Sports Roundup – September 3 to 8


Australia Beats Sri Lanka, Wins Contest And Series: The 4th ODI between the Aussies and the Lankans ended with World Champions Australia clinching a victory by 6 wickets. Australia won the 5 match series with one more game to go. Sri Lanka put up 212 runs. John Hastings picked up 6/45 in his 10 over spell, landing the ‘Man of the Match’ award. The Aussie attack scored 217 runs, clinching the match.

India ‘A’ Loses Thrilling Encounter Against Australia ‘A’, By 1 Run: Chasing a gigantic total of 323 runs, India ‘A’ skipper Manish Pandey posted a century. Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson too contributed 87 runs. But the men in blue fell short by 1 run, thus handing the win to Australian ‘A’. Australia A will now face India A in the finals of the quadrangular series.

England Post Highest Ever ODI Total Of 444 Runs, Beating Pakistan: England’s Alex Hales scored a stellar 171 runs contributing to the highest ever ODI total, scoring 444/3. With the Pakistani response comprising 275 runs, England won by 169 runs at Trent Bridge, taking a 3-0 lead in the five match series.

German Star, Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger Retires: playing his last international game for the country beating Finland 2-0.

Top Transfers On Deadline Day: Arsenal sign on Mustafi; Chelsea resign David Luiz. Tottenham Hotspur and bring on board Sissoko; and Samir Nasri moves to Spanish Sevilla.

Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna Advance To The Next Round In US Open: In the mixed-doubles, Indo-Swiss pair of Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won 6-3, 6-2 over rivals Sachia Vickery and Frances, Tiafoe of USA. In the women’s doubles Sania Mirza and Czech partner, Barbora Strycova defeated Jada Myii Hart and Ena Shibahara 6-3, 6-2. The men’s doubles with Rohan Bopanna and Frederik Nielsen (Denmark) moved into the second round, beating Radek Stepanek and Serbian Nenad 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-3.

Defending US Open Champion and World No. 1, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic Advances To Round 3: with a walkover, as opponent Jiri Vesely did not play due to injury.

Hungary Victorious In Eurobasket Qualifying Opener: Great Britain suffered a blow in their opening match of the Eurobasket 2017 qualifier as they were defeated 96-77 by team Hungary.


Leave a Reply