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New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of IPL match between Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai.

*Report of Billie Jean King Cup playoffs match between India and Latvia.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-WREST-ASIAN-3RDLD IND Asian Wrestling C'ship: Maiden gold medals for seasoned Vinesh and teen sensation Anshu Almaty, Apr 16 (PTI) Dominating the proceedings in a depleted field, Olympic-bound wrestlers Vinesh Phogat and Anshu Malik won their maiden Asian Championship titles after comfortable triumphs in their respective summit clashes here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-MI-SRH-PREVIEW IPL: Sunrisers fret over right combination against formidable Mumbai Chennai, Apr 16 (PTI) Getting the combination right would be topmost on Sunrisers Hyderabad's to-do list when they take on a qualitatively superior Mumbai Indians in an IPL encounter here on Saturday, trying to arrest an early slide after back-to-back defeats.

SPO-F1-REDBULL-JEHAN There is no automatic entry into F1 but Jehan has to deliver consistently to have a shot: Dr Marko By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Indian racer Jehan Daruvala's performance in the Formula 2 season opener is a 'definite step forward' but he needs to deliver consistently to have a shot at graduating to Formula 1, his mentor and chief of Red Bull's much acclaimed driver development program, Dr Helmut Marko, told PTI.

SPO-CR-IPL-DC-PONTING Not completing Ashwin's quota of overs probably a mistake: Ponting Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Not giving off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin his full quota of overs was 'probably a mistake', Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting conceded after his side went down by three wickets in the IPL clash against Rajasthan Royals here.

SPO-CRI-IPL-RR-UNADKAT It was satisfying to execute Shaw's well-planned dismissal: Unadkat Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Rajasthan Royals seamer Jaydev Unadkat was extremely satisfied with a perfectly-laid trap for the in-form Prithvi Shaw as his dismissal triggered a top-order collapse from which Delhi Captals eventually failed to recover.

SPO-CRI-STOKES Stokes to have surgery on Monday, out for up to 12 weeks: ECB London, Apr 16 (PTI) England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out of action for 'up to 12 weeks' as his fractured left index finger will require surgery that will take place in Leeds on Monday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-SRH-WILLIAMSON Hoping to be fit and ready within the week: Williamson Chennai, Apr 16 (PTI) Star New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson, who missed Sunrisers Hyderabad's first two IPL matches due to an elbow injury, is recovering well and is expected to attain full match-fitness 'within a week'.

SPO-BOX-WC-YOUTH-LD IND Youth World Boxing C'ship: Arundhati, Babyrojisana Chanu in QFs, 3 other Indians also win New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Khelo India Games gold-medallist Arundhati Choudhary (69kg) and Babyrojisana Chanu (51kg) advanced to the quarterfinals, while three others from the country also notched up opening-round wins at the youth world championships for men and women in Kielce, Poland.

SPO-FOOT-AFC-CHAMPIONS-FCGOA FC Goa seek improvement in attacking against Al Wahda in 2nd AFC Champions League match Margao, Apr 16 (PTI) A historic first-ever point achieved in their previous match, FC Goa would look to put their best foot forward and hope for a win in their second group match of the AFC Champions League against Al Wahda of the UAE here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IPL-PONTING-ISHANT Ishant Sharma suffering from heel niggle: Ponting Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting has revealed that experienced fast bowler Ishant Sharma, who missed his team's first two IPL matches, is suffering from a heel niggle.

SPO-HOCK-IND-PATHAK Argentina wins gave us right kind of boost, want to use this momentum going into Olympics: Pathak Buenos Aires, Apr 16 (PTI) One of the architects of India's superb show against Argentina, young goalkeeper Krishan Pathak said he wants to be in top form for the Tokyo Olympics and is eyeing another superlative performance against Great Britain in the FIH Pro League games next month.

SPO-CRI-IPL-VIRUS-DC-NORTJE Nortje out of quarantine after false COVID-19 scare Mumbai, Apr 16 (PTI) Delhi Capitals pacer Anrich Nortje on Friday came out of his hard quarantine that was extended by a couple of days following a false COVID-19 positive report.

SPO-CRI-VIRUS-HARMANPREET Harmanpreet Kaur recovers from COVID-19 New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) Indian women's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday announced that she has recovered from COVID-19.

SPO-GOLF-LOTTE-ADITI Aditi Ashok cards second straight 69, lies T-35 at Lotte Championship Kapolei (US), Apr 16 (PTI) Indian golfer Aditi Ashok found each of the 14 fairways but missed a few greens in regulation for a second successive 69 to lie tied-35th after the second round of the Lotte Championship here.

SPO-CRI-COUNTY-VIHARI Forgettable county debut for Vihari as Broad gets him for duck Nottingham, Apr 16 (PTI) India's Test specialist Hanuma Vihari had a forgettable English county debut for Warwickshire, failing to trouble the scorers against Nottinghamshire here.

SPO-CRI-PAK-ZAHID Zahid did not travel to Zimbabwe due to travel anxiety: PCB source Karachi, Apr 16 (PTI) Pakistan leg-spinner Zahid Mahmood had not travelled to Zimbabwe last week due to 'travel anxiety' and not because he had suffered a heat stroke as was reported, it has been learnt.

SPO-TOPS-INCLUSION Tokyo-bound grapplers Sonam, Anshu and four sailors included in TOPS New Delhi, Apr 16 (PTI) The Sports Ministry has included six athletes, including Tokyo Olympic-bound wrestlers Sonam Malik and Anshu Malik, besides four sailors in its Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) core group. PTI APA APA