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12:00 AM, February 04, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:05 AM, February 04, 2019


Bolt equals NFL dash record

Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt might have caught the eye of a few NFL coaches when he stepped off the street and equalled the combine record for a 40-yard dash on Saturday, running in 4.22 seconds at a Super Bowl fan experience event.

Wearing sweatpants, the 100 and 200 metres world record holder showed he still has speed to burn when he matched the time set by Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross at the 2017 NFL combine, where potential draft picks are put through a number of drills.

-- Reuters

Holder suspended for third Test

West Indies captain Jason Holder has been suspended by the ICC for the third and final Test against England for his team's slow over rate during their series-sealing win in Antigua.

Holder has led Windies into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series following 381-run and 10-wicket victories in the first two Tests respectively.

But the 27-year-old will now miss the final game in St Lucia from Saturday as his side go in search of a whitewash.

Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite is likely to deputise as captain.        

-- Agencies

India clinch final ODI

Ambati Rayudu struck a sparkling 90 in tough conditions to help India overcome the loss of four early wickets and beat New Zealand by 35 runs in the final ODI in Wellington on Sunday, sealing a 4-1 series victory.

After losing the quick wickets, Rayudu was left to mount a salvage mission, which the right-hander duly did, staying at the crease for 113 deliveries and being abetted by Vijay Shankar (45).

INDIA: 252 all out in 49.5 overs (Rayudu 90, Shankar 45, Pandya 45; Henry 4-35, Boult 3-39)
NEW ZEALAND: 217 all out in 44.1 overs (Williamson 39, Neesham 44; Shami 2-35, Chahal 3-41)
Result: India won by 35 runs and clinched the five-match series 4-1.
Player-of-the-match: Ambati Rayudu.
Player-of-the-series: Mohammed Shami.
-- Reuters


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