first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) The following are PTIs top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:KOLKATA – Day 3 report of Ranji Trophy semi-final match between between Karnataka and Vidarbha.KOLKATA – Report of I-League match between Mohun Bagan vs Neroca FCVASCO – Report of I-League match between Churchill Brothers vs Chennai CityTHIRUVANANTHPURAM – National shooting Championship for rifle and pistol.STORIES ON THE WIRE:SPO-IND-RANKING Pujara grabs third spot in ICC Test Player RankingsDubai, Dec 19 (PTI) Indias middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara improved a place to grab the third spot in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings here today.SPO-IND-PREVIEWDominant India eye another triumph in T20s against Sri LankaBy Tapan MohantaCuttack, Dec 19 (PTI) The bench strength is expected to be tested but India are unlikely to lower the intensity when they take on Sri Lanka in a three-match Twenty20 series starting here tomorrow, aiming to extend their dominance in the shortest format as well.SPO-YEAR-CUESPORTSAnother year, another set of titles; Advani rules cue sportsBy Aparajita UpadhyayNew Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) Rarely does a sport become synonymous with an individual but Pankaj Advani has been just that to cue sports in India for a long time and this year was no different as he claimed a couple of more world titles to add to his legend.SPO-IND-KARTHIKIndian young Turks not perturbed anymore: KarthikBy Tapan MohantaCuttack, Dec 19 (PTI) Dinesh Karthik today said the Indian teams uncapped players are not “perturbed” anymore and their IPL experience will hold them in good stead in the T20I series against Sri Lanka, starting here tomorrow.advertisementSPO-IND-PERERASL captain Thisara confident of bouncing back in T20sCuttack, Dec 19 (PTI) Skipper Thisara Perera is confident of a Sri Lanka comeback in the T20 series against India, insisting that his side would look to “flush out” the negativity following heavy defeats in the preceding Tests and ODIs.SPO-RANJI-DELSizzling Saini takes Delhi into Ranji finalBy Kushan SarkarPune, Dec 19 (PTI) Young speedster Navdeep Saini bowled one of the most devastating spells of recent times in Indian domestic cricket as Delhi humiliated Bengal by an innings and 26 runs to enter the Ranji Trophy final. PTI APA APAlast_img