How Ros­berg can clinch the F1 ti­tle

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

while los­ing two wick­ets in­clud­ing that of Ali who was bowled by Mo­hammed Shami (265).

Jonny Bairstow, the high­est Test run-scorer this year, made 46 and shared a brisk 99-run part­ner­ship for the sixth wicket with Stokes be­fore also fall­ing to Shami.

Top-ranked In­dia have won 12 and drawn one of their last 13 Tests at home since Eng­land sealed a his­toric 2-1 vic­tory in Kolkata in 2012. NICO ROS­BERG (car­i­ca­ture) can clinch his first For­mula One world cham­pi­onship in the penul­ti­mate race of the sea­son on Sun­day in Brazil as he leads Mercedes team­mate Lewis Hamil­ton by 19 points.

A vic­tory is worth 25 points, sec­ond place 18, and points are dis­trib­uted down to 10th place – third 15, fourth 12, fifth 10, sixth 8, seventh 6, eighth 4, ninth 2, tenth 1.

Ros­berg will win the ti­tle, if – he wins the race. Even if Hamil­ton fin­ishes sec­ond Ros­berg would be 26 points ahead, with 374 points to Hamil­ton’s 348 – he

Lorena Ochoa Invitational, the last event be­fore the Tour Cham­pi­onship. The 19-year-old seeks her third ti­tle of the year at the 6,804-yard Club de Golf Mex­ico lay­out, hav­ing won her first ma­jor ti­tle at the Women’s PGA Cham­pi­onship last June and added her sec­ond con­sec­u­tive Port­land Clas­sic crown three weeks later.

The world No. 7 suf­fered her worst fin­ish of the year two weeks ago in Malaysia, shar­ing 63rd, and skipped last week’s event in Ja­pan, only her sec­ond missed tour­na­ment of the year, to pre­pare for her Mex­ico trip.

Also in the 36-player field is 14th-ranked Anna Nordqvist of Swe­den, who shared third in Malaysia. She shared sec­ond at the Ochoa Invitational in 2011.

This is the last qual­i­fy­ing event for the Tour.

Ali reached his cen­tury off the third ball of the day from Shami who seemed to have re­cov­ered from the cramps he suf­fered on the open­ing day.

Eng­land’s to­tal was the high­est by a vis­it­ing team in In­dia since the West Indies made 590 at Mum­bai in Novem­ber 2011.

The pre­vi­ous in­stance when three bats­men from a vis­it­ing team scored cen­turies in the same in­nings in In­dia was in 2008-09 when Sri Lanka toured the coun­try. – AFP fin­ishes sec­ond (367) and Hamil­ton no bet­ter than fourth (342). Ros­berg would lead by 25 points, and even if he gets no points at the sea­son-en­der in Abu Dhabi while Hamil­ton wins he would snatch the tro­phy on count­back: both on nine wins in this sce­nario and Ros­berg 4-3 ahead in sec­ond-place fin­ishes… he fin­ishes third (364) and Hamil­ton no bet­ter than sixth (338) – ad­van­tage 26 points he fin­ishes fourth (361) and Hamil­ton no bet­ter than eighth (334) – ad­van­tage 27 points he fin­ishes fifth (359) and Hamil­ton no bet­ter than ninth (332) – ad­van­tage 27 points he fin­ishes sixth (357) and Hamil­ton no bet­ter than 10th – ad­van­tage 26 points. There are other sce­nar­ios in which Ros­berg could be 25 points ahead if he comes fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh but on each oc­ca­sion Hamil­ton could take the ti­tle in Abu Dhabi, by winning there with Ros­berg get­ting no points. In this case Hamil­ton would win on count­back based on third-place fin­ishes (4-2) after a tie for wins (9-9) and sec­ond­place re­sults (3-3). – dpa

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malaysia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.