India U-19 Team Achieves Rare Sweep in Test and ODI series in England

U-19 Indian cricket team sweep England series

Indian Under-19 Men’s team achieved a rare feat during the same time when Senior Men’s Cricket team created history in Sri Lanka with 3-0 test series clean sweep. Junior Men’s team played two test matches and 5 ODIs winning all of them. England were blanked 0-2 in Test series and 0-5 in ODI series at home. What a rare achievement!

Lakshya Sen defeats top 2 seeds to win Bulgarian Open

Lakshya Sen wins Bulgarian Open 2017

Bulgarian Open 2017 had very few Indian participants. Unseeded Lakshya Sen, Kiran George and Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka celebrated Indian 70th Independence Day at Sofia playing the tournament. While in Women’s Singles Vaishnavi knocked out 2nd seed in 1st round to reach Quarterfinals, in Men’s Singles Lakshya Sen knocked out the top seed in 1st round and the 2nd seed in Final to lift Bulgaria Open 2017. This is the 23rd International title for Indians in 2017.

Results for Lakshya Sen

    Round 1: def top seed Sasm Parsons (England) 21-17 21-9
    Round 2: def Qualifier Kiran George (India) 21-12 21-10
    QF: def Michal Rogalski (Poland) 20-22 21-18 21-15
    SF: def Dinuka Karunaratna (Sri Lanka) 21-19 21-14
    Final: def 2nd seed Zvonimir Durkinjak (Croatia) 18-21 21-12 21-17

Results for Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka

    Round 1: def 2nd seed Mariya Mitsova (Bulgaria) 21-12 25-23
    Round 2: def Qualifier Stine Susan K├╝spert (Germany) 21-12 21-10
    QF: Lost to Qualifier Maria Delcheva (Bulgaria) 16-21 21-17 21-17

3 Wins for Indian Men’s Hockey Team During European Tour

Men's Hockey team European tour

India finish their European tour of 5 matches with 3 nations on a sensational note. Today in the last match they defeated Austria 4-3 scoring the winning goal with just 10 seconds to hooter. Austrians drew the first blood. After that India took 3-1 lead but two quick strikes in last quarter saw the score level at 3-3. The winner was decided by Chinglen Kangujam who scored field goal in the dying seconds of the match. Earlier, India played 2 matches each against Netherlands and Belgium.

10 Finals, 1 Medal and 10 Facts About India in 15 World Athletics Championships


Anju Bobby George won the only medal ever (till 2017) by an Indian in 2003 World Championships in Athletics held at Paris, France. She entered the finals again after 2 editions. 6 more Indians achieved the feat of reaching the finals, but none could emulate her medal effort even in overall 15 appearances by Indians at World Athletics Championships. Check results of all Indians in all editions till the end of 2017 World Athletics Championships. Also, see details of every finalist and 10 special facts about Indian athletes in World Championships.

Asian Jr Boxing: Indians Win 2 Silver, 6 Bronze as Kazakhastan Grab 6 Gold medals

boxing junior Asian Championship 2017

Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa concluded with 6 Gold medals won by Kazakhstan, 3 by Uzbekistan and 2 each by Japan and Phillipines. Best Boxer Trophy went to Japan’s Sora Tanaka (66kg). Indians grabbed 2 Silver and 6 Bronze medals.

Asian Jr. Boxing Championships 2017: 2 Indians Reach Final, 6 Settle for Bronze

mohit boxer

Mohit Khatana and Satender Rawat entered the final of the 2017 Junior Asian Championships held at in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. They will play the finals tomorrow. Mohit Khatana (80kg) and Satender Rawat (80+kg) were two of the 8 semifinalists from India. Other 6 were forced to settle for Bronze. The finals will have 8 from Kazakhstan and 6 from Uzbekistan among finalists from 7 other countries including 2 from India.

Ashwin Grabs Another World Record as India Make Merry in Colombo Test

Ashwin allround test

With just one bad series, critics took out sword to question the legend. Still, he continued to break all bowling records by being the fastest to 250 wickets and more. On a day where Indians created new records of 600+ runs in test matches and equalled record of 6 50+ scores in an innings, Ashwin emerged as the fastest test allrounder. He has left behind the likes of Hadlee, Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Shaun Pollock and of course other famous Indian test allrounders.

Ind vs SL 2nd Test: Pujara, Rahane, Rahul Feast at Colombo SSC

rahane pujara

As Indians scored 344/3 on Day 1 at Colombo (SSC) playing their 9th test, KL Rahul, Pujara and Rahane achieved unique records and took India to a stronger position in the second test. Colombo SSC lived upto the expectation of batsmen’s paradise with an average of 4 centuries per test in India vs Sri Lanka test series. Now, only two more centuries are required to complete a century of 100s in their bilateral series.

7 Special Facts About Colombo (SSC) Ground in Ind vs SL Rivalry

ind vs sl

India has elected to bat in its 9th test appearance at SSC, Colombo. Under Kohli India won by 117 runs during the last tour which was their first win since 193 on this ground. In between they lost two to hosts on this ground which boasts of 23 100+ partnerships and 30 of 96 centuries scored during this rivalry. While batsmen should be looking forward to another feast, bowlers have only Muralitharan to take inspiration from whose spell in innings and also a test at Colombo (SSC) is the best between these two teams. India brought back regular test opener KL Rahul replacing Abhinav Mukund while Sri Lanka introduces another debutant in spinner-cum-allrounder Malinda Pushpakumara.

Ind vs SL Test Series: Results of All Series

In 14 series played till 2017, Indians have won 7 while Sri Lankans have won 2, both at home. Indians have won 5 at home, 2 at Sri Lanka. While Sri Lankans were the first to win a series in this rivalry, Indians registered first win in their third series and since then they have remained undefeated at Home. Besides 14 test series, both have played one test match during Asian Test championship also that ended in draw. Check the results of all the series.

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