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Day: October 28, 2023

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India vs England Live Streaming, World Cup 2023: Unbeaten India take on down-and-out England

India vs England World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: India, the only unbeaten team in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, will take on bottom-placed England at Lucknow on Sunday. India are currently second behind South Africa having won all five of their games while defending champions England have tasted victory in just one game out of five at ICC World Cup 2023. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. Rohit Sharma and his boys have been dominant so far, which has put them on course to not just make it to the semis, but top the 10-team table at the end of the group stage. What ...
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Women’s Asian Champions Trophy: In India’s 5-0 win against Malaysia, a delightful goal made entirely in Jharkhand’s Simdega

A Hockey Jharkhand official informed a few reporters before the pushback between India and Malaysia at the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy that a lot of kids from the district of Simdega are at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh AstroTurf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi. His rough count is 150 but perhaps there are even more.That section of the stands is the most vibrant as a capacity crowd set up a raucous atmosphere. And they had a superb view as India scored their third goal of the night… one made entirely in Simdega. India defeated Malaysia 5-0 on Saturday to make it two wins in two matches. Vandana Katariya (7′, 21′), Sangita Kumari (28′), Lalremsiami (28′), and Jyoti (38′). Perhaps the best goal of the night but definitely the most significant goal of the night was scored by Sangita to put Ind...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AUS vs NZ | It was nice to be in the squad when at home: Travis Head 

Australian batter Travis Head after scoring a century during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match against New Zealand. | Photo Credit: MOORTHY RV Australia had shown a lot of faith in Travis Head by naming him in the World Cup squad despite his broken hand that he sustained a little over six weeks ago against South Africa. After repaying that faith with a blistering hundred against New Zealand on Saturday, the opener said it felt nice to be part of the squad despite being at home in Australia. “Definitely at home it was nice to be kept in the squad. I understood a lot of things had to go right, personally and with the team. So, I didn’t really feel the pressure today. I just wanted to come out and play and contribute,” he said. Other than reducing itself to a 14-member squad as Head co...
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Rachin Ravindra and Jimmy Neesham nearly pull off a heist, but Australia clinch fourth-straight win

Jimmy Neesham was flat on his stomach by the striker’s end. The Dharamsala crowd that was chanting his name seconds ago, as if he wore blue and not black, was stunned to pin drop silence. A record-highest World Cup chase in the best-ever scoring game in the tournament’s history had seemed possible a delivery ago. But not anymore, and Neesham knew it. There was no need for a third umpire, the all-rounder was aware he’d fallen short of his crease before the wicketkeeper Josh Inglis leapt forward and rattled his stumps. Just as he got up and started his long walk back to the pavilion, the first thought that crossed his mind was that his frame alongside the Aussie keeper was going to look similar to Martin Guptill and Jos Buttler’s at the end of the 2019 World Cup final. “That [2019 final]...
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This is Bangladesh’s worst-ever World Cup, says Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh skipper Shakib al Hasan cut a frustrated figure after his side’s 87-run loss to the Netherlands at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, going as far as saying this may have been the Bangla Tigers’ worst ever World Cup campaign. “You can say that (this is Bangladesh’s worst ever World Cup campaign) and I wouldn’t say otherwise,” he said in the post-match press conference when asked about the team’s performance in this edition of the tournament. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-taker of the current edition, upcoming World Cup fixtures and the points table on the site. “We were pretty underprepared coming into this tournament but we can’t use that as a...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | K.L. Rahul hopes to make happier memories at Lucknow

Different script: Rahul will step onto the Lucknow turf, hoping to exorcise the ghosts of the past. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR Returning to the Ekana Stadium, K.L. Rahul must have felt a gamut of emotions sweeping through him. Leading Lucknow Super Giants in an IPL fixture against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on May 1, this year, the batter suffered an injury, a torn tendon in his right leg while fielding.Subsequently he underwent surgery in England, took a break to recuperate before winging his way back to the Indian squad. On Sunday, he will step onto this turf, hoping to exorcise the ghosts of the past. K.L. Rahul would hope to exorcise ghosts of the past when he takes the field against England in Lucknow.✍️ @kcvblr | #INDvENG | #CWC23READ: https://t.co/RC2tB2pWt3pic.twitter.com/...
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World Cup: New giant-killers beat old giant-hunters as the Netherlands upset Bangladesh

Bas de Leede stood still at deep midwicket after pouching the catch that sealed a famous win for the Netherlands, an 87-run victory over Bangladesh. His teammates on-rushed, among them the beaming Paul van Meekeren, the four-wicket hero, and it was soon a pile of orange shirts celebrating madly in the vast stadium, near deserted, as the distraught Bangladesh fans had long filed out of the stadium. They had turned up in numbers, waving their puffed tiger dolls and wearing their passion on their sleeve. With an overwhelming majority of the crowd behind them, it was as though Bangladesh were playing in Mirpur of Chattogram. Follow all the action from the Cricket World Cup 2023 on our special World Cup section. You can also find the latest stats, like the top scorer and the highest wicket-...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | On-a-roll India raring to extend its dream run against sinking England

Amusement on the go: Kohli and Gill are in a happy frame of mind on the eve of the England clash. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR The labyrinth of roads criss-crossing Lucknow’s heart are dotted with heritage buildings, harking back to a bygone era. The other end of the spectrum has contemporary streets and suburbs with their skyscrapers. Modern pizzas and ancient tunday kebabs jostle together in a multi-layered culinary landscape.In this city imbued with history’s footprints, India takes on England in a World Cup game at the Ekana Stadium here on Sunday. The host gets another chance to extend its winning run. Be it Shubman Gill’s absence in the initial two games or Hardik Pandya’s current hibernation, Rohit Sharma’s men have found a way to stay afloat and land their punches. Squaring agains...
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With 111 medals, India finish with best-ever show at Asian Para Games

India’s best-ever campaign at the 4th edition Asian Para Games ended with a total of 111 medals on Saturday, marking an end to a historic few weeks in Hangzhou. Earlier at the 19th Asian Games, India had finished with a total of 107 medals, also the country’s best-ever tally. India’s final count at the Para Asiad was 29 gold, 31 silver, 51 bronze and they finished fifth behind China, Iran, Japan and Korea. India had won 14 medals at the 2010 edition, 33 in 2014 and 72 in 2018. In Guangzhou at the inaugural edition, India had won 1 gold while that number went up to 15 in Indonesia. In Jakarta, India finished 9th overall in the medals tally. Over the six days of medal events, India’s track & field contingent accounted for 55 out of the 111 medals. The next best contribution came from ...
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ODI World Cup: Scott Edwards, Paul van Meekeren star in Netherlands’ rout of Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Skipper Scott Edwards' feisty half-century was followed by a dream spell from Paul van Meekeren as Netherlands stunned Bangladesh in yet another ODI World Cup upset in Kolkata on Saturday.Grabbing their second win in the competition, the Dutch climbed off the bottom of the World Cup table with a remarkable win over Shakib Al Hasan and co. at the iconic Eden Gardens.Chasing a tricky 230 for victory, Bangladesh collapsed to 70 for 6 inside 18 overs with Van Meekeren (4 for 23) running through the middle order.Bas de Leede (2 for 25) provided the perfect support along with other bowlers as Bangladesh eventually folded for 142 in 42.2 overs.The defeat was Bangladesh's fifth in 6 matches as they inched closer to the World Cup exit. The Netherlands' win also meant that the defendin...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 BAN vs NED | Edwards and van Meekeren sparkle as Netherlands stuns Bangladesh to record its second win

Bangladesh batter Mustafizur Rahman clean bowled during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match against Netherlands, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on October 28, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI In one of the most memorable World Cups for the lower-ranked sides, The Netherlands recorded its second upset win, outsmarting Bangladesh by 87 runs on Saturday to lift the game’s popularity back home.Captain Scott Edwards’ determined half-century and Paul van Meekeren’s four-wicket haul were the highlights of a fine Dutch show that disheartened thousands of green shirts, including from those across the border, at Bangladesh’s second home — the Eden Gardens. Batting first, the Netherlands managed 229 and restricted Bangladesh to 142 on a slow track. Dutch captain Scott Edwards (68) scored his second ...
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‘Outside noise did affect me’, reveals wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul revealed on Saturday that despite trying to ignore it for an extended period, the external criticism did have an impact on him during his challenging times.In an IPL match for Lucknow Super Giants against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 1, Rahul suffered a severe injury where his "tendon was ripped apart." The extent of this injury necessitated surgical treatment and significantly affected both his physical and mental state.Before his injury, Rahul encountered significant scrutiny and criticism regarding his batting performance. Nonetheless, the team management continued to demonstrate steadfast belief in his abilities.He also spoke about the strategies he employed to block out or disregard the external criticism and distractions."I tri...
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ODI World Cup: Pakistan fined for slow over rate against South Africa | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan players have been penalised with a 20 percent deduction from their match fees for failing to maintain the required over-rate in the World Cup league game against South Africa. Pakistan narrowly lost the match by a single wicket."The ICC match referee Richie Richardson imposed the sanction after the Pakistan team was ruled to be four overs short of the target after time allowances were taken into consideration," the ICC said in a release. Under Article 2.22 of the ICC's 'Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel,' which pertains to minimum over-rate violations, players are fined five percent of their match fee for each over their team fails to complete within the allotted time.Babar Azam acknowledged his guilt regarding the violation and accepted the pr...
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KL Rahul: Worked harder on my keeping, fitness than batting during my rehab | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: KL Rahul, India's wicketkeeper-batter, experiences a "bittersweet" sensation as he returns to the ground where he suffered a thigh injury almost six months ago in Lucknow.During an IPL match for Lucknow Super Giants against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 1, Rahul endured a severe injury where he mentioned that his "tendon was ripped apart." This injury demanded surgical intervention and had a profound impact on both his physical and mental well-being, as he personally attested.However, since his return in the Asia Cup last month, Rahul has showcased his prowess both as a batsman and a wicket-keeper. Reflecting on the challenging phase that significantly tested him, he perceives it as a period that contributed to his personal growth, making him a more resilient individual....
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ODI World Cup: Sourav Ganguly feels these two teams will be India’s main hurdles | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former skipper Sourav Ganguly believes that Australia and South Africa will pose the most significant challenges for India as they strive to reclaim the ODI World Cup.Australia, the five-time champions, faced consecutive defeats against India and South Africa. However, they have regained their form with four consecutive victories, propelling them into the top four of the tournament standings."Australia and South Africa will be the two biggest challengers for India," Ganguly said at Eden Gardens that hosted its first World Cup match on Saturday with Bangladesh taking on the Netherlands."They have bounced back really well and are playing really good cricket. Today's win (against New Zealand) was really thrilling," the former BCCI president said.In an earlier match in Dharamsala...
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Not the easiest fielding grounds but boys threw themselves around: Pat Cummins | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ahead of their World Cup match against New Zealand, set in a venue with a scrutinised outfield, Australian captain Pat Cummins had expressed a hope for caution among his teammates during fielding.However, as their rivals from across the Tasman Sea closed in on a challenging target of 389 in Dharamsala on Saturday, the Australian team, notably Marnus Labuschagne in the final over, displayed an extraordinary level of fielding commitment that seemed critical for their success.On that particular day, Cummins was more than content with his team's diving and committed efforts on the field. He acknowledged that without their exceptional fielding display, the Australians wouldn't have managed to secure a nail-biting victory by a margin of five runs, extending their winning streak in ...
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Nearly 35, does Virat Kohli still run as hard as before for his singles and twos?

In a week’s time, on November 5, Virat Kohli would turn 35. Even as he recovered from poor form, mental-health issues, and the brouhaha over his captaincy, one aspect remained fascinating to track: will he run as hard as before or would he rely more on boundaries? He just doesn’t run; he tears down the pitch, a furious blur of emotions, adrenaline, eye-popping intensity, and desire. MS Dhoni will remain the best Indian runner between the wickets and his dash had that composure and self-control. His was a run of a man in control. Kohli’s is a liberating run. A manic dash of a man who seems to let go of all controls. What’s impressive is that while Dhoni has always run like this from the start of his career, Kohli’s a part of an evolution consciously and deliberately achieved by an ambiti...
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Hardik Pandya to miss World Cup clash against England: KL Rahul | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India vice-captain Hardik Pandya will be absent from their World Cup match against England as he remains in the process of recuperating from a left ankle injury.Consequently, the hosts are likely to persist with Suryakumar Yadav, who took Pandya's place, according to statements made by batsman KL Rahul on Saturday.All-rounder Pandya sustained an ankle injury while attempting to stop a shot with his leg during India's seven-wicket triumph over Bangladesh in Pune.Subsequently, he was absent during the victory against New Zealand, during which Suryakumar was unfortunately run out after scoring just two runs."Hardik has been a very important member of the team .. so not having him is also a bit of a miss for the team," Rahul told reporters ahead of Sunday's game in Lucknow."Surya...
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AUS vs NZ Highlights: Australia pip New Zealand by five runs in World Cup epic | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a riveting World Cup showdown in Dharamsala, five-time champions Australia clinched a narrow five-run victory against a resilient New Zealand side. The match, set against the backdrop of the Himalayas, was a high-scoring thriller.Australia posted a formidable total of 388 runs before being all out. Travis Head's impressive 109 and David Warner's contribution of 81 set the tone for their innings.New Zealand fought back valiantly, withRachin Ravindra scoring 116, supported by Daryl Mitchell's 54 and Jimmy Neesham's rapid 33-ball fifty.AUSTRALIA VS NZ: AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARDThe final over unfolded dramatically as New Zealand chased 19 runs for victory. Tension soared when Trent Boult managed a single, followed by an unexpected contribution of five wides from Mitchell Star...
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Nasser Hussain, Hashim Amla fall prey to fake quotes | Cricket News – Times of India

An avalanche of misinformation campaigns and fake quotes has emerged in both traditional media and social media platforms following the closely contested game between Pakistan and South Africa in Chennai on Friday night. Many suspect that this campaign originates from sources associated with and based in Pakistan.At the centre of this latest incident is Nasser Hussain, a highly respected former England cricket captain.He was falsely quoted as criticizing the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) for 'destroying' the game. This criticism supposedly came after an umpiring call went against Pakistan who lost a hard fought match against Temba Bavuma's South African team at the Chepauk stadium and."Not me! (I've) not spoken a word about the ...