Nabi, Mujeeb power Afghanistan to big win
Dhaka: Mohammad Nabi helped Afghanistan to a 25-run win over Bangladesh. Afghanistan lead the points table at the halfway point of the tri-series. Afghanistan have now equalled Australia’s record of most T20I matches without a defeat, and in some style. Bangladesh were bowled out for 139 after Nabi’s unbeaten 84 off 54 helped Afghanistan post 164/6. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman claimed 4/15 to stifle the hosts. Nabi blasted seven sixes and three fours. He came to the crease with Afghanistan in trouble at 40 for 4, and finished with several big hits in the last five overs.
Brief scores: Afghanistan 164/6 (Nabi 84*, Afghan 40, Saifuddin 4-33) beat Bangladesh 139 (Mahmudullah 44; Mujeeb 4-15) by 25 runs
Pliskova wins fourth title of 2019:
World No. 2 Karolina Pliskova claimed her fourth title of the year as she defeated Petra Martic in a rain-disrupted final at the inaugural Zhengzhou Open on Sunday. The Czech top seed overcame a slow start and handled the disruption better to ease to a 6-3, 6-2 win over the seventh seed from Croatia.
Sumit finishes runner-up:
A title continued to elude Sumit Nagal as he finished runner-up in the 46,000-euro ATP Challenger men’s tennis event in Banja Luka in BosniaHerzegovina on Sunday. The 22-year-old went down to the Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor 2-6, 3-6 in an hour and 30 minutes, a somewhat surprising scoreline as he had put up a strong show on the red clay throughout the tournament.