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IPL: All-round Hyderabad thrash Mumbai Indians by 85 runs

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Visakhapatnam, May 8 : Riding on Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 82 followed by an impressive performance by the bowlers, Sunrisers Hyderabad outclassed defending champions Mumbai Indians by 85 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Sunday.

Batting first, Sunrisers posted an impressive 177/3 in 20 overs. Dhawan was well supported at the other end by David Warner (48 of 33 balls) and Yuvraj Singh (39 off 23 balls).

In reply, Mumbai Indians lost wickets at regular intervals from the start and were eventually bundled out for just 92 in 16.3 overs.

Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra (3-15), Muztafizur Rahman (3-16), and Barinder Sran (2-18) were the pick of the bowlers for Hyderabad while Moises Henriques and Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed one wicket each.

Chasing a challenging target of 176, Mumbai got off to a terrible start losing both openers Rohit Sharma (5) and Parthiv Patel (0) in the second over itself to have Mumbai in trouble.

Incoming batsman Krunal Pandya (17) and Ambati Rayudu (6) tried to build a partnership but some outstanding bowling by Hyderabad bowlers saw Mumbai wickets falling in clusters.

It was a one-way traffic in favour of Hyderabad as not a single Mumbai batsmen could settle down.

With the dismissal of Krunal, Rayudu and incoming batsman Jos Buttler (2), the defending champions were left tottering at 30/5 in the fifth over.

Kieron Pollard (11) struck two boundaries and looked to putting some runs on board but eventually failed.

Hardik Pandya (7), Tim Southee (8), Mitchell McClenaghan (8) all departed cheaply to hand the match to Sunrisers. Harbhajan Singh (21 not out) top scored for Mumbai.

Earlier put in to bat on a hot and humid afternoon, Sunrisers got off to a flying start, courtesy in-form openers Warner 48 and Dhawan. The duo added 51 runs without losing any wickets after the completion of the powerplay.

Warner kept up his sublime form in the cash rich T20 tournament going as he closed in on yet another half-century before he was dismissed in the 10th over to have Hyderabad at 85/1.

The left-hander struck seven boundaries and one six in his 33-ball innings.

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh who had dismissed Warner earlier, helped Mumbai get back into the game by getting rid of incoming batsman Kane Williamson (2) in the 12th over to put a check on the Hyderabad run flow.

Despite two wickets falling in quick succession, Dhawan and incoming batsman Yuvraj used their experience not to let the team’s run-rate fall.

Both the left-handed batsmen sneaked in with ones, twos and in the death overs brought in handy boundaries and couple of sixes to have the team on course for a competitive total.

The duo managed to put on a much needed 85-run partnership for the third wicket to help the team.

Harbhajan Singh (2/29) was the pick of the bowlers for Mumbai.

Brief scores: Sunrisers Hyderabad 177/3 in 20 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 82 not out; Harbhajan Singh 2/29) vs Mumbai Indians 92 in 16.3 overs (Harbhajan Singh 21 not out; Ashish Nehra 3-15, Mustafizur Rahan 3-16).

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My eyes fixed firmly on Women’s World Cup trophy: Mithali Raj

The right-handed bastwoman, one of India’s most successful female cricketer, has so far scored 6888 runs in 209 ODIs, 663 runs in 10 Tests and 2364 runs in 89 T20Is.

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New Delhi, Aug 8 : Veteran India batter Mithali Raj has said that she is “definitely looking” at the ICC Women’s World Cup, which has been postponed to 2022 and has added that her eyes are firmly fixed on the trophy.

On Friday, the International Cricket Council decided to postpone the World Cup, originally slated to be held in New Zealand in 2021, until February-March 2022 because of the impact the coronavirus pandemic.

“Whilst this is never great news to wake up to. I can understand the reasons why given the lack of cricket in some countries. I just hope those players who were planning to retire after the World Cup can hold on for one year…right Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami and Rachael Haynes,” cricketer-turned-commentator Lisa Sthalekar tweeted following ICC’s decision to postpone Women’s World Cup.

To this, Mithali replied: “Oh absolutely, my eyes are fixed firmly on the trophy. With all niggles recovered, mind and body fresh and stronger than before, I am definitely looking at World Cup 2022.”

Mithali had led the Indian eves to the final of the showpiece event in 2017 where they had to face a heart-wrenching defeat against England in the summit clash at the iconic Lord’s.

The right-handed bastwoman, one of India’s most successful female cricketer, has so far scored 6888 runs in 209 ODIs, 663 runs in 10 Tests and 2364 runs in 89 T20Is.

The 37-year-old has already retired from T20 cricket and now aspires to win India their maiden World Cup for which she will now have to wait at least until 2022.

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Madrid Masters tennis tournament cancelled: organisers

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The Madrid Open that was scheduled to take place from Sept. 12-20 has been cancelled due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the Spanish Capital, Organisers said on Thursday.

“As an act of responsibility in view of the current situation caused by COVID-19 and having thoroughly evaluated the circumstance that the pandemic continues to generate… it has been decided that 2020 Muta Madrid Open will not take place this year,” organisers said in a satatement.

The tounament, which was to feature both men’s and women’s draws, was seen as an important event for players to prepare for the Frech Open which begins on Sept. 27.

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BCCI issues SOP; players must sign consent form before resuming training

BCCI is responsible for ensuring the resumption of cricketing activity in India to help secure employment of all its workforce and also provide a source of entertainment to the fans at the earliest.

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New Delhi, Aug 2 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to the state associations for the resumption of cricket. While these will help the state bodies restart cricketing activities, all players will have to sign consent forms before getting back to training.

In the 100-page SOP, accessed by IANS, the BCCI has touched on principles while returning to training, ground and practice facilities preparation with an eye on the pandemic, gymnasium protocols, physiotherapy and medical protocols as well as protocols to manage a suspected COVID-19 case.

It also has the consent form where the players have to acknowledge that there is risk associated with resuming training and that the player has been informed about the protocols in place and the precautions taken by the association.

The player also needs to acknowledge that the association can’t guarantee complete elimination of risk despite taking necessary precautions and that the player is willing to resume training.

With an eye on the whole situation with regards to the coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI has shared its views with the state bodies with regards to resumption of cricket.

“The BCCI as the governing body for the sport of cricket in India is responsible for ensuring that appropriate protocols are put in place to protect the health and safety of players, staff and all stakeholders. Covid-19, an infectious disease primarily affecting the lungs, poses a serious threat to the health of individuals as is evident from its spread to almost all countries around the world with more than 17.5 million infections and over 0.6 million deaths as on 1st August 2020. As the world grapples with Covid-19, cricketing activity has come to a standstill and players confined to the four walls within their homes.

“It is said that cricket is a religion in India and the fanfare and fervor that cricket commands are far greater than any other sport or event in the country. Besides, it also helps generate tremendous revenue and employs players and staff across 38 State teams, both in the men and women category. BCCI is responsible for ensuring the resumption of cricketing activity in India to help secure employment of all its workforce and also provide a source of entertainment to the fans at the earliest.

“However, the BCCI is concerned about the high infectivity rate of SARS CoV-2 and in the interest of health and safety of all players, staff and stakeholders, the BCCI would not like to compromise on the preventive measures by resuming too soon,” the SOP read.

“The purpose of these protocols is to ensure the safe resumption of cricket activities and the below guidelines may be amended from time to time as may be required depending on the existing Covid-19 situation in the country and the guidelines issued by the Government of India at appropriate times. These guidelines have been prepared by the BCCI Medical Team.

“All BCCI affiliated State Cricket Associations will adhere to these guidelines and take additional measures as may be necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. Approvals must also be sought from local administration and health authorities before commencing any cricket activity. The health and safety of players, staff and stakeholders will be the sole responsibility of respective State Cricket Associations.”

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