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ENG-W vs IND-W 2022 | Harmanpreet Kaur flicked a switch, was finding a boundary everywhere, admits Amy Jones

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Amy Jones took credit for Harmanpreet Kaur’s brutal attack in the second ODI and confessed there wasn’t much the bowlers could do when she was in such good form. She stated that the team will learn from the loss and strive to win the third ODI, with points for the women’s championship at stake.

Amy Jones looked defeated in Canterbury on Wednesday after suffering a series loss to India in her first spell as England captain following an 88-round defeat in the second ODI. This is the first time since 1999 that the visitors have come out on top against the English in an ODI series, with an opportunity to achieve an unlikely clean win. However, the wicket-keeper batsman could take solace in the fact that he is fielding a young squad and missing the likes of Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver, among others.

“Since they’re missing the big names, they’re adding a lot, but there are other opportunities,” Amy Jones was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo in the post-game presentation.

The Women in Blue’s triumph was largely orchestrated by the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who recorded the third highest score ever by an Indian woman in ODIs. The Talisman’s rampage in the Death Overs saw her finish on 143* of 111 deliveries, hitting 18 limits and four sixes in the process. The 33-year-old scored 48 runs from her last 13 deliveries and led the visitors to her second-highest ODI score ever with 333/5. In response, England never looked genuinely competitive and while Danni Wyatt’s blistering 65 raised some hopes, it would never be enough as the side were bundled for 245.

“Any defeat is tough, they got away from us, Harm flipped a switch there at the end. We didn’t get close enough, we needed big partnerships and match-winning innings. She found the limit everywhere, it was important to slow down. A great learning for the group to react to such moments. Everywhere we rolled it, she found the limit,” Jones added.

The two sides will face off in the final ODI at the legendary Lord’s on Saturday. The last time the venue hosted a women’s ODI was five years ago when the same two teams played in the final of the ICC 2017 Women’s World Cup, where the hosts emerged victorious. Even if the series is already decided, the encounter will still contribute to the ICC Women’s Championship standings, which ultimately decide the teams that qualify for the next World Championship. The game will be a particularly momentous event for India as veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami will retire after a glittering international career that spanned nearly two decades.

“Inexperience can create inconsistencies, but having such a good batsman in such good form is a big challenge. But not everything, points down the line at Lord’s. The last game at Lord’s is another opportunity for a younger side to improve. Last game of the season, a long season. You don’t need an incentive. What an occasion and what a venue,” concluded the England skipper.

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Watching my dear friend on screen: Ravindra Jadeja posts mystery tweet on Sanjay Manjrekar

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That’s no secret Ravindra Jadeja and Sanjay Manjrekar disagree on many things. During the 2019 World Cup, the former cricketer labeled the Indian all-rounder a “little things player”, to which Jadeja responded by calling his comment “verbal diarrhea”.

The two also shared an awkward on-air interaction in August during the post-match interview at the Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan, in which Jadeja played a key role in guiding the Men in Blue to victory. Manjrekar had asked: “First question – you can speak to me? Right, Jaddu?” Jadeja replied: “Yes, yes (laughs). Absolutely!!”

On Thursday, Jadeja posted a photo on his Twitter account with the caption: “I’m watching my dear friend on the screen
@sanjaymanjrekar.” The photo is from an ongoing Legends League TV show with Manjrekar as a commentator.

The photo and caption sent the internet into a frenzy as people began to wonder if that was a normal tweet or a cheeky dig at the commenter.

The two didn’t have the amicable relationship after that “little things” comment, which resulted in Jadeja taunting Manjrekar with “Ab kya bologe?” in the comments studio. Shrugging his shoulders after his fifties in the 2019 World Cup semi-finals. He later explained this famous celebration as well.

“Tab toh Bhatta garamtha, na! (So ​​the grill was hot!) I searched for the comment box. Then I thought it must be there somewhere, just. And those who understand would know who I was aiming the celebration at!”

Jadeja is currently recovering from surgery on his right knee and will miss India’s T20 World Cup campaign in Australia in October.

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Dare picks Mikel Obi’s dedication of UCL success to Late Rashidi Yekini as proudest moment

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Nigeria’s Minister for Youth and Sport Development, The Hon. Sunday Dare has described Mikel Obi’s dedication of Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League title to the late Rashidi Yekini as his proudest moment in the midfielder’s illustrious career.

Mikel Obi announced his retirement from active football on Tuesday 27 September and the Hon. Sunday Dare praised the midfielder’s exemplary career in his message published on Wednesday 28 September.

“I join you, Mikel John Obi, in celebrating your retirement from professional soccer. Thank you for proudly wearing the green and white jersey of our Fatherland. ‘ began the message from the Minister of Sport.

“For more than a decade you have made Nigerians proud and put smiles on the faces of households. First of all as a player, but also as a captain, your ethics and commitment have been exemplary.

“We will remember you with a smile as an integral part of the historic, all-conquering AFCON team of 2013. The little boy we saw as an eagle grew into an unstoppable eagle years later.”

“You represented Nigeria with your art as a worthy ambassador on the biggest stages abroad. On a suspenseful evening in Munich, you dedicated your UEFA Champions League success to our legend Late Rashidi Yekini.

“We couldn’t be prouder of you, John. You left an impressive mark for others to follow and I join millions of Nigerians around the world in celebrating you.” The Hon. Sunday Dare wrote.

The sports minister has always been a huge fan of the midfielder’s career, even making possible his appointment as Nigeria’s youth ambassador in June 2021.

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What sporting events have been moved or postponed? [UPDATED]

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Hurricane Ian is causing weather-related postponements and venues for sporting events in the southeastern region of the United States.

Hurricane Ian made landfall on the west coast of Florida on Wednesday night. It crossed the state and back into the Atlantic. The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm from a Category 4 hurricane, but the The New York Times anticipates when it will turn back and hits the East Coast, it will be a Category 1 hurricane.

The storm has displaced thousands and caused far more inconvenience. Unfortunately the the first deaths from the storm have already been reported.

The postponement and postponement of sporting events is a secondary concern in the face of the tragic loss of life, but leagues and teams must adapt in real-time with everyone else.

From the looks of it, many games in college football, MLB and the NFL are in the running. Here’s the latest we know, in chronological order.

LAST UPDATED: 9/29 2:11 PM ET.

State of South Carolina in South Carolina: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game will be played on Thursday night instead of Saturday in order to play it before the storm makes landfall again. Again, it is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane when it makes landfall on the east coast.

East Carolina in South Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game was moved to FAU’s stadium in Boca Raton. Instead of Saturday at 7 p.m., it is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. It was originally slated to be played in Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium, one of two events jeopardized by the storm.

East Washington, Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

That should be played on Saturday. It will be a rare Sunday college football game instead.

Wake Forest, Florida: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game looks ready. The school announced that it is cconfident of being able to continue the game as planned.

SMU at UCF: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

This game has been moved to Sunday.

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

Early in the Stormpath projections looked like Atlanta was getting hammered. After landing, Ian will fly further north, completely circumnavigating Georgia.

Nights get a little chilly but weekend days are highs in the 70’s for Atlanta with a 10% chance of rain on all days in this series.

Things are going well for this series which could determine who takes the NL East crown. Should be exciting.

Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons: Hurricane Ian Weather Update

Just here. The Falcons play indoors in the Mercedes Benz Superdome so it would have taken a violent storm to threaten that. Not only that, the storm will miss Atlanta completely.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Weather update for Hurricane Ian

The mayor of Tampa stated that it was her did everything she could with the NFL to help hold Sunday night’s big game in Tampa Bay. That promise was delivered on Thursday afternoon when the league announced play would resume as scheduled at Raymond James Stadium.

The league had wiretapped at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as an emergency site as the Vikings play London this week but that will not come to fruition.

The Buccaneers Moved to Miami earlier this week to avoid the path of the storm.

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