Talented Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh kept his cool under pressure as his breathtaking 18-ball-45 enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in a nerve-wracking Indian Premier League encounter, here on Saturday.
Captain Virat Kohli said Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting line-up will be able to express itself better in IPL-8 with the arrival of players such as Darren Sammy and S Badrinath in the team.
Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match here tomorrow.
Openers Jiwanjot Singh and Uday Kaul hit half centuries as Punjab reached 219 for 4 in their first innings in reply to Gujarat's mammoth 513 for 8 on the third day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.
Days after he wasn't included in Team India's 30-man probables list for the ICC World Cup 2015, veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has replied back with three consecutive centuries in the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy.
Out-of-favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday completed a hat-trick of centuries in the ongoing Ranji season before Mandeep Singh hit a double ton, which guided Punjab to a formidable 659/7 in their Group B cricket match against Saurashtra here.
Mandeep Singh struck his maiden hundred century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third ton in a row as Punjab reached 327 for three on day one of the Group B match against Saurashtra here on Sunday.
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.