South America, which has a rate of 25 murders per 100,000 inhabitants.

Khawaja ruled out of WC with hamstring injury

BIRMINGHAM: Left-handed Australian batsman Usman Khawaja has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing World Cup with a hamstring injury.

T20 win in India gave us confidence to win WC: Cummins

MANCHESTER:  Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has revealed that the T20 series win in India provided the team with the belief and confidence that they could win the ongoing World Cup.

'Pakistan are back in this World cup'

NEW DELHI:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Sarfaraz Ahmed's men for making a great comeback in the ongoing World Cup following their emphatic victory over New Zealand in Birmingham.

Drug use increased 30% in India in last decade: Report

VIENNA: The United Nation's latest report on drug use revealed a 30 per cent increase on 2009 with regards to the consumption of narcotics with some 35 million people worldwide suffering from drug disorders, thanks to in-depth surveys conducted in India and Nigeria.

Kallis urges SA to follow England for ODI resurgence

NEW DELHI:  Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has urged the current South African team to take inspiration from England in a bid to revive their ODI performance following their early stage exit from the ongoing World Cup in England and Wales.

Play fearless cricket in remaining games: Akhtar tells Pak

LONDON:  Pleased with Pakistan's convincing win over South Africa in their crucial World Cup fixture, former speedster Shoaib Akhtar is hoping that Sarfaraz Ahmed and the boys play fearless cricket in the remaining games and make it to the semi-finals.

We're alive and kicking, says Pakistan head coach

LONDON:  Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan's win over South Africa in their crucial World Cup fixture will shut some people for a while who went all guns blazing at his team post their defeat against India.

Pakistan's Hasan Ali deletes tweet cheering for Team India

NEW DELHI: After skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed, pacer Hasan Ali was the one who faced bulk of the criticism after Pakistan's embarrassing defeat to arch-rival India in their World Cup encounter on June 16.

Cricket is a great teacher, says Virat Kohli

SOUTHAMPTON: Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the modern day greats when it comes to the game of cricket. He has smashed almost every record and has led the national team to many historic victories under his leadership.

Punjab CM congratulates Indian hockey team

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday congratulated Indian hockey team for thrashing South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament.

India outplay South Africa 5-1 in final; both teams earn spots in FIH Olympic qualifiers

BHUBANESWAR: The two highest-ranked teams in this tournament clinched the two top spots. India scored no less than 35 goals, much to the delight of their great fans in the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 . The home team and South Africa have earned a berth in the FIH Olympic qualifiers. Defeating the USA, Japan took third place. India beat South Africa by 5-1 in the final. Japan defeated USA by 4-2 for the third position.

WC breaks 1st week's viewership records on Star Sports

MUMBAI: The opening week in the ongoing World Cup has once again recorded a massive 269 million viewership, the Star network said.

Environmentalist raises concerns over wedding of tycoons' son in Auli

GHAZIABAD:  A Ghaziabad-based environmentalist has written to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar expressing concern over the upcoming wedding of the sons of two South Africa-based controversial tycoon brothers in the ski destination of Auli in Uttarakhand.

India and USA qualify for semis in FIH Series Finals

BHUBANESWAR: Following the completion of the Pool phase today, the cross-overs will see Japan face Poland and Russia take on South Africa on June 12 in the  FIH Series Finals. Meanwhile, India and USA have qualified directly for the semi-finals. Uzbekistan and Mexico will play for 7th place in the overall standings.

Vietnam elected to Asian seat on UN Security Council

UNITED NATIONS:  Vietnam has been elected unopposed to the Security Council on behalf of the Asian countries in an election that could reshuffle the dynamics of the UN's highest body that is already paralyzed on many important issues like Syria, Yemen and Venezuela.

Japan join USA at the top of Pool B at Bhubaneshwar

BHUBANESHWAR: The second match in Pool B of the FIH Men’s Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 saw Japan win over a much lower-ranked Mexico. However, it was no easy success against a young Mexican team which showed quality, heart and determination.

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