Today’s Sports News 24/08/2018 – Asian Games, Cricket, Hockey

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ASIAN GAMES: RAHI SARNOBAT BECAME FIRST INDIAN WOMEN TO BAG GOLD IN SHOOTING 

Indian Women Shooter win the Gold medal in 25m air pistol event. This is the first time when an Indian women won the Gold medal in Shooting.
Rahi was suffering from an injury from last three years. In an interview she says “It looks like a fairy tale, I have never though that I can hold pistol again when I got injured. But I didn’t lose hopes and created history by winning the Gold medal in Asian Games 2018.

PRETENDER WAS MANU BUT RAHI WON

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In the qualifying round Manu Bhakar was the pretender of Gold. Manu’s score was 590 and Rahi’s score was 583. Manu was leading with seven points but in the finals Rahi scored 35 out of 40 shots and played against Thailand’s Shooter Yangpaibun. At last  Rahi won the last Series by 3-2 and bagged the fourth Gold for India from Asian Games 2018.

CRICKET NEWS: ON ENGLISH LAND INDIAN WON THE SEVENTH VICTORY IN 86 YEARS 

After losing the two opening test match of the series, India won the third match by 203 runs. This triumph made India alive in the series.

SCORES AFTER SECOND INNINGS

From the first day of the third test match, Indian players were performing well. Indian batsmen had created a total of 329 runs by the end of first innings and Indian bowlers send English batsmen back to pavilion on 161 runs. Here, India was leading with 168 runs. Then the second innings starts on Day 3. India scored 352 runs on the loss of seven wickets and created a huge total of 520 runs. In the second innings England made 317 runs on the loss of all out.
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JASPRIT BUMRAH SWIPED ENGLISH BATSMEN

Indian Right arm fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah conceived five wickets. Total of 19 wickets were conceived by Indian fast bowlers in 5 days. Bumrah was in best 15 players of Team but was not in playing eleven for the first and second test match. With the entry in third match Bumrah created a milestone.

HOCKEY HIGHLIGHTS: INDIAN MEN HOCKEY TEAM BROKEN DOWN THE RECORD

Men’s Hockey Team’s biggest victory, beat Hong Kong by 26-0. Three players created hat trick. In two matches made 44 goals and conceived zero. Indian hockey team has not only created a record in Jakarta Asian Games but also created a record in international hockey by triumphing the victory by 26-0.

INDIAN COACH SAYS

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I am proud of being a coach of such talented team. Even I have not thought about a win by 26-0. Each and every player executed well and that why we are leading in the tournament. In the history these players will always remain in pages of the book. Records are always created to be broken down and it takes 86 years to break a record of 24-1.

             By – Yash Garg

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