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West Indies beat India by five wickets in second T20

Indians were unable to gauge the pace and bounce of the Warner Park track, as McCoy mixed his variations well during a career-best spell Indians were unable to gauge the pace and bounce of the Warner Park track, as McCoy mixed his variations well during a career-best spell West Indies beat India by five wickets in the second T20I on Monday.Opting to bowl, Obed McCoy returned with a career-best six-wicket haul as West Indies dismissed India for 138.Hardik Pandya was the top scorer with a run-a-ball 31, while Rishabh Pant (24) and Ravindra Jadeja (27) also got starts but couldn’t capitalise in a match that was pushed back by three hours due to delay in arrival of team kits.While McCoy was the most successful bowler with figures of 4-1-17-6, Alzarri Joseph (1/29), Akeal Hosein (1/22) an...
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India vs West Indies, 2nd T20I Highlights: Obed McCoy takes six as West Indies beat India by five wickets, level series | Cricket News – Times of India

BASETTERRE (ST KITTS): Left-arm paceman Obed McCoy decimated a star-studded Indian batting line-up with sensational career-best figures of 6 for 17 as West Indies equalised the five-match series with a five-wicket victory in the second T20I here. McCoy wreaked havoc in his two spells as India, after being put into bat, were bundled out for 138 in 19.4 overs on Monday. .@ObedCMcCoy brought his best today with the ball!🙌🏾 #WIvIND #MaroonMagic https://t.co/dUgoXCKXkT— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1659387030000As It HappenedThe target was never going to be a problem for the West Indies batters as opener Brandon King smashed 68 off 52 balls, but the hosts stuttered during the back-end before Devon Thomas' unbeaten 31 off 19 balls sealed it in his team's favour, hitting a six and a four ...
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CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal leads India to 3-0 win over Nigeria in men’s team semis | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Sharath Kamal slayed world number 15 Aruna Quadri as defending champions India rode past Nigeria 3-0 to make another final at the Commonwealth Games. G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai won the opening doubles tie against Olajide Omotayo and Abiodun Bode in straight games to set the tone for the tie. It was the 40-year-old Sharath who won the crucial second singles match against Quadri to provide a big advantage to India. The final scoreline read 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 15-13 in favour of the Indian. It was an intense battle between the two rivals who know each other's game inside out. Sharath employed a high-risk strategy that helped him win the first game. The Nigerian bounced back to level the match before Sharath upped his game in the third with some crisp backhand winners. The fourt...
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CWG 2022: Harjinder Kaur wins bronze in women’s 71kg weightlifting | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India's Harjinder Kaur claimed the bronze medal in the women's 71kg weightlifting competition after a dramatic climax at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. Luck was on Harjinder's side as she was assured of a podium finish after Nigeria's gold medal favourite Joy Eze was knocked out following three failed attempts in the clean and jerk category. 9️⃣th medal for 🇮🇳 at @birminghamcg22 🤩🤩After high voltage 🤯 drama India's #HarjinderKaur bags 🥉 in Women's 71kg… https://t.co/XCs4Q4Rrhm— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659383458000England's Sarah Davies won the gold medal with a total of 229 kgs, while Canada's Alexis Ashworth bagged the silver with 214. Harjinder totalled 212 (93 in snatch and 119 in clean and jerk). On her way to the gold medal, Davies also broke the Commonwealth and Com...
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From cutting chaff on the fields to lifting barbell to win CWG bronze: Weightlifter Harjinder’s journey

The strength Harjinder Kaur showed in the tug-of-war opened doors for her to become a weightlifter. Her strong arms, she says, were developed by cutting fodder. It was hard labour on what is known as the toka, a chaff cutting machine which requires the operator to turn a giant wheel with blades. The 25-year-old weightlifter, a bronze medal winner in the 71 kg at the Commonwealth Games, is now reaping the rewards of the hard work she put in over the years, on the field and while lifting weights on a barbell. Kaur lifted a total of 212 kg to finish behind England’s Sarah Davies and Canadian Alexis Ashworth in a high drama event and claimed the bronze medal. Her family lived in a one-room house, they owned six buffaloes and work on contracted farmland. But life was hard in Mehas village ne...
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Horoscope Today, 2 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius and other signs – Times of India

The daily horoscope is determined by the position of the moon and sun. A person’s personality is determined by the traits and characteristics given in his horoscope. How would you feel if you come to know what’s going to happen throughout the whole day before starting your day in the morning? Horoscopes give us a hint about all the things that you are going to face for the entire day. Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you today. Aries: Today, you may feel dull, you may feel some negative vibrations around you, your focus may not be good, you may not give your output in your work, which may lead to confusion. Investments related to business or buying new asset are advised to postpone. You are advised to postpone to start new business for a while. Na...
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In draw with England, India’s men’s hockey team go from excellent to average

The 60 minutes against England on Monday showed how scintillating and silly Indian hockey can be.In the first 30, Olympic bronze medallists could not put a foot wrong against England. They pressed high, ran into spaces, played cheeky through balls, mesmerised with their 3D skills, and scored goals. India were flying. In the next 30, they played like a different team. They defended deep, were second to most balls, could not find a decent pass, the skills vanished, and conceded goals. India crash landed. The high-entertaining Pool B tie at Birmingham’s University Hockey ground ended in a 4-4 draw. But for India, it’ll feel like a defeat, having allowed England to come back after they led 3-0 at half-time. It would have been interesting to be a fly on the wall in the Indian dressing room ...
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Abdusattory: The Boa Constrictor from Uzbekistan who squeezes his opponents

When Nodirbek Abdusattorov was just nine years old, he was invited to play Grandmasters at the Tashkent Open with a child prodigy reputation. The tournament was considered nothing more than an exposure opportunity for Abdusattorov, who started playing chess watching his elder brother and sister who played recreationally in a suburb of Tashkent. Little then the organisers knew they were about to behold the launch of a new world-beating prodigy. He went on to clinically beat two seasoned Grandmasters, Andrey Zhigalko of Belarus and Rustam Khusnutdinov of Kazakhstan. The victories had caught the attention of the legendary Uzbekistan coach Dmitry Kayumov, who died last year. He began to closely follow the youngster, first with a touch of suspicion and then with eyes of admiration. Convinc...
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CWG 2022: India play out a 4-4 draw against England in men’s hockey | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: India squandered a three-goal advantage and were held to a 4-4 draw by hosts England in their second Pool B match at the Commonwealth Games men's hockey on Monday. The Indians started brilliantly and dominated the first two quarters to enjoy a comfortable 3-0 lead at half time. But the Englishmen came out hard in the final two quarters to stun the Indians. England were also helped by three cards to India's Varun Kumar twice, one for five minutes in the first half and then again 10 minutes in the second half, besides a 10-minute suspension for Gurjant Singh in the final quarter for dangerous play. The Indians scored through Lalit Upadhayay (3rd minute), Mandeep Singh (13th and 22nd) and Harmanpreet Singh (46th) from a penalty corner. England produced a valiant fightback in th...
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2nd T20I: India-Windies match delayed by 3 hours in absence of team kits, Cricket West Indies has no answers | Cricket News – Times of India

ST KITTS: In an unprecedented situation, the second T20 International between India and West Indies has been pushed back by three hours due to a delay in the arrival of team luggage, Cricket West Indies (CWI) said on Monday. Initially, it was delayed by two hours but the CWI later confirmed that the game had to be pushed back further. There was, however, no explanation for the inordinate delay. It has happened despite a two-day gap between the first and second game. "Due to circumstances beyond CWI's control, there have been significant delays in crucial team luggage arriving into St Kitts from Trinidad. As a result, today's 2nd Goldmedal T20 Cup match is due to start at 12.30 pm (10 PM India time)," the CWI said in a statement. *CWI STATEMENT* Delayed start time for 2nd Goldmedal T20I ...
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CWG: On a day of near-misses, a silver lining as judoka Shushila, a farmer’s daughter, finishes on podium

For a moment, the gold medal seemed within reach for Shushila Devi Likmabam. One of India’s finest judokas, Shushila went toe-to-toe with South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi in the 48kg final but fell agonisingly short, losing narrowly to settle for a silver, her second CWG medal, having won a silver at the Glasgow Games in 2014 as well. Shushila’s excellent form going into the event was obvious during her quarter-final and semi-final bouts. The Manipuri judoka was a picture of concentration during her match against African champion Priscilla Morand at the last-four stage. Her strategy was to stand almost sideways to her opponent while grabbing the collar of her judogi and wait for the opportune moment. A few seconds later the moment would arrive, with Shushila grabbing her opponent’s far...
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Ace spinner Rashid Khan part of Afghanistan squad for Ireland T20Is | Cricket News – Times of India

Rashid Khan (Getty Images)KABUL: Ace spinner Rashid Khan was Monday named in a strong Afghanistan squad for the five-match Twenty20 international series in Ireland starting next week. The 23-year-old is a key for Afghanistan in Ireland as well as in the Asia Cup (August-September) in United Arab Emirates and Twenty20 World Cup (October-November) in Australia. Rashid took four wickets in Afghanistan's 3-0 rout of Zimbabwe in June this year and will be part of the squad despite his commitments in The Hundred league in England, also starting this week. "We have had good results in our recent tours, the squad has done well recently and we are looking forward to having good results again in Ireland and then in the Asia Cup and World Cup," said chief selector Noor Malikzai. Ibrahim Zadran, Ha...
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I find ODIs exciting but format has got to deal with few challenges: Glenn McGrath | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath is still in love with the 50-over format but has no hesitation in admitting that it does face a daunting challenge with the exponential popularity of T20 cricket. A traditionalist by nature, the 'Director of Coaching' at the MRF Pace Foundation still believes that Test cricket remains the "ultimate test" of a cricketer. "I am very much a traditionalist. I liked Test, I liked my ODIs. Test cricket is still the ultimate to me. I I hope that it is protected and still held in high regard,' McGrath told reporters during an interaction. "As for the ODIs, it is still exciting as long as they are scoring runs. Interesting to see the future (of ODIs) and see where it goes. They have got to keep making it (ODIs) exciting. They have got a few ch...
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CWG 2022: Cyclist Ronaldo finishes 12th in 1000m time trial final | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Indian cyclist Ronaldo Laitonjam came up with a timing of 1:02.500 to finish 12th in the men's 1000m time trial final in the Commonwealth Games on Monday. The 20-year-old Indian, who had clinched a silver medal in the sprint event of the senior category at the Asian Track Championship in June, was 2.995 seconds behind gold medallist Matthew Glaetzer, who clocked 59.505. Another Australian, Thomas Cornish (1:00.036), and Trinidad and Tobago's Nicholas Paul (1:00.089) claimed the silver and bronze medals respectively. Ronaldo had lost to Australia's Matthew Glaetzer in the pre-quarterfinals of the men's sprint event on Sunday. In the women's Keiren first round, Triyasha Paul, Shushikala Agashe and Mayuri Lute couldn't qualify for the second round. Triyasha and Shushikala finis...
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IND vs WI 2nd T20 Live Score Updates: Rohit Sharma’s buoyant India face Pooran’s West Indies

IND vs WI 2nd T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match Updates: Here are the 2 squads: India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson West Indies Squad: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Jason Holder, Nicholas Pooran(w/c), Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Akeal Hosein, Odean Smith, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh, Devon Thomas, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Dominic Drakes India's Dinesh Karthik, left, celebrates with Ravichandran Ashwin during their partnership against Wes Indies in the first T20 cricket match at Bria...
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Cricket — Nilesh Kulkarni rewinds the clock to an ecstatic yet agonising debut

25 years since his record on Test debut, left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni relives the experience 25 years since his record on Test debut, left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni relives the experience The highest total in Test cricket history.The then highest partnership in Test cricket.Sri Lanka’s highest individual score in a Test match.Still, for an Indian cricket fan, the run-feast in Colombo during the first Test match of the series that started on August 2, 1997 is remembered for a unique bowling record. Left-arm spinner Nilesh Kulkarni became India’s first bowler to pick a wicket off his first ball in Test cricket. Ironically, despite dismissing opener Marvan Atapattu off his first ball, Kulkarni went wicketless for the next 419 balls he bowled in the match as Sri Lanka piled on a rec...
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Mosaddek Hossain to lead Bangladesh in Zimbabwe decider | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: Bangladesh Cricket Twitter)DHAKA: Bangladesh have named all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain to lead the side in the series-deciding third Twenty20 against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Mosaddek replaces Nurul Hasan as captain after the wicketkeeper-batsman was ruled out of the rest of the tour with a finger injury he sustained in Sunday's seven-wicket win in the second match. The three-match series in Harare is locked at 1-1 after Zimbabwe won the first by 17 runs. Mosaddek led Bangladesh's comeback with a career-best 5-20 in the second match. A Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) statement on Monday also said that the experienced Mahmudullah Riyad will replace Nurul in the squad. Mahmudullah, who led Bangladesh's T20 side for 43 matches until this series, is already in Zimbabwe as ...
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Explainer: What is Lawn Bowls?

India’s women’s fours team – Pinki, Lovely Choubey, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey – made history by ensuring the country’s first Commonwealth Games medal in lawn bowls by reaching the final after defeating New Zealand 16-13 on Monday. The team will have the opportunity to fight for gold against one of the sport’s powerhouses, South Africa, on Tuesday. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the tie. Rules & Scoring The rules for the lawn bowls events are relatively straightforward. As the name suggests, competitors take turns rolling bowls – almost-spherical-ball-like objects with flattened sides and a weight bias, typically weighing 1.5kgs – across a bowling green in an attempt to get as close as possible to the target bowl, known as a ‘jack.’ The distance between the j...
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CWG 2022: ‘Everyone knows about Dhoni, hope people know about us too’ | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Mahendra Singh Dhoni put Ranchi on the world map but belonging to the same city, India's first ever lawn bowls medallists in Commonwealth Games have no interest in going global. Recognition in their own country will be enough. Soon after a come-from-behind win over New Zealand in the women's fours semifinals, the quartet of Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki and Nayanmoni Saikia could not believe what they had accomplished. The 'leader' of the pack, 38-year-old Lovely is a constable with Jharkhand Police while Rupa, who too is from Ranchi, works in the sports department. 🇮🇳 Creates History at @birminghamcg22 🔥India's #LawnBowl Women's Four team creates history by becoming the 1st In… https://t.co/XYvow8ez0Q— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) 1659349581000Pinki, who picked up the s...