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Eng vs NZ Test Series: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hints at a comeback in the second Test against England, said these things

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Eng vs NZ Test Series: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson hints at a comeback in the second Test against England, said these things

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London: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has said that his team will have to restart in the second Test against England at Edgbaston starting June 10. The first match between the two teams was a draw. The captain said that the pitch did not play as bad as he expected on the fifth and final day of the first Test. The first Test match played between England and New Zealand at Lord’s ground here ended in a draw on the fifth and final day. ICC WTC Final 2021: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson demands such a pitch in WTC final

New Zealand had given a target of 273 runs to England, in response to which the England team could only score 170 runs for three wickets till the end of the day’s play. For England, Dominic Sibble remained unbeaten on 60 off 207 balls with the help of three fours and Ollie Pope scored 20 runs off 41 balls with the help of three fours.

Williamson said after the match, “We made the decision (to announce the innings based on whether we had the best chance to possibly win the match, or enough overs (to take wickets). We knew that one day I will be tough to lose but unfortunately things got a bit bad in the end. We were expecting the pitch to get a little worse and it showed signs on day four in particular that it was going to happen, but it didn’t happen.”

Williamson, 30, said that if his team were chasing such a target, they would have played to achieve the target.

He said, “It’s always hard to know how the opposing team will open the chase. Obviously all three outcomes are still possible. If we were in that position, you really want to get a good base.” And try to take the match to the end, where you have a small target in fewer overs. Obviously there was a lot of work to be done to get there, a lot of overs left and I think both the teams are on the pitch. Was expecting it to get worse.”

The third day of the match was completely rained down and not a single ball could be bowled.

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Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi wants to fulfill his biggest dream with Argentina by winning Copa America

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Copa America 2021: Lionel Messi wants to fulfill his biggest dream with Argentina by winning Copa America

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New Delhi: Lionel Messi is now 33 years old and he has probably the last chance to fulfill this dream by winning the Copa America football tournament. This star footballer is determined to fulfill his unfulfilled dream this time. Copa America 2021: Brazil and Argentina are the top contenders for the title in Copa America

Argentina will start their campaign in the Copa America against Chile in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. Brazil was handed over the hosting of the tournament at the last minute after Colombia and Argentina were dropped from co-hosts.

Messi said at a press conference in Rio, “I am always available for my team. My biggest dream is to win the title with my national team.” He said, “I have come close to it many times. It didn’t happen but I will keep trying. I will leave no stone unturned to fulfill this dream.

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Copa America 2021: Brazil got off to a great start in the Copa America

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New Delhi: Maraquinhos, Neymar and Gabriel Barbosa scored for Brazil in a lyrical match played on Sunday at Mane Garincha Stadium in Brasilia. A day before this, many players from Venezuela were found positive for Kovid-19. Copa America 2021: Big blow to Venezuela before the match, 12 members of the team turned out to be Corona positive

Brazil was handed over the hosting of the tournament at the last minute, which was opposed by its top players. Despite this, captain Casemiro said that the defending champions entered the tournament with the goal of retaining the title.

“Whether it is a friendly match, the Copa America or the World Cup qualifiers, we always play to win,” he said. In a hurry, 15 new players had to be called. Its effect was clearly visible on the field as well. Brazil also missed a few chances but did not get a special challenge from Venezuela.

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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic wins 19th Grand Slam by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, sets new record

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French Open 2021: Novak Djokovic wins 19th Grand Slam by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas, sets new record

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New Delhi: World number one tennis star Novak Djokovic has won the title of French Open 2021. In the final, he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to win the trophy. Although this Serbian player had to face defeat in the first two sets, he came back strongly in the third set and won the title by registering consecutive victories. With this win, Novak Djokovic has become the first person to complete a career Grand Slam twice in the Open Era. With this, he has become the first male player to win all four Grand Slams twice in 52 years. For information, let us tell you that after 2004, this is the first French Open final to go to the fifth and deciding set. French Open: Czech Republic beat Russia to win their first Grand Slam title in women’s singles tennis tournament

Tsitsipas got off to a great start

Fifth seed Tsitsipas got off to a good start by winning the first two sets 7-6, 6-2 but top seed Djokovic won the next two sets 6-3, 6-2 to drag the match into the fifth and deciding set. Tsitsipas gave a tremendous fight to Djokovic in the final match and kept the match exciting till the last moments of the match. In the third game of the deciding set, Djokovic took the lead by breaking Tsitsipas’ serve and then held it to the end to win the set 6-4 to win both the match and the title.

Tsitsipas had to undergo treatment

Only twenty-two-year-old Tsitsipas had to undergo treatment from his trainer on the court after the third set during the final match due to back pain. Djokovic had managed to register a win five times in his career before, despite losing the first two sets. Prior to this match, this player of Serbia had won 34 times in five-set matches, while he had to face defeat 10 times.

Djokovic, who defeated legendary player and Roland Garros legend Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals, was playing in the Grand Slam final for the 29th time, while Tsitsipas of Greece made it to the final of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time.

Just one step away from Federer and Nadal’s records

For information, let us tell you that Djokovic is now just one step away from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 Grand Slams. Roger Federer of Switzerland and Rafael Nadal of Spain have won more Grand Slam titles than Djokovic. Both have 20-20 Grand Slam names. Djokovic has won nine Australian Open, five Wimbledon, three US Open and two French Open titles. He had previously won the Australian Open in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2020.

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