This Sunday witnessed to be a great one for the sports enthusiasts all across the nation. PV Sindhu's triumph in the Korean Open Super Series was well
This Sunday witnessed to be a great one for the sports enthusiasts all across the nation. PV Sindhu’s triumph in the Korean Open Super Series was well accompanied by Team India’s sweet victory against the Aussies. The fans couldn’t have asked for a better entertaining weekend.
In what turned out to be super weekend, PV Sindhu was first to elate the nation by becoming the first Indian to win a Korean Open title.
She defeated her fierce rival, Nozomi Okuhara 22-20, 11-21 and 21-18 in the finals to avenge the World Chapionship Series loss. The ace Japanese shuttler also gave Sindhu a fierce competition. This final victory, in so many aspects was Sindhu’s comeback against her Japanese counterpart. The rivalry started in the recently concluded World Championship Series where Nozomi Okuhara emerged victor. Glasgow’s final was an epic battle which was described by experts as the best in many years.
The Game did not go the distance like the marathon World Championship final that had lasted an hour and 50 minutes but Sunday’s summit clash was a nail-biting contest as the duo battled in long and intense rallies at the SK Handball Stadium here. Sindhu displayed dogged determination and great stubbornness to lay claim to her third super series title of her career.
The win also helped Sindhu to level her head-to-head record against Okuhara, making it 4-4 in eight meetings between them.Currently World no. 4, Sindhu has clinched the 2016 China Super Series Premier and India Super Series and Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold this season.
Meanwhile in Chennai, the Indian cricket team thrashed the visiting Australian Team by 26 runs via DLS.
The match started like any other day for the Indian Team. But with 3 wickets falling for just 11 runs even before the 7th over , the hosts were struggling added to the loss of Virat Kholi without troubling the scoreboard. The situation got worse after Rohit Sharma and Kedar Jadhav succumbed to the short-pitch bowling by the Australian quicks. India was in a tough spot with 87/5 at the 20 overs mark. Hardik Pandya then joined the ever-cool MS Dhoni for a 118-run stand to steady the ships.
Pandya took two key wickets in addition to his 83 which helped India reach 281/7. His 118-run stand with MS Dhoni, set the basis for India’s revival after Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up three wickets. Meanwhile former captain MS Dhoni slammed his 66th ODI fifty and batted till the end, proving his worth once again.
However, rain interrupted the Australian chase by two hours as the match was reduced to 21 overs. However, Yuzvendra Chahal picked up 3/30 to dent the Australians.
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