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Kerala secure first innings lead, Sunny Gupta picks 6 wickets

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (UNI) Kerala's first innings lead against Jharkhand places hosts in a commanding position over visitors on the second day of the four-day Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

Kerala were at 250 for 8 at stumps leading by 48 runs.

Resuming at an overnight score of 200 for 9, Jharkhand failed to put up any resistance aided Kerala to wrap up visitors first innings for 202.

Kerala, after a poor start have managed to get past Jharkhand's first innings total.

Jharkhand attained an early breakthrough as Sunny Gupta strikes before Kerala batting squad settle in. After dismissing the openers, he has also accounted for the wickets of Rohan Prem and Sanju Samson to put the Kerala side in defence at 77 for four.

Kerala storm back as the middle order rises to the occasion. Following up on Mohammed Azharuddeen's half century (51), Jalaj Saxena and Akshay Chandran take Kerala past Jharkhand's first innings score.

Jalaj Saxena came up with a sublime all-round performance, picking six wickets and remains unbeaten at 47 with Nidheesh (7) when the stumps were drawn.

Brief Scores: First Innings
Jharkhand 202 (Ishan Kishan 45)
Wickets : Jalaj Saxena 6-50
Kerala 250/8 in 86 overs (Mohammed Azharuddeen 51, Jalaj Saxena 47 (Not Out)
Wickets : Sunny Gupta 6-94
UNI SS PS 2215
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CFI announces Indian cycling team for Commonwealth Games 2018

24 Feb 2018 | 1:19 PM

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Galmarini upgrades to men's PGS gold in Pyeongchang

24 Feb 2018 | 1:14 PM

* Galmarini wins PGS gold, bettering Sochi silver
* Home favourite Lee takes silver
* Lee wins host nation's first snowboarding medal
* Kosir matches bronze medal from four year's ago
By Jack Tarrant
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Switzerland's Nevin Galmarini upgraded his silver medal from four years ago when he held off the challenge of South Korea's Lee Sang-ho to win gold in the men's snowboard parallel giant slalom on Saturday.

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Finn Niskanen takes gold in 50km mass start

24 Feb 2018 | 12:48 PM

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Finland's Iivo Niskanen made a lung-busting early break for victory and held off a furious challenge from Alexander Bolshunov to take the gold medal in a gruelling 50km mass start classic cross-country ski race, Finland's first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Games, on Saturday.

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Skiers say gripping team event looks like it's here to stay

24 Feb 2018 | 12:46 PM

By Mark Trevelyan
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) Alpine skiing's first ever Olympic team event threw up enough surprises and excitement on Saturday to suggest that the parallel slalom format will be back at future Games, even if some of the world's best skiers decided to give it a miss.

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Ice Hockey-No NHL? Can't always have caviar, says IIHF head

24 Feb 2018 | 12:20 PM

By Dan Burns
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 24 (Reuters) The men's ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavour, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.

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