Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell in action against Royal Challengers Bangalore during their IPL match in Bangalore on Friday. Associated Press
It was a superb display by the underdog Black Caps, who came into the match on the back of three straight defeats by Pakistan, Australia and England and only qualified for the semi-finals on net run-rate, while India topped the 10-team group stage.
Ashwin produced a stellar performance as Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 12 runs in an IPL match on Tuesday. After posting 182/6, Punjab restricted Rajasthan to 170/7. Ashwin returned with a figure of 2-24. Earlier, buoyed by a World Cup call-up, KL Rahul struck a well-timed fifty but Jofra Archer stole the limelight from him with splendid figures of 3/15 as Kings XI Punjab posted 182/6.
All-round Chennai Super Kings made short work of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), thrashing them by seven wickets in a lopsided Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Chennai on Tuesday. The victory saw the defending champions replace KKR at the top of the eight-team points table with 10 points from six matches.
Chinese trampoline gymnast Dong Dong narrowly missed out on gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday but became the first athlete in the sport to win four medals at four Games.
Weightlifter Fares ElBakh shattered two Games records in Tokyo as he became Qatar’s first Olympic champion in history on Saturday.
Patiala-born 25-year-old Indian discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur came up with a scintillating performance to secure her place in the final at the Tokyo Olympic Games