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T20 World Cup: South Africa exit despite win, England and Australia enter semis | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: South Africa exit despite win, England and Australia enter semis | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Rassie van der Dussen smashed an unbeaten 94 as South Africa beat England by 10 runs but failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday. Group 1 winners England and Australia, who beat West Indies in the first match of the day, made the final four from the six-team pool. South Africa posted 189 for two after Van de Dussen smashed six sixes in his 60-ball knock but needed to limit England to 131 or fewer to edge out Australia on net run-rate. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableEngland, who topped the group when they passed 109, finished on 179-8 after a hat-trick by Kagiso Rabada in the final over. It was England's first loss in five matches. Van der Dussen and Aiden Markram, who hit 52 off 25 balls, put on an unbeaten attacking partnership of ...
Saurabh Chaudhary wins silver in President’s Cup | More sports News – Times of India
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Saurabh Chaudhary wins silver in President’s Cup | More sports News – Times of India

WROCLAW (POLAND): India's young shooting ace Saurabh Chaudhary claimed the silver medal in the men's 10m air pistol event of the ISSF Preisdent's Cup here on Saturday. Chaudhary shot a total of 24 in the gold medal contest, while compatriot Abhishek Verma settled for the bronze medal in the event. Germany's Christian Reitz won the gold medal with a total score of 34. Christian dominated the final, finishing with a score of 34 with Saurabh quite some distance behind with 24. Verma grabbed the bronze medal after the second series of five shots with a score of 21. Iran's Olympic champion Javed Foroughi finished fourth in the event. Javad was first to be eliminated in fourth place after the first five-shot series. The final consisted of three series of five shots each. Chaudhary had also fi...
‘Semi-retired’ Gayle wants to sign off in front of home fans | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Semi-retired’ Gayle wants to sign off in front of home fans | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Wearing a beaming smile and sunglasses under a helmet, 'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle seems to have played his last World Cup game and the big-hitting Jamaican is hoping to exit the international stage in front of his home fans. The happenings inside the Sheikh Zayed Stadium during and after the T20 World Cup game against Australia suggested that the swashbuckling Gayle has played his final game as he walked off to a standing ovation from his teammates after scoring a nine-ball 15 on Saturday. The Windies great was seen signing on the camera and also distributed his cricketing gears to the fans in the stands after his team lost the match by eight wickets. However, later it came to light that he is only "semi-retired" as of now. "I'm semi-retired. I'm one away," Gayle said ahead ...
Matej Vydra strikes as Burnley hold Chelsea to 1-1 draw | Football News – Times of India
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Matej Vydra strikes as Burnley hold Chelsea to 1-1 draw | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Premier League leaders Chelsea were held to a surprise 1-1 home draw by struggling Burnley after the visitors' substitute Matej Vydra struck out of the blue late in the game to cancel out a Kai Havertz opener on Saturday. The result left Chelsea on 26 points from 11 games, three more than second-placed Manchester City who beat Manchester United 2-0 away in their lunchtime derby. Burnley stayed 18th on eight points. Goalkeeper Nick Pope kept Burnley afloat early on as he denied Callum Hudson-Odoi and Jorginho but was powerless in the 33rd minute as Reece James and Germany forward Havertz combined to devastating effect. James found space on the right flank and delivered an inch-perfect cross for Havertz to head low into the far corner from eight metres past Pope, who remained root...
Will continue to play franchise cricket for some years, if my body holds: Dwayne Bravo | Cricket News – Times of India
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Will continue to play franchise cricket for some years, if my body holds: Dwayne Bravo | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Just-retired Dwayne Bravo says he intends to play franchise cricket for some more years if his body allows and insisted that time was right to finally call time on his international career and let the younger players take West Indies cricket forward. Bravo, 38, played his swansong game as West Indies exited the T20 World Cup following an eight wicket defeat against Australia. He came out of retirement in 2019 to help West Indies defend their T20 title but it could not happen as they could manage to win only one of their five Super 12 games. "I will continue playing franchise cricket for a few more years as long as my body will allow me to," Bravo, who played for West Indies for 18 years, said during the post-match press conference. "My aim was to retire a few years ago, but w...
Djokovic crowned season-ending world number one for record seventh time | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic crowned season-ending world number one for record seventh time | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic made sure he would clinch the year-end world number one spot for a record seventh time when he secured his place in the Paris Masters final on Saturday with a 3-6, 6-0, 7-6(5) victory against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The top seeded Serbian overcame a wobbly start at the Bercy arena against an opponent who booked the last ticket for the season-ending ATP Finals on Friday before racing through the second and handling his nerves in the third. Gunning for a sixth title here, Djokovic will face either Russia's Daniil Medvedev or German Alexander Zverev in Sunday's showdown. Djokovic, who needs to win the Paris final to avoid failing to claim a Masters title in a season for the first time since 2017, dropped serve in the eighth game and Hurkacz followed up on serve to se...
ICC congratulates West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for a fine career | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC congratulates West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for a fine career | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday congratulated former West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo for an impressive career that saw him stand out across formats and taste great success in ICC tournaments over the years. The 38-year-old all-rounder announced his international retirement after the team's last Super 12 fixture against Australia in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Two absolute greats of the format 🐐 #T20WorldCup | #AUSvWI https://t.co/goggQA8DPW— ICC (@ICC) 1636197305000Bravo played in two ICC Men's Cricket World Cups, three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments and seven ICC Men's T20 World Cups. He was part of the sides that won the Champions Trophy in 2004 and the T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016. ICC Acting Chief Executive Geoff Allardice in a stateme...
WWE RAW, SmackDown Survivor Series teams revealed on social media; fans raise eyebrows
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WWE RAW, SmackDown Survivor Series teams revealed on social media; fans raise eyebrows

WWE Survivor Series will be held on November 21 and fans have alleged that the company hasn’t been pushing the pay-per-view enough yet. However, it all changed on WWE’s Twitter account on Sunday when it tweeted out to let fans know that Survivor Series team picks are on the way. Men’s RAW Team – Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Kevin Owens, Rey Mysterio, Dominik Mysterio Men’s Smackdown Team – Drew McIntyre, Jeff Hardy, Xavier Woods, Sami Zayn, Happy Corbin BREAKING NEWS: The Men’s and Women’s #WWERaw and #SmackDown #SurvivorSeries teams will be revealed right here on @WWE’s Twitter account starting at 3:30 PM ET! Stay tuned. 👀 pic.twitter.com/D7fiuz1j5b — WWE (@WWE) November 6, 2021 However, this move of going online and revealing the competitors did not go down well with a large section of ...
England help Australia sneak into semifinals after Warner’s fiery 89 against Windies
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England help Australia sneak into semifinals after Warner’s fiery 89 against Windies

Australia secured a spot in the T20 World Cup semifinals as David Warner produced a feisty unbeaten 89 in team’s eight-wicket win over West Indies and later England did a huge favour to them by breaching the 131-run mark in the other Group 1 match against South Africa. Australia did their part by winning the first game of the day and needed a favour from England in the evening match. South Africa put on board a challenging 189 for two and needed to stop England at 131 or less to beat Australia on Net-run-rate. England lost the match but went on to make 179 for 8 that sent both Australia and the Eoin Morgan-led side into last-four stage from Group 1. South Africa were eliminated despite winning four out of five games since England and Australia, who also had four wins each, qualified du...
T20 World Cup 2021: England sweat over Jason Roy’s injury
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T20 World Cup 2021: England sweat over Jason Roy’s injury

England sweat over Jason Roy’s fitness, as the opener’s World Cup future hangs in the balance. This follows a calf muscle injury that Roy suffered while batting during England’s game against South Africa in Sharjah on Saturday. Roy pulled up while going for a single in the first ball of the fifth over. He was in visible agony and hobbled off the field. He broke down in the dressing-room. At the post-match press conference, England captain Eoin Morgan was asked about Roy’s injury. “It’s his calf. It obviously didn’t look great. And we will wait until tomorrow to see what his movement is like. Probably send him for a scan and then go from there. Apart from that, can’t tell you much,” Morgan said. A torn left hamstring had plagued Roy during the 2019 World Cup as as well. He has contribute...
When victory is not enough: Proteas get better of England but can’t prevent their own exit
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When victory is not enough: Proteas get better of England but can’t prevent their own exit

About a year ago, when England toured South Africa, Jonny Bairstow played an important role to see off Tabraiz Shamsi in the middle overs. Things panned out differently in the England versus South Africa T20 World Cup game on Saturday. Shamsi found the right length and speed at the outset. The left-arm chinaman bowler made one skid off the surface to trap Bairstow leg-before. The Proteas hoped. They had posted 189/2, riding on Rassie van der Dussen’s excellent 94 not out off 60 balls. But effectively, they were defending 131, the magic number to trump Australia’s net run rate and qualify for the semifinals. Bairstow’s wicket came on the back of Jos Buttler’s dismissal, and with Jason Roy out after suffering a leg injury, England needed a resurrection job without lowering their tempo. A ...
It’s end of a generation for West Indies cricket, admits Kieron Pollard | Cricket News – Times of India
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It’s end of a generation for West Indies cricket, admits Kieron Pollard | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Disappointed at crashing out of the T20 World Cup with just one win from five matches, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Saturday admitted that it's the "end of a generation" for the Caribbeans and they need to start from the scratch to build a world beating side. Veteran opener David Warner produced a feisty unbeaten 89 as Australia recorded a facile eight-wicket win over the West Indies to stay alive in the semi-final race at the showpiece. With the defeat in the swansong game for Dwayne Bravo and probably also for Chris Gayle, West Indies are likely to miss out on direct qualification for next year's World Cup. They will drop out of top-8 after Saturday's defeat. "Overall it's been a disappointing campaign. In terms of the batting we have not done well at all. Our bowl...
Manchester City cruise to derby win as United home woes continue | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City cruise to derby win as United home woes continue | Football News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (England): Manchester United suffered another home humiliation as Manchester City cruised to a 2-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday to raise further questions over the future of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Eric Bailly's own goal and Bernardo Silva's strike on the stroke of half-time was the difference between the sides on the scoreboard. But that did little justice to the chasm between the teams as only a string of stunning saves from David De Gea prevented United from a thrashing similar to the 5-0 humbling they were handed by Liverpool less than two weeks ago. Solskjaer bought himself some time with a 3-0 win at Tottenham last weekend. But United have now won just one of their last six Premier League games and could finish the day 11 points off the top of the table should Chelsea ...
In Tarak Sinha’s death, a cricketing institution spanning decades passes away
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In Tarak Sinha’s death, a cricketing institution spanning decades passes away

Saturday afternoon saw several cricketers making their way to the Capital’s Nigambodh Ghat. Ten-year-olds to sixty-somethings, in all whites and coloured jerseys. Pupils of Tarak Sinha, who passed away in the early hours of the day, came to the crematorium for a last glance at their Ustaadji — including the most famous trainee, Shikhar Dhawan, who stood by the funeral pyre for almost two hours. Delhi’s illustrious Sonnet Cricket Club was merely the outlet; its founder Sinha was the institution. His legacy can be traced through Test line-ups of India spanning generations. Surinder Khanna, Randhir Singh, Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Sanjeev Sharma, Ajay Sharma, Atul Wassan, Aakash Chopra, Anjum Chopra, Ashish Nehra, Dhawan and Rishabh Pant. Members of the Sonnet stable were present, ...
rajasthan:  Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rajasthan defeat Himachal by 7 wickets, continue winning run | Cricket News – Times of India
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rajasthan: Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rajasthan defeat Himachal by 7 wickets, continue winning run | Cricket News – Times of India

VADODARA: Rajasthan continued their winning streak with their third victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after they trounced Himachal by seven wickets in an Elite Group C game here on Saturday. Rajasthan had earlier defeated Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir. First Rajasthan restricted the opposition to 136/6 and then chased the target in just 14.4 overs, courtesy blistering knocks by in-form Deepak Hooda (70 not out off 36 balls) and Mahipal Lomror (55 off 39 balls). At the Reliance stadium, Himachal lost both the openers Shubham Arora (11) and Abhimanyu Rana (0) early and were struggling at 11/2. Pacer Tanveer-ul-Haq struck for the second time as he removed Nikhil Gangta for 6, after he was caught by Deepak Hooda. Himachal were in a spot of bother at 20/3. Then, Prashant Chopra (53)...
Rishabh Pant, Sehwag and others mourn death of noted coach Tarak Sinha | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rishabh Pant, Sehwag and others mourn death of noted coach Tarak Sinha | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A mentor to scores of first-class and international cricketers, coach Tarak Sinha's death on Saturday was mourned by the cricketing fraternity, with his brightest ward Rishabh Pant saying the loss has left him devastated. Sinha died on Saturday morning after a prolonged illness. He was 71. Condoling his death, India's star wicketkeeper Pant, who is currently in the UAE for the ICC T20 World Cup, said he will carry him in his heart whenever he steps on to the field. "My mentor, coach, motivator, my biggest critic and my greatest fan. You took care of me like your son, I am devastated. You will always be with me whenever I walk out onto the field. My heartfelt condolences & prayers. May your soul rest in peace, Tarak sir," tweeted Pant. My mentor, coach, motivator, my bigge...
Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ruturaj slams third consecutive half-century as Maharashtra beat Odisha | Cricket News – Times of India
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Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ruturaj slams third consecutive half-century as Maharashtra beat Odisha | Cricket News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: Ruturaj Gaikwad scored his third straight half-century (81 off 47 balls) and powered Maharashtra to a 27-run win over Odisha in an Elite Group A match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament on Saturday. In another group match, defending champions Tamil Nadu chased down 130 in 16.1 overs against Pondicherry to register their third consecutive win. In the Maharashtra-Odisha match, skipper Gaikwad won the toss and opted to bat and led the way for the team. After scoring fifties against TN and Punjab, the stylish right-hander toyed with the Odisha attack and shared a 131-run partnership for the second wicket with India discard Kedar Jadhav, who made 55 from 35 balls. The quickfire partnership which came in less than 12 overs put Maharashtra on track for a big score. ...
‘It’s end of a generation for West Indies cricket’, Bravo hints at franchise cricket in future
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‘It’s end of a generation for West Indies cricket’, Bravo hints at franchise cricket in future

Disappointed at crashing out of the T20 World Cup with just one win from five matches, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard on Saturday admitted that it’s the “end of a generation” for the Caribbeans and they need to start from the scratch to build a world beating side. With the defeat in the swansong game for Dwyane Bravo and probably also for Chris Gayle, West Indies are likely to miss out on direct qualification for next year’s World Cup. They will drop out of top-8 after Saturday’s defeat. “Overall it’s been a disappointing campaign. In terms of the batting we have not done well at all. Our bowling has been decent but not good enough. It’s the end of a generation, we have some guys who have done good things for T20 cricket in our team and around the world,” Pollard said at the post-ma...
A rare coach who gave dozens of Test cricketers to India: Virender Sehwag condoles Tarak Sinha’s demise | Cricket News – Times of India
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A rare coach who gave dozens of Test cricketers to India: Virender Sehwag condoles Tarak Sinha’s demise | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India batter Virender Sehwag on Saturday condoled the demise of legendary cricket coach Tarak Sinha, who died on Saturday morning. Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote, "Feel a lot of pain on the demise of passing away of Ustaad Ji #TarakSinha. He was one of the rare coaches who gave India more than a dozen Test Cricketers & the values he inculcated in his students helped Indian cricket immensely. Condolences to his family and students. Om Shanti." Sinha passed away on Saturday aged 71 after a battle with cancer. Sinha was renowned for coaching players across generations and the list comprises Surinder Khanna, Manoj Prabhakar, Ajay Sharma, Atul Wassan, Ashish Nehra, Sanjeev Sharma, Aakash Chopra, Shikhar Dhawan, Anjum Chopra and Rishabh Pant. Feel a lot of pain on the d...
More Old Trafford misery for Man United with 2-0 loss to Manchester City
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More Old Trafford misery for Man United with 2-0 loss to Manchester City

It took only seven minutes of the Manchester derby to be in no doubt about the parlous state of United. When Eric Bailly clumsily intercepted João Cancelo’s cross to divert the ball into his own net it was the start of another agonizing Old Trafford encounter with a now far superior rival. 🗣”This team just don’t have the desire and fight.” Roy Keane just feels sorry for the Manchester United players pic.twitter.com/QcFzFDcKXU — Football Daily (@footballdaily) November 6, 2021 The only surprise from Saturday’s derby was United escaping with a 2-0 loss to Manchester City after Bernardo Silva beat goalkeeper David De Gea at his near post in stoppage time. Humiliation was avoided, two weeks after being routed 5-0 by Liverpool here, but it was another encounter to reinforce just how far Uni...