Ten-men FC Goa held Kerala Blasters at the GMC Stadium in Balambolim on January 23 as they managed to grind out a 1-1 draw. Jorge Mendoza had given the Gaurs a lead early in the first half but Rahul Praveen got Kerala on level terms. Ivan Gonzlez's red card left the Gaurs a man short for the final half-hour but they managed to hold firm and secure a draw.
Joe Root scored his 50th Test fifty against Sri Lanka in the 2nd Test at the Galle International Stadium. The England skipper scored a double century in the opening age and will be hoping to do the same this time. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 381 and chasing the score, England lost early wickets but Bairstow and Root have got them back into the game at stumps on Day 2.
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Legendary Brazilian striker Pele has left out Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi while announcing his FIFA 21 Team of the Year.
SOUND ON 🔈- Essa é a minha Seleção do Ano no @EAFIFABR Brasil O que você achou? 🔥 - #FIFA21 #TOTY
SOUND ON 🔈- This is my Team Of The Year on @EASPORTSFIFA. What do you think? 🔥- #FIFA21 #TOTY pic.twitter.com/TEVvGmE6kM— Pelé (@Pele) January 22, 2021
Indian business tycoon Anand Mahindra took to Twitter and announced to gift Thar SUVs to Mohammed Siraj and five other Indian cricketers who made their debuts during the recently concluded Test series against Australia.
Theirs are true ‘Rise’ stories; overcoming daunting odds in the pursuit of excellence. They serve as an inspiration in all arenas of life. It gives me great personal pleasure to gift each of these debutants an All New THAR SUV on my own account—at no expense to the company. (2/3) pic.twitter.com/5aiHSbOAl1— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 23, 2021
Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test 2021: Angelo Mathews couldn't add much to his overnight score of 107 as James Anderson accounted for his wicket in the second over of Day 2. England are back in the hunt.
Continuing his job of entertaining fans on social media, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer came up with yet another epic tweet when a fan asked him to predict India's playing XI for Test matches against England.
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Bangladesh beat West Indies by seven wickets in the second ODI match to clinch the three-match series with a game to spare. Mehdi Hasan was the star for Bangladesh with the ball taking 4/25 to bundle West Indies for 148 before captain Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan took them home in 33.2 overs. Tamim scored a half-century while Shakib remained not-out on 43. Elsewhere, Angelo Mathews scored an unbeaten century to rescue Sri Lanka from a 7/2 situation. Meanwhile, here we bring you all latest sports breaking news, top stories related to sports and sportspersons from across the world latest updates on match results, live scores, transfer news and rumours, injury updates, retirement news of players, birthdays of sports stars and every important sports news you need to know. India vs England First Two Test Matches in Chennai To Be Played Behind Closed Doors.
Mathews struck his 11th Test hundred and first at Galle keep Sri Lanka alive in the series. He came to the crease with Sri Lanka reeling at 7/2 in the fifth over of the second Test. Mathews then struck a 69-run stand with Lahiru Thirimanne (43) and followed it with a 117-run partnership with captain Dinesh Chandimal (52). Mathews then went to complete his century and remained unbeaten at stumps.
In the Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder created new records after smashing the highest total in BBL history. Led by Alex Hales’ century, Sydney Thunders scored 232/5 in 20 overs to surpass the previous record of 223/8 by Hobart Hurricanes in 2017. Sydney Thunder had scored 219/7 just last month against Melbourne Stars. They now feature twice in top five highest totals scored batting first in BBL history. Highest Total in BBL: Sydney Thunder Break Record, Check Full List of Highest Team Scores in Big Bash League.
Andy Murray has withdrawn from the Australian Open 2021 after failing to reach an agreement with the tournament authorities that would allow him to travel to Australia and also complete his quarantine before the scheduled start of the tournament from February 8. In football, Mumbai City FC beat East Bengal 1-0 to restore their five-point lead at the top of the points table.