Sri Lanka won the second test against Pakistan after their bowlers performed well today on day two at the Galle International Stadium. After being criticized for not being able to defend 342 points in the first Test, the Sri Lankan spinners tightened their lines and played hard to help the hosts take a 187-point lead in their bid to win. tie the three-game series. Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis ran through Pakistan’s midfield order to finish 3/42. Agha Salman, who made his debut in the opening game, was Pakistan’s brightest striker with his first half century. He made 62 before being dismissed on the last ball of the day when he edged Dhananjaya de Silva for the first time from bowling Prabath Jayasuriya. Sri Lanka’s fast right-hand man Asitha Fernando, who had been sidelined after testing positive for Covid, made a strong comeback as he fired Abdullah Shafique with the second ball of the set. PA
Repechage round at the Paris Olympics
World Athletics will introduce a repechage round in the individual 200m to 1,500m track events at the Paris 2024 Games, the world athletics governing body announced on Monday. The repechage round takes place after the initial qualifying rounds and gives athletes who failed to qualify for later rounds of an event a second chance at qualification. Reuters
Bengaluru FC and Kerala to face EPL sides
Reserve teams Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC will face English Premier League sides in the Next Generation Cup. The 8-team tournament features five youth teams from Premier League clubs and one academy team from South Africa.
Vos wins the yellow jersey of the Women’s Tour
Dutch great Marianne Vos won an eventful stage 2 of the Women’s Tour de France to claim the yellow jersey today. Several crashes had shattered the peloton in the final 25 kilometers of the 135km race to Provins, east of Paris, leaving Vos and five other riders in a breakout peloton. Fellow Dutchman Lorena Wiebes had been favorite to follow her victory on the Champs Elysees in Sunday’s opening stage but returned to the second group.
Cricket Scotland is ‘institutionally racist’
Cricket Scotland is ‘institutionally racist’, an independent review of racism allegations against the sporting body has found. The damning report, which has been described as a “wake-up call for Scottish sport”, found 448 instances of institutional racism. Cricket Scotland failed in no less than 29 of the 31 tests used to measure the extent of the problem. — Agencies
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