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India jump to top of Group 2 table with tense five-run win over Bangladesh

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Adelaide: India survived a Litton Das scare and a rain break to top the Group 2 table with a tense five-run win over Bangladesh in their T20 Men’s World Cup Super 12 match at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

After fifties from KL Rahul and Virat Kohli (64 not out) took India to a massive 184/6 in 20 overs, Bangladesh looked to be sailing towards the target with Das making an impressive 60 from 27 balls as they reached 66. no loss. in the first seven overs.

But the rain changed the equation to 151 in 16 overs. The rain break worked well in India’s favour, as Das’ brilliant post-rain break from Rahul triggered a collapse in Bangladesh as they were only able to make 79 runs in the remaining nine overs, losing six wickets.

For India, Arshdeep Singh and Hardik Pandya each took two wickets while Mohammed Shami had a scalp to his name, while the fielders took the sacks well to keep the team on course for a place in the semi-finals.

Liton’s onslaught began with a four-pass back point sliced ​​off Arshdeep’s first ball of the match. He would take out two more fours from the left arm pacer in the second over through drives on the ground and through cover.

He then attacked Bhuvneshwar Kumar, pulling him in for a six over deep in the middle of the wicket before taking four straight for offside. Das took the shot out of Bangladesh’s innings as he took a six over the shoulder from Bhuvneshwar in the fifth over.

Shami was the next Indian bowler to be dry-cleaned, as Das bowled him square-legged back for four. He served fifty on 21 balls with a top edge on the flip that went over a deep square-leg fence and followed up with an inside-out loft over additional coverage for the second four in the final power-play over.

When rain forced teams off the field, Bangladesh were 66/0 in seven overs, well ahead of the DLS even score of 49. When play resumed after 50 minutes of rain, India found the immediate success with Rahul’s soft direct hit from the center of the field. he caught Das close to his crease at the non-forward end.

Shanto hit a couple of limits but got away from Shami. Arshdeep made a double whammy when Afif Hossain missed a slog midway through running from deep and Shakib Al Hasan similarly went down while trying to clear the short limit.

Wickets continued to fall for Bangladesh as Yasir Ali’s Hardik Pandya was sliced ​​off at the tip and Mosaddek Hossain severed his stumps. Although Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed touched six bounds in the last three overs, including two in the final over, India managed to hold their nerve for a tight victory.

Short scores: India 184/6 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 64 out, KL Rahul 50; Hasan Mahmud 3/47, Shakib Al Hasan 2/33) beat Bangladesh 145/6 in 16 overs (Litton Das 60, Nurul Hasan 25) not out; Hardik Pandya 2/28, Arshdeep Singh 2/38) for 5 runs (via DLS method).

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Popular Indo-Canadian TikToker dies ‘unexpectedly’ at 21

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toronto: Indo-Canadian TikToker Megha Thakur, known for spreading messages of body positivity and self-confidence, passed away “suddenly” and “unexpectedly” last week, according to an Instagram post from her parents.

The Brampton influencer with 93,000 TikTok followers died last week at the age of 21.

He came from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the light of our lives, our kind, loving and beautiful daughter, Megha Thakur, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 24, 2022 in the early hours of the morning,” Megha’s parents wrote, sharing the tragic news on Instagram.

“Megha was a confident and independent young woman. We will miss her very much. She loved her fans and she would have wanted you to know of her passing. At this time, we ask for her blessings on Megha. Her thoughts and her prayers will be with her on her journey forward.”

The cause of his death was not disclosed.

A funeral was held in his memory on Tuesday.

“Megha knew how much strength she had in the influencer space and how many women looked up to her, I told her all the time. We lost an angel too soon,” wrote an Instagram fan in response to the post.

“Your posts brought so much confidence and light when I was struggling. She was always an angel, and beautiful inside and out. I am sorry for the loss of her and may she rest in peace,” another Instagram user wrote.

Megha was also active on Instagram with close to 101,000 followers.

Her latest TikTok video, posted on November 18, was captioned: “YOU ARE in charge of your destiny. Remember it.”

In the video, Megha was wearing a gray and beige mini dress, white sandals and dark sunglasses, walking through the streets of New York.

She finished her graduation from Mayfield High School and started making TikTok videos in 2019.

His first video got around 3,000 likes and 60,000 views.

(IANOS)


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Around 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers killed since war began

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kyiv: A senior government official in kyiv has revealed that up to 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed since Russia launched its ongoing war on February 24.

Speaking to Ukrainian media on Thursday, Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, said: “We have official assessments from the General Staff, official assessments from the commander-in-chief (Zelensky), and they range from 10,000 to 12,500-13,000 dead.” reported the BBC

He said the number of civilians killed could also be “significant”

Podolyak further suggested that as many as 100,000 Russian soldiers had been killed since the invasion began, and that between 100,000 and 150,000 more had been wounded, missing, or unable to return to combat.

However, the Ukrainian military has not confirmed the count given by Podolyak.

The latest figures come after Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said last month that around 100,000 Russian and 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed or wounded to date.

But the last update from Moscow in September said that only 5,937 soldiers had been killed since the start of the war.

The US general had also pointed out that between 15 and 30 million refugees have been created since Russia launched its invasion.

The UN has registered 7.8 million people as refugees from Ukraine across Europe, including Russia.

(IANOS)


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Jubin Nautiyal falls from building staircase; Elbow broken, ribs cracked

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Mumbai: Singing sensation Jubin Nautiyal suffered injuries after he fell from the stairs of a building and is being treated at a hospital in Mumbai.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning.

A statement read: “The singer broke his elbow, fractured ribs and injured his head after falling down a building staircase.”

“Jubin will undergo surgery on his right arm after his accident. He has been advised not to use his right arm.”

Singer Jubin has firmly established himself as one of the leaders of the Indian music industry with global hits like ‘Raataan Lambiyaan’, ‘Lut Gaye’, ‘Humnava Mere’ and ‘Tujhe Kitne Chahne Lage Hum’, ‘Tum Hi Aana’ and ‘Bewafa Tera Masoon Chehra’.

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