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Indian match official exposed again as 3rd umpire Srinivasan fails to spot spike | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian match official exposed again as 3rd umpire Srinivasan fails to spot spike | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: The poor quality of Indian domestic umpires was exposed badly when unheralded TV official Krishnamachari Srinivasan failed to spot a clear spike on DRS after Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Devdutt Padikkal sneaked a Ravi Bishnoi delivery to Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul behind the stumps in an IPL match on Sunday. There were calls for his "sacking" from former cricketers, including Scot Styris and Krishnamachari Srikkanth, who termed the error "unforgivable". The incident happened in the eighth over when Padikkal went for a reverse sweep and was caught behind. The on-field umpire KN Ananthapadmanabhan ruled not out and it was referred to the third umpire. Out or not-out? 🤔#SaddaPunjab #IPL2021 #PunjabKings #RCBvPBKS https://t.co/Syr3niKICZ— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) 1...
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Shubman Gill, bowlers guide KKR to 6-wicket win over SRH, keep 4th spot intact | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights: Shubman Gill, bowlers guide KKR to 6-wicket win over SRH, keep 4th spot intact | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Young Shubman Gill hit a fine half century after an impressive display by the bowlers to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to a six-wicket win over Sunrisres Hyderabad and keep their IPL play-offs hopes alive here on Sunday. KKR first produced a clinical bowling effort to restrict SRH to a below-par 115 for eight and then rode on Gill's 57 off 51 balls to reach home comfortably. The win consolidated KKR's position at the fourth place in the standings with 12 points from 13 games. 6⃣th win of the season @KKRiders! 👏 👏A comfortable victory for @Eoin16 & Co. as they beat #SRH by 6⃣ wickets 👍 👍… https://t.co/GSbHXqw5HA— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1633282495000With three play-off berths already taken by Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the race is on ...
Liverpool and Manchester City draw 2-2 in Premier League | Football News – Times of India
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Liverpool and Manchester City draw 2-2 in Premier League | Football News – Times of India

LIVERPOOL: Manchester City came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday in a pulsating Premier League encounter at Anfield. After struggling against a dominant City in the first half, Liverpool took the lead in the 59th minute when Mohamed Salah threaded the ball through to Sadio Mane who confidently fired past goalkeeper Ederson. But City were on level terms 10 minutes later when Gabriel Jesus cut in from the right, leaving four Liverpool defenders behind before finding Phil Foden who drilled the ball into the far, bottom corner. Salah then restored Liverpool's lead with a stunning individual goal, twisting and turning to lose Joao Cancelo and Aymeric Laporte before firing home. Once again, though, City responded -- Foden again finding space on the left and pullin...
FC Goa clinch maiden Durand Cup trophy after beating Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in final | Football News – Times of India
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FC Goa clinch maiden Durand Cup trophy after beating Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in final | Football News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Indian Super League side FC Goa claimed their maiden Durand Cup football tournament title after a 1-0 win over local giants Mohammedan Sporting in the summit clash on Sunday. Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the all important goal from a set piece in the 105th minute after the final match went into the extra time in front of 34,000 spectators at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. The Durand Cup crown also marked FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando Fenoll's first-ever trophy on Indian soil. Though both the teams began with attacking intent, they failed to keep possession for longer durations. The first shot of the match came from Marcus Joseph in the third minute but it was wayward. Soon after, FC Goa created a chance but a mix-up between Nemil and Romario in the box led to an easy save...
Real Madrid stunned by Espanyol as woes continue | Football News – Times of India
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Real Madrid stunned by Espanyol as woes continue | Football News – Times of India

BARCELONA: Real Madrid's stuttering form continued on Sunday when they were stunned 2-1 away at Espanyol in LaLiga. Carlo Ancelotti's side are now without a win in three games in all competitions but remain top of the table on 17 points, ahead of city rivals Atletico Madrid, who beat Barcelona 2-0 on Saturday, on goal difference. A goal in either half from Raul De Tomas and Aleix Vidal was enough for Espanyol to secure the three points against Real. The Catalans moved up to 12th with nine points. "We weren't comfy. We conceded early and that makes the game tougher for you," Real defender Nacho said. "They got in behind us a lot, and we need to work on our defensive play and that will come with games. "We've got a number of players missing but we still have a good squad and we should be ...
Chahal controlled run-rate and became key with bit of turn on offer: Garton | Cricket News – Times of India
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Chahal controlled run-rate and became key with bit of turn on offer: Garton | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Royal Challengers Bangalore left-arm pacer George Garton heaped praise on Yuzvendra Chahal, who bowled a game-changing spell of 3/29 pushing Punjab Kings out of the match after KL Rahul's side was in control till the 10th over of chase. RCB scored 164 for 7 and then restricted Punjab Kings to 158 for 6 largely due to Chahal's spell after a fine opening stand of 91 between Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. "I think he (Chahal) bowled brilliantly, he again, he knows that the key role in the middle for him, to come on, with a bit of turn on this pitch and he took crucial wickets at crucial times as well to kind of stem them back," Garton said at the post-match press conference. "And he (Chahal) kind of controlled the run-rate and make (made) sure that we had a good chance going into the l...
T20 World Cup: Stadiums in UAE to operate at approximately 70 percent capacity | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Stadiums in UAE to operate at approximately 70 percent capacity | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: All UAE venues will be operating at approximately 70 percent of maximum seated capacity in the upcoming men's T20 World Cup, said the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday. Tickets are available for fans to watch the top 16 T20 teams in the world vying for the ultimate prize in the shortest format which gets underway in Muscat on October 17 and is set to conclude in the UAE on November 14. Moreover, Abu Dhabi has also introduced new socially distanced 'pods' of a maximum of 4 spectators on their east and west grass mounds. The Oman Cricket Academy has had a temporary infrastructure built to welcome 3,000 fans. "We are delighted to be welcoming fans back to international cricket in both Oman and the UAE to enjoy the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Our thanks to our hosts BCCI, Em...
Feels amazing to qualify for play-offs with 2 games to spare: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Feels amazing to qualify for play-offs with 2 games to spare: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said it's an "amazing feeling" to qualify for the IPL play-offs with a couple of games to spare and now their aim is to finish in the top two in the standings. RCB beat Punjab Kings by six runs to make it to their second successive IPL play-offs. "Feels amazing. After 2011, we haven't done it with games to spare. Eight wins out of 12 games is a great campaign. We have two more opportunities to finish in the top two. Should give us motivation to play even more fearlessly," Kohli said after the match. "When you don't have any wickets on the scoreboard, you can take more risks. Which myself and Dev (Padikkal) have to." The India captain, however, said there are still areas of improvement for RCB. "15-20 runs on this ground ...
I was lucky with that no ball on 80, says Smriti Mandhana | Cricket News – Times of India
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I was lucky with that no ball on 80, says Smriti Mandhana | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Opener Smriti Mandhana on Sunday said luck favoured her to create history as she became the first Indian woman to score a century in a pink ball Test and that too on Australian soil for the maiden time in the just-concluded lone Day-Night Test. Mandhana, who scored 127 off 216 balls in India's first innings score of 377 for 8 declared, survived at the personal score of 80 when she sliced a full Ellyse Perry delivery straight to Beth Mooney at point but the bowler overstepped giving southpaw a much-needed reprieve. "Lucky with that no-ball on 80. That sort of cleared my mind after that I've got a chance I've to make it count," Mandhana said after the match ended in a draw due to inclement weather during the first two days of the four-day game. Mandhana rated her innings in th...
It was a mixed feeling: Mithali Raj on playing first pink-ball Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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It was a mixed feeling: Mithali Raj on playing first pink-ball Test | Cricket News – Times of India

QUEENSLAND: Indian captain Mithali Raj expected the new ball to move quite a bit in the day-night Test as she described her experience of playing the first pink-ball game. Australia and India settled for a draw as the time ran out on the final day in Carrara. Both teams earned two points each meaning Australia leading the multi-format series with 6 points heading into the three T20Is, while India is on 4. Interacting with the media in the post-match press conference, Mithali Raj talked about the positives from two Tests that the team has played this year. "In England, we were on the verge of losing and the lower-order put on a brave performance. Coming to Australia Smriti has played well, her hindered was fabulous. Seamers have bowled well. Jhulan is obviously an experienced player and ...
Kolkata’s Knights at the end of the tunnel after defeating SRH by 6 wickets
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Kolkata’s Knights at the end of the tunnel after defeating SRH by 6 wickets

With every game, KKR is hurtling from strength to strength. After unearthing a new batting hero in Venkatesh Iyer, they stumbled on a missing block in their playoff pursuit, Shakib Al Hasan, who with Sunil Narine and Varun Chakravarty restricted SRH to 115. Contrarily, with every outing, SRH’s vulnerabilities are exposed one after the other. 6⃣th win of the season @KKRiders! 👏 👏 A comfortable victory for @Eoin16 & Co. as they beat #SRH by 6⃣ wickets 👍 👍 #VIVOIPL #KKRvSRH Scorecard 👉 https://t.co/Z5rRXTNps5 pic.twitter.com/lQINO8DijE — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 3, 2021 Gill’s will It would be an innings Shubman Gill would keep close to his heart not only for his eye-lighting stroke-play but also for the resolve he showed in negotiating a tricky middle phase of the innings. ...
Bayern Munich suffer first home loss to Frankfurt in 21 years
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Bayern Munich suffer first home loss to Frankfurt in 21 years

Bayern Munich suffered their first defeat of the season and their first Bundesliga home loss to Eintracht Frankfurt in 21 years when Filip Kostic drilled home an 83rd minute goal to earn the visitors a shock 2-1 victory on Sunday. Kostic picked up the ball on the edge of the box, charged forward and beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer with a powerful low drive to seal Eintracht’s first win of the season and snap Bayern’s nine-game winning run in all competitions. The Bavarians had only themselves to blame for not killing off the game earlier with a string of golden chances but remain top of the table with 16 points from seven games, one ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg in second and third respectively. “We are obviously disappointed, frustrated and angry,” said Bayern midfielder Thomas ...
Espanyol end Real Madrid’s 25-game unbeaten streak in La Liga
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Espanyol end Real Madrid’s 25-game unbeaten streak in La Liga

Real Madrid stumbled again on Sunday, losing 2-1 at Espanyol to see its 25-game unbeaten streak in the Spanish league come to an end. It was the third straight match without a win for Madrid, which was coming off a shock home loss to Moldovan club Sheriff in the Champions League and a scoreless home draw against Villarreal in the Spanish league. Madrid hadn’t lost a league match since a 2-1 home defeat against Levante in January. It was unbeaten in 18 straight away games in the competition, one short of its all-time record. Madrid still tops the league thanks to a better goal difference than defending champion Atlético Madrid, which beat Barcelona 2-0 at home on Saturday. Both Madrid and Atlético have 17 points from eight matches. Real Sociedad can go top if the Basque Country team wins...
KKR calmly inch closer to playoffs under Morgan; Kohli blames his bat for dismissal
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KKR calmly inch closer to playoffs under Morgan; Kohli blames his bat for dismissal

Eoin Morgan was around at the non-strikers’ to see Dinesh Karthik finish it off for KKR who won by 6 wickets. On the other side of his commiserations for losing was Kane Williamson, who would smile his lower-jaw smile politely, shake his head in stoic acceptance and gently ease off proceedings, like his usual nice self. Not that Kane isn’t able to bubble in all the excitement that plays out on the field. His outfield catch running back earlier brought something resembling a shoulder Ketchup Song jig with Jason Roy. But a loss in the low-scoring game on a slow wicket, even as things went into the last over, put him in a familiar downer of a result, as SRH is all but out of contention. Later he would be seen post the game chatting away gleefully with DK and Morgan, doing another animated...
Asian TT Championships: Top ranked Indian, Sharath in men’s singles quarterfinals
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Asian TT Championships: Top ranked Indian, Sharath in men’s singles quarterfinals

Top ranked Indian table tennis player, A Sharath Kamal reached the quarterfinals of the Asian TT Championships at Lusail Sports Arena in Doha, Qatar on Sunday smashing Mohammed Abdulwahhab 8-11, 10-12, 6-11. The World No. 33rd Sharath will face world No. 22 Lee Sangsu of Korea for a place in the semfinals later. Earlier in the round of 16, the veteran of three Olympics blanked Dzhalil Zokhiri of Tajikistyan and in the round of 32, the 38-year-old pulverised Mohammadali Rouintanesfahani of Iran 10-12, 7-11, 7-11. Gnanasekaran Sathiyan, another Indian who featured in the pre-quarterfinals lost to Kazuhiro Yoshimura of Japan 9-11, 11-6, 6-11, 9-11. Moreover, Sharath with his Chennai citymate Sathiyan also entered the semifinals of the mens’ doubles along with another Indian pair of Manav T...
Manchester City fight back twice in thrilling 2-2 draw at Liverpool
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Manchester City fight back twice in thrilling 2-2 draw at Liverpool

Manchester City came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Liverpool in a breathless and pulsating Premier League encounter at Anfield on Sunday. All four goals came in a second half packed with the high quality, high-tempo, end-to-end football that makes the Premier League so popular globally. Sadio Mane had put Liverpool ahead before Phil Foden equalised only for Mohamed Salah to restore the home side’s advantage with a wonderful solo goal. But Kevin De Bruyne’s 81st minute equaliser ensured the teams shared the points and left Liverpool in second place on 15 points, one behind leaders Chelsea. Breathtaking football ⚽️#LIVMCI // @ManCity pic.twitter.com/Gsclix1A2Z — Premier League (@premierleague) October 3, 2021 Pep Guardiola’s City are in third spot on 14 points, level with Man...
bavuma:  Temba Bavuma confident of winning fitness battle for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India
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bavuma: Temba Bavuma confident of winning fitness battle for T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa captain Temba Bavuma expects to be fit to lead the side at the Twenty20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates as he continues to recover from a thumb injury. The top-order batsman admits he is not 100% fit, but believes he will be ready for South Africa’s opening game against Australia on Oct. 23. "I started batting a bit yesterday, just to feel it out," Bavuma told reporters on Sunday. "According to the medical team, everything is still on schedule. I am quite happy with where it's at. Everyone is happy with the progress thus far." Bavuma will be the first black African captain for South Africa at a World Cup. He admits there is a mix of anxiety and excitement among the players, especially given the team’s past failings at major tournaments that have earned them...
FC Goa lay down marker with maiden Durand Cup win
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FC Goa lay down marker with maiden Durand Cup win

It was only a warm-up tournament but Sunday’s Durand Cup final between this season’s Indian Super League (ISL) favourites and I-League contenders has given plenty of talking points going into the beginning of the new season. FC Goa, the only undefeated team in the Durand Cup going into the final, maintained their 100 percent record with a 1-0 win after extra-time over Mohammedan Sporting to be crowned champions of Asia’s oldest Cup competition in front of a little more than 34,000 fans at Kolkata’s Salt Lake Stadium. FORCA GOA, FORCA GOA! 📢#RiseAgain #DurandCup2021 pic.twitter.com/OTPAcgQ21h — FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) October 3, 2021 There weren’t many clear-cut chances – Sporting had a goal ruled out for an infringement in build-up play and Goa came ever-so-close in the final few secon...
India Women vs Australia Women, Day-Night Test: Shafali Verma hits fifty, India lead by 242 runs at tea on Day 4 | Cricket News – Times of India
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India Women vs Australia Women, Day-Night Test: Shafali Verma hits fifty, India lead by 242 runs at tea on Day 4 | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Shafali Verma struck a fine half-century to take India to 106 for two in their second innings at tea on day four of the one-off day-night women's Test against Australia here on Sunday. With 41 overs left in the game and a lead of 242 runs, it remains to be seen if India come out to bat or declare for one last push for an improbable win against Australia. First-innings centurion Smriti Mandhana (31) fell to a fantastic catch in the deep by Ashleigh Garnder. Yastika Bhatia (3) was then promoted to number three to push the scoring rate but she could only last 12 balls. A boundary-line blinder from Ashleigh Gardner! #AUSvIND | @CommBank https://t.co/SQh7gL4ivB— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1633249967000At the break, Shafali and Punam Raut (16 not out off 34) were in the middle...