Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 on Saturday and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here.
India's Test captain Virat Kohli on Friday lashed out at critics, who blamed his girlfriend Anushkha Sharma for the team's exit from ICC Cricket World Cup, stating that they "should be ashamed of themselves" as "no one has won more matches" than him in the last five years.
Out of title reckoning, a misfiring India would look to redeem some pride with an improved performance in their last league match but it would be easier said than done against world champions Australia in the 24th Azlan Shah Cup, here on Saturday.
As Australia and India faced off on Thursday to compete for a spot in the Cricket World Cup final, conversation on Facebook exploded as millions joined in ball-by-ball commentary during the crucial game.
India's loss at ICC World Cup 2015 was celebrated in Srinagar by some.
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A war of words has broken out between Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah over the former's controversial tweets on Indian cricket team's defeat against Australia in Thursday's World Cup semi-final match.
India's innings in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the Australian team, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts.
Australian media were critical of lack of fight from Indian batsmen while praising their national team for a strong performance in their emphatic 95-run run victory to storm into the final of the cricket World Cup here on Thursday.
India's innings in the World Cup came to an agonising end on Thursday as they succumbed to pressure against the clinical Australians, who decimated the defending champions by 95 runs to romp into the finals and break a million Indian hearts.Watch our experts analyse India's defeat in the semis.
Attributing India's ouster from the World Cup to crucial missed opportunities, former cricketers on Thursday said the team needed a big knock from a top-order batsman to have a shot at overhauling the mammoth Australian total.
Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia here on Thursday.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity.
India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar.
A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end here on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday defended an under-fire Virat Kohli for his indiscreet shot selection in the lost semi-final clash against Australia in the ICC Cricket World Cup, here today.