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By admin: Dec. 7, 2021

1. Russia wins Davis Cup

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The Russian Tennis Federation defeated Croatia in the final  held at Madrid, Spain.

Davis Cup is a men’s team championship .18 teams were competing in the tournament which was held from 25 november to 5 December 2021 at Innsbruck, Austria, Madrid, Spain and Turin, Italy. 

Davis Cup 

  • Davis cup is the prestigious men tennis championship organised by International Tennis Federation 
  • It started in 1900 as a competition between Great Britain and United States and now 135 countries participate in the cup.
  • The most successful team is U.S which has won it 32 times 
  • The second most successful team is Australia which has won it 28 times
  • Current Champion Russia has won it 3 times .

Note :  In accordance with the ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a December 2020 decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the team from Russia was not permitted to use the Russian name, flag, or anthem; it participated in the 2021 Davis Cup Finals as the team of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), and used the flag of the RTF.

By admin: Dec. 7, 2021

2. India win the Test Series against New Zealand

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India defeated New Zealand in the second test  by a record 372 runs to win the series 1-0

This is the biggest ever victory margin of India in a Test match by runs . The Previous record was a 337 runs victory against South Africa at Delhi,in 2015.

The second test match was held at Wankhede stadium, Mumbai.

The First Test match was held at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur which ended in a draw.

Man of the series : Ravichandran Ashwin for his all round performance .

He took 14 wickets in the two tests and scored 70 runs.

  • In the First Test Match Indian team captain was Ajinkya Rahane  while New Zealand Captain was Kane Williamson.
  • In the second test match Indian team was captained by Virat Kohli while the New Zealand team was captained by Tom Latham .

By admin: Dec. 6, 2021

3. BWF World Tour Finals: Sindhu settles for silver

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Indian badminton star PV Sindhu lost the final of the BWF World Tour Finals to South Korea's An Seyoung in straight games 21-16 21-12.

  • The season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 01-05 December 2021.

By admin: Dec. 5, 2021

4. Sports News

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1. Ram Kumar wins his maiden Challenger Tennis title 

  • Indian tennis player Ram Kumar Ramanathan won his maiden Challenger level singles title at the first edition of the Association of tennis professionals (ATP’S) Bahrain ministry of interior tennis challenger 2021 held in Manama, Bahrain.
  • He defeated Evgeny Karlovskiy from Russia.
  • He secured 186th rank with his victory.
  • He became the highest ranked India on the ATP Singles ranking chart.

2. FIFA Club World Cup to be held in UAE in February 2022

World Football’s Governing Body announced that the FIFA Club World Cup which was initially set to be held in December 2021 - January 2022 in Japan, will now be held in the United Arab Emirates in February 2022.

3. Ravichandran Ashwin breaks Harbhajan’s Record 

Indian Off Spinner  Ravichandran Ashwin broke the record of Harbhajan Singh to become the third-highest test wicket-taker in India.

He took his 418 test wicket when he dismissed New Zealand player Tom Latham in the  first Test match played at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur.

4. WTA suspends event in China over Peng issue 

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has taken the unprecedented step of immediately suspending all of its events in China, citing the failure of the authorities to take up Chinese star Peng Shuai’s allegations of sexual abuse by a former senior Communist Party leader.

5. FIFA  announces Women Football  World cup 2023 schedule 

  • It will be co-hosted by Australia  and New Zealand 

6. Sage National Billiards & Snooker Champions 2021

Ladies’ 6-Red Snooker Champion:

Vidya Pilai

Mens’ 6-Red Snooker Champion:

S. Shrikrishna

By admin: Dec. 5, 2021

5. Perfect ten for Ajaz Patel

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New Zealand bowler Ajaz Patel became the third player in the history of test Cricket to take all ten wickets in an innings.

He took all ten Indian wickets in the first innings of the India In the Second Test Match of the series being played at  Mumbai, Wankhede Stadium.

 He was born in Mumbai before his family migrated to New Zealand.

Before him, Jim Laker of England took ten wickets against Australia  at Old Trafford in 1956 and Anil Kumble  against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999 

By admin: Dec. 4, 2021

6. Sage National Billiards & Snooker Champions 2021

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88th NATIONAL BILLIARDS & SNOOKER CHAMPIONSHIP 2021, was hosted by SAGE University in association with the Sports and Youth Welfare Department MP & MP Billiard & Snooker Association in Bhopal

The Championship was organized by the Billiards and Snooker Federation of India (BSFI), the governing body for cue sports in India. 

Ladies’ 6-Red Snooker Champion:

Vidya Pilai of Karnataka beats Varsha Sanjeev in the finals.

Mens’ 6-Red Snooker Champion:

Shrikrishna of PSPB beats Manan Chandra in the finals.

By admin: Dec. 1, 2021

7. Ravichandran Ashwin breaks Harbhajan’s Record

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Indian Off Spinner Ravichnadran Ashwin broke the record of Harbhajan Singh to become the third highest  test wicket taker in India.

He took his 418 test wicket when he dismissed New Zealand player Tom Latham in the  first Test match played at Green Park Stadium, Kanpur, which ended in a draw. 

Top Test wicket-taker for India

  • Anil Kumble  619 wickets in 132 matches.
  • Kapil Dev 434 wickets in 131 matches.
  • R. Ashwin 418 wickets in 80 matches.
  • Harbhajan Singh  417 wickets in 103 matches.