New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) The following are PTI's
top/expected sports stories at 5:30 pm:
STORIES IN THE PIPELINE:
CENTURION - Day 1 match report of the second Test between India and South Africa.
CHENNAI - Report of Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and FC Pune City.
AIZAWL - Report of I-League match between Aizawl FC and Chennai City FC.
HYDERABAD - Report of semifinal Premier Badminton League tie between Bengaluru Blasters vs Ahmedabad Smash Masters.
NEW DELHI - Report of of Pro Wrestling League between UP Dangal vs Mumbai Maharathi.
STORIES ON THE WIRE:
South Africa ease to 78/0 at lunch on flat pitch
Centurion, Jan 13 (PTI) Opener Aiden Markram scored an unbeaten fifty to guide South Africa to 78 for no loss at lunch on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India here today.
Dravid's India team faces Australia in U-19 World Cup opener
Mount Maunganui, Jan 13 (PTI) Optimism mingled with an eagerness to know what lies ahead as India's potential future stars geared up to lock horns with Australia in their big- ticket campaign opener of the ICC U-19 World Cup here tomorrow.
IPL auction: Fierce bidding war for Indian players expected
New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) A fierce bidding war for Indian stars, including Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir, will headline the upcoming IPL auction which will see more than 1000 players go under the hammer.
Gavaskar questions India's team selection for 2nd Test
Centurion, Jan 13 (PTI) Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today questioned India's team selection for the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying opener Shikhar Dhawan's "head is always on the chopping board".
Azharuddin dismisses HCA charges, writes to BCCI
Hyderabad, Jan 13 (PTI) Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin today dismissed the charges levelled against him by the Hyderabad Cricket Association president G Vivek and said he has written to the BCCI about the developments in HCA.
Naiditsch and Karthikeyan to face off at Parsvnath Delhi Chess
New Delhi, Jan 13 (PTI) Top seed GM Arkadij Naiditsch and GM Murali Karthikeyan will face off in the eighth round of the 16th Parsvnath Delhi International Open chess tournament here tomorrow.
Rajasthan beat Ranji champions Vidarbha
Raipur, Jan 13 (PTI) Opener Aditya N Garhwal struck an unbeaten 51 as Rajasthan defeated Ranji Trophy champions Vidarbha by six wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament here today