In today’s cricket news, learn more about India winning a nail-biting match against Bangladesh by 5 runs because of a DLS; After Litton Das was run out for 60 off 27 balls after slipping on a wet surface, Bangladesh failed in their revised chase of 151 from 16 overs. Another fifty for Virat Kohli, making him the tournament’s all-time leader in T20 runs scored by a male player. Meanwhile, SA20 has announced a game-changing 10-year collaboration with India’s newest sports network, Viacom18 Sports, to present all matches exclusively to India’s cricket-loving and fervent fans. Lastly, Stephen Vaughan has been appointed as the new chief executive of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, while former Yorkshire and England fast bowler Darren Gough retains his position as managing director of cricket.
India Beat Litton Das’s Bangladesh to Reach Closer to T20 World Cup Semi-finals
Kohli (64no from 44 balls) followed his undefeated 83 and 62 not out against Pakistan with a third fifty in four innings as India reached 184-6.
Kohli surpassed Mahela Jayawardene’s record of 1,016 runs in all Men’s T20 World Cups after a second-wicket stand of 67 off 37 balls with Rahul. He clinched a 37-ball half-century in the 17th over before helping his side plunder 24 from the final eight balls.
Litton (60 off 27) smashed a 21-ball fifty in reply and Bangladesh raced to 66-0 in seven overs before a rain delay.
Litton hit three fours off Arshdeep Singh in the second over, three boundaries in a row off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the third, a scoop for six off Bhuvneshwar in the fifth, and two fours and a six off Mohammed Shami in the sixth, with the maximum over deep square leg taking him to his eighth T20 international fifty.
When play resumed, Bangladesh was set 151 from 16 overs, meaning they needed 85 from the remaining 54 deliveries.
Their hopes were struck an almost instant big setback when Litton was run out by Rahul’s direct hit from deep midwicket. Litton was angry after slipping for the second delivery in a row.
Bangladesh lost 4-9 in 11 balls as India took a number of good catches, but Nurul Hasan hit Arshdeep for six in the penultimate over to cut the target to 13 from four balls.
Nurul then smashed the penultimate delivery behind point for four, but Bangladesh concluded on 145-6.
India has six points from four games in Group 2 after rebounding from a five-wicket loss to South Africa last weekend. A win over Zimbabwe in Melbourne on Sunday, or a washout, will secure a last-four spot.
Bangladesh can still enter the semi-finals, but they must beat Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday and hope for other results.
Kohli and Rahul light up Litton
Bangladesh limited India to 37-1 in the powerplay after winning the toss; Hasan Mahmud (3-47) caught Rohit Sharma for 2 after dropping him on 1, but Rahul accelerated until falling one delivery after a 31-ball fifty.
Suryakumar Yadav, who just topped the T20 international batting rankings, hit 16-ball 30 with three fours in Mahmud’s 13th over. Hardik Pandya (5), Dinesh Karthik (7), and Axar Patel (7) came and went as the innings stalled.
Kohli hit back-to-back boundaries off Mahmud in the 19th over, while Ravichandran Ashwin (13no off 6) hit successive boundaries off Shoriful in the last, including six over deep square. Shoriful finished with stats of 0-57 from his four overs.
Litton’s boundary-laden innings offered Bangladesh hope, despite three scares before the rain break.
Shoriful Islam’s ninth over yielded 24 runs, with Rahul hitting two sixes, including one off a no ball, and the opener and Kohli each hitting a four.
On nine, he edged almost past wicketkeeper Karthik before being dropped on 27.
On 33, Litton avoided getting run out by Kohli’s direct hit from mid-on.
Litton faltered and Rahul knocked down the stumps with the second ball after the restart, as Bangladesh fell short of their aim.
SA20 Collaborates With Viacom18
Original Source: SA20 signs major broadcast partnership with Viacom18
SA20 has partnered with Viacom18 Sports, India’s newest sports network, to exclusively broadcast all matches to India’s cricket-loving fans.
SA20 and Viacom18 will work together to grow and engage cricket fans in India as South Africa’s premier T20 League expands. South Africa’s cricket roots, domestic setup, and popularity with Indian fans will help SA20 stand out among worldwide T20 tournaments. South Africa and India have a strong and storied cricket history that this cooperation will strengthen while giving Indian fans high-quality T20 play.
Today is historic for South African cricket. “This long-term collaboration between the SA20 and Viacom18 as our official Indian broadcaster supports our goal to establish the world’s second biggest league,” said SA20 League Commissioner and former South Africa captain Graeme Smith. “With 6 IPL owners expanding in South Africa, Viacom18 is the appropriate partner to take the SA20 to the cricket-loving Indian market.”
“The benefits to domestic cricket will be far-reaching, with more South African players exposed to a worldwide audience and a stimulus to establish a strong and sustainable cricket environment.” As SA20, we look forward to collaborating with Viacom18 to develop a world-class league,” said Smith.
SA20 includes a range of local and international cricket players ready to excite fans across the world.
Viacom18 Sports CEO Anil Jayaraj: “We continue to provide fans an immersive and engaging experience by adding SA20.” T20 is India’s favorite cricket format. The history and heritage of South African cricket and the popularity of South African cricketers in India excite Indian cricket fans. We expect high viewership and fan involvement because the event is in prime time.
On January 10, 2023, the six teams will play 33 live matches at six premium sites. The SA20 will include Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Rashid Khan, and Jos Buttler.
Jason Holder, Eoin Morgan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Maheesh Theekshana in action.
The Joburg Super Kings, Pretoria Capitals, Durban’s Super Giants, Sunrisers Eastern Cape, Paarl Royals, and MI Cape Town are owned by groups with clubs in the Indian Premier League.
Six teams signed over 100 players in September’s SA20 auction. Teams could have 10 South Africans and 7 overseas players. Every team can have four overseas players in the XI. Each team has signed one young, uncapped player.
Viacom18 announced that JioCinema will live-stream the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. The world’s biggest show, the football World Cup, will be shown exclusively on JioCinema and Sports18 from 20 November to 18 December.
The SA20 adds to Viacom18’s portfolio of world-class sporting events, which includes the IPL, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM, NBA, Diamond League, LaLiga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and premier ATP and BWF events.
Stephen Vaughan Named Yorkshire County Cricket Club CEO
Vaughan moves from rugby, where he was CEO of Wasps. Vaughan lost his job last month when the club went bankrupt.
Vaughan played football for Walsall before pursuing a business career and playing rugby for Gloucester for seven years. On November 7, he will join Yorkshire.
Gough has dedicated his long-term future to the club after putting his broadcasting career on hold to take the post on an interim basis last year, when the club was in crisis from Azeem Rafiq’s institutional racism charges.
The club was demoted from the LV= Insurance County Championship in Gough’s first season, but he’s agreed to stay on.
“I’ve had a long relationship with the club and am thrilled to be part of our future,” Gough stated. “There is lots to be enthusiastic about, including the young talent coming through, and I’m excited about our team signings.
“The hard work begins this winter, and I look forward to working with Ottis [Gibson, head coach] and the coaching team to bring success to Yorkshire cricket.”
Vaughan said Yorkshire was one of several prospective destinations and he intends to assist it rise from a tragic chapter in its history.
“Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of the world’s most iconic sports clubs,” he remarked.
“Without ignoring the challenges we’ve experienced in the past year, there are many reasons to be positive about the future, on and off the field.
“I had several offers, but the chance to take this club back to the forefront of English cricket was enticing.”
Lord Kamlesh Patel, Yorkshire’s chair, praised Vaughan’s selection “We’re happy to welcome Stephen to the club as the top contender.
“With years of knowledge and experience, he will add a lot of competence. His track record and financial skills are key to our success.
“Stephen’s honesty in dealing with hard conditions at Wasps after Covid displays the character needed for the club’s ongoing transition. I hope to collaborate with him as we rebuild.”
Summary of Today’s Cricket/Sports News
Overall, India triumphed over Bangladesh in a nail-biting DLS match by five runs. Before India closed out a narrow five-run DLS win at Adelaide Oval and moved closer to the semi-finals, Virat Kohli became the all-time leading run-scorer in the history of the Men’s Twenty20 World Cup. This accomplishment came shortly after India fended off a superb onslaught from Bangladesh opener Litton Das.
On the other hand, in order to reach India’s cricket-crazy population, SA20 has established a groundbreaking 10-year deal with Viacom18 Sports, the country’s newest sports network. South Africa’s premier Twenty20 League (SA20) and India’s leading media conglomerate Viacom18 have formed a partnership to expand SA20’s reach in India and attract the country’s cricket fan base. SA20 will stand apart from other international T20 competitions thanks to South Africa’s deep cricket history, established local setup, and the popularity of its players among Indian fans. This agreement will deepen the historic cricket ties between South Africa and India and offer exciting Twenty20 cricket to Indian fans.
Finally, the Yorkshire County Cricket Club has announced the hiring of Stephen Vaughan as its new chief executive officer. In addition, the club has confirmed that Darren Gough will continue in his role as managing director of cricket. Vaughan makes the transition from rugby union, where he served as CEO of the faltering Wasps for the past two years. Vaughan was one of 167 people who lost their jobs immediately after the club went bankrupt last month.