Sports Roundup – 9th June, 2018

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CRICKET

England-Pakistan Share NatWest Trophy: In the second Test Match, England dominated the show, lifting the NatWest Trophy beating Pakistan by 55 runs. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Pakistan set the total score of 174 runs in 48.1 overs, with Shadab Khan scoring 56 runs. Bowler Faheem Ashraf picked 3 wickets, giving 60 runs in 20 overs.
England’s Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 80 and Dominic Bess’ 49 runs coupled with good bowling by James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes getting three wickets each, helped the team clinch the win. They notched 363 runs in 106.2 overs. Jos Buttler was Man of the Match and Mohammad Abbas won Player of the Series title.

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FOOTBALL

Jeje’s Goal Scores Indian Win: Indian striker Jeje Lalpekhlua’s magnificent goal helped Team India win the Intercontinental Cup by a 3-0 margin against Kenya at the Mumbai’s Football Arena. Indian Football Captain Sunil Chhetri marked his 100th international brace.

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TENNIS

Cecchinato In French Open Semis: Italian tennis player and 72 World Ranker, Marco Cecchinato, became Italy’s first player in 40 years to reach a Grand Slam semi-final, as he defeated former World No. 1, Novak Djokovic, in the quarter finals by 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 1-6, 7-6 (13/11).

Maria Sharapova Out Of French Open: The Spainiard – Venezuelan Garbine Muguruza overpowered opponent Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-1 to secure a spot in the French Open semi-finals.

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BASKETBALL

Stephen Curry Sets New Record: American Footballer Stephen Curry set a new NBA finals record, scoring nine three-pointers in the Golden State Warriors 122-103 victory, against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Breaking the past record of eight three-pointers, Curry top scored with 33 points in Oakland. Defending champions Warriors are two games away from clinching their third title.

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