Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test day 2 at Pallekele! LIVE Streaming, scorecard, when and where to watch in India


Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test day 2 at Pallekele! LIVE Streaming, scorecard, when and where to watch in India

England kept their nerves on during the opening day of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Visiting England had a poor start with Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, and captain Joe Root getting out cheaply. However, they were rescued by Jos Buttler and Sam Curran who scored centuries to post 285 on day 1. England were all-out on day 1 and Sri Lanka finished at 26 for 1 at stumps.

Earlier, England won the toss and opt to bat first aiming to seal the series. England won the first Test at Gale. England named unchanged playing XI, however, they shuffle their side with Ben Stokes coming in at no 3. In the 2nd Test, Sri Lanka would be looking to halt England’s winning streak and register their first Test win at home soil. Here’s all you need to know about Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 2 at Pallekele:

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When and where Sri Lanka and England 2nd Test Day 2 will LIVE telecast?

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 2 will be played at Pallekele from 10.00 am IST (toss will happen on 9.30 am). LIVE telecast of the match will be available on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD channels.

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Squad

Sri Lanka: Suranga Lakmal (C), Dilruwan Perera, Angelo Mathews, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dimuth Karunaratne, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Roshen Silva, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Pushpakumara and Kasun Rajitha.

England: Joe Root (C), James Anderson, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes (WK), Jos Buttler, Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, Jack Leach, Keaton Jennings, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone.




Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers engage in Twitter contest over ‘better all-rounder trio’, but CSK wins it; find out how


Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers engage in Twitter contest over ‘better all-rounder trio’, but CSK wins it; find out how

India’s cash-rich tournament, Indian Premier League’s (IPL) 2019 edition is far away but fans of the famous tournament can’t wait. The auction of the tournament is set to be held in December and ahead of it, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad were involved in a rather funny Twitter banter. Both gave it back to each other over the debate of which franchise has the best all-rounders. And it was Mumbai Indians who had the last laugh.

It began when Hardik Pandya shared a picture with brother Krunal and West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard after recently concluded T20I series against India. Sharing the picture, MI wrote, ‘Find a better all-rounder trio. We will wait ⏳�’. To this, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were quick to respond saying, ‘The wait is over!’ while sharing the picture of the trio all-rounder of their team, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan. But MI didn’t give up easily as in a reply to SRH, the franchise which has won lone IPL trophy, MI posted a hot response with a picture of three IPL trophies they have won so far. While sharing the picture, MI wrote, “The wait goes on.”

 

I had to hold my phone pretty high to fit Big Polly into the frame ???? Happy to see you again my brother ???? ❤

 
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However, the Twitter banter didn’t end here as CSK to landed in and won it from coming behind. CSK shared a picture of ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni and captioned it ‘Three faces.’ Well, there is no doubt that these all-rounders are the best players in world as of now and they are tough ones to face in the shortest format of the game. MS Dhoni has led CSK to three IPL wins.




This video of MS Dhoni smilingly chatting with little fan while sitting in car reiterates why he is cricket’s ultimate gentleman


This video of MS Dhoni smilingly chatting with little fan while sitting in car reiterates why he is cricket’s ultimate gentleman

Indian Cricket legend MS Dhoni has a huge fan following in India, and the 37-year-old cricketer always pleases his fans with his gestures. Recently, fans were delighted to spot him during the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League 2018 at U Mumba’s home ground, and now another video of the former Indian skipper with a young fan is winning the hearts of all.

In the video, Dhoni meets a young fan of his while sitting in his car. Dhoni opens the door of the car, has a little chat with the young boy and shakes his hands before saying goodbye. The video has gone viral on the social media, with everyone appreciating the generous gesture of Dhoni. Have a look at the video below.

 

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This is not the first time Dhoni has made the day of his fans. During the 5th ODI against West Indies at Trivandrum, he met a differently-abled fan outside the stadium who was waiting for him. Dhoni was dropped from the T20 internationals against West Indies and Australia, as selectors wanted to test Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. Although Dhoni will be missed in upcoming T20 series against Australia, he is the first wicket-keeper choice at present for ICC World Cup 2019.




ICC Women’s World T20 preview: Favourites India eye semi-finals spot vs Ireland


ICC Women’s World T20 preview: Favourites India eye semi-finals spot vs Ireland

Guyana: Eyeing a semi-finals berth, overwhelming favourites India will have to guard against complacency when they play Ireland in their third Group B match of the ICC Women’s World T20 here on Thursday.

India is on a roll having convincingly won their first two matches, including against arch-rivals Pakistan two days ago. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur declared open the tournament with her blazing hundred against New Zealand at the Providence, the same venue where India will face Ireland. Ireland, on the other hand, have lost to both Australia and Pakistan.

India will enter the game against the Irish as overwhelming favourites but Kaur is aware that her team cannot afford to take things for granted in this mega-event. Ireland cricket is known for its fighting abilities and taking them lightly will not be the way to go for India, with qualification to the last-four knocking on their doors.

Having eased past Pakistan a couple of days after the big win against the New Zealanders, India will nevertheless fancy their chances at the Providence. If Kaur was the star of the opening win, the team’s most experienced campaigner, Mithali Raj, showed the way in the seven-wicket win over Pakistan.

While Jemimah Rodrigues started her T20 career with a fine half-century, the likes of Smriti Mandhana and Veda Krishnamurthy will look to score some runs against Ireland. In bowling, off-break bowler Dyalan Hemalatha and leg-spinner Poonam Yadav shone with 10 wickets among them so far, and the seamers will look to get going in the coming games.

Teams:

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy

Ireland: Laura Delany (C), Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy OReilly, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

Match starts at 8.30 PM IST.




Sindhu cruises into French Open second round


Sindhu cruises into French Open second round

Paris [France]: Indian shuttler PV Sindhu stormed into the second round of the women’s singles event at French Open crushing American Beiwen Zhang in straight games.
The world no. 3 Sindhu disposed of unseeded Zhang 21-17, 21-18 in a match that lasted 34 minutes. Interestingly, Sindhu had lost the opening round of the Denmark Open at the hands of the same opponent, last week.
The 23-year-old will now face Japan’s Sayaka Sato in the next round of the French Open.
Although the Olympic medalist got off to a winning start, it was curtains for Indian men’s doubles pair of Arjun M.R. and Shlok Ramachandran as they lost 14-21, 17-21 to Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yunchen in the opening round.
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Unbelievable! Australian women’s cricket team bags victory by massive 571 runs in 50-over game


Unbelievable! Australian women’s cricket team bags victory by massive 571 runs in 50-over game

A women’s cricket club team in Australia achieved unbelievable record when they defeated their opponent by 571 runs. The match was played between Northern Districts and Port Adelaide in the SACA PC Statewide Super Women’s 1st Grade match. Northern Districts scored 596/3 in 50 overs while batting first and dismissed all the batsmen of Port Adelaide at the mere score of 25 in 10.5 over. This amazing all-round performance helped Northern Districts to bag victory by 571 runs.

For the Northern Districts, Tegan McPharlin, Sam Betts, Tabitha Saville and Darcie Brown scored a century each while keeping the run rate above 12. McPharlin was the top scorer with 130 runs off 80 balls, followed by Betts 124* (71), Saville 120 (56) and Brown 117* (84).  Interestingly, there were only 3 sixes hit during Northern Districts’ innings and majority of the runs came through fours (64).

“It’s pretty unreal to make a total like that. At the time, we weren’t chasing any records or trying to set any benchmarks in that way. We were just playing cricket shots,” top-scorer McPharlin told abc.net.au. “The runs just kept piling on. There were only three sixes hit for the entire day for us. It just shows that we were willing to run between the wickets and hit along the ground and actually play proper cricket,” she added. “A few of us were wondering if it was a world record or whatever – it’s definitely a club record and we’re pretty sure it’s a SACA (SA Cricket Association) record,” Northern Districts’ cricket director Jeanette Beazleigh said.


 
Meanwhile, the biggest score in international ODI matches was achieved by New Zealand women when they scored 490/4 against Ireland in 2018. This is followed by men’s score of 481-4, made by England against Australia, also in 2018. Overall, the highest score in any professional cricket is believed to be Mpumalanga’s 1/690 against Kei in a girls under-19s match in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2010.




CCI gears up to host India’s 4th ODI; MCA may move High Court


CCI gears up to host India’s 4th ODI; MCA may move High Court

Mumbai : With international cricket returning to its fold after several years, the Cricket Club of India (CCI) here is all set to host the fourth ODI between India and West Indies on October 29. The Mumbai Cricket Association, on the other hand, is likely to move the Bombay High Court against the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) decision to shift the match from Wankhede Stadium, a source said. “The preparations are going on. We have received a letter from the BCCI.

We are in the process of tying up with an agency for sale of tickets,” a senior CCI official said on Monday. “The ticket rates and details of sale will be announced shortly,” he added. The BCCI last Friday shifted the October 29 game from the Wankhede Stadium here to the picturesque Brabourne Stadium, after the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) cited financial constraints in hosting the game. CCI had last hosted an international Test in 2009 when India took on Sri Lanka. “The work of awarding various tenders for the ODI game is in progress. Around 25,000 tickets will be available for sale,” the official said.

A miffed MCA on Saturday had shot off a letter to the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA), asking them the reasons behind shifting of the match. A source in the city cricket body that the MCA, its eligible members and two clubs affiliated to it are set to move the Bombay High Court with a writ petition against the BCCI’s decision to shift the match from Wankhede Stadium.




Chinese soccer fans fume as their team draws 0-0 with India


Chinese soccer fans fume as their team draws 0-0 with India

Beijing :  Chinese football fans are angry and distraught over their much-fancied team’s failure to score against gritty India in a rare football match between the two countries leading to a tame goalless draw. The international friendly match held in the city of Suzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, on Saturday was the first between the two Asian giants in 21 years. Most Chinese fans were sure of victory at home in the Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, but despite attacking most of the match, China failed to finish off multiple attempts, state-run Global Times reported. A 0-0 draw with India in the “planet derby” between the world’s two most populous nations enraged Chinese soccer fans, official media reported on Monday.

“It is absolutely devastating to think that these are the best 30 players from a population base of three billion,” the daily quoted China Central Television (CCTV) soccer commentator He Wei as saying after the match. “The weak opponent has made the Chinese soccer team look worse. Way to go India,” posted one fan on social media site Sina Weibo. In a keenly-watched football match played between the two most populous countries in the world but still laggards in the global game, China dominated the proceedings with waves of onslaughts on the Indian citadel but they failed to score a goal. It was a remarkable achievement for India, playing on the Chinese soil for the first time, as they have drawn against a continental top side like China in their own den. The draw is expected to take India higher in the FIFA rankings. They are now placed 97th while China are at 76th spot.

 




India vs West Indies Day 2: India end at 308/4 after bowling out West Indies for 311


India vs West Indies Day 2: India end at 308/4 after bowling out West Indies for 311

Hyderabad: Replying to West Indies’ 311 all out, India were 308 for four in their first innings at stumps on the second day of the second and final Test, here on Saturday. India had bowled out the West Indies in the first session of the day. The hosts are trailing by three runs with Rishabh Pant (85) and Ajinkya Rahane (75) at the crease.

Brief Scores: West Indies 1st innings: 311 all out in 101.4 overs (Roston Chase 106, Jason Holder 52; Umesh Yadav 6/88)  India 1st innings: 308/4 in 81 overs (R Pant 85 batting, A Rahane 75 batting, Prithvi Shaw 70, Virat Kohli 45; Jason Holder 2/85).




IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games


IOC creates refugee team for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

Buenos Aires: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced there will be a Olympic team made up of refugees at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, as happened in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

“Last time (in the 2016 Rio Olympics) we were under very high time pressure. Now we have two years. We have already taken precaution… and we have a pool of athletes in place. Already now we’re supporting 51 or 52 refugee athletes who we have identified. This pool can still grow in the run-up to Tokyo 2020,” IOC president Thomas Bach of Germany said at the close of the 133rd IOC Session, which ended on Tuesday in Buenos Aires, Efe news reported.

The IOC said in a statement that with the creation of this refugee team, the committee seeks to convey a message of solidarity and hope to millions of refugee and internally displaced athletes around the world.

“In an ideal world, we would not need to have a Refugee Team at the Olympic Games. But, unfortunately, the reasons why we first created a Refugee Olympic Team before the Olympic Games Rio 2016 continue to persist,” Bach said, adding: “We will do our utmost to welcome refugee athletes and give them a home and a flag in the Olympic Village in Tokyo with all the Olympic athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees.”

In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the team comprised ten refugee athletes from Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The 32nd Summer Olympic Games will take place from July 24 to August 9 in Tokyo. Tokyo will hold this international sports event for the second time after the 1964 Olympic Games.

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