World Sports: Qatar Clinch AFC Asian Cup 2023 Trophy; Sumit Nagal Enters Chennai Open Final - As It Happened

Qatar became back-to-back AFC Asian Cup champions after beating Jordan 3-1. Sumit Nagal advanced into the final of the ATP Chennai Open. Erling Haaland hit a brace in Manchester City's 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League. Catch the highlights of the World Sports for 10 February here

File photo of India's top-ranked singles tennis player Sumit Nagal in action at Australian Open 2024. Photo: AP


Later in the day, reigning champions Qatar will face first-time finalists Jordan in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 final, with the victor claiming the title for the next four years. Qatar are the hosts and holders, while Jordan, through their grit and spirit, have become the people's favourites ahead of the trophy bout.

Before that, though, India's Sumit Nagal will play his Chennai Open semi-final. Nagal, who cruised into the penultimate round on February 9, will take on third-seed Dalibor Svrcina, with the match scheduled for 3:00 PM at the time of writing - though it is subject to change.

Between, before, and beyond those two key events, the build-up to and updates from other sporting events, including the AFCON and ICC U-19 World Cup are likely to come in. And is today the day India finally reveal their team for the third Test against England?

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Gukesh Beats Carlsen!

Indian Grand Master D. Gukesh has beaten World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the second round of the Weissenhaus Freestyle Chess G.O.A.T Challenge in Hamburg, Germany. He also defeated reigning world champion Ding Liren of China and Levon Aronian of the USA to cap off a memorable day. Gukesh sits joint second alongside Uzbekistan’s Nodirbek Abdusattorov with 3 points out of a possible 4.

On This Day: India's First-Ever Test Win

A whole 72 years ago, to the day, India had recorded their first-ever Test win. It came on home soil, in Chennai (then Madras), against England on February 10, 1952 in the last game of a five-match series. This was the 24th Test India were playing, and they finally tasted a victory thanks to Vinoo Mankad's 12-wicket match haul. England were bowled out for 183 in their second essay as the hosts won by an innings and eight runs.

Kohli To Miss Full ENG Test Series

It's official. After days and days of speculation around Virat Kohli's availability for the India vs England Test series, especially after he had missed the first two matches, it can now be confirmed that he will not be part of the Indian squad. This will be the first-ever home series that the stalwart will miss. Shreyas Iyer is out too, presumably due to back stiffness that he is reportedly experiencing.

Check out the full Indian squad here.

Johnson, DeChambeau Share Lead At LIV Golf Las Vegas

Dustin Johnson and Bryson DeChambeau each shot 8-under 62 to share the lead at LIV Golf Las Vegas, with fellow major champion Jon Rahm two strokes back with a day left in his second event on the Saudi-funded tour, Associated Press reports. In the shadow of the Super Bowl, Johnson and DeChambeau reached 11-under 129 at Las Vegas Country Club on another chilly day with the temperature barely in the 50s. Rahm had a 63 to join Peter Uihlein (65) and Matthew Wolff (66) at 9 under.

Three Indians Nominated For ICC U-19 WC Player Of Tournament

Saumy Pandey, Musheer Khan and Uday Saharan are among the eight players who have been nominated for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024's Player of the Tournament award.

Ahead of defending champions India's final against Australia, check out why these three are in the list. Read our report here.

Chennai Open SF: Sumit Nagal Up 1-0 

India's top-ranked singles tennis player Sumit Nagal has won the first set 6-3 in his Chennai Open 2024 semi-final match against Dalibor Svrcina of Czech Republic. Nagal is just one set away from entering the final of the Challenger 100 tournament.

Chennai Open SF: Sumit Nagal Wins!

Easy does it for Sumit Nagal, who beats Czech Republic's Dalibor Svrcina in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 to cruise into the final of Chennai Open ATP Challenger. He will face the winner of the other semi-final between Luca Nardi and Tseng Chun-hsin, in the summit meet on Sunday.

Shamar Joseph Roped In By LSG As Mark Wood's Replacement

According to a PTI report, West Indies pace sensation Shamar Joseph, who single-handedly won a Test against Australia last month, was on Saturday roped in by Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for the upcoming IPL season as a replacement for England's Mark Wood.

WPL 2024: Gujarat Giants Name Lea Tahuhu As Lauren Cheatle's Replacement

New Zealand pacer Lea Tahuhu was on Saturday named as a replacement for Australia's left-arm quick Lauren Cheatle by Gujarat Giants ahead of the Women's Premier League (WPL) starting on February 23. The 33-year-old Tahuhu was bought by Gujarat for Rs 30 lakhs.

Gukesh Beats Carlsen; Joint Second After Day One Of Freestyle Chess

Grandmaster D Gukesh threw one salvo after another to beat world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway, Levon Aronian of Armenia and eventually reigning world champion Ding Liren of China on the first day of the Weissenhaus Chess Challenge that got underway in Wangels.

Ramkumar Gets Wild Card For Bengaluru Open

Ramkumar Ramanathan, India's second-highest-ranked player, was on Saturday granted a wild card entry into the singles main draw of the Bengaluru Open, starting February 12. Ramkumar, who led India in the recent Davis Cup clash against Pakistan, had lost in the first round of the ongoing Chennai ATP Challenger and the opportunity will give him a chance to do well on home soil.

Qatar Lead Jordan 1-0 At Half Time

It's been a game of counter-attacks, and Akram Afif has outperformed the other 21 players on the pitch. His reckless run resulted in the penalty, which he properly converted. Jordan creates several chances, but the Qatari keeper is barely pushed.

NorthEast United FC Storm Into Top 6 With Win Over East Bengal

Tomi Juric struck twice as NorthEast United registered a clinical 3-2 win over East Bengal to storm into the top six of the Indian Super League (ISL) table in Guwahati on Saturday, according to PTI reports. In the first match of the day's double header, Juric (4th, 66th) and Nestor Albiach (15th) scored for the hosts, while Nandhakumar Sekar (53rd) and Felicio Brown Forbes (82nd) found the back of the net for East Bengal.

Pranavi Urs Moves Into Top-10 At Eighth Place

Young Indian golfer Pranavi Urs moved into Top-10 with a fine two-under 71 in the third round of the Magical Kenya Ladies Open at Vipingo Ridge in Nairobi on Saturday. The rookie on the Ladies European Tour, the 20-year-old Pranavi, who came through the Qualifying School, was tied eighth at 2-under 217. She had shot 73-73 in the first two rounds of the 2024 season’s first event.

Haaland's Double Leads Man City To 2-0 Win Over Everton

Erling Haaland scored his first goal since returning to Manchester City's team after injury to lead the champions to a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League in Manchester on Saturday. The Norway striker finally broke Everton's obdurate resistance when he latched onto a loose ball in the area and smashed home a fierce right-foot shot in the 71st minute.

Mumbai Open: Darja To Face Storm In Title Clash

Sixth-seeded Darja Semenistaja of Latvia continued her impressive run in the Mumbai Open tennis tournament, defeating Arianne Hartono of the Netherlands in straight sets to advance to the final in Mumbai on Saturday.

Nikhat, Amit Panghal Among Six Indian Boxers In Final At Strandja Memorial

Dominant efforts by two-time world champion Nikhat Zareen and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Amit Panghal headlined Indian boxers' march into six finals at the 75th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia on Saturday. Nikhat (50kg) started her bout cautiously against home girl Zlatislava Chukanova, taking some time to get into the rhythm but did not lose hold of the game as she won the round 3-2.

Qatar Beat Jordan 3-1 In AFC Asian Cup 2023 Final

Akram Afif's hat-trick guided Qatar to the title victory of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 on Saturday in Lusail Stadium, Qatar. After the final whistle, Qatari players started celebrations with Afif in the air. Celebrations have started! Jordan fought hard but three penalty goals for Qatar won them the trophy.

Full Time: Qatar 3-1 Jordan

Patna Pirates Beat U Mumba, Move One Step Closer To Playoffs

Patna Pirates inflicted a crushing 44-23 defeat on U Mumba to climb to fourth spot in the standings and inch closer to a Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 playoffs spot in Kolkata on Saturday. Mayur Kadam and Krishan pulled off tackle points as the Pirates inched ahead 3-1 in the fourth minute. Sudhakar also joined the party with a double-point raid and helped the Pirates extend their lead further.

Harmanpreet's Brace Hands India 4-1 Win Over Spain In FIH Pro League

Skipper Harmanpreet Singh slammed a brace as the Indian men's hockey team outplayed Spain 4-1 in a FIH Pro League match in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

Harmanpreet converted a penalty corner in the seventh minute before scoring from the spot in the 20th minute.

Mumbai Open: Thombare-Hartono Pair In Mumbai Open Doubles Final

Prarthana Thombare kept Indian hopes alive at the Mumbai Open as she and her Dutch partner Arianne Hartono reached the doubles final after defeating the pair of Zhibek Kulambayeva of Kazakhstan and Sohyun Park of Korea in straight sets here on Saturday. The Indian No. 1 doubles player Thombare and Hartono won 6-2, 6-1 in the second semifinal at the CCI courts in Mumbai.

Mohun Bagan Super Giant Beat Hyderabad FC 2-0 To Break Into Top Four

Mohun Bagan Super Giant secured their first win after four games in the Indian Super League as they beat Hyderabad FC 2-0 in Kolkata on Saturday.

First-half strikes by Anirudh Thapa and Jason Cummings ensured three points for the Mariners from this clash.

That's all from our side!

In the AFC Asian Cup 2023, Qatar beat Jordan 3-1 to clinch the title. Mohun Bagan won 2-0 against Hyderabad FC in ISL 2023-24. Sumit Nagal advanced to the final of men's singles in the Chennai Open whereas Saketh Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan won the men's doubles title.

Until then, Goodbye from all of us here!