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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | India becomes No. 2 in World Cup wins

India surpassed New Zealand (58) with its 59th win to become the second-most successful team in the ODI World Cups, only behind Australia (73 wins).England equalled Australia (from 1992) for the most defeats by a defending champion in a World Cup edition with its fourth loss in six games. Virat Kohli (32nd innings), Joe Root (22nd innings) and Ben Stokes (14th innings) recorded their first World Cup ducks in the match. Kohli and Root marked the first instance of both no. 3 batters being dismissed for nought in a World Cup game. Rohit Sharma’s 66-ball fifty is his slowest since December 2019. He has struck 14 fifty-plus scores since then. Rohit is now joint-second on the list for most ODI World Cup fifty-plus scores - 12. Sachin Tendulkar leads with 21 such scores. Kohli also equalled Te...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | The Netherlands and the notes that come out of Max O’Dowd’s pocket 

Value addition: Vice-captain O’Dowd and skipper Edwards will be pleased with the utility of the former’s pocket notes. | Photo Credit: AFP The Netherlands has demanded attention at the cricket World Cup. After stunning South Africa to register one of the World Cup’s biggest upsets of all time, the Men in Orange, ranked lowest among the 10 teams, defeated Bangladesh on Saturday.The sheet of paper that vice-captain Max O’Dowd often takes out of his pocket when they field has attracted a fair bit of attention too. So what is the story behind it? ‘Best wicketkeeper’Captain Scott Edwards, who, according to veteran India gloveman Dinesh Karthik, has been the best wicketkeeper at the World Cup, was asked that question by The Hindu. “But I don’t have the greatest memory, so I don’t know how it...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AFG vs SL | Our aim is to go to the next round: Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi

Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi celebrates after winning the match against Pakistan during ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. | Photo Credit: JOTHI RAMALINGAM B It may have defeated arch-rival Pakistan for the first time in an ODI last week. It may have already performed at its best in a World Cup edition. Still, Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi reiterated that they are eyeing the big prize but not thinking too far ahead.“Our aim and goal is to go to the next round. That’s what we are thinking about. But right now, we are not thinking how to go to the semifinal,” Shahidi said here on Sunday, ahead of its key clash against Sri Lanka.“We think match by match and our mindset is busy in tomorrow’s Sri Lanka game right now. Let’s see what happens tomorrow. Then we will think...
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Indian pacers look best in the world: Wasim Akram after India’s thumping victory over England | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a commanding performance led by Mohammed Shami's exceptional bowling, India trounced England by 100 runs on Sunday, maintaining their unbeaten streak in the World Cup. This victory all but seals the fate of the defending champions, pushing them out of contention for a spot in the semi-finals.Shami delivered outstanding figures of 4-22, and fellow pacer Jasprit Bumrah secured three crucial wickets to guide India to a massive victory in Lucknow.Shami and Bumrah's match-winning spells left former legendary Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram in awe of them saying they stand out as the best in the world."Indian pacers look brilliant, they look best in the world starting from the leader of the pack Bumrah, Siraj ran in and Shami did the last nail in the coffin for England," Akram ...
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‘There’s nothing wrong in team’: Liam Livingstone dismisses Eoin Morgan’s comment that England look ‘unsettled’

England all-rounder Liam Livingstone rebuffed Eoin Morgan’s comment that the defending champions were looking “unsettled” and dismissed claims that there is unrest inside the dressing room. “Everybody in that dressing room has got immense respect for Morgs. We all love Morgs, but hand on heart there is nothing going wrong in the team,” Livingstone told reporters in the mixed zone after England lost to India by 100 runs in Lucknow. 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. Former England captain Eoin Morgan, who had led the side to the title in 2019, raised concerns over...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | England coach Mathew Mott, denies reports of rift in the camp

England coach Matthew Mott after the India-England match. | Photo Credit: REUTERS  Midway through its ODI World Cup match against India in Lucknow on Sunday, England knew it had more than half a chance after it pinned down the home side to 229.But any hopes of a revival were quickly snuffed out by an efficient Indian bowling unitEngland coach Mathew Mott, too, felt that a win was in sight after the way his team started off. “I was really pleased at the halfway mark. I thought it was definitely our best bowling and fielding effort. And we went out to bat with a lot of positivity. But anytime you lose four for 10, you put yourself under pressure and it unravelled again from there,” said Mott after the game. This was England’s fifth defeat in six games and with it, its hopes of defending ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 IND vs ENG | We knew on this surface 230 can be defended: Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the wicket of Jos Buttler the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup match between England and India. | Photo Credit: DEEPAK KR Kuldeep Yadav felt at home in the Ekana Stadium and England paid the price. The spinner, with roots in Uttar Pradesh, found purchase from the track and his two for 24 proved crucial in India’s 100-run triumph over the rivals here in the World Cup game. “It feels good to bowl at home. There was spin but there was also the dew factor. It was all about bowling the right lengths. I did well but, more importantly, the team won and that gives me joy,” Kuldeep told the media on Sunday night. Asked about India’s 229, Kuldeep replied, “We knew on this surface a target of 230 can be defended. Rohit bhai played a good knock. It was all about getting two wic...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AFG vs SL | It’s difficult to stop injuries owing to playing a lot of games: Angelo Mathews

Pulling strings: Mathews was on the ball in the game against England.  | Photo Credit: MURALI KUMAR K All-rounders and injuries have emerged as the two sides of the same coin, especially in modern-day cricket. As a result, pace-bowling all-rounders are on the wane in top-flight cricket. Angelo Mathews, the veteran Sri Lankan who has rediscovered his mojo as an all-rounder, has insisted on the need for all-rounders to manage excessive workload.“The only all-rounder whom I can remember who didn’t have any injuries was Jacques Kallis. He was just an extraordinary player. He was my idol as well. Due to playing so many games these days, it’s really difficult to stop injuries,” Mathews said ahead of Sri Lanka’s key clash against Afghanistan.“You have to sort of look after yourself, manage yo...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AFG vs SL | Afghanistan, with the talent they have, can win the World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan

Afghanistan players Fareed Malik (left) and Riaz Hassan during the practice session ahead of the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M In a tournament that’s been largely deprived of thrilling finishes, the Men’s World Cup has thrown up many surprising results, with Afghanistan, Netherlands and Sri Lanka leading the pack. Muttiah Muralitharan, the legendary spinner, has insisted the smaller nations have proven their worth at the World Cup.“Netherlands is the only one without Test status this time around. Afghanistan, with the talent they have, they can win the World Cup. That kind of a side they have, so that is not a surprise for anyone,” Muralitharan, who is an ICC brand ambassador for its social cause with Unicef, said here on Sunday.The surprise“But the ...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 AFG vs SL | Afghanistan holds edge over Sri Lanka

Afghanistan’s Rahmat Shah with Mohammad Nabi during the practice session ahead of the match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. | Photo Credit: VEDHAN M At the start of the last month, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan were involved in a nail-biting contest in the preliminary round of the Asia Cup. From being on the cusp of ousting Sri Lanka — and more importantly — progressing to the Super Four, a net run rate miscalculation resulted in Afghanistan’s campaign coming to a halt.Cut to Monday, and Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Atalan army will hope to complete the unfinished business at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Despite both the teams having many bright spots, Afghanistan will hold the edge. After all, despite a week-long break, the team is on a high of defeating Pakistan — its fierce...
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India’s winning formula: Breathing hostility, no loose balls and piling pressure

It was a ripper from Kuldeep Yadav. It drifted away before it spun in viciously to make Jos Buttler look like a novice. The loop, the dip, and the turn put the 46,000 crowd on their feet. Buttler’s wicket in England’s innings was a classic example, yet another, that Indian spinners are executing their plans to perfection despite the dew factor, which would potentially impart a major spin in the final half of the tournament. It was a god-sent chance for Kuldeep, who during the post-match press conference in Ahmedabad, had admitted that he is eager to bowl under the lights.“Mujhe maza aata hai second innings mai bowling karke… meri baat sunte nahi Rohit bhai to mai kya karu (laughs) (I enjoy bowling in second innings but Rohit doesn’t listen to me),” Kuldeep had said. On Sunday, during In...
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World Cup: No other Indian World Cup team has marched as imperiously as Rohit Sharma’s men in 2023

As if treating his daughter, Rohit Sharma wet a handkerchief, gently cupped Mohammad Shami’s chin and proceeded to pluck out the object of irritation from his eye. That was probably the only time the captain looked really anxious as India successfully defended the modest total of 228 against England.India’s 100-run triumph, along with their 6 games winning streak in this World Cup, is commendable but the way they tigerishly defended was a sight to behold. One by one, almost fortuitously at times, the puzzles are falling in place for a glorious Indian October fest. 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 a...
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‘You don’t see that every day when…’: Rohit Sharma lauds bowlers | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's juggernaut in the ODI World Cup continued as they handed England a crushing 100-run defeat, securing their sixth victory on the trot and virtually guaranteeing their place in the semifinals.India, who batted first for the first time in the tournament after England opted to bowl, suffered early setbacks before skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with 87-run knock to guide them to 229/9 on a tricky Lucknow surface.Defending a below par total, Indian bowlers rose to the occasion with Mohammed Shami (4/22) and Jasprit Bumrah (3/32) doing the bulk of damage to help India maintain their unbeaten run in the World Cup.Lavishing praise on the bowlers' stupendous performance, Rohit said this is not something that the team witnesses everyday as the pacers made good use of th...
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‘We are just falling short whichever way we are doing it’: Jos Buttler after crushing 100-run loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England skipper Jos Buttler had no words to express after his team’s yet another failure in the ongoing ICC World Cup as he summed up saying that we are just falling short in whichever way we are doing it after a disappointing 100-run loss against India in Lucknow on Sunday.In a commanding performance, India secured a resounding victory over England, maintaining an unbeaten streak and nearly sealing their spot in the semi-finals.The match sawMohammed Shami spearheading an exceptional bowling effort.With a target of 230 to chase, England struggled and crumbled to a total of 129 all out in just 34.5 overs, marking their fifth loss in six matches. This defeat leaves the defending champions in a precarious position, heavily reliant on an improbable sequence of outcomes to keep th...
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India surpass this New Zealand World Cup record with sixth straight win | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India's rampaging run at the ODI World Cup continued with a one-sided 100-run win over defending champions England in Lucknow on Sunday. The crushing win was India's sixth straight victory in the ongoing edition as Jos Buttler and co. were blown away in their chase of 230 on a challenging Ekana surface. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami breathed fire in their magical opening spells after Rohit Sharma's rearguard 87 as England folded for 129 inside 35 overs. The win is now India's 59th win in World Cups as the team went past New Zealand's record of 58 victories at the cricketing extravaganza.Only Australia (73) now have won more wins than India in the ODI World Cup. While India achieved a remarkable feat with Sunday's win, England, on the other hand, registered four strai...
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Cricket World Cup: Jasprit Bumrah & Mohammed Shami add their names to list including Lillee-Thomson, Wasim-Waqar, Ambrose-Walsh, Anderson-Broad with demolition job on England top order

Twinning a pair of fast bowlers is cricket’s favourite old pastime. Roll up the shutters of memory, and the names rumble down. Thommo and Lillee, Wasim and Waqar, Walsh and Ambrose, Trueman and Statham, Holding and Roberts, Anderson and Broad. Breathed never with their full names, but with just the first one or surnames, or even the nicknames, or the more fashionable portmanteau, somehow, their feats seem collective, their aura blazing like conjoined twins. Even though their individual records are worthy of standalone stature, somehow one feels less complete without the other. One gives the other absolute perfection. Like it is with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, a thrilling pair of contrasts and similarities. Both smile readily, both hardly shower expletives, both rarely look forlo...
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ODI World Cup: How India demolished listless England to maintain a perfect record | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A rampaging Team India put up a sensational all-round show as Rohit Sharma and co. blew away defending champions England for their 6th straight win at the World Cup in Lucknow on Sunday.After Rohit's 87-run knock highlighted India's par outing with the bat, bowlers led by Mohammed Shami put up a superb show as the Indian juggernaut continued with their dominant and perfect run at the cricketing extravaganza.Chasing a tricky 230 on a two-paced surface, a listless England batting order crumbled like a pack of cards, courtesy a Shami four-for, folding up for 129 in the 35th over to hand India a 100-run win.With the win, India's dream run in the tournament continued as they reclaimed the top spot in the standings. England on the other hand, slumped to their fifth defeat in 6 matc...
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Watch: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina share a warm hug during India-England match | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A heartwarming moment unfolded for the crowd during the World Cup match between India and England in Lucknow on Sunday as Virat Kohli shared a warm embrace with former India batter Suresh Raina.At the innings break, Raina made his way onto the field to exchange a few words with Kohli.Talking about the match, Kohli endured a rare failure in the ongoing World Cup as he fell for a nine-ball duck.This was the first that Kohli was dismissed for a duck for the first time ever in ODI World Cups.Left-arm quick David Willey claimed the prized scalp after Kohli played a loose shot to be caught at mid-off by Ben Stokes and walked off to stunned silence at the Ekana Stadium.With the nought against England, Kohli (34) also equalled Sachin Tendulkar's record of most ducks for India in inte...
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Asian Champions Trophy: Savita Punia and Co know they were poor against China in Hangzhou, now they get a chance for a do-over

At Gate No 1 of the hockey Stadium in Ranchi, there is the regular tournament branding but it is impossible to miss what is next to it: a roughly 20-feet cutout of India captain Savita Punia. The goalkeeper who has stood tall between the posts many a time in the recent years, is literally doing so at the venue of the Asian Champions Trophy. “Haan dekha,”(yes, saw) Savita tells The Indian Express with a sheepish smile when shown a photo of it. “I have never seen anything like this for myself before. Hockey India posted a video and my brother saw the cutout and called me. Even my family knows how I am not comfortable with these things. But it’s good of course, that there is a regard. However this is not something like a thing to celebrate. If it was a cutout of our team I would have perha...
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Cricket World Cup 2023 | Bangladesh must get to the root of the problem

Bangladesh’s Mahmudullah reacts after being dismissed by Netherlands’ Bas de Leede. | Photo Credit: ANI Stakeholders in Bangladesh cricket need to do some serious introspection after the team’s disappointing performance in the World Cup.Even though the team, which has lost five matches on the trot and has collected only two points from six outings, and has three matches left, skipper Shakib Al Hasan bluntly admitted that it was Bangladesh’s worst ever performance in the World Cup. Following its humiliating 87-run defeat to the Netherlands, which came into the event through the qualifiers, Shakib did not make any effort to defend Bangladesh’s embarrassing run — a possible outcome of an undesirable cocktail factors, including the skipper’s fallout with former captain Tamim Iqbal prior to...