Daily Digest: Ballon d'Or shortlist named; Australia look to bat long against Pakistan

Sport360 staff 09:36 09/10/2018
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TOP STORY

Cream of the crop: Lionel Messi.

England striker Harry Kane and Wales forward Gareth Bale are the only British names on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.

Tottenham‘s Kane and Real Madrid‘s Bale are on a list that also features five-time winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the award the past two years.

Read more, here.

FOOTBALL

Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovac

Under-pressure? Bayern boss Niko Kovac.

What is going wrong at Bayern Munich?

The Bavarians are struggling in the Bundesliga and Aditya Devavrat delves further into the problems facing Niko Kovac’s men.

CRICKET

Haris Sohail.

Haris Sohail struck a ton for Pakistan on day two.

Day three of the first Test gets underway at 10am between Pakistan and Australia in Dubai.

The tourists will resume on 30-0, trailing the hosts’ first innings total of 482 all out.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the ICC charged three Hong Kong cricketers for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code on a total of 19 counts and provisionally suspended them with immediate effect.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Dejected: Real Madrid failed to score again.

Dejected: Real Madrid are tackling a tough run of form.

Our Spanish football writer Andy West analyses the strength and depth at the top of the table in La Liga this season as big guns Barcelona and Real Madrid experience problems.

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Cricket: Pakistan v Australia, day three of the first Test from Dubai

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