Sports Top 10 News: It was a very busy day for the sports world from Friday to Saturday morning. The South Africa League is in its last stages. The final match will be played between Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Durban Super Giants. On the other hand, the Under 19 team of India and Australia is ready for the World Cup final. This match will be played on Sunday. A player from Sri Lanka has also scored a double century. In such a situation, let us look together at the 10 big news of the sports world.
India ready for U19 World Cup final
The ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup 2024 is about to reach its final stage. Five-time winners, India and three-time champions Australia are set to face each other in the tournament final at Willowmoor Park, Benoni on Sunday, February 11. Fans are eagerly waiting for this match. Both the teams performed brilliantly throughout the World Cup and reached the final of the tournament without losing a single match. Before the match, the Team India captain said that his team is carrying the dreams of billions of hearts and their aim is to create a legacy that inspires the next generation.
SA20 final match today
The second season of SA20 is now in its final stage. For a month, many competitions were seen between six teams. The final match of the season will be played between defending champions Sunrisers Eastern Cape and Durban Super Giants. Both the teams performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and now both are ready for the final match. Sunrisers Eastern Cape would like to win their second trophy by winning this match. On the other hand, Durban Super Giants are just one step away from their first title.
Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan
The host team has taken a 1-0 lead in the series by winning the first match of the three-match ODI series being played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan by 42 runs. In this match, the Sri Lankan team, batting first, scored 381 runs at the loss of 3 wickets in 50 overs, thanks to Pathum Nissanka’s double century. After this, the Afghanistan team, which came to chase the target, managed to score only 339 runs at the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs, despite the century innings of Mohammad Nabi and Azmatullah Omarzai.
Pathum Nissanka scored a double century
Sri Lanka’s 25-year-old right-handed opening batsman Pathum Nissanka has managed to score a double century in the first match of the three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. Pathum has now become the first player in ODI cricket for Sri Lanka to score a double century. Earlier, the feat of making the highest score for Sri Lanka in ODI was in the name of Sanath Jayasuriya, who had scored an inning of 189 runs in the match against India in the year 2000.
Australia won the first T20 match
Australia, under the captaincy of Mitchell Marsh, has registered a thrilling 11-run win in the first match of the three-match T20 series against West Indies. In this match between the two teams played on the ground of Hobart, the Australian team, batting first, scored 213 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. After this, the West Indies team, which came to chase the target, managed to score only 202 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs. Adam Zampa made the most important contribution with the ball and took 3 wickets in the victory for the Kangaroo team.
David Warner created history
While David Warner scored his 37th half-century in T20 International in the match played against West Indies, this was his 100th half-century in T20 cricket. Warner has now become the first player to do so in this format. After Warner, the record of playing most half-century innings in T20 format is in the name of Virat Kohli, who has achieved this feat 91 times. At the third place is the name of Universe Boss Chris Gayle, who has scored the most runs in this format, who has managed to score 88 half-centuries in the T20 format.
Pujara again played a brilliant innings
In the Ranji Trophy 2024 season, the match is being played between Rajasthan and Saurashtra in Elite Group A. On the first day of this match, Saurashtra team had lost three wickets till the score of 74. From here Cheteshwar Pujara handled the innings from one end and took the team to a strong position. However, Pujara lost his wicket on the third ball of the last over of the day on a personal score of 110. Cheteshwar Pujara, who is out of the Indian Test team, is continuously claiming his return to Team India. After the defeat of the Indian team in the final match of the World Test Championship held in the year 2023, Pujara was shown the way out of the team due to his poor form. Since then he has been continuously trying to make a comeback.
Shaw scored a quick century
In the Ranji Trophy 2024 season, the match is being played between Chhattisgarh and Mumbai in Elite Group B. In this match, young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw, who returned fully fit after injury, saw an explosive century innings. Shaw completed his century in the very first session of the game. Prithvi returned to the pavilion after facing 185 balls in this innings after scoring 159 runs, in which 18 fours and three sixes were seen. Shaw faced only 102 balls to complete his century in this match. This is also his 13th century in first class cricket in his 80th innings.
Dale Steyn becomes Bumrah’s fan
Former South African player Dale Steyn, who was counted among the fastest bowlers of his time, said in his statement regarding Bumrah’s bowling that I do not think there is any Test bowler at present who is capable of bowling wicket-taking yorkers. To take wickets in a Test match, there are probably only a few bowlers who can do so. Trent Boult was one of them and probably Mitchell Starc. And of course Bumrah. Steyn also praised Bumrah for his ability to bowl wicket-taking yorkers consistently even on Indian pitches.
Gujarat Giants win in PKL
Gujarat Giants moved closer to reaching the playoffs with a 41-32 win over Bengal Warriors in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) match here on Friday. With this victory, Gujarat Giants team reached fourth place in the table with 60 points in 19 matches. Gujarat Giants were leading 18-14 at the break.
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