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Birmingham CWG 2022: Indian women’s cricket team settles for silver in the Commonwealth Games

Australia won by 9 runs, clinching the gold over India. The Indian team, however, did have a great run in the CWG 2022 campaign.

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The first ever Commonwealth Games women’s cricket final: India had to face defeat after failing to chase down the 162 run target put up by the Team Australia at the Edgbaston Stadium. Australia women’s cricket team, who are also the defending world champions in the 20-overs and 50-overs formats, were able to contain the Indian side in the final.

The Indian women’s cricket team beat England by 4 runs to qualify into the Commonwealth Games cricket finals. India had defeated England in a remarkable manner as the Indian Vice Captain Smriti Mandhana, outshined with her innings of more than 60 runs to inspire India to win the game, while breaking her own record of fastest half century by a women cricketer.

In the finals, the Australian side chose to bat first after winning the toss and managed to put up a total of 162 for the Indian side to chase. The target of 162 runs seemed achievable initially for the Indian front but as the game escalated; the chase down window kept narrowing down leaving India 11 runs short.

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Australia won by 9 runs, clinching the gold over India. The Indian team, however, did have a great run in the CWG 2022 campaign; specially the Indian opener Smriti Mandhana, playing fiercely and consistently throughout. Unfortunately, Smriti’s spell didn’t work in the finals as the Indian women’s cricket team saw her retreat back to the pavilion after tallying 16 runs in 1.5 overs.

The Indian women’s cricket team have been quite unfortunate in their past campaigns’ finals as they lost against Australia in the world cup finals earlier this year. They have failed to step up numerous times in their past Campaigns. 

There have been many skippers who have been inspiring the Indian women’s cricket team to push further and Smriti Mandhana is on the top of the list. Smriti raised many eyebrows with her excellent performance in the Commonwealth Games campaign while also being a consistent performer for team India in the prior campaigns of the Indian National women’s team. 

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Premier League: Week 9 saw two big derbies as Gabriel Jesus and Erling Haaland continue their scoring spell, Liverpool still struggle

Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each.

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Matchday 9 of the Premier League was a riveting experience for the fans as the fixture saw 2 deciding derby matches between the English League giants. The week 9 fixture saw a derby clash between Arteta’s Arsenal and Conte’s Tottenham hotspurs, Jurgen Klaup’s Liverpool lock horns with Brighton, Marco Silva ‘s Fulham clash against Newcastle, Ward-Prowse and company fight against Frank Lampard’s Everton.

Viera’s Crystal Palace also clashed with Graham Potter’s Chelsea, Scott Parker’s Bournemouth vs Brentford, David Moyes’s West ham vs Bruno Lage’s Wolves. Week 9 also saw the clash of the giants in the derby between Pep’s Manchester City and Ten-Hag’s Manchester United. Leeds United also went head to head with Steven Gerrard Aston Villa.

The first derby of the week between league leaders Arsenal and Tottenham started the match week off on a captivating note as Arsenal went on to swift past Tottenham with a 3-1 victory as Arsenal’s Thomas Partey drew first blood at the 20th minute which was followed by New signee, Gabriel Jesus’s 49th-minute goal, and Swiss Granit Xhaka registering themselves in the scoresheet in the 49th and 67th minutes respectively.

Captain Harry Kane was able to come back with an answer to Arsenal’s first goal, however, the dream of a comeback came to an end after Emerson Royal received a red card in the 62nd minute. Whereas, Liverpool struggled to contain Brighton’s Leandro Trossard as they ended up tying 3-3 tie against Brighton. Newcastle was able to swiftly drift past Fulham in their clash as the game resulted in a 4-1 win for the Magpies.

Frank Lampard’s Everton was able to come up as winners in their clash with Southampton as Connor Coady and Dwight McNeil announced themselves on the scoresheet after Southampton drew first blood with Joe Aribo. Crystal Palace faced the blue giants Chelsea and struggled to contain blues as Pierre-Emrick Aubameyang balanced the playing fields as Conor Gallhagar came up with a 90th-minute winner. Bournemouth and Brentford came to an inconclusive end as they both tied nil-nil.

David Moyes’s West Ham was able to dominate in their fixture against Wolves as the Hammers scored two with the help of Gianluca Scamacca and Jarrod Bowen and seize a 2-0 victory against Wolves. Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa and Jesse Marsch’s Leads United had a stale ending as the game concluded with a 0-0 tie.

The most anticipated fixture of week 9 of the Premier League was the derby clash between Manchester City and Manchester United. As expected by many, Manchester City dominated the game and saw the two, Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, the prodigal son of Pep Guardiola, score a hattrick each. Manchester tried to fight back but could get 3 consolation goals by their new Signee, Antony, and old Anthony Martial resulting in 6-3 wind for Man City. Leicester City will be locking horns with Nottingham Forest tomorrow at the home of Leicester.

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Virat Kohli, batting on 49 off 28, asks Dinesh Karthik to keep strike for last 2 balls, Tweeple praise former skipper’s selfless act | WATCH

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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There was a standout moment during the second T20I between India and South Africa on Sunday at the Barsapara Stadium when former team India skipper Virat Kohli decided to keep the team interest above his personal milestone.

With this, Kohli once again proved that he is a team man and keeps the national interest above his personal milestones.

During the last over of India’s innings, Kohli was just one-run short of his half-century and fans were eagerly awaiting to celebrate the moment but he put the team first and told Dinesh Karthik to finish the job.

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After 16-runs win over South Africa in a high-scoring game, the BCCI shared the video of the moment on Twitter, leaving fans in awe. Kohli’s gesture earned him a lot of praise as he missed a record-extending half-century.

In the video tweeted by BCCI, Dinesh Karthik, team India’s designated finisher, can be seen asking Virat Kohli if he wanted to strike to complete another half-century but the former skipper was quick to turn him away, asking him to perform the designated finisher’s role.

Karthik was on strike in the final of the first inning while Kohli was at the non-striker’s end with 49 off 28.

Taking strike, Karthik missed the first ball of the final over but found the boundary off the next delivery. Followed by a dot and a wide, he hit a six.

After hitting six on the 4th ball of the final over, he walked over to Kohli and asked him to play the last two deliveries as he needed just one run for his century.

Karthik went on to hit a stylish six over extra cover and then the two ran one bye as India made 237/3.

Despite some poor bowling effort from the bowlers, Team India was able to register 16 run win over South Africa in a run-fest T20I in Guwahati. Apart from Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli also contributed with the bat.

Despite David Miller’s thrilling century and Quinton De Kock’s half-century, South Africa fell short of 16 runs and was left behind to level the three-match T20I series.

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Garba with Chris Gayle: Universe Boss’ Garba moves in Gujarat Giants’ Navratri celebrations goes viral

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket.

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The cricketers, who are generally seen in cricketing gears on the field, are being seen performing Garba in the traditional outfit during Navratri celebrations in Gujarat.

Legendary West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle celebrated Navratri with Gujarat Giants teammates in Jodhpur, where their team, Gujarat Giants, will play the eliminator match of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) at the Barkatullah Khan Stadium on Monday.

A video of his Garba moves with lady dancers in traditional Gujarati outfits is doing rounds on social media.

In the video, the Universe Boss, dressed in a traditional outfit, can be seen performing Garba dance with lady Garba dancers on Gujarati music beat in Jodhpur.

Gujarat Giants head coach Venkatesh Pradesh, captain Virendra Sehwag and Universe Boss Chris Gayle among the others celebrated Navratri in Jodhpur.

Besides, Gayle and Sehwag, Parthiv Patel, Kevin O’Brien, Graeme Swann, Richard Levi and Ajantha Mendis are also part of Gujarat Giants squad in the ongoing Legends League Cricket. The team is in Gujarat’s Jodhpur district now.

The Sehwag-led side has qualified for the playoffs and looking for another win in the eliminator match on Monday.

While playing for Gujarat Giants against Irfan Pathan’s Bhilwara Kings, Gayle has scored 15 and 68 respectively.

Only the top three teams qualify for the playoffs. In the Qualifier on Sunday, the Capitals will lock horns against Bhilwara Kings for a place in the final.

While on Monday, the loser of the Qualifier will play against the Giants in the Eliminator contest. Both the matches will be played in Jodhpur.

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