In a thrilling encounter at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) emerged victorious against the Delhi Capitals (DC) by 27 runs in IPL 2023. CSK captain MS Dhoni attributed their win not to the expected heroes Ravindra Jadeja or their remarkable batting performance, but to the contribution of Mitchell Santner.
Batting first, CSK set a target of 168 runs, thanks to an exceptional innings. However, the start for Delhi Capitals was disappointing, with captain David Warner being dismissed for a duck. The Delhi batsmen struggled to find their rhythm, ultimately falling short of the target.
During the post-match presentation, MS Dhoni shared his thoughts on the victory, saying, “It changed a lot in the second half. We thought it would be slow, and our spinners utilized the conditions effectively. I wanted the bowlers to focus on their line and length rather than just seeking wickets. We believed that 166-170 was a competitive score.”
While Dhoni expressed his dissatisfaction with the batting unit’s performance, he highlighted the positive aspect of Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja getting a chance to bat. As the tournament progresses, Dhoni emphasized the importance of every player gaining valuable match practice.
Speaking specifically about Mitchell Santner, Dhoni stated, “I would have preferred Mitch Santner, who excels on flat wickets with the new ball. He has good control and hits the seam with pace. Gaikwad is batting exceptionally well, and once he starts scoring, he becomes comfortable. Santner possesses game awareness and adaptability, making him an invaluable asset to the team.”
MS Dhoni concluded by praising Santner’s ability to read the game and the importance of such players in a team’s success. His contributions have made a significant impact, and Dhoni is pleased with his own role as captain, focusing on his responsibilities and enjoying the contributions made by his teammates.
Ind vs Aus 3rd ODI : Australia win by 66 runs, IND clinch series 2-1
Australia defeated India by 66 runs in the third and final ODI on Wednesday in Rajkot, snapping a five-match losing streak. Mitch Marsh (96), David Warner (56), Steve Smith (74), and Marnus Labuschagne (72) all scored half-centuries for the Australian squad, showcasing their batting skills. Australia amassed a staggering score of 352 for seven thanks to their stellar effort, giving them more confidence going into the 2018 World Cup.
Washington Sundar (10-0-48-0) was India’s most outstanding bowler on a day marked by devastation. India had no choice but to take a risk when they batted. Sharma was in excellent form despite the absence of Shubman Gill, who had been playing well.
But the only batter to succeed in putting the Australians under pressure was the Indian captain. During his time in the middle, when he hammered 81 off just 57 balls, it appeared that the hosts may yet succeed in chasing down the target. After 21 overs, India was on 144 when he was dismissed, which caused a stir.
The other hitters gave it their best go, scoring 56 off 61, 48 off 43 for Shreyas Iyer, 30 off 30 for KL Rahul, and 35 off 36 for Ravindra Jadeja, but none of them were able to strike out at the necessary pace. There were more wickets as a result of the rising asking rate.
However, the top order was destroyed by Glenn Maxwell’s outstanding bowling performance of 4/40, leaving the weakened lower order fighting to maintain consistency in the chase.
India loses the last One-Day International against Australia by 66 runs after Mohammed Siraj is the last hitter to be bowled out. India wins the series 2-1 since they already had it won in the second ODI.
India will now play Australia in their ODI World Cup opener on October 8 at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai after the series ended with a score of 2-1.
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India Shines at Asian Games 2023 with 1 Gold, 3 Silver, and 5 Bronze Medals
Asian Games 2023:
India set a new world record and won the gold medal in the men’s 10-air rifle team competition at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in a stunning display of skill and strength. On September 25, Day 3 of the important sports event, this victory took place.
Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Rudrankkash Balasaheb Patil, and Divyansh Singh Panwar made up the powerful Indian shooting team, and together they used their skills to collect an astonishing total of 1893.7 points, setting a new world record.
At the same time, the Indian team competing in the men’s four rowing final showed their skill and determination by earning a deserving bronze medal with a time of 6:10:81. Balraj Panwar, who came in fourth in the hotly contested men’s single sculls final, nearly missed out on a medal, therefore it was a nail-biting moment for him.
Srihari Nataraj shown his talent in the pool by qualifying for the men’s 50-meter backstroke final after placing sixth in the preliminary round.
Now as Sri Lanka and India are about to play in the much awaited gold medal game, all eyes are on the Indian women’s cricket squad. Fans may also anticipate the mixed team table tennis action. Unfortunately, the men’s team lost to South Korea, while the women’s team lost to Thailand, forcing both the men’s and women’s teams to withdraw from the competition. The sports festival nonetheless continues with a number of additional competitions in which Indian competitors will compete for podium spots.
Medal tally for India so far:
Indian men’s swimmers make it to finals
One swimmer from the men’s 50 backstroke, men’s 100 breaststroke, and the men’s 4 x 200 m relay team advanced to the finals of their respective events on Monday, which is promising news for the Indian delegation competing at the present Asian Games in Hangzhou.
India’s Srihari Nataraj qualified for the final in heat four of the men’s 50 m backstroke.
With times of 25.43, he placed third out of eight in his heat. He placed sixth overall out of 32 competitors, keeping himself in the running for a medal, which is reserved for the top eight finishers.
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IND vs AUS 2nd ODI: India Dominates Australia , Takes 2-0 Series Lead with 99-Run Win
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI
IND vs AUS 2nd ODI : India won the three-match series against Australia on Sunday by a score of 99 runs (DLS) to 2-0. With the ICC World Cup 2023 fast approaching, this is great news for the Indian squad. A strong showing from the batting and bowling sides is the Indian team’s biggest plus. For his outstanding 105 in 90 balls, Shreyas Iyer received the Player of the Match honour.
The Australian innings have once more been delayed by rain. With two early wickets, Prasidh Krishna got off to a strong start with his bowling. Prior to the arrival of the rains, David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne were already playing.
Due to the spectacular finish by Suryakumar Yadav, who scored 72 runs in only 37 balls, India set a lofty goal of 400 runs for Australia. This is India’s highest score against Australia, coming in at 399.
Both KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan blasted SIX to get the game off to an exciting start. Australian bowlers knocked out Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill, but now they must contend with Rahul and Kishan.
Individual hundreds from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up outstanding performances, furthered India’s overwhelming lead against Australia in the second ODI. After Sean Abbott removed Shreyas Iyer from the game, KL Rahul, the captain, is moving the game forward with Shubman Gill.
Suryakumar Yadav’s Explosive Knock Propels India to 399
Suryakumar Yadav’s stunning end, in which he scored 72 runs in only 37 balls, inspired India to set a high target of 400 runs for Australia. India’s 399 versus Australia is their highest ever score.
The game got off to a thrilling start with to sixes from KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan, respectively. Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill were both dismissed by Australian bowlers, but now they must face Rahul and Kishan.
In the second ODI against Australia, individual hundreds from Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who both put up great performances, increased India’s commanding advantage. KL Rahul, the skipper, is advancing the game with Shubman Gill after Sean Abbott withdrew Shreyas Iyer.
Since normal skipper Pat Cummins is taking a sabbatical, Steve Smith is leading Australia. In the meanwhile, Prasidh Krishna has taken the position of Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah in the starting lineup.
In order to secure a spot in the World Cup starting XI, players like Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Suryakumar Yadav will aim to make an impression in the second ODI encounter. India’s final bilateral series before the crucial ICC 50-over World Cup in October is against Australia.
At Mohali on Friday, India gave the Kangaroos a sound defeat. David Warner’s innings helped Australia, who were given the opportunity to bat first, reach their target of 276 runs in their allotted 50 overs. Josh Inglis (45 in 45 balls), Steven Smith (41 in 60 balls), and Marnus Labuschagne (39 in 49 balls with three fours) all scored more runs than David Warner (52 in 53 balls).
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