Weekly Digest (Nov 4-10): From India's series win against Bangladesh to its record Olympic quota haul in shooting

From India's dominant win over Bangladesh in the T20 series and a record Olympic quota ahead of Tokyo to Liverpool's thrilling win over City, a round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the last week.

From Deepak Chahar's historic show and Novak Djokovic's successful start at the ATP Finals to a frustrating game for Guardiola's Manchester City - a roundup of sporting action from the week gone by.

CRICKET

Deepak Chahar's record-breaking figures of six for seven coupled with Shivam Dube's three-wicket haul helped India beat Bangladesh by 30 runs to seal the series 2-1. (REPORT)

England beat New Zealand in a thrilling Super Over finish to the rain-reduced Twenty20 cricket international Sunday, clinching a 3-2 win in the five-match series.  (Report)

Fifteen-year-old Shafali Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer to score a half-century in international cricket, her 49-ball 73 in the first T20 International against West Indies surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 30-year-old record. (Report)

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has firmly backed Rishabh Pant, saying the wicketkeeper-batsman is a “superb player” who would mature slowly. (Report)

Kings XI Punjab and Ravichandran Ashwin have ‘amicably agreed’to part ways ahead of next year’s Indian Premier League. (Report)

In a major development, the Central Crime Branch Bangalore arrested two top domestic cricketers — C.M. Gautam and Abrar Kazi — for their alleged involvement in the Karnataka Premier League fixing scandal. (Report)

Smriti Mandhana has become the second fastest Indian to score 2000 runs in one-day internationals, adding yet another feather to her cap. (Report)

After MI seamer Malinga's no-ball against RCB last season created a stir, the BCCI has decided to introduce an extra umpire to monitor no-balls in IPL 2020. (Report)


FOOTBALL

Lethal Liverpool takes command of title race after trouncing Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield. The Reds now have an eight-point lead on top of the table. (REPORT)

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"Twice, it was twice!" Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was visibly frustrated after the referee turned down successive handball appeals, in the side's 3-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.   -  Reuters



Chennaiyin FC's ISL-winning coach John Gregory all but quit his post on Sunday following his club's dispiriting loss to Bengaluru FC. (REPORT)

Superb goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison lifted Leicester City into second as Brendan Rodgers' side made light work of Arsenal. (REPORT)

With Cristiano Ronaldo now plying his trade in Serie A, Lionel Messi's latest treble tied the Portuguese's tally of LaLiga hat-tricks at a staggering 34. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich cruised to a 4-0 win over arch-rival Borussia Dortmund despite sacking Niko Kovac earlier this week from the role of manager. Robert Lewandowski scored his 15th and 16th league goal of the season in the win. (REPORT

ATK inflicted the first defeat of Jamshedpur FC this season in the 3-1 win at the Salt Lake Stadium in the Indian Super League. (REPORT)

Sweden's Thomas Dennerby has been appointed as the Head Coach of the Indian Women's U-17 team. (REPORT)

Ashley Smith, who previously admitted trying to rob Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil, was sentenced to 10 years in prison. (REPORT)

Goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh earned his first call-up and Jackichand Singh and Farukh Choudhary were rewarded for their performances in the ISL by being named in India’s squad for the Afghanistan World Cup qualifier. (REPORT)


Kerala beat Tamil Nadu to qualify for the Santosh Trophy final with P.V. Vishnu, M.S. Jithin (2), Mousoof Naizan, Jijo Joseph and Emil Benny score the goals. (REPORT)

Italian politician Matteo Salvini hit out at Mario Balotelli, who was the subject of racial abuse from the Hellas Verona fans earlier in the week, saying the country has more serious problems to deal with. (REPORT)

England women's football team lost 1-2 to Germany in front of a sellout crowd at the Wembley Stadium, with Klara Buhl scoring a late winner in the friendly. (REPORT)


BADMINTON

Kento Momota won his 10th title of a remarkable year as Japan's world number one defeated Chou Tien-chen to retain his Fuzhou China Open crown on Sunday. (REPORT)

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The Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s impressive run came to an end after they lost to three-time defending champions Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia in the semifinal of Fuzhou China Open. (REPORT)

India's P.V. Sindhu suffered a shock first round match exit from the China Open against Chinese Taipei's Pai Yu Po in Fuzhou on Tuesday. (REPORT)

Saina Nehwal was knocked out of the China Open Super 750 tournament after she lost her first round match to Cai Yan Yan of China 9-21, 12-21 on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Indian shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Sai Praneeth were both ousted in the second round of the men’s singles event at the Fuzhou China Open on Thursday. (REPORT)

HOCKEY

India will become the first country to host consecutive World Cups after being awarded the hosting rights for the men’s 2023 edition. (REPORT)

BOXING

Following the controversy over MC Mary Kom and Nikhat Zareen, the Boxing Federation of India has announced that it will hold trials for all women categories on December 29 and 20 for selection for Olympics qualifiers. (REPORT)

KSI prevailed by split decision over fellow YouTuber Logan Paul in the pair's highly anticipated rematch in Los Angeles. (REPORT)

MOTORSPORT

Antonio Giovinazzi will continue driving alongside teammate Kimi Raikkonen for the 2020 Formula One season as Alfa Romeo agreed on a new deal with the 25-year-old. (Report)

SHOOTING

Angad Vir Singh Bajwa, Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar, Tejaswini Sawant, Chinki Yadav and Deepak Kumar add to India’s Olympic quota places at the Asian Shooting Championships in Doha, taking the count to 15, surpassing the previous best of 12 for the 2016 Rio Games and 11 for London 2012.

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Olympic gold medallist coach Ennio Falco with Angad Vir Singh Bajwa (left) and Mairaj Ahmad Khan, who won the men's skeet Olympic quotas with gold and silver in the Asian Shooting Championships.   -  Special Arrangement

 

Vivaan Kapoor and Esha Singh came up with dominant performances in winning the junior men’s trap and junior women’s air pistol gold medals in the Asian Shooting Championship in Doha, Qatar, on Thursday. (READ)


TENNIS

Second seed Novak Djokovic saw off an uninspiring Matteo Berrettini in a 6-2, 6-1 victory in the opening match of the 2019 ATP Finals in London on Sunday evening. (Report)

Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia led France to its first Fed Cup title since 2003, winning a deciding doubles rubber to crush Australia's hopes 3-2. (Report)

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced that the Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I game between Pakistan and India has been moved out of Pakistan and will be played at a neutral venue. (Report)

Rafael Nadal is set on ending 2019 as world number one despite doubts over his fitness heading into the ATP Finals. (Report)

Mahesh Bhupathi says he does not mind being fired as the Indian Davis Cup team’s captain but what is unacceptable to him is the tennis federation’s allegation that he refused national duty. (Report)

ATHLETICS

Nike has started investigations after former runner Mary Cain claimed that she suffered physical and mental abuse as a member of the Nike Oregon Project headed by disgraced coach Alberto Salazar. (Report)

In a move intended to boost its value to broadcasters, IAAF in its revised programme for Diamond League, has 200 metres, 3,000m steeplechase, discus and triple jump dropped as disciplines. (Report)

CHESS

After a resounding victory over Fabiano Caruana, Viswanathan Anand lost in the last two rounds and finished tied fifth in the rapid phase of the Grand Chess Tour Superbet rapid and blitz chess championship on Friday. (Report)

WRESTLING

Ravi Rathi (97kg) suffered a 0-8 loss against Belarus’ Dzmitry Kaminski in the bronze medal play-off in Greco-Roman category as Indian grapplers ended their campaign with two silver medals at the UWW Under-23 World Championships. (REPORT)


Three-time World Junior Wrestling Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal fell short of winning a bronze medal in Greco-Roman category (77kg) at the UWW Under-23 World Championships 2019 as he lost to Turkey’s Serkan Akkoyun. The Turkish grappler dominated the tie and overpowered Bhanwala to clinch a 10-1 win by superiority in the bronze medal contest. (REPORT)