MI defeat PBKS by 6 wickets to end their 3-match losing streak in IPL 2021
Mumbai Indians (MI) defeated Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 6 wickets to end their three-match losing streak in IPL 2021. Saurabh Tiwary scored 45(37), while Hardik Pandya scored an unbeaten 40* off 30 deliveries to help MI chase down the target of 136 in 19 overs. MI are now fifth on the points table, while PBKS are sixth.
Final two league fixtures of IPL 2021 to be played simultaneously
The last two league fixtures of IPL 2021 on October 8 will be played simultaneously. As per original itinerary, SRH were scheduled to play against MI in Abu Dhabi at 3:30 pm IST, followed by RCB’s encounter against DC at 7:30 pm IST in Dubai. Both the games will now commence at 7.30 pm IST, the IPL Governing Council announced.
Appointing Dhoni as mentor for T20 WC not to undermine anyone: BCCI treasurer
BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said appointment of ex-India skipper MS Dhoni as Team India mentor for T20 World Cup 2021 is not to undermine anybody. “Dhoni has been a great leader. Under his captaincy, India won inaugural World Twenty20, 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. He has…good reputation in the team,” he added.
US may face govt shutdown in Oct unless debt limit raised: Official
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that her department is likely to exhaust measures to keep funding the government on October 18 and will run out of cash unless the cap on federal borrowing is raised. This will lead the US to default on its financial obligations, she added. Republican lawmakers in Senate have refused to increase or suspend the limit.
Joe Root wins PCA Men’s Player of the Year award for 2021
England Test captain Joe Root has won the Professional Cricketers’ Association (PCA) ‘Men’s Player of the Year Award’ for 2021. Root, who hit two double centuries during winter tours to Sri Lanka and India, has scored 1,455 Test runs in 2021 so far. Root scored hundreds in three successive matches in the recent Test series against India in England.
Messi scores 1st goal for PSG in 2-0 win over Man City in Champions League
Lionel Messi scored in the 74th minute to secure a 2-0 win for PSG against Manchester City in the group stage of the Champions League . This was Messi’s first goal in four games for the French club since his move from Barcelona. City’s defeat in a group stage match in Champions League is their first since 2018.