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Horoscope Today, 27 June 2022: Check astrological prediction for Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Leo and other signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today, you may control your straightforwardness, it may affect terms with the people around you. You may plan to renovate your house, you may also spend on buying some artefacts for home. You may likely to enjoy some social event, which may increase your network. You may also invest some capital in your family business. Taurus: Today, you may be blessed by moon, after a sound sleep, you may feel healthy, you may enjoy your every moment. Moon will make you confident, which may reflect into your way of working. Old health issues may be resolved now. You may likely to help some needy person, which may increase your respect around you. Gemini: Today, you may feel unhappiness, you may feel dull and unh...
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MP toasts its first Ranji title: ‘Moment of a lifetime’

MADHYA PRADESH captain Aditya Shrivastava was waiting for his turn to speak after Mumbai skipper Prithvi Shaw at the post-match presentation of the Ranji Trophy final. But Shrivastava’s team had walked over to the board reading “Champions”, ready to pose for photographs. Earlier, in another glimpse of what this maiden Ranji Trophy crown means to a state formed in 1956, Shrivastava was already in his official dark blue MP blazer as he stood a few metres from his impatient teammates just moments after the six-wicket victory over 41-time champions Mumbai. “Completely ecstatic,” the 28-year old captain began when it was his turn to talk to the presenter, Anjum Chopra, the former India captain. “A generation…of time has gone by and MP has won the Ranji Trophy for the first time now. It is t...
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Bumrah likely to be a rare fast bowling captain for India

For the first time in three and a half decades, a fast bowler is likely to lead India in a Test match. Jasprit Bumrah is set to follow in Kapil Dev’s footsteps after regular captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for Covid-19 just days ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston starting July 1. Not since 1987 has a pace bowler been at the helm of the Indian Test XI, and with regular vice-captain KL Rahul out injured, Bumrah may occupy the hot seat. Head coach Rahul Dravid had alluded to the number of different captains he has had to deal with during his relatively short tenure, and it seems another name will be added to the list. There is still a slim chance for Rohit to play, and lead India, in Birmingham as the five-day isolation period mandated for Covid-positive ...
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3rd Test: England 113 runs away from series sweep against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (England): England are 113 runs away from completing a series whitewash against New Zealand after the hosts put themselves in a commanding position with eight wickets in hand in the final innings of the third Test on Sunday. Chasing 296 for victory, Ollie Pope and Joe Root were at the crease at stumps after the pair made light work of a competitive target as England finished day four on 183-2. The pair set up what promises to be an intriguing final day, with Headingley hopeful of having a packed house as they look to replicate the Trent Bridge Test's atmosphere by offering free tickets. England lost Alex Lees to a run-out after a mix-up in the fifth over while his opening partner Zak Crawley (25) was caught in the covers off Michael Bracewell, with skipper Kane Williamson involved...
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Ashwin stakes claim with restrained but menacing spell against Leicester

Three days after he landed in Leicestershire, his arrival delayed due to COVID-19 infection and subsequent isolation at home, he produced a spell that allayed fears on both his fitness and readiness. In an unchanged 11-over-spell, where he was restrained yet menacing, he looked the most potent of India’s bowlers on a sun-baked placid surface, where most batters found run-scoring a less challenging exercise than it was on the first three days. The swing on the surface had dissipated, but it had yet deteriorated to encourage spin. In the morning, the seamers, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami bowled with venom and vim, pounding the deck hard, but a breakthrough eluded. So strolled in Ashwin to bowl the 20th over of the final day. From the outset, his intentions were obvious, he was not lo...
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Ashwin returns to snap two wickets, Gill hits 62 on final day of warm-up

Opener Shubman Gill struck a sublime fifty while Ravichandran Ashwin snapped two wickets after making his first appearance in the game following his recovery from a COVID-19 infection as India’s warm-up match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on Sunday. As many as five Indians turned up for both the teams during the four-day practice match as the visitors looked to put final touch to their preparation for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Birmingham on July 1. It was a much-needed outing for Ashwin, who had travelled to England late after testing positive for the virus. He looked in good touch as he bowled 11 overs and took two wickets, conceding 31 runs. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah led India on the fourth and final day after the country woke up to the news of their s...
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East Bengal, Emami contradict, tie-up impasse continues

East Bengal’s differences with Emami Group ahead of their potential tie-up was out in the open on Sunday after both parties issued contradictory statements as the century-old club’s future in the Indian Super League remained uncertain. Moments after East Bengal issued a statement saying that a “social function” of the investor on July 1 was causing a delay in the tie-up, the Kolkata-based multinational conglomerate shot back saying their family engagement has “no bearing on the agreement”. Blaming East Bengal for causing the delay in signing the agreement, an Emami Group spokesperson further said they understand the “urgency in team building ASAP”. “Our personal family function, as referred to by the East Bengal Club in their press release issued today, has no bearing on the agreement/ ...
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Home favourite Raducanu relishing Centre Court debut at Wimbledon | Tennis News – Times of India

Emma Raducanu. (AFP Photo)When Emma Raducanu competes at Wimbledon this week, she will return to the venue of not only one of her most cherished moments last year when she made her Grand Slam debut but also one of her most harrowing. Before Raducanu became a household name last year, the teenager was ranked 338 in the world when she received a wildcard and she reached the last-16 against all odds even as British hopes faded as her compatriots made early exits. She coped surprisingly well with the pressure but her fairytale Wimbledon debut ended in distressing circumstances when she was forced to retire in the fourth round after suffering breathing difficulties. As debates raged over whether the youngster was up to the task of handling pressure on the big stage, they were quickly put to ...
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India Ireland match fails to start due to rain interruptions, weather forecast does not look good

The first T20I between India and Ireland has been delayed because of constant rain interruptions. It started raining at 9 pm (IST) and according to the AccuWeather, it will get cleared by 12:30 am (IST). Rain poured in just before the toss and as a result, the toss got delayed. There was a sight of relief when rain stopped in between for a while and the newly made skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and opted to bowl first against Ireland today. “We are going to bowl. We would have loved to bat, but looking at the weather we felt bowling would be better. Nice to be in Ireland. Have fans here and feels like playing at home. Absolute honour to lead India. Any cricket who starts playing dreams of leading the country and I am very lucky to be leading my country. My role is simple. Just back...
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Ashwin returns to snap two wickets, Gill hits 62 on final day of warm-up match | Cricket News – Times of India

LEICESTER: Opener Shubman Gill struck a sublime fifty while Ravichandran Ashwin snapped two wickets after making his first appearance in the game following his recovery from a COVID-19 infection as India's warm-up match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on Sunday. As many as five Indians turned up for both the teams during the four-day practice match as the visitors looked to put final touch to their preparation for the rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Birmingham on July 1. It was a much-needed outing for Ashwin, who had travelled to England late after testing positive for the virus. He looked in good touch as he bowled 11 overs and took two wickets, conceding 31 runs. 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐧 🤝Both sides shake hands to end a fantastic four days of cricket here at Uptonsteel C...
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Wimbledon 2022 preview: Can unique Championships throw up a surprise champion?

The sun shines brightly on the pristine grass at SW19 as Wimbledon, devoid of ranking points but full of intrigue, is set to kick off on Monday. Two of the main draw’s biggest personalities – Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams – were confirmed at the last moment, and the men’s World No. 1, and three of the women’s Top 20 are barred from participating in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek, both coming into the Championships in polar opposite form, are the overwhelming favourites. The pressure of expectation weighs heavily on both as they open the play on Centre Court on Monday and Tuesday respectively. There are questions to be asked about the form and level of each of the heavy favourites though, leaving the door slightly open for fans to see a...
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‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Ranji Trophy’: Cricket fraternity hails MP coach Chandrakant Pandit | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Chandrakant Pandit was on Sunday hailed as "Sir Alex Ferguson of Ranji Trophy" as accolades poured in for the coach after guiding Madhya Pradesh to their maiden title. Having lost the trophy as captain of Madhya Pradesh in 1998-99, Pandit enjoyed sweet redemption when his wards emerged victorious over 41-time champions Mumbai at the Chinnaswami Stadium. This was Pandit's sixth Ranji title as coach, after having won three with his home state Mumbai and two with Vidarbha. Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik, who has reinvented himself as a finisher in India's current white-ball setup, led the praises for Pandit, comparing him to the iconic Manchester United manager Ferguson who has won 13 Premier League Championships with the Red Devils. "Lovely pictures @BCCI, Could...
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23 years back, I left something back over here: MP coach Chandrakant Pandit after winning his 6th Ranji title

Madhya Pradesh created history on Sunday when they clinched the Ranji trophy, defeating Mumbai in Bengaluru by 6 wickets. The man behind their success, coach Chandrakant Pandit, must have also felt a cascading sense of relief wash through him. As tears started rolling down his face, he folded his hands as a mark of respect towards the Mumbai dressing room after the victory. In the 1999 Ranji Final, Pandit, playing for Madhya Pradesh had been beaten by Karnataka in the final. It was his last professional game and he had lost it. “23 years back, I have always felt that I had left something back over here so winning this trophy in this same ground was fabulous,” Pandit said in an interview to BCCI.tv. 𝐂. 𝐇. 𝐀. 𝐌. 𝐏. 𝐈. 𝐎. 𝐍. 𝐒! 🏆 Congratulations to Madhya Pradesh – the @Paytm #RanjiTrophy...
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Four century stands by the same pair in a Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (United Kingdom): New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell joined a select group of players when they posted their fourth century partnership of a Test series on Sunday. Only four other pairs have performed a similar feat, with Australia's David Boon and Mark Waugh sharing five hundred stands during the 1993 Ashes series in England. New Zealand's sixth-wicket duo put on 113 on the fourth day of the third Test against England at Headingley on Sunday before Mitchell was lbw to Matthew Potts to leave the Black Caps 274-6 in their second innings, a lead of 243. That also shared a stand of 120 in the first innings of this match which followed their partnerships of 195 and 236 at Lord's and Trent Bridge respectively. Yet despite all of Mitchell and Blundell's runs, World Test champ...
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India vs Ireland 1st T20I 2022 Live Score: Match start delayed due to rain after India opt to bowl – The Times of India : Good news and bad news!

As we wait for the action to unfold here in Dublin, an Indian team in whites has completed its warm-up game against Leicestershire just some 430 km away from this Irish city. It seems that India had a decent outing with almost everyone spending some valuable time in the middle, especially in the second innings. In the batting department, Kohli, Jadeja and Gill scored the fifties while Pant and Srikar Bharat, the two Indian wicketkeepers, also had good outings with the bat. In the bowling department, the most heartening part for the Indian fans would be to see Ashwin bowling in the second innings and getting two wickets as well after he arrived late. However, the bad news coming out from the Indian camp is that the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma who batted in the first innings has been rep...
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Ranji Trophy 2022: Sarfaraz Khan named ‘Man of the Tournament’ for outstanding season with bat | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Mumbai batter Sarfaraz Khan was crowned as the 'Man of the Tournament for his brilliant Ranji Trophy 2022 with the bat, which saw him score 982 runs. Madhya Pradesh created history and won their maiden Ranji Trophy title, defeating favourites Mumbai in the finals by six wickets at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. In six games, Sarfaraz scored 982 runs at an average of 122.75, finishing at the top of the batting charts. Four centuries and two half-centuries were scored by the batter in the season, with the best individual score of 275. At second was his distant rival, Rajat Patidar from Madhya Pradesh, who scored 658 runs in six games at an average of 82.25. Two centuries and five half-centuries came out of his bat, with the individual best score of 142. Other top...
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India vs Ireland 1st T20I Live Score Updates: Hardik’s India take on Andrew’s Ireland

India vs Ireland 1st T20 Live Cricket Score Online Today Match Updates: Here are the two squads: India Squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Sanju Samson, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya(c), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik. Ireland Squad: Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie(c), Gareth Delany, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker(w), Curtis Campher, George Dockrell, Andy McBrine, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Joshua Little, Craig Young, Stephen Doheny, Conor Olphert. Hardik Pandya marks his much-anticipated International captaincy debut against a star-struck Ireland in a two-match T20 series. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function()...
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Sometimes misunderstandings happen, these things shouldn’t be shared publicly: Salman Butt on his bus fight with Afridi

15 years ago, former Pakistan players Salman Butt and Shahid Afridi had gotten into a heated exchange on a team bus which lead to Afridi being asked to return home from the camp in Abbottabad. Recently, Salman Butt cleared air on that incident on his official YouTube channel, “Every team has at least one such incident to tell. He (Afridi) was my senior. He was not a friend but treated me well at times. We had good exchanges too. But sometimes a bit of misunderstanding happens between two players. These things should not be shared publicly”. Former Pakistan pace bowler, Shoaib Akhtar had also shared the details of the incident in a TV programme titled ‘Game On Hai.’ “It so happened that we were returning on the bus from training and I was sitting with Salman Butt upfront. Afridi came in...
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Bagnaia cruises to Dutch MotoGP win as Quartararo crashes twice | Racing News – Times of India

ASSEN (Netherlands): Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati led from start to finish to win the Dutch Grand Prix on Sunday for his third victory of the season as world championship leader Fabio Quartararo crashed twice and was forced to retire from the race. Rookie Marco Bezzecchi of the VR46 Racing Team came second for his maiden MotoGP podium and Aprilia's Maverick Vinales was third, his first podium since last year's Dutch Grand Prix at the TT Circuit Assen -- also known as the "Cathedral of Speed". A glimmer of hope comes into view! 👀@PeccoBagnaia DELIVERS on his promise to bounce back! 🔥#DutchGP 🇳🇱 https://t.co/x9dVE4Rpnk— MotoGP™🏁 (@MotoGP) 1656247481000Bagnaia, last year's championship runner-up, had failed to finish his last two races in Catalunya and Germany but made up for it with victor...
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Always felt I left something back here 23 years ago: Chandrakant Pandit | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Carrying the weight of a defeat that hurt more than most for over two decades, one couldn't fault Chandrakant Pandit for those moistened eyes as he folded his hands as a mark of respect towards the Mumbai dressing room. After Rajat Patidar ran the most important single in the history of Madhya Pradesh cricket, it completed a cycle for head coach Pandit, 23 years after his failure to win the state side's maiden Ranji Trophy title as a player. "Every trophy gives satisfaction but this one is special. I couldn't do it as an MP captain years back (23 years). All these years, I have always felt that I had left something back over here. That's the reason I am a bit more excited and emotional about it," a visibly exhausted Pandit said after his latest Ranji Trophy triumph. (PTI Phot...