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IPL 2021 Eliminator: KKR set up Qualifier 2 against DC with 4-wicket win over RCB | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021 Eliminator: KKR set up Qualifier 2 against DC with 4-wicket win over RCB | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Sunil Narine gave glimpses of his 'old mystery' with the ball and then topped it up with three monster sixes as Kolkata Knight Riders' four-wicket victory in an exciting 'Eliminator' dashed Virat Kohli's dream of winning an IPL trophy while leading Royal Challengers Bangalore. KKR will now meet Delhi Capitals in the second Qualifier on Wednesday to decide Chennai Super Kings' rivals for the title clash on October 15. Scorecard | As it happenedNarine, who had to remodel his action after coming under the scanner due to a suspect action multiple times, single handedly "eliminated" Royal Challengers Bangalore with bowling figures of 4 for 21. He then produced a crucial 26-run knock off 15 balls that made a tricky chase of 139 slightly easier in the end. KKR got home with two balls ...
I commit a crime every time I pick a team, says Gareth Southgate | Football News – Times of India
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I commit a crime every time I pick a team, says Gareth Southgate | Football News – Times of India

England manager Gareth Southgate said the strong competition for places in his squad gives him a selection headache every time he picks a team, as he prepares to field a heavily rotated side for Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Hungary. Southgate also praised England's performance after they eased to a 5-0 victory over Andorra on Saturday and moved a step closer to guaranteeing their spot in next year's World Cup finals in Qatar. England, top of Group I with 19 points from seven games, will take on fourth-placed Hungary at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday. "There will be changes. We've got a very strong squad, and we want the squad to feel involved. It is important they know their value and can contribute," Southgate told a news conference on Monday. "I have a headache and commit a crime...
Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes world’s youngest ODI centurion, overtakes Mithali Raj’s record | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ireland’s Amy Hunter becomes world’s youngest ODI centurion, overtakes Mithali Raj’s record | Cricket News – Times of India

HARARE: Ireland's Amy Hunter on Monday became the youngest player to score an ODI century, striking an unbeaten 121 to take her side to a win against Zimbabwe on her 16th birthday, bettering the record previously held by India's Mithali Raj. The schoolgirl from Belfast overtook the record previously held by India's Mithali Raj, who scored 114 not out against Ireland at the age of 16 years and 205 days in June 1999. 16-year-old Amy Hunter was the star of the show for Ireland as they sealed a 3-1 series victory against Zimbabwe.… https://t.co/qZaY35exhR— ICC (@ICC) 1633966208000Hunter, playing only her fourth ODI, struck right boundaries in her 127-ball knock as Ireland beat Zimbabwe by 85 runs. Indian veteran Raj held the women's record with an unbeaten 114 against Ireland in 1999 at the...
England players ‘not hiding’ over Ashes quarantine fears, says Woakes | Cricket News – Times of India
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England players ‘not hiding’ over Ashes quarantine fears, says Woakes | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Chris Woakes on Monday hit back at suggestions England's cricketers were ducking the challenge of an Ashes tour to Australia over concerns about strict coronavirus quarantine restrictions. The England and Wales Cricket Board named a strong squad on Sunday for the tour "Down Under" starting on December 8, after agreeing "conditional approval" with the players to proceed. There were fears the Ashes would be cancelled after months of concern over tough Covid-19 quarantine guidelines which England's players and their families will have to follow in Australia. England legend Ian Botham claimed some players "don't fancy the ultimate test". However, Woakes rejected those suggestions and spelled out the impact of living in biosecure bubbles. International cricketers have been forced to ...
We will look at how India went about their business in Australia: England coach Silverwood | Cricket News – Times of India
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We will look at how India went about their business in Australia: England coach Silverwood | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England's head coach Chris Silverwood says his team will look to take a cue from India's game plan, which saw the visitors script a stunning, come-from-behind Test series triumph in Australia earlier this year, when they face their traditional rivals in the upcoming Ashes. Down 0-1 after being skittled out for 36 in the opener, an injury-ravaged India staged an incredible comeback to claim the four-match series in their last series in Australia. "I think we'll be very competitive (in the Ashes). We look at the fact that Australia have been very strong over the years and we have to respect them. But we have over the last 6-7 months played the top two teams in the world, learned a hell of a lot. "We look at India, how do they go about their business. They've shown a game plan that...
Kenya’s Benson Kipruto wins Boston Marathon | More sports News – Times of India
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Kenya’s Benson Kipruto wins Boston Marathon | More sports News – Times of India

Kenya's Benson Kipruto won the Boston Marathon on Monday in two hours, nine minutes and 51 seconds for his first major marathon title. American CJ Albertson set an aggressive early pace to lead the field by two minutes and 13 seconds through the first half but saw his headstart disintegrate over hilly terrain after the 20-mile mark, as a tight pack overtook him. Kipruto, who won the Prague Marathon in May, pulled away with less than 10 kilometres to go and had secured a commanding 41-second lead heading into the last mile, absorbing the cheers along Boylston Street as he broke the tape. Ethiopians Lemi Berhanu and Jemal Yimer finished second and third, respectively. Temperatures hovered around 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15.6°C) as the professional men's and women's groups took off from Hopk...
India finish on top with 43-medal haul at Junior Shooting World Championship | More sports News – Times of India
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India finish on top with 43-medal haul at Junior Shooting World Championship | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India won a whopping 43 medals, including 17 gold, to finish on top of the pecking order in the just-concluded ISSF Junior World Championship in Lima. The country's shooters won all the available 12 medals on the final competition day of the top junior tournament at the Las Palmas Shooting range in the Peruvian capital of Lima. Vijayveer Sidhu, Rhythm Sangwan, Arjun Singh Cheema and Shikha Narwal were India's gold medallists on the final day, putting the country firmly on top of the standings with 17 gold. India concluded the meet with 16 silver and 10 bronze medals, in addition to the 17 gold. Vijayveer began the sweep with a yellow metal in the junior men's 25m standard pistol for his third gold medal of the championship. His twin brother Udhayveer won silver with 570, the ...
Malan has patience, concentration to let Australia’s sledging go over his head: Boycott | Cricket News – Times of India
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Malan has patience, concentration to let Australia’s sledging go over his head: Boycott | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): Former England opener Geoffrey Boycott has said left-handed batter Dawid Malan has the patience and concentration to let Australia's sledging go over his head. England and Australia will lock horns in the five-match Ashes series, beginning December 8 in Brisbane. "In Australia, the crowds are more vocal and partisan than in the UK. The Australian media get behind the home team, and try to help by undermining England. They can be cruel. On the 2013/14 tour, Aussie coach Darren Lehmann made Stuart Broad's life a misery by asking the public and media to give him hell for not walking in the Nottingham Test the previous summer," Boycott wrote in his column for The Telegraph, reported Fox Sports. "He (Malan) has the patience and concentration to let the sledging go over his head....
Ben Stokes provides positive finger injury update | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ben Stokes provides positive finger injury update | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Monday indicated he was making progress in recovering from his finger injury after posting a picture on social media showing him holding a cricket bat. The 30-year-old had two screws and scar tissue removed from his left index finger last week after breaking it playing in the Indian Premier League in April. Stokes posted a photograph showing him holding a bat with his bandaged finger and the words: "12th April broken finger. 11th October first time since breaking being able to get it round my handle." Ohhh aye lad https://t.co/Q4lDN6HOpD— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) 1633950694000He added five smiling face emojis to the picture and commented "Ohhh aye lad" to his posts on Twitter and Instagram. Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July t...
Additional tickets for ICC T20 World Cup go on sale | Cricket News – Times of India
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Additional tickets for ICC T20 World Cup go on sale | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Keeping in mind the presence of a large expat community in both Oman and the UAE, more tickets have been made available for all games at the ICC men's T20 World Cup. The additional tickets went on sale on Monday 11. The International Cricket Council and the tournament's official host BCCI have worked closely with the authorities in UAE and Oman, where the matches will be held, to ensure fans can be welcomed in a safe environment. COVID-19 protocols will apply at all venues. Chris Tetley, head of events, ICC said: "We know Oman and the UAE are packed with sports fans from all 16 nations competing at the event, so we're delighted to be able to release more tickets for all games. "We've worked closely with our hosts, the venues and our partners to ensure as many fans as possible can...
For Indian shooters, gold but no glitter
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For Indian shooters, gold but no glitter

Two months after the Indian shooters drew a blank at the Tokyo Olympics, a bunch of teens have returned from the Junior World Championships in Peru with table-topping 43 medals – 17 gold, 16 silver and 10 bronze. On the face of it, this was a timely balm for a sport desperate for good news. But this is no assurance of Olympic success. The Junior Worlds results run the risk of starting another cycle of puffing up names and blundering on the way to the 2024 Games at Paris. Even at the senior level, the chatter of year-round triumphs in the dime-a-dozen World Cups hasn’t been able to translate into that one shooting medal that matters the most. Headlines building up hype in India on every World Cup win – missing the context of field quality and pressure situations – in the run-up to Tokyo,...
‘When will we get a rest? Never’ – Courtois lashes out over number of games | Football News – Times of India
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‘When will we get a rest? Never’ – Courtois lashes out over number of games | Football News – Times of India

Belgium and Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has launched a scathing criticism of UEFA and FIFA for scheduling more and more matches at the expense of player welfare. Courtois hit out at the growing football calendar after his side's 2-1 defeat by Italy in the UEFA Nations' League third-place playoff, labelling the match, in which both teams rotated their squads, a "money game". "We are not robots. It's just more and more games and less rest for us and nobody cares about us. When will we get a rest? Never," Courtois said. The football calendar has been squeezed in the last 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Champions League and many of the continent's top leagues taking place in shorter spaces of time but with the same amount of matches. The European Championship an...
IPL 2021: Dhoni asked me to try and finish the game, says Gaikwad | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: Dhoni asked me to try and finish the game, says Gaikwad | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has revealed skipper MS Dhoni advises him to start afresh in every game. Gaikwad played a knock of 70 as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Delhi Capitals by four wickets in Qualifier 1 here at the Dubai International Stadium on Monday. "It's just normal. Just go through normal routines whatever you have been following throughout the tournament and just try and stay neutral. Each and every game you start from 0, so it's important to start again and start fresh and be up for a challenge whatever it is. Powerplay was a crucial stage and the wicket was holding a little bit. We had to get off to a good start. Robin batted really well, he took on the bowlers and it got a little bit easier for me to stay till the end and bat thro...
Listened to my soul, says Poonam Raut on decision to ‘walk’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Listened to my soul, says Poonam Raut on decision to ‘walk’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Some players create a sensation with their performances. Some, with their gestures on the field. India women’s team batter Poonam Raut was in the limelight recently when she decided to walk off after she thought she had edged behind to the ‘keeper off left-arm spinner Sophie Molineux on Day Two of India’s pink-ball Test against Australia at the Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast, even though the umpire hadn’t given her out. In an exclusive interview to TOI, the India No 3 in Tests says she listened to her soul while taking the impulsive, debatable call. “When I walked off it was an impulsive decision and I knew it was out and I listened to my soul and did what I felt right at that time. Usually, when a wicket falls no team likes it, and the same happens. Everyone always has a differ...
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni is something different, says awestruck Prithvi Shaw | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni is something different, says awestruck Prithvi Shaw | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Delhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw is in awe of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's finishing abilities and considers himself lucky to have got a chance to watch the legendary Chennai Super Kings captain, who steered his team to the IPL final with a brilliant cameo here. The 40-year-old Dhoni produced a nostalgic little innings (18 not out off 6 balls) to take CSK into their ninth IPL final after beating DC by four wickets in the Qualifier 1 here on Sunday night. Needing 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. "MS Dhoni is something different, everyone knows that. We have seen him finish games so many times and it's nothing new for him or for us to see him do...
IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs KKR Playing XI: Will Andre Russell take the field?
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IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs KKR Playing XI: Will Andre Russell take the field?

Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) are likely to go with an unchanged team, while it waits to be seen if all-rounder Andre Russell, who had suffered a calf injury, will make the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad for the Eliminator in Sharjah. Will left-arm spinner and all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan make way for the West Indian all-rounder? RCB Batting: With Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, Ab de Villiers, all-rounder Dan Christian all capable of playing impact innings, it is unlikely the team will change their line-up. However, one of the experienced match-winners, like AB de Villiers, will have to deliver. KS Bharat’s last ball six, which won them the match, in the last league game against Delhi Capitals, will give the wicket-keeper batsman immense confidence. Bowling: ...
MSK Prasad: Mastermind’ MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will do wonders for India at the T20 World Cup: | Cricket News – Times of India
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MSK Prasad: Mastermind’ MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will do wonders for India at the T20 World Cup: | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former chairman of selectors MSK Prasad feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been brought on board as mentor of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup, will strengthen the Indian team and give a big boost to Virat Kohli who is eyeing his maiden ICC trophy as captain. Prasad, who represented India in 6 Tests and 17 ODIs, also said India will be missing their T20I star spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who has not been considered for the mega tournament. Chahal, who is India's highest wicket-taker (63 wickets in 49 matches) in the shortest format of the game, has not been picked for the competition in the squad that has been announced. Some changes might still be on the cards, with the deadline for the squads to be submitted to the ICC being October 15. The T20 World Cup gets underway fro...
Devendro Singh, M Suranjoy return to Indian boxing team as coaches
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Devendro Singh, M Suranjoy return to Indian boxing team as coaches

Commonwealth Games medal-winners M Suranjoy Singh and L Devendro Singh, whose stellar boxing careers were cut short by injuries, have been roped in as coaches for men by the national federation ahead of this month’s world championships. The 29-year-old Devendro and the 35-year-old Suranjoy are among 14 coaches that have been short-listed for the national camp in Patiala, starting this week. The world championship, featuring over 600 boxers from more than 100 countries, begins on October 24 in Belgrade, Serbia. The other prominent names in the coaching staff are head coach Narender Rana, former junior coach M S Dhaka, the seasoned Dharmendra Yadav and former boxers Diwakar Parsad and Torak Kharpan among others. The development was confirmed to PTI by BFI Secretary General Hemanta Kalita....
IPL 2021, Qualifier 1: Ageless MS Dhoni powers Chennai Super Kings into final – The big match highlights | Cricket News – Times of India
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IPL 2021, Qualifier 1: Ageless MS Dhoni powers Chennai Super Kings into final – The big match highlights | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings stormed into the final of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) after a vintage cameo by captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni secured a thrilling four-wicket victory for the yellow brigade against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 in Dubai. Chasing 173 for victory, three-time champions CSK needed 13 off the last over. Dhoni smacked three boundaries off Tom Curran's over to seal the win with two balls to spare. Here are the key highlights from the match:DELHI CAPITALS INNINGS:Delhi lost Dhawan, Iyer in powerplay but Shaw got off to a flyer after a few mishits: Delhi Capitals, after being put in to bat, didn't have had a good start as they lost star batsmen Shikhar Dhawan (7) and Shreyas Iyer (1) cheaply to Josh Hazlewood. But Prithvi Shaw continued to hammer the CSK bow...