Sports Roundup – 2nd December 2017


India Wins Second Test Against Sri Lanka: Stellar batting performances from Virat Kohli (213), Cheteshwar Pujara (143), Murali Vijay (128) and Rohit Sharma (102*) with great bowling from Ashwin and Jadeja, helped India win the second test by 239 runs against Sri Lanka at Nagpur. Batting first, Sri Lanka notched up 205 in 79.1. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed 4-67 in 28.1 overs while Ravindra Jadeja scalped 3-56 in 21 overs. India declared after scoring a mammoth 610-6 in 176.1 overs – first innings, bundling out the Lankans for 166 in 49.3 overs in the 2nd over, leading to a great victory. Ashwin picked four wickets; Ishant, Jadeja and Yadav snapped up two each. Virat Kohli was Man of the Match.

Mumbai Seal Quarter Final Berth In Ranji Trophy: A complete team effort helped Mumbai win their game at the iconic Wankhede Stadium by 10 wickets against Tripura. During their first innings Tripura put 195 on the board in 60.4 overs. For Mumbai Akash Parkar was the pick of the bowlers scalping 5-32 in 16 overs while Dhawal Kulkarni grabbed 3-67. In reply Mumbai declared at 421-8 in 111 overs, courtesy outstanding knocks of 123 each by Jay Bista and Siddhesh Lad. Batting again, Tripura manged 288 in 78 overs as Dhawal picked four wickets. Mumbai finished off their encounter with 64-0 as Prithvi Shaw scored 50 not out.



PV Sindhu Wins Silver: India’s PV Sindhu fought a great contest and clinched the silver in the Finals of the USD 400,000 Hong Kong Super Series, defeated by World Number One, Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei with 18-21, 18-21.



Pankaj Advani Wins IBSF World Snooker Championship: Indian cueist Pankaj Advani displayed another great performance to win his 18th World Championship title with an 8-2 win over opponent Amir Sarkhosh from Iran.

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