Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 | Last Update : 07:45 PM IST

Cricket

Mithali Raj

Mithali Raj, Mandhana fire India to 9-wicket win over SA

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team are now 2-0 up in the five-match series, having won the opening encounter by seven wickets.

At Johannesburg, the dual rain intervention affected India’s momentum with both the bat and ball.

South Africa brace for wrist fight

Kuldeep and Chahal will be back in focus as India look to seal series.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer relishes strong middle-order competition

The 23-year-old Mumbaikar though, is not at all tensed.

 Virat Kohli and co proved to be too good for the Proteas as they restricted JP Duminy’s men to 180-8. (Photo: BCCI)

South Africa vs India 1st T20: Bhuvneshwar Kumar stars as India take 1-0 series lead

Score after 20 overs, South Africa 175-9: Shamsi 0(2)*, Junior Dala 2(3)*; Unadkat 4-0-33-1, Bhuvneshwar 4-0-24-5

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli’s mastery should not be assessed only by runs

For good measure, South Africa too lost the ODI series and the no. 1 ranking after winning the Tests against India.

Tennis

Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates his 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-3,  3-6, 6-1 win over beating Croatia’s Marin Cilic in their Australian Open final in Melbourne on Sunday. 	(Photo: AFP)

Australian Open: At 36, Fedex knows no stopping

Swiss master captures 20th Grand Slam with five-set win over Cilic.

Rafael Nadal, showing no signs of the troublesome knee that bothered him late last season and interrupted his Melbourne lead-up, next plays Bosnian 28th seed Damir Dzumhur.  (Photo: AP)

Australian Open 2018: Rafael Nadal dominant as Caroline Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Nadal only dropped serve once against Leonardo Mayer as he reeled off a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory.

Croatia’s Marin Cilic in action against Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France in their Tata Open quarter-final in Pune on Thursday. Cilic won 6-3, 6-2.

Tata Open: Marin Cilic sets up Simon date

Croatia’s Cilic will next meet Gilles Simon, who beat Ricardo Ojeda Lara from Spain 6-2, 6-3.

Romania’s Simona Halep returns to Maria Sharapova of Russia in their China Open third round match at the Diamond Court in Beijing on Wednesday.	(Photo: AP)

Romania Simona in full swing

World no. 2 sends Sharapova packing in straight sets.

Football

Jamshedpur FC’s Farukh Choudhary (right) vies for the ball with Mailson Alves of Chennaiyin FC in an ISL match in Chennai on Sunday. (Photo: N. Vajiravelu)

ISL 4: Chennaiyin, Jamshedpur remain in play-offs race

Both teams were off to a slow start, with neither managing to hold on to the ball.

Farukh Choudhary in action

From Ambarnath to South Mumbai, Farukh continues to travel places

Intially it was a tough decision for him to play in Kashmir considering the cold climate during peak season.

Kerala Blasters players at a training session in Kochi on Saturday. (Photo: Asian Age)

Blasters ready to tackle Goa

James sounded confident on returning home after three successive away matches.

Chennaiyin FC players at a training session in Chennai. (Photo: N. Vajiravelu)

ISL: Chennaiyin set sights on last four slot

The race to join Bengaluru in the next round involves FC Pune City, FC Goa and Kerala Blasters apart from Sunday’s contestants.

Marko Stankovic

Marko settles into Indian life

Marko Stankovic’s transfer to FC Pune Ciy took place so swiftly that he was not even able to bid farewell to his seven-year-old son.

In Other sports

Yasin Merchant

Time to walk the TALK: Yasin Merchant

The former national snooker champion plans to increase the number of tournaments in the city following his election as the BSAM chief.

India hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne (left) has marked the 2018 Asian Games and World Cup as “key” tournaments.

It’s mind over matter for hockey coach Marijne

Marijne says that his “player-driven approach” is a part of this process, where in he wants them to constantly think, analyse and decide.

Pwilao Basumatary (left) celebrates her win over Thailand’s Seesondee Sudaporn in the 64kg category final bout at the 1st India Open international boxing tournament in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Boxing: Hosts finish with 7 golds at India Open

Mary Kom defeated Filipino Josie Gabuco 4-1 to lift the 48kg gold.

Arjun Atwal

Eurasia Cup: Asia take surprise lead

Fleetwood fired an eagle on the 11th, putting them on a firm path to victory.