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by sportifnews Desk Dec 28, 2020 • 11:13 PM Views 263
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Top Sports News of the day - 28 Dec 2020

 

Cricket | India tour of Australia

  • Australia vs India || Test 2, Day 3 update || 1st Inning - Australia 195 (all out); India 326 || 2nd Inning - Australia 133/6
  • Australia lead by 2 runs at the end of Day 3
  • India first inning - Captain Ajinkya Rahane scored 112 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 57 in the first inning
  • Australia first inning - Mitchell Starc took 3 wickets for 78 runs and Nathan Lyon 3 wicket for 72 runs
  • Australia second inning - Matthew Wade scored 40 runs; At the crease are Cameroon Green (17 runs) and Pat Cummins (15 runs)
  • In the second inning, Australian skipper Tim Paine got out at a controversial catch by Rishabh Pant (Bowled by spinner Ravindra Jadeja). It seemed like the bat did not hit the ball during Decision Review

 

Cricket | The International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards

  • Proud moment for India as Virat Kohli was awarded as ICC's male cricketer of the decade
  • Kohli and team earlier lifted the 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy
  • In this decade, Kohli scored 20,396 runs at an average of 56.97
  • Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry was awarded not only female cricketer of the decade but also the top ODI and T20 player - Hail Women Power!
  • Rashid Khan from Afghanistan was awarded as the men's T20 player of the decade - very encouraging for Afghanistan!

 

Cricket | Sri Lanka tour of South Africa

  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa || Test 1, Day 3 update || 1st Inning -Sri Lanka 396 (all-out); South Africa 621 || 2nd Inning - Sri Lanka 65/2
  • Sri Lanka still trail by 160 runs by end of Day 3
  • Sri Lanka batting (1st Inning 396 all-out) - Dinesh Chandimal scored 85 runs; Dhananjaya de Silva scored 79 runs; Dasun Shanaka scored 66 runs
  • South Africa bowling (1st Inning) - Lutho Sipamla took 4 wickets for 76 runs; Wiaan Mulder took 3 wickets for 69 runs
  • South Africa batting (1st Inning 621 all-out) - Faf du Plessis scored 199 runs; Dean Elgar scored 95 runs; Keshav Maharaj scored 73 runs
  • Sri Lanka bowling (1st Inning) - Wantndu Hasaranga took 4 wickets for 171 runs; Vishwa Fernando took 3 wickets for 129 runs
  • Sri Lanka batting (2nd Inning 65/2) - At the crease are Kusal Perera at 33 runs and Dinesh Chandiman at 21 runs
  • South Africa bowling (2nd Inning) - Lungi Nadi took 2 wickets for 28 runs
  • The second Test will begin on 03 January 2021

 

Cricket | Pakistan tour of New Zealand

  • New Zealand vs Pakistan || Test 1, Day 3 update || New Zealand 431 (all out); Pakistan 239 (all out) 
  • Pakistan trail by 192 runs by end of Day 3
  • Pakistan won the toss and decided to bowl
  • New Zealand batting (1st Inning 431 all-out) - Kane Williamson scored 129 runs; BJ Watling scored 73 runs; Ross Taylor scored 70 runs
  • Pakistan bowling (1st Inning) - Shahin Afridi took 4 wickets for 109 runs; Yasir Shah took 3 wickets for 113 runs
  • Pakistan batting (1st Inning 239 all-out) - Faheem Ashraf scored 91 runs; Mohammad Rizwan scored 71 runs
  • New Zealand bowling (1st Inning) - Kyle Jamieson took 3 wickets for 35 runs; Neil Wagner took 2 wickets for 50 runs
  • The second Test will start on 03 January 2021

    

Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) 10

  • South African spinner, Imran Tahir, will miss the BBL 10 for undisclosed reasons. He was to play for Melbourne Renegades
  • Earlier Tom Curran and Tom Banton opted out due to biosecurity bubble fatigue
  • Today, Adelaide Strikers beat Perth Scorchers by 71 runs, in the seventeenth T20 match of BBL 10
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and chose to bowl
  • Adelaide Strikers scored 165 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs (Phil Salt scored 51 runs in 31 balls; Jhye Richardson took 3 wickets for 30 runs in 4 overs)
  • Perth Scorchers got out at 94 runs in 15.2 overs (Liam Livingstone scored 22 runs in 24 balls; Danny Briggs took 2 wickets 8 runs in 3 overs)
  • Adelaide Strikers leads the table with 13 points (3 wins in 5 matches) followed by Sydney Sixers with 12 points (3 wins in 4 matches)
  • The next BBL 10 match will be played on Tuesday, 29 December 2020 between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Strikers

 

Cricket | International Cricket Council (ICC) Team of the decade

  • Former Indian Skipper MS Dhoni has been chosen as the ODIs and T20 captain of ICC team of the decade
  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been chosen as Test captain of ICC team of the decade

 

Tennis | Australian Open 2021

  • Australian Open will begin from 08 February 2021
  • Due to an injury, Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open 2021. The 39-year old Swiss player has won the trophy six times
  • 3 Grand Slam winner Andy Murray has been given a wildcard for this Australian Open

 

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