Wozniacki Clinch WTA Finals Trophy With Win Over Venus

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki has clinched the WTA Finals trophy in Singapore after he defeated Venus Williams in straight sets.The Danish star saw off Venus 6-4 6-4 to win the final trophy of the season on Sunday in what was her first career win over the American.The 27-year old had been beaten by Venus in seven previous matches before she made it eighth time lucky to win her first WTA Finals. She was a runner-up in 2010.Speaking after the match on-court, Wozniacki said:“I’m still shaking.”“I was up 5-0, everything was going well, and all of a sudden, Venus just starts upping her game. She went for her shots, she started serving to my body, and I’m just so happy that I managed to win in the end.” she added.Wozniacki speaking further said: “Eight is my lucky number!”“I was hoping that if I’m going to beat her, at least once in my career, it has to be today.  I just went out there and I just did my best.” Wozniacki concluded.Relatedlast_img read more

Indian Premier League 2016, Match 6, Rising Pune Supergiants vs Gujarat Lions: Live Cricket Scores

first_imgWelcome to the Live Updates of Match 6 of the Indian Premier League 2016 between Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions at the Suarashtra Cricket Stadium. (Scorecard)Updates:23.25 IST: MS Dhoni: “I think it was a good score but what’s important is to bowl well in the first six overs. I don’t think the fast bowlers bowled well. I told them quite a few things and it stays within the team. We gave away too many runs in the powerplay. We need to look at the composition. Need to look at the players who suit us the best. First game we did well but we could have played with a few other players in this game. But credit to the players who have done well in the first game. It’s a new team and you don’t have the luxury of playing some fantastic all-rounders.” 23.15 IST: That’s it folks!!!! Gujarat Lions (164/3) have beaten the Rising Pune Supergiants (163/5) by 7 wickets to register their second consecutive victory in the tournament.23.05 IST: WICKET!!!! Murugan Ashwin picks up his second wicket of the match as captain Suresh Raina heads back to the pavilion after scoring a run-a-ball 24. Gujarat need just 17 more runs to win now. 22.58 IST: Pune have managed to bowl a few quiet overs after McCullum’s departure. Gujarat 132/2 after 15 overs, need another just 32 more runs from 30 balls. 22.49 IST: WICKET!!! Brendon McCullum falls after scoring a breezy 49 off 31 balls. Gujarat though, are still in the driver’s seat with their score being 120/2 after 13.1 overs. 22.41 IST: Brendon McCullum has taken charge of the innings now after Finch’s departure. McCullum batting on 46 from just 27 balls with 3 fours and as many sixes. Gujarat 114/1 after 12 overs, need another 50 runs to win from 48 balls at 6.25 runs per over. advertisement22.28 IST: WICKET!!! Murugan Ashwin gets the crucial wicket of Aaron Finch (50 off 36 balls). Raina joins McCullum at the crease. Gujarat 87/1 after 9 overs, need another 77 runs from 11 overs. 22.25 IST: Its raining sixes and fours at the Saurashtra Ground as Finch and McCullum are making light work of this chase. Finch also gets to his second successive fifty in just 33 balls. Gujarat 85/0 after 8 overs.  22.15 IST: Fifty up for Gujarat!!! Finch and McCullum are going after all the bowlers at the moment. Murugan Ashwin gets smacked for 20 runs in his first over. Gujarat 62/0 after 6 overs. Required run rate has dropped down to 7.29 per over.22.02 IST: SIX!!! Brendon McCullum is off to a flyer for the Lions as he smacks RP Singh for 2 big sixes in the third over. Gujarat 27/0 after 3 overs. 21.50 IST: Finch and McCullum are going after RP Singh right form the word go. Gujarat 7/0 after 1 over.21.31 IST: Innings break!!! Late flourish from Dhoni lifts Pune Supergiants to 163/5 after 20 overs against Gujarat Lions.21.23 IST: WICKET!!!! Jadeja gets another wicket as Mitch Marsh gets castled by a quicker delivery from the left-armer. Pune 143/5 after 19 overs. 21.15 IST: WICKET!!!! Ravindra Jadeja strikes this time for Gujarat as Steve Smith holes out at the boundary line. Pune 134/4 after 16.2 overs. 21.12 IST: WICKET!!!! Tambe gets the big wicket of Faf du Plessis (69 off 43 balls). Pune 134/3 after 16 overs. 21.04 IST: WICKET!!!! Terrific slower ball from DJ Bravo castles Kevin Pietersen (37 off 31 balls). Bravo breaks into the Champion dance. Pune 113/2 after 14 overs.20.57 IST: FIFTY!!! Faf du Plessis brings up his seventh fifty in IPL cricket by smashing a short delivery from Shadab Jakati through the covers for a four. Pune 111/1 after 13 overs.20.52 IST: Pietersen (34*), Du Plessis (44*) setting a good platform for a big total. Current partnership: 73 runs from 49 balls. Pune 100/1 after 12 overs. 20.41 IST: Du Plessis (39*) and Pietersen (26*) are in the middle of a brilliant 60-run stand for the second wicket. Pune 87/1 after 10 overs. 20.31 IST: Ravindra Jadeja concedes 9 runs off his first over. Pune 66/1 after 7 overs. Du Plessis 28*, Pietersen 16*20.28 IST: DJ Bravo concedes 16 runs in his first over with Pietersen and Du Plessis both hitting him for 2 big sixes. Pune 57/1 after 6 overs. 20.23 IST: SIX!!! New batsman Kevin Pietersen hooks DJ Bravo’s first delivery for a six over short fine leg.20.17 IST: WICKET!!! Praveen Tambe draws first blood for Gujarat as he traps Ajinkya Rahane (21 off 17 balls) plumb in front of the stumps. Pune 28/1 after 4 overs. 20.13 IST: Ajinkya Rahane has already hit 3 boundaries and moved on to 17 from 12 balls. Pune 23/0 after 3 overs. 20.05 IST: Praveen Kumar bowls a decent first over for Gujarat. There is some swing on offer for the pacer. Pune 5/0 after 1 over.20.00 IST: Players are all set for this blockbuster clash at the Saurashtra Cricket Ground tonight. Ajinkya Rahane and Faf du Plessis are out there taking guard. Praveen Kumar will start the proceedings for Gujarat Lions. advertisement19.50 IST: A total of 8 players who used play for Chennai Super Kings will be featuring in the match tonight.  Captain @msdhoni goes with an unchanged side for this encounter vs @TheGujaratLions #DumKaNayaRang #GLvRPS pic.twitter.com/3VQvKjvM07 Pune Supergiants (@RPSupergiants) April 14, 2016 Here’s our playing XI for our first home game against @RPSupergiants tonight! #LionsInThePark #GameMaariChhe #GLvRPS pic.twitter.com/TwwMEdMQp7 The Gujarat Lions (@TheGujaratLions) April 14, 201619.35 IST: Pune Supergiants are unchanged. Gujarat Lions have made 3 changes to their lineup – Pravin Tambe, Shadab Jakati and Akshdeep Nath have replaced Pradeep Sangwan, Sarabjeet Ladda and Ishan Kishan.Playing XIs:Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Aaron Finch, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Dwayne Bravo, Akshdeep Nath, Ravindra Jadeja, James Faulkner, Praveen Kumar, Shadab Jakati, Pravin Tambe.Rising Pune Supergiants: Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, MS Dhoni, Rajat Bhatia, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, RP Singh, Murugan Ashwin.19.30 IST: Toss!!! Pune skipper MS Dhoni opts to bat first against Gujarat.19.09 IST: Gujarat skipper Suresh Raina is 53 runs away from becoming the first Indian and fifth cricketer overall to reach the 6000-run landmark in T20s. 18.50 IST: MS Dhoni is just 12 runs away from becoming the seventh batsman to complete 3000 runs in the IPL. 18.44 IST: Pune Supergiants take some time off for a quick selfie before the match.Everyone get ready to Trend “#DumKaNayaRang” today at 7PM. RT & Spread. #RPSvGL pic.twitter.com/yuhLoqDNuf Pune Supergiants FC (@RPsupergiantsFC) April 14, 2016 18.31 IST: After eight seasons of the Indian Premier League, fans will finally get to see MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina going against each other tonight. Preview:After impressive debuts in their respective Indian Premier League (IPL) matches, Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions will face-off at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thursday. (Full IPL 2016 Coverage)Pune outclassed defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in the season opener while Gujarat defeated Kings XI Punjab by five wickets on Monday.The two new franchises were added to the IPL family after the suspension of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. CSK team-mates Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina will for the first time face-off in IPL after playing together for eight editions in the cash-rich tournament.Dhoni-led Pune thrashed Mumbai in all departments of the game and will hope to register their second win. In-form Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steve Smith and Dhoni make a strong batting unit and the top order showed their class against Mumbai.In their bowling department, the experience of Ishant Sharma and R.P. Singh will come in useful to strike early against Gujarat like they did in the campaign opener.Experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin who got to bowl only one over against Mumbai will lead the spin bowling department alongside youngster Murugan Ashwin.On the other hand, Gujarat also have a formidable top order batting line-up with the likes of in-form Aaron Finch, Brendon McCullum, Raina, Dinesh Karthik and all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner to follow.Praveen Kumar, Bravo, Faulkner, Pradeep Sangwan and left-arm off-spinner Ravindra Jadeja will form a considerable bowling line-up.advertisement Dhoni likely to get more support than home team Gujarat, says Raina Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina said Pune Supergiants skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets support from every nook and corner of the country and Gujarat will be no exception when the two teams meet at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium today. Raina also said that his side had local players who are popular among the crowd. (Read More)IPL 2016: BCCI to meet three affected teams over venue shift on FridayThe Board of Control for Cricket in India will meet three teams Rising Pune Supergiants, Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab on Friday to decide on their new venues after the Bombay High Court passed its verdict to shift 13 matches in May out of drought-hit Maharashtra. (Read More)last_img read more