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New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) The following are the top/expected stories at 2100 hours: EXPECTED STORIES: *Day 1 report of the third Test between India and England in Ahmedabad.

*Post-day press conferences from Ahmedabad.

*Report of Indian Super League match between Odisha FC FC and Mumbai City FC in Bambolim.

*Report of I-League match between Indian Arrows and TRAU FC in Kalyani STORIES ON THE WIRE: SPO-CRI-IND-LD DINNER Spinners give India early advantage, shoot England out for 112 inside two sessions Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) Indian spinners shot England out for just 112 inside two sessions with Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel sharing the spoils after pacer Ishant Sharma opened the floodgates in his milestone 100th match on the opening day of the day-night third Test here on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-STADIUM-3RDLD INAUGURATION President inaugurates world's biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad renamed after PM By Amanpreet Singh Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) India's president on Wednesday inaugurated the world's largest cricket arena here, renamed from Sardar Patel stadium to Narendra Modi stadium in honour of the prime minister who is credited with conceptualising the facility in its current awe-inspiring form.

SPO-GOLF-WOODS-LD REAX Indian golfers Jeev, Lahiri, Shubhankar pray for Woods' recovery New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) India's top golfers Jeev Milkha Singh and Anirban Lahiri on Wednesday joined a stunned world in praying for the legendary Tiger Woods after his car met with an accident that landed him in the hospital with multiple injuries requiring a major surgery.

SPO-RIJIJU-SHOOT-WC Shorter and convenient quarantine period is being planned for shooting world cup: Rijiju By Amanpreet Singh Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) A shorter and convenient quarantine period will be put in place for next month's shooting World Cup, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has promised in order to not discourage international shooters from competing at the event.

SPO-BOX-LD STRANDJA Boxing: Jyoti Gulia stuns world champ to enter quarters of Strandja Memorial New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Jyoti Gulia (51kg) upstaged two-time world champion Nazym Kyzaiby of Kazakhstan to enter the quarterfinals along with two others but three Indians bowed out after second-round losses in the 72nd Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.

SPO-BAD-IND-DRAW All England draws: Sindhu gets easy passage to quarters, tough for Saina New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Reigning world champion PV Sindhu has got an easy passage to the quarterfinals but her compatriot Saina Nehwal was not as fortunate, drawing a tougher first-round opponent in the prestigious All England Championships.

SPO-CRI-ISHANT-TENDULKAR Tendulkar lauds Ishant ahead of fast bowler's 100th Test Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday lauded Ishant Sharma ahead of his 100th Test, and said playing that many matches of the game's most challenging format is a great landmark for any cricketer, most of all for a fast bowler.

SPO-WREST-IND Bajrang, Vinesh eye good outing on return to action in Matteo Pellicone New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Star Indian wrestlers Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat will return to competitive action as the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday announced a 34-member squad for the Matteo Pellicone, to be held in Rome from March 4-7.

SPO-CRI-KOHLI-LIGHTS Worried about the lights, players will need to adapt quickly: Kohli Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) Indian skipper Virat Kohli is worried that the lights at the Narendra Modi Stadium here could potentially impact visibility and said the players will need to adapt quickly.

SPO-CRI-IND-ISHANT-HONOUR Felicitation by President, HM and teammates' guard of honour mark Ishant's 100th Test Ahmedabad, Feb 24 (PTI) India's veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma was on Wednesday accorded a guard of honour by his teammates after being felicitated by President Ram Nath Kovind and Home Minister Amit Shah ahead of his landmark 100th Test match here.

SPO-EQUESTRIAN-WC-QUALIFIERS India to host World Cup Qualifiers for Equestrian Tent Pegging next month New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) India will host the World Cup Qualifiers for Equestrian Tent Pegging event in Greater Noida from March 11 to 14.

SPO-FOOT-ILEAGUE-CHURCHILL Churchill Brothers beat NEROCA 1-0 to regain I-League top spot Kolkata, Feb 24 (PTI) Churchill Brothers regained the top spot on the I-League table after they beat NEROCA FC 1-0 at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.

SPO-ISL-BENGALURU Playoff hopes over, Jamshedpur and Bengaluru look to end season on a high Vasco, Feb 24 (PTI) With their playoff hopes over and one final game to go, Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC will be aiming to end their Indian Super League campaign on a winning note when they face each other here on Thursday.

SPO-CRI-HAZARE-GROUP B Punjab beat Andhra easily; Jharkhand win third consecutive match Indore, Feb 24 (PTI) Punjab bounced back from back-to-back defeats to beat Andhra by seven wickets in a Group B match to register their first win in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Wednesday.

SPO-CRI-HAZARE-GROUP E Padikkal's career-best 152 hands Karnataka big win; Kerala consolidate lead Bengaluru, Feb 24 (PTI) Talented opening batsman Devdutt Padikkal continued his sizzling form to notch up a List A career-best score of 152 to help defending champions Karnataka register a massive 101-run win over Odisha in a Group E match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Wednesday. PTI APA APA