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first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1815 Hours EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of Champions Trophy Hockey match between India and Netherlands. *Report of FIFA Football World Cup match between Argentina and France. *Report of FIFA Football World Cup match between Uruguay and Portugal. STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-IND-UMESHTwo new balls system has killed reverse swing in ODIs, feels Umesh By Chetan Narula Malahide (Ireland), June 30 (PTI) Sachin Tendulkar has called it a “perfect recipe for disaster” and now India pacer Umesh Yadav has condemned the use of two new balls in One-day Internationals, saying it is killing the art of reverse swing while putting fast bowlers at great disadvantage. SPO-IND-WILSONBatting collapse was disappointing: Ireland’s Gary Wilson Malahide (Ireland), June 30 (PTI) Ireland skipper Gary Wilson has blamed his batsmen for a poor showing in the second T20I against India, as the hosts were bundled out for just 70 runs in a 214-run chase. SPO-BAD-LD IND Sindhu, Srikanth lose in Malaysia Open semifinals, Indian challenge over Kuala Lumpur, June 30 (PTI) India’s top shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth went down fighting in their respective women’s and men’s singles semifinals to draw the curtains on the team’s campaign at the USD 700,000 Malaysia Open Super World Tour 750 tournament here today. SPO-WIM-EVERT Grass suited for Serena style, she will be top contender at Wimbledon: Chris EvertMumbai, Jun 30 (PTI) Legendary Chris Evert says since grass is the best surface for Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion will be a top contender for the title at the Wimbledon championships.advertisement SPO-SHOOT-LD HEENAMiffed Heena knocks on NRAI’s door, told to come tomorrowNew Delhi, June 30 (PTI) It was not a day well spent for Heena Sidhu as the aggrieved shooter could not not meet, and possibly discuss, with National Rifle Association of India chief Raninder Singh her exclusion from the Asian Games mixed air rifle team. SPO-GOLF-LAHIRILahiri makes cut despite two double bogeys on back nine Bethesda (US), Jun 30 (PTI) It was not the kind of a birthday that Anirban Lahiri was looking for as he suffered two double bogeys and three other bogeys on way to a four-over 74 in the second round of the Quicken Loans National here. SPO-T20-ENG-MALANMalan roped in as cover for Curran for 1st T20 against India London, Jun 30 (PTI) Left-handed batsman Dawid Malan might get a chance to play in the first T20 international against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday after he was called up as a cover for seamer Tom Curran in the England squad for their three-match series. SPO-WIM-MCENROEFederer skipping Roland Garros a ‘no brainer’- John McEnroeMumbai, Jun 30 (PTI) Roger Federer’s decision to give clay court season a miss was a ‘no-brainer’ says John McEnroe who also feels that Novak Djokovic will enjoy a deep run at the Wimbledon championhips. SPO-GOLF-BHULLARBhullar takes pole position, in sight of 9th Asian Tour title Pattaya (Thailand), Jun 30 (PTI) Gaganjeet Bhullar put himself in prime position for his ninth Asian tour title as he carded a second successive six-under 65 to share the pole position with Thailands Jazz Janewattananond after the third round of Queens Cup here today. SPO-GOLF-ADITIAditi eyes best finish at Major, lies T21 in Womens PGA Kildeer (US), Jun 30 (PTI) Aditi Ashok put herself in position for her best Major finish despite a bogey-bogey finish in the second round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship here. PTI APA APAAPAlast_img read more