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Top Sports News of the day - 25 Feb 2021


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India won the third test against England by 10 wickets (match got over in 2 days)
  • England spinned out at 112 runs in the first innings, and in reply, India got out at 145 runs
  • England again got spinned out 81 runs in the second innings, and India achieved the target of 49 without losing any wicket
  • Is this for real! Well, that's the pink ball test…
  • Such poor batting by both teams!
  • Our new spinner Axar Patel got the player of the match award as he took 10 wickets in the test (6 wickets in the first innings and 5 wickets in the second)
  • Captain Kohli now has taken over MS Dhoni's record of 21 wins in home matches, with this 22nd test win today (in 29 test matches)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin completed his 400th Test wicket today
  • India now leads the series by 2-1
  • The fourth and the final test will start on 04 March 2021


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia vs New Zealand second T20 update:
  • New Zealand won the second T20 against Australia at University Oval, by 4 runs
  • New Zealand batted first and scored 219 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and restricted Australia at 215 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs
  • Martin Guptill scored 97 runs for New Zealand  and Marcus Stoinis scored 78 runs for Australia
  • Mitchell Santer took 4 wickets for 31 runs for New Zealand and Kane Richardson took 3 wickets for 43 runs
  • New Zealand lead the series by 2-0
  • The third T20 will be played on 03 March 2021 at Wellington Regional Stadium


Domestic Indian  Cricket | Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21

  • Indian domestic cricket tournament Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 is keenly looked upon by selectors for bright talent
  • The highlight of the day was a double century by Mumbai opening batsman Prithvi Shaw against Puducherry
  • Prithvi scored 227 runs in 152 balls (31 fours, 5 sixes)
  • As of now, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Mumbai, Saurashtra, and Uttarakhand are leading their respective groups


Cricket | South Africa T20 Challenge 2021

  • Only one match was played on Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
  • Warriors (157 runs for 8 wickets) beat Knights (143 runs, all-out) by 14 runs
  • Raynard van Tonder scored 81 runs not-out
  • On Friday, 26 Feb 2021, two matches are scheduled - Cape Cobras vs Lions, and Dolphins vs Titans
  • As of now, Dolphins tops the points table with 4 wins in 4 matches, followed by Lions with 3 wins in 4 matches


Cricket | Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021

  • IPL 20201 will be played from 11 April 2021 till 6 June 2021


Cricket | Sri Lanka Tour of West Indies

  • Sri Lanka will be visiting West Indies in March and April 2021 for playing  three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches
  • Matches will be played in a bio-bubble environment
  • Matches will be played in Antigua beginning 03 March 2021
  • Lahiru Kumara will be replaced by Suranga Lakmal for ODIs and T20 matches, as Kumara is down with Covid19
  • Chaminda Vaas has resigned as the Bowling Coach due to pay issues, increasing the problems for the Sri Lanka team. Chaminda Vaas recently took over the positions from David Saker


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Pakistan vs South Africa 3-match ODI series will be played from 02 Apr 2021 onwards   
  • Earlier Pakistan won the test series by 2-0 and the T20 series by 2-1 over South Africa


Cricket | South Africa Tour of Ireland

  • South Africa will be visiting Ireland in July 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • ODI series will begin on 11 July 2021 and the T20 series from 20 July 2021


Sports | Other sports news

  • 30-year old Caster Semenya is fighting a case in the European Court of Human Rights, challenging a ruling that prohibits her (or him!) to run on certain track events, given her high levels of natural testosterone. World Athletics also referred to her as “biologically male” in earlier legal proceedings
  • World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed that the Covid vaccine will have no impact on Indian athletes anti-doping test, which was the apprehension between players, prior to the Tokyo Olympics


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know Baichung Bhatia played for an English Football Team? Which team was that? Options are - Bristol City, Burnley, Bristol Rovers, or Bury? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Name the first Indian footballer to play in a European Club? and the correct answer is - Mohammed Salim


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