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New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 1710 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in Mumbai.

*Report of Uzbekistan Open Olympic Qualifying Swimming Championship.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IPL-CSK-PUNJAB-PREVIEW CSK eye improved bowling effort against formidable Punjab Kings Mumbai, Apr 15 (PTI) Chennai Super Kings would look for inspiration from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a much-improved bowling effort when they take on a power-packed Punjab Kings in the IPL here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-KOHLI-REPRIMAND Kohli reprimanded for showing frustration after dismissal Chennai, Apr 15 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli has been reprimanded for breaching the IPL's Code of Conduct after he was seen kicking a chair in frustration following his dismissal in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad here.

SPO-CRI-WISDEN-KOHLI Kohli named Wisden Almanack’s ODI cricketer of the 2010s; Tendulkar, Kapil also awarded London, Apr 15 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli has been named Wisden Almanack's ODI player of the 2010s, while England all-rounder Ben Stokes was declared the 'Cricketer of the Year' for a second successive time by the highly-rated annual publication.

SPO-CRI-IPL-SRH-RCB-BAYLISS Umpires got it right: SRH coach Bayliss on Harshal's full toss no-ball Chennai, Apr 15 (PTI) Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Trevor Bayliss has said the umpires got it right by calling Harshal Patel's waist-high full toss a no-ball in the final over before Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched the game by six runs in the IPL here.

SPO-CRI-IPL-SRH-RCB-SIRAJ Shahbaz Ahmed has proved himself with his performance: Siraj Chennai, Apr 15 (PTI) Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mohammad Siraj feels that spin bowling all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed has justified his selection in the playing eleven, following a match-winning performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RCB-KATICH Maxwell showing lot of maturity: Katich Chennai, Apr 15 (PTI) Glenn Maxwell is proving to be a multi-utility player for Royal Challengers Bangalore besides showing ominous form with the bat early in the IPL, feels head coach Simon Katich.

SPO-BOX-WC-YOUTH-LD IND Boxing: Indians enjoy second consecutive all-win day at youth world championship New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) It was a second successive all-win day for Indian boxers at the youth world championships in Kielce, Poland with two from the women's contingent advancing to the quarterfinals after clinching dominating triumphs.

SPO-WREST-ASIAN-IND Asian Wrestling Championship: Sarita in final; Seema, Pooja to fight for bronze Almaty, Apr 15 (PTI) Reigning title holder Sarita Mor made an impressive comeback after a narrow opening-round defeat to storm into the 59kg final while Seema Bisla (50kg) and Pooja (76kg) will fight for bronze medals after losing their respective semifinals at the Asian Championship, here on Thursday.

SPO-HOCK-IND-MANPREET Success in Argentina a confidence booster, but ultimate goal remains Olympic podium: Manpreet Buenos Aires, Apr 15 (PTI) The Indian men's hockey team skipper Manpreet Singh considers the recent success against reigning Olympic champions Argentina a big confidence-booster, but insists that the team still needs to address some grey areas as it pursues a podium finish in Tokyo.

SPO-TT Payas Jain second in ITTF U-17 world rankings New Delhi, Apr 15 (PTI) Indian paddler Payas Jain is sitting pretty at the second spot in the newly-introduced ITTF U-17 world rankings.

SPO-GOLF-ADITI Aditi gets off to season’s best start at Lotte Championship Kapolei (US), Apr 15 (PTI) Indian golfer Aditi Ashok carded three birdies in her first five holes to get off to her best start of the 2021 LPGA season with a 3-under 69 in the first round of the Lotte Championship.

SPO-CHESS-ANAND-FATHER-DEATH Viswanathan Anand's father dies Chennai, Apr 15 (PTI) Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand's father, K Viswanathan, died here on Thursday following brief illness. PTI SSC SSC SSC