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New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Report of of ISL match between Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC in Bambolim.

STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-3RDLD IND Ash Win's Match: Chennai's 'Super King' puts India on course for big win Chennai, Feb 15 (PTI) Ravichandran Ashwin first gave a lesson on how to bowl on a rank turner and then provided a batting master-class with a sparkling hundred on a deteriorating strip, putting India on the brink of a massive series-levelling victory against England on the third day of the second Test here on Monday.

SPO-CRI-IND-ASHWIN I would love to credit batting coach Vikram Rathour, says Ashwin after fifth Test ton Chennai, Feb 15 (PTI) Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday credited the Indian team's batting coach Vikram Rathour for his fiery performances with the willow in recent times.

SPO-CRI-IND-AXAR We never complain when we are given green tops overseas, mindset needs a change: Axar Chennai, Feb 15 (PTI) Debutant slow left-arm bowler Axar Patel feels that critics of spinner-friendly tracks need to change their mindset as Indian cricket team has never complained about tackling seamer-friendly green tops overseas.

SPO-CRI-IND-PATEL England spin consultant Patel says his players know it's going to spin in sub-continent Chennai, Feb 15 (PTI) England spin bowling consultant Jeetan Patel on Monday played down the talk about the quality of the Chepauk pitch in the ongoing second Test against India, saying 'everyone knows it's going to spin when you come to the sub-continent'.

SPO-CRI-OJHA-LD RETIREMENT Naman Ojha bids tearful adieu to all forms of cricket, says keen to play in global T20 leagues Bhopal, Feb 15 (PTI) An emotional Naman Ojha struggled to hold back tears on Monday as he bade adieu to all forms of cricket, bringing down curtains on a two-decade long illustrious domestic career.

SPO-CRI-WOM-IND Bengaluru emerges front-runner to host India-SA women's series after KCA's withdrawal By Bharat Sharma New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has emerged as the front-runner to host next month's limited overs series between India and South Africa women's sides after Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) expressed its inability to stage the matches at the Greenfield Sports Hub Stadium in Thiruvanthapuram.

SPO-CRI-ICC-T20-RANKINGS Rahul climbs to second spot, Kohli remains at 7th in ICC T20I rankings for batsmen Dubai, Feb 15 (PTI) India's KL Rahul moved up a place to second, while his captain Virat Kohli retained the seventh spot in the latest ICC men's T20I rankings for batsmen released on Monday.

SPO-FOOT-FOWLER-SHOWCAUSE More trouble for suspended SCEB coach Fowler, show-caused again by AIFF Margao, Feb 15 (PT) SC East Bengal's high-profile English coach Robbie Fowler, currently on a four-game suspension, could face further trouble as he was again show-caused by the AIFF on Monday on charges of using abusive language against rival players after his side's Indian Super League match last week.

SPO-TT-NATIONALS Sutirtha has advantage going into TT nationals Panchkula, Feb 15 (PTI) Reigning women's singles champion Sutirtha Mukherjee seems to have a distinct advantage over the rest of the players in the fray of the 82nd Senior National Table Tennis Championships that began here on Monday.

SPO-KHOKHO-LEAGUE Pahadi Billas lift Kho Kho championship, players win 7.85 lakh in prize money New Delhi, Feb 15 (PTI) Maharashtra's Pratik Waikar continued his spectacular show at the Super League Kho Kho tournament as Pahadi Billas lifted the trophy with a convincing six-point win over Panthers in the final here on Monday. PTI APA APA APA APA