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Sports Round Up December 12, 2020: Match Results, Reports, Highlights and Look Back at Top Stories of the Day

12 Dec, 21:25 (IST)

FC Goa defeated Odisha FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League 2020-21 to register their second win of the season. The winner came from Igor Angulo just before the half-time. Meanwhile, Odisha FC’s winless campaign continues. Check out updated ISL Points Table.

12 Dec, 19:01 (IST)

Hardik Pandya enjoyed a gala time in the ODI and T20I series against Australia. However, the 27-year-old is back from national duty and is enjoying a gala time with his son Agastya. Taking to Instagram, the Mumbai Indians star shared an adorable picture in which he can be feeding milk to his first child. “From national duty to father duty,” Hardik captioned the image. Read More.

12 Dec, 17:44 (IST)

Batsman and skipper Kane Williamson and pace bowler Trent Boult have returned to the New Zealand T20 International squad for the series against Pakistan that begins on December 18 but the two will be available only for the last two games. Ross Taylor, was, however left out as Glenn Phillips and Devon Conway, the two South Africa-born players, were included. Mitchell Santner will captain the side in the first T20 International. Read More.

12 Dec, 17:06 (IST)

Dynamic wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant went back to his prime in the second practice game against Australia and scored a quick-fire ton. He went after bowlers from the outset and keeping him out of the Indian playing XI will be difficult for the team management.

12 Dec, 16:55 (IST)

Indian batsmen dominated the Day 2 of the second practice match against Australia A. After Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill’s half-centuries, Hanuma Vihari scored a well-compiled century. Also, Rishabh Pant came back in form and mustered a quick-fire fifty. The duo’s performances are great signs for India but will also increase the team management’s headache ahead of the opening game.

12 Dec, 16:37 (IST)

Veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan gave a befitting reply to a troll who made a distasteful comment on his latest Instagram picture. Reacting to Dhawan’s Instagram picture featuring Deepak Chahar and Yuzvendra Chahal, the user wrote: “Tatti Shakal… Tatti gameplay.” In reply, Dhawan wrote: “Hanji aapke gharwale bhi yehi keh rahe they aapke baarein.” Read More.

12 Dec, 15:02 (IST)

Rohit Sharma is set to join the Indian Test squad after clearing the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The 33-year-old after reaching Australia will be in 14-day mandatory quarantine during which most of the work will be focused on improving his endurance. Read in full here.

12 Dec, 14:34 (IST)

Australia A vs India A, 2nd Practice Test (IND A 248/4, 69 Overs): India A have increased their lead upto 315 runs. Half-centuries from Hanuma Vihari (62*) and Mayank Agarwal (61) have put India in a commanding position. Ajinkya Rahane also played a decent inning before departing. 

12 Dec, 14:31 (IST)
Indian spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who made a huge impact in IPL 2020, recently married his long-time girlfriend in a close ceremony in Chennai. Chakravarthy’s performances in IPL got him a maiden call-up to the Indian team for the tout of Australia, but injury prevented him from taking part.

12 Dec, 11:21 (IST)

Australia A vs India A, 2nd Practice Test (IND A 111/2, 27 Overs): India A are in complete control of the game they lead is now 197 runs. Shubman Gill played a brilliant knock, scoring a half-century but was dismissed by Mitchell Swepson. Gill and Mayank Agarwal (38*) added a 100+ run partnership for the second wicket. 

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski leads the three men final shortlist for Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award 2020. The finalists for Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 in seven different categories were announced by FIFA on November 11, 2020 (Friday). Lucy Bronze, Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard were the top three finalists for the Best FIFA Women’s Player of the Year. Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker were part of the top three finalists for Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper while Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp and Bayern’s Hansi Flick were shortlisted for Best FIFA men’s coach of the year. Read Full Story.

Jasprit Bumrah left the India cricket team and Indian fans back home surprised after hitting his maiden first-class fifty during India A vs Australia A three-day pink-ball practise match on Friday. Bumrah finished the innings unbeaten on 55 runs from 57 deliveries. He came at the crease after India were reduced to 116/8 at one stage and shared a crucial 78-run stand with Mohammed Siraj (22) to steer India to 194. His innings was studded with six boundaries and two maximums. India then went to bowl-out Australia A for 108 and have taken an 86-run lead on day 1 of the practice match. Read Full Story.

Hyderabad FC came back from a goal down to hols ATK Mohun Bagan to 1-1 draw in ISL 2020-21 on Friday. Manvir Singh had put ATK Mohun Bagan ahead in the 54th minute after going on a brilliant run from midfield. But 11 minutes later he conceded a penalty from which Joao Victor scored and equalised for Hyderabad FC. ATK Mohun Bagan climbed a place to second in the points table but are winless in their last two matches after starting the season with three consecutive victories. Hyderabad FC jumped two positions to fifth.

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