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Dot ball by dot ball, India Women’s chase unravels in 62-run loss to New Zealand Women

Earlier this week, the bowlers helped paper over the cracks of the batters when India Women beat Pakistan Women. But against a high-quality New Zealand attack, the batters not only struggled to get close to the target of 261 but they also approached the chase like the match was happening in a previous era. The loss by 62 runs in their second game of the World Cup will give the think-tank plenty to ponder over before the next game against the West Indies on Saturday. Chasing 261, India fell to 50 for 3 in the 20 overs. What hurt them were the 85 dot balls in the first 120 deliveries. When they were bowled out in 46.4 overs, the number of dots was 153. Though the required rate was just over five runs an over, the high percentage of dots reflected the struggle of the Indian batters to rota...
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Jhulan Goswami becomes joint highest wicket-taker in Women’s Cricket World Cup history | Cricket News – Times of India

HAMILTON: India's veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami on Thursday equalled the tally of most wickets in the history of ICC Women's World Cup. Goswami equalled the tally of 39 wickets taken by Lyn Fullston of Australia from 1982 to 1988. The 39-year-old Indian achieved the feat against New Zealand at Hamilton in the ongoing ICC Women's World Cup. On Thursday, Goswami took the record-tying wicket in the last over of the innings against the White Ferns. Goswami knocked over Katey Martin to join Fullston at the top with 39 scalps. In India's opening match, Goswami bowled a brilliant spell, returning figures of 2/26 in the win over Pakistan. In an illustrious career spanning two decades, Goswami has now featured in five ODI World Cups since 2005. In Hamilton on Thursday, Pooja Vastrakar took four w...
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India vs New Zealand, Women’s World Cup 2022 Live Streaming: When and where to watch?

India vs New Zealand, Women’s World Cup 2022 Live Streaming Online: Having pummelled arch-rivals Pakistan in a one-sided lung-opener, India will face an infinitely tougher challenge in hosts New Zealand and would endeavour to put up an improved batting show in their second ICC Women’s World Cup league stage game here on Thursday. The pitch at Hamilton’s Seddon Park has been traditionally known as a batting belter and Mithali Raj and her team would like to put up a better show against Sophie Devine’s White Ferns, who have had a great run in the recently concluded bilateral series. More than the margin of the 1-4 defeat, it was the fact that Indians were outplayed in all departments must have been a cause of worry for head coach Ramesh Powar who has been trying out various combinations. W...
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India need big guns to fire against NZ women

On a high after thrashing Pakistan in their Women’s World Cup opener, India will need to raise their game when they take on hosts New Zealand in their second game on Thursday. Mithali Raj’s team is a buoyed lot, but need to be wary as the Kiwi girls beat them 4-1 in an ODI series just prior to the showpiece tournament. India won the final game of the series to avoid a clean sweep, but otherwise senior pros Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur were unable to make winning contributions. Opener Shafali Verma is clearly struggling with her form. Smriti Mandhana did score a fine 52 against Pakistan, but was far from her elegant best. Deepti Sharma made a valuable 40 at No. 3, a position more suited to Yastika Bhatia, who looked in good nick in the warm-up games against South Africa and West Indies, ...
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It was important that Harman got runs; bowlers took a while to get used to conditions: Mandhana

Star India batter Smriti Mandhana said it was important from the team’s perspective that Harmanpreet Kaur found form ahead of the Women’s World Cup and the struggling bowling unit needs to build on the performance it produced in the fifth ODI against New Zealand here on Thursday. Harmanpreet scored her first half century in close to 12 months to help India chase down 251 rather comfortably. Mandhana, who missed the first three ODIs due to quarantine requirements, struck 71 and skipper Mithali Raj remained unbeaten on 57. “It has been a tough month for us as a team and for the three of us who were in quarantine (Renuka and Meghna Singh being the other two). It is good to be back in the open air, play some cricket and contribute for India,” said Mandhana in the post match press conference...
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India Women vs New Zealand Women 5th ODI Live Streaming: When and Where to watch?

India Women vs New Zealand Women INDW vs NZW 5th ODI Live Streaming:India will be desperate to gain some momentum heading into the World Cup but for that, their bowlers will have to raise their game as they seek to stop New Zealand from completing a 5-0 whitewash in the fifth women’s ODI on Thursday. Having lost all matches played here so far, including the lone T20I, the Mithali Raj-led side is finding it difficult to stem the rot and faces the ignominy of a one-sided series defeat days ahead of the World Cup. The series defeat is India’s fourth in the last one year, having lost to South Africa, England and Australia earlier. While the batters did raise their game in the second and third ODIs with a much-improved performance, the bowling unit has let the team down thro...
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Watch: Jhulan Goswami bowls a perfect delivery to dismiss Suzie Bates in 3rd ODI

India might have lost the third One-day International against New Zealand, but Jhulan Goswami’s magical delivery to dismiss Suzie Bates during the match stood out in the match. The 39-year-old Goswami struck in the third ball of New Zealand run chase by removing captain Sophie Devine for a duck before clean-bowling Bates (5) to leave the hosts at 14 for 2 in 2.3 overs. Goswami went past the bat of Bates with a stunning delivery that swung in slightly off the air, rattling the middle stump. Oblivious of the delivery, which initially looked unplayable, Bates tried to hit it straight over the bowler’s head missing the ball comfortably. Jhulan Goswami just doing Jhulan Goswami things as she dismisses both the NZ openers!😍#NZvIND #LiveCricketOnPrime pic.twitter.com/LtufE12P5O — amazon prime...
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My game is simple, to attack and take singles: Richa Ghosh

Teenage India wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh, who hit a brisk 65 for a lost cause in the second ODI against New Zealand on Tuesday, said she prefers to play attacking game and keep the scoreboard moving. The 18-year-old Ghosh slammed 65 off 64 balls with the help of six fours and a six to help India post an imposing 270 for 6. Her captain Mithali Raj also hit 66 not out. But, New Zealand surpassed the target with an over to spare to win the match by three wickets. “When I am batting at number five, my role remains the same, to build a partnership and attack as per the team’s situation and I follow that. My game is simple, to attack and take singles and keep playing,” she said at the post-match press conference. “In the last game, I got dismissed in 20s (22), my mindset was how I can gi...
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Last few overs didn’t go in our favour, says Harmanpreet Kaur | Cricket News – Times of India

QUEENSTOWN (New Zealand): Team India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur expressed disappointment after her side lost in the one-off T20I against New Zealand at the John Davies Oval on Wednesday. Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine's good knocks with the bat were followed by Jess Kerr's two-wicket haul as New Zealand defeated India by 18 runs in the one-off T20I. "I think we were in the game when we were bowling but the last few overs didn't go in our favour and didn't get any partnerships with the bat as well. Lot to learn from this and hopefully we will get better in the next few games. Playing at the same venue (for ODIs) definietly helps us," Harmanpreet said after the game. Earlier, Bates and Devine played knocks of 36 and 31 to help New Zealand post 155/5 in the allotted twenty overs. For India, D...
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Team benefitting from sports psychologist’s presence in NZ: Mithali Raj

India ODI captain Mithali Raj says the team is benefitting immensely from the presence of a sports psychologist during its ongoing tour of New Zealand and such professional help is the need of the hour in COVID times. Mughda Bavare is the sports psychologist travelling with the Indian team on a two-month-long tour of New Zealand comprising a bilateral series and ODI World Cup. Mithali had earlier also spoken on the need for a psychologist to deal with pressure of knockout games but with tours now being played in bubbles, the professional help is needed all the more. “In today’s times, it is even more important to have them around with the team with the longer duration of tour and quarantine and bubbles,” said Mithali on the eve of the opening T20 against New Zealand here. “It is an ...
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Indian women’s ODI series against New Zealand to begin on February 12 as fixtures revised

The Indian women’s cricket team’s ODI series against New Zealand will now begin on February 12, a day later than originally scheduled, as the host board announced revised fixtures on Friday to give the two sides more time between games. The Indian team was scheduled to play five ODIs and a T20I, starting February 9 across three venues but New Zealand Cricket (NZC) moved all matches to John Davies Oval in Queenstown last month in order to limit travelling and reduce the chances of a COVID-19 outbreak. With the teams not having to travel, the NZC has rescheduled fixtures to give the two sides more time between each match. “NZC has made changes to the dates of the KFC India Tour of NZ between the WHITE FERNS and India Women, to be played exclusively at John Davies Oval in Queenstown. “...
I think I have been lucky against India but Kanpur Test was reassuring: Kyle Jamieson
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I think I have been lucky against India but Kanpur Test was reassuring: Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson has had a fair degree of success in four of the five Tests that he has played against India but the giant New Zealand seamer attributes a lot of it to the groundwork done by senior bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee. The fastest New Zealander to reach 50 wickets (in 9 Tests), Jamieson, said that he still has a “long way to go” and “learn a lot” in terms of skills in white ball cricket. “It’s still a long way from where I am now to where I want to be in my career. Lot of things to learn, skills in white ball cricket as I go along the way,” Jamieson said in an interaction facilitated by Amazon Prime Video, which will start streaming cricket matches live from January 1, 2022. It has secured the rights for live streaming of New Zealand’s home matches. “Nothin...
Ajaz Patel: ‘My Perfect 10 came after a lot of dramatic changes in my life and hard work’
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Ajaz Patel: ‘My Perfect 10 came after a lot of dramatic changes in my life and hard work’

The ace cricketer talks about transitioning, first as a child moving to New Zealand and then rising up the ranks in the game while battling racism. Still true to his origins, he feels politics is a different game but sport has glued differences and encouraged diversity. The session was moderated by Senior Editor Nihal Koshie. Nihal Koshie: Have things changed after your historic feat of getting all 10 wickets in an innings? Not much. We are still working hard and looking at the next series against Bangladesh, and waiting, as always, for news on selection. I guess the market for cricket is smaller in New Zealand than India, which has a billion people with a lot of them crazy about the game. In New Zealand, with four million people, it doesn’t make that kind of an impact. Besides I am sti...
Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum
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Ajaz Patel’s 10-wicket ball will have ‘pride of place’ in MCA museum

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Vijay Patil has lauded New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel for donating his “10-wicket” ball for the upcoming MCA museum where it would duly be the “pride of the place”. “What he (Ajaz Patel) achieved at the Wankhede stadium was something completely phenomenal. And the fact that he did at our iconic (Wankhede) stadium just gives us another memory to savour from his historic ground,” Patil told PTI. Earlier this month, the Mumbai-born 34-year-old Ajaz, a left-arm spinner became only the third bowler in Test history to return a 10-for in an innings after Jim Laker (1956) and Anil Kumble (1999) and that too in the city of his birth. “And the fact that he traces his roots back to Mumbai made it extra special for us. “He was gracious, once ...
Ajaz Patel: Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli coming to acknowledge me is a ‘very big thing’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajaz Patel: Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli coming to acknowledge me is a ‘very big thing’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: New Zealand spinner Ajaz Patel said that Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli coming to congratulate him in the BlackCaps dressing room is a very big thing for him and he now just hopes to raise his game with each match. Ajaz recently become just the third bowler in the history of the game, after Jim Laker and Anil Kumble, to pick all ten wickets in a single Test innings. He achieved the feat against India in the recently-concluded Mumbai Test. "It is a very good feeling, picking all ten wickets in a single Test innings is a big feat. Anil Kumble and Jim Laker are big names, both of them have a big number of wickets in their kitty. So being alongside them is a special feat and to do in it Mumbai, which is my birthplace, makes it all the more special," Ajaz told ANI. "I never thought ...
Hard work culminating into something that goes beyond, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Hard work culminating into something that goes beyond, says Mayank Agarwal | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India's opening batter Mayank Agarwal on Tuesday expressed gratitude after his name was inscribed on the honours board of the Wankhede Stadium following his brilliant performance in the second Test against New Zealand. Mayank scored 150 and 62 in the first and second innings, respectively, of the second Test against New Zealand before India defeated the Kiwis on Monday. "This isn't just a name on a board. This is all the hardwork culminating into something that goes beyond. Playing Test cricket and contributing to a win for your country is everything for someone who grew up worshipping the game. It's an honour to be named alongside so many greats," Mayank Agarwal tweeted. This isn’t just a name on a board. This is all the hardwork culminating into something that goes beyond. Pla...
Jadeja, Gill may miss South Africa series because of injury
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Jadeja, Gill may miss South Africa series because of injury

Injuries to several players has prompted the BCCI senior selection committee to delay naming the squad for the tour of South Africa. The Indian Express understands that at least four players – Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shubman Gill and Ishant Sharma – are doubtful for the trip as they will take some months to be completely fit. Left-arm spin has been India’s strength of late, especially at home, but with Jadeja and Patel unfit, selectors may not have a viable back-up option in South Africa. Jadeja has a ligament tear while Patel has a stress fracture. In any case, Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to be the lead spinner and there is rarely a need to play more than one specialist tweaker in the Rainbow Nation. Jadeja missed the second Test against New Zealand in Mumbai wher...
‘There was a climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel recalls Christchurch mosque attack | Cricket News – Times of India
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‘There was a climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel recalls Christchurch mosque attack | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: It's been close to three years since two consecutive mass shootings that occurred at mosques in a terror attack in Christchurch resulted in the death of more than 50 people, but it's understandable if Ajaz Patel remembers it as vividly as the his 'perfect 10' feat, which came against India in the first innings of the Wankhede Test just last Saturday. Being Muslims of Indian origin living in New Zealand, Patel and his family felt the full impact of the dastardly attack. It was a Friday on March 15, 2019. Ajaz had just returned home from offering prayers in the mosque when the news of a gunman on a killing spree in two mosques in Christchurch broke out. Recalling the 'climate of fear' in the aftermath of the gory incident, the left-arm spinner narrated what went through his commun...
Ajaz Patel hands over 10-wicket ball, match T-shirt to MCA’s upcoming museum | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ajaz Patel hands over 10-wicket ball, match T-shirt to MCA’s upcoming museum | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Soon after the second Test ended, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel handed over the ball, with which he took all 10 Indian wickets in the first innings - becoming only the third bowler in Test history to achieve the rare feat - and his autographed New Zealand T-shirt he wore in the match to Mumbai Cricket Association president Vijay Patil for the cricket body's museum, which is being developed right now. Patil, on the other hand, felicitated Patel with the score sheet of the 'perfect 10,' and a special memento. Meanwhile, local curators Nadim Memon and Ramesh Mamunkar received a word of appreciation from Patel and the Indian captain and coach. Like in Kanpur, Team India gave Rs 35,000 to the ground staff in Mumbai. 'Ajaz bhai should've been MOM'Even though they were delighted to be at...
‘Climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel speaks on Christchurch mosque attack in Hindi
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‘Climate of fear’: Ajaz Patel speaks on Christchurch mosque attack in Hindi

It was a Friday. Ajaz Patel had just returned home from the mosque when the news broke out. Two consecutive mass shootings occurred at mosques in terrorist attacks in Christchurch, resulting in the death of more than 50 people. Calling it a ‘climate of fear’, the left-arm spinner narrated what went through their minds and how the Kiwi community came together to make them feel included post the terrorist attacks. Speaking in Hindi at a media interaction on Tuesday, Ajaz said, “Jo terrorist attack hua tha usmei obviously humari Muslim community pe impact hua tha. Kaafi ghabrahat wala mausam tha. Jumma ka din tha, hum namaz padhkar aaye the ghar par. Fer news nikla. Jis tarah se humare bowlers aur Prime Minister ne response di, aur jis tarah se puri community ne jo response di...