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Team India finally took revenge for their CWC 2019 semi-final loss against New Zealand on Sunday as the Men in Blue defeated the Kiwis by four wickets in the ODI World Cup 2023 to clinch the top spot in the points table. In the domestic circuit, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Vidarbha, Kerala, Delhi, and Tamil Nadu are the only teams yet to lose a game in the SMAT 2023.

Today’s match preview:

ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Afghanistan vs Pakistan

The match between the Asian rivals Afghanistan and Pakistan in the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Monday at 02:00 p.m. IST. While Afghanistan are placed at the bottom of the points table with just one win in four matches, Pakistan are placed fifth with two wins and losses each in their four matches so far.

WBBL 2023-24: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers

Defending champions Adelaide Strikers dominated Melbourne Stars in their WBBL 2023-24 opener by defeating them with a margin of 148 runs after bowling them out on 29 runs. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades lost their first match against Brisbane Heat by six runs. Renegades and Strikers are squaring off against each other at the Junction Oval in Melbourne with the Strikers choosing to field first.

Major cricket events that happened on October 22:

India register their first win over New Zealand in World Cups since 2003

Mohammed Shami’s brilliant five-wicket haul in his ODI World Cup 2023 debut match and Virat Kohli’s 95-run knock in the chase helped Team India beat the CWC 2019 runners-up by four wickets. The victory against Kiwis is India’s first since 2003 as the Men in Blue claimed the top spot in the standings. Daryl Mitchell’s centurion knock goes in vain as India clinched victory with 12 balls remaining.

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England pacer Reece Topley ruled out of remainder of CWC 2023

While they will next see Sri Lanka in their fifth match at the ODI World Cup, the English side has been handed a massive blow as their star pacer Reece Topley has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with a finger injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Sunday, October 22 in an official statement confirmed the departure of the fast bowler.

WATCH: Grace Harris breaks her bat while hitting six in WBBL 2023-24

The fifth match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2023-24 between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers displayed a high-scoring first inning as the Heat opener Grace Harris went all over the park to score an unbeaten 136 runs off 59 balls with the help of 12 fours and 11 sixes. However, the 30-year-old all-rounder raised the eyebrows of many with her fourth six of the match and breaking her bat into two in the process.

Rahul Dravid slams ICC over Chennai and Ahmedabad pitches’ ratings

Rahul Dravid, one of the greatest cricketers of all time and the current head coach of Team India, has slammed the International Cricket Council (ICC) for giving average ratings to the pitches in Chennai and Ahmedabad for India’s matches in the ODI World Cup 2023. The 50-year-old stated that if ICC wants to see only 350 runs on the board for pitches to be rated as good in the flagship tournament, he will disagree.

Danish Kaneria slams Indian journalist for calling him communal troll on social media

Danish Kaneria, the former Pakistan cricketer, has slammed the Indian journalist named Arfa Khanum Sherwani, for calling him a communal troll on X, the social media microblogging site. The heated argument between these two personalities began when Danish Kaneria asked her to come to his country Pakistan after she felt embarrassed and ashamed to be an Indian, citing the alleged deplorable behaviour of home fans in the ODI World Cup 2023.

India had worst selection committee during 2019 ODI World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is not known for mincing his words. The ex-Indian cricketer once again hogged the limelight by making another big statement, as he slammed the 2019 Indian selection committee. Gambhir, who is a part of one of the commentary panels for the ODI World Cup 2023, lashed out at the selection panel and indirectly pointed a finger at them for India’s below-par performance in the previous edition. 

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