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excellent england run in nine tries to beat fiji
With a win against Fiji at the weekend, England take their unbeaten run to 12 matches. Fiji were subject to a very strong performance from the English side, even with some unfamiliar faces starting. Rokoduguni was given his first start since his debut in 2014 and showed great potential, scoring two tries and receiving the man of the match award.
Fiji had moments of brilliance scoring three tries, but ultimately it was not enough with a final score 58 v 15 in England’s favour. England will take this confidence into their game against Argentina on Saturday 26 November where they’ll hope to continue their winning streak.
Murray ends the season on top of the world
In front of a sell-out O2 Arena Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win the Barclays ATP World Tour finals. Murray produced a special performance defeating the reigning champion in straight sets. By securing a win at the O2 Arena, Murray has confirmed his world no.1 spot for the rest of the year. The Scot has had an incredible 12 months winning 24 matches on the bounce and taking his third consecutive title.
British youth golfers impress on the big stage
British youngsters won On the European and LPGA Tours. Matthew Fitzpatrick won the DP World Tour Championship, and Charley Hull won the CME Group Tour Championship while Swede Henrik Stenson won the European Tour Race to Dubai.
Matthew Fitzpatrick who was one shot behind after day three of the DP World Tour Championship shot a 67 on the final day to finish 17 under par and take his third tournament win. With this win the youngster is now expected to move into the top 30 world rankings.
Charley Hull won the CME Group Tour Championship in Florida to take her first LPGA tour win. Hull went into the final round with a one shot lead, this was extended when she shot a bogey-free 66 to win the tournament by two shots.
Henrik Stenson secured the Race to Dubai title as he finished in shared ninth place which was enough to prevent the title going to Rory Mcllroy. The Swede shot 12 under par to regain the European Tour crown he won back in 2013. Stenson now world No.4 has had a fantastic year winning his first major at Royal Troon and then gained a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
England struggle to acclimatise in India
After the first test ended in a draw, England were looking to impress in Visakhapatnam, recalling star bowler James Anderson to boost the wicket-taking potential of the side. India won the toss and batted first, which proved to be a beneficial tactic. England trailed India by 200 runs after the first innings and a miracle was needed if they were going to reach the 405 runs set by India to win.
A poor session saw England lose eight wickets for 66 runs to gift India a 246 run win. There are positives to take forward in the series with young star Haseeb Hameed proving that he can perform at the top level as well as Adil Rashid taking 4-82 in India’s second innings.