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Day: October 7, 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: KKR beat RR by 86 runs, take giant step towards playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights: KKR beat RR by 86 runs, take giant step towards playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Kolkata Knight Riders produced a clinical performance to beat Rajasthan Royals by a massive 86-run margin and take a huge step towards securing their play-off berth in the Indian Premier League on Thursday. With three play-off spots -- Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings and Royals Challengers Bangalore -- already sealed, KKR consolidated their position for the fourth and final play-off spot, finishing their round-robin engagements with 14 points from 14 games with an impressive net run rate of 0.587. Scorecard | As it happened | Points TableWith 12 points from 13 matches, defending champions Mumbai Indians is the only team still in the play-off race but they will need to register a big win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last game on Friday to dislodge KKR from the fourth sp...
Anshu takes home silver, Sarita bags bronze in Indian women’s best show at World Wrestling Championship | More sports News – Times of India
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Anshu takes home silver, Sarita bags bronze in Indian women’s best show at World Wrestling Championship | More sports News – Times of India

OSLO (Norway): India will have to wait for its first woman world champion in wrestling as Anshu Malik settled for a silver medal after losing her 57kg final to 2016 Olympic champion Helen Lousie Maroulis but Sarita Mor grabbed her maiden medal at the big stage by winning the 59kg bronze on Thursday. Coming into the match after becoming India's first-ever woman finalist at the World Championship, the 19-year old Anshu began on an aggressive fashion with positive intent but eventually lost the summit clash after being pinned. Sushil Kumar (2010) remain India's lone world champion wrestler till date. Anshu led 1-0 at the breather but the bout changed in dramatic fashion in the second half. Maroulis got Anshu in her arm grip and pulled her down to complete a take-down move to take a 2-1 lea...
T20 World Cup: PCB to get blank cheque if Pakistan beat India, says Ramiz Raza | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: PCB to get blank cheque if Pakistan beat India, says Ramiz Raza | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI (Pakistan): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has revealed that PCB will get a blank cheque if the Babar Azam-led side beat India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. India will face Pakistan in their opening game of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 at the Dubai International Stadium on October 24. "PCB runs 50 per cent on the funding of ICC. 90 per cent of funding to ICC comes from India. I'm afraid that if India stopped funding ICC, then PCB might collapse because PCB gives zero per cent funding to ICC. I'm determined to make Pakistan cricket strong," Cricket Pakistan quoted Ramiz Raja as saying in a meeting with the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) "One strong investor told me that a blank cheque is ready for the PCB if Pakistan beats ...
Indian pacer Abhimanyu Mithun announces retirement from all forms of cricket | Cricket News – Times of India
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Indian pacer Abhimanyu Mithun announces retirement from all forms of cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Indian pacer Abhimanyu Mithun has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 31. In a statement posted on Instagram, Mithun has decided to retire to 'pursue other revenues in my career'. Though he mentioned retirement from first class cricket, it is believed that he is retiring from all formats in Indian cricket. "After serious thought and contemplation, I, Abhimanyu Mithun, have decided to retire from first class cricket in order to pursue other avenues in my career. In this regard I would like to state as follows: I have represented my country at the highest level and will always be my biggest achievement. The joy and pride from it will be something I will cherish forever," said Mithun on Thursday. Mithun made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle ...
Lots of doubts crept in while sitting out but ‘Hundred’ helped me get selected: Jemimah Rodrigues | Cricket News – Times of India
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Lots of doubts crept in while sitting out but ‘Hundred’ helped me get selected: Jemimah Rodrigues | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: India batter Jemimah Rodrigues did have doubts in her mind during an indifferent season before roaring back to form in the inaugural 'Hundred', which became a stepping stone towards her comeback knock of 49 in the abandoned first T20 International against Australia. Jemimah scored three half-centuries for Northern Super Chargers in the 'Hundred' which helped her regain confidence after failures against South Africa at home and England in the away series. "There's so much to learn, but it wasn't an easy time for me. There are lots of things going on sitting out, there were a lot of doubts in my head sitting out, but I'm grateful to be a part of this team. If not for the Hundred, I don't think I would've even been selected to play for India," Jemimah said after his 36-ball kno...
IPL 2021 Playoffs: DC assured of top spot, KKR will qualify with a win vs RR – All playoffs possibilities in 8 points | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021 Playoffs: DC assured of top spot, KKR will qualify with a win vs RR – All playoffs possibilities in 8 points | Cricket News – Times of India

Punjab Kings have assured that Chennai Super Kings cannot top the points table after the league stage. CSK have finished all their league games and are on 18 points. Delhi Capitals are already on 20 points and have a match in hand. Meanwhile all eyes will be on the KKR vs RR match that is currently underway. If KKR win and especially if it is a big win, that would almost certainly mean curtains for defending champions MI, purely because KKR have a much healthier NRR. Here are all the playoffs possibilities as things stand right now after PBKS beat CSK:1) DC are assured of finishing in top spot with no ties, even if they lose their last game against RCB. 2) CSK can be either second by themselves (if RCB lose to DC) or in a tie with RCB. But even in a tie, their vastly superior net run ra...
SAFF Championships: India held to a goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka | Football News – Times of India
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SAFF Championships: India held to a goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka | Football News – Times of India

MALE: India produced yet another disappointing performance as they were held to a goalless draw by 205th ranked Sri Lanka despite a dominant display in their second SAFF Championships match on Thursday. The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings. Though they have a lion's share of the ball possession, the 107th-ranked Indians were ineffective from the set-pieces and did not do much in open play either against their opponents, who only have five countries ranked below them in a 210-team table. Igor Stimac's full-strength team is still searching for a win in two matches. They have drawn against 10-man Bangladesh 1-1 in their opening match on Monday, which has put pres...
Bishnoi gets Dhoni with a googly and Tewatia lone battle meets tame end
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Bishnoi gets Dhoni with a googly and Tewatia lone battle meets tame end

Rahul Tewatia tried everything literally in what had looked a losing cause from pretty early on as the Rajasthan batting didnt even take off. There was no respectability in their lowest total of the season, but Tewatia still managed half of the wretched total of 85 they cobbled up in between a steady stream of wickets. Shambles around him like that reflected in his own exit and the one he triggered before that. The ill placed, ill timed top edge trying to slog was pick-and-offloaded pretty quick and accurately by Shakib even as Sakariya and Tewatia bumbled to a doomed second run. DK was quick on the pick up and a thoroughly muddled season for Rajasthan amidst entertaining solos found its culmination in the run out – an epitome of the campaign this year. This time they were not even clo...
CSK vs PBKS Match Highlights: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Rahul’s blistering knock in PBKS’ consolation win against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSK vs PBKS Match Highlights: Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Highlights: Rahul’s blistering knock in PBKS’ consolation win against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: KL Rahul saved his best for the last as his unbeaten 98 off 42 balls, which for a change was full of intent quotient, helped Punjab Kings crush Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in an inconsequential IPL encounter on Thursday. Chasing 135 for victory, the Punjab team stormed to victory in 13 overs as the CSK skipper MS Dhoni could not find answers to stop Rahul's onslaught. As it happened| Points Table | ScorecardSkipper Rahul was on the attack from the word go, launching into the CSK bowlers. The stylish right-hander clobbered eight sixes to go with seven boundaries. He finished it in style with a big six off Shardul Thakur. The Punjab skipper had been panned for his approach in some of the earlier matches where he dragged the game deep but Punjab Kings failed to finish on the ...
Silver, silver burning bright: Despite defeat to Helen Maroulis in the final, Anshu’s feat is pathbreaking
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Silver, silver burning bright: Despite defeat to Helen Maroulis in the final, Anshu’s feat is pathbreaking

As Anshu Malik lay on the mat disconsolate, holding her left elbow and shoulder after the loss by fall against Helen Maroulis in the women’s 57 kg final in the world wrestling championships at Oslo, her American opponent commiserated her, patting her back. Though the 20-year-old Indian had lost the bout—missing out on becoming India’s first woman world wrestling champion, and the second from her country after Sushil Kumar—she had already made history. No Indian woman had ever reached the summit clash of a World Wrestling Championship, no one has even come close; even in the men’s category, just five have progressed this far into the Worlds. The journey, the heartbreaks and setbacks she endured to reach where she did, is a heartwarming narrative in itself. The mental agony of defeat in t...
A night to remember for KKR: Kolkata all but seal the fourth playoff spot with 86-run win over Rajasthan
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A night to remember for KKR: Kolkata all but seal the fourth playoff spot with 86-run win over Rajasthan

Once Kolkata Knight Riders had posted the highest total, 171/4, by any team at Sharjah in this year’s Indian Premier League, the game was over. Rajasthan Royals, devoid of inspiration, fight and proper planning, never looked to be good enough to chase down 172. So, it was about KKR’s victory margin to consolidate their Playoffs chances. Royals were all out for 85 in 16.1 overs and after an 86-run victory, KKR are all but through to the last four. Royals fizzled quicker than expected. THAT. WINNING. FEELING! 👏 👏 The @Eoin16-led @KKRiders put up a clinical performance & seal a 86-run win over #RR. 💪 💪 #VIVOIPL #KKRvRR Scorecard 👉 https://t.co/oqG5Yj3afs pic.twitter.com/p5gz03uMbJ — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 7, 2021 Organised KKR Under Eoin Morgan’s leadership this term, KKR ...
IOA chief Batra supports Hockey India’s decision to withdraw from CWG to focus on Asian Games | Hockey News – Times of India
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IOA chief Batra supports Hockey India’s decision to withdraw from CWG to focus on Asian Games | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra has backed Hockey India's decision to pull out from the Commonwealth Games 2022. The Indian men's and women's hockey teams have decided to pull out of the Commonwealth Games 2022, which is set to be held next year from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham. The teams have put their full focus on the Asian Games 2022, which will be hosted in Hangzhou, China, from September 10 to 25. The IOA President said the decision not to send teams to CWG was made by Hockey India and highlighted the fact that India will easily qualify for the Paris Games if they win the Asia Cup. "For Hockey, if you win Asian Games you can qualify for the Olympics. If men's and women's teams don't win the gold medal here then they have to choose the Oly...
Do Mumbai Indians stand a chance for a playoff berth after Kolkata Knight Riders’ win?
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Do Mumbai Indians stand a chance for a playoff berth after Kolkata Knight Riders’ win?

The defeat against Sunrisers Hyderabad will continue to sting Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Super Kings’ big loss to Punjab Kings means Kohli’s side would have had a realistic chance of finishing in the top-two if they had got past SRH. As for the fourth place, Kolkata Knight Riders’ thrashing of Rajasthan Royals has made the equation improbable for Mumbai Indians. Net-run rate to CSK’s rescue Points – 18, NRR – +0.45 Following a six-wicket defeat to the Kings, CSK finished their group league assignments on 18 points and their net run-rate came down to +0.45. And yet, MS Dhoni’s team is set for a top-two finish and get a second bite at the cherry because their run-rate is nigh-on untouchable by RCB. Delhi Capitals have already topped the table with 20 points and with a game in ha...
IPL 2021: We cannot take our foot off the pedal, says DC pacer Rabada ahead of RCB clash | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: We cannot take our foot off the pedal, says DC pacer Rabada ahead of RCB clash | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals pacer Kagiso Rabada says his team cannot afford to take its foot off the pedal as it enters the business end of the IPL in pursuit of a maiden title. Leading the pecking order with 20 points from 13 games, DC are already through to the play-offs and will take on another qualified side Royal Challengers Bangalore in their last round-robin match. "We've given ourselves another chance to play for a spot in the final, so we are thrilled by that. Even though the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore doesn't hold a lot of significance for us we should not take our foot off the pedal. We should just keep playing the way we have been playing," said the South African. "We've done really great work so far. We have earned the right to be in this position and we have been ...
Watmore steps down as ECB chairman after 13 months in charge | Cricket News – Times of India
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Watmore steps down as ECB chairman after 13 months in charge | Cricket News – Times of India

Ian Watmore has left his role as chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by mutual consent after 13 months in charge, it was announced on Thursday. Watmore was appointed in September 2020 on a five-year term, replacing Colin Graves. Deputy Chair Barry O'Brien will take over as interim chair. "It is with regret that I step down as Chair of the ECB, but I do so in mindfulness of my own wellbeing and that of the game which I love," said Watmore. "I was appointed to the post in a pre-pandemic era, but COVID has meant the role and its demands on time are dramatically different to all our original expectations, which has taken a personal toll on me. Given this, the Board and I feel the ECB will be better served by a new Chair to take it forward post pandemic." The ECB said in a ...
Former India pacer Abhimanyu Mithun retires
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Former India pacer Abhimanyu Mithun retires

Former India pacer and Karnataka player Abhimanyu Mithun announced his retirement on Thursday “Cricket is a universal game and I believe in finishing at the highest level. So I had to take this decision and seek better opportunities for myself and my family around the world. I am also clear in my mind that Karnataka has abundant fast bowling talent and they would miss out on opportunities at the right time if I prolong my career,” Mithun stated in a letter. Mithun also mentioned he has taken this decision to pursue other avenues. “I have represented my country at the highest level and will always be my highest achievement. The joy and the pride from it is something I’ll cherish throughout my career,” he said. Karnataka pacer Abhimanyu Mithun retires from all forms of cricket. pic.twitt...
Need to win gold in Asian Games, nothing else will do: Savita Punia | Hockey News – Times of India
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Need to win gold in Asian Games, nothing else will do: Savita Punia | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian women's hockey team will settle for nothing less than a gold in next year's Asian Games to seal a direct ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics, said goalkeeper Savita Punia. The Indian women's team had produced a historic fourth place finish at the Tokyo Games after losing 3-4 to defending champions Great Britain and Savita said the team is focussed to do well in the upcoming events, especially Asian Games, to get over the pain of missing out on an Olympic medal. "The whole world has supported us after our fourth place finish at the Olympics but when you get so close to a medal and come back empty handed, it is a kind of pain which only athletes can understand. So we want to go tournament wise," she said during a virtual press-conference on Thursday. "Our main focus is...
India stuck in reverse gear, draw with Sri Lanka exposes harsh truth
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India stuck in reverse gear, draw with Sri Lanka exposes harsh truth

Here’s a #ThrowbackThursday trivia: on October 8, 2010, India rolled over Vietnam 3-1 in an international friendly played in Pune, with Sunil Chhetri – who else – scoring a hat-trick. Eleven Octobers later, that match is a good reference point to understand how far behind the Indian football team has fallen. The 95th-ranked Vietnam are now closer than ever to a World Cup spot. And India, placed 107th, are unable to beat even their South Asian rivals in a tournament reserved for the laggards of world football. India’s struggles were magnified against a team ranked 98 places below them in FIFA rankings, Sri Lanka, on Thursday after they were held to a goalless draw. This embarrassment was preceded by a 1-1 draw against a 10-men Bangladesh, ranked 189th, in their opening match of the SAFF ...
MS Dhoni: Lot of uncertainties around it; MS Dhoni on playing for CSK next season | Cricket News – Times of India
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MS Dhoni: Lot of uncertainties around it; MS Dhoni on playing for CSK next season | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The enigmatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni has no doubt that he would be seen in yellow even in 2022 but at this point, he does not know whether that yellow would be representative of his franchise Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Speaking after the toss for CSK's IPL game against Punjab Kings, the 40-year-old was asked about whether he would be staying with the franchise which is synonymous with him since the IPL's inception. "You'll see me in yellow next season but whether I'll be playing for CSK you never know. There are a lot of uncerta… https://t.co/i7b8qvoika— Chennai Super Kings - Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) 1633600940000"Well, you can see me in yellow next year. But whether I will be playing for CSK? There are a lot of uncertainties around it for a simple reason that we ...