Semi Finals

  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Fallah rips apart Bengal; Maharashtra in control 18-01-2014 07:49 PM

    Indore: Left-arm seamer Samad Fallah exposed the poor technique of Bengal's batsmen with some incisive swing bowling to put Maharashtra in the driver's seat on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Saturday. Fallah wrecked havoc with the new ball claiming seven for 58 in 16.4 overs...
  • Ranji Trophy semis: Rain washes off Punjab-Karnataka day one's play 18-01-2014 04:23 PM

    Mohali: The opening day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final between Punjab and Karnataka was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain. Rain continued to lash the PCA stadium and even when it stopped, the ground conditions were not suitable for play. The two captains could not...
  • England upbeat about facing New Zealand in world league semis 16-01-2014 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: An unbeaten England are confident and upbeat about their semi-final clash against New Zealand at the Hockey World League Final here on Friday. The Englishmen were seen working hard in a practice session at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday, after which coach Bobby Crutchley spoke...
  • Sachin enjoying his cricket: John Wright 04-10-2013 08:29 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright on Friday said batting great Sachin Tendulkar is enjoying his cricket. "Sachin is just enjoying his cricket. He is excited to be in the Champions League Twenty20 semi-final. He likes playing on these occasions," said the 59-year-old Wright, on the eve of...
  • It was good to get Sachin Tendulkar's wicket early: Justin Langer 02-10-2013 09:48 PM

    New Delhi: Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer was on Wednesday effusive in his praise for "star-studded" Mumbai Indians and said the presence of match-winners proved to be the difference between the two teams in the Champions League Twenty20 match. Riding on Rohit Sharma's blistering 51 not out and Dwayne Smith's...
  • Rohit Sharma hopes Tendulkar plays a match-winning knock in semis 02-10-2013 09:21 PM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma is not at all worried about Sachin Tendulkar's ongoing bad patch in the Champions League Twenty20 and wants the senior batsman to deliver a winning knock in their likely semi-final clash against Chennai Super Kings. "It's not a worry for us because we...
  • Duleep Trophy semi-finals to be held in Kochi 27-09-2013 07:13 PM

    Kochi: The semi-finals and final of Duleep Trophy cricket tournament will be held here next month, Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) officials said on Friday. "It's expected that hosting of Duleep Trophy matches will accelerate the decision for making Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium a Test venue too," KCA President TC Mathew...
  • Canada win epic doubles to take 2-1 lead over Serbia 15-09-2013 10:08 AM

    Belgrade: Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil subdued Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-7 (6), 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 in a rip-roaring doubles on Saturday to give Canada a 2-1 lead against 2010 winners Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final. Games went with serve in the final set until the...
  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6: Anil Kapoor, Ranbir unite at the dance floor 05-09-2013 01:08 AM

    Mumbai: The Kapoors - Rishi, Neetu and their son Ranbir, and actor Anil Kapoor - took the celebrity quotient on the semi-final weekend episodes dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' to a new high. Anil visited the show to promote his upcoming action-thriller '24', which is also his debut...
  • India vs Malaysia, 2013 Asia Cup hockey semi-final: as it happened 30-08-2013 06:11 PM

    With Pakistan losing their semi-final and India winning theirs 2-0 against Malaysia, the 1975 world champions have stepped closer to a 2014 World Cup berth. "It's the most crucial match for us in recent times." India captain Sardar Singh had said on the match eve, precisely putting India's Asia Cup...
  • As it happened: PV Sindhu in World Badminton Championship semis 10-08-2013 12:15 PM

    13:39 PV Sindhu has to settle with a Bronze medal at BWF World Championships 2013 as he loses her semi-final match against Thailand's Ratchanok 10-21, 13-21. 13:36 Good drop point by Thai. Sindhu has no answer to her. She would have hoped to give better fight than this. 11-17. 13:33...
  • Brazilians plan protest before semi-final against Uruguay 26-06-2013 09:42 AM

    Belo Horizonte: About 100,000 people are expected to join a protest on Wednesday to demand better public services and to complain about the cost of the World Cup before Brazil plays Uruguay in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup. Local officials have declared a holiday in Belo Horizonte and authorities...
  • India or South Africa will lift the ICC Champions Trophy: James Alter 18-06-2013 06:48 PM

    India takes on Sri Lanka, and England and South Africa will battle it out in the Champions Trophy semi-finals. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the teams and what is expected? James Alter, editor, Cricketnext.com, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Hi Jamie! Let me,...
  • England see off New Zealand by 10 runs to reach CT semis 17-06-2013 12:42 AM

    Cardiff: England put a ball-tampering row behind them to book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy with a 10-run win over New Zealand in Cardiff on Sunday. New Zealand, chasing 170 for victory in a match reduced by rain to 24 overs per side, were held by...
  • As it happened: India v Netherlands, FIH Hockey World League 15-06-2013 07:32 PM

    Indian defence once again buckled under pressure to conceded soft goals and go down 0-2 to a dominating Netherlands side. India proved to be no match to the Dutch team that was relentless in attack and scored early through Billy Bakker (2nd minute) and Jeroen Hertzberger (18th). The win took...
  • Nadal beats Ferrer to set up Rome semis with Berdych 18-05-2013 07:52 AM

    Rome: Czech Tomas Berdych snapped a run of 11 consecutive defeats by world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Rome Masters before Rafa Nadal was stretched to the limit against David Ferrer on Friday. Berdych clawed his way back from a 6-2 5-2 deficit to stun...
  • Dortmund beat Real 4-3 on aggregate to reach Champions League final 01-05-2013 02:11 AM

    Madrid: Borussia Dortmund survived a stirring Real Madrid fightback to book their place in the Champions League final on Tuesday when they conceded two late goals to lose 2-0 at the Bernabeu but went through 4-3 on aggregate. Real looked down and out before substitute Karim Benzema scored from close...
  • Gomez set to start against Barca in Champs League 23-04-2013 12:23 AM

    Munich: Mario Gomez has been waiting patiently for his opportunity. It may come in one of the biggest games of the season. Gomez is expected to return to Bayern Munich's starting lineup against Barcelona for the first leg of Champions League semifinals on Tuesday after spending most of the season...
  • City beat Chelsea 2-1 to set up FA Cup final with Wigan 14-04-2013 10:41 PM

    London: Manchester City reached the FA Cup final by beating defending champions Chelsea 2-1 in a free-flowing game at Wembley on Sunday to maintain their only remaining hope for a trophy this season. City dominated much of the first hour and went 2-0 up through goals by Samir Nasri and...
  • Barca-Bayern, Real-Dortmund in Champions League semis 12-04-2013 04:16 PM

    Nyon: It's Spain vs. Germany twice over in the Champions League semifinals. Barcelona play Bayern Munich in a clash of teams ranked by UEFA as the two best in Europe. Bayern hosts the first leg. Real Madrid face Borussia Dortmund in a repeat of their 1998 semifinal, when the Spanish...
  • Chelsea-Basel, Fenerbahce-Benfica in Europa League semis 12-04-2013 04:07 PM

    Nyon: European champions Chelsea will play Basel in the Europa League semifinals, with the first-leg match in Switzerland. Fenerbahce will face Benfica, with the opening leg played in Turkey, after UEFA made the pairings on Friday. Chelsea aim to complete an unlikely double by lifting the second-tier trophy as the...