The Indian hockey team and Kidambi Srikanth saved the day for sports fans on an evening when Virat Kohli's side succumbed to a rare defeat.

New Zealand defeated the 'Men In Blue' by six wickets in the first ODI at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. However, India's hockey and badminton stars made it a Sunday to remember. 

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The Indian hockey team ended a 10-year wait for the Asia Cup as they beat Malaysia 2-1 in a thrilling final at Dhaka to lift their third continental title. 

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The last time India won the tournament was in 2007. They had also won it in 2003.

Meanwhile, ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth defeated Korea’s Lee Hyun-il 21-10, 21-5 on Sunday to lift the Denmark Open Super Series title. 

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On his way to the final, Srikanth had defeated Wong Wing Ki Vincent in the USD 750,000 Denmark Open Super Series semifinals and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen in the quarterfinals.

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