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Rohit Sharma shatters ODI record with rapid double century

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An investigation by FIFA into allegations of corruption during the bidding process of the 2022 World Cup has cleared Qatar of any wrong doing. The report also accuses the FA of bending the rules in its attempt to host the 2018 World Cup - a claim which has been denied.

However in a surprise turn of events, Fifa investigator Michael Garcia has criticised football's governing body for their interpretation of his report, and says his findings have been misinterpreted.

Garcia spent 18 months investigating claims that Qatar may have bribed officials into voting for them as hosts of the World Cup, but this morning German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert closed the investigation on Thursday after ruling there was not enough evidence; effectively ruling out the possibility of the gulf state losing the right to host the tournament.

He said: "Today’s decision by the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions detailed in the investigatory chamber’s report,”

Sharma shatters ODI record

Next onto cricket and Rohit Sharma has shattered the record for the highest score in a one day match. The Indian batsman his an incredible 264 off of just 173 balls to help India post a total of 404 for 5 against Sri Lanka.

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Unsurprisingly Sharma's innings carried India to victory as Sri Lanke fell to a 153 run defeat. He also became the first batsman to hit two double centuries in ODI history.

Federer wary of Murray threat

Andy Murray will go in search of a much needed win in the ATP World Tour Finals this evening as he goes up against Roger Ferderer. The Swiss star believes Murray has found his belief again after overcoming Milos Raonic on Tuesday.

I'm sure his belief is higher now again," he said. "Beating David Ferrer twice, and Marin Cilic as well in Beijing, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the US Open - those are the matches he needed to win down the stretch at the end of the season, which he did."

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