Here’s the daily sports round-up of Sportzwiki for 26th November 2017.
The news thread includes Virat Kohli’s record followed by the result of the Hong Kong Superseries final and the Indian Super League (ISL) information apart from Ashes opener in Brisbane and second Test between India and Sri Lanka at Nagpur.
Australia Closer to Victory at Gabba:
After England was skittled out for 195 in the second innings on the day four of Gabba Test of the Ashes 2017-18 series opener, Australia is 56 runs away to clinch the first Test on day five and subsequently lead the five-match series 1-0.
At stumps on day four, Australia was in total command with 114 on board in 34 overs. Both the openers; David Warner and Cameron Bancroft smashed the fifties each after chasing down the target of 170.
Warner scored unbeaten 60 off 86 balls, as Bancroft faced 119 deliveries to score 51 runs.
India Pile Up Misery for Sri Lanka:
After Rohit Sharma struck hard-fought hundred on his return, India declared on 610 for six in 176.1 overs while taking the lead of 405 runs.
For India, Murali Vijay followed by Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rohit Sharma registered hundred each, as Virat Kohli’s effortless double-hundred made things worse for Sri Lanka.
Coming to bat, Sri Lanka lost the first wicket on nought after Ishant Sharma bowled a peach of a delivery to Sadeera Samarawickrama, who shouldered arms to find the second ball of Sri Lankan innings hitting the top of off-stump.
Virat Kohli smashed 5th Double-Hundred:
Indian skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli has been in some kind of a sumptuous form as runs have been flowing in his favour.
With the fifth double-hundred on day three against Sri Lanka at Nagpur, the 29-year-old Kohli equalled the record of Rahul Dravid, as Sachin Tendulkar has six double-hundreds under his belt.
The right-handed batsman Kohli also becomes the second overall skipper after Windies legendary batsman Brian Lara to register five double-hundreds in the five-day format.
Moreover, Kohli became fourth India batsman to go past double-hundred mark while featuring against five different teams.
Kohli was dismissed on 213.
PV Sindhu lost to Tai Tzu Ying in the Hong Kong Open Superseries final:
Indian promising badminton star Pv Sindhu lost to World Number one Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the title clash on November 26 of the Hong Kong Superseries.
Sindhu lost in the straight sets by 21-18 and 21-18
Earlier, Sindhu made entry into the gold clash after thrashing Ratchanok Intanon, the former world number one in the semi-final clash.
English Premier League:
Manchester United Vs Brighton:
In the English Premier League clash on Saturday, Manchester United beat Brighton and Hove Albion by 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Interestingly, in the second-half, the own goal from Lewis Dunk in the 66th minute gave United a lead which further saw the visitors making it tough for the home side before final whistle came into the play.
It’s pertinent to mention that Ashley Young of Manchester United aimed at the net which further saw the deflection from doomed Dunk.
Chelsea Vs Liverpool:
In another EPL fixture between hosts Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield, the match ended on a one-each draw.
For hosts, Mohammed Salah scored a goal in the 65th minute before the equaliser came from Willian in the 85th minute when the ball goes over the head of Liverpool’s goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Indian Super League:
Mumbai City Vs Goa:
In the solitary game on Saturday, Mumbai City won the match against Goa by 2-1 at Mumbai Football Arena.
For Mumbai, Everton Santos opened the account in 59th minute, as the equalizer came from Manuel Arana Rodriguez in the 83rd minute.
However, Thiago Nascimento dos Santos sealed the match for a host in the 88th minute.