SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF: JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2009
National Championship, 16th:
Jharkhand topped the medal tally followed byServices and Assam. Jharkhand bagged five medals
two gold, two silver, onebronze.
Mumbai Marathon, 2009:
Eager to put behind November 2008’s terror attacks in
Mumbai, more than 43,000 people thronged the streets to participate in the
Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. In men’s section Kenya’s Kenneth MunGara won. In the women’s event, Ethiopia’s Haille Kebe
bush was winner.
West Indies-New Zealand One-Day Series:
New Zealand beat the West Indies byfive wickets via Duckworth-Lewis in a rain-shortened fifth and final ODI to win thefive-match series 2-1.
Australia-South Africa One-Day Series:
Australia were dethroned as the numberone team in one-dayers by South Africa who demolished the hosts by 39 runs inthe fifth and final match to clinch the ODI series with an emphatic 4-1 margin.Jacques Kallis became the second all-rounder to aggregate 10,000 runs and bag
200 wickets or more in ODIs. Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya was the first to achieve