World Sports: MCI Beat MUN 3-1 In Manchester Derby; Shardul Thakur's Ton Leads Mumbai's Fightback In Ranji Semis - As It Happened

MCI won the Manchester Derby at Etihad Stadium and Bournemouth beat Burnley in the Premier League. Delhi Capitals won by 25 runs against Gujarat Giants in WPL 2024, Multan Sultans won against Karachi Kings in PSL 2024 and Ranji Trophy semifinals day 2 ended on an interesting note. Catch the highlights of world sports for 3 March 2024 here

Shardul Thakur celebrates his century on Day 2 of the Ranji Trophy 2024 semi-final match between Mumbai and Tamil Nadu. Photo: X/BCCI Domestic

World Sports Blog Live Updates, March 3

Welcome to our live blog coverage of today's sports news and events. Nathan Lyon picked up six wickets in the fourth innings to derail the fourth-innings chase of Tim Southee's New Zealand, helping bowl them out for 196 and complete a convincing 172-run win on Day 4 of their first Test in Wellington. In Kirtipur, the Namibia vs Netherlands encounter in the ongoing tri-nation T20I series was abandoned due to rain. Back home, Delhi Capitals will meet Gujarat Giants in match 10 of Women's Premier League 2024 in Bengaluru. Elsewhere, in football, Manchester City and Manchester United are set to lock horns in the English Premier League. Follow the live scores and updates of all the action on Sunday, March 3, 2024 here. (Cricket News | Football News)


Wellington Test: AUS Win In Style   

It took just one session for Australia to prise out the remaining seven New Zealand wickets. The visitors, powered by an inspired Nathan Lyon, scythed through the Kiwi middle and lower batting order to dismiss them for 196 runs and register a thumping 172-run win on Day 4 of the first Test at the Basin Reserve. Lyon returned with figures of 27-8-65-6 in the second innings, and a 10-wicket match haul to boot.


MLS: Messi Magic Prevails Again

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez reprised their goal-scoring artistry of Barcelona FC days in the morning, netting two goals each as Inter Miami blanked Orlando City 5-0 in their Major League Soccer encounter. Messi had consecutive goals during a quick span early in the second half. The 37-year-old Suarez became the latest ex-Barcelona teammate to join Messi at Inter Miami and made an immediate impact in his third MLS match. Suarez also had two assists. Robert Taylor scored the fifth goal and Gressel had two assists for Inter Miami, who are unbeaten through three games for the first time in club history.

Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (left) heads the ball past Orlando City defender Robin Jansson to score his side's fifth goal during the second half of an MLS match  in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi (left) heads the ball past Orlando City defender Robin Jansson to score his side's fifth goal during the second half of an MLS match in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rebecca Blackwell

Praveen Chithravel Ends 11th At World Athletics C'ships 

Earlier in the day, Indian triple jumper Praveen Chithravel finished a disappointing 11th in the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Praveen could only manage a best jump of 16.45m in his third attempt, which was well short of the podium-topping effort of 17.53m by Burkina Faso's Hugues Fabrice Zango.

With that, the Indian campaign at the global athletics meet ended as Jeswin Aldrin had finished 13th with a 7.69m effort in the long jump event the previous night.


Tiger Woods Wins Bob Jones Award

Tiger Woods has been selected to receive the Bob Jones Award, the highest honour from the United States Golf Association (USGA) that recognizes his commitment to sportsmanship and respect for golf's traditions, Associated Press reports. “This award goes beyond playing performance, recognizing the lasting impact of one person's journey that has forever changed the image and growth of golf,” said Mike Whan, the CEO of the USGA.

“There are very few who stand alongside Tiger Woods in terms of on-course accomplishments, and he is in a class of his own when it comes to the impact he has made on the game and future generations who will play it,” he added.


Serie A Round-Up

Paulo Dybala scored a goal and set up another as AS Roma won at Monza 4-1 in Serie A 2023-24 to continue their resurgence under new coach Daniele De Rossi. Fresh from a hat-trick against Torino earlier in the week, Dybala capped another fine display with a free-kick in the 63rd minute after goals from Lorenzo Pellegrini and Romelu Lukaku.

AS Roma's Leandro Paredes, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fourth goal during their Serie A 2023-24 football match against AC Monza at the U-Power stadium in Monza, Italy on Sunday (March 3, 2024).
AS Roma's Leandro Paredes, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's fourth goal during their Serie A 2023-24 football match against AC Monza at the U-Power stadium in Monza, Italy on Sunday (March 3, 2024). Alberto Mariani/LaPresse via AP


Ex-Basketball Player Jailed For 90 Years

Former professional basketball player Rashid Byrd has been sentenced to 90 years in jail for sexual assault. The Los Angeles Police Department said a probe into Byrd started in 2019. A victim claimed that she had been sexually assaulted by him, reports

“During their investigation, detectives learned (that) in 2010, Byrd was convicted of sexual assault involving a different victim,” a statement by LAPD read. “Detectives also discovered that Byrd had been arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman in Washington State in 2005,” it added.

Ranji Trophy: 'Lord' Shardul Shines Again 

Cometh the crisis, cometh the man. Shardul Thakur, affectionately christened 'Lord', has rescued Mumbai from a precarious situation. The all-rounder is batting at 79 off just 75 balls and has stretched Mumbai's lead over Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy semi-final to 102 runs, at tea on Day 2.

Coming Up Later: DC Vs GG In WPL

The Beth Mooney-led Gujarat Giants will be seeking their first win of the ongoing Women's Premier League 2024 season, when they face Meg Lanning's Delhi Capitals at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru tonight.

Match begins at 7:30pm IST. Before that, check out three key player battles to keep an eye on, in our report here.

Race Walker Priyanka Finishes 7th In China 

Manchester Derby Up Next In Premier League

Manchester United are set to face off against Manchester City in the Manchester Derby in Premier League and the game will start at 9:00 pm IST on Sunday.

Gujarat Giants Cricketer Robin Minz Suffers Minor Bike Accident

Young wicketkeeper batter Robin Minz, who was signed by Gujarat Titans in the IPL auction in December last year, met with a minor accident and is recuperating in a local hospital in Ranchi, said his father Francis, according to PTI reports. Minz suffered the accident on Saturday as his bike made contact with an oncoming motorcycle, as he lost control of his vehicle.

1st World Olympic Boxing Qualifier: Deepak Bhoria Goes Down Fighting On Day 1

Deepak Bhoria (51kg), a World Championships bronze medalist, was defeated by Huseynov Nijat of Azerbaijan on day one of the 1st World Olympic Boxing Qualifier in Busto Arsizio, Italy on Sunday.

The opening two rounds were closely contested, with both fighters fighting from the start. The young pugilist from Azerbaijan used his speed and quick moves to make things difficult for Deepak in the ring. Deepak lost the first and second rounds with identical scores of 2-3.

Deepak Bhoria (L) in action against Huseynov Nijat of Azerbaijan.
Deepak Bhoria (L) in action against Huseynov Nijat of Azerbaijan. Photo: BFI

Anirban Lahiri Finishes T-6 In Jeddah

India's Anirban Lahiri finished tied-sixth in the third event of the LIV Golf League with a final round of 5-under 65 at the Par-70 Royal Greens in Jeddah, according to PTI reports. After rounds of 68-67, the 36-year-old Lahiri shot 65 in the third round to total 10-under.

It was his best finish on the LIV Series, having signed off at T-44 and T-21 in the first two events.

AIFF Terminates Service Of Its Legal Head

According to PTI reports, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday terminated the services of its principal legal advisor Nilanjan Bhattacharjee after he made serious "corruption allegations" against President Kalyan Chaubey, who had termed them "baseless".

In a letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Bhattacharjee said Chaubey worked out "corruption avenues" through a non-transparent tender process and preferential allotment of tender.

Pankaj Advani Downs Kamal Chawla To Retain CCI Snooker Classic Crown

According to PTI reports, the multiple-time world champion Pankaj Advani was up and dominating as he retained his crown during the CCI Snooker Classic, handing challenger Kamal Chawla an 8-3 defeat in the best-of-15-frame final in Mumbai on Sunday.

Advani displayed his prowess, potting with the utmost accuracy and consistency, besides using some clever tactical play to brush aside Chawla, who put up a bold show trying to match him.

MAN UTD 1-0 MAN CITY  -  Half Time

Marcus Rashford scored the only goal in the first half in the eighth minute and gained Manchester United a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Phil Foden Equals The Derby

Phil Foden equalled Manchester United's lead with a goal in the 56th minute. A dart inside from the right flank results in a sizzling blast straight into the top corner!

United demand a foul in the buildup on Rashford, but there is none, and Erik ten Hag is booked for his appeals.

MAN UTD 1-1 MAN CITY - 62'

Praggnanandhaa Checkmates Gujrathi, Gukesh Falters Against Navara

Indian Grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa crashed through the defences of compatriot Vidit Gujrathi but D Gukesh suffered a shock defeat from a position of strength against Czech Republic's David Navara in the fifth round of the Prague Masters in Prague, according to PTI reports.

Phil Foden Strikes Again!

The city has finished its return! Foden passes it to Alvarez on the left and continues his run as Alvarez supplies him with the delivery, which he takes a few touches and buries in the back of the net.

MAN CITY 2-1 MAN UTD - 80'

Haaland Joins The Party!

Already leading 2-1, Manchester City's Erling Haaland scored the third goal of his team to double the lead against Manchester United in the extra time.

MAN CITY 3-1 MAN UTD - 90+7'

WPL 2024: DC Beat GGT By 25 Runs

Captain Meg Lanning’s fifty and a cunning spell of left-arm spin by Jess Jonassen drove Delhi Capitals to a slick 25-run victory over Gujarat Giants in their Women’s Premier League match in Bengaluru on Sunday. Lanning (55, 41b, 6x4, 1x6) was the Capitals’ guiding force to an adequate 163 for eight despite a late flurry of wickets.

ISL 2023-24: Chennaiyin FC Halt Odisha FC's Unbeaten Streak

Jordan Murray's added time strike helped Chennaiyin FC break Odisha FC's 13-match winning streak as the former champions notched a 2-1 win in the Indian Super League match in Chennai on Sunday, according to PTI reports.

It is a result that will have ramifications across the points table, with Mumbai City FC (35) and Mohun Bagan Super Giant (33) with a good chance to displace Odisha FC (35) from the top.

MCI Beat MUN 3-1 In Manchester Derby

Phil Foden kept Manchester City's Premier League title hopes alive with a brilliant second-half double as his team rallied to defeat Manchester United 3-1 at home on Sunday. Marcus Rashford's eighth-minute thunderbolt put United ahead against the flow of play, and it appeared like the visitors may harm City's chances of a fourth consecutive title.

Bournemouth Beat Burnley 2-0 In Premier League

Burnley's winless run was extended to 10 games in all competitions after a 2-0 home loss against Bournemouth in the Premier League on Sunday, according to AP reports.

Vincent Kompany's team has not won a game in 2024 and will need a massive turnaround in form to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Burnley is 11 points from safety and only above last-place Sheffield United on goal difference.

That's all from our side!

An interesting day for the world sport ended with a high-octane Manchester derby match. Delhi Capitals won by 25 runs against Gujarat Giants in WPL 2024 whereas Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 20 runs in the PSL group-stage fixture. We will be taking your leave. Take Care, Goodnight!