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england take victory in one-day series
In the third and final game of the series, England managed a four wicket win over Bangladesh. With the sides drawing 1-1, the series was on the line and this was a must-win game for both sides.
After scoring 50 runs in the final five overs, Bangladesh posted 277–6 from all of their 50 overs. The stage was set for England’s youngest stars to pull off a spectacular chase. Scoring boundaries with ease, Ben Duckett and James Vince got the side off to a quick start. Billings and Stokes played a vital role in the middle order scoring 62 and 47* respectively. The game and series was wrapped up with a glorious straight drive for six by Chris Woakes.
The England Woman’s team are mid battle with the West Indies in a one-day series, currently drawing with two games each. The deciding game is to be played on Wednesday and is sure to be a thrilling watch.
Wonderman murray claims yet another title
Andy Murray dominated the Shanghai Masters to beat Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets and claim his second tournament win in two weeks. After beating the current world #1, Djokovic, in the semi-finals, it was thought Murray was in for a tough final against Agut. However, that turned out not to be the case as Murray performed spectacularly, winning 7–6 (7–1) 6–1.
This win is Murray’s sixth title of the year and has taken him 1000 points closer to the world number one spot. With only 900 points to go in order to overtake Djokovic, we’ve all got our fingers crossed.
Alamanzor defeats arc winner at ascot
Although this year’s Arc winner, Found, briefly took the lead; it was the French Almanzor, ridden by Christophe Soumillon and trained by Jean-Claude Rouget that rode to victory in the final furlong of the feature race at British Champions Day at Ascot.
This is Alamanzor’s third win in Group One, the highest level of Thoroughbred and Standardbred stakes races, this year. Trainer, Jean-Claude Rouget has named Alamanzer a ‘super horse’ and would rank it highly against all the horses he has trained.
Alex Noren triumphs at british masters
In the last eight European Tour events played, this is the third win for Alex Noren at the Grove on Sunday. He shot a final round 69 to clinch a victory by two shots.
Initially victory seemed a dead cert, as earlier in the day Noren lead by four shots. But play got much more intense when things evened out with a birdie from Wiesberger at the 15th hole. Noren clinched victory with his own birdie on the 18th to win the British Masters, propelling him to 18th in the world rankings.