Sports World Recap, December 6: Bangladesh Come Roaring Back Against New Zealand In 2nd Test; India Lose To England In 1st T20I

The India women's cricket team lost to England in the first T20I in Mumbai by 38 runs, while Mohun Bagan rescued a late point against Odisha in the Indian Super League. Here is all that transpired on December 6, 2023, in the world of sport

New Zealand celebrate a Bangladesh wicket during the second Test in Mirpur.

December 6 began with New Zealand in trouble against Bangladesh in the pair's second Test match and ended with India Women's defeat against England in their first T20I. Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan came from two goals down to rescue a point against Odisha FC in the Indian Super League. Here's all that transpired today in the world of sport. (BAN Vs NZ ScorecardCricket News | Football News | December 5 Highlights

11:15pm: Mohun Bagan come from two down to rescue a point against Odisha 

MBSG remain unbeaten in the Indian Super League, but they are no longer on a perfect run. Having conceded twice early, they did, however, fight back to rescue a 2-2 draw. 

11pm: England beat India Women by 38 runs 

The Women in Blue gave a hearty chase but fell short in the end by 38 runs. England, two ranks above India in the T20I listings, take the first T20I of the three in Wankhede, Mumbai. 

Here are the highlights

9pm: IPL Mini-Auction - All the details!

1166 players have registered for the Indian Premier League 2024 Mini-Auction, which will take place on December 19, 2023, in Dubai. Ten teams will look to fill up the remaining 77 combined slots on their roster as the prepare to, once again, engage in the battle royale for the Indian T20 domestic crown. 

Here's what you need to know about the event. 

7pm: Ajay Jadeja on Pakistan job: "I am ready"

Former India international Ajay Jadeja has overlooked the animosity that exists between India and Pakistan and thrown his hat in the ring for a potential coaching role with the latter - should that opportunity arrive. 

Read his full comments here

5pm: Jeje Lalpekhlua Profile
Ex-India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua won from the South Tuipui constituency for the Zoram People's Movement, edging out Mizo National Front candidate R Lalthangliana. Before retiring in February 2023, Jeje scored 23 goals for India in 56 appearances. Read our profile of the 32-year-old footballer-turned-politician here.

3:55pm: BAN Fight Back Strongly
After getting bowled out for a paltry 172, Bangladesh have come roaring back with an inspired bowling performance to reduce New Zealand to 55/5 on day one of the second Test. Previous match's heroes Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam did the damage again, picking up three and two wickets respectively. 

3:15pm: Bishnoi Jumps To Top Spot In ICC T20I Rankings
In a glorious ascent, India leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi has claimed the top spot in the ICC Men's T20 International bowler rankings, dethroning Afghanistan's Rashid Khan. Bishnoi's outstanding performances have propelled him to the pinnacle with a rating of 699, surpassing Rashid Khan's 692. Check out the standings in our report

2:45pm: Mushfiqur Out Obstructing The Field!
Mushfiqur Rahim became only the second batter in Test cricket history after Leonard Hutton to be dismissed for obstructing the field. He got out on Day 1 of the second Bangladesh vs New Zealand Test match in Dhaka. Watch the dismissal here.

2pm: Three Indian Cricket Stars Celebrating Birthday Today
Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Shreyas Iyer played a crucial role in India getting to the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. As the trio jointly celebrates its birthday on December 6, let's understand what makes each of them special in our story here.


12pm: Volleyball Club World C'ship - All You Need To Know
Ahmedabad Defenders will make history as the first-ever Indian team to compete at the Men's Volleyball Club World Championship. The five-day event is being held in Bengaluru, which is another first for the country. Read our ready reckoner for the event here

10:50am: Another Honour For Messi
Football superstar Lionel Messi has been named as Time Magazine's 2023 Athlete Of The Year. The 36-year-old had won his record-extending eighth Ballon d'Or Award in October. Read our report to find out why he won. 

9:53am: BAN Vs NZ Update
Bangladesh have lost two early wickets after opting to bat first against New Zealand in Mirpur. Left-arm spinners Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner have struck, showing indications of turn straight away. You can follow the match live here.  

8:45am: PAK Warm-Up Match
Pakistan have begun their Test tour to Australia with a four-day warm-up game against the Prime Minister's XI. Captain Shan Masood and ex-captain Babar Azam are at the crease and have forged a partnership of 55 runs so far. Masood is batting on 62.

8:15am: Recap
The Indian junior men's hockey team kicked off its FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 campaign with a 4-2 win against South Korea in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the knock-out line-up was finalized in Vijay Hazare Trophy. Mumbai, Vidarbha, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have joined Haryana and Rajasthan in the quarter-finals and Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Bengal will play the pre-quarter-finals. In Pro Kabaddi League, Gujarat Giants edged out U Mumba 39-37 in a close encounter.

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