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by sportifnews Desk Dec 22, 2020 • 10:54 PM Views 243
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Top Sports News of the day - 22 Dec 2020

 

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10 - Sydney Thunder beat Perth Scorchers By 7 Wickets in the 12th T20 match of BBL10. Sydney Thunder scored 156 for 3 wickets (Callum Ferguson 61 not out; Jason Behrendorff 1/32), Perth Scorchers scored 152 for 5 wickets (Mitchell Marsh 52 not out; Ben Cutting 1/16)

 

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10 Table - Hobart Hurricanes leads the table with 11 points (3 wins in 4 matches) followed by Melbourne Stars with 10 points (2 wins in 3 matches). Sydney Sixers is at the third spot with 8 points (2 wins in 3 matches)

 

Cricket | Suresh Raina - 34 people including former Indian international cricketer, Suresh Raina, were arrested by the Mumbai Police (and later released on bail) for violating Covid-19 social distancing protocols, at a night club in Mumbai. Raina said he was not aware of the local timings and protocols

 

Cricket | New Zealand vs Pakistan - Pakistan beat New Zealand by 4 wickets in the third and final T20 match at McLean Park ground in Napier. New Zealand scored 173 for 7 wickets (Devon Conway 63; Faheem Ashraf 3/20); Pakistan scored 177 for 6 wickets with 2 balls remaining (Mohammad Rizwan 89; Tim Southee 2/25). New Zealand wins the series by 2-1. Two-match test series will begin from 26 December 2020

 

Cricket | India vs Australia - Indian right-arm fast bowler, Mohammed Shami Ahmed injured himself during the first test match against Australia and has been advised a rest of six weeks. He will be flying back to India. The second Test with Australia is scheduled on Saturday, 26 December 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. As of now, Australia leads the series by 1-0

 

Cricket | Don Bradman - The baggy green cap worn by Sir Donald George Bradman (greatest batsman of all time) in his debut match has been auctioned for AUS $ 450,000 (~ INR 2.5 crore). Bradman has a Test batting average of 99.94

 

Cricket | England tour of Sri Lanka - South African cricket coach and former cricketer, Jacques Kallis has been appointed as the batting consultant for the England team for their upcoming two-test match series with Sri Lanka, beginning 14 January 2021. England is also slated to play a four-Test series against India post their tour of Sri Lanka

 

Cricket | Domestic - Former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar said that The Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) should be scrapped and apex councils should appoint the selectors, to bring transparency to the process

 

Cricket | Indian Super League (ISL) Table - Mumbai city leads the table with 16 points (5 wins in 7 matches) followed by Mohun Bagan with equal points and equal wins. Bengaluru FC is at the third spot with 12 points (3 wins in 7 matches)

 

Sports | 2024 Paris Olympics - A British national champion with Indian roots - Karam Singh will participate in the Breakdancing sport in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Four new sports got added to the 2024 Olympics - Skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, and Breakdancing

 

Sports | Chess - Grandmaster Nihal Sarin beat Francesco Sonis in the Open under-18 section of the FIDE Online World Youth and Cadet Rapid Championships. Including Sarin, three Indians reach the finals

 

Cricket | South Africa vs Sri Lanka - Two Test match series will begin on 26 December 2020 between South Africa and Sri Lanka. The second test will be played on 03 January 2021

 

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