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Top Sports News of the day - 25 Dec 2020


Cricket | Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

  • The twelfth edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20 competition) will be played from 10 January 2021 till 31 January 2021
  • Karnataka is the defending champions of the trophy
  • 38 teams are participating in the tournament.
  • Groups A to Group E will have 6 teams each and the remaining 8 teams will be the Plate group
  • Quarterfinals to begin from 26 January 2021, Semi-finals from 29 January 2021 and Final will be played on 31 January 2021
  • Jaydev Unadkat (plays for Rajasthan Royals in IPL) will captain the Saurashtra team (Group D)


Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • Two test match series between South Africa and SriLanka will begin from Saturday, 26 December 2020, at SuperSport Park in Centurion 
  • Both the teams will be playing a test post January 2020 (Phew… a long time!)
  • South Africa seems to be on a weaker note at bowling as their main pacers will be out of action - Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander, and Duanne Olivier
  • The second Test will be played on 03 January 2021


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • The second test between India and Australia will begin on Saturday, 26 December 2020 at Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Ajinkya Rahane will be leading the Indian team in this Boxing Day Test
  • Some India favored records at Melbourne Cricket Ground -
  • Most runs by Sachin Tendulkar (449), Highest Score by Virendra Sehwag (195), Most Wickets by Anil Kumble (15), Best Bowling by Jasprit Bumrah (6/33), Most dismissals by MS Dhoni (17) - मैच जीतने के लिए हमें और अधिक प्रेरणा की आवश्यकता है क्या!
  • Best of Luck India!


Cricket | John Edrich

  • Former English Cricketer John Hugh Edrich dies at the age of 83 in Scotland, United Kingdom
  • He played his last test in July 1976 against West Indies and was considered as one of the finest left-handed batsmen of all times
  • Played 77 test matches scoring 5,138 runs at an average of 43.5; 7 One Day Internationals scoring 223 runs at an average of 37.2
  • His 310* against New Zealand in 1965 still remains the 5th highest Test score by an English batsman
  • May his soul rest in peace


Cricket | Abu Dhabi T10 League

  • The fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League will be played from 28 January 2020 till 6 February 2021, at the Zayed Cricket Stadium
  • Chris Gayle and Shahid Afridi will be playing in the tournament and expected to bring some cheer!
  • Three Indians will also be seen playing in the tournament - Leg-spinner Pravin Tambe, Right-arm medium-fast bowler Ishan Malhotra, and Leg-spinner Prashant Gupta


Football | Lionel Messi

  • Pele held the record of scoring 643 goals for Brazilian club Santos for 46 years
  • Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona broke this record scoring 644 goals
  • Beer maker Budweiser sent custom beer bottles to each of 160 goalkeepers, against which Lionel Messi scored 644 goals
  • Nice marketing Budweiser!


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