Here is Sportzwiki’s daily news round-up, featuring top sports news from around the world, on 5th January 2018. Here’s all the news from sporting events like cricket, football, WWE, Tennis and other sports took over the attention of all the sports enthusiasts.
Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
England could only add up 113 runs to their overnight total of 233 as they were bundled out on just 346 early on day two. Dawid Malan scored 62 and edged one to slips. Moeen Ali and Tom Curran added 30 and 39 respectively but fell to Australia’s in-form bowler Pat Cummins. Stuart Broad played a quickfire innings of 31 runs in the lower order. For Australia, Cummins picked up four wickets while Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood picked up two wickets each. The hosts in their first innings lost Cameron Bancroft on a duck. Bancroft was the only batsman to fail as David Warner, Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith dominated the English bowling line up. Warner was dismissed on 56. Khawaja and Smith were at the crease at stumps as Australia finished the day at 193/2.
South Africa vs. India, First Test, Newlands, Cape Town
Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up three early wickets in the first session of the first Test as South Africa won the toss and chose to bat first. Kumar picked up the wickets of Dean Elgar (0), Aiden Markram(5) and Hashim Amla (3)in his first three overs of the day. However, AB De Villiers and Faf Du Plessis capitalized on the start and counter-attacked Indian bowling attack. De Villiers is unbeaten on 59 while Du Plessis is batting on 37. South Africa was 107/3 at lunch on day one.
Serena Williams Pulls out of the Australian Open
Defending champion Serena Williams will not defend her Australian Open title as she has pulled out of the tournament. She feels she is not completely ready to play at the Melbourne Park four months after giving birth to her first child.
Roger Federer helped Switzerland reach the final of Hopman Cup in Perth, and the Swiss will face either Germany or Australia.
English Premier League, Results
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Ham United