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Sports News Highlights June 16: India Women Beat South Africa Women In 1st ODI; Netherlands Hand Poland Defeat At UEFA Euro 2024

A Super Sunday that saw the Men's T20 Cricket World Cup move one step closer to the Super Eight stage. The Indian women's side beat South Africa women in the first ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, the Euro 2024 witnessed the Netherlands beating Poland, while Slovenia and Denmark shared points. Check the highlights from the sports world on Sunday, June 16, 2024 right here

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Sports News Highlights, June 16, 2024

A Super Sunday that saw the Men's T20 Cricket World Cup move one step closer to the Super Eight stage. The Indian women's side beat South Africa women in the first ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Meanwhile, the Euro 2024 witnessed the Netherlands beating Poland, while Slovenia and Denmark shared points. Check the highlights from the sports world on Sunday, June 16, 2024 right here

ICYMI: England Stay In Super 8 Reckoning At T20 WC

In a rain-marred game that began after a three-hour delay and was eventually truncated to 10 overs a side, Jos Buttler's men beat Namibia by 41 runs (DLS method) earlier today. They have done what they needed to, in terms of staying afloat for Super Eight qualification. All eyes are now on the ongoing Australia vs Scotland game, which the Scots must win to upset the English applecart.

Euro 2024 Recap

The second day of UEFA European Championship 2024 continued to witness a flurry of goals after Germany's 5-1 thrashing of Scotland in the opener. Spain blanked Croatia 3-0 and defending champions Italy had to come from behind to trump Albania 2-1. Switzerland dispatched Hungary 3-1 in the other Group A meeting.

T20 World Cup: Australia Pave England's Way! 

In match number 35, Australia beat Scotland by five wickets to pave the way for England's entry into Super Eight of T20 World Cup. This scenario once seemed impossible due to rain, stats and other reasons. But now after England defeated Namibia by 41 runs and earned a total of 5 points and a +3.611 NNR, the defending champions are back on the track.

LPGA: Aditi Ashok Tied 14th In Michigan

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok picked three birdies in the last five holes, but still dropped to tied 14th from overnight tied 10th at the end of the third round of the Meijer LPGA Classic in Michigan.

Aditi, who is still looking for her first Top-10 of the season, had five birdies against two bogeys, as she found only two thirds of the fairways, which was much less than the first two days.

However, her putting, which was better than the first two rounds, saved the day for her. (PTI)

India - W vs South Africa - W 1st ODI Preview 

Legends Tour: Jyoti Randhawa Lost In QFs

Indian star Jyoti Randhawa was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Paul Lawrie match play on Legends Tour Europe as he lost to James Kingston, who is having a great season.

Randhawa had won his first three matches to reach the quarters while Jeev Milkha Singh had lost in the second round.

Randhawa's first three wins came against Thomas Gogele, Malcolm Mackenzie and Keith Horne, before he lost to Kingston, who is sixth in the MCB Road to Mauritius rankings of the Legends Tour. (PTI)

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India-W vs South Africa-W 1st ODI Live - Toss!

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa in the opening One-day International match at the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in Bengaluru.

Squads:

India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), D Hemalatha, Richa Ghosh (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, S Asha, Renuka Singh

South Africa: Laura Wolvaardt (capt), Tazmin Brits, Anneke Bosch, Suné Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Annerie Dercksen, Nondumiso Shangase, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba.

IND-W vs SA-W, 1st ODI Live: Update

India at 27/1 in 6 Overs

Shafali Verma (7/12) was dismissed by Masabata Klaas. Currently Dayalana Hemalatha and Smriti Mandhana are at the crease, leading the charge in the powerplay.

Chennaiyin FC Sign Defender Mandar Rao Dessai

Chennaiyin FC on Sunday announced the signing of experienced Indian defender Mandar Rao Dessai in their squad, boosting their backline ahead of the 2024-25 Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Dessai is regarded as one of the most successful players in the ISL, having won the league title in 2021 with Mumbai City FC and three League Shields — one with FC Goa (2020) and two with Mumbai City (2021 and 2023).(PTI)

IND-W vs SA-W, 1st ODI Live: Update

India at 108/5 in 24 overs.

Smriti Mandhana crossed half century 51/63 and alongside her is Deepti Sharma at the crease. Earlier after Shafali, Dayalan Hemalatha (12/16), skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (10/11), Jemima Rodrigues (17/28) and Richa Ghosh (3/5) were dismissed.

Grand Prix (Boxing): Lovlina Borgohain Settles With Silver

The Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist boxer Lovlina Borgohain bagged silver medal in the women's 75kg contest at the Grand Prix Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic losing to China's Li Qian. The Indian boxer who have qualified for Paris Olympics lost by a 2-3 split verdict in her final bout.

IND-W vs SA-W, 1st ODI Live: Mandhana Nears Century!

India at 187/6 in 38.1 overs

Smriti Mandhana hits 86/105 which includes 9 fours and surpassed 7000 runs in International cricket. Deepti Sharma walked back to the pavilion with 37/48 as she was bowled out by Ayabonga Khaka. Pooja Vastrakar is now on the crease.

IND-W vs SA-W, 1st ODI Live: Mandhana Hits Century!

Smriti Mandhana adding another boundary and her first six of the match finally touched 100 off 116 balls marking her sixth ODI hundred.

India at 210/6 in 43 overs

IND-W vs SA-W, 1st ODI Live: Innings Break 

India posted 265/8 (50) on a slightly sluggish pitch and set the target of 266 runs for the Proteas women powered by Mandhana's ton. Asha Shobana (8/5) with Pooja (31/42) finished the match.

Asian Team Squash: India Women Finish 5th, Men 6th

India women finished fifth and their men counterparts sixth in the Asian Team Squash Championships which concluded in Dalian, China, on Sunday. The Indian women's side beat Iran 2-0 in the match to decide the fifth and sixth positions with Rathika Suthanthira Seelan and Pooja Arthi Raghu scoring comfortable wins. However, the men's team lost to South Korea 1-2

Euro 2024, POL Vs NED

IND-W Beat SA-W By 143 Runs In 1st WODI

Smriti Mandhana's resolute hundred and a disciplined bowling effort, led by spinners Deepti Sharma and Asha Shobana, piloted India to a huge 143-run win over South Africa in the first women's ODI on Sunday. India now lead the three-match series 1-0, and the second game will be played on June 19. (PTI)

Euro 2024: Netherlands Beat Poland

UEFA Euro 2024: Slovenia Vs Denmark Lineups

Slovenia XI: Oblak; Karnicnik, Drkusic, Bijol, Janza; Stojanovic, Cerin, Elsnik, Mlakar; Sporar, Sesko

Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Vestergaard; Kristiansen, Hjulmand, Eriksen, Hojbjerg, Bah; Hojlund, Wind

ICC T20 World Cup: IRE Crawl To 106

After a terrible start with the bat, low-order runs from Gareth Delany, Mark Adair and Joshua Little helped Ireland crawl to 106 runs for the loss of nine wickers in their 20 overs against Pakistan.

UEFA Euro 2024: Slovenia 0-1 Denmark

Christian Eriksen opens the scoring for Denmark as he quickly gets inside the box and fires one into the bottom corner which Jan Oblak had no chance saving. 0-1 Denmark!

Mandhana Pleased After First Home Hundred

Smriti Mandhana was relieved to score her first ODI hundred at home after squandering several chances in the past, and the Indian vice-captain hoped to continue in the same vein for the rest of the series against South Africa.

Mandhana’s 117 played a massive role in powering India to a lop-sided 143-run win over South Africa in the first women’s ODI here on Sunday. (PTI)

UEFA Euro 2024: Slovenia 1-1 Denmark

Thanks to Erik Janza's strike, Slovenia equalised in the 77th minute of the game and the two sides shared a point each in their respective UEFA Euro 2024 openers at the Stuttgart Arena.

UEFA Euro 2024: England Vs Serbia Lineups

England XI: Jordan Pickford, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Marc Guehi, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Bukayo Saka, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Harry Kane

Serbia XI: V. Milinkovic-Savic; Veljkovic, Milenkovic, Pavlovic; Zivkovic, Milinkovic-Savic, Gudelj, Lukic, Kostic; Vlahovic, Mitrovic

ICC T20 World Cup: Pak End Campaign With A Win

Babar Azam's men ended their ICC T20 World Cup campaign with a win after surviving a scare at the hands of Ireland at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Florida.

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