Rasmus Hojgaard eagled the third extra hole to win his maiden European Tour title following a three-man play-off at the Mauritius Open. Final Leaderboard AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open The 18-year-old Dane, playing in just his fifth event on the European Tour, edged out fellow rookie Antoine Rozner at the 572-yard par-five 18th at the Heritage Golf Club.Italian Renato Paratore was earlier knocked out at the first extra hole as he found water with his second shot to the green, after the trio all finished on 19-under-par in regulation play.Hojgaard, who turned professional at the start of the year, missed an eagle putt to seal victory on the first extra trip down the 18th, as Rozner produced an excellent up-and-down from the greenside bunker to make a birdie to extend play further. … [Read more...] about Mauritius Open: Rasmus Hojgaard wins maiden European Tour title after three-man play-off
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Dec 6, 2019ESPNcricinfo staffFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintAll the world's cricketers walked into a bar. The LOLs, the chatter, and the occasional mini-brawls, they were endless. And the news cycle was never the same again! Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's Social Buzz, your go-to destination for all the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond.December 8So... this happened... "Hardus Viljoen isn't playing, he's lying in bed with my sister, they got married yesterday, so..."@faf1307! @MSL_T20) pic.twitter.com/9rLA3sHfaI— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 8, 2019Shouldn't surprise anyone though. Faf du Plessis has a habit of embarrassing his fast bowlers on live television.December 6It's Bumrah, baby!Former Pakistan allrounder Abdul Razzaq's comments referring to Jasprit Bumrah as a "baby bowler" in an interview didn't go down well with many Indian fans and former players, who criticised Razzaq for saying that … [Read more...] about The Buzz: TMI, Faf du Plessis!
Sanju Samson replaced injured Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad. © AFP India are set to take on the West Indies in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. India lead the three-match series 1-0 after claiming a hard-fought win over the visitors in Hyderabad in the series opener on Friday. Ahead of the second T20I, young wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson received a hero's welcome at the airport when the Indian team landed in the 25-year-old's hometown. Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter to share the video of the grand welcome for Sanju Samson. "A hero's welcome for Sanju," Rajasthan Royals captioned the video. A hero's welcome for Sanju!#HallaBol | #RoyalsFamily | @IamSanjuSamson pic.twitter.com/GdzBqoC4ZI — Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 8, 2019 On Saturday, a group of fans were hopeful to see Sanju Samson in the playing XI despite a good show with the bat from KL Rahul. In the first T20I, riding on Shimron Hetmyer's maiden … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies: Sanju Samson Gets “Hero’s Welcome” Ahead Of 2nd T20I. Watch Video
It was India’s first U-21 men’s singles title since the ITTF Challenge Series became an entity in January 2017, as opposed to being an integral part of the ITTF World Tour. Manav has now joined Harmeet Desai, Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Soumyajit Ghosh in the list of Indians to win ITTF World Tour U-21 men’s singles titles. In 2012, Harmeet and Sathiyan won the title in Brazil and Egypt respectively while, Soumyajit clinched title in Chile in 2011. It was also the first ever ITTF Challenge Series or ITTF World Tour tournament held in Canada. The 19-year-old Manav, who was part of the Indian men’s team which won the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, dominated the proceedings in the one-sided final match. Second-seeded Manav maintained his dominance throughout the final as he hardly gave Bentancor any chance to score.Earlier in the quarter-final and semi-final, Manav beat Argentina’s Horacio Cifuentes 11-5, 11-9, 11-5 and Lorenzo Santiago 11-7, … [Read more...] about Paddler Manav scripts history, clinches title in Markham