Top 10 Sports News: India's defeat in WTC final, 'ruckus' in England ahead of Ashes

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New Zealand registered a spectacular victory in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final), why there is a ruckus in England before the Ashes, who won the Euro Cup, who lost, know the top 10 news of 23 June (TOP 10 Sports News)


New Delhi. The day of 23 June was very disappointing for Indian cricket fans. Team India, who reached the final of the World Test Championship after performing consistently for 2 years, could not win the title. In the final, he lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets. On the other hand, a new controversy has arisen before the Ashes series in England. Know what was the top 10 sports news of Wednesday (TOP 10 Sports News).


New Zealand won the first World Test Championship title by defeating India by eight wickets thanks to the brilliant innings of Ross Taylor and captain Kane Williamson. Due to the rain on the first and fourth day, the match dragged on to the sixth day, which was kept as a safe day by the International Cricket Council (ICC). New Zealand took full advantage of this. First, his bowlers bundled India out for 170 in the second innings and then easily achieved the target of 140 runs.

Kyle Jameson, who took a total of 7 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship, was adjudged man of the match. Jameson took five wickets in the first innings, while in the second innings he was successful in dismissing Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.

After the defeat in the final, Virat Kohli said that his team scored 30 to 40 runs less. He congratulated New Zealand for their excellent bowling. Virat Kohli also said that he had fielded the right playing XI in the final and he entered the field with his best 11 players.

Defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeded top at Wimbledon on Wednesday, will look to win his 20th Grand Slam title while Roger Federer and Serena Williams begin their campaign as seventh seeds at next week's grasscourt tournament. Top-ranked Ashleigh Barty has been seeded first in the women's team. The Australian has not played on the court since retiring in the second round of the French Open due to a leg injury. The draw is on Friday and the tournament will start on Monday. Eighth-ranked Federer has been seeded seventh as third-ranked Rafael Nadal, who lost to Djokovic in the French Open semi-finals, will miss Wimbledon.

India on Wednesday launched its Official Olympic Theme Song' ahead of the Olympic Games to be held in July-August. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju was the chief guest of the event. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) organized the event, in which its President, General Secretary, Deputy Team Chief, Sports Secretary and Director General of Sports Authority of India were present.

Mohit Chauhan has prepared this 'theme' song titled 'Lakshya Tera Saamne Hai' and he has also sung it. The Tokyo Olympic Games will start on July 23, for which more than 100 Indian players have qualified so far.

The Haryana government on Wednesday announced that sportspersons from the state who won gold medals in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics would be given a cash prize of Rs.6 crore. The state government will give a prize of Rs 4 crore to the silver medal winners while Rs 2.50 crore to the bronze medal winners.

Indian archer Deepika Kumari advanced to the women's recurve individual semi-finals of the Archery World Cup stage three and is in the hunt for her second consecutive gold. The world number three archer defeated 2012 London Olympics silver medalist Aida Roman of Mexico 6-0. Deepika won the gold medal in the World Cup stage one held in Guatemala City in April this year. Now Deepika will have to overcome the challenge of another Mexican archer, sixth seed Anna Vazquez.

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Wednesday removed West Indies' Jason Holder from the top of the ICC (International Cricket Council) Test all-rounder rankings. Jadeja is now two points ahead of Holder (384 points) while England all-rounder Ben Stokes is third with 377 points. Another Indian Ravichandran Ashwin is fourth with 353 points, followed by Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan (338). Ashwin retained the second spot in the bowlers' rankings with 850 points, behind Australia's Pat Cummins (908). New Zealand's Tim Southee (830) is in third place.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that the Ashes series should be canceled if players are not allowed to take the family with them on a four-month-long tour of Australia due to the Corona protocol. According to British media reports, there is a possibility that England players may not be allowed to take the family along for the Ashes cricket series starting on December 8. Former captain Kevin Pietersen said that players should not be blamed if they decide not to play amidst such restrictions.

Four matches were played in the Euro Cup on Wednesday. In which England beat the Czech Republic 1-0. Croatia beat Scotland 3-1. Sweden beat Poland 3-2 and Spain beat Slovakia 5-0.