A Week Of Sport #34 – 30 August

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England Lead 2-0 in odi series

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Joe Root of England hits out as Pakistan wicket keeper Sarfraz Ahmed looks on during the 2nd One Day International at Lord's Cricket Ground on August 27, 2016 in London, England. Joe Root secured a lead for England in the ODI Series against Pakistan with a brilliant 89. The tourists struggled at 2–3. But a strong innings from Sarfraz Ahmed, who scored 105, and Imad Wasim, who scored 63 not out, brought Pakistan up to a competitive 251.

England looked shaky when Jason Roy was bowled out on his second ball. However, a superb 89 from Joe Root and 68 by Eoin Morgan brought the England side to 4 wickets victory with 15 balls to spare.

Both Surrey and Warwickshire were victorious in the Royal One Day cup semi-finals, which means the sides will battle it out in the final at Lords on Saturday 19 September.

Lewis Hamilton fights back to take 3rd place

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team's British driver Lewis Hamilton competes to place third in the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Spa on August 28, 2016. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE After taking a grid penalty, which meant starting from the back row, Hamilton managed to battle his way through the field to take 3rd place. Hamilton moved up from 21st place to 13th after just one lap as a series of incidents left several cars needing to pit.

Magnussen then spun out and crashed into the barriers, causing the race to get red flagged while repairs were made. This allowed all the drivers to change tyres and gave Hamilton a small shot at gaining victory.

It was not meant to be, however, and Hamilton settled for 3rd place. His incredible driving skills have limited the damage to his position in the championships; with Nico Rosberg now only 9 points away.

kyle edmund beats 13th seed, richard gasquet

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 29: Kyle Edmund of Great Britain returns a shot to Richard Gasquet of France during his first round Men's Singles match on Day One of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Playing in the US Open main draw for the first time, the Brit – seeded 84th – beat past semi-finalist, Richard Gasquet, in straight sets to move forward in the competition. With a match that has dubbed his best win yet, we’re excited for what Edmund has to against Ernesto Escobedo in round two.

new Zealand and Argentina victorious in the rugby championship

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 27: The All Blacks celebrate with the Bledisloe Cup after the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Westpac Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand beat Australia 29–9 to claim the Bledisloe cup for the 14th year in a row.

Argentina who lost narrowly last week, went into half time with a 13–3 lead. South Africa fought their way into the lead in the final 10 minutes, but a penalty kick secured Argentina’s victory at a final, nail-biting score of 26–24.

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