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Aug 42017
There is a piece of good news for cricket lovers in the state capital.
India rode on Virat Kohli (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan’s (78) 128-run stand to defeat South Africa by eight wickets to seal ICC Champions Trophy 2017 semi-final berth. Earlier, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah picked two wickets each as India dismissed South Africa for 191 in a must-win Group B game . After opting to field, India were left frustrated by the resilience of Quinton De Kock (53) and Hashim Amla (35). However, they suffered a couple of run outs to be reduced from 140/3 to 191 all out in less than 20 overs. India is likely to face Bangladesh in the last four clash.
MUMBAI INDIANS clinched a dramatic one-run victory against Rising Pune Supergiant to win the Indian Premier League.   Mumbai Indians created history by becoming the first team to win the IPL for a record three times, when they beat Rising Pune Supergiant, the team they had lost to thrice earlier in the tournament, by one run in the final in Hyderabad on Sunday night.
  In a sensational development sprint legend  Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means that Bolt loses one of the three gold medals he won at that Olympics.
One of the all time batting greats and former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid declined to accept an honorary doctorate degree conferred on him by the Bangalore University, saying that he would like to accomplish research in the field of sports and then earn the degree. One of Karnataka and Bengaluru's favourite sons, Dravid went on to represent India in 164 Test matches and scored 13,288 runs, the second most by an Indian in cricket's oldest format after Sachin Tendulkar.
Keralite pace bowler S Sreesanth’s plans to come back to competitive cricket were quelled on Tuesday as the BCCI denied the Indian fast bowler the NOC (No Objection Certificate) required to play league cricket in Scotland. Sreesanth had been trying to play league cricket in Scotland this year but the BCCI, which had imposed a life ban on him following his alleged involvement in the IPL spot-fixing scandal in 2013, has refused to give him the necessary permission. According to a report, a BCCI official confirmed that they had not obliged his request.
     Indian skipper Virat Kohli is well and truly on his way to becoming an all time legend in cricketing history. But there is a story of huge sacrifices behind his meteoric rise. Rajkumar, Virat Kohli’s coach, highlight the sacrifices that the 28-year old has made, on his way to the top honours in world cricket.
   Indian captain Virat Kohli is on his way to cricketing immortality as he continues his staggering consistency with bat.The batter par excellence has said that one of the secrets of his stupendous success is "not having too many close people" in his life which adds hindrances such as "distractions" and "time management" on the path of glory.Kohli who hit an outrageously brilliant hundred against England last day said,
The Board of control for cricket in India,BCCI has officially introduced the Indian Cricket Team Jersey 2017 for ODIs.The jersey is sponsored by sportsgood giant Nike, which is the official jersey sponsors of the BCCI.They brought out the new kit after taking the insights from the likes of Dhoni, Kohli, Harmanpreet Kaur, and others. It is said that they are already impressed with Nike’s latest offering. For the fans, the jerseys will be made available on Nike stores across India from Thursday.
Cricketer par excellence MS Dhoni shocked every sports lover across India yesterday when he announced that he was giving up his position as captain in ODIs and T20 matches. The cricketer said he was willing to play under Virat Kohli as the team leader. His decision remains characteristic of his objective temperament that launched him to success to begin with. While everyone else was taken by surprise with his announcement, his wife Sakshi had some encouraging words for him.
The champion and all time great United States tennis player Serena Williams is getting ready to tie the knot. She announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian who is two years younger to her. Serena has been dating Alexis for over a year now. She announced the decision by posting a poem on a social media platform. But no wedding date has been announced.

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