Firstpost Spodcast Episode 90: England's historic Test whitewash at Sri Lanka, Bengaluru FC's win over Delhi Dynamos and more
England defeat Sri Lanka by 42 runs to effect a 3-0 whitewash, Bengaluru FC pip Delhi Dynamos in the ISL — we discuss these stories and more on Episode 89 of Spodcast.
Let’s take a quick look at the sporting headlines making the rounds right here on Spodcast, your sports update on Firstpost.
It’s the 27th of November and here’s wishing the CSK run machine, ace fielder, and general all-rounder Suresh Raina a very happy 32nd birthday! And in today’s sports news…
Women’s Cricket first, as Harmanpreet Kaur, Mithali Raj meet BCCI officials to discuss controversial selection call made in World T20 semi-final that triggered a storm. Mithali was left out of the team despite being fit and Kaur had gone on to justify the call even after the humiliating eight-wicket loss on Sunday. Both the senior players along with manager Trupti Bhattacharya met BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM Saba Karim. There are also some speculations that Mithali may never play the shortest format for India again and, like her contemporary Jhulan Goswami, only concentrate on 50-over cricket.
In men’s Test Cricket, Leach & Co suck Sri Lanka dry, as England beat hosts Sri Lanka by 42 runs in third Test to effect first overseas series sweep in 55 years. Spinners Jack Leach and Moeen Ali took four wickets each to help bowl out Sri Lanka, chasing a daunting 327 for victory, for 284 in the final session on day four in Colombo. Leach’s victims included captain Suranga Lakmal trapped lbw for only 11 runs. It was complete domination by the touring England side which clinched the one-day internationals 3-1 as well as the only Twenty20 match.
Shifting focus to Football, here’s the latest from the Indian Super League 2018, currently underway in Bengaluru. Even though Delhi Dynamos threatened to upset hosts Bengaluru FC with continued and sustained onslaughts, a late strike from Udanta Singh helped Bengaluru FC take the lead, the match’s only goal, and top the Indian Super League table on Monday. It was all smiles for captain Sunil Chhetri, who was playing the 150th game for the club.
It’s Kabbadi, Kabbadi, Kabbadi time, and Tamil Thalaivas bulldoze their way in the Pro Kabbadi League 2018, notching up a 31-25 win over Telugu Titans in the season 6 match in Pune on Monday. Manjeet Chhillar had a brilliant game in defence as he scored seven points and was ably supported by Ajay Thakur who chipped in with 7 raid points.
Bengaluru Bulls, on the other hand, continued their dominant run with a comfortable 37-27 win over UP Yoddha in the second game of the day. Pawan Sehrawat scored 10 points while Rohit Kumar chipped in with 7 points for the Bulls while Shrikant Jadhav scored 12 points for UP Yoddha only for his effort to go in vain.
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With the result, Goa not only consolidated their spot in the top four but are also now unbeaten in 12 games – matching their own record between 2014 and 2015 and Mumbai City’s 12-game run this season.
Sri Lanka Cricket said it was "disheartening" that Vaas had made the "sudden and irresponsible move on the eve of the team's departure based on personal monetary gain".
Pro Kabaddi League: Mashal Sports invites bids for media rights for next five editions, auction on 5 April
An ITT document for PKL media rights can be purchased from the tender portal until 12 March, while the last date for bidders to submit bid documents is 2 April. The auction will be held online on 5 April.