Daily Digest: A thrilling Test at Edgbaston builds to a nail-biting climax

Sport360 staff 09:58 04/08/2018
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Morning, Tyrone Bell here with everything you need to know this Saturday.

TOP STORY

Sam Curran has been brilliant with ball and bat.

Sam Curran has been brilliant with ball and bat.

The word thrilling is over-used in modern sport but the First Test between England and India at Edgbaston has certainly earned that adjective.

It has been thrilling from the opening ball right to the end of play on the third day.

The hosts led by just 13 runs on the first innings as India were saved by a superb 149 by Virat Kohli and some poor England catching.

England then stumbled to 180 in their second dig, with young all-rounder Sam Curran carrying out a rescue mission of his own with a breath-taking 63 off just 65 balls.

This left India with a target of 194 and overnight they were poised at 110 for five wickets with the danger man Kohli still there on 43.

The match is poised for a thrilling climax today.

To read more on yesterday’s brilliant day of cricket click HERE.

FOOTBALL

Vidal spent three seasons with Bayern Munich.

Vidal spent three seasons with Bayern Munich.

The transfer window grinds on with deals being done all over the globe.

The latest moves include Gonzalo Higuain from Juventus to AC Milan, Lucas Digne from Barcelona to Everton and most intriguingly Arturo Vidal to Barcelona from Bayern.

Also a move for Yerry Mina makes sense for Manchester United says Matt Monaghan.

In other news Cristiano Ronaldo had caused quite a stir unfollowing former club Real Madrid on Instagram.

CRICKET

Nepal captain Paras Khadka. Image: ICC/Twitter.

Nepal captain Paras Khadka. Image: ICC/Twitter.

Elsewhere in the cricket universe leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane picked up three wickets as Nepal beat Netherlands by one run to register their first ever win in the format on Friday.

Chasing 217 for victory, the Dutch were well placed at 114-2 before they lost seven wickets for 71 runs. Leg-spinner Lamichhane took 3-41 from his 10-overs to play his part in a famous win.

To read more on the historic victory click HERE.

FEATURE OF THE DAY

Sam Whitelock of the Crusaders and Warren Whiteley of the Lions - the winning captain is on the left

Sam Whitelock of the Crusaders and Warren Whiteley of the Lions – the winning captain is on the left

The Crusaders stand on the brink of their ninth Super Rugby title when they take on the Lions from Johannesburg in the final in Christchurch today (11:35 UAE time).

Alex Broun looks at what makes this champion team so great.

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WHAT’S ON TODAY

Test cricket:

England v India – Day Four of First Test (14:00)

Rugby:

Super Rugby Final: Crusaders v Lions  (11:35)

Football:

Pre-season friendly: Liverpool vs Napoli in Dublin (18:00)

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