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Against a side like CSK which revels in attacking the last 10 overs, the Capitals might like to try Harshal Patel, who is also a handy batsman at any number having opened in domestic cricket. This is if Ishant Sharma, who is still nursing an ankle injury is available. Anrich Nortje in his first IPL game wasn’t bad but left-armer Daniel Sams could create those awkward angles that batsmen dislike. Shimron Hetmyer is likely to get one more chance unless Ricky Ponting wants to bring in some stability in the form of Alex Carey. +@ *# Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s much-awaited promotion in the batting order will be an area of interest when Chennai Super Kings strive to pick up pieces against a confident Delhi Capitals in their third IPL encounter on Friday. The shock defeat against Rajasthan Royals on a batting belter at Sharjah could be primarily attributed to a poor show by their spinners along with a disastrous 20th over but the batsmen can’t absolve themselves completely, especially Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav and the skipper himself. Dhoni had come in to bat at number seven, promoting the likes of Sam Curran, Jadhav and Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of himself but the ploy backfired badly leaving Faf du Plessis with too much work in too little time. While his fans still swear by his six-hitting ability, a closer look would show that Dhoni is unable to change the gears against express pace and it was only when Tom Curran came with his medium fast, Dhoni launched an attack. That too when the match as a contest was over. However on a big Dubai ground with bigger-sized boundaries, the skipper can rotate the strike better unlike Sharjah and also take those extra deliveries to settle down. For Delhi Capitals, winning a cliffhange­r right at the onset would have given them a lot of confidence even though Ravichandr­an Ashwin’s probable absence after a shoulder injury could force them to reshuffle their bowling line-up. Senior spinner Amit Mishra could be an option to partner Axar Patel in case Ashwin is unable to "# $ % & '( '))* + & , - & . $ / 0') / 1 & $ 203 eries wherever possible. The two added 49-runs before the young Ravi Bishnoi broke the stand by getting rid of the Australian limited overs captain. Bishnoi (3/32) and Murugan Ashwin (3/21) dismissed Finch and de Villiers in quick succession with RCB reeling at 57 for five. Washington Sundar was the top scorer for RCB, hitting 30 off 27 deliveries. Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for KXIP, he picked three wickets giving away 21 runs. Bishnoi too claimed three wickets and was impressive once again. Cottrell ( 2/ 17), Mohammad Shami (1/14) and Glenn Maxwell ( 1/ 10) too bowled economical spells. Earlier, Rahul also became the fastest Indian to reach 2000 IPL runs, reaching the milestone in his 60th innings. The stylish batsman clipped away a full length delivery to fine leg for four to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record, who reached the milestone in 63 matches. Opening the batting with Rahul, Mayank Agarwal (26) looked dangerous and shared a 57-run stand with his captain. However, with the introducti­on of spin into the attack in the seventh over, Yuzvendra Chahal (1/25) struck with the last ball, cleaning up Agarwal (26) with a delightful googly. Nicholas Pooran (17) and Glenn Maxwell (5) once again failed to make an impact as Shivam Dube (2/33) accounted for the duo. Karun Nair pitched in with an eight-ball 15. The pace troika of Umesh Yadav (0/35), Dale Steyn (0/57) and Navdeep Saini (0/37) had a torrid time as the KXIP skipper was on fire in his second game as captain. A B# < A7 ' .' ) ' # ' ((( # 7 & ' , ! 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The duo looked dangerous, milking deliv- +@ *# + ' * ' # ' ' ' $ ' A ' .' )& ' # ' ! < ) ' ' ' AB# % * ' ' ' ' & E* ' ) 2.' )3 ' , G ! ) ' , G 2; )3 & ' ' %F ' " ' A - ' & E ' )& ) % ' ) % ' , * " ' ' , ) $ ) % ' ' # 7&F A ' # ' E ) , F& E9 ') ' ! ) ' ! ) ' , %F ' >-) - & AB# A7 ' 8> , ' ' ' - , ) # ' ' - ) # 7& # ' ' ' - , ) # 7& ' ' # ' %((( # 7 % ! 8( S kipper K L Rahul’s sublime hundred was the highlight of an all- round performanc­e as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challenger­s Bangalore by a whopping 97-run margin here on Thursday. Opening the innings, Rahul punished the RCB bowlers into submission to help KXIP to a daunting 206 for three before the bowling attack put up a discipline­d effort to bundle Virat Kohli’s side for 109 with three overs to spare. The KXIP skipper, who was dropped by Kohli late in the innings, scored an unbeaten 132 off 69 balls that was laced with 14 boundaries and seven sixes. With his spectacula­r knock, Rahul surpassed Rishabh Pant (128 in 2018) to post the highest individual score by an Indian and a captain in IPL history. It was a rather ordinary performanc­e from RCB after the win against Sunrisers Hyderabad " # ' ' ' ' @*: ! ' G ' ' ) ' ' '- ! ! AA & E# ) ) ' & # ! ) ) ' & " ) # ' ' ' %F ' & E G, ' ' G ' # &F ' ' ' ' ) , $- ' !% ' & E# ' , G ) ! ' $ ' ! ' H G ' ' , ' &F % & "@" *# Former Australia batsman Dean Jones, one of the finest exponents of ODI cricket, died of a sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday. Jones, 59, was in Mumbai with the commentary team for the Indian Premier League. He was in a bio-bubble in a city hotel. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Jones played 52 Tests and 164 ODIs for Australia and was part of the 1987 World Cup winning team. “It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing away of Mr Dean Mervyn Jones AM. He died of a sudden cardiac arrest,” said a press release. “We express our deep condolence­s to his family and stand ready to support them in this difficult time. We are in touch performed the role of a cricket analyst for various channels, primarily in South Asia — India and Pakistan, where he was immensely popular. One of the Indian news channel named him a moniker that stuck with him and was also his Twitter handle. He could polarise opinion and would often get trolled. He also once courted controvers­y for calling Hashim Amla “terrorist” on air, a light-hearted comment but the racist undertone forced the particular broadcaste­r to take him off air. His online banter with fellow commentato­r and Trans Tasman all- rounder Scott Styris was enjoyed and lapped up by new generation of cricket followers. There was an iconic picture of Jones throwing up while batting and so severely dehydrated he was that he had to be admitted to a hospital during the course of the Test match. In ODI cricket and those numerous World Series Cup matches on Australia’s Jones, clad in yellow jersey and the lips lined with zinc cream is still etched in memories of the late 80s and early 90s generation. In ODI cricket, he would often charge down the track against fast bowlers and hitting them over in-field. He played a match winning knock against India in the 1992 World Cup in Brisbane, a thriller that India lost by one run. In his post retirement life he with the Australian High Commission to make the necessary arrangemen­ts,” the release added. According to an IPL source, it happened in matter of seconds. “Deano was standing in the hotel lobby and he suddenly collapsed. Brett Lee was standing by his side. Brett tried to revive him by applying CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitat­ion) but he didn’t respond,” said the source. “He was then taken to Harkisan Das Hospital in Girgaon where he was announced dead on arrival.” Jones’ family is in Melbourne and the Australian High Commission is in touch with them. Star Sports’ Professor Deano, # '" "%( Channel 9, I & 0 : I(&>> ( I(&/(( ! ( I(&((( " Star A player well ahead of his time, Jones scored over 6068 ODI runs at an average of 44.61 with seven hundred and 46 fifties. For Indian fans, he will for- ever remain in their memory for the historic tied Test in Chepauk, where he laid the foundation of a big Australian score with an unbeaten double hundred in challengin­g conditions. -(& 0 # Sports - & D0 $ ( -(&0(( % & ( - & 0( ' & ) * ! ) ! + many for him.” Thiago Silva and Ben Chilwell also made their Chelsea debuts, while Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley made the most of rare starts to get their names on the scoresheet. Abraham pounced on loose pass deep in the Barnsley half to slam home the opener before Havertz’s calm finish opened his Che l s e a account. A brilliant unselfish flick from Abraham teed Havertz up perfectly to convert his second after Barkley drove home on his weaker left foot. Havertz was due to be replaced by Chilwell 25 minutes from time but just completed his hat-trick in time by rounding Brad Collins before tapping into an empty net before Olivier Giroud completed the scoring. “I am very happy to score three goals, but this is just my beginning at the club and I want to score more and more goals,” said Havertz. Arsenal won the only allPremier League tie of the night as Christian Fuchs’s own goal broke the deadlock at the King Power. Eddie Nketiah added a late second for the Gunners, who could face Liverpool at Anfield twice in three days next week should the Premier League champions progress past Lincoln. Everton continued their fine start to the season with a 5-2 win at League One Fleetwood despite two howlers from England number one goal- 794+94 Frank Lampard said Kai Havertz is just getting started after opening his Chelsea account with a hat-trick in a 60 thrashing of Barnsley, while Arsenal also booked their place in the League Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win at Leicester. Havertz had struggled to make an impact in his first two Premier League games since sealing a reported $94 million move from Bayer Leverkusen as the most expensive signing of Chelsea’s £200 million spending spree in the transfer market. But the 21- year- old German was one of just three players to retain his place from Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool and Lampard’s decision reaped its reward as he scored his first senior hat-trick. “I am delighted with Kai, it was everything I wanted from him,” said Lampard. “He had no pre-season so I wanted to give him more time on the pitch with his teammates, learning how we play and press. It was a great night for Kai and it is the first of Modi asks Kohli about Yo-Yo test ' ( ) ! 5 % 3 % 3 $ 67 8 9 0 4 8203 ! " # ! " " $ " % our fitness level is still low compared to other teams and we want to take it up, which is a basic requiremen­t.” The gruelling routine has two sets of cones that are 20 metres apart. Once the beep is sounded, the athlete has to reach the marker on the other side by the time the next beep sounds, turn and get back to where he started before the third beep. The frequency of the beeps gradually increases for the subsequent runs. Kohli, who is currently in the UAE for the IPL, said even he has to clear the test to get selected for the India team. “I’m the one who goes to run first and this is the condition that if I fail that I am also not available for selection. It is important to set that culture and it will lead to improvemen­t in overall fitness levels.” 4: +:75# Skipper Virat Kohli explained how the Yo-Yo test helped Indian cricketers aim for highlevel fitness when Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked him about the mandatory running aerobic fitness routine. Prime Minister Modi was interactin­g with fitness experts and influencer­s from across the country to mark the oneyear anniversar­y of the London: Chelsea on Thursday announced the signing of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from Rennes on a five-year deal for a reported fee of 22 million pounds. The Senegalese internatio­nal will compete with Kepa Arrizabala­ga and Willy Caballero for a starting spot at Stamford Bridge. “I am so excited to be joining Chelsea,” said Mendy. “It’s a dream for me to be a part of this exciting squad and to work with Frank Lampard and all of his coaching staff. “I look forward to meeting my team-mates and can’t wait to get started.” Barcelona: Luis Suárez was emotional when he was introduced by Barcelona six years ago, and again on Thursday when he had to say goodbye after being told he wasn’t wanted by the club anymore. The Uruguayan striker, who has joined Atlético Madrid, couldn’t hold back tears as he bid farewell and said he will always be grateful despite being told to leave. “When the club says it doesn’t need you anymore, you have to accept it,” he said in a news conference organised by Barca. “But it takes a while, it’s difficult. Your family is involved, you’ve gone through a lot with the club. So it’s difficult to accept that you are leaving, but you have to. It’s the reality, it’s how things are in football.” The 33-year-old Suárez, broke down a few times while talking about his former teammates and his time with his former club. Suárez said he was “leaving with pride for having made history with this club.” He departs as Barcelona’s third highest scorer with 198 goals, behind César Rodríguez (232) and Lionel Messi (634). The Uruguayan helped Barcelona win 13 titles since arriving in 2014 from Liverpool, including four La Liga trophies and the Champions League in 2015. Fit India Movement. Modi was keen to know what is Yo-Yo test and asked if the captain also has to pass it or he gets spared? “I heard these days there is a Yo-Yo test for the team, what is this test,” asked Modi during the virtual interactio­n. Kohli, smiling, replied, “This Test was very important from fitness point of view. If we talk about global fitness level, AFP keeper Jordan Pickford. 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