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Mumbai Indians bowlers on the prowl as Delhi Capitals crumbles

Tasting success: Mumbai Indians Women’s Saika Ishaque celebrates a wicket during the WPL match against Delhi Capitals in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. | Photo Credit: ANI It was expected to be the clash of the titans. A mismatch it turned out to be, though, at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Thursday night.Mumbai Indians was just too good for Delhi Capitals. Neither side had lost a game coming into this match. Now, only Harmanpreet Kaur’s women could claim that record, after their eight-wicket victory with five overs to spare. With three wins from as many matches, they are the clear leaders in these early days of the Women’s Premier League. They owe the latest win to their bowlers, who shut Delhi Capitals out for 105 in 18 overs. Saika Ishaque, the uncapped left-arm spinner who has been a...
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Mumbai Indians bowlers on the prowl as Delhi Capitals crumbles

Tasting success: Mumbai Indians Women’s Saika Ishaque celebrates a wicket during the WPL match against Delhi Capitals in Navi Mumbai on Thursday. | Photo Credit: ANI It was expected to be the clash of the titans. A mismatch it turned out to be, though, at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Thursday night.Mumbai Indians was just too good for Delhi Capitals. Neither side had lost a game coming into this match. Now, only Harmanpreet Kaur’s women could claim that record, after their eight-wicket victory with five overs to spare. With three wins from as many matches, they are the clear leaders in these early days of the Women’s Premier League. They owe the latest win to their bowlers, who shut Delhi Capitals out for 105 in 18 overs. Saika Ishaque, the uncapped left-arm spinner who has been a...
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Modi and Albanese make it a morning to remember 

Extolling the spirit of cricket: Narendra Modi and Anthony Albanese with the two captains Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Cricket diplomacy isn’t new to India. A high-profile delegation, led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, visited the world’s largest cricket stadium here, named after the Indian PM, and had a morning to remember amid loud cheers.The stadium wore a festive look on Thursday, with the crowd chanting the Indian Prime Minister’s name. Mr. Modi took a lap of honour around the ground along with Mr. Albanese to celebrate 75 years of friendship between the two nations. Setting the toneGrammy Award-winning Indian-American singer Falguni Shah set the tone with some popular numbers, followed by ...
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Modi and Albanese make it a morning to remember 

Extolling the spirit of cricket: Narendra Modi and Anthony Albanese with the two captains Rohit Sharma and Steve Smith.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Cricket diplomacy isn’t new to India. A high-profile delegation, led by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese, visited the world’s largest cricket stadium here, named after the Indian PM, and had a morning to remember amid loud cheers.The stadium wore a festive look on Thursday, with the crowd chanting the Indian Prime Minister’s name. Mr. Modi took a lap of honour around the ground along with Mr. Albanese to celebrate 75 years of friendship between the two nations. Setting the toneGrammy Award-winning Indian-American singer Falguni Shah set the tone with some popular numbers, followed by ...
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Hyderabad, Mohun Bagan play out intense goalless draw in first leg of ISL semi-final

Hyderabad FC and ATK Mohun Bagan produced out a top notch defensive display in a goalless stalemate in the first leg of their Indian Super League semi-final here on Thursday. The hosts were dominant in the first half but were tested defensively by the Mariners in the second. In the end, neither side could find a goal to nick the advantage ahead of the second leg in Kolkata on Monday. Hyderabad FC launched a series of attacks around the ten-minute-mark and Joel Chianese was the first to try his luck from a tight angle. Vishal Kaith was alert at the near post to deny the attacker. Through the legs by @Mohammad_Yasir4! 😎🥜#HFCATKMB #HeroISL #HeroISLPlayoffs #LetsFootball #HyderabadFC #MohammadYasir pic.twitter.com/ANmitfwN17 — Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 9, 2023 Moments lat...
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It’s nice to go out there and tick off a hundred in India, says Khawaja

Usman Khawaja.. jumping for joy. | Photo Credit: Vijay Soneji Usman Khawaja couldn’t remember when was the last time he smiled so much after scoring a Test century. But at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Thursday late afternoon, the Australian batter did have a broad smile on his face as he braved the sweltering conditions to bring up his 14th Test ton.Amid loud cheers from the spectators, Khawaja had a low-key celebration as he just raised his bat in the air and hugged Cameron Green. But by his own admission, the emotions were flying high.Emotion in it“I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much on getting a century. There was emotion in it, I’ve done two tours of India before, carried the drinks for eight Test matches before I got a chance here,” Khawaja said. Khawaja remembered those ...
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It’s nice to go out there and tick off a hundred in India, says Khawaja

Usman Khawaja.. jumping for joy. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Usman Khawaja couldn’t remember when was the last time he smiled so much after scoring a Test century. But at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Thursday late afternoon, the Australian batter did have a broad smile on his face as he braved the sweltering conditions to bring up his 14th Test ton.Amid loud cheers from the spectators, Khawaja had a low-key celebration as he just raised his bat in the air and hugged Cameron Green. But by his own admission, the emotions were flying high.Emotion in it“I don’t think I’ve ever smiled so much on getting a century. There was emotion in it, I’ve done two tours of India before, carried the drinks for eight Test matches before I got a chance here,” Khawaja said. Khawaja remembered those ...
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The game slightly drifted from us towards the end, says India’s bowling coach Mhambrey

Nailing it: Shami celebrates after rattling Labuschagne’s  stumps.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI The Indian team management brought back Mohammed Shami into the playing eleven for the fourth Test against Australia, whereas Mohammed Siraj was rested.After missing out on the third Test in Indore due to workload management, Shami looked in shape and claimed a couple of crucial wickets. The visiting team found it a challenge to play his short balls, while Umesh Yadav struggled. Though the team management’s decisions to rest players after a couple of games have raised eyebrows, India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey defended the decision. “You have to take a call as you also have to look at the individual workload of each bowler. The way we looked at Shami, we needed to give him that ...
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The game slightly drifted from us towards the end, says India’s bowling coach Mhambrey

Nailing it: Shami celebrates after rattling Labuschagne’s  stumps.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI The Indian team management brought back Mohammed Shami into the playing eleven for the fourth Test against Australia, whereas Mohammed Siraj was rested.After missing out on the third Test in Indore due to workload management, Shami looked in shape and claimed a couple of crucial wickets. The visiting team found it a challenge to play his short balls, while Umesh Yadav struggled. Though the team management’s decisions to rest players after a couple of games have raised eyebrows, India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey defended the decision. “You have to take a call as you also have to look at the individual workload of each bowler. The way we looked at Shami, we needed to give him that ...
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Khawaja’s century the cornerstone of Aussie surge

Perseverance pays: Khawaja showcased composure and determination in equal measure as he propelled Australia.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI An unwavering Usman Khawaja (104 n.o., 251b, 15x4) hit a boundary through deep square in the last over of the opening day to bring up his second Test century of the year and guide Australia to 255 for four in the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday.On a surface that looked flat and played better than any other in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy so far, Australia won the crucial toss and decided to grind Indian bowlers out. And after a couple of half-centuries in the last two outings, Khawaja braved the scorching sun and batted through the day to help Australia gain the upper-hand. Khawaja savours the moment on reaching his century. | Ph...
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Khawaja’s century the cornerstone of Aussie surge

Perseverance pays: Khawaja showcased composure and determination in equal measure as he propelled Australia.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI An unwavering Usman Khawaja (104 n.o., 251b, 15x4) hit a boundary through deep square in the last over of the opening day to bring up his second Test century of the year and guide Australia to 255 for four in the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday.On a surface that looked flat and played better than any other in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy so far, Australia won the crucial toss and decided to grind Indian bowlers out. And after a couple of half-centuries in the last two outings, Khawaja braved the scorching sun and batted through the day to help Australia gain the upper-hand. Khawaja savours the moment on reaching his century. | P...
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Mumbai attack grounds high-flying Delhi

T20 cricket is considered a batter’s game, but Mumbai Indians showed that a potent bowling attack can often bring even a star-studded line-up down, setting up a comprehensive win in the Women’s Premier League on Thursday. Issy Wong and Pooja Vastrakar with swing, and Shaika Ishaque and Hayley Matthews with spin, bundled out Delhi Capitals, who had amassed 200-plus totals in their first two outings, for a measly 105 in 18 overs to set up an eight-wicket victory with five overs to spare. It was a match-up between the two sides who had won their first two matches, but it quickly turned into a mismatch. On either side of a half-century partnership between skipper Meg Lanning and Jemimah Rodrigues, Delhi Capitals were never in the contest. Being a very short game, momentum in a T20 game can ...
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New stand at MA Chidambaram Stadium to be named after former TN chief minister M Karunanidhi

A new stand, which will house the Anna Pavilion at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, is set to be named after former Tamil Nadu chief minister M Karunanidhi, sources in the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) told The Indian Express. The new-look Anna Pavilion will include a state-of-the-art indoor training facility on the ground floor. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin will inaugurate the new stand named after his late father, who was a five-time chief minister of the state between 1969-2011 on March 17. A new Madras Cricket Club stand will also be ready by this date. Udhyanidhi Stalin, the minister for youth welfare and sports development and former India captain MS Dhoni will also be present at the inauguration event. The iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, which is the second oldest in Ind...
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Exiled Iranian chess player Sara Khadem makes it to magazine cover in Spain

Just months after she was forced into exile for refusing to wear a headscarf at a chess tournament, IM Sarasadat Khademalsharieh — known popularly as Sara Khadem — was featured on the cover of Elle magazine’s Spanish online edition. The magazine has made the cover on occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Khadem made news in December last year after she competed in the 2022 FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championships in Almaty without a headscarf, which was deemed mandatory by the Iranian government. In the aftermath, she had to flee Iran to her adopted nation of Spain. She currently lives in the Iberian nation with her husband and their one-year-old son. Iran has seen street protests raging across the country since September 2022, when Mahsa Amini was killed...
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Watch: Jemimah Rodrigues’ spectacular catch leaves everyone stunned | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Capitals player Jemimah Rodrigues exhibited sheer brilliance on the field during the Women's Premier League match Mumbai Indians at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday.Jemimah left everyone in disbelief with her stunning effort as she pulled off a superb catch to dismiss Mumbai's opener Hayley Matthews.The incident took place in the 12th over when Matthews looked to slog Alice Capsey delivery, the ball went high up in the air. Jemimah covered a lot of ground before diving forward and completing a spectacular catch at long off.PLAY THIS ON LOOP 🔁@JemiRodrigues - A catch marvel 🙌🏻Scorecard ▶️ https://t.co/MoIM0uilMQ #TATAWPL | #DCvMI https://t.co/GqjAuHEZ2X— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) 1678380303000Coming to the match, all-round Mumbai Indians brushed as...
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MI vs DC, WPL 2023: Unbeaten Mumbai Indians crush Delhi Capitals to consolidate top spot | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All-round Mumbai Indians brushed aside Delhi Capitals to continue their unbeaten run in the inaugural Women's Premier League on Thursday. Harmanpreet Kaur and co. inflicted a heavy eight-wicket defeat over Delhi for their third straight win and strengthened their position on top of the table. The defeat was also Delhi's first of the season.3️⃣/3️⃣ 💪A 𝐌𝐈ghty Performance 🔥#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians #AaliRe #DCvMI https://t.co/HdeF6nQBqb— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1678380648000Bowlers led from the front for Mumbai as Delhi were rolled over for a paltry 105 after opting to bat first. Pacer Issy Wong and spinners Saika Ishaque and Hayley Matthews grabbed three wickets each in a combined effort to shoot down star-studded Delhi batting line-up in 18 overs.As It HappenedOpeners Yasti...
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Real Madrid reject UEFA compensation for Champions League final chaos | Football News – Times of India

MADRID: Real Madrid rejected UEFA's "insufficient" and "restricted" offer of compensation for supporters affected by trouble outside the Stade de France in Paris at last season's Champions League final on Thursday.The European champions, who won the trophy in the chaos-hit final against Liverpool on May 28, 2022, which saw fans funnelled by police into overcrowded bottlenecks and hit with tear gas, said they would not cooperate with the European football governing body's plan.UEFA said Tuesday they will reimburse all Liverpool supporters -- as well as other spectators who were affected by trouble, with the game kicking off 37 minutes late in the French capital as fans struggled to enter the stadium."Regrettably, our club believes that UEFA's proposal, officially announced last Tuesday, ...
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MeToo in chess: Grandmaster Susan Polgar says she’s faced sexual harassment multiple times

Just days after Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez resigned from the Saint Louis Chess Club after eight women chess players accused the American GM of making unwanted sexual advances at them, Grandmaster Susan Polgar took to Twitter to open up about how deep-rooted and institutionalised sexual misconduct had been in the sport of chess. In a Twitter thread, she said that she had “heard countless horrific stories shared by female chess players about sexual harassment/attack/abuse” over the last 50 years, and added that she herself had been a victim of sexual harrassment multiple times. She went on to add that she faced ‘wrath’ of powers that be for speaking out. “No matter how often these situations were brought up, members of the brotherhood were protected… Many of us were even blamed for w...
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2nd Test: Jason Holder lifts West Indies and frustrates South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Former captain Jason Holder lifted a struggling West Indies and frustrated South Africa with an innings of 81 not out on the second day of the second Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday.Thanks largely to Holder, the West Indies scored 251 in their first innings. They trailed by 69 runs but it looked likely to be much worse before Holder played a sparkling innings.South Africa faced three overs at the end of the day, scoring four runs without loss to take their overall lead to 73 runs.Whereas none of his teammates could score freely -- and none managed more than Kyle Mayers' battling 29 off 83 balls -- the tall Holder looked in command from the start of his innings.Batting at number eight, he went in with the West Indies in big trouble at 116 for six i...
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WPL has been a great showcase for women’s cricket, says Sophia Dunkley

Sophia Dunkley has shown she can be an explosive option for Gujarat Giants at the top of the order. | Photo Credit: PTI In the third Women’s T20I at Guwahati in 2019, England made 119 for six. In reply, India made 118 for six.Batting lower down the order, Sophia Dunkely scored 14 not out. She is back in India, this time for the Women’s Premier League. Women’s cricket has evolved since that tour of India four years ago. So has she as a cricketer. On Wednesday night at the Brabourne Stadium she raced to her fifty in just 18 balls – it is the fastest in the short history of the competition. “I really enjoyed my batting, especially after the two tough games for us,” said Dunkley, shortly after her 28-ball 65 helped Gujarat Giants post its first win of the WPL. “The atmosphere at t...