A Week Of Sport #42 – 24 October

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Stokes rescues win for england cricket

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH - OCTOBER 24: England celebrate after Taijul Islam of Bangladesh is given out by the 3rd umpire during the 5th day of the first Test between Bangladesh and England at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on October 24, 2016 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. England rein victorious in the first of two Test matches against Bangladesh. Both teams fought hard for the win and it all came down to the final day. Bangladesh needed 33 runs to win, whereas England needed to take two wickets.

Bangladesh showed determination and calmly started the day by scoring 10 runs. But man of the moment, Ben Stokes, took two wickets in three balls to secure England’s victory.

Hamilton edges closer to the title

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 23: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates his win on the podium during the United States Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 23, 2016 in Austin, United States. Winning in the USA has brought Lewis Hamilton a step closer to his team mate in the run up to the Championship title. He sits just 26 points behind Rosberg with 75 still available to win in the remaining races.

After taking pole position on Saturday, Hamilton had everything to lose. But with a strong start and a dominant performance throughout, Hamilton claimed his 50th career win, the third highest in the history of the sport.

New york giants NFL Triumph at twickenham

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants throws the ball during the NFL International series game between Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium on October 23, 2016 in London, England. In the first NFL game played in London away from Wembley, The New York Giants dished out a 17–10 win against Los Angeles Rams to a 75,000 sell-out crowd.

The Rams scored the first ever touchdown at Twickenham when Tavon Austin crossed the line. But the Giants were able to come back from 10–0 down in the first quarter to take claim victory, primarily due to a spectacular interception return by Landon Collins to score their first touchdown.

The final of the London based games is at Wembley Arena on Sunday 30 October, which sees the Washington Redskins face the Cincinnati Bengals.

British Tennis can only look up for the future

VIENNA, ITALY - OCTOBER 23: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand during his final match against Dominic Thiem of Austria during Tie Break Tens at Wiener Stadthalle on October 23, 2016 in Vienna, Italy. With Murray closing in on the world number one spot and Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta constantly gaining places in the world rankings, British tennis has never looked better!

So how can Murray become world number one? Well, it involves him winning almost every match from now until the end of the year, and Djokovic losing most of his. Though a tough challenge, if all went to plan Murray could overtake Djokovic by 6 November. We can only cross our fingers and hope!

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