Daily sports round-up around the globe on 20th March 2018

Here’s the daily sports round-up from around the globe on 20th March 2018

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Marlon Samuels did it for Windies at Harare Sports Club. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Here is Sportzwiki’s daily sports round-up which features prime news from around the world, on 20th March 2018. It’s further about sporting events like cricket, football, and badminton which has already grabbed the attention of all the sports enthusiasts.

Windies thump Zimbabwe in a must-win clash –

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Windies batters chased down the target easily. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In the all-important ICC World Cup Qualifiers, 2018 clash, Windies have clinched the much-win encounter by four wickets.

Batting first, the hosts Zimbabwe post 289 in 50 allotted overs. However, the Jason Holder-led side claimed the target in 49 overs with four wickets in hand.

Earlier, wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor smashed 138 off 124 balls. He smashed 20 boundaries and two sixes.

In response, Windies top-order played brilliantly to set the game for Windies before the late hiccups. Marlon Samuels was adjudged Man of the Match for his 86 off 80 balls. His innings included six fours and four maximums.

Kagiso Rabada all set to play the third Test in Cape Town –

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Kagiso Rabada is in full throttle at nets after being cleared for the third Test. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In much of the South African respite, speedster Kagiso Rabida has been cleared to feature in the third Test.

The two-Test ban was overturned after the little-over five-hour hearing.

South Africa is all set to face Australia in the third Test at Newlands in Capetown on March 22 (Thursday).

Earlier, the 22-year-old Rabada was charged with breaching the ICC Code of Conduct’s Level 2. During the Port Elizabeth Test, Rabada deliberate physical contact with Australian skipper has put the question mark on the spirit of the game.

This verdict has given by New Zealand-based Judicial Commissioner Mike Heron. He didn’t receive the complete evidence to find Rabada guilty as per the Article 2.2.7

Under Pressure, Jose Mourinho is on the sword

Martina Navratilova made a massive comment –

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Martina Navratilova hits out at BBC. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Tennis icon Martina Navratilova has lambasted the BBC remarked Wimbledon expert John McEnroe is receiving the amount 10 times more than her when it comes to the male voices.

The Tennis legend Martina believes the male voices have more value owing to the commentary panel. The 61-year-old revealed it to the Panorama while expressing the shock.

The nine-time Wimbledon champion, Martina is not happy with the way women commentators are being treated according to the pay scale.

Lionel Messi hints of retirement –

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Lionel Messi has been unlucky in the World Cup finals. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

An ace footballer from Argentina Lionel Messi stated this time around it could be his last chance to lift the World Cup title.

Adamant in approach, Messi in his straightforward response told he won’t get any better chance than in Russia this summer.

Messi, who is concurrently playing for the premium football club Barcelona as a forward.

So far, Messi has been the part of the World Cup grand-finale for Argentina for three times. However, the senior team went on to lose all three encounters.

The five-time winner of Ballon d’Or is still ruing the drubbing against Germany in 2014.

This is all for the sportzwiki’s sports round-up

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Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Sportzwiki.com, who follows cricket like food after listening to running commentary on a transistor radio when he was only eight, and penned down the scorecard when he turned 11. Twitter, Instagram: TahirIbnManzoor