Ranji Trophy: Good start by Assam openers in second innings

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Assam made good comeback in the Ranji Trophy tie against Uttar Pradesh in Kanpur today. At stumps on day III the visitors were 102-0 in their second innings. Opener Rahul Hazarika remained not out on 56 and he was giving accompany by Rishav Das (37) .Earlier in reply to Assam first innings total 175 host Uttar Pradesh completed their first innings 619. Two of their batsmen-Rinku singh (149) and Upendra Yadav (138) scored century. Among the bowlers of Assam Ranjeet Mali picked up 4-127. Jitimoni Kalita and Gokul Sarma bagged two wickets each.Also Read: Ranji trophy: Assam struggling against Uttar Pradeshlast_img

Jose Mourinho explains John Terry substitution in defeat at Man City

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has defended his decision to substitute captain John Terry at half-time in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester City.The 34-year-old was replaced by Kurt Zouma with City leading 1-0 – the first time he has been taken off by Mourinho in the Premier League.The Chelsea boss confirmed that Terry was not injured and that tactics were behind his decision to replace him.”It was clear to me Zouma has to play,” said Mourinho after Sunday’s game.The former England captain fell out of favour under previous managers Roberto Di Matteo and Rafael Benitez but played every minute of every league match last season under Mourinho, skippering Chelsea to their first Premier League title since 2009-10.Mourinho said in May that Terry would have left Chelsea without him. “I don’t know if you asked questions to Rafa Benitez, Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, to the ones that never played him,” addedMourinho when asked about his decision to bring off his captain against City.”I’m the one you shouldn’t ask because I’m the one that plays with John in every game.”I made John captain. I recovered John from a difficult situation with other managers.”I brought my captain off and he was on the bench and still captain on the bench because the armband is just an armband. “I can tell you he was not dancing in the dressing room and I can also tell you he was not having a bad reaction.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more