London,14/07/19:England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy after they won super over against New Zealand on boundary count at Lord’s stadium.
The thrilling final ended up in tie after England were all out for 241 in 50 overs. Ben Stokes scored 84 of 98 balls while Jos Buttler scored 59 of 60 balls.
Later, batting first in the super over New Zealand set a target of 16 runs. However, England managed to score 15 runs and won their maiden world cup by boundary count.
Earlier, New Zealand set a target of 242 for England to chase in the finals of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match started 15 minutes late due to a wet outfield.
New Delhi,11/07/19:Indian campaign ended in ICC World Cup today after suffering a heartbreaking loss of 18 runs to New Zealand in the first semifinal at Manchester.
New Zealand posted a challenging total of 239 runs on the board in 50 overs, over the course of two days as rain played spoilsport in the game forcing the reserve day to be utilised. In reply, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja slammed the fifties but India failed to chase down the target, falling short by 18 runs.
Collapse of Indian side began with the early loss of three major wickets of K L Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for five runs adding one run each.
New Zealand added only 28 runs to their overnight total in the rain-hit game at Manchester today. Resuming at 211 for 5, the Black Caps managed just one boundary in the remaining 23 balls.
New Zealand became the first team to secure a spot in the final of the tournament and will face the winner of the second semi-final between England and Australia on July 14 at the iconic Lord’s Stadium.
New Delhi,07/07/19:Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul hit brilliant centuries as India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the ICC World Cup 2019 at Headingley here on Saturday.
With this victory, India moved to the top of the World Cup 2019 points table.
Chasing the victory target of 265, Rohit Sharma (103) and KL Rahul (111) made a solid opening partnership forging a 189-runs stand, the highest by any team in the World Cup 2019.
With his splendid ton, Sharma also became the first batsman to score five centuries at a single World Cup. He reached his century off 92 balls with 14 fours and two sixes.
Skipper Virat Kohli (34) and Hardik Pandya (7) remained unbeaten to take the team through in 43.3 overs.
Earlier electing to bat first, Sri Lanka scored 264 for 7 in the stipulated 50 overs.
Angelo Mathews top-scored 113 from 128balls, while Lahiru Thirimanne made 53 runs. The duo put on 124 runs for the fifth wicket to give Sri Lanka a respectable total after they were reeling at 55-4.
For India, Jasprit Bumrah scalped three wickets, while Bhubaneswar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav took one wicket each.
Talcher,(Kanhia),14/06/19:NTPC Sports Association and CSR team of NTPC Kaniha organised series of cricket games at the power station recently.To begin with ,the station organised Departmental Cricket tournament for male employees . The final was played between Operations Dept Group C vs Mechanical Maintenance(MMD) .In batting first after winning the toss ,scored 79 runs in limited 10 Overs and went to defeat MMD dept by 15 runs.Man of the match was V Satish and Man of the Series was Ram babu respectively.
in HODs match ,Chief General Manager XI team and General Manger XI ,Toss won by CGM XI elected to bat.They scored 92/3 runs in 10 overs and defeated General Manger XI by 15 runs who bundled out for 77 runs chasing the score.Man of the match was P K Sahoo and Best entertainer of the match went to Ramesh Babu V.
Further in Open day & night tournament- 2019 organised under CSR in which 16 teams from periphery villages.Out of all teams who played for the winning the title ,the final match was played by Gadasila vs Bijigol.Team Gadasila batting first put on 110/5 in 12 overs and went on to wiln the title by beating Bijigol team by 38 runs.Man of the Match - Rajesh das ,Man of the series -Mangulu sahoo,Best bowler -N Kabi & Best Discipline team -CISF respectively.
The cricket games were organised under the guidance of Shri K C Moharana,President and Shri Ajit Kumar Pradhan ,Secretary ,Sports Sports council and Executive members of the council. The ongoing world cup cricket added more glamour to the games.
Talcher, (Kanhia),14/06/19:NTPC Kaniha is association with Sports Council ,Recreation Centre, and Mahanadi Club is organsising 3rd Kaniha Premier League from 13.06.2018 to 16.06.2019.
Three teams RC Smashers, Mahanadi Dribblers and Sports Council Defenders are participating in the championship .In total 5 events are planned to be conducted covering employees, Senior Boys ,Junior Boys ,Ladies and Veterans.
Badminton has been one of the favourite games played at NTPC Kaniha.The tournament was inaugurated by Shri Ramesh Babu V ,Chief General Manager in presence of senior officials and members of sports council .On the occasion , some inaugural games were played.
Its worthy to note that many of station employees and their wards have participated in state and national championship which makes special and felling of proud for NTPC.
New Delhi,09/06/19:Team India beat Australia by 36 runs at Oval in London on Sunday. While India put up a massive score of 352 at the loss of six wickets, they did manage to pack up the Australians for 316.
Apart from the clinical performance by team India, another highlight of the match was the grand gesture by Virat Kohli that won respect and hearts all over the world.
Kohli’s Heart-Winning Gesture
Steve Smith was being booed by Indian fans both while fielding in the deep and later when he came to bat. Kohli stepped up and urged the fans to stop booing and gestured them with folded hands to rather clap for the sporting legend.
A thankful Smith was later seen shaking hands with Kohli for his gesture.
In a post-match press conference, Kohli said, “Just because there are so many Indian fans here, I don’t want them to set a bad example. He (Smith) didn’t do anything to be booed in my opinion. I felt for him and told him sorry on behalf of the crowd. In my opinion, that’s not acceptable.”
Coming to the match, by beating South Africa at Southampton India had made a statement. But by winning this match with the team collectively performing, team India made their presence felt; albeit a few misfields here and there.
Australia had meanwhile reinforced their persona of a resurgence with two straight wins. And India couldn’t afford to fall behind, their late start in the tournament notwithstanding.
The Oval was all about batting, Man of the Match Shikhar Dhawan (117 in 109) laid the foundation. Kohli provided the much-needed stability and later Hardik Pandya fulfilling the role of a pinch hitter. Even KL Rahul shunted down in search of quick runs.
Australian bowlers had to rally around despite having a total that looked good on the board.
David Warner and Aaron Finch had got Australia off to a start identical to India’s in the first 13 overs until Finch’s run-out. Steve Smith negated the boos that welcomed him with a smart fifty, and even Usman Khawaja had shown some spunk while Glenn Maxwell gave India a scare from the moment he came out and crunched a clean on-drive against India’s best pacer.
Not backing down from the challenge, Bhuveneswar Kumar (3 wickets), Jasprit Bumrah (3 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (2 wickets) made sure that the wickets fell at regular intervals.
Though many do not need a reminder that India are top contenders for the coveted World Cup, but this win just ensured why that’s the case.
TALCHER,02/05/19:1st Inter Corporate Badminton Championship 2019 was organised at NTPC Kaniha under CSR in association with Sports Council. The championship was held from 28.04.2019 to 01.05.2019 at Recreation Centre Badminton Court. This is for the first time such game was organised which was participated by companies like MCL,NALCO,OPGC,TATA STEEL( BSL),PGCIL,GMR,JSPL,NTPC Talcher Thermal & NTPC Talcher Kaniha.
The tournament was divided into three groups i.e Men Single ,Men Doubles & Veteran Double(Age above 46 years).The tournament was concluded on 01.05.2019. CGM ,Ramesh Babu V was the Chief Guest of the occasion. On the occasion, Ramesh Babu gave away the trophies to the winners and runners up to bring the curtains down to the thrilling Badminton Tournament, which saw large participation throughout the tournament.
Final match was played between Team NTPC vs Team Nalco in both singles & doubles & veteran category. Both singles & doubles veteran match was won by NTPC Kaniha team and Nalco won the veteran championship.
In addition, following awards are given ,player of the tournament –Dibyajyoti Singh ,NTPC Kaniha,- Best Smasher player – Nalco, Most stylish player Jodi - MCL & Best Veteran player - GMR
AGM(HR), K S Sarma , Senior officials , President, K C Maharana ,Sports Council,Ajit Pradhan , Secretary ,Sports Council representatives of the union & association, players ,employees & executive members of sports council who volunteered the tournament were present during the concluding day of the tournament.
Talcher,27/03/19:As part of promoting sports among employees and rural youth of NTPC Kaniha peripheral villages, cricket tournament is being organised at Dr B R Ambedkar Stadium premises of the township. The tournament will be played from March 25-30,2019.
The tournament is being participated by well known local six-cricket club teams from Kaniha,Talcher & Angul.The teams were Blue Riser, Nalco, NTPC Club, Kaniha, Youth Club, Talcher NTPC Ltd, Kaniha, Friends Club, Talcher & Eleven Rider, Angul.
Chief Guest ,Shri Ramesh Babu V ,Group General Manger ,Talcher Kaniha inaugurated the tournament in presence of Shri N S Rao ,GM(O&M), Shri B.Maharana,GM(Mntc) ,Shri K.Das,GM(FM),Shri Nabin Bagai ,GM(C&M),senior officials,Ajit Pradhan ,Secretary ,Sports Council and executive members of sports council.
On the inaugural day ,two leagues matches were played between Youth Club, Talcher Vs NTPC Club & Friends Club, Talcher Vs & Eleven Rider, Angul. In which Youth Club & Friends Club, Talcher won their respective matches. In total six league matches will be played by the teams to reach the semi-finals and finals.