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CT: What’s in store, what’s at stake when India, Pakistan clash today
Toil. Preparation. Repetition. Both teams will be hoping these three qualities can take them over the line on Sunday. Experienced sportsmen seem aware of how big contests can begin to acquire a life of their own, a tapestry involving both those watching and those playing, become ebbing, flowing beasts with their own momentum.
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Form, rankings, even the bookies, favour India. But Pakistan have improved beyond recognition since captain Kohli’s boys mauled them in the group game. Here’s why the 2017 Champions Trophy final at the Kennington Oval, London could be both unpredictable and special:
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National Passion vs National Sport: Indo-Pak rivalry in Old Blighty
Virat Kohli’s dazzling drives will face stiff competition from Harmanpreet Singh’s powerful dragflicks on a rarest of rare occasion when national teams are pitted against Pakistan in cricket and hockey on the same day in a third country.
HWL Semi-Final: Impressive India beat Canada 3-0
India came up with a clinical all-round performance to beat Canada 3-0 in their second match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final on Saturday. Goals by SV Sunil (5′), Akashdeep Singh (10′) and Sardar Singh (18′) helped India register their second successive win.
Srikanth stuns world no 1, enters Indonesia Open final
Kidambi Srikanth was at his grittiest best as he shocked world No.1 Son Wan Ho for a place in the final but giant-killer H S Prannoy’s battle ended in agony at the USD 1,000,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier on Saturday.


Defer GST rollout as IT network not ready: Assocham to FM Arun Jaitley
Industry chamber Assocham on Saturday demanded postponing GST implementation, saying that taxpayers will find it difficult to comply with the provisions of the new indirect tax regime as the IT network is not yet ready.
IMF says Pakistan outlook ‘favourable’, warns of risks
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the outlook for Pakistan’s economy was “favourable”, citing Chinese infrastructure investments among reasons for growth, but warned of risks to recent progress.
Airtel, Voda accuse Jio of predatory pricing
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular on Friday demanded higher call termination charges from Reliance Jio, as they accused the new operator of engaging in predatory pricing and leading the industry into losses.


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‘Baahubali 2′ completes 50 days in theatres
Apart from the multiple box-office records, the film has also created another record as it reaches the 50-Day mark in theatres.
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