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UK’s Emma Raducanu wins US Open 2021

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The 18-year-old British teenager Emma Raduacanu scripted history as she defeated Leylah Fernandez of Canada to win the US Open 2021 on Saturday. 150th ranked Raducanu defeated 73rd ranked Fernandez in straight sets (6-4, 6-3) to clinch the title. Raducanu became the first British woman to win the Slam title in 44 years after Virginia Wade in 1977 at Wimbledon. After 17 years old Russian beauty Maria Sharapova’s triumph at Wimbledon in 2004. She became the only woman to win in straight sets after Serena Williams in 2014. Raducanu dominated the entire tournament, as she didn’t lose a single set from her qualifying round to the main rounds.

While the runner-up 19-year-old Fernandez had ousted defending champion Naomi Osaka, second-ranked Aryna Sabalenka, fifth seed Elina Svitolina and three-time Slam winner Angelique Kerber in her epic run to the final.

After winning the prestigious title of US Open 2021, Raducanu will now rise 127 places in the world rankings which will be published on Monday, becoming the British No 1 and ranked world No 23. After the match, 18 years old said that she would like to congratulate Leylah and her team on an incredible fortnight, she’s beaten some of the best players in the world and it was a difficult match with a high level. “I hope we can play each other in many more tournaments and hopefully finals” Raducanu further added.

Virginia Wade was also present at Arthur Ashe Stadium to witness Raducanu’s win and was the last British woman to win a Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon in 1977.

After the win, Queen Elizabeth II was one of the first to congratulate Raducanu on her remarkable win. ” I send my congratulations to you on your success”. said, the Queen. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also congratulated her in a tweet that, it was a sensational match and the entire nation is proud of her.

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India Vs England: Rohit Sharma hits gritty fifty as India inches closer to Ranchi Test win

He became the 17th Indian to achieve the feat. He played a milestone innings as he also registered 1000 runs against England. Sharma continued his fine touch his fine touch on Day 4 and slammed James Anderson for a magnificent six. As India moves closer to a win and securing the series win, the Indian captain leads the charge for the hosts.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma scored his 17th Test half-century as he crossed 9000 runs in his Test career on Monday. The Indian skipper got off to a brilliant start on the 4th day of the Ranchi Test as the India chases a target of 192 runs against England. Earlier in the innings the Indian captain crossed the 4000-run mark in Test matches. In 58 Test matches, he has scored a total of 4,003 runs with an impressive average of 44.97, including 11 centuries and 16 fifties.

He became the 17th Indian to achieve the feat. He played a milestone innings as he also registered 1000 runs against England. Sharma continued his fine touch his fine touch on Day 4 and slammed James Anderson for a magnificent six. As India moves closer to a win and securing the series win, the Indian captain leads the charge for the hosts.

The Indian captain has been in lukewarm form throughout the Test series. His batting had been far more impressive in the Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam Tests. But Sharma came back into form as he hit a magnificent century agianst England in Rajkot. Earlier in the first innings of the Ranchi Test, he could manage just 2 runs.

England’s 2nd innings witnessed a collapse, reaching a total of 145 runs. Zak Crawley (60) and Johnny Barstow (30) showed some resistance, but Indian spinners dominated, with Ravichandran Ashwin (5/51) and Kuldeep Yadav (4/22) taking all 10 wickets.

In the first innings India posted 307 in response to England’s 353, with Yashasvi Jaiswal contributing significantly. Despite struggling at 219/7, an important partnership between Dhruv Jurel (90) and Kuldeep (28) helped India surpass the 300-run mark. Spinner Shoaib Bashir took a 5 wicket haul (5/119), Tom Hartley (3/68) and James Anderson (2/48) also made important contributions with the ball.

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India Vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes leading wicket taker in Test Matches played in India, achieves feat during Ranchi Test

Ashwin with the dismissal of Duckett, also reached 350 Test wickets in India. Ashwin’s tally now stands at 352 in 59 Tests. The ace Indian spinner who has been a part of Indian bowling for more than a decade keeps adding feathers of records to his cap as he becomes the first Indian cricketer to score 1000 runs with the bat and also take 100 wickets with the ball.

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Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin continued to break records as he went past Anil Kumble’s record of most Test wickets in India in the third innings of the 4th Test in Ranchi on Sunday. Kumble had taken 350 wickets in 63 Test matches at home and Ashwin surpassed that mark after striking twice in two balls to dismiss Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope on Day 3 of India Vs England, 4th Test in Ranchi.

Duckett pushed at a delivery by coming forward and the ball popped up with Sarfaraaz Khan at forward short leg pulling off a simple catch. Pope on the other hand was struck on the back pad in front of the leg stump and a review could not save the Englishman with replays showing that the ball would have clipped the top of the middle stump.

Ashwin with the dismissal of Duckett, also reached 350 Test wickets in India. Ashwin’s tally now stands at 352 in 59 Tests. The ace Indian spinner who has been a part of Indian bowling for more than a decade keeps adding feathers of records to his cap as he becomes the first Indian cricketer to score 1000 runs with the bat and also take 100 wickets with the ball. Ashwin earlier in the series, had reached the 500 wicket mark, something that made him join Kumble and an elite of bowlers in Test Cricket.

Now with the wicket of Johnny Bairstow in the fourth test at Ranchi, he achieved another feat. Talking about Ashwin, he has a total of 351 Test wickets in India to his name. Ashwin has a total of 504 Test wickets with almost 75% of them coming at home. Ashwin is playing the 99th Test of his career with 59 of them on Indian soil.

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India Vs England: Dhruv Jurel hits maiden fifty to keep India ticking in Ranchi against England

Dhruv Jurel is India’s last hope as the Indian team has already lost 8 wickets. The Indian team has still got momentum as Dhruv Juel is forming a strong partnership with Akash Deep. Jurel brought up his maiden half century in international cricket in 96 balls.

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Dhruv Jurel is standing like the last hope for India as he continues to provide momentum to the Indian team on Day 3 of Test Match in Ranchi against England. The youngster scored his maiden Test half century. After Kuldeep Yadav was dismissed, Jurel was joined by Akash Deep at the crease as 8 down India continue their fight against England.

The English bowling attack which consisted of Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson and others are looking to take some quick wickets for England to send back India to the pavilion. In the 4th Test Match at Ranchi the English team is already in the driver’s seat as they have scored 353 runs in their first innings.

After showing some cautious approach, Dhruv Jurel changed gears as he thrashed Shoaib Bashir. In the last over of the spinner, he smashed a six and a boundary as Bashir conceded 11 runs. The Indian team continues to give a strong fight to the English bowling attack.

Dhruv Jurel is India’s last hope as the Indian team has already lost 8 wickets. The Indian team has still got momentum as Dhruv Juel is forming a strong partnership with Akash Deep. Jurel brought up his maiden half century in international cricket in 96 balls. Earlier the Indian innings resumed on 219/7, Jurel grew in confidence and Kuldeep Yadav showed some resistance to take the Indian score above 250.

Immediately after taking the second new ball, Jurel struck a boundary down the ground off Ollie Robinson. The shot was appreciated by head coach Rahul Dravid as well from the dressing room.  When Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav joined hands, India trailed England by 176 runs, and both of them brought it down to less than 100.

Jurel and Kuldeep Yadav batted well and added 76 runs for the 8th wicket, before Kuldeep Yadav was dismissed. Veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar appreciated Jurel’s knock and called the young keeper another MSD in the making.  

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