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Lords Test : England outplay India by innings & 159 run at Lord’s

With the win, England took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

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London, Aug 13 : England bowled out India for 130 runs in the second innings to win the second Test by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the play here on Sunday.

Having conceded the first-innings lead by 289 runs, India’s batting line-up could notch up only 130 runs in their second innings here to add to their first innings total of 107.

Seamers Stuart Broad and James Anderson took four wickets each, while fellow seamer and Man of the Match Chris Woakes picked up two.

The fourth day started with England declaring their first innings at 396/7, taking a lead of 289 runs. Woakes (137) remained unbeaten.

Resuming the fourth day at 357/6, England added 39 runs to their overnight score with Woakes scoring 137 in 177 balls, which includes 21 boundaries.

England lost the lone wicket of Sam Curran (40) on Sunday.

Coming to bat in the second innings, India got off to a disastrous start as the visitors were 17/2 at lunch, trailing by 272 runs.

Cheteshwar Pujara (5) and Ajinkya Rahane (1) were at the crease when sky opened up which forced umpires to call for the break early.

After hosts batsmen applied themselves brilliantly, bowlers did a superb job and put pressure on Indian batsmen right from the start.

Opener Murali Vijay (0) was the first one to go. He was caught behind off pacer James Anderson in the third over.

Lokesh Rahul (10) and Pujara then tried to repair the damage work but Anderson once again struck to dismiss Rahul. He was adjudged leg before wicket in the seventh over.

Rahane and Pujara then played sensibly and did not lose their wickets till the end of the first session.

The second session saw the same struggle as England pacer Stuart Broad took all the four wickets in the session to push India on the verge of defeat in the second Test, with the tourists reaching 66/6 at tea.

Broad’s fiery spell swept aside India’s batting spine, with Ajinkya Rahane (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (17), Virat Kohli (17) and Dinesh Karthik (0) falling to the right-armer, leaving the visitors trailing by 223 runs.

The Indian batsmen have struggled throughout the session, being bowled out for a paltry 107 in the first innings.

Resuming the second session at 17/2, Rahane was the first to go. The right-hander from Mumbai chased a wide delivery outside the off-stump only to edge it to Keaton Jennings at third slip.

Pujara worked really hard, showing many of his attributes, like patience and doggedness until a late inswinging delivery from Broad rattled his stumps.

Kohli, who was being troubled by back stiffness, could score only 17 runs. A delivery from Broad rose to kiss his gloves before hitting his hip as Ollie Pope at short leg dived forward to take a sharp catch.

Broad then sent back wicketkeeper-batsman Karthik for a duck as he failed to negotiate an inswinger before it hit his pad and the umpire declared him out LBW.

Hardik Pandya (1 not out) and Ravichandran Ashwin (0 not out) were at the crease when rain forced an early close of the second session of play.

The final session was a mere formality as India had virtualy lost the match.

With four more wickets remaining, England bowlers came out all guns blazing and wrapped up the lower order of Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Ishant Sharma with ease.

Pandya and Ashwin, however, tried to put break on the fall of wickets but Woakes dismissed Pandya and then Anderson did the rest to hand his team a convincing victory.

Brief scores: India: 107 and 130 (Ravichandran Ashwin 33 not out, Hardik Pandya 26; Stuart Broad 4/44, James Anderson 4/23) vs England: 396/7 declared (Chris Woakes 137 not out; Jonny Bairstow 93, Sam Curran 40; Hardik Pandya 3/66, Mohammed Shami 3/96).

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Minutes after Najam’s exit, Ehsan named PCB boss

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Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Minutes after Najam Sethi announced his resignation as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, new Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appointed former International Cricket Council (ICC) President Ehsan Mani as the new board chairman.

“I have appointed Ehsan Mani as chairman PCB. He brings vast and valuable experience to the job. He represented PCB in the ICC; was Treasurer ICC for 3 yrs and then headed the ICC for another 3 years,” Imran, who also is patron of the PCB, announced on Twitter.

Sethi, who was instrumental in ensuring the return of international cricket to the country after he took over four years ago, tendered his resignation on Monday evening.

In a letter circulated on Twitter, Sethi, who had a famously poor relationship with the World Cup-winning captain Imran, wrote: “I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done on Monday. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength.”

Sethi, who was nominated to the PCB Board of Governors by ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014-2017 and then again from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said he wanted to make way for the new PM to implement his vision for Pakistan cricket.

“I was unanimously elected Chairman PCB in August 2017 by all ten members of the BoG for a three-year term ending in 2020. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” Sethi further said in his resignation letter.

“You have said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket. Therefore it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust.”

“In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG,” he added.

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Pakistan : Najam Sethi quits as PCB chief

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Lahore, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi, who was instrumental in ensuring the return of international cricket to the country after he took over four years ago, tendered his resignation on Monday.

“I was waiting for the new Prime Minister to take oath before submitting my resignation as PCB Chairman, which I have done on Monday. I wish PCB all the best and hope our cricket team goes from strength to strength,” Sethi, who had a famously poor relationship with new PM and World Cup-winning captain Imran Khan, announced on Twitter.

Sethi, who was nominated to the PCB Board of Governors by ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from 2014-2017 and then again from 2017-2020 by ex-Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said he wanted to make way for the new PM to implement his vision for Pakistan cricket.

“I was unanimously elected Chairman PCB in August 2017 by all ten members of the BoG for a three-year term ending in 2020. I believe I have served the cause of cricket diligently,” Sethi further said in his resignation letter.

“You have said on many occasions that you have a vision for Pakistan cricket. Therefore it is only proper that you should assume charge and responsibility for assembling a management team for PCB that enjoys your full confidence and trust.”

“In order to facilitate your objectives in the interest of Pakistan cricket, I hereby submit my resignation as Chairman of PCB and Member of its BoG,” he added.

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Asian Games 2018 Live updates : Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat clinches gold medal

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Jakarta, Aug 20: Vinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to bag an Asian Games gold after she beat Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50-kilogram women’s Freestyle final on the second day of 2018 Asian Games.

Phogat dominated the game, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to clinch the yellow metal.

SHOOTING

Indian shooter Lakshay won a silver medal in men’s trap shooting. 

The 20-year-old, who had finished fourth in the qualification round, attained 43 points to finish second behind Chinese Taipei’s Kunpi Yang, who equalled the world record of 48.

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India’s PV Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa lose first game 13-21 against Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan in Women’s Team Quarterfinals

Shuttler PV Sindhu beats Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi 21-18, 21-19 in Women’s Team Quarterfinals

TENNIS
India’s Ankita Raina has stormed into the last-16 round of the women’s singles event with a dominating 6-2, 6-4 win over Indonesia’s Beatrice Gumulya.

KABADDI
UPDATE: Indian women’s kabaddi team has beaten Thailand 33-23 in a group match.

Asian Games 2018 shooting live updates: Men’s 10m air rifle final
Deepak Kumar wins silver in Men’s 10m Air Rifle. Yang Haoran has defended his Asian Games title and his final score is 249.1, Deepak finishes with a total score of 247.7 while bronze winner Lu Shaochuan of Chinese Taipei has 226.8. Ravi Kumar finishes fourth with 205.2

Asian Games 2018 shooting live updates: Men’s 10m air rifle final
Lu Shaochuan slips to third! Deepak Kumar has now won silver and could possibly go for gold!

Asian Games 2018 shooting live updates: Men’s 10m air rifle final
Ravi Kumar is eliminated and thus loses a chance to win a second medal at the 2018 Asian Games. Deepak Kumar has won bronze and is still in contention for more.

Asian Games 2018 shooting live updates: Men’s 10m air rifle final
Uzbekistan’s Vadim Skorovarov, Iran’s Nekounam Amirmohammad and China’s Huiz Zicheng have been eliminated. Song Soojoo of Korea then bows out which means India have at least one medal assured from this event. Deepak Kumar is currently third, Ravi Kumar is fourth. Yang Haoran still leads the pack.

Asian Games 2018 shooting live updates: Men’s 10m air rifle final
After the first five shots, Ravi Kumar is third with a score of 52.0 and he is followed by Deepak Kumar at fourth with 61.5. China’s Haoran Yang tops the list.

 

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