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  1. Two intelligent, experienced and impressive women are in competition to be the WTO?s next leader; who should Pakistan back?
  2. Exciting, breath-taking, nerve-wracking, entertaining or spectacular? We are literally running out of words to describe the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite not being played in front of a vociferous Indian crowd, IPL 2020, on the back of thrilling contests so far, is keeping everyone entertained and has undeniably proved to be one of its best installments over the years. From great batting performances, spectacular fielding efforts, majestic bowling spells to nail-biting finishes, the ongoing tournament has done more than enough to satiate the thirst of cricket-crazy fans across the globe. It is the surprise element of this year's tournament that has really captured the imagination of fans. Just when you think you've seen it all, IPL 2020 has successfully managed to surprise everyone. Last Sunday was a testimony to IPL 2020's ability to sweep its fans off their feet. On a day of dramatic run-chases, IPL 2020 saw, not one, not two, but three staggering 'Super Over' contests. © Twitter/@IPL It all began with Kolkata Knight Riders' triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) who, despite tying the score, couldn't overcome the brilliance of Lockie Ferguson in the 'Super Over'. While cricket fans were probably hungover with a tense finish to the game, IPL 2020 threw another cracker of a contest that left everyone speechless in the end. The second match of the day saw Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) matching the total of 176 runs posted by Mumbai Indians (MI). The game, quite understandably, went into the 'Super Over' decider where both the teams once again saw their scores getting tied. A second 'Super Over' contest, third of the day, came to fore and eventually the likes of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal got Punjab over the line. © Twitter/@IPL While the thrilling win undoubtedly proved critical for Punjab who are struggling to stay alive in the competition, the turn of events on Sunday left every fan elated and gasping for their breath. The feeling was quite mutual amongst former cricketers and pundits including the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag. Was the World Cup final of 2019 a beter game or #mivskxip ? Unbelievable scenes today #ipl is here to stay Amazing effort by both teams @Jaspritbumrah93 game changer for @mipaltan and @klrahul11 for Punjab great finish world boss @henrygayle @mayankcricket #IPL2020 #supersunday — Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2020 Yuvraj, who was earlier part of the Mumbai Indians franchise, compared the second match of the day with the 2019 World Cup final before deeming the former better. "Was the World Cup final of 2019 a better game or #mivskxip ? Unbelievable scenes today #ipl is here to stay Amazing effort by both teams @Jaspritbumrah93 game changer for @mipaltan and @klrahul11 for Punjab great finish world boss @henrygayle @mayankcricket #IPL2020 #supersunday," Yuvi tweeted. Din Ek, Super over Do. Bahut Nainsaafi hai. The best thing of 2020, the Indian Premier League for a reason. #MIvsKXIP — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2020 On the other hand, Sehwag also shared his excitement surrounding the two cracking games before eventually calling IPL 2020 the best thing to happen in the year 2020. "Din Ek, Super over Do. Bahut Nainsaafi hai. The best thing of 2020, the Indian Premier League for a reason. #MIvsKXIP," Sehwag tweeted. Well, if this is the state of affairs in the league stage, we can't even begin to think what is going to happen in the Playoffs. And, that's the charm of IPL. The advent of T20 cricket might have given birth to numerous leagues across the globe, but there is a reason why IPL is arguably the biggest and most popular of them all. And, the ongoing season is a befitting testimony to that claim. View the full article
  3. Exciting, breath-taking, nerve-wracking, entertaining or spectacular? We are literally running out of words to describe the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite not being played in front of a vociferous Indian crowd, IPL 2020, on the back of thrilling contests so far, is keeping everyone entertained and has undeniably proved to be one of its best installments over the years. From great batting performances, spectacular fielding efforts, majestic bowling spells to nail-biting finishes, the ongoing tournament has done more than enough to satiate the thirst of cricket-crazy fans across the globe. It is the surprise element of this year's tournament that has really captured the imagination of fans. Just when you think you've seen it all, IPL 2020 has successfully managed to surprise everyone. Last Sunday was a testimony to IPL 2020's ability to sweep its fans off their feet. On a day of dramatic run-chases, IPL 2020 saw, not one, not two, but three staggering 'Super Over' contests. © Twitter/@IPL It all began with Kolkata Knight Riders' triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) who, despite tying the score, couldn't overcome the brilliance of Lockie Ferguson in the 'Super Over'. While cricket fans were probably hungover with a tense finish to the game, IPL 2020 threw another cracker of a contest that left everyone speechless in the end. The second match of the day saw Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) matching the total of 176 runs posted by Mumbai Indians (MI). The game, quite understandably, went into the 'Super Over' decider where both the teams once again saw their scores getting tied. A second 'Super Over' contest, third of the day, came to fore and eventually the likes of Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal got Punjab over the line. © Twitter/@IPL While the thrilling win undoubtedly proved critical for Punjab who are struggling to stay alive in the competition, the turn of events on Sunday left every fan elated and gasping for their breath. The feeling was quite mutual amongst former cricketers and pundits including the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag. Was the World Cup final of 2019 a beter game or #mivskxip ? Unbelievable scenes today #ipl is here to stay Amazing effort by both teams @Jaspritbumrah93 game changer for @mipaltan and @klrahul11 for Punjab great finish world boss @henrygayle @mayankcricket #IPL2020 #supersunday — Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) October 18, 2020 Yuvraj, who was earlier part of the Mumbai Indians franchise, compared the second match of the day with the 2019 World Cup final before deeming the former better. "Was the World Cup final of 2019 a better game or #mivskxip ? Unbelievable scenes today #ipl is here to stay Amazing effort by both teams @Jaspritbumrah93 game changer for @mipaltan and @klrahul11 for Punjab great finish world boss @henrygayle @mayankcricket #IPL2020 #supersunday," Yuvi tweeted. Din Ek, Super over Do. Bahut Nainsaafi hai. The best thing of 2020, the Indian Premier League for a reason. #MIvsKXIP — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 18, 2020 On the other hand, Sehwag also shared his excitement surrounding the two cracking games before eventually calling IPL 2020 the best thing to happen in the year 2020. "Din Ek, Super over Do. Bahut Nainsaafi hai. The best thing of 2020, the Indian Premier League for a reason. #MIvsKXIP," Sehwag tweeted. Well, if this is the state of affairs in the league stage, we can't even begin to think what is going to happen in the Playoffs. And, that's the charm of IPL. The advent of T20 cricket might have given birth to numerous leagues across the globe, but there is a reason why IPL is arguably the biggest and most popular of them all. And, the ongoing season is a befitting testimony to that claim. View the full article
  4. Pakistan cricket teammates and legends of the game remember Umar Gul for his stellar performances from the past
  5. Apple has officially unveiled the new iPhones 12 series, their flagship devices for 2020. This time we have four new iPhones to choose from and they do bring a lot of interesting changes to the table. You can learn more about the iPhones along with their official selling price in India right here. The iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini, both are priced well in India and we think they're more accessible to a lot of people. That being said, the iPhone 12 series is still the most expensive in India in comparison to other countries. Here, check it out - © statista As you can see from this image, coming from the folks over at Statista, the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro are more expensive in India than in any other country in the world. They did a direct comparison of the price on October 14 so it reflects the currency rate for that particular day. But even then there's a huge difference in pricing. Looking at the chart, it looks like the cheapest place to get the iPhone 12 series from would be the United States. Of course, there could be other places where it could be cheaper but they're not on this particular list. © Apple If you think the new iPhone 12 series is way too expensive, then we suggest you check out the iPhone 11, which is getting some solid deals during this festive season. View the full article
  6. While we talk about billionaires and all the money they make, we often fail to acknowledge that all this money and the empire they rule over wasn’t always there for them. It took a ton of sweat and labour to get where they are, especially because they started out with nothing at the beginning. Here are five such people who started out with nothing but went on to become billionaires through sheer will and hard work. 1. Laxmi Mittal © Twitter/ArcelorMittal Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal was reportedly born into a humble household near Rajasthan with no electricity or clean drinking water. It took a lot for his father to set up a steel company in Kolkata, but when the Indian government put restrictions on steel production, Mittal decided to take the leap and turn his family’s fate around. At 26, he moved to Indonesia to, as BBC News once said, "established the foundations of his fortune over two decades by doing much of his business in the steel industry equivalent of a discount warehouse." He bought parts of steel companies that were in loss and transformed them into profitable ventures within a year’s time. There was no looking back after. Today he is worth more than 10.6 billion dollars. 2. Ritesh Agarwal © Twitter/techsathinp Ritesh who founded OYO Rooms at 19 and became India’s youngest millionaire at just 22 is now India’s youngest billionaire despite losing Rs 3,000 crore this year. But things weren't always so high-flying for him. Being from a small town and a family of limited means, Ritesh had taken to selling sim cards as an eighth grade student. As a grown up, he joined college only to drop out soon and launch his own venture which would help him realise his entrepreneurial dreams. What started out as a budget accomodation portal Oravel Travels in 2012, went on to become OYO Rooms in 2013 after Ritesh’s business model won the Thiel Fellowship and a grant of $100,000. Today, OYO needs no introduction, while Ritesh’s current net worth is around Rs 4,500 crore. 3. Dhirubhai Ambani © Twitter/Reliance Group Another business tycoon who showed all of India how business is done is the late Dhirubhai Ambani. Born into a simple family in Junagarh, Gujarat, Dhirubhai’s father was a village school teacher but that didn’t stop him from exploring his entrepreneurial skills while he also tried his hands at a number of odd jobs to make some extra bucks and help his family’s finances. Eventually, at the age of 16, Dhirubhai moved to Yemen to work as a gas station attendant. After having stayed there for a decade, Dhirubhai moved back to India and started his own textile company in South Mumbai which would go on to become the first office of the Reliance Commercial Corporation. The rest is history. 4. Shiv Nadar © BCCL Often called the original Make in India guy, Shiv Nadar’s journey to becoming the frontrunner in India’s IT industry needs no introduction. He was born in a small village called Moolaipozhi in Tamil Nadu but given his devotion to good education and a knack for business, Shiv Nadar was able to begin his independent venture Hindustan Computers limited from a barsati in Delhi back in 1976. With an investment of Rs 1,87,000 from a previous joint venture, he was able to expand HCL in the next four year and in 1980 ventured into the international market with the opening of Far East Computers in Singapore to sell IT hardware. It generated Rs 1 million revenue in the very first year while HCL continued to dominate the Indian market. Today the man is worth 21.5 billion dollars. 5. Byju Raveendran © Twitter/Shubham Raj At just 39, Byju has been declared one of India’s youngest billionaires by Forbes this year. The founder of the online learning app BYJU’s may have been in the news lately for bagging massive fundings to expand the company, but his life journey hadn’t been so high soaring since the beginning. Born and brought up in Azhikode village in Kerala’s Kannur district, Byju attended a Malayalam-medium school where both of his parents worked as teachers. School and college went smoothly, until Byju landed a job as an engineer abroad. It was once while he was in the country for his vacation that fellow friends and CAT aspirants discovered his easy and effective teaching skills which went on to become the BYJU’s we all know today. It’s India’s leading e-learning platform with millions of users who engage with it on a monthly basis. View the full article
  7. PCB had appointed Babar in May this year as captain of the Pakistan T20 team for a one-year period
  8. The World Food Programme has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its 'efforts to prevent use of hunger as a weapon of war'
  9. No matter where you stand on manscaping, shaving, or rather trimming the hair from your armpits is the bare minimum that you should be doing. Not only is it just more hygienic, it actually helps us deal with the travesty of India’s weather and polluted air. © Instagram/actormaddy The thing is, although people harp on about shaving their armpits, the reality is, that they really shouldn’t. Rather people should actually just trim the hair under their armpits. Waxing is simply out of the question since most of us do not have the threshold to bear that much pain. © iStock Why should men trim their armpit hair, instead of shaving it off, you ask? Well, we will give you six really compelling reasons: 1. Fewer Chances Of Cuts & Knicks © Instagram/ranveersingh Trimmers greatly reduce the chance of getting cuts and nicks. Given just how sweaty armpits can get, especially when it is hot and humid, just thinking of the burning sensation when sweat hits a cut, makes the skin crawl. 2. Fewer Chances Of An Infection © Twitter/Suriya_offl Another advantage of not getting any nicks or cuts under your arm is the fact that you won’t have to deal with any sort of infection. Thanks to how sweat just tends to accumulate under our arm, it becomes a cesspool of bacteria and fungi. Any deep cuts or wounds will almost certainly lead to an infection. 3. Hair Does Not Become Coarse © iStock When you shave an area consistently and regularly, the hair starts growing with a thicker shaft, and a pointy, prickly head. Not only does it irritate the skin, it feels, well, prickly, almost as if something is constantly jabbing pins under your arm. 4. Safe Against The Bumps © iStock The skin covering your armpits is loose, wrinkly, and well, just isn’t conducive to shaving. Also, if you have been shaving regularly, you may have developed some bumps under your arms, which greatly increases the chances of a cut. The only way to go about things in such a scenario is to ditch the razor for a trimmer. 5. Ideal For Sensitive Skin Around Armpits © Twitter/Suriya_offl The skin around your armpits is actually very sensitive. That is one of the reasons, why shaving it repeatedly, tends to darken the skin there. Not that it matters, but trimming actually prevents that from happening. More importantly though, if you trim with one of those combed-guards on, you don’t agitate your skin at all. 6. No Irritated Or Agitated Skin © Instagram/kartikaaryan It does not matter how careful you are with your razor, you will end up agitating or irritating your skin. Heck, it can even lead to rashes. The thing is, no matter how you do it, if you shave your armpits, you will irritate your skin, which can be wildly uncomfortable at times. That’s another good reason to go for a trimmer. View the full article
  10. Whatever movie Ryan Reynolds decides to do, we know it's going to be absolutely brilliant, we can trust him that much, at least. And, he's upholding that trust with his upcoming movie Free Guy. It not only has one of the most interesting premises, but it's also accompanied by an overall great star cast and it'll undoubtedly be one of the best movies to come out this year if it's announced release date isn't postponed. © 20th Century Studios Basically, Free Guy is about a video game where Ryan Reynolds plays a non-player character who works as a bank teller. Then, he becomes self-aware of his world and realizes that he's in a video game and tries to be a hero and save his world before its shut down by the developers. © 20th Century Studios It's as original as it can get, the story seems completely fascinating. The new trailer dropped recently and it has built up the anticipation for Free Guy even more. Oh, and it has Taika Waititi as a wacky villain, what's not to love? Here's a trailer for Free Guy, a new motion picture experience starring myself...... and some actual actors. #FreeGuy https://t.co/w75mqTtRhV — Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) October 5, 2020 In short, we're basically screwed. And it only covers about 30 minutes of 2020. — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) October 5, 2020 A type of movie we all need right now. I didn’t think I’d be sitting here fighting tears, drinking my morning coffee, filled with a slight amount of hope because of a goofy video game-based movie trailer, but here we are. It’s been a weird four years, for sure. — Graham Williams (@threepio) October 5, 2020 Yep! No James Bond in 2020? No problem, when you’ve got @VancityReynolds https://t.co/3AXfIhfi8z — Jeff Hutcheson (@jeffhutcheson) October 5, 2020 That's the spirit. I’m wearing a hazmat suit and watching this in theaters idc https://t.co/2zzLLAc8O1 — Tim Chantarangsu (@TimothyDeLaG) October 5, 2020 Let's be real, we all need this. This looks so fucking good. For the love of God please let this stick the December release landing. I very well might NEED this movie. https://t.co/yxABeScQ85 — Paul Shirey (@arcticninjapaul) October 5, 2020 Oh, definitely. If ryan reynolds edited this trailer it would probably look something like this. No, better. pic.twitter.com/mnD4ixLpqv — Jayden Marvel (@GemBiscuits) October 5, 2020 Great plot. i will watch free guy for the plot the plot: pic.twitter.com/68GUpE12iG — kaz. (@joaquinsjoker) October 5, 2020 Hmm. Can't wait to see this at the drive-in, VOD, at home, on my couch, or renting an entire theater to view this glorious* movie! *not a paid endorsement. However, he does owe me a birthday present, and quite frankly, I want a giraffe. https://t.co/h2tNhTdUEj — Steven Spohn (@stevenspohn) October 5, 2020 Very Ryan Reynolds. this looks fucking ridiculous and I am here for it https://t.co/E4YjfslQRG — charlotte (@charlotteekeIIy) October 5, 2020 Yes. An excellent time to save the world. I’m looking forward to seeing this! https://t.co/psWcgL30Jp — Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) October 5, 2020 Taika Waititi is always a bonus. this movie looks kinda fun PLUS IT HAS TAIKA WAITITI https://t.co/LEdYDOt0Fa — Puffin (@puff1nn) October 5, 2020 Exactly. Deadpool Meets ReadyPlayerOne https://t.co/y3gZ5PGzwM — Athenah Winters (Trying to be Positive) (@AthenahWinters) October 5, 2020 View the full article
  11. Prof Naeemuddin of the Government Superior Science College was returning home when armed men opened fire on him
  12. Journalist Hanif Chaudhry says that the world knew Quaid-e-Azam as a leader, who always preferred politics based on principles
  13. As we say, known is a drop and unknown is an ocean, there are so many interesting things in the world that will take us a lifetime to keep learning and exploring about. Say for instance, languages. Did you know there are up to 7,000 languages spoken across the world? Isn’t that fascinating? It may come as a surprise to many of you that despite having so much global exposure and learning and understanding different languages, there are some foreign words which have no English translation. Yes, you read that right! Interestingly, an English artist Emma Block created a series called More Than Just A Word, an illustrative book that consists of untranslatable words of love from across the globe. She created the series in partnership with jewelry company Vashi, who provided her with the meanings of romantic phrases across the places and essentially set her loose. Here we have listed out some of the interesting words from across different languages including Hindi and Tamil that cannot be translated in English: 1. Schnapsidee (German) – A plan which is hatched when you are drunk, or a plan so ridiculous you must have been drunk when you thought it up. 2. Cafuné (Portugese) – The act of running your fingers through a lover’s hair. © viraha pinterest 3. Oodal (Tamil) – The fake anger lovers display following an argument. © viraha pinterest 4. Litost (Czech) – Defined by Czech writer Milan Kundera as “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery”. 5. Viraha (Hindi) – The realisation of love through separation. © viraha pinterest 6. Jayus (Indonesian) – A joke so unfunny that you can’t help but laugh. 7. Tsundoku (Japanese) – When you buy a book and never get round to reading it. 8. Toska (Russian) – Described by Vladmir Nabokov, the Russian-American novelist, as “a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause”. 9. Abbiocco (Italian) – The drowsiness you feel after eating a large meal. 10. Odnoliub (Russian) - Someone that only has one love in their life Tell us if you know more such interesting words. View the full article
  14. UAE becomes the third Arab country to establish full diplomatic ties with the Jewish state
  15. The Forbes list of 2020 has named Akshay Kumar as the sixth highest paid actor in the world. Continuing his streak of success, his earnings per year is a whopping $48.5 million, according to Forbes, which is still only a small fraction of his total net worth. Being one of the highest tax payers of the nation, reportedly, Akshay Kumar's net worth is $150 million. What’s more interesting is that he is the only Bollywood star to make it to the top 10. Although, the 52-year-old actor’s rank dropped two notches from last year - on Forbes' 2019 list of Highest-Paid Actors, Akshay Kumar held the fourth spot. Do you want to know who topped the list? It is none other than wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson with his earnings estimated to be $87.5 million. In fact, he also topped the list last year. Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds holds the second spot with earnings of $71.5 million. Third, fourth and fifth spots have gone to actors Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck and Vin Diesel, respectively. Quite interestingly, Akshay is followed by Hollywood actors like Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Will Smith, Adam Sandler and Jackie Chan who hold the last four ranks on the list. . [Fun fact: Akshay Kumar has featured on the Forbes list of highest paid actors for five consecutive years.] Moreover Forbes clarified that the figures are pre-tax and do not include deductions for fees given to agents, managers and lawyers. Also, the magazine releases the list of highest-paid actresses separately. Most of Akshay’s income came from product endorsements, Forbes said. Here’s how people on social media reacted to this news: Ek Khiladi Sobpe Bhari #AkshayKumar — Sukanta Polley (Khiladi) (@polley_sukanta) August 12, 2020KHILADI ruling — AKSHAY CRAZE (@AKSHAYCRAZE) August 12, 2020Well deserving — JILKS (@iamjilks) August 12, 2020Sethji❣️ pic.twitter.com/2JrSVdQX9B — Himansh⚡ (@AKs_Himansh) August 12, 2020 pic.twitter.com/xuk9l9y8qh — The losing king (@KingLosing) August 12, 2020Haters ki jal k rakh ho gyi hogi🤣🤣 — Himansh⚡ (@AKs_Himansh) August 12, 2020 On the work front, Akshay Kumar recently took off with the team of his next film Bell Bottom to Scotland. He will also be next seen in much-awaited horror comedy Laxxmi Bomb, which is the official Hindi remake of hit Tamil film Kanchana. It is being helmed by Raghava Lawrence, who had also directed and starred in the original movie. It was set to release during Eid this year, but it got postponed owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. View the full article
  16. If you’ve ever wondered how far we’ve come when it comes to mobile phones, we would like to take you back to 1973. It was the time when Motorola showcased the first mobile phone of the world that weighed 2 Kilograms and was bigger than any phone we’ve used in recent memory. While this phone was still a prototype, it was used to demonstrate cellular technology almost 47 years ago. © Wikipedia Commons Due to the development of large-scale integration (LSI) technology and metal-oxide semiconductors; it led to the development of the world’s first affordable mobile communications device. While the first commercially available mobile phone didn’t arrive before 1984; the first-ever mobile device was shown by Martin Cooper of Motorola almost eleven years before. The company later released the world’s first commercially available handled cellular phone called the Motorola DynaTac 8000x. It was a more refined version of the prototype that weighed considerably less and was a bit smaller as well. The refined version weighed around 790 g which is still quite heavy and unwieldy by today’s standard. © Wikipedia Commons To put things into perspective, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x is still considerably large when compared to phones today. The phone was also quite expensive as it retailed for $3,995 ($9,831 in today’s money) at the time and was not considered a mass-market item in 1983. The phone was powered by a lithium-ion battery, something we still use today in our smartphones. The phone was also used to place the first commercial wireless call as David D. Meilahn called Bob Barnett, former president of Ameritech Mobile Communications from his 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL. © Motorola Legacy Archives While we may consider the phone to be extremely bulky today and quite unwieldy; the phone was considered to be revolutionary at the time. Mobile telephones were limited to cars or heavy briefcases at the time and the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x was the first true wireless handheld mobile phone. The phone also did not need any assistance from a mobile operator and users could directly call people if they knew the number. The phone was extremely popular as well and Motorola couldn’t make them fast enough to meet the demand. The phone wasn’t really made for teenagers and somewhat became a necessity for business owners that led to this phone’s success. © Motorola Legacy Archives The DynaTAC series phones are all but obsolete today as it used analogue networks or AMPS which are not used by network providers. The phone has now become more of a collector’s item for enthusiasts. What do you think about the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x and would you be able to use it today? Let us know in the comment what you think about the godfather of every mobile phone that followed. View the full article
  17. Whether there is an outbreak of a pandemic like Coronavirus (COVID-19) or not, a match between a cricketing powerhouse and a minnow is never really looked upon as a contest. More often than not, cricket fans avoid such contests wherein a supposedly one-sided affair isn't just good enough to attract viewership. While the 'David vs Goliath' story is surely an inspiring tale, it means nothing and holds little value until we see the underdog outshining the champion in reality. That was probably the case when Ireland geared up to take on England in the three-match ODI series recently. A country which is still finding its feet in international cricket was probably expected to be the punching bag, or sparring partners at best, for a much-superior England side. Staying true to the popular notion, Ireland did resemble a punching bag in the first two ODIs where they lost by quite some margin. The first match saw them getting bundled out for 172 runs during their six-wicket loss and the second tie witnessed the Irish posting a total of just 213 runs which was eventually chased down by England in under 33 overs, with four wickets to spare. © Reuters Owing to their performance, when a 106-run knock by captain Eoin Morgan saw England romping their way to a mammoth total of 328 runs in the third ODI, an inferior side like Ireland was never looked upon as the one that'll pose a challenge to the hosts, let alone win the contest. But, playing behind closed doors, sans much fanfare, Ireland filled The Rose Bowl with sounds of cracking shots which paved the way for one of their most memorable wins. Chasing the mammoth total, Ireland pulled off a sensational seven wicket win with a delivery to spare against the world champions. Paul Stirling (142) and Andy Balbirnie (113) undeniably played one of the best innings of their respective careers to help their team record a new chapter in the history of Ireland cricket. © Reuters It was Ireland's second win against England and also their first ODI triumph against major opposition since the 2015 World Cup. The victory also helped them in securing 10 points against their name in the ICC World Cup Super League - a new competition that will determine the qualification for the 2023 World Cup. On the other hand, Ireland also shattered Team India's 18-year-old record for the highest successful run-chase against England in their own backyard. The Indian team, led by then captain Sourav Ganguly, had achieved the feat in the famous 2002 NatWest Trophy final at Lord's. While it was Mohammad Kaif and Yuvraj Singh for India back then, Ireland found their heroes in Stirling and Balbirnie who stitched a 214-run partnership to lay the foundation for their run-chase. © Reuters While it would have been great to the scenes on live television or with fans cheering from the stands, but their sensational triumph, despite being overshadowed by the situation at hand, over England is bound to echo at the mention of glorious moments for Ireland cricket for ages to come. The fake WC champions get beat by Ireland — Chris (@Chris59778879) August 4, 2020What an inning played by two senior batsman.well done and congrats — Ajit Keshari (@AjitKeshari14) August 4, 2020Funny that the 3 centurions in the match were all Irish. — Whits B (@whits106) August 4, 2020Extraordinary run chase — kVeNK (@BadboyEmpire6) August 5, 2020Morgan: yay.... Oh wait — stillface87 (@stillface87) August 5, 2020And the best player for the English team is Irish ☘️ — Jeff D5 (@JD69486354) August 4, 2020That'll do Ireland. That'll do. — Nugget48 🇳🇱🇪🇺🇬🇧 (@Nugget48) August 4, 2020Epic!! — Ishmeet singh (@ishmeetsingh008) August 4, 2020 View the full article
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