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Breaking sports news and updates on February 21, 2018.

Plenty of sporting action up ahead of us on February 21, 2018. On schedule for today are the Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, Trans-Tasman T20 series final between Australia and New Zealand, Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts, India women take on South Africa followed by their male counterparts – both looking to seal off the T20 series and that will be followed by UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first legs. Catch live updates from around the world of sports.

Live Sports News and Updates on February 21, 2018:

  1. 1:42PM
    22 Feb, 18
    India vs South Africa 2nd T20I result

    South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets in the 2nd T20I at Centurion to level the 3-match T20I series by 1-1. The final T20I of the series will be played on Saturday.

    Brief scores:  South Africa 189/4 in 18.4 overs (Heinrich Klaasen 69, JP Duminy 60*; Jaydev Unadkat 2/42) beat India 188/4 in 20 overs (Manish Pandey 79*, MS Dhoni 52*; Junior Dala 28/2) by 6 wickets.

  2. 1:34PM
    22 Feb, 18
    Champions League Results

    Manchester United drew against Sevilla in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 fixture. The two sides will meet again for the return leg at Old Trafford on March 14, 2018.

    Shakhtar Donetsk defeated Roma 2-1 in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16 fixture. The two sides will meet again for the return leg at Stadio Olimpico on March 14, 2018.

  3. 4:53PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Vijay Hazare Trophy Results

    In the first quarterfinal of the day, Karnataka defeated Hyderabad by 103 runs after they bowled out their opponents at 244 in 42.5 overs.

    In the second quarterfinal, Maharashtra won by 7 wickets, defeating Mumbai by 7 wickets. Maharashtra chased down the total of 223 in 46.5 overs.

  4. 4:47PM
    21 Feb, 18
    India Women vs South Africa Women 4th T20I LIVE

    India Women are playing the 4th T20I against South Africa at Centurion. India are already leading the series 2-1 and a win here will seal the trophy for them. Follow Live scores and updates here.

  5. 4:44PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Australia win the T20I tri-series

    Australia have won the T20I series by defeating New Zealand in the final by 19 runs (DLS). Click to read report

  6. 1:31PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Adjectives to describe Kohli
    I have a tip for you. If I was in your position I know what I would be doing tomorrow. I would be going to the bookstore and buying the latest Oxford dictionary, just to improve my vocabulary (in praise of Kohli)

    - Ravi Shastri after India won ODI series vs South Africa.

    Let's have your best adjective to describe Virat Kohli. Tweet to us using #IExpressSportsLive

  7. 1:12PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Australia need 151 to win

    New Zealand reach 150/9 in 20 overs and Australia will need to chase down the total to win the series. It is a good comeback from New Zealand after going down 111/8. Follow live score and updates here.

  8. 12:50PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Vijay Hazare Trophy

    In the second quarterfinal in Vijay Hazare Trophy, Mumbai have scored 222/9 at Palam. Surya Kumar Yadav top scores with 69 runs. Pradeep Dadhe taking three wickets for Maharashtra. 

  9. 12:45PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Karnataka finish on 347/8 against Hyderabad in the first quarterfinal of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Mayank Agarwal top scores with 140, Samarth R with 125. Didn't get the desired late flourish as Mohammed Siraj ran through the middle order with a fifer. Tough ask for Hyderabad!

  10. 11:50AM
    21 Feb, 18
    Vjay Hazare Trophy

    Twin centuries from Mayank Agarwal and Samarth R have Karnataka set for a massive score at Kotla. They're up to 275/2 after 39 overs. Hyderabad have employed eight bowlers. Finally Ravi Teja gets Mayank to break a 242-run stand for the second wicket. 

    In Palam, Maharashtra have contained Mumbai well. They're 151/5 in the 38th over. Surya Kumar Yadav scoring some important runs at lower middle order. 

  11. 11:45AM
    21 Feb, 18
    2018 Winter Olympics

    USA OUT OF ICE HOCKEY! In big news from PyeongChang at the Winter Olympics, Czech Republic have eliminated the US men's ice hockey team. Pavel Francouz stopped all five shooters and Petr Koukal scored the shootout winner for the Czechs to seal a 3-2 win in the quarterfinals.

    In Alpine Skiing, Italy's Sofia Goggia clocked one minute, 39.22 seconds to give Italy its second downhill gold and a first since Zeno Colo won the men's race in Oslo in 1952. Norway's Ragnhild Mowinckel bagged the silver medal with a time of 1:39.31. American Lindsey Vonn took bronze. 

  12. 11:09AM
    21 Feb, 18
    Australia vs New Zealand Tri-series final

    New Zealand have opted to bat first at Eden Park, Auckland in the Tri-series final against Australia. The Aussies are yet to be beaten in the tri-series. Follow live score and updates here.

  13. 11:07AM
    21 Feb, 18
    Vijay Hazare Trophy

    As we enter the knockout stages of the domestic 50-over tournament in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, today's fixtures: Hyderabad take on Karnataka while Mumbai take on Maharashtra. 

    Karnataka are batting first against Hyderabad at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. 

    Mumbai are batting first against Maharashtra at the Air Force Complex ground in Palam, Delhi. 

  14. 10:53AM
    21 Feb, 18
    FROM THE PAPERS

    Let's start by going through the Indian Express pages:

    PREVIEW: A look ahead to India vs South Africa 2nd T20. South Africa have lost seven of eight matches now. To make things worse, the selection committee have come under criticism for putting an inexperienced Aiden Markram as skipper for ODIs when Faf du Plessis pulled out with injury.

    Rashid Khan climbs to joint-top ICC ODI bowler: Alongside Bumrah, Afghanistan spinner Rashid is the top-ranked ODI bowler. But how fair is it considering the opposition he's faced?

    Wristspinners are Superheroes! From being regarded as an indulgence earlier, wristspinners are now an asset

    Corruption in Pakistan cricket has robbed them of a former legend's son: Shabby treatment at home has forced former Pakistan great Abdul Qadir’s son, Usman, to pursue cricket in Australia.

    Karun Nair scored 303 to become first Indian to reach a triple ton and yet finds himself out of favour and place. He turns focus to Vijay Hazare Trophy

    BWF are contemplating reducing on-court interactions between a player and a coach. Something that could hurt the results for Indian shuttlers like Srikanth and Sindhu

  15. 10:42AM
    21 Feb, 18
    LIVE SPORTS NEWS

    Hello and Good Morning to our live blog as we cover today's action packed sports calendar. Plenty in store. Winter Olympics, Tri-series final in Auckland, Vijay Hazare Trophy, India vs South Africa for both men and women and then UEFA Champions League. PHEW!