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SCL: Yaws CC, Khalsa win respective matches
Shillong: Yaws CC defeated Nongmynsong by 41 runs in the Shillong Cricket League second division match played at cricket ground in Polo on Wednesday. Nongmyson won the toss and scored 128 runs losing six wickets in 25 overs in which Sanjeev scored 53 runs off 42 balls. For  Nongmynsong Sumit and Raj picked up two wickets each. In reply, Nongmynsong could manage to score 87 runs losing nine wickets in 25 overs. Sandeep scored 32 runs off 45 balls. For Yaws CC, Tarak and Sanjeev picked up three wickets each. Meanwhile, Khalsa Warriors defeated Municipal by three wickets in the Shillong Cricket League third division match. Municipal elected to bat first and scored 142 runs losing seven wickets in 20 overs in which Amar Biswa scored 56 runs off 51 balls. For Khalsa Warriors, Rahul Singh picked up three wickets. In reply, Khalsa Warriors chased down the target in 19.2 overs and scored 143 runs losing seven wickets. Mangal Singh and Ranjan Singh scored 23 runs and 31 runs respectively. For Municipal, Paritosh Rai and Arun Kumar picked up two and one wicket respectively.

Mithali, Harmanpreet in top-10 of ICC rankings
New Delhi: India’s one day captain Mithali Raj and top batter Harmanpreet Kaur were placed 2nd and 10th in the ICC batswomen’s rankings released after the World Cup qualifier that ended on Tuesday. Meg Lanning of Australia leads the charts with 804 points while Raj with 733 points is second in the list. Harmanpreet, known for her towering sixes is 574 in the list. In the women’s list, Jhulan Goswami, who did not play the Qualifiers due to injury, is placed 3rd in the bowler’s list behind Marizanne Kapp of South Africa and Stefanie Taylor of West Indies. (PTI)

HIL: UP in semis along with Mumbai, Delhi and Lancers
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Wizards made it to the semi-finals of Hockey India League after an exciting 4-4 draw with Dabang Mumbai. Uttar Pradesh Wizards will take on Kalinga Lancers while Dabang Mumbai face Delhi Waveriders in the two semi-finals slated on Saturday. It was Ajay Yadav (12th min) and Ramandeep Singh (17th min) who scored field goals for the home team while Gurjant Singh (13th min) and Manpreet Singh (19th min) restored parity. (PTI)

PCB likely to appoint Talat Ali as new team manager
Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to appoint former Test player, Talat Ali as the new manager of the national side after their disastrous tours to New Zealand and Australia. The 66-year-old Talat, who played 10 Tests for Pakistan and has managed the Pakistan A and senior teams in the past, is tipped to take over as manager of the national side from Wasim Bari. Bari, a former Pakistan captain, was manager in the home series against the West Indies in UAE where Pakistan lost the final Test in Sharjah and then on tours to New Zealand and Australia where the national side lost all five Tests. (PTI)

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