Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six, here today.
Out-of-favour Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh failed to make it count for Punjab as the Harbhajan Singh-led side lost to Haryana by 3 wickets in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, here on Thursday.
The Indian hockey team pulled off a sensational come-from-behind 5-4 win over Olympic champions Germany after Mandeep Singh slammed a brilliant hat-trick in their fiercely-contested 5-8th place classification match of the Hero World League Finals here on Friday.
Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parveez Rasool continued his brilliant all-round performance with a five-wicket haul as their Ranji Trophy quarter final match seemed headed for an exciting finish with Punjab leaving them with a target of 324 for a historic victory here.
The launch of a much-hyped professional league on the lines of IPL, the rise and fall of colts, an overhaul of the coaching set-up and women overshadowing their male counterparts -- 2013 was an eventful roller-coaster ride for Indian hockey.
India`s chief coach Greg Clark begs to differ with his Canadian counterpart that the hosts were lucky to earn the 3-2 win today, saying his wards were the deserving winner in the Pool C encounter as they completely dominated the match.
Malak Singh scored a brace as India edged past Malaysia 4-3 in a hard-fought encounter to register their second win in the men`s competition of the third Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament at Kakamigahara, Japan on Friday.
Riding on a fine batting display, Punjab posted a massive 560 for six declared before reducing Odisha to 110 for two in their second innings at the end of the third day`s play in their Group A Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday.
Riding on a fine batting display, Punjab posted a massive 560 for six declared before reducing Odisha to 110 for two in their second innings at the end of the third day`s play in their Group A Ranji Trophy match here today.