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5 Talking Points from the Weekend in Sport

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Jaguares wrap up SA conference, Dhawan hits ton as India beat Australia, and Banyana Banyana beaten by Spain are some of our talking points in this past weekend in sport. 

Jaguares wrap up SA conference with Sharks victory

The Jaguares wrapped up the South African conference with a 34-7 bonus-point victory over the Sharks in Buenos Aires on Saturday.

Dhawan hits ton as India beat Australia at the Oval

Shikhar Dhawan struck a century as India claimed a 36-run victory in their World Cup clash against Australia at the Oval on Sunday.

Dhawan scored 117 while Rohit Sharma (57) and captain Virat Kohli (82) hit half-centuries as India posted 352/5 after electing to bat first.

Kohli, batting at number three, continued the onslaught while Hardik Pandya (48 off 27 balls) was promoted to number four to add some lusty blows towards the end of the innings.

The Aussie batsmen were always struggling to maintain the required rate as they chased the big target.

David Warner hit 56 but it took 86 balls as Australia got off to a slow but steady start.

Steve Smith hit a run a ball 69 while Alex Carey struck a brisk 55 not out off 35 balls bt it was to little to late.

India maintain their perfect record at this year’s World Cup as they have won both their games.

Banyana Banyana beaten by Spain in first WC match ever

Banyana Banyana fell to a 3-1 defeat against Spain in their inaugural FIFA Women’s World Cup clash on Saturday evening.

Thembi Kgatlana gave Banyana a shock 25th-minute lead. The South Africans held out until captain Janine van Wyk handballed in the area with 20 minutes to go and Atletico Madrid star Jennifer Hermoso made no mistake from the spot.

Nothando Vilakazi was the next to give away a penalty in the 82nd minute before being shown a red card. Hermoso grabbed her brace before the Spaniards wrapped up the victory in the final minute when Lucia Garcia dribbled past Banyana goalkeeper Andile Dlamini and tapped in to an empty net.

Desiree Ellis’ side play China on Thursday in their next match.

Hamilton claims seventh win in Canada

Sebastian Vettel may have crossed the line first, but Lewis Hamilton won won a record-equaling seventh title in Canada on Sunday due to the German’s 5s penalty.

There was drama in the build-up to the Montreal race as Mercedes discovered a hydraulic leak on Hamilton’s W10 and spent two hours before having to leave for the grid fixing the car. That, though, did little to slow the Brit.

Rory McIlroy equalled the best round of his career to complete a massive seven-shot victory at the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday.

McIlroy ties career-best round to soar to Canadian Open victory

MCIlroy rolled in nine birdies, an eagle and two bogeys on the way to a nine-under-par 61 and a 22-under-par total that saw him finish a full seven strokes clear of nearest rival Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson.

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