Weekly Digest (Feb. 12-18): Kohli's purple patch to Federer's winning juggernaut

Run Machine Virat Kohli blew South Africa away in the ODIs and Roger Federer became the oldest World No. 1 after beating Robin Haase in the quarterfinals.

Roger Federer   -  Getty Images

CRICKET

A much-depleted South Africa had no answer to India and Virat Kohli as the star batsman hit top gear once again to propel the visitor to a historic 5-1 series win. (REPORT)

Virat Kohli ODI

Kohli has been in sizzling form with the bat lately.   -  AFP

 

Mignon du Preez scored a valiant 90 as South Africa pulled off a consolation seven-wicket win over India to go down 1-2 in the three-match series. (REPORT)

D’Arcy Short’s quickfire 44-ball 76 was the highlight of Australia’s record chase in the T20I against New Zealand at Auckland on Friday. (REPORT)

Shane Warne, who guided the Rajasthan Royals to its only Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2008, will join the squad as its mentor for the upcoming season. (REPORT)

Nepal beat Canada by one wicket to secure its place in the ICC World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe. (REPORT)

TENNIS

It has been over five years since it last happened, but Roger Federer is back at world number one and the Swiss tennis star celebrated the achievement by clinching the Rotterdam Open title. (REPORT)

 

In a closely-contested tie, top-seed Jordan Thompson roared past Yuki Bhambri 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in three gruelling sets to lift the Chennai Open Challenger trophy, his career's fifth Challenger title. (REPORT)

The Indian duo of N. Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan beat Cem Ilkel and Danilo Petrovic  7-6 (5), 6-7 (5), 10-5 to win the Chennai Open Challenger men’s doubles title. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

Cristiano Ronaldo helped to overturn Adrien Rabiot's opener at the Santiago Bernabeu to give Real Madrid the edge over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. (REPORT)

It looked bleak for Tottenham when Juventus opened up an early two-goal lead, but the Premier League side fought back to earn a draw. (REPORT)

Goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba at Eibar saw Barcelona equal a club-record unbeaten run and placed them one shy of LaLiga's record. (REPORT)

MORE SPORTS

Shaun White pulled off a spectacular final run of the day to grab his third Olympic halfpipe gold medal, claiming America’s 100th Winter Games title in the process. (REPORT)

India's winter sports poster boy Shiva Keshavan brought the curtains down on his over two-decade international career with a 34th-place finish in the men's luge singles event of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (REPORT)