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PV Sindhu and Sania Nehwal notched up contrasting wins to advance to the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. Olympic and world championship silver medallist Sindhu eased past Takahashi Sayaka of Japan in straight games. Sindhu looked in command from the beginning and registered a thumping 21-14, 21-7 victory in just 28 minutes.
"I had to bring out all my experience during the final. The pre-tournament training that I had gone through helped me. This kind of win really boosts your confidence and gives you the belief that you can come back from any situation. Now the next target is to win at the world championship. That'll help me to qualify for the Olympics," Bajrang told TOI.
Southampton striker Shane Long scored the fastest goal in Premier League history as he netted after just 7.69 seconds from the start in his side's 1-1 draw at Watford on Tuesday. The 32-year-old's effort surpassed the previous fastest Premier League goal, scored by Tottenham defender Ledley King in 9.9 seconds against Bradford in December 2000.
The night belonged to Shane Watson, who played an innings similar to his century against the same opposition in the final last year. Watson started his innings with a maiden over against Bhuvneshwar Kumar and perhaps piled the pressure on opening partner Faf du Plessis, who was run out for 1 after a direct hit from Deepak Hooda at mid-off.