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IND vs ENG 5th Test: Bumrah sizzles but Root and Bairstow roast the rest

Just four overs before the close of play, Mohammed Siraj staggered in from around the stumps against Jonny Bairstow in an ambitious bid to bounce him out. It was the last-ditch effort of a lost and tired team to take some hope back to the dressing room. But Bairstow, in emphatic touch, blasted a weary bouncer from the wearier bowler into the stands. The ball and the shot captured the mood of the match. India, defending 377, looked defeated and deflated. England, who have never chased a score as steep as this to win a Test, looked triumphant and just 119 runs from the dreamland. The last hour was perhaps the most damning for India. For, England were not trading in the currency of Baz-ball or blinding aggression, but risk-averse text-book cricket, anchored by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, ...
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Wimbledon: Ajla Tomljanovic eliminates Alize Cornet, Simona Halep also advances

Ajla Tomljanovic came from a set down to beat Alize Cornet and reach her second straight Wimbledon quarterfinal. The Australian won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on No. 2 Court to set up a meeting with Elena Rybakina, and was in tears after a grueling match that lasted 2 hours, 35 minutes. “I didn’t really think I could do it,” said Tomljanovic, who lost to eventual champion Ash Barty in last year’s quarterfinals. “I can’t believe a year later I’m in the same position.” The 32-year-old Cornet ended No. 1 Iga Swiatek’s 37-match winning streak in the previous round. The French veteran was playing in her 62nd straight Grand Slam tournament — equaling the WTA record held by Ai Sugiyama — and 65th overall, but only reached her first major quarterfinal at the Australian Open this year. It's back-to-back Wim...
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India vs England, 5th Test Day 4: Root, Bairstow put England on course for ground-breaking win | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put England on course for a ground-breaking run chase against India despite Jasprit Bumrah's brilliance on day four of the rescheduled fifth Test, setting up a fitting series finale on Monday. Skipper Bumrah brought India back in the game with wickets on either side of the lunch break after England openers Alex Lees (56 off 65) and Zak Crawley (46 off 76) finally found form and shared a 107-run stand chasing a record 378-run target. As it happened | ScorecardFrom 107 for loss, it soon became 109 for three before the dangerous duo of Root (76 batting off 112) and Bairstow (72 batting off 87) frustrated the Indians with a commanding 150-run partnership off just 197 balls. England were 259 for three at stumps on day four, needing a very gettable 119 ...
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England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah breaks Kapil Dev’s 30-year-old record

India’s stand-in skipper Jasprit Bumrah has surpassed Kapil Dev’s record. Bumrah has the most number of wickets as an Indian seamer against England in a Test series. Bumrah now has 23 wickets in the ongoing series, Kapil Dev had claimed 22 wickets in the 1981-82 series. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is third on the list with 19 wickets. WHAT. A. JAFFA. 🔥#TeamIndia needed something special to break this ominous opening partnership, and Bumrah delivered 🤩 Tune in to Sony Six (ENG), Sony Ten 3 (HIN) & Sony Ten 4 (TAM/TEL) – (https://t.co/tsfQJW6cGi)#ENGvINDLIVEonSonySportsNetwork #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/6TCIm8TY62 — Sony Sports Network (@SonySportsNetwk) July 4, 2022 On Day 4 of the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Bumrah removed Ollie Pop to go past the record of Kapil Dev. Bumrah reached ...
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Jasprit Bumrah: Keeping calm under pressure and giving Indian cricket new option | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Behind those sunglasses, Brendon McCullum gave away very little, but it wasn't difficult to read his facial expression once Alex Lees was run-out after a horrible mix-up with Joe Root. Within minutes, for England it had gone from being 'Bazball' to 'Bust ball' as 107 for no loss turned to 109 for 3. Irrespective of the outcome of this Test match, Indian cricket has got a genuine captaincy material in Jasprit Bumrah, who can lead the 'Men in Whites' for a long time to come if the cricketing establishment reposes its faith in him. Bumrah, the new 'Smiling Assassin' of Indian cricket, has the potential to become a 'Captain Marvel' if entrusted with full-time responsibility. It will be a steep learning curve for Bumrah and being a fast bowler, there will be spells of injury break...
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How a ball change changed the whole complexion of England’s run chase

The Indians were on their knees, pleading with the umpires to change the ball that had bled 106 runs in little over 20 overs. They had tried at least 4-5 times but every time the umpires put it through the ring, the ball would slip through. Until then, England openers Alex Lees and Zak Crawley were charging along like a runaway express, slamming the bowlers on the up and driving them to distraction. “Indians are looking rattled,” Nasser Hussain would say on air at one point. Until then, even Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami couldn’t coax any movement from the ball. Finally, the ball failed the ring test after the fifth ball of the 20th over and things began to miraculously change. Three quick wickets fell to bring India back into the contest. Not that it was all India’s way from then...
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Kyrgios beats Nakashima to reach Wimbledon quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

LONDON: An angelic Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam quarter-final for seven years when he recovered from a slow start to beat steady American Brandon Nakashima in five sets on Wimbledon's Centre Court on Monday. With Kyrgios's bad-tempered Court One victory over fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas still the talk of the town, the Australian was on his best behaviour in front of the Royal Box as he ground out a 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-2 win. Unseeded Chilean Cristian Garin awaits in the last eight, offering Kyrgios a golden opportunity to surpass his quarter-final run at Wimbledon on his debut in 2014. After the mayhem of Saturday, when Kyrgios was accused by Tsitsipas of being a bully, he let his tennis do the talking against the 20-year-old Nakashima, barely uttering a word in an...
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PCB chief Ramiz Raja uses bulletproof vehicle owing to security threat

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has told the national assembly standing committee on sports that he uses a bulletproof vehicle because of a security threat. Responding to questions on the benefits and perks he gets as chairman of the board, Ramiz said he is “not a big financial burden” on the PCB as the former national team captain, among other things, also takes care of his medical expenses. “Ramiz did tell the committee members at one stage that he only used the bullet proof vehicle of the board because of a security threat otherwise he avoided taking any perks from the PCB,” a source aware of the meeting proceedings said. He said none of the national assembly committee members had inquired from Ramiz about his future as chairman of the board after the change in gover...
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AFI asks Aishwarya, Aldrin and Arokia to re-appear in trials for World Championships | More sports News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Quarter-miler Aishwarya Mishra, long jumper Jeswin Aldrin and 4x400m relay team contender Arokia Rajiv "failed to impress" in the trials called by Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for the upcoming World Championships here on Monday but were given another chance to prove themselves on Friday. AFI President Adille Sumariwalla said that the three athletes have been told that they can undergo another trial on Friday at the NIS Patiala. "The performances of all three of them today were not up to the mark, nothing to be impressed. They did not meet the standards," AFI president Adille Sumariwalla told PTI. "But we have given them another chance. They can come and undergo another trial on Friday at NIS Patiala, where the Junior World Championships trial will take place o...
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Cristian Garin into Wimbledon quarter-finals after epic battle against Alex de Minaur

Chile’s Cristian Garin showed amazing tenacity to come from two sets and 3-0 down and save two match points as he beat Australian Alex de Minaur in a hugely entertaining five-set slug fest on Monday to reach his first grand slam quarter-final. "It's so special – It's a dream for me" It's fair to say Cristian Garin has earned a lot of new fans after his epic fourth round victory 🇨🇱#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/sTWuhQQlf7 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2022 Garin eventually triumphed 2-6 5-7 7-6 (3) 6-4 7-6(6) after four hours 34 minutes of superb tennis that brought a standing ovation from Wimbledon’s packed Number Two Court. The first man to recover from two sets down at this year's Championships Take a bow, Cristian Garin 👏#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/EdEi8dDBz3 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon...
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PCB chief Ramiz Raja uses bulletproof vehicle owing to security threat | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has told the national assembly standing committee on sports that he uses a bulletproof vehicle because of a security threat. Responding to questions on the benefits and perks he gets as chairman of the board, Ramiz said he is "not a big financial burden" on the PCB as the former national team captain, among other things, also takes care of his medical expenses. "Ramiz did tell the committee members at one stage that he only used the bullet proof vehicle of the board because of a security threat otherwise he avoided taking any perks from the PCB," a source aware of the meeting proceedings said. He said none of the national assembly committee members had inquired from Ramiz about his future as chairman of the board after the change...
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Stokes’ leadership battle with Bumrah is fascinating sidelight to entertaining game: Ian Chappell

Jasprit Bumrah’s appointment as India’s stand-in Test captain is a “courageous decision” based on his “tactical nous”, and his leadership duel with England skipper Ben Stokes is providing a fascinating sidelight to an entertaining game in Birmingham, feels the legendary Ian Chappell. The former Australian captain compared the various contemporary international captains, and observed that Stokes’ success as skipper shouldn’t surprise anyone since he understands bowling. On Bumrah being appointed captain, Chappell felt the Indian cricket establishment’s decision may have been prompted by the success achieved by Pat Cummins of Australia and Stokes. “Perhaps looking to emulate the success of captains Pat Cummins and Stokes, India appointed fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as captain for their cur...
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Ben Stokes’ leadership battle with Jasprit Bumrah is fascinating sidelight to entertaining game: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: Jasprit Bumrah's appointment as India's stand-in Test captain is a "courageous decision" based on his "tactical nous", and his leadership duel with England skipper Ben Stokes is providing a fascinating sidelight to an entertaining game in Birmingham, feels the legendary Ian Chappell. The former Australian captain compared the various contemporary international captains, and observed that Stokes' success as skipper shouldn't surprise anyone since he understands bowling. On Bumrah being appointed captain, Chappell felt the Indian cricket establishment's decision may have been prompted by the success achieved by Pat Cummins of Australia and Stokes. "Perhaps looking to emulate the success of captains Pat Cummins and Stokes, India appointed fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah as captain for t...
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Elorda Cup: Boxers Alfiya Pathan, Gitika clinch gold; India finish with 14 medals | Boxing News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Reigning Youth World champions Alfiya Pathan and Gitika produced sensational performances to win gold medals at the inaugural edition of the Elorda Boxing Cup in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan on Monday. Two other female boxers -- Kalaivani Srinivasan and Jamuna Boro -- signed off with silver medals. With the addition of two gold, two silver and 10 bronze on the final day, the 33-member Indian contingent concluded its campaign with an overall tally of 14 medals. GOLD IT IS! 🤩🥇#AlfiyaPathan emerged victorious in the +81 kg final to clinch the yellow metal at the… https://t.co/E4H2Fj1HLu— Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) 1656937939000Alfiya did not have to break a sweat and got an unanimous 5-0 verdict as she proved too strong for her opponent, the 2016 world champion, Lazzat Kungeiba...
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Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur expresses relief after openers fire | Cricket News – Times of India

Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo by James Allan/Getty Images)PALLEKELE: Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was relieved that Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma finally came good with a record-breaking opening partnership to set up India's series-clinching 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second ODI here on Monday. After an extended run of mediocre scores during the tour so far, Mandhana (94) and Verma (71) shared a massive 174-run stand, the highest target successfully chased without losing a wicket in women's ODIs. "We have been talking about long partnerships and thankfully we got it today. I am happy with the way we batted, it was outstanding to watch," Harmanpreet said during the post-match presentation. The Indian skipper also lauded the performances of the bowlers including the likes of Renuka Si...
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Kessie joins Barcelona as free agent after leaving AC Milan

Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie has joined Barcelona on a free transfer after leaving AC Milan, the LaLiga club announced on Monday. Barcelona said Kessie has signed a contract until June 2026 and his buy-out clause would be set at 500 million euros ($522.80 million). The 25-year-old left AC Milan at the end of his contract in June after helping the Italian club win their first Serie A title in 11 years last season. 𝐈𝐓'𝐒 𝐎𝐅𝐅𝐈𝐂𝐈𝐀𝐋! 😏 Welcome, Kessie! 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/wG051AUnpT — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 4, 2022 Kessie, who can contribute in attack and defence, has 58 caps for Ivory Coast. Barcelona came second in LaLiga last season, finishing behind rivals Real Madrid. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arg...
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Babar Azam wants balance between proactive approach and playing as per situation demands | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam has admitted that his team needs to strike a judicious balance between playing a proactive brand of cricket and adapting to situations when it needs to employ a defensive approach. Pakistan's go-slow batting approach during their last home series against Australia was criticised as Babar's men couldn't for once score at a rate of more than three runs per over in all the innings played during the three games. "We are trying to change the way we play Test cricket. Not easy for batters when the other team is dominating you," Babar said ahead of the team's upcoming WTC tour of Sri Lanka. "We want to play positively irrespective of the situation but it is only on a given day that we can decide how to win the match and our strategy," Babar added. However t...
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Finally, openers fire as all-round India seal ODI series with 10-wicket drubbing

The Indian women’s team dominated from start to finish, with both the bat and ball, to hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second ODI and claim an unassailable 2-0 in the three-match series here on Monday. It is worth mentioning that the Indian team’s openers fired for the first time on the tour, sharing a partnership of 174 runs to see the visitors home in just 25.4 overs and finally managing to silence their detractors after being pilloried for their below-par show. The bowlers set it up for the tourists by dismissing Sri Lanka for 173, and after that, Smriti Mandhana’s stroke-filled 94 off 83 balls and Shefali Verma’s run-a-ball 71 paved the way for the convincing win. The duo’s partnership is India’s best for all wickets against Sri Lanka. Renuka Singh scalped 4⃣ wickets & ba...
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Finally, openers fire as all-round India seal ODI series with 10-wicket drubbing

The Indian women’s team dominated from start to finish, with both the bat and ball, to hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second ODI and claim an unassailable 2-0 in the three-match series here on Monday. It is worth mentioning that the Indian team’s openers fired for the first time on the tour, sharing a partnership of 174 runs to see the visitors home in just 25.4 overs and finally managing to silence their detractors after being pilloried for their below-par show. The bowlers set it up for the tourists by dismissing Sri Lanka for 173, and after that, Smriti Mandhana’s stroke-filled 94 off 83 balls and Shefali Verma’s run-a-ball 71 paved the way for the convincing win. The duo’s partnership is India’s best for all wickets against Sri Lanka. Renuka Singh scalped 4⃣ wickets & ba...
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2nd ODI: Finally, openers fire as all-round India seal series with 10-wicket drubbing | Cricket News – Times of India

PALLEKELE: The Indian women's team dominated from start to finish, with both the bat and ball, to hammer Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the second ODI and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Monday. It is worth mentioning that the Indian team's openers fired for the first time on the tour, sharing a partnership of 174 runs to see the visitors home in just 25.4 overs and finally managing to silence their detractors after being pilloried for their below-par show. It is the highest target successfully chased without losing a wicket in women's ODIs. The bowlers set it up for the tourists by dismissing Sri Lanka for 173, and after that, Smriti Mandhana's stroke-filled 94 off 83 balls and Shafali Verma's run-a-ball 71 paved the way for the convincing win. Renuka Singh scalp...