International Sports News as on 28.08.17


World Super Series Badminton, Glasgow

It was a sad , but a proud day for all Indians. The winner podium had two flags above the winners.
In a very tight match , Nozomi Okuhara won the finals of World Super Series of Badminton 21-19, 20-22,22-20.
It was an exiting match which was played exceedingly well by both the finals. The rallies were a treat to watch. Sindhu took the advantage of her height and Okuhara used her power in smashes. In each and every game the scores were levelled at least twice. But Sindhu took the pressure on her while playing which caused many errors which could had been avoided.
But overall a proud moment for India as there were 2 out of 4 Indians on podium while receiving the winning medals.It is also first time that India has won 2 medals in the Super Series Badminton.
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI
Pallikele, India won the third ODI  by 6 Wickets and took a winning lead of 3 -0 in the 5 match series.
Si Lanka after winning the toss and electing to bat could only score 217 runs in 50  overs. Excellent bowling by Jasprit Bumrah was responsible for this total. He took 5 wickets for 27 runs in 10 overs. For Sri Lanka Lahiru Thirimane scored 80 runs and Dinesh Chandimal scored 36 runs.
While chasing 218 runs , India was 61-4 at one stage thanks to  Akila Dhananjaya who took 2  quick wickets. Again Mr. Cool Dhoni and Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 157 runs partnership to take India across the winning line. Sharma Scored 124 runs and Dhoni scored 67.  Rohit Sharma looked very elegant with his lazy style of scoring and Dhoni again came as a match finisher  for India.
English Premier League Football
Manchester United took a winning hattrick in this season of English Premier League. United defeated Leicester City 2 -0. Substitute player Marcus Rashford      ( 70 min) and Feliene ( 82 min) scored goals for Manchester United.
World Boxing Championship, Hamburg
India’s Manoj Kumar and Kavinder Bista have kept alive the hopes for medal. In 69 ka category Manoj defeated Moldova’s  Belos 3-2  while in a tough encounter Bista won against Japan’s Resuyei Baba 3-2.

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