Weekly Digest (Oct 1-7): From the Shaw show at Rajkot to Sanchez's surprise at Old Trafford

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport over the last seven days.

The 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw made his maiden Test hundred memorable by slamming a century off 99 balls, becoming the second youngest Indian to score a ton on Test debut. On the other hand, from what seemed a point of no return, Sanchez scored in injury time to take United to a 3-2 victory at home.   -  PTI and Getty Images

CRICKET

Ekana International Stadium in Lucknow is all set to host its maiden international game against the touring West Indies on November 6. (REPORT)

Pakistan and India squared off at the legal crease at a hearing at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Monday after the two sides failed to honour a deal to compete in several bilateral series. (REPORT)

The BCCI is covered under the RTI Act and answerable to the people of the country under its mechanism, the Central Information Commission ruled on Monday. (REPORT)

IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals will launch its first grassroots programme ‘Royal Colts’ to bring out young talents and give them an opportunity to shine. (REPORT)

Former India captain and left-arm spin great Bishan Singh Bedi receives the M. A. Chidambaram Birth Centenary award on the occasion for his outstanding contribution to Indian cricket. (REPORT)

Australian cricket veteran George Bailey will captain the Prime Minister's XI in its one-day match against South Africa in Canberra at the end of the month. (REPORT)

The BCCI is likely to challenge the Central Information Commission’s ruling that the  cricket board be brought under the RTI Act with a top official accusing the CoA of “willful negligence” in dealing with the matter. (REPORT)

England all-rounder Sam Curran won the Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year award on Tuesday while his Surrey teammate Rory Burns was named County Championship player of the year. (REPORT)

The BCCI has handed a two-year ban on Sikkim cricketer, Manoj Gurung, for ‘tampering with his birth certificate’. (REPORT)

In order to improve the preparation for the forthcoming tour to Australia, Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and batsman Cheteshwar Pujara are set to tour New Zealand with the India A squad next month. (REPORT)

Cricket Australia announced the appointment of Kevin Roberts as its new chief executive officer. Roberts, who has been at CA since 2012, will replace James Sutherland at the helm, moving from his role as chief operating officer. (REPORT)

The ICC anti-corruption unit is in Sri Lanka to continue investigations into serious allegations of corruption. (REPORT)

Wicketkeeper-batsman Chris Carter part of the Hong Kong Asia Cup team that gave India a scare, is looking forward to scaling newer heights – and quite literally so – as he calls time on his international career to become a pilot. (REPORT)

Andrew Strauss resigned as director of England Cricket after three-and-half years in the role. (REPORT)

Visakhapatnam will host the second one-dayer between India and the West the BCCI said on Wednesday, after a dispute over distribution of complimentary passes moved the October 24 game out of Indore. (REPORT)

Former India opener Virender Sehwag has been named as one of the icons for the T10 League, world’s first 10-over league which is set to get underway on November 23. (REPORT)

The 18-year-old Prithvi Shaw made his maiden Test hundred memorable by slamming a century off 99 balls, becoming the second youngest Indian to score a ton on Test debut. (REPORT)

Murali Vijay has criticised the India selectors for not explaining why he was dropped from the Test side during the tour of England. (REPORT)

Aaron Finch was on Friday named Australia's skipper for the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, with Mitch Marsh and Alex Carey chosen as his vice-captains. (REPORT)

A while before the second day’s play of the first Test between India and West Indies got underway on Friday, the car which was carrying the scorers to the stadium toppled, leaving three of them seriously injured. (REPORT)

India captain Virat Kohli became the quickest batsman to reach 24 Test centuries after the great Donald Bradman early on day two against the West Indies on Friday. (REPORT)

Sources privy to the development told Sportstar  that Gayle ‘has declined selection’ for the ODI series against India and will be featuring for the Balkh Legends in the Afghanistan Premier League. (REPORT)

The TNCA on Friday sent a letter to the BCCI stating it would not be able to conduct the third Twenty20 International between India and the West Indies on November 11 if the host association was given only 10 per cent of the complimentary tickets. (REPORT)

Australia’s former leg-spinner Shane Warne has endorsed one of the most controversial figures in cricketing history — England’s “Bodyline” series captain Douglas Jardine — and renewed his decades-old feud with former captain Steve Waugh. (REPORT)

Ahmed Shehzad has been suspended for four months for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-doping laws. (REPORT)

Karanveer Kaushal on Saturday became the first batsman to score a double ton in a Plate group match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. (REPORT)

Shane Warne rates Australia's "average" batting lineup as the weakest he has ever seen ahead of the Test series against Pakistan. (REPORT)

Kuldeep Yadav bagged his maiden five-wicket haul in the longer format as India went 1-0 up in the two-match series by wrapping up the first Test inside three days. (REPORT)

The Committee of Administrators on Saturday sanctioned 600 extra complimentary tickets from BCCI’s share to the staging units for the remainder of the West Indies series after multiple associations expressed their displeasure. (REPORT)

The BCCI has written back to TNCA on the vexing issue of complimentary tickets for the India-West Indies Twenty20 International to be held here on November 11. (REPORT)

Injured Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan fears his finger will never fully recover from an infection despite a planned second surgery in Australia this month. (REPORT)

The BCCI is likely to haul up discarded Karun Nair and Murali Vijay and seek an explanation from them about their comments on the “communication policy” of the MSK Prasad-led national selection committee. (REPORT)

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada took three wickets apiece and Heinrich Klaasen scored a maiden ODI half-century as South Africa beat Zimbabwe by four wickets to complete a whitewash in Paarl. (REPORT)

India’s U-19 team on Sunday followed the footsteps of its seniors to win the U-19 Asia Cup title with a crushing 144-run win against Sri Lanka in the final with Delhi boys Ayush Badoni and Harsh Tyagi playing prominent roles. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

EPL

Premier League champion Manchester City reclaimed top spot in the table thanks to a goalless draw against title rivals Liverpool on Sunday. (REPORT)

Chelsea kept the pressure on Manchester City and Liverpool as it temporarily moved to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win at Southampton. (REPORT)

Arsenal moved up to third in the Premier League after seeing off Fulham at Craven Cottage, with Alexandre Lacazette twice on the scoresheet. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho's position at Manchester United is still under scrutiny, despite his side coming from 2-0 down to beat Newcastle United. (REPORT)

LA LIGA

Atletico Madrid looked set for a fourth LaLiga draw of the season before Angel Correa came on to score in a 1-0 win over Real Betis. (REPORT)

Manu Garcia scored with the last touch of the game as Deportivo Alaves claimed a first home LaLiga win over Real Madrid since 1931. (REPORT)

SERIE A

Cristiano Ronaldo took to Twitter on Wednesday to deny the accusation by Kathryn Mayorga that the Portuguese superstar had raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. (REPORT)

Juventus secured a 10th win in a row as it cruised to a 2-0 victory at Udinese, Rodrigo Bentancur and Cristiano Ronaldo getting the goals. (REPORT)

Agent Mino Raiola refused to rule out a second spell for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 37, at AC Milan. (REPORT)

BUNDESLIGA

Borussia Dortmund moved three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga thanks to Paco Alcacer's hat-trick. (REPORT)

Borussia Monchengladbach cranked up the pressure on Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac by handing the champion a 3-0 defeat in its own yard. (REPORT)

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Napoli eventually made the most of its superiority as Lorenzo Insigne struck late on to beat Liverpool 1-0 at the Stadio San Paolo. (REPORT)

Manchester United has four points from two Champions League games, but its display in a stalemate against Valencia was far from positive. (REPORT)

Nikola Vlasic struck after 65 seconds at the Luzhniki Stadium to give CSKA Moscow a famous win against Champions League holders Real Madrid. (REPORT)

A depleted Spurs side went down 4-2 at home to Barcelona in Group B, with Ivan Rakitic scoring a sensational volley. (REPORT)

ISL

Bengaluru FC took the lead twice through Nishu Kumar and Sunil Chhetri, but Jamshedpur FC came from behind both times to take home a point from the game. (REPORT)

FC Goa coasted to a commanding 3-1 win over Chennaiyin FC as the champion fail to open its account for the new season. (REPORT)

Delhi Dynamos' finishing was found wanting as Rana Gharami’s stunning goal in the first half was offset by a late equaliser from Pune City’s Diego Carlos de Oliveira. (REPORT)

In what is a significant first for Indian football, Bengaluru FC has announced a sponsorship deal with Korean automobile manufacturer Kia Motors. (REPORT)

Though Kerala Blasters took an early lead and dominated for most of the game, a last minute stunner from Pranjal Bhumij helped Mumbai City earn its first point of the season. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Home favourite Kei Nishikori was beaten in straight sets by qualifier Daniil Medvedev in the final of the Japan Open Tennis Championships on Sunday. (REPORT)

Sixth seed Pranjala Yadlapalli recovered from the brink of defeat to beat the 144th ranked top seed Conny Perrin of Switzerland 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 in the final of the $25,000 ITF women’s tennis tournament in Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday. (REPORT)

Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki won her 30th WTA singles title as she beat Latvia’s Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-3 in the China Open final on Sunday. (REPORT)

Mahesh Bhupathi was on Friday accused of non-payment of dues by the production company that was involved in the broadcast of his star-studded league IPTL. The Indian tennis ace clarified that he was not responsible for the situation. (REPORT)

MOTORSPORT

Lewis Hamilton took a huge step towards retaining his Formula One title by winning the Japanese Grand Prix as championship rival Sebastian Vettel could only recover to sixth. (REPORT)

Lewis Hamilton rates this season as the best of his career as he closes in on a fifth Formula One title. (REPORT)

MORE SPORTS

Kabaddi

The Tamil Thalaivas stunned defending champion Patna Pirates in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 before Puneri Paltan and U Mumba played out a thrilling tie. (REPORT)

Youth Olympics

Shahu Tushar Mane opened the medals tally for India with a silver in air rifle in the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires on Sunday. (REPORT)

Golf

India’s Rayhan Thomas came close to creating history before finishing tied-second at the elite Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships in Singapore. It is the best finish by an Indian in the 10-year history of the Championships. (REPORT)

Mixed Martial Arts

Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight belt at UFC 229 with a rear-naked choke of Conor McGregor in the fourth round, but the event ended in mayhem as further fighting broke out. (REPORT)

Hockey

There is no change on Friday in the condition of hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior who has been kept on ventilator after being admitted to a hospital here due to difficulty in breathing. (REPORT)

The Indian junior men’s hockey team thrashed New Zealand 7-1 to register its second consecutive win at the eighth Sultan of Johor Cup on Sunday. On the opening day of the tournament, the Indians had registered a hard-fought 2-1 win over host Malaysia. (REPORT)

Boxing

Boxing risks being thrown out of the Olympics unless the sport's ruling body addresses “grave” concerns regarding its governance, the International Olympic Committee executive board said on Wednesday. (REPORT)