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Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Ashwin

Big match for Man U

FRANKFURT Germany (AP):

Three-time winners Manchester United could be eliminated from the Champions League with a loss in Wolfsburg today.

Wolfsburg lead Group B by a point over Manchester United and only need a draw to advance to the knockout stage. A win would secure first place in the group for Wolfsburg.

United would also win the group with a victory and will advance if both group matches are drawn. PSV Eindhoven host CSKA Moscow in the other match in the group.

Ashwin stars for India

NEW DELHI (AP): Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin finished with 5-61 yesterday as India scored a comprehensive 337-run win over South Africa in the fourth and final Test to complete a 3-0 victory.

Ashwin's haul included the prize wicket of a defiant A.B. de Villiers as South Africa were bowled out for 143 after fighting bravely to salvage a draw batting 143.1 overs.

Ashwin finished with 7-87 in the match and 31 wickets in the series dominated by Indian spinners on pitches helping them.

Final scores: India 334 and 267 for five declared; South Africa 121 and 143.