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Day: March 10, 2023

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India vs Australia 3rd ODI ticket sales announced

A view of the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium Chepauk Stadium in Chennai that will host the 3rd ODI between India and Australia | Photo Credit: Pichumani K. A new look M.A. Chidambaram Stadium awaits fans when they walk into witness the third one-day international between Indian and Australia on March 22. This will be the first international game after the renovation works at the ground’s pavilion end. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin will inaugurate the new pavilion stand on March 17 in the presence of Udayanidhi Stalin, Minister for Youth Welfare and Sports Development of Tamil Nadu, N. Srinivasan, former Chairman of ICC and President of BCCI, TNCA and former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The new pavilion gallery is set to be named after the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, ...
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Healy’s Warriorz overpower Smriti’s Royal Challengers

Blazing away: Healy tore into the RCB attack.  | Photo Credit: ANI If the Women’s Premier League title were to be decided on the auction table, Royal Challengers would have been a front-runner.But, then, cricket is the strangest of games. RCB may not disagree. Four matches into the league, it is without a win. The latest humiliation came at the hands of UP Warriorz, which was too keen at the auction to pack the squad with spinners. On this night, those slow women played the decisive role — aside from yet another disappointing show with the bat by RCB — as Warriorz won by 10 wickets with seven overs to spare. The five-pronged spin attack was led by the World No. 1 T20I bowler, Sophie Ecclestone, who took four for 13. RCB was bowled out for 138 and the modest total was chased dow...
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Healy’s Warriorz overpower Smriti’s Royal Challengers

Blazing away: Healy tore into the RCB attack.  | Photo Credit: ANI If the Women’s Premier League title were to be decided on the auction table, Royal Challengers would have been a front-runner.But, then, cricket is the strangest of games. RCB may not disagree. Four matches into the league, it is without a win. The latest humiliation came at the hands of UP Warriorz, which was too keen at the auction to pack the squad with spinners. On this night, those slow women played the decisive role — aside from yet another disappointing show with the bat by RCB — as Warriorz won by 10 wickets with seven overs to spare. The five-pronged spin attack was led by the World No. 1 T20I bowler, Sophie Ecclestone, who took four for 13. RCB was bowled out for 138 and the modest total was chased dow...
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Will go to bed tonight a bit happier, says Ashwin

Reaping the reward: The relentless Ashwin kept the Aussies on a tight leash and was eventually richer for it. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Records tumbled on Friday afternoon as R. Ashwin claimed a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the fourth Test against Australia.On a placid track, Ashwin’s relentless effort saw him claiming his 32nd five-for in Tests. As he broke the 70-run partnership between Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy and dismissed the two in quick succession, Ashwin also became the joint-highest wicket-taker (113 scalps) in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Ashwin said, “You can go to bed feeling a lot better instead of having just three wickets in your kitty. It does feel good as you end up with good bag of wickets, even if you don’t bowl [well] sometimes, you feel good abo...
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Will go to bed tonight a bit happier, says Ashwin

Reaping the reward: The relentless Ashwin kept the Aussies on a tight leash and was eventually richer for it. | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Records tumbled on Friday afternoon as R. Ashwin claimed a six-wicket haul in the first innings of the fourth Test against Australia.On a placid track, Ashwin’s relentless effort saw him claiming his 32nd five-for in Tests. As he broke the 70-run partnership between Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy and dismissed the two in quick succession, Ashwin also became the joint-highest wicket-taker (113 scalps) in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Ashwin said, “You can go to bed feeling a lot better instead of having just three wickets in your kitty. It does feel good as you end up with good bag of wickets, even if you don’t bowl [well] sometimes, you feel good abo...
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Khawaja and Green chug along; Ashwin bags a six-for

Making merry: Green furthered the Australian dominance with the bat helping himself to a strokeful century.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Usman Khawaja (180, 422b, 21x4) braved the sweltering conditions and batted for 611 minutes — a little more than five sessions — to guide Australia to 480 in the first innings on the second day of the fourth Test before R. Ashwin pulled things back with a six-wicket haul (six for 91), his 32nd five-for.By the time India came out to bat, only 10 overs remained. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on 36 without loss at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. Maiden centuryThe first couple of sessions belonged to Khawaja and Cameron Green, who brought up his maiden Test century (114, 170b, 18x4). Khawaja — the highest run-scorer in this edition o...
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Khawaja and Green chug along; Ashwin bags a six-for

Making merry: Green furthered the Australian dominance with the bat helping himself to a strokeful century.  | Photo Credit: VIJAY SONEJI Usman Khawaja (180, 422b, 21x4) braved the sweltering conditions and batted for 611 minutes — a little more than five sessions — to guide Australia to 480 in the first innings on the second day of the fourth Test before R. Ashwin pulled things back with a six-wicket haul (six for 91), his 32nd five-for.By the time India came out to bat, only 10 overs remained. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on 36 without loss at the Narendra Modi Stadium here on Friday. Maiden centuryThe first couple of sessions belonged to Khawaja and Cameron Green, who brought up his maiden Test century (114, 170b, 18x4). Khawaja — the highest run-scorer in this edition o...
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Ellyse Perry and her invisible cloak of greatness

True greatness, wrote Samuel Butler in his celebrated novel The Way of All Flesh, wears an invisible cloak. That is the impression Ellyse Perry gives, too. She is so self-effacing, you won’t feel you are talking to the woman who has been described as the greatest female cricketer of all time by another great herself, Charlotte Edwards. Take, for instance, the manner in which Perry speaks about the stunning boundary-line save she made against India in a crunch situation during Australia’s T20 World Cup semifinal at Cape Town last month. India needed 18 runs off nine balls when Sneh Rana swept Jess Jonassen and four runs looked inevitable. But, from almost out of nowhere, Perry appeared in the frame, made a full-length dive, and flicked the ball back in, reminding you of a certain...
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PSG’s Neymar undergoes ankle surgery

Paris St Germain’s Brazil forward Neymar has successfully undergone surgery on his right ankle, the Ligue 1 side announced on Friday. Neymar, who has 13 goals and 11 assists in Ligue 1 this season, has not played since a 4-3 win over Lille last month, missing PSG’s last three games. In a post on Instagram this week, Neymar vowed to “come back stronger” after his injury. “Neymar Jr was successfully operated on late this morning at the Aspetar Hospital in Doha…,” PSG said in a statement. The French champions did not provide a timeline for Neymar’s return, saying “the player will now follow a protocol of rest and treatment.” Earlier this week, PSG said the injury will keep the Brazil international out for the rest of the season. The 31-year-old has twice spent lengthy spells on the side...
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SA vs WI: Temba Bavuma’s masterful 171 not out puts South Africa in control

New South Africa captain Temba Bavuma ended a seven-year wait for his second test century and his 171 not out against West Indies put his team in a series-winning position in the second test on Friday. Bavuma’s first hundred since his debut century at his home ground in Cape Town in 2016 powered the Proteas to a 356-run lead with three wickets in hand at the end of day three at the Wanderers. South Africa was 287-7 in its second innings at stumps and on course to sweep the series 2-0. DAY 3⃣ | STUMPS 🚫 The day belonged to captain Temba Bavuma who brought stability to the innings after a slow start. He ends the day unbeaten on 171 as we head into Day 4 on 287/7 and an overall lead of 356 runs.#SAvWI #BePartOfIt pic.twitter.com/7XPHhP5eeC — Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) March 10, 2023 Bav...
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I will take blame as well: Smriti Mandhana after RCB’s fourth straight defeat

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Smriti Mandhana said she is also to blame after a poor batting display saw the team suffer its fourth straight loss in the Women’s Premier League here on Friday. Opting to bat, RCB were bowled out for 138 and then saw UP Warriorz complete a 10-wicket win with as many as 42 balls to spare at the Brabourne Stadium. The defeat has dented RCB’s prospects of advancing further. “I think in the last four games, it has been happening. We start well and we lose a cluster of wickets. I will take the blame as well. As a top order batter, we need to put up runs on the board for the bowlers to defend,” Mandhana said after the game. Stay strong, captain! Let’s turn it around. 🙌#PlayBold #ನಮ್ಮRCB #SheIsBold #WPL2023 pic.twitter.com/LRvv9pXaAi — Royal Challengers Ba...
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I will take blame as well: Smriti Mandhana after RCB’s fourth straight defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Smriti Mandhana said she is also to blame after a poor batting display saw the team suffer its fourth straight loss in the Women's Premier League here on Friday.Opting to bat, RCB were bowled out for 138 and then saw UP Warriorz complete a 10-wicket win with as many as 42 balls to spare at the Brabourne Stadium.The defeat has dented RCB's prospects of advancing further."I think in the last four games, it has been happening. We start well and we lose a cluster of wickets. I will take the blame as well. As a top order batter, we need to put up runs on the board for the bowlers to defend," Mandhana said after the game.UPW captain Alyssa Healy led from the front with a scintillating 47-ball 96 not out as her team registered its second win in the t...
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WPL RCB v Warriorz | Healy’s Warriorz overpower Smriti’s Royal Challengers

U.P. Warriorz batters Devika Vaidya and Alyssa Healy being greeted as they celebrate their win in the 2023 Women’s Premier League (WPL) Twenty20 cricket match at The Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on March 10, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI If the Women’s Premier League title were to be decided on the auction table, Royal Challengers would have been a front-runner.But, then, cricket is the strangest of games. RCB may not disagree. Four matches into the league, it is without a win. The latest humiliation came at the hands of UP Warriorz, which was too keen at the auction to pack the squad with spinners.On this night, those slow women played the decisive role — aside from yet another disappointing show with the bat by RCB — as Warriorz won by 10 wickets with seven overs to spare. The five-pronge...
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‘You were dealt crappy hand of cards, but you are a champion’: Oncologist treating Pat Cummins’ mother writes emotional obit

Nicholas Wilcken, the oncologist treating Australian Test captain Pat Cummins’ mother Maria wrote an emotional piece on her after she passed away on Friday. Australian cricketer Pat missed the third Test at Indore and the ongoing game at Ahmedabad to be by her side with Steve Smith taking over the reins of the team. In the piece, published by The Sydney Morning Herald, Wilcken praised Maria and her husband Peter for their ‘extraordinary calmness and dignity when things got complicated’. “‘Grace under pressure’ is an easy phrase — and not that it doesn’t mean anything — but Maria was more than that. Somehow she was even stronger after setbacks, had that poise, never complained. When she came into my clinic room with Peter, I could never really tell just how tough (or not) she was doi...
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RCB vs UPW, WPL 2023: Alyssa Healy blitz, spinners hand Bangalore fourth straight defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Skipper Alyssa Healy fired a scintillating unbeaten 47-ball 96 as UP Warriorz blew away a clueless Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday for their second win of the season. Healy cracked the highest individual score of the tournament as Warriors registered a record 10-wicket win. It was Bangalore's fourth straight defeat of the season as they now stare at early elimination from the tournament.Brilliant performance all round 👏 👏@UPWarriorz with a W in Match 8️⃣ of the #TATAWPL 🙌 🙌Scorecard ▶️… https://t.co/E1OMxF2AhA— Women's Premier League (WPL) (@wplt20) 1678467470000Spinners Sophie Ecclestone and Deepti Sharma led from the front as they decimated Bangalore middle-order to bowl them out for a lowly 138 despite getting off to a solid start. The duo sh...
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Brilliant Bavuma puts South Africa in charge of second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South African captain Temba Bavuma ended a long wait for a second Test century and took his team to a strong position on the third day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday.Bavuma made a battling, and at times punchy, 171 not out in a South African second innings total of 287 for seven, an overall lead of 356.It was an emotional moment for Bavuma when he hit Alzarri Joseph over cover for his 14th boundary to reach his hundred, more than seven years after he made his first Test century.He took off his helmet, leaped in the air and brandished his bat in a salute as a small crowd rose to give him a standing ovation.The South African captain went on to play with freedom. After reaching three figures off 192 balls, he went...
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Nikhat Zareen relishes pressure of defending world title at home | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s flyweight world champion, Nikhat Zareen, says she will be under no pressure playing in front of her home crowd at the upcoming IBA women’s World Championships, scheduled to be held here from March 15 to 26.In fact, she is confident about defending her World Championships crown in her newly-acquired Olympic weight class of 50kg, following the rejigging of divisions by the International Boxing Association (IBA) for the Paris Games 2024. Nikhat had won the world title in a non-Olympic weight category of 52kg last year in Istanbul, Turkey.“Had the championships been organised outside India, I would have been under pressure. But since India is hosting the event, I would say I am more confident than ever about defending my title. Playing in front of your home crowd has its ...
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Fruits of Labour: Indian players have watermelons during drinks break for hydration | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Fielding for almost two days under the scorching sun can sap off energy and India devised a unique way of keeping themselves hydrated by having watermelons during the drinks break on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia on Friday.In fact, the drinks break turned into a glorified fruit break when substitute fielder Mohammed Siraj carried a plate full of juicy cut watermelons onto the field.Those who have been associated with the Indian teams over the years couldn't remember if watermelons were consumed during drinks break."It's perhaps another way of keeping yourself hydrated in this dry heat. If you see, it's been very hot even during last part of evening on both days. Apart from electrolyte mixed drinks which help maintain the pH level in the body, juicy fruit...
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India stun world champions Germany 3-2 in first match after World Cup debacle | Hockey News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian hockey team left the World Cup debacle behind as they shocked world champions Germany 3-2 in the first match of the FIH Pro League in Rourkela on Friday.Striker Sukhjeet Singh scored a brace as he struck the field goals in the 31st and 42nd minutes to be adjudged player of the match. The 26-year-old Sukhjeet survived the axe after India's pre-quarterfinal exit in the World Cup in January.His captain Harmanpreet Singh, joint top-scorer in the tournament so far, had given the home side the lead in the 30th minute through a penalty corner conversion.Harmanpreet had also flopped big time during the World Cup held here and in Bhubaneswar as he had struggled to find the target from his drag flick in the big matches in the showpiece.India were 3-0 up in the 42nd minute be...
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Pep Guardiola warns players to be careful in public as police investigate Walker

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola warned his players to be more careful when out in public after defender Kyle Walker became the subject of a police investigation for allegedly exposing himself in a bar. British media reported that Cheshire Police are looking into a video “in relation to an indecent exposure” after The Sun alleged 32-year-old Walker had exposed himself in a Manchester bar. No arrests have been made, however. Guardiola refused to comment on the matter on Friday, saying it was a “private issue” that would be resolved internally by the club, but said players must always be on their guard when they step out of the house. “Yes, definitely, completely different from years ago,” he told reporters ahead of Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace. “They know it already. When you open...