Sports roundup — Monday, Sept 1

Cricket: 

Zimbabwe stuns Australia 

Captain Elton Chigumbura hit a fluent half-century as Zimbabwe secured a shock three-wicket win over Australia in the triangular series on Sunday.

Zimbabwe’s only previous success against the world’s top-ranked 50-over side came in their very first meeting in Nottingham in 1983 and since then have endured 27 defeats and one abandoned match.

 

After Australia elected to bat, the tourists were restricted to 209 for nine in their 50 overs, a target Zimbabwe chased down with two overs to spare. Chigumbura came to the wicket with his side floundering on 106 for five at the halfway point of their innings, and along with No 9 Prosper Utseya (30 not out), added 55 in an unbeaten eighth wicket partnership. The Zimbabwe skipper was unbeaten on 52 from 68 balls and provided the anchor for the win.

Utseya scored the winning runs by belting a six off Mitchell Starc that prompted a field invasion by jubilant fans who had never seen a day like it at the Harare Sports Club. “I had to be there at the end and the most important thing was to stay calm under pressure,” Chigumbura said in a pitch side interview. “The guys have worked really hard for this and the pleasing thing was that everybody contributed today.”

Adding to Australia’s misery, skipper Michael Clarke had to battle through the pain barrier to score an unbeaten 68 after he suffered a recurrence of his hamstring injury. Clarke, returning to the side after missing Australia’s first two games of the series, retired hurt in the 43rd over as he battled with his hamstring, but returned for the final two balls of the innings to ensure the tourists were not bowled out. 

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin scored 49 to help the visitors pass 200 as he put on 50 with Clarke before the latter retired hurt, and 51 with number 10 Ben Cutting (26).

The home spinners managed to contain and pick up wickets, with Sean Williams recording excellent figures of 2-21 in his 10 overs, as Australia stuttered to their lowest ever score against Zimbabwe of 209 for nine in 50 overs. Utseya finished with 2-45 in his 10 overs. “Credit to them, they deserved their win,” Clarke said. “The wicket was a bit tacky and although we thought it would take spin, not throughout the whole game. They showed us how to play spin, especially at the end of their innings.” 

Zimbabwe took a patient approach to their reply but looked in trouble as they slipped to 106 for five before Chigumbura grafted to get his side home. Nathan Lyon used the conditions well to record figures of 4-44 in 10 overs, with all of the regular bowlers economical in restricting the home batsman. The fifth match of the series will be on Tuesday when Australia face South Africa at the same venue. South Africa leads the table with nine points, Australia second on five and Zimbabwe with four.

Australia innings

Batting

R

B

4s

6s

AJ Finch

b Nyumbu

11

12

2

0

PJ Hughes

c Nyumbu b Utseya

10

30

0

0

MJ Clarke

not out

68

102

2

0

GJ Bailey

b Williams

1

5

0

0

GJ Maxwell

b Waller

13

17

1

1

MR Marsh

c Utseya b Tiripano

15

37

1

0

BJ Haddin

c Waller b Tiripano

49

66

2

3

JP Faulkner

c Nyumbu b Utseya

0

1

0

0

MA Starc

b Williams

3

5

0

0

BCJ Cutting

run out (Taylor)

26

22

2

1

NM Lyon

not out

8

3

0

1

Extras

(lb 2, w 3)

5

Total

(9 wickets; 50 overs)

209

Zimbabwe innings

Batting

R

B

4s

6s

TMK Mawoyo

b Lyon

15

44

1

0

Sikandar Raza

caught

22

32

4

0

H Masakadza

b Starc

18

35

1

1

BRM Taylor

b Lyon

32

26

5

0

MN Waller

c & b Maxwell

11

39

1

0

SC Williams

c Clarke b Lyon

4

5

1

0

E Chigumbura

not out

52

68

4

0

DT Tiripano

b Starc

3

12

0

0

P Utseya

not out

30

28

2

1

J Nyumbu

 

TL Chatara

 

Extras

(b 2, lb 3, w 18, nb 1)

24

Total

(7 wickets; 48 overs)

211

Rugby:

Warm Perth welcome for Springboks

The Springboks were greeted with pleasant conditions when they arrived in Perth on Sunday afternoon, after three days of training in a very cold Johannesburg. The Boks had three hard training sessions at Fourways High School before their departure to Australia on Saturday evening. They arrived at their Perth hotel early on Sunday afternoon (Australian time).

The Springboks face Australia at Patersons Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 12:05 SA time). The honours are even between these sides in Western Australia – of the seven matches played here since 1998, each team has won three, while one ended in a draw. The Boks’ overall record in Australia is 12 wins and one draw out of 34 matches, while the South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises also found the going tough here in 2014, winning only one out of their 10 matches on Australian soil.

“It’s always tough to play away from home, but we also see it as a challenge,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. “It’s great to be here and all the players and management are excited to get down to business when we hit the training field on Monday. “We trained very hard the last couple of days and a few more tough sessions are waiting for us this week. Although we got the results against Argentina, our standards are higher than how we performed on the field and we want to improve this weekend. “It will require a lot of focus and hard work from everyone involved this week. Australia may have lost last weekend against New Zealand, but the week before that they drew in Sydney. We respect them as opposition and can’t afford any slip ups on Saturday.”

ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division

The Xerox Golden Lions condemned the EP Kings to their fourth consecutive loss courtesy of hard-fought 41-22 (halftime 21-19) win in their Absa Currie Cup match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The loss was hard on the Kings, who held a two-point lead shortly after the start of the second half, but was a vast improvement on the 60-19 loss they had suffered at the hands of the Lions earlier in the season.

DHL Western Province soaked up everything the Vodacom Blue Bulls could throw at them before striking twice in exceptional fashion in the second half to score an inspiring 23-18 win in their Absa Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday. In the process Province underlined their status at the top of the log, and as favourites to take the title this year, extending their unbeaten run against the Blue Bulls to more than two years now. And while the Blue Bulls put up a much better performance than their 41-13 loss at Newlands a fortnight ago, the loss leaves them with just one victory at the end of the first round of Currie Cup action from four games and in a deep hole if they want to try and make the playoffs of the competition.

The Free State Cheetahs have won their second game in this year’s Absa Currie Cup competition by beating Griquas 36-25 in the sides’ tussle at GWK Park in Kimberley on Saturday. The visitors beat the Kimberley-based side in Bloemfontein three weeks ago and managed more of the same when they scored five tries for a much needed bonus point against the Peacock Blues.

The Steval Pumas scored two late tries to clinch a richly deserved 32-22 bonus point win over the Cell C Sharks in their Absa Currie Cup clash at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday night. The Pumas were the dominant team throughout, but there was a period when they appeared to have blown it. That came strangely enough at the stage of the game when the Sharks had been reduced to 14 men when Odwa Ndungane was yellow carded for knocking the ball down as the Pumas built up for yet another attack.

ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division | LOGS

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

BPts

Pts

1

Western Province

4

4

0

0

126

65

61

2

18

2

Golden Lions

4

3

0

1

156

81

75

3

15

3

Pumas

4

3

0

1

110

92

18

2

14

4

Sharks

4

3

0

1

106

89

17

1

13

5

Free State Cheetahs

4

2

0

2

107

99

8

4

12

6

Blue Bulls

4

1

0

3

78

130

-52

2

6

7

Griquas

4

0

0

4

91

134

-43

3

3

8

Eastern Province Kings

4

0

0

4

82

166

-84

1

1

 

Absa Currie Cup Division One | RESULTS

30 SWD Eagles 29 – 21 Leopards Outeniqua Park, George

30 Border Bulldogs 19 – 14 Valke BCM Stadium, East London

30 Boland Kavaliers 19 – 27 Griffons Boland Stadium, Wellington

Soccer:  

PSL RESULTS

31 August   

Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 0 AmaZulu

Cuthbert Malajila (59)

Cuthbert Malajila (66)   

 

Platinum Stars 0 – 0 Bloem Celtic

 

30 August   

Black Aces 0 – 0 University of Pretoria

 

Kaizer Chiefs 2 – 0 SuperSport United

 

Mandla Masango (62)

Kingston Nkhatha (70)   

 

Polokwane City 0 – 3 Orlando Pirates

 

Kermit Erasmus (30)

Thabo Qalinge (42)

Lehlohonolo Majoro (85)

 

Free State Stars 1 – 1 Maritzburg Utd

 

Moeketsi Sekola (56) Kwanda Mngonyama (2)

 

29 August   

Bidvest Wits 3 – 0 Moroka Swallows

 

Getaneh Kebede (17)

Getaneh Kebede (55)

Sameegh Doutie (62)   

 

29 August   

Chippa United 1 – 1 Ajax Cape Town

 

Mxolisi Ntshingila (81) Thabiso Nkoana (89)

 

27 August   

Mamelodi Sundowns 0 – 3 Orlando Pirates

 

Kermit Erasmus (13)

Kermit Erasmus (62)

Lehlohonolo Majoro (74)

   

AmaZulu 0 – 2 Bloem Celtic

 

Musa Nyatama (16)

Lerato Lamola (25)

 

Platinum Stars 0 – 2 Kaizer Chiefs

 

Reneilwe Letsholonyane (19)

George Lebese (32)

 

University of Pretoria 0 – 1 Free State Stars

 

Robert Sankara (75)

 

SuperSport United 1 – 2 Black Aces

 

Dove Wome (90) Collins Mbesuma (67)

Aubrey Ngoma (74)

 

Ajax Cape Town 3 – 1 Bidvest Wits

 

Nathan Paulse (75)

Nathan Paulse (pen 83)

Keagan Dolly (90) Sthembiso Ngcobo (79)

 

26 August   

Moroka Swallows 3 – 2 Polokwane City

 

Lerato Chabangu (26)

Vuyisile Wana (44)

Lerato Chabangu (81) Thapelo Tshilo (30)

Puleng Tlolane (32)

 

Maritzburg Utd 3 – 0 Chippa United

 

Mohammed Anas (19)

Nhlanhla Vilakazi (50)

Sheldon Van Wyk (83)   

 

Absa Premiership | LOGS

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Kaizer Chiefs

5

5

0

0

8

1

7

15

2

Ajax Cape Town

5

3

2

0

7

3

4

11

3

Bidvest Wits

5

3

1

1

7

4

3

10

4

Moroka Swallows

5

3

0

2

7

9

-2

9

5

Orlando Pirates

5

2

2

1

10

5

5

8

6

Maritzburg Utd

5

2

2

1

7

4

3

8

7

Free State Stars

5

2

1

2

6

6

0

7

8

Mamelodi Sundowns

5

2

1

2

5

5

0

7

9

Platinum Stars

5

2

1

2

4

5

-1

7

10

Bloem Celtic

5

1

3

1

5

4

1

6

11

University of Pretoria

5

1

2

2

3

4

-1

5

12

Black Aces

5

1

2

2

4

6

-2

5

13

Chippa United

5

1

1

3

4

7

-3

4

14

SuperSport United

5

1

0

4

4

8

-4

3

15

Polokwane City

5

1

0

4

5

10

-5

3

16

AmaZulu

5

0

2

3

2

7

-5

2

 

English Barclays Premier League | RESULTS

31 August

 

Leicester City

1 – 1

Arsenal

Leonardo Ulloa (22)

Alexis Sánchez (20)

King Power Stadium

31 August

 

Aston Villa

2 – 1

Hull City

Gabriel Agbonlahor (14) Andreas Weimann (36)

Nikica Jelavic (74)

Villa Park

31 August

 

Tottenham Hotspur

0 – 3

Liverpool

 

Raheem Sterling (8) Steven Gerrard (pen 49) Alberto Moreno (60)

White Hart Lane

30 August

 

Everton

3 – 6

Chelsea

Kevin Mirallas (45) Steven Naismith (69) Samuel Eto’o (76)

Diego Da Silva Costa (1) Branislav Ivanovic (3) Seamus Coleman (og 67) Nemanja Matic (74) Ramires Santos do Nascimento (77) Diego Da Silva Costa (90)

Goodison Park

30 August

 

Queens Park Rangers

1 – 0

Sunderland

Charlie Austin (47)

 

Loftus Road Stadium

30 August

 

Manchester City

0 – 1

Stoke City

 

Mame Biram Diouf (58)

Etihad Stadium

30 August

 

Newcastle United

3 – 3

Crystal Palace

Daryl Janmaat (37) Rolando Aarons (73) Michael Williamson (88)

Dwight Gayle (1) Jason Puncheon (48) Wilfried Zaha (95)

St. James’ Park

30 August

 

Swansea City

3 – 0

West Bromwich Albion

Nathan Dyer (2) Wayne Routledge (24) Nathan Dyer (71)

 

Liberty Stadium

30 August

 

West Ham United

1 – 3

Southampton

Mark Noble (27)

Morgan Schneiderlin (45) Morgan Schneiderlin (68) Graziano Pellè (83)

Boleyn Ground

30 August

 

Burnley

0 – 0

Manchester United

Turf Moor

25 August

 

Manchester City

3 – 1

Liverpool

Stevan Jovetic (41) Stevan Jovetic (55) Sergio Agüero (69)

Pablo Zabaleta (og 83)

Etihad Stadium

24 August

 

Sunderland

1 – 1

Manchester United

Jack Rodwell (30)

Juan Mata (17)

Stadium of Light

 

English Barclays Premier League | LOGS

 

Pos

Team

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

GD

Pts

1

Chelsea

3

3

0

0

11

4

7

9

2

Swansea City

3

3

0

0

6

1

5

9

3

Aston Villa

3

2

1

0

3

1

2

7

4

Manchester City

3

2

0

1

5

2

3

6

5

Liverpool

3

2

0

1

6

4

2

6

6

Tottenham Hotspur

3

2

0

1

5

3

2

6

7

Arsenal

3

1

2

0

5

4

1

5

8

Southampton

3

1

1

1

4

3

1

4

9

Hull City

3

1

1

1

3

3

0

4

10

Stoke City

3

1

1

1

2

2

0

4

11

West Ham United

3

1

0

2

4

5

-1

3

12

Queens Park Rangers

3

1

0

2

1

5

-4

3

13

Sunderland

3

0

2

1

3

4

-1

2

14

Manchester United

3

0

2

1

2

3

-1

2

15

Leicester City

3

0

2

1

3

5

-2

2

16

Newcastle United

3

0

2

1

3

5

-2

2

17

Everton

3

0

2

1

7

10

-3

2

18

West Bromwich Albion

3

0

2

1

2

5

-3

2

19

Crystal Palace

3

0

1

2

5

8

-3

1

20

Burnley

3

0

1

2

1

4

-3

1

 

Golf:

70th Open d’Italia | LEADERBOARD

 

Pos

Player

Score

Thru

Today

Rnd1

Rnd2

Rnd3

Rnd4

Tot

1

Hennie Otto

-20

F

-4

67

62

71

68

268

2

David Howell

-18

F

-9

73

67

67

63

270

3

Stephen Gallacher

-17

F

-7

72

65

69

65

271

4

Joost Luiten

-16

F

-7

69

68

70

65

272

4

Richie Ramsay

-16

F

-2

67

69

66

70

272

6

Bernd Wiesberger

-13

F

E

66

66

71

72

275

7

Simon Dyson

-12

F

-4

71

68

69

68

276

7

Lee Slattery

-12

F

-1

70

68

67

71

276

7

Ross Fisher

-12

F

-1

69

66

70

71

276

7

Andreas Hartø

-12

F

-5

70

69

70

67

276

11

James Morrison

-11

F

-3

70

66

72

69

277

11

Romain Wattel

-11

F

-3

73

68

67

69

277

11

Andy Sullivan

-11

F

-3

70

72

66

69

277

 

Motorsport:

Marquez wins 11th race of the season

Runaway world championship leader Marc Marquez made it 11 wins from 12 races this season on Sunday as he won the British MotoGP at Silverstone. The 21-year-old Spanish Honda rider – who on Saturday claimed his 10th pole position of the campaign – prevailed in a stunning duel with compatriot and two-time world champion Jorge Lorenzo on a Yamaha. Lorenzo’s teammate Italian legend Valentino Rossi was third in what was a record 246th MotoGP appearance while Marquez’s fellow Honda rider Dani Pedrosa, who won the Czech GP last time out, was fourth.

It was the third successive race Yamaha had filed the minor podium placings.

Marquez has 288 points with Pedrosa, who signed a two year extension with Honda, second on 199 and Rossi, who has also committed himself for another two years to Yamaha, third on 189 while Lorenzo has 157 with six races remaining.

RESULTS

1 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team 40’51.835

 2 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +0.732

 3 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +8.519

 4 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team +8.694

 5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team +9.238

 6 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +24.746

 7 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP +26.717

 8 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing +26.91

 9 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing +33.455

 10 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini +39.094

 11 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing +40.255

 12 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team +43.027

 13 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing +52.245

 14 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar +58.981

 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing +59.164

 16 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar +1’05.680

 17 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport +1’10.939

 18 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team +1’16.834

 19 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing +1’16.904

 20 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing +1’34.939

 21 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport +1’38.442

 22 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1 Lap

Tennis:

US Open 2014 Men’s | RESULTS 

Round 3

Result

31 Aug 2014

(14) Marin Cilic (Cro) bt (18) Kevin Anderson (Rsa) 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

31 Aug 2014

(26) Gilles Simon (Fra) bt (4) David Ferrer (Spa) 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3

30 Aug 2014

(1) Novak Djokovic (Ser) bt Sam Querrey (USA) 6-3 6-2 6-2

30 Aug 2014

(22) Philipp Kohlschreiber (Ger) bt (13) John Isner (USA) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 7-6 (7-4)

30 Aug 2014

(9) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) bt Pablo Carreno-Busta (Spa) 6-4 6-4 6-4

30 Aug 2014

(8) Andy Murray (Gbr) bt Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus) 6-1 7-5 4-6 6-2

30 Aug 2014

(3) Stanislas Wawrinka (Swi) bt Blaz Kavcic (Slo) w/o

30 Aug 2014

Tommy Robredo (Spa) bt Nick Kyrgios (Aus) 3-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3

30 Aug 2014

(10) Kei Nishikori (Jpn) bt (23) Leonardo Mayer (Arg) 6-4 6-2 6-3

30 Aug 2014

(5) Milos Raonic (Can) bt Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (7-3)

 

 

US Open 2014 Women’s | RESULTS 

Round 4

Result

31 Aug 2014

(10) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt (5) Maria Sharapova (Rus) 6-4 2-6 6-2

31 Aug 2014

(13) Sara Errani (Ita) bt Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) 6-3 2-6 6-0

Round 3

Result

30 Aug 2014

(1) Serena Williams (USA) bt Varvara Lepchenko (USA) 6-3 6-3

30 Aug 2014

Kaia Kanepi (Est) bt (15) Carla Suarez-Navarro (Spa) 7-5 6-0

30 Aug 2014

(11) Flavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Nicole Gibbs (USA) 6-4 6-0

30 Aug 2014

(29) Casey Dellacqua (Aus) bt Karolina Pliskova (Cze) 6-3 3-6 6-4

30 Aug 2014

Aleksandra Krunic (Ser) bt (3) Petra Kvitova (Cze) 6-4 6-4

30 Aug 2014

(16) Victoria Azarenka (Blr) bt Elena Vesnina (Rus) 6-1 6-1

30 Aug 2014

(17) Ekaterina Makarova (Rus) bt Zarina Diyas (Kaz) 6-2 6-4

30 Aug 2014

(7) Eugenie Bouchard (Can) bt (30) Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (Cze) 6-2 6-7 (2-7) 6-4

29 Aug 2014

Belinda Bencic (Swi) bt (6) Angelique Kerber (Ger) 6-1 7-5

29 Aug 2014

(9) Jelena Jankovic (Ser) bt Johanna Larsson (Swe) 6-1 6-0

29 Aug 2014

(14) Lucie Safarova (Cze) bt (22) Alize Cornet (Fra) 6-3 6-7 (3-7) 6-4

29 Aug 2014

Shuai Peng (Chn) bt (28) Roberta Vinci (Ita) 6-4 6-3

29 Aug 2014

(5) Maria Sharapova (Rus) bt (26) Sabine Lisicki (Ger) 6-2 6-4

29 Aug 2014

(10) Caroline Wozniacki (Den) bt (18) Andrea Petkovic (Ger) 6-3 6-2

29 Aug 2014

(13) Sara Errani (Ita) bt (19) Venus Williams (USA) 6-0 0-6 7-6 (7-5)

29 Aug 2014

Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (Cro) bt (2) Simona Halep (Rom) 7-6 (8-6) 6-2

 

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