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History makers Chile join Argentina on road to World Cup
SPORTS BULLETIN REPORT Lausanne, Switzerland: History was made in Santiago at the Women’s Pan Am Cup as the host nation Chile secured their first ever qualification for the FIH World Cup. It was double joy for both semi-final winners as Argentina and Chile sealed automatic qualification spots at the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup, Spain and Netherlands 2022 and also booked their places in the final of the 2022 Pan Am Cup – a fixture that is a repeat of the 2017 Pan Am Cup. While the whole of the Chile hockey contingent celebrated the momentous achievement, Argentina’s captain Agostina Alonso enjoyed her own moment of celebration as she was awarded her 100th international cap. With three qualification places available for teams from the event in Santiago, Chile, whichever teams qualified for Saturday’s final knew they would also be travelling to Europe for the blue riband event in July. The third spot will go to the winner of the bronze medal match – either Canada or USA. In the first semi-final Argentina (FIH World Ranking:3) faced the second ranked team in the tournament Canada (WR:14) to determine who would advance to Saturday’s final. History was heavily on Argentina’s side as they remain unbeaten in all five previous editions. For their part, Canada women have never achieved higher than third place at this event and in the last edition in 2017 they finished fourth. That said, Canada were determined to take the match to the reigning champions and it was a fast-paced and hard-fought first half. Argentina created more chances, including four penalty corners, but Canada goalkeeper Rowan Harris and her defence held strong in the face of a Leonas onslaught. It was Argentina’s fifth penalty corner that broke the deadlock. Eugenia Trinchinetti slotted home to give her side a 1-0 lead just after play resumed in the second half. Jimena Cedres opened her account for Argentina with two goals in the fourth quarter; both goals came from open play and the second goal involving an exquisite piece of skill to lift the ball past the defence and into the net. Speaking after the game, Maria Granatto said: ‘Well, we've just accomplished our main goal, being in the top two of the tournament and getting the ticket to attend the World Cup. ‘Now we are going to play the final in the shirt we train so hard for and love so much. And now we have  qualified for the World Cup, we are very calm and confident about our team. It's truly a tremendous joy for us and the team is very happy.’ ‘Whoever we face in the final, we will be very focused. we know that if we keep mentally focused we can maintain our game and we have trust in ourselves. This will make it very difficult for our opponent. So, we are very calm and confident in this tournament, we advanced step by step and the biggest one – qualifying – well, we've already done it.’ The second semi-final saw USA (WR:15) take on the host nation Chile (WR:17) in what had all the promise of an exciting and competitive match. USA had enjoyed a good tournament to this point, winning all three games with conviction. Chile had lost their opening game to Argentina and then beaten Uruguay to finish second in the pool. An 11-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago had secured Chile a place in the semi-finals and a chance to qualify for the World Cup. The game started at a brisk pace, with Chile looking the more attack-minded in the opening exchanges. A double save from USA ‘keeper Kelsey Bing prevented Chile from taking the lead after a good spell of pressure towards the end of the second quarter and the first half remained goalless. The first 14 minutes of the second half was much of the same. Chile kept piling on the pressure and USA looked solid in defence. However the breakthrough came when Camila Caram – who had been a dynamo for Chile throughout the match – swept the ball goalwards from a penalty corner. Domenica Ananias was on hand to tip the ball past Bing to give her side a precious lead. Excitement was building around the ground as Chile sensed a historic win but USA are nothing if not determined. Head Coach Anthony Farry pulled the ‘keeper from the pitch and the USA surged forward. With less than two minutes on the clock, Erin Matson unleashed a reverse stick shot that flew into the goal and gave the team the equaliser. In the shoot-out, Claudia Schuler in the Chile goal proved herself up for the challenge as she saved the first four USA attempts, sealing the Diablas’ historic qualification. The final day of action at the Women’s Pan Am Cup will take place on Saturday 29 January. Argentina will play Chile in the gold medal match, while Canada take on USA for that final coveted World Cup qualification spot. Results (January 27: Thursday): Trinidad and Tobago 0-5 Uruguay (forfeit) Argentina 3-0 Canada (Argentina qualify for FIH Hockey World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022) USA 1-1 Chile (Chile win shoot-out) (Chile qualify for FIH Hockey World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022) 2022 Women’s Pan Am Cup match schedule for Saturday 29 January: (All times are local Chile Summer Time) 3rd/4th place 16:00 Canada v USA Final 18:30 Argentina v Chile

Tennis28 Jan 2022

Millat Tractors National Juniors Tennis Championship 2022
Sports Bulletin LAHORE:-The Millat Tractors National Juniors Tennis Championship will be taken place from January 28 to February 2, 2022 at Punjab Tennis Academy, Bagh-e-Jinnah, Lahore. According to Secretary, Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) Rasheed Malik, the top national junior players from across all Pakistan will be in action to win the prizes, trophies, Certificates and medals in the different age categories disciplines. Boys’ Under-18, Boys U – 18 Doubles, Girls U – 18, Boys U – 16, Boys U – 14, Boys  U – 14 Doubles, Boys U – 12, Girls U – 12, Boys / Girls U-12 Doubles and Boys / Girls U-10 events will be part of the national juniors tennis fixture. The opening ceremony of the tournament will be held on 28th January at 4:00 pm, as the Rashid Malik (tamgh e Imtiaz ) will inaugurate the championship. All final matches of the championship will be played on February 2, 2022 at Punjab Tennis Academy bagh e Jinnah Lahore.
Under-19 CWC 2022: Afghanistan join England in Super League semi-final
Sports Bulletin ISLAMABAD:-Afghanistan produced a sensational fightback to edge a thriller with Sri Lanka and secure a place in the semi-finals of the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup 2022. Despite only setting a target of 135, a superb performance with the ball means Suliman Safi’s side just did enough to progress from the Super League quarter-finals. A composed late spell at the crease from Sri Lanka’s skipper Dunith Wellalage looked for a while like he would pull his team over the line, but it was not meant to be as Afghanistan edged the low-scoring thriller to reach the final four, matching their achievement from the 2018 tournament in New Zealand. They will now face England in the first Super League semi-final at the Sir Viv Richards Cricket Ground on 1 February. Afghanistan bowlers come alive to launch superb fightback Wellalage’s team elected to field after the winning the toss at the Coolidge Cricket Ground and for the first few overs it was difficult to tell whether it was the correct decision. Afghanistan openers Nangeyalia Kharote and Bilal Sayedi looked solid for the opening ten overs before Traveeen Mathew struck with a wicked delivery that removed Sayedi. Kharote departed in the very next over and when skipper Suliman Safi was trapped LBW after making just one, Afghanistan were reeling. Ijaz Ahmadzai lost his wicket without troubling the scoreboard, but fellow middle-order batsman Abdul Hadi was able to steady the ship with a crucial knock. The left-hander came to the crease with his team struggling, but he managed to make 37, including four boundaries, before he was stumped after a clever delivery from Dunith Wellalage. Vinjua Ranpul then helped clear-out the tail for Sri Lanka, ending with a five-wicket haul at the expense of just ten runs. When he trapped Izharulhaq Naveed, Afghanistan were all out for just 134 runs. The Sri Lankan reply was on shaky ground from the start. Opener Sadisha Rajapaksa went for a duck in the opening over, and his replacement Shevon Daniel went for just 2 after he was clean bowled by Bilal Sami. After 13 overs, they were in a worse position than Afghanistan were during their innings. Nor Ahmed then produced a cracking delivery to remove Ranuda Somarathne and put Sri Lanka in real trouble. From that point, their dreams of lifting a first ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup were fading fast. However, the eight wicket partnership between captain Wellalage and Raveen de Silva looked like it might save the day, taking Sri Lanka from 43 runs for seven to 112. Kharote then took the crucial wicket of the skipper, who played cheaply, before Naveed claimed the wicket of de Silva to set-up a nerve jangling finish. Sri Lanka got to within five runs of victory, but their fourth run-out of the innings cost Mathew the final wicket and gave Afghanistan a dramatic victory.
PSL 2022: Imran, Rizwan script commanding win
Sports Bulletin KARACHI:-Multan Sultans began their title defence with a dominating seven-wicket win over Karachi Kings in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2022 opener thanks to Imran Tahir’s brilliant three for 16 and Mohammad Rizwan’s breezy 52 not out off 47. Imran’s crucial wickets of Sharjeel Khan in his first spell, and of Mohammad Nabi and Tom Lammonby in one over restricted Karachi to 124, which Multan overhauled with 10 balls spare. Other performers: Karachi’s Sharjeel hammered 43 off 31, clubbing three sixes and as many fours, in the 66-run opening stand with Babar Azam. Multan opener Shan Masood scored 26 off 18 to provide a solid start with a partnership worth 38 runs, before Rizwan and Sohaib Maqsood (30 off 31) added 63 for the second wicket. Quotes: Imran Tahir – It is a special feeling. I cannot put it in words. I am very happy I delivered what the team demanded of me and I hope my team and I continue to do what we did today. It is always good to be back in Pakistan. I am from here and my family is here. Hopefully, I will see all of my lovely friends after the tournament. We had a lovely crowd today, so I want to thank them for coming out to support us and the game of cricket, which is really nice to see in this sad time we are living in. I am looking forward to the next three weeks. Scores in brief: Karachi Kings 124-5, 20 overs (Sharjeel Khan 43, Joe Clarke 26, Babar Azam 23; Imran Tahir 3-16) Multan Sultans 126-3, 18.2 overs, (Mohammad Rizwan 52 not out, Sohaib Maqsood 30, Shan Masood 26; Mohammad Nabi 2-17)

Golf27 Jan 2022

Pakistan Open Golf Championship: Waheed Baloch earns vital lead on Day-1
Sports Bulletin KARACHI:-The local golfer from Karachi Golf Club (KGC) earned a vital lead in the Pakistan Open Golf Championship 2022 that teed off on Thursday here. In the combined category of Professionals and Amateurs, Waheed Baloch of Karachi Golf Club is leading with five under par on the completion of first day. Defending Champion Shabbir Iqbal and Sajjad Khan of ICGC along with Ansar Mehmood of MGC were behind him with joint score of four under par. Total 109 professionals and amateurs participated on day one. The brilliant aspect of UMA 48th Pakistan Open Golf is that PGF has selected top ranked Amateurs to play and compete with top ranked Professionals from the same tee thus providing chance to top amateurs to compete with Professionals. According to PGF selection criteria, out of five mandatory championships, PGF considers only National Amateur held in 2021 in Peshawar. Based on this criteria, PGF has taken top ten National World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) players. Top ten in the list of 61st National Amateur Golf Championship in Male Amateur category and top ten ranked players in PGF National Amateur Rankings. Hence, common Top 15 selected for participation. Tournament Director Col Zahid Iqbal said, “PGF aims to train Amateurs for competing in the international tournaments. This decision will improve the quality of game in amateur category as in the past some amateurs have also won Pakistan Open.” Waheed Baloch of Karachi Golf Club recently claimed title of 11th Rashid D Habib Golf Tournament and has benefits of home ground, came up as challenge Shabbir would face. UMA 48th Pakistan Open Golf 2022 has the highest prize money of PKR 10 Million, with return Dubai ticket along with golf rounds as Hole-in-One prize for the first claim.” The Championship will be played over 72 holes of stroke play (18 holes each day) & 151 Professional Golfers along with Top ranked Amateurs from all over the country participated in order to contest & claim the title of Pakistan Champion for the year 2021-22. The Championship will be played stroke play under three categories Professionals/ Amateurs (72 Holes), Senior Professionals (54 Holes) & Junior Professionals (54 Holes).

Squash27 Jan 2022

Asif Azeem KARACHI (January 27, 2022):-The second Round of the Combaxx Sports Sindh Satellite Squash Championship 2022 for Men’s and Women’s played on Thursday at Roshan Khan Jahangir Khan Squash Complex Karachi under the banner of Sindh Squash Association (SSA). Results (Day-2): Women’s Category Zaynab Khan bt Alina Zehra (3-0) 11/5 11/3 11 /3 (13 min) Mehvish Ali bt 5 Fehmina Asim (3-1) 7/11 11/9 12/10 11/6 (19 min) Sana Bahadur bt Manahil Aqeel (3-0) 11/1 11/5 11/3 (10 min) Mustaf Anum Aziz bt Iqra Shah (3-0) 11/4 11/3 11/5 (16 min) Rooshna Mehboob bt Hira Aqeel (3-0) 11/7 11/4 11/1 (14 min) Aiman Shahbaz bt Aina Shaikh (3-0) 11/5 11/3 11/4 (12 min) Ilsa Imran bt 8 Komal khan (3-2) 7/11 11/8 4/11 11/9 11/3 (29 min) Noor ul Huda bt Aina Aziz (3-0) 11/1 11/3 11/2 (14 min) Men’s Category: Naveed Rehman bt Tayyab Rauf (3-0) 11/6 11/4 11/7 (19 min) Mutahir Ali bt Anas Khan (3-1) 10/12 11/9 11/2 11/8 (31 min) Uzair Shoukat bt Zeeshan Malik (3-0) 11/9 13/11 7/2(Rtd) (16 min) Junaid Khan bt Faizan Khan (3-0) 11/3 11/7 12/10 (22 min) Ashab Irfan bt Mohammad Ammad (3-1) 9/11 11/8 11/3 11/3 (32 min) Huzaifa Shahid bt Talha Saeed (3-0) 11/2 11/5 11/9 (16 min) Khushal Riaz bt Noman Khan (3-0) 11/8 11/6 11/9 (26 min) Saeed Abdul bt Khakan Malik (3-0) 11/8 11/7 11/7 (22 min) Boys’ Under-19: Ashab Irfan bt Anas Khan (3-1) 8/11 11/4 11/5 11/5 (22 min) Mehmood Mehboob bt Abu Bakr (3-0) 11/7 11/8 11/8 (18 min) Anas Ali Bokhari bt Mohammad Ammad (3-0) 11/2 11/7 11/8 (25 min) Junaid Khna bt 3 Tayyab Rauf (3-1) 4/11 11/9 11/8 11/9 (38 min) Fawad Hussain bt Asher Butt (3-2) 8/11 11/7 9/11 11/3 11/9 (48 min) Ahad Shoukat bt Abdullah Khan (3-1) 11/3 11/3 7/11 11/5 (22 min) Mutahir Ali bt Nouman Khan (3-0) 11/7 11/5 14/12 (28 min) Khushal Riaz bt Khakan Malik (3-0) 13/11 11/9 11/5 (26 min) Results (Quarter Finals): Women’s Category Zaynab Khan bt Mehbvish Ali (3-0) 11/2 11/4 11/7 (17 min) Anum Mustafa bt Sana Bahadur (3-2) 5/11 11/7 11/9 5/11 11/9 (31 min) Rooshna Mehboob Aiman Shahbaz (3-0) 11/3 11/4 11/4 (12 min) Noor ul Huda bt Ilsa Imran (3-0) 11/8 11/2 11/7 (12 min) Men’s Category Naveed Rehman bt Mutahir Ali (3-1) 11/7 15/13 5/11 11/3 (29 min) Uzair Shoukat bt Junaid Khan (3-0) 11/711/7 11/5 (18 min) Ashab Irfan bt Huzaifa Shahid (3-10 11/13 11/6 11/5 11/5 (40 min) Saeed Abdul bt Khushal Riaz (3-0) 11/6 11/9 11/6 (24 min) Boys’ Under-19: Asheb Irfan bt Mehmood Mehboob (3-1) 10/12 11/5 11/4 11/6 (29 min) Anas Ali Bokhari bt Junaid Khan (3-0) 11/8 11/6 12/10 (20 min) Fawad Hussain bt Ahad Shoukat (3-2) 11/5 5/ 11 2/11 11/4 11/9 (38 min) Khushal Riaz bt Mutahir Ali (3-2) 6/11 11/5 11/4 10/12 11/5 (39 min)

Chess27 Jan 2022

Punjab Open Chess Championship on February 6 at Lahore
Sports Bulletin ISLAMABAD:-The Punjab Open Chess Championship will be held on February 6, 2022 at Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) Training Center, Ferozpur Road Lahore. According to an official, the top national chess players will take part in the event, as the tournament will be held in three categories including Men’s, Women’s and Under-20. Top ten men, top for women and top four Under-20 players will be awarded cash prizes. February 5, 2022 will be the last date for entries. Players can contact Waqas Dogger at 0092-322-4406210 for their entries.

Tennis27 Jan 2022

Aqeel Khan wins the title of Shaheed Inspector Imran Abbas Tennis Tournament
Abdul Jabbar Faisal ISLAMABAD:-Pakistan number one tennis player, Aqeel Khan has won the title of the Inspector Mian Imran Abbas Shaheed Tennis Tournament after outplaying Danish Ahmed in straight sets 2-0 in the final that held at Shalimar Club Rawalpindi. The final score-line was 6-1 and 6-2. Earlier, in the third position play-off fixture, Hassan Ishaaq defeated Altaf Hussain 2-0 quite easily with the score-line of 6-1 and 6-1. Major General Rehan Abdul Baqi graced the closing ceremony as chief guest and gave away the prizes to the players. On this occasion, army man appreciated the efforts of Inam- ul-Haq for naming the tennis tournaments Shohadas, as the each month two tournaments are being organized to tribute the Shohada, who sacrificed their lives for the country. He also appreciated the efforts of Punjab Lawn Tennis Association (PLTA) for sponsoring the Shodaha's tournament and he assured organizers that he would sponsor the shodaha's tournament in future.  Director tournament thanked chief guest for sparing time for prize distribution from his busy schedule. Inam-ul-Haq also thanked Iftakhar Ahmad Rao chairman PLTA and Rasheed Malik sectary general PLTA for sponsoring tournament. Inam announced on this occasion that the prestigious Quaid-e-Azam Tennis Tournament would be staged next week at the same venue. The widow of inspector Mian Imran Abbas shaheed was present at the ceremony. Major Gernel Rehan Abdul Baqi presented the shield on behalf PLTA to the widow. Aqeel Khan presented the shield to the chief guest on the behalf of PLTA.
Under-19 CVC 2022: England first team to reach Super League semi-finals
Sports Bulletin ISLAMABAD:-A blistering display with the bat by Jacob Bethell helped England advance to the semi-finals of the Super League in a six-wicket win over South Africa. Bethell was one of the bowlers to restrict South Africa to 209 all out before hitting 88 to see England set up a clash with either Sri Lanka or Afghanistan. Matthew Welch’s 78 helped Zimbabwe to set Scotland a tricky chase of 249 in their Plate quarter-final. Scotland were unable to build partnerships as they slumped to 140 all out to see Zimbabwe advance to meet Ireland. They will be joined in the semi-finals by the hosts West Indies who were too good for Papua New Guinea in a 169-run win. The West Indies will now face the United Arab Emirates, while Papua New Guinea are set to take on Uganda in the Plate play-offs. Bethell’s batting masterclass sets England up for victory over South Africa South Africa endured a slow start having won the toss and chosen to bat, their first boundary came off the final ball of the fourth over, before Joshua Boyden dismissed Valentine Kitime off the next delivery. Boyden would claim his 12th wicket of the tournament to send the other opener Ethan-John Cunningham back to the hutch and reduce South Africa to 21 for two. Dewald Brevis and Gerhardus Maree combined to steady the South African ship, adding 55 runs to the total before Bethell dismissed Maree as he played and missed. Brevis remained a familiar stronghold for South Africa as he brought up his fourth fifty-plus score in a row eventually falling just short of a century on 97. His dismissal brought about a batting collapse for South Africa as three wickets fell for one run as the batters went in search of boundaries, but only found the grateful hands of fielders with Rehan Ahmed claiming figures of four for 48. The final-wicket partnership of Matthew Boast and Asakhe Tsaka frustrated England adding 40 as South Africa ended on 209 all out. Bethell came out all guns blazing in England’s chase, hitting the fourth fastest half-century of ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup history, reaching fifty off just 20 balls, as the Young Lions went at over 10 an over. George Thomas was a delighted onlooker at the non-striker’s end only moving into double figures in the tenth over, before smacking a six to bring up England’s hundred. South Africa finally struck as Bethell went for one heave too many but not before he had put on 88 from 42 deliveries to place England as overwhelming favourites. That tag was backed up by good partnerships in the top order, before William Luxton came in at five to strike 47 from 41 balls and get England into the semi-finals with a six. Zimbabwe too good for Scotland as Plate quarter-finals draw to a close After seeing his opening partner Emmanuel Bawa fall for three runs, Matthew Welch added 32 runs for the second wicket alongside Panashe Taruvinga, with Taruvinga contributing just three runs before being dismissed by Jack Jarvis. Welch then advanced passed fifty, as did Brian Bennett whose 54 off 58 balls helped Zimbabwe reach 155 in the 31st over. Bennett was then forced to go, bowled leg before wicket by Lyle Robertson as he was replaced in the middle by another Bennett, David, who worked with Welch to move Zimbabwe closer to 200 before Welch fell for 78. Jarvis then swung the game back in Scotland’s favour taking two wickets in two balls to reduce Zimbabwe to 221 for seven and remove the dangerous Rogan Wolhuter. His hat-trick ball came in his next over and while he could not get the scalp of Tendekai Mataranyika he soon bowled Connor Mitchell to leave Zimbabwe reeling. Alex Falao was the final wicket to fall as Zimbabwe ended on 248 all out, meaning Scotland would have to post their highest score of the tournament to win. In reply, Scotland were restricted by good bowling from Zimbabwe, Charlie Tear was first to go bowled leg before wicket by Mcgini Dube before Bennett and Bawa got in on the act. Left-arm spinner Mitchell then picked up the next three wickets as Scotland slumped to 105 for six with 26 overs remaining. Scotland’s collapse continued as Bennet also claimed a threefer including the final wicket of Ruaridh McIntyre to bowl out Scotland for a 108-run win and to advance to the Plate League semi-finals. Hosts on all-round fire in Papua New Guinea win The home side were in blistering form as they took on Papua New Guinea in the final Plate quarter-final. Shaqkere Parris and Matthew Nandu combined at the top of the order to add 155 runs before the first wicket fell, Parris caught behind off the bowling off Rasan Kevau. Nandu kept scoring alongside Teddy Bishop before he had to go –  playing and missing a good ball from Patrick Nou. Captain Nandu would eventually bring up his hundred on the final ball of the 42nd over, sweeping for four to earn his first century of the tournament, the landmark coming from 112 balls. Alongside Kevin Wickham, Nandu kept pushing the Windies’ total higher reaching 128 before a late fight back by Boio Ray. Nandu was the first of Ray’s victims as he claimed three wickets in the penultimate over, the West Indies eventually ended with an imposing 317 for six. Ray could not add to his heroics as he was bowled first ball by Nathan Edward and was soon joined in the dugout by Peter Karoho and captain Barnabas Maha as PNG slipped to 56 for three. Opener Christopher Kilapat then looked to dig in but was eventually out having scored just five from 46 balls. Not content with top scoring with the bat, Nandu then took two wickets in two balls as Papua New Guinea’s hopes of a win grew slimmer. Aue Oru reached 27 not out to be Papua New Guinea’s top scorer but his 52-ball innings was in vain as Rasan Kevau was run out on seven to see his side fall 169 runs short of their target.
South African players De Kock, van der Dussen gain big in ICC ODI Player Rankings
Sports Bulletin ISLAMABAD:-South Africa batters Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen have made huge gains in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s ODI Player Rankings after helping their team complete a memorable 3-0 series win over India. De Kock is in the top five for the first time since the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 after aggregating 229 runs that included a match-winning 124 in the final match in Cape Town. The wicketkeeper-batter has moved up four places after his Player of the Series effort. Van der Dussen, who scored 218 runs, has advanced 10 places to reach a career-best 10th position. Captain Temba Bavuma has also made huge progress, reaching a career-best 59th position from 80th before the latest weekly update which also includes the Afghanistan-Netherlands series and the last match of the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe series. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, the leading scorer for India against South Africa with 169 runs, has moved up one place to 15th in the list led by Pakistan captain Babar Azam with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in second and joint-third positions, respectively. Rishabh Pant is up five places to 82nd. Afghanistan batter Rahmat Shah’s aggregate of 153 runs against the Netherlands has lifted him seven places to joint-36th while Hashmatullah Shahidi is up nine places to 53rd. For the Netherlands, Scott Edwards’s series-topping 208 runs see him move up 97 places to 100th. Charith Asalanka of Sri Lanka is another one to progress, from 52nd to a career-best 46th position. South Africa’s bowlers too have significant gains in Wednesday’s update. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is back in the top 20 after five wickets in the series and spinner Keshav Maharaj is at a career-best 33rd position. Andile Phehlukwayo is up seven places to 52nd after taking six wickets in the series. In the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s T20I Player Rankings, England batter Jason Roy’s 45-run knock in the second match against the West Indies has helped him move up one place to 15th while West Indies’ Brandon King is up 28 places to 88th thanks to his unbeaten 52 in the first match. In the bowlers’ list, Jason Holder is up to a career-best 26th following his haul of four for seven that won him the Player of the Match award in the first match. His team-mate Akeal Hosein bowled economically to gain 40 places and reach 33rd after the first two matches.