India wins 2 matches in a Test series in England after 35 years, take 2-1 lead
India defeated England by 157 runs in fourth Test at The Oval to take a 2-1 series lead in the five-match series. This is the first time since 1986 that India have won two matches in a Test series in England. India had set a target of 368 for England despite trailing them by 99 runs in the first innings.
Bumrah becomes fastest Indian pacer to take 100 wickets in Test cricket history
Jasprit Bumrah has become the fastest Indian pacer to take 100 wickets in Test cricket history, achieving the feat by dismissing Ollie Pope in England’s second innings in fourth Test at The Oval. Bumrah reached 100 Test wickets in 24 Test matches. The previous record was held by former captain Kapil Dev, who completed 100 wickets in 25 Test matches.
Djokovic beats last American in singles draw to reach US Open quarter-finals
World number one Novak Djokovic secured his 25th consecutive match win in majors this year to advance to the US Open quarter-finals. Djokovic defeated American Jenson Brooksby 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round. Notably, this is the first time that no man or woman from host country has reached the quarter-finals in the singles draw at US Open.
Ex-France footballer Jean-Pierre dies after 39 years in coma caused by an error
Former France defender Jean-Pierre Adams has died aged 73, more than 39 years after falling into a coma that was caused by a medical error. In 1982, Adams was administered a near-fatal dose of anaesthesia before a routine knee operation, which caused brain damage. “Paris Saint-Germain offers heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones,” his former club said.
Sloane says she received over 2,000 hate messages after US Open loss, shares pics
US’ Sloane Stephens revealed she received over 2,000 hate messages after her US Open third-round loss against Angelique Kerber. “It’s so hard to read [such] messages…but I’ll post a few so you…can see what it’s like after a loss,” she wrote on Instagram. One message read, “I promise to find you and destroy your leg so hard…you can’t walk anymore.”