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“Celebrating Livingstone’s Heroics: England’s Remarkable Victory in Rain-Marred Battle Against New Zealand


In a closely fought battle against England amid rain interruptions, Trent Boult assisted the host team in leveling the series. Before Liam Livingstone’s heroic 95*, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, and Sam Curran also contributed to the rescue mission.
Liam Livingstone’s unbeaten 95 runs saved England and established their series-squaring victory over New Zealand in the T20 series. His highest one-day international score reduced England’s target to 227 runs in a rain-affected match, which New Zealand had to chase. Despite Daryl Mitchell’s 57 runs, the visiting team lagged behind due to lower-order collapse.

Trent Boult marked his 100th ODI with three early wickets in eight overs, making a comeback for New Zealand. This forced England to struggle at 8 runs for 3 wickets in the challenging bowling conditions. When Livingstone came to bat at number 7, England was struggling at 55 runs for 5 wickets. However, with partnerships with Moeen Ali (48) and Sam Curran (112), Livingstone pulled England to a competitive total.
Before separating Tim Southee in New Zealand’s onslaught, Livingstone hit six boundaries in 17 balls. What’s astonishing is that he couldn’t reach three figures in the final two balls, finishing with 91 not out.

Liam Livingstone

Livingstone expressed, “The past few months haven’t been particularly kind to me.”Unfortunately, one reason is there aren’t many lower-order hitters in my lineup who have excelled in the art of the game; it’s a challenging role. If you come in at a role, it’s pretty good, but when you find yourself in a situation where you have to get out of a bit of a hole, it’s quite tough. It’s probably the first time in my career that I’ve had to struggle for a couple of months, so I’ve tried to find out and do a lot of work behind the scenes, and I can do it – and that’s winning games for England.”

In this scorching heat, despite poor form, Livingstone’s extraordinary ability and a fantastic IPL record mean there’s no doubt about his place in England’s World Cup team. In just three days, with two contrasting half-centuries, he has convincingly shown why.
This was his longest innings in international cricket, and his highest score in a victory. New Zealand lost Finn Allen early, caught by David Willey on the second ball, but after scoring 111 runs for the loss of three wickets, Mitchell seemed to be in a heavy mood. However, Reece Topley took three wickets for 27 runs in his second spell, taking New Zealand’s last seven wickets for 36 runs.

After playing international cricket for the first time since last year’s T20 World Cup, Bolt, who had taken an early retirement from his central contract to maximize his availability for franchise leagues around the world, but has since been on a New Zealand hiatus, was always likely to be welcomed by New Zealand ahead of next month’s World Cup, and his new-ball wizardry showed why.
He hit a boundary off his seventh ball, when Johnny Bairstow advanced towards the leading edge of his cover, where Mitchell Santner took an excellent catch while completing his jump. Joe Root survived for just two balls, falling victim to an in-swinging delivery on the knee roll, and Ben Stokes only managed to loft Bolt to mid-off.

In the absence of Jason Roy (back strain) and Dawid Malan (paternity leave), Harry Brook was given another chance to open the batting, but he quickly fell after a brief powerplay. Brook attempted to swing Matt Henry over the infield but found the leading edge, and it went straight to the back-pedaling mid-off fielder.
Then Jos Buttler took charge of the reply and, in just four balls, sent Bolt to the ground with three boundaries. However, he fell for 30 runs out of 25 when he cut Santner’s drag-down delivery onto his own stumps. Like Bairstow and Brook, Buttler’s dismissal hinted at a slowing surface with several balls sticking in the pitch.

When Livingstone joined forces with Moeen at number 7, England had over 20 overs left for batting. This partnership added 48 runs in 50 balls, occasionally cautious before freeing their arms before New Zealand’s spin attack. Moeen fell for 33 runs when Glenn Phillips took a superb diving catch at point, at a point when Livingstone decided it was time to change gears.
Livingstone targeted Southee, hitting 17 runs in one over – including three boundaries in four balls; when he reached 47 runs in 47 balls, his second half-century in three days, it was time to accelerate. Curran, playing his first game since the Hundred final, took on both left-arm spinners – Santner and Rachin Ravindra – with sixes. This partnership added 100 runs off 32 overs when Livingstone hit his first six of Henry’s slower ball. Curran took Southey on with a fantastic shot in the very next over, and after an attempt by Mitchell Santner to catch Willey at long-off, he was run out on the boundary table. Like Alan, who survived a close lbw review off the first ball, Willey dismissed them on the second ball when he played a cover drive.

Michel partnered with Tom Latham to add 56 runs, but Topley’s second spell changed the game. Before falling to Phillips’ fantastic catch-and-bowl, Latham tried to flick a wide and Ravindra threw his second ball into slip. At 6 for 123, it was Mishel or bust. After hitting Moeen for six runs at long-off, Michel achieved his 100th ODI wicket by throwing a full toss to Moeen at mid-off; soon, his 101st score came when Santner shot to point. Willey eventually took three wickets to peg England back early in the evening

“Kohli’s Quest: Chasing Legends at R. Premadasa Stadium”


In Virat Kohli’s happy hunting at the R. Premadasa Stadium, he’s set to achieve a double record, possibly matching Sachin Tendulkar’s significant feat. Virat Kohli aimed for a milestone at the R. Premadasa Stadium, similar to Sachin Tendulkar’s great achievement. The star Indian batsman could also surpass MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid with another milestone in Colombo.

Is kohli verge of making history against pakistan

India’s star batsman, Virat Kohli, is on the verge of making history against Pakistan. Considered one of the best ODI batsmen, virat enjoys batting at Colombo’s R. Premadasa Stadium. This venue will host a mega clash between India and Pakistan in the Super Four stage of the 2023 Asia Cup on Sunday afternoon. After a subdued performance in India’s opening Asia Cup match, virat will be eager to put up a strong show against his arch-rivals.

The 34-year-old star was dismissed by Pakistan’s Shahin Afridi when he bowled a good length delivery just outside the off-stump, which Kohli perhaps wanted to defend. However, the ball took an inside edge and Kohli was out for 4 runs.

In modern times, the great Kohli could equal the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar by scoring a century against Pakistan because he might become the player with the most centuries at the R. Premadasa Stadium. Kohli enjoys batting at the Colombo ground and has scored three centuries in just eight matches here. During this time, Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya have scored the most centuries as they both have registered four centuries in the Sri Lankan capital.

MS Dhoni and Rahul Dravid could be surpassed by Kohli

Moreover, if Kohli successfully achieves a century, he could surpass MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, and legendary figures like Mohammad Azharuddin in terms of runs scored at the R. Premadasa Stadium. The 34-year-old batsman has accumulated 519 runs in 8 matches with an average of 103.80. In comparison, Dhoni, Dravid, and Azharuddin have scored 568, 600, and 616 runs respectively. This would place him among the top five Indian batsmen with the most runs in Colombo.

India vs. Pakistan, Asia Cup: 

KL Rahul’s return, Jasprit Bumrah replaces Mohammed Shami, and Shreyas Iyer sidelined due to a back injury in the Super Four match of Asia Cup 2023.

India made two crucial changes in their playing eleven for the important Asia Cup 2023 Super Four match against arch-rivals Pakistan in Colombo on Sunday, September 10. As the weather cleared and the sun emerged, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam won the toss and opted to field.

Captain Rohit Sharma announced two changes, one of them being a forced change, as Shreyas Iyer suffered a back injury just before the clash against Pakistan. Unfortunately, after his return from a long injury layoff, Iyer had played only two matches in the group stage of the Asia Cup

Inter miami vs sporting kc : Clash of Titans  in MLS 2023 – without Messi presence


Can Inter Miami pull off a win without the presence of Lionel Messi ?

The answer to that question was a resounding yes because Miami secured a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City. There’s no worry about Messi’s absence because Leonardo Campana is stepping up

The match started with Sporting KC showing some impressive performance, including an early goal within the first ten minutes by Daniel Salloi, which goalkeeper Drake Callender couldn’t stop. Despite Alan Pulido’s efforts to make a comeback with a goal in the second half, it proved insufficient to secure the win.

Lio Campana delivered an exceptional performance throughout the game and scored two out of Miami’s three goals in Messi’s absence. Fábio Faria’s goal in the 60th minute sealed Miami’s victory over Sporting Kansas City.

Inter Miami also had eight key players on international duty, including striker Josef Martínez (Venezuela), midfielder Robin Taylor (Finland), and the standout 18-year-old Benjamin Kreamaaschi (USA).

With a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City, Inter Miami CF gained three crucial points in South Florida, keeping their playoff hopes alive. After this significant victory, Miami CF is just six points away from the playoff line.

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For when will Messi play next?

Messi is making magic with Argentina in World Cup qualifiers, but he hopes to return to Miami for their next game against Atlanta United on September 16th. Despite several players missing from the roster, Inter Miami CF managed to secure an important win.

In the 88th minute, all-out substitutions were made, and at the end of the second half, Victor Ulloa replaced Fábio Faria for Miami CF.

Alan Pulido’s goal:

Sporting Kansas City made a comeback in the second half when Alan Pulido (78′) scored a splendid goal from the center of the box, giving them their second goal of the night.

Fábio Faria’s goal:

A quick start by the Busquets filled Miami with confidence, and after some scuffles, Sergio Busquets made a wise decision to start the game. With permission granted, and the man who’s everywhere, Fábio Faria scored a 3-1 goal (60′).”

“Inter Miami doesn’t settle for mere comfort with their advantage; they aspire for greater success. Nicholas Stefanelli is called for a handball (’54) and Sporting KC remains aggressive with players like Fábio Faria consistently playing the ball in the box.

There’s no worry about Messi’s absence because Leonardo Campana is stepping up. Despite the absence of key players in the roster, Leonardo Campana has proven Miami CF’s competitive ability.

Leonardo Campana’s Goal:

Miami has taken a halftime lead, and Campana shines! Campana (45′) scored a header from the left side of the box with an assist from DeAndre Yedlin.

Leonardo Campana’s Goal:

Miami leveled the score against Sporting Kansas City in the first half as Campana (25′ pen) scored a penalty, making it 1-1.

Daniel Salloi’s Goal:

Sporting Kansas City made the first move against Inter Miami CF as Daniel Salloi (9′) scored early in the first half, giving Sporting KC a 1-0 lead with a shot from the center of the box that got past Drake Callender.

What time will Inter Miami vs. Sporting Kansas City play today?

The kickoff is set for 7:30 PM in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at DRV PNK Stadium. How to watch Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC: Stream the match online just like all MLS games; the Inter Miami vs. Kansas City match is scheduled for 7:30 PM ET. It will be streamed on ET Saturday, available on Apple TV.

Is Messi playing tonight.?

Unfortunately, Messi won’t be part of the match against Sporting Kansas City tonight as he is currently on international duty with Argentina for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers. Messi played a crucial role in securing a 1-0 victory for his country against Ecuador last Thursday. Argentina’s next match with Bolivia is scheduled for Tuesday at 4 PM ET.

Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba for Miami CF:

Messi and other key players’ absence puts the spotlight on Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba to lead Miami CF against Sporting Kansas City. Despite the absence of eight key players, including Lionel Messi (Argentina), Josef Martínez (Venezuela), Sergi Krivtsov (Ukraine), Benjamin Kreamaschi (USMNT), Edison Azcona (Dominican Republic), Diego Gómez (Paraguay), and David Ruiz (Honduras), Miami CF’s coach, Gerardo Martino, trusts Campana to lead the team against Sporting KC.

Campana, the magician, has stretched Miami’s limits without Messi. Miami’s recent form has given me confidence in their ability to win without their maestro.”

Can Messi and Inter Miami make it to the playoffs?

That’s a good question considering the numbers mentioned above. We’ve dissected all the playoff scenarios and the team’s prospects, and the road ahead isn’t easy. Miami currently sits in 14th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference with a record of 7-14-4 and 25 points. To qualify for the playoffs, they’ll need to finish at least 9th or higher, which is a challenging feat. So far, only Cincinnati has secured a playoff spot with a record of 17-4-6 and 57 points.

In the Western Conference, Sporting Kansas City is in 11th place with a record of 8-11-8 and 32 points, just two points behind 9th-placed Dallas. St. Louis stands at the forefront in the Western division with a remarkable tally of 15-10-2 and a total of 47 points.

Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC Live:

When and where to watch MLS matches live? The Inter Miami vs. The Sporting KC game is scheduled for September 10, 2023. What time will the Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC match start? The game is set to commence at 5 AM IST. Where will Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC be played? The game is scheduled to happen at DRV PNK Stadium.

MLS Live: How to watch live streaming?

How can I watch the live streaming of Inter Miami vs. Sporting KC? The match will be available for live streaming on the official Apple TV app. The Major League Soccer 2023-24 season will also be streamed live on Apple TV. Indian fans can stream the match live with an Apple Pass.