The last day of the month of August was full of cricket action as Sri Lanka thrashed Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2023 opener by five wickets while Indian youngster Sai Sudharsan joined Prithvi Shaw in the County Championship. Let's take a look at what happened in cricket on Thursday:
While Matheesha Pathirana and Mahesh Theekshana totally dominated the Bangladesh batters, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka stitched up a crucial partnership and carried Sri Lanka to the win. Asalanka stayed till the end scoring 62 off 92 balls with five fours and one six. Sri Lanka chased 165 runs target with five wickets in hand as Najmul Hossain Shanto displayed a lone warriors inning for Bangladesh with 89 runs off 122 balls.
Gujarat Titans star batter Sai Sudarshan has been rising to new heights after his successful IPL 2023 stint. The 21-year-old India A batter joined Surrey County Cricket Club for the remainder of its County Championship season.
The second edition of the Legends League Cricket (LLC) featuring retired cricket players, will be held in India from November 18 to December 9, the organisers announced. More legends of the game are expected to join the likes of Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, and Mitchell Johnson in the second edition of LLC as per the tournament commissioner Ravi Shastri.
South African batsman David Miller has announced his engagement with girlfriend Camilla Harris via an Instagram post. Miller, who plays for Gujarat Titans in the IPL, proposed to his girlfriend on a beach in Zimbabwe
Canada's Danielle McGahey will make history as the first transgender cricketer to play in an official international tournament during the Women's Twenty20 World Cup qualifiers in Los Angeles. The 29-year-old Born in Australia, McGahay moved to Canada in February 2020, transitioned socially from male to female in November 2020, and began transitioning in treatment in May.
India batter Prithvi Shaw signed the deal with the County Championship in 2024 and confirmed his return to Northamptonshire CC for the second half of the competition . After averaging 143 in four matches in the Metro Bank One Day Cup 2023, Shaw suffered a knee injury.
Viacom 18 Media Private Limited has acquired the Media Rights from September 2023 to March 2028 for a cumulative figure of INR 5,963 crores, subject to execution of definitive documentation and completion of formalities as required by BCCI, and other obligations specified in the ITT being completed.
Singapore-based gaming developer Garena has returned to India with their most-popular gaming franchise "Free Fire India," naming MS Dhoni as their new brand ambassador. Apart from Dhoni, they have also partnered with Sunil Chhetri, Saina Nehwal, Leander Paes, and Rahul Chaudhari.