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Sports Top 10: Thursday 20th October was a very special day for the sports world. In the World Cup 2023, Pakistan had to face defeat by 62 runs against Australia. After this match, a lot of changes have been seen in the points table of the World Cup. On the other hand, India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu defeated the Thailand player in the quarter-final match of Denmark Open 2023. In such a situation, let us look together at the 10 big news of the sports world.
Pakistan’s second consecutive defeat in the World Cup
In the ODI World Cup 2023, Australia team defeated Pakistan by 62 runs and achieved its second win in the tournament. Chasing the target of 368 runs, the Pakistani team failed by scoring 305 runs. Adam Zampa took maximum 4 wickets for Australia. Earlier in the match, a brilliant batting performance was seen from Australia in which David Warner played a brilliant inning of 163 runs and Mitchell Marsh played a brilliant inning of 121 runs. While bowling for Pakistan in this match, Shaheen Afridi took 5 wickets.
Do or die match for Sri Lanka today
Today the first match of the ODI World Cup 2023 is being played between Netherlands and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has so far faced defeat in its first three matches. If Sri Lanka loses this match then it will be out of the race for the semi-finals. In such a situation, this match is going to be do or die for him.
South Africa and England clash in Mumbai
After suffering two major upsets in the World Cup 2023, the teams of South Africa and England will face each other today at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Both the teams will be eyeing to return to winning ways. This match will be played from 2 pm. South Africa had to face defeat at the hands of Netherlands in its last match. At the same time, England was defeated by Afghanistan in Delhi.
Latest Points Table of World Cup 2023
Australia has entered the top-4 in the points table by winning the match against Pakistan by 62 runs. She has directly reached fourth position in the points table with 4 points. After the defeat of Pakistan team in this match, they had to be out of the top-4. Due to defeat in 2 consecutive matches, the team has now reached fifth position in the points table with 4 points.
48 year old record broken in World Cup
Australia, batting first in the match played against Pakistan, scored 367 runs for nine wickets in 50 overs. This is the biggest score of any team against Pakistan in the 48-year history of the World Cup. At the same time, the Australian team has also become the first team to cross the 350-run mark against Pakistan in the World Cup. This is the 9th time in the history of ODI World Cup that a score of more than 300 has been made against Pakistan, but before this no team had reached 350.
Lasith Malinga’s entry in Mumbai Indians team
Mumbai Indians have made a major change in their coaching staff for the 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga, who was once an important part of the franchise as a player, will now be seen in the role of bowling coach. Lasith Malinga was earlier playing the role of bowling coach for Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Before this, he was already performing this responsibility for Mumbai Indians New York and Mumbai Indians Cape Town.
Mohammad Rizwan overtakes Rohit Sharma
After 18 matches in the ODI World Cup 2023, Pakistan’s wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan has now come to the first place in terms of scoring the most runs. Earlier, Indian captain Rohit Sharma was occupying the number-1 position. Mohammad Rizwan has so far scored 294 runs in 4 innings at an average of 98. Whereas Indian captain Rohit Sharma has reached the second position, in which he has scored 265 runs in 4 innings at an average of 66.25. Virat Kohli has also now reached third place with 259 runs.
Team India’s real test against New Zealand
A total of 9 matches have been played between the teams of India and New Zealand in the ODI World Cup, in which New Zealand has won 5 and India has won 3 matches. At the same time, 1 match remained inconclusive. Let us tell you that India last won the match against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup in 2003. This means that in 20 years, Team India has not been able to win against New Zealand in the ODI World Cup. The last clash between the two teams in the World Cup was in 2019, in which New Zealand defeated India and knocked them out of the tournament.
PV Sindhu in semi-finals of Denmark Open
India’s star badminton player PV Sindhu has secured her place for the semi-finals by defeating the Thai player in the quarter-final match of Denmark Open 2023. Here he will face Carolina Marin. PV Sindhu’s quarter-final match was against Thailand’s Supanida Katethong, whom she defeated 21-19 in the first set and then 21-12 in the second set to enter the semi-finals.
Anshul Jubilee debuts in UFC today
Indian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Anshul Jubilee will make his official debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on October 21 in Abu Dhabi. He will face American lightweight player Mike Breeden. 28 year old Anshul Jubilee is a resident of Uttarakhand. He is the second Indian after Bharat Khandare to earn a UFC contract.
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