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India Scored 91 At Lunch On Day 1 Of 1st Test With South African At Visakhapatnam

Virat Kohli decided to bat first and his decision was proved wise as India scored 91 runs without losing any wicket in the first day of the first test match at Visakhapatnam with South Africa.

India chooses to bat

Both the openers of Indian cricket team Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal played well scoring 50 and 39 runs respectively. Skipper Virat Kohli took the decision of batting first without any hesitation despite knowing that South Africa has a strong bowling line. Confident of taking a lead, he allowed his opening batsmen to play freely and score as much as they can.

South African bowlers troubled India

There were some anxious moments in the first half of the match with South African spinners Kagiso Rabada and Vernon Philander almost tied the Indian batsmen on the pitch. But then the ball was new. Indian batsmen remained defensive until they got hold of the ball.

Rohit Sharma scored 50

Rohit displayed beautiful foot movement in the second half of the match. He hit a couple of sixers on the spinning ball and scored his 50 runs. It was … Read the rest

FIFA Best Player Award 2019 For Lionel Messi And Megan Rapinoe

Lionel Messi was selected for the FIFA Best Player Award 2019 by beating rival Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk, who was the winner of UEFA player’s award last month.

Contestants for FIFA Best Award and other titles

Started in 2016, the first two awards went to Cristiano Ronaldo (2016-17). In 2018, Croatian Luka Modric won the prestigious award. But in 2019, Lionel Messi pipped both the champions to become the best.

Both Lionel Messi and Van Dijk are also competing for the coveted Ballon d’Or that would be announced on 2nd December.

Last season, Lionel Messi emerged top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals and won the European Golden Shoe with 36 goals in the La Liga title.

Van Dijk was in the race to FIFA player of the year after winning World Player of the Year and the Ballon d’Or in 2006.

Why was FIFA Best Award a surprise for Lionel Messi?

Messi called it a surprise because Van Dijk was very close to the award after winning UEFA Player’s award. It is for the first … Read the rest

Watch Sevilla V/S Real Madrid Live On Facebook App

In the latest match in La Liga, Sevilla would take on Real Madrid after Barcelona’s humiliating 2-0 defeat to Granada on Saturday. The defeat came shocking considering the past record of Barcelona. But its ripples have been felt across the tournament.

What is the position of Sevilla?

Sevilla accumulated 10 points in four games. It did fairly well with excellent performance by some of its players under the new coach JulenLopetegui. Ex-Eibar midfielder Joan Jordan and on loan from Madrid left-back Sergio Reguilonare seen in great form.

What is the position of Real Madrid?

Zinedine Zidane’sboys are only two points behind the Sevilla team and its Karim Benzema playing in his top form. Also, he’s current ‘Pichichi’ topscorer of La Liga. But what makes things more interesting is Los Blancos losing each of their last four visits to the Estadio Sanchez Pizjuan.

How to watch the La Liga 2019 Sevilla vs Real Madrid live in India?

The La Liga match will be played at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville. Facebook would give the live telecast of the match from 12:30AM.

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Amit Panghal Is The First Indian Boxer To Enter Men’s World Championships Final

Amit Panghal created history by entering the final round of men’s World Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. He defeated Kazakhstan’s SakenBibbisinov by split decision (3-2) in the semi-final of the flyweight (48kg-52kg) division.

Gold medal round for Phangal

Amit Panghal will take on ShakhobidinZoirov of Uzbekistan. He has been Rio Olympic champion in 52 kg category and has defeated BillalBennama of France in the semifinal category. It is the first time when Panghal will meet Zoirov.

Bronze medal for India

In another match, Manish Kaushik settled for a bronze medal after losing the game the reigning world champion, Andy Gomez Cruz of Cuba. He lost the lightweight (57kg-63kg) match by unanimous decision (5-0).

But both the boxers have qualified for the upcoming Olympic qualifier in Wuhan, China. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has already announced that boxers with medals at the Worlds will be automatic choice for Olympic qualifiers.

What does this feat mean to India?

Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik gave India immense hope as the country had never won more than a single bronze in the previous tournaments. … Read the rest

Could World Test Championship Revive Test Cricket?

The International Cricket Council almost removed ODIs from the newly released the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the cycle till 2022. The new FTP has limited the maximum number of ODIs in bilateral series to three but the number of T20s has been shot up.

Highlights of FTP

Revival of ODIs

ICC has been aggressive in its approach to promote T20s but it says that the new format would help in globalizing the sport. Presently, ICC is putting little focus on ODIs but the popular format could see resurgence before the 2023 World Cup. Also, ICC has suggested a minimum number of games format to make a new qualification system. But ICC won’t interfere in bilateral series played between two countries.

Test Cricket and World Test Championship

Starting World Test Championship is a great idea but it is still at its nascent stage. But ICC is trying to … Read the rest

Pro Kabaddi 2019 Season 7 Results: Patna Pirates Lag Behind With Only 4 Win Against 7 Of Jaipur Panthers

Patna Pirates take on Jaipur Panthers at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata in the Season 7 of Pro Kabaddi 2019. It would be their second big win after Tamil Thalaivas. But Jaipur Panthers are also eager to end their five-match winless streak.

Patna Pirates

These warriors are standing at the bottom place in the Season 7 and they desperately need a win to start ascending. They have won only 4 matches out of 14 in the Season 7. In the previous match with Tamil Thalaivas, they came out of their six-match losing streak by beating Tamil team with 51-25 score. But they need another victory to rise three places up and secure a playoffs spot the upcoming matches.

Jaipur Panthers

With 7 wins from 14 matches, Jaipur team is at a better position than their counterpart. Jaipur Panthers recently settled a crucial match with Haryana Steelers for tie and now they are looking for a win that can place them in Top 6 in the table. The skipper of Jaipur Panthers is high in spirit after scoring his fourth Super 10 … Read the rest