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Top Sports News of the day - 24 Jan 2021


Cricket | England Tour of Sri Lanka

  • England vs Sri Lanka, Second Test, Day 3 report
  • It is turning out to be an interesting match as England made a comeback, here is the summary -
  • Sri Lanka scored 381 in their first inning and in reply England have scored 339 for the loss of 9 wickets
  • Only days are left in the match and both the teams have to play one inning each
  • England is still trailing by 42 runs, by the end of Day 3
  • Tomorrow morning (4th day) Sri Lanka will try to get England's tailender  out quickly so that they get the whole day to score a meaningful score and invite England to play on the last day of the match
  • Captain Joe Root scored 186 runs and Jos Buttler scored 55 runs
  • 24-year old Lasith Embuldeniya took 7 wickets (Good job, champion!)
  • England won the first test and as of now leading the two-test series by 1-0
  • My best wishes to the Asian team to level the test series


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

  • Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Bihar top their respective groups and have been undefeated in the tournament (except Rajasthan, who lost one match but is still at the top in their group)
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu has scored 315 runs at an average of 157 runs, Avi Borat from Gujarat has scored 283 runs at an average of 56 runs and Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab has scored 277 runs at an average of 92 runs
  • Highest Wicket takers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Ashutosh Aman from Bihar - 14 wickets in 5 matches,  Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh 14 wickets in 5 matches, and Ishan Porel of Bengal - 13 wickets in 5 matches


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • In the first BBL match today Adelaide Strikers (159/6) beat Sydney Thunder (153/7) by 6 runs
  • 36-year old Peter Siddle (fast-medium bowler) of Adelaide Strikers was declared as 'man of the match' as he took 2 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs. Adelaide Strikers batsmen Travis Head, Phil Salt, and Jake Weathered scored 31 runs each
  • In the Second match - Hobart Hurricanes (188/8) beat Sydney Sixers (181/8) by 7 runs
  • 33-year old Matthew Wade of Hobart Hurricanes smashed 86 runs in 44 balls and was declared as 'man of the match'. D'Arcy Short scored 72 runs in 52 balls
  • Perth Scorchers leads the BBL season 10 table with 32 points (8 wins in 13 matches), followed by Sydney Sixers with again 32 points (8 wins in 13 matches) but with a lower run rate than Perth Scorchers.
  • Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunders are at the third and fourth spot, respectively
  • Tomorrow - Monday, 25th January 2021 we have Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, which will be the 53rd T20 of BBL season 10


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

  • Here are the winners of the Toyota Thailand Open 2021 -
  • Men Singles - Viktor Axelsen (Denmark) beat Hans-Kristian Vittinghus (Denmark) in straight sets - 21-11, 21-7
  • Women Singles - Carolina Marin (Spain) Beat Tai Tzu-Ying (Taiwan) in straight sets - 21-19, 21-17
  • Women Doubles - Kim So Yeong and Kong Hee-Yong (South Korea) beat Lee So-hee and Shin Seung-chan (South Korea) - 21-18, 21-19
  • Men Doubles - Lee Yang and Wang Chi-ling (Taiwan) lost to Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik (Malaysia) - 21-13, 21-18
  • Mixed Doubles - Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand) lost to Seo Seung-Jae and Che YuJung (South Korea) - 21-16, 22-20


Cricket | Afghanistan Vs Ireland

  • Afghanistan won the second ODI against Ireland and now leads the 3-ODI series by 2-0
  • Here is the summary -
  • Ireland won the toss and decided to bat. Ireland scored 259/9 in all 50 overs
  • Afghanistan achieved the target in 45.2 overs for the loss of 3 wickets
  • We saw some solid batting by Afghanistan players as Rahmat Shah scored 103 (not-out) and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 82 runs
  • From Ireland side, although Paul Stirling scored 128 runs, the Ireland bowlers couldn't save the match
  • The third and the final ODI will be played on Tuesday, 26 January 2021


Cricket | West Indies tour of Bangladesh

  • The third and the final One-Day International (ODI) between Bangladesh and West Indies will be played on Monday, 25th January 2021
  • Fantasy Cricket players, try and pick these batsmen in your team - Rovman Powell, Tamim Iqbal, Jason Mohammed, and Mahmudullah


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 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • It will be played behind closed doors and no spectators will be allowed
  • The Indian team will reach Chennai on 27 January 2021 for the practice
  • Bowler Kuldeep Yadav is expected to join the Indian squad for this test series
  • The good part is that England spinners are not able to perform in Sri Lanka and are likely to continue the trend on Indian soil too


Sports | Other sports news

  • IPL 2021 - Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the director of cricket for the Rajasthan Royals
  • Anand Mahindra will be gifting Thar SUV to all six debutants of the Australia tour as a token of appreciation. Those six lucky players are - Shubham Gill Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, T Natarajan, Navdeep Saini, and Washington Sundar


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the 'Puskas Award' is related to what? Options are - Footballer of the year, Coach of the year, Penalty of the year, Goal of the year? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was -  Who is the first cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award  ? and the correct answer is - Sachin Tendulkar


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