Pujara and Sussex advance to the Royal One Day Cup semifinals, Hong Kong moves closer to the Asia Cup, and Dimitrov is forced to retire against Thiem in while you were sleeping
Tom Alsop scored his best first class score (189) to help Sussex defeat Middlesex and secure a home semifinal in the Royal London One Day Cup, while captain Cheteshwar Pujara once again took the lead with another century in England this cricket summer.
Together, they scored 240 runs for the third wicket as Sussex finished first in Group A with six victories from eight games and a 157-run victory. Sussex's 400/4 total, which surpassed their 399 in a 40-over game at Horsham, was their best score in one-day cricket.
Pujara reached his third century in the ODI competition with 132 off 90 deliveries, showcasing a distinctive aggressive style of the hitter.
In the Asia Cup qualifying event, Hong Kong defeated Kuwait by eight wickets to make it two victories in a row. With all four teams having played two games, they currently have the most points (4).
Nizakat Khan, the captain of Hong Kong, decided to bowl first after winning the toss. Edson Silva (56 off 30 deliveries), who had a difficult start, helped Kuwait reach 151. With 14 balls remaining, Hong Kong would successfully chase the total thanks to half centuries from the captain and Babar Hayat.
Previously, on Saturday, August 27, Hong Kong defeated Singapore in the tournament's opening match. On Wednesday, August 27, they'll play UAE in the final qualifying match.
In Winston-Salem, Dimitrov was forced to give up against Thiem.
Dominic Thiem advanced to the Round of 16 when Winston-Salem Open top seed Grigor Dimitrov was forced to quit from his match. With less than a week to the start of the U.S. Open, Dimitrov easily defeated Thiem in the opening set, winning 6-0.
In the second set, everything would alter for Dimitrov. Not long after, the Bulgarian decided he felt too sick to continue and shook hands at the net after a visit from medical personnel.