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SRH pacer Umran Malik clocks 153kph, bowls fastest delivery of IPL 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India
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SRH pacer Umran Malik clocks 153kph, bowls fastest delivery of IPL 2021 | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI (UAE): Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pace sensation Umran Malik clocked 153kph to bowl the fastest delivery of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Malik achieved this feat on the fourth delivery of the 9th over against Devdutt Padikkal. RCB batter got the outside edge and scored a run on the fastest delivery of IPL 2021. Earlier, on Sunday night Umran became the first Indian to enter the top 10 for this IPL season to deliver the fastest ball. The 21-year-old clocked a delivery at 146 kmph in his very first over, and he then entered 150s twice on the speed gun. Umran Malik impressed everyone with raw pace 🔥🔥 against #KKR. @SunRisers 🧡 Captain Kane Williamson termed him as… https://t.co/L4p9...
Women’s 25m pistol team adds gold to India’s kitty at ISSF Junior World Championships | More sports News – Times of India
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Women’s 25m pistol team adds gold to India’s kitty at ISSF Junior World Championships | More sports News – Times of India

PUNE: Indian shooters continued their gold-winning streak as the women’s 25m pistol team added one more to their kitty in the ISSF Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru, on Wednesday. The women’s team comprising Manu Bhaker, Naamya Kapoor and Rhythm Sangwan, toyed with the USA team as they registered a 16-4 win. The USA team included Abbie Leverett, Katelyn Abeln and Ada Korkhin. Gold! 🥇 The crack women’s sport pistol team of @realmanubhaker #rhythmsangwan & #naamyakapoor win the Junior Women’… https://t.co/zaIEJFzvVI— NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) 1633540908000This is the fourth gold for Manu in this meet and fifth medal overall, as she had won the yellow metal in 10m air pistol individual, mixed team and women’s team events, and bronze in women’s 25m pistol individual event earlier. For...
IPL 2021: Harshal Patel sets new record of most wickets by an Indian bowler in a season | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Harshal Patel sets new record of most wickets by an Indian bowler in a season | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI (UAE): Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowler Harshal Patel now holds the record of taking the most number of wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) season as an Indian. Harshal Patel overcame the mark set by Jasprit Bumrah of 27 wickets in the 2020 season. Patel now has 29 wickets in the ongoing IPL 2021 season. Mr. Purple Patel doing what he does best. 🙌🏻🙌🏻2️⃣9️⃣ wickets in #IPL2021 now. 🔥 #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers… https://t.co/VDPFqGnAjF— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1633535239000He achieved this feat in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) here at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The 30-year-old speedster bagged the wickets of SRH captain Kane Williamson, Wriddhiman Saha and Jason Holder. Sunrisers Hyderabad seamer Bhuvneshwar K...
IPL 2021: Drakes replaces injured Sam Curran in CSK squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Drakes replaces injured Sam Curran in CSK squad | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Uncapped West Indian all-rounder Dominic Drakes on Wednesday replaced injured England all-rounder Sam Curran in the Chennai Super Kings squad for the remainder of the Indian Premier League. Left-handed batsman Drakes has featured in one First-Class, 25 List A and 19 T20 matches so far. Curran was ruled out of the remaining matches of the IPL and also the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup due a lower back injury that he suffered during one of the IPL matches. Chennai Super Kings take on Punjab Kings in their last league game on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium. Source link
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen renew F1 battle in Turkey | Racing News – Times of India
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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen renew F1 battle in Turkey | Racing News – Times of India

Lewis Hamilton clinched his seventh Formula One world championship in Turkey last year while Max Verstappen had a race to forget, but this time the title remains wide open and the Dutch driver could be the one celebrating on Sunday. Only two points separate Mercedes' championship leader Hamilton from his Red Bull rival with six races left after Istanbul and the battle set to go down to the wire. One mistake, one retirement -- whether a mechanical failure or collision -- would be a massive blow at this stage in the season and Hamilton may yet have to take a new engine and penalty. Verstappen turned 24 last week and an eighth win of the season would put him back on top after Hamilton, 36, seized the advantage in Russia two weeks' ago with his 100th career victory. Red Bull will also have ...
Anshu creates history, becomes first Indian woman wrestler to reach World Championship final | More sports News – Times of India
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Anshu creates history, becomes first Indian woman wrestler to reach World Championship final | More sports News – Times of India

OSLO (Norway: Anshu Malik on Wednesday created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to reach the World Championship final when she outclassed junior European champion Solomiia Vynnyk even as Sarita Mor lost her semifinal after shocking world champion and will fight for a bronze. The 19-year-old Anshu, the reigning Asian champion, controlled the semifinal from the beginning and won by technical superiority in the 57kg category to go into history books. Anshu MALIK 🇮🇳 speaks after becoming India’s first-ever WW finalist at senior World Championships #WrestleOslo https://t.co/ZZvgfVGp3o— United World Wrestling (@wrestling) 1633535109000Only four Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds and all of them -- Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (20...
Pakistan paceman Shaheen Afridi signs for Middlesex | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan paceman Shaheen Afridi signs for Middlesex | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Pakistan pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has signed to play for Middlesex for the 2022 season, the English county cricket club announced on Wednesday. The 21-year-old giant left-arm quick will play first-class and white-ball cricket for the club until he joins up with Pakistan for international duty in mid-July. Afridi has played 19 Tests, 28 one-day internationals and 30 Twenty20 matches since he made his international debut. "We are absolutely delighted to have secured the services of one of international cricket's most exciting talents," said Middlesex chief executive Andrew Cornish. "Shaheen is a world-class pace bowler, and we are thrilled that he will be representing us in 2022." Shaheen said he was delighted to have the chance to play at Lord's, where Middlesex play most ...
Setting sun singes RCB’s top-two hopes
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Setting sun singes RCB’s top-two hopes

Devdutt Padikkal tapped a Rashid Khan delivery to cover and ran without looking at his partner. Glenn Maxwell responded and it was misjudgement on both batsmen’s part. Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson swooped on the ball and ran the Aussie out with a direct hit. Run-scoring was difficult on a slow Abu Dhabi pitch, but Maxwell’s hitting prowess was making the pitch factor redundant – he was scoring at a strike rate of 160. And although Royal Challengers Bangalore were still staring at an asking rate of close to nine runs per over, another few deliveries for the Australian probably would have sealed the deal for his team. In the end, his dismissal proved to be the turning point. It wasn’t easy for a new batsman, even for someone of AB de Villiers’ calibre, to force the pace str...
How RCB’s loss makes it next to impossible for them to finish in top 2
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How RCB’s loss makes it next to impossible for them to finish in top 2

With just four more games to be played in the group stage, the Playoffs scenario for this year’s IPL has become simpler. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore are already through to the last four. Also, after RCB’s defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad, the top-two finish is all but settled. DC are there and CSK will join them unless they lose huge to Punjab Kings in their last game. The fourth place is now effectively a straight fight between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians. A look at the Points Table after Match 52 of #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/7DNFup4qDg — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 6, 2021 RCB’s equation After going down to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday, RCB stay rooted on 16 points, while their net run-rate slid to -0.15. Their last game is ...
Missing pole vault apparatus at JLN forcing budding athletes to consider quitting sport
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Missing pole vault apparatus at JLN forcing budding athletes to consider quitting sport

The country’s premier athletics venue, Sports Authority of India’s (SAI) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, has been without a permanent pole vault apparatus for over six months. This has forced athletes to train in the long jump pit, the makeshift arrangement responsible for several twisted ankles and knees. A few of the Capital’s pole vaulters are contemplating quitting the sport, others are dealing with a sudden drop in performance. Devraj, a 2019 Delhi state medallist, couldn’t land a single legal jump at last month’s Open Nationals in Warangal. “I could do 4.80m earlier but now I can’t even make a proper jump. With great difficulty, I have been able to procure poles but what will I do without a pit? I am considering selling them off,” says Devraj. The SAI, in a statement to The Indian Expr...
How wrestling world championship finalist Anshu’s father kept her spirits high after Olympics
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How wrestling world championship finalist Anshu’s father kept her spirits high after Olympics

On Wednesday evening when Anshu Malik, 20, became the first-ever Indian woman wrestler to enter the final of a World Wrestling Championship with an 11-0 win over 2020 European silver medallist Solomiaa Vynnyk of Ukraine in the 57 Kg category, her father Dharamveer Malik could hardly control his emotions. Four Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds, all of them being bronze. Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) have made the nation proud but Anshu has an opportunity to go a step ahead. Two-time Olympic champion Risako Kawai is one of the big names missing from the championships, but Anshu won’t have it easy in the final against Tokyo Games bronze medallist Helen Maroulis of America. The realisation of what his daughter coul...
Bhuvneshwar is speed-breaker in RCB’s chase, claiming Virat, braking AB; Umran Malik continues to roar
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Bhuvneshwar is speed-breaker in RCB’s chase, claiming Virat, braking AB; Umran Malik continues to roar

The wicket of Virat Kohli and muting AB de Villiers’s bat; not a bad night out for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He targeted Virat Kohli’s old lbw problem with a perfect nipbacker early in the chase. He then returned for the final over for his tryst with de Villiers. 12 runs were needed from four balls, and de Villiers blasted the full delivery straight to sweeper cover and didn’t take the single. The next ball was thrown back from the long-off stands. Now 6 from 2, and another dot ball as de Villiers chose to retain strike. The final one was a slower one outside off and de Villiers could only hit it to sweeper cover for a single. A gracious Villiers fist-pumped with Bhuvneshwar and Virat Kohli too congratulated him and enquired about the hurt right finger (possibly suffered when he tried to take...
India short of one pacer for T20 World Cup, says MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India
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India short of one pacer for T20 World Cup, says MSK Prasad | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India is a pacer short heading into the T20 World Cup this month, feels former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad, who is also a bit concerned about all-rounder Hardik Pandya not bowling in the ongoing IPL. The T20 World Cup gets underway from October 17 in the UAE and Oman with India among favourites to clinch the title. "It is a decent squad but I feel that they are one fast bowler short actually ...because we are playing the majority of the matches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, so maybe one more fast bowler could have been handy," Prasad told PTI in an interview. "Had we played more matches in Sharjah, this was okay, but one fast bowler could have (been there) and more important with Hardik not bowling, I think it is a little cause of concern," explained the 46-year-old. The Virat Ko...
Botham questions England desire for ‘ultimate’ Ashes test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Botham questions England desire for ‘ultimate’ Ashes test | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Ashes hero Ian Botham has questioned England players' desire to confront the "ultimate test" of touring Australia as cricket chiefs try to hammer out an agreement to allow the trip to go ahead. England are due to play a five-Test series starting in Brisbane on December 8 but concerns over player welfare and Australia's strict coronavirus restrictions have plunged the tour into doubt. Players are understood to harbour fears over quarantine, bubble environments and access for families, with even captain Joe Root refusing to commit so far. The England and Wales Cricket Board will meet this week to decide whether the Ashes can go ahead, with reports suggesting there have been positive talks with Cricket Australia. Botham, who triumphed in multiple Ashes campaigns and is recognised a...
Brazilian soccer player charged with attempted murder after attacking referee | Football News – Times of India
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Brazilian soccer player charged with attempted murder after attacking referee | Football News – Times of India

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian soccer player has been charged with attempted murder after he brutally kicked a referee in the head during a lower league game in the south of the country. The player, William Ribeiro of Sport Club Sao Paulo, attacked the referee after he awarded a foul against him during a league game away to Guarani on Monday. Brazilian footballer William Ribeiro has been charged with attempted murder after kicking referee Rodrigo Crivellar… https://t.co/SnKuVqzhDi— 🖤💛⚽ (@ElijahKyama) 1633518036000The game was halted 14 minutes into the second half while referee Rodrigo Crivellaro was taken to hospital. He was later released. "I decided... to charge the lad with attempted murder because in my perception of the case he took the risk of (inflicting) a lethal outcome," the officer ...
It is pretty scary how people behave on social media: Wasim Akram | Cricket News – Times of India
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It is pretty scary how people behave on social media: Wasim Akram | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram said one of the reasons he never accepted any permanent coaching assignment with the national team is because he can't tolerate the online abuse that coaches have to endure due to the failure of the side. "I can't stand misbehaviour from anyone and I am not stupid I see how people misbehave and insult coaches/seniors on the social media if the team is not doing well. I don't think I have the patience for that," he said during an interview in CricketPakistan.com.pk YouTube channel. Wasim said while he can understand the passion of the cricket fans but he couldn't understand the bad language and insults that are used on social media. "I just think we need to ponder on the fact that whatever we say on social media reflects on what we are," he added...
World Wrestling Championship: Sarita stuns world champ Morais before making semis along with Anshu | More sports News – Times of India
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World Wrestling Championship: Sarita stuns world champ Morais before making semis along with Anshu | More sports News – Times of India

OSLO (Norway): Seasoned Indian wrestler Sarita Mor shocked defending champion Linda Morais en route to the semifinals while Anshu Malik also advanced to the last-four stage of the World Championship, keeping the country's medal hopes alive on Wednesday. Sarita, the reigning Asian champion, had a tough opening bout against the 2019 World Champion from Canada but came out trumps with a tactical 8-2 win in the 59kg pre-quarterfinals. Quick take-down move, followed by an expose together with some superb defence put Sarita 7-0 ahead by the time first period was over. The only scoring point she conceded was a take-down move in the second period. She did not let Linda play her game, keeping her in lock positions. Later, the quarterfinal against Germany's Sandra Paruszewski turned out to be a t...
Indians sweep FIH’s hockey awards; Olympic champions left empty-handed
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Indians sweep FIH’s hockey awards; Olympic champions left empty-handed

Australia’s Kieran Govers wondered if this was ‘April Fools in October’. Belgium’s Victor Wegnez called it a ‘joke’. Germany’s captain at the Tokyo Olympics, Tobias Hauke, labeled the selection process as ‘ridiculous’. Britain’s Zach Wallace said it was ‘shameless’. Argentina’s Gonzalo Peillat used the hashtag ‘skandal’ while four Dutch players did not have any words; they just used ‘ROFL’ emojis. Belgium men and the Netherlands women won the gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. But India swept all the awards. And the hockey world is up in arms unanimously, criticizing the voting system deployed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to determine the winners. The sharp reactions have pushed the FIH into a corner, and the world body has said they will review their process. The winners...
We will go all out in T20I series against Australia, need to win it at any cost: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India
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We will go all out in T20I series against Australia, need to win it at any cost: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Back into the side after missing the ODIs and one-off Test match Down Under, India's T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Wednesday vowed to go all out against Australia in the three-match series, saying they need to win it at all cost. India lost the three-match ODI series 1-2 before drawing the historic pink ball Test. But Harmanpreet missed both the ODIs and Test due to a thumb injury and having recovered now, she is desperate to draw the curtains on the tour with a rare series win under her belt. "It is unfortunate that I missed the ODIs and Tests but if I had more days between the ODIs and the Test match, I could have recovered and played. But it is past now," Harmanpreet said on the eve of the first T20 International here on Thursday. "We now just want to go all out and wi...
Finch backs Warner to open in T20 World Cup, despite woes in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India
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Finch backs Warner to open in T20 World Cup, despite woes in IPL | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Star Australia batsman David Warner may be woefully out of form and hasn't played any international match in the shortest format for over a year but his opener's slot in the upcoming T20 World Cup is not under any doubt, limited-over captain Aaron Finch said on Wednesday. Finch backed Warner to be his opening partner at the T20 World Cup to be played in Oman and UAE from October 19, despite Warner being dropped by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL this year. "Yep, absolutely He's one of the best players to ever play the game for Australia," Finch said on the eve of Australia's departure to the UAE for the showpiece. "I've got no doubt that his preparation, while he would love to be playing for Hyderabad no doubt, I know that he's still training away. He'll be good to go," he sai...