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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Australia Highlights: Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis power Australia into final with win over Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India
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T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs Australia Highlights: Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis power Australia into final with win over Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Matthew Wade and Marcus Stoinis stood unbeaten in a six-hitting feast to lead Australia into the Twenty20 World Cup final with a five-wicket win over Pakistan on Thursday. Chasing 177 for victory, Australia were in trouble at 96-5 when Stoinis (40) and Wade, who hit the winning six in his 41, put on 81 runs to finish off the match with one over to spare in Dubai. Scorecard | As it happenedThe left-handed Wade, who was dropped by Hasan Ali on 21, smashed three straight sixes off Shaheen Shah Afridi in the 19th over to set up a title clash with New Zealand in Dubai on Sunday. David Warner made 49 before being caught behind off leg-spinner Shadab Khan who took four wickets. (Reuters Photo)Australia suffered an early blow when Shaheen trapped skipper Aaron Finch lbw for nought as the...
Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur resigns amid racism controversy | Cricket News – Times of India
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Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur resigns amid racism controversy | Cricket News – Times of India

Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur has resigned with immediate effect in the latest fallout from the allegations of institutional racism made by former player Azeem Rafiq, the club said in a statement on Thursday. The club have appointed Paul Hudson as interim chief executive. "Today (11 November) the Board at Yorkshire County Cricket Club has accepted the resignation of Mark Arthur as CEO. We thank him for his tenure," said Yorkshire chairman Kamlesh Patel. CLUB STATEMENT: Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Arthur, has resigned with immediate effect— Yorkshire CCC (@YorkshireCCC) 1636648756000"This is an important moment for the Club which is ready to move forward with new leadership, which will be vital in driving the change we urgently...
Premier League announces 2022/23 season dates around World Cup | Football News – Times of India
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Premier League announces 2022/23 season dates around World Cup | Football News – Times of India

The Premier League will pause after the weekend of Nov. 12-13 next season and resume on Dec. 26 to accommodate the World Cup, the league said on Thursday. The season will start on Aug. 6, with match round 16 being the last week of games ahead of the call-up period for the World Cup. The final round of league games will be played on May 28, 2023, with all matches kicking off simultaneously as usual. The World Cup in Qatar will take place between Nov. 21 and Dec. 16 next year. Source link
Messi fit to face Uruguay in FIFA World Cup qualifier | Football News – Times of India
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Messi fit to face Uruguay in FIFA World Cup qualifier | Football News – Times of India

BUENOS AIRES: Argentina’s Lionel Messi has recovered from the knee and hamstring worries that kept him out of Paris St Germain’s last two games and is in line to start in their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Friday. Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said staff had worked separately with the 34-year-old Messi to prepare him for the mouth-watering double header against Uruguay in Montevideo and next Tuesday’s game at home to Brazil. “In principle, we believe that Leo is good,” Scaloni told reporters. “Leo wants to play and I want him to play.” Messi’s call up caused some unhappiness with PSG general manager Leonardo but Scaloni sought to play down any rift. “We have a relationship with Leonardo and their (reaction) is understandable, that Messi has spent a lot of time with the nation...
Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to become fastest player to score 2500 runs in men’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India
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Babar Azam surpasses Virat Kohli to become fastest player to score 2500 runs in men’s T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): Pakistan skipper and batter Babar Azam on Thursday surpassed Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the fastest player to score 2500 runs in men's T20Is. Babar Azam achieved this feat during the second semi-final clash of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup between Australia and Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday. Babar took 62 innings to reach the landmark while Virat Kohli took 68 innings. They are followed by Australia's Aaron Finch and New Zealand's Martin Guptill with 78 and 83 innings, respectively. https://t.co/GBn5Akyj3e— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1636646308000Australia skipper Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bowl. While Australia finished at the second spot in Group 1 after winning four matches out of five, Pakistan topped Group 2 ...
Rizwan becomes first player to score 1000 T20I runs in one single year | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rizwan becomes first player to score 1000 T20I runs in one single year | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI (UAE): Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan on Thursday became the first player to score 1000 T20I runs in a single year. Rizwan went past the 1000-run mark in the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia. 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ T20I runs in 2021Well played @iMRizwanPak 👏👏#WeHaveWeWill #T20WorldCup https://t.co/TKSOdJS2Bg— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1636642458000Along the way, Rizwan broke Babar Azam's tally to register most runs in their maiden T20 World Cup campaign. Rizwan has so far scored half-centuries against Australia, Namibia and India in the ongoing tournament. In the ongoing match against Australia, Pakistan lost the toss and was asked to bat first. Pakistan had won all its Super 12 matches in Group 1 and they had topped the Group. Source link ...
Virat Kohli has achieved a lot, but Babar Azam’s ability to react to ball is second to none: Hayden | Cricket News – Times of India
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Virat Kohli has achieved a lot, but Babar Azam’s ability to react to ball is second to none: Hayden | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan's Australian batting consultant Matthew Hayden has no doubt that Virat Kohli has so far achieved a lot more than the younger Babar Azam but the Pakistan skipper is second to none when it comes to "consistently reacting to the ball". During an interaction with Pakistani journalists from Dubai, Hayden said comparisons between Babar and Kohli were expected because of their high batting calibre and since both were captains. Hayden, who has worked with the Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup in UAE, however, felt that Babar was not overly flamboyant like Kohli. "Babar and his personality is, as you see, what you get," Hayden said. "He is very consistent. He is very stable. He is not overly flamboyant." "They are opposites the way I look at it. Babar is pretty calm most of th...
My entire focus is on sports, biopic can wait until I win more medals: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News – Times of India
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My entire focus is on sports, biopic can wait until I win more medals: Neeraj Chopra | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra doesn't want a biopic on him until he wins some more medals. That will ensure the film becomes a hit, he says matter-of-factly. Ever since the Haryana-born javelin thrower scripted history by becoming the first Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field events, there have been talks about what his biopic would look like and who would play him on screen. But sports, Chopra says, remains his priority. "I have been approached to do biopics but I think what I have achieved is just the beginning. This was my first Olympics. I want to win more medals. I don't want the movie to flop," Chopra said at the Times Now Summit 2021. "If I can win more medals, I think then the movie too will be a hit. Right now, my entire focus is on sports, I have...
Shadab, aka Mianwali ka Steve Smith, pulls a rabbit out of the bag
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Shadab, aka Mianwali ka Steve Smith, pulls a rabbit out of the bag

As Steve Smith blasted his bat onto his pads in anger after holing out in the deep, his hangman, Shadab Khan wrapped his palms over his face, before he was deluged by his onrushing teammates. He was so over-joyous that he didn’t know how to celebrate. He had not only dismissed the greatest Australian batsman of his time, but his idol. Last year, during the PSL, he was asked who he aspired to be. Without any hesitation, he replied: “Steve Smith.” A few breezy knocks later, a lot of his fans started likening him to Smith, even calling him, Mianwali ka Steve Smith. Mianwali, a farming district on the banks of Indus in the Punjab provinces has bigger sheher ka heroes. None more majestic than Imran Khan, who has been closely following his fellow Mianwali. So is Misbah-ul-Haq. Shadab, though...
Australia, Wade come from behind to beat Pakistan
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Australia, Wade come from behind to beat Pakistan

In the shortest format, narratives can change in a few overs. Until the 19th over during Australia’s chase of 177 for victory, it was about why David Warner didn’t review his caught behind decision, an error that almost cost the Australians a place in the T20 World Cup final. Soon it changed to Hasan Ali dropping the catch and the match. After Warner’s dismissal followed by Glenn Maxwell’s departure, Australia were reeling at 96/5 in the 13th over. It was Pakistan’s game to lose. But Australia loaded their team with all-rounders and in the end, it proved to be the difference.After losing the T20I series in Bangladesh, Matthew Wade, Australia’s captain in that series, demanded bravery from his teammates. Here he was bravery personified. At the other end, Marcus Stoinis, brilliantly pac...
NZ’s Devon Conway ruled out of T20 WC final with broken hand
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NZ’s Devon Conway ruled out of T20 WC final with broken hand

New Zealand batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup final as well as the upcoming India tour due to a broken hand, a New Zealand Cricket release stated. Conway sustained the injury when he struck his bat immediately after being dismissed in last night’s semi-final win over England in Abu Dhabi – with an X-ray confirming a break to his right hand fifth Metacarpal. Coach Gary Stead said Conway was devastated by the news. Devon Conway has been ruled out of the @T20WorldCup Final and following tour to India with a broken right hand. Conway sustained the injury when he struck his bat immediately after being dismissed in last night’s semi-final. More Info | https://t.co/LCMOTJqmqc #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/JIm9o6Rhxe — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) November 11, 2021 “He’s a...
Perfect ending for wrestler Nisha Dahiya at Nationals, emerges 65kg champion after ‘murder story’ | More sports News – Times of India
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Perfect ending for wrestler Nisha Dahiya at Nationals, emerges 65kg champion after ‘murder story’ | More sports News – Times of India

GONDA (Uttar Pradesh): It was a "perfect and happy ending" for Nisha Dahiya as she emerged national champion in the women's 65kg category a day after her dramatic "murder story" turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. The title clash ended in just 30 seconds with Nisha, the U23 world championship bronze medallist, pinning her rival Jaspreet Kaur from Punjab. Except for her semifinal against Haryana's Priyanka, it turned out to be an easy day in the office for the 23-year-old Nisha, who represents Railways. "It indeed is a happy and perfect end to my campaign. I was so stressed yesterday. I could not even sleep. I was already low on energy due to weight cut and this incident just proved too much to handle," Nisha told PTI after winning her third gold medal at the Nationals. It was ...
Wade chips away wood shavings off Pakistan target; Hasan drops crucial catch & Warner has eventful outing and exit
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Wade chips away wood shavings off Pakistan target; Hasan drops crucial catch & Warner has eventful outing and exit

No one had even properly hit, forget clobbered, Shaheen Afridi recently. Until the moustachioed Matthew Wade came up with two mind-bogglingly sweet lap shots and a regular heave-ho off Afridi to win the game. Three years ago, he was out of the team, and was falling out of love with the game and realised the need for another life skill. He decided to take up carpentry. “I worked for about nine or 10 months which was cool. I was doing two main sessions a week with the team and the rest of the time I would go do a 5am session with my boss before work.” Unlike public perception, he was actually relieved that Tim Paine became the wicketkeeper. “The night a game before I would be stressed about keeping – for 10 years I did that,” Wade said. “I was like ‘oh I have got to keep tomorrow, I hope...
Root says exciting to have Stokes back in the Ashes fold | Cricket News – Times of India
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Root says exciting to have Stokes back in the Ashes fold | Cricket News – Times of India

England all rounder Ben Stokes is on course to be available for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on December 8 after his late addition to the squad, captain Joe Root said on Thursday. Stokes took an indefinite break from cricket in July to focus on his mental health, while also recovering from a second operation on a broken finger, and was not included in coach Chris Silverwood's initial squad for the series. But he is with the squad and took part in a training session in Queensland on Thursday. "Ben's been fully involved in training the last couple of days, I mean it's been very light," Root told a news conference. "He's had a bat, he's had a bowl, taken some catches . He's done his fielding work separately but it looks like he's on track and it's really exciting." Root warned against ...
CSA announces South Africa ‘A’ Squad for three-match series against India ‘A’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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CSA announces South Africa ‘A’ Squad for three-match series against India ‘A’ | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday named a 14-member South Africa 'A' squad for the upcoming three-match four-day contests against India 'A' in Bloemfontein. The home team will be led by 32-year-old opening batter Pieter Malan. The series, an opportunity for the players to vie for places in the senior squad before India's upcoming tour of the country, will be held from November 23 to December 9 at Mangaung Oval. SQUAD ANNOUNCEMENT 📣Pieter Malan will captain the 14-man SA 'A' four-day squad for the upcoming 3-match series ag… https://t.co/AENOShFZHk— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 1636624502000All-rounder George Linde and fast bowler Lutho Sipamla are in the squad with Warriors pacer Marco Jansen and Knights batter Raynard van Tonder also included. CSA convenor of ...
T20 World Cup: David Warner’s bizarre day out! A six and a caught behind
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T20 World Cup: David Warner’s bizarre day out! A six and a caught behind

A weird moment transpired in the second innings of the semifinal match between Pakistan and Australia when David Warner hit a 6 off a Mohammad Hafeez delivery which bounced twice before reaching him, before the umpire giving it as a no ball. Hafeez lost control of the ball and it bounced near Warner’s foot before bouncing once more and almost rolled down the pitch. Warner then decides to move outside leg and swing it over deep midwicket for a massive six as he absolutely smoked it. Umpire Kettleborough then signalled a no-ball due to the ball bouncing twice. But that was an incredible hit from Warner as he had to crouch low, get underneath the low bounce and generate all the power. Warner’s bizarre night would continue as he was caught behind off Shadab’s ball. Initially, there appeare...
India vs New Zealand Series 2021: Rohit Sharma to skip Tests; Ajinkya Rahane to lead in first Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand Series 2021: Rohit Sharma to skip Tests; Ajinkya Rahane to lead in first Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead India in the first of the two-Test series against New Zealand later this month. After the selectors decided to give Virat Kohli rest in the first Test in Kanpur, it has been decided on Thursday that Rohit Sharma will also sit out of the entire Test series to manage his workload. The decision was taken after the selectors met on Thursday. TOI has already reported that four regular Test players Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur are set to miss the Test series. According to sources, there was a lengthy discussion on the stand-in captain after Kohli had asked for rest in the first Test. There was a proposal to give Rohit the captaincy in the first Test and then give him rest for the second match in Mumbai. However, after...
Olympian sailor Nethra Kumanan wins gold in Spain event | More sports News – Times of India
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Olympian sailor Nethra Kumanan wins gold in Spain event | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Tokyo Olympian Nethra Kumanan has won gold in the laser radial event of the Gran Canaria Sailing Championships, one of the European regional open events, in Spain. The 24-year-old Kumanan finished first in three of the six races to collect 10 Net points in the ILCA 6 event at Gran Canaria last week. Beneyto Lancho and Martina Reino Cacho -- both of Spain -- were second and third, respectively. Sports Authority of India congratulated Kumanan on the win. "Sailor @nettienetty clinched Gold in the Laser Radial at Gran Canaria Sailing Championships (European Regional Open Event)," the SAI said in a tweet. 🥇 for 🇮🇳Sailor @nettienetty clinched Gold in the Laser Radial at Gran Canaria Sailing Championships (European Reg… https://t.co/TADtOiMvNi— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1636624539000"S...
Rizwan was in hospital a night ago, he is a warrior: Matthew Hayden
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Rizwan was in hospital a night ago, he is a warrior: Matthew Hayden

Pakistan’s Australian batting consultant Matthew Hayden heaped praise on Mohammad Rizwan during the innings break of the semifinal match of the T20 World Cup between Australia and Pakistan, labelling the Pakistan batsman as a “warrior.” “Obviously, there’s a conflict of interests, my heart is all for Australia. But this was a fantastic opportunity with Pakistan, big fan of this batting line-up, have performed superbly right through with the bat all along and tonight is no exception. Rizwan was in hospital a night ago, suffering from a bronchitis condition, but this is a warrior, a quiet start to tonight’s campaign, but he has great courage, so has Babar, fantastic to see them combine so well,” Hayden said after the first innings on Star Sports Rizwan struck his third half-century of the...
Perseverance, patience: How every setback made Rizwan stronger and a better batsman
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Perseverance, patience: How every setback made Rizwan stronger and a better batsman

The phone call had gone through but Mohammad Rizwan was silent for a long while. So was the recipient and his mentor Talha Rehmani. Pakistan’s 2019 ODI World Cup squad had been announced and Rizwan was left out in the cold, not for the first time in his life across several teams. “We both were very hurt, and just fell silent,” Talha recalls. Finally, Rizwan found his voice. “Bhai, mere Allah sey maangne mey kami hai. Aur jyaada maangna hai (I have erred by asking Allah for less. I will ask for more!)” And he went on a journey of more hard work, determination and resilience. The story of his life. Like this one time, in December last year when his career was on the line. Given the chance to open in T20Is by then coach Misbah-ul-Haq, he had failed in the first two games and everything hun...