Indian Sports Highlights, November 29: Live sports news, commentary, scores and updates

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Here are all the key updates from November 29, Wednesday:

Syed Modi International - Day 2 update

The singles competition began today in earnest, after qualifiers and a few doubles matches yesterday. The big news was that Kidmabi Srikanth, arguably the biggest Indian name participating in the ongoing Super 300 in Lucknow, was knocked out in the first round earlier today. (read more below).

Young Unnati Hooda, who beat Aakarshi Kashyap, has a tough clash next with Japan's former world champion Nozomi Okuhara next, who had to fight to Malvika Bansod in a thriller. Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, absent from the BWF Tour for a while, made a winning comeback.

Here's an update on how some of the other Indians fared through the day in the first round:

  • Priyanshu Rajawat beat Dmitriy Panarin 21-17, 21-19

  • Kiran George beat Chirag Sen 21-16, 14-21, 21-13

  • Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand beat Apoorva Gahlawat and Sakshi Gahlawat 21-9, 21-16

  • Priyanshu Rajawat���� beat Dmitriy Panarin 21-17, 21-19

  • Malvika Bansod lost to Nozomi Okuhara 21-18, 17-21, 10-21

  • Kiran George beat Chirag Sen 21-16, 14-21, 21-13

  • B Sai Praneeth lost to Kenta Nishimoto 17-21, 15-21

  • Sameer Verma lost to Wang Tzu Wei 9-21, 21-7, 17-21

  • Tanisha Crasto and Ashwini Ponappa beat Samriddhi Singh and Sonali Singh 21-8, 21-9

  • Sathish Kumar Karunakaran Huang Yu Kai 21-8, 21-13

  • Sankar Subramanian lost to Arnaud Merkle 12-21, 19-21

ISL Update - Kerala Blasters draw 3-3 with Chennaiyin FC in riveting clash

Kerala Blasters fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3 against Chennaiyin FC Jordan Murray and Dimitrios Diamantakos scored twice for either side in a game that was end-to-end from beginning to end.

Read more about it in our match report here.

Shooting: Sift, Ganemat, Anantjeet win national titles

Reigning Asian Games gold medallist Sift Kaur Samra cinched her second straight women's 50m rifle 3-positions title, getting the better of senior Punjab state-mate and Olympian Anjum Moudgil in the National Shooting Championship in Delhi.

Sift shot 465.7 in the final to clinch gold, pushing Anjum (463.8) to second spot. Ashi Chouksey of Madhya Pradesh came third with a score of 452.

Ganemat Sekhon and Anantjeet Singh Naruka, India's number one women's and men's skeet shooters at present, also capped a good by year by winning their first individual senior national titles at the Karni Singh Ranges.

Earlier this year, Ganemat won two medals including a gold and silver in ISSF World Cups while Anantjeet won an Asian Games silver in men's skeet at Hangzhou. PTI

Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC is underway and so is our ISL live blog

Kerala Blasters are aiming to reclaim the top spot on the table against Chennaiyin FC in their Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. Follow minute-by-minute updates and all the action from that match on ESPN India's ISL live blog here.

Srikanth suffers loss

Well, well.

Kidambi Srikanth, top-ranked Indian in the men's singles at the Syed Modi International tournament, suffered first round defeat against Chia Hao Lee on Chinese Taipei 23-21, 21-8.

As the scores show, the first game was a close one and Srikanth had the opportunity to clinch it but eventually lost. The second game was one-sided contest, Lee rushed away with points gave no chance for Srikanth to make a comeback.

In other results, Unnati Hooda defeated Aakarshi Kashyap in a three-game close contest 15-21, 21-19, 21-18. Japan's Nozomi Okuhara overcame the challenge from Malvika Bansod and made a strong comeback after losing the opening game -- 18-21, 21-17, 21-10 -- to progress to the second round.

What's in store today?

  • The dates for the Wrestling Federation of India's elections are likely to be announced today.

  • It's the southern derby in the ISL as Kerala Blasters host Chennaiyin FC.

  • Day four of the men's National Boxing Championships.

  • Action from the second day of the Syed Modi badminton tournament.

What happened yesterday?

  • India lost to Australia by five wickets in the third T20I, they now lead the series 2-1.

  • Amit Panghal and Shiva Thapa made winning starts at the men's National Boxing Championships.

You can check all the details of Tuesday's news events here.