SPORTS ROUNDUP – 23rd March 2019


Bengaluru FC Win Maiden Indian Super League Title: An outstanding display of great tactics by Bengaluru FC resulted in their victory during this season. Both teams, Bengaluru and FC Goa, ended up locking scores at 0-0 even after their allotted 90 minutes. When the goalless contest headed into extra time, Bengaluru’s Rahul Bheke scored the crucial goal with a header in the 27th minute.


Premier League Results: On 16th March, AFC Bournemouth and Newcastle United drew 2-2; Leicester City beat Burnley 2-1, while West Ham United defeated Huddersfield Town 4-3. The following day, Liverpool defeated Fulham 2-1 while Everton beat Chelsea 2-0.



Aditya Mehta Wins CCI Snooker Championship: Mumbai’s Aditya Mehta won six frames in a row to defeat rival Pankaj Advani 7-3 in the best of 13 frames final to win the Cricket Club of India Snooker Championship in Mumbai.



Dominic Thiem grabs ATP Indian Wells Masters Title: Austrian tennis star Dominic Thiem disallowed Swiss champ Roger Federer to get a record sixth Indian Wells title, winning 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, thus claiming his first ATP Masters 1000 crown in a 2-hours, 2-minute summit clash. Federer coming fresh out of a great 100th career title win in Dubai recently, remains tied with Novak Djokovic for the most Indian Wells victories at five.



South Africa Beats Sri Lanka: South Africa won their first T20 contest against Sri Lanka with a Super Over Finish at Newlands, Cape Town. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 134-7 in 20 overs as Kamindu Mendis top scored with 41 off 29 deliveries. For the hosts, Andile Phehlukwayo snapped up 3-25 in his four overs. In reply, the South Africans lost wickets quickly during the latter part of the contest and ended with 134-8 in 20 overs. With scores tied, the Super Over decided the winner – South Africa, with David Miller adjudged ‘Man of the Match’.

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