Conway, Sodhi energy NZ to massive win over Bangladesh


Hamilton: Devon Conway continued his red hot form with the bat to power New Zealand to a big total before Ish Sodhi spun a web around the Bangladesh batsmen as the hosts won the opening T20I by 66 runs. Conway hammered an unbeaten 92 as the hosts posted 210/3, and then leg-spinner Sodhi derailed Bangladesh’s chase by picking up four wickets in his first two overs to finish with figures of 4/28.

Orleans (France)
Garaga-Goud lose after taking first game

The Indian pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnu Vardhan Goud let slip a strong start to go down fighting to England’s world No. 8 pairing of Ben Lane and Sean Vendy in the men’s doubles finals of the Orleans Masters badminton tournament. The unheralded Indians, the only ones from the country left in contention on the final day, lost 21-19 14-21 19-21 in a 56-minute battle with the fourth-seeded Englishmen.

Manama (Bahrain)
Hamilton wins in Bahrain, Schumacher Jr 16th

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes on Sunday after an epic, knife-edge battle with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen over the final laps.

Verstappen finished a mere 0.745 seconds behind after starting on pole position. Thirty years after his father first raced, Mick Schumacher, the 22 year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael, had a spin in his Haas early in the race on his F1 debut but recovered to finish in 16th.

Miami
Barty sets up Azarenka clash; Tsitsipas advances

World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty looked sharp in a straight-sets victory over Jelena Ostapenko at the Miami Open. Barty defeated the former French Open champion from Latvia 6-3 6-2 to set up a fourth-round clash with Victoria Azarenka. Men’s second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas was untroubled in a 6-1 6-4 over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur.

Delhi
Sunil Chhetri recovers from Covid-19

India’s talismanic football captain Sunil Chhetri today said he has recovered from Covid-19, days after testing positive for the infection that ruled him out of the friendlies against Oman and the UAE. Agencies



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