A Week Of Sport #32 – 15 August

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Pakistan win thriller to draw series 2-2

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Captains Alastair Cook of England and Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan lift the during day four of the 4th Investec Test between England and Pakistan at The Kia Oval on August 14, 2016 in London, England.

In the final game of the series Pakistan came out all guns blazing to beat England in a 10 wicket victory. Moeen Ali hit a magnificent 100 to save England in their first innings and was supported by Bairstow (55) and Woakes (45). It was Younus Khan, however, that played the innings of the match by passing the 200 mark for the sixth time in his career.

With a lead of 214 runs, England had to up their batting game. It was not meant to be and they were blown away by Yasir Shah’s leg spin. With only 40 runs to win, Pakistan easily knocked them off to win by ten wickets.

If the test series was anything to go by the following ODI series is going to be something you don’t want to miss.

The Premier League Kicks off for 2016/17

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Theo Walcott of Arsenal sees his penalty saved by Simon Mignolet of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England.

The league kicked off this weekend with all the teams bar Chelsea and West Ham playing their first matches.

Despite being eager to get off to a good start, last year’s champions, Leicester City lost their first match to Hull 2–1. The same could be said for Arsenal, as they lost 3–4 to Liverpool.

Man United, however, managed to put last season behind them with a win against Bournemouth; and Man City recorded a 2–1 win over Sunderland.

With the transfer window open until the end of August it’s set to be an interesting few weeks.

Team GB shine in rio 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Justin Rose of Great Britain celebrates with the gold medal after winning in the final round of men's golf on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Golf Course on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Silver medalist Louis Smith (L) and gold medalist Max Whitlock (R) of Great Britain pose for photographs on the podium at the medal ceremony for Men's Pommel Horse on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Arena on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Silver medalist Callum Skinner (L) of Great Britain and gold medalist Jason Kenny (R) of Great Britain pose for photographs after the medal ceremony for Men's Sprint on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Rio Olympic Velodrome on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 14: Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles on Day 9 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Tennis Centre on August 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team GB’s best day at an overseas Olympics saw them win five gold and three silver medals on what shall now be known as “Super Sunday”.

The day (or night, depending on what side of the world you were on) started with Max Whitlock winning gold in the men’s gymnastics floor exercise. Then Nick Dempsey claimed a silver in windsurfing. Justin Rose won a thrilling final round of golf to take the gold and Max Whitlock was back in action with Louis Smith on the pommel horse, winning a gold and silver medal respectively. The final cycling sprint was an all GB affair with Jason Kenny winning his fifth gold medal; leaving Callum Skinner to take the silver. Finally, winner of the Aegon Championships and Wimbledon, Andy Murray, took to the stage to win his second consecutive Olympic gold medal.

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