Sri Lanka clinch netball gold
Unbeaten Sri Lanka netballers grabbed the gold
medal in the final encounter of the last day, when India’s hopes to
go back home with a tally of dozen gold medals were dashed by the
host netballers ,under the hot sandy beach in Hambantota yesterday .
Dhoni and Raina lift India to 300/7
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina
hit robust half-centuries to lift India to 300-7 in the first
one-day international against England in Hyderabad on Friday. The
pair put on 72 for the fifth wicket in 10 overs after the
injury-ravaged world champions, electing to take first strike, were
reduced to 123-4 by the 29th over.
Europe leads the way in World Cup semi-finals
For France and Wales the wait is almost over,
with the European rivals set to kickoff a weekend of World Cup
semi-final action at Eden Park here on Saturday. But New Zealand and
Australia face an especially nervous day ahead of their match at the
Auckland ground on Sunday.