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WPL 2023: Gujarat Giants hand Royal Challengers Bangalore third straight defeat

Mumbai: Gujarat Giants handed Royal Challengers Bangalore their third consecutive defeat in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) here on Wednesday, winning a high-scoring contest by 11 runs to record their first victory in three matches. After splendid half-centuries from Sophia Dunkley (65) and Harleen Deol (67) propelled Gujarat Giants to a strong 201 for 7 after batting first, their bowlers did a fair job, restricting RCB to 190 for 6 in their 20 overs. RCB opener and New Zealand batter Sophie Devine largely played a lone hand in their chase, hitting a well-made 66 from 45 balls with eight fours and two sixes. Towards the end, Heather Knight (30 not out off 11 balls) provided RCB a glimmer of hope, but the challenge of scoring 33 runs off the last two overs and 24 off the final over prov...
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Saika Ishaque living her late father’s dream 

Roaring start: Saika scalped four wickets on her WPL debut for Mumbai Indians. | Photo Credit: ANI It was with boys that Saika Ishaque started playing cricket. That is not unusual at all for female cricketers, around the world. What is unusual is that the boys she played with, at an academy in Kolkata, thought that she was a boy.“I had short hair and looked quite like a boy; I was about nine then,” a smiling Saika said during an interview with The Hindu on Wednesday. “When those boys found out that I was a girl, I felt embarrassed. They stopped talking to me.” She is now the talk of the town. With six wickets from two matches in the WPL, she became an early owner of the purple cap. The left-arm spinner took four wickets on her Mumbai Indians debut, against Gujarat Giants, and th...
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Saika Ishaque living her late father’s dream 

Roaring start: Saika scalped four wickets on her WPL debut for Mumbai Indians. | Photo Credit: ANI It was with boys that Saika Ishaque started playing cricket. That is not unusual at all for female cricketers, around the world. What is unusual is that the boys she played with, at an academy in Kolkata, thought that she was a boy.“I had short hair and looked quite like a boy; I was about nine then,” a smiling Saika said during an interview with The Hindu on Wednesday. “When those boys found out that I was a girl, I felt embarrassed. They stopped talking to me.” She is now the talk of the town. With six wickets from two matches in the WPL, she became an early owner of the purple cap. The left-arm spinner took four wickets on her Mumbai Indians debut, against Gujarat Giants, and th...
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After Dunkley and Harleen power the Giants past 200, the bowlers deliver a maiden win

Dunkley’s day out: The Giants opener reached her half-century off just 18 balls, the fastest in the WPL so far.  | Photo Credit: ANI Lady Luck hasn’t smiled much on Gujarat Giants.In its first match, it lost its captain and best batter Beth Mooney to injury. In the second, after coming so close to a win, it lost to a stunning onslaught at the death by UP Warriorz’s Grace Harris. On a warm Wednesday night at the Brabourne Stadium, Giants, riding on sparkling 60s from Sophia Dunkley and Harleen Deol, finally tasted victory in the Women’s Premier League. Chasing 202, RCB could only manage 190 for six.Third lossThe 11-run defeat meant that the star-studded RCB is the only team in the competition without a win even after three games. Though captain Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine ...
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After Dunkley and Harleen power the Giants past 200, the bowlers deliver a maiden win

Dunkley’s day out: The Giants opener reached her half-century off just 18 balls, the fastest in the WPL so far.  | Photo Credit: ANI Lady Luck hasn’t smiled much on Gujarat Giants.In its first match, it lost its captain and best batter Beth Mooney to injury. In the second, after coming so close to a win, it lost to a stunning onslaught at the death by UP Warriorz’s Grace Harris. On a warm Wednesday night at the Brabourne Stadium, Giants, riding on sparkling 60s from Sophia Dunkley and Harleen Deol, finally tasted victory in the Women’s Premier League. Chasing 202, RCB could only manage 190 for six.Third lossThe 11-run defeat meant that the star-studded RCB is the only team in the competition without a win even after three games. Though captain Smriti Mandhana and Sophie Devine ...
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Tiger Woods’ apparent ex-girlfriend Erica Herman approaches court to void NDA: US media reports

Tiger Woods and longtime girlfriend Erica Herman appear to have split up, and a legal battle could ensue. Us Weekly and TMZ reported on Wednesday that Herman wants a court to void a non-disclosure agreement that Woods required her to sign when they became a couple in 2017. In her court filing, a copy of which both outlets obtained, Herman said the Speak Out Act gives her the right to talk. Under the Speak Out Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law in December, non-disclosure and non-disparagement documents are not enforceable when sexual assault and/or sexual harassment comes after such agreements are entered into. “Because of the aggressive use of the Woods NDA against her by the Defendant and the trust under his control, the Plaintiff is unsure whether she may disclose, among...
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Daily Horoscope, March 9, 2023: Read horoscope predictions for Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces and others – Times of India

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of the universe and discover what the day ahead has in store for you? Look no further than today's horoscope! With expert analysis of the astrological influences at play, you'll be able to navigate life's challenges with confidence and grace.Aries Today you may feel your life becoming challenging, you may take some advises from your elders to sustain in the given situation. You need to keep patience. Kids education also make you upset, you may have short trip in terms of kids academics. Investors are advised to avoid speculation before making any investments.TaurusToday, you will be a victim of dissatisfaction, you may not get result of your hard work, it may give disappointment. You are advised to read documents carefully before a new contract. Inves...
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Taurus Horoscope 9 March, 2023: Focus on creating a good balance in your life. – Times of India

It's a good time to practice gratitude and appreciate what you have, as your personal life is improving. You might face loss today and to overcome that you should outsource the work. If you're in a relationship, your partner will be supportive.Positive: Ganesha says despite small negative aspects, the moon's alignment with your sign will bring positive energies, guiding you throughout the day with a feeling of serenity. It's a good time to practice gratitude and appreciate what you have, as your personal life is improving. When it comes to forming new relationships, be vigilant.Negative: In order to compensate for a loss, it's necessary to hire more employees and outsource work. This is the only way to move forward.Lucky Color: PinkLucky Number: 17Love: If you're in a relationship, your...
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Aquarius Horoscope, 9 March, 2023: Keep pushing yourself to reach new heights and enjoy the ride. – Times of India

Embrace the power of astrology with today's horoscope! With expert insights into the astrological aspects of the day, you'll be able to make the most of every opportunity, overcome life's challenges, and achieve your dreams.Positive: Ganesha says you will be in a good mood today as you will receive some unexpected news that will make you feel happy and satisfied. You will be able to balance your personal and professional life today.Negative: You might face some challenges in communication with your colleagues, but try to stay calm and patient. It is important to avoid arguments as they will only make things worse for you.Lucky Color: GrayLucky Number: 8Love: You will experience a lot of love and warmth from your partner today. They will make you feel special and loved, and you will appr...
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Gemini Horoscope, 9 March,2023: Work towards achieving your goals without any self-doubt. – Times of India

Today's work may be challenging with obstacles and slow progress. Investigate your business practices thoroughly if you face minor losses, as it may indicate larger issues. Your lucky color is yellow.Positive: Ganesha says to focus on improving your mental and physical health today, as building mental willpower can help you overcome physical pain.Negative: Work may be challenging with obstacles and slow progress.Lucky Color: YellowLucky Number: 18Love: Take some time to reflect on your past and future to determine what you're looking for in a life partner if you have doubts about your current relationship.Business: Investigate your business practices thoroughly if you face minor losses, as it may indicate larger issues.Health: Use this time to improve your health and learn new skills.!(...
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Aries Horoscope Prediction, 9 March, 2023: Believe in yourself and your abilities today. – Times of India

Your hard work and dedication will pay off today, as you will receive recognition for your efforts. Your leadership skills will also be appreciated today. Make sure to take care of your physical health today. It's a good day to try out a new exercise routine or sign up for a dance class. Positive: Ganesha says today is a good day to focus on your personal and professional goals. Your hard work and dedication will pay off today, as you will receive recognition for your efforts. Your leadership skills will also be appreciated today.Negative: You may face some obstacles or delays today, but don't let them discourage you. Instead, use this time to reassess your goals and make a plan to overcome these challenges. Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice from colleagues.Lucky Color: BlackLuc...
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India needs its batting might to come to life in a high-stakes Test

The Narendra Modi Stadium will sport a festive look when India and Australia square off on Thursday in the fourth and final Test. With the Indian PM Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese in attendance, the Test is being promoted as a setting to celebrate the friendship between the two countries over the last 75 years. Perfect auraThere are posters of the PMs in every corner of the ground; a gold-plated golf cart will give a tour of the ground to the PMs — creating the perfect aura that a high-profile Test match deserves. As nearly 1,10,000 spectators are expected to be present on the opening day, it will be a challenge for the teams to cut out the noise and focus on the game. The defeat in the third Test in Indore has made this a must-win game for India in a bid to b...
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Babar Azam slams maiden PSL century, equals this record in T20 cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Peshawar Zalmi skipper Babar Azam entered into the record books as he smashed his maiden century in the Pakistan Super League on Wednesday.One of the modern day greats, Babar got to his 8th T20 ton with his trademark cover drive in the 18th over bowled by pacer Naseem Shah in the PSL match against Quetta Gladiators. In the process, Babar equalled the record of scoring eight T20 hundreds. Aussies David Warner, Aaron Finch and Michael Klinger also have 8 T20 centuries to their name.The day belongs to Bobby Baadshah 👑Maiden HBL PSL Century for @babarazam258! #SabSitarayHumaray l #HBLPSL8 l… https://t.co/DmzVlbsJYQ— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) 1678289871000Babar's whirlwind knock of 115 powered Peshawar to a massive 240/2. The skipper hammered 15 fours and three sixes during...
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German Open: Lakshya Sen makes first round exit | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian ace shuttler Lakshya Sen suffered a shock first-round loss at the German Open badminton tournament after going down to Christo Popov of France in straight games on Wednesday.World No 41 Popov got the better of world number 12 Sen 21-19, 21-16 in a round of 32 clash, lasting 46 minutes.India's campaign in the tournament came to an end with the three other Indians also losing their round one matches.Mithun Manjunath fought hard but lost his men's singles first round match to Singapore's fourth seeded Loh Kean Yew 8-21, 21-19, 11-21.In women's singles, Malvika Bansod suffered a 13-21, 14-21 defeat to fifth seed and world number six Wang Zhi Yi of China, while Tasnim Mir lost to eighth seed Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand 8-21, 10-21.With the results on Wednesday, India's...
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2nd Test: West Indies fight back to keep South Africa to 311/7 at stumps on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: West Indies fought back brilliantly in the last session on the first day of the second Test as South Africa reached 311/7 at the close of play at The Wanderers on Wednesday.South Africa were cruising through in the first two sessions but West Indies came up with a much improved show after tea, picking up five wickets.Opener Aiden Markram continued his rich vein of form falling four runs short of what could have been his second successive Test hundred.Heinrich Klaasen will resume on Thursday unbeaten on 17 with Keshav Maharaj, who has yet to face a ball.South Africa won the toss and elected to bat, reaching 247 for two at tea with Dean Elgar out for 42 and Markram scored a fluent 96 in which he struck 17 fours.He attempted a sweep off impressive West Indies spinner Gudakesh Mo...
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Mairaj and Ganemat pair finishes fifth in skeet mixed team event of Shotgun World Cup | More sports News – Times of India

DOHA: The Indian skeet mixed team pairing of Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Ganemat Sekhon finished fifth at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup on Wednesday.The Indian duo shot 143 out of 150 in the 32-strong qualification field to miss the cut for the medal round matches by one point.The American pair of Vincent Hancock and Kimberly Rhode won gold, after they beat French duo of Eric Delaunay and Lucie Anastassiou 6-0 in the gold medal match. They had also topped the qualification round with a score of 148.Chilean duo of Hector Andres Flores Barahona and Francisca Crovetto Chadid shot 144 to edge out the Indians by one point to make the bronze play-off.But the Chilean pair went down 2-6 to their Italian rivals Luigi Lodde and Diana Bacosi in the bronze medal match.India's engagements in skeet come to a ...
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Sophia Dunkley smashes fastest fifty in Women’s Premier League | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Having suffered back-to-back defeats in their first two matches, Sophia Dunkley gave Gujarat Giants much-needed impetus by smashing a fastest fifty in the Women's Premier League on Wednesday.Dunkley got to her maiden WPL fifty off just 18 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.🚨 Milestone Alert 🚨FASTEST 5⃣0⃣ in the #TATAWPL! ⚡️ ⚡️@dunkleysophia brings up a stunning half-century in just… https://t.co/Z938IhOEGR— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) 1678285880000The England batter went hammer and tongs against Preeti Bose as she slammed her for 4,6,4,4,4 on successive balls to bring up a stunning half-century in the fifth over.Dunkley's blitzkrieg was ended by Shreyanka Patil for 65. Her 28-ball knock was studded with 11 fours and three sixes...
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Rahane visits Super Kings Academy in Trichy

Ajinkya Rahane addressed the students present at the Kamala Niketan Montessori School. | Photo Credit: M. MOORTHY Chennai Super Kings cricketer Ajinkya Rahane visited the Super Kings Academy at Kamala Niketan Montessori School in Trichy on Wednesday. Rahane addressed the students present there. In an event at the school, he spoke about the importance of developing cricket in different parts of the country and more. The academy will begin coaching classes from April 2023 and students can attend counselling sessions with Super Kings Academy management at Kamala Niketan Montessori School on March 11 and 12. For queries, contact 73053 22282 or visit www.superkingsacademy.com. Source link
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ICC pledges to launch anti-trolling measures to ensure safe space for women on social media

ICC will monitor social media channels to address rising sexism, misogyny and threats of gender-based violence against women in sports. Image for representational purpose only. | Photo Credit: AP On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that it will launch a dedicated in-tournament social media monitoring initiative to ensure the sport's social media channels are a safer space for women to enjoy, free from sexism, misogyny or threats of gender-based violence.The pledge comes on the back of recent episodes of gender-based digital abuse during the ICC U19 and senior Women's T20 World Cups.The ICC will work with their members to deliver a plan that will help protect female players and officials from abuse on social media du...
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Saika living her late father’s dream

Saika has had a dream start for Mumbai Indians, scalping six wickets in the first two matches, in the Women’s Premier League. | Photo Credit: Sportzpics/WPL It was with boys that Saika Ishaque started playing cricket. That is not unusual at all for female cricketers, around the world. What is unusual is that the boys she played with, at an academy in Kolkata, thought that she was a boy.“I had short hair and looked quite like a boy; I was about nine then,” a smiling Saika said during an interview with The Hindu here on Wednesday. “When those boys found out that I was a girl, I felt embarrassed. They stopped talking to me.”She is now the talk of the town. With six wickets from two matches at the Women’s Premier League, she became an early owner of the purple cap. The left-arm spinner...