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New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) The following are the top/expected sports stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Match report of second ODI between India and England.

*Post-match presentation comments copy.

*Post-match press conference copies of India and England players.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-RAHUL-CELEBRATIONS When Players Let It Out: KL Rahul's 'shut out the noise' gesture joins unique list of celebrations Pune, Mar 26 (PTI) His skipper Virat Kohli after one of his Test hundreds, had gestured that his bat does all the talking and on Friday teammate KL Rahul had a unique 'shut out the noise' celebration after reaching the three figure mark in the second ODI against England.

SPO-ATH-PARA-NATIONALS Sumit Antil breaks own world record in F44 javelin throw during National Para Athletics Bengaluru, Mar 26 (PTI) Tokyo Paralympics-bound Sumit Antil broke his own javelin throw world record in the F44 category with an effort of 66.90m to claim the gold medal during the National Para Athletics Championship here on Friday.

SPO-CRI-RAHUL-PANT-COMPETITION 'Keep' It Up: Rahul and Rishabh hit different strokes for same folk By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) Competition can rear its ugly head when places in the playing eleven are at premium but it can be beautiful when two players purportedly fighting for the same slot complement each other just like KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant showed on Friday.

SPO-BAD-ORLEANS-IND Saina enters semifinals of Orleans Masters Paris, Mar 26 (PTI) Indian ace Saina Nehwal eked out a thrilling three-game win over USA's Iris Wang to advance to the women's singles semifinals of the Orleans Masters badminton tournament here on Friday.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-IND-WRAP Gold rush continues for India but 16th Olympic quota eludes host nation New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) A 16th Olympic quota eluded India but the gold rush continued unabated as the host nation consolidated its top position in the pecking order with two more yellow metals in the ISSF shooting World Cup here on Friday.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-GORSA Croatian shooting federation thanks India for taking care of COVID positive marksman New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) The Croatian Shooting Federation has expressed gratitude towards the Indian authorities for taking care of their top shooter Peter Gorsa after he tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the ongoing ISSF World Cup here.

SPO-FOOT-AFC-WOM-VENUES Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar chosen as venues for 2022 Women's Asian Cup Kuala Lumpur, Mar 26 (PTI) Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneswar were on Friday finalised as the three venues for the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup football tournament to be hosted by India.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-RANINDER This World Cup performance not a marker for Olympics but we have talent, resources: Raninder New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) Indian shooters are favoured to win medals in the upcoming Olympics but performance in the ongoing ISSF World Cup here is 'not a marker' for success at the Tokyo Games, the head of the national federation Raninder Singh said on Friday.

SPO-CRI-IND-ENG-STOKES-SALIVA Stokes uses saliva on ball, gets warning from on-field umpires Pune, Mar 26 (PTI) England all-rounder Ben Stokes received another official warning from the on-field officials after he mistakenly applied saliva on the match ball during the Indian innings in the second ODI here on Friday.

SPO-SHOOT-WC-IND-RAJPUT Lead-up to Tokyo Olympics most important part of my life, need to improve in finals: Rajput New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) Experimenting with his style and technique, seasoned Indian shooter Sanjeev Rajput has termed the lead up to this year's Tokyo Olympics the 'most important' phase of his life as he seeks to work on improving his performance in finals.

SPO-RACING-MAINI Arjun Maini first Indian to secure a racing drive in DTM series New Delhi, Mar 26 (PTI) Young Indian racer Arjun Maini has become the first Indian to secure a full-time racing deal in the Germany-based DTM touring car championship.

SPO-CHESS-IND Young Indian GM Leon Mendonca wins 2nd Kumania GM tournament in Hungary Chennai, Mar 26 (PTI) Young Indian Grandmaster Leon Luke Mendonca emerged victorious in the 2nd Kumania GM chess tournament in Kisújszállás, Hungary, with a score of 6.5 points from nine rounds.

SPO-FOOT-ILEAGUE-TRAU Gokulam Kerala and TRAU face-off in virtual I-League final Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Gokulam Kerala will take on Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU) in a virtual I-League final with both sides aiming for their maiden title at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.

SPO-FOOT-ILEAGUE-CHURCHILL Churchill Brothers face uphill task against Punjab FC in search for 3rd I-League title Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Churchill Brothers will need more than a victory against Punjab FC to clinch the I-League title in their last match of the season at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday.

SPO-GOLF-IND-ATWAL Disappointing start for Atwal in Corales Punta Cana golf Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Mar 26 (PTI) Indian golfer Arjun Atwal made a disappointing start as he shot 4-over to be in danger of missing the cut at the Corales Punta Cana Resort and Club Championship.

SPO-GOLF-WOM-ADITI Aditi shoots 74 at Kia Classic golf Carlsbad (US), Mar 26 (PTI) Indian golfer Aditi Ashok got off to a rather modest start at the Kia Classic golf tournament, carding a two-over 74 in the first round at the Aviara Golf Club here.

SPO-MMA-ROSHAN-SINGAPORE Hanuman Akhara's Roshan Mainam looks to MMA world championship from a Singapore gym Singapore, Mar 26 (PTI) Hailing from Delhi's highly respected Guru Hanuman Akhara, Manipur wrestler Roshan Mainam has won three bouts in a row in a Singapore championship, defeating more accomplished fighters from Cambodia, China and Indonesia. PTI PDS PDS PDS