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FIFA World Cup Warm-Up Match : Germany 2-1 Saudi Arabia

Germany survived a late Saudi Arabia rally to win their final World Cup tune-up in Leverkusen. Timo Werner and Marco Reus strengthened their claim for a starting place in Russia, but the visitors threatened late on.

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Germany rounded off their preparations for the World Cup with their first win in six games, beating a Saudi Arabia team who made life difficult for the world champions.

With Mesut Özil nursing a slight knee problem, Joachim Löw offered Julian Draxler and Marco Reus another opportunity to stake their claim for a starting berth in Russia.

It was Reus who shone, assisting the opener for Timo Werner with a cushioned assist for the RB Leipzig striker, and then playing a key pass in Germany’s second. A decent return for the Borussia Dortmund forward, who was starting a game for Germany for the first time in more than two years.

Saudi Arabia may be one of the weakest teams at the World Cup this year, but Löw fielded the strongest team available to him as he looked to build some momentum ahead of Germany’s opener against Mexico on June 17.

Germany began the game strongly and Werner’s finely taken opener appeared to set the tone for a dominant performance with plenty of goals. But the Germans toiled as they tried to break down a Saudi team who equipped themselves well as they sat deep and looked to hit Germany on the break. They came close to succeeding a couple of times late in the first half, but couldn’t convert their half chances.

That opened the door for Germany, who scored their second soon before halftime. Reus was involved again, sliding a ball into the path of Werner, whose low cross was turned into his own net by Omar Hawsawi, who was pressured by Thomas Müller.

But rather than turn the screw on Saudi Arabia, Germany took their foot off the pedal. Löw withdrew Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng as a precaution, and Germany suffered at the back in their absence. Ilkay Gündogan was also introduced to the fray, and was welcomed with jeers, after he and Özil met with the Turkish president in London recently.

Germany couldn’t finish the Saudis off and conceded a late goal after Sami Khedira tripped Taisir Al-Jassim in the box. Marc-André ter Stegen saved Mohammed Al-Salawi’s spot-kick, but Al-Jassim steered in the rebound.

Sausi almost forced a shock equalizer in stoppage time when Al-Jassim and Al-Salawi combined again, attacking down Germany’s right. But this time, Al-Salawi couldn’t quite make contact as the ball flashed across ter Stegen’s goal.

It was a less than satisfactory end for Germany, who get the victory but are a long way off their best as they prepare to fly into Moscow.

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IPL2020: Rajasthan Royals beat Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs

Rajasthan Royals got off to fantastic start in IPL 2020 by registering a comfortable 16-run win over the mighty Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Tuesday. Follow live score and updates of CSK vs RR IPL 2020 match no.5…

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Rajasthan Royals got off to fantastic start in IPL 2020 by registering a comfortable 16-run win over the mighty Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah on Tuesday. Faf du Plessis hit a fifty but CSK’s required rate kept on climbing. Rahul Tewatia struck twice in one over to RR on top.

This happened after Chennai Super Kings lost openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay in quick succession to RR spinners – Rahul Tetwatia and Shreyas Gopal – after getting off to a good start . Jofra Archer hit four sixes in the last over as RR ended up with 216 for 7.

Sam Curran got three quick wickets including that of Steve Smith holds as CSK came storming back against after Sanju Samson hit nine sixes but finally fell for 74 as Lungi Ngidi provided the breakthrough for CSK.

MS Dhoni speaks after CSK’s loss

MS Dhoni: “With 217 on the board, we needed a very good start which was not the case. Steve and Samson batted very well. Need to give credit to their bowlers. Once you’ve seen the first innings, you know the length to bowl. Their spinners did well to bowl away from the batsman.”

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IPL 2020: Stuck to basics, didn’t try anything out of the box, says Bishnoi

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Dubai, Sep 21 : Kings XI Punjab leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut on Sunday against Delhi Capitals, has revealed that he was more excited than nervous and all his focus was on to win the game for his side, which didn’t happen.

Kings XI came out on the wrong side of the result in their opening encounter of the 2020 IPL, losing to Delhi Capitals in the Super Over.

Bishnoi ended with impressive figures of 1/22 despite bowling all his overs outside the powerplay, and bowling to the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant.

“I was a bit nervous in the beginning, but it was more excitement than nervousness for me to make my debut. I just wanted to do well and help my team win,” said Bishnoi to KXIP.in after the game.

The leggie bowled quicker through the air and kept a tight stump to stump line for the better part of his spell, not allowing the batsmen to free their arms. He was rewarded with the price scalp of Pant during his four-overs spell.

“Bowling against Pant, there was no set plan or strategy in place, I just kept sticking to the basics, didn’t try another out of the box. Just kept bowling how I normally would,” he said.

Kings XI will play their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Thursday.

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Preity Zinta demands new IPL rules after narrow KXIP loss

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Actress and co-owner of Kings XI Punjab team Preity Zinta has expressed her disappointment over certain cricketing rules at the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).

The decision irked several people, including KXIP co-owner Preity.

On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab lost to Delhi Capitals in the super exciting second match of the season. However, there was controversy at the very end. During the 19th over of KXIP’s innings, when Mayank Agarwal and Chris Jordan were batting, the square leg umpire decided a second run taken by Jordan was not complete. However, replays showed Jordan’s bat had crossed the line.

The decision irked several people, including KXIP co-owner Preity.

“I travelled enthusiastically during a pandemic, did 6 days of Quarantine and 5 covid tests with a smile but that one Short Run hit me hard. What’s the point of technology if it cannot be used? It’s time @BCCI introduces new rules. This cannot happen every year.

I’ve always believed in being graceful in a win or loss and in the spirit of the game but it’s also important to ask for policy changes that improve the game in the future for everyone. The past has happened and it’s imp to move on. So Looking ahead and being positive as always,” Preity tweeted.

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