Abhishek Nandwani

  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened 24-07-2014 01:02 AM

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final 13-07-2014 09:51 PM

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extra-time as Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina...
  • World Cup 2014: Four reasons why Argentina can upset Germany 13-07-2014 05:20 PM

    The 2014 World Cup final on Sunday sees the South America giants Argentina take on European powerhouse Germany. Argentina beat Netherlands 4-2 on penalties in the second semi-final a day after hosts Brazil were humiliated 7-1 by the Germans. For the first time in 24 years, Argentina find themselves among...
  • World Cup, Brazil vs Colombia QF: as it happened 05-07-2014 12:16 AM

    Catch all the live updates from the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Colombia at Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil and Colombia enter the World Cup quarter-finals with totally different mindsets. Brazil are surrounded by doubts after a more difficult start than expected to the...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Belgium vs USA, Round of 16 02-07-2014 12:08 AM

    Catch all the updates from the round of 16 match played between Belgium and USA at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The United States' declaration of their attacking intentions may awaken the more thrill-seeking instincts of unbeaten but so far underwhelming Belgium as they...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, France vs Nigeria, Round of 16 30-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Catch all the live updates from match five of the round of 16 played between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional in Brasilia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) The pace and power of Nigeria's attack will give France's defence their biggest test of the World Cup so far when...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia 27-06-2014 12:35 AM

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium....
  • World Cup 2014: Can Neymar lead Brazil to glory or will the defence ruin his dream? 24-06-2014 10:40 AM

    It could have gone all wrong for the host nation Brazil on Monday. Just nine minutes after Neymar's opener in Brasilia, Joel Matip pulled Cameroon level at Estadio Nacional and fans all around the word started worrying will Brazil finish second in the group A and face mighty Netherlands in...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Honduras vs Ecuador 21-06-2014 02:26 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group E encounter between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) When Ecuador and Honduras meet at the Arena da Baixada, there's every chance they will play in the knowledge that defeat will end...
  • World Cup, Japan vs Greece: as it happened 20-06-2014 02:32 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group C match between Japan and Greece at the Estadio das Dunas in Natal. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Rock-solid defenders who constantly chase, tackle and bully their opponents have been the key to Greece tactics ever since they became European champions...
  • World Cup 2014, Cameroon v Croatia: as it happened 19-06-2014 02:41 AM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group A match between Cameroon and Croatia at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Cameroon and Croatia clash in Manaus looking to put their troubles behind them and keep alive their hopes of making the World Cup knock-out...
  • World Cup 2014, Russia vs South Korea: as it happened 18-06-2014 02:29 AM

    Catch the Group H match Live as Russia take on South Korea. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) A stuttering qualifying campaign may have dented South Korean confidence ahead into their opening Group H match against Fabio Capello's Russia on Tuesday, but they've got a wealth of World...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Switzerland vs Ecuador 15-06-2014 08:28 PM

    Switzerland have improved since the last World Cup in 2010 and are confident they can reach the last 16 as one of two qualifiers from Group E. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening game against Ecuador, the experienced Hitzfeld said an injection of youth and creativity allied with traditional Swiss defensive...
  • World Cup 2014: Time for Spain to unleash De Gea 14-06-2014 02:33 PM

    Spanish captain and legendary keeper Iker Casillas once said to David De Gea: "One day he will retire us all...." Maybe that day has come a tad early. The humiliation of Casillas was there for the world to see. He was beaten not once, not twice but FIVE times. There...
  • As it happened: Football World Cup 2014, Chile vs Australia 14-06-2014 02:31 AM

    If Australia's World Cup warm-up against Ecuador in London in March is anything to go by, their opening Group B clash with Chile at the Pantanal Arena could be a thriller. Australia, who took a shock three-goal lead against the Ecuadoreans before being over-run in the second half and losing...
  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened 12-06-2014 09:53 PM

    Fans from around the world can finally stop counting down the minutes as the 2014 World Cup is actually upon us, set to begin with an exciting opening ceremony. While fans expect to be entertained by the ceremony, it really just signifies the start of the biggest sporting event in...
  • World Cup 2014: Hot favourites, underdogs, top players 12-06-2014 10:50 AM

    The 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup is all set to begin with host nation Brazil taking on Croatia in the competition's opening game at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. As the clock ticks down to the kick off the month-long extravaganza, sport finally seems to...
  • FIFA World Cup: Must-watch games in group stage 11-06-2014 06:41 PM

    World's biggest sporting spectacle is just a day away and fans all around the world are gearing up to see their favourite teams and superstars in action. If you can't watch them all or the ones you can't see live, here's a guide to the most intriguing and entertaining matches...
  • Ten players to watch out for at Football World Cup 2014 04-06-2014 07:28 PM

    With just eight days to go for the Football World Cup 2014, IBNLive Sports takes a look at the ten players to watch out for at the mega event in Brazil. Eden Hazard (Belgium): Belgium are considered a "dark-horse" of the 2014 World Cup. The Belgium winger is coming in...
  • How Manish Pandey's brilliance helped KKR clinch IPL 7 title 02-06-2014 12:09 AM

    In what was a thrilling final, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 in a humdinger against Kings XI Punjab at Bangalore. After Wriddhiman Saha's brilliant 115 not out took Kolkata to 199, it was down to Manish Pandey's match winning 94 that helped KKR to their...
  • Wriddhiman Saha first to score a century in IPL final 01-06-2014 10:02 PM

    Who needs Glenn Maxwell or Virender Sehwag when you have talented Wriddhiman Saha in your team. Former Kolkata Knight Riders player Saha punished his ex-team when it mattered the most. His brilliant ton in the IPL 7 final powered Kings XI Punjab to a challenging 199 for 4 against KKR...
  • IPL 7: Suresh Raina's scintillating knock thrills Wankhede 30-05-2014 11:31 PM

    Suresh Raina once again proved that why he loves IPL. Move over Yusuf Pathan, AB de Villiers or Glenn Maxwell knocks -- Raina showed what real carnage is all about. If Virender Sehwag's 122 off just 58 balls was not enough for Wankhede on Friday -- Raina treated the Mumbai...
  • IPL 7: Cometh the hour, cometh Virender Sehwag 30-05-2014 10:14 PM

    Virender Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) when he smashed a ton off just 50 balls against Chennai Super Kings in the Qualifier 2 on Friday at Wankhede in Mumbai. Sehwag rolled back the years as he smashed 122 off just 58...
  • As it happened: Chennai vs Hyderabad, IPL 7, Match 50 22-05-2014 06:48 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Chennai suffered a shocking eight-wicket loss against Kolakata Knight Riders who registered their fifth consecutive win, which left the two-time champions CSK still needing a win to seal their playoff spot. They are second on the table with 16...
  • Naman Ojha blitz one of the best in IPL 7 14-05-2014 06:28 PM

    After Yuvraj Singh's stellar performance on Tuesday night, Indian Premier League witnessed yet another boundary fest on Wednesday, and this time by Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper batsman Naman Ojha. Ojha bludgeoned his way to an unbeaten 36-ball 79 as Hyderabad posted a mammoth 205 against Kings XI Punjab in a must-win...
  • IPL 7: At halfway stage, CSK and KXIP look playoff certainties 08-05-2014 11:50 AM

    The Indian Premier League is at the halfway stage now, and the standings in the points table are beginning to take shape. Earlier in the tournament, it was not easy to decide which teams have the real chance of making it to the Qualifiers, but the picture is now starting...
  • La Liga Scenarios: What Atletico, Real Madrid, Barcelona need to win the title 05-05-2014 12:58 PM

    Real Madrid on Sunday night failed to take full advantage of slip-ups by the La Liga league leaders Atletico Madrid and Barcelona when they needed a fantastic Cristiano Ronaldo volley in stoppage time to rescue a 2-2 home draw against Valencia. Victory for Atletico at Levante would have meant they...
  • As it happened: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 7 05-05-2014 03:01 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Pre-match: Both the teams have played a game each in India since arriving from the UAE leg. Rajasthan extended Delhi's losing run with a 7-wicket win, while KKR's woes failed to end against a rampaging Chennai Super Kings who...
  • EPL Scenarios: What Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool need to win the title 28-04-2014 12:28 PM

    After an incredible streak of 11 consecutive wins in the English Premier League, Liverpool's run ended at exactly the wrong time, with Brendan Rodgers' side standing on the verge of a 19th title success had they won at Anfield against Chelsea on Sunday. A win against Jose Mourinho's side would...
  • CSK vs SRH, Match 17: as it happened 27-04-2014 06:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After two defeats, Sunrisers Hyderabad have returned to winning ways but next up on the roster for them are the in-form two-time champions Chennai Super Kings, and getting past them won't be easier for Hyderabad at Sharjah on Sunday....