SPORTS - 2019 JANUARY

January 1

Virat Kohli equaled Sourav Ganguly's record of most overseas Test wins as India captain
Indian Cricket team captain Virat Kohli equaled Former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly’s record with 11th away test win as a captain after defeating Australia in the 3rd Test Match held in Melbourne, Australia.
Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy on Australian soil.
Indian team also achieved the record of highest number of away Test wins after defeating Australia in the 3rd Test Match.
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Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to claim 20 catches in Test series
21 years old Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant became the 1st ever player to take 20 catches in a Test series by surpassing former cricketers Naren Tamhane and Syed Kirmani who had recorded 19 catches in 1954-55 and 1979-80 respectively.
Pant achieved the feat to take 20 catches in just 3 matches whereas Naren Tamhane and Syed Kimani took 19 catches in 6 and 7 matches respectively.
The cricketer further claimed five dismissals to take his tally to 11 catches. Pant surpassed fellow wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha's tally of 10 catches, going on to equal the world record held by AB de Villiers and Jack Russell.
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Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami: Trio creates history in 2018
Indian pace trio of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah broke the 34 year record of highest test wickets in a calendar year to become the most successful pace trio with 131 wickets in 2018.
The record was previously held by West Indies seamers Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall who had taken 130 wickets in 1984.
South African trio of Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn hold the third position with 123 wickets in 2008.

January 2

Roger Federer vs Serena Williams: Legendary pair to meet in ‘one-time’ doubles match in Hopman Cup
Roger Federer and Serena Williams, arguably the greatest men’s and women’s tennis players ever, are set to play each other for the first time in their careers.
They will play a mixed doubles match in the Hopman Cup competition in Perth.
Federer and Williams have won a combined total of 43 Grands Slam titles.
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January 3

ICC announced women's ODI and T20 teams of the year
International Cricket Council, ICC, announced women's ODI and T20I teams of the year 2018.
New Zealand's Suzie Bates was named as captain of the 50-over side and Harmanpreet Kaur of India appointed captain of the T20 team.
Harmanpreet Kaur has been rewarded for spearheading Indian team to the semi-final of the ICC Women's World T20 in the Caribbean.
ICC T20 Women's team of the year includes three Indians Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaurand Poonam Yadav.
New Zealand: Capital - Wellington

10th R.R. Lakshya Cup: Divyansh Panwar, Nupur Patil win
Shooter Divyansh Singh Panwar from Rajasthan and shooter Nupur Patil from Maharashtra have won 10th R.R. Lakshya Cup 2018 in senior and junior category respectively.
The event has prize money of Rs. 1,00,000 in senior category and Rs. 50,000 in junior category.
Maharashtra: Capital - Mumbai


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