Chennai City FC’s emphatic 3-1 win over Churchill Brothers spiced up the relegation battle in the 2017-18 I-League as the southerners leapfrogged the Red Machines to come out of the drop zone.
A treacherous back-nine saw Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia card a disappointing four-over 76 to lie tied 62nd after the third round of the inaugural NBO Oman Open on Saturday.
Lahiri, who shot one-over in the opening round, was even par through 15 holes when darkness stopped play at the Riviera. The cut is projected at two-over.
Delhi got a fresh lease of life as they qualified for the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinals after Manoj Tiwary’s unbeaten 104 helped Bengal beat Himachal Pradesh (HP) by six wickets in a Group B encounter here on Saturday.
Bhambri went down fighting to top seed Australia’s Jordan Thompson 5-7, 6-3, 5-7 in the singles final on Saturday.
The 31-year-old, representing Haryana, clocked 3:56:39.71 to win gold; but his timing was around 40 seconds slower than his national record of 3:56:00.
South Africa’s stand-in T20 skipper JP Duminy said the 1-5 ODI series loss was a reality check for the hosts and they would rely on fresh faces and an “aggressive mindset” in the new format to counter rampaging India in the three-match T20I series.
With an eye on next year’s ICC World Cup, the Indian cricket team will be playing around 30 ODIs in a total of estimated 63 international matches across formats, scheduled for the 2018-19 season.