When India Open Super Series Champion PV Sindhu and Badminton Superstar Saina Nehwal were knocked out, all other Indians but one faltered in the first round of 2017 Malaysian Open Super Series. But, Ajay Jayaram was not content to be the only Indian to reach 2nd round. Two time Dutch Open champion (2014 and 2015) Ajay Jayaram ensured that Indian hopes remain alive till Quarterfinals as the unseeded knocked out World No. 2 and last week’s India Open Super Series champion Viktor Axelsen. Only the second Indian after Srikanth (2014) to reach Men’s Singles Quarterfinals, World No. 20 Ajay Jayaram lost his 4th career match to World No. 5 Wan Ho Sun from Korea in the QF ending Indian challenge. Saina Nehwal has reached 4 semifinals (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012) while Sindhu reached QF in 2016.
Dutch International: Anand Pawar Reaches 1st International Final in 2017
Anand Pawar won a title after 4 years as he reached his maiden final of 2017 after entering the final of Men’s Singles event at Victor Dutch International 2017. Winner of 8 international titles, 7th seed Pawar is set to meet 2nd seed from Finland in the final today. Anand Pawar won 7 international titles […]
Peru International Challenge 2017: Alwin Francis & Tarun Kona Win
The Indian pair won the final. Earlier, Winner of 3 international titles in 2016, Indian Men’s Doubles pair Alwin Francis / Tarun Kona have reached the finals of Peru International Challenge 2017, hunting for their first title in 2017. In 2016, the pair had won Peru International Series, the other event held at Peru last […]
Singapore Open Super Series 2017: Sai Praneeth is 16th Super Series Winner in 31 Super Series Title for India
After creating Indian history yesterday, Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Kidambi had a tough battle for the Singapore Super Series Men’s Singles title. After 54 minutes, Sai Praneeth coming from behind won the first Super Series title in his maiden Super Series final gifting India 16th Super Series Winner. Srikanth, who has already won three Super […]
Singapore SS: Sai Praneeth and Srikanth Create Indian History in Super Series
Despite Saina and Sindhu ruling the world, the history for India was created by Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth. With both winning their semifinals of Singapore Open Super Series, this is the first time that two Indians have reached the final of any event in a Badminton Super Series event. Even in Men’s Singles, only […]
Singapore Open SS 2017: Srikanth and Sai Praneeth Enter Men’s Singles Semifinals
Two Indians entered the semifinals of the Singapore Open Super Series as Srikanth Kidambi and Sai Praneeth won their quarterfinal matches. Among the four Indians in quarterfinals, other two lost. Sindhu lost to Carolina Marina trailing her 4-6 in career meet now, and Ashwini/Sumeeth lost to 3rd seeds. Srikanth won comfortably while Sai Praneeth played […]
As IPL 2017 kicks off today with Afghanistan’s making a debut through Rashid Khan and record breaker in Auction, Tymal Mills playing, Sunrisers will bat after losing the toss in the first match of IPL 2017 where both teams are captained by Aussie Mates, Warner and Watson. SRH and RCH have played 9 matches against each other. At group stage they won 4 each, but in the only match of PlayOff Sunrisers edged past Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016 final in the high scoring game where both teams scored 200+ runs. While the big trio of RCB, Kohli, Gayle and AB de Villiers have taken turns to exhibit their talent, its SRH captain David Warner who has been very consistent against RCB and often being the key wicket in deciding the results. Will Gayle alone help Watson surprise the Sunrisers at Hyderabad? Or Will Warner’s XI start campaign with an expected win against the weak RCB!
After 60 matches, with two new teams replacing CSK an RR, IPL 2016 saw a new champion and also a debut team qualifying for the Playoffs. Many players received multiple Player of the Matches, while Virat Kohli created multiple batting records. Check the complete schedule, results, scores and awards of every match.
From the start of the tournament, she appeared invincible. First she overcame two time India Open champion’s Challenge and then the third seed defeated 2nd seed and top seed, respectively to lift India Open 2017 Women’s Single title. As PV Sindhu won her second Super Series title in her 4th such final, India earned its 5th India Open title, after two from Saina, one from Srikanth and one in Mixed Doubles from V Diju and Jwala Gutta. Denmark won its first title ine Men’s Singles at India Open, overall third title after double win of Men’s and Mixed Doubles in 2015. Japan amd China saw 2nd consecutive India Open Super Series titles in Women’s and Mixed Doubles, respectively, while Indonesia won its first title at India Open in Men’s Doubles.
Indian Premier League 2017 editions spans from April 5 to May 21. Eight teams will play 14 matches each in Away and Home matches against each other at 9 venues. Every day the evening matches are at 8 p.m. IST. Days having two matches will have the first match of the day at 4p.m. IST. Here is the complete daily schedule.
India Open 2017: 1 Title Each Sealed for Indonesia, Japan and China, Sindhu Enters 4th Super Series Final
5 event, 5 winners from different countries. India Open Super Series 2017 has achieved the rare results. Doubles will see teams from same countries fighting for the title ensuring 3 different nations winning a title each. Singles have guaranteed a winner from different nations too. While Women Singles will have a winner from India or Spain, recreating Olympics finale, Men’s Singles will see first time title for a new nation whether consecutive third time finalist 3rd seed Victor Axelsen wins or 7th seed Tien Chen wins. Among the finalist, defending champions have reached the finals again in Mixed Doubles (Lu/Huang) and Men’s Doubles (Marcus/Kevin). Today, the top seeds from Korea were knocked out in Women’s Doubles. Sindhu has reached her fourth final in Super Series. She has won one, and finished Runners up twice and now India awaits its 5th India Open title from her. Check the results of semifinals and schedule of final.
Till the 21st match of IPL 2017, Indian Premier League has recorded 157 partnerships of 100 or more runs. 2016 broke the record of maximum such partnerships in one editions. Mumbai Indians contributed the most, while Kings XI have conceded the most. Only in 8 matches so far, two such partnerships resulted in the same match. Trio of RCBL Virat Kohli, Gayle, AB de Villiers lead the maximum 100+ partnerships, while Gambhir and Warner are the other two in top five. There has been 4 200+ partnerships also and RCB has contributed 3 of those and Kohli has been holding one end in all of those. Check the complete list of 100+ partnerships, with statistics about team, edition, players.
Round of Women World League Hockey is scheduled from 1-9 April, 2017 at Vancouver, Canada. Indian women has qualified for the tournament by ranking. In a tournament where 6 more teams are participating, the top two teams will book a berth for semifinals of Women World League Hockey to be held in two stages in June and July at Belgium and South Africa.
As two time Women Singles winners, Saina Nehwal and Intanon (defending champion and 2013) lost today in quarterfinal, continuing her rise to the top, Sindhu won the battle of Indian titans reaching her second semifinal (after 2013 India Open) at India Open. Sameer Verma fought hard but failed to reach semifinal to emulate Kashyap (2012), Gurusaidutt (2010 Runners up), Srikanth (2015 winner) and Anand Pawar (2013). Viktor Axelsen reached his third consecutive semifinal and with Antonsen will make another effort to win first Men’s Singles title for Denmark at India Open. India Open 2017 saw a rare semifinal line up as all top four seeds in Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles reached the semifinals. Only Indian hope Sindhu leads Sung Ji Hyun 6-4 in career meet and is targetting her first final at India Open. Check the semifinal schedule and today’s results for India.
Major Knockout: Top seeds in Men’s Doubles (Shem Goh / Tan) lost to 5th seed chinese pair
Indian Results in Quarterfinals
Sindhu def Saina 21-16 22-20 in 47 minutes
Sameer Verma lost 24-22 21-19 in 53 minutes vs Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
3rd seed Sindhu vs 2nd seed Sung Ji Hyun Korea)
Top seed Carolina Marin (Spain) vs 4th seed Akane Yamaguchi (Japan)
3rd seed Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) vs 6th seed NG Ka Long Angus (Hong Kong)
7th seed Chou Tien Chen (Chinese Taipei) vs Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
Top seed Kyung Eun / Seung Chan (Korea) vs 7th seed Tanaka/Koharu (Japan)
3rd seed Naoko/Kurumi vs Yuki / Sayaka (Japan)
4th seed Marcus/Kevin (Indonesia) vs 7th seed Mads / Kolding (Denmark)
5th seed Junhui/Yuchen (China) vs 6th seed Ricky/Angga
Top seed Siwei / Chen (China) vs 4th seed Peng / Ying (Malaysia)
3rd seed Adcock/Adcock (England) vs 2nd seed Kai/Huang (China)