Iga Swiatek continued her impressive run at the Indian Wells Masters by coming up with a straight-sets win over former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Stan Wawrinka beat Holger Rune, 18 years his junior, to make it to the fourth round, where he will play Jannik Sinner.
Later, Carlos Alcaraz came up with a hard-fought win over Tallon Griekspoor.
In football news, Atletico Madrid left it late to get a win over Girona to tighten their grip on third spot in the La Liga table.
Bangladesh completed a series sweep against England after winning the third T20I by 16 runs in Dhaka.
Here’s a look at the key stories from international sporting events through the day for 14 March, 2023:
Bangladesh clinch T20 series against England
Liton Das smashed a Twenty20 career-best 73 as Bangladesh stunned world champions England to sweep the series 3-0 Tuesday in a massive upset in front of an ecstatic home crowd.
In a major humiliation for England’s normally clinical white ball unit ahead of the 50-over World Cup in India later this year, Bangladesh won the third and final T20 in Dhaka by 16 runs.
Bangladesh had taken the first game by six wickets and the second by four wickets to give the home side their first series victory over defending T20 and ODI World Cup champions England in any format.
“It’s really disappointing obviously to lose but congratulations to Bangladesh. They outplayed us and they deserve their victory,” said England captain Jos Buttler.
Set 159 to win after winning the toss and opting to bowl, England managed only 142 for the loss of six wickets despite a strong start as Taskin Ahmed took 2-26.
Debutant Tanvir Islam dismissed Phil Salt for a duck in the very first over.
But Dawid Malan, who survived on review after being given out lbw for six, and Buttler looked to be cruising, putting England on track with a second-wicket stand of 95.
Mustafizur Rahman added the first twist in the contest by removing Malan for 53, which brought him his 100th T20I wicket.
Buttler was soon run out for 40 with a direct hit from Mehidy Hasan that brought Bangladesh firmly back into the contest and got the crowd going.
Buttler admitted that his dismissal “potentially cost (us) the game.”
“(I was) really disappointed in myself for not diving and not making my ground. You know you should be fully committed to making that run,” Buttler said after the match.
Taskin claimed the wickets of Moeen Ali (nine) and Ben Duckett (11) before Shakib Al Hasan got rid of Sam Curran (four) to complete the rout.
Put into bat, opener Liton had given Bangladesh a positive start, putting on 55 runs with Rony Talukdar in the opening stand.
England’s first breakthrough came when Adil Rashid dismissed Rony for 24 but Najmul Hossain and Liton added 84 runs for the second wicket to keep up momentum.
England missed a chance to dismiss Liton soon after the right-hander completed his ninth T20I half-century when Duckett dropped him on 51 at deep mid-wicket off Jofra Archer.
Chris Jordan brought an end to Liton’s 57-ball innings, forcing him to give a catch to Salt at deep mid-wicket.
England did well to contain the Bangladeshi batsmen after Liton’s dismissal with only one boundary struck in the death overs.
But Najmul, who survived on 40 after being given lbw off Jordan, ensured Bangladesh still had a decent score with his third 40-plus innings in the series.
Jordan and Rashid finished with 1-21 and 1-23 for England respectively.
“The wicket played better as it went on and I thought it was a good score to restrict them to. And we got into a position where hopefully we (could) kick on and win the game,” Buttler said. “But that didn’t happen.”
Bangladesh skipper Shakib said his batsmen had performed well on a tricky wicket.
“We were really good in this T20 series, I thought we fielded exceptionally throughout these three matches. I think all the bowlers bowled well, they have been always good,” said Bangladesh skipper Shakib.
“I thought we batted really well on a tricky wicket,” he said. “We knew we had to bowl well and... stick to our plans.
England won the preceding three-match one-day international series 2-1.
Iga Swiatek continues run at Indian Wells
World No 1 Iga Swiatek passed the test she’d been looking for, roaring through the tiebreaker to win a roller-coaster clash with Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 7-6 (1) to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells.
The victory took her a step closer to becoming just the second woman, after Martina Navratilova in 1990 and 1991, to win back-to-back titles in the combined WTA and ATP Masters 1000 event.
Swiatek next faces another former US Open champion for a place in the quarter-finals, Britain’s Emma Raducanu.
Raducanu, who has battled nagging wrist trouble and tonsillitis in recent weeks, dispatched big-hitting Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
Men’s singles top seed Carlos Alcaraz fended off tenacious Tallon Griekspoor 7-6 (4), 6-3 to reach the fourth round. Alcaraz, 19, had a testing time breaking through against his determined Dutch foe, who had won their only prior hard court meeting.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka scored a win for the old guard, beating 19-year-old seventh seed Holger Rune 6-2, 6-7 (5), 7-5 to reach the fourth round at Indian Wells.
A former world No 3 now ranked 100th, Wawrinka has had two left knee and two left foot surgeries since he reached the Indian Wells and Roland Garros finals in 2017.
At 37, he had 18 years on his opponent, but he avenged a first-round defeat to the Dane at the Paris Masters in November, where Rune saved three match points to launch his run to a first Masters title.
Reigning Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina punched her ticket to the fourth round at Indian Wells on Monday with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over former champion Paula Badosa, while men’s defending champion Taylor Fritz came up 6-1, 6-2 winner over Argentina’s Sebastian Baez.
Results on Monday at the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters 1000 hard court tennis tournament (x denotes seeded player):
Men’s singles third round
Carlos Alcaraz (ESP x1) bt Tallon Griekspoor (NED x31) 7-6 (7/4), 6-3
Jack Draper (GBR) bt Andy Murray (SCO) 7-6 (8/6), 6-2
Tommy Paul (USA x17) bt Hubert Hurkacz (POL x9) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
Félix Auger-Aliassime (CAN x8) bt Francisco Cerundolo (ARG x27) 7-5, 6-4
Taylor Fritz (USA x4) bt Sebastián Báez (ARG x30) 6-1, 6-2
Márton Fucsovics (HUN) bt Alex Molcan (SVK) 6-4, 6-2
Jannik Sinner (ITA x11) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6 (9/7), 6-4
Stan Wawrinka (SUI) bt Holger Rune (DEN x7) 6-2, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5
Women’s singles third round
Iga Swiatek (POL x1) bt Bianca Andreescu (CAN x32) 6-3, 7-6 (7/1)
Emma Raducanu (GBR) bt Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA x13) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Bernarda Pera (USA) 6-3, 6-1
Caroline Garcia (FRA x5) bt Leylah Fernandez (CAN x30) 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-1
Markéta Vondroušová (CZE) bt Ons Jabeur (TUN x4) 7-6 (7/5), 6-4
Karolína Muchová (CZE) bt Martina Trevisan (ITA x23) 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Elena Rybakina (KAZ x10) bt Paula Badosa (ESP x21) 6-3, 7-5
Varvara Gracheva (RUS) bt Daria Kasatkina (RUS x8) 6-4, 6-4
Alvaro Morata scores late winner for Atletico
Alvaro Morata snatched a 94th minute winner to earn Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory at Girona on Monday and tighten their hold on third place in La Liga.
After La Real, fourth, drew at Mallorca on Sunday, Atletico moved three points clear of the Basque side with their last-gasp victory at Montilivi.
Morata turned home from close range after a corner was flicked on to him by Angel Correa, with Atletico surviving a long VAR check to see if the striker had strayed offside.
“For me it was very clear (that it was valid), but if it wasn’t I’d have gone home by bicycle,” Morata told DAZN.
“(My team-mates) were annoyed because I touched it, but VAR gave it, so I am happy.
“It’s hard to see it there and not touch it, maybe they would have been more annoyed if I didn’t touch it and it didn’t go in.”
With text inputs from AFP
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