Daily Digest: India thrashing West Indies in first Test after declaring on 649 on day two

Sport360 staff 14:52 05/10/2018
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Good afternoon everyone, Jay Asser here giving you a bitesize look at what’s going on today in the world of sport.

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India are in complete control of the first Test against the West Indies after declaring on 649 and taking five early wickets with the ball on day two in Rajkot.

Captain Virat Kohli was once again masterful to pick up his 24th Test century, becoming the second-quickest batsman to reach the mark, while youngster Rishabh Pant came oh so close to nothing his own ton as he fell on 92.

In total, the hosts piled up 142 runs in the morning session before decimating West Indies’ early order with wickets of Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Sunil Ambris.

Don’t miss any of the action by following our live ball-by-ball updates.

UFC

The big fight is almost here as UFC 229 is set to feature a mega clash between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship in Las Vegas.

The mental warfare has already begun as McGregor failed to turn up on time for the presser on Thursday, only for Nurmagomedov to take off before the brash Irishman could arrive.

Our man Alex Rea looks at how the contrasting styles and personalities of the two fighters makes for a compelling narrative, while our panel answers the pressing questions and offers their predictions.

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FOOTBALL

No one disagrees that Manchester United should be doing much better than they are, including Jose Mourinho. The Red Devils boss admitted his team’s recent results are not acceptable ahead of a meeting with Newcastle, who could pile even more pressure on at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri sent a message to Alvaro Morata after the striker scored the game-winner against Vidi in the Europa League, with the boss saying he wants to see more goals and more tears from the Spaniard.

Arsenal struggled for their Europa League win over Qarabag, but boss Unai Emery was just fine with seeing his team claw for the result.

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After Rishabh Pant made an impressive 92 runs in India’s first innings against the West Indies, our man Ashish Peter broke down his fine display. Check out what Pant got right, got wrong and a verdict on his performance.

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Cricket: India v West Indies, first Test, day two, follow it live

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