From Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball ton to Barcelona’s mauling of Real Madrid: A look at the events of the weekhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/from-rohit-sharma-35-ball-century-to-barcelonas-mauling-of-real-madrid-a-look-at-the-events-from-the-week-4997281/

From Rohit Sharma’s 35-ball ton to Barcelona’s mauling of Real Madrid: A look at the events of the week

While Rohit Sharma scored the joint-fastest century in T20I, Lionel Messi became the leading goal scorer in El Clasico history

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While the Indian cricket team continued their upward march in the 2017 calendar year with yet another win against Sri Lanka, Lionel Messi steered Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over arch-rivals Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of this season's Spanish league season. 2017 was not only memorable for particular teams but it also saw some mesmerising performances by certain individuals. Rohit Sharma produced yet another astonishing century as he guided India to an 88-run victory over Sri Lanka in the second T20I in Indore. Meanwhile, boxer Vijender Singh maintained his unbeaten run in Pro Boxing with a win over Ernest Amuzu. In the action down under, Australia continued their dominance by defeating England to reclaim the Ashes at Perth. Herein we take a look at all the events which made headlines during the last week -

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Given the opportunity to lead team India in Virat Kohli's absence, opener Rohit Sharma led from the front against Sri Lanka. After scoring his third ODI double hundred, Rohit went on to slam the joint-fastest century in the T20I format in just 35 balls. Rohit has had a redefining 2017 where he amassed 1766 runs across all formats. (Source: PTI)

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India concluded their 2017 season with victories over Sri Lanka in the ODI and T20 format. In the absence of Virat Kohli, team India continued their sublime form as they outclassed Sri Lanka in both ODIs and T20Is, winning the series 2-1 and 3-0 respectively. Rohit Sharma, who led the team in Kohli's absence, finished as the highest run scorer with 367 runs in the limited overs series. (Source: PTI)

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Steve Smith's second double ton helped Australia successfully reclaim the Ashes from England. This was after Australia won the third Test by an innings and 41 runs to take a 3-0 unassailable lead in the series. Inspired bowling performances by seamers - Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood saw the hosts bowl out England in all three matches.(Source: Reuters)

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Vijender Singh continued his victory march after winning his 10th successive pro boxing fight. The 32-year old boxer defended his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against African champion Ernest Amuzu. Vijender defeated his opponent by a unanimous decision to retain his titles.

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Goals by Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Alex Vidal helped Barcelona rout Real Madrid by 3-0 to take a 14 point lead over their rivals in La Liga. With the win at Bernabeu, Barcelona dashed Real Madrid's hopes of winning the La Liga title. In a match which was evenly poised in the first half, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo missed good chances as the hosts were blown away in the second half with goals by the trio of Suarez, Messi and Vidal. (Source: Reuters)

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With the goal at Bernabeu, Lionel Messi became the all-time top scorer in El Clasico, taking his tally to 25. He has now scored 17 goals against Real Madrid, which is more than any other player in La Liga history. (Source: Reuters)

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Faiz Fazal & Co. defeated the eight-time Ranji Trophy winners Karnataka in a dramatic semi-final at the Eden Garden by just five runs. Rajneesh Gurbani's seven-wicket haul in the fourth innings helped Vidarbha bowl out Karnataka for 192 and seal their maiden Ranji Trophy final berth. (Source: Twitter)