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Top Sports News of the day - 28 Jan 2021


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

  • Following top teams have qualified for semi-finals - Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, and Rajasthan
  • First Semifinal - Tamil Nadu vs Rajasthan will be played on Friday, 29 Jan 2021
  • Second Semi-final - Punjab vs Baroda will also be played on 29 Jan 2021 itself
  • Finals will be played on 31 Jan 2021 between *have patience* vs *have patience*
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab who scored 326 runs at a strike rate of 109, Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu scored 322 runs at a strike rate of 107, and Avi Borat from Gujarat 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

  • This test is more or less in the grip of Pakistan
  • Although South Africa has a lead of 29 runs in their second inning, but have lost 4 wickets. Here is the summary of the test -
  • South Africa won the toss, decided to bat, and 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 378 in reply and took a lead of 158 runs (Fawad Alam scored 109 runs, Faheem Ashraf scored 64 runs, and Azhar Ali scored 51 runs; Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj  took 3 wickets each
  • By the end of day 3, South Africa scored 187 runs in their second inning, for the loss of 4 wickets (lead of 29 runs)
  • Spinners did their job as Yasir Shah took 3 wickets and Nauman Ali took 1 wicket
  • In the morning tomorrow, Pakistan will try and wrap up South Africa under 400, so that they get a target of around 250 to win the first test
  • This is a two-tests series and the second test will be played on 04 February 2021


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, 8 players a side, 10 overs to play, 90 min of thrill!
  • Group A teams - Bangla Tigers, Northern Warriors, Maratha Arabians, and Delhi Bulls
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalanders, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi
  • Three matches were played today -
  • Maratha Arabians vs Northern Warriors - Maratha Arabians won the match by 5 wickets
  • Pune Devils vs Deccan Gladiators - Pune Devils won the match by 7 wickets
  • Delhi Bulls vs Bangla Tigers - Being played...


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - The first test will begin on 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • Virat Kohli would be under tremendous pressure to prove his captaincy over Ajinkya Rahane
  • Joe Root with a super performance in Sri Lanka would be under double pressure to beat a strong team like India, in their home ground


Badminton | BWF World Tour Finals

  • Men's Single - Srikanth Kidambi lost to Chinese player T.W. Wang - 21-19, 9-21, 19-21
  • Women's Single - P.V. Sindhu lost to Thailand player Ratchanok Intanon - 18-21, 13-21
  • With these losses, India has lost a seat in the Semi-finals of the BWF World Tour Finals


Sports | Other sports news

  • एक जबरदस्ती का ट्वीट  - One of the Star of Australia Test series - Rishabh Pant tweeted to his followers to give him a suggestion for buying a new house! I mean c'mon Pant, there are better ways to have engagement, यह कैसा ट्वीट है!
  • With the dismissal of Hasan Ali, Kagiso Rabada became the 8th South African to achieve the milestone of taking 200 Test wickets in Karachi (vs Pakistan). This was his 44th Test match
  • 40-year old Dilhara Lokuhettige (Former Sri Lanka bowler) has been found guilty of fixing a match, by the ICC. Do you agree that Sri Lanka is the most corrupt country in fixing cricket matches?
  • India will tour England in August 2021 for playing five-tests series
  • 16-years old leg spinner Khrievitso Kense is slated to join Mumbai Indians
  • 60-year old Bruce Oxenford, Australian cricket umpire has announced his retirement after serving in the game for 15 long years. Happy Second Innings, Bruce!
  • Dada has undergone another angioplasty and as per the latest reports coming, he is all good


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know the first Indian to be nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award? Clue: we have a movie on the family of this athlete? Options are - Dutee Chand, Hema Das, Mary Kom, Dinesh Phogat? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who was the first player to reach 11,000 run-mark in Ranji Trophy? and the correct answer is - Wasim Jaffer


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