Sports Updates From The World
India-Australia One Day International
In a 5 match series, India lost the 4th ODI to Australia in Mohali on March 10, 2019. Australia with 359 for 6 wickets beat India by 4 wickets to level the series at 2-2. India had managed a score of 358 for 9 wickets. The fifth and final ODI will be played at New Delhi on March 13, 2019.
Sixteen Year Old Becomes Chess Grandmaster
Sixteen-year-old P. Iniyan of Tamil Nadu, became India's 61st Grandmaster after defeating Ukraine's 37-year-old Grandmaster Sergey Fedorchuk at the Noisiel Open chess tournament in France on March 5, 2019. Iniyan is a student of class XI of the Indian Public school in Erode, Tamil Nadu.
Viswanathan Anand is India’s first Chess Grandmaster
Guinness World Record in Yoga
More than 1011 yoga practitioners performed the Virabhadrasana or the Warrior II Pose for 3 minutes at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Hong Kong on February 24, 2019. This set a Guinness World Record in Yoga, first of its kind in the history of Hong Kong, beating the previous record of 387.
Roger Federer Claims 100th Career Title
Switzerland's Roger Federer claimed the 100th ATP title of his career by beating 20-year-old Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on March 2, 2019. He is is the second man to achieve the feat after America’s Jimmy Connors who has claimed 109 titles in his career.
Chris Gayle Reaches 500 Sixes in International Cricket
West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle is the first batsman ever to score 500 or more sixes in international cricket. In the 4th ODI against England in Grenada, Gayle scored 162 runs with 506 sixes in international cricket.
Sanath Jayasuriya Banned From Cricket for Two Years
The ex captain of Sri Lankan Cricket team. Sanath Jayasuriya has been banned for two years from all cricket-related activity by the ICC. After refusing to cooperate, he admitted to breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code.
Gold for Deepak Singh at Makran Cup
The national boxing champion Deepak Singh claimed a gold in the Makran Cup in Chabahar, Iran. He defeated Iran's Jaafar Naseri in the 45-49 kg light fly category final on February 27, 2019.
Suresh Raina Scores 8000 Runs in T20
Suresh Raina became the first player to score 8000 runs in T20 cricket on February 25, 2019. He is also the second Indian player to have played 300 T20s after wicketkeeper MS Dhoni.
Sir Alastair Cook Knighted
Former England skipper Alastair Cook was officially knighted by the Queen for his services to cricket at an investiture ceremony in Buckingham Palace on February 26, 2019. The 34 year-old retired from Test cricket in September 2018. He is not only England's highest run-scorer in Test cricket, but also the first England cricketer to receive a knighthood since Sir Ian Botham in 2007.
Afghanistan Beats Australia's Record of Highest T20 Score
Afghanistan created a new record against Ireland in their second Twenty20 International at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Dehradun, Uttarakhand on 2 March 2019. They scored 278 for the loss of three wickets overtaking Australia's score of 263 for 3, making it the highest-ever total in T20s.
Saurabh Chaudhary wins Gold at ISSF Event
16 year-old Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold medal in the men's 10m air pistol event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) event on February 24, 2019. Not only did he break the world record but also secured India's third Olympic quota.