SPORTS ROUNDUP 7th December 2019 to 13th December 2019


Karnataka Wins Sayed Mushtaq Ali T20: The exciting Sayed Mushtaq Ali T20 went down to a last ball finish with Karnataka victorious over Tamil Nadu via a one run victory, in Surat in the finals. Batting first, Karnataka notched up 180-5 in 20 overs as skipper Manish Pandey top scored with an unbeaten 60 (45), smashing four boundaries and a six. Devdutt Padikkal contributed 32 while KL Rahul made 22. In the latter half, Karun Nair took the bowlers to the cleaners hitting 17 off 8 with one four and a six. For Tamil Nadu, Ravichandran Ashwin picked 2-34 while Murugan Ashwin snapped 2-33. In reply, Tamil Nadu managed 179-6 in 20 overs with Vijay Shankar top-scoring at 44. Ronit More snared (2-32) in four overs.

GS Laxmi To Create History: ICC recently announced that India’s GS Laxmi will become the first female match referee to officiate in a Men’s ODI match – the opening match of the third series of the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, in UAE, where UAE will play against USA on 8th December, 2019, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Laxmi had become the first female match referee to be inducted ICC’s International Panel of Match Referees, earlier in May.



Indian Shooters Do India Proud: Indian shooters did India proud during the 13th South Asian Games held in Kathmandu. Mehuli Ghosh clinched a gold medal, scoring 253.3 in the final. Shriyanka Sadangi grabbed silver with 250.8 and Shreya Agrawal scored 227.2 securing the bronze.



Premier League Results: On 3rd December 2019, Crystal Palace won 1-0 with AFC Bournemouth; Manchester City outplayed Burnley 4-1. The following day, Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 2-1; Leicester City beat Watford 2-0; Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1; Southampton defeated Norwich City 2-1, Wolverhampton Wanderers overpowered West Ham United 2-0; and Liverpool thrashed Everton 5-2 to emerge victorious.


Sourabh Verma Loses In Finale: Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma’s great show at the Syed Modi International Tournament came to an end after he lost in straight games 15-21, 17-21 to Chinese Taipei’s Wang Tzu Wei during the men’s singles final in a 48-minute clash.

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