Top 10 Sports News: South Africa trailing India’s target by 111 runs, Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s U-turn on retirement

New Delhi. Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) Despite the unbeaten century in the harshest conditions, Team India kept their hopes alive in the third and deciding Test match by taking the precious wicket of Dean Elgar in the last moments of the third day. India (India vs South Africa) gave the target of 212 runs to the hosts. In reply, South Africa have scored 101 runs for 2 wickets and are now 111 runs behind the target. The Indian team, which scored 223 runs in its first innings, could only score 198 runs in the second innings. Hosts South Africa scored 210 runs in the first innings. The 3-match series is currently tied at 1-1.

India has the biggest obstacle in the form of Keegan Pietersen. Who batted aggressively after setting foot on the crease. He is currently playing on 48 runs. He shared a 78-run partnership with Elgar (30) for the second wicket.

Team India’s star wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored a century in the second innings of the third and decisive Test match of the series against South Africa. With this, he also broke a record of former India captain and veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). Pant reached the top of the list of wicket-keeper batsmen who scored the best personal score in South Africa. Earlier, Dhoni was the topper of this list. Dhoni scored 90 runs in Centurion in 2010.

England’s Test captain Joe Root has revealed that he is contemplating rejoining the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction four years ago after not getting any team’s support.

Sri Lankan cricketer Bhanuka Rajapaksa has taken a U-turn on his decision to retire from all formats of international cricket. The special thing is that he decided to reverse it within 8 days. The 30-year-old cricketer had decided to retire on January 5, surprising everyone, after which the reason behind was told to the family.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, the head coach of the Indian Under-19 team, said that during the World Cup, his team would set small targets and work on them.

Terming his recovery from ‘Acute Coronary Syndrome’ ‘like getting a second life’, Pakistan batsman Abid Ali said that he is looking forward to a return to cricket.

Novak Djokovic now knows he will face Serbian compatriot Miomir Kekmanovic in the first round to defend the Australian Open title if he is allowed to play.

Marcus Harris has not found a place in the Australian team for the fifth Ashes Test against England. In his place, Usman Khawaja will now open the innings with David Warner.

Two-time Olympic medalists PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy advanced to the quarterfinals of the India Open badminton tournament, while Malvika Bansod defeated her idol Saina Nehwal.

Former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has suggested the introduction of the ‘free hit’ rule in Test cricket, saying it will help tail batsmen avoid long overs in which bowlers bowl ‘no balls’.

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