Sports Roundup – 7th October 2017



India Reclaims ‘No. 1 ODI Ranking’, Thrashes Australia, Wins ODI Series: A great show by batsmen Rohit Sharma (125) and Ajinkya Rahane (61) helped India win the 5th ODI by 7 wickets. Batting first, Australia notched up 242-9 in 50 overs as opener David Warner top scored with 53 along with a 42 run contribution from Travis Head. For the hosts, Axar Patel was the pick of the bowlers scalping 3-38 in his 10 overs while Jasprit Bumrah picked up 2 wickets. India replied with a confident chase finishing with 243-3 in 42.5 overs. Kedar Jadav and Manish Pandey remained unbeaten on 5 and 11 respectively. For the Aussies, Adam Zampa picked 2 wickets. India thus reclaims its Number 1 ODI ranking. Rohit Sharma won ‘Man of the Match’ and Hardik Pandya bagged ‘Man of the Series’..



On 1st October during the inter zone challenge week Bengal Warriors beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 32-31 while U Mumba won 33-30 with Tamil Thalaivas. The following day in a Zone ‘A’ game, Gujarat Fortune Giants emerged victorious 42-22 with Dabang Delhi KC. In Zone B, Telugu Titans won 58-37 with Tamil Thalaivas. 4th October saw Haryana Steelers defeat U Mumba, 41-30.



Maria Sharapova Out Of China Open: Maria Sharapova lost to Simona Halep 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the China Open recently..




On 30th September Tottenham Hotspur won 4-0 against Huddersfield Town, AFC Bournemouth and Leicester City played out a goalless draw, while Manchester United defeated Crystal Palace 4-0, Stoke City beat Southampton 2-1. Next, West Bromwich Albion played out a 2-2 draw with Watford, West Ham United edged out Swansea City 1-0 and finally Manchester City won 1-0 V/s Chelsea. Next day Arsenal won 2-0 against Brighton and Hove Albion, Burnley beat Everton 1-0 and Newcastle United drew 1-1 V/s Liverpool.

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