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From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.

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Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 4th T20, Colombo: Pandey, Karthik guide IND home

Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 2018. India chased down Sri Lanka’s total of 152/9 with 6-wickets in hand to go atop the standings in the Nidahas Trophy 2018 tri-series in Colombo tonight.

Manish Pandey and Dinesh Karthik guided India to a six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fourth match of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 T20 tri-series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo tonight. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, Nidahas Trophy 2018, here.(AP)
Updated on Mar 12, 2018 11:55 PM IST
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018, India vs Ireland, hockey highlights: IND lose, fail to qualify for final

Get highlights of India v Ireland hockey match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 here. India went down 2-3 to Ireland in the last league match in Ipoh today.

Get highlights of India v Ireland hockey match of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 here. India lost to Ireland in Ipoh today.(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 09, 2018 05:14 PM IST
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 hockey, India vs Argentina highlights: IND lose 2-3 to ARG

Gonzalo Peillat’s hat-trick helped Argentina beat India 3-2 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 hockey opener in Ipoh today. Follow highlights of India vs Argentina here.

The Indian hockey team lost to Argentina in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 opener at Ipoh today. Follow highlights of India vs Argentina, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018 hockey, here.(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 03, 2018 03:58 PM IST
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India vs South Africa, women’s 4th T20, highlights: Match washed out

The Indian women’s cricket team continue to lead South Africa 2-1 after the fourth Twenty20 International at the SuperSport Park in Centurion was washed out today. Get highlights of India vs South Africa women’s 4th T20 here.

The fourth Twenty20 International between Indian women’s cricket team and South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion was washed out today. Get highlights of India vs South Africa women’s 4th T20 here.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI highlights, Centurion: IND win by 9 wickets, go 2-0 up in series

India beat South Africa by nine wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the six-match series in Centurion today. Catch highlights of India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI, here.

Virat Kohli (L) and Shikhar Dhawan guided India to a nine-wicket win over South Africa in the 2nd One-Day International (ODI) at SuperSport Park in Centurion today. Catch highlights of India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI, here.(BCCI)
Updated on Feb 04, 2018 06:34 PM IST
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I played badminton without lure of return, money or reward: Prakash Padukone

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) conferred its inaugural Lifetime Achievement award to former world No 1 and legend Prakash Padukone in the presence of his family, including daughter and actress Deepika Padukone several top badminton players from India and abroad, who are in town to take part in the $350,000 India Open.

Prakash Padukone with daughter Deepika Padukone (rnd right), PV Sindhu (right) and family at the function organised by Badminton Associated of India (BAI) to award him its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award in New Delhi on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2018 11:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal, Indonesia Masters badminton, highlights: Saina wins!

Saina Nehwal defeated PV Sindhu in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament. Catch highlights of PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal, Indonesia Masters badminton, here.

PV Sindhu went down to Saina Nehwal in the quarterfinals of the Indonesia Masters badminton tournament. Catch highlights of PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal, Indonesia Masters badminton, here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 26, 2018 02:30 PM IST
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I cried a lot (after 2014 exit)…I’ll be more prepared for 2018 World Cup: Neymar

Neymar, who currently plays for Paris Saint Germain, speaks of his determination after the hosts imploded against eventual winners Germany in the semifinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Neymar has said that he is more prepared for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and that Brazil are determined to banish the memories of their horrendous 1-7 loss to Germany in the semi-final of the 2014 tournament.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 21, 2018 08:53 AM IST
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Badminton queen Tai Tzu Ying says PV Sindhu tougher rival than Saina Nehwal

Tai Tzu Ying is renowned for her attacking game, but acknowledges the counter-attacking abilities of the Indian world No 3 PV Sindhu.

Tai Tzu Ying admitted in an interview that PV Sindhu is tougher to face than Saina Nehwal.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 15, 2018 06:19 PM IST
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PV Sindhu on friendship with Saina Nehwal: ‘Like hi and bye types, that’s it’

PV Sindhu has said she plays together with Saina Nehwal but does not get time to be interactive and talk to her during badminton training sessions.

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal’s rivalry is a common debating topic among badminton aficionados.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2017 01:20 PM IST
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PV Sindhu says no pressure of rankings, aims to be No.1 in 2018

PV Sindhu, who is currently ranked number three in the world, says she is happy in the limelight as a youth icon but knows it all comes out of her performance on the court.

PV Sindhu is eyeing a No.1 ranking in 2018 and is not disappointed with the losses in the Superseries and world championships.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 30, 2017 02:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Tennis rewind 2017: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal rekindle old rivalry

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal turned the clock back in 2017; with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray set to return, 2018 will also be a fan’s delight

Roger Federer (L) and Rafael Nadal won two grand slam titles each as they turned back the clock in 2017.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 29, 2017 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

Badminton rewind 2017: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth scale new heights

Indian shuttlers were in smashing form in 2017, with Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu being the standout performers in the international badminton circuit

Saina Nehwal (R) regained her national title, while PV Sindhu (C) and Kidambi Srikanth both enjoyed a stellar year in international badminton.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2017 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

Highlights, India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20, Mumbai: IND win by 5 wickets, sweep series 3-0

India defeated Sri Lanka by 5 wickets to clean sweep the T20 series 3-0 in the final game in Mumbai. Follow highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 here.

MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik guided India to victory in the third T20 against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, tonight. Follow highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 here.(BCCI)
Updated on Dec 24, 2017 10:56 PM IST
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Vijender Singh beats Ernest Amuzu to retain WBO Oriental & Asia Pacific pro boxing titles, highlights

Vijender Singh earned his 10th consecutive victory in pro boxing by defeating Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur tonight. In the process, Vijender Singh retained both the WBO Oriental & Asia Pacific super middleweight pro boxing titles. Get highlights of Vijender Singh vs Ernest Amuzu here.

India’s Vijender Singh beat Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu in the WBO Oriental & Asia Pacific super middleweight pro boxing title fight in Jaipur tonight. Get highlights of Vijender Singh vs Ernest Amuzu here.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 23, 2017 10:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 highlights: Ashwin strikes for IND, Chandimal strong for SL

Centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews showed that Sri Lanka have enough fight as they were 356/9 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday. R Ashwin helped India almost bowl out the visitors as the hosts still lead by 180 runs. Get highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 here.

R Ashwin turned things around for India by picking three Sri Lanka wickets on Day 3 of the 3rd Test against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Monday. Catch highlights of India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 here.(BCCI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2017 04:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

My passion for motorbikes makes me push harder: MotoGP world champ Marc Marquez

With four MotoGP titles including this year, Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda is in elite company with just Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi and Mick Doohan ahead of him

Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda celebrates his 2017 MotoGP title victory on the podium of the Valencia Grand Prix at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit on November 12.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 28, 2017 03:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Value Le Mans victory more than F1 seat or WEC title: Brendon Hartley

Brendon Hartley’s career has seen an incredible rise in the last one month after he signed with F1 team Toro Rosso before the United States Grand Prix. Following that he also went on to win the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship

Brendon Hartley has signed with Formula 1 team Toro Rosso.(AFP)
Published on Nov 18, 2017 11:16 PM IST
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MRF Challenge 2017: Julien Falchero, Rinus van Kalmthout win on Day 2 of Rd 1

Julien Falchero and Rinus van Kalmthout won a race each at the MRF Challenge 2017 in Sakhir

Julien Falchero (in red) after winning a race at the MRF Challenge 2017 at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Saturday.(MRF)
Published on Nov 18, 2017 04:43 PM IST
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MRF Challenge 2017: Double delight for Felipe Drugovich in season opener

Felipe Drugovich pulled off a last lap manoeuvre on Manuel Maldonado, cousin of former Formula 1 racer Pastor Maldonado, to win the second MRF Challenge 2017 race of the day

Felipe Drugovich benefitted from race leader Rinus van Kalmthout’s retirement to win at the MRF Challenge 2017.(MRF)
Published on Nov 17, 2017 09:05 PM IST
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Pavan Ravishankar sets the pace in MRF Challenge 2017 season opener

Pavan Ravishankar clocked two minutes and 1.638 seconds at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir to be the fastest driver on the opening day of the MRF Challenge 2017 season.

Action from the practice session of the MRF Challenge 2017 season-opening race at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2017 07:01 PM IST
Sakhir (Bahrain) | By

Kerala eyes IPL matches after Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson praise stadium

After the third T20I between India and New Zealand, the drainage system at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram was praised by both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson

The Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram drew praise from Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson after the third T20I between India and New Zealand.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 09, 2017 09:29 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram | By

Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team promises much more with smart bowling

Captain Virat Kohli is proud of how bowlers have handled tough situations as the Indian cricket team prepares to host Sri Lanka

India’s bowlers have been key to their recent successes.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 08, 2017 03:44 PM IST
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Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri duo will help India dominate cricket: Dav Whatmore

Dav Whatmore, who led Sri Lanka to the 1996 World Cup triumph, believes that a good working relationship between Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri will help the Indian cricket team dominate the game for some years

Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team have remained unbeaten in a series at home across formats since 2015 and Dav Whatmore, the former coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team, believes that Kohli’s partnership with Ravi Shastri will help them sustain the dominance.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2017 10:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram | By

Virat Kohli ’rescues’ MS Dhoni, asks ‘why are you targeting him?’

Virat Kohli has blasted critics who are targeting MS Dhoni, stating that the former Indian cricket team skipper did not get to bat much in the series against New Zealand and added that the 36-year-old understands his role in the current team.

Virat Kohli has blasted critics after clinching the Twenty20 series against New Zealand, stating that the 36-year-old understands his current role in the Indian cricket team.(BCCI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2017 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

Kane Williamson admits New Zealand not ‘good enough’ in deciding Twenty20 vs India

Kane Williamson admitted that New Zealand face a challenge in putting in a good performance in a deciding match of the series after they lost the third Twenty20 International in Thiruvananthapuram by six runs to lose the series 2-1 against Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team.

Kane Williamson has said New Zealand put in some good performance in the ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals but failed in the deciding games.(BCCI)
Updated on Nov 08, 2017 09:05 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

India beat New Zealand by 6 runs in 3rd T20, clinch historic series win vs Kiwis

India made 67 for five against New Zealand in the series deciding third T20 in Thiruvananthapuram, which was reduced to eight overs a side contest due to rain.

Indian cricket team players celebrates after their win over New Zealand in the 3rd T20 in Thiruvananthapuram.(BCCI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2017 11:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

India vs New Zealand: Kiwis wary of unorthodox Jasprit Bumrah - Mitchell Santner

Jasprit Bumrah, with an excellent track record in the final overs, will be key for India in the deciding third T20 against New Zealand on Tuesday

Jasprit Bumrah (R) has performed well so far in the India vs New Zealand cricket series.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2017 08:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By

India vs New Zealand: Indian camp dismisses calls for MS Dhoni’s T20 ouster

MS Dhoni came in for criticism after playing a relatively slow innings (49 – 37 b) laden with dot balls as India faced a stiff target in the second T20 against New Zealand in Rajkot.

MS Dhoni played 10 dot balls during the India vs New Zealand T20 in Rajkot that the hosts lost.(AP)
Updated on Nov 06, 2017 07:24 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram | By

India vs New Zealand: T20 decider set for ODI thriller repeat, rain permitting

Thiruvananthapuram’s Greenfield Stadium will become India’s 50th international cricket venue on Tuesday when the hosts play New Zealand in the deciding T20 tie.

India and New Zealand will battle it out for the T20I series in Tuesday’s decider in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 06, 2017 06:41 PM IST
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