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Expresso National and International Sports News Update at 3:30 pm on 3rd August, 2022

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“Let’s begin this bulletin with some news on India’s tour of the West Indies.

India beat West Indies by seven wickets in the third T20 International to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. India chased down the target of 165 with six balls to spare with Suryakumar Yadav top-scoring with a 44-ball 76. Rishabh Pant remained not out on 33 off 26 balls. F India had won the first T20I by 68 runs before losing the second match by five wickets.

Earlier, invited to bat, West Indies posted 164 for 5 against India in their allotted 20 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar took two wickets for 35 runs while Hardik Pandya and Arshdeep Singh got one each.”
“Indian captain Rohit Sharma retired hurt while batting against West Indies in the third T20I on Tuesday. The skipper appeared to have pulled a muscle near his waist as he left the field holding his back.

BCCI then confirmed through its official Twitter handle that Sharma had a back spasm and the medical team is monitoring the situation.

After the match ended with India winning by 7 wickets, Rohit talked about the injury in the post-match interview and said, “It’s okay at the moment. We’ve got a few days till the next game, hopefully, it should be okay.”

The next match in the series will be played on Saturday, 6th August, and the last match will be played on Sunday, 7th August.”
“Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other in the Men’s Asia Cup, starting from August 27. India and Pakistan will face each other in the A Group opener in Dubai on August 28. There is a high chance that the two countries will be up against each other more than once in the tournament. They are likely to play against each other in the Super 4 stage
In the coming months, they might end up paying a lot more than in the last few years. A month later, after the Asia Cup, the neighbors will clash again on October 23 at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.”
“England T20I team led by Jos Buttler will play seven games from September 20 to October 2 in Karachi and Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

It will be England’s first visit to Pakistan in 17 years.

The National Stadium in Karachi will host the matches on September 20, 22, 23 and 25, before the action will shift to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, where the remaining three matches will be played on September 28, 30 and October 2.

The seven T20Is will be part of the first leg of England’s tour of Pakistan and they will return after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Australia 2022 for three Tests in December.”
“Moving on,

Naomi Osaka said she is excited to have her father back as coach after splitting with Wim Fissette as the four-time Grand Slam champion returns from an Achilles injury that ruled her out of the grasscourt season.

The Silicon Valley Classic is her first event after ending a three-year partnership with Belgian Fissette, who guided her to wins in the 2020 US Open and the Australian Open the following season.

Osaka, 24, said they parted on good terms and all she needed was some fresh energy.

Osaka’s father, Leonard Francois, served as her primary coach until the 2018 season.

She said “I wanted to bring my dad back because he always makes me think outside the box,””
“Second-seeded Jannik Sinner rallied from a set down in the final of the Croatia Open to beat top-seeded Carlos Alcaraz 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-1 for his sixth career ATP title.

The 10th-ranked Italian was playing his first final of the year — and eighth overall — as he prevented the fifth-ranked Alcaraz from successfully defending his first ATP title.

Sinner dominated after the 19-year-old Alcaraz prevailed in the first-set tiebreaker.

Sinner said, “I am obviously very happy,” “I have had a tough year until now, I had some unfortunate moments, but we worked every time to play better, to be a better player, to be a better person, but I I know that I still have a lot of things to improve.” ”

In an interview with the BBC, Novak Djokovic had said he would rather miss out on future tennis trophies than be forced to get a Covid vaccine.

The Serb might likely miss the US Open, with officials at Flushing Meadows confirming that they adhere to the United States government policy on vaccination. Entry into the US requires non-citizens to be fully Covid-19 vaccinated, meaning Djokovic, will not be allowed entry.

As per reports, a Serbian group in the US has called on President Joe Biden to let Novak Djokovic into the country.

According to Serbian media outlet Politika, one group has directly addressed Biden with a plea to grant Djokovic entry.

The US Opens will begin on 29th August”

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