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Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur help India beat England Women in first ODI

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Opener Smriti Mandhana, captain Harmanpreet Kaur and wicketkeeper Yastika Bhatia struck half a century as India Women handed England Women a seven-wicket loss in the first ODI of the series here on Sunday.

The choice to field Indian bowlers exploited the conditions to restrict England to a modest 227/7 in their allotted 50 overs at the County Ground, here.

The batsmen then made hay as starter Mandhana scored the most on 91, Harmanpreet remained unbeaten on 74 while Yastika Bhatia hit 47 50 balls as India Women hit 232/3 in 44.2 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the game. of three games. Serie.

Mandhana set the stage for victory with a superb strike despite losing teammate Shafali Verma (1) early. The score was three runs when Shafali was unable to control an upswing and Charlie Dean caught him mid-wicket off Kate Cross.

Mandhana found a good partner in Yastika as they both added 96 runs for second wicket. Yastika was the next to go when Dean tossed her as she climbed down to pick up the spinning wheel, but she was thrown through the door as she missed the ball entirely. Yastika went 50-for-47, hitting eight fours and one six.

Mandhana continued to build innings in the company of captain Harmanpreet as he missed the triple-figure mark by nine runs. Mandhana and Harmanpreet propelled India to victory when they ran up 99 runs for the third wicket while worrying England’s bowlers to no end. Mandhana was out with the score at 198 in the 37th when she was caught by Davidson Richards at Cross.

Harmanpreet remained undefeated at 74 as she guided India past the target in the company of Harleen Deol (6 not out of 20 balls).

For England, Kate Cross claimed 2/43 of her 10 overs.

It was the Indian bowlers who set the match up for India as they restricted the England women to a modest total.

Meghana Singh and Jhulan Goswami started the carnage for India when they cut the hosts to 21/2 in the ninth, sending back Emma Lamb (12) and Tammy Beaumont (7). England recovered somewhat from that, but continued to lose ground at regular intervals.

Alice Davidson-Richards was England’s top scorer with an unbeaten 50 while Danni Wyatt contributed 43. Sophie Ecclestone scored 31 runs further down the order as England rallied to cross the 200-run mark.

For India, bowler Deepti Sharma was the most successful bowler with 2-33 of her 10 overs as six out of seven Indian bowlers in action claimed at least one wicket each.

Brief scores:

England Women 227/7 in 50 overs (Alice Davidson-Richards 50 not out, Danni Wyatt 43, Sophie Ecclestone 31; Deepti Sharma 2/33, Jhulan Goswami 1-20) lost to India Women 232/3 in 44.2 overs (Smriti Mandhana 91, Harmanpreet Kaur 74 not out, Yastika Bhatia 50; Kate Cross 2-43) for 7 wickets.


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Pakistani man’s rendition of ‘Mann Bharrya’ from Shershaah will bring tears to your eyes

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The 2021 blockbuster Shershaah, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani, will always be remembered for its incredible story based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra.

Produced by Dharma Productions, the film had become the most watched Indian film on Amazon. The film led the 67th Filmfare Awards with 19 nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress, and won 7 awards.

The songs in the film, especially ‘Mann Bharrya’ by graceful singer B Praak and Darshan Rawal’s Kabhii Tumhe Yaad, were huge hits. The film was released during the pandemic and touched the hearts of millions of people.

Now, a Pakistani man has taken social media users back to the times of the 2021 pandemic with his rendition of the hit song ‘Mann Bharrya’. Netizens are getting excited after seeing the video which is now going viral on social media platforms.

The Pakistani man is an artist identified as Mudasir Aashi Khan. He shared the video of himself singing the song, but there’s a twist. Khan changed the lyrics and rewrote them in his own words.

Sharing on his Instagram, he captioned, “This song is originally sung by @bpraak. But these lines are also written by myself.”

In the video clip of a few seconds, we can see him sitting among some other people. He soon begins singing the song with his own lyrics and receives a round of applause from the listeners. Since being shared online, the video has received more than lakhs of views and counting.

Impressed by Khan’s singing skills, people also posted comments praising him.

One user wrote: “Well written, truly music has no borders… Support from India” while another wrote: “Your voice like fire. really feel it fire. LOVE from India.”

Another user wrote: “What a blessed voice, lots of love from India. Keep growing,” while another wrote: “Love and much respect to you brother. Much love from India.”

Similarly, one user wrote: “So much love and respect…your voice is so soulful…so pure…keep spreading magic.”


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Birthday celebration goes wrong; 5 held for cutting cake with sword on Bhubaneswar street

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Commissioner’s Police arrested five youths, including a minor, on Monday on charges of cutting a cake with a sword while celebrating a birthday in Bhubaneswar street.

The police action came after an alleged video of the birthday celebration went viral on various social media platforms.

In the video, around 15-20 youngsters can be seen using a sword to cut a cake while celebrating a birthday in the middle of the road in the Nayapalli area.

All the people in the alleged video are said to be residents of the Nayapalli area, the sources reported.

Prior to this incident, a KBN (Koi Bhai Nahin) gang was in the news for a similar event last year. Several young members of the KBN group broadcast images of themselves brandishing swords and sharp objects on social media. The video was filmed in the streets of the state capital.


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Here’s what Sunny Leone thinks about Urfi Javed; KRK takes a stand for Uorfi

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Urfi Javed has been in the news for a couple of days after his ‘war of words’ with Indian author Chetan Bhagat. While various commoners, as well as celebrities, have commented on Uorfi and her strange fashion sense, now the attractive and beautiful Sunny Leone has shared her views on the fashionista.

Urfi sets the internet on fire with her weird but trendy outfits. While netizens don’t leave the opportunity to brutally troll her, there are several fans who come to support Urfi. There are even certain celebrities who have stepped in to defend and admire Urfi.

During an exclusive interview with Rohit Khilnani on Bollywood Hungama, Sunny shared her thoughts on Uorfi.

While answering the entertaining quick questions, when the host asked, “A Bollywood celebrity, whose fashion sense you feel, this person has surpassed it every time I open his Instagram.”

In response to this, Sunny said, “I would say Urfi.”

Later, the host said, “She (Urfi) will be very happy to see this.”

While Sunny crowned Urfi with the label of celebrity with the best fashion sense, analyst and controversial and self-proclaimed film actor, Kamaal Rashid Khan aka KRK lashed out at Sunny Leone while earlier defending Urfi and Nia Sharma .

Although KRK defended Urfi and Nia, at the same time, he criticized Sunny saying that it was Sunny who inspired these girls to wear such revealing clothes.

Earlier today, KRK tweeted: “Why are people criticizing #urfijaved #NiaSharma and other modern girls, when they allowed #SunnyLeone to stay in India to inspire all these girls? If you are considering a porn star (who also sells 2day porn movies) as a good girl, then don’t be hypocritical by criticizing Indian Girls.”


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