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Top Sports News of the day - 26 Dec 2020


Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • Australia vs India -  Test 2, Day 1 update - Australia 195 (all out); India 36/1
  • Australia won the toss and decided to bat
  • India restricted Australia to 195 in the first inning (Jasprit Bumrah 4/46; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/3)
  • Debutant Pacer Mohammed Siraj took 2 wickets for 40 runs
  • By the end of Day 1, India was batting at 36/1. Mayank  Agarwal got out at 0 (Lbw b Mitchell Starc)
  • Ajinkya Rahane is leading the Indian team in absence of Virat Kohli and has shown good temperament over the field
  • Team India and Team Australia paid tribute to the Legend Dean Jones at Melbourne Cricket Ground today (26 December 2020)


Cricket | Robin Jackman

  • Former England cricketer and commentator died in 'Cape Town' on 25 December 2020, he was 75 yrs old
  • Born in Shimla, India in August 1945, Robin played four test matches and fifteen One Day Internationals (ODIs) for England
  • He played cricket from 1974 to 1983
  • He was a seamer (fast-medium) and took 14 test wickets and 19 ODI wickets
  • The last test he played was in August 1982 against Pakistan
  • Post-retirement, he was settled in South Africa and was known as 'Jackers as a commentator
  • May his soul rest in peace!


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10

  • Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Renegades by 129 runs in the fourteenth T20 match of BBL 10 (बुरी तरह हराया !!)
  • Sydney Thunder scored 209 runs for 8 wickets (Oliver Davies - 48; Kane Richardson - 2/33)
  • Nathan McAndrew of Sydney Thunder scored three sixes in the last over itself which helped Sydney Thunder to cross 200
  • Melbourne Renegades scored only 80 runs (all-out) in 12.2 overs (Aaron Finch - 20; Tanveer Sangha - 4/14)
  • In the fifteenth of BBL10 match, Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars by 1 wicket (and only 1 ball remaining)
  • Sydney Sixers leads the table with 12 points (3 wins in 4 matches) followed by Sydney Thunder with 11 points (equal wins)
  • The next BBL 10 match will be played on Sunday, 27 December 2020 between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes


Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • Two test match series between New Zealand and Pakistan is scheduled from 26 December 2020 till 7 January 2021
  • In the first test today, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl
  • New Zealand scored 222 for 3 wickets at the end of day 1
  • Kane Williamson is playing at 94 and Henry Nicholls at 42
  • 20-year old Shaheen Afridi  took three wickets for 55 runs
  • The second Test is scheduled for 03 January 2020
  • Earlier New Zealand won the T20 series by 2-1


Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • Two test match series between South Africa and SriLanka began on Saturday, 26 December 2020, at SuperSport Park in Centurion 
  • In the first test today, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat
  • Sri Lanka scored 340 for 6 wickets at the end of day 1
  • Dasun Shanaka is playing at 25 and Kasun Rajitha Nicholls at 7, at the end of day 1
  • Wiaan Mulder took 3 wickets and Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, and Anrich Nortj  took one wicket each
  • The second Test will be played on 03 January 2021


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