Top 10 Sports News: India beat New Zealand in the first T20, Mandhana's century in the Big Bash League

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The Indian team defeated New Zealand (IND vs NZ 1st T20) by 5 wickets in the first T20 and took a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series. Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, achieved the target of 165 runs with 2 balls to spare. Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in the Women's Big Bash League.

The Indian team started well in the T20 series under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. In Jaipur, the hosts defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets in the first match. Captain Rohit played a brilliant inning in the match. He scored 48 runs. Apart from this, Suryakumar Yadav played an aggressive inning of 62 runs. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 164 for 6 wickets. Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman scored half-centuries. In response, Team India achieved the target with 2 balls to spare. The second match of the series will be played on November 19 in Ranchi.

The excitement of the ODI World Cup is going to increase. ICC has taken a big decision regarding this. In the World Cup to be held in 2027, 14 teams will be competing instead of 10. Top-10 teams will qualify on the basis of ranking while 4 other teams will be able to enter the tournament on the basis of qualifiers. Only 10 teams have got a chance in the ODI World Cup to be held in India in 2023. For this, ODI Super League is being played. The ICC has taken this decision to connect small countries with big events. For the 2023 World Cup, the ICC has started the Super League between 13 teams. In this, apart from 12 full members, the Netherlands has been given a chance. Each team has to play 8 series. 4 at home and 4 abroad. But now this rule has been abolished with the increase in the number of teams in 2027.

Smriti Mandhana created history and became the first Indian player to score a century in the Women's Bish Bash League (WBBL). Playing for Sydney Thunder, Mandhana scored an unbeaten 114 off 64 balls. He hit 14 fours and 3 sixes in the innings. That is, he scored 74 runs in 17 balls. However, even after his century, Sydney's team lost this match by 4 runs. Melbourne had scored 175 runs for 4 wickets while playing first. In reply, Sydney's team could only score 171 runs for 2 wickets. This is also the best score by a player in the T20 league.

Venkatesh Iyer got a chance to make his international debut and he landed in the first T20 match of the series against New Zealand. Although he could play 2 balls and got out after scoring 4 runs. He didn't even bowl. Apart from IPL 2021, Iyer also performed brilliantly in the Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy in the past. Apart from batting with his left hand, he also bowls fast with his right arm. 26-year-old Venkatesh Iyer of MP did a great job in IPL 2021. He scored 370 runs in 10 matches at an average of 41 while playing for KKR.

Veteran VVS Laxman has been made the head of the NCA. After the appointment of former teammates Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly said that Indian cricket is in safe hands. Dravid has been made the head coach of the Indian team. Ganguly had entrusted Laxman with the responsibility of the state's project 'Vision 2020' during his tenure as the President of the Cricket Association of Bengal. Laxman will now shift from Hyderabad to Bangalore with the whole family. Laxman has left the contract for Sunrisers Hyderabad as a mentor in the IPL and commentary contracts for this position, besides writing columns for various organizations. Their earnings will also decrease.

Former India world champion captain Kapil Dev has presented a report card summarizing the performance of Team India under the leadership of Ravi Shastri. Kapil said that the national team has done a wonderful job. He said that the absence of ICC title is something that makes the tenure of Shastri and Kohli incomplete. Talking about Team India's early exit in the T20 World Cup 2021, Kapil admitted that this was the first time after the 2007 ODI World Cup when India returned with such a poor performance.

World No. 1 Pramod Bhagat and No. 5 Sukanta Kadam advanced to the second round of the Uganda International Para-Badminton Tournament with easy wins in their matches in the first round. Tokyo Paralympic champion Bhagat defeated Godfrey Catalo of Uganda in the first-round match of the SL-3 singles category. Bhagat registered a 21-8, 21-10 win in straight games in just 26 minutes. Those players take part in the SL-3 category, who have problems in the lower parts of the body. In the SL4 category, Kadam defeated Julius Obura of Uganda 21-5, 21-3 in just 22 minutes.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to appoint Australian coach Troy Cooley as the fast bowling coach of the National Cricket Academy (NCA). Cooley is regarded as one of the best fast bowling coaches in world cricket. The brightest moment of his career as England's bowling coach came during the historic 2005 Ashes series when the home team's fast bowlers turned into a nightmare for the Australian batsmen. Cooley was credited in the England dressing room for the success of Andrew Flintoff, Matthew Hoggard, Simon Jones, and Steve Harmison and planning for the poor performance of the Australian team.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as the Chairman of the Cricket Committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The governing body confirmed this. Ganguly will replace his former India teammate Anil Kumble, who has served in the tenure since his appointment in 2012. ICC President Greg Barkley said that I am delighted to welcome Sourav Ganguly to the post of Chairman of the ICC Men's Cricket Committee.

Tennis legend Roger Federer has said he does not expect to return until Wimbledon in June next year due to knee surgery. Federer (40 years) told the 'Tribune de Geneva' daily, 'The truth is that it would be very surprised if he played at Wimbledon.' Wimbledon will start on June 27. Federer has not played on the Tour since a straight-set loss in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon in July this year. Within a few weeks, he underwent surgery, which was the third knee surgery in 18 months.