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New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 1700 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of the international football friendly between India and United Arab Emirates in Dubai.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-SERIES-OVERVIEW England Series Gains: All-rounders Shardul and Washington, T20 mavericks Surya and Kishan By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Indian cricket never had it so good.

If the Australian summer was the stuff of dreams, the Indian 'spring' brought about hopes of a bright future after one of the most dominant performances against a quality England side over two eventful months of international cricket.

SPO-CRI-BCCI-BIHAR-SANCTION Bihar CA defies BCCI diktat to 'stop T20 league', players may face sanction By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) The controversy-ridden Bihar Cricket Association, along with its registered first-class and List A players, are likely to face tough sanctions from the BCCI for defying the parent body's orders to stop the unsanctioned Bihar Cricket League (BCL).

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-BHUVNESHWAR Test cricket remains my priority, will monitor workload management in IPL: Bhuvneshwar Pune, Mar 29 (PTI) Coming back from an injury, senior India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he will have this summer's away Test series against England in mind while monitoring his workload management in the IPL, as red ball cricket remains 'my priority'.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-BUTTLER In Sam Curran's 95, Buttler saw shades of MS Dhoni Pune, Mar 29 (PTI) England's stand-in skipper Jos Buttler saw shades of legendary finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Sam Curran's valiant 95 not out in the third and final ODI against India here.

SPO-CRI-IND-SHASTRI Ravi Shastri congratulates Team India for 'season of a lifetime' Pune, Mar 29 (PTI) Head coach Ravi Shastri was effusive in his praise for the Indian team for having what he termed 'a season of a lifetime', during which it notched up five consecutive series victories against the word's top two teams in the difficult COVID era.

SPO-GOLF-KIACLASSIC-ADITI Aditi finishes T-41 as Inbee Park wins Kia Classic Carlsbad (USA), Mar 29 (PTI) Indian golfer Aditi Ashok added a second successive one-under 71 to finish tied 44th at the Kia Classic here.

SPO-CRI-IPL-DC Delhi Capitals' Ashwin, Axar, Woakes assemble in Mumbai Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) A few members of the Delhi Capitals squad, including senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Chris Woakes, on Monday assembled at their team hotel here ahead of the upcoming edition of the league.

SPO-CRI-BELL-PANT Can't imagine an Indian side without Pant: Bell London, Mar 29 (PTI) 'I can't imagine an Indian side without Rishabh Pant in it,' says former England batsman Ian Bell and calls the swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman a 'rare talent', who played with a lot of maturity against the Englishmen recently.

SPO-CRI-IPL-LD MI Rohit, Hardik, Krunal, Suryakumar join MI squad in Mumbai Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) India limited overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Hardik Pandya, his brother Krunal and Suryakumar Yadav on Monday joined the Mumbai Indians squad here ahead of the upcoming Indian Premier League, starting on April 9.

SPO-CRI-LANKA-PERERA-SIXES Thisara Perera becomes first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes an over Colombo, Mar 29 (PTI) All-rounder Thisara Perera became the first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes in an over in any form of professional cricket during a domestic tournament near here. PTI APA APA