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Day: August 27, 2022

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All eyes on India-Pak match today: ‘Hype outside, all normal inside’

THE FIRST question to Pakistan captain Babar Azam at the press conference ahead of the India-Pakistan encounter on Sunday was seemingly harmless: “Dubai mein garmi zyada hain kya (Is it very hot in Dubai)?” Babar promptly replied: “Garmi toh hain (It is hot)”. He then paused, seeming to realise the loaded undertone of the question, and said with a grin: “Hum zyada garmi nahin lete hain (We don’t feel the heat too much)”. He was referring to the inevitable “more-than-just-a-game” narrative drummed up whenever India and Pakistan duel, limited to multi-team tournaments these days. Often in the past, the pre-match press conference would be intense, and sometimes, tense affairs. Captains would stride in with a sense of urgency, weighing each question and measuring each answer. But Babar was ...
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All eyes on India-Pak match today: ‘Hype outside, normal inside’

THE FIRST question to Pakistan captain Babar Azam at the press conference ahead of the India-Pakistan encounter on Sunday was seemingly harmless: “Dubai mein garmi zyada hain kya (Is it very hot in Dubai)?” Babar promptly replied: “Garmi toh hain (It is hot)”. He then paused, seeming to realise the loaded undertone of the question, and said with a grin: “Hum zyada garmi nahin lete hain (We don’t feel the heat too much)”. He was referring to the inevitable “more-than-just-a-game” narrative drummed up whenever India and Pakistan duel, limited to multi-team tournaments these days. Often in the past, the pre-match press conference would be intense, and sometimes, tense affairs. Captains would stride in with a sense of urgency, weighing each question and measuring each answer. But Babar was ...
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Horoscope Today, 28 August 2022: Check astrological prediction for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer 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 we 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 be busy in kids issues, You may likely to go for short trips in terms of kid’s academics. You may be able to do difficult task in an easy way. You may spend on buying some artefacts or household stuff, which will improve your life style. You may also spend on your friends and family members. singles may...
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Weekly Horoscope, 28 August to 3 September 2022: Check predictions for all zodiac signs – Times of India

Read your horoscope predictions to know what the stars have in store for you this week: Aries: In this week, you may be under positive planets. Last week’s messy situation are going to be gone off now. You can be happy and confident, then, you can helpthe people around you, andthis can raise your status in society. Children's health can be good. You may resolve several issues withthe assistance of your way of speaking. You may also plan for some advance course to boost your skills, which can be useful for your career in near future. Love Birds can enjoy moments full of emotions. Students suggested to followtheir intuition to require any call in terms of education. For the last few days ofthe week and you will be blessed with a positive planets, Time will be positive in terms of work and...
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AS Roma snatch 1-1 draw at Juventus

AS Roma striker Tammy Abraham scored late in the second half to earn a 1-1 draw at Juventus on Saturday, cancelling out an early opener by Dusan Vlahovic as Jose Mourinho’s side remained unbeaten after three games in Serie A this season. Roma equalised against the run of play in the 69th minute following a free kick when Abraham nodded home Paulo Dybala’s cross from the right. Juve striker Vlahovic scored after 76 seconds with a sensational free kick from just outside the box as the ball bounced off the underside of the bar into the net. With two wins and a draw, Roma remain third in the standings on seven points while Juventus are sixth with five points. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push...
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Ageless James Anderson helps England beat South Africa by an innings

Evergreen James Anderson took three wickets as England’s seamers steered their side to victory over South Africa by an innings and 85 runs just before the close of the third day of the second test at Old Trafford on Saturday. The tourists were bowled out for 179 in their second innings with Anderson taking 3-30 as he became the leading wicket-taker among pace bowlers across all formats by moving past Australian Glenn McGrath’s total of 949 with his second scalp. The tourists had resumed their second innings on 23 without loss after England’s mammoth 415-9 on Friday, but Anderson and fellow seamer Ollie Robinson (4-43) were excellent with their line and length to level the three-match series at 1-1. Some decent match figures 😳 Highlights: https://t.co/bLHg397VGJ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 pic.t...
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Sumariwalla claims he has been “appointed” IOA president, secy gen dismisses it

The factional feud in the Indian Olympic Association resurfaced on Saturday with vice president Adille Sumariwalla claiming he has been “appointed” its president by the executive council, only for secretary general Rajeev Mehta to term it “untenable” under IOA Constitution. In a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and IOA members, Sumariwalla said he has been “co-opted to be the president of IOA by the majority of the members of the Executive Council… vide letters dated July 2022″.”The erstwhile IOA president Narinder Dhruv Batra resigned from the post on 18.07.2022 due to personal reasons which led to a vacancy for the post. Thereafter, 18 executive members out of 31 in accordance with clause 11.1.5 of the IOA Constitution co-opted the undersigned to f...
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England finishes off South Africa for big win in 2nd test

England quickly cleaned up South Africa’s tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test to level series England quickly cleaned up South Africa’s tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test to level series England quickly cleaned up South Africa's tail with the new ball to confirm resounding innings win in the second test on Saturday and send the series to a decider.England won by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball.South Africa was bowled out for 179 in its second innings at Old Trafford, still well short of making England bat again.Robinson finished with 4-43 in his comeback test and Anderso...
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Eng vs SA 2nd Test | England finishes off South Africa with innings win

England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball England quickly cleaned up South Africa's tail with the new ball to confirm a resounding innings win in the second test on Saturday and send the series to a decider.England won by an innings and 85 runs inside three days as James Anderson and Ollie Robinson combined to take the last five South African wickets in just 5.1 overs of the new ball.South Africa was bowled out for 179 in its second innings at ...
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Asia Cup: Pacer Farooqi swings it Afghanistan’s way against Sri Lanka

Two features of Afghanistan medium pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi stand out. The first, and the most prominent is the late inswing he purchases against the right-handed batsmen. His action is not classically moulded, not a Trent Boult or Shaheen Afridi who glides into their release. Farooqi’s is a clunkier action. But like Boult and Afridi, he bends the ball back in devilishly late. The second is the energy he expends on his appeals. The exertion, both physical and verbal, takes him on his knees, arms so wide apart that you feel like he would start banging his chest if he is denied a wicket, veins on the neck and arms popping out so prominently that you feel like those would burst any moment. Both features rattled Sri Lanka’s batsmen. The swing first, and then the appeal. Just five balls into t...
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Kohli and Babar rather than Kohli versus Babar

When Virat Kohli and Babar Azam bat, chores and duties are set aside and people let themselves be enraptured by the two willowed virtuosos practising their craft. The devotion of watching them is matched only by the commitment both these batsmen have for their batting, pure and almost innocent in its essence. When they shake hands or hug or talk about each other, the virtual world goes berserk. From teammates and former players, fans or even those unstained by cricket-fixation, are compelled to comment, tweet, troll or debate, or somehow leave their digital footprint on the lives and careers of two of the greatest batsmen of their times. 🗯🗯🗯 Caption this 📸 moment of cricket’s finest stars 🐐🌟@babarazam258 🤝 @imVkohli #PAKvIND #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/cjgxnnHAvO — Quetta Gladiators (@Te...
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Fazalhaq Farooqi stars as Afghanistan hammer Sri Lanka in Asia Cup opener | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqi returned bowling figures of 3-11 to help Afghanistan thrash Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the opening match of the Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament on Saturday. Afghanistan elected to field and bundled out Sri Lanka for a paltry 105, a total their batsmen overhauled in 10.1 overs in Dubai. Left-hander Hazratullah Zazai, unbeaten on 37, and wicketkeeper-batsman Rahmanllah Gurbaz, who hit 40, put on 83 runs for the opening wicket to build on the dominance started by the bowlers. Afghanistan, in Group B with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, have made a thumping start to their campaign in the six-nation tournament that acts as a tune-up to the T20 World Cup in October-November in Australia. Farooqi, a left-arm quick, stood out for Afghanistan after he struck with su...
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Asia Cup 2022 | Farooqi breathes fire, Afghanistan stuns Lanka

This was the first time Afghanistan bowled out a team without Rashid Khan taking a wicket This was the first time Afghanistan bowled out a team without Rashid Khan taking a wicket Afghanistan romped to an impressive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium here on Saturday.After being put in to bat, Sri Lanka lost the plot and crumbled to 105. The chase was over in quick time, with Afghanistan making the runs in 10.1 overs. Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz smashed an 18-ball 40 to put the match beyond the reach of the Lankans. Fellow opener Hazratullah Zazai (37 n.o., 28b, 5x4, 1x6) stuck around to finish the job.Sri Lanka was pushed onto the backfoot in the very first over, when opener Kusal Mendis and Charith Asalanka fell to l...
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2nd Test: England beat South Africa by an innings and 85 runs | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER (United Kingdom): England hammered South Africa by an innings and 85 runs to win the second Test at Old Trafford inside three days on Saturday. The victory, which followed South Africa's almost as crushing innings and 12-run win in the first Test at Lord's, meant England levelled the three-match series at 1-1. South Africa, 141-3 in their second innings at tea, then saw England captain Ben Stokes remove both Rassie van der Dussen (41) and Keegan Petersen (42) for their interval scores. The moment we levelled the Test series! 💪🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 https://t.co/FKC7QHoZ0T— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1661618881000The Proteas, the World Test Championship leaders, then collapsed against the new ball as they lost their last five wickets for seven runs in 31 balls en route to b...
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We won’t stop experimenting and finding new answers: Rohit

The Indian T20 team under Rohit Sharma hasn’t shied away from experimenting with various combinations, and the skipper made it clear on Saturday that the quest to find “new answers” will continue, even if there are obstacles along the away. With around only seven weeks to go for the T20 World Cup in Australia, Rohit is keen to continue with experiments, as one wouldn’t know what works if it’s not tried in the first place. “We have decided that we will try out a few things and some would work, some won’t. But no harm in trying and only if you try, will you know for sure what works and what doesn’t. You will get answers,” Rohit told reporters ahead of the team’s marquee Asia Cup clash against arch-rivals Pakistan. India have tried out Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant as openers while KL ...
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Liverpool equals scoring record with 9-0 win vs. Bournemouth

After a winless start to the season and a dispiriting loss to its archrival, Liverpool set out to make a statement against Bournemouth on Saturday. A 9-0 win, equaling the record for the biggest-ever victory in the Premier League, sends a loud message indeed. Liverpool blew away Bournemouth at Anfield to put its early-season struggles behind it, with Roberto Firmino scoring two goals and setting up three more. After opening the campaign with two draws and a loss, it was the kind of performance that will erase many of the questions about whether Jurgen Klopp’s team had lost its edge. FULL-TIME Liverpool 9-0 AFC Bournemouth The Reds enjoy their biggest-ever #PL win and are just the fourth team to score nine in one match. What a performance!#LIVBOU pic.twitter.com/Y86kTSk0Rm — Premier Lea...
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We won’t stop experimenting and finding new answers: Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: The Indian T20 team under Rohit Sharma hasn't shied away from experimenting with various combinations, and the skipper made it clear on Saturday that the quest to find "new answers" will continue, even if there are obstacles along the way. With around only seven weeks to go for the T20 World Cup in Australia, Rohit is keen to continue with experiments, as one wouldn't know what works if it's not tried in the first place. The #AsiaCup2022 is a fresh tournament and a new start. We are here for a purpose and we will focus on what we want… https://t.co/0EY36f1wGQ— BCCI (@BCCI) 1661610157000"We have decided that we will try out a few things and some would work, some won't. But no harm in trying and only if you try, will you know for sure what works and what doesn't. You will get answe...
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One has to be on top of his game to compete against cricketer like Virat Kohli: Babar Azam | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Virat Kohli may be going through a prolonged lean patch but competing against a cricketer like him is extremely challenging and one has to be on top of his game to match the Indian star, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said here on Saturday. "Nothing is easy in life. There are challenges everywhere. It is up to you how you achieve things in life and how you overcome the challenges you face. Virat is still one of the best batters world cricket," Babar said on the eve of the blockbuster Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan. "How you compete against a player like him, and that too in different conditions, is very important." Kohli, once again, found support from the Pakistani star batter, who indicated that an athlete has to be really strong to overcome failures. "Every cricketer, ...
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Adille Sumariwalla claims he has been ‘appointed’ IOA president, secretary general dismisses it | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The factional feud in the Indian Olympic Association resurfaced on Saturday with vice president Adille Sumariwalla claiming he has been "appointed" its president by the executive council, only for secretary general Rajeev Mehta to term it "untenable" under IOA Constitution. In a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach and IOA members, Sumariwalla said he has been "co-opted to be the president of IOA by the majority of the members of the Executive Council... vide letters dated July 2022". "The erstwhile IOA president Narinder Dhruv Batra resigned from the post on 18.07.2022 due to personal reasons which led to a vacancy for the post. Thereafter, 18 executive members out of 31 in accordance with clause 11.1.5 of the IOA Constitution co-opted the un...
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Babar Azam is probably top batter in world right now: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Ahead of the blockbuster match against Pakistan in the Asia Cup on Sunday, former India skipper and star batter Virat Kohli revealed he first met Babar Azam during the 2019 World Cup and that the Pakistan captain will go a long way as a player due to his personality attributes. "The first talk with Babar Azam was after 2019 WC, we sat down and talked a lot. He had lots of respect, that hasn't changed even after doing so well in world cricket - he is so down-to-earth character, he will go a long way as a player," Kohli said in a chat with Star Sports. Azam has been in fine form in 2022. He is the world's leading batter in ODI and T20I formats while he is at the third spot in the Test rankings. Across all formats this year, Azam has played 15 matches and has scored 1,406 runs in 19...