Weekly Digest: From England's maiden World Cup win to Djokovic edging Federer at Wimbledon

From England winning the World Cup on home soil to Novak Djokovic beating Roger Federer to another Wimbledon title, here's a round-up of all that happened in the world of sports this week.

Published : Jul 15, 2019 01:59 IST , Chennai

Ireland-born Eoin Morgan led England to its maiden World Cup.
Ireland-born Eoin Morgan led England to its maiden World Cup.

Ireland-born Eoin Morgan led England to its maiden World Cup.


England won its maiden World Cup on boundary count after the final against New Zealand was tied after 100 overs and the Super Over also ended with both teams scoring the same number of runs. ( REPORT )

India knocked out by New Zealand in Manchester thriller: Efficiency trumped flair and Kane Williamson’s men showed that they could win without a snarl. Pursuing New Zealand’s 239 for eight, India finished with 221 in 49.3 overs. (READ)

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who created a storm by calling Ravindra Jadeja a 'bits and pieces cricketer' heaped praise on the all-rounder after India's semifinal exit from the 2019 World Cup. (READ)

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) will review India’s World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri as well as a roadmap for the next year’s World Twenty20. (READ)

The Board of Control for Cricket in India appointed former captain Rahul Dravid   as Head of Cricket at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on Monday. (READ)

Vijay Shankar   is set to undergo tests at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to assess the toe injury, which cut short his World Cup campaign earlier this month. (READ)


Antoine Griezmann has swapped Atletico Madrid for Barcelona after the La Liga champion triggered his €120million release clause. (READ)

India's chances of making the Intercontinental Cup final look bleak after it lost 2-5 to DPR Korea on Saturday, despite Lallianzuala Chhangte and Sunil Chhetri scoring in the second half. (READ)

The Indian women’s football team jumped six places to 57th in the latest FIFA rankings on the back of some impressive performance in the past few months. (READ)


Novak Djokovic produced a performance for the ages to defeat eight-time winner Roger Federer 7-6(5), 1-6, 7-6(4), 4-6, 13-12(3) and clinch his fifth crown and 16th overall Grand Slam. ( READ )

Novak Djokovic described a "quite unreal" victory as he sympathised with opponent Roger Federer following Wimbledon's longest ever final. ( READ )

Simona Halep recorded a 6-2, 6-2 win over seven-time champion Serena Williams in just 55 minutes to lift her maiden Wimbledon title on Saturday. (READ)

Former world number one Andy Murray has said it could take up to a year for him to regain the strength in his hip needed for a return to singles action. (READ)


Muhammed Anas broke his own men’s 400m national record, clocking 45.21s at the Kladno international meet in the Czech Republic to qualify for this year's World championships in Doha. ( READ )

Hima Das won the women’s 200m event for her third international triumph in less than two weeks at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic. ( READ )

Dutee Chand became the first Indian woman track-and-field athlete to clinch a gold medal at the World Universiade after she won the 100m event on Wednesday. ( READ )


Amir Khan needed less than four rounds to defeat Billy Dib and claim the WBC international welterweight title in Saudi Arabia on Friday. ( READ )

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh remained an unstoppable force, clinching a Technical Knockout over the more experienced Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit. ( READ )


Vinesh Phogat added to India's medal tally in Yasar Dogu 2019 Ranking Series tournament in Istanbul, by clinching the gold medal in the 53kg category on Saturday. ( READ )


Lewis Hamilton became the British Grand Prix's most successful driver with his sixth victory at Silverstone on Sunday. ( READ )

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