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South Africa defeated India by 49 runs in the third T20I in Indore to hand them their worst defeat (by runs) on Indian soil in T20I history. India's previous worst T20I defeat at home came on March 15, 2016, when New Zealand defeated them by 47 runs in Nagpur. South Africa scored 227/3 today, their highest-ever T20I total against India.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:41 pm on 04 Oct
During the presentation ceremony following the third T20I against South Africa, India captain Rohit Sharma jokingly stated that the form of Suryakumar Yadav, who got out for 8(6), is a "big concern". Rohit then burst into laughter after making the sarcastic statement. "I thought that was least of your concerns," Murali Kartik commented. Suryakumar was named Player of the Series.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:49 am on 05 Oct
During the 16th over of South Africa's innings in the third T20I, Team India fast bowler Deepak Chahar stopped mid-way during his run-up seeing non-striker Tristan Stubbs leaving his crease. Chahar then warned Stubbs about 'mankading' and smiled at him. Notably, 'mankading' has been shifted from 'unfair play' section to 'run-out' in MCC rules effective October 1.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:45 pm on 04 Oct
India captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field first against South Africa in the third T20I. India have made three changes to their playing XI. KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have been rested, while Arshdeep Singh misses out due to an issue with his back. They have been replaced by Shreyas Iyer, Mohammed Siraj and Umesh Yadav.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:45 pm on 04 Oct
England wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow took to Instagram to give his followers an update on his injury and progress. The 33-year-old revealed that he broke his leg in three places and dislocated his ankle in a freak accident while playing golf last month. Sharing pictures, Bairstow added that he is now three weeks post surgery and his staples have been removed.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:53 pm on 04 Oct
India pacer Deepak Chahar was spotted abusing Mohammed Siraj after the latter stepped on the boundary line after taking David Miller's catch in South Africa's innings in the third T20I. Siraj's error of judgement brought Miller's third six in a row in the last over of the innings. Miller scored 19*(5) as South Africa put up a total of 227/3.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:25 pm on 04 Oct
India recorded their highest partnership for the ninth wicket in T20I cricket history during the third T20I against South Africa in Indore. Deepak Chahar and Umesh Yadav shared a 48-run stand to set the record. The previous record was held by Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan, who shared a 36-run stand against Australia in Bridgetown in 2010.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:14 pm on 04 Oct
The ICC has announced 20 match officials (16 umpires and four match referees) for the first round and Super 12 stages of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Nitin Menon is the only match official from India to have been included. Marais Erasmus, Rodney Tucker and Aleem Dar will appear in their seventh ICC Men's T20 World Cup.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:46 pm on 04 Oct
South Africa record their highest-ever T20I total against India
short by Anmol Sharma / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
South Africa on Tuesday recorded their highest-ever T20I total against India after registering 227/3 in their 20 overs in the third T20I in Indore. Rilee Rossouw top-scored for South Africa with 100* runs off 48 deliveries. South Africa's previous highest T20I total against India had come on Sunday, when they recorded 221/3 in Guwahati.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:10 pm on 04 Oct
After their 49-run win in the third and final T20I against India, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said, "A win like this is always good for confidence." He added, "We struggled with the bat in the first game, our bowling wasn't best in the last game, but we were clinical today." South Africa's Rilee Rossouw slammed 100*(48) in the game.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:40 am on 05 Oct
India's Mumtaz Khan has been announced the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) 'Rising Star of the Year' for 2021-22 in the women's category. The 19-year-old forward was the best performer for India at FIH Junior Women's World Cup 2022, scoring eight goals in six matches. France's Timothée Clement has won the award in the men's category.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:54 pm on 04 Oct
Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra said both long jumper Murali Sreeshankar and high jumper Tejaswin Shankar are the real icons as they have excelled in both sports and studies. "Though I excelled in sports, I couldn't give much attention to my studies...youth of this country should look upon you both," he added. Murali won CWG silver, while Tejaswin clinched bronze.
short by Anant Kaur / 09:21 pm on 04 Oct
Ukraine is reportedly set to join Spain and Portugal in a joint bid to host the 2030 football World Cup. The plan is said to have been sanctioned by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy along with the governments of Spain and Portugal. The partnership is reportedly set to be announced during a press conference at the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday.
short by Aditya Nair / 11:07 pm on 04 Oct
Stadium gates too small: Indonesian Police on last week’s stampede
short by Indraneel Sen / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Indonesian Police on Tuesday said the gates at the soccer stadium, where 125 people were killed in a stampede last Saturday, were too small. Only two people could pass through one gate at a time, police said. The probe was focusing on six of the total 14 gates where most deaths were recorded, police said.
short by Indraneel Sen / 09:36 pm on 04 Oct
Bumrah's absence big loss, but also opportunity for someone else: Dravid
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
India head coach Rahul Dravid has admitted Jasprit Bumrah's absence will be a "big loss" for the side in the T20 WC in Australia. Dravid, however, also added it's an opportunity for someone else to step up. On India's defeat in the third SA T20I, Dravid said, "[Had] Karthik and Pant continued for four-five overs more, it could've been closer."
short by Ankur Taliyan / 09:03 am on 05 Oct
I think the way Karthik batted, my no. 4 is in trouble: Suryakumar
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 05 Oct 2022,Wednesday
Praising wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik for his 46-run innings, which included four boundaries and as many sixes, in the third T20I against South Africa, Suryakumar Yadav said, "The way he batted, my number four is in trouble." Chasing South Africa's 228-run target, India lost Rohit and Shreyas early in the game and Karthik was promoted to bat at number four.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:15 am on 05 Oct
Praising Jemimah Rodrigues(75*) and Deepti Sharma(64) following India's 104-run win against United Arab Emirates at Women's Asia Cup, India stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana said, "Jemimah and Deepti batted really well to help us get back in the game." Jemimah and Deepti added a 128-run fourth-wicket partnership after India were reduced to 20/3 inside the fifth over.
short by Anant Kaur / 08:25 pm on 04 Oct
After Iga Swiatek opted to skip Billie Jean King Cup Finals, International Tennis Federation(ITF), world tennis governing body, said it'll work with the women's body(WTA) on 2023 schedule to ensure players can compete in both the events. "ITF is sorry that...Swiatek is unable to take part," said ITF President David Haggerty. The world number one withdrew due to scheduling issues.
short by Anant Kaur / 10:55 pm on 04 Oct
Pak were playing like kids, Eng hit them all over park: Ajmal
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
After Pakistan lost the series 4-3 against England, ex-spinner Saeed Ajmal said that the former played like "little kids". "England really hit Pakistan all over the park," Ajmal said. He added, "These guys play well in one match and then fail in 10. It's better if you play unfit...players instead...[They] play in fear over their spot in the XI."
short by Mohammad Anab / 10:59 pm on 04 Oct
Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games at Neom
short by Anant Kaur / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
Saudi Arabia will host 2029 Asian Winter Games at a planned mountain resort in the Gulf Arab state's $500 billion futuristic city project Neom. Olympic Council of Asia picked the Saudi candidacy that centres on Trojena that's planned to be a year-round ski resort by 2026. "Deserts...mountains of Saudi Arabia will soon be a playground for Winter sports!" said OCA.
short by Anant Kaur / 09:57 pm on 04 Oct
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios is reportedly seeking to have his assault charge dismissed on mental health grounds. Kyrgios was charged with "common assault" in a "domestic relationship" for a January 2021 incident involving his former girlfriend. In February 2022, Kyrgios said he battled depression and substance abuse around the time of the 2019 Australian Open.
short by Aditya Nair / 11:10 pm on 04 Oct
UP's Ram Baboo breaks national record in men's 35 km race walk
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Oct 2022,Tuesday
UP's Ram Baboo won the gold medal as he broke the national record in the men's 35 km race walk event at the National Games. Baboo, an unemployed physical education graduate, won the event in 2 hours 36 minutes 34 seconds, beating previous record holder, Haryana's Juned Khan. It is the fifth national record set at the Games so far.
short by Aditya Nair / 11:05 pm on 04 Oct
Indian football head coach Igor Stimac has extended his contract until the end of the AFC Asian Cup 2023. The AIFF said if India advances to the quarterfinal stage of the tournament, the Croatian's contract will be automatically renewed. "I am extremely happy that the AIFF has placed the trust in the process that we have put in," said Stimac.
short by Aditya Nair / 11:14 pm on 04 Oct
Reacting to South Africa batter Rilee Rossouw's maiden T20I century against India in third T20I, Yuvraj Singh tweeted, "Well played my friend!!! You deserve this moment!!" He added, "Last two games have looked like stick cricket!! 4 6 4. 6 4 6! T20 is getting tough for bowlers in smaller grounds." Rossouw smashed an unbeaten 100 off 48 balls.
short by Anant Kaur / 09:39 pm on 04 Oct
Jemimah Rodrigues' unbeaten 75-run knock and Deepti Sharma's 64 helped India defeat United Arab Emirates by 104 runs and win their third consecutive match at Women's Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday. Opting to bat first, India put up a total of 178/5. UAE managed to score 74/4 in 20 overs. India are currently on top of the points table.
short by Anant Kaur / 06:25 pm on 04 Oct
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