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  • BWF World Championships: Saina Nehwal misses 9th successive quarters berth after defeat to Mia Blichfeldt

    first_imgIndia’s star shuttler and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal crashed out of BWF World Championships 2019 after squandering match point opportunities in her Round of 16 match against Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark in Basel on Thursday.8th seed Saina Nehwal lost 21-14, 25-27, 21-12 in 72 minutes to the 16th seed Danish shuttler who held her composure even as the seasoned Indian shuttler had match points in the second game.The 3-game loss also brought an end to Saina Nehwal’s run of 8 successive quarter-finals appearances at BWF World Championships. In 2018, Saina had become the first women’s singles shuttler to reach quarter-finals in 8 successsive editions of the world meet.Saina began the match on a high by dominating rallies against the Mia as she had a 6-point lead at the mid-game break. However, the second game was a close affair with both the shuttlers trading points. Mia certainly showed better nerves even as Saina managed to save 2 game points before squandering as many match point opportunities.The decider was a one-sided affair as Mia dominated it from the word go enroute to reaching the quartrer-finals.Saina, the silver medallist from 2015 edition and bronze medallist from 2017 edition, has been nowhere near her best in the ongoing season despite starting it off on a good note with a title at Indonesia Masters.Saina’s exit means only two Indian shuttlers have reached the quarter-finals stages of BWF World Championships 2019.PV Sindhu, Sai Praneeth only Indians in quarter-finalsEarlier in the day, World No. 5 PV Sindhu made light work of a challenge from USA’s Beiwen Zhang (21-14, 21-6) to reach her sixth successive quarter-finals at the world championships.advertisementSai Praneeth stunned 8th 6th seed Anthony Ginting 21-19, 21-13 to reach the last-eight without dropping a set in the ongoing tournament.There were disappointments for Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy. While Srikanth was blown away after an ordinary effort against lower-ranked Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand, Prannoy was ousted after a thrilling battle against World No. 1 Kento Momota.Also Read | BWF World Championships 2019: Kidambi Srikanth crashes out, PV Sindhu eases into quartersAlso Read | BWF World Championships: Sai Praneeth stuns Anthony Ginting to reach quarters, HS Prannoy oustedAlso See:last_img read more

  • Virat Kohli ends West Indies tour with his 4th first-ball duck in Test cricket

    first_imgIndia captain Virat Kohli registered his fourth golden duck in Test cricket on Sunday during the ongoing second Test against West Indies at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.Kohli got out off the first ball to Kemar Roach, who got rid of the India skipper and KL Rahul before that in successive deliveries. Both were identical deliveries, pitching just outside off-stump before moving slightly away to take the edge.But Roach missed out on his maiden hat-trick, failing to dislodge Ajinkya Rahane on the hat-trick ball. Roach also moved to 9th position on the list of bowlers with the most wickets in Test cricket for the Windies with 193 wickets and counting.v #WIvIND Kemar Roach moves to #9 on the all time Most Test Wicket list for the West Indies surpassing Wes Hall.8) Andy Roberts 2029) Kemar Roach 193*10) West Hall 192#MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame #WTC pic.twitter.com/Mb7NEfkLceWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) September 1, 2019It was Kohli’s fourth first-ball duck in Tests and the first since the Oval Test against England in 2018. Before that he had managed golden ducks against England at Lord’s in 2014 and against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2011.Overall, the number-one ranked batsman in Test cricket has been dismissed 9 times on a duck in red-ball international cricket. Kohli finished the Test series with 136 runs from four innings at an average of 34 with two fifties. He is currently the third highest run-scorer in the series.Incidentally, Kohli was also the sixth batsman to get out on a first-ball duck in world cricket on September 1.advertisementvKohli gone 1st ball and a whisker away from the off stump to Rahane to almost take a Hat Trick!!Roach is on fire!#WIvIND #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGameIND 41/3 (21)Live Scorecardhttps://t.co/VqaQSVQlls pic.twitter.com/ib3LiflCnmWindies Cricket (@windiescricket) September 1, 2019New Zealand opener Colin Munro, who was playing against Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I at Pallekele, got out for a duck while Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Luff, Lucy Higham and Kirstie Gordon also managed the same in the Women’s Cricket Super League T20 tournament being held in England.Kohli’s dismissal saw India being reduced to 36 for 3 in their second innings on Day 3. India were ahead by 335 runs at the time after they bowled the West Indies out for 117 in the first session.India decided not to enforce the follow-on despite taking a first-innings lead of 299 runs as they wanted to give some rest to their bowlers. West Indies, resuming the day at a dismal 87 for seven, batted for 14.1 overs and added 30 runs to their overnight total before getting all out in 47.1 overs.Also Read | Mohammed Shami becomes 3rd fastest Indian pacer to 150 Test wicketsAlso Read | Ishant Sharma goes past Kapil Dev’s record with 156th Test wicket outside AsiaAlso Read | People should get a life: Gavaskar blasts critics for questioning Bumrah’s bowling actionAlso Read | I owe the hat-trick to captain: Jasprit Bumrah tells Virat Kohli after Jamaica heroicslast_img read more