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Top Sports News of the day - 05 Jan 2021


Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • South Africa wins the two-tests series by 2-0 against Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka scored 157 in its first innings and in reply South Africa scored 302 (taking a lead of 145 runs)
  • In the second innings, Sri Lanka got out at a small total of 211, giving a target of 67 to South Africa
  • Sri Lankan total of 211 includes 103 scored by Sri Lanka's captain Dimuth Karunaratne
  • South Africa finally scored 67 without losing any wicket
  • Dean Elgar was awarded as both 'player of the match' and 'player of the series' as he scored 127 runs in the first innings and 31 (not-out) in the second innings
  • A poor performance by Sri Lanka in this series and hence this whitewash


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Adelaide Strikers (171/5) beat Melbourne Renegades (111 all-out) by 59 runs
  • This is a huge win for Adelaide Strikers as Jake Weatherald scored 51 of 25 balls and Ryan Gibson scored 43 of 31 balls
  • Peter Siddle and Wes Agar of Adelaide Strikers took 2 wickets each
  • Sydney Sixers leads the BBL season 10 table with 21 points (5 wins in 7 matches) followed by Sydney Thunder with 19 points (5 wins in 7 matches)
  • On Wednesday, 06 January 2021, Perth Scorchers will clash with Sydney Sixers in match 30 of BBL season 10


Cricket | Kapil Dev | Tribute to 'Haryana Hurricane' on his birthday

  • Born on 06 January 1959 in Chandigarh, Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj turned out to one of the greatest Test captains for India
  • He was a right-arm fast bowler and used to hit hard from his bat in the middle order
  • India won the 1983 ODI World Cup under his captaincy
  • Took 434 wickets in 131 Test matches, which includes 23 times 5-wicket-haul and 17 times 4-wicket-haul
  • Has a batting average of 31.1 in test matches and 23.8 in One Day International matches
  • One unforgettable record of Kapil Paaji is scoring 175 (not-out) batting at number 6, against Zimbabwe in the 1983 World Cup
  • The transformation he did by learning English fluency was remarkable
  • Do you know - Paaji has also written four books?


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • The third test between Australia and India will begin from 07 January 2021 (Thursday) in Sydney
  • 28-year old wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul has been injured and will not be able to play the remaining two tests against Australia
  • Earlier, India lost Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami (arm), and Umesh Yadav due to injuries
  • Rohit Sharma is expected to open with Mayank Agarwal
  • Australia has not yet announced who will open the innings with David Warner (R Ashwin is waiting to chalk out his strategy)
  • Australian batsman Will Pucovski should be back in the team as he has been cleared by the doctors to play again, he got injured earlier
  • The momentum of India's 8-wicket win over Australia in the second test is expected to continue in the third test too


Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand and Pakistan are playing their second test
  • New Zealand won the toss and invited Pakistan to bat first
  • Pakistan scored 297 (all-out) on Day 1 and in reply, New Zealand put up a mammoth total of 659
  • Three centuries by New Zealand players - Captain Kane Williamson scored 238 (his fourth double ton), Henry Nicholls 157 and Daryl Mitchell 102
  • New Zealand had to declare their innings as Pakistani's failed to get them out
  • By the end of Day 3, Pakistani has scored 8 runs by losing 1 wicket (Shan Masood out on zero)
  • Pakistan trails by 354 runs and by end of Day 4 they should be back to their dressing room, post losing this test
  • If New Zealand wins this test, they will sweep the two-tests series by 2-0


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England is visiting Sri Lanka for playing two-tests series
  • First Test will start from 14 January 2021 and the second test from 22 January 2021
  • England bowler James Anderson will use his Reverse swing skills on Sri Lankan pitches giving some edge to England bowling
  • Due to various injuries, Sri Lanka will not be playing with their core team


Sports | Regular updates

  • Saurav Ganguly, who suffered from a cardiac attack, will be discharged tomorrow - 06 January 2021
  • The cooking oil advertisement which Dada used to endorse is under pressure due to obvious reasons - Fortune Rice Bran Cooking Oil brand
  • Japanese famous Sumo Grand Champion 'Hakuho' has been tested Covid positive (Japan recently announced 'State of Emergency' in Tokyo)
  • M S Dhoni's daughter Ziva got featured in her first-ever advertisement of Oreo biscuits
  • Footballer Pele used Instagram to bring a smile to his fans as he updated his bio on Instagram, post Cristiano Ronaldo broke his record of 757 goals
  • Today (05 Jan) in 1971, the first-ever One Day International was played in Melbourne between Australia and England


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