• 29th MDCA Inter-Club T20 cricket tournament 2021
    A&K Cricket Fraternity, United Brothers CC register wins Mokokchung , February 25 (MExN): The third day of the 29th MDCA Inter Club Cricket Tournament played at Imkongmeren Sports complex witnessed two matches with A&K taking on Mokokchung Guardians and Musketeers CC taking on United Brothers CC. In the first match of the day, having won the toss and electing to bat first, A&K managed to put up 160 runs losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. Mokokchung Guardians could have res
  • Nagaland suffer first defeat in Vijay Hazare Trophy
    Morung Express News Dimapur | February 25 The Round 3, Plate match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 resulted in defeat for Nagaland who lost to Assam by 84 runs on February 25. Winning the toss, Assam elected to bat first on Thursday at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground, Chennai. Sibsankar Roy (106) and Denish Das (34) built up a crucial partnership for Assam while skipper Gokul Sharma (70) also added to the tally of 294 for Assam who were all out
  • India beat England in 3rd Test, take 2-1 lead in series
    Ahmedabad, February 25 (IANS): Spinners ruled the roost as India took a 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series with an emphatic 10-wicket win over England on the second day of the third match here on Wednesday. India needed to score only 49 runs for a win and openers Rohit Sharma (25 not out) and Shubman Gill (15 not out) scored those runs in 7.4 overs, even as the dusty pitch comes under scrutiny. Indian spinners took 19 of the 20 England wickets to fall for a dominating performanc
  • England all out for 81, India need 49 to win 3rd Test
    Ahmedabad, February 25 (IANS): Two Indian slow bowlers on Thursday bagged all 10 wickets to spin out England for a mere 81 runs in their second innings on a dusty pitch, and now Virat Kohli's team need 49 runs to win the third Test here. Left-armer Axar Patel captured five wickets to complete a match haul of 11. Off-spinners R. Ashwin bagged four and Washington Sundar one on the second day of the five-day match, which could well finish on Thursday itself. England batsmen were
  • NorthEast look to complete turnaround with win vs Kerala
    Vasco, February 25 (IANS): NorthEast United face Kerala Blasters in their final match of the Indian Super League (ISL) group stage needing at least a point to confirm a spot in the playoffs. Having played 19 matches, NorthEast and FC Goa have 30 points each while Hyderabad FC are on 28. Both Hyderabad and Goa have a goal difference of eight while NorthEast are on four. A top-four finish would complete a remarkable turnaround for NorthEast ever since Khalid Jamil took over as head
  • Messi scores twice as Barcelona beat Elche
    Madrid, February 25 (IANS): FC Barcelona kept their slim title hopes alive after a brace from Lionel Messi and one from Jordi Alba gave them a 3-0 win at home to Elche, which leaves them five points behind La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Barca coach Ronald Koeman said in his pre-game press conference that this game and Saturday's trip to Sevilla were vital for his side's title chances, and he made changes to try and keep his squad fresh, Xinhua news reports. Samuel Umtit
  • 2nd T20I: Guptill's 97 helps NZ win run feast against Aus by 4 runs
    Dunedin, February 25 (IANS): New Zealand rode on opener Martin Guptill's whirlwind 97 off 50 balls and then staved off a late challenge from Australia led by Marcus Stoinis to win the second T20I by four runs on Thursday at the University Oval. In what was a run feast of a match, Guptill's innings propelled New Zealand to 219/7 but Stoinis and Daniel Sams led a late charge from the visitors and their innings ended on 215/8. Spinner Mitchell Santner chipped in with four wi
  • International runners unlikely at Tokyo Olympic torch relay
    Tokyo, Feb`ruayr 25 (IANS): International runners will be unlikely to take part in the Olympic torch relay to start on March 25, organisers said here on Thursday. Tokyo 2020 chief operating officer Yukihiko Nunomura said at a news conference that foreign tourists and other short-term visitors have been barred from entering Japan because of COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Nunomura added that around 300 international runners were expected to take part in the relay before the pos
  • 3rd Test: India take 33-run lead vs Eng as Root takes 5 wkts
    Ahmedabad, February 25 (IANS): India took a slender 33-run first-innings lead against England as they were bowled for 145 in 53.2 overs in the first session of the second day of the third Test here on Thursday. England captain, at best a part-time spinner, took a staggering career-best figures of five wickets for eight runs -- his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket -- to hasten India's demise. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach bagged four wickets for 54, as India slumped fr
  • Flying Rabbits lift 1st T-20 Champions Trophy
    Dimapur, February 24 (MExN): The Flying Rabbits CC today lifted the 1st Champions Trophy T-20 Cricket Tournament organised by the Nagamese Baptist Fellowship (NBF) Sports Ministry, Chümoukedima Village. In the final match on February 24 at the Local Ground Chümoukedima Town, the Flying Rabbits defeated the Police Baptist Church Chümoukedima by 3 wickets, after reaching the target of 200 runs set by the latter in 18.2 overs and losing 7 wickets in the process.  Na
  • Centre Chakhesang sports meet underway
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 24 The 54th general session of the Centre Chakhesang Sports Association (CCSA) started today at Pholami village under Phek district. The four-day long meet will be marked by field and track events, football, volleyball, basketball and Naga wrestling. The meet will continue till February 27. MLA Kezhienyi Khalo graced the inaugural function and formally declared the tournament open. In his address, Khalo urged upon the players to exercis
  • Kohima Bible College annual sports meet held 
    Kohima, February 24 (MExN):  The Kohima Bible College (KBC), Kohima held its annual sports meet from February 18-21 at Indira Gandhi Stadium and its college Campus. According to press release from KBC, after the oath taking was administered by Talizhu, Sports Secretary on the inauguration day, the meet was officially declared open by the Chief Guest H Rokopra Mekro, Associate Pastor, Koinonia Prayer Centre. The students, divided into four groups - Love, Peace, Joy and Hope, compet
  • PSA’s 57th meet kicks off at Phek village
    Our Correspondent Kohima | February 24  The 57th Meet-cum-Ist Naga style category wrestling of Phek Sports Association (PSA) got underway today at Phek village. In the first football match of the day, Tehece Nado (TN) blanked Mutsuba Chedzuba (MC) 6-0. Hashe-o Venuh fetched a hattrick for TN while Kiiveto Keyho netted two goals. TN gained another goal through Luvezo Hoshi. In the second match, Chosaba overpowered Old town team 3-0. In women basketball, Bible Hill S
  • SASA 59th Annual Games & Sports Meet 2021 ends
    Kigwema wins men’s football; Kidima bags women‘s volleyball trophy  Our Correspondent Kohima | February 24  Kigwema was declared the champions of men’s football at the 59th Annual Games & Sports Meet 2021 of Southern Angami Sports Association (SASA), which concluded on February 23. Kigwema defeated Kidima 3-1 in men football finals to lift the trophy. Vichüsa Sale of Kigwema and Nothongol Zhotso of Jakhama have been declared as the play
  • Woods faces hard recovery from serious injuries in car crash
    LOS ANGELES , February 24 (AP):  In a career filled with remarkable comebacks, Tiger Woods faces his toughest recovery of all. Woods was driving through a sweeping, downhill stretch of road through coastal suburbs of Los Angeles when his SUV struck a sign, crossed over a raised median and two oncoming lanes before it toppled down an embankment, coming to a halt on its side. The airbags deployed. A sheriff’s deputy poked his head through a hole in the windshield to see
  • Tiger Woods survives but his career might not
    Los Angeles, February 24 (AP): The sheared-off front of the wrecked SUV told part of the story, and the officers on the scene filled in the rest. Tiger Woods was lucky to be alive, they said, thanks to modern safety technology and a big dose of good luck. Alive and well, no. But alive nonetheless. The good news no, make that the BEST news is that Woods seems on track to survive after being pried Tuesday from the SUV he wrecked in Los Angeles. That's despite injuries that a
  • 30 Indian wrestlers, including Punia, for World Ranking Series
    New Delhi, February 24 (IANS): India's star freestyle wrestler Bajrang Punia would look forward to win back-to-back titles in the men's 65kg when the World Ranking Series begins on March 4 in the Italian port city of Ostia. In the previous edition, held in January last year, the 26-year-old Haryana international had outplayed Jordan Oliver to win gold. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday announced a 30-member national squad, including eight in Greco Roman ca
  • 3rd Test: Patel takes 6 wkts as India bowl out England for 112
    Ahmedabad, February 24 (IANS): Left-arm spinner Axar Patel took six wickets and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged three as India blew away England for 112 runs in their first innings on the opening day of the third Test here on Wednesday. Opener Zak Crawley was the the top scorer for England with 53 -- the solitary half-century of the innings. The next highest score was captain Joe Root's 17. Patel ended the innings with 6/38 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, following his 5/60
  • Motera pitch bucks a trend: not seamers, Indian spinners hold sway
    Ahmedabad, February 24 (IANS): The newly-built stadium in Motera, built with Australian expertise in design and costing Rs.800 crore in all, gave a new twist to pink ball Test cricket with spinners bucking the trend and dominating unlike the previous pink ball Tests where seamers have held sway and took more than three times the wickets taken by spinners. Before this Test, 354 wickets (at 24.47 runs per wicket) had been taken by pace bowlers in 15 day-night Tests. As against that, s
  • India's pride: President Kovind inaugurates world's largest cricket stadium in Motera
    Ahmedabad, February 24 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday inaugurated the world's largest cricket arena -- the refurbished Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera -- a state-of-the-art facility which can accommodate an awe-inspiring 1.32 lakh spectators. The President inaugurated the stadium in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju among a host of other dignitaries. It opens with the third Test between India and England, a day-night game from