SPORTS ROUNDUP: 25th November – 1st December 2018


 Ranji Trophy: Parsi Cricketer Arzan Nagwaswalla Shines!

21-year-old Arzan Nagwaswalla, Gujarat’s left-arm pacer created havoc in the Mumbai batting camp as he emerged with great figures at stumps on the Ranji Trophy’s Day-1 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. This was only Arzan’s third first-class match and he claimed  (5-78) in 23.3 overs…his first five wicket haul in Ranji Trophy as he dismissed Mumbai greats Siddhesh Lad (60), Suryakumar Yadav (40), Armaan Jaffer and Aditya Tare for a duck along with debutant Dhrumil Matkar (47). His splendid bowling spell is making heads turn and has brought him into the spot light. Mumbai finished first innings with 297 in 80.3 overs as Shivam Dubey constructed 110 off 128 deliveries. Our ‘Bawa’, as he is called by his Gujarat team mates, bowls with perfect rhythm as he pitched the ball in the correct areas. When asked to chase down the total Gujarat ended day two with 232-8 in 80.2 overs. Playing in his first season, Arzan looks confident and is a bright prospect to look out for in the coming matches. Well done Arzan…the Parsee Community is proud of you! (Parsi Times is delighted to share that we were the first newspaper to have interviewed the talented cricketer Arzan much earlier.)


Mary Kom Wins 6th World Championship Gold

Mary Kom became the world’s most successful woman boxer as she beat Hanna Okhota of Ukraine 5-0 in the 48 kg light flyweight category final to win her historic sixth gold medal at the Women’s World Championship at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in Delhi. With this victory she has become the first ever female boxer and the only women boxer in the world to win six World Championships.


Dipa Karmakar Wins Bronze

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar cinched a bronze medal at the vault event on the third day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Germany. The 25-year-old young performer scored 14.316 to secure the third place.


Hockey World Cup: India Beat South Africa In First Game

The Manpreet Singh led Indian team started the World Cup Hockey 2018 campaign with a 5-0 win against South Africa during their first game of the Pool C match at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. Skipper Manpreet struck the opening goal for India in the tenth minute, followed by another by Akashdeep Singh in the 12th minute. India yet again scored two back to back goals in the 43rd and 45th minute –by midfielder Simranjeet Singh and forward Lalit Upadhyay. Man of the Match Simranjeet scored another goal during the fourth quarter making it five. India will play her next encounter on 2nd December against Belgium.

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