Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 20th October 2017. Here’s all the news from sporting events as cricket, hockey and badminton which took over the attention of all the sports enthusiasts.

New Zealand warm-up with a win:

New Zealand won the second warm-up game by 33 runs (Credits: AFP)

Ross Taylor and Tom Latham scored fine centuries as New Zealand recovered from the loss in the first warm-up game to beat Board President’s XI by 33 runs in the second practise game on Thursday (October 19).

Batting first, Kane Williamson & Co. posted a daunting 343 for 9 in the given 50 overs. In reply, the home team ‘s chase all but looked over after they were reduced to 158 for 6 before a half-century from Gurkeerat Singh Mann and useful contributions from the tail-enders gave an unlikely twist to the game. However, the chase eventually ended on 310 in the 48th over.

Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspect action:

This is the third time Hafeez has been reported for a suspect action (Credits: AFP)

For the third time in his international career, Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action has been reported for a suspect action. The 37-year old’s bowling came under question following the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (October 18).

He will now be required to submit an independent analysis of his bowling action within 14 days, the International Cricket Council reported on Thursday (October 19). This is the third time, Hafeez has been reported.

India thrash Malaysia in Super 4 encounter:

Gurjant Singh celebrates after scoring for India against Malaysia in their Asia Cup hockey match.

India recovered from their 1-1 draw against South Korea and registered their fourth win of the tournament with a comprehensive 6-2 win over Malaysia in their second game of the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Thursday.

Learning the lessons from the last game against Korea, India came out all guns blazing  against the in-form Malaysian side right from the word go and were 5-0 up after three quarters.

Malaysia found their rhythm in the final quarter and scored two goals but it was too late as Sardar Singh’s goal handed India a massive win.

Akashdeep Singh (14th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th- PC), SK Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), SV Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) were the goalscorers for India while Razie Rahim (50th – PC) and Ramadan Rosli (59th) pulled two back for Malaysia.

Denmark Open: Prannoy stuns Lee Chong Wei; Saina, Srikanth advance too:

Prannoy beat the former world number one 21-17 11-21 21-19 (Credits: PTI)

Proving that his win over Lee Chong Wei in the last meeting was not a fluke, HS Prannoy defeated the three-time Olympic silver medalist to register his second successive win. Prannoy, who had defeated Chong Wei in straight games in the Indonesia Super Series Premier earlier this year beat the former World number one 21-17 11-21 21-19.

Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament with wins over Nitchaon Jindapol and Jeon Hyeok Jin respectively. Saina defeated Jindapol 22-20 21-13 while Srikanth earned a hard-fought 21-13 8-21 21-18 win over Hyeok Jin.


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