India Beat England to Win Inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup
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India Beat England to Win Inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup

India beat England in the first-ever ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final on Sunday in Potchefstroom, South Africa with an all-round show. Shefali Verma led Indian women’s team chased a target of 69. India won the match with seven wickets in hand and six overs to spare. The team won the toss and decided to put England in to bat. Opening bowlers Titas Sadhu and Archana Devi ripped through the England top order, confining them to 22/4 after six overs; key batter Grace Scrivens was one of those to fall. Sadhu bowled her four overs straight through, going for just six runs and picking up t

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Djokovic Wins his 10th Australian Open Title; Sabalenka Clinches her Maiden Grand Slam
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Djokovic Wins his 10th Australian Open Title; Sabalenka Clinches her Maiden Grand Slam

World number five Novak Djokovic defeated world number four Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) to win Australian Open 2023 men’s singles title. Djokovic became the first man to win 10 Australian Open singles titles. He also equalled Rafael Nadal’s record tally of 22 Grand Slam titles. The Serb will become world number one men’s tennis player on Monday when the rankings will be updated. In the women's singles title, world number five Aryna Sabalenka defeated Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 to win the Australian Open 2023. It's the 24-year-old Belarusian tennis player’s maiden G

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Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna Pair Enters Australian Open 2023 Mixed Doubles
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Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna Pair Enters Australian Open 2023 Mixed Doubles

The unseeded tennis Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna reached the Australian Open Mixed Doubles final after beating third seed American-British pair Desirae Krawczyk and Neal Skupski 7-6(5) 6-7(5) 10-6 in the semifinal in Melbourne on Wednesday. The final will take place on Saturday, January 28. The semifinal match lasted one hour and 52 minutes. After splitting a set each, the Indian duo accomplished a strong lead in the super tie-breaker. Mirza found a stunning backhand winner to earn three match points and won the contest with a drive volley that Krawczyk could not return.

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Sabalenka Beats Olympic Champion Bencic to Enter First Australian Open Quarters
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Sabalenka Beats Olympic Champion Bencic to Enter First Australian Open Quarters

Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka reached her maiden Women’s Singles quarter-final at the Australian Open, defeating Olympic champion Belinda Bencic 7-5, 6-2 in the fourth round on Monday. Sabalenka now faces unseeded Donna Vekic. The Belarusian fifth seed won 7-5, 6-2 in 1hr 27min on Rod Laver Arena to set up a last-eight clash against Donna Vekic. Sabalenka reached the US Open semifinals in both 2022 and 2021 seasons and the final four of Wimbledon 2021, but had never been beyond the fourth round at Melbourne Park before. Aryna Sabalenka said she was reaping the benefits of a more positive mi

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Netherlands Makes Most Goals In Men’s Hockey World Cup Match
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Netherlands Makes Most Goals In Men’s Hockey World Cup Match

Netherlands went past Australia’s record of most goals scored by a team in a single FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup match on Thursday. In its final Pool C match, three-time winner Netherlands beat Chile 14-0 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, to go past Australia’s 12-0 win over South Africa during the 2010 edition of the World Cup. In the Thursday match, Netherlands scored its 13th goal in the 48th minute. The team eventually won the match 14-0. Janssen Jip, with four goals, and skipper Thierry Brinkman, with three goals, scored hat-tricks. Koen Bijen scored two goals, and De

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Yamaguchi, Axelsen win Malaysia Open Badminton Singles
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Yamaguchi, Axelsen win Malaysia Open Badminton Singles

Akane Yamaguchi of Japan and Viktor Axelsen of Denmark won the Malaysia Open Super 1000 women’s and men’s singles titles, respectively, in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. World no. 1 Yamaguchi defeated World no. 4 An Se Young to clinch the Super Series Premier title. The reigning world champion, who won the season-ending World Tour Finals in December, beat Young in a thriller that lasted for an hour and nine minutes by 12-21, 21-19 and 21-11. She won her maiden Super Series Premier title at the China Open in 2017. In the men’s singles final, Axelsen, the reigning Olympic and world champio

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Ethiopia’s Lemi and Haymanot Set New Records at Mumbai Marathon
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Ethiopia’s Lemi and Haymanot Set New Records at Mumbai Marathon

Ethiopian athletes Hayle Lemi and Anchalem Haymanot won the Mumbai Marathon on Sunday. The duo also set new course records to take home $45,000 winners’ prize and a bonus of $15,000 each. Tata Mumbai Marathon returned after a break of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 55, 212 participants across seven categories of races. Hayle Lemi, the 2016 Boston Marathon winner, won at 02:07:32, beating the record of defending champion and compatriot Derara Hurisa of 2:08:09 set in 2020. In her first full marathon, Anchalem Haymanot broke the women’s mark of 2:24:33 set in 2013 by clo

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International Kite Festival 2023 Inaugurated in Gujarat
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International Kite Festival 2023 Inaugurated in Gujarat

On Sunday, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the International Kite Festival 2023 in Ahmedabad. This year, the annual kite festival will see the participation of around 125 kite flyers from 68 countries. The event, which runs from January 8 to January 14, will also include 65 kite flyers from 14 Indian states and 660 from different parts of Gujarat. The theme of the festival, One Earth, One Family, One Future, is based on the G-20 theme. Patel, while inaugurating the event, noted that the kite industry, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, has grown from a

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Umran Malik Beats Jasprit Bumrah’s Record of Fastest Ball Delivery
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Umran Malik Beats Jasprit Bumrah’s Record of Fastest Ball Delivery

Indian bowler Umran Malik clocked a speed of 155 kmph as he got Sri Lankan batsman Dasun Shanaka out in the first India versus Sri Lanka T20I match. It was also the fastest ball of the match. Team India began the series with a two-run victory over Sri Lanka in the 1st T20I in Mumbai on Tuesday. Shivam Mavi, who made his India debut in the clash, was the star of the show with four wickets at 22 runs in four overs. Mavi found support from Umran Malik, who outshone others with his ferocious pace. The pace sensation returned with two wickets and conceded 27 runs in four overs. During his sp

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Koustav Chatterjee Becomes India’s 78th Grandmaster
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Koustav Chatterjee Becomes India’s 78th Grandmaster

Koustav Chatterjee became India’s 78th Grandmaster (GM) in MPL 59th National Senior Chess Championship in New Delhi on Saturday. At the National Senior Chess Championships in New Delhi, the 19-year-old boy drew the game against GM Mitrabha Guha. The ninth GM from West Bengal, Mitrabha Guha could have gone for a win, but Koustav cruised through the game and mixed up the order in the endgame and managed to draw it to secure his final GM norm. With the win, the Kolkata boy became West Bengal’s tenth Grandmaster. Koustav started playing chess in 2010 and earned the International Master

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