Sports recap February 8, 2021: game results, reports, highlights and recap of the day’s top stories

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08 Feb, 21:36 (IST)

Ishan Pandita scored a late goal for FC Goa in the 96th minute and the game ended in a 3-3 draw. Needless to say, the match was an edge of the sitting thriller.



Feb 08, 20:30 (EST)

Former English bowler David Llyod has accused Virat Kohli of influencing referees. He said the Indian cricket captain was overly responsive and was trying to influence the referees.



Feb 08, 16:17 (IST)

The Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi was named the best โ€œmen’s player of the decadeโ€ on Sunday. The International Association of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) named Messi through the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr.



Feb 08, 15:05 (IST)

Hasan Ali hit his heart on the fifth day of the second Test in Rawalpindi and won his second fiver of the game. He also completed a 10-wicket pull when South Africa was pooled for 274 runs and lost the game by 95 runs.

Hasan Ali’s numbers PA # PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/Tx6FutkaqS – ICC (@ICC) February 8, 2021



Feb 08, 14:45 (IST)

Rishabh Pant was named January ICC Player of the Month. Pant was named First Player of the Month for his exploits in Australia. Shabnim Ismail from South Africa was named Player of the Month for Women.

An unforgettable month for @ RishabhPant17 and India Down Under ๐ŸŒ

Congratulations to the inaugural winner of the ICC Men’s “Player of the Month” award ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“ https://t.co/aMWlU9Xq6H pic.twitter.com/g7SQbvukh6 – ICC (@ICC) February 8, 2021



Feb 08, 09:05 (IST)

Tom Brady was named as the Super Bowl LV MVP as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Beat Kansas City Chiefs 31-9. Brady won the award for the fifth time in his career. Read the full report here.



08 Feb, 08:31 (IST)

Indian team’s wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant will donate his game fee from the first test between India and England to help save efforts in Uttarakhand following the glacier eruption that feared many deaths.

My condolences and prayers for the families of those affected by the flash floods in Uttarakhand. I hope that the ongoing rescue operations can help those affected. – Rishabh Pant (@ RishabhPant17) February 7, 2021

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England and India resume action on the fourth day of the first test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on February 08, 2021 (Monday). India are fighting at 257/6 and are still 321 runs behind England’s first innings. In the meantime, we bring you updates on this game and all the latest live sports news, top stories on all sports and athletes from around the world, as well as the latest updates on game results, live results, transfer news and rumors, injury updates, and players’ retirement news and birthdays of sports stars and all the important news. Fans praise Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara after Duo’s sensational partnership against England in the first Test.

Meanwhile, the West Indies made history when they clashed with Bangladesh, as the Caribbean side chased 395 runs to earn the fifth highest chase in Test cricket. Kyle Mayers scored a double century in his debut game to get Windies across the line on the final day of the game. Kyle Mayers achieves Double Century when West Indies have the fifth highest successful run in tests, the best in Bangladesh with 3 wickets in the first test.

South Africa want to level the series against Pakistan as the second test is balanced until the last day. It takes the Proteas 243 runs to win on day five of the clash as Pakistan seeks nine wickets. The hosts are still favorites but the visitors could claim a win if they hit right.

European champions Bayern Munich want to secure another trophy at the beginning of the FIFA Club World Cup, Hansi Flick. Bayern will meet Egyptian club Al Ahly in the semi-finals of the competition.