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Sports Current Affairs September 1st Week 2016
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1) R .Ashwin slips to 3rd spot, Ajinkya Rahane static at 8th in ICC Test rankings.

  • Offspinner R. Ashwin dropped a rung to 3rd spot but remained the highest-placed Indian bowler, while Ajinkya Rahane remained static at 8th in the batsmen`s list of the latest ICC Test rankings
  • Rahane was the lone Indian in the top-10 of batting charts but among the bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja was there at 8th, giving Ashwin company in the top-10.
  • South Africa`s pace bowler Dale Steyn stormed back to the number 1 position rankings for Test bowlers after producing a match-winning performance in the Centurion Test that helped his side complete a 204 run victory over New Zealand.
2) West Indies great Courtney Walsh to join Bangladesh as bowling coach.
  • Former West Indies paceman Courtney Walsh has agreed a three-year deal to become specialist bowling coach with the Bangladesh team.
  • The 53-year-old Walsh, the most successful bowler from the Caribbean Islands with 519 Test wickets and 227 in ODIs in a 17-year international career,recently completed his role as a West Indies selector.
  • He was named one of the Wisden Cricketers of the year in 1987.

3) Maharashtra bowler makes history to take 10-wicket in an innings.

  • Maharashtra cricketer Shrikant Mundhe created history in England by becoming the first Liverpool Competition Premier League bowler to take 10 wickets in an innings.
  • The 27-year-old Mahrashtra all-rounder also became the only man to achieve the feat since the Premier Division was formed in 1999.
  • After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Birkenhead Park, who are at the rock-bottom and face relegation after the season, were bowled out for 168 with right-arm seamer Mundhe collecting 10 for 85 off 24.1 overs – it took his season tally to 54 league wickets.
4) Zaheer Khan made honorary life member by Marylebone Cricket Club.
  • Former pacer Zaheer Khan has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the 24th Indian cricketer to be bestowed the honour. ``MCC has elected Zaheer Khan as an Honorary Life Member of the Club``.
  • Zaheer is the second former India international to be elected in recent weeks following Virender Sehwag, who became an Honorary Life Member last month. The list also includes the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar, who were inducted in previous years.
5) Sriram Balaji and Sasi Kumar win titles in ITF events.
  • Tamilnadu based tennis player Sriram Balaji who ranked 546 restrained top seed Seong Chan Hong of Korea by 6-4, 7-6(3) for the title in the $10,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament held in Hua Hin Thailand.
  • On the other hand similar tournament held in Jakarta, Indian seed Sasi Kumar Mukund won the title outplaying eighth seed Masato Shiga of Japan by 6-2, 6-2.
6) Haddin named mentor of Mysuru Warriors.
  • Former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has been appointed as the team mentor of Karnataka Premier League franchise, Mysuru Warriors.
  • He also became the ambassador for his home ground, Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) along with the present Australian team captain, Steven Smith.

7) Serena Williams sets women`s record of 307 victories in grand slams.

  • World number one Serena Williams has created history by setting a record of most number of Grand Slam matches wins by a woman in the Open era.
  • The dominance so commonly associated with Serena Williams was on full display at Arthur Ashe Stadium as she cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory in exactly one hour against Sweden’s Johanna Larsson to book a place in the last 16 of the US Open and it marked her 307th career victory in grand slam.
8) Nico Rosberg wins Italian grand prix.
  • German Formula One racing driver Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix after close battle with his teammate Lawis Hamilton who also drive for the Mercedes AMG.
  • Triple world champion Hamilton, who had been on pole position as favourite to take his 50th career victory and third in a row at Monza, finished second after a slow start gifted Rosberg the race.
9) Indian mixed double pair win Brazil Open Grand Prix title.
  • Indian mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra clinched their maiden Grand Prix title, bagging the Brazil Open with a straight game victory over Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich in the finals, in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.
  • The top seeded Indian pair, who are ranked World No. 65, prevailed 21-15 21-16 over second seeds Toby and Rachel in a 37-minute summit clash at Costa Cavalcante.
10) Indian wushu team wins 9 medals in Asian Championship.
  • The Indian wushu team won four silver and five bronze medals in the 6th Asian Championship which drew to a close in Taoyuan Taiwan.
  • Silver medal winners: L. Budha Chandra Singh (56 Kg), Praveen Kumar (48 Kg), Rajinder Singh (90 Kg), K. Arunpama Devi (60 Kg).
  • Bronze medal winners: Y. Santhoi Devi (52 Kg), Pooja Kadian (65 Kg), Vishakha Malik (70 Kg), Rajani Deori (75 Kg).
11) First Indian to win the Asian Karting Championship.
  • Indian racer Shahan Ali Mohsin created history by becoming the first Indian racer to win the Asian Karting Champion Championship.
  • Shahan managed to thwart off his main championship rival Hayden Haikal in a tough battle.
12) France wins World 7th Hide and Seek Championship.
  • The `Sneaky Frenchy` team from France has won the seventh Hide and Seek World Championship held in the Italian ghost town of Consonno.
  • A total of 64 five-member teams participated in the championship, where in members of each team attempt to reach a designated area without being spotted by Winners of previous year’s competition.
13) Australia register highest total in T20I history.
  • Australia put up a total of 263/3 against Sri Lanka at the Pallekele stadium; thereby registering the highest ever score in T20I history.
  • The Australia innings was boosted by opener Glenn Maxwell`s 145*(65), the second-highest individual scores in T20I history. Australia`s total score surpassed the previous best score 260/6, scored by srilanka players against Kenya in 2007.
14) Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova Crash Out of Women`s Doubles.
  • Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova were knocked out of the women`s doubles event at the US Open after going down to top seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.
  • India`s representation at the event came to an end as Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski also crashed out in the mixed doubles quarterfinals.