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Dean Jones, former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator, passes away at 59

Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai.

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Former Australia cricketer and renowned commentator Dean Jones passed away on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was 59. A batsman during his playing days, Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia between 1984 and 1994 before venturing into commentary.

Jones was part of the Australian team that won the 1987 World Cup, playing a starring role in the campaign. Jones was Australia’s third highest run-getter in the tournament, scoring 314 runs in 8 matches. He was currently in India as part of the team of experts working on the Indian Premier League with host broadcaster Star Sports.

“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr. Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest. We express our deep condolences to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangements,” Star India said in a release.

“Dean Jones was one of the great ambassadors of the game associating himself with Cricket development across South Asia. He was passionate about discovering new talent and nurturing young Cricketers. He was a champion commentator whose presence and presentation of the game always brought joy to millions of fans. He will be sorely missed by everyone at Star and his millions of fans across the globe.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

Jones made his debut for Australia in a Test match in the West Indies in 1984. He scored almost 9500 international runs. He retired from international cricket with an average of 46.55 in Test cricket and 44.61 in ODIs.

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Kapil Dev discharged from hospital after angioplasty

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New Delhi, Oct 25 : India’s first World Cup-winning cricket captain Kapil Dev was on Sunday discharged from the hospital after undergoing a successful angioplasty.

He was admitted to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in South Delhi after suffering a cardiac arrest last Thursday, following which he had undergone angioplasty surgery as a treatment. Angioplasty is a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery.

“Mr. Kapil Dev got discharged today afternoon. He’s doing fine and can resume his regular daily activity soon. He’ll be under regular follow-up consultation with Dr. Atul Mathur,” a statement from the hospital read.

He was admitted to the hospital at around 1 am on Friday, and Dr Atul Mathur, Director of Cardiology Department successfully performed an emergency coronary angioplasty.

The ‘Haryana Hurricane’ himself tweeted late on Friday night to express his gratitude to his fans and friends. “Thank you all for all the love and concern. I am overwhelmed with the good wishes and well on the road to recovery,” he wrote.

The 62-year-old was working as a cricket expert during the ongoing IPL 2020.

Kapil held the world record for most Test wickets (434) for over six years until it was broken by Courtney Walsh of the West Indies. The other big achievement of Kapil was to lead India to World Cup triumph in 1983, when the team was considered minnows in limited-overs cricket.

He played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs between 1978 and 1994.

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I was positive and so was the team, says KL Rahul

“Even when we were sitting on the bottom of the table we didn’t panic. We kept scrapping and we’re really happy that the wins are coming.”

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Dubai, Oct 25 : Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul said that the team kept up their belief throughout their match against SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday at the Dubai International Stadium. KXIP could only manage 127/6 batting first but they extraordinarily took seven wickets in the last four overs of the SRH innings to dismiss them for 114.

This meant that Kings XI Punjab have now won their last four games on the trot after going five games without a win in the first half of the league.

“Winning is a habit, which we didn’t find in the first half. Honestly, I’m speechless. Everybody’s chipped in. Low-scoring games is when you realise the importance of those 10-15 runs scored by batsmen, those diving stops and those tight overs,” said Rahul in the post-match presentation ceremony.

“The openers have the freedom to score and I think that’s what happened with SRH as well. I was hoping we didn’t give anything above 40 in the first six, so I was positive and the team was positive.”

Rahul credited the coaching staff for the turnaround they have experienced this season. “The work done is always behind the scenes. Not just the players but the support team. You can’t change a lot in two months but all these guys have pushed the boys to be better and better,” he said.

“Even when we were sitting on the bottom of the table we didn’t panic. We kept scrapping and we’re really happy that the wins are coming.”

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IPL 2020: KXIP defend target of 127 to beat SRH by 12 runs

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday successfully defended a measly target of 127 and pulled off an extraordinary 12-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Dubai International Stadium

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Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Saturday successfully defended a measly target of 127 and pulled off an extraordinary 12-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Dubai International Stadium.

With SRH taking their time chasing down the low target, KXIP kept the pressure on them and turned the screws in the death overs. They took as many as seven wickets in the last four overs and conceded just 15 runs. Chris Jordan and Arshdeep Singh bowled the last two overs in which they got two wickets each.

With Arshdeep dismissing Priyam Garg to claim his second consecutive wicket in the 20th over, Khaleel Ahmed puzzlingly defended the hat-trick ball to off-side with SRH needing 13 to win off the last three balls. He then dabbed the next ball to point and started strolling towards the non-striker’s end. He sped up only when he spotted the fielder sprinting towards the ball but by then it was too late and he was run out.

Earlier, SRH turned the screws in the last five overs, conceding just 38 runs and taking two wickets. KXIP ended their innings on 126/7 in their 20 overs. KXIP have thus won their fourth consecutive win of the season and continue their pursuit of a playoff spot.

Brief scores: KXIP 126/7 wkts in 20 overs (Nicholas Pooran 32, KL Rahul 27; Rashid Khan 2/14) beat SRH 114 in 19.5 overs (David Warner 35, Vijay Shankar 26; Chris Jordan 3/17) by 12 runs.

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