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ENG vs SA Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: England and South Africa look to bounce back from shocking defeats

England vs South Africa World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: Both England and South Africa come into this game on the back of debilitating defeats. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site.  England suffered a 69-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in their previous group stage encounter. That defeat sunk them to sixth spot in the points table. The defending champions have just one win and two points from their first three matches. Their semi-final hopes are hanging by a thread at the moment and they will need a win over the Proteas on Saturday to keep their campaign alive for the rest of the group stage. South Africa, on the other hand, were gr...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 ENG vs SA | We’re fully focused on the South Africa game, says Jos Buttler

England’s Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow during the practice session ahead of South Africa vs. England at Wankhede Stadium. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI England and South Africa, following losses to Afghanistan and The Netherlands respectively, will look to get their World Cup campaign back on track when they face off at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. In ODIs, the two teams have met 69 times so far, with South Africa winning 33 times. While five games ended with no result, one was a tie. “We have very much moved on (from the loss to Afghanistan) and we’re fully focused on the game tomorrow night. We can’t change what happened in the previous game. We trained really well yesterday and today,” said England captain Jos Buttler. The last time the two teams met here in 2016 durin...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AUS vs PAK | Fans at Chinnaswamy asked not to wear black amidst political tension

Blacklist not complete! The enforcement of the ‘ban’ was not universal across the stands. | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K Not for the first time in India, fans at a sporting venue were asked not to wear black attire, lest it be construed as a mark of protest.Supporters who thronged the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday for the Australia-Pakistan World Cup match were in for a shock when they were asked to remove black shirts and caps before entering, though not uniformly enforced across stands. The reason Police sources said that with the Israel-Palestine issue dominating global headlines, and this being a Pakistan match, black costumes were disallowed. It is to be noted that the city had witnessed a flash protest on Monday demanding the condemnation of the attack on Palestine. “They didn...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 SRI vs NED | Showcasing our skills could change stuff: Teja Nidamanuru

Looking ahead: Karunaratne will try to make the most of the opportunity if it comes his way. | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA He is one of the reasons why the Netherlands cricket team is in India. Teja Nidamanuru’s brilliant 111 off just 76 balls helped his side pull off an unforgettable Super-Over win against the West Indies in the World Cup Qualifier back in June.He hasn’t fired yet at the World Cup proper yet, though he has got a couple of starts. He is hoping to come good against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. The Vijayawada-born batter is delighted that the Netherlands is gaining some much-deserved attention from back home, where, he said on Friday, only 5,000 people played cricket. “We are here to compete and we have an aim, we have an aspiration to try playing in the semifinals and t...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Sri Lanka will have everything to play for against gritty Netherlands

Riding a high: Netherlands skipper Scott Edwards, who led by example against South Africa, will expect more from his main batters this time around. | Photo Credit: SANDEEP SAXENA Their intent was clear under a blazing sun on Friday. The Men in Orange trained hard, the batters spending considerable time at the nets, the bowlers steaming in. After recording one of the biggest upsets in cricket World Cup history, the Netherlands must be hoping to put up another great show on Saturday at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, against Sri Lanka. The commanding win at Dharamshala would have boosted the morale of Scott Edward’s men, who have shown why they aren’t happy being referred to as an associate nation.They had arrived in India wanting to make the semifinals. They aren’t here just to tell t...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | It could be a battle for survival for England against South Africa

Familiar environment: Wankhede has been a happy hunting ground for Quinton de Kock in the IPL and he will be eager to continue the trend.  | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI Add to it the context of the stage of the tournament and Saturday’s clash between England and South Africa is perhaps the most important match of the tournament which trudges along towards the halfway mark.Both the teams have had a forgettable last outing, having been on the losing side in two upsets. While defending champion England meekly surrendered to Afghanistan’s spin pack in New Delhi last weekend, the Proteas crumbled against the Netherlands earlier this week.While dark horse South Africa can still take heart from having defeated Australia before suffering its first loss of the tournament in a sensational upse...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs BAN | Hardik, Jadeja and Rahul key to India’s team balance

Captain’s pride: Jadeja has struck in the middle overs to turn the tide India’s way in the matches so far.  | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR The first part of India’s consistent journeys in ICC tournaments is on full display in the current World Cup. Semifinalists in the 2015 and 2019 editions, the Men in Blue are well on course to be a part of the last-four stage again. The triumphs against Australia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh reveal a squad primed to deliver. It is another matter, though, that winning ICC silverware has remained a mirage since 2013. Often the ecstasy generated in the initial stages culminates in agony following a defeat in the knockout phase. The latest joust against Bangladesh at Pune on Thursday revealed the tropes that India has mastered in this World Cup. The...
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Honestly, we have to get up to the mark in first 10 overs with ball: Babar Azam | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan's captain Babar Azam candidly acknowledged that his team's performance fell short of expectations against Australia in the World Cup match.He emphasised the importance of making significant contributions with the ball during the initial 10 overs and fostering partnerships to steer their campaign back on course.In the match that took place in Bengaluru on Friday, openers David Warner (163) and Mitchell Marsh (121) delivered scintillating centuries, leading Australia to a 62-run victory over Pakistan."First 34 overs in the bowl and field cost us. We dropped Warner and such batters ensure they cash in," Babar said during the post-match presentation."Honestly, we have to get up to the mark in the first 10 overs with the ball and partnerships in the middle with bat."Austr...
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World Cup: David Warner hits the bludgeoning zone with 163 in twilight of his career and celebrates his match-winning century Pushpa-style

THE sun over the Bengaluru horizon had quietly slipped into twilight when David Warmer completed his hundred. He celebrated with the trademark leap, like being propelled by a spring, and the violent punch of the air – his riff off the Allu Arjun Pushpa style. In a week, he turns 37. Next year, he plans to retire from all formats. In the last few years, he has seemed his age. But at the Chinnaswamy, with his career in its twilight zone, he turned the clock back, batting as though he had rediscovered his youth, taking his team to a second win on the bounce after two defeats to start their World Cup campaign.His 163 off 124 balls and 259-run opening stand with Mitchell Marsh (121 in 108 balls) propelled Australia to 367/9. Pakistan were boosted by a 134-run first-wicket partnership of thei...
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Australia vs Pakistan Highlights: David Warner, Mitchell Marsh star as Australia down Pakistan by 62 runs in World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia secured a commanding 62-run victory over Pakistan, thanks to a spectacular display of power-hitting from the openers, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh in their World Cup encounter in Bengaluru on Friday.Australia amassed a formidable total of 367-9, with Warner contributing a magnificent 163 and Marsh, celebrating his 32nd birthday, notching up an impressive 121.Pakistan's hopes were dashed by their poor bowling and fielding, notably when Warner was dropped at just 10 runs. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa played a pivotal role by capturing 4 wickets for 53 runs as Pakistan was bowled out for 305 in 45.3 overs. This result left both teams with two wins and two losses in the tournament.AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDMohammad Rizwan (46) and Saud Shakeel (30) showed some resistance, ...
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Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam: A tale of contrasting performances so far – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cricket fans often engage in lively debates and comparisons of their favourite players, and in the ongoing ODI World Cup, the comparison between India's Virat Kohli and Pakistan's Babar Azam are bound to happen. While both players enjoy a cordial relationship off the field, fans from both countries can't resist comparing their records.At the moment, Kohli has a substantial edge over his rival Babar, who is struggling to find his form in the tournament. Kohli, currently ranked World No. 8, has been in exceptional form, making any direct comparison between the two batting superstars quite lopsided.Pakistan's captain Babar, the world's No. 1 ranked batter, has faced difficulties in the World Cup, managing only one fifty in four innings, which came in a losing effort against Indi...
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World Cup: Aiden Markram’s rollercoaster journey from a deflated young man to South Africa’s mainstay

A 17-year-old Aiden Markram is at a social gathering with his family, thinking if he should bother playing the sport he loves more than anything else. In the final year of his school and bearing the frustration of the U19 provincial team rejection, he is confused and deflated as per one of the family friends, in whom Markram confides at a breaking point. Pierre de Bruyn remembers the flat response he had for Markram: “No. You can’t make that decision. You just can’t.” A former first-class cricketer himself, de Bruyn would offer Markram an alternative. To come with him to the University of Pretoria and join the local cricket academy where he coached. The intervention seems to have worked wonders for the Proteas number four at the ongoing ODI World Cup. Barring the off night against the N...
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Watch: ‘Captain catches captain’ – Babar Azam left bemused after Pat Cummins takes a stunning catch – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam was left stunned after being caught by Australian skipper Pat Cummins at midwicket during the World Cup match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.Pakistan were cruising in their huge pursuit of 368 before Adam Zampa struck to dismiss Babar in the 27th over. Babar pulled the length ball at the stumps but the ball went low and Cummins came up with a spectacular effort to leave the Pakistan captain bewildered.Babar failed to make an impact with the bat so far in the tournament with just one fifty to his name in four matches. His scores read 5, 10, 50 and 18.Talking about the match, openers David Warner and Mitchell Marsh both struck magnificent centuries to set up Australia's comfortable 62-run victory.In reply, Pakistan reached 134-0 ...
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Denmark Open 2023: PV Sindhu overpowers Supanida Katethong in straight-games to reach first Super 750 semifinal of the year

In an all-round display of power and persistence, PV Sindhu defeated Thailand’s Supanida Katethong in straight-games on Friday to reach the semifinals at the Denmark Open in Odense. She was a finalist at Odense in 2015, and will hope to go one better over the weekend. The Indian won 21-19, 21-12 in 47 minutes against a left-handed opponent who has troubled her in the past. The Indian was 1-3 against southpaws (Supanida, He Bingjiao and Carolina Marin) in 2023 going into this match and has restored normalcy of dominance with this win. Sindhu has lost twice in the last two editions of the Indian Open against world No 19 Katethong but has now improved the record to 4-2 in six meetings. Awaiting Sindu in the semifinal is a familiar foe (and friend) in Carolina Marin, as the Rio 2016 champio...
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Australia vs Pakistan: Police keep strict vigil as fans barred from displaying provocative posters or shouting slogans – Times of India

BENGALURU: The policemen deployed at the M Chinnaswamy stadium premises adopted some strict controlling measures to keep fans in check to avoid disruptions during the World Cup match between Australia and Pakistan on Friday.The police asked the fans not to use black dress as a mark of protest, though they did not bar anyone from wearing clothes of that particular colour while entering the stands.However, the police asked the fans not to use placards with provocative slogans."We were instructed to check placards and banners of fans before they enter the stadium, so that there will not be any untoward incident," said on official manning the stadium security on condition of anonymity.B Dayanand, the City Police Commissioner, has in fact given special instructions to his officers in this re...
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David Warner equals Virat Kohli’s record during record-breaking World Cup knock against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australia opener David Warner displayed a breathtaking performance in the ongoing World Cup, scoring 163 against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup match in Bengaluru on Friday. This remarkable knock not only helped his team secure a mammoth total, 367 for 9, but also led him to achieve several individual records.Warner's 163 against Pakistan marked his fourth consecutive century against them in the 50-over format, making him the joint record holder for the most consecutive ODI hundreds against a team.He equaled the feat previously accomplished by India'sVirat Kohli, who scored four consecutive tons against West Indies from 2017 to 2018. Warner's consistent performance against Pakistan since 2017, with scores of 130, 179, 107, and 163, demonstrates his dominance over their bowling...
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Quinton de Kock’s IPL experience at Wankhede stadium vital for South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: South Africa's World Cup campaign has received an invaluable boost from an unlikely source, as the team looks to bounce back from a surprising defeat to the Netherlands. Quinton de Kock, who is set to retire from ODIs after the tournament, has become a vital guiding force for South Africa thanks to his experience and knowledge of Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. De Kock, having spent several IPL seasons with the Mumbai Indians, is intimately familiar with the conditions at the stadium and has shared his insights with the team.South Africa's captain, Temba Bavuma, spoke highly of de Kock's contributions, saying, "His experience is immense. In our batting chat today (Friday), we basically listened to him. He gave the batting chat as to what the conditions are like, and what to expect...
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Temba Bavuma on England versus South Africa at Rugby World Cup: We’ll be supporting the Springboks… I’m sure they’ll be supporting us as well

Temba Bavuma knows the Proteas won’t be the only team South Africa will rally behind on Saturday. If anything, his team will have to pull off something extraordinary to grab their country’s imagination as one of South Africa’s biggest obsessions, the Springboks, will also be in action in the World Cup – also against England – albeit in a match of more consequence. Hours after South Africa and England’s cricket teams wrap up their crucial preliminary round encounter in Mumbai, the focus will shift to the highly-anticipated rugby World Cup semifinal in Paris, which will begin half past midnight in India.Most Read 1 Leo box office collection Day 1: Vijay-starrer delivers biggest global opening of 2023, beats Jawan, Adipurush and Jailer 2 Leo ...
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There is real intent: Nasser Hussain on India’s winning run | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former England captain Nasser Hussain has noted that under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team is demonstrating a clear determination to secure victory in the ongoing World Cup.This is a significant shift from what he described as "timid cricket" during the T20 showpiece last year. In their latest match against Bangladesh in Pune on Thursday, India comfortably extended their winning streak in the tournament.The batting prowess of players like Rohit Sharma,Virat Kohli, and Shubman Gill continued to shine brightly.Speaking to Star Sports, Hussain acknowledged that Rohit has been the preeminent figure in the realm of limited-overs cricket for an extended period of time."I have thought for a long time, he's one of the best white-ball batters there has ever been. His r...
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World Cup 2023: South Africa get a boost before England match — a message of support from the Springboks at Rugby World Cup

Jos Buttler sat there gushing about the enduring beauty of Wankhede when, on the match eve, the stadium premises looked anything but beautiful.On match day minus one of a potential World Cup classic – with both England and South Africa desperate to get their faltering campaign back on track – Wankhede, much like the rest of Mumbai, resembled a construction site. It’s the last-second hustle that’s become India’s dubious distinction while hosting major events, leaving the stadium complex dusty, dirty (ironically the brand-new waste bins wrapped in plastic were spotless) and with cables hanging loose that would make old Delhi’s overhead wired webs look regal. Putting in the hard yards to turn our setback into a comeback 🙌#EnglandCricket | #CWC23 pic.twitter.com/lpjOrnipPR — England Cricke...