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T20I: Mithali's unbeaten half-century powers India women to 7-wicket win

Potchefstroom, Feb 13 (UNI) Opener Mithali Raj's unbeaten half-century powered India a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the first of the five Women's T20Is here on Tuesday.
India led the five-match T20 International series 1-0.
Chasing down a target of 165 with seven balls to spare, Mithali(34) shared 69-run partnership for the third wicket with Jemimah Rodrigues (37) and 52 runs partnership with Veda Krishnamurthy (37 not out) for the fourth wicket.
Mithali’s 11th T20 International half century came from 48 deliveries and she hit six fours, one six and carried her bat through the innings. India finished at 168 for three in 18.5 overs.
For South Africa, leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk and left-arm pacer Moseline Daniels picked a wicket each.
Earlier, put into bat, South Africa scored 164 for four in 20 overs with Chloe Tryon scoring 32 not out off just seven balls. She struck four sixes and two boundaries in a sensational batting style.
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Tough challenge ahead for Indian Women’s  Hockey  team in Asian Games

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18 Aug 2018 | 5:05 PM

By Harpal Singh Bedi
Jakarta, Aug 18 (UNI) Bravado or big talk apart, Indian women hockey team will have to raise their game few notches above the usual if they want to finish top of the podium in the 18th Asian Games and book a ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Cameroonian defender André Bikey joins ATK

18 Aug 2018 | 4:22 PM

Kolkata, Aug 18 (UNI) After Gérson Vieira, another versatile Cameroonian defender André Bikey joined the two-time ISL champions Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) squad.

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3rd Test: England win toss, opt to field

3rd Test: England win toss, opt to field

18 Aug 2018 | 4:06 PM

Nottingham, Aug 18 (UNI) England skipper Joe Root won the toss and opted to field against India here on Saturday in the third Test of the five-match series.

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Oldest, youngest and richest sports person at 18th Asian Games

18 Aug 2018 | 1:30 PM

By Harpal Singh Bedi
Jakarta, 18 Aug (UNI) Philippines’s Kong Te Yang and Indonesian Aliqqa Novvery are the oldest and youngest athletes respectively taking part in the 2018 Asian Games starting here from Saturday.

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Hopeful of top podium finish this time: Rani Rampal

18 Aug 2018 | 12:27 AM

Harpal Singh Bedi
Jakarta, Aug 17 (UNI) Though the Indian Women’s team is the highest ranked squad in 18th Asian Games hockey competition but the players are well aware that rankings means once the match starts.

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