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Top Sports News of the day - 26 Feb 2021


Cricket | Retirement

  • 38-year old Yusuf Pathan announced his retirement from cricket.
  • Debut in 2001-02 in the first-class cricket
  • A classy all-rounder (right-hand batsman and bowler) with high commitment levels
  • Was a part of the Indian team in the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 World Cup in India
  • Played 174 IPL matches and scored 3204 runs with an average of 29
  • In 57 ODIs, Yusuf scored 810 runs with an average of 27; In 22 T20s, scored 236 runs with an average of 18
  • Yusuf along with his brother Irfan Pathan runs a cricket academy - Cricket Academy Of Pathans, (CAP), which I heard is good
  • 37-year old Vinay Kumar also retired along with Yusuf Pathan
  • Vinay is a medium-fast bowler, who led Karnataka to two Ranji trophies
  • Played 105 IPL matches and took 105 wickets at an economy of 8.39


Cricket | England Tour of India | Records broken

  • Many records have been made/broken in this England Tour of India, let's have a look at them -
  • Out of 30 wickets fallen in the last pink-ball Test, 28 wickets were taken by spinners
  • It was the shortest test match in terms of balls played (842 balls)
  • In total only 387 runs were scored, which makes it the Lowest scoring test on the Asian soil
  • England scored just 193 runs in both innings, the lowest score for any Indian team ever faced
  • Axar Patel's 11 wickets for 70 runs is the best tally for any day-night Test match
  • Ravichandran Ashwin become the fourth Indian to have 400 test wickets (After Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, and Harbhajan Singh)
  • Coming to the tour, 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 captain Aaron Finch is under tremendous pressure due to the bad performance by the team Australia on this tourn
  • New Zealand leads 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

  • As of now, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Mumbai, Saurashtra, and Uttarakhand are leading their respective groups


Cricket | South Africa T20 Challenge 2021

  • Two matches were played on Friday, 26 Feb 2021
  • Cape Cobras (144 runs for 6 wickets) lost to Lions (147 runs for 3 wickets) who won by 7 wickets
  • Dolphins (151 runs for 6 wickets) lost to Titans (144 runs for 6 wickets) by 7 runs
  • On Saturday, 27 Feb 2021, Lions will clash with Warriors at Kingsmead, Durban
  • As of now, Dolphins tops the points table with 4 wins in 4 matches, followed by Lions with 4 wins in 5 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

  • Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant were seen hitting the net post the third test match, in a zeal to remain fit and perform best if given a chance in the fourth test


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who holds the record for the highest number of Gold medals in the Olympics? Options are - Usain Bolt, Mark Spitz, Sawao Kato, or Michael Phelps? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Baichung Bhatia played for which English Football Team? and the correct answer is - Bury


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