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India ended the rain-curtailed fourth day of the Brisbane Test against Australia at 4/0 in the second innings on Monday, needing another 324 runs to win the series 2-1. Australia were bowled out for 294 in their second innings, with India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj taking his maiden five-wicket haul in Test cricket. Shardul Thakur picked up four wickets.
short by Anmol Sharma / 01:20 pm on 18 Jan
Puducherry's Santha Moorthy on Sunday became the oldest bowler ever to take a five-wicket haul in T20 cricket at the age of 41 years and 129 days. Santha registered figures of 4-0-20-5, helping his team defeat Mumbai in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match. The previous record (41 years and 7 days) was held by Cayman Islands' Kenute Tulloch.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:25 pm on 17 Jan
Women's world number 28 tennis player Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan took to Twitter to share a video of a mouse in her Melbourne hotel room, where she is quarantining ahead of the Australian Open. "Been trying to change the room for two hours already! And no one came to help due to quarantine situation," she wrote.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:33 pm on 17 Jan
Team India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was heard on stump mic singing 'Spiderman Spiderman' during the fourth day of the Brisbane Test. "Aise web phenko, web, (Throw a web like this)," he was heard telling his teammates before he started singing. "I respect a man with great taste in music," a fan tweeted, reacting to a video that went viral.
short by Anmol Sharma / 12:54 pm on 18 Jan
India off-spinner Washington Sundar's father M Sundar has revealed that when his son was around nine years old, he played an Under-14 inter-school match with five stitches on his temple. His father said that Washington was hit on the head during practice, but still played the match the next day and scored an unbeaten 39 to help his team win.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:33 am on 18 Jan
Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou of Greece has accused an unnamed sporting official of sexually assaulting her in 1998 during preparations for the Sydney Games. Bekatorou, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics, said the male official performed a lewd act after inviting her to his hotel room. I was left feeling "exhausted and humiliated", she added.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:33 am on 18 Jan
During the 63rd over of India's first innings in Brisbane Test, Washington Sundar left a Josh Hazlewood delivery after which Marnus Labuschagne started appealing for caught behind despite a clear gap between the bat and the ball. "Do you think he was having a bad dream or something?" commentator Mark Waugh said. "What planet was he on?" Adam Gilchrist commented.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:04 pm on 17 Jan
During India fast bowler Mohammed Siraj's 17th over in Australia's second innings of Brisbane Test, a delivery landed on a crack and deviated. Australia's Pat Cummins was unable to play the ball as it hit him on his elbow and went for a four. A fan tweeted, "The beauty of Test cricket." Another commented, "Not a good sign for India."
short by Anmol Sharma / 03:53 pm on 18 Jan
India captain Virat Kohli changed his bio on Twitter following the birth of his daughter. "A proud husband and father," his new Twitter bio reads. Earlier, his Twitter bio read, "The Official Twitter account of Virat Kohli. Indian cricketer, gamer, car lover, loves soccer and an enthusiast." Kohli and Anushka Sharma were blessed with their first child on January 11.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:24 am on 18 Jan
A video of India vice-captain Rohit Sharma shadow batting on the crease in front of Australia batsman Steve Smith has gone viral. "Maybe Rohit was doing that to tease Smith or maybe he wasn't," commentator Sanjay Manjrekar said. Smith had faced criticism after he shadow batted and scuffed the crease to allegedly remove Rishabh Pant's batting mark in Sydney Test.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:22 am on 18 Jan
Several tennis players have expressed their anger over the quality of food being provided at their designated hotel during quarantine ahead of Australian Open. Men's world number 15 Pablo Carreno Busta shared picture of salad, an apple and juice cup with the caption, "Really?" French player Benoit Paire opted against the quarantine meals and had McDonald’s delivered to his room.
short by Anmol Sharma / 06:57 pm on 17 Jan
With Team India needing 324 runs on the final day to win the Brisbane and clinch series 2-1, Dinesh Karthik tweeted that "hopefully" Team India will not need pacer Shardul Thakur to bat and save the match. Karthik also praised the 29-year-old for picking seven wickets in the match, three in Australia's first innings and four in second.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:32 pm on 18 Jan
Australia weren't aggressive enough: Ponting on Day 3 of 4th Test
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 17 Jan 2021,Sunday
Ex-Australia captain Ricky Ponting has said he's "disappointed" with the way Australia went about the third day of the Brisbane Test. "I don't think they were aggressive enough, didn't bowl enough short balls. They let the Indian batsmen be way too comfortable at the crease. They almost bowled the way those batsmen would have wanted them to bowl," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 06:10 pm on 17 Jan
Mesut Ozil leaves Arsenal to join Turkish club Fenerbahce
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
German footballer Mesut Ozil confirmed on Sunday that he was leaving English club Arsenal to join Turkish side Fenerbahce. Ozil, who was at Arsenal for seven-and-a-half years, hasn't played for them since March 2020. "I'm very happy...God has given me the chance to wear the Fenerbahce shirt. I'll wear it with pride and give everything for the team," Ozil said.
short by Sumit Josh / 03:23 pm on 18 Jan
Ex-Australia pacer Stuart Clark has said that fast bowler Mitchell Starc's job in the team is to bowl fast and the 30-year-old has been able to do that in the ongoing Test series against India. "People can be really critical of Starc but his job in this team is to provide variety and bowl fast. He did that," Stuart stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 03:42 pm on 18 Jan
India's Washington Sundar said it was a very special day for him after he scored 62 off 144 balls on the third day of the Brisbane Test to help India finish their innings at 336 runs. "Thank you so much for all the love, prayers and wishes. It was indeed a very special day that I'll remember always," Sundar tweeted.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:40 pm on 17 Jan
On Manchester United being on the top of the English Premier League standings, club's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said it's a product of all the hard work that everyone in the club has done. However, he also urged the team to not become complacent. "If you climb Mount Everest and...you sit down and relax...you'll freeze to death," he stated.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:46 pm on 17 Jan
Talking about the performance of debutants T Natarajan and Washington Sundar in the ongoing fourth Test against Australia, India's Rohit Sharma said both have showed a lot of character in the match so far. "Playing their first match, they showed...discipline and...the team was expecting them to do something and both Sundar and Natarajan did that really well," he added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 10:51 pm on 17 Jan
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc was seen grabbing his hamstring after delivering the first over during India's second innings on the fourth day of the Brisbane Test. Steve Smith said he saw the same thing but stated that Mitchell is "tough" and "he's played through some injuries before and got the job done". "He'll be good to go," Smith added.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 05:20 pm on 18 Jan
I think India have been the best team in this series: Shane Warne
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Former Australia spinner Shane Warne feels India have been the "best team" in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia. "I think Australia have had so many opportunities to win this series, they just haven't taken them...At times their tactics haven't been good enough," Warne said. Team India lost many players due to injuries during the series.
short by Sumit Josh / 10:01 am on 18 Jan
Shardul's all-round performance has kept Test series alive: Sachin
short by Ankur Taliyan / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
After pacer Shardul Thakur scored 67 off 115 balls during India's first innings in the ongoing Brisbane Test, he picked four wickets during Australia's second innings to help India bowl out the hosts for 294 runs. Reacting to this, Sachin Tendulkar praised the 29-year-old, saying that his all-round performance has kept the match interesting and the Test series alive.
short by Ankur Taliyan / 04:29 pm on 18 Jan
Ex-cricketer BS Chandrasekhar admitted to Bengaluru hospital
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Former India spinner BS Chandrasekhar had to be hospitalised in Bengaluru on Friday after he complained of tiredness, according to his wife. "He was fine and was watching match when he suddenly complained of fatigue and slurring in speech. So we took him to the hospital. He is fine and will be back home in two days," his wife said.
short by Sumit Josh / 12:16 pm on 18 Jan
On Monday, Australia's Steve Smith became the fastest batsman to reach 7,500 runs in Test cricket. He reached the landmark on Day 4 of the fourth and final Test against India in Brisbane. In the process, Smith went past Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, who achieved the feat in 144 innings, while the Australian took 139 innings.
short by Sumit Josh / 03:15 pm on 18 Jan
Lionel Messi sent off for first time in his Barcelona career
short by Sumit Josh / on 18 Jan 2021,Monday
Argentine footballer Lionel Messi was shown red card for the first time after more than 750 games for Barcelona. The incident happened during the Spanish Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, which Barcelona lost 2-3. He was sent off during the dying stages of the match after VAR review showed he knocked down a Bilbao forward while passing.
short by Sumit Josh / 12:48 pm on 18 Jan
Ex-India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has compared Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli during their 123-run seventh wicket stand against Australia in the fourth Test. "Some of the shots they played, it was almost as if Kohli and Tendulkar were batting together...these are No. 7 and No. 8 batsman. It was that good," Manjrekar said.
short by Sumit Josh / 08:35 am on 18 Jan
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