Sports Roundup – 27th May 2017



Mumbai Indians Win IPL 10: Mumbai Indians won nail-biting, thriller of the finals – beating Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run – to clinch the title of champions of the IPL 10. Batting first, Mumbai managed just 129-8 in their 20 overs as Krunal Pandya top-scored with 47. For RPS, Jaydev Unadkat, Adam Zampa and Daniel Christian scalped 2 wickets each. In reply, RPS started well but luck favoured the Mumbai Indians. Skipper Steven Smith scored 51 while Ajinkya Rahane contributed 44. Mitchell Johnson grabbed 3-26 in his 4-over spell. Krunal Pandya was awarded the Man of the Match. Gujarat Lions won the Fair-Play Award, Basil Thampi took home the Emerging Player of the Season award. Glenn Maxwell was awarded for hitting the most number of sixes in the season. David Warner got the Orange Cap for scoring the most (641) runs and Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the Purple Cap for taking most (26) wickets this season. Ben Stokes clinched the Most Valuable Player.

England Win 1st ODI In Style: Skipper Eoin Morgan’s stellar performance batting (107) and Chris Woakes great bowling spell (4-38) helped England win by 72 runs against South Africa. Batting first, England scored 339-6 in 50 overs. Along with Morgan, Alex Hales made 61, while Moeen Ali remained unbeaten on 77. Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo scalped 2 wickets each, while Rabada and Parnell took 1 wicket each. In reply, South Africa succumbed to the bowling attack of the British, bundled out for 267. Hashim Amla contributed 73, while Faf du Plessis scored 67. Moeen Ali was awarded Man of the Match.



Premier League Results: On 15th May, Chelsea beat Watford 4-3. Next day Arsenal won 2-0 against Sunderland; Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion 3-1. 18th May saw Tottenham Hotspur win handsomely with a 6-1 victory against Leicester City. And 21st May, Arsenal defeated Everton 3-1; West Ham United won 2-1 V/s Burnley; Chelsea emerged victorious 5-1 playing V/s Sunderland; Tottenham Hotspur clinched a 7-1 win against Hull City. Liverpool beat Middlesbrough 3-0, Manchester United won 2-0 with Crystal Palace and ultimately Manchester City outplayed rivals Watford 5-0.



Elina Svitolina Clinches Italian Open: Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina played exceptionally well to beat opponent, World No. 4 Simona Halep over three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 and clinched the Italian Open trophy in Rome.

Alexander Zverev Beats Djokovic: Alexander Zverev stunned World No. 2 and four time champion, Novak Djokovic, to win the Italian Open 6-4, 6-3. He moves into the world’s top 10.


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