Sports Roundup – 16th September 2017



India Win T20 Against Sri Lanka: Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s magnificent 82 along with Manish Pandey’s unbeaten 51, ensured a 7 wicket victory for the men in blue against hosts Sri Lanka in Colombo. With this win, India becomes the first visiting team to whitewash a home-side 9-0 in a tour involving all three formats. Batting first, Sri Lanka made 170-7 in their 20 overs, courtesy a 53 by Dishan Munaweera and a 40-not-out by Ashan Priyanjan. India’s Yuzvendra Chahal was the pick of the bowlers scalping 3-43 in his 4-over spell, while Kuldeep Yadav picked 2 wickets. In reply, India cruised to victory in style with four balls to spare. Unfortunately, Rohit Sharma was sent back with only 9 and KL Rahul managed 24, but thanks to Virat and Manish’s efforts, India sailed home comfortably, finishing at 174-3. Virat Kohli was awarded Man of the Match and Man of the Series.




Premier League Results: On 9th September Manchester City beat Liverpool 5-0, Arsenal overpowered rivals AFC Bournemouth 3-0, Tottenham Hotspur defeated Everton 3-0, Chelsea won 2-1 V/s Leicester City while Watford outplayed Southampton 2-0 and finally Manchester United and Stoke City drew 2-2. The next day Burnley piped Crystal Palace 1-0 and Newcastle United won 1-0 against Swansea City. West Ham United defeated Huddersfield Town 2-0 on 11th September.




US Open: Martina Hinges and Chan Yung-Jan Win Women’s Doubles: Swiss tennis star Martina Hinges and her partner Chan Yung-Jan of Taiwan defeated Czechs Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the Women’s Doubles at the US Open, sharing USD 6,75,000 prize money.



Pro Kabaddi

During the Interzone Challenge Week on 9th September, U Mumba beat Patna Pirates 51-41 while Haryana Steelers edged out Bengaluru Bulls 38-31. Next day, Bengaluru Bulls won 24-20 against Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans won 37-19 V/s Haryana Steelers. On 12th September, Haryana Steelers emerged victorious beating Dabang Delhi KC 27-24. The following day, Tamil Thalaivas won 34-33 playing against UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan won 38-22 against Haryana Steelers.


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