Sports roundup-Oct 1
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Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with Li Chao of China to slip to the third position at the end of the third round of the 10th Tal Memorial Chess tournament.
2. 25 year old Scottish Boxer Mike Towell, died after suffering severe bleeding and swelling to his brain after he was carried from the ring on a stretcher after a fifth-round loss to Dale Evans in Glasgow on Thursday.
3. Lewis Hamilton clocked the fastest lap ever recorded at the 5.543km circuit in 1min 32.850sec on Saturday to secure pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix.
4. India beat Bangladesh 5-4 scoring a last minute goal to win U-18 Men's Asia Cup on Friday.
5. Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova suffered a 1-6,4-6, straight-set loss against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the summit clash of the WTA Wuhan Open
6. Kidambi Srikanth stormed back in Top 10 in BWF ranking after a quarterfinal finish at Japan Open. He jumped five places to reach 9th place in the world rankings. Former No. 1 Saina, who is recovering from a knee injury since undergoing a surgery after the Rio Games, surged three places to reach the World No. 5 spot, while Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu also improved two places to earn number 8th position.
7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar's five sinks New Zealand on rain hit day as New Zealand finished the day at 128/7. Earlier India was allout for 316 with Wriddhiman Saha remained unbeaten on 54 when he ran out of partners.
8.Pakistan thump West Indies by 111 runs in first ODI.Azam hit 120 in Pakistan’s strong total of 284-9 in 49 overs after a power failure interrupted the innings for 80 minutes.West Indies’ target was revised to 287 on the Duckworth/Lewis method, and the batsmen succumbed to Nawaz’s spin to be bowled out for 175 in 38.4 overs.
9. Quinton de Kock slammed 178 and the second-highest score by a South African in one-day internationals to help South Africa reach 295/4 and over take Australia’s 294-9 with more than 13 overs in the first of the five oneday internationals. '
10. Two days after his 40th birthday, captain Francesco Totti set up three of Roma's goals as they romped past Romanian outfit Astra 4-0.