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Day: November 19, 2021

India vs New Zealand, Highlights: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma guide India to comfortable win in 2nd T20I, help pocket series | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand, Highlights: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma guide India to comfortable win in 2nd T20I, help pocket series | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: Skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy KL Rahul stitched an enterprising century-plus opening stand to power India to a comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the second T20 International and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Friday. Chasing a modest 154 under heavy dew condition, the Indian captain and vice-captain started off in contrasting styles en route to their respective half-centuries. WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏#TeamIndia secure a 7⃣-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand & take an unassailable… https://t.co/K95yHt5kLK— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637343023000Quiet at start, Rohit stepped up in the middle overs smashing five sixes and one four en route to his 36-ball 55. #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 led from the front & scored a match-winn...
Ruud fights back against Rublev to book ATP Finals last-four spot | Tennis News – Times of India
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Ruud fights back against Rublev to book ATP Finals last-four spot | Tennis News – Times of India

TURIN (Italy): Casper Ruud will face Daniil Medvedev in the last four of the ATP Finals after coming from behind to beat Andrey Rublev 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7/5) on Friday. Both players knew a win at the Pala Alpitour in Turin would take them into the Saturday's semi-finals and Ruud impressed in coming from behind to make sure he will be taking on the world number two at the season-ending event. Fifth seed Rublev came into the match unbeaten in his four previous meetings with Ruud but after a strong start fell to a deserved defeat, failing to qualify for the knockout rounds from the Green Group. The way Rublev strolled through the first set suggested a quick victory but Ruud fought back gamely in the second set, forcing his higher-ranked opponent into unforced errors and hitting 13 winners as ...
Valtteri Bottas quickest on Formula One’s first day in Qatar | Racing News – Times of India
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Valtteri Bottas quickest on Formula One’s first day in Qatar | Racing News – Times of India

Valtteri Bottas lapped fastest for Mercedes in floodlit free practice on Friday as Formula One prepared to race in Qatar for the first time with the title battle entering its decisive phase. Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen set the early pace in an exploratory and dusty daylight first session at the Losail circuit on the outskirts of Doha before Bottas ended on top in the evening. "Today started nicely with the setup, the balance was pretty good in the first run with only minor tweaks to be done for FP2 (second practice)," said Bottas, whose seven-times world champion team mate Lewis Hamilton was fourth in both sessions. "I would say that's the ideal way to start a weekend on a new track." The Finn, out of the title reckoning and heading to Swiss-based Alfa Romeo at the end...
Uruguay fires coach Tabárez amid poor World Cup qualifying
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Uruguay fires coach Tabárez amid poor World Cup qualifying

Uruguay coach Óscar Tabárez was fired Friday amid his team’s poor run in World Cup qualifying. The Uruguayans are in seventh place in the 10-team South American qualifying group. They have four matches remaining to reach next year’s World Cup in Qatar. The 74-year-old Tabárez coached Uruguay for 15 years in his second stint in the job, including at the last three World Cups. He led Uruguay to a fourth-place finish at the 2010 tournament in South Africa. He has also won the 2011 Copa America. Tabárez also coached Uruguay from 1988-90. 📣 Comunicado de la AUF – 19/11/2021 pic.twitter.com/OSVXn2qpG4 — Selección Uruguaya (@Uruguay) November 19, 2021 The Uruguayan soccer federation said in a statement that firing Tabárez and his staff is “a difficult decision due to present circumstances, in...
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne tests positive for Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India
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Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne tests positive for Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has tested positive for Covid-19 on international duty with Belgium, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday. "Unfortunately Kevin tested positive for COVID in Belgium," Guardiola told reporters, adding that the midfielder would isolate for 10 days. "We found out two days ago, he's here. Forget about fitness and momentum, he's positive, now he has to recover. We have to be careful, people are dying from COVID. He's vaccinated so hopefully he will be okay." City will host Everton in the Premier League on Sunday. Source link
India vs New Zealand: Hand injury forces Siraj to miss second T20I | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs New Zealand: Hand injury forces Siraj to miss second T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

RANCHI: India pacer Mohammed Siraj was forced to miss the second T20I against New Zealand on Friday after injuring his left hand while fielding in the series-opener. With Siraj unavailable for selection, Harshal Patel made his India debut. "Siraj got a web split on his left hand while fielding on his own bowling in the 1st T20I in Jaipur. The BCCI medical team is closely monitoring his progress," said BCCI in a statement. 🚨 UPDATE: MD Siraj got a web split on his left hand while fielding on his own bowling in the 1st T20I in Jaipur.T… https://t.co/ntGcyiPqaI— BCCI (@BCCI) 1637328267000Siraj had conceded 39 runs in four overs and taken a wicket in the first game that India won by five wickets. Source link
Sao Paulo GP: F1 stewards reject Mercedes request for review | Racing News – Times of India
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Sao Paulo GP: F1 stewards reject Mercedes request for review | Racing News – Times of India

Formula One stewards rejected on Friday a Mercedes request to review a decision not to penalise Red Bull's championship leader Max Verstappen for a Sao Paulo Grand Prix incident with Lewis Hamilton. They said in a statement ahead of the Qatar Grand Prix that while Mercedes had presented new and relevant video evidence from Interlagos, it was not significant. "The competitor’s position is that this new footage provides sufficient information for the stewards to come to an altogether different conclusion than they did previously," they explained. "However, the stewards determine that the footage shows nothing exceptional that is particularly different from the other angles that were available to them at the time, or that particularly changes their decision..." To meet the conditions for a...
Rohit attributes success to team effort, lauds application of players
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Rohit attributes success to team effort, lauds application of players

India captain Rohit Sharma on Friday lauded the application of his players under pressure situations and attributed the T20 series win over New Zealand to “team effort”. India on Friday defeated New Zealand by seven wickets to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The series-win came just after their Super 12 exit from the T20 World Cup in the UAE. “Great effort from entire unit, wasn’t the easiest of conditions but the way we applied ourselves was great,” Rohit said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “Under pressure, we know their quality as a batting outfit. I kept telling the bowlers it’s just about one wicket, if we get that we can put the brakes,” he said. #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 led from the front & scored a match-winning fifty – his 25th in T...
Chronology & Hypocrisy: Tim Paine quits as Australia Test captain over ‘sexting’ scandal
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Chronology & Hypocrisy: Tim Paine quits as Australia Test captain over ‘sexting’ scandal

2017: Having made his Test debut in 2010, Paine got a chance to wear the Baggy Green again after six years in November 2017 for the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. As it has come to light now, this was when he had sent lewd text messages and a photograph to a female employee of Cricket Tasmania (CT). — Paine has said that his actions in 2017 do not meet the standard of an Australian cricket captain. They surely met those standards to allow him to lead the side from March 2018 to November 2021. 2018: In March, following incumbent Steve Smith’s ban in the aftermath of the Cape Town ball-tampering controversy, Paine was named Australia captain. Around the same time, the CT employee, who Paine had sex-texted a year back, would face charges of theft. She would inform Cricket Australia authori...
Spinners apply the choke as India stroll past New Zealand, pocket series
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Spinners apply the choke as India stroll past New Zealand, pocket series

In the hometown of India’s greatest finisher, MS Dhoni, his heir-apparent Rishabh Pant finished the match with a brace of sixes in true Dhoni fashion. But Pant’s was the briefest of cameos, as the match was practically over after Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul had stroked 117 glorious runs for the first wicket.Though Tim Southee’s double-wicket burst in the 16th over did stoke faint hopes of a victory, the target of 150 was never going to vex India. In the end, they surpassed it with seven wickets in hand and 10 balls to spare, in the process clinching the series too. WHAT. A. WIN! 👏 👏#TeamIndia secure a 7⃣-wicket victory in the 2nd T20I against New Zealand & take an unassailable lead in the series. 👍 👍 #INDvNZ @Paytm Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/9m3WflcL1Y pic.twitter.com/ttqjgFE6mP — BC...
Italian Matteo Berrettini to miss Davis Cup due to injury | Tennis News – Times of India
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Italian Matteo Berrettini to miss Davis Cup due to injury | Tennis News – Times of India

ROME: Italian Matteo Berrettini said on Friday that he will not compete at the Davis Cup Finals starting this month due to injury and described his withdrawal as "painful and disappointing." The 25-year-old was forced to pull out of the ATP Finals with an abdominal injury on Tuesday and he was replaced in the season-ending tournament by compatriot Jannik Sinner. Berrettini, Italy's top-ranked player, will also miss the Davis Cup finals, which take place from Nov. 25-Dec. 5. Italy will face the United States and Colombia in Group E of the 18-team tournament. "This is the last thing I wanted to announce to end the best season of my career. It was a fantastic year, full of emotions, victories, painful defeats and unfortunately injuries," Berrettini wrote on Instagram. "This last one is the...
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by four wickets in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India
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Pakistan beat Bangladesh by four wickets in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pakistan recovered from a top-order collapse to beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the first Twenty20 international of their three-match series in Dhaka on Friday. The visitors restricted Bangladesh to a measly 127-7 as the hosts won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Fast bowler Hasan Ali picked up 3-22 and right-arm medium pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr 2-24 for the visitors as Afif Hossain top-scored with 36 off 34 balls for Bangladesh. But the tempting target looked increasingly challenging when Pakistan slumped to 24-4 in the chase. Mustafizur Rahman bowled Mohammad Rizwan for 11 and Taskin Ahmed removed Babar Azam for seven as Bangladesh put Pakistan under pressure at the start of their innings. Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik both went for ducks,...
Indonesia Masters: Srikanth beats Prannoy to move into semis | Badminton News – Times of India
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Indonesia Masters: Srikanth beats Prannoy to move into semis | Badminton News – Times of India

BALI: Premier Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth continued their impressive run and registered dominant victories to enter the semifinals of their respective events at the Indonesia Masters Super 750 badminton tournament on Friday. While reigning world champion Sindhu, seeded third, scripted a convincing 21-13 21-10 win over Turkey's Neslihan Yigit in 35 minutes in the women's singles quarterfinals, Srikanth made short work of compatriot HS Prannoy 21-7 21-18 in the men's last eight fixture. With the win the two-time Olympic medallist Sindhu extended her dominating head-to-head record against the Turkish shuttler to 4-0. The 26-year-old from Hyderabad, ranked seven, had beaten Yigit last month as well in the Denmark Open. In the men's event, former world No. 1 Srikanth was ...
ISL 2021/22: ATK Mohun Bagan ride Hugo Boumous brilliance against Kerala Blasters
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ISL 2021/22: ATK Mohun Bagan ride Hugo Boumous brilliance against Kerala Blasters

ATK Mohun Bagan put up a dominating display to beat Kerala Blasters 4-2 in the opening game of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) here on Friday. Hugo Boumous (3′, 39′) and Liston Colaco (50′), brought in for upwards of Rs 3.5 Crore, paid instant dividends by scoring in the goals. Roy Krishna (27′ P), too did not fail to capitalise from the spot, yet again amongst the goals. For Blasters, young enigma Sahal Abdul Samad (24′) thought he had equalised, but in vain. Former FC Goa and Mumbai City FC star Boumous became the league’s fastest scorer in an opening encounter, finding the net from outside the box within three minutes. We’re not done yet! ✋ 🗣️ Check out what our ‘Hero of the Match’ @adnan_hugo had to say about tonight’s performance.#ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #আমরাসবুজমেরুন #He...
Antoine Griezmann ban cut, available to face AC Milan in UEFA Champions League
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Antoine Griezmann ban cut, available to face AC Milan in UEFA Champions League

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann was cleared to play against AC Milan in the Champions League when a two-game ban was halved on appeal on Friday. UEFA said its appeal body upheld Atletico’s request that Griezmann serve only the mandatory one-match ban for his red card in a 3-2 loss against Liverpool last month. Griezmann was sent off in Madrid, after scoring twice, for striking Roberto Firmino’s head with a raised boot while stretching for the ball. He missed Atletico’s 2-0 loss in the return game at Liverpool. Atletico hosts Milan on Wednesday in third place in the group, trailing Porto by one point with two rounds left. Last-placed Milan can also still advance to the knockout rounds. Liverpool, which hosts Porto, is already sure to advance as group winner. Source link ...
Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich back in quarantine amid vaccine debate
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Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich back in quarantine amid vaccine debate

Bayern Munich midfielder Joshua Kimmich is in quarantine again. The German club said Friday that the unvaccinated Kimmich would miss the team’s game at Augsburg. Although Bayern didn’t give any more details, the 26-year-old Kimmich is also a doubt for the team’s Champions League game at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann said Thursday that Kimmich missed training that day because he had contact with a person suspected of having the coronavirus. Kimmich also had to isolate last week and missed Germany’s final World Cup qualifier after having contact with Bayern teammate Niklas Süle, who tested positive for COVID-19. Süle and Josip Stanišic, who tested positive for the virus after returning from international duty with Croatia, are also in quarantine. Stanišic was full...
New Zealand don’t have Australia ‘phobia’, Aussies just play swing better than India: Mike Hesson | Cricket News – Times of India
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New Zealand don’t have Australia ‘phobia’, Aussies just play swing better than India: Mike Hesson | Cricket News – Times of India

AUCKLAND: Denying claims that New Zealand have a "phobia "of facing their Trans-Tasman rivals, former coach Mike Hesson said Australia are simply good at countering swing bowling, something that India struggle with. New Zealand lost the T20 World Cup final to Australia last week. It was reminiscent to their 2015 ODI World Cup final's defeat to the same opponent. “I guess we've only really had two big occasions haven't we (recently), the 2015 World Cup and this one in terms of finals,” Hesson told 'SEN NZ', when asked if the Kiwis have a "phobia" of the Australians in cricket terms. “We've beaten them a heck of a lot in Chappell-Hadlees over the last six or seven years, and we've basically retained it the majority of the time." India, on the other hand, have a poor record versus New Zeal...
Martin Guptill surpasses Virat Kohli to become leading run-getter in T20Is
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Martin Guptill surpasses Virat Kohli to become leading run-getter in T20Is

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill on Friday surpassed Indian star Virat Kohli to become the leading run-getter in T20Is. Guptill surpassed Kohli during the second T20I of the three-match series. India’s Test and ODI captain, Kohli has been rested for the series. Guptill has 3248 runs to his name compared to Kohli’s 3227. Guptill averages a little over 30 while Kohli is way ahead of him on that front with an average of 52. Rohit Sharma is third in the leading run-getters’ standings with more than 3000 runs. Guptill made 31 off 15 balls before being caught by wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant off Deepak Chahar. Source link
‘Hungry’ West Indies eye maiden Test win in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Hungry’ West Indies eye maiden Test win in Sri Lanka | Cricket News – Times of India

GALLE: A resurgent West Indies are aiming for their first Test victory in Sri Lanka from Sunday, having failed to win on the island in three decades of trying. In 11 attempts they have lost seven games and drawn four. Even when Brian Lara hammered 688 runs in a three Test series in 2001, they still lost 3-0. But the West Indies have had a decent year in Test cricket, having beaten Bangladesh away and drawn home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Their win over Pakistan in Jamaica in August gave them the first points in the World Test Championship, while Sri Lanka are yet to open their account. Jermaine Blackwood, one of the most experienced players in the side with 41 Test appearances, was confident of recording the elusive Test win in the two-match series. Both games are in Galle, ...
‘Our bond is beyond the game and will always be’: Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘Our bond is beyond the game and will always be’: Virat Kohli to AB de Villiers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli termed AB de Villiers as the most "inspirational" person he has met in his life, after the former South African batter announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday. Kohli, his RCB teammate, said the bond between them is "beyond the game and will always be." "To the best player of our times and the most inspirational person I've met, you can be very proud of what you've done and what you've given to RCB my brother. Our bond is beyond the game and will always be," Kohli tweeted. This hurts my heart but I know you've made the best decision for yourself and your family like you've always done.… https://t.co/xta3m44EG6— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1637310184000"This hurts my heart but I know you've made the b...