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Top Sports News of the day - 16 Feb 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - Second test update - Indian wins handsomely!
  • India won the Test by 317 runs and the star of the match was Ravichandran Ashwin. This is the biggest run by India over England (in terms of runs)
  • Ashwin took 8 wickets in the test (includes a 5 wicket haul in the first inning) and 119 runs (includes a ton in the second inning)
  • Axar Patel was instrumental in wrapping up England at 164 runs in the second inning, as he took 5 wickets for 60 runs
  • Captain Kohli must be relived with the win, but he can't drop Ashwin (with whom he seems to have some tussle) and of course, Pant, who was terrific behind the wickets and with his bat
  • India vs England Test series is tied as of now (1-1)
  • The second test will be played on 24 February 2021 in Ahmedabad, it will be a day/night test match to be played with the pink ball


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


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan vs South Africa 3-match ODI series will be played from 02 Apr 2021 onwards   
  • Earlier Pakistan won the test series by 2-0 and the T20 series by 2-1 over South Africa


Cricket | South Africa Tour of Ireland

  • South Africa will be visiting Ireland in July 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 11 July 2021 and the T20 series from 20 July 2021


Sports | Other sports news

  • 33-year old Moeen Ali will fly back to England and miss the remaining two tests
  • Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow and fast bowler Mark Wood will join the playing squad for India vs England third test
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) is being pressurized (possibly by England and Australia) to investigate if the Chennai pitch was below-par, and if it was, deduct India's qualifying points for World Test Championship (WTC)  final. I am sure BCCI will handle it
  • Badminton - Yuki Bhambri will make a comeback in the upcoming ATP 250 Singapore after two and a half years (injury)
  • The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has requested the authorities to give them access to the Covid vaccine for 300 staff much ahead of the shooting World Cup, to be held in New Delhi in March 2021. The tournament will be held for rifle, pistol, and shotgun events


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know which state hosts the boat race festival - Vallam Kali? Options are - Maharashtra, Goa,  Karnataka, or Kerala? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who is the inventor of Volleyball? and the correct answer is - William G. Morgan


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