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Posted at: Apr 20, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Apr 20, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

China Masters: Kashyap enters pre-quarters

Jiangsu (China)
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap made an impressive comeback from a three-month injury lay-off as he stormed into the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s singles event at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold after registering a comfortable straight-games win over Thailand’s Suppanyu Avihingsanon here on Wednesday. Kashyap swept aside his Thai opponent 21-16 21-17 in the second round contest that lasted just 46 minutes. Harsheel Dani, the other Indian in the fray, also advanced to the last-16 after edging past China’s Yan Runze 21-16 22-20. 

Anand finishes third in Korchnoi Zurich Challenge   

Former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand finished third overall, with a score of 13.5 points from a possible 21, in the Korchnoi Zurich Chess Challenge. American Hikaru Nakamura, with 15 points, emerged the overall winner, claiming 4.5 points in the blitz section. Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi took the second place with a tally of 14 point

Maharaj to make ODI debut for South Africa

Indian-origin left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has been included in the 15-man Proteas squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today. The squad will play three ODIs against England, starting with the first match at Headingley in Leeds on May 24th, before their first group match of the ICC Champions Trophy against Sri Lanka at the Oval on June 3. Squad: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (c), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorious, Keshav Maharaj, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel. — Agencies


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