The Indian women’s cricket team has overtaken New Zealand to rise to the third spot in the T20 International standings. They retained the second position in the ODI chart of the latest ICC rankings released today. Australia and England retain the top two positions in T20s, their points tally remaining 291 and 280, respectively. India (270), who made the final of this year’s T20 World Cup, are a point ahead of New Zealand (269).
Walsh named West Indies women’s head coach
Former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh has been appointed head coach of the West Indies women’s team, the sport’s national governing body said. Walsh, 57, will take charge of the team until the end of 2022 and oversee their run in the Women’s Cricket World Cup and the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Milan win penalty shootout 9-8 to reach Europa League
AC Milan reached the Europa League group stage after a nervy 9-8 penalty shootout win over Portuguese club Rio Ave, having netted a fortunate last-gasp equaliser in extra time. Milan trailed 1-2 in extra time until Toni Borevkovic gave away a penalty in the 121st minute with a careless handball, allowing Hakan Calhanoglu to level from the spot. Rio Ave then had three chances to win the penalty shootout but missed each time, before Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made the decisive save to send his team through. The shootout featured 24 penalties in total, with both goalkeepers sending their efforts over the bar. Tottenham had no such troubles as Harry Kane scored his first hat-trick of the season in a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa. However, last year’s quarterfinalist Basel and German club Wolfsburg were both eliminated.
Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties in League Cup
Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno saved two penalties in a 5-4 shootout win over Liverpool to reach the League Cup quarterfinals, while Aston Villa and Fulham were knocked out by lower-division clubs. Joe Willock scored Arsenal’s winning penalty to set up a home match against defending champion Manchester City in the next round. Leno, who also kept a clean sheet through 90 minutes as the game ended 0-0, blocked penalties from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson. “It was a very tough game,” the German said. “It is very good to save some penalties.” Agencies