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Shami picked as Bumrah’s replacement in India squad for T20 World Cup

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Srinagar, Oct 14: The BCCI on Friday named seasoned pacer Mohammed Shami as injured Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Mohammed Shami as Jasprit Bumrah’s replacement in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad. Shami has reached Australia and will link up with the squad in Brisbane ahead of the warm-up matches,’ BCCI secretary Jay Shah was quoted in a press release.

That Shami would replace Bumrah in the main squad was reported by PTI last month.

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Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur have been named as backups and will travel to Australia shortly. The tournament will be held from October 16 to November 13.

Bumrah has been ruled out of competitive cricket for an indefinite period due to a stress-related injury on his back. (Agency)

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Argentina wins 2022 soccer World Cup final in penalty shootout against France

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Argentina won the World Cup on Sunday after beating defending champions France 4-2 on penalties, following a dramatic 3-3 draw after extra time, Reuters reported.

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Argentina keeper Emiliano Martinez saved Kingsley Coman’s penalty and Aurelien Tchouameni fired wide to give Argentina their first world title since 1986, and third overall.

France had come from two goals down to level over 90 minutes with Kylian Mbappe netting twice in two minutes, including an 80th-minute penalty.

The France striker completed his hat-trick in the 118th with another spot-kick after Argentina’s Lionel Messi had tapped in for a 3-2 lead in the 109th.

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Argentina had gone 2-0 up in the first half with Messi, making a record-breaking 26th World Cup appearance, converting a 23rd-minute penalty.

They struck again with a sublime four-pass counter-attack as Alexis Mac Allister’s cutback found Angel Di Maria and he finished well. (Reuters)

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Bangladesh beat India by 5 runs, take 2-0 unassailable lead

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Bangladesh defeated India by five runs in the second ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported.

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Opting to bat, Mehidy Hasan Miraz (100 not out) slammed his maiden ODI century and forged a 148-run stand with Mahmudullah Riyadh (77) to lift Bangladesh to a challenging total after being reduced to 69 for six in 19 overs.

For India, Washington Sundar (3/37) was the most successful bowler, while Mohammed Siraj (2/73) and Umran Malik (2/58) also snapped two wickets each.

Chasing, Shreyas Iyer made 82 while Axar Patel scored a run-a-ball 56 but India fell short as they were restricted to 266 for nine in 50 overs. Skipper Rohit Sharma, who split his webbing while fielding, remained unbeaten on 51 off 28 balls.

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Ebadot Hossain (3/45) picked up three wickets while Shakib Al Hasan (2/39) and Miraz (2/46) scalped two wickets each.

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Sher-i-Kashmir bodybuilding championship concludes in Srinagar

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The Sher-i-Kashmir Bodybuilding & Men’s Physique Championship 2022 concluded on Sunday at Multipurpose Indoor Sports Hall Polo Ground Srinagar.

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The championship was organised by All J&K Fitness and Bodybuilders Association, affiliated with J&K Sports Association and Indian Fitness and Bodybuilders Federation.

The championship saw competition among various categories. Bilal Ahmad Rah won overall Senior bodybuilding championship, Uzair Ahmad won overall Youth bodybuilding championship, Hamid Qazi won overall Junior bodybuilding championship, Showkat Ahmad won overall Senior Men’s Physique championship, Sahil Tashok won overall Junior Men’s Physique championship. (Statement)

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