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Australia win historic cricket gold at Commonwealths as athletics wraps up

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LONDON: Australia gained the primary girls’s cricket gold medal in Commonwealth Video games historical past as Scotland’s Laura Muir captured the 1500m title on the ultimate night time of athletics.

On the penultimate day of competitors in Birmingham, England’s girls gained hockey gold and Australia beat Jamaica within the netball closing.

With just some occasions to go on Monday, Australia cleared the path with 66 golds, 11 forward of hosts England.

Scorching favourites Australia held their nerve to beat India by 9 runs in a Twenty20 thriller in entrance of an enormous Edgbaston crowd.

Opener Beth Mooney top-scored with 61 as Australia made 161-8 of their 20 overs within the heat sunshine.

India seemed to be heading in the right direction for a shock win once they had been cruising at 118-2.

However the dismissals of Jemimah Rodrigues (33) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (65) sapped their momentum they usually fell frustratingly quick.

Australia partied on the pitch because the lights went out across the stadium.

“It’s completely large,” stated left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen.

“We’re blessed sufficient to be a part of some successful World Cup groups however to win the primary gold medal for girls’s cricket within the Commonwealth Video games, you’re solely ever going to try this as soon as.”

Victory underlines the dominance of Australia’s girls, who’re additionally world champions within the 20-over and 50-over codecs.

Within the bronze medal match earlier on Sunday, New Zealand coasted to an eight-wicket win over England.

Muir gold

Muir ended her Commonwealth Video games marketing campaign with a flourish by successful gold within the 1500m on the Alexander Stadium.

The 29-year-old’s team-mate, 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan, simply failed in her bid for memorable double, ending second behind Kenya’s spectacular world silver medallist Beatrice Chebet within the girls’s 5,000m.

Muir, who gained bronze within the 800m on Saturday, kicked for glory earlier than the bell and ran a reasonably reasonable area — missing two-time Olympic champion Religion Kipyegon — ragged, timing 4min 02.75sec.

The Olympic silver medallist was overjoyed, having didn’t medal in 2014 and lacking the 2018 Video games because of veterinary exams.

“You study from it and your time will come,” stated Muir. “It sounds tacky but it surely’s true. Eight years of Commonwealths and it’s been bugging me so this implies quite a bit.”

Wyclife Kinyamal defended his males’s 800m crown in a time of 1:47.52.

It was a formidable turnaround for the 25-year-old, who completed final within the closing of the world championships in July.

“Eugene (the world closing) was disappointing but it surely is rather like any race,” he stated. “As a result of if at the moment you win, tomorrow you lose.

“I suppose as a result of I failed there, I seemed ahead to coming right here to defend my title.”

New Zealand bicycle owner Aaron Gate gained the lads’s highway race to gather his fourth gold medal on the Commonwealth Video games.

“Three felt nice and I used to be tremendous proud of that,” stated Gate, who gained three observe occasions earlier within the Video games.

“I got here right here at the moment and managed to assist the crew, and if the chance arose to go for a fourth one I simply needed to seize it with each arms.”

Within the girls’s race, Australia’s Georgia Baker gained her third gold of the video games.

England gained hockey gold for the primary time after holding off a fightback from Australia to win 2-1.

Second-quarter targets from Holly Hunt and Tess Howard finally supplied decisive 24 hours after the lads’s crew had suffered semi-final despair by the hands of Australia.

Australia’s males, who’re six-time defending champions, tackle India within the closing on Monday.

There was extra pleasure for Australia within the netball competitors, with a 55-51 over Jamaica within the closing.

Australia additionally shone on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, wrapping up the diving competitors in type.

Cassiel Rousseau took the lads’s 10m platform title and Maddison Keeney gained her second gold of the video games within the girls’s 3m springboard.

England’s Scrumptious Orie gained tremendous heavyweight gold on a busy night time of boxing, beating India’s Sagar Ahlawat.

India gained three different golds in boxing however Northern Eire took 5, together with a particular double for Aidan Walsh and his sister Michaela.

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Usman Qadir enhancing, more likely to play on Wednesday

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Leg-spinner Usman Qadir injured his thumb as he grabbed a blinder within the fourth T20I to ship harmful Alex Hales again to the pavilion.

Mohammad Hasnain bowled a tough size supply and Alex Hales was compelled to test his shot, and Usman Qadir, who was positioned at mid-wicket, dived ahead to his left to take a shocking catch.

 

 

Qadir did very well to make it possible for the ball doesn’t bobble out of his hand throughout his touchdown. Hales departed after scoring 5 runs off 3 balls.

The 29-year-old couldn’t bowl for Pakistan and left the sphere after the catch. Iftikhar Ahmed needed to bowl the overs instead of him the place he gave solely 23 runs in 4 overs.

As per sources, Usman Qadir’s damage has improved and is predicted to be match forward of the fifth T20I of the collection in Lahore on Wednesday.

Speaking concerning the fourth T20I, England saved on shedding wickets at common intervals whereas chasing 167. Harry Brook and Ben Duckett performed knocks of 34 and 33 and the equation got here right down to 33 off 3 overs to recover from England.

Dawson then smashed 24 runs off the 18th over and it regarded like England would recover from the road simply. Nevertheless, Haris Rauf introduced Pakistan again into the sport as he dismissed Liam Dawson (34) and Olly Stone (0) on successive deliveries.

England wanted 4 runs off the ultimate over to win, however Reece Topley was run-out within the closing over, and Pakistan registered a slim two-run win.

Earlier, England captain Moeen Ali had gained the toss and he determined to bowl first. Mohammad Rizwan performed a knock of 88 runs to assist Pakistan put up 166/4 in 20 overs. Asif Ali additionally performed an unbeaten cameo of 13 runs off simply 3 balls to propel Pakistan’s whole previous the 160-run mark.

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Haris reveals his plan to bowl landmark nineteenth over towards England

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LAHORE: Pakistan pacer Haris Rauf bowled an distinctive nineteenth over within the fourth T20I towards England whereas defending 167.

The appropriate-arm pacer modified the complexion of the sport after Liam Dawson smashed Mohammad Hasnain with 4 fours and a six within the 18th over of the match and solely 9 runs had been required off the ultimate two overs.

5 runs had been remaining off the ten balls earlier than Haris modified the whole lot. Whereas dealing with a brief, Dawson couldn’t management his pull shot and holed out mid-wicket fielder, which opened the room for the paceman to do the harm.

Rauf’s tempo had cranked up as he cleaned up the debutant Olly Stone on subsequent ball and had a leg-before shout turned down towards Reece Topley. The ball to Topley was a scorching yorker clocked at 96 mph however was turned down because the ball was sliding down the leg-stump.

Within the subsequent over, Topley tried to steal a single to get off strike however fell nicely wanting his floor on the non-striker’s finish as England fell quick by three runs in entrance of an electrifying crowd.

“To begin with we’re grateful to Allah Almighty that Pakistan gained the match and it was an essential match of this sequence. As a group we have now the by no means surrender angle and each participant is giving his 100% effort within the floor. I bowled with the identical angle and Pakistan gained the sport,” stated Rauf in put up match press convention.

“He [Dawson] scored plenty of runs from Hasnain’s over and naturally I used to be within the discipline. I used to be planning beforehand and had the thought as to the place I ought to bowl to him.

“The plan was to get his wicket and switch the match and Alhamdullilah I received the wicket as deliberate. I had the arrogance in my talents and knew that if I bowl my greatest ball, we’d win this sport.”

The paceman additionally backed his team-mates who’re underneath the firing line as Pakistan’s center order woes proceed forward of the all-important T20I World Cup subsequent month.

“Any participant can have a tough time, as a group we have now to help one another. I feel the power that they’ve, everyone knows that they’ve gained matches for Pakistan and anytime they’ll make a comeback. We’ve got full belief in our gamers.”

Requested if he had improved underneath the bowling coach Shaun Tait, Rauf stated he had labored with the previous Australian fast on the Check tour of Sri Lanka, the place he was part of the squad in a two-match Check sequence.

“In the direction of the beginning, any participant struggles and has little concept of the state of affairs. So that you study over time and in any discipline. So I attempt to study,” Rauf defined.

“Shaun Tait has stored everybody calm and in Sri Lanka he labored with me rather a lot as I used to be within the Check squad. I used to be attempting to work on my health and perceive the sport. In T20 cricket, generally you go for runs. At some point you bowl nicely and the following day, you’ll be able to concede few runs. So dangerous time can come on any bowler. I’ve 100% confidence in my strengths.”

Pakistan will now face England within the fifth T20I on Wednesday (September 28) because the motion now strikes to Lahore for remaining three matches of the sequence.

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English T-20 cricket group reaches provincial capital amid tight safety

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LAHORE: Capital Metropolis Police Chief Extra IG Ghulam Mahmood Dogar on Monday welcomed the England T-20 Cricket squad to the provincial capital and vowed to supply foolproof safety to each the groups gamers and officers throughout their keep within the metropolis.

English and Pakistani cricket groups reached right here amid tight safety to play their final three Worldwide T-20 cricket matches of the overall seven scheduled ones.
England cricket group has been visiting Pakistan after a protracted span of seventeen years and right into a excessive safety bubble.
The Lahore police, on the instructions of CCPO Lahore made stringent safety association on the arrival of each groups gamers and officers.
The CCPO, DIG Operations Afzaal Ahmad Kausar, CTO Muntazir Mehdi, SSP Operations Capt (R) Mustansar Feroze, SSP Safety, SP of Dolphin Squad and different associated officers remained in subject and checked safety preparations on the route until the groups reached their residing lodge.
As many as 8,000 law enforcement officials and officers together with SPs, DSPs, SHOs and higher subordinates would carry out safety responsibility through the keep of each the cricket groups in Lahore and schedule follow classes and matches.
The CCPO issued instructions to the law enforcement officials to strengthen the preparations remaining extremely alert and holding a vigilant eye on any suspicious actions.
Ghulam Mahmood Dogar directed the deputed police officers to behave with the residents visiting Qaddafi stadium in well mannered method in addition to throughout zero route motion of the groups. Elaborate preparations of safety have been made on the residential place the place the groups have been boarding, routes, Qaddafi Stadium and its surrounding areas, the CCPO added.
Heavy deployment of contingents could be made on the route of the groups throughout their motion from lodge to stadium throughout follow classes and matches, he stated and added that three layers safety checking mechanism had been devised for the gamers, officers and the residents.
The CCPO stated that Lahore police had performed essential function for the revival of cricket occasions within the metropolis. Lahore Police had full assist of Punjab Secure Cities Authority, district administration, PCB and regulation enforcement businesses to make sure safety in order that residents may take pleasure in these matches in peaceable ambiance, he asserted.
He stated that Lahore police would additionally monitor all of the actions on routes and surrounding areas throughout motion of groups by way of CCTV cameras of Punjab Secure Cities Authority.

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