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Top Sports News of the day - 27 Dec 2020

 

Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • Australia vs India -  Test 2, Day 2 update - Australia 195 (all out); India 277/5
  • India lead by 82 runs at the end of Day 2
  • Captain Ajinkya Rahane scored an unbeaten 104; Ravindra Jadeja, who is Rahane's partner on the crease is standing tall at 40
  • Debutant Shubman Gill scored 45 (2nd highest test score on Day 2). He is a right-handed batsman from Punjab and plays for Kolkata Knight Riders in the India Premier League (IPL)
  • Batsmen who are yet to bat are Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Siraj Mohammed, and Jasprit Bumrah
  • Australia bowling attached - Mitchell Starc took 2 wickets for 61 runs; Pat Cummins 2 wickets for 71 runs; Nathan Lyon 1 wicket for 52 runs
  • Mitchell Starc became the ninth Australian to take 250 wickets. He achieved this milestone in his 59th Test match
  • Australia captain Tim Paine broke the world record today to become the fastest wicketkeeper to dismiss 150 Test batsmen. He did this in 33 Test innings

 

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10

  • Brisbane Heat beat Hobart Hurricanes by 4 wickets with 16 balls remaining, in the sixteenth T20 match of BBL 10
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and chose to bowl
  • Hobart Hurricanes scored 148 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs (D'Arcy Short scored 27 in 20 balls; Lewis Gregory took 3 wickets for 22 runs in 4 overs)
  • Brisbane Heat scored 152 runs (for 6 wickets) in 17.2 overs (Sam Heazlett scored 48 runs in 27 balls; D'Arcy Short took 3 wickets 18 runs in 4 overs)
  • 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 Monday, 28 December 2020 between Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Strikers

 

Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa -  Test 1, Day 2 update - Sri Lanka 396 (all-out); South Africa 296/4 
  • South Africa trail by 100 runs by end of session 3 of day 2 (updated till 20:00 hours IST)
  • Earlier Sri Lanka won the toss and scored 340 for 6 wickets at the end of day 1
  • South Africa batting - Dean Elgar got out at 95 thereby missing his century; Aiden Markram scored 68 runs
  • At the crease are Far du Plessis (43 runs) and Temba Bavuma (36 runs)
  • Sri Lanka bowling - Four bowlers took 1 wicket each - Vishwa Fernando, Dasun Shanaka (most economical), Wanindu Hasaranga, and Lahiru Kumara
  • The second Test will start from 03 January 2021

 

Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand vs Pakistan -  Test 1, Day 2 update - New Zealand 431 (all-out); Pakistan 30/1 
  • Pakistan trail by 401 runs by end of Day 2
  • Earlier Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl
  • New Zealand batting - Captain Kane Williamson scored 129 runs; BJ Watling scored 73 runs, and Ross Taylor scored 70 runs
  • Pakistan bowling - Shaheen Afridi took 4 wickets for 109 runs and Yasir Shah took 3 wickets for 113 runs
  • The second Test will start from 03 January 2021

 

Cricket | ICC Team of the decade

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) tweeted Team of the decade which brought a lot of cheers for Indians
  • Captain cool MS Dhoni was chosen as the captain for both forms of limited over cricket (ODIs and T20)
  • Virat Kohli was chosen captain for the Test team

 

Tennis | Australian Open

  • Australian Open to start from 08 February 2021
  • 3 Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has been given a wildcard for this Australian Open
  • Andy Murray hails from Scotland and is Britain’s former world number one
  • He has been suffering from injury since January 2019

 

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