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Cricket

“To bowl yorkers is not easy and to execute it under pressure is another thing. That is because he works on it. He (Natarajan) does it regularly in events like TNPL and is now showing he can do it at the highest level,” Avinash Khandelwal, fielding coach of the Tamil Nadu team, said. (Photo | iplt20.com)

Natarajan's yorkers hit the spot, and his life story strikes a chord

Sharing his fortune, he built his parents a house, educated his sisters, and opened a cricket academy in his village in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

Opener Prithvi Shaw (in pic) smashed 64 off 43 balls while Rishabh Pant contributed 37 off 25 for Delhi Capitals against Chennai Super Kings. (Photo | PTI)

Delhi Capitals win by 44 runs against Chennai Super Kings, notch up two back-to-back victories

Sent into bat, DC made 175 for three and then restricted CSK to 131 for seven to keep their winning run intact.

Put in to bat, Bairstow (53 off 48) scored his second fifty of the tournament, while David Warner (45 off 33) and Kane Williamson (41 off 26) also came up with valuable contributions, helping Sunrisers Hyderabad post a competitive 162 for four. Defending the total, leg-spinner Rashid (3/14) returned with three crucial wickets, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/25) scalped two and T Natarajan and Khaleel Ahmed (1/43) claimed too chipped in to restrict Delhi to 147 for 7 in 2 for a deserving win. (Photo | PTI)

Hyderabad Sunrisers pull up their socks and open their account with win against Delhi Capitals

With Delhi needing 59 runs from 30 balls, all eyes were on Marcus Stoinis (11) but a well placed yorker from Natarajan ended Delhi’s hopes.

“Coming off a couple of challenges we had off the field, we’ve used this break pretty well, we got some clarity around what we need to do and have practised very well,” Fleming said ahead of Friday’s match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo | PTI)

CSK used the 6-day break to work out the kinks and practise hard, says Coach Stephen Fleming

Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who missed matches due to injury, are back in the reckoning, Fleming said.

If there is Shubman Gill, Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan in one side, there is Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis and Shreyas Iyer on the other end, all capable big-hitters and ever-ready to add to the whopping 62 sixes that has been hit on this ground in the two games held there so far. (Photo | PTI)

It's gonna be a big hits contest between Rishabh Pant and Andre Russell in DC vs KKR match

Pant needs it more than Russell as three of his peers, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson have all got runs under their belt.

Tennis

Renowned Australian tennis coach Darren Cahill. DC File Photo

Tennis coach Darren Cahill rallies behind ATP/WTA merger idea

The former coach of Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt said uniformity in rules and rankings will help all stakeholders

Germany's former tennis champion Boris Becker. AP Photo

Time for tennis bodies to come together to pull through crisis: Boris Becker

Since New York was pretty much the worst city hit by the virus, Becker thinks it would be unwise to have US Open

Sania Mirza with her son Izhaan. DC File Photo

Sania Mirza nominated for Fed Cup Heart Award

Returning to Fed Cup after four years, with her 18-month son in the stands, Sania helped India qualify for the Play-offs for the first time

Rafael Nadal poses with ball girls and boys as he celebrates his record 12th French Open title. AP Photo

King of Clay Rafael Nadal 'very pessimstic' about return of tennis

Even if players start without an audience, it is difficult to organise events as it involves a lot of people, he says

Football

Wuhan Zall football team coach Jose Gonzalez (C) arriving with his players at the railway station in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on Friday. AFP Photo

Wuhan football team make emotional return to virus ground zero

The team, training in Spain when Covid19 virus broke back home in Wuhan, fled Spain when virus death toll began to rise

League match between FC Dynamo-Brest and FC Isloch is on in the town of Brest, some 370 km southwest of Minsk, in Belarus on April 12, 2020. AFP Photo

'We have no coronavirus': Turkmenistan football season restarts with crowds

Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Belarus have bucked the global trend for suspending professional leagues

Italian football leagues

Serie A season to be extended until August 2

20 clubs of Serie A voted unanimously to complete the league season, but the final decision will be down to the Italian government

Everton's Moise Kean. AP Photo

Everton 'appalled' by Moise Kean's house party in midst of virus lockdown

Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker reportedly broke lockdown rules by hosting a party involving two sex workers

Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez celebrate a goal. DC File Photo.

To keep pace with Suarez and Messi is not easy, Saviola warns Martinez

Lautaro Martinez has been one of the stars of Serie A in 2019-20, scoring 16 goals in 31 appearances before the coronavirus outbreak

In Other sports

Formula One racing

F1 Austrian GP must be behind closed doors: minister

Government officials said authorisation to stage the event depends entirely on the security plan that the organisers present

Reshi Dev

A Bull’s Eye for Reshi

5-year-old Chennai boy sets a record in archery

Martin Garcia rides Charlatan past the grandstand during the first division of the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Arkansas, on Saturday. AP Photo

Bob Baffert sweeps in Arkansas Derby with Charlatan and Nadal

It was the first time since 1960 the race was split and the first time no fans were allowed to watch the races.

 Representational Image. (AP)

India won't rush its players back to game

Stadiums and sports complexes are reopening to allow athletes to train but there will be no events staged that would draw spectators