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Tension Between India And Pakistan Casts A Shadow In Their Impending Clash In Upcoming World Cup

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, which has cast a shadow in their impending clash in the upcoming World Cup, former England captain Michael Vaughan has come out with his opinion.

“The Champions Trophy final in 2017 [between India and Pakistan] was the most-watched sporting event that year. That’s the magnitude of the game. I hope it goes ahead and I’m sure it will. Sport has to separate itself and go on. That game will be a spectacle that everyone in Manchester will be looking forward to,” Vaughan told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Earlier this week, Indian captain Virat Kohli said that any decision which will be taken by the Indian government will be followed by the team.

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Saurabh Chaudhary And Manu Bhaker Claim Gold In 10m Air Pistol Mixed Team Event Of ISSF World Cup

New Delhi: The trailblazing teenaged duo of Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker comfortably claimed the gold medal in the 10m air pistol mixed team event of the ISSF World Cup in New Delhi.

The Indian pair shot a total of 483.5 to finish on top of the podium to finish the tournament with a flourish after a few results that did not go their way over the last three days.

The Chinese duo of Ranxin Jiang and Bowen Zhang won silver with 477.7, while the bronze went to the Korean pair of Minjung Kim and Daehun Park (418.8) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.

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Below Expectation Performance As India Could Win Only One Of The 12 Quota Places On Offer From The ISSF World Cup

New Delhi: India could win only one of the 12 quota places on offer from the ISSF World Cup. Expectations were high from shooters to fire at home and book Tokyo berths. Now they will have to compete in the remaining two World Cups and continental events to win quotas. There was a sinking feeling in the Indian camp as events offering Tokyo Olympics quota places came to an end at the ISSF World Cup here on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Manu Bhaker and seasoned Heena Sidhu failed to qualify in 10m air pistol, drawing curtains on a disappointing campaign. After the organisers managed to save the tournament’s ‘Olympic qualifying status’ following denial of visas to Pakistan players, there was relief and shooters were expected to come out firing .

Rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela, who had already won a Tokyo Games quota from the World Championships, gave a rousing start by winning gold in women’s 10m air rifle.

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Smriti Mandhana’s Innings And Dominating Spells By Fast Bowlers Dash England’s Hope Of Creating History

New Delhi:  Indian women cricket team defeated England by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium with a game to spare. Smriti Mandhana’s crucial innings and dominating spells by the fast bowlers dashed visiter’s hope of creating history on the Indian soil.

Chasing a below-par score of 161 runs, opener Mandhana kept the visitors at bay with a magnificent knock of 63.

In spite of losing her opening partner Jemimah Rodrigues for a duck, the Southpaw steadied the ship with a 73-run stand with Punam Raut.England got a glimmer of hope when pacer Georgia Elwiss dismissed Raut for 32. Captain Mithali Raj joined Mandhana in the middle, ensuring the Indian team does not lose momentum in the run chase.

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Kohli Wants To Give More Chances To KL Rahul And Rishabh Pant Ahead Of The World Cup In England

New Delhi:  India captain Virat Kohli wasn’t perturbed by his team’s shoddy batting performance in the first T20 International as he is looking to give more chances to youngsters KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant looking ahead at the World Cup in England.

Rahul made an impressive half-century on his comeback but Pant was needlessly run-out during India’s three-wicket defeat against Australia in the first T20 International.

Chasing a target of 127, Australia were cruising along before Jasprit Bumrah’s (3/16 in 4 overs) brilliant 19th over nearly won the game for India.

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