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New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of ISL match between Odisha FC and ATK Mohun Bagan in Bambolim.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-2ND LD IND India undergoes painful Root canal, as Ben stokes the fire Chennai, Feb 6 (PTI) Skipper Joe Root continued to torment the Indian spinners with a majestic double century that placed England in a commanding position and scuttled home team's chances of enforcing a favourable result in the first Test here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IND-ROOT-MILESTONE Root becomes first player to score 200 in 100th Test Chennai, Feb 6 (PTI) England skipper Joe Root became the first cricketer to notch up a double century in his 100th Test, touching the milestone on the second day of the first Test against India, here on Saturday.

SPO-CRI-IND-LD STOKES Half the England batsmen can't ever play spin like Joe Root does, feels Stokes Chennai, Feb 6 (PTI) A great strokemaker himself, star all-rounder Ben Stokes is in awe of Joe Root's ability to play spin bowling, saying on Saturday that half of England team's batsmen can't tackle the tweakers like their captain does.

SPO-CRI-IND-NADEEM Stokes' counter-attack when I tried bowling into rough forced me to alter line: Nadeem Chennai, Feb 6 (PTI) The manner in which Ben Stokes reverse swept him out off the rough forced him to change his plans, said left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem, who is ready to go back to the nets to sort the technical problems that has crept into his bowling.

SPO-CRI-STOKES-ROOT Win will be perfect way to round of Root's 'special' Test: Stokes Chennai, Feb 6 (PTI) Joe Root is one of the best batsman in the world, an incredible athlete and above all an inspirational captain, is how England vice-captain Ben Stokes described his skipper on the momentous occasion of his 100th Test match.

SPO-CRI-AUS-AWARDS Smith wins third Allan Border Medal, Mooney bags maiden Belinda Clarke Award Melbourne, Feb 6 (PTI) Former captain Steve Smith claimed his third Allan Border Medal while Beth Mooney bagged her maiden Belinda Clarke Award, the top two honours of the Australian Cricket Awards.

SPO-FOOT-ISL-JAMSHEDPUR Jamshedpur face East Bengal in bid to boost playoff prospects Margao, Feb 6 (PTI) Jamshedpur FC will face a despondent SC East Bengal in a bid to qualify for the playoffs of the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Sunday.

SPO-ISL-NEUFC Hyderabad, NEUFC look to maintain momentum in fight for top-4 Vasco, Feb 6 (PTI) Going through a purple patch, both Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United will look to continue their momentum and stay in contention for the playoffs when they clash in the Indian Super League here on Sunday.

SPO-GOLF-SHUBHANKAR Shubhankar misses cut by one shot at Saudi International KAEC (Saudi Arabia), Feb 6 (PTI) Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma struggled with his putting as he missed the cut by one shot in the Saudi International at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

SPO-ATH-JUNIOR National Junior Athletics: Ankita, Pavana and Anurag Kaler rewrite national marks on day 1 Guwahati, Feb 6 (PTI) Uttarakhand's Ankita Dhyani provided a glimpse of her immense potential as a long distance runner by breaking Sunita Rani's National U20 record in the women's 5000m on the opening day of the 36th National Junior Athletics Championships here on Saturday.

SPO-RACING-F3-JEHAN Round 3: Jehan Daruvala grabs second position for Mumbai Falcons Abu Dhabi, Feb 6 (PTI) Mumbai Falcons' Jehan Daruvala continued to sparkle in the Formula 3 Asian Championship, grabbing the second position in Race 1 of Round 3 at the Yas Marina International Circuit here on Saturday. PTI APA APA