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The All Blacks have beaten South Africa 19-17 in their 100th test match.

Jordie Barrett was the star. He kicked a winning penalty two minutes from time as New Zealand clinched the Rugby Championship.

The 100th game between the two sides started brightly, with New Zealand’s Will Jordan and South Africa’s Sbu Nkosi each scored an early.

However, from that point on it was up to the goalkickers. Barrett and Springboks fly-half Handre Pollard scored four penalties each as both sides traded the lead.

All Blacks coach Ian Foster said: “The performance was not what we wanted.”

New Zealand remains undefeated in 2021 while the Springboks have now lost three matches in a row after back-to-back defeats by Australia. The All Blacks will play South Africa again next Saturday in the last game of the Rugby Championship.

NZ Breakers player Tai Webster has been cut from New Zealand Breakers because of his refusal to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

Webster was one of the players of the year in 2020 and he signed a new two-year deal with the Breakers in July.

However, the 26-year-old’s unwillingness to get a vaccine will limit his ability to play basketball and travel freely within Australia.

The Breakers are likely to play the majority of the 2021-22 NBL season based in Australia because of international travel restrictions.

The NBL season is scheduled to begin on 18 November.

The Silver Ferns have beaten England 48-42 in game one of the Taini Jamison Trophy series in Christchurch.

Tiana Metuarau, on her debut, was a standout for the new look Silver Ferns. The new 20-year-old goal attack did not miss a single shot in the first half.

Metuarau ended the game with 17 goals from 19 attempts at 89 percent.

The Silver Ferns had the advantage after the first quarter, leading 12-11. By half time the lead was 26-21.

However, a solid third quarter and then the first 3 goals of the forth quarter saw the England team draw level to the Silver Ferns. This drew a quick response from New Zealand who went on a 4 goal run of their own which ultimately won the game.

Game two of the three game series is on Wednesday night in Christchurch.

Five New Zealand athletes have been chosen for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Nico Porteous head a five-strong group of athletes named in the New Zealand team to contest next year’s Beijing Games.

Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (snowboard slopestyle and big air) and Nico Porteous (freeski halfpipe) are reigning world champions, and won bronze at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

They join three-time World Cup winner and Olympian Alice Robinson (alpine ski racing giant slalom), PyeongChang Olympian Finn Bilous (freeski slopestyle and big air) and newcomer Margaux Hackett (freeski slopestyle and big air).

More Beijing 2022 selections will take place between October and January. This will include athletes for alpine, cross country and freeski and snowboard athletes, as well as athletes from ice sports including speedskating, ice figure skating, luge and curling. However, no more New Zealand athletes are expected to make the selection.

The Black Caps have pulled out of their tour of Pakistan.

The tour has been canceled after NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was told them the team could have been attacked.

The tour was due to get underway with the first of three one-dayers in Rawalpindi last Friday.

However, instead of playing this game, the team stayed in their hotel.

New Zealand Cricket will not share details of the security threat and said arrangements were being made for the team’s departure.

New Zealand was visiting Pakistan for the first time in 18 years.

All Blacks were too strong for Argentina, beating them for the second week in a row.

New Zealand won with a 36-13 bonus-point victory at Suncorp Stadium.

This week, All Blacks coach Ian Foster made 11 changes from last week’s victory, but the changes didn’t disrupt the flow.

Tries from Patrick Tuipulotu, TJ Perenara, Tupou Vaa’i (2), and Samisoni Taukei’aho were enough to secure another dominant victory.

The win means that the All Blacks close in on their 18th title Rugby Championship title and have gone nine games without a loss.

In the final two rounds, South Africa must defeat New Zealand twice to have any hope of stealing the silverware away from the All Blacks.

Argentina: Mallia, Cordero, Cinti, Chocobares, Boffelli, Carreras, Bertranou, Gigena, Montoya, Medrano, Alemanno, Lavanini, Gonzalez, Kremer, Matera.

Replacements: Socino, Muzzio, Pieretto, Petti, Lezana, Garcia, Miotti, Moroni.

New Zealand: J Barrett, Jordan, Ioane, Tupaea, Bridge, McKenzie, Perenara, Moody, Taukei’aho, Lomax, Tuipulotu, Vaa’i, Blackadder, Savea, Sotutu.

Replacements: Taylor, Bower, Tuungafasi, Barrett, Jacobson, Christie, B Barrett, Ennor.

The Indian Premier League Cricket competition is set to start again.

Teams will play the remainder of the 2021 IPL season when it resumes this weekend.

The IPL was suspended in May with 31 matches left to play after several players tested positive for COVID-19.

The IPL league has not specified the number of fans that would be allowed, or if a vaccine certificate would be mandatory for entry.

The first game back will see the Chennai Super Kings playing the Mumbai Indians at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

British 18 year old Emma Raducanu has made history by winning the US Open tennis tournament.

Raducanu beat fellow teenager Leylah Fernandez in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 which means she kept up her record of not losing a set in the whole competition.

With the victory she becomes the youngest Britain to win a Grand Slam, and the first British female to win in New York since 1968.

Raducanu victory is even more remarkable as she had to play through the qualifying rounds to get into the main tournament – so she played more matches than anyone else.

She’s also the first person to win a Grand Slam (tennis’ biggest competitions) after coming through the qualifying rounds.

United States batsman Jaskaran Malhotra has hit six sixes in an over.

He becomes the ninth player to hit six sixes in an over in top-level cricket. He hit the runs off Papua New Guinea pace bowler Gaudi Toka in a one-day international in Oman.

Malhotra becomes the second player to achieve the feat in ODI cricket after South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs in 2007.

His finished unbeaten on 173 – the highest one-day score by a US batsman.

The remarkable innings, which included 16 sixes and four fours, helped the US recover from 29-3 to reach 271-9 from their 50 overs, with the next highest score just 22.

Nine batsmen have hit six sixes in an over in top-level cricket:

  • 1968 – Sir Garfield Sobers (for Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan)*
  • 1984 – Ravi Shastri (Bombay v Baroda)*
  • 2007 – Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa v Netherlands, World Cup)
  • 2007 – Yuvraj Singh (India v England, T20)
  • 2017 – Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire v Yorkshire, T20)
  • 2018 – Hazratullah Zazai (Kabul Zwanan v Balkh Legends, T20)
  • 2020 – Leo Carter (Canterbury v Northern Districts, T20)
  • 2021 – Kieron Pollard (West Indies v Sri Lanka, T20)
  • 2021 – Jaskaran Malhotra (United States v Papua New Guinea, ODI)