The Weekend That Was – 2nd April – 3rd April 2016

The Weekend That Was – Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd April 2016

Cricket

West Indies Win the Cricket T20 World Cup!

Carlos Brathwaite struck four sixes in the final over as West Indies beat England by four wickets to win a thrilling World T20 final in Kolkata, becoming the first team to win the tournament twice.

With 19 needed from Ben Stokes’ final over, Brathwaite (34 off 10 balls) struck four sixes from the first four balls to emphatically win it for the West Indies.

 Result

England – 155/9

West Indies – 161/6

 

West Indies Win The Woman’s Cricket T20 World Cup

Captain Stafanie Taylor and teenage sensation Hayley Mathews produced a record-breaking partnership as the West Indies chased down a 148-run target to claim their maiden women’s World Twenty20 title against Australia on Sunday.

What a World Cup for the West Indies!!

Result

Australia – 148/5

West Indies – 149/2

 

Football

La Liga – Barcelona 1 – 2 Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo’s late strike sealed a 2-1 comeback win for 10-man Real Madrid in El Clasico as Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run was ended.

Gerard Pique had given Barca the lead less than 10 minutes into the second half, only for Madrid to respond quickly through Karim Benzema’s acrobatic volley.

Gareth Bale than had a goal ruled out controversially, and when Serigo Ramos was sent off with 10 minutes to go everyone thought the catalans would go on to get the win. Ronaldo though had other ideas. With only 5 minutes left on the clock he brought down Bale’s cross before finishing past Bravo to give Madrid an unlikely victory.

 

Premier League

Leicester 1-0 Southampton

Wes Morgan earned Leicester a 1-0 victory over Southampton to move them seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.

Liverpool 1-1 Tottenham

Tottenham missed the chance to put pressure on Premier League leaders Leicester after failing to find a winner at Anfield. Spurs had fallen behind in the 51st minute when Philippe Coutinho finished from Daniel Sturridge’s pass. Only for Harry Kane to equalise in brilliant fashion.

Bournemouth 0-4 Manchester City

City amazingly found themselves 3-0 ahead after just 19 minutes thanks to strikes from Fernando, the returning Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero – his 17th league goal of the campaign.

Substitute Aleksandar Kolarov then added a fourth in stoppage time at the end of the game to see City keep a hold of fourth place over their arch rivals United.

Manchester United 1-0 Everton

Anthony Martial scored the winner as Manchester United kept their top four hopes alive.

The striker netted United’s 1,000th home Premier League goal in the second half to lift his side up to fifth in the table – just a point behind rivals Manchester City in fourth.

Before the game, the former Manchester United player and England world cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton was honoured by having a stand at Old Trafford named after him.

Norwich 3-2 Newcastle United

Martin Olsson struck a stoppage-time winner for Norwich as they beat Newcastle to move four points clear of the relegation zone.

Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic twice pegged the Canaries back, netting after Timm Klose had opened the scoring before tucking away a penalty with less than five minutes to go after Dieumerci Mbokani had put Norwich back in front.

Meanwhile, Newcastle are six points from safety with a game in hand.

 

Formula 1

Nico Rosberg Wins The Bahrain Grand Prix!

Nico Rosberg won his fifth race in a row at the Bahrain GP to maintain the perfect start to his 2016 title bid – as Lewis Hamilton finished third after a first-corner collision.

In a race that served up drama even before the lights went out as Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari blew up on the formation lap, Rosberg overtook polesitter Hamilton at the start, before seeing his team-mate plummet down the order. 

The world champion’s Mercedes was hit by Valtteri Bottas’ fast-starting Williams into Turn One, an impact which spun the W07 round and badly damaged its bodywork and floor.

Golf

Tiger Woods Will Miss The Masters!

Four-time champion Tiger Woods has ruled himself out of next week’s Masters at Augusta National due to a back injury.

The 40-year-old has been out of action since August 2015 and has undergone two rounds of surgery in a bid to cure the problem.

 

Tennis

Azarenka Wins The Miami Open!

Victoria Azarenka collected her third title of the season with a straight sets victory over Svetlana Kuznetsova in the final of the Miami Open.

The No 13 seed from Belarus was always in charge as she swept to a 6-3 6-2 triumph after just 77 minutes in the fierce 88 degree heat.

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