Weekly Digest: India ends SA tour on high; Guardiola tastes first silverware with City

Have a look at the weekly round-up of the sporting action from around the world.

Manchester City EFL CUP

Manchester City players celebrate with the EFL trophy.   -  AFP

CRICKET

The International Cricket Council (ICC) presented the ICC Test Championship Mace to India captain Virat Kohli at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town after the end of the third and final T20 against South Africa on Saturday. On behalf of the ICC, two members of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame--Sunil Gavaskar and Graeme Pollock of South Africa - made the presentation. (REPORT)

India brought curtains on a highly successful South Africa tour by clinching the Twenty20 series 2-1 with a comfortable seven-run win in the deciding third match at Newlands, here on Saturday. (REPORT)

Indian women accomplished a ‘historic double’ as it outclassed South Africa women by 54 runs in the fifth and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 3-1 on Saturday. (REPORT)

Rashid Khan, the 19-year-old Afghanistan leg-break bowler, has become the youngest player to top any category of ICC rankings by becoming the joint-No. 1 ODI bowler following the latest update. (REPORT)

Mayank Agarwal made history in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, becoming the highest run-maker in one season. The Karnataka opener, during his knock of 81 against Maharashtra in the semifinal at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground, overtook Dinesh Karthik’s record of 607 runs, set last year at the same venue. (REPORT)

Star all-rounder Ben Stokes will make his long-awaited comeback Sunday after being named in England's side to face New Zealand in the first one-day international. Stokes has been absent from the international arena since a late-night incident outside a Bristol nightclub during England's ODI series with West Indies last September. (REPORT)

Uncapped duo Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder have been named in the South Africa squad for the first two Tests against Australia. (REPORT)

Returning to the fold after a two-year suspension, Rajasthan Royals named Steven Smith as its skipper for the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). (REPORT)

Scans have shown Chris Lynn damaged the ligaments in his shoulder during Australia's tri-series final win over New Zealand. (REPORT)

FOOTBALL

Sevilla was unable to make its dominance tell as Manchester United left the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan with a 0-0 draw. (REPORT)

Forward Antonio Dovale was at the treble as Bengaluru FC joined Indian club Aizawl FC in the AFC Cup 2018 group stages with a 5-0 win over TC Sports Club. (REPORT)

Manchester United moved back into second in the Premier League after coming from behind to beat champions Chelsea. (REPORT)

Lionel Messi scored for the first time against Chelsea as Barcelona came from behind to take a vital away goal into the second leg of its last-16 Champions League tie. (REPORT)

Milan renew rivalries with Arsenal, while Atletico Madrid has been pitted against Lokomotiv Moscow in Europa League Round-of-16 draw. (REPORT)

Barcelona equalled club record for unbeaten LaLiga run with 6-1 win over Girona. (REPORT)

Old favourites Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and David Silva scored as Manchester City hammered Arsenal 3-0 in the EFL Cup final. (REPORT)

Bayern Munich saw its winning run end at 14 games as they drew a blank at home against Hertha Berlin. (REPORT)

Needing to win every match to remain in contention for a semifinal berth this season, FC Goa beat Pune City 4-0 at the Balewadi Stadium. (REPORT)

Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi scored four in East Bengal's 7-1 thrashing of Chennai City FC in the I-League. (REPORT)

TENNIS

Top seed Elina Svitolina defended her Dubai Tennis Championships title on Saturday, with a straight-sets win over Darya Kasatkina. (REPORT)

Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria will be the top seed at the Dubai Championships after World No. 1 Roger Federer pulled out. (REPORT)

Kevin Anderson ended his long wait for a title by coming from a set down to beat Sam Querrey in the inaugural New York Open final.  (REPORT)

Dominic Thiem maintained his perfect Argentina Open record by beating the unseeded Aljaz Bedene in straight sets to regain the title. (REPORT)

Yuki Bhambri's aim of reaching the main draw of the Dubai Open took a beating on Sunday as he suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss at the hands of Germany’s Yannick Maden in the second round of qualifying. (REPORT)

BOXING

Amit Panghal claimed his second consecutive international gold but the celebrated M C Mary Kom had to be content with a silver in the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women on Sunday. (REPORT)

BADMINTON

Parupalli Kashyap defeated June Wei Cheam in the Austrian Open final to bag his first international title in over three years. (REPORT)

Sameer Verma dished out a clinical performance to outwit former world no. 2 Jan O Jorgensen to win the USD 150,000 Swiss Open Super 300 tournament. (REPORT)

P. V. Sindhu will take on Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong in the first round. Saina Nehwal, on the other hand, faces World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying. (REPORT)

HOCKEY

Rani Rampal has been named the skipper of the Indian team for the upcoming Korea tour that will see the two sides play five matches from March 3 to 12th. (REPORT)

Sardar Singh was named the captain of the Indian team for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. (REPORT)

GOLF

Udayan clinched honours in a four-way play-off to collect his sixth professional trophy at the Golconda Masters. (REPORT)

ATHLETICS

Aruna Budda Reddy created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to win an individual medal at the Gymnastics World Cup as she clinched a bronze in the women’s vault event. (REPORT)

WINTER OLYMPICS

The two Koreas marched behind their own flags as the curtain fell on Sunday on two weeks of competition against a backdrop of diplomatic manoeuvring at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (REPORT)

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeyeva has tested positive for a banned substance at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. (REPORT)

Norway's Marit Bjoergen became the most successful athlete in Winter Olympics history as she took bronze behind a stunning win for U.S.A in the women's cross country team sprint free. (REPORT)