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Since introduction of IPL, India have never won a T20 World Cup: Wasim Akram

After India were demolished by England by 10 wickets in their semifinal clash in Adelaide Oval, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram pointed out the fact that since the introduction of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Men in Blue have never won a T20 World Cup. “Everyone thought the IPL will be the big difference between India and other teams. IPL started in 2008. India won a T20 World Cup before that in 2007. Since the advent of the IPL, India have never won a T20 World Cup. They won a World Cup in 2011 but that’s 50 overs,” Akram said on A Sports. India were eliminated from the Group stages in the last T20 World Cup in 2021 and earlier this year, they couldn’t make it to the last stages of the Asia Cup. Akram also raised the question that if Indian players played another overseas league i...
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PM Modi and Jay Shah react to Indian women’s team Asia Cup 2022 win | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BCCI secretary Jay Shah congratulated the Indian women's cricket team on their victory in the final of the Asia Cup on Saturday. India crushed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the final match of the Women's Asia Cup 2022, clinching their seventh title. PM Modi applauded the team for their outstanding display of skill and teamwork to win the Women's Asia Cup. The Prime Minister tweeted, "Our women cricket team makes us proud with their grit and dexterity! Congratulations to the team for winning the Women's Asia Cup. They have shown outstanding skill and teamwork. Best wishes to the players for their upcoming endeavours." Our women cricket team makes us proud with their grit and dexterity! Congratulations to the team for winning the Wo… https://t.c...
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We should give credit to bowlers and fielders: Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

SYLHET: India captain Harmanpreet Kaur lauded her bowlers and the fielding unit after the team's triumphant campaign in the Women's Asia Cup, which ended with a lop-sided final against Sri Lanka here on Saturday. India maintained their dominance in the tournament with an eight-wicket demolition of a self-destructing Sri Lanka in the title clash for their seventh title in eight editions. Sri Lanka, who were playing their first tournament final in 14 years, imploded after opting to bat on pitch that was slow and offered turn. They could only manage 65 for nine which India knocked off in 8.3 overs. Smriti Mandhana struck a sublime 51 not out off 25 balls. "We should credit our bowlers. Our fielding unit was good from ball one and we discussed that we should not give away easy runs. You hav...
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Proud of the way girls came back after loss to Pakistan: Mandhana

India’s stand-in captain Smriti Mandhana lauded her team’s comprehensive 59-run victory over Bangladesh in the Women’s Asia Cup, terming it as a “good comeback” within 24 hours of losing to Pakistan in a low-scoring contest. India, now with four wins out of five games, are through to the semi-finals of the continental event. “It was disappointing in the last match (versus Pakistan). It’s good to comeback after that loss, really proud of the girls. Today it was a total team performance,” Mandhana said after the match. While she herself contributed 47 off 38 balls, the regular vice-captain was all praise for young Shafali Verma and the talented Jemimah Rodrigues. “Shafali batted well, and also Jemimah played well. .@TheShafaliVerma bags the Player of the Match award for her cracking half...
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Meghana dazzles as India beat Malaysia by 30 runs via D/L method

Opener Sabbhineni Meghana (69) batted with authority to record her maiden T20I half-century as India defeated Malaysia by 30 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-curtailed Asia Cup match here on Monday. Replacing vice-captain Smriti Mandhana at the top, Meghana hit a career-best 69 off 53 deliveries to help India post 181 for 4. In reply, Malaysia were tottering at 16/2 in 5.2 overs when rain stopped play, far behind the 46-run mark which was the D/L par score when the match was called off. Team India 🇮🇳 and Team Malaysia 🇲🇾 were all smiles after they faced each other on Day 3 of the #WomensAsiaCup2022 🏆. #INDvMAL #AsianCricketCouncil #ACC pic.twitter.com/nRTAvd8EJY — AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) October 3, 2022 With the win, India moved to the second spot on the points ...
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Jemimah’s career-best powers India to 41-run win over SL in women’s Asia Cup

Jemimah Rodrigues played the role of an enforcer to perfection with a career-best 76 in T20Is before the bowlers produced a clinical display to power India to a 41-run win against Sri Lanka in their women’s Asia Cup opener here on Saturday. Rodrigues put up a boundary-hitting exhibition as she whacked 11 fours and a maximum in her counter-attacking 53-ball innings to help India post 150 for six on a wicket where batters struggled due to low bounce. The Indian bowlers then struck at regular intervals to bowl Sri Lanka out for 109 in 18.2 overs. The Indians were better than their Sri Lankan counterparts in all three departments. India were not off to the best of starts after being asked to bat. After scoring her career best, Jemimah Rodrigues talks about her recovery and rehab at the NCA...
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India remain static on 4th in ODI and T20I ranking after annual update

India have maintained their fourth spot in the ICC women’s ODI and T20I team rankings after the world body carried out an annual update on Saturday. India have gained a point and now have 104 points in the ODI rankings. In the T20 list, the Commonwealth Games silver medallists’ rating points have increased by four as the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side sits on 266 points in the latest update, which expunges results from the 2018-19 season, weights the 2019-20 and 2020-2021 seasons at 50 per cent and the 2021-22 matches at 100 per cent. Australia have established a record margin at the top of the ODI team rankings while also increasing their lead in the T20I team rankings. The Commonwealth Games and World Cup champions have stretched their lead over South Africa from 48 to 51 rating points in...
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Charlie Dean’s dismissal wasn’t planned but we had noticed she was taking undue advantage: Harmanpreet Kaur 

Bowler Deepti Sharma running out England’s non-striker Charlie Dean, who was backing up, at Lord’s was within the rules and was not a pre-determined plan, Indian Women skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said on Friday. “We were noticing Charlie Dean was getting out from the crease in the last couple of games. She was taking the long strides outside the popping crease and was taking undue advantage,” Harmanpreet told reporters ahead of India’s first match of the Women’s Asia Cup against Sri Lanka. Deepti Sharma was into her delivery stride when she caught England batter, Charlie Dean, backing up too far and whipped the bails off in the third and final ODI. Finishing the historic win at the Lord’s with a victory lap 👏👏#TeamIndia | #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/Yd4JCyqYj4 — BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) Septe...
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Sri Lanka’s ousted president Rajapaksa returns to social media to laud victorious cricket team

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has returned to social media to tweet about the stunning victory of Sri Lanka’s national cricket team over Pakistan, over two months after the former president fled the country amidst massive protests against his government. Sri Lanka crushed Pakistan by 23 runs to win their sixth Asia Cup title in Dubai on Sunday, bringing much cheer to the people of the crisis-hit island nation who have been hit hard by the worst economic crisis. Congratulations to the #lka cricket team on the win against #Pakistan in the #AsiaCup2022Final in Dubai. The commitment and teamwork shown by the #SriLankan team have been remarkable.@OfficialSLC 🇱🇰 pic.twitter.com/VyezYAt8ua — Gotabaya Rajapaksa (@GotabayaR) September 11, 2022 “Congratulations to the #lka cricket team on the win against #...
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Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup hero Bhanuka Rajapaksa dedicates Asia Cup title to ‘crisis-hit’ countrymen

Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup winning hero Bhanuka Rajapaksha, whose stellar show with the bat played a pivotal role in his side’s sensational Asia Cup victory, has dedicated the title to his crisis-hit island nation. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the summit clash on Sunday night to clinch the Asia Cup crown after 2014, their sixth overall. Batting first, Sri Lanka were reduced to 67 for 5, but made a brilliant turnaround riding on Rajapaksha (71 off 45 balls) and Wanindu Hasaranga (36 off 21 balls) to reach a competitive 170 for 6. “We always wanted to show the world – a couple of decades back, we had aggression in our side, and we wanted to create those moments (again) as a unit,” a beaming Rajapaksa said at the post match press conference. “Looking forward, we want to keep up thi...
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Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq backs Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan after Asia Cup loss | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Pakistan head coach Saqlain Mushtaq dismissed concerns about captain Babar Azam's form and found nothing wrong with opener Mohammad Rizwan's batting approach after their loss to Sri Lanka in Sunday's Asia Cup final in Dubai. Babar, currently the second ranked Twenty20 (T20) batsman in the world behind team mate Rizwan, managed only 68 runs in six innings and his form would be a concern ahead of the 20-overs World Cup in Australia beginning next month. "If someone looks at his batting, you'd just say he's unlucky, especially the way he's getting out," Saqlain said after their 23-run defeat by Sri Lanka. "It's just a patch. If you look at the rankings, he's (among the) top in T20 International and in ODIs. It's just been bad luck. The way he's training and playing it's amazing. "Hi...
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Asia Cup 2022: Umpires step in to help ‘confused’ teams about over rate | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Fielding restrictions in the death overs for not meeting the ICC’s set over rate has hurt teams in this Asia Cup. This is the first time the new regulation has had an impact on a marquee tournament. While the teams have been working hard to finish the overs on time, the on-field umpires had to push them as the teams were not clear about how the overs were being clocked. The big screen here has been displaying how many minutes were remaining to start the final over and it also indicates if the bowling team is lagging behind. But here is the confusion. “The clock jumps when there is a cumulative two-minute delay. The teams were not clear about it. They would think there are on time or even ahead. But all of a sudden, they realise they are behind. The umpires had to keep reminding t...
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Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in Asia Cup final to complete fairytale

Sri Lanka waited until it was all over, until the fireworks shot into the sky and until the golden confetti sparkled in their hair. A victory was ensured off the second ball of the last over, practically even before, at the fall of Mohammad Rizwan, but they waited until the last ball was bowled, stifling their excitement and joy. At that moment, the exact moment when Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs to lift their sixth Asia Cup, half a dozen players clambered into the stands to take flags from the crowd, sprinted around the stadium, waving them in glee. Up high, the coaching staff were cutting loose — leaping to their feet, punching the air. The players released all their emotions, came rushing out in waves and danced and ran in circles, pulsing with adrenaline. They ran like childre...
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World Cricket needs this win from Sri Lanka: Reactions pour in after SL defeat PAK to win Asia Cup

Sri Lanka outplayed Pakistan by 23 runs in the Asia Cup final on Sunday. Sri Lanka scored 170 for six in 20 overs. Bhanuka Rajapaksa starred with the bat as he made 71 not out 45 off balls. Haris Rauf was the standout bowler for Pakistan with three wickets. Right amidst a crisis, winning this tournament is a big thing for Sri Lanka. Here are the Twitter reactions: Congratulations Sri Lanka ! deserved to win the Asia cup ,After loosing to Afghanistan in the first game showed true character as a unit to win the tournament 🏟 #SLvsPAK #AsiaCup2022Final well done skipper @dasunshanaka1 🤛 — Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) September 11, 2022 World Cricket needs this win from Sri Lanka. Very well done. Congratulations to the Srilanka Cricket fans #AsiaCup2022Final #SLvPAK @OfficialSLC — S.Badrina...
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Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Highlights: Sri Lanka beat Pakistan to win sixth Asia Cup title | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Sri Lanka, a nation that has been craving for any bit of joy, got a big reason to celebrate on Sunday through their cricket team. Just when the country was searching for heroes, Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s masterful unbeaten 71 off 45 and Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round show (36 off 21 & 3/27) demonstrated how one could turn adversity into opportunity as Sri Lanka walked away with the Asia Cup title by convincingly beating Pakistan by 23 runs. Sri Lanka 𝐖𝐈𝐍 the #AsiaCup2022 🏆Scorecard: https://t.co/xA1vz7cSW0 https://t.co/IL3DaXmwIs— ICC (@ICC) 1662918963000The tournament was moved out of Sri Lanka to UAE because of the prevailing political and financial crisis. On Sunday, they at least managed to restore their cricketing identity as a powerhouse from the Indian subcontinent. Known as ...
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Once deemed unfit, Rajapaksa gives fitting reply with the bat

The last ten months have been frantic for Bhanuka Rajapaksa. He retired in January after he was dropped on fitness grounds. His expulsion became a national debate, was raised in the parliament and a probe ordered, then he was talked out of retirement and had the self-realisation to shed some of his weight. He became a father, made runs in the IPL, made statements against the government during the crisis and reeled out a knock of utmost calm and grace under pressure. But for his popularity among the team’s fans, as well as the undoubted talent in fluid stroke-making, he would have long retired and been a cautionary tale of those taking fitness lightly. Rajapaksa himself realised the significance of fitness. Never fond of gym work, he took long sprints on his neighbourhood beaches and the...
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Shahnawaz Dahani wins hearts before Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup final

Pakistan pacer Shahnawaz Dahani proved himself to be a wonderful ambassador of his national cricket team when he gifted his jersey to a Sri Lanka before the final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Meanwhile, Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in the final. Sri Lanka will be defending a target after winning four consecutive games while chasing targets, including the victory in the last Super 4 game against Pakistan. Captain Dasun Shanaka said he would’ve bowled first had he won his fifth toss in a row, but was also happy to bat first in the final. A wonderful moment before the match ✨@ShahnawazDahani gives his jersey to a 🇱🇰 fan 👏#AsiaCup2022 | #SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/4RlIflx8OM — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 11, 2022 Sri Lanka...
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022 Final Live Score Updates: ‘Gutsy’ Sri Lanka face Pakistan in the summit clash – The Times of India

LIVE NOWTHE TIMES OF INDIA | Sep 11, 2022, 18:03:25 ISTT20 MATCH LIVE UPDATES Coming off a socio-economic crisis and the worst turmoil in its country's history, the Sri Lankan cricket team would like to provide the island nation with an emotional catharsis by beating fancied Pakistan in the Asia Cup final today. Technically, Sri Lanka are the hosts of this Asia Cup but due to a cruel twist of fate, the tournament had to be shifted to the UAE for security reasons.Read Less!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEvents = function() { (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f....
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Asia Cup 2022 Final, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Interesting statistical trivia | Cricket News – Times of India

Sri Lanka had the last laugh in the dress rehearsal before the big Asia Cup, when they beat Pakistan by 5 wickets. A title clash though is a very different cup of tea from a league stage or Super 4 match. The pressure on the players in a big final is much more. Add to that the fact that the world will be looking at the Lankans today to see if they can take a big step forward in their team rebuilding process and you know that Dasun Shanaka and co. will be very keenly aware of just how much is at stake here for them. Pakistan on the other hand are being tagged the favourites, despite losing to the Lankans in the last Super 4 match. (AP Photo)Ahead of the final tonight in Dubai, here's some interesting statistical trivia on the two teams at this tournament over the years:# Sri Lanka have w...
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Final Match Live Streaming Details: When and where to watch Asia Cup final live online?

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022 Final Live Streaming Details: Sri Lanka are the hosts of this Asia Cup but call it a cruel twist of fate, the tournament had to be shifted to UAE for security reasons. The Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka will be looking to provide its countrymen with an emotional catharsis if they manage to beat Pakistan in the Asia Cup final in Dubai on Sunday. "Every player is stepping up and taking responsibility" 🗣️ @babarazam258 reviews Pakistan's performance in the Asia Cup so far as he looks forward to the final against Sri Lanka#AsiaCup2022 | #SLvPAK pic.twitter.com/HgiHsWXgc6 — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 10, 2022 It could have been infinitely sweeter had Dasun Shanaka and his men would have played the final at the iconic Premadasa Stadium but the ...