India humbled in T20 World Cup, a swimming record, and more4 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
The Big 2
Team India sees losses
Team India are on the verge of an early exit after consecutive losses in the ongoing World T20 Championship.
After their 10-wicket loss to Pakistan, India suffered more humiliation against New Zealand. The Kiwis restricted India to 110 and eased to an eight-wicket win with 33 balls to spare.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s hattrick in Sri Lanka’s loss to South Africa and Jos Buttler’s century in England’s victory over Australia have been the highlights of the group stage thus far.
The tournament has been marked with low-scoring matches thus far with the slow playing surfaces.
Kyle Chalmers breaks World Record
Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers made history at the 2021 Swimming World Cup with a new short course world record in the men’s 100m freestyle final in Kazan, Russia.
The Olympic gold medallist finished in 44.84 and succeeded in bettering the time set by Amaury Leveaux of France by 0.10 seconds. Leveaux had set the earlier record timing of 44.94 seconds in the European short course championship in 2008.
Chelsea gained a 4-point lead at the top of the league table with a convincing 3-0 win over Newcastle. Other title aspirants, Liverpool and Manchester City dropped points in home games. The Reds were held to a 2-2 draw at Anfield while the Citizens were beaten 0-2 at the Etihad by Crystal Palace.
Manchester United got back to winning ways with an impressive 3-0 win over Tottenham. The loss at home prompted Spurs to fire their manager Nuno Espirito Santos. Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is expected to replace him.
Vinicius Junior scored twice to help Real Madrid win 2-1 against 10-man Elche and moved to the top of the Spanish league standings. Barcelona’s miserable La Liga campaign continued as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by lowly Alaves. This was their first match since the sacking of coach Ronald Koeman.
Barcelona ‘B’ side coach Sergi Barjuan has been named the interim manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.
Robert Lewandowski’s amazing scoring continued as he found the back of the net twice to lead Bayern Munich to a 5-2 victory at Union Berlin. Borussia Dortmund scored once in each half to beat Cologne 2-0. They trail Bayern Munich by a point at the top of the Bundesliga table.
Giovanni Simeone, the son of Diego Simeone, scored a brace as Hellas Verona beat struggling Juventus 2-1. At the end of Matchday 11, Napoli and AC Milan are tied for the first position on 31 points. Defending champions Inter Milan are third in the league with 24 points.
The NBA celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first-ever game this week with a New York-Toronto matchup, the same as was played on November 1, 1946.
OG Anunoby scored a career-high 36 points to help the Raptors win their fourth straight game.
Kevin Durant scored 23 points before being ejected for a flagrant foul late in the third quarter as the host Brooklyn Nets beat the Detroit Pistons 117-91.
James Harden produced his 59th career regular-season triple-double with 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
Utah Jazz suffered their first loss of the season in a humdinger of a game against the Chicago Bulls.
DeMar DeRozan top-scored with 32 points, including a late game-clinching dunk, to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 107-99 win.
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Author’s note: Adithya G is a freelance writer and sports enthusiast.