After suffering a defeat by five wickets against arch-rivals India in Asia Cup 2022, Pakistan skipper Babar Azam heaped praise on the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who took Men in Blue to a thrilling victory.
The crucial partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya helped India defeat arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling clash by five wickets in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022 here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. “He did very well in bowling and in batting as he finished off the game was great. According to me, he is a very good all-rounder,” said Babar Azam said in a post-match press conference.
Jadeja smash 35 while Pandya hammered 33 in 17 balls. For Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz bagged three and Naseem Shah scalped two wickets.
“Our only game plan was to take the game as deep as possible. Naseem Shah bowled very well and took crucial wickets for the team. Unfortunately, we couldn’t finish but I think Nawaz should be given credit for performing well in the pressure game. The shortfall remained with our partnership. The toss doesn’t matter, the team’s efforts matter. And my team performed very well. It was a big match for Naseem Shah but still, he did very well. It was his confidence, the way he has shown his advance,” he added.
Chasing 148 runs, India got off to a bad start as they lost their opener, KL Rahul, without even scoring a run. Rahul’s wicket brought Virat Kohli out on the crease, who played his 100th T20I on Sunday.
With one wicket loss, the Indian experienced duo of Rohit Sharma and Kohli played with caution but kept smashing the boundaries to keep the scoreboard running.
Virat Kohli was in red-hot form as he kept smashing boundaries to keep India in a hunt of the run chase. Rohit also opened his hand but his stint was cut short as he was dismissed by Mohammad Nawaz after scoring 12 runs.
Earlier, fiery and tight bowling spells by Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar helped India bundle out arch-rival Pakistan for 147 in a blockbuster clash in the second match of the Asia Cup 2022 here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
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We will have to be more focused against Vietnam: Igor Stimac
The Blue Tigers will have to exercise extreme focus in their second match of the Hung Thinh Friendly Football Tournament, as they gear up to face hosts Vietnam at the Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
India played their first match of the competition against Singapore at the same venue, a game that ended with the two sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Head coach Igor Stimac stressed on the importance of maintaining focus, before the Blue Tigers face off against hosts Vietnam.
“It will be a very different game against a much stronger opponent, so our approach will also change accordingly,” Stimac said on the eve of the match.
“We need to be more focused, especially on vertical football and quick transition. At the same time, we must maintain focus on our defence as well. They pose a real threat from long range shots, and from their crosses, and we need to be able to deal with that,” Stimac added.
The India head coach has also closely followed the match between Vietnam and Singapore, and believes that the tomorrow’s opponents are an organised unit.
“I’ve watched their first match against Singapore and they (Vietnam) are a very disciplined side,” said Stimac. “They have also had enough time after the first game for recovery, while we need to see how many of our boys will be available and fit to play.” However, the 55-year-old chose to look at the bright side, as most of his players are now available for selection.
We had warned her multiple times: Deepti Sharma on Charlotte Dean’s dismissal
The chatter has not stopped yet on India’s Deepti Sharma running out England’s Charlotte Dean at the non-striker’s end in the 44th over of the innings. Many players came in support of Deepti while others have different opinions and stand with Charlotte.
It was a plan, but one that was developed only after numerous warnings to Dean, according to Deepti, who stopped in the middle of her bowling motion and pulled off the bails at the non-striker’s end to complete a 3-0 sweep of England. “It was a plan because we had warned her [for leaving the crease early] multiple times. We did things as per the rules and guidelines. We told the umpires as well, but she was there [outside the crease]. We couldn’t do much,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Deepti as saying.
Earlier India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also came in support of her player and gave a blunt reply to the official broadcaster that no “crime” had been committed.
When questioned about the non-striker’s end runout by Deepti after Harmanpreet had led India to an ODI series win in England after 23 years, she said, “Today, whatever we have done, I don’t think it was any crime. It is part of the game and is an ICC rule, and I think we just need to back our players. I’m actually very happy she [Deepti] was aware of that, and the batter is taking too long a stride. I don’t think she has done something wrong.”
With 17 runs needed to win the third and final match of the three-match ODI series, the 10th wicket partnership on 35 and Charlotte Dean edging closer to a fantastic half-century, drama unfolded at Lord’s with Deepti running Dean out at the non-striker’s end in her delivery stride.
Sometimes, the batter at the non-striker’s end leaves his popping crease while the bowler is in his/her final delivery stride. If a bowler sees this, he/she can legally attempt to run out of that batter as per the laws of the sport.
Indian cricket legend Vinoo Mankad first did this during 1947-48 during India’s tour of Australia by running out Australia’s Bill Brown at the non-striker’s end, which earned it the name ‘Mankading’. Though many cricketers argue that it is against the spirit of the game, it is totally legal as per the laws of the sport.
Carlsen beat Erigaisi to win Julius Baer Cup
World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway underlined his supremacy as he beat teen Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online rapid chess tournament here today.
The final which was played over two days with two-match of four games each saw the World No.1 from Norway win 2-0 in the second match to pocket the title.
Carlsen who had earlier won the first match 2.5-0.5 needed just a draw in the second match to pocket the title. However, he secured consecutive victories in the opening two games to condemn the Indian to a crushing defeat.
Needing a win on the second day to take the finals into the tie-breaker, the Indian could not muster enough and resigned after 48 moves in the first game. He could not overcome the debacle and lost the next one in 48 moves to have his hopes quashed.
Carslen who has been in terrific form throughout the tournament lost only once in the preliminary stages and his performance in New York has made him the first player to hit the historic 2900 Tour Rating.
Unmukt emerges highest scorer in USA for second year in a row
Former India U19 World Cup winning captain Unmukt Chand has continued his dream run at United States of America’s premier T20 tournament: Minor League Cricket. For the second season in a row, Chand concluded the tournament as the highest run scorer with 693 runs to his name. With a whopping average of 53.31, the opening batsman struck at 130+ in the 18 games he played.
Chand led Sillicon Valley Strikers side won the inaugural Minor League Tournament last year. This year they won 13 out of their 14 league games only to be knocked out in the semi-finals. His performance has been lauded across America in the tournament which took three months to conclude as the matches are only played on weekends. Consistency for two seasons with long gaps between matches demands regular practice and athletic fitness which Chand is known for. Even during his time with Indian cricket he regularly clocked scores of 20-22 in yo-yo tests at the NCA. Unmukt had a flourishing run at the Houston open as well in April. He has now three centuries to his name this year alone in the shortest format of the game.
The Delhi star is now eyeing a place in global t20 tournaments around the world and also preparing for the 2024 World Cup which the USA would be hosting. If he continues to bat the way he is, he is sure to be a big contender to lead USA against India at the highest level.
Virat Kohli becomes India’s second highest run-scorer
Virat Kohli on Sunday surpassed Rahul Dravid to become the second highest run-scorer for India in international cricket.
The star batter accomplished this feat in the third T20I against Australia in Hyderabad. In the match, the ‘Chase Master’ Kohli was in full flow, switching from attacker to anchor, from anchor to attacker at will. He struck 63 runs in 48 balls, consisting of three fours and four sixes. His strike rate was also pretty solid at 131.25.
Now, Kohli has a total of 24,078 runs in 471 matches across 525 innings at an average of 53.62. His best individual score in cricket is 254. 71 centuries have come from his bat along with 125 half-centuries. He has surpassed Indian great Rahul Dravid, who has scored 24,064 international runs for the Indian cricket team. Though Dravid’s international cricket run tally stands at 24,208, the rest of his 144 runs have been scored as a part of teams like Asia XI, ICC World XI. The leading run scorer for Team India in international cricket is none other than Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar. In 664 matches across 782 innings, Tendulkar has scored 34,357 runs at an average of 48.52. 100 centuries and 164 half-centuries have come from his bat, with the best score of 248.
These batters are followed by former skipper Sourav Ganguly (18,433), MS Dhoni (17,092) and Virender Sehwag (16,892).
Coming to the third T20I against Australia, visitors Aussies posted 186/7 in their 20 overs. Cameron Green (52 off 21 balls) helped them get to an explosive start.
But following that, spinners Yuzvendra Chahal (1/22) and Axar Patel (3/33) helped the Men in Blue make a comeback, restricting Aussies’ run flow and leaving them struggling at 117/6 in 13.5 overs.
Then a 68-run stand between Tim David (54) and Daniel Sams (28) helped the visitors reach 186/7 in their 20 overs. Axar was India’s star with the ball and continued his good run in the series. Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel also got one wicket each. Chasing 187, Team India lost openers KL Rahul (1) and skipper Rohit Sharma (17) quickly, leaving them struggling at 2/30. Then Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav stitched a quickfire 104-run stand in 62 balls, with Yadav smashing Aussies all over the park and Virat anchoring the innings after scoring some quick runs in his first 20 balls. Yadav’s dismissal for 69 off 36 to Josh Hazlewood broke the stand. Following that, Virat brought up his half-century and looked to finish off the game, but was caught by skipper Aaron Finch on a Sams delivery for a well-made 63 off 48. Hardik Pandya (25 off 16 balls) finished the game for India with a four, with one ball to spare. Team India finished their innings at 187/4, winning the game by six wickets.
Sams (2/33) bowled well for Aussies. Hazlewood and Pat Cummins also took a wicket each. Suryakumar Yadav was adjudged as ‘Man of the Match’ for his fifty.
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