Sports Current Affairs- August 16, 2021

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Sports Current Affairs- August 16, 2021

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* Kemar Roach’s and Seales’ partnership propels West Indies to a thrilling one-wicket victory against Pakistan at Sabina Park on Monday.

* Not seeded Camila Giorgi of Italy makes history by winning the Montreal championship against fourth seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.

* Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has withdrawn from the US Open to have knee surgery.

* Top seed Daniil Medvedev won his fourth ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto, defeating American Reilly Opelka to become Russia’s first National Bank Open winner since Marat Safin in 2000.

* A run-up dispute sparks a heated discussion between India cricket team captain Virat Kohli and England’s most successful bowler James Anderson during the opening session of the second Test at Lord’s.

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* After 15 years, the national football camp returns to Kolkata.

* Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist suggested on Monday that Cricket Australia (CA) should put an end to leaks about coach Justin Langer.

In the opening session of the fifth and final day of the second Test at Lord’s on Monday, Mohammed Shami (52 not out) and Jasprit Bumrah (30 not out) stunned England with a remarkable comeback.

* We now understand the power of sports science, according to IOA vice-president Sudhanshu Mittal.

* As with the Olympics, spectators will not be permitted in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

* After being barred from applying for the 2032 Olympics due to allegations of state-sponsored doping, Russia is planning to bid for the 2036 Olympics.

* From February 27 to March 2, the Canterbury area of New Zealand’s South Island will host the warm-up matches for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup.

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* Former Sri Lanka captain Kusal Janith Perera tested positive for Covid-19 before of next month’s series against South Africa.

* On the fifth and final day of the second Test, India declared their second innings at 298/8, leaving England with a score of 272 to win in 60 overs.

* Shubman Gill, the injured Indian opener, is recovering from a shin injury on his left leg and will be fit for the IPL.

* On Tuesday, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig will begin their campaign in the Cincinnati Masters men’s doubles draw against the French-Serbian combination of Fabrice Martin and Filip Kranjinovic.

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* India beat England by 151 runs in a fifth-day thriller in the second Test in London on Monday, claiming their third win at Lord’s in 89 years.

* India moved closer to victory in the second Test after reducing England to 67 for four after lunch on the fifth and final day at Lord’s in London.

* India defeated England by 151 runs in a fifth-day thriller in the second Test in London registering their third-ever victory in 89 years at Lord’s, the Mecca of cricket.

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