A Week of Sport #2 – 7th December 15

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England take T20 series whitewash with a super over win

England's players celebrate their victory of the series at the end of the third T20 cricket match between Pakistan and England at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah on November 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO/INEKE ZONDAG / AFP / INEKE ZONDAG

The England cricket team completed their first ever T20 series whitewash with a thrilling win against Pakistan last Monday. Chris Jordan was the star of the show with his faultless super-over reducing Pakistan to three runs and a wicket down. Eoin Morgan hit the winning runs for his side, which was great preparation for the T20 World Cup coming up in the New Year.

Leicester City go top of the table with a hat-trick from Mahrez

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez celebrates after he scored his second goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Leicester City at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on December 5, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP / GEOFF CADDICK

Leicester City have gained a two point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League this weekend with a 3–0 victory over Swansea. Riyad Mahrez scored all three goals to set up one of the most unpredictable premier league tables for years. There was, however, no goal for Jamie Vardy to add to his already impressive 11 consecutive goal count this season.

HSBC Sevens World Series starts with a bang!

The HSBC Sevens World Series got up and running this weekend in Dubai with Fiji coming out as eventual winners. It was a good weekend for the England team, who got through to the final only to be beaten by Fiji at the last hurdle. This World Series has major importance for the teams; with the Olympic Games in Rio this summer and Rugby Sevens making its first appearance, many of the games full 15-a-side stars want a piece of the action and to be involved!

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