This Week’s Sports Update: U-19 Cricket, Australian Open and Football Updates

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India thrash Australia, win the series 2-1:
A clinical show from Team India ensured that they beat Australia by 7 wickets in Bengaluru on Sunday night to register 2-1 win in the ODI series. Rohit Sharma slammed a hundred while Virat Kohli missed out on one as Team India chased down the target of 287 with ease to win the match and the series. Virat was adjudged the player of the series as Rohit took home the player of the match honors. India now travels to New Zealand will start with a 5-match T20 series on 24th January 2020.

Under 19 World Cup starts, India win the opening match
The ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup has started with the Indian colts registering a thumping win in their opening game against Sri Lanka in South Africa. Siddhesh Veer won the player of the match awarded for scoring a quick 44 followed by 2 wickets as Sri Lanka failed to chase the 298 run target. India will next play Japan on Tuesday in their 2nd group game.

Australian Open 2020 starts in Melbourne
2020’s first Grand Slam the Australian Open started on Monday with the big names sailing through to the next round. Serena Williams, Roger Federer registered easy wins as the tournament started despite calls for canceling it due to the raging bushfire and pollution in the city of Melbourne. All eyes will be on Sania Mirza as she makes a return to Grand Slams for the first time in 3 years after taking maternity leave.

Liverpool beat Manchester United 2-0
Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League continued as they thrashed Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday night as they go 16 points clear on top of the points table. Virgil van Dijk and Mohd Salah scored a goal each as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s men were beaten on the road. United remains 5th on the points table despite the loss and will next play Burnley on Thursday.

Ronaldo’s brace helps Juventus win in Serie A
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Juventus beat Parma 2-1 on Sunday night in Italian Serie A. A crucial win for Juventus as they go 4 points clear of 2nd placed Inter Milan in the Serie A points table. Ronaldo scored a goal each in both halves as he took his tally to 16 goals this season for Juventus.


Written by: Yash Chawla. Yash is former Anchor of NDTV with over 9 years of experience as a sports journalist

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