Weekly Digest: India bags third Asia Cup

Dive into our roundup of the sporting action of the week gone by. From the Indian hockey team bagging its third Asia Cup to FIFA U-17 World Cup reaching the business end of the tournament, read on to know more.

Indian hockey players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Hero Asia Cup 2017 at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday.   -  PTI

HOCKEY

India ended its 10-year wait for continental triumph when it beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-bitting final to clinch its third Asia Cup hockey title, here on Sunday. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

India ace Kidmabi Srikanth clinched his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating straight-game victory over Korean veteran Lee Hyun II in a lop-sided final of the Denmark Open on Sunday. (REPORT) P.V. Sindhu crashed out in the opening round while Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy were halted in the quarterfinals.

Kidambi Srikanth with the winner's trophy after clinching the Denmark Open on Sunday.   -  PTI

FOOTBALL

FIFA U-17 WC

Brazil proved its class as it spectacularly reached the semifinal of the FIFA U-17 World Cup, beating Germany 2-1. (REPORT) Elsewhere, Spain sunk Iran to enter the semifinal. (REPORT) England dismantled the USA to book its spot in the last four. (REPORT) Mali outwitted Ghana to set up a semifinal clash against Spain. (REPORT)

EPL

Tottenham ripped Liverpool to shreds thanks to an all-round performance by Harry Kane. (REPORT) Manchester United suffered its first loss in the Premier League. (REPORT) Meanwhile, United's city rival extended its lead at the top to three points courtesy a routine win at home Burnley. (REPORT) Arsenal bounced back from Watford loss with a five-star show on Merseyside. (REPORT)

La Liga

Barcelona extended its lead at the top with a controversial win. (REPORT)

Marco Asensio put in a sparkling display to help Real Madrid overcome Eibar 3-0, while Cristiano Ronaldo's dire form in front of goal continued. (REPORT)

Champions League (select):

Bayern Munich beat Celtic 3-0; Chelsea held to 3-3 draw by Roma; Barca cruises to 3-1 win against Olympiakos; Real Madrid shares spoils with Tottenham at the Bernabeu; Rashford freekick downs Benfica.

CRICKET

Ranji Trophy:

Bengal scored an emphatic victory over Chhattisgarh; Gujarat thumped Kerala by four wickets; Karnataka steamrollered Assam by an innings and 121 runs in the second round matches of Ranji Trophy. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu-Tripura and Mumbai-MP matches ended in a draw. Click here for our Ranji Trophy coverage.

India skipper Virat Kohli raises his bat after his century against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

 

International

Virat Kohli gave a reason to rejoice for the 20,000-plus Mumbaikars who turned up at the Wankhede Stadium to mark the festive weekend with his 31st ODI hundred in his 200th ODI appearance. However, Trent Boult's superlative pace-bowling performance coupled with Ross Taylor and Tom Latham's exploits with the willow ensured New Zealand put an end to the extended celebrations as the visiting side took a lead in the three-match series with a convincing six-wicket win on Sunday.

South African completed a clean sweep by winning the third and final one-day international against Bangladesh by 200 runs at Buffalo Park on Sunday. (South Africa v Bangladesh )

Du Plessis retired hurt on 91 and had to be helped off the field with an acute lower back strain.

TENNIS

Del Potro won the Stockholm to improve chances of making it to the ATP Tour Finals. (REPORT)

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga defeated Diego Schwartzman in straight sets on Sunday to claim the European Open title in Antwerp. (REPORT)

MOTORSPORT

Lewis Hamilton won the United States Grand Prix on Sunday, but must wait until at least next weekend to be crowned Formula One world champion after Sebastian Vettel finished second to prolong their title battle. Mercedes sealed a fourth successive constructors' title at the US Grand Prix. (REPORT)

Marc Marquez extended his world championship lead to 33 points with a commanding victory in a feisty Australian Moto GP at Phillip Island on Sunday. (REPORT)