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Top Sports News of the day - 29 Jan 2021


Cricket | Big Bash League (BBL) season 10

  • The top teams for the play-off are - Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers, Sydney Thunder
  • In the first play-off match today - Brisbane Heat (131/4) beat Adelaide Strikers (130/7) by 6 wickets (7 balls remaining)
  • 28-year old Jimmy Peirson was awarded as the 'player of the match' as he scored 47 (not-out) of 44 balls. Joe Denly also played good and scored 41 off 40 balls
  • Marnus Labuschagne of Brisbane Heat took 3 wickets for 13 runs
  • The second play-off match will be played on Saturday, 30th January 2021 - Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers
  • The final of BBL season 10 will be played on 06 February 2021


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

  • Teams that have qualified for the semi-finals are - Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Baroda, and Rajasthan
  • In the first Semi-final today, Tamil Nadu beat Rajasthan by 7 wickets (8 balls remaining) - Arun Karthik scored 89 (not-out) in 54 balls
  • And in the second Semi-Final, Baroda beat Punjab by 25 runs
  • SMAT Final Tamil Nadu vs Baroda will be played on 31 Jan 2021
  • Both the finalist teams have been unbeaten in the tournament and it is going to be an interesting game
  • Top run-scorers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Narayan Jagadeeshan from Tamil Nadu scored 350 runs at a strike rate of 87.5, and Prabhsimran Singh of Punjab who scored 341 runs at a strike rate of 85.25,
  • Highest Wicket takers in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy - Ashutosh Aman from Bihar - 16 wickets in 6 matches,  and Avesh Khan of Madhya Pradesh 14 wickets in 5 matches


Cricket | South Africa tour of Pakistan

  • Fabulous performance by Pakistan!
  • Pakistan won the first test handsomely as they beat South Africa by 7 wickets, on Day 4 itself
  • 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)
  • In the second inning, South Africa scored 378 runs, giving a target of 88 to Pakistan
  • Pakistan batsman finished the job on Day 4 itself
  • Fawad Alam was awarded the 'player of the match' as he scored 109 in the first inning and 4 (not-out) in the second inning. Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali took 7 wickets each, combined in both innings
  • This is a two-test 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 - Uptil now, Delhi Bulls is leading Group A with 2 wins in 2 matches played
  • Group B teams - Pune Devils, Qalandars, Deccan Gladiators, and Team Abu Dhabi - Uptil now, Qalandars is leading Group B with 1 win in 1 match played
  • Three matches were played today -
  • Pune Devils vs Qalandars - Qalandars won the match by 9 wickets
  • Maratha Arabians vs Delhi Bulls - Delhi Bulls won the match by 9 wickets
  • Deccan Gladiators vs Team Abu Dhabi - Deccan Gladiators won by 6 wickets


Cricket | West Indies Tour of Bangladesh

  • Two-Tests series between Bangladesh and West Indies will begin from 03 February 2021
  • Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) who got injured in the third ODI against West Indies should be back in the team for this test series


Cricket | England Tour of India

  • India vs England - Four-Tests series begins from 05 February 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai
  • Joe Root is playing his best cricket and is in the super form (we saw it during the Sri Lanka series) and if India can get hold of him, the half battle is won
  • 31-year old Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will join the England squad only by the Second Test


Cricket | Australia Tour of New Zealand

  • Australia will be visiting New Zealand in Feb 2021 for playing Five T20 matches
  • Australia has picked Tanveer Sangha (India origin leg spinner) in the playing squad. Tanveer's father is a taxi-driver in Australia and this is where talent can take you!
  • T20 series will begin on 22 February 2021


Cricket | Bangladesh Tour of New Zealand

  • Bangladesh will be visiting New Zealand in March 2021 for playing Three ODIs and Three T20s
  • 33-year old Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh's best all-rounder) will be skipping the tour due to an injury
  • ODI series will begin on 13 March 2021


Sports | Question of the day

  • Do you know who wrote the famous book "Runs'n Ruins"? Clue: His idol was Rohan Kanhai. Options are - Anshuman Gaekwad, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sudhakar Rao, Sunil Gavaskar? Do reply to this post!
  • Yesterday's quiz was - Who was the first Indian to be nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award? and the correct answer is - Dinesh Phogat


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