Weekly Digest: From India's win versus Pakistan to hockey team's FIH Series Finals triumph

Here's a compilation of all the sporting action of the week, from India's comfortable win versus Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 to the Indian hockey team's triumph at the FIH Hockey Series Finals.

Rohit Sharma struck a sublime century to guide India to an 89 run (D/L method) win over Pakistan in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Here's a compilation of all the sporting action of the week, from India's comfortable win versus Pakistan in the ICC World Cup 2019 to the Indian hockey team's triumph at the FIH Hockey Series Finals.

CRICKET

Under Manchester skies, bright one moment, brooding the next second, India found its sunshine at Old Trafford here on Sunday. In their World Cup clash against Pakistan, Virat Kohli’s men proved they are far too superior with an 89-run triumph. [REPORT]

India captain Virat Kohli broke Sachin Tendulkar's record of becoming the quickest to 11,000 ODI runs during the high-octane clash against Pakistan at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday. [REPORT]

India head coach Ravi Shastri, and his staff comprising of batting coach Sanjay Bangar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, will be handed a 45-day extension post the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. [REPORT]

Australia opener David Warner scored his first international century since completing a year-long ban for ball-tampering when he reached three figures in a World Cup match against Pakistan on Wednesday. [REPORT]

The Birmingham Dogs Home in Solihull, England, has welcomed 10 puppies and designated them as English fans to support the nation in both the ICC Cricket World Cup and the FIFA Women's World Cup. [REPORT]

Ten new-born puppies, five boys and five girls, were named after players from the England Cricket World Cup and FIFA Women's World Cup teams.   -  Getty Images

 

At a time when the electronic ‘zing’ bails have attracted much controversy for refusing to come off even after being clipped, the one-day match between India-A and Sri Lanka-A here on Thursday saw the removal of bails altogether! [REPORT]

Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was brought in as cover for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup squad. [REPORT]

FOOTBALL

Juventus and Chelsea reached an agreement that has seen Maurizio Sarri swap Stamford Bridge for Allianz Stadium. [REPORT]

Liverpool will host Norwich City in the first game of the 2019-20 Premier League season on August 9, while Manchester United against Chelsea at Old Trafford the pick of the opening weekend. [REPORT]

Colombia heaped misery on Lionel Messi and Argentina with a 2-0 victory in its Copa America opener on Saturday. [REPORT]

Argentina captain Lionel Messi reacts during his side's loss to Colombia in the Copa America 2019.   -  Getty Images

 

Ukraine recovered from an early setback to beat South Korea 3-1 and bag the FIFA Under-20 World Cup title on Saturday. [REPORT]

India football captain Sunil Chhetri will make a surprise appearance in the final episode of a 10-part web series. [REPORT]

Australia and Asian Cup champion Qatar will be the guest teams to participate in next year's Copa America, the South American Football Federation, CONMEBOL, announced on Thursday. [REPORT]

TENNIS

Alison Riske saved five championship points in the second set before beating home hope Kiki Bertens to take the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships title in the Netherlands on Sunday. [REPORT]

Matteo Berrettini clinched his third ATP Tour title thanks to a 6-4, 7-6 (11) win over Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Stuttgart Open final on Sunday. [REPORT]

Matteo Berrettini reacts during his win over Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Stuttgart Open final.   -  Bongarts

 

Andy Murray has recovered from a hip surgery and is set to make a return to competitive tennis. [REPORT]

Rohan Bopanna missed out on winning his second doubles title of the season, ending runner-up at the ATP Mercedes Cup with partner Denis Shapovalov, here Sunday. [REPORT]

ATHLETICS

The Moroccan Athletics Federation made it “impossible” for Caster Semenya to compete at the Rabat Diamond League meeting on Sunday because of the delayed re-invitation, the South African athlete's legal team said on Saturday. [REPORT]

Asian champion P.U. Chitra bagged the women’s 1500m gold while Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson broke the men’s 1500m national record in the Next Generation athletics meet at Nijmegen, Netherlands, on Saturday. [REPORT]

National long jump record holder M. Sreeshankar took the silver with a wind-aided 7.93m at the Pierre-Benite Envol meet in Lyon, France. [REPORT]

India’s fastest woman Dutee Chand said she is keen to train in an academy in Florida to “change her technique in 100 metres” and is optimistic of getting the required funds from the government. [REPORT]

HOCKEY

India reserved its best for the final, registering a comprehensive 5-1 victory against South Africa in the title clash of the Hockey Series Finals on Saturday with a performance that was far removed from the fumbling start it made to the competition. [REPORT]

The victorious Indian men's hockey team.   -  Twitter/ @TheHockeyIndia

 

BADMINTON

The arrival of South Korean coaches, Kim Ji-hyun and Park Tae Sang, could be a huge blessing for P. V. Sindhu as she prepares for her big goal of winning gold at the 2020 Olympic Games. [REPORT]

Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title. [REPORT]

TABLE TENNIS

Ace paddler Sharath Kamal will play for the Chennai Lions in the third season of the Ultimate Tennis League, which will be held in New Delhi from July 25. [REPORT]

SQUASH

Joshana Chinappa and Mahesh Mangaonkar took the top honours at the MSRA 76th Senior National Squash Championship. [REPORT]

Joshana Chinappa and Mahesh Mangaonkar with their winner's awards.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

 

CHESS

India's 14-year-old Grand Master Nihal Sarin scored eight points from nine rounds to win the blitz even at the Asian Continental Chess Championship in China om Saturday. [REPORT]

MOTORSPORT

Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso won the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race for the second year in a row on Sunday with Toyota team mates Kazuki Nakajima and Switzerland's Sebastien Buemi. [REPORT]

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez profited from a big collision that wiped out four rivals to win the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday. [REPORT]

BOXING

Tyson Fury defended his lineal heavyweight title with an impressive win over Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on Saturday. [REPORT]

Tyson Fury on his way to victory in Las Vegas   -  Getty Images

 

ARCHERY

The Indian men's recurve team lost its way in the World Archery Championships final against the People's Republic of China to settle for silver in Den Bosch, the Netherlands on Wednesday. [REPORT]

India's women's compound archery team won the bronze medal at the World Archery Championships being held at 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. [REPORT]