Cheteshwar Pujara celebrated his call-up to India's ODI squad by first converting a century into a double and then proceeding to notch up a sprightly triple-century off 356 balls on Thursday. His innings – coming off the back of an unbeaten 203 off 221 balls in the previous round – helped his state team Saurashtra qualify for the Ranji Trophy semi-finals.
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Afreudian slip by a member of the media during a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) press conference put the initiative in proper context. Instead of saying HIL, the journalist uttered the abbreviation 'IPL'. The people on the dais were quick to point out the error. But it made it abundantly clear that the organisers of the new hockey league aim to achieve what the Indian Premier League has for cricket, though on a lower scale.
New York: Defending champion Novak Djokovic and triple women's winner Serena Williams stormed into the US Open second round on a breezy and humid Tuesday night at Flushing Meadows.
World number two Djokovic needed just 73 minutes to finish off an embarrassingly one-sided 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 mauling of hapless Italian Paolo Lorenzi.
The second-seeded Serb overcame dropping his serve in the opening game to reel off 18 of the next 19 games, firing seven aces as well as 32 winners against 30-year-old Lorenzi, who has never won a Grand Slam match.