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Dominant India crush South Africa in top-of-table conflict



KOLKATA: Virat Kohli scored his document forty ninth ODI century earlier than Ravindra Jadeja’s five-fer lifted India at hand a 243-run thrashing to South Africa within the top-of-the-table ICC World Cup 2023 conflict.

Set to chase a frightening 327, the sturdy South Africa batting lineup unfolded within the twenty eighth over and will rating a meagre 83 runs in response.

All-rounder Marco Jansen remained the top-scorer for South Africa amid their dismal present with the bat with a cautious 14-run knock.

Moreover him, solely Rassie van der Dussen (13), David Miller and Temba Bavuma, 11 every, had been the opposite batters to get into the double digits.

Ravindra Jadeja led the bowling assault for India with 5/33, adopted by Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami, who bagged two wickets every.

Kohli on his thirty fifth birthday remained unbeaten on 101, equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s document for many ODI centuries – 49.

After successful the toss, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma helped India race to 61 runs in 5 overs, scoring a blistering 40 off 22, nevertheless, he received out two balls later courtesy of a terrific catch by his South African counterpart Temba Bavuma.

Rohit Sharma’s knock featured six boundaries and two sixes.

His opening accomplice quickly adopted him again to the pavilion after scoring 23 off 24 as he was undone by Keshav Maharaj to disturb his stumps.

Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer then joined fingers and knitted a 134-run stand for the third wicket to take India’s complete to 227. Each batters reached their half-centuries earlier than Lungi Ngidi broke the partnership with an off-cutter exterior off-stump, which was ballooned up by Iyer and landed safely within the fingers of Aiden Markram.

Iyer scored a gutsy 77 from 87 balls with the assistance of seven boundaries and two sixes. Kohli was then concerned in two temporary partnerships with Suryakumar Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja, scoring 36 and an unbeaten 41 respectively to push India’s complete to 326-5.

Yadav scored 22 off 14, whereas Jadeja scored 29* off 15. Virat Kohli, on the opposite finish, took 121 balls for his anchoring but record-breaking 101, that includes 10 boundaries.

In the meantime, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada all shared one wicket every. Maharaj nevertheless was probably the most economical, gifting away solely 30 runs from his 10 overs.


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Whole Diet clinches Raiment 61 Polo Cup 2023 title



LAHORE: The Group Whole Diet clinched the 61 Polo Cup 2023 title with a slim 6-5 win over Remington/Newage in an exhilarating remaining showdown on the Lahore Polo Membership on Sunday.

The occasion witnessed the presence of COO MG Attire & Raiment 61 Anees Khawaja and household government committee members, and a vibrant crowd of spectators.

The extraordinary battle between the finalists showcased distinctive polo expertise, with Whole Diet rising triumphant. Key contributors to their victory included Saifullah Midday (3 targets), Mohammad Waheed (1 aim), Usman Haye (1 aim), and Bilal Haye (1 aim). Regardless of Agha Adam Ali Khan’s spectacular three targets and Alman Jalil Azam’s two targets for Remington/Newage, they fell brief within the thrilling remaining.

In a nail-biting subsidiary remaining, Diamond Paints secured a 5-4½ victory in opposition to ZS Polo Group, with Maj Adil Sultan Rao delivering a stellar efficiency with three targets whereas Mir Shoaib Ahmed and Waleed Habib Khan additionally transformed one aim every for Diamond Paints. For group ZS Polo, Chaudhry Hayat smashed in all 4 targets for ZS, which misplaced the subsidiary remaining by only a half aim margin.

On the closing ceremony, chief visitor Anees Khawaja and the chief committee of Lahore Polo Membership distributed prizes among the many winners and runners-up. MG Attire, a undertaking of Mahmood Group, and Raiment 61, recognized for empowering ladies and sustainable practices, sponsored the occasion.


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India’s dream run ends in despair as Australia win sixth World Cup title



  • The win is the acme of success this 12 months, says Pat Cummins

AHMEDABAD: Australia received the Cricket World Cup for a record-extending sixth time Sunday, ending India’s dominant run in its residence event with a six-wicket victory in a low-scoring last on the again of Travis Head’s 137.

A closely partisan crowd contained in the 132,000-capacity Narendra Modi Stadium was silenced as Head mixed with Marnus Labuschagne (58 not out ) in a 192-run partnership to chase down the goal of 241.

Australia was wobbling on 47-3 after seven overs however Head and Labuschagne dug in to assist their nation regain its standing because the king of one-day worldwide cricket, including to its 50-over world titles in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

Head was dismissed off what proved to be the next-to-last ball of the match, caught within the deep whereas trying to hit a title-clinching boundary. In got here Glenn Maxwell and he ran two off his first ball, securing a victory that prompted fireworks above the world’s largest cricket venue.

The Indians received all 10 of their matches earlier than the ultimate and had been searching for a 3rd trophy of their fourth look in a title match that introduced a rustic of 1.4 billion folks to a digital standstill. They had been outplayed in each division by Australia, although, restricted to 240 all out on a gradual pitch after dropping the toss with solely Virat Kohli (54) and Lokesh Rahul (66) making half-centuries.

Head grew to become solely the seventh participant to attain a century in a males’s World Cup last – and third Australian after Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist – and delivered a big second in India’s innings when taking a diving catch operating again from cowl to take away captain Rohit Sharma (47).

“What an incredible day, I’m simply thrilled to be part of it,” Head mentioned afterward. “It’s lots higher than sitting on the sofa at residence, I’m very fortunate that every thing went nicely and I used to be capable of get again right here.”

Head had began the event sidelined by a damaged left hand.

“I used to be slightly bit nervous, however Marnus performed distinctive and it was simply an incredible partnership. It’s good to be part of it, good to play a task, and it’s going to be an incredible couple of days now,” Head mentioned. “To have the ability to try this on the large stage, in entrance of a giant crowd, it’s fairly particular and one thing that I’ll be completely satisfied to look again on later in my life. It’s good to be right here and good to contribute.”

Head’s ton noticed him be a part of an illustrious checklist, which additionally contains West Indies’ Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards, in addition to Sri Lanka’s Aravinda de Silva and Mahela Jayawardene.

Ponting’s 140 not out had additionally helped Australia beat India within the 2003 last. Jayawardene’s century is the one one in a dropping trigger with India successful the 2011 last.

Australia completed the 2023 event with a run of 9 straight wins, after beginning with back-to-back defeats to India and South Africa.

India received the World Cup in 1983 and 2011. Its final main success was successful the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.


INDIA INNINGS: Rohit Sharma c Head b Maxwell 47 (31b, 4×4, 3×6), Shubman Gill c Zampa b Starc 4 (7b), Virat Kohli b Cummins 54 (63b, 4×4), Shreyas Iyer c Inglis b Cummins 4 (3b, 1×4), Okay.L. Rahul c Inglis b Starc 66 (107b, 1×4), Ravindra Jadeja c Inglis b Hazlewood 9 (22b), Suryakumar Yadav c Inglis b Hazlewood 18 (28b, 1×4), Mohammed Shami c Inglis b Starc 6 (10b, 1×4), Jasprit Bumrah lbw b Zampa 1 (3b), Kuldeep Yadav run out 10 (18b), Mohammed Siraj (not out) 9 (8b, 1×4); Extras (lb-3, w-9): 12.

Complete (in 50 overs): 240.

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-30 (Gill, 4.2 overs), 2-76 (Rohit, 9.4), 3-81 (Shreyas, 10.2), 4-148 (Kohli, 28.3), 5-178 (Jadeja, 35.5), 6-203 (Rahul, 41.3), 7-211 (Shami, 43.4), 8-214 (Bumrah, 44.5), 9-226 (Suryakumar, 47.3).

AUSTRALIA BOWLING: Starc 10-0-55-3, Hazlewood 10-0-60-2, Maxwell 6-0-35-1, Cummins 10-0-34-2, Zampa 10-0-44-1, Marsh 2-0-5-0, Head 2-0-4-0.

AUSTRALIA INNINGS: David Warner c Kohli b Shami 7 (3b, 1×4), Travis Head c Gill b Siraj 137 (120b, 15×4, 4×6), Mitchell Marsh c Rahul b Bumrah 15 (15b, 1×4, 1×6), Steve Smith lbw b Bumrah 4 (9b, 1×4), Marnus Labuschagne (not out) 58 (110b, 4×4), Glenn Maxwell (not out) 2 (1b); Extras (b-5, lb-2, w-11): 18.

Complete (for 4 wkts. in 43 overs): 241.

FALL OF WICKETS: 1-16 (Warner, 1.1), 2-41 (Marsh, 4.3), 3-47 (Smith, 6.6), 4-239 (Head, 42.5).

INDIA BOWLING: Bumrah 9-2-43-2, Shami 7-1-47-1, Jadeja 10-0-43-0, Kuldeep 10-0-56-0, Siraj 7-0-45-1.


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Djokovic eyes ATP finals file after last-four demolition of Alcaraz



TURIN, ITALY: Novak Djokovic closed in on a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title after sweeping previous Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 6-2 in a dominating semi-final show he hailed as his better of the match.

World primary Djokovic will face residence favorite Jannik Sinner on Sunday within the last in Turin, because the 36-year-old makes an attempt to cap an age-defying yr with one more main triumph.

“The most effective match of the match for me, for sure. It got here at proper time actually, after spending a variety of hours on the court docket within the first three matches,” stated Djokovic.

“Tonight, from the very starting, I felt the ball properly. I approached the match with the precise angle, the precise mentality.”

The Serb got here into the Finals on the finish of a yr which has introduced three Grand Slams, taking his whole to an all-time better of 24, and a fortieth Masters 1000 title.

Now solely Sinner stands between Djokovic and victory, which might take him previous his outdated foe and retired nice Roger Federer for season-ending match titles.

Sunday’s last guarantees to be a tricky proposition for Djokovic as he misplaced to Sinner within the group stage and should take care of a partisan Italian crowd that, unusually for him, received’t be on his aspect.

“He’s been enjoying incredible tennis, arguably the very best tennis of his life. On this stage, towards high 10 gamers,” added Djokovic.

“We performed a really tight match the opposite evening, the ambiance was electrical. I don’t count on something lower than what we had within the group stage matchup.”

Djokovic now has the higher of his 5 matches with Wimbledon champion Alcaraz, who at 20 is already a two-time Grand Slam winner and was bidding to grow to be the youngest finalist since Pete Sampras received the title again in 1991.

Saturday’s match didn’t dwell as much as the earlier 4 dramatic clashes nonetheless, as Djokovic placed on a present of pressure which put pretender Alcaraz firmly in his place.


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