Manoj is ready to deliver

Calcutta: The selections for the fourth and fifth Ind-ia-England ODIs are just around the corner. With a fit again Manoj Tiwary av-ailable for selection, it remains to be seen whether the selectors includes him in the India squad. However, selection thoughts don't seem to perturb Tiwary. "I can only hope of getting a call. But frankly speaking, I'm really not thinking much about selection. I am ready to deliver if the chance arrives," Tiwary said.

Johannesburg: Mark Boucher has been summoned by chief coach Gary Kirsten to mentor yo-ung glovesman Quinton de Kock. Boucher made an appearance at a Proteas training session in Cape Town on Thursday, after being recruited as a consultant by coach Gary Kirsten.

Cape Town: South Afr-ica want to do well in the Champions Trophy in England in June, but the ultimate prize is the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2015, feels coach Gary Kirsten. "Winning one of these events is more important in South Africa than in other countries."

Kuala Lumpur: Saina Nehwal beat Japanese Nozomi Okuhara to enter the semi-finals of the Malaysi-an Super Series in the wo-men's singles competition here on Friday. She won 21-11, 14-21, 2-0, with Nozomi retiring in the third game.

Wijk Aan Zee: Viswana-than Anand drew with Ma-gnus Carlsen, while P. Har-ikrishna beat Loek van Wely in the fifth round of the Tata Steel chess tourn-ament here.

Abu Dhabi: Tiger Woo-ds and Rory McIlroy miss-ed the cut at the Abu Dhabi Championship on Friday. Woods missed out only after he was penalised two shots for wrongly taking a free drop.

Ranchi: Ranchi Rhinos notched up their second consecutive victory with a 3-1 drubbing of Mumbai Magicians in a HIL match at the Birsa Munda stadium here on Friday.

Calcutta: St Lawrence High School won the Platinum Jubilee Inter-school Basketball Tournament, on Friday. St Lawrence defeated Calcutta International School 32-13. St Xavier's, Don Bosco, Park Circus, Nalanda Vidyapith and South Point were the other participants in this competition.

Calcutta: Nitin Kumar Sinha and Mihika Yadav reached the finals of the AITA Super Series meet being held at the South Club. In the boys' U-16 semifinals, on Friday, Nitin whipped Shantanu Gupta 6-2, 6-0 to face top seed B.R. Niksheep in the final. Niksheep won 6-3, 6-1 against Sanil Jagtiani. In the girls' semifinals, top seed Mihika won 6-2, 6-1 against Mansi Reddy, while Sruta Kirti Gunuganti thrashed Aarja Chakraborty 6-0, 6-2.

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