Indian sports News- August 3rd

August 3, 2019

Lawn Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Wrestling, Badmintonwomen wrestling campaign

Bytes: Indian pair in final, 2nd cadet Gold, India vs WI 1st T20, Ashes 2nd day

Badminton:
Indonesia Open- Star Indian duo Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty storm into Final of the Thailand Open with 22-20, 22-24, 21-9 win over former World Champions Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Chol. Maiden Final for Satwik/Chirag in Super 500plus. This is a huge moment for Indian Doubles.

Wrestling:
India managed to end women’s wrestling campaign at cadet World Championships in Sofia with their second gold medal as Komal captured the title in 40 kg category. Komal faced USA’s 2018 cadet World bronze medalist Sterling Dias and mounted two comebacks in the second period for a 4-4 win on criteria. The gold medal bout began with Komal warned for passivity and put on shot-clock.

But Dias completed a takedown and took a 2-0 lead. Komal trailed 0-2 at the break but swung into action in the second period and made it 2-2 with a takedown of her own. The two wrestlers exchanged takedowns in the remaining time to tie the score 4-4 but since Komal had scored the final point, she took home the gold medal.

Cricket:
India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Team India will embark on a new chapter as they start their preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup slated for next year. The preps will start when India take on West Indies in the T20I series. It is a new look Team India where youngsters have been brought on board to keep an eye on the World Cup next year. All eyes will be on the weather as there are possibilities of a scattered thunderstorm in Lauderhill, Florida.

Ashes- Rory Burns’s unbeaten maiden Test century saw him defy Australia for more than six-and-a-half hours as he led a determined England batting effort in the second day of Ashes opener at Edgbaston. England were 267/4 at stumps on the second day of the first Test, just 17 runs behind Australia’s first-innings 284.

Golf:
British open- Indian golfer Diksha Dagar had a disappointing start as she shot five-over 77 in the first round of the Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club. Dagar had five bogeys to be placed at tied 137th. Ashleigh Buhai led a brilliant birdie barrage on Thursday with a 7-under-par 65 for the first-round lead in rain-softened course with perfect greens.

Wyndham Championship- Anirban Lahiri opened the Wyndham Championship with a bogey-free three-under 67 and was placed tied 46th at the end of the opening round at Greensboro. Lahiri landed an eagle from 18 feet on fifth, his 14th hole, besides a birdie on second. He had nine pars on the first nine, which was the first nine for the Indian ace. Korean duo Sungjae Im and Byeong Hun An were tied for first at 8-under with Patrick Rodgers, Rory Sabbatini, Johnson Wagner, and Mackenzie Hughes tied for third at 7-under.

Tennis:
Silicon Valley Classic- Seventh-seeded Maria Sakkari saved four match points to upset top-seeded Elina Svitolina Friday and reach the semi-finals of the WTA Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, California. Greece’s Sakkari rallied from 1-6, 2-5 down to triumph 1-6, 7-6 (7/3), 6-3 as she remained on course to reach the final for a second straight year.

Washington Open- Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray moved closer to a singles return six months after right hip surgery while Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas rolled into the world’s top five Friday at the ATP Washington Open. Britain’s Murray and his brother Jamie, in their first doubles event since the 2016 Rio Olympics, lost to New Zealand’s Michael Venus and South African Raven Klaasen 6-7 (3/7), 7-6 (8/6), 10-7 in a quarter-final at the US Open tuneup event.

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