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Posted at: Oct 11, 2018, 1:40 AM; last updated: Oct 11, 2018, 1:40 AM (IST)BRIEFLY

Tahir bowls South Africa to victory over Zimbabwe

East london (South africa)

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir bowled South Africa to a 34-run win in the first T20 International against Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park on Tuesday. Tahir took 5/23 as South Africa, defending a modest total of 160/6, bowled out the tourists for 126. The damage was done in the first four overs as Tahir, sharing the new ball, took the first three wickets. “I’ve been practising with the new ball to see if I can get more accurate (in case) I get a chance to bowl with it,” he said after claiming his best figures in 20-over internationals. Brief scores: South Africa 160/6 (van den Dussen 56, Miller 39; Jarvis 3/37); Zimbabwe 126 all out (Moor 44; Tahir 5/23)

Dambulla
Rain washes out first ODI between England and Lanka

England's first ODI against Sri Lanka was abandoned following heavy rains today. England managed to score of 92/2 in 15 overs, with Akila Dananjaya and Nuwan Pradeep claiming the wickets of Jason Roy (24) and Jonny Bairstow (25), respectively. Joe Root (25) and Eoin Morgan (14) were scheduled to return for England once the rain cleared but the match was called off as the bad weather continued even after four hours. 

Chennai
PKL: U Mumba bounce back to beat Pink Panthers 

U Mumba made a strong comeback to beat Jaipur Pink Panthers 39-32 in the Pro Kabaddi League here today. Siddharth Desai scored 13 raid points for U Mumba. Rohit Baliyan chipped in with seven raid points. 

London
Tour de France trophy stolen at cycle show

The Tour de France trophy won by Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas earlier this year has been stolen during a cycle show in Birmingham, the British team said on Wednesday. The trophy, loaned to bike manufacturer Pinarello, had been on display at venues across the UK along with the team’s other grand tour titles but was picked up when left unattended during the show in Birmingham recently. 

Shanghai
Federer survives scare, Delpo beats Gasquet

Top seed and defending champion Roger Federer battled past in-form Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 4-6 6-4 to reach the last-16 at the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Swiss will next face Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. Fourth seed Alexander Zverev edged one step closer to qualifying for next month’s ATP Finals after a 7-5 6-4 win over in-form Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili. Argentine Juan Martin del Potro overcame a slow start to outlast France’s Richard Gasquet 7-5 7-6(7). — Agencies

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