Weekly Digest: Federer’s Shanghai win, and India’s U-17 World Cup disappointment

A round-up of sporting events in the week gone by.

The final match of Australia’s limited-overs tour of India was abandoned due to wet outfield.   -  PTI

Cricket

The third and final T20 international between India and Australia was abandoned due to wet ground conditions at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium. (REPORT)

After levelling the T20 series against India (in the second game of the series), the Australian cricketers had a scary experience as rock was thrown at their team bus. The incident happened while the team was returning to the hotel from the Barsapara Stadium, near Guwahati, on Tuesday night. (REPORT)

Moises Henriques hammered an unbeaten 46-ball 62 to help Australia recover from early jolts to beat India by eight wickets with 27 balls spare in the second T20I at the ACA Barsapara Stadium. (REPORT)

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Mumbai pacer Shardul Thakur and Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik found a place in India ODI squad for the first three matches against New Zealand starting October 22. India’s premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been ignored again. (REPORT)

Ravindra Jadeja hit a double-century for Saurashtra against Jammu and Kashmir in the second round of the Ranji Trophy tie between the sides on Day Two. (REPORT)

England's Ben Stokes - whose Ashes hopes hang in the balance after he was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm - was married. The all-rounder tied the knot with fiance Clare Ratcliffe in the southwest of England, with guests including Test captain Joe Root, former skipper Alastair Cook and fast bowler Stuart Broad. (REPORT)

Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla shared a record partnership as South Africa cruised to a "ruthless" 10-wicket win in the first One-Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh at the Diamond Oval. De Kock (168 not out) and Amla (110 not out) put on an unbeaten 282 to overhaul Bangladesh's 278 for seven with 7.1 overs to spare. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

FIFA U-17 World Cup:

Host nation India bowed out of the FIFA U-17 World Cup with a 4-0 loss to Ghana, in a game that saw skipper Eric Ayiah bag a brace and goals from substitute duo Richard Danso and Emmanuel Toku sealed the deal. (Report)

England drubbed a full-strength Iraq 4-0 to ensure that it emerged the Group F topper with full quota of points. (Report)

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EPL:

Manchester United proved a stifling presence at Anfield once again as it closed out a 0-0 draw with Liverpool. (Report)

Manchester City thumped an impressive seven goals past Stoke City to move clear at the top of the Premier League table. (Report)

Comeback king Watford handed Arsenal a first defeat in eight matches as Marco Silva's men recovered from a one-goal deficit to snatch a dramatic 2-1 triumph at Vicarage Road on Saturday. (Report)

Wilfried Zaha returned to inspire Crystal Palace as the Eagles recorded its first goals and points of the season en route to consigning Chelsea to back-to-back Premier League defeats. (Report)

La-Liga:

Diego Simeone's winless run against Barcelona in La-Liga continued as Luis Suarez's late equaliser held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano. (Report)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first La-Liga goal of the season to atone for an astonishing earlier miss and earn Real Madrid a hard-fought 2-1 win at Getafe. (Report)

Bundesliga:

Kingsley Coman scored on his 50th Bundesliga appearance to help give Jupp Heynckes a homecoming to remember as Bayern Munich cruised to a 5-0 home win over Freiburg. (Report)

RB Leipzig inflicted Borussia Dortmund's first league defeat in eight matches with an incredible 3-2 victory at Signal Iduna Park. (Report)

World Cup Qualifiers:

Less than 18 months after sensationally knocking England out of Euro 2016, Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time on Monday following a 2-0 win over Kosovo. (Report)

A Lionel Messi hat-trick led Argentina to the World Cup following Tuesday's win in Ecuador. (Report)

Arjen Robben stole the show, but it was not enough to prevent Netherlands' World Cup qualification campaign ending in failure. (Report)

Hockey

India continued its winning momentum defeating arch-rival Pakistan 3-1 in a pool A match in the ongoing 10th men's Asia Cup hockey tournament. (REPORT)

India won its second game in a row by obliterating Bangladesh 7-0. (UPDATES)

Badminton

The Indian mixed-doubles team of Ashwini Ponnapa and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy bowed out of the Dutch Open with a loss to England’s Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith in the semifinals. (REPORT)

Tennis

Roger Federer maintained his perfect record against Rafael Nadal in 2017 with a straight sets victory in the Shanghai Masters final. (REPORT)

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was crowned Hong Kong Open champion after coming through a rain-affected battle with Daria Gavrilova to win her third WTA singles title of the season. (REPORT)

Barbora Strycova ended her six-year wait for a WTA singles title with a straight-sets victory over Magdalena Rybarikova in the Linz Open final. A second singles title had proved to be so elusive for Strycova since her triumph in Quebec City in 2011, but the second seed emphatically saw off Rybarikova 6-4, 6-1 to finally get her hands on another trophy. (REPORT)

Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan were beaten in the doubles final 6-4, 6-2 by second seeds Hans Podlipnik-Castillo Chile and Andrei Vasilevski of Belarus in Uzbekistan. (REPORT)

Maria Sharapova claimed her first title since returning from her doping ban as she battled back from stuttering starts in both sets to beat Aryna Sabalenka in the Tianjin Open final. (REPORT)

Motorsport

Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso stunned world champion Marc Marquez to win a pulsating Japanese Grand Prix and blow the MotoGP title race wide open. (REPORT)