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“Karma”: Mohammad Shami takes dig at Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan’s T20 World Cup final loss | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Following Pakistan's five-wicket loss to England in the final of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami took a dig at legendary Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar, terming the loss as "Karma". Top knocks from openers Alex Hales and Jos Buttler powered England to an emphatic 10-wicket win over India in the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup in Australia at Adelaide on Thursday. Akhtar had posted a heartbreak emoji after the loss on Twitter. Shami responded to the post by saying, "Sorry brother It's call karma." Sorry brother It’s call karma 💔💔💔 https://t.co/DpaIliRYkd— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) 1668340115000Notably, Akhtar had slammed India after their semifinal exit in the showpiece event. In a video posted on his official Youtube channel, the for...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup final | Chasing 138, England loses two quick wickets

If the match starts but cannot be finished, it will resume on Monday from where it was halted. If the match starts but cannot be finished, it will resume on Monday from where it was halted. Sam Curran bagged three wickets for just 12 runs as England held Pakistan to 137-8 in the Twenty20 World Cup final at a heaving Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. With forecast rain staying away, England produced disciplined and economical bowling to stymie the 2009 champions who never really got going, with Shan Masood’s 38 the top score.Follow the live updates between England vs Pakistan in MelbourneAn exciting finale awaits at the MCG 🏟️ 👀Follow all the action from the #PAKvENG clash on our official #T20WorldCup app 📲Download now ➡️ https://t.co/0GfUU96a6qpic.twitter.com/nnFgtpyqOZ— T20 Wor...
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‘It was the shortest World Cup speech’: Ramiz Raja recalls Imran Khan’s words before 1992 World Cup final against England

From the verge of being eliminated from the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 to qualifying for the finals, Pakistan’s journey Down Under has been incredible to say the least. After being beaten by India and Zimbabwe, Babar Azam’s men were written off but they bounced back courtesy of four wins in a row and some help from the Netherlands. Now history beckons the men in green as they seek a second T20 World Cup title. Summing up the extraordinary couple of weeks for the Pakistani team, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Ramiz Raja lauded the players in the dressing room after Babar’s side confirmed their place in the final four. “Bahut bahut mubarak ho. Bahut jabardast fight back hai. Incredible come back hai (Many congratulations, it has been an incredible fight back and come back). We should be proud o...
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‘Devastated, gutted, hurt’: Team India players react after England spoil the party Down Under

Team India players took to social media platforms to express their disappointment after England rolled over India in a 10-wicket win on Thursday and set up a T20 World Cup final against Pakistan. Set 169 to win, England reached its target with four overs to spare as openers Alex Hales (86 not out) and Jos Buttler (80 not out) decimated the Indian bowlers. The English openers silenced the 40,000-strong pro-India crowd by scoring 170 runs off just 96 deliveries. It was also the highest England opening stand in T20 cricket and the highest opening stand in all T20 World Cups. After the disappointing loss, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that the result was a “disappointment” for the Rohit Sharma-led unit. Here’s a compilation of the reactions from Team India players: We leave Aust...
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India vs England semifinal: Stokes says England must nullify threat of Suryakumar

India are up against an England side who were regarded as pre-tournament favourites by many. India are up against an England side who were regarded as pre-tournament favourites by many. Ben Stokes warned on November 8, 2022 that England must nullify the threat of Suryakumar Yadav in their Twenty20 World Cup semifinal against India, saying the batsman has “set the world alight”. India and England clash on November 10, 2022 at the Adelaide Oval for a place in the final at the MCG against Pakistan or New Zealand. The top-ranked Indians have been riding high on Suryakumar’s batting exploits, with the middle-order batsman in sparkling form with three half-centuries in Australia and 225 runs. “Suryakumar obviously came in and set the world alight. He is a fantastic player and pl...
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T20 is the most democratic of formats, but there’s more to be done 

It is a natural fit for the Olympics and other multi-sport tournaments as well as for countries that are outside the cricket family now It is a natural fit for the Olympics and other multi-sport tournaments as well as for countries that are outside the cricket family now A minnow is a small, freshwater fish. Used metaphorically, the word means “a person or organisation of relatively small size, power, or influence.” It crops up regularly at cricket’s World Cups. Commentators often show disgust at ‘minnows’ stretching out a tournament. Or getting in the way of the ‘real’ matches. Those who think ‘minnows’ have no business being in the same contest as the big guns want them out as quickly as possible. Then there are those who see them as necessary evils, and hope an upset win down the l...
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From Auckland to Wellington to Sydney- The journey of Finn Allen, New Zealand’s explosive opener

When Finn Allen was asked this March to name the first thing he would do if he woke up as his RCB team-mate Virat Kohli the answer was revealing. “I would probably walk into the streets to see how it feels to have everyone chase after you.” That ethereal fandom is yet to hit of course but at the start of this T20 world cup, Allen experienced what Kohli has felt a few times during his international career. In the world cup opener on October 22nd, the SCG cauldron was simmering as the young New Zealander faced up to Mitchell Starc, one of the most lethal bowlers of the modern era. In the background, a 45000-strong home crowd were hollering for Starc. Boom. The 23-year-old Kiwi wallops one over Starc’s head. The memories of the 2015 final of Brendon Mccullum losing his stumps, charging do...
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ICC T20 World Cup 2022 | India has ticked all the boxes en route to the semifinals

The Men in Blue qualified on the basis of fine performances rather than on permutations and combinations linked to other squads and results The Men in Blue qualified on the basis of fine performances rather than on permutations and combinations linked to other squads and results Multi-team championships have their twists and turns. Form oscillates, predictions turn into dust, defending champions get ejected — like it happened with Australia —and minnows can hurt — as South Africa and England learnt the hard way from the Netherlands and Ireland respectively. To stand firm within this churn demands consistency and the will to prevail. India ticked those boxes as it topped Group 2 and made it to the semifinals of the ICC Twenty20 World Cup. The Men in Blue qualified on the basis of f...
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Suryakumar Yadav: I mastered scoop shot while playing rubber-ball cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Suryakumar Yadav's outrageous scoop shot off Zimbabwe pacer Richard Ngarava became a talking point in the T20 World Cup and the attacking Indian batter says he achieved mastery over the unorthodox stroke after years of practice with rubber ball. Suryakumar mesemerised the 82,000-strong MCG crowd with his his stroke-making ability on Sunday. His unbeaten 61-run knock off just 25 balls powered India to an imposing 186 for 5. The 32-year-old struck four sixes and six boundaries during that breathtaking knock. One shot that stood out was from the last ball of the Zimbabwe innings. Going down on one knee, Suryakumar picked up a Richard Ngarava full toss from outside the off stump and scooped it on the right of fine leg for an unthinkable six. The audacious shot became instant hit ...
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Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka appears in Sydney court on sexual assault charges

Police arrested and charged Gunathilaka on November 6, hours after the national team lost to England at the Twenty20 World Cup Police arrested and charged Gunathilaka on November 6, hours after the national team lost to England at the Twenty20 World Cup Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka appeared by video link in handcuffs at a Sydney court on November 7 to seek bail after he was charged with four counts of sexual assault.Gunathilaka, who spoke only to confirm his identity, was shown on a screen in Downing Centre Local Court. He appeared calm as he sat wearing a grey T-shirt at a Sydney detention centre.The batter's lawyer, Ananda Amaranath, said he would seek bail for the 31-year-old.Magistrate Robert Williams briefly adjourned the case before hearing the bail application. The...
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Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka arrested in Sydney for sexual assault

"Daushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for an alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has left Australia without him," a source close to the Sri Lankan team said "Daushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for an alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has left Australia without him," a source close to the Sri Lankan team said Sri Lanka cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka, who was with the national squad for T20 World Cup in Australia, has been arrested on charges of sexual assault, team sources said on Sunday. It has been learnt that the 31-year-old Gunathilaka was arrested and taken to Sydney City police station in the wee hours of Sunday following an investigation into alleged sexual assault of a woman on November 2. "Daushka Gunathilaka has been arrested for an alleged rape. The Sri Lankan team has lef...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Stokes can play a lot of roles, he affects the game in all three facets, says Buttler

England, who finished second in the Group 1, will play their semifinal in Adelaide against winners of the second group. England, who finished second in the Group 1, will play their semifinal in Adelaide against winners of the second group. England skipper Jos Buttler is delighted that Ben Stokes has found his form as the T20 World Cup approaches the business end, saying that the all-rounder can play a lot of roles in the side thanks to his talent. After an underwhelming tournament so far, Stokes held his nerve through a middle-order collapse to lead England into the semifinals with a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka here on Saturday. After a solid start by Buttler and Alex Hales, England batters lost the plot with half the side back in the dugout, largely due to mystery spinner Wanindu ...
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T20 World Cup: Which team has used its squad the best so far? | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia has now entered the business end of the Super 12 stage. And the exciting part of this intensely fought tournament is that all the four semi-final spots are still vacant with just one game each remaining for the teams. Four teams each are still in the reckoning for the knock-out stage in both the groups – New Zealand, England, Australia and Sri Lanka in Group 1, and India, South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh in Group 2. The final round of matches will determine not only the teams in the last four stages but also who plays whom in it. The teams entered the tournament with a set of 15-member squads, in some cases with few standbys, with an aim to extract the best from them and progress further in the tournament, and eventually to...
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T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Ireland: Kane Williamson, spinners set up New Zealand’s 35-run win over Ireland | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: Kane Williamson got into the groove with a 35-ball 61 before the spinners foxed Ireland batters with their guile as New Zealand put one foot in the T20 World Cup semifinals with a 35-run win on Friday. New Zealand were on course for a 200 plus total before pacer Joshua Little picked up a memorable hat-trick to limit New Zealand to 185 for six. New Zealand spinners Ish Sodhi (2/26) and Mitchell Santer (2/29) stifled Ireland, who ended with 150 for nine. Pacer Lockie Ferguson picked up three wickets. New Zealand register a comfortable victory against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval 👏#T20WorldCup | #IREvNZ | 📝… https://t.co/ISeOGiBN8Y— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667546848000New Zealand are set to top the group with seven points from five games and have a better run rate compared ...
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T20 World Cup 2022 | India beats Bangladesh by 5 runs in thriller

Virat Kohli and K. L. Rahul scored half centuries to set a target of 185, and though Bangladesh began the chase strongly, rain interrupted the innings to help India pull off a narrow win in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match Virat Kohli and K. L. Rahul scored half centuries to set a target of 185, and though Bangladesh began the chase strongly, rain interrupted the innings to help India pull off a narrow win in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match A piece of sheer on-field brilliance by a rejuvenated KL Rahul and divine intervention by the weather gods took India one step closer to the T20 World Cup semifinals with an edge-of-the-seat five-run victory over Bangladesh in a rain-curtailed contest here on Wednesday.Having posted an imposing total of 184 for 6 courtesy Virat Kohli (64 not out ...
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T20 World Cup, Zimbabwe vs Netherlands: Netherlands secure first Super 12 win, beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: In-form opener Max O'Dowd slammed a fine half century after a clinical show by the pace bowlers as Netherlands beat Zimbabwe by five wickets for their first win of the ongoing T20 World Cup here on Wednesday. The Netherlands chased down the small target of 118 with two overs to spare with O'Dowd hitting 52 from 47 balls, reaching 120 for 5 to collect their first points -- two -- though they are already out of the tournament. Zimababwe are also virtually out of the tournament after Wednesday's loss. A good performance from Netherlands to seal a victory against Zimbabwe in Adelaide 👏#T20WorldCup | #ZIMvNED | 📝:… https://t.co/VTceIxo3fI— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) 1667373447000Paul van Meekeren (3/29) led the Dutch's disciplined pace bowling show after Zimbabwe opted to bat, wh...
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T20 World Cup recap: WATCH – When MS Dhoni’s presence of mind gave India a 1 run win vs Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the epitome of calmness under pressure. Time and again MSD displayed this incredibly consistent trait of his on the cricket field. The last time India and Bangladesh faced each other in the T20 World Cup, it was again Dhoni's calmness and his incredible presence of mind that helped the Men in Blue snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, beating the Bangla Tigers by 1 run in a thriller of a contest in Bengaluru in 2016. With India set to face Bangladesh in the ongoing T20 World Cup clash in Adelaide on Wednesday, the thrilling 2016 T20 World Cup clash between the two countries is of course part of every India-Bangladesh conversation currently. Will Bangladesh's batters be able to fend off India's potent bowling attack? 🤔#T20WorldCu...
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T20 World Cup: India vs Bangladesh – Interesting stats and trivia | Cricket News – Times of India

India are gearing up to take on Bangladesh in their fourth Super 12 match of the ongoing T20 World Cup. In 11 T20Is played between the two teams so far, India have won 10 and lost 1. The Bangla Tigers though will be itching to add one more win to their wins column in Adelaide today, especially with rain threatening a curtailed match. The last time these two teams clashed in the T20 World Cup, we witnessed an absolute thriller, with India winning by 1 run in Bengaluru, thanks to MS Dhoni's incredible keeping skills and presence of mind. Ahead of the match today, TimesofIndia.com here takes a look at some very interesting stats and trivia involving India and Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup and in T20Is overall:# After their win vs Zimbabwe on October 30, 2022, Bangladesh have won 9 matche...
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Love for cricket doesn’t buy you groceries from supermarket: Darren Sammy | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: "It hurts man, it hurts." Darren Sammy's eyes, the sad smile tells it all the moment he was asked about the terminal decline of West Indies cricket. The Caribbean team hit the nadir at the ongoing T20 World Cup as the two-time champions (2012 and 2016) couldn't even qualify for the Super 12s. As a double T20 World Cup winning skipper, Sammy is bound to be frustrated and angry. But at the same time, he is pragmatic enough to understand the practical difficulties which includes not enough financial security offered by Cricket West Indies (CWI). Sammy is very clear that unlike BCCI, the West Indies board can never stop its players from choosing franchise leagues over playing for the assortment of island nations. "India is strong because they can tell their players that you don't ...
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ICC Twenty20 World Cup | Weather may force Australia’s Finch to alter ‘bowl first’ tactics

Australia's remaining games are against the two lowest-ranked teams, Ireland on October 31 and Afghanistan on November 4. Australia's remaining games are against the two lowest-ranked teams, Ireland on October 31 and Afghanistan on November 4. Australia won the T20 World Cup a year ago with a "bat second" strategy, but captain Aaron Finch said on October 30, 2022 they could change their tactics for their crucial game against a confident Ireland in Brisbane. Ireland have proved to be no pushover, stunning England in a rain-affected match, and Finch said that with weather playing a big part so far in this year's T20 World Cup he was open to rethinking his strategy. "Teams generally prefer to chase," Finch told reporters after training under blue skies ahead of Monday's Group 1 c...