‘India will take revenge of Champions Trophy defeat by winning Asia Cup’

first_imgIndia defeated Pakistan by 8 wickets and 21 overs to spare in a 2018 Asia Cup match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna after the match on Wednesday expressed optimism that Team India will take revenge of their defeat in the Champions Trophy final in England last year, by winning the ongoing tournament.Khanna also praised stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma and his team for clinching an impressive eight-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan.”They have won by a huge margin. The way they have played today, I am sure they will win the Asia Cup and take the revenge of the Champions Trophy. This was a match-winning captaincy. We are happy with this big win.”READ – In heart-warming gesture, Chahal ties Pakistan batsman’s shoelaces”Bhuvneshwar bowled really well, Bumrah got able to support. The openers, especially Shikhar Dhawan continued his good form. All of them played well as a team,” Khanna added, lauding the performance of bowlers and batsmen.Indian bowlers put up a sensational performance to bundle out Pakistan for 162 runs in 43.1 overs after the latter opted to bat first. Besides Babar Azam (47) and Shoaib Malik (43), none of the other Pakistani batsmen was able to contribute much to their side’s innings.In reply, India did not break much sweat and clinched the victory with 126 balls to spare. Rohit and Shikhar Dhawan gave a solid start to the Indian side as they notched up 52 and 46 runs respectively, besides also accumulating a collective 86 runs for the first wicket.advertisementSubsequently, Ambati Raydu (31) and Dinesh Karthik (31) remained unbeaten at the crease to drive the team towards the victory with 126 balls to spare.READ – Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fansFollowing the victory, fans across the country also celebrated by bursting crackers and distributing sweets.A fan said, “We are very happy with this win. Our batsmen and bowlers clicked together. We are hopeful that our boys will continue their good performance and win the Asia Cup.”READ – Sarfraz Ahmed admits Pakistan stumped by Kedar JadhavAnother fan echoed similar sentiments and said, “Our bowlers restricted Pakistan to a very less total. We were confident that India will win this match. India-Pakistan matches are very good. Everyone likes to see such games. Hope this team plays well in the semifinals and Asia Cup will definitely come to India.”India, who have finished at the top spot in Group A, will now lock horns with Bangladesh in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on September 21.(With inputs from ANI)last_img read more


first_imgFred Hubbell has officially announced his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Iowa.It’s the first time the 66 year old retired Des Moines businessman has sought public office.Hubbell says he is running for Governor because he thinks politicians in Iowa have had the wrong priorities.He says he will hold ‘workshops’ around the state of Iowa this week, where he will participate in solution-oriented discussions focusing on education and jobs in Iowa.last_img

Bristol De Mai wins second successive Betfair Chase from Native River

first_imgHorse racing tips Horse racing Thank you for your feedback. Support The Guardian Share via Email Show Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Was this helpful? Share on Twitter “We’ll probably make them not as broad and just cut an inch or two off the top of them, so they’re a shade lower and not as deep.”Nigel Twiston-Davies revelled in his third Betfair Chase success. “When you’re the underdog and then you go and stuff them, that’s great,” the trainer said. But he intimated that the difficulty now will be keeping Bristol De Mai sound and healthy for the King George on Boxing Day. “It’s a work of art, keeping him right.”The Tizzard pair, Native River and Thistlecrack, were game in second and third and both may improve again for the run. The way Thistlecrack powered home in the last 100 yards suggests the old boy might have one last big day in him after all. Hide Read more Exeter 12.50 Tactical Manoeuvre 1.20 Norse Legend 1.50 Deauville Dancer 2.20 Lil Rockerfeller (nap) 2.50 New Millennium 3.20 Fanfan Du Seuil 3.50 Soulsaver Uttoxeter 1.10 Quiz Master 1.40 Coded Message (nb) 2.10 Capard King 2.40 Notwhatiam 3.10 Zayfire Aramis 3.40 White Lilac  Share on Messenger The Observercenter_img Share on LinkedIn The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Read more Bristol De Mai was the king of this place once again and Might Bite flopped badly in a Betfair Chase shrouded in controversy over the unexpected stiffness of the fences. “I don’t think they were fair,” said a clearly rattled Nico de Boinville after dismounting from the beaten favourite and the management responded by stating that changes will be made before racing takes place here next month.In jump racing’s days of yore, Haydock was famed for big, stiff fences with drops on the landing side; trainers were accordingly careful about which horses they brought here and jockeys moderated the aggression of their tactics. But that became history when portable fences were introduced in 2007, since when the track’s reputation has been for requiring very little in the way of jumping ability. Nicky Henderson Share on WhatsApp Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. Whether we are up close or further away, the Guardian brings our readers a global perspective on the most critical issues of our lifetimes – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. We believe complex stories need context in order for us to truly understand them. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Quick guide Chris Cook’s Sunday tips So it was a considerable surprise on Saturday when racing’s circus turned up to find fences that Colin Tizzard described as the biggest and stiffest he had ever seen. In the three races over fences other than the big race itself, five of the 20 runners fell and a further two unseated.Thankfully, all five of the star names in the Betfair Chase completed the course but there were some mistakes along the way and Might Bite and Thistlecrack were notably careful in some of their leaps as the race progressed. Bristol De Mai, or Bristol De Haydock as he is affectionately known to his loyal supporters, jumped boldly and well for the most part and his relentless galloping gave him a second consecutive Betfair Chase, albeit by four lengths rather than last year’s 57.Might Bite was clearly beaten by the last and was allowed to come home in his own time, De Boinville being inclined to blame the energy he lost ballooning the obstacles. “Those fences, they were very upright and big. I don’t think they were fair. Too stiff, I’d say,” he said. “We’ll get him back home and get him slick and quick over his fences again.”Might Bite’s trainer, Nicky Henderson, said the horse would be scoped in search of a possible explanation. “He was spending too much time in the air. But that’s not the whole story. Maybe he wasn’t as straight as I thought he was. We’re not blaming fences, we’ve got to blame the trainer.”Fence-making is more art than science but it appears there has been some misjudgment here, particularly as the aim in building this season’s fences was to replicate those that drew no complaints here last year. Kirkland Tellwright, the clerk of the course, said: “When we went to portable fences, they were really tearing round as if it was a point to point track. So we became aware of the need to make them bigger and stiffer and there’s always the risk that you’ve just slightly overdone it. 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