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Indian women’s kabaddi team wins gold medal in Asian Beach Games

Indian women’s beach kabaddi team has won the gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games held in Danang, Vietnam.

In the final match, Indian team defeated Thailand by 41-31 score.

With this, Indian women’s kabaddi team has won the title for the record fifth time in succession. For Thailand, it was the fifth time in a row they had lost to India in a final.

The Indian women’s kabaddi team won the gold medal since the inception of the biennial Games in 2008.

Earlier in women’s 70kg category kurash (a form of wrestling originated in Uzbekistan), Amisha Tokas had won a silver after losing to Nguyen Thi Lan of Vietnam in the final.

In beach bodybuilding, India’s Manoj Kumar Majumdar also had won a bronze medal in upto 158cm category.

So far, India has won six medals (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze) in the Games and is at 15th spot in the medal table which is headed by hosts Vietnam (25 gold, 22 silver, 27 bronze).

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India wins historic 500th Test against New Zealand

India has won the test match against New Zealand by 197-runs in their historic 500th cricket Test in Kanpur.

On the fifth and final day of the match at Green Park, India bowled out the visitors for 236 in their second innings. Shortly after Lunch, they set them an improbable target of 434.

Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had taken 6 wickets in the innings, completed his fifth six-wicket haul in his career. Ravinder Jadeja was declared Man of the Match for his fine all-round performance. He had taken six wickets and scored 92 runs in the match.

This victory was India’s 88th on the home turf. It also gave them a 1-0 lead in the three-Test series. With this, India has now taken their unbeaten tally on home soil to 11 matches. On the other hand New Zealand has remained without a win on the Indian soil since 1998.

Special Note

  • India is the 4th country to play 500 Tests in a format which has 10 participants. Others are England (played 976 test matches), Australia (791) and West Indies (517).
  • The first ever Test match was played by India in England on June 25, 1932 under Douglas Jardine. CK Nayudu was the captain of the Indian team.

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Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open title of Table Tennis

Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has won the Belgium Open title of the table tennis in the men’s singles category. This was his first his first pro title.

In the final match played at De Haan in Belgium, he defeated defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric 4-0 score in the final with 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15.

With this victory, he becomes only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event. Achanta Sharath Kamal was the first Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event in 2012.

In the quarterfinals match of the event he had defeated Steffen Mengel (world number 75).

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