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Asian Games 2023 Live Updates: India eye gold medals in kabaddi, cricket, archery, badminton on Day 14 – The Times of India

THE TIMES OF INDIA | Oct 07, 2023, 05:42:31 ISTAsian Games 2023 Live updates: India is on the verge of achieving a historic milestone at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, as their total medal count reached 95 on Friday. The country is poised to cross the coveted 100-medal mark for the first time in the history of the games. Furthermore, India is already guaranteed to add seven more medals to its tally across various disciplines on Saturday, including kabaddi (2), archery (3), badminton (1), and cricket (1). This achievement reflects India's growing prowess and success in the world of sports on the Asian stage.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) ...
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Watch: Sadhguru meets Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and manager Diego Simeone | Football News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Renowned spiritual leader and yogi, Sadhguru, had a unique and exciting experience recently as he met with Antoine Griezmann, French World Cup winner in 2018, and watched Atleti's Champions League encounter against Feyenoord. Atletico Madrid posted a video on X, displaying the meeting between the two famous personalities. Later, Sadhguru attended a thrilling match at Atletico Madrid's stadium, Civitas Metropolitan Stadium and saw the home side secure a 3-2 win over their Dutch opponents in the Champions League. This extraordinary encounter showcased the convergence of spirituality and sports in an unexpected setting.Upon reaching the stadium, he took a tour before meeting Griezmann. Sadhguru embraced the French footballer and identified himself as his big fan. Speaking of the...
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Logan van Beek charts a ‘different way’ to the World Cup

Watching the steady rain, first from his hotel room and then from the dressing room at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Logan van Beek felt a sense of deja vu. A year ago, on his last tour of India, the scenario had been similar: there were some frustratingly wet days. There is one tiny difference, though. At that time, he was playing for New Zealand-A, in the unofficial Test series against India-A, at Bengaluru and Hubballi, where, one recalls, he bowled a fine spell of swing. Now, he is one of the key players for the Netherlands at the World Cup. Dominating a Super Over He has played a significant role in helping the Dutch team catch the flight to India. It was his extraordinary show with both bat and ball in the Super Over against the West Indies that gave his team a vit...
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‘We thought they were par…’: says Netherlands captain Scott Edwards after Pakistan defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In their opening match of the World Cup, Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards expressed his disappointment over the game slipping from their grasp against Pakistan. While chasing a target of 286, the Dutch team appeared to be in control, reaching 120-2. Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede had been dominating Pakistan's pacers during this phase. However, the introduction of Shadab Khan into the attack turned the tide of the match.Edwards shared his thoughts in the post-match presentation, saying, "It's a bit disappointing. Firstly, we bowled and fielded well. We thought they were par. We thought we had a good chance at 2 for 120. Probably a bit of instinct. So many of our bats, bowl and spin. De Leede is a quality cricketer in all three departments. His innings was awesome, just nee...
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Asian Games, badminton: Satwik-Chirag one win away from biggest title of their careers

The rise of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has been badminton’s equivalent of India launching its first-ever sounding rocket, that quantum jump for launch vehicles 60 years ago. This tale of the two towering shuttlers has all the trial-and-error processes, all the amateurish figuring out of what works and what doesn’t, and all the professional expertise from different countries pieced together bit by bit, to finally construct an indigenous marvel.On Saturday, Satwik-Chirag play the biggest final yet of their careers – the Asian Games summit clash, and several eyes will be glued to TV sets and mobile screens to watch if their golden dream is realised. They reached there beating the Malaysia duo of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik 21-17, 21-12. The World No. 1 chart-topping eventual...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | India and Australia set to resume a famed rivalry at Chepauk

A mouth-watering clash awaits fans at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday when the Men in Blue take on the World Cup juggernauts. India and Australia have locked horns 12 times across all editions of the tournament, with the latter having won eight games. Both teams would hope to start their campaigns on a positive note as they script another chapter in the annals of a long-standing rivalry.In 1983, the two teams met for the first time at Trent Bridge, where Trevor Chappell showcased his talent and helped Australia hand India a drubbing. A few days later, Roger Binny and Madan Lal starred for India and the Indians defeated one of the favourites of the tournament by a considerable margin of 118 runs.Chennai had previously played host to Australia in a nail-biting encounter in the 1987...
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World Cup 2023: WC caravan breathes new life into Dharamsala

Not too far from the second entrance of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (HPCA), one can spot a colossal deep blue-and-pink-coloured hoarding with the logo of the 2023 ODI World Cup.“It takes one day,” reads the text beside the gold and silver trophy. It’s an apt phrase for the mood around Dharamsala and the state of Himachal Pradesh. The sight of logistics equipment being unloaded from carriers by few of the hundreds of workers stationed at the venue has an uplifting effect on the locals. Not that long ago, torrential rains in the state had cut its golden lifeline, tourism. Even though Dharamsala wasn’t as badly impacted as some of the other regions in the state, videos in social media showing miles of road blockages, bridges collapsing, landslides from elsewhere hardly...
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Asian Games, wrestling: Out of touch Bajrang humiliated and embarrassed in nightmare comeback

The jog from the tunnel to the mat was the only time Bajrang Punia was standing on his feet. The rest of the time, he lay flat on his back. Wreathing in pain. Hurt and humiliated.You didn’t really have to look at the mat to see Bajrang struggling. His pain could be heard even from a distance. The nervous tapping of the foot against Bahrain’s Alibeg Saigidgusein Alibegov; the yelp when Iran’s Rahman Amouzadkhalili twisted his arm; the thud when he was lifted in the air and slammed on the mat; the huffing as he stormed into the changing room after his comeback ended in embarrassment. And if one did look at the mat, everything would have been magnified. The anxiety on his face when he nervously tapped his foot against the Bahraini; the pursing of his lips after the Iranian twisted his arm;...
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ODI World Cup: Pretty satisfied, credit to the bowlers, says Babar Azam | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: As Pakistan kicked off their 2023 ODI World Cup with a comprehensive 81-run win over Netherlands in Hyderabad on Friday, a satisfied skipper Babar Azam lauded his bowlers for their all-round effort. The Dutch, who were chasing a competitive 287 were bowled out for 205 in 41 overs. "Pretty satisfied, credit to the bowlers, the way they started well and the way we took wickets in the middle overs," Babar said during the post-match presentation."Our bowlers bowled very well, we stuck to our plans, Haris bowled quick and took wickets," he said.Pakistan suffered two mini collapses in their innings, one at the top of the order and the other one after a 120-run stand off 114 balls between Mohammad Rizwan (68 off 75) and Saud Shakeel (68 off 52) for the fourth wicket."We lost three w...
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ODI World Cup: Suryakumar practices straight ‘range-hitting’, Ishan struggles against Bumrah-Siraj – Times of India

CHENNAI: Suryakumar Yadav had two separate net sessions on Friday when the full team save skipper Rohit Sharma had an intensive two and half hour hit at the Chepauk ahead of the World Cup opener against Australia on Sunday.While Rohit keenly watched the net session and spent at least 10 minutes talking to Shreyas Iyer on how to play the short ball and perfect execution of pull and hook.Rohit, perhaps, the finest practitioner of horizontal bat shots among the contemporary Indian batters, took a bat and did a bit of shadow on how to play the deliveries below and above the eye-line as Iyer listened in rapt attention.However, the most interesting aspect was Surya's training session. At the main nets, he used all his T20 shots, including the ones that's played behind the square using supple ...
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming: When and where to watch South Africa vs Sri Lanka World cup 2023 match?

South Africa vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: Battling injuries, both South Africa and Sri Lanka will hope their experienced players rise to the occasion and give them a winning start when they square up against each other at the World Cup on Saturday. South Africa are without pacers Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala, while Sri Lanka have been robbed off the services of key players including leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga — their best white ball bowler by some distance — and frontline pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Madushanka. In the absence of Nortje’s express pace, South Africa will rely on the experience of Kagiso Rabada and the exuberance of 23-year-old Gerald Coetzee. For Sri Lanka, with key bowlers missing, the onus will be on the spin duo of Maheesh Theekshana and...
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ODI World Cup: Alisha, 15-year-old Babar Azam fan transcends regional barriers – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Alisha, a 15-year-old fan of Babar Azam, carries a photo of the Pakistan skipper in the back cover of her phone.The schoolgirl from Bhopal was among the scattered group of Pakistan supporters at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium as Babar and Co took the field for their World Cup opener against Netherlands.One of the world's leading batter, Babar has a wide following in cricket loving India and that was pretty evident when he landed on Indian soil for the first time last week.Sitting alongside her mother, Alisha was seen waving the Pakistan flag cheering every run scored by them. Mohammad Bashir, the Chicago-based "Chacha", finally had some competition in the stands.Pakistan fans have not made the journey across the border yet due to visa issues, therefore, local support is more than w...
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world cup | ‘Teams need to adapt to different venues’

Looking ahead: Dravid, right, will be keen that India gets off to a winning start on Sunday. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam The Indian cricketers, split into two groups, limbered up with some warm-up sport, kicking a football across a line of chairs. A kite swooped low before taking off into the skies. Outside, Wallajah Road swelled with traffic heading towards the Marina Beach and adjoining localities. It was a Friday night of anticipation at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium as the hallowed venue was being readied for Sunday’s World Cup clash between India and Australia.If there were any nerves within the ranks, coach Rahul Dravid did well to mask it as he was his usual self at a media interaction: calm and equally prone to some self-deprecatory humour. Asked about a safe total on In...
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World Cup | One run more than the opposition’s is a safe score, says Dravid

Head coach Rahul Dravid is seen with Ravindra Jadeja during a practice session ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Australia in Chennai, on October 6, 2023. | Photo Credit: B. Jothi Ramalingam The Indian cricketers, split into two groups, limbered up with some warm-up sport, kicking a football across a line of chairs. A kite swooped low before taking off into the skies. Outside, Wallajah Road swelled with traffic heading towards the Marina Beach and adjoining localities. It was a Friday night of anticipation at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium as the hallowed venue was being readied for Sunday’s World Cup clash between India and Australia.If there were any nerves within the ranks, coach Rahul Dravid did well to mask it as he was his usual self at a media interaction: calm and ...
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ODI World Cup: Pakistan brush aside Netherlands to make winning start – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Rizwan scored crucial half-centuries before bowlers produced an all-round effort as Pakistan kicked-off their 2023 ODI World Cup campaign with a comfortable 81-run win over Netherlands in Hyderabad on Friday.Shakeel and Rizwan -- playing their first ODI World Cup match -- scored 68 each and added a vital 120-run for the fourth wicket to lift Pakistan to a competitive 286 after the early wobble. Led by speedster Haris Rauf, bowlers then produced a commanding performance to shoot out the Dutch for 205 in 41 overs.Netherlands' star all-rounder Bas de Leede did all he could, first grabbing a four-for and then scoring 76 but the other batters failed to step up Pakistan registered a clinical win.As It HappenedThe Dutch were in the run chase till opener Vik...
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Confident Afghanistan meets inconsistent Bangladesh in World Cup

Afghanistan’s players during a practice session ahead of their ICC men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Bangladesh, in Dharamshala, on October 6, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI Before the 2023 ODI World Cup opener at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the 10 captains sat in the GCA Club House for a pre-World Cup press conference. Former India coach Ravi Shastri, one of the two moderators, asked Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi how bowling was his team’s strength. It sounded like a rhetorical question, but Shahidi’s response indicated a different nucleus. “In this World Cup, our batting will also make a strong statement,” Shahidi said.Sitting to his right was Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who turned and nodded his head in agreement. After all, openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and...
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South Africa set to test its preparedness against Sri Lanka in World Cup

South Africa coach Rob Walter, bowling coach Eric Simons and Captain Temba Bavuma during a practice session ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup match against Sri Lanka, in New Delhi on October 6, 2023. | Photo Credit: ANI In the days leading to the World Cup, when the cricket lovers were refusing to look beyond India, England, Australia and New Zealand as the potential semifinalists, South Africa sneaked into the equation with an ODI series win over the mighty Australians.On Saturday, its preparedness faces a stern test at the Arun Jaitley Stadium when Sri Lanka takes the field.In keeping with the demands of a 50-overs a side contest, South Africa appears well equipped. Armed with the experience of playing the Indian Premier League, most of its players are at home in these conditions. U...
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‘Chokers’ tag will always follow South Africa, says skipper Temba Bavuma – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa's captain, Temba Bavuma, acknowledged on Friday that his country's reputation as World Cup "chokers" would persist until they secured their first-ever international trophy. The South African cricket team has often faced setbacks due to unfavorable weather conditions and occasional lapses in nerve during critical moments when victory seemed attainable.One of the most notable instances was in the 1992 World Cup when they were set an improbable target of 22 runs off a single ball due to a rain-revised calculation in the semi-final against England.In 2003, they misunderstood the rain rules in a tied match against Sri Lanka, resulting in their exit from their own tournament.In the 1999 World Cup, they managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in a bizarre fini...
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This is Rohit Sharma’s team, he needs to take it forward: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Head coach Rahul Dravid has done his part, building up the team, preparing and grooming his players and he now wants Rohit Sharma and co. to take the centrestage and craft their own unique World Cup story. India begin their World Cup campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai.“Honestly once the game starts, it's the captain's team. It's the team that needs to take it forward, they need to execute it, they need to do the job,” Dravid said during his interaction with the media on Friday.“As a coach I see my work in the lead up to the games, in the lead up to this World Cup, trying to get the squad we got eventually. Building up the team, building up the squad and then hoping to allow the players to play and express themselves to have fun,” said Dravid, who is known for ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Our first aim is to get into the semifinals: Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha

Bangladesh cricket team coach Chandika Hathurusingha addresses the media. | Photo Credit: PTI Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha said on Friday that a semifinal berth in the 2023 ODI World Cup was a “realistic” goal for his side.Hathurusingha was earlier criticised by former captain Tamim Iqbal for a lack of ambition when he said in a recent interview that those who talked about Bangladesh winning the World Cup should “wake up”. “We all want to win the World Cup, but realistically, if we win four to five games, we give ourselves a chance to get into the semifinals — that’s our first aim,” Hathurusingha said, ahead of his team’s opener against Afghanistan. Bangladesh is yet to reach the last four in its six World Cup appearances. Meanwhile, Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi ...