Sports Roundup – 14th January 2017


England Win First Warm Up Game At CCI: The world witnessed a cracking contest at the CCI in Mumbai, between ‘India A’ and ‘England’ which turned out to be Dhoni’s last game as captain. Though the visitors won this encounter by 3 wickets. Batting first, India A scored 304-5 in 50 overs, courtesy a brilliant century from Ambati Rayudu and half centuries from Shikhar Dhawan, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni. England started their innings on a confident note as openers Jason Roy scored 62, while Alex Hales made 40. Sam Billings played well for his 93, falling short by 7 runs to get a well-deserved century. England made 307-7 in 48.5 overs. Kuldeep Yadav was the pick of the bowlers scalping 5-60 in his 10 overs spell.

Mumbai Skipper Aditya Tare Creates New National Record: Wicketkeeper, batsman and captain of the Mumbai Ranji team, Aditya Tare has created a new national record in the Ranji Trophy by scalping 50 victims which includes catches and stumpings, adding 3 more to his tally of 47 during the finals at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.

Indian Team For ODIs And T20s Announced, Virat To Lead: After defeating the Englishmen in the Test matches, Team India are all set to grab victories in the ODIs and T20s.



Chennai Smashers Enter BPL Semis: Chennai Smashers are leading in this year’s Badminton Premier League, putting up yet another outstanding performance to beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in their last contest and qualifying for the knock outs of the BPL.



Leander Paes And Andre Sa Win In The ASB Classic (Auckland): The Indo-Brazilian pair of Leander Paes and Andre Sa outplayed rivals Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi 7-6 (3), 6-3, entering the quarter finals of the hard court event. They now face Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Deloliner



FIFA Awards: At the recent FIFA Awards held in Zurich, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Best Player Award for the 4th time. The Best FIFA Women’s player went to Carli Lloyd while the Best FIFA Men’s Coach was Claudio Ranieri.



Shreyas Mehta Clinches Scottish Junior Open Title: India’s under-13 squash champion Shreyas Mehta won the Scottish Junior Open title in Edinburgh, defeating his Columbian counterpart Juan Jose Torres Lara 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7.


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