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T20 World Cup, West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights: Holders West Indies out of semi-final race after loss to Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup, West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights: Holders West Indies out of semi-final race after loss to Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Defending champions West Indies were eliminated from the semi-final race in the T20 World Cup after a 20-run loss to Sri Lanka here on Thursday as their ageing stars failed to recreate the magic of the past. Going into the game with two losses in three games, the West Indies were always up against it and Sri Lanka out-batted them by amassing 189 for three on a good batting surface. Pathum Nissanka (51 off 41) and Charith Asalanka (68 off 41) struck sublime half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the upper-hand. The West Indies could only reach 169 for eight despite Shimron Hetmyer's unbeaten 81 off 54 balls. SCORECARD | POINTS TABLELeg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga once again starred with the ball, taking two wickets for 19 runs in four overs. The West Indies, who have won two of the la...
West Indies to play three T20s and three ODIs in tour to Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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West Indies to play three T20s and three ODIs in tour to Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed that the West Indies will play three T20 Internationals and as many ODIs in Karachi from December 13-22. The tour to Pakistan will be the first for the Caribbean side since April 2018 when they played three T20Is, albeit, with a depleted side as most of the main players opted out of the tour. "After missing out on home internationals in September and October, the West Indies tour will formally kick-off an exciting and entertaining season of men's international cricket in Pakistan with the Pakistan Super League 2022 and Australia's first full series to follow," PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said. "I am hopeful that the NCOC will support this series by allowing maximum crowds so that the fans can watch live in action their favourit...
Gritty Akash Kumar ends with bronze at World Boxing Championships | Boxing News – Times of India
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Gritty Akash Kumar ends with bronze at World Boxing Championships | Boxing News – Times of India

BELGRADE: Debutant Akash Kumar (54kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships after being bested by Kazakh teenager Makhmud Sabyrkhan in the semifinals on Thursday. The 21-year-old Akash lost 0-5 to end India's campaign in the marquee competition, where Akash became only the seventh Indian male boxer to secure a medal. He also claimed a prize money of $25,000. The Indian started superbly but Sabyrkhan got his measure in a matter of seconds, scoring primarily with his fantastic right crosses to slow down Akash after the early burst. 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 𝐒𝐂𝐑𝐈𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐃 📖✍️🇮🇳’s #AkashKumar 5️⃣4️⃣kg scripts his name in the history books of Indian Boxing as he finish… https://t.co/xxPsbRLxWp— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) 1636030123000The 19-year-old Kazakh, who is the r...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rahane’s 75 goes in vain as Karnataka beat Mumbai by 9 runs | Cricket News – Times of India
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rahane’s 75 goes in vain as Karnataka beat Mumbai by 9 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: Karnataka stunned heavyweights Mumbai by nine runs despite Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane's 75 off 54 balls in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group B match on Thursday. Leg-spinner KC Cariappa turned it around with two wickets in two balls to end with fine figures of 3/26, while off-spinner Krishnappa Gowtham also contributed immensely with his 2/26 as Karnataka restricted Mumbai to 157/6, defending 166. Opting to bowl, Mumbai skipper Rahane led their challenging chase with a fine half-century but the mystery spinner Cariappa removed the star Indian batsman and cleaned up another international Shivam Dube (3) with his very next ball to put brakes on their chase. Gowtham then triggered another collapse when he dismissed Siddhesh Lad (32) to break his 88-run partnership with Rahane...
Life is a full circle, don’t want to read too much into lulls that happened: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India
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Life is a full circle, don’t want to read too much into lulls that happened: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: After enduring a frustrating four-year wait to play white ball cricket and spending his time on the sidelines during the Test series against England, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says 'life is a circle" and there is nothing better than embracing humility during periods of success. Ashwin made an impressive comeback to limited overs cricket by taking two wickets for just 14 runs against Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup on Wednesday. Before that match, he played shorter-format for the national team way back in 2017. Incidentally, it was Ashwin's first competitive match for India since he competed in the World Test Championship against New Zealand after which skipper Virat Kohli didn't show much faith in present Test team's most decorated match-winner. "Fortunately, I believe life is...
T20 World Cup: Holders West Indies out of semi-finals race after loss to Sri Lanka
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T20 World Cup: Holders West Indies out of semi-finals race after loss to Sri Lanka

Defending champions West Indies were eliminated from the semi-final race in the T20 World Cup after a 20-run loss to Sri Lanka here on Thursday as their ageing stars failed to recreate the magic of the past. Going into the game with two losses in three games, the West Indies were always up against it and Sri Lanka out-batted them by amassing 189 for three on a good batting surface. Pathum Nissanka (51 off 41) and Charith Asalanka (68 off 41) struck sublime half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the upper-hand. The West Indies could only reach 169 for eight despite Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 81 off 54 balls. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga once again starred with the ball taking two wickets for 19 runs in four overs. It’s the result we had hoped for! 🎉️Sri Lanka ended #T20WorldCup 2021 campaign...
Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Hooda blitzkrieg powers Rajasthan to six-wicket win over Jharkhand | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Hooda blitzkrieg powers Rajasthan to six-wicket win over Jharkhand | Cricket News – Times of India

VADODARA: Deepak Hooda's blistering unbeaten 75 powered Rajasthan to a six-wicket win over Jharkhand in their opening Elite C league game of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Thursday. Hooda shifted to Rajasthan this season after a bitter fallout with Baroda. Opting to field, Rajasthan bowlers dished out a clinical show, and restricted Jharkhand to a modest 146/5 and then Hooda ensured that the chase was walk in the park as they romped home with 15 balls to spare. Pacers Tanveer Ul Haq (2/18) and Aniket Choudhary (2/41) were up-to the mark as Jharkhand was teetering at 3/33. But skipper Saurabh Tiwari (43 not out) and middle-order batsman Kumar Deobrat (51) rallied the innings with their 78-run stand. Tiwary and Anukul Roy (16) helped Jharkhand near the 150-run mark. While chasing, Rajasth...
New Zealand to be without Trent Boult for India tour, include five spinners in squad
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New Zealand to be without Trent Boult for India tour, include five spinners in squad

Senior pacer Trent Boult has made himself unavailable for the two-Test series against India due to bio-bubble fatigue as New Zealand on Thursday named five spinners in its 15-man squad for the tour, starting November 25 in Kanpur. Both Boult and pace-bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme decided to skip the tour, having stayed extended periods in multiple bio-bubbles. The squad for the team’s Test Series against @BCCI starting later this month is here. Details | https://t.co/R4PIYBbIqt #INDvNZ pic.twitter.com/lo4vGbNaMm — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 4, 2021 “Boult and Colin de Grandhomme made themselves unavailable for selection due to the prospect of further time in bio-secure bubbles and Managed Isolation,” New Zealand Cricket’s official website stated. Black Caps head coach Ga...
Mushtaq Ali Trophy: TN beat Maharashtra by 12 runs to open title defence in style | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: TN beat Maharashtra by 12 runs to open title defence in style | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Tamil Nadu began their title defence in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament with a 12-run win over Maharashtra in a Elite Group 'A' match on Thursday. Maharashtra fell short despite a blistering knock by skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, who hammered 51 off 30 balls with eight fours and a six to finish at 155 for six in 20 overs in reply to Tamil Nadu's 167 for four. The stylish right-hander, who was in prime form for Chennai Super Kings in their recent IPL triumph, continued in the same vein before his departure pegged the team back. Gaikwad made the Tamil Nadu attack look pedestrian and smacked the usually economical R Sai Kishore for three straight boundaries in his first over. Along with Yash Nahar, he powered Maharashtra to 55 at the end of the sixth over. Leggie M Ashwin (2...
Rafiq reiterates ‘institutional racism’ charge after Ballance admission | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rafiq reiterates ‘institutional racism’ charge after Ballance admission | Cricket News – Times of India

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq said on Thursday that the issue of institutional racism lay at the heart of his problems with the English county club, not "the words of certain individuals." Rafiq's statement on Twitter comes a day after Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance said he regretted using racist language towards his former teammate. Several sponsors have ended their partnerships with Yorkshire following an independent report into allegations of racism made by Rafiq. Yorkshire said last month that they would not take action against employees, players or executives following the report, which found Rafiq had been a victim of racial harassment and bullying in his first spell at the county from 2008-14. Rafiq and senior Yorkshire executives have been called to give evidence before a...
Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic advances to quarters after Gael Monfils pulls out
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Paris Masters: Novak Djokovic advances to quarters after Gael Monfils pulls out

Novak Djokovic advanced to the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday without playing a point because Gael Monfils pulled out injured. Monfils, who is 0-17 against the top-ranked Djokovic, said he has an adductor injury. “Following the medical opinion of my team, we did an ultrasound a few hours ago and we identified the muscular lesion,” the Frenchman said. “Following this, we decided with the medical team and my tennis team to withdraw.” Monfils expressed sadness at not being able to play in front of his parents, who had traveled from the Caribbean to watch him. “Well, horrible frustration, because all of my family, my relatives are here, my mother came from Martinique and my dad from Guadeloupe,” Monfils said. “We waited until the last moment, and yesterday the ultrasound was...
Pressure stays on Manchester United ahead of derby with Manchester City | Football News – Times of India
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Pressure stays on Manchester United ahead of derby with Manchester City | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: A comfortable win at troubled Tottenham Hotspur and then a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired escape from defeat at the hands of Atalanta have taken some of the heat off under-pressure Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But a more severe test of his side's health will come this Saturday when they host Premier League champions Manchester City in the derby -- a game fraught with danger for a United side that has been wildly unpredictable this season. City suffered a surprise home defeat by Crystal Palace last weekend and they have also lost three of their last four Premier League clashes against Solskjaer's United. Such a poor recent record against their neighbours will not sit well with manager Pep Guardiola and there will be points to prove when the whistle blows at Old Tra...
Looking forward to Dravid’s stint as India coach, he has got immense knowledge: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India
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Looking forward to Dravid’s stint as India coach, he has got immense knowledge: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Rahul Dravid's appointment as head coach of the Indian team can mean many good things but according to senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the batting great's "immense depth of knowledge" stands out. Needless to say, Ashwin on Thursday backed the BCCI's move to give Dravid the top job. Dravid, who was working as the head of National Cricket Academy, has been appointed for a period of two years till the 2023 50-over World Cup in India. "I think Rahul bhai (Rahul Dravid) has got an immense depth of knowledge and he has got good wishing for anything he does in life. He is somebody who has done the hard yards," Ashwin said during a virtual pre-match press conference here. India play Scotland in a must-win game in the ICC T20 World Cup on Friday. Former India captain Dravid will t...
Dravid has immense depth of knowledge, look forward to contributing alongside him: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India
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Dravid has immense depth of knowledge, look forward to contributing alongside him: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said that Rahul Dravid has immense knowledge and his experience will come in handy once he takes over as the head coach of the senior cricket team. Dravid was appointed head coach of the senior side on Wednesday and he will take over the reins from Ravi Shastri after the ongoing T20 World Cup. "I think Rahul bhai has got an immense depth of knowledge and he has got good wishing for anything he does in life. He is somebody who has done the hard yards, Rahul Bhai has gone through the grind of being at the NCA, being the coach of A-team and he knows what is in store," said Ashwin during a virtual press conference. "He has played with some of us in the dressing room, he also knows all the young boys. I am really looking forward to it ...
ashwin:  T20 World Cup: Lot goes behind picking a wicket, doesn’t just happen, says Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India
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ashwin: T20 World Cup: Lot goes behind picking a wicket, doesn’t just happen, says Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said that it takes a lot of effort to pick a wicket, and it is not something that can just happen during a cricket match. India will next lock horns against Scotland at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday and the side would hope to register a comprehensive victory to further boost their net run rate in order to remain in the hunt for the qualification for semi-finals. Earlier, there was some criticism from certain quarters on Ashwin's selection in the World Cup squad as it was felt he is a bit defensive for the format. "For a lot of people who are giving expert opinions on the game, I sometimes feel sorry for them. I have been playing this format since 2007-8, and every two years, the game leaves our realms and it teaches us...
Hylo Open: Srikanth enters quarter-final, Sikki-Ashwini ousted in doubles
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Hylo Open: Srikanth enters quarter-final, Sikki-Ashwini ousted in doubles

India’s Kidambi Srikanth progressed to the quarterfinals after earning a hard-fought victory against Korea’s Dong Ken Lee even as Sourabh Verma crashed out of the Hylo Open Super 500 badminton, here on Thursday. The seventh seeded Srikanth had to toil hard for 56 minutes before eking out a 21-9 19-21 21-10 win in the pre-quarterfinal. The match was much closely fought than what the scoreline suggests. Srikanth will now meet Hong Kong’s NG Ka Long Angus, who is seeded third. However there was disappointment in store for Indian fans as Sourabh Verma lost to Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharaoen 13-21 10-21 in 33 minutes. In the women’s doubles, Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost to Nita Violina Marwah and Syaikah Putri in straight games in the last 16 clash. The Indonesia pair won 21-15 2...
Afghanistan need more big-time matches to be merrier, says Rashid Khan | Cricket News – Times of India
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Afghanistan need more big-time matches to be merrier, says Rashid Khan | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Spin wizard Rashid Khan believes more international cricket will help Afghanistan overcome the pressure of facing big teams after they went down to India by 66 runs in the Twenty20 World Cup. But Rashid insists their morale is high ahead of their must-win Super 12 match against New Zealand on Sunday as the clash will decide their fate in the tournament. India bounced back from their two opening losses to outplay Afghanistan on Wednesday after they posted 210 for two and kept down the opposition to 144-7. "I think as a team we hardly get the opportunity to play with them, against India and other good sides. We don't get that opportunity. We only play with them in the World Cup," said Rashid. "It's just that belief. Once it comes, I think we can beat any side, but that will com...
Ravichandran Ashwin back in fashion
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Ravichandran Ashwin back in fashion

On Wednesday evening in Abu Dhabi, a circle was completed. After more than four years, two conventional finger-spinners, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, once again bowled in tandem for India in white-ball cricket. In his T20I comeback, Ashwin was resplendent in his mastery. The team’s sole wrist-spinner, Rahul Chahar, wasn’t picked as Varun Chakravarthy’s replacement. After the 2017 Champions Trophy, India decided to mother-hen wrist spin, at the expense of Ashwin’s off-spin. Without Washington Sundar’s injury, he probably wouldn’t have been at this T20 World Cup. Without India badly losing their first two games, he probably would have been warming the bench still. Ashwin has a different view about the circle’s completion. “I don’t know. Circles are never completed. They keep g...
Rahul Dravid will bring his own work ethic with him: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rahul Dravid will bring his own work ethic with him: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The legendary Sunil Gavaskar feels Indian cricket will go ahead under new coach Rahul Dravid, who will bring not only vast experience to the team but also the work ethic he embodied in his playing days. The BCCI announced the appointment of former captain Dravid as the head coach of the national team on Wednesday. He will replace Ravi Shastri, who formed a successful partnership with skipper Virat Kohli. "Indian cricket should be going ahead and ahead. He will bring his vast experience, the work ethic that he embodied when he played the game, the deep thinking about tactics and so on," Gavaskar told India Today. With a commanding 66-run win over Afghanistan, the Indian team has kept its slim chances of making the T20 World Cup semifinals alive. Gavaskar said in the remaining ...
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane slams 75 for Mumbai against Karnataka
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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ajinkya Rahane slams 75 for Mumbai against Karnataka

Tamil Nadu began their title defence in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament with a 12-run win over Maharashtra in an Elite Group ‘A’ match in Lucknow on Thursday. Brief Scores: Tamil Nadu 167 for 4 in 20 overs (Vijay Shankar 42, B Sai Sudarshan 35, N Jagadeesan 30, SS Bachhav 2/35) beat Maharasthra 155 for 6 in 20 overs (Ruturaj Gaikwad 51, N S Shaikh 33, M Ashwin 2/18) by 12 runs. TN: 4 points, Maharashtra: 0 Karnataka stunned heavyweights Mumbai by nine runs despite Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s 75 off 54 balls in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy group B match in Guwahati on Thursday. Brief Scores: Karnataka 166/4; 20 overs (Manish Pandey 84, Karun Nair 72; Mohit Avasthi 2/32, Tushar Deshpande 2/38) b Mumbai 157/6; 20 overs (Ajinkya Rahane 75; KC Cariappa 3/26, Krishnappa Gowtham...