SPORTS DAY: No Faffing around for Proteas
Your roundup of the sporting news of the day
Miller, Du Plessis score in series win over Oz
Faf du Plessis took himself seriously to help David Miller earn SA victory in their one-day series against Australia in Hobart on Sunday. A slew of records were set in a third ODI in which the visitors put up 320/5 before restricting the Australians to 280/9 to claim the spoils by 40 runs for a 2-1 series success.
Zim seamers strike early in second Bangladesh Test
Kyle Jarvis struck twice and Donald Tiripano claimed a wicket as Bangladesh got off to a shaky start in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka on Sunday. The home side, trailing the two-Test series 1-0, reached 56-3 by lunch on the opening day after winning the toss and electing to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Westwood wins Nedbank Challenge
Lee Westwood hit one of the shots of his life en route to a final round 64 and a third Nedbank Golf Challenge title on Sunday. The Englishman blazed his way around the Gary Player Country Club to finish 15-under for the tournament, but couldn’t quite match the 62 he carded in the third round here on his way to the title in 2011. SA’s Louis Oosthuizen had shot into the lead halfway through the final round. Oosthuizen, who started the day two shots behind leader Sergio Garcia, had drawn level with the Spaniard by the third hole.
Boks move on with confidence
The Springboks can move to Edinburgh with a spring in their step after they rode their luck against France in Paris on Saturday to snatch a dramatic injury-time 29-26 win over Les Blues. After two narrow defeats, the Boks were able to reverse their fortunes, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best.
England ‘finished stronger’ against All Blacks
England coach Eddie Jones insisted his side had “finished the stronger” after an agonising 16-15 loss to world champions New Zealand at a rainswept Twickenham on Saturday.
Cape Town City make heavy weather of Leopards
Cape Town City made heavy weather of winning for only the third time in the league this season, but in the end came away with three valuable points as they beat the Black Leopards 3-1 at Cape Town Stadium on Sunday.
Ertugral quits struggling Ajax Cape Town
Struggling National First Division side Ajax Cape Town have confirmed that coach Muhsin Ertugral has resigned.
Liverpool make hard work of Fulham victory
Goals by Mo Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri took Liverpool from third place to the top of the Premier League for a couple of hours at least with a 2-0 victory over bottom club Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.
– Reuters, AFP, TimesLIVE