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Top Sports News of the day - 26 Jan 2021


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

  • These eight teams are fighting in the quarter-finals round - Karnataka, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Baroda, Bihar, and Rajasthan
  • In the first quarter-final, Punjab beat Karnataka by 9 wickets (and 44 balls remaining)
  • In the second quarter-final, Tamil Nadu beat Himachal Pradesh by 5 wickets (and 13 balls remaining)
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab has scored 326 runs at an average of 109 runs, Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu has scored 322 runs at an average of 107 runs, and Avi Borat from Gujarat has scored 283 runs at an average of 57 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

  • Brisbane Heat (181/7) beat Perth Scorchers (175/6) by 6 runs
  • Melbourne Renegades (150/5) beat Hobart Hurricanes (139/9) by 11 runs
  • In a close match - Sydney Sixers (180/5) beat Melbourne Stars (177/6) by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
  • Sydney Sixers leads the BBL season 10 table with 36 points (9 wins in 14 matches), followed by Perth Scorchers with again 32 points (8 wins in 14 matches)
  • Sydney Thunders and Brisbane Heat are at the third and fourth spot, respectively
  • The play-off will be played on Friday, 29th January 2021 between Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, which will be the 57th T20 of BBL season 10


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Two-Tests series between Pakistan and South Africa kicked off on 26 January 2021
  • South Africa won the toss and decided to bat
  • South Africa scored 220 runs in their first inning (Dean Elgar 58 runs, George Linde 35 runs; Yasir Shah took 3 wickets, Shaheen Afridi and Nauman Ali took 2 wickets each)
  • Pakistan lost 4 wickets with only 33 runs on board
  • By the end of Day 1, Pakistan was trailing by 187 runs
  • Seems like Pakistan is losing big time
  • The Second Test will be played from 04 February 2021 onwards


Cricket | Afghanistan Vs Ireland

  • Afghanistan won the third ODI against Ireland by 36 runs and the series by 3-0
  • Afghanistan scored 266 for the loss of 9 wickets and Ireland got out at 230 runs
  • Man of the match - Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) as he took 4 wickets for 29 runs (in 9 overs) and scored 48 runs in 40 balls
  • Player of the series - Paul Stirling (Ireland)


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 | 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


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