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Top Sports News of the day - 22 Jan 2021


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England vs Sri Lanka, Second Test, Day 1 report
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first
  • By the end of day 1, Sri Lanka scored 229 for the loss of 4 wickets
  • Angelo Mathews (Dravid of Sri Lanka) is playing at 107 not-out and Dinesh Chandimal (captain) got out at 52 runs.
  • Wicket Keeper Niroshan Dickwella is sharing the pitch with Angelo Mathews and has scored 19 runs
  • James Anderson of England took 3 wickets and Mark wood took 1 wicket
  • Sri Lanka could have scored more today, but are playing safe being under pressure as they have already lost the first test to England
  • England won the first test and leading the two-test series by 1-0


Cricket | West Indies tour of Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh has won the second One-Day International (ODI) and West Indies and now lead the 3-ODI series by 2-0
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first
  • Played bad (or worse!) and gave a target of 149 to Bangladesh. The highest scorer for West Indies was Rovman Powell (41)
  • Bangladesh scored 149 in 22 overs and lost 3 wickets
  • Tamim Iqbal of Bangladesh scored 50 runs and Shakib Al Hasan scored 43 (not-out)
  • Mehidy Hasan of Bangladesh took 4 wickets. Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan took 2 wickets each
  • It would be a dream of every team to play against this West Indies squad and improve to test out new players and improve their ranking
  • The third and the final One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played on Monday, 25th January 2021


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

  • Team Baroda has dropped their batsman Deepak Hooda for the entire season due to his clash with the Baroda captain Krunal Pandya
  • Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, Haryana, and Bihar top their respective groups and have been undefeated in the tournament (won all of their 5 matches).
  • Rajasthan leads the Elite, Group D on a net run-rate basis (0.493) over Madhya Pradesh (0.285). Both the teams have won 4 out of their 5 matches
  • The Highest run-scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 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 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy is 34-year old Ashutosh Aman from Bihar. Ishan has taken 14 wickets in 5 matches at an average of 6.5. Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh equals his wicket tally with Ishan, however, his average of 10.64 is worse than Ishan


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • In the first BBL match today Perth Scorchers - SCO (179/8) beat Hobart Hurricanes - HOH (157/8) by 22 runs
  • 24-year old all-rounder Jhye Richardson of Perth Scorchers was declared as 'man of the match' as he took 4 wickets and scored 29 runs in 14 balls
  • The second match was very exciting - Sydney Thunders - THU (232/5) beat Sydney Sixers - SIX (186/5) by 46 runs
  • 32-year old Alex Hales of Sydney Thunders smashed a century and was declared as 'man of the match'. Callum Ferguson scored 42 runs in 23 balls
  • Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers lead the BBL season 10 table with 32 points (8 wins in 12 matches) and 28 points (7 wins in 12 matches) respectively. Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Stars are at third and fourth place respectively
  • Tomorrow - Saturday, 23rd January 2021 we have two BBL10 matches scheduled. The first match is Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, and the second match is Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers


Badminton | Toyota Thailand Open 19 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021

  • Men single category - Sameer Verma lost to World ranker 3 Anders Antonsen (Denmark) in quarter-finals. Sameer made a comeback in the second set but unfortunately couldn't clinch the win. Score is 12-21, 21-19, 20-22
  • Women single category - PV Sindhu didn't play good and lost to the World Ranker 5 Ratchanok INTANON in straight sets - 13-21, 9-21
  • Men Doubles category - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty (India) defeated Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi (Malaysia) in straight sets 21-18, 24-22
  • Mixed Doubles category - Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa (India) defeated Chan Peng Soon and Goh Liu Ying (Malaysia) - Score 18-21, 24-22, 22-20 and have entered the semi-finals


Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League 2021 - Schedule

  • The fourth edition of the T10 League will be played from 28 January 2021 till 06 February 2021 in Abu Dhabi
  • 8 teams will participate who will play 29 matches in total
  • Each team will have 8 players and 10 overs to play (90 min per side)
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalanders, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi
  • Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Shoaib Malik, and Shahid Afridi will be participating in the tournament


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 | England Tour of India

  • Post completing the Sri Lanka tour, the England cricket team will visit India for playing four Tests and five T20s
  • The first test will be played on 04 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • England bowler Graeme Swann praised India as he said, defeating India is the highest honor vs defeating Australia


Sports | Other sports news

  • Cricket - India will be visiting England to play five test matches in August-September 2021
  • Cricket - Champion of the Champion said, his find-of-the-Australia-tour is fast bowler Mohammed Siraj
  • Cricket - IPL auction is likely to be held on 18 February 2021
  • Cricket - In a gentleman's act - Rahane refused to cut a cake that had Kangaroo on top, to respect the Australian team
  • Cricket - Indian fielding coach R Sridhar revealed how Virat Kohli connected with him in the night of the match when the Indian team scored 36 runs and then the mission to win the Australia series started


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know against which team did the 'Little master' played his last game in 2012? Options are - England, West Indies, South Africa, or Pakistan? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - These courts are related to which tournament - John Cain Arena, Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena  ? and the correct answer is - Australian Open


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