Sat, 05 Dec, 2020

Sports Snippets

By Abhusan Gautam

Welcome to the very first article of the SPORTS CORNER. In this segment of the news, we go around the world getting to know about what’s happening in different sports we love i.e. football, cricket etc. Since many exciting events have occurred in the past week, it is only right that we discuss the important ones in a list. Okay, buckle up and put your sports gear on, because it’s going to be a “sporty” ride.

FOOTBALL

It is currently international break, i.e. instead of seeing our favorite clubs playing, we have our stars representing their countries in the EURO CUP Qualifiers.

  • First, the current world cup champions, Germany cruised past Gibraltar with ease after a brace from Thomas Mueller. Mario Goetze scored the third and after an own goal from Yagon Santos, the game ended with the scoreline of 4-0.
  • Wayne Rooney captained the English team in his 100th International Match for his team. And he did play the role of a captain after putting England back on the game from a Penalty Spot kick. The game ended with Danny Welbeck winning the game with a brace and in favor of England. The score was 3-1.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, the local superstar of Portugal helped Portugal edge closer to the Euro Cup with a wonderful goal. The game had as much as 7 yellow cards and proved to be very difficult for Portugal and the visitors- Armenia. The game ended with the score line 1-0.
  • Spain looks to retain its title as the EURO CUP champions as it eased passed Belarus with a 3-0 scoreline. Sergio Busquets’s brace and Real Madrid’s Wonder Kid Isco’s goal was enough to put the game down.
England-v-Slovenia

CRICKET

  • Rohit Sharma has broken the record of his teammate Virendra Sehwag (219 runs) by scoring the highest number of runs in the history of ODI Cricket. He scored an insurmountable score of 264 runs in 173 balls. He hit 33 Fours and 9 Sixes in the process. The opposing team, Sri Lanka, managed to score only 251 runs and India won the game by 153 runs. Quite a margin. Read more on Rohit's victory here.
  • The 5th ODI is happening this Sunday and Sri Lanka is looking for redemption.Rohit Sharma
  • Australia and South Africa clashed in the 2nd ODI at Perth. Australia beat SA in the first match of the series by 32 runs. George Bailey (Aus.) scored 75 runs while Ab. d Villiers scored 80 runs but wasn’t enough to chase the target of 300 as they ran out of wickets at 48.1 overs. Nathan Coulter-Nile (Aus.) and Vernon Philander (SA) took 4 wickets respectively.
Sports sector is never dull, there is always something happening. For this week, only two of the  many sports are covered since they are also the most played/preferred/followed in the world. Comment below on the box stating the sport you want to be featured in the DWIT NEWS.