Australia gained a confidence boost ahead of the World Twenty20 with an impressive run chase to defeat South Africa by six wickets in the third and final T20 international at Newlands on Wednesday.

While Maria Sharapova’s fellow players were shocked by the Russian’s announcement that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open, the general feeling among them was that the “huge mistake” could have been avoided.

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova announced on Monday that she failed a drug test for meldonium at the Australian Open. The drug was only banned in January and there has been a string of failed tests by athletes in several sports since.

The sixth edition of the World T20 cricket tournament will commence in Nagpur on Tuesday with two qualifying matches being played between associate nations.

An accident at a saw mill left an eight-year-old Amir Hussain Lone without his arms. For three years after, he struggled in a hospital as he recovered. However, from a time when people suggested to his father that he “get rid of him”, Amir has become a pride for his family.

It was a much-awaited debut, and after warming the bench for a long time, left-arm spinner Pawan Negi finally had his day under the sun.

The scope of the argument and counter-argument provided by our legal system is such that any case can take years, may be even decades, to come to its logical conclusion.

New Zealand batting legend Martin Crowe, who died on Thursday after a long battle with cancer, once said that the only time he truly felt content was at the crease with a ball rocketing towards him.

The Asia Cup this time is more a springboard than a standalone tournament as it is being played so close to the World Twenty20, which starts on Tuesday, March 8.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has said her recent tweet on the Jawaharlal Nehru University sedition row that whipped up a storm of protest was to convey her view that violence and bullying solved nothing, and not to pass judgement on India.