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Sports Current Affairs October 3rd Week 2019

Andy Murray won the European Open 2019 Championship:

Andy Murray won the men`s singles title at the European Open 2019 on 20 October. He defeated Switzerland`s Stan Wawrinka by scoring 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. This is his 1st ATP title since March 2017.

Results:

Men`s singles: Andy Murray (United Kingdom)

Men`s doubles: Kevin Krawietz, Andreas Mies (Germany)

European Open 2019:

Founded on: 2016

Prize money (2019): €711,275

The European Open is a men`s Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour 250 tournaments. It was held in Antwerp, Belgium. The 2019 tournament was held from 14 October to 20 October 2019.

Rohit Sharma set a record of highest average in Test cricket:

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma smashed the former Australia cricketer Don Bradman`s record of highest average in Test cricket in Ranchi, Jharkhand on 20 October. He set the record on day two of the third Test match against South Africa. He broke the 71-year-old record that was previously held by Bradman by scoring an average of 99.84. Bradman, the legendary Australia cricketer had an average of 98.22. A minimum often innings have been kept as the benchmark for the record.

Other achievements:

On 10 October, Rohit also broke the record for registering the most number of sixes in a bilateral Test series. Rohit defeated the previous record set by Shimron Hetmyer, the West Indies` batsman. Hetmyer registered 15 sixes in the series against Bangladesh in 2018-19. 

Also, Rohit became the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred both in ODI and Test cricket. The first person to hit a double hundred both in Test and ODI cricket Sachin Tendulkar. He is followed by Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sports Current Affairs October 3rd Week 2019

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