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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: MS Dhoni takes CSK to the 9th IPL final | Cricket News – Times of India
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Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: MS Dhoni takes CSK to the 9th IPL final | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ageless Mahendra Singh Dhoni produced a nostalgic innings to take a band of old men from Chennai Super Kings into their ninth Indian Premier League final after beating Delhi Capitals by four wickets here on Sunday. DC though will get another shot at making it to the final when they meet the winner of the eliminator between KKR and RCB scheduled Monday. As it happened | ScorecardNeeding 13 off the last over, Dhoni hit a square cut, got a bit of luck going his way and then pulled DC's best bowler Tom Curran for the most celebrated T20 boundary of recent times. Before that, he had just slapped Avesh Khan for a six over mid-wicket. Curran and Avesh weren't bad but it was one of those days, the cricketing Gods wanted the 40-year-old to finish it in style. What a game of cricket th...
Indian women’s football team beats Bahrain 5-0 in international friendly | Football News – Times of India
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Indian women’s football team beats Bahrain 5-0 in international friendly | Football News – Times of India

MANAMA: The Indian women's football team beat lower-ranked Bahrain 5-0 in their international friendly match on Sunday. Pyari Xaxa (19th and 68th minutes) scored twice while Sangita Basfore (13th), Indumathi 34th, Manisha (69th) were the other goal-getters. Pyari was, however, sent off by the referee in the 73rd minute. Bahrain are ranked 85th in the FIFA chart as against India's 57th position. India had beaten UAE 4-1 and lost to Tunisia 0-1 in Dubai in international friendly matches earlier this month. The team faces Chinese Taipei, who are ranked higher at 40th in the FIFA chart, here on Wednesday. The friendly matches are part of preparations for the AFC Asian Cup, which will be hosted by India in January-February. Before the win against 100th ranked UAE on October 2, the Blue Tigre...
‘As elder partner, I should have picked up the phone to talk to Mahesh when things weren’t so great…’: Leander Paes
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‘As elder partner, I should have picked up the phone to talk to Mahesh when things weren’t so great…’: Leander Paes

Former doubles World No 1 tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes talk about winning despite differences, the missed medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics, the great value in all that they achieved, and finding closure in a tell-all docuseries. This session was moderated by Senior Correspondent Shahid Judge. Shahid Judge: Both of you have had experience in front of the camera. But how does this docuseries compare to that? Paes: Mahesh and myself have been getting offers over the last 20 years and that was to do a Bollywood feature film. None of that really excited us because we personally felt that to tell a 20-year story of how two young Indian boys pioneered through an ecosystem of sport that did not teach us how to win Wimbledon… we could not tell that story in a 90- or 120-minut...
IPL 2021, Qualifier 1: Solid Shaw, powerful Pant take DC to 172/5 against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, Qualifier 1: Solid Shaw, powerful Pant take DC to 172/5 against CSK | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Rishabh Pant showed no signs of his self-confessed "nervousness" as his unbeaten 51 off 35 balls propelled Delhi Capitals to a competitive score of 172/5 against Chennai Super Kings in the first Qualifier of Indian Premier League here on Sunday. Pant got an ideal support from his buddy Shimron Hetmyer (37 off 24 balls) as the duo added 83 runs for the fifth wicket with some breathtaking shots towards the end of the innings. Pant hit three fours and two sixes as Delhi Capitals didn't ultimately pay the price for playing a specialist batter short as they capitalised on a blazing start provided by opener Prithvi Shaw (60 off 34 balls), who took the opposition on with seven fours and three sixes. Coming together at 80 for 4, Hetmyer and Pant initially just nudged around for a few sin...
T20 World Cup: Selectors wait till October 15 to take call on Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: Selectors wait till October 15 to take call on Hardik Pandya | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has got another five days to change the team picked for the T20 World Cup. The deadline for submitting the final team to the International Cricket Council (ICC) is October 15. TOI has also learnt that the selectors are fretting over allrounder Hardik Pandya's availability as medium-pacer and contemplating adding a fast bowler to the main team. "The selectors will wait and watch on how Hardik shapes up in the next few days. The selectors went with just three genuine pacers because it was believed Hardik would be fit enough to bowl his quota of overs. Since he hasn't bowled at all in the IPL, there's no form to go by," a top BCCI official told TOI on Sunday. It was believed that the deadline to submit the final team was October 10 but it was only...
We are looking at Smriti as leader, at some point she will lead India: Powar | Cricket News – Times of India
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We are looking at Smriti as leader, at some point she will lead India: Powar | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Indian women's team head coach Ramesh Powar is confident that the supremely stylish Smriti Mandhana at some point in near future will captain the side as she is being looked upon as potential leader. Mandhana was head and shoulders above all her batting colleagues during an otherwise disappointing series against Australia which India lost 5-11 on multiple-format point count. "We are looking at her as a leader. At some point, she will lead," Powar said after the end of the series. He, however, made it clear that he is setting no timeline for a change in leadership. The 25-year-old Mandhana had one of her best away series where she scored 86 in an ODI followed by a majestic 127, her first ton in Tests, and then a 52 albeit for a losing cause in the final women's T20I. One of t...
Neymar says World Cup in Qatar may be his last | Football News – Times of India
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Neymar says World Cup in Qatar may be his last | Football News – Times of India

SAO PAULO: Brazil star Neymar says next year's World Cup in Qatar could be the last of his career. The comments by the 29-year-old striker were made in the documentary "Neymar & The Line Of Kings," produced by DAZN. An excerpt was published on the channel's Twitter feed on Sunday. "Man, I think it will be my last World Cup," Neymar said. "I am facing it like the last World Cup because I don't know whether I will be able to, mentally, to endure more soccer. "I will do everything possible to get there very well," he added. "I will do all I can to win it with my country and realize my dream, the biggest since my boyhood. I hope I can achieve it." Neymar will play with Brazil later on Sunday at Colombia in a World Cup qualifying match. The Selecao leads the 10-team round robin competiti...
SAFF: Sunil Chhetri’s late goal helps India ease past Nepal
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SAFF: Sunil Chhetri’s late goal helps India ease past Nepal

India got a much needed respite in the form of a Sunil Chhetri goal which enabled them to beat Nepal 1-0 and stay alive in the SAFF Championshiops. This was a massive three points for India which got the Blue Tigers back in the reckoning for a place in the final. India were made to work hard for it but Sunil Chhetri netted the winner eight minutes from time. Chhetri had missed an open goal in the opening half but redeemed himself after scoring the winner in the 82nd minute when he turned in a Farukh Choudhary header into the net. 🗣️ @chetrisunil11: We have done a lot of things, right, and we need to improve a lot of other things. We are still alive in #SAFFChampionship2021 🏆, and we will keep improving 🙌#NEPIND ⚔️ #BackTheBlue 💙 #BlueTigers 🐯 #IndianFootball ⚽ pic.twitter.com/JBrXM6yc5...
F1: Bottas wins Turkish Grand Prix as Verstappen reclaims championship lead | Racing News – Times of India
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F1: Bottas wins Turkish Grand Prix as Verstappen reclaims championship lead | Racing News – Times of India

ISTANBUL: Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas claimed his first chequered flag of the season to win the Turkish Grand Prix on Sunday as Max Verstappen reclaimed the lead in the title race. The Red Bull driver finished second to take a six-point lead in the championship ahead of Bottas' teammate Lewis Hamilton who finished fifth voicing frustration with team strategy. Sergio Perez, in the other Red Bull, took third with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc in fourth. Although the rain eased by the start of the race, the wet conditions prevailed throughout, making the tactics around tyres and the timing of pit stops all the more important. Bottas began from pole, avoiding a tangle between Pierre Gasly and Fernando Alonso on the opening lap, and led until pitting on the 38th lap of the 58-lap race. That ...
Spinner Dananjaya among four changes in Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Spinner Dananjaya among four changes in Sri Lanka T20 World Cup squad | Cricket News – Times of India

Sri Lanka have added spinner Akila Dananjaya, batsman Pathum Nissanka, and seamers Lahiru Kumara and Binura Fernando to their 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, the country's cricket board said on Sunday. The quartet replaced all-rounders Lahiru Madushanka and Kamindu Mendis, spinner Praveen Jayawickrama and veteran fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep. Madushanka missed out after fracturing his collarbone during the T20 series against South Africa. Middle-order batsman Kusal Perera, who was a major doubt due to a hamstring injury, made the final cut. Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, take on Namibia in their tournament opener in Abu Dhabi on October 18. Squad:Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya De Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Bha...
David Warner shares a heartfelt post, hints at parting ways with SRH | Cricket News – Times of India
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David Warner shares a heartfelt post, hints at parting ways with SRH | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian opener David Warner on Sunday shared his favourite moments of IPL with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), giving a hint that he has parted ways with the franchise, ahead of the next season. Taking to Instagram, Warner shared a heartfelt post, which included glimpses of his journey at the Orange Army. "My favourite moment!! Plus, A few pics from our journey, but the last pic is a big thank you for the support shown to us," he captioned his post. Notably, the first pic of the post featured him holding the IPL trophy, which SRH won in 2016. After the poor performance of SRH in the first half of the IPL, Warner, who scored 195 runs in eight matches, was axed from not only captaincy but playing eleven also. He returned to playing XI during the UAE leg of IPL 2021 but found hims...
Dhoni’s buddy cum cupid Uthappa delivers, CSK in final
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Dhoni’s buddy cum cupid Uthappa delivers, CSK in final

MS Dhoni and Robin Uthappa go back a long way. They made their India debuts around the same, mid 2000, and Robin, along with Suresh Raina, was part of the original Dhoni gang. Back then, they famously got along while in India blues and were also spotted during their buddy vacations to Coorg during off-season. Uthappa wasn’t just Robin to the Batman Dhoni, as we now know he also played the cupid. Years later, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi in an Insta revelation would post her 30th birthday picture with a caption: “Thanks to this man here, Mahi and I are together!!! It was great meeting you Robbie and Sheethal.” The notoriously discreet Dhoni too would be seen on the twitter timeline of Uthappas – flashing a broad smile in family pictures with their respective tiny tots hovering around. How time f...
Dhoni rolls back the years to take CSK into final after Gaikwad-Uthappa take Capitals to cleaners
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Dhoni rolls back the years to take CSK into final after Gaikwad-Uthappa take Capitals to cleaners

A script of (Arabian) dreams unfolded as MS Dhoni sealed the match with a throwback 18 off six balls, to hunt down the target of 173 runs Delhi Capitals set Chennai Super Kings with two balls to spare and take his team into another Indian Premier League final. There was a spate of half-centuries —Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 70, Robin Uthappa’s 63, Prithvi Shaw’s 60, and Rishabh Pant’s 51 not out — but all that would be remembered from the match would be Dhoni’s 18, as it often happens when he stays till the end. #ChennaiSuperKings march on into the Finals of #VIVOIPL 2021. pic.twitter.com/fvlCQaKqLc — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 10, 2021 What a game of cricket that was! #CSK, they are now in Friday’s Final of #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/eiDV9Bwjm8 — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 10, 20...
RCB skipper Virat Kohli congratulates Dhoni on match winning knock against Delhi Capitals
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RCB skipper Virat Kohli congratulates Dhoni on match winning knock against Delhi Capitals

After Mahendra Singh Dhoni did what Mahendra Singh Dhoni does, i.e. finish a match off in the most explosive way possible, his Royal Challengers counterpart Virat Kohli took to Twitter to congratulate CSK’s beloved Thala. Tagging MSD in a post, the outgoing RCB and India captain Kohli said, “Anddddd the king is back, the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.” Dhoni will be the mentor of the Indian team when they take the field for the T20 World Cup in Dubai later this month. Anddddd the king is back ❤️the greatest finisher ever in the game. Made me jump Outta my seat once again tonight.@msdhoni — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 10, 2021 In today’s match, CSK reached the target of 173 with two balls to spare with Mahendra Singh Dhoni remainin...
Richa Ghosh and Pooja Vastrakar’s performance is a big positive: Harmanpreet | Cricket News – Times of India
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Richa Ghosh and Pooja Vastrakar’s performance is a big positive: Harmanpreet | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Indian women's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur says that Richa Ghosh and Pooja Vastrakar's performance is a big positive for India from the multi-format series which they lost 5-11 to a dominant Australia. India lost both WODI and WT20I series 1-2 and 0-2 respectively while one T20 game was washed out. "The result wasn't in our favour but we have good players like Pooja Vastrakar and Richa Ghosh. So we can take a lot of positives and we are on the right track. Thanks to our support staff, they really stood for us," the captain said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Harmanpreet, along with seven others, will compete in the Women's Big Bash League and the Indian skipper termed it as a good opportunity for all the players. "I'm very excited (for WBBL). It's a great opportun...
Richa Ghosh and Puja Vastrakar’s performance is a big positive: Harmanpreet | Cricket News – Times of India
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Richa Ghosh and Puja Vastrakar’s performance is a big positive: Harmanpreet | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: Indian women's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur says that Richa Ghosh and Puja Vastrakar's performance is a big positive for India from the multi-format series which they lost 5-11 to a dominant Australia. India lost both WODI and WT20I series 1-2 and 0-2 respectively while one T20 game was washed out. "The result wasn't in our favour but we have good players like Pooja Vastrakar and Richa Ghosh. So we can take a lot of positives and we are on the right track. Thanks to our support staff, they really stood for us," the captain said at the post-match presentation ceremony. Harmanpreet, along with seven others, will compete in the Women's Big Bash League and the Indian skipper termed it as a good opportunity for all the players. "I'm very excited (for WBBL). It's a great opportuni...
India lose 3rd T20I against Australia by 14 runs and series 0-2 | Cricket News – Times of India
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India lose 3rd T20I against Australia by 14 runs and series 0-2 | Cricket News – Times of India

GOLD COAST: The Indian women's team committed batting harakiri despite a fine half century from opener Smriti Mandhana to lose the third and final T20 International to Australia by 14 runs and the series 0-2 on Sunday. Chasing a challenging 150-run target, Mandhana smashed 52 off 49 balls and shared 57 runs with Jemimah Rodrigues (23 off 26) for the second wicket to set the platform for India before the visitors lost four wickets in a span of 10 runs to lose the plot. For Australia, right-arm pacer Nicola Carey (2/42) was the pick of the bowlers, while Ashleigh Gardner (1/22), Annabel Sutherland (1/13) and Georgia Wareham (1/15) scalped a wicket each. India thus ended their Australia tour heartbroken, having already lost the three-match ODI series 1-2 before drawing the rain-marred lone...
If COVID-19 scare in T20 WC: ICC’s committee will deal with it, not members, says interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India
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If COVID-19 scare in T20 WC: ICC’s committee will deal with it, not members, says interim CEO Allardice | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The ICC will have a committee which will decide the fate of any game that is affected by COVID-19 cases in the team camps, confirmed interim CEO Geoff Allardice, making it clear that no member nation can decide unlike bilateral contests. The ICC already has a committee of medical experts in place which also includes BCCI's Dr Abhijit Salvi but it is understood that there could be a few positive cases even if there's a bio-bubble in place. "I think we have been pretty clear in our communication with the members. We have a committee set up to look at any cases that arise during the event," Allardice said. "Any decisions around matches will be taken by that committee and it's not going to be something that's going to be dealt with by the members as it may do in bilateral cricket," h...
In last tournament as RCB skipper, Kohli hopes to survive IPL Eliminator against KKR & silence captaincy doubters
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In last tournament as RCB skipper, Kohli hopes to survive IPL Eliminator against KKR & silence captaincy doubters

On the face of it, this is an IPL Eliminator, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. But from RCB captain Virat Kohli’s perspective, this game probably presents a bigger picture. Kohli will step down from IPL captaincy at the end of this year’s tournament, and Monday’s game could well be his last as the Bangalore-based franchise’s skipper, after nine years in charge. The decision announced during the middle of the tournament eases some of the pressure on captain Kohli, for it takes away the debaters’ privilege to demand his removal, if he fails again to win the title. Still, another trophy-less season would see critics sharpen their knives, pointing towards an empty cabinet. Last year, after RCB lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator, former Ind...
We are looking at Smriti as leader, at some point she will lead India: Coach Powar
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We are looking at Smriti as leader, at some point she will lead India: Coach Powar

Indian women’s team head coach Ramesh Powar is confident that the supremely stylish Smriti Mandhana at some point in near future will captain the side as she is being looked upon as potential leader. Mandhana was head and shoulders above all her batting colleagues during an otherwise disappointing series against Australia which India lost 5-11 on multiple-format point count. “We are looking at her as a leader. At some point, she will lead,” Powar said after the end of the series. He, however, made it clear that he is setting no timeline for a change in leadership. The 25-year-old Mandhana had one of her best away series where she scored 86 in an ODI followed by a majestic 127, her first ton in Tests, and then a 52 albeit for a losing cause in the final women’s T20I. One of the bigge...