Weekly digest (Oct 7-13): From Kipchoge's historic marathon run to India winning Pune Test

A round-up of all that happened in the world of sport in the last seven days, from Eliud Kipchoge's sub-two-hour marathon run to India's victory.

Eliud Kipchoge (in picture) became the first to run a marathon in under two hours.   -  AP

CRICKET

India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test at MCA Stadium in Pune to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series. Virat Kohli won the man-of-the-match award for his unbeaten 254, his highest Test score. (Report)

India fast bowler Umesh Yadav said he tries to be ready for his chance whenever it arrives, after taking a match haul of six wickets in the second Test against South Africa in Pune. (Report)

Playing in his 50th Test as captain, Virat Kohli went past late Sir Donald Bradman’s record of most number of 150-plus scores as skipper. (Report)

Australia head coach Justin Langer has said he’s unsure if Steve Smith wants the captaincy mantle again. Langer said the decision over captaincy will come down to “honest conversations”. (Report)

Sourav Ganguly emerged as the consensus candidate for the BCCI president post. (Report)

India head coach Ravi Shastri talks about wanting Rohit Sharma to open in Tests, Jasprit Bumrah's injury, evolution of the team and more. (Report)

Former India coach and the country’s highest wicket-taker, Anil Kumble, has been appointed as director, cricket operations, Kings XI Punjab. (Report)

The CoA has debarred Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Maharashtra from BCCI elections. (Report)

Sanju Samson broke the record for the highest individual score ever registered in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring an unbeaten 212 against Goa in a Group ‘A’ contest against Goa in Bengaluru. (Report)

FOOTBALL

India suffered a big blow in the form of a knee injury to Sandesh Jhingan, who will be ruled out of the World Cup qualifier match against Bangladesh in Kolkata.  (Report)

Czech Republic beat England 2-1 after Harry Kane’s fifth-minute penalty had put the Three Lions ahead in Prague in the Euro 2020 qualifier match on Friday. Zdenek Ondrasek and Jakub Brabec were the goal-scorers for the home team. The result gives the Czechs a good chance of finishing in the top two in Group A. (Report)

Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo and Goncalo Guedes were on the scoresheet for Portugal, which comfortably beat Luxembourg 3-0 at home on Friday. The result put the Portuguese second in Group B with 11 points from five fixtures. (Report)

Olivier Giroud’s second-half penalty was enough for France to secure three points against Iceland away from home. It meant Iceland lost a qualifier at home for the first time in six years. (Report)

Romelu Lukaku brought up 50 international goals in Belgium’s 9-0 thumping of San Marino, securing the Belgian Red Devils’ place in next year’s Euro 2020 finals. (Report)

ISL’s commercial partner Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) has a new chief!  Former Sunderland CEO Martin Bain is appointed FSDL’s (CEO) (Report)

Barcelona prodigy Ansu Fati received his first call-up to a Spain national team with the U-21 setup. (Report)

At just the age of 27, Neymar has his 100th international cap with Brazil, His landmark match ended in a 1-1 draw against Senegal in a friendly. (Report)

Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said captain Lionel Messi will return to the squad next month following a suspension for accusing CONMEBOL of corruption during the Copa America. (Report)

BADMINTON

Rising Indian shuttler Lakshya Sen on Sunday clinched his maiden BWF World Tour title by winning the Dutch Open men's singles title after beating Yusuke Onodera of Japan in the summit clash in Almere, Netherlands. (REPORT)

The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) cruised to a 3-1 win over Railways in the final of the Central Zone inter-State badminton championship at the Karnail Singh Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. (REPORT)

GYMNASTICS

Simone Biles took her Artistic Gymnastics World Championships medal tally to 25, overtaking Belarusian gymnast Vitaly Scherbo's all-time tally of 23 worlds medals, by winning gold in the balance beam and another gold in the floor exercise. (Report)

BOXING

Indian boxer Manju Rani (48kg) earned a silver at the Women’s World Boxing Championships  while six-time champion M C Mary kom (51kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg) and Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) settled for bronze medals. (Full coverage) 

Shiva Thapa tamed Akash Sangwan to win the 63kg category title at the National boxing championships. (Report + Other Results)

KABADDI

PKL 2019 playoffs begin on Monday. UP Yoddha takes on Bengaluru Bulls in Eliminator 1, followed by U Mumba facing Haryana Steelers in Eliminator 2. The winners of Eliminators 1 and 2 will play Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors in the semifinals. (Report)

New on #KingsofKabaddi: In the latest episode of the series, Haryana Steelers’ mainstay raider Vikash Kandola gets candid. (Video)

MOTORSPORT

Valterri Bottas won the Japanese GP, also helping Mercedes inch closer to a sixth Drivers-Constructors title double. (Report

TENNIS

Daniil Medvedev beat Alexander Zverev in straight sets in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday, claiming his fourth title of the year. (Report)

Former world number one Andy Murray climbed over 200 places in the new ATP rankings while Novak Djokovic extended his lead over Rafael Nadal at the top. (Report)

Naomi Osaka holds dual nationality with Japan and the United States but has made up her mind to represent the former at next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (Report)

ATHLETICS

Tajinderpal Singh Toor's third throw broke his own national shot put record with a 20.92m effort, which bettered his 20.75m mark at the Asian Games gold in Jakarta last year. (Report)

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon on a specially prepared course in a Vienna park. With an unofficial time of 1hr 59min 40.2sec, the Olympic champion became the first ever to run a marathon in under two hours. (Report)

After clocking 11.22 seconds in the women’s 100m semifinals, Dutee Chand clocked 11.25 seconds in the final to claim the gold medal. (Report)

Indian sprinter Nirmala Sheoran has been stripped of her two Asian Championships gold medals and banned for four years by the Athletics Integrity Unit. She tested positive for steroids drostanolone and metenolone at a home competition back in June 2018. (Report)