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by sportifnews Desk Jan 27, 2021 • 11:02 PM Views 319
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Top Sports News of the day - 27 Jan 2021

 

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

  • These eight teams were fighting in the quarter-finals of SMAT - 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)
  • In the third quarter-final, Baroda beat Haryana by 8 wickets
  • In the fourth quarter-final, Rajasthan beat Bihar by 16 runs
  • So, we have Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, and Rajasthan for the semi-finals
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab has scored 326 runs at a strike rate of 109, Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu has scored 322 runs at a strike rate of 107, and Avi Borat from Gujarat has scored 283 runs at a strike rate of 57
  • Highest Wicket takers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Ashutosh Aman from Bihar - 16 wickets in 6 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

  • We are left with the top five teams for the play-off matches, which will start on Friday, 29th January 2021
  • The teams are - Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder
  • Schedule for Play-off matches - On Friday, 29th January 2021  - Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers
  • On Saturday, 30th January 2021 - Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers
  • The final of BBL season 10 will be played on 06 February 2021

 

Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • South Africa is in Pakistan for playing two-tests series
  • Pakistan played really good today and have a lead of 88 runs by the end of Day 2
  • A quick summary of this first test-
  • 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 scored 308 for the loss of 8 wickets and have a lead of 88 runs (Fawad Alam scored 109 runs, Faheem Ashraf scored 64 runs, and Azhar Ali scored 51 runs)
  • Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Keshav Maharaj - all four South African bowlers took 2 wickets each
  • This test is wide open now, post a dismal performance by Pakistan batsmen on Day 1

 

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

  • England cricket team will be visiting India for playing four Tests and five T20s in February 2021
  • The first test will be played on 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • Both the Indian team and England team have arrived in Chennai for the net practice
  • Compared to the opening 3 batsmen of India - Rohit Sharma, Shubham Gill, and Cheteshwar Pujara, England top 3 batsmen seem to be weak - Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, and Rory Burns

 

Sports | Other sports news

  • 33-year old Ben Dunk (Australian wicketkeeper-batsman) said he hasn't seen any wicketkeeper-batsman better than Mahendra Singh Dhoni!
  • ICC Test ranking - New Zealand tops the chart followed by India
  • ICC ODI ranking - England tops the chart followed by India
  • ICC T20 ranking - England tops the chart followed by Australia. India is at the third spot
  • ICC would be declaring 'Player Of The Month' awards for both men and women cricketers, to boost the morale of the young team members
  • Australia will be touring South Africa for playing three tests, in Feb and March 2021

 

Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who was the first player to reach the 11,000 run-mark in Ranji Trophy? Clue: He is quite active on Twitter and we now see his humorous side on social media? Options are - Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhone, or Wasim Jaffer? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was -  Who was the Indian captain in the First Men Cricket World Cup in 1975? and the correct answer is - Srinivas Ventakaraghavan

 

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