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Sports in 2017

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30 December, 2017 19:25 PM



Sports in 2017

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January

Record-breaking Serena wins Australian Open

Serena Williams rewrote history on January 28 to surpass Steffi Graf and capture a record 23rd Grand Slam title as well as the world number one ranking by beating her sister Venus in the Australian Open final.

Federer beats Nadal in five-set thriller to win Australian Open

Roger Federer won a thrilling, five-set Australian Open final against his great rival Rafael Nadal to clinch a record-extending 18th Grand Slam title on January 29.

March

Bangladesh win 100th test against Sri Lanka

Bangladesh won the 100th test match against host Sri Lanka on March 19 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo

April

Mashrafe announces T20 retirement

Inspirational limited-overs captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza announced to retire from Twenty20 Internationals after the conclusion of the two-match T20I series against Sri Lanka, he announced ahead of the opening match against Sri Lanka in Colombo on March 6.

May

Brazil wins beach soccer for the 5th times

Brazil wins the title of Beach Soccer for the 5th times on May 7.

June

England win under-20 football world cup

England under-19 footballers won the title of world cup on June 7 held in South Korea. 

Bangladesh qualifies for the ICC Championship

Bangladesh qualified to play ICC Championship for the first time in the history of Cricket of the country on June 15 against India.

Pakistan beat India to win ICC Champions Trophy

Pakistan won the trophy of ICC Championship after a stunning victory against India on June 18.

July

Germany wins confederation cup

Germany footballers won the title of confederation cup beating Chile on July 2 in Russia.

Muguruza win first Wimbledon title

Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title and shattered Venus Williams' historic bid with a majestic 7-5, 6-0 victory in Saturday's final on July 15.

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament's oldest champion Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final on July 16.

August

Neymar signs deal with PSG

Brazilian superstar and Barcelona sensation Neymar signed the deal with French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on August 6.

Bangladesh clinch first ever test victory against Australia

Bangladesh won the first ever test match against Australia in the home ground on August 30.

September

Sloane routs Keys in US Open final

Sloane Stephens, sidelined for 11 months by a left foot injury until returning in July, captured her first Grand Slam title by routing fellow American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in Saturday's US Open final on September 9. 10. Rafael Nadal wins US Open.

October

ICC gives green light to Test Championship, the ODI league

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given the green light to a Test championship and one-day international league, while countries are also welcome to experiment with four-day tests, the world governing body said on October 12.

Messi takes Argentina to the World Cup

Lionel Messi scores a holy trinity of goals to ensure Argentina’s qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on October 11.

Sharapova triumphs in Tianjin opener

Maria Sharapova made an impressive start to the Tianjin Open on Wednesday by beating Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets on October 15.

Ronaldo extends reign as the best

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men's player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on October 25.

England win U-17 WC title

England won the World Cup Under-19 title in India on October 28.

November

BPL kicks off in city

The most favorite and popular tournament ‘Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) kicked off in the city on November 8.

December

Football World Cup draw held

The draw of Football World Cup-2018 held in Russia with the presence of football superstars on December 1.

Sakib named as Bangladesh Test captain, Mahmudullah vice-captain

Shakib Al Hasan has been made as Bangladesh Test captain while Mahmud Ullah Riyad was announced as the vice-captain on December 10.

Kohli-Anushka ties knot

Indian One-Day Cricket Captain Virat Kohli and showbiz superstar Anushka Sharma tied knot together on December 11 in Itali.

Mashrafe's Rangpur Riders clinch BPL title

The batsmen of Dhaka Dynamites, led by Bangladesh Test Captain Shakib Al Hasan, could not overcome the mountainous figure of run left by the Carribean giant Chris Gayle and Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum, resulted in an easy victory for the Rangpur Riders on December 11.

Sharma slams 3rd double ton

 Skipper Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to hit three double centuries in one-day internationals as he powered India to a 141-run win over Sri Lanka in the second match on December 14.  

Bangladesh girls clinch SAFF U-15 title thrashing India

Bangladeshi girls won the title of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women Under-15 Championship title thrashing their Indian counterpart in the final match by 1-0 on December 24. 


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