Seal series – Beyond The Sixth Seal http://beyondthesixthseal.net/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 07:21:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile.png Seal series – Beyond The Sixth Seal http://beyondthesixthseal.net/ 32 32 Watch IND beat WI 4th ​​T20 Highlights https://beyondthesixthseal.net/watch-ind-beat-wi-4th-t20-highlights/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 07:21:23 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/watch-ind-beat-wi-4th-t20-highlights/ IND vs WI LIVE – India WestIndies 4th T20 Highlights: India win by 59 points: Rohit Sharma & Co sealed the… IND vs WI LIVE – India WestIndies 4th T20 Highlights: India win by 59 runs: Rohit Sharma & Co sealed the five-game series 3-1 with an easy 59-point win over West Indies in the […]]]>

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IND vs WI LIVE – India WestIndies 4th T20 Highlights: India win by 59 runs: Rohit Sharma & Co sealed the five-game series 3-1 with an easy 59-point win over West Indies in the 4e T20 in Florida. Rohit, Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel played good shots to help India set their sights on 192 points. With the ball, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi were excellent as India routed the Windies by 59 points. The Windies were eliminated for 132. Check IND beat WI 4th ​​T20 Highlights on InsideSport.IN.

Chasing a target of 192 points on slow ground, West Indies got off to a good start with Brandon King pursuing Bhuvneshwar Kumar. But it was a day of redemption for Avesh Khan. After being overpriced in previous matches, he fired King to start. He opened the floodgates with the wicket. Avesh came back for his second and fired Devon Thomas.

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IND beat WI 4th ​​T20 Highlights: But it was Nicholas Pooran who showed promise for the West Indies. He faced Axar Patel for 22 runs in one heat. However, he was defeated by strike partner Kyle Mayers. Terrible confusion saw Pooran lose his wicket to an easy run. Then there was no turning back. West Indies lost wickets at regular intervals.

Rovman Powell (24 of 16), Shimron Hetmyer (19 of 19) and Jason Holder (13 of 9) were the only notables. But credit goes to the way India bowled. Axar Patel made a brilliant comeback while Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan were outstanding.

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Indian bowling performance 4th T20:

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar 0/21 in 3
  • Avesh Khan 2/17 in 4
  • Arshdeep Singh 3/12 in 3.1
  • Ravi Bishnoy 2/27 in 4
  • Axar Patel 2/48 in 4

Earlier, sent to bat, India continued their aggressive T20 pattern. Rohit Sharma was on the start, smashing 16 33 balls before losing his wicket to Akeal Hosein. Along with Suryakumar Yadav, he added 53 runs for the opening wicket from just 26 balls.

As India’s goal rate plummeted after Suryakumar’s power play and wicket (24 from 14), Rishabh Pant took matters into his own hands. He played a patient 31-ball 44 hit, adding 47 points with Deepak Hooda and 38 points with Sanju Samson (30* of 23). In the end, it was Axar Patel, who shot an 8-ball 20 as India went 191/5.

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India looking to seal a series in the United States https://beyondthesixthseal.net/india-looking-to-seal-a-series-in-the-united-states/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:04:00 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/india-looking-to-seal-a-series-in-the-united-states/ India currently leads the five-game series 2-1 and nothing would be more satisfying than a few landslide wins over the Indian diaspora in the United States, who are expecting an enjoyable carnival of cricket at the weekend. Indian cricket team. Photo/AFP Shreyas Iyer’s performance will come under […]]]>

India currently leads the five-game series 2-1 and nothing would be more satisfying than a few landslide wins over the Indian diaspora in the United States, who are expecting an enjoyable carnival of cricket at the weekend.


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Shreyas Iyer’s performance will come under scrutiny as India get ready for back-to-back T20I matches against West Indiesfrom here on Saturday, with the dual objective of winning the series and solidifying the squad for the T20 World Cup.

India currently leads the five-game series 2-1 and nothing would be more satisfying than a few landslide wins over the Indian diaspora in the United States, who are expecting an enjoyable carnival of cricket at the weekend.

However, in this current setup of India, if there is one man whose performance will be watched more than anyone else, it has to be Iyer.

Deepak Hooda, who has used most of the opportunities given to him, looks good at outplaying Iyer right now when it comes to the T20 World Cup spot.

With KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all set to be back in the Asian Cup XI, time is certainly running out for 27-year-old Mumbaikar, who scored 0, 10 (11 balls) and 24 (27 balls) in all three games so far in the current series.

He looked distinctly uncomfortable with the fast and increasing deliveries.

Although the short ball is his main problem, watching Iyer makes it seem like he is unable to decide at what pace and with what equipment he would hit in a T20 game, which is not the case when he takes the strike in 50-over format.

So far, in head coach Rahul Dravid’s regime, no player has had a raw deal in terms of chances and been given a long enough rope to succeed.

However, in Iyer’s case, his T20I game hasn’t exactly delivered the results he has been seen delivering in ODI cricket.

Even then, Dravid gave Iyer nine T20I games in the last two and a half months, one of which in Bengaluru was a wash and there was not a single score over fifty even when he had the chance to go out in the first 10 overs.

If Iyer is successful in the last two games, he has no choice but to give his best as the Asian Cup squad in all likelihood will also be the probable squad for the World Cup. T20.

Even if Iyer qualifies for the Asian Cup or the T20 World Cup, there’s a slim chance he’ll get a first glimpse of the XI in a jam-packed top-order.

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Rohit will probably be available

While Suryakumar Yadav’s impressive snaps left everyone in awe, he is expected to have his skipper Rohit Sharma for company at the top of the list.

In Game 3 in Basseterre, Rohit was forced to retire injured with a back spasm while hitting the 11 and it was more of a precautionary measure with a three-day gap between games.

The India captain would like to continue his recent good form and positive intent in the remaining two games, but at the same time he would have the best seat to judge some of his batting form.

Rishabh Pant has looked good in all of his short stints at the crease and wouldn’t mind having a big one in front of a packed home crowd at Central Broward Park Stadium.

Playing Avesh is a compulsion following Harshal’s injury

Avesh Khan has been taken to cleaners in the last two games but the Dravid-Rohit pair have no choice but to continue with the debauched MP speedster as Harshal Patel has not fully recovered from his injury at ribcage. Avesh throughout his career has been a bit one-dimensional with bowling too short or too full giving batters plenty of time to work on rhythm or play the drive hard.

It will be interesting to see if Kuldeep Yadav gets a match in the series and if India plays an extra spinner in case Harshal is not fit in time.

Teams

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Parel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneswar Kumar, Harshal Patel

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Rovman Powell, Shamarh Brooks, Dominic Drakes, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Keemo Paul, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Devon Thomas, Hayden Walsh.

The match starts at 8 p.m. IST.








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2nd T20I: New Zealand beat Scotland by 102 points to seal the series | Cricket News https://beyondthesixthseal.net/2nd-t20i-new-zealand-beat-scotland-by-102-points-to-seal-the-series-cricket-news/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 18:28:00 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/2nd-t20i-new-zealand-beat-scotland-by-102-points-to-seal-the-series-cricket-news/ EDINBURGH: New Zealand posted their highest international Twenty20 total of 254 as they hammered Scotland by 102 points in Edinburgh on Friday to win a 2-0 series. World Test champions New Zealand, who had beaten non-world elite Scotland two days earlier by 68 points again proved too strong for their hosts. Marc Chapman and Michael […]]]>

EDINBURGH: New Zealand posted their highest international Twenty20 total of 254 as they hammered Scotland by 102 points in Edinburgh on Friday to win a 2-0 series.
World Test champions New Zealand, who had beaten non-world elite Scotland two days earlier by 68 points again proved too strong for their hosts.
Marc Chapman and Michael Bracewell the two had career-high scores at that level on Friday, going 83 and 61 not-eliminated, respectively, for a 254-5 total.
Chapman’s 44-ball shot featured seven sixes, the first of which knocked him off the mark, while Bracewell faced 25 balls for his runs.
The 28-year-old Chapman’s innings were all the more creditable as it was his first pro shot since mid-April.
“It’s just the nature of international cricket,” Chapman told the ESPNCricinfo website. “It took a little while to get started, but once you get one out in the middle of the bat, things come back pretty quickly.
“We talked about playing and being really positive in the way we play. It happened today, and the boys are pretty happy.”
Scotland never seemed to be chasing a huge target and ultimately did well to avoid being knocked out by finishing 152-9.
Chris Greaves had the top score with 37, while the versatile New Zealander James Nesham took two wickets in an over and spinner Michael Rippon 2-37.

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Versatile Axar Patel goes crazy as India seal series against West Indies https://beyondthesixthseal.net/versatile-axar-patel-goes-crazy-as-india-seal-series-against-west-indies/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 04:41:00 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/versatile-axar-patel-goes-crazy-as-india-seal-series-against-west-indies/ With this win, India won the three-game series with one game to spare. Akar Patel (Photo source: Twitter) Yet another match and yet another thriller between the West Indies and India, but there was only to be one winner. After a fierce fight from both teams throughout the contest, the second ODI also ended in […]]]>

With this win, India won the three-game series with one game to spare.

Akar Patel (Photo source: Twitter)

Yet another match and yet another thriller between the West Indies and India, but there was only to be one winner. After a fierce fight from both teams throughout the contest, the second ODI also ended in a biting thriller. India were one step ahead of the hosts as the Men in Blue won the contest by two wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 series lead at Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

While it was a team performance of India in their pursuit of 312, it was Axar Patel who emerged victorious. He went crazy when he came out at bat and crushed his first ODI half-century with just 27 balls. His unbeaten 64-for-35 shot helped India clinch the ODI series and record their most successful ODI run pursuit in the West Indies.

Along with Patel, Shreyas Iyer (63 of 71) and Sanju Samson (54 of 51) also contributed significantly to India’s victory, although they were sidelined at critical moments that allowed West Indies to resume game control. The 28-year-old, however, just stole the show and helped India win another ODI series on Caribbean soil.

India got off to a good start in the hunt thanks to a 48-point partnership between Shubman Gill and captain Shikhar Dhawan. Play was temporarily halted by rain and shortly after the restart Dhawan perished for a 31-ball 13. Gill, however, (43 of 49) appeared fluid throughout his time in the middle yet again .

In an attempt to beat Kyle Mayers, he tried to play the ramp shot, but the ball hit the end of the bat and bounced off Mayers, who took a simple grab and sent Gill back on foot. Suryakumar Yadav also didn’t shoot this time. When things weren’t going well for India’s pursuit, Iyer and Samson had an important 99-point stand which helped the team get back on track.

Notably, Deepak Hooda also scored a practice 33 and shared a 51-point partnership with Axar. However, the fall of some quick wickets kept the West Indies interested. Unfortunately for the hosts, Axar became the spoiler of the party as India crossed the line with a few deliveries to spare.

Shai Hope’s shining century in vain

Earlier in the match, West Indies fly-half Shai Hope smashed a magnificent ton to keep his team in a dominant position. Hope showed class with a brilliant century and West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran (74 of 77) went on a six-hit rampage as they put up a solid batting performance. Hope focused on developing partnerships and exploded near the end of his 135-ball 115 run knock.

He broke three sixes and eight fours during his time with the bat. Top hitters Mayers (39 of 23) and Shamarh Brooks (35 of 36) also put up a good game as India continued to seek wickets. Hope and Pooran’s partnership was ended by Shardul Thakur scalping the latter, and the all-rounders couldn’t contribute much towards the end, following which the West Indies batters finished at 311/6.

In the meantime, here’s how Twitter reacted to India’s triumph:

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Pakistan look to seal series win in Sri Lanka despite missing injured Shaheen https://beyondthesixthseal.net/pakistan-look-to-seal-series-win-in-sri-lanka-despite-missing-injured-shaheen/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 02:30:26 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/pakistan-look-to-seal-series-win-in-sri-lanka-despite-missing-injured-shaheen/ GALLE: Pakistani coach Saqlain Mushtaq has admitted his team will miss spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka from Sunday, but hopes other bowlers will step in as his side look to seal a streak victory after a morale. -boost victory in the opening match. Shaheen’s absence due to […]]]>

GALLE: Pakistani coach Saqlain Mushtaq has admitted his team will miss spearhead Shaheen Shah Afridi in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka from Sunday, but hopes other bowlers will step in as his side look to seal a streak victory after a morale. -boost victory in the opening match.

Shaheen’s absence due to a knee injury will hurt Pakistan, who rely on their speed to secure early wickets even on the rotating pitches of the subcontinent. He took four wickets in the opening legs of the first Test at the International Stadium, Galle, which will also host the Second Test, and Pakistan added left-arm spinner Nauman Ali to the squad in his place on Saturday.

“He is inspiring, leads the bowling unit forward, and we will miss his aggression and presence,” Saqlain said on Saturday. “The way he comes in and gives us the breakthrough at the start…hopefully the other bowlers step up.”

The visitors rolled over opener Abdullah Shafique’s unbeaten 160 to chase a record 342 at the venue on a tense fifth day to take a 1-0 series lead.

The Galle ground has changed character in the three matches played in recent weeks, including two Tests against Australia.

Sri Lankan players thought the pitch was flat the last two days when Pakistan struck, but Saqlain said his batsmen were up to it.

“I believe the pitch turned from day one and it kept turning, but I think our boys showed very good character in the game,” said the former off-spinner. “It was a show of determination, patience and temperament from our players.”

Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, meanwhile, said on Saturday that teenage spinner Dunith Wellalage had been included in the last 12 for the second test.

Wellalage, 19, a left-arm orthodox awaiting his Test debut, looks a likely replacement for injured spinner Maheesh Theekshana as the hosts look to bounce back from their first defeat.

“Dunith Wellalage is back in the squad” after being released from the Test squad for a domestic game, Karunaratne told reporters.

“Asitha Fernando is back in the 12. Those are the only changes,” he added on the eve of Angelo Mathews’ historic 100th Test.

Wellalage, also comfortable with batting, played a key role with his nine wickets in Sri Lanka’s 3-2 one-day win over Australia last month, and could link up with Prabath Jayasuriya in the final test.

Jayasuriya fought a lonely battle with his left arm spin to claim a nine-wicket match in the first Test but found little help from the other side.

“We did pretty well in the first test, but the conditions weren’t to our advantage,” Karunaratne said. “Another area we need to work on is the first inning at bat.”

The venue for the second Test has been moved from Colombo to Galle due to political unrest in Sri Lanka, and it is the hosts’ final Test of the season, with their next set of Red Balls a tour of New Zealand in March .

Crucial World Test Championship points will be up for grabs for both teams, with Pakistan third and Sri Lanka sixth in the current standings.

Teams:

SRI LANKA 12: Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Dinuth Wellalage, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha, Asitha Fernando.

PAKISTAN XI: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali, Naseem Shah.

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India aim to seal series win and resolve mid-level issues in 2nd ODI in Port of Spain https://beyondthesixthseal.net/india-aim-to-seal-series-win-and-resolve-mid-level-issues-in-2nd-odi-in-port-of-spain/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 10:36:26 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/india-aim-to-seal-series-win-and-resolve-mid-level-issues-in-2nd-odi-in-port-of-spain/ IND v WI ​​2nd ODI: Substitute skipper Shikhar Dhawan will once again be looking to make a statement as the Indian side, made up of fringe players, take on West Indies in the second ODI here on Sunday. Follow IND vs WI Live updates on InsideSport.IN After winning the opener by three points, another victory […]]]>

IND v WI ​​2nd ODI: Substitute skipper Shikhar Dhawan will once again be looking to make a statement as the Indian side, made up of fringe players, take on West Indies in the second ODI here on Sunday. Follow IND vs WI Live updates on InsideSport.IN

After winning the opener by three points, another victory will give India a successive victory in the ODI series in the Caribbean.
Whether it’s the aggressive opening position of Dhawan and running back Shubman Gill, or the emergence of Mohammad Siraj as the leader of the bowling attack in the absence of the experienced Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, India ticked all the boxes on Friday to go up 1-0 in the three-game series.

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First, it was Gill as a highly rated flyhalf, returning to the ODI fold after more than 19 months, seized the opportunity with both hands with a career-best 64.

Chosen ahead of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan, Gill made it easy to hit as most of them struggled after the ball got softer at Queen’s Park Oval.

Throughout his stroke, he scored on a run-a-ball and broke six bounds and some sixes, and it took a run to end his stay in the middle.

It’s up to Gill to convert his good starts into big hits, and he would certainly be looking to do just that and cement his place in the team.

Dhawan played perfect second fiddle to Gill as the opening stand was worth 119 out of 106, but the senior hitter narrowly missed his 18th century.

With Shreyas Iyer also finding some form with half a century, it was a perfect top three act for the Indian team, but a mid-order collapse followed and India settled for 308 for seven after being able to go beyond 350.

In the middle order, the spotlight would be on Sanju Samson, the hitter, as he failed to capitalize on the opportunity at this level yet again, returning with a 12-18 ball.

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The Kerala stumper, however, made up for his lack of points with a superb death-limit save, which was instrumental in India securing a last-ball victory with Mohammed Siraj defending 15 points.

On Sunday, the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Samson, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel would like to deliver.

Dhawan created an upset in the absence of injured Ravindra Jadeja, bowling part-time spinner Deepak Hooda past specialist Yuzvendra Chahal in the first 20 overs.

Chahar returned without a wicket but he was the most economical bowler (4.40) of the day for the Indians, finishing with 0/22 of his five overs and forcing West Indies to catch up.

Siraj stood out as the pace spearhead brushed off Nicholas Pooraj in the middle of the overs and came back in the death with his perfect yorkers.

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With the series on the line, West Indies would be looking to end their ODI losing streak which has now stretched to seven matches, including a 0-3 loss to Bangladesh in the previous match.

The series is not part of the ICC World Cup Super League and the West Indies have the opportunity to play without the pressure of the rankings.

The last time India visited the West Indies for an ODI series, the Men in Blue emerged 2-0 winners, with one game canceled due to rain.

The ODI series will be followed by a five-game T20I series, featuring an almost complete Indian squad.

TEAMS

India: Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohd Siraj , Arshdeep Singh

West Indies: Nicholas Pooran (captain), Shai Hope (vice-captain), Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Gudakesh Motie, Keemo Paul, Rovman Powell and Jayden Seales

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England seal series win with easy T20I win https://beyondthesixthseal.net/england-seal-series-win-with-easy-t20i-win/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 20:37:06 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/england-seal-series-win-with-easy-t20i-win/ Heather Knight’s side knocked down a meager target after Katherine Brunt landed her career-best T20I tricks with the ball Chelmsford: South Africa 111-9, England 114-4 – England win by six wickets Scorecard England sealed victory over South Africa in the multi-format series by blasting past the tourists in the first of three T20Is. Sophia Dunkley […]]]>

Heather Knight’s side knocked down a meager target after Katherine Brunt landed her career-best T20I tricks with the ball

Chelmsford: South Africa 111-9, England 114-4 – England win by six wickets

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England sealed victory over South Africa in the multi-format series by blasting past the tourists in the first of three T20Is.

Sophia Dunkley beat 59 after Katherine Brunt recorded a career-best T20I figures of 4 for 15 as the hosts hammered the exhausted side of Sune Luus at Chelmsford.

South Africa were hampered by the absence of Marizanne Kapp, who returned home for family reasons, and never featured in the match after losing two of their first three to the Ducks after winning the draw tossed and struck first.

Lara Goodall was knocked down by a Brunt inswinger a delivery after surviving a late call in review. Twelve bullets later, Captain Luus’ miserable streak continued when she became Brunt’s second kill of the night and her 100th in T20I.

Anneke Bosch smashed two of her first three boundary balls in a show of nominative determinism but slowed down thereafter and became Sarah Glenn’s first international wicket since last September.

Mignon du Preez, making up for Kapp’s absence by adding much-needed experience, was returning to the fold after retiring from cricket aged 50 after the World Cup. But she hit Nat Sciver straight to Issy Wong only to be caught midway, while Chloe Tryon was up front as she tried to sweep Sophie Ecclestone.

Delmi Tucker, a late addition to the team a week ago, gave Brunt his third wicket and Sinalo Jafta provided Ecclestone with his second, after sweeping the left arm spinner for six.

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Katherine Brunt won her 100th T20I wicket against South Africa (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Amid the carnage, Laura Wolvaardt played a lone hand, reaching a crucial half-century with her usual range of class moves, beating at No. 4 rather than the top of the order. However, she could not give the Proteas the big finish needed, choosing Sciver borderline midwicket when Brunt’s final featured just two singles, his wicket and a runout.

England did light target work in response, while also providing a glimpse into the new era of the T20 team, with Tammy Beaumont left out and Dunkley the new opening partner for Danni Wyatt.

Wyatt fell early, bowled as she looked to hack Ayabonga Khaka, and Bryony Smith – making her first T20I appearance for four years as a striking No. 3 – was also thrown after misreading the duration of a Khaka delivery and attempted to fire a ball that skidded.

Khaka beat Sciver for his third wicket but by then England were well on their way to victory, with Dunkley going over fifty for the first time in the shortest format. Her innings featured a pair of sixes and a beautifully driven boundary through extra coverage as Lisa Keightley’s call to push her to the top of the innings was immediately vindicated.

She looked certain to see England home until she edged a full throw from deep square-leg Bosch, having laid down her previous ball well over six.

It was left to Heather Knight to put the finishing touches on another compelling display from her team, just over a week away from the Commonwealth Games.


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Internet praises Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya after duo help India seal series against England https://beyondthesixthseal.net/internet-praises-rishabh-pant-and-hardik-pandya-after-duo-help-india-seal-series-against-england/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 18:26:15 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/internet-praises-rishabh-pant-and-hardik-pandya-after-duo-help-india-seal-series-against-england/ As the curtain fell on the India v England series on Sunday, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant shone brightly in the 3rd ODI game in Manchester. Going on 260 runs, Pant scored his first ODI 100 as he remained unbeaten on 125 while partner Pandya skillfully backed him up with a well done 71. Pandya […]]]>

As the curtain fell on the India v England series on Sunday, Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant shone brightly in the 3rd ODI game in Manchester.

Going on 260 runs, Pant scored his first ODI 100 as he remained unbeaten on 125 while partner Pandya skillfully backed him up with a well done 71. Pandya was also England’s chief innings wrecker with his devastating 4/24 spell restricting England to 259 runs.

While Pant will rightly be in the spotlight due to his century, which he earned by breaking 16 fours and two sixes in his sublime shot at Old Trafford, Hardik’s resilient shot should not be lost in the cacophony.

Twitter, however, erupted for both men as India sealed the series 2-1 as a plethora of reactions rained down from all corners of the internet.

The legendary Sachin Tendulkar was among the first to congratulate the duo on Twitter, writing, “Congrats to #TeamIndia for winning the ODI Series. Keep up the good work and continue this form. Special mention to @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7 for a wonderful performance.

“Looks like the 45 minute conversation made sense 😅!! Well done @RishabhPant17 this is how you pace your sleeves @hardikpandya7 great to watch,” Yuvraj Singh tweeted while Suresh Raina said, “Congratulations to #TeamIndia for putting up an amazing fight against England in the last ODI game. Amazing partnership between @RishabhPant17 and @hardikpandya7. Kudos to the whole team.

Dinesh Karthik also contributed with a tweet that read, “Quality knock @ RishabhPant17. In a series that decides when it matters the most @hardikpandya7 you are one of the best all-rounders in the world right now. Period. Great job guys. Kudos to the Indian team.

Virender Sehwag said: “Last game in a series and @RishabhPant17 playing brilliantly – it’s a better love story than twilight. Amazing rounds from an amazing player – with great support from Hardik and Jadeja .

Other tweets praising the duo were:

India will then embark on a tour of the West Indies from July 22 where they will play 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is

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Argentina battle to edge Scotland in series of thrillers and seals | rugby federation https://beyondthesixthseal.net/argentina-battle-to-edge-scotland-in-series-of-thrillers-and-seals-rugby-federation/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 13:06:00 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/argentina-battle-to-edge-scotland-in-series-of-thrillers-and-seals-rugby-federation/ Edinburgh winger Emiliano Boffelli broke the 80-minute mark to deny Scotland a victory in Argentina. Scotland were 15 points clear with half an hour to go after double tries from Duhan van der Merwe and Ewan Ashman, but the hosts fought back to seal a 34-31 victory in front of 30,000 fans in Santiago del […]]]>

Edinburgh winger Emiliano Boffelli broke the 80-minute mark to deny Scotland a victory in Argentina.

Scotland were 15 points clear with half an hour to go after double tries from Duhan van der Merwe and Ewan Ashman, but the hosts fought back to seal a 34-31 victory in front of 30,000 fans in Santiago del Estero.

The thrilling decider ended in dramatic fashion as Argentina worked the ball wide for Boffelli – who finished with 17 points – to pass after sustained late pressure.

The winger had squandered a good chance for an early try when he mishandled on the touchline, but the Edinburgh man quickly kicked in a penalty to open the scoring.

Scotland had made eight changes after their second Test victory with full-back Ollie Smith making his debut, and they finally came to life in the 13th minute. Blair Kinghorn squeezed between two opponents and unloaded on Van der Merwe to cross the line.

Boffelli soon became involved when Argentina responded. The 27-year-old set up Santiago Carreras to go over the top and then kicked the hosts 10-7 in front.

The action continued as Ashman powered past a maul line and Kinghorn added his second conversion. Boffelli reduced the backlog with a penalty and Kinghorn hit the bar with a long-range penalty attempt in the final minute of the half.

Scotland took control within the first 10 minutes of the second half. Ali Price fed Kinghorn, whose quick pass allowed Ashman to cross wide. Van der Merwe then cut inside to follow a good ball carry from his forwards to start again. Kinghorn’s kick seemingly dominated Scotland well, but the hosts fought back within three minutes.

An unnecessary penalty allowed Argentina to put the Scots under pressure and Tetaz Chaparro went over after the five-yard scrum.

The Scottish field helped them settle in and Kinghorn put the visitors 11 points ahead with 15 minutes remaining. Argentina refused to give in and Gonzalo Bertranou scored from close range in the 67th minute.

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Four points clear of Scotland, they squandered the chance to take a penalty and Jonny Gray was held off as he worked his way over the line after the line-out.

Dave Cherry had some big hits and Price had a life-saving tackle as Scotland tried to hold off the pressure, but Boffelli had the last laugh when he dived and then added a finishing touch with a kick kick from the touchline.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend was proud of his players despite the blow. He told Sky Sports: “I really feel for the players because a lot of their display was full of courage and skill.

“It was our best display of the tour and it would have been a famous win, but the feelings right now are the opposite of that.”

Townsend refused to criticize his players for kicking for the corner instead of the goal when they were four points clear heading into the final 10 minutes.

“We took a 15-point lead shooting towards the corner in the first half,” he said. “We backed each other up and just couldn’t get the ball past the try line.”

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Ireland Seal Series with a stunning victory over the All Blacks https://beyondthesixthseal.net/ireland-seal-series-with-a-stunning-victory-over-the-all-blacks/ Sat, 16 Jul 2022 19:12:27 +0000 https://beyondthesixthseal.net/ireland-seal-series-with-a-stunning-victory-over-the-all-blacks/ Brave Ireland held off an All Blacks fightback to claim a famous 32-22 victory in Wellington on Saturday and seal the three-Test series 2-1 with an irresistible mix of muscle and inspiration. Warhorse captain Johnny Sexton was supreme as the Irish took a 22-3 half-time lead, stunning the hosts with sparkling tries, jaw-dropping tackling and […]]]>

Brave Ireland held off an All Blacks fightback to claim a famous 32-22 victory in Wellington on Saturday and seal the three-Test series 2-1 with an irresistible mix of muscle and inspiration.

Warhorse captain Johnny Sexton was supreme as the Irish took a 22-3 half-time lead, stunning the hosts with sparkling tries, jaw-dropping tackling and razor-sharp skill outstanding.

Proud New Zealand, hauled by raging striker Ardie Savea and high-heeled winger Will Jordan, came within three points on the hour to set up a tense finish.

But substitute prop Rob Herring seized a try from a lineout to stabilize the Irish, and their stone defense held off waves of All Blacks attackers to secure a famous victory.

“We had 4 million people at home, up for breakfast and probably having a few beers, we wanted to make them proud tonight and we certainly did,” Sexton said.

“We were playing against the best in the world, the best, and to come here and do this is very special.”

Ireland will now top the world rankings with a year to go before the World Cup, while defeat to New Zealand, their fourth in five Tests, will put even more pressure on beleaguered coach Ian Foster.

The All Blacks suffered back-to-back defeats at home for the first time in 24 years.

“We’re gutted,” All Blacks captain Sam Cane said.

“We didn’t achieve the performance we wanted but we can’t take anything away from Ireland. They were too good tonight. Massive respect to Ireland, they were classy and they deserve their victory tonight.

The Irish, like in their 23-12 win last week in Dunedin, came out of the blocks and stunned the home side with ferocity and verve.

They were bold from the start, with Sexton fending off an early shot on goal to set up a lineout and flanker Josh van der Flier’s opening try.

Ineffective with the ball in hand, the All Blacks went through the air via the Barrett Brothers’ boots but were kept scoreless for 23 minutes until full-back Jordie overturned a penalty.

Sexton and his outside backs hit back with a brilliant try into the left corner, a no-look pass from winger James Lowe putting a Hugo Keenan in charge.

Sexton’s partnership with center Bundee Aki caused New Zealand headaches, with the former’s quick hands putting the latter through a hole in front of the posts and setting up Robbie Henshaw’s third try three minutes from the break .

All Blacks pride demanded an answer and Savea delivered four minutes after the break, emerging from a collision on the line to score a team rally try.

Irish prop Andrew Porter was shown a yellow card for a high tackle on lock Brodie Retallick, sparking boos from home fans who wanted worse.

Akira Ioane immediately capitalized for the hosts with a 52nd-minute try, beating four defenders on the way to the line.

The All Blacks came back with a brilliant try from Jordan, who sprang from the 22-yard line, darting over 70 yards to land in the right corner and send the home fans into a frenzy.

It looked like the All Blacks were going to claim victory, but Sexton again interfered.

He brushed off another chance for three runs, backing his forwards to get the job done with another lineup.

Herring broke the maul and slammed the ball down the line.

Sexton nailed the conversion to carve out a 10-point lead which Ireland bravely defended until the siren.

Reuters

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