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England beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 1st test        Fourth Test: Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win        Three UK partners with TCS to accelerate 5G network rollout        3 Adani Group-owned domestic airports accredited in ACI health accreditation programme        N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans        Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow        'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?        Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content        Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi        COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months        Proposed tractor rally on Jan 26: It's law & order matter, says SC on plea for injunction against it        PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity        Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala        Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries        Farmer unions say they will go ahead with tractor march in Delhi on Republic Day        Kremlin critic Navalny departs Berlin on Moscow-bound flight        Cargo ship sinks in the Black Sea; 3 dead, 6 rescued        4th Test: Australia 21/0 at stumps, lead India by 54 runs after Sundar, Thakur fightback        NorthEast end winless streak to bag crucial points against Jamshedpur        India take tea break at 62/2, replying to Australia's 369        
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Sports News
Gayle-Mandeep duo takes KXIP to top four in IPL
 
Sharjah: Chris Gayle channelised his inner anger while Mandeep Singh played through immense personal grief as they conjured to script another chapter in a beautiful comeback story for Kings XI Punjab which beat Kolkata Knight Riders by eight wickets in the IPL on Monday. Chasing a target of 150, KXIP achieved the target in 18.5 overs losing only two wickets as they have now won their fifth successive match to keep play-off hopes alive. Gayle, who was overlooked and was also ill during the first phase showed why he is the ''Universe Boss'' during his innings of 51 off 29 balls with five sixes.

Mandeep, who is grieving the loss of his father, anchored the chase with an unbeaten 66 off 56 balls as the duo added 100 runs in 10.1 overs. Such was the effect of Gayle-storm that it rubbed off on Mandeep (8x4, 2x6) who also completed a splendid sixth IPL half-century. The duo added 100 runs from 61 balls to take them home with seven balls to spare. KXIP''s dream run of five wins on the bounce not only took them to top-four but also opened up the table before the penultimate round.

KKR slipped to fifth with 12 points from 12 matches as with a negative run rate of (-0.479) things have become more difficult to make the last-four. Opting to field, Kings XI Punjab dished out a disciplined bowling show, especially at the back-end, to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to a modest 149/9. Mohammed Shami (3/35) was the pick of the Kings XI Punjab bowlers while leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi (2/20) and Chris Jordan (2/25) claimed two wickets apiece to put brakes on KKR who were invited to bat first. After a familiar jittery start, KKR got the momentum going with opener Shubman Gill (57 off 45 balls) and skipper Eoin Morgan (40) firing all cylinders inside the Powerplay.

But KXIP''s last match hero Jordan pulled things back for his team by brilliantly mixing up his slow deliveries, while Bishnoi took the prized scalp of Morgan after KKR reached 54/3 inside the Powerplay. Morgan holed out to Murugan Ashwin at deep square leg as Bishoi ended the freeflowing partnership for 81 runs from 47 balls and from then onwards KKR struggled to get going. Earlier, KKR had another messy start and looked in deep trouble at 10/3 inside two overs after Shami''s exceptional first over. But Morgan and Gill counter-attacked beautifully, getting the boundaries and sixes.

The duo made full use of the Powerplay restrictions and Shami conceded 21 runs from his third over. Gill showed his sheer class and timing, smacking Shami for back-to-back sixes. This was after opener Nitish Rana got out for a golden duck and Shami dismissing Rahul Tripathi (7) and Dinesh Karthik (0) in the space of three balls.


England beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets in 1st test
Fourth Test: Rain forces early stumps with India at 4-0 while chasing 328 to win
4th Test: Australia 21/0 at stumps, lead India by 54 runs after Sundar, Thakur fightback
NorthEast end winless streak to bag crucial points against Jamshedpur
India take tea break at 62/2, replying to Australia's 369
Australia 274 for 5 at stumps on Day 1 of 4th Test against India
Walking Wounded: Injury-hit India ''A'' face Australia in ''Test'' of new decade
India''s campaign ends in Thailand Open; Saina, Satwik-Ashwini lose, injured Srikanth pulls out
Sorry Siraj and Indian team, racism not acceptable: David Warner
Test rankings: Kohli loses 2nd spot to Smith
Saina, Prannoy test negative for COVD-19 hours after positive results, cleared for Thailand Open
India hold on for draw in Sydney Test against Australia
Virat, Anushka blessed with A baby girl
Pitch is good to bat on and two gentlemen out there have proved how good they are: Ashwin
Pujara was scared to play shot, played to survive than score runs: Border
Jadeja sustains thumb fracture, out of 4th Test; Pant likely to bat in 2nd innings
With no turn on offer, the plan was to vary pace and create angles: Jadeja
Being faster on feet, putting concerted pressure on Ashwin worked: Smith
BCCI writes to Cricket Australia, seeks relaxation in Brisbane quarantine protocols ahead of 4th Test
Ind-Aus Test series: K L Rahul out with sprained left wrist
KERALA NEWS
Fire in luggage van of running train doused in time in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: A fire broke out in a luggage van of a running train in Kerala on Sunday and was  
Kerala logs 5,005 new COVID-19 cases, 4,408 recoveries
5,960 new COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths in Kerala
Kerala transport corporation MD alleges Rs 100-crore scam
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
N. Korea''s parliament rubber stamps new development plans
 Seoul, Jan 18 (AP) North Korea's rubber-stamp parliament has passed decisions made by a major ruling
Kremlin critic Navalny detained after landing in Moscow
'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
Kremlin critic Navalny departs Berlin on Moscow-bound flight
NATIONAL NEWS
Tandav controversy: FIR against director, Amazon India head of content
 Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazo
Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi
COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months
PM flags off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity
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