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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Scotland Highlights: Shoaib Malik sizzles in Pakistan’s 72-run win, to face Australia in semifinals | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Scotland Highlights: Shoaib Malik sizzles in Pakistan’s 72-run win, to face Australia in semifinals | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH: Playing international cricket since the last century, when some of his current teammates were not even born, Shoaib Malik on Sunday showed them the way with an astonishing 18-ball 54 to set up Pakistan's 72-run mauling of Scotland in the T20 World Cup. It was the tournament's joint fastest half-century alongside India opener K L Rahul's 18-ball 50, which also came against Scotland, as Pakistan stopped the Scots at 117 for six after posting an imposing 189 for four. As her Indian tennis player wife Sania Mirza watched from the stands, Malik, 39, blasted six sixes during his whirlwind unbeaten knock, which overshadowed skipper Babar Azam's fourth half-century of the tournament. Onto the semis for Pakistan 💪#T20WorldCup | #PAKvSCO | https://t.co/Wbd8jqC0g6 https://t.co/124R2KV60c—...
Djokovic downs Medvedev to claim record sixth Paris Masters title | Tennis News – Times of India
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Djokovic downs Medvedev to claim record sixth Paris Masters title | Tennis News – Times of India

PARIS: Novak Djokovic won a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title by avenging his US Open final defeat against Russian Daniil Medvedev with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory in Sunday's showpiece match. The Serbian, who is guaranteed to secure the year-end world number one spot for a record seventh time, needed time to adjust to break the world number two's sturdy defence but was unstoppable once he found his opening. Djokovic was looking to avoid ending a season without a Masters title for the first time since 2017 and kept his cool throughout to accomplish his mission against the holder. Medvedev was overwhelmed in the third set and bowed out of the contest on the first match point when Djokovic unleashed a superb forehand winner down the line. Two months after Medvedev denied Djokovic a r...
On cricket selection scam radar: sports firm, officials, ex-IPL player
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On cricket selection scam radar: sports firm, officials, ex-IPL player

OFFICIALS OF three state cricket associations, a suspected match-fixer, a former convenor of selectors of Delhi cricket, a one-time IPL cricketer, a Bengal under-19 player and the operators of a sports management company that brought all of them together. This is the cast of characters so far in an alleged “cash for selection” scam to dupe aspiring cricketers around the country, which came to light after a complaint was filed four months ago by a club player from UP with the police in Gurgaon where the management company is based. In his complaint filed on July 9, the UP player Anshul Raj accused Ashutosh Bora, the president of Gurgaon-based Secure Corporate Management, of allegedly defrauding him of Rs 10 lakh with the promise of getting him a slot in the Himachal Pradesh Under-23 side...
Manika and Archana win their maiden women’s doubles title in Slovenia | More sports News – Times of India
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Manika and Archana win their maiden women’s doubles title in Slovenia | More sports News – Times of India

LASKO (Slovenia): India's Manika Batra and Archana Kamath tasted their first major success as a pair by winning the women's doubles title at the WTT Contender Lasko on Sunday. The world number 36 pairing beat the 23rd-ranked combine of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz from Puerto Rico 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. The India duo saved four game points in the third set to seal the match. Manika and Archana had to dig deep to beat China's Liu Weishan and Wang Yidi in the semifinals on Saturday. "I am very happy to have won this title...it was fun playing throughout as I always enjoy playing doubles with Manika Di. She is playing really well and has a very strong presence on the table which allows me to play freely," Archana told PTI. In the women's singles, Manika did well to reach the semifinals. S...
EPL: Arsenal continue to climb with 1-0 win over Watford | Football News – Times of India
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EPL: Arsenal continue to climb with 1-0 win over Watford | Football News – Times of India

LONDON: Arsenal closed in on the Premier League top four after a second-half goal from Emile Smith-Rowe gave them a 1-0 home win over Watford on Sunday in manager Mikael Arteta's 100th league and cup game in charge. The result lifted Arsenal one place up to fifth on 20 points from 11 games, behind fourth-placed West Ham on goal difference with the Hammers at home to third-placed Liverpool in the 1530 GMT kick-off. Smith-Rowe netted Arsenal's 100th league goal under Arteta as he drilled in a low shot from 18 metres after striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had missed a first half penalty for the home side, who also had two goals ruled out for offside. Smith-Rowe acknowledged Arsenal were brimming with confidence as they stretched their unbeaten league and cup run to 10 games after a poor s...
Considering we came here three days before tournament, we did alright: Naib | Cricket News – Times of India
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Considering we came here three days before tournament, we did alright: Naib | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: Afghanistan all-rounder Gulbadin Naib on Sunday said his team performed well in the T20 World Cup considering its chaotic build-up to the tournament following the takeover of their country by the Taliban. Afghanistan won two and lost three games in the Super 12. The whole of India wanted them to beat New Zealand to keep Virat Kohli's team in the competition but the Black Caps proved too good for them. Afghanistan have also secured an automatic qualification into next year's T20 World Cup in Australia. "In the end, everything, we came out here like three days before the tournament. And it's great stuff for our team and our boys who deliver very quickly, and we did a lot of good things here. "So also good thing for us, so we qualified for the next World Cup. We're in the top ei...
Rizwan breaks Gayle’s record for most T20 runs in a year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rizwan breaks Gayle’s record for most T20 runs in a year | Cricket News – Times of India

SHARJAH (United Arab Emirates): Pakistan's swashbuckling opener Mohammad Rizwan broke West Indian Chris Gayle's record for most Twenty20 runs in a calendar year during the World Cup match against Scotland in Sharjah on Sunday. When Rizwan scored five he overhauled Gayle's 1,165 runs amassed in 2015 in 36 matches. Rizwan took 41 matches to break the record. He was dismissed for 15, taking his tally to 1,676. Rizwan also has 980 runs in 23 Twenty20 international matches in 2021 -- which is a record for most runs in a calendar year. Source link
MotoGP: Bagnaia seals Algarve GP win, champion Quartararo crashes | Racing News – Times of India
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MotoGP: Bagnaia seals Algarve GP win, champion Quartararo crashes | Racing News – Times of India

Ducati's pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia produced a near-flawless display at the Algarve Grand Prix on Sunday to claim his third victory of the season, finishing ahead of Spain's outgoing champion Joan Mir of Suzuki and team mate Jack Miller. Italian Bagnaia, who was starting first on the grid for a fifth straight race, overcame a minor early blip in which he briefly lost the lead before crossing the line in dominant fashion in the penultimate race of the season. Yamaha's new world champion Fabio Quartararo - who clinched the title at last month's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - began his reign in disappointing fashion as he crashed out with five laps to go in the race. It was the first time that the consistent Frenchman had not finished a race this season and capped off a disappointing weeke...
T20 World Cup: NZ captain Williamson praises bowlers for keeping Afghanistan to below-par total | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup: NZ captain Williamson praises bowlers for keeping Afghanistan to below-par total | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Sunday praised his bowlers for setting the tone for their eight-wicket win over Afghanistan, which paved the way for their entry into the T20 World Cup semifinals. The Black Caps chased down a small target of 125 with 11 balls to spare to secure a top-2 finish in Group 2 with eight points from five matches. The win also sent India out of the tournament. "Strong performance. We know how dangerous this Afghanistan side is. Nice for us to be able to set the tone with the ball, take wickets early and then keep them to below-par total. 150-155 would have been par," Williamson said at the post-match presentation. "It has certainly been a challenge to adjust quickly to three different venues." New Zealand will face England -- the 2019 ODI World...
Manika-Archana win their maiden women’s doubles title in Slovenia
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Manika-Archana win their maiden women’s doubles title in Slovenia

India’s Manika Batra and Archana Kamath tasted their first major success as a pair by winning the women’s doubles title at the WTT Contender Lasko here on Sunday. The world number 36 pairing beat the 23rd-ranked combine of Melanie Diaz and Adriana Diaz from Puerto Rico 11-3, 11-8, 12-10. The India duo saved four game points in third set to seal the match. Manika and Archana had to dig deep to beat China’s Liu Weishan and Wang Yidi in the semifinals on Saturday. 🇮🇳 Manika Batra & Archana Kamath beat the 🇵🇷 Diaz sisters to take the Women's Doubles crown 🏆🏆 #Congratulations 👏👏#WTT #WTTSlovenia #WTTLasko #TableTennis #PingPong pic.twitter.com/KXR4XdmMnq — World Table Tennis (@WTTGlobal) November 7, 2021 “I am very happy to have won this title…it was fun playing throughout as I always ...
afghanistan:  T20 World Cup: Will take lot of positives from this tournament, says Mohammad Nabi | Cricket News – Times of India
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afghanistan: T20 World Cup: Will take lot of positives from this tournament, says Mohammad Nabi | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI [UAE]: Afghanistan skipper Mohammad Nabi expressed his disappointment as his side got defeated by New Zealand in their final Group 2 encounter of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup, here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The Kiwis defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets, where Trent Boult scalped three wickets and restricted them at 124/8. This marks the end of Afghanistan's ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 campaign along with India as they were dependent on Afghanistan's victory in order to qualify for the semi-finals. "It was our plan to bat first and put a decent total on the board. We didn't start well, early wickets slowed us down, we built partnerships but didn't finish well. We were 30 runs short on this pitch. We were eyeing 145-160, that would have been a dec...
Malik sizzles in Pakistan’s 72-run win, to face Australia in semifinals
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Malik sizzles in Pakistan’s 72-run win, to face Australia in semifinals

Playing international cricket since the last century, when some of his current teammates were not even born, Shoaib Malik on Sunday showed them the way with an astonishing 18-ball 54 to set up Pakistan’s 72-run mauling of Scotland in the T20 World Cup. It was the tournament’s joint fastest half-century alongside India opener K L Rahul’s 18-ball 50, which also came against Scotland, as Pakistan stopped the Scots at 117 for six after posting an imposing 189 for four. As her Indian tennis player wife Sania Mirza watched from the stands, Malik, 39, blasted six sixes during his whirlwind unbeaten knock, which overshadowed skipper Babar Azam’s fourth half-century of the tournament. Batting first, Pakistan pummelled 129 runs in the back 10 after limping to 60 for two at the halfway stage. Wit...
ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Highlights: India ousted as New Zealand clinch semifinal spot with comprehensive win over Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Afghanistan, Highlights: India ousted as New Zealand clinch semifinal spot with comprehensive win over Afghanistan | Cricket News – Times of India

ABU DHABI: India were sent packing from the T20 World Cup after a clinical New Zealand clinched a facile eight-wicket triumph over Afghanistan in their final Super 12 game to claim the last available semifinal spot on Sunday. SCORECARD | AS IT HAPPENED | POINTS TABLEIndia's slim hopes hinged on Afghanistan upstaging the Black Caps as that would have brought the Net Run Rate into equation and opened the doors for Virat Kohli's men, who only have themselves to blame for the ouster now. The Kiwis were favourites to win on the day and they hardly put a foot wrong, chasing down a small target of 125 in just 18.1 overs to join England, Australia and Pakistan in the last-four stage. Sunday's result renders India's final league engagement against Namibia inconsequential. The team was outplayed...
EPL roundup: Liverpool lose, Everton frustrate Conte, Barnes saves Leicester & Smith Rowe takes Arsenal to victory
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EPL roundup: Liverpool lose, Everton frustrate Conte, Barnes saves Leicester & Smith Rowe takes Arsenal to victory

Goalkeeper Alisson Becker helped West Ham score three goals, and Liverpool’s 25-game unbeaten run ended. A 3-2 victory Sunday allowed West Ham to dislodge Liverpool from third place in the Premier League, extending an impressive start to the season for David Moyes’ side. ⚒ @WestHam beat the unbeaten ⚒#WHULIV pic.twitter.com/HjBEo2PtxN — Premier League (@premierleague) November 7, 2021 Alisson flapped in the air to allow Aaron Cresswell’s inswinging corner to go through his hands in the fourth minute. After Trent Alexander-Arnold equalized at the end of the first half, Jarrod Bowen ran at the Liverpool defense before slipping the ball to Pablo Fornals whose shot was helped into the net by Alisson’s weak touch. Another assist came from Bowen in the 74th when a corner was headed in by Kur...
Pedro Acosta wins Moto3 world title at 17 | Racing News – Times of India
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Pedro Acosta wins Moto3 world title at 17 | Racing News – Times of India

PORTIMAO (Portugal): Spanish rider Pedro Acosta won the Moto3 world title at the age of 17 on Sunday, marking himself out as a name to watch after triumphing in the Algarve race. Acosta won six of 17 races in a spectacular debut season at this level and took the flag in Portugal after the fall of Italian rider Dennis Foggia, the only rival who had a chance of beating him to the title. At 17 days and 166 days, KTM rider Acosta becomes the second youngest world champion in any Moto category behind only Loris Capirossi of Italy, who keeps his record by a single day. Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez -- himself the youngest ever MotoGP champion when he won his first aged 20 -- has already earmarked his fellow Spaniard for greatness. "He will soon move up to MotoGP and when he does...
Djokovic beats Medvedev for record 37th Masters title
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Djokovic beats Medvedev for record 37th Masters title

The day after ensuring he finishes No. 1 for a record seventh year, Novak Djokovic beat No. 2 Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the Paris Masters final on Sunday for a record 37th Masters title. Djokovic moved one clear of fellow 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal for Masters trophies, and nine ahead of Roger Federer, the other tennis great with 20 majors. It also gave Djokovic a record-extending sixth Paris Masters title and put him 6-4 up overall against the No. 2-ranked Medvedev, who is pushing hard to dethrone him in world tennis. Make that 3️⃣7️⃣ ATP Masters 1000 titles for @DjokerNole 🏆 🎥: @TennisTV | @DjokerNole | #RolexParisMasterspic.twitter.com/rq4GJ5ZEHJ — ATP Tour (@atptour) November 7, 2021 The veteran Serb had lost to Medvedev in straight sets in the U.S. Open final tw...
Short break between IPL and T20 World Cup would have helped, says outgoing bowling coach Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India
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Short break between IPL and T20 World Cup would have helped, says outgoing bowling coach Bharat Arun | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: A day before his last match as India's bowling coach, Bharat Arun did admit that both toss and bubble fatigue contributed to India's indifferent performance in the T20 World Cup, where they lost to Pakistan and New Zealand in Super 12 stage. Asked if the absence of a gap between IPL and T20 World Cup became a factor, Arun responded in the affirmative. "Being on the road for six months is a huge ask. Players haven't gone home and I think they had a short break after the last IPL got suspended. "They have been in a bubble for six months and that takes a huge toll, so specific to your question, maybe a short break between IPL and World Cup could have done a lot of good for these boys," Arun said on the eve of India's final group league game against Namibia. However, he was pretty an...
Aston Villa fires manager Dean Smith after 5-game losing run
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Aston Villa fires manager Dean Smith after 5-game losing run

Aston Villa fired manager Dean Smith with the team mired in a five-match losing run. The Premier League club made the announcement on Sunday. Smith, who guided the club back to the top flight, has paid the price for the team’s disappointing form this season. Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Southampton proved the last act for Smith, that result leaving Villa with just 10 points from their opening 11 games and just two points clear of the relegation zone. Villa chief executive Christian Purslow said in a statement on the club’s website: “This year we have not seen the continuous improvement in results, performances and league position which we have all been looking for. “For this reason we have decided to make a change now to allow time for a new head coach to make an impact.” Former Brentford man...
T20 World Cup 2021: Efficient New Zealand dismantle Afghanistan to book semifinal berth
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T20 World Cup 2021: Efficient New Zealand dismantle Afghanistan to book semifinal berth

New Zealand are through to the semifinals. India will pack their bags and go home. Another ICC event failure for the game’s superpower, this time at the group stage. Through their cultured dismantling of Afghanistan in a virtual quarterfinal, the Kiwis showed why they thoroughly deserved to reach the last four at India’s expense. Yet again, Trent Boult rose to the occasion with three wickets – he has been hurting India since the 2019 World Cup. Support around him was excellent. Kane Williamson anchored the chase with 40 not out and putting on a 68-run partnership with Devon Conway (36 not out) for the third wicket. After restricting Afghanistan to 124/8, New Zealand’s win became a formality. Any chance of an upset in this game was evaporated into the Abu Dhabi air inside the Powerplay ...