BULLETIN SPORTS NEWS 20 November 12:30 pm
Good day, let’s look at the latest sports news and scores:
# We start with Cricket: Proteas spinner Keshav Maharaj tops the one-day international bowling rankings. He is followed by Wanindu Hasaranga of Sri Lanka and Adil Rashid of England. India is the number one ODI team in the world despite losing to Australia in the World Cup final yesterday. Australia is second and South Africa third. India’s Shubman Gill is the number one ODI batter and Proteas opener and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock is third. He retired from the international game after South Africa was ousted by Australia in the World Cup semifinal.
# Motorsport: Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton believes the action-packed Las Vegas Grand Prix showed that critics of the event were wrong to suggest it was all about show over substance. The seven-time world champion, who started the race tenth, fought back to finish seventh after an incident-filled 50 laps. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the race, a record-extending 18th win of the season for him. Hamilton says despite challenges with the car, he enjoyed racing in Vegas:
# Golf: Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard carded a 64 in a dramatic final round to win the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai by two strokes. The 22-year-old finished 21-under-par overall, two strokes ahead of Norway’s Viktor Hovland and Englishmen Matt Wallace and Tommy Fleetwood, who finished 19-under. Defending champion Spain’s Jon Rahm shared fifth after a final-round 66 and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy signed off his season in tied-22nd after a two-under 70. Hojgaard says winning this title is special:
# Tennis: World number one Novak Djokovic won a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title after defeating home favourite Jannik Sinner in Turin, Italy. The Serb, who lost to the Italian in the group stage, avenged that with a, 6-3, 6-3, win in one-hour-and-43-minutes. This victory for the 36-year-old concludes a year in which he won three of the four Grand Slams and a total of seven titles in a calendar year for the first time since 2016. Djokovic says winning this tournament again is special:
# And finally: sad news from the rugby world: Former Springbok World Cup-winning lock Hannes Strydom has died at the age of 58. According to reports, he died in an accident yesterday. Strydom played in 21 Tests at lock for the Springboks, and started in the 1995 World Cup final against the All Blacks, while he played in his last Bok match in August 1997. He is the fifth member of the victorious 1995 team who has passed away, following Ruben Kruger, Chester Williams, Joost van der Westhuizen and James Small.
Stay tuned for more news………….