the new formula 1 season could herald a new era, for the first time in eight years lewis hamilton does not have the fastest car, that belongs to max verstappen, his red bull on pole in bahrain. it was a comfortable getaway for him but a harsh introduction followed for new boy nikita mazepin, his team—mate. mercedes stopped hamilton early for new tyres. red bull waited too long to respond and as verstappen emerged from his first pit stop, the world champion got ahead. it set the stage for a thrilling finale and with four laps to go, the red bull romped past but ran out of road. to avoid a time penalty for going offline, verstappen had to hand back the lead which hamilton desperately hung
onto until the finish. what a difficult race that was. definitely stopping early, we knew it was going to be difficult. max, had an amazing performance all weekend so it was going to take something special. we try to find the right balance between pushing —— not pushing too much and having tyres at the end of the race. max was all over me at the end. it’s tyres at the end of the race. max was all over me at the end. it's a shame, was all over me at the end. it's a shame. i — was all over me at the end. it's a shame. i see _ was all over me at the end. it's a shame, i see the _ was all over me at the end. it's a shame, i see the positives, - was all over me at the end. it's a shame, i see the positives, we i was all over me at the end. it's a i shame, i see the positives, we were putting _ shame, i see the positives, we were putting the — shame, i see the positives, we were putting the fight onto them and that is great _ putting the fight onto them and that is great to— putting the fight onto them and that is great to start the year. so, disappointment for verstappen, relief for hamilton. this could be the beginning of a fierce rivalry, the kind formula 1 used to thrive on. there was as much drama in the cricket with the odi decider between england and india going down to the wire in pune. set a target of 330 to win — there was a tense ending where despite heroics from sam curran england fell just short. india had already won
the test and t20 series. drew savage reports. england backed themselves to match whatever india's batsmen could throw at them, but to begin with the home side dominated, reaching 100 easily. so england turned to spin. commentator: what a beauty. adil rashid made the breakthrough, and then moeen ali. got him. india's captain kohli gone for seven. but a partnership between hardik pandya and rishabh pant swung the match back towards the hosts. he's belted it as well. pant had 78 and was looking set for more whenjos buttler took a captain's catch. india eventually bowled out for 329. but england's hopes of repeating friday's run chase faded quickly. bowled him! roy and bairstow both out cheaply. and when ben stokes holed out for 35, that victory target looked a long way off. the man in form, ben stokes, goes. england's middle order provided some resistance. a first one day 50 for dawid malan, but he was out soon after and england more
or less on the plane home. sam curran and adil rashid battled on but once rashid was out it looked like it was all over. england came up just short. an entertaining tour but ultimately an unsuccessful one. drew savage, bbc news. it's 2 wins from 2 for gareth southgate and england in their world cup qualifying campaign. they beat albania 2—0, with harry kane ending a six game scoring drought for his country. mason mount got the second to wrap up the win. ben croucher has more. expectation versus reality against albania many expected a comfortable win. the reality is rarely that simple. take this free kick from a returning harry kane. don't dwell on it. dive headfirst into the next chancellor presents itself. against a team ranked 66 in the world it was not a question of how many, more a question of how? how did he keep
this effort from phil foden out? you had a helping hand from the post. when the second came, england find the albanian defence on their side. mason mount was finally able to lift england over the stubborn obstacle in front of them. vintage flowing england this was not. reality is too from two to start their world cup qualifying campaign, all you expect really. scotland are also in action tonight — they've just kicked off in israel in their second world cup qualifier. you can listen to it on 5 live and follow on the website. it is goalless there at the moment. there's been disappointment for northern ireland as they were beaten 2—1 by the usa in a friendly in belfast. giovanni reyna putting the usa ahead. and they doubled their lead with a penalty — christian pulisic brought down, and the chelsea midfielder scored from the spot. northern ireland did get one back late on — a stunning strike from niall mcginn. but it was too little,
too late for the home side. chelsea have gone back top of the womens super league. they were 2—0 winners at home to aston villa. sam kerr has scored both of chelsea's goals — she now has 14 goals this season. villa remain a point above bottom side west ham. it's been a day to remember for hayley raso who has scored her first senior hat—trick in everton�*s 5—0 thrashing of brighton. the australia international�*s first goal of the day the pick of the bunch. the defeat ends brighton's run of four straight wins. police are investigating after wales players ben cabango and rabbi matondo were racially abused on social media. the football association of wales says it is "disgusted by the abuse" that followed their 1—0 win over mexico last night. facebook, which owns instagram where the messages were posted, says it has removed the accounts involved. in rugby union's premiership,
leicester have secured a fourth successive home win. they beat newcastle 26—12 at welford road — hanro liebenberg with leicester's opening try as the home side led 16—0 at half time. newcastle improved after the break, but not enough to affect the result — charlie clare going over for leicester late on to seal the win. and dragons failed in their bid for a possible champions cup place despite beating edinburgh 24—17 in their final proili game. they needed a 45—point winning margin in order to qualify. hull fc and their new boss brett hodgson got off to a winning start, with a 22—3 victory over huddersfield in super league. tries from jake connor and josh griffen put hull in charge before a debut day try from josh reynolds sealed the win. castleford closed the opening weekend of fixtures with a 21—12 win over warrington. three debutants on the scoresheet
for castleford, including two tries forjordan turner. this year's wgc match play final will be an all—american affair — as billy horshel prepares to take on scottie scheffler later this evening. horschel reached the final for the first time in his career — after beating frenchman victor perez 3&2. schleffer is also through to the final for the first time — his match against matt kuchar went the distance — schleffer finishing iup schleffer finishing i up after 18 holes. and on the lpga event in california, england's mel reid heads into the final round of the kia classic in a tie for second. she'll start her final round in less than an hour on 7 under par — 5 off the lead of south korea's inbee park. a quick round—up of some of today's other sporting action and.
belgium's thomas de gent won the final stage of the tour of catalunya in barcelona with britain's adam yates winning the overall race. yates finished in the main group to take the victory ahead of his ineos grenadier team mates richie porte and geraint thomas. yamaha's maverick vinales won the opening race of the motogp season in qatar. world championjoan mir was denied a place on the podium on the line. there was disappointment for british number onejohanna konta at the miami open she was beaten by the two time wimbledon champion petra kvitova in the third round. konta was on court forjust around an hour, and lost 6—1, 6—2. ronnie o'sullivan and neil robertson are under way in the final session of the tour championship final at celtic manor.
robertson currently leads by 6 frames to 4 with the first ten taking the title. boxer dillian whyte kept alive his hopes of a heavyweight world title shot after gaining revenge over alexander povetkin last night. he lost when they met back in august, but whyte knocked povetkin out this time in the fourth round. only anthonyjoshua and wladimir klitschko had previously beaten the russian in 39 fights. i'm a good boxer. i can box. but some times... i was boxing good last year, last year there was nothing wrong with the performance last year. there was a mistake, you know what i mean? heavyweight boxing, we have milliseconds to make five or six different decisions. sometimes you make the wrong one, and that's it. i went for the hook, and he come up the middle. at this time i didn't sit on the front foot. i stayed centre, and i was back and forth, with a bit of balance. so, yeah, easy adjustment. that's all from sportsday. ican i can tell you it is goalless in the world cup qualifier between israel and scotland at the moment. have a lovely sunday evening, goodbye. have a lovely sunday
evening, goodbye. hello. wild fluctuations in weather conditions are not uncommon, in spring wind conditions are key. to the south of us we have strengthening sun, heat building ahead of summer to the north of us still nights long enough for the winter chill to linger on. we will tap into both for the next seven days. to begin with it is a warm from the south, although wet in western scotland. if you dig out the summer wardrobe, do not put away the winter one just yet. the cold north winds will be with us as we head towards easter weekend. to begin with, weatherfronts across the north of the country in the last 2a hours, still more waiting in the wings. we are dragging in that tropical warmth to the south of those. a mild start to monday and a one day ahead for some. rain will still be there in parts of scotland, southern highlands and push
into northern ireland. brightening up in northern ireland and southern scotland in the afternoon. much better day for england and wales, increasing sunshine, 20—23 . eastern scotland could see 17 at 18 degrees. south—westerly winds ease to the south and east into tuesday night. some mist and fog patches form. rain continues across the north—west of scotland and could be a cold night in the south—east. temperatures building in the day but the warmth disappears into the horizon. a touch of frost for one or two. high pressure on the continent mean skies will be clearer, a lot more sunshine around. mist and fog clears, quickly warming up. bright for northern ireland and southern scotland. rain still in the highlands and islands. a chilly day. in the south, widely reaching the 20s. 23 possible in the south east corner. the warmest march day since 2012 on the cards. warmth disappears into wednesday
but with high pressure building from the north, the weather front pushes south through wednesday. rain, snow and sleet through time. day for scotland. brightening up in the north. temperatures in single figures. contrast that with further south where the sunshine continues, 23 again is possible. the colder air winds out, high—pressure slips westwards allowing a north—easterly flow to develop for many others. with this ease cold, especially chilly down the eastern coast. a lot of sunshine which —— thursday, showers will disappear. for amounts of cloud, 15 or 16 possible towards the south—west but even there the architecture will be felt. high—pressure nudging further away towards good friday. increasing chance of a few showers down the east coast. further west will see the sunshine, temperatures around
12-13. the the sunshine, temperatures around 12—13. the days of temperatures in the 20s and long gone, nine or 12 celsius at the highest. high—pressure initially for easter weekend. northerly winds will develop bringing an increasingly wintry development. this shows high—pressure to begin with but instead low pressure will develop. that is an option, still bringing the risk of wintriness but perhaps not as cold. either way it will be a cold easter weekend compared to now. dry start with an increasing chance of things turning wintry, even some snow as we head towards the weekend and into next week.
this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8. more than 30 million people in the uk have now received their first covid vaccine dose, according to the latest government figures. ahead of restrictions easing in england, the nhs warns not to "squander" the progress made against covid as the culture secretary says plans to lift lockdown are on target. at to lift lockdown are on target. the moment, we are to at the moment, we are one, so thanks to the work of the british people and the excellent vaccine roll—out, we are confident in going ahead with the easing from tomorrow and the next stages. police are to investigate allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and rape in schools