India in Australia: Glorious finale to an eventful tour!

S. Thyagarajan As the curtains came rolling down to signal the conclusion of an eventful, exciting and exhilarating series at Melbourne on Friday, it is difficult to refrain from enjoying the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream. This visit to Australia added a glorious chapter to India’s cricket history filling a void that existed for decades
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Melbourne, Jan 19: Mahendra Singh Dhoni rekindled his love affair with final flourishes, anchoring India to their maiden bilateral ODI series triumph in Australia for a perfect finish to a historic trip Down Under here Friday. Virat Kohli’s men became the first country to return from Australia without losing a single series having won the
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Chennai, Jan. 18: Tamil Nadu and Sports Authority of India posted easy wins Thursday to enter the semi-finals of the Arise Steel 9th Hockey India Senior National men’s hockey champioship (“B’’ Division) at the Mayor Radhakrishnan stadium here. Also reaching the semi-finals were Central Secretariat and Bengaluru Hockey Association, who advanced with hard-fought wins. Tamil
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Kuala Lumpur, Jan 18: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth produced yet another fine display to progress to the quarterfinal of the Malaysia Masters here on Thursday. Saina, seeded seventh, took 39 minutes to tame Hong Kong’s Pui Yin Yip 21-14, 21-16 in her second round women’s singles encounter. The London Olympics bronze
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S. Rajesh Novak Djokovic has been in terrific form over the last six months winning the last two Grand Slams and he continued that on Thursday at Melbourne as he faced off against the Frenchman Jo Wilfried Tsonga in a rematch of the 2008 Australian Open final. The World No.1 triumphed in straight sets 6-3,
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Chennai, Jan. 17: Young Russian Grandmaster Predke Alexandr (Elo 2620) will be the rating favorite as top seed in the 11th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament 2019 for Sakthi Group Dr. N Mahalingam Trophy. Following Predke are fellow Russian GMs Rozum Ivan and Popov Ivan respectively. So far, Chennai Open has attracted 29 foreign
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Kuala Lumpur, Jan. 17: Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth entered the second round to mark a fine day for Indian shuttlers at the Malaysia Masters here on Wednesday. Seeded seventh, Saina had to toil hard and came back from a game down to quell the challenge of Hong Kong’s Joy Xuan
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New Delhi, Jan. 17: Third seed Grandmaster Levan Pantsulaia of Georgia won the 17th Delhi International Chess tournament 2019 after settling for a quick draw with Grandmaster S.L Narayanan in the 10th and final round that concluded here. It was a seven way tie at the top between Levan Pantsulaia (Georgia), Mosadeghpour Masoud (Iran), Stupak
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S. Rajesh Defending champions Roger Federer and Caroline Wozniacki eased into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday. The third seeded Federer got past Daniel Evans 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 while Wozniacki beat Johanna Larsson 6-1, 6-3. Second seed Rafael Nadal also won through to the round of 32 with a straight set win
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Adelaide, Jan 16: M S Dhoni pulled off a tight finish for India just like old times to silence his critics after captain Virat Kohli laid the foundation for a series-levelling six-wicket win against Australia with his 39th ODI hundred here on Tuesday. Chase master Kohli could not take his team to the finishing line
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