Daily Digest: India crush Bangladesh in Asia Cup to grab favourites tag

Alex Broun 12:06 22/09/2018
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TOP STORY

India were at their ruthless best once again as they crushed Bangladesh by seven wickets in their opening match of the Asia Cup Super Four stage in Dubai on Friday.

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was the star for India as he made a triumphant return to the ODI team, snaring 4-29. He replaced injured all-rounder Hardik Pandya and was used ahead of left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav.

He proved his worth by taking top wickets of Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun. The target of 173 didn’t trouble the Indians one bit as captain Rohit Sharma (83) slammed his second successive fifty to secure win in 36.2 overs.

To read more about India’s stunning victory CLICK HERE

Ravindra Jadeja (c) picked up four wickets.

Ravindra Jadeja (c) picked up four wickets.

FOOTBALL

Under pressure Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed claims his players are tired and are being over-worked.

Spurs are in the midst of a three-game losing streak, having been beaten by Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan, and there have been suggestions they are jaded, with Harry Kane being the subject of particular scrutiny.

Kane was one of nine men in their squad that were in Russia for the entirety of the World Cup and only returned to pre-season training a week before the Premier League kicked off.

To read what Pochettino had to say CLICK HERE

Harry Kane has struggled for form and fitness this term.

Harry Kane has struggled for form and fitness this term.

CRICKET

India weren’t the only cricketing super power in action yesterday with Pakistan also taking on rising force Afghanistan.

Shoaib Malik stole the show with an unbeaten 51 as Pakistan won by three wickets in their Super Four stage at the Asia Cup.

Batting first, Afghanistan posted a score of 257 in Abu Dhabi thanks to big scores from Asghar Afghan (66) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (97*) as Pakistani youngster Shaheen Afridi took two wickets on his ODI debut.

In reply, Imam Ul-Haq top-scored with 80 but Afghanistan got themselves back into the game with a flurry of wickets before Malik with two back-to-back boundaries in the last over to seal victory.

To read our analysis of the match CLICK HERE

Pakistan had to fight hard to overcome Afghanistan

Pakistan had to fight hard to overcome Afghanistan

FEATURE

Liverpool host Southampton on Saturday in the Premier League and, as well as giving the Reds the chance to win the opening seven games of the season for the first time in their history, it also marks Jurgen Klopp’s 600th competitive game as manager, not counting his early days at the Frankfurt Under 10s of course.

It’s been a remarkable rise for the Stuttgart-born former Mainz striker, and latterly a defender.

Alex Broun takes a look at what makes Klopp tick HERE.

600 not out : Jurgen Klopp

600 not out : Jurgen Klopp

SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

WHAT’S ON TODAY

AFL: 

Preliminary Final: West Coast v Melbourne         13:00             OSN Sports

Football:   

Premier League     Fulham v Watford            15:30      beIN Sports HD11

Premier League    Manchester United v Wolves     18:00      beIN Sports HD11

Premier League     Liverpool v Southampton         18:00      beIN Sports HD2

Premier League     Brighton v Tottenham             20:30      beIN Sports HD11

Rugby:

Top 14   Bordeaux v Clermont      16:40             OSN Sports 4 HD

Gallagher Premiership   Sale Sharks v Wasps        18:00             OSN Sports Action 1 HD

Currie Cup           Sharks v Lions    19:15           OSN Sports 4 HD

Golf:

PGA European Tour         Portugal Masters – Round 3       15:30   OSN Sports 3 HD

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