Sports Roundup – 31st December 2016


Samit Gohel Creates World Record In Ranji Trophy: Star batsman of the Gujarat Ranji team, Samit Gohel created a World Record as he smashed an unbeaten 359, playing against Odisha in their Ranji Trophy quarter final encounter in Jaipur. This makes him the highest unbeaten opening scorer in first class cricket.

India Win Under-19 Asia Cup:

India’s Under-19 defeated the Lankan Lions by 34 runs in the finals and won the Under 19 Asia Cup for the third time in a row. Opting to bat first, India notched up 273-8 in 50 overs as Himanshu Rana scored 71, while Shubman Gill made 70. Sri Lanka started confidently but succumbed to pressure during the latter part, finishing with 239 in 48.4 overs. Skipper Abhishek Sharma was the pick of the bowlers scalping 4-37 while Rahul Chahar picked 3 wickets.

Mumbai Beats Hyderabad, Moves Into Semi-Finals – Ranji Trophy: Abhishek Nayar (5-40) and Vijay Gohil (5-64) helped Mumbai win by 30 runs against Hyderabad in their quarter finals at Raipur. Mumbai posted 294 during their first innings, courtesy a century from Siddhesh Lad and half centuries from skipper Aditya Tare and Abhishek Nayar. Hyderabad posted 280 in 125.1 overs as Nayar scalped 4 wickets. During their second innings, Mumbai managed 217 in 83.2 overs while Hyderabad were bundled out for 201. Mumbai now faces Tamil Nadu in the semi-finals.



Premier League Results: On 26th December, Watford and Crystal Palace drew their encounter 1-1. Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 while Burnley outplayed rivals Middlesbrough 1-0. On the other hand, Chelsea won 3-0 V/s AFC Bournemouth and Everton defeated Leicester City 2-0. Manchester United outplayed opponents Sunderland 3-1, West Ham United won 4-1 V/s Swansea City and Manchester City won 3-0 playing with Hull City. On 27th December Liverpool played phenomenally well to beat Stoke City 4-1 in a great contest.




Shiva Keshavan Clinches Gold At Asian Luge Championship: India’s five time winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, won the gold medal at the Asian Luge Championship in Japan.

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