The Bangladesh and Sri Lanka clash in the ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 on Monday featured a historical sighting as veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews became the first cricketer to be 'Timed Out' in international cricket. Apart from that, Punjab lifted their maiden Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy title after defeating Baroda in the SMAT 2023 final.
Today’s match preview:
ICC ODI World Cup 2023: Afghanistan vs Australia
In the 39th match of the ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan are scheduled to face five-time champions Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both teams hold a strong chance of qualifying for the semifinals as the Afghan Atlans are levelled on points with New Zealand and Pakistan with a game in hand while the Aussies are the third most successful side after India and South Africa in the CWC 2023. In the CWC 2023 standings, Australia are placed third with 10 points in seven matches while Afghanistan have managed four wins in seven matches to clinch the sixth spot.
Major cricket events that happened on November 6
Shakib, Shanto star as Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka by 3 wickets
Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka in a thrilling high-intensity battle in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023. This was the second triumph for the Bangla Tigers as they defeated Afghanistan in their first game of the World Cup. Bangladesh, with this victory, improved their chances to qualify for the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by three wickets with 53 balls remaining as Shanto and Shakib struck half-centuries.
- Angelo Mathews gives send-off to Shakib Al Hasan by pointing at his wrist
- Bangladesh and Sri Lanka players get into verbal fight over changed ball in CWC 2023
- Angelo Mathews timed out after he walks in with wrong helmet during SL vs BAN
Anmolpreet Singh, Nehal Wadhera, Arshdeep Singh help Punjab beat Baroda by 20 runs
On Monday, November 6, Mandeep Singh-led Punjab defeated Krunal Pandya's Baroda by 20 runs to loft the SMAT 2023 championship at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali. Batting first, Punjab placed a huge total of 223 runs as Anmolpreet Singh (113 off 61) scored a century with 10 fours and six sixes while Nehal Wadhera (61 off 27) smashed a half-century with six fours and four sixes. Apart from Abhimanyusingh Rajput (61), Ninad Rathva (47), and skipper Kruna Pandya (45), Baroda batters failed to deliver and lost the SMAT 2023 final by 20 runs as Arshdeep Singh picked up four wickets.
WBBL 2023: Sydney Thunder beat Brisbane Heat by eight runs
Sydney Thunder's Tahlia Wilson (83 off 54), Chamari Athapaththu (58 off 31), and skipper Heather Knight's quick-fire 38 off 19 helped their team cross the 200-run mark against Brisbane Heat at the North Sydney Oval on Monday. While chasing the 205-run target, Jess Jonassen-led Brisbane Heat fell short of eight runs to achieve the target despite Mignon du Preez's 61-off-37 and Amelia Kerr's 41 runs .
Sidra Amin fined for breach of ICC Code of Conduct against Bangladesh
Pakistan player Sidra Amin has been fined 10 per cent of her match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the first match of their ICC Women’s Championship series against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Saturday. Sidra was found to have breached Article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “showing dissent at an Umpire’s decision during an International Match.”
Steve Smith doubtful for Australia's game against Afghanistan in Mumbai
Ahead of Australia’s ICC ODI World Cup 2023 game against Afghanistan, the five-time World Champs have dealt with another fitness issue regarding batter Steven Smith. The Aussie number four has suffered a recurring case of vertigo, a condition that has given him problems on several occasions over the recent past.
Sri Lanka sack entire cricket board after team’s poor performance at CWC 2023
Sri Lanka’s Sports Minister, Roshan Ranasinghe has sacked the entire Sri Lanka cricket board days after the team’s humiliating 302-run loss against the host nation, India at the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023. The entire board had been under the radar after the Sri Lanka cricket team’s performance at the marquee event, having registered only two wins from seven games so far.
Aakash Chopra loses INR 33.3 lakh in sports shoe business: Reports
Former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra has suffered a loss of INR 33.3 lakh to cricket shoe businessman Kamlesh Parikh and his son Dhruv after investing the money in a sports shoe business, as per reports. Chopra had filed an FIR under IPC section 406 (criminal breach of trust) on Saturday, November 4 against Kamlesh and Dhruv Parikh at the Hariparwat Police Station in Agra.