Weekly Digest: India resumes dominance over England

Triumphs, comebacks and upsets — we take a look at the most talked about sporting moments of the week.

A jubilant Gujarat team after clinching its maiden Ranji Trophy title.

Cricket

Skipper Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav hit blistering centuries to help >India chase down 350 and beat England by three wickets in the first one-day international in Pune on Sunday.

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MS Dhoni led India A, the last time he captained an Indian team. I >ndia A lost, but Dhoni did entertain the full house!

 

>Australia defeated Pakistan by 92 runs in the first ODI, but Pakistan fought back to beat the > Aussies by 6 wickets at MCG to level the series at 1-1 and also register its first win on Australian soil in 12 years.

Parthiv Patel led Gujarat to a victory over Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy final. This was >Gujarat’s maiden Ranji Trophy title.

>South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 206 to win the third Test and seal the series 3-0.

Shakib-Al-Hasan registered Bangaldesh’s highest test score, >as he scored 217 against the Kiwis in the first Test at Wellington.

Football

Manchester United and Liverpool played >out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

Chelsea registered an >impressive 3-0 win over champion Leicester City, without its star striker Diego Costa who has apparently had a fall out with manager Antonio Conte over a transfer move to China.

Everton thrashed >Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City 4-0.

Arsenal too defeated a >struggling Swansea City 4-0.

La Liga resumed and Barcelona started with a bang >beating Las Palmas 5-0. Atletico Madrid too >defeated Real Betis 1-0.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid also progressed to the quarterfinals of the Copa Del Rey.

Tennis

Days before the Australian Open kicks off, >Johanna Konta defeated Agnieszka Radwanska to win the Sydney International title. Giles Muller won his first ATP World Tour title when he defeated Dan Evans to >lift the Sydney International title.

Speaking ahead of the Australian Open, defending champion Angelique Kerber >said that she has embraced the top rank and won't let last year's success put pressure on her. She said: "We are starting from zero here. I have to be ready from the first round again. I will try to not putting too much expectation and pressure on myself. I will try to do it like last year. That was the way I had my success. I will try to continue that this year again."

On the other hand, Roger Federer >called himself the underdog, while Serena Williams is >not letting her engagement distract her focus on the crown.

India's Sania Mirza and her partner Barabara Strycova >lost in the final of the Sydney International. Meanwhile, Leander Paes and his Brazilian partner Andre Sa were >knocked out in the quarterfinals by Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner at the Auckland Classics.

Badminton

Chennai Smashers >defeated Mumbai Rockets to win the second season of PBL.

Marathon

The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon was >won by Tanzania's Alphonce Simbu.