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Top Sports News of the day - 15 Jan 2021


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • The fourth and final (decider Test) started on 15 January 2021
  • Australia won the toss, decided to bat, and scored 369 in the first innings (it's a good score on this pitch)
  • In fact, India got the last 5 Australians out for 95 runs
  • 26-year old Marnus Labuschagne scored a ton and captain Tim Paine scored a half-century
  • From the India side - T. Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, and Washington Sundar took 3 wickets each
  • The pitch is bouncy at Brisbane and is going to be a difficult track to bat for India
  • Till 1:00 pm on 16 January 2021,  India was batting at 62 runs for the loss of 2 wickets (training by 307 runs)
  • Rains are playing the spoilsport today
  • Rohit Sharma got out at 44 runs and Shubman Gill at 7 runs
  • On crease are Cheteshwar Pujara (8 runs) Ajinkya Rahane (2 runs)
  • Best of luck Team India!


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • South Africa will be touring Pakistan in January 2021 to play Two Tests and Three T20 matches
  • Tests will start from 26 January 2021 and T20s from 11 February 2021
  • After losing the Two-tests series to New Zealand by 0-2, the Pakistan team is under humongous pressure
  • घरेलू मैदान पर हारना किसी प्रलय को बुलाने जैसा है पाकिस्तान में
  • Anyways, Pakistan team is making some big change in the team and have dropped left-hand batsmen Haris Sohail, Opener Shan Masood, Right-arm fast-bowler Naseem Shah, Right-arm fast-medium bowler Mohammad Abbas and Left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar
  • I Will share the playing squad tomorrow


Cricket | United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vs Ireland

  • One-day International matched between UAE and Ireland have been put on hold due to increased Covid cases in the team
  • Earlier, UAE defeated Ireland by six wickets in the first ODI on 08 January 2021
  • The matches are being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (SMAT)- Domestic Indian Cricket Season

  • 21-year old Arjun Tendulkar (son of the God of cricket) debuted his domestic cricket with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
  • He was playing for Mumbai and took a wicket in the second over (he is basically a bowler, although Google says he is an all-rounder)
  • However, Mumbai lost the match to Haryana
  • Until now Top run-scorer is Avi Barot from Gujarat (239 runs in 3 matches) and Highest Wicket Taker is Ishan Porel from Bengal (11 wickets in 3 matches)


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Melbourne Stars (179/2) beat Adelaide Strikers (68 all-out) by 111 runs (an amazing win for STA)
  • 33-year old Andre Fletcher of Melbourne Stars  was the Man of the match as he scored 89 runs in 49 balls (not-out)
  • Adam Zampa of Melbourne Stars also helped in the victory as he took 5 wickets and gave 17 runs in just 3.2 overs
  • Sydney Sixers leads the BBL season 10 table with 29 points (7 wins in 10 matches) followed by Sydney Thunders with 23 points (6 wins in 10 matches). Again the same teams at the top of the table for long - buck up other teams!
  • Tomorrow - Saturday, 16 January 2021 - Sidney Sixers will play with Perth Scorchers in the 41st match of the BBL season 10


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England is be playing two-tests series with SriLanka starting 14 January 2021 at the Galle International Stadium
  • Summary of the first test - Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first
  • Got out at 135 (1….3….5) in the first inning and in reply England put up a mammoth score of 421
  • By end of session 2 on Day 3, Sri Lanka was at 16 runs without losing any wicket (trailing by 270 runs)
  • Joe Root played a captain's knock and scored 228 at a strike rate of 71
  • Dilruwan Perera took 4 wickets and Lasith Embuldeniya took 3 wickets
  • In all probability, Sri Lanka is going to lose this first Test


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who is the first Indian woman to win Gold in 400 meters in Asian Games? Options are - M.L. Valsamma, Kamaljit Sandhu, PT Usha, or K Malleswari? Do reply to this Facebook post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - In which stadium did Tendulkar hit his 100th ton? and the correct answer is - Shere Bangla Stadium



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