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Indian Sports Highlights, December 30: D Gukesh is qualified for the Candidates 2024 through FIDE Circuit rating

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Updated: 30 Dec 2023 4:00 PM GMT

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  • 30 Dec 2023 4:00 PM GMT

    IND Vs AUS women ODI: India women lose the second ODI by 3 runs

    Indian women's cricket team blundered from a winning position and lost a close match by 3 runs after a sudden collapse to give a 2-0 lead to Australia going into the final match of the series.

    Richa Singh played a brilliant innings of 96 runs and almost put the match into the pocket of Indian team but the late middle order could not finish it.

  • 30 Dec 2023 2:16 PM GMT

    India Vs Australia women ODI: India need 118 runs in 20 overs, 8 wickets in hand

    Indian women's cricket team going comfortably with a 70 run partnership between Richa Ghosh and Jemimah Rodrigues after losing both the openers early.

    Smriti plays some fabulous shots before getting out, making quick-fire 34 runs with a powerful six. Earlier, Yastika Bhatia got out LBW after making just 14 runs.

    With 8 wickets in hand and a required run-rate of less than run a ball, India should win this match and level the series.

    Score:- AUS 258-8 in 50 overs

    IND 141-2 in 30 overs ( Richa 45(70)*, Jemimah 36(46)*)

  • 30 Dec 2023 12:45 PM GMT

    D Gukesh is qualified for the Candidates 2024 through FIDE Circuit rating

    Another chess prodigy, 17-year old D Gukesh is qualified for the FIDE Candidates as the best non-qualified rated player from the FIDE Circuit rating.

    He is the third Indian male player to qualify for the Candidates after Praggnanandhaa and Vidit Gujrathi. R Vaishali is also qualified for the women's candidates.

  • 30 Dec 2023 12:15 PM GMT

    World Blitz Men: Arjun Erigaisi rose up to fourth position after 18 rounds

    Arjun Erigaisi with 2.5/3 point in last three matches and has total of 12.5 points. Hence, rose up to fourth position and just 0.5 point behind the third place with final three rounds to go.

    He will play Alexey Sarana of Serbia in the next round, which is now a must-win encounter as chasing pack is not much behind.

    Nihal Sarin and Chithambaram Vr. Aravind are the next two Indian players with 11.5 points.

  • 30 Dec 2023 11:45 AM GMT

    India Vs Australia women ODI: India has to chase a total of 259 runs to level the series

    Deepti Sharma again proving her worth and registred a fifer against Australia in the second ODI to restrict them to a chaseble total of 258. Alana King hits three sixes in the end to take Australia past 250.

    Indian spinners dominated the middle overs with 7 out of eight wickets gone to spinning department. Shreyanka Patil making her debut takes her first wicket of the career after dismissing set-batter Phoebe Litchfield in the 34th over.

    Now it's up to Indian batters to level the series and takes the win out of this match. Indian batting looks much more solid today with the addition of Smriti Mandhana.

    Score:- AUS:- 258 for 8 in 50 overs.

    Key Players:- Phoebe Litchfield 63(98), Ellyse Perry 50(47), Alana King 28(17)*, Deepti Sharma (5-38 in 10 overs.)

  • 30 Dec 2023 11:00 AM GMT

    World Blitz Women: Harika, Humpy holding Indian charts with 9 points

    Harika has played 4 out of 4 draws today which saw her falling down in rankings to fifth position whereas Humpy with 3 out of 4 wins is back to top ten with same points as her counterpart.

    They are still half a point behind the medal position which they want to cover as soon as possible with final four rounds to start now.

    Humpy is facing the leader of the pack Valentina Gunina of Russia in the next round whereas Harika going head-on with Dinara Wagner of Germany. Priyanka Nutakki is the chashing player with 9 points.

  • 30 Dec 2023 10:30 AM GMT

    World Blitz Men: Four Indian players are on 10 points after 15 rounds

    Nihal Sarin & Arjun Erigaisi drops down few positions after a lose in round-15 whereas Praggnanandhaa and Raunak Sadhwani slowly rising up in the ranks with wins.

    All four players will be aiming to get back to the medal position in the next rounds with the competition getting closer to its ends with just 6 rounds to go.

    Praggnanandhaa will play Arjun in next round while Nihal going against Volodar Murzin of Russia. On other hand, youngster Raunak has tough task in against 5th seeded Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland.

  • 30 Dec 2023 10:15 AM GMT

    India Vs Australia women ODI: Australia is paying on 143 for 3 after 30 overs

    India makes a little comeback in the game as the spinners applied the break on the run-rate of Australian batting which led to the dismissal of set-batter Ellyse Perry just after she completes her half-century.

    Deepti Sharma then strikes again and dismissed Beth Mooney in the 28th over. Opener Phoebe Litchfield is still holding on her wicket and completes her half-century with new partner Tahlia McGrath on the crease.

    Score:- Aus 143-3 in 30 overs ( Tahlia 6(7)*, Phoebe 55(85)*)

  • 30 Dec 2023 9:15 AM GMT

    India Vs Australia women ODI: Australia has a solid start, 76-1 in 15 overs

    Pooja Vastrakar broke the dangerous looking opening partnership of Captain Alyssa Healy and Phoebe Litchfield but Australia recover from that breakthrough and building another big partnership.

    Ellyse Perry joined Phoebe after the departure of Australian skipper and  scoring with a healthy strike rate of 121.7. India will be aiming to broke this partnership as early as possible, maybe need to introduce Deepti Sharma in the attack.

    Score:- Aus 76-1 in 15 overs ( Ellyse 28(23)*, Phoebe 27(43))

  • 30 Dec 2023 8:16 AM GMT

    India Vs Australia women ODI: Australia women opted to bat after winning the toss

    India women's cricket team is bowling first in the second ODI match of the series against Australia, who wins the toss and opted to bat. Australia is leading the series 1-0 after winning the first match by 6 wickets. 

    Smriti Mandhana is back in the team after missing the first match due to illness and replacing Shafali Verma. All-rounder Shreyanka Patil also making her ODI debut and replacing Saika Ishaque.

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