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By admin: Feb. 28, 2023

1. New Zealand becomes second team after West Indies winning Test match by one run

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The Tim Southee -led New Zealand team has established a work by defeating England by 1 run in the second Test.

An overview of the news:

  • New Zealand has become the second team in the world to win the match by the lowest run in Test cricket. Earlier in 1993, West Indies set this record by winning 1 run against Australia in Adelaide.

  • England had declared their first innings for 435 runs after which the New Zealand team was dismissed for 209 runs. Ben Stokes decided to follow the hosts with a lead of 266 runs.

  • New Zealand took advantage of this to score 483 runs and set a target of 258 runs to win in front of England in the fourth innings. In front of this score, the entire English team was dismissed for 256 runs.

  • With this achievement, New Zealand has become the third team in the world to win a Test match by taking a follow on.

  • England did this work 2 times against Australia, while India defeated Australia after taking a follow on at the Eden Gardens ground in 2011.

  • Till now in Test cricket, Australia was the only team that has lost by giving a follow on, but now England's name has also been added to this list.

By admin: Feb. 28, 2023

2. Australian women's cricket team won the T20 World Cup title for the sixth time

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Australia has won the Women's T20 World Cup 2023 title for the sixth time by defeating South Africa by 19 runs in the final.

An Overview of the news:

  • It was the eighth edition of the ICC Women's Twenty20 World Cup tournament, held in South Africa from 10 to 26 February 2023.

  • The title match of the Women's T20 World Cup 2023 was held at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, which was won by Australia.

  • This was the seventh T20 World Cup final match for the Australian women's team.

  • Batting first after winning the toss in the match played at Newlands in Cape Town, Australia scored 156 runs losing six wickets in 20 overs. In response, the South African team was able to score 137 runs losing six wickets in 20 overs.

  • The Australian team has become champions in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020 and now in 2023.

  • The Australian team has scored a title hat-trick in the Women's T20 World Cup for the second time. For the first time, a team has scored a title hat-trick for the second time in an ICC tournament, including men's or women's cricket.

  • Australia's all-rounder Ashley Gardner was awarded the 'Player of the Tournament' award.

  • The Indian women's team lost to the Australian team in the semi-final match.

By admin: Feb. 24, 2023

3. Carlos Alcaraz defeats Cameron Norrie to win Argentina Open Title

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World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz recently produced a stellar performance to win the Argentina Open by defeating second seed Cameron Norrie in the final in Buenos Aires.

An overview of the news

  • Carlos Alcaraz (Spain) won his seventh ATP Tour title by defeating last year's Wimbledon semi-finalist Cameron Norrie (Great Britain) 6-3, 7-5.

  • In addition, 19-year-old tennis player Alcaraz became the first Spaniard since Rafael Nadal in 2015 to win the Buenos Aires trophy.

  • Alcaraz began the year as the youngest-ever world No. 1, but a hamstring injury forced him to miss the Australian Open, resulting in him slipping from the top spot.

  • Currently, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic remains at number one.

By admin: Feb. 24, 2023

4. Spain's Football player Sergio Ramos announces retirement

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Spain legend Sergio Ramos on 23 February announced his retirement from international football, revealing that he is not part of head coach Luis de la Fuente's plans.

An overview of the news

  • Ramos has played 180 international matches, a football career that spanned almost 18 years.

  • Ramos, 37, made his debut for the Spanish national team in 2005.

  • Ramos was dropped from the national team set up by former coach Luis Enrique and hasn't featured in the squad since March 2021.

  • The new Spain coach also informed Ramos of his decision to drop him from the team, which eventually led to his decision to retire.

  • Ramos was part of the Spain squad that won the 2010 World Cup and the Euro Championships in 2008 and 2012.

By admin: Feb. 24, 2023

5. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurated the All India Taekwondo Championship in Delhi

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Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurated the three-day All-India Taekwondo Championship in New Delhi on 24 February. 

An overview of the news

  • The championship is being organised to mark 50 years of Korea-India diplomatic relations.

  • This time the All India Taekwondo Championship is being organized at KD Jadhav Indoor Wrestling Hall, Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi for three days from 24 February to 26 February as a sports exchange program between the two countries.

  • In the opening ceremony, an MoU was signed between the two countries in the field of sports exchange and special performances, Korean dance, Taekwondo performances.

  • The Korean Cultural Center is co-hosting the championship along with the Sports Authority of India under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India and the Korea National Sports University to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Korea-India diplomatic relations in India.

  • Union Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Korean Ambassador to India Chang Jae Bok, Deputy Minister and Ambassador for Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea Lee Sang Wha and Chancellor of Korea National Sports University Ahn Yong Kyu attended as the Chief Guest.

By admin: Feb. 23, 2023

6. Aishwary wins gold medal in men's individual 50m rifle 3 positions competition at ISSF World Cup

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In Shooting, India's Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar on 22 February claimed the gold medal in the men's individual 50m rifle 3 positions competition at the ISSF World Cup in Cairo.

An overview of the news 

  • The 22-year-old Tomar, who also won gold at the Chagwon World Cup last year, won 16-6 to beat Alexander Schmirl of Austria.

  • Earlier, India's Tilottama Sen had won the bronze medal in the women's 10m air rifle.

  • India continues to top the medal tally with four gold. Hungary is second with two gold medals.

By admin: Feb. 19, 2023

7. Saurashtra beat Bengal by 9 wickets to bag second Ranji Trophy title

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Saurashtra won the Ranji Trophy 2022-23 title by defeating Bengal by 9 wickets in the final match played on February 19, thanks to the superb bowling of team captain and left arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat.

An overview of the news

  • Saurashtra won their second Ranji Trophy title at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Saurashtra won the Ranji Trophy title for the first time in 2019-20.

  • Saurashtra needed 14 runs to win, which they achieved at the loss of 1 wicket in 2.4 overs.

  • This is the second title win of the Saurashtra team in the last three seasons.

  • Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya, who were the heroes of Saurashtra's victory, together broke the back of Bengal's batting, and the team could only manage 241 runs in the second innings.

  • Unadkat took 9 wickets, while Chetan Sakaria took 6 wickets.

  • Saurashtra won the toss in the match and decided to bowl first.

  • Bengal could score only 174 runs in the first innings while batting.

  • Unadkat took three wickets while Chetan Sakaria also took three wickets. Chirag Jani and DA Jadeja got two wickets each.

  • Saurashtra then took a huge lead over Bengal by scoring 404 runs in the first innings.

  • The second innings was also poor for Bengal and the team could only manage 241 runs. In such a situation, he could get a slight lead of 11 runs over Saurashtra.

  • Saurashtra captain Unadkat was adjudged man of the match for his nine-wicket haul in the match, while teammate Arpit Vasavada was adjudged player of the Ranji season.

Brief Scores

  • Bengal - 174 and 241 in 70.4 overs (Manoj Tiwary 68, Anustup Majumdar 61; Jaydev Unadkat 6/85, Chetan Sakariya 3/76).

  • Saurashtra - 404 and 14/1 in 2.4 overs.

Ranji Trophy Tournament

  • The Ranji Trophy tournament has been played since 1934.

  • The first match was played between Madras and Mysore at the Chepauk Ground from 4 November 1934.

  • Mumbai has won this tournament 41 times.

  • For the first time in 86 years, the 2020/21 season Ranji Trophy had to be cancelled due to Corona.

  • Ranji Trophy is named after Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

  • Number of teams- 37

  • Most runs - Wasim Jaffer (10665)

  • Most wickets - Rajinder Goyal (640)

By admin: Feb. 19, 2023

8. Ben Stokes breaks world record for smashing most sixes in Test cricket history

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England Test captain Ben Stokes on 18 February became the player to hit the most number of sixes in the history of Test cricket, surpassing England coach and former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum in the match against New Zealand.

An overview of the news

  • Stokes holds the world record for hitting two sixes in the second innings of the first Test between England and New Zealand at Mount Maunganui (New Zealand).

  • Stokes played an innings of 31 runs in 33 balls, which included three fours and two sixes.

  • Wicket-keeper Tom Blundell stumped him off the bowling of all-rounder Michael Bracewell.

  • In 90 Test matches, Stokes scored a total of 5,652 runs at an average of 36.00 with 109 sixes and 12 centuries and 28 fifties.

  • His individual best score in Tests is 258.

  • McCullum has 107 sixes in 101 Tests. He scored 6,453 runs at an average of 38.64. He has 12 centuries and 31 fifties in Tests with a best score of 302.

Batsman who hit most sixes in test cricket

  • Australia's Adam Gilchrist is third after Stokes (109) and McCullum (107) to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.

  • Chris Gayle of West Indies is fourth in the list with 98 sixes and Jacques Kallis of South Africa is fifth with 97 sixes.

  • India's Virender Sehwag is in sixth place, he has hit 91 sixes. Sehwag is the Indian to hit the most sixes in Tests.

By admin: Feb. 15, 2023

9. Akshdeep Singh and Priyanka Goswami won National Race Walking Championships

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National Race Walking ChampionshipsAkshdeep Singh and Priyanka Goswami have won the National Race Walking Championships in Morabadi, Jharkhand, on 14 February. 

An overview of the news

  • With this, both have qualified for the World Championships to be held this year and the Olympics to be held in Paris next year.

  • Akshdeep Singh clinched the men's 20km event gold with a stunning national record.  

  • Women's 20km event national record holder Priyanka Goswami also won a gold qualification for both the World Championships and 2024 Olympics.

  • In the men's 20 km walk event, Akshdeep Singh won the gold medal by clocking 1 hour 19 minutes 55 seconds, which is a new national record.

  • He beat the previous national record of 1h 20m 16s clocked by Sandeep Kumar at the 2021 National Race Walking Championships in Ranchi.

By admin: Feb. 15, 2023

10. WPL 2023: Smriti Mandhana created history, became the most expensive player

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Smriti MandhanaIndia's star opener Smriti Mandhana has become the costliest player in the ongoing player auction for the Women's Premier League (WPL).

An overview of the news

  • She joined Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 3.4 crore after winning the highest bid in the ongoing Women's Premier League 2023 auction in Mumbai.

  • A total of 448 players were included in the auction, out of which 87 players were bought by the franchises. 30 foreign players were also involved in this.

  • Ashley Gardner (Australia) was at number two in the list of expensive players. He was bought by Gujarat Giants for Rs 3.20 crore.

  • Natalie Sciver is at number three. She was bought by Mumbai Indians for 3.20 crores.

  • India's all-rounder Deepti Sharma is at number four. Deepti is included in UP Warriors for 2.60 crores.

  • Jemima Rodrigues was at number five. He was included in their team by Delhi Capitals for 2.20 crores.

About Smriti Mandhana

  • Smriti Mandhana is a young and talented left-handed Indian batsman and former captain of the Indian women's cricket team.

  • Mandhana is known for her attacking batting style and has been a consistent performer in the T20I format.

  • Mandhana made her T20I debut in April 2013 against Bangladesh.

  • In the T20 International format, he has played 65 matches and scored 1743 runs at an average of 27.61.

  • His highest score in T20 International format is 83 and he has 9 fifties to his name.

  • In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) awarded her as the Best Female International Cricketer.

  • In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her the Rachael Hayhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year.