What happened in Cricket on October 15, 2023? – Check here

Afghanistan pulled off the biggest upset of the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 so far as they defeated defending champions England to win their first-ever match in the quadrennial showpiece. On the other hand, India’s domestic T20 championship, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will commence on Monday.

Today’s match preview:

ODI World Cup 2023: Australia vs Sri Lanka

Both Australia and Sri Lanka have lost their opening two matches in the World Cup and will look to bounce back to winning ways. The 14th match of the tournament between these two sides will be played at the Ekana Sports Stadium in Lucknow on Monday at 02:00 p.m. IST.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

The Indian domestic T20 championship will commence on Monday as a total of 30 teams will be in action. 15 matches will take place in three different time slots at 11:00 a.m., 01:30 p.m., and 04:30 p.m. with the defending champions Tamil Nadu scheduled to face Karnataka at the  Maharana Pratap College Ground in Dehradun in the morning slot.

Major cricket events that happened on October 15:

Afghanistan upset defending champions England by 69 runs in ODI World Cup 2023

The Sunday clash kicked off with the English skipper Jos Buttler winning the toss and opting to field first. Batting first, Afghanistan, under the captaincy of Hashmatullah Shahidi, posted a score of 284 runs as Rahmanullah Gurbaz (57-ball-80), and Ikram Alikhil (58) scored half-centuries. In the second innings, no England batter could spend a long time at the crease apart from Harry Brook as Afghanistan’s spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan picked up three wickets each to bundle out the Three Lions on 215 runs on 41 overs.

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Women’s Cricket: South Africa beat New Zealand by 11 runs to level series 1-1

The first three matches between South Africa Women and New Zealand Women in the ongoing five-match T20I series couldn’t be completed due to rain. In the fourth match, New Zealand defeated the hosts by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series on Saturday. However, the Proteas women’s team levelled the series 1-1 after winning the fifth and final match of the series against the Kiwis by 11 runs.

Urvashi Rautela loses her 24-carat gold iPhone during IND vs PAK – CWC 2023 clash

Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela sought help from fans and attendees at the Narendra Modi Stadium after she lost her real gold iPhone. Rautela attended the India versus Pakistan clash at the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 on October 14, Saturday, where she seemingly lost her ‘real-gold’ iPhone.

Travis Head hopeful to join Australia’s World Cup squad on Thursday

Australia are currently struggling in the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup 2023 as they have lost both their opening matches. However, the team received a major boost as Travis Head has returned to the nets for the first time since he suffered a fractured hand in South Africa and is hopeful of being able to fly out to join the World Cup squad in India on Thursday.

Got to let these defeats hurt: Jos Buttler after shock defeat to Afghanistan

The defending champions England were at the receiving end of the biggest upset in the ongoing World Cup in India so far. The Three Lions lost by 69 runs while chasing a total of 285 runs on Sunday. At the post-match presentation, England skipper Jos Buttler said, “I think you’ve got to let these defeats hurt. There’s no point in just trying to move on very quickly, although you’ve got to do it as quick as you can.

WATCH: Hasan Ali’s daughter surprises Babar Azam by presenting flowers on his birthday

The captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Babar Azam, who turned 29 years old on Sunday, October 15, had a surprise present come his way, from none other than Hasan Ali’s daughter. In the viral video on X, Helena Ali, the cute little angel was seen waiting for Babar Azam to come out of his room before she presented him with a flower bouquet and shared a warm hug as well.

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