Top 5 Sports News Headlines Today, September 23, 2019: Quinton de Kock (79) spearheaded South Africa’s chase for a series-levelling nine-wicket win against India in the third T20 International. The departure of Shikhar Dhawan gave the South Africans an opening, and they grabbed it with both hands, snuffing out eight Indian wickets for 71 runs. Meanwhile, young wrestler Deepak Punia on Sunday pulled out of the World Championship title clash in 86kg against Iranian great Hazsan Yazdani due to an ankle injury sustained during the semifinal bout. He settled for silver.
Top 5 Sports News Headlines Today, September 23, 2019:
Rally deaths: Govt says no permission given for Barmer car rally
Arjuna awardee and three-time FIA Asia-Pacific Rally champion Gaurav Gill was among the two drivers booked in connection with the accident, while the companies involved in the event — Maxperienace, Mahindra, JK Tyres, MRF Tyres and the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India — have also been named in the FIR. Read full story here
Friends in high places: Performances help G Sathiyan’s rapport with the elite
Over the past year, Gnanasekaran Sathiyan has made some new ‘friends’ on the table tennis tour. He’s now gotten used to the mighty Chinese, who otherwise remain content in their own circle, passing pleasantries with him whenever an opportunity arises. On Tuesday, he came across something new. Read full story here.
N Srinivasan’s daughter, Niranjan Shah’s son elected to top state posts
The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) executive committee on Sunday unanimously approved N Srinivasan’s daughter Rupa Gurunath’s candidature for the post of the president of the body. The TNCA is going to hold its annual general meeting on September 26, while deadline for filing nominations is September 25, 5 pm. As things stand, Rupa is going to be elected unopposed. R Ramaswamy from Salem is set to become the new secretary. Read full story here.
World Wrestling Championship: Deepak Punia wins silver on one good leg
Deepak Punia went to bed on Saturday hoping for a miracle. He woke up Sunday morning with his worst fears coming true. “I couldn’t stand properly; wasn’t able to put any weight on the left leg,” Punia said. Read full story here
India vs South Africa: Shared series, shared concerns
It’s usually the left-hander’s nip-backer that troubles Rohit Sharma — swinging late into his pads, inducing him to play the wrong line and trapping him dead in front of middle-stump. Trent Boult and Mohammad Amir have masterly exploited this flaw of Rohit when the ball’s still new and hemming around. But Beuran Hendricks – whose inspirational effort of 4-0-14-2 corner-stoned South Africa’s series-levelling victory – devoured him with the one that didn’t bend at all, rather slid on the angle. Read full story here