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World Sports: Sumit Nagal Beats Luca Nardi In Chennai Open Final; MUN Beat AVL 2-1 In Premier League - As It Happened

Australian U-19 team won the ICC U-19 men's cricket World Cup 2024 beating India by 79 runs. India's star Tennis player Sumit Nagal won the Chennai Open title in men's singles. Manchester United beat Aston Villa and Arsenal thrashed West Ham in Premier League matches. Catch the highlights of the world sports for 11 February, 2024 here

Sumit Nagal storms into the final of the Chennai Open (ATP Challenger). X/ @India_AllSports
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The highly coveted final match of the ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup 2024 will be played between five-time champions India and strong Australia in Benoni, South Africa. Uday Saharan-led Indian team is expected to win the title for the sixth time on Sunday.

In another important match, India's star Tennis player Sumit Nagal will take one top-seeded Luca Nardi in the final of the ATP Chennai Open in the men's singles category. The game will start in the later part of the day.

Aston Villa will play Manchester United and Arsenal will take on West Ham in the English Premier League matches. Whereas, Jamshedpur will play Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League fixture.

Football Recap

In what was an encapsulating footballing Saturday, Real Madrid thrashed their La Liga rivals Girona 4-0 thanks to a brace from Jude Bellingham. In Germany, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich 3-0 to go five points ahead. In EPL, Liverpool topped the table with a 3-1 win over Burnley. All eyes will be on Arsenal as they visit West Ham United today! Also, Jordan were stunned by Qatar as the host nation bagged the AFC Asian Cup 2023.

"I Did A Blunder On My Show"-AB de Villiers

South Africa's AB de Villiers has apologised to Virat Kohli and his family for a 'blunder' on his show. The former Proteas captain had earlier revealed that VK and his wife Anushka were expecting a second baby. However, ABD has downplayed that news and has confirmed that wasn't the news. "My friend Virat Kohli is still not available. I cry out to everybody to give him the privacy that he deserves. Family comes first. No one knows what exactly is going on. I am asking all of us to respect that. I did bit of a blunder in my previous show and I apologise to the Kohli family for that," AB de Villiers said in an YouTube Live.

FIH Men's Pro League: IND Beat ESP 4-1

Skipper Harmanpreet Singh slammed a brace as the Indian men's hockey team outplayed Spain 4-1 in a FIH Pro League match. Harmanpreet converted a penalty corner in the seventh minute before scoring from the spot in the 20th minute. Jugraj Singh also converted a penalty corner in the 24th minute while Lalit Kumar Upadhyay scored a field goal in the 50th minute to register the easy win for India. Spain's lone goal came from a penalty-stroke conversion by Marc Miralles in the 34th minute.

AFCON Final Preview

Nigeria take on hosts Ivory Coast in an action-packed AFCON 2024 final today. What's in store? Check the preview right here

Who Is New Recruit, Akash Deep In The Indian Cricket Team?

Know more about the new pacer on the bloc, Akash Deep who is roped in the Indian squad for the upcoming England Tests. Read all about him right here

Who Will Emerge Victorious In 2024 Edition Of U-19 WC?

List of winners in the U-19 Men's World Cup so far.
List of winners in the U-19 Men's World Cup so far. Photo - ICC

SA20 Season 2 Champions, Sunrisers Eastern Cape

Sunrisers Eastern Cape have won back-to-back SA20 championships after an empathic 89-run victory over Durban’s Super Giants at Newlands, on Saturday.

Jasprit Bumrah Replaces R Ashwin As No. 1 Test Bowler

Bumrah has replaced Ashwin as the new no. 1 in Tests and the veteran offie has this to say about 'Boom'. "The real show stealer was BoomBall. Jasprit Bumrah has bowled extraordinarily. He is the leading wicket-taker with 14 wickets and also the number-one-ranked Test bowler. I am a huge fan of his and this is a Himalayan feat," said Ashwin.

Toss Update From U-19 WC Final

Australia have won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the final.

Teams:

Australia U19 (Playing XI): Harry Dixon, Sam Konstas, Hugh Weibgen(c), Harjas Singh, Ryan Hicks(w), Oliver Peake, Raf MacMilllan, Charlie Anderson, Tom Straker, Mahli Beardman, Callum Vidler

India U19 (Playing XI): Adarsh Singh, Arshin Kulkarni, Musheer Khan, Uday Saharan(c), Priyanshu Moliya, Sachin Dhas, Aravelly Avanish(w), Murugan Abhishek, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Saumy Pandey

AUS Vs WI, 2nd T20I Update

In the senior men's cricket, Australia will bat first against the West Indies in the 2nd T20I at the Adelaide Oval.

Teams:

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Shai Hope, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph

Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh(c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson, Jason Behrendorff, Josh Hazlewood

Elsewhere In Cricket

Australia men's senior team are 143/3 in 13 overs against West Indies. Whereas, Sri Lanka are batting first against Afghanistan in the second ODI.

IND Vs ENG: Jack Leach Out Of Remaining Tests

England left-arm spinner Jack Leach was on Sunday ruled out of the remaining three Tests against India with a left knee injury, announced the England and Wales Cricket Board. However, no replacement will be called up for Leach, an indication that England will continue with the spin trio of Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed and Shoaib Basheer for the rest of the tour.

Gukesh Loses Three Rounds, Finishes Sixth In Play-Offs

India's Grandmaster D Gukesh had to be content with a sixth-place finish in the rapid play-offs of the Weissenhaus Freestyle Chess challenge after losing the last three rounds in Wangels. Nodirbek Abdusattarov of Uzbekistan dominated the rapid event that was mainly done to determine the pairings for the knockout stage.

High Jumper Tejaswin Shankar Wins Season-Opening Meet In Belgium

National record holder in high jump Tejaswin Shankar won the top prize in the International High Jump Gala Elmos 2024 athletics meet in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium with a leap of 2.23 metres, according to the PTI reports. Shankar, competing for the first time since October last year, finished ahead of Greece's Antonios Merlos (2.20 metres) in the World Athletics Indoor Tour Challenger event on Saturday.

Zimbabwe Cricket To Restructure After WC Qualification Woes, Hire New Coaches

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has decided to effect far-reaching changes in both its domestic and development pathway following failure to qualify for the 2023 Men's ODI World Cup and the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup.

As a first step, the ZC board, which met on Saturday, decided to appoint 51-year-old former first-class player Walter Chawaguta as the head coach of the senior women's national team and accepted the resignation of U19 men's national team head coach Prosper Utseya.

ICC U-19 WC Final: AUS Set 254-Run Target For IND

Indian pacers Raj Limbani and Naman Tiwari struck timely blows but Australia still managed to post a competitive 253 for seven in the Under-19 World Cup title clash in Benoni on Sunday.

Quite understandably, Australia chose to bat first in a pressure match but their batsmen, except Harjas Singh who made a 55 (64b, 3x4, 3x6) could not build on the starts on a rather easy-paced pitch.

Chennai Open: Sumit Nagal Takes Early Lead In Title Clash

The final clash between the second-seeded Sumit Nagal and top-seeded Italian Luca Nardi started in men's singles at Chennai Open 2024. Nagal has taken the early lead of 5-1 in the first set.

Maxwell Smashes Fifth T20I Ton, Equals Rohit Sharma's Historic Feat

Glenn Maxwell continued his imperious form as he smashed a 55-ball 120 not out to equal Indian skipper Rohit Sharma's record of most centuries (five) in the T20I format in Adelaide on Sunday. Batting at No. 4, Maxwell unleashed his fury against the West Indies bowlers, smacking 12 fours and eight sixes to bring up his century in 50 balls.

Nagal Wins Chennai Open!

Sumit Nagal won the Chennai Open men's singles title after beating Italy's top-seeded player Luca Nardi in two straight sets of 6-1, 6-4.

ICC U-19 WC 2024: AUS Beat IND By 79 Runs In Final

Australia defeated holders India by 79 runs in a lop-sided ICC Men's Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2024 final to claim their fourth title on Sunday. Batting first, the Aussies posted 253/7, then dismissed the five-time champions for 174 at Willowmoore Park in Benoni, South Africa.

Strandja Memorial Boxing: Amit, Sachin Strike Gold; Nikhat Signs Off With Silver

World Championship medallist Amit Panghal and Sachin Siwach struck gold, while Nikhat Zareen and three other Indian boxers signed off with silver medals at the 75th Strandja Memorial tournament in Sofia on Sunday.

Rikuya Hoshino Of Japan Captures First European Tour Title By Winning Qatar Masters

Rikuya Hoshino of Japan captured his first European tour title by shooting 4-under 68 to win the Qatar Masters by a stroke on Sunday. The 27-year-old Hoshino rolled in a par putt from 5 feet at the 18th hole and punched the air after holding off playing partner Ugo Coussard, who made birdie at the last to finish alone in second place.

Sreejesh Hands India Win Over Netherlands In FIH Pro League

Veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh turned out to be the saviour as the Indian men's hockey team defeated world number one Netherlands 4-2 via a shoot-out in the FIH Pro League in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. Sreejesh made three fine saves in the shoot-out to hand India the bonus two points after both the teams were locked at 2-2 at the end of regulation 60 minutes. Netherlands took one points from the match.

Bengaluru FC, Jamshedpur FC Stuck In Mid-Table Tussle After 1-1 Draw

Jamshedpur FC held Bengaluru FC to a 1-1 draw as the visiting team's attempts to reclaim a spot in the top-six of the Indian Super League met a hurdle in Jamshedpur on Sunday. Suresh Singh Wangjam opened the scoring for the visitors with a screamer in the 14th minute, but Javi Siverio equalised in the second half to ensure that both teams settled for a point each from this lively contest.

Six Nations 2024: Ireland 36-0 Italy

Ireland continued their campaign for consecutive Six Nations Grand Slams with a comfortable, if occasionally scrappy, bonus-point victory against Italy in Dublin. Jack Crowley, Dan Sheehan, and Jack Conan scored first-half tries, putting the Irish ahead 19-0 at halftime.

Sheehan scored his second to give Ireland an extra point before Robbie Henshaw's touchdown was ruled out. But James Lowe scored the best of the tries, and Calvin Nash sealed Ireland's victory late on.

While this Irish effort will not be remembered for long, it sustains their momentum as they head into a break week before playing Wales on February 24th in an attempt to become the first team since France in 1998 to win back-to-back Grand Slams.

EPL: Arsenal Beat West Ham 6-0

Arsenal's merciless defeat over West Ham brought them back within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool.

Mikel Arteta's team remains third, behind second-placed Manchester City only in goals scored after overcoming a six-goal deficit on a magnificent afternoon at the London Stadium.

It is West Ham's biggest home Premier League defeat, and the joint-heaviest of all time, behind an 8-2 loss to Blackburn in 1963-64.

EPL: Manchester United Beat Aston Villa 2-1

Scott McTominay's 86th-minute header delivered Manchester United a valuable victory over Aston Villa as they battle for Champions League qualifying.

United seemed to be hanging on for a draw as Villa generated a flurry of chances after Douglas Luiz cancelled out Rasmus Hojlund's first-half goal.

McTominay, however, ended an exciting match by getting in front of Matty Cash and rising to meet Diogo Dalot's right-wing cross.

Erik ten Hag, United's manager, pounded the air in excitement as his team closed the gap on their hosts, who are still fifth, and six points behind Tottenham.

That's all from our side!

A busy Sunday ended with shocking results as India lost in the final of the ICC U-19 men's cricket World Cup 2024 against Australia. Ireland thrashed Italy 36-0 in Six Nations 2024. But, Sumit Nagal won the ATP Chennai Open title.

Until then, it's a goodbye from our side.

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