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Madhya Pradesh defeated 41-time champions Mumbai by six wickets in the Ranji Trophy 2021/22 final in Bengaluru to win the title for the first time ever. Yash Dubey, Shubham Sharma and Rajat Patidar smashed hundreds for Madhya Pradesh in the final. Madhya Pradesh were featuring in a Ranji final for the first time since the 1998/99 season.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:55 pm on 26 Jun
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer took to Twitter to name his India playing XI for the first T20I against Ireland, which will take place tonight. Jaffer picked Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad as openers, followed by Suryakumar Yadav and captain Hardik Pandya. Other players include Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:53 pm on 26 Jun
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has tested positive for COVID-19 following a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) conducted on Saturday, the BCCI said. "He is currently in isolation at the team hotel and is under the care of the BCCI Medical Team," the BCCI added. This comes ahead of the rescheduled fifth Test against England, which will begin on July 1.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:41 am on 26 Jun
Hima Das, the fastest Indian woman to run 400 metres, said she thought she was going to die after she contracted COVID-19. "On...fourth or fifth day, I woke up gasping for air in...middle of the night. I opened and unlatched the door so that no one would have to break the door to enter if I die," she said.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:45 am on 26 Jun
England broke the record for their highest seventh-wicket partnership in Test cricket history during their first innings against New Zealand in the third Test. Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton shared a 241-run stand to set the record. The previous record was held by Mike Smith and Jim Parks, who shared a 197-run stand against West Indies in 1960.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:54 am on 26 Jun
Imran Khan cut off contact with me: PCB chief Ramiz Raja
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja has revealed that former Pakistan PM Imran Khan has cut off contact with him. He added, "I haven’t talked to him for a long time now." Further talking about speculation that the new government is mulling bringing new leadership to PCB, Ramiz said, "Fulfilling individual desires won’t work in favour of the game."
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:51 pm on 26 Jun
Pic of Prithvi Shaw pulling covers with groundsmen goes viral
short by Anmol Sharma / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
A picture of Mumbai captain Prithvi Shaw pulling covers with groundsmen during a rain interruption in the Ranji Trophy 2021-22 final has gone viral. Reacting to it, a fan tweeted, "Very nice." Meanwhile, another jokingly wrote, "He was also helping himself and his side." Notably, at the end of Day 4, Mumbai were trailing Madhya Pradesh by 49 runs.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:41 am on 26 Jun
World number three Novak Djokovic has said he's unlikely to play at the US Open in August due to his unvaccinated status against COVID-19 and that's an "extra motivation" to do well in the Wimbledon. "As of today, I'm not allowed to enter the [United] States," he stated. Earlier, Djokovic missed Australian Open due to his refusal to get vaccinated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:04 am on 26 Jun
Ex-India player Sanjay Manjrekar has said Sarfaraz Khan is "very deserving" of coming close to a Test squad selection if not in the playing XI. "Because of the way he bats, you...wonder whether he's a Test potential kind of a player," he added. Sarfaraz was the top scorer in the recently concluded Ranji Trophy with 982 runs in nine innings.
short by Amartya Sharma / 03:44 pm on 26 Jun
The duo of Jyothi Surekha Vennam and Abhishek Verma won India's first gold medal at Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Paris on Saturday. Jyothi and Abhishek defeated French pair of Sophie Dodemont and Jean Philippe Boulch 152-149 in the Compound Mixed Team final. Sports Authority of India (SAI) tweeted, "Superb effort! Heartiest congratulations."
short by Anant Kaur / 11:17 pm on 25 Jun
England's Jamie Overton, who made his international debut in the ongoing third Test against New Zealand, fell three runs short of becoming the second England cricketer to score a hundred and take a wicket on Test debut. "The ball was there to hit...I just hit it to the wrong place," he stated. England finished their first innings at 360.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:51 am on 26 Jun
After being included in the Test squad against Sri Lanka, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said he will bring in a lot of experience of being able to "tackle good spin bowling" in these "tough conditions". He added, "It's something I pride myself on, having quick feet and being able to find a way through adversity in tough conditions."
short by Amartya Sharma / 12:04 pm on 26 Jun
2021 was a tough year; needed time to heal: Serena Williams
short by Mohammad Anab / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Former world number one Serena Williams has said that the year 2021 was "tough" for her. "I ripped my hamstring. I don't think anyone ever wants to do that. The whole experience was rough," Williams said. The 40-year-old tennis player added, "I didn't retire. I needed to heal physically, and mentally." Notably, Williams has won seven Wimbledon titles.
short by Mohammad Anab / 01:28 pm on 26 Jun
PM Narendra Modi, during his 'Mann Ki Baat' address, congratulated javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra for winning gold at the Kuortane Games and breaking his own national record at Paavo Nurmi Games. PM Modi also congratulated ex-India women's cricketer Mithali Raj on her cricketing career, stating, "Mithali was not just an extraordinary player, but also was an inspiration to many."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 01:34 pm on 26 Jun
Babar is probably the best in the world at the moment: Doull
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Ex-New Zealand cricketer and commentator Simon Doull has called Pakistan captain Babar Azam "the best in the world" at the moment. "When you talk about the Big-4, at the moment, Babar is the big one," added Doull. Earlier, ex-WI cricketer Ian Bishop had praised Babar, stating that he has "almost overtaken" India's Virat Kohli as a batter in the ODIs.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 12:56 pm on 26 Jun
Gareth Bale to join MLS side Los Angeles FC on one-year deal
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Gareth Bale is set to join Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC on a year-long deal when his contract with Real Madrid expires this summer. "See you soon, Los Angeles," tweeted Bale, confirming the move. The 32-year-old scored 106 goals in 256 appearances for Real Madrid, winning three La Liga titles, a Copa del Rey and five Champions Leagues.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:57 pm on 26 Jun
England wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes has been ruled out of the last two days of the ongoing third Test against New Zealand after testing positive for COVID-19. "Foakes was unable to keep wicket on Day three [due to] back stiffness. On a further medical assessment...he tested positive [for coronavirus]," said ECB. Sam Billings has been drafted in as a like-for-like replacement.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:02 pm on 26 Jun
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who'll captain India during the Ireland T20Is, has said that uncapped players might make their debuts for Team India during the two-match series. Hardik, however, also added he'll make sure they have the "best playing XI" for the games. "We want to give an opportunity...but want to play our best XI as well," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 11:26 am on 26 Jun
Pak-NZ-Bangladesh tri-series to be held ahead of T20 WC 2022
short by Mohammad Anab / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Pakistan will be featuring in a T20I tri-nation series in New Zealand along with the host nation and Bangladesh. The tri-series is likely to be held in October just days before the T20 World Cup 2022. "We have confirmed our participation...I wanted my team to play a few internationals (in conditions relatively similar to Australia)," PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said.
short by Mohammad Anab / 03:29 pm on 26 Jun
Recalling the 0-3 Test defeat in their 2016 tour of Sri Lanka, Australia's Usman Khawaja said they had three different plans for the three Tests, which was not ideal. "We've learned from past mistakes, and the young guys...are learning from the older guys' mistakes," he added. Australia are scheduled to play two-Test series against Sri Lanka, beginning on June 29.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:53 pm on 26 Jun
Ex-India cricketer Wasim Jaffer has said all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who last played a Test match in 2018, is "far away" from getting back into the red-ball circuit. "Hardik bowling 15-18 overs a day, you don't see that happening [due to] the kind of surgery he had," stated Jaffer. Hardik has scored 532 runs while picking 17 wickets in 11 Tests.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:58 am on 26 Jun
I'm glad, she's back: Coco Gauff on Serena Williams' Wimbledon return
short by Amartya Sharma / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Speaking about Serena Williams' return to the Wimbledon, Coco Gauff said, "I'm glad that she's back, obviously, she's someone that I look up to." "It's quite incredible really that Serena's still playing at the highest level," she added. While adding that she is excited to see Serena play, Coco said that the 40-year-old is a contender to win the Wimbledon.
short by Amartya Sharma / 01:44 pm on 26 Jun
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, speaking about Rafael Nadal, said the Spaniard has a "great fighting spirit" and is an "amazing champion". "Even though we are biggest rivals...we had incredible matches during our careers, I have nothing but respect for him and what he has achieved," Djokovic stated. Nadal defeated Djokovic in the 2022 French Open quarterfinal.
short by Amartya Sharma / 02:46 pm on 26 Jun
The way Hardik Pandya has come back, it has been fantastic: Rajkumar
short by Amartya Sharma / on 26 Jun 2022,Sunday
Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, speaking about Hardik Pandya, said, "The way he has come back, it has been fantastic." Rajkumar stated Hardik gained from his responsibility as Gujarat Titans captain. "It'll be a...big thing if he leaves an impact on the Indian team as skipper," he added. The all-rounder will lead India in two-match T20I series against Ireland.
short by Amartya Sharma / 01:05 pm on 26 Jun
The timing of the fifth England-India Test match has been rescheduled, as the play will start half an hour early for the benefit of the Indian television audience. According to a report, the play will begin daily at 10:30 am instead of the traditional start of 11 am. In India, the playing hours would fall between 3 to 10 pm.
short by Mohammad Anab / 02:58 pm on 26 Jun
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