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Thursday's Sport: Leicester City await replay winners

There may be some withdrawal symptoms appearing on Thursday with no World Cup action, but there is still plenty of sport to look forward to.

An FA Cup replay which could see a non-league team head into the third round of the competition is prominent, while there is also golf and cricket action to follow, as well as plenty of horse racing action to watch on our Sports Live Streaming platform.

Football: Daggers aim for Leicester tie

What: Gillingham v Dagenham & Redbridge
Where: Priestfield Stadium, Gillingham
When: 19:15, Thursday 8th December
How to watch: bet365 Sports Live Streaming
Odds: Gillingham 5/4, Dag & Red 2/1, Draw 12/5

Dagenham and Redbridge of the National League make the short trip to Kent to face Gillingham in an FA Cup second-round replay, with the prospect of facing Leicester City in the third round of the tournament in early January.

The two teams drew 1-1 at Victoria Road a couple of weeks ago and Dagenham thought they were going to be victors when Josh Walker pounced with ten minutes to go.

However, the Gills, who have struggled severely in League Two this season, spared their blushes when Scott Kashket levelled in injury time to secure a replay.

Even though there is a league difference between the two teams, Dagenham will feel capable of getting the win as they sit 12th and are hunting down a play-off place.

The Gills are in the bottom two of the fourth tier and are staring down the barrel at consecutive relegations. Neil Harris' men have scored only six goals in 20 league games and have won only twice all season.

Golf: Alfred Dunhill returns to South Africa

What: Alfred Dunhill Championship
Where: Leopard Creek, Malelane, South Africa
When: Thursday 8th December - Sunday 11th December
How to watch: Sky Sports Golf
Odds: Christiaan Bezuidenhout 9/1, Louis Oosthuizen 12/1, Charl Schwartzel 12/1, Dean Burmester 16/1, Branden Grace 18/1

The DP World Tour continues this week with the opening round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship set to take place from Thursday.

Two years ago saw Christian Bezuidenhout win at the Gary Player-designed Leopard Creek course as he finished four strokes ahead of the rest of the field.

Bezuidenhout has not won a tournament since the South African Open in December 2020, but he is one of a number of players looking to register a win on home soil.

Major winners Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel are also in the mix, with the latter seeking a fifth Alfred Dunhill title.

Cricket: Aussies hope to complete Windies double

What: Australia v West Indies
Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
When: Thursday 8th December - Monday 12th December
How to watch: BT Sport 1
Odds: Australia 1/8, Draw 8/1, West Indies 12/1

The second of the two-part Test series between Australia and West Indies starts on Thursday in Adelaide, with the hosts having impressed hugely in taking the series opener.

A fantastic first innings of 598-4 declared put them in the driving seat, with Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith both scoring double centuries.

West Indies could never find a route back despite Kraigg Brathwaite's excellent 110 knock in the second innings and now the Baggy Greens will look to make it two in a row.

The Windies have not beaten Australia in any Test since 2003 and may have to wait longer if the hosts play as they did last time out, despite the absence of Pat Cummins.

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