5 Talking Points from the Sporting Weekend

Five talking points from some of the weekend's sporting highlights.  

Sharks held to a Draw

Lukhanyo Am starred as the Sharks played to a 24-24 draw against a travelling Waratahs side. The Sharks should have put the match away but a few unforced errors saw the hosts concede unnecessarily. Keegan Daniels' quick throw to himself, in particular, was surprising, after Robert du Preez junior signalled to Daniels not to take the quick throw, but the veteran Sharks' loose forward threw it up to himself, fumbled and was tackled resulting in a quick break and try by the Waratahs. 24 all it ended at the Shark Tank.

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Starc continues Aussie seamers legacy in SA

Australia dominated proceedings to go 1-0 up in the series as they won the first of four Tests by 118 runs. Australia scored 351 in the first innings as Mitchell Marsh, Warner, and Steve Smith all reached half-centuries, but the day belonged to left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj who claimed a five-for from his 33 overs. The Proteas first innings saw only four players score double digits as man of the match Micthell Starc’s reverse swing ripped through the Proteas line-up. The big Aussie quick finished with match figures of 9 wickets for 108 balls in 28.4 overs.

The hosts were set a mammoth target of 417 to win - what would have been the highest run chase total to date at Kingsmead. But this time only three players reached double digit scores as AB de Villiers was run out for a duck after a mix up with Markram and Faf du Plessis (4) was clean bowled by Pat Cummins. Markram played a tough innings and offered some respite with his score of 143 that included 19 fours. While Quinton de Kock found a bit of form as he fought to a score of 83. But once Markram was by a Mitchell Marsh delivery, It was downhill from there. Starc and Hazelwood wrapped up the Test match in the first 22 balls of the final day. The second Test will start on Friday the 9th of March

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USA win their first Cup on home Soil

The Blitzbokke lost to Argentina in the semi-finals of the Las Vegas Sevens, as the USA claimed their first cup win on home soil. Perry Baker was invincible as he scored a try and went on to set up a another for Danny Barrett who scored a brace before Carlin Isles ran down the wing to secure a 28 – 0 Cup final victory over Argentina. The Blitzbokke still lead the series table although finishing fourth in Vegas after a 26 – 22 loss to the Fijians. Next stop is Canada from 10 – 11 March.

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City four wins away from EPL trophy

Manchester City's Bernado Silva scored the only goal of their match against Chelsea mere seconds into the second half as they opened up an 18-point lead at the top of the standings. Chelsea showed no real threat with three shots in 90 mins and 28% possession, with Hazard failing to register a shot on goal.

Chelsea are now five points behind Tottenham and may need to win the Champions League in order to qualify for next season's showpiece European event.

Wenger facing the axe after Brighton squabble

Brighton held on to their first half two goals from Lewis Dunk, and Glenn Murray to grab all three points in front of their home crowd. Aubameyang scored at the end of the break to score, but the Brighton held on to secure a memorable victory after holding onto to 32%. Arsenal were lucky as Kolasinac wasn't booked for a should challenge on Schelotto. Arsenal are in sixth place with rumours of Wenger's imminent axing this summer continuing to swirl.

Writtern by Lungelo Mdladla for Hollywoodbets

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