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Chelsea’s late equalizer, Kohli-Sharma masterclass against Windies and Räikkönen’s first victory in 5 years

1) India vanquish West Indies in the 1st ODI as Captain Kohli and Rohit Sharma produce a masterclass display

India defeated West Indies to make it 1-0 in the ODI series.
India defeated West Indies to make it 1-0 in the ODI series.

Guwahati’s Barsapara stadium was in for a treat yesterday as India crushed West Indies in 1st ODI winning the match by 8 wickets. Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first. West Indies batting lineup put up a mammoth total of 322 runs on the board.

Now all eyes were on Indian openers. The Men In Blue were in desperate need for a good start, however, Windies bowler Oshane Thomas had other plans. He got through Shikhar Dhawan’s defense as the Indian opener fell cheaply.

Then came Indian skipper Virat Kohli. What followed was some ruthless batting display as both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored centuries and made a 246-runs partnership taking the game away from West Indies.

India successfully chased the total of 323 with 8 overs to go.

2) Angry Jose Mourinho involved in touchline bust-up as Chelsea’s Ross Barkley equalized in the 95th minute

Chelsea coach Mauricio Sarri apologized to Jose Mourinho after the Man Utd gaffer was involved in a touchline bust-up
Chelsea coach Mauricio Sarri apologized to Jose Mourinho after the Man Utd gaffer was involved in a touchline bust-up

Chelsea scruffed out a draw in a late dramatic equalizer against Manchester United on Saturday. The late-gasp equalizer came from Ross Barkley in the 95th minute. One of Sarri’s assistant could not hold his emotions and celebrated by pumping his fists right in front of Jose Mourinho.

The Portuguese manager did not take it in good spirit and went after Marco Lanni (Sarri’s assistant). Mourinho was clearly angry and so much so that the stewards had to hold Man United manager.

When asked about the incident, Mourinho told Sky Sports: “I can tell you that the 97 minutes game was so good that you have to focus on that.

“I did not get respect back from Chelsea fans but that is not my responsibility. What I did here today I will do in Madrid, in Milan, in Porto, the reaction from the fans is not up to me. I am not annoyed with anything. What happened with Sarri’s assistant, Sarri was the first one to come to me and say he will resolve it. “The assistant has already come to me and apologised, I told him to forget it. I have made a lot of mistakes in my career” said Mourinho.

Antonio Rudiger’s first-half header had given Chelsea the lead before Anthony Martial’s two goals put United in front.

3) US Grand Prix: Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen leaves Verstappen and Hamilton behind in a thriller

Kimi Räikkönen makes Lewis Hamilton wait
Kimi Räikkönen makes Lewis Hamilton wait

Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen sealed his first victory since 2013 by finishing at the top in US Grand Prix.

With the victory, he made Briton driver Lewis Hamilton wait for his fifth F1 title. Post-victory, the Ferrari driver said – “It’s been a long wait, but here we are.”

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second while Hamilton had to settle for the 3rd position.

 

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