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Top Sports News of the day - 19 Jan 2021

 

Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • India chased the target of 329 runs on the fifth day and won the test, the Border–Gavaskar series (2-1), and countless hearts!
  • It's a lesson not only to Kangaroos but to the whole young generation, that a positive attitude is all one need to succeed
  • A team that got out at 36 runs, playing with second or third choice players (due to injuries) went on winning the Test series in Australia is something incredible and we all must be proud of this young sensational team
  • Rishabh Pant was declared the man of the match for scoring 23 runs in the first inning and the winning knock of 89 not-out in the second inning
  • Pat Cummins was declared the man of the series
  • Will Tim Paine quit the captaincy himself or will he be asked to move on?
  • I am wondering about Virat Kohli - on one hand, he must be happy about Indian Team, on the other hand, must be under tremendous pressure to retain his captaincy. If you remember, the American drama film 'Whiplash', where the jazz drummer had to risk his life, just to keep his spot from competition for an important concert

 

Cricket | England Tour of India

  • England is visiting India in February 2021 for playing the Four-Tests series and Five-T20s
  • The first test will begin on 05 February 2021
  • It will be great to see Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, and Ishant Sharma back in the team and thrashing England
  • Prithvi Shaw has been dropped for the first two tests

 

Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Two-Tests series between Pakistan and South Africa will begin on 26 January 2021
  • The second Test will be played from 04 February 2021 onwards

 

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

  • Bihar, Haryana, Baroda, Tamil Nadu, and Punjab have been undefeated in the tournament until now and have won all of their 5 matches
  • The highest run-scorer in SMAT is 25-year old Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu. Narayan has scored 315 runs in 5 matches at an average of 157.5 runs)
  • The Highest Wicket Taker in SMAT is 34-year old Ashutosh Aman from Bihar. Ishan has taken 14 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 6.5 (quite an impressive average). Also, Ashutosh shared the wicket count with Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh who has an average of 10.64

 

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • Perth Scorchers (174/5) beat Brisbane Heat (115 all-out) by 59 runs
  • 33-year old Colin Munro of Perth Scorchers (SCO) played a wonderful knock of 82 runs in 54 balls and was awarded as the man of the match
  • SCO played out Brisbane Heat in all aspects - Fawad Ahmed took 3 wickets and Jhye Richardson and Andrew Type took 2 wickets each
  • Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers lead the BBL season 10 table with 32 points (8 wins in 11 matches) and 24 points (6 wins in 10 matches) respectively. After a long time, Perth Scorchers have come up the spot pushing down Sydney Thunders
  • Tomorrow - Wednesday, 20 January 2021 - Melbourne Renegades will play with Melbourne Stars in the 45th match of the BBL season 10

 

Badminton | Toyota Thailand Open 19 Jan - 24 Jan 2021

  • Toyota Thailand Open 2021 kicked off on 19 January 2021
  • Men single category - Kidambi Srikanth (India) defeated Sitthikom Thammasin (Thailand) - Score 21-11, 21-11
  • Women single category - Sania Nehwal (India) played a bad game and lost to Ratchanok Intanon (Thailand) - Score 17-21, 8-21
  • PV Sindhu (India) defeated Busanan Ongbamrungphan (Thailand) - Score 21-17, 21-13

 

Sports | Other sports news

  • Football - Barcelona lost to Athletic Club in the Spanish Super Cup final (score 2-3). Lionel Messi (Barcelona forward player) was caught hitting an opponent and has been suspended for two games
  • Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian cricket team for their great victory in Australia
  • With this amazing win, India has moved to the top spot in the ICC World Test Championship table, followed by New Zealand. Guess which team is on the third spot? Kangaroos
  • 51-year old Shane Warne again showed indecency in the commentary box as he was heard saying for Pujara - Give him a short ball and rip his helmet off….सुधर जा Warne! I hope you still remember getting dreams about Tendulkar

 

Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the first team to play 1000 tests in the game of cricket? Options are - Australia, England, West Indies, or India? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - about the Olympics flag, the rings in the flag denote what? and the correct answer is - five continents

 

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