India Creates History, Beats Australia To Clinch Series: India created history winning the four match Test series 2-1, after outplaying Australia, making Virat Kohli the first Indian and Asian Captain to return victorious after beating the Aussies on their turf! Great batting by Cheteshwar Pujara scoring 193, with Rishabh Pant’s 159 and Jadeja’s 81 helped India clinch the winning mammoth 622-7 declared in 167.2 overs. In reply, Australia collapsed for 300 in 104.5 overs as Marcus Harris top scored with 79. In their second innings, Aussies managed only 6-0 when rain came down heavily. Pujara won Man of the Match and Man of the Series, as Virat Kohli brings back the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
AFC Asian Cup: UAE Stuns India: India faced a surprise loss to hosts United Arab Emirates 0-2 in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This gives UAE top position in Group A and second position to India. India was unable to convert any opportunities into goals. Khalfan Mubarak and Ali Ahmed Mabkhout scored a goal each to win. India will face Bahrain on 14th January, 2019.
Mary Kom Becomes World Number One Boxer: Indian boxer Mary Kom yet again made the country proud as she rose to the top of the boxing world rankings just two months after becoming the first female boxer to win six World Championships. Kom was ranked number one by the International Boxing Association in the Light Fly 45-48 kg category, scoring 1700 points.