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Top Sports News of the day - 20 Dec 2020


Cricket | India vs Australia - Given the Covid-19 outbreak in Sydney the venue for the Third and the Fourth Test might be swapped. Third Test is currently scheduled on 07 January 2021 in Sydney, which may be moved to The Brisbane Cricket Ground (commonly known as The Gabba) and the Fourth Test currently scheduled on 15 January 2021 in Brisbane may be moved to Sydney. The teams will clash again on Saturday, 26 December 2020 for their Second Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground


Cricket | India vs Australia - Indian Right-arm fast bowler (bowls around the 145 - 150 km/hour) injured himself while playing a delivery from Pat Cummins, in the first Test against Australia. Given the hairline fracture, he will be out of the remaining three Tests


Cricket | New Zealand vs Pakistan -  New Zealand leads the T20 series against Pakistan by 2-0 after defeating them by 9 wickets today. Pakistan scored 163 for 6 wickets (Mohammad Hafeez 99 not out; Tim Southee 4/21), New Zealand scored 164 for 1 wicket (Tim Seifert 84 not out; Faheem Ashraf 1/19). The third and the final T20 match is scheduled for 22 December


Cricket | South Africa vs Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka to tour South Africa for a two-Test series starting 26 December 2020


Cricket | ICC Test Player Rankings - Steve Smith (Australia) tops the ranking with 901 points followed by Virat Kohli (India) having 888 points (Kohli has reduced the gap from 25 points to 13 points post first test against Australia). Kane Williamson (New Zealand) is third on the list with 877 points


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10 - Sydney Sixers won by 38 runs against Adelaide Strikers in the 11th T20 match of BBL 10. Sydney Sixers played first and scored 177 for 5 wickets (Daniel Christian - 50; Daniel Worral - 2/12), Adelaide Strikers scored 139 for the loss of 7 wickets (Jonathan Wells - 35 not out; Steve Okeefe - 2/8). Both the teams will again clash on 03 January 2021


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10 - Hobart Hurricanes lead the BBL 10 table with 11 points (3 wins & 1 loss in 4 matches) followed by Melbourne Stars with 10 points (2 wins & 1 no-result in 3 matches). Sydney Sixers are at the third spot with 8 points (2 wins & 1 loss in 3 matches)


Sports | Khelo India Youth Games 2021 - Indian sports ministry has approved the introduction of following four domestic sports in the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2021 - Gatka, Kalaripayattu, Thang-Ta, and Mallakhamba. The Games will be held in Panchkula after the Tokyo Olympics


Sports | Cologne Boxing World Cup - India won 9 medals in the Cologne Boxing World Cup, which was held in Germany from 16 Dec 2020 – 20 Dec 2020. Overall India claimed the second spot with 3 golds, 2 silver, and 4 bronze medals


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