India and England locked horns today at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium, where the Men in Blue emerged victorious by 100 runs. England won the toss in today’s game and chose to field. They limited India to a score of 229/9 in 50 overs. Despite a strong start by Rohit Sharma, the Indian innings were marked by frequent wicket losses, notably including Virat Kohli’s rare World Cup duck.
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Buoyed by his World Cup silver medal, GM R Praggnanandhaa is confident of Indian team's chances of winning gold at the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou. Recently, on September 1, India's new chess sensation Praggnanandhaa was felicitated by Sports Minister Anurag Thakur at his residence. After felicitation, he said feels India has a "good chance" of winning gold at the Asian Games. Praggnanandhaa is a part of 10-member Indian team.
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The 1983 World Cup Legend Kapil Dev blasted at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian players who dropped out of Asian Cup and World Cup, amid injuries. On July 31, Dev expressed his anger and said, "They would not mind playing the IPL with minor injuries but when it comes to doing the same for the national team, they would prefer to sit out."
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The BCCI announced its squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022, scheduled to be held in Australia in October. The squad of 15 members will be led by Rohit Sharma (Captain). KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh are Indian… read-more
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India will be hosting the Street Child Cricket World Cup 2023. The ten-day event, being conducted by Street Child United and Save the Children India, would be held in September next year. Twenty-two teams from 16 different countries would be partaking in the sports tournament. This is the second installment of the event for street children, which was first held in 2019 in England.
Indian Cricketer Mithali Raj became the third cricketer and first woman in the men & women category, to play in six ODI World Cups. Prior to Mithali, Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Javed Miandad were the ones to play six ODI World Cup. Notably, Mithali made this record while playing against Pakistan in the ongoing Women's World Cup in Mount Maunganui.
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Ending all the speculations about his retirement, popular West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle clarified saying he has no plan to get retirement from international cricket. Gayle added that he wants to play another T20 World Cup. On his gesture of retirement, Gayle said, ''I was just having some fun... with the fans in the stand.'' However, Gayle also said he wants to play his last game in Jamaica.
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Hockey India and FIH have jointly decided to hold the FIH Odisha men's Hockey Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 without the presence of spectators, starting from November 24. The decision was taken to avoid the crowd amid the menace of Covid-19 infection. Reportedly, 16 teams from different countries will fight for the title. The classification matches will start on November 30 and the final is scheduled for December 5.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the World Cup Qualifiers match between Portugal and Luxembourg. The 36-year-old now has the maximum goals scored against any other country. In the World Cup Qualifiers, Portugal defeated their opponent by 5-0. Ronaldo's hat trick against Luxembourg brings his Portugal career goal record to 115, with 16 coming on penalty kicks and 36 in World Cup qualification.
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