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Top Sports News of the day - 11 Feb 2021


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan and South Africa played their first T20 at Lahore on 11 Feb 2021
  • The winning streak by Pakistan continues as they won the first T20 by 3 runs
  • South Africa won the toss (कुछ तो जीते!) and invited Pakistan to bat first
  • Pakistan scored 169 for the loss of 6 wickets (Mohammad Rizwan scored a ton (104 not-out) and was awarded as the Player of the match; Andile Phehlukwayo took 2 wickets for 33 runs for South Africa
  • South Africa fell short of 3 runs as they could only score 166 for the loss of 6 wickets, in 20 overs
  • Reeza Hendricks made 54 runs and Janneman Malan made 44 runs for South Africa; Usman Qadir and Haris Rauf got 2 wickets each for Pakistan
  • Losing such a game with wickets in hand is something to introspect
  • Earlier Pakistan won the test series by 2-0
  • The second T20 will be played on 13 Feb 2021


Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh vs West Indies; Second Test, Day 1 (Thursday, 11 February 2021) report
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to bat (coincidently the team who is gonna lose, is winning the toss!)
  • West Indies played safe today and closed the day with 223 runs on board while losing 5 wickets
  • Nkrumah Bonner scored 74 runs (not out) and captain Kraigg Brathwaite scored 47 runs
  • Abu Jayed and Taijul Islam got 2 wickets each for Bangladesh
  • West Indies leads the two-tests series by 1-0


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - The second test will be played on 13 February 2021
  • Is India ready for revenge?
  • England fast bowler Jofra Arche is out of the second test due to an injury. He took 3 wickets in the first test (Thanks Jofra!)
  • Captain Kohli is looking for a couple of changes in the squad - Spinner Shahbaz Nadeem will be out; Washington Sundar may be retained due to his batting capabilities; Axar Patel may replace Ravindra Jadeja; Mohammed Siraj may replace Ishant Sharma (who took 300th wicket in the last test)
  • Fantasy Cricket XI players - if you want to win, don't forget to include Ashwin and Ben Stokes in your team


Domestic Indian  Cricket | Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21

  • After the successful completion of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (where Tamil Nadu won over Baroda in the finals), Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 is all set to kick-off
  • It is a 50-over tournament and will be played between 20 February 2021 and 14 March 2021
  • Karnataka is the defending champion and Tamil Nadu were the runner-ups
  • 38 teams will participate, which will be divided into 6 groups
  • League matches will be played from 20 February 2021 till 01 March 2021
  • Knockout stage from 07 March 2021 onwards - Pre-quarterfinal on 07 March; Quarterfinals on 08 March and 09 March; Semifinals on 11 March; and the final will be played on 14 March 2021


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia will be visiting New Zealand in Feb 2021 for playing Five T20 matches
  • T20 series will begin on 22 February 2021


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Sports | Other sports News

  • 30-year old Jos Buttler (England Vice-captain) will be joining the squad for T20s against India
  • Post the Indian defeat in Chennai Test, the BCCI pitch curator has been removed as Indians complained of the bad pitch on the 5th day of the test
  • Hanuma Vihari will lead Team Andhra and Jaydev Unadkat will lead Team Saurashtra, in the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know to which sport does 'En Passant' relate to? Options are - Football, Tennis, Cricket, or Chess? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Which is the first Indian Cricket Club? and the correct answer is - Kolkata Cricket Club


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