In this article, we will provide you the sports news March (part-1) dated from 1st of March to 15th of March.
Sports News March (Part-1)
South Africa won under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup
On 1st March South Africa first time ever clinched Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup by defeating two time Champions Pakistan by 6 wickets it Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE. Batting first, Pakistan manages to reach a total of 133 by getting all out in 45 overs and Africans easily chased the target within 42 overs with 6 wickets remaining. Corbin Borsch of South Africa declared Man of the Match. India unfortunately manages 5th spot in the final standings of this tournament.
Sri Lanka regains Asia Cup
On 8th March, Sri lanka regains his Asia Cup trophy by comfortably defeating Pakistan in Mirpur, Bangladesh. 5 wicket win over defending champion Pakistan made Sri lanka to win his 5th Asia Cup Title. Sri Lanka with their stupendous balling attack by Lasith Malinga restricted Pakistan to a total of 260 runs and successfully achieved the target by meticulous century of Lahiru Thirimanne.
England won ODI series against West Indies
In the third and deciding one day, England defeated West Indies by 25 runs in Antigua and hence won the ODI series as well. Dinesh Ramdin maiden century just wasn’t enough for West Indies to snatch the match from England. Chasing the target of 304 made by England, West indies dropped 4 wickets in just 43 runs and Ramdin manages the total to reach 278 by smashing the century, but it was in vain.
Roger Federer won Dubai Duty free tennis championship 2014
On 1st March, Roger Federer won Dubai Duty free title by defeating Tomas Berdych 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the finals. Earlier in the semifinals, Roger defeated Djokovic in this tournament. This is 78th career title for Roger Federer.
Saina Nehwal bows out of All England Badminton Championship
Seven seeded Saina Nehwal lost quarterfinal by fourth seeded Chinese Shixian Wang 21-17, 21-10 in All England Badminton Championship in Birmhingam, England. As a result, Indian campaign came to a halt. Only 2 Indians, Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand won this title earlier.
Arvind Bhatt won German Open Grand Prix title
World 87th rank Indian Shuttler, Arvind Bhatt won Men’s Single German Open Grand Prix title by defeating Hans- Kristian Vittinghus of Denmark 24-22, 19-21, 21-11 in the finals in Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany. With this smashing performance, Bhatt became the only second Indian to reach the finals after Pullela Gopichand. This is the first title in last five year for Arvind.
Mizoram won its maiden Santosh Trophy
On 9th March, Mizoram clinches 68th Santosh Trophy by defeating Railways 3-0 in the final match played at Kanchenjungha stadium in Siliguri, West Bengal. This is the maiden win for Mizoram team and also the first appearance in the finals by them. Captain Zico Zoremsenga of Mizoram team plays the leading role by scoring in each half of the game. Mizoram was awarded the cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs and runner up Railways team bagged Rs 3 lakhs.
Pankaj Advani & Vidya Pillai crowned National Snooker Champion
World Champion Pankaj Advani of Petroleum Sports promotion Board defeated Kamal Chawla of Railways 6-3 in the finals thus regaining the title of Senior National Snooker Champion.In Women’s section. Vidya Pillai defended her Women’s National snooker title by defeating inexperienced Arantxa Sanchis of Maharashtra 3-1 in the finals.
Heena Sandhu, Chain Singh & Pooja Ghatkar won Gold in 7th Asian Air Gun Championship
On 10th March Heena Sandhu, World record holder in shooting, won Gold in 7th Asian Air Gun Championship in Kuwait. Heena’s score of 200.3 made her to win the gold. Chia Ying Wu of Chinese Taipei won Silver while Oman’s Wadha Al Balushi managed the third spot.In Men’s event, Chain Singh won Gold with a score of 206.0 succeeding Chinese Qin Cong, who won Silver and Liu Zhinguo(China) got the bronze medal. In Women’s Air Rifle event, India’s Pooja Ghatkar won Gold with a score of 208.8, while the Chinese contender won Silver and bronze medals respectively, namely, Du Bej and Yi Siling.
In the Nutshell