i believe that if we were to go back to the european union and say people didn't like that deal, can we have another one, i don't think they are going to come to us and say we will give you a better deal. police say knocking offenders off their mopeds is leading to a dramatic decrease in robberies. the united arab emirates is considering a pardon for the british academic matthew hedges, jailed for life for alleged spying. there's a warning that too many people are not being given the help they need when they arrive at a&e departments in england suffering a mental health crisis. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news. we'll be discussing the pros and cons of mrs may's brexit deal with former labour spin doctor, alastair campbell, and city am features editor rachel cunliffe. we'll be finding out why the government thinks the best course of action to stem the growth of female genital mutilation. in the uk is to give 50 million pounds worth of aid
to projects in africa. and at 10.30pm, we'll take a first look at tomorrow's front pages withjoe twyman, director of the polling organisation, deltapoll, and henry zeffman, political correspondent at the times. that's all ahead on bbc news. now on bbc news it's time for sportsday. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm lizzie greenwood—hughes. it's a busy show tonight. here's what's coming—up — england's women power into the world t20 final. we'll be live in antigua. look what you could have had. jonny bairstow hits a century on his comeback for england in the 3rd test against sri lanka. he drops for world cup glory. it is over! he has done it. jonny wilkinson is england's hero. and the end of an era. ian robertson hangs—up his
microphone after 46 years. hello and welcome to sportsday. so lots for you tonight and we'll also be chatting to a real life premier league footballer in a few minutes right here in the studio. but we're starting with cricket and there's a very busy weekend on the cards for england fans. we'll look at the 3rd test against sri lanka in a minute but first i want to look at the england's women's t20 team who are through to the final of the world cup. they'll play australia in antigua tomorrow and our reporterjoe currie is there and joins us live. so, joe, england have done it, and in some style against india? yes, hello. a wonderful night for england's women. we have been stood
on the pitch at the viv richards stadium where groundsmen are working ha rd to stadium where groundsmen are working hard to get the page looking a bit better tomorrow night. in both semifinals, it has been criticised. it is dead, slow and didn't offer up many runs. but it didn't affect england as they swept aside india in spectacularfashion. the cricket world cup comes to the west indies it doesn't take much to drum up the crowds. with places in the final up for drum up the crowds. with places in the finalupforgrabs, drum up the crowds. with places in the final up for grabs, the party atmosphere was there. england were nearly gifted a early wicket. but ecclestone was keen to make up for her mistake starting and finishing to send them packing. they then added 26 before india skipper and start that started to find her feet. but it didn't last. she'd only of 416. on but it didn't last. she'd only of 4i6. ona but it didn't last. she'd only of 416. on a slow pitch, england's
bolus word on top. india imploded, losing their last eight wickets. they set in the target of 134 victory. the final was calling. but england was like batters got off to a poor start. the openers were both dismissed early on leaving england ona dismissed early on leaving england on a perilous 24—2. amyjones was made of sterner stuff. inspiring partnership followed, the housemates calmly making half centuries andreu groups to an eight wicket victory. sealing england was a place in the final. everyone's so happy. to finish it convincingly, everyone is so, so pleased. i am feeling very good right now. you said it is, everybody said it, it wasn't a classic semifinal but it is co mforta ble classic semifinal but it is comfortable for england. australia are going to be more difficult tomorrow? absolutely. these are the two best
sides in women's cricket. england we re sides in women's cricket. england were the one—day champions but australia start as the favourites. they were the losing finalist two yea rs they were the losing finalist two years ago, beaten by the west indies. they have scars from that match and are desperate to put it right. if they can claim the trophy tomorrow, it is a record fourth title for them. for england, they can be crowned double world champions. plenty riding on this match. it is going to be a wonderful final. it gets under way at midnight, set your alarm is, you won't be disappointed. you can follow all the action on the bbc sport website. the final starts at midnight uk time tomorrow night. meanwhile england's men are still hoping for a clean sweep in their test series in sri lanka. and this man — jonny bairstow gave them a brilliant head—start on day one of the 3rd and final game in colombo. batting at that most unpopular of positions, number three, he blasted a century on his comeback. it's still anyone's game though after england wobbled to 312—7 for seven at the close
as andy swiss reports. it was a day defined by one man, and one of sport. more than usual celebrations. how often do you to see a test century greeted like this? forjonny bairstow this was some way to silence his doubters. he'd come to the crease in early trouble. keaton jennings caught out, sri lanka sensed their collapse. but in bairstow, they faced a player with a point to prove. after being left out of the last match, he set about showing his team—mates what they had been missing and together with a blazing 50 from ben stokes, the pair were scattering sri lanka's hoax. england's only distraction was a four—legged one. dog stops play. but this was a pedigree performance. moments later, his century and that raw emotion. frustration, vindication, whatever the case, the england balcony didn't seem to mind. on 110, he succumbed to a weary shot but he left the field knowing this had been some comeback.
from there, england faltered, a clatter of late wickets including jos buttler took the gloss off things, while moeen ali was left clinging on, successfully overturning an lbw decision just before the close. far from perfect, they'll be hoping to turn this intriguing start into another match—winning performance. well, to talk through all the cricket, i spoke to lydia greenway earlier. she won both the one day and 20/20 world cup with england and i started by asking her how the women's team would be feeling going into tomorrow's final. i think when you attend the world can you don't think far ahead of where you could get to, but now the girls have got at that point and they are in a final. you just wonder, with a few thoughts creep in and a few nerves? from their point of view they have got to trust of
their preparation they've done because they've been playing brilliant cricket. they are giving themselves the best chance to get their hands on the trophy. they lost to the west indies early on the tournament, but they would have preferred them in the final?|j tournament, but they would have preferred them in the final? i think soldiers because australia are the best tea m soldiers because australia are the best team in the world at the moment. they've got some brilliant form as well and history in this tournament. they have won is three times and made every single final apart from one. that was just the other team to beat. for england, as well, you've got the history that goes with it and the rivalry. for england, i think, goes with it and the rivalry. for england, ithink, they goes with it and the rivalry. for england, i think, they would've preferred west indies but at the same time to be the best they have to beat the best team put up going back to england men, looking for a whitewash against an anchor. -- sri lanka. what is the problem with number three? we should havejohnny ba i rstow
number three? we should havejohnny bairstow there all along.|j number three? we should havejohnny bairstow there all along. ijust wonder, because they were a few questions about him, that seems to have fired him up a bit. you saw by the way he celebrated getting to his hand at how much it meant to him. it was the way he played. he looks very organised, clear of what he was trying to do, how he was time to score his runs. for the spectator, we found the solution to the problem. he's going to get better, he comes back into play and what happens then? the selectors have a headache. questions will be asked about the wicketkeeping role, because jenny bairstow about the wicketkeeping role, becausejenny bairstow is such a key player, if he doesn't have the gloves, that butler takes the glove backs? i wouldn't want to be a selector. neither would i. well, there's lots more to come — including england and burnley goal keeper tom heaton live in the studio. but first let's have a quick look at some of the other stories around today. lap times were very tight in abu dhabi ahead of the final
f1 grand prix of the season. mercedes‘ valterri bottas was quickest in second practise just ahead of red bull's daniel ricciardo and bottas's team mate and newly crowned world champion, lewis hamilton, thid fastest. there was heartbreak for wales' lauren price at the women's world amateur boxing championship. she missed—out on a place in the middleweight final after losing to the dutch top seed on a split decision in new delhi. and the last ever davis cup final is under way. defending champions france are taking on croatia in lille. croatia lead 2—0 after today's opening singles matches. after 118 years, the competition is being re—branded into an annual tournament format. the premier league is back this weekend with a bang, and i'm delighted to say i'm joined by the burnley and england goal keeper tom heaton. seven games tomorrow. the pick of them is the late kick off — tottenham v chelsea. fourth verus third and another london derby.
this could be really close, how do you see it going and why? it is the big game of the weekend. we played chelsea the other day and they were excellent. it links for they were excellent. it links for the great game this weekend. people, perhaps surprisingly, think spurs are going to win. do you see it going that way? it is a tight one to call. chelsea have gone about it under the new manager in a good way. i would go for a draw. both teams will be looking for it but it and edgy game. looking at some of the other matches, any others that catch your eye? brett have a look at the fixture list. our game on monday night, we've got newcastle at home. the minute, crystal palace came on the back of the international break, a lot is being said about manchester united at the moment. palace have
been struggling recently. mourinho needs to win that match. that is the look of it. the manchester united fa ns look of it. the manchester united fans will want to win. palace have been good and unfortunate not to get the result. manchester city have got west ham at west ham. west ham have been doing well, the mid—table. if you look at the table, there's a huge gap between those teams that had at the top doing well, some of them are unbeaten, and the teams at them are unbeaten, and the teams at the bottom which burnley is one of them. they are not doing particularly well. i think we're looking to put that bad start by finders, looking to move forward. i think the gaps increasing. it is getting a bit bigger. they are evolving, the ad a lot of possession —based team. evolving, the ad a lot of possession -based team. why do think that is? fulham are bottom of the table, be spent a lot of money this season. fulham are bottom of the table, be spent a lot of money this seasonlj spent a lot of money this season.” don't think many always solves the
problem out. you look at pep guardiola in manchester city, he has regenerated everything. it is difficult for teams to catch up. they are pulling away. it is up to eve ryo ne they are pulling away. it is up to everyone else to find a way of working these teams out. at the minute, it is difficult. burnley just need you back in the side and everything will be all right! you had that injury last season and haven't been able to get back in the side. it has been frustrating. i am back fully fit. butjoe is playing really well. but that is part and parcel of being a footballer. i am missing it. january brings some uncertainty for me but i'm concentrating on day—to—day and getting the performers are right.” wa nt to getting the performers are right.” want to come onto january in a moment but how difficult is it for you? you moment but how difficult is it for you ? you are moment but how difficult is it for you? you are fit now, you are there, iam you? you are fit now, you are there, i am really good, why can't i get backin i am really good, why can't i get back in the team? we were looking at the cricket earlier, butjonny
ba i rstow the cricket earlier, butjonny bairstow was injured, missed a test, they brought somebody in and he was just as brilliant and he lost his place. he is only back in it now because of injury. he has had to stay professional in order to be an asset to the team even though he was the 12th man. you've had to do a similar sort of thing. how hard is that? you've got... i am still club captain but that is football, that is life guy you have to take the smooth. it is important to keep working every day and look to the future and see what that can bring. he is right in what she says, you have to concentrate on what you're doing. you have two... things change quickly. going back to january, what would you like to do? would you drop down to the championship to get lots of football? possibly so. leeds want you, apparently. i don'tjump the
gun, their six weeks left before the tra nsfer gun, their six weeks left before the transfer window. i haven't spoken to the club yet. i have to say, missing playing football every week, it is frustrating. i hope for your sake that you get back out there. you get backin that you get back out there. you get back in that goal, if not for burnley but for somebody else. thank you so much with joining burnley but for somebody else. thank you so much withjoining us. it's the final weekend of rugby union's autumn internationals. all the home nations are in action tomorrow but the headlin—ers are wales, who'll be going for their ninth victory on the trot when they play south africa in cardiff. patrick gearey looks ahead to what could be wales' best run for nearly 20 years. the temperatures drop, wales keep rising. past scotland, smashing through the historical mental barrier of australia. look what it means! is way beyond zondo. now, south africa. win, and wales will com plete
south africa. win, and wales will complete the autumnal clean sweep for the first time ever. they are making his very quietly, understated, a year out from the world cup. we're not worried at all what anyone else is saying about is what anyone else is saying about is what they think. we are a group of players that are working incredibly hard. the effort players are putting in on and off the field. their final testis in on and off the field. their final test is a trial of strength. south africa play like wildebeest. the other most physical side in a physical sport and wales captain alun—wyn jones will physical sport and wales captain alun—wynjones will be in where it hurts. they can do the pretty stuff as well but they hang their hat on it. a set piece game making you work for everything. obviously, the other dominant south african way. wales will be without leigh halfpenny. he has kicked 713 points for his country but is recovering from concussion. there are other outlets.
they could go wide and north. george north began his career scoring two tries against south africa eight yea rs tries against south africa eight years ago and knows what a win tomorrow could do for his country.” think it will be huge. it will show us think it will be huge. it will show us where we are think it will be huge. it will show us where we are as a think it will be huge. it will show us where we are as a nation. i think it will demonstrate where we're progressing from last world cup into this next cycle. another record could be called in cardiff. they last won nine in a row in 1999. his bodyis last won nine in a row in 1999. his body is all well and good as long as you learn from it. that's history. well, just before that game, england play australia at twickenham hoping to get one over the wallbies. and it'll be a momentous occasion for ian robertson, it's his last ever commentary for the bbc. robbo, as he's known, has been calling the sport for 46 years, a brilliant painter of pictures, helping generations of rugby fans enjoy the game through the radio. well, earlier my colleague holly hamilton spoke to him but before that, let's enjoy one of his most famous lines from the
2003 world cup final. martin johnson martinjohnson has said. he drives. there's 35 seconds to go. this is the one, it is coming back forjonny wilkinson. he drops for world cup glory. it is over! he has done it. jonny wilkinson is england's hero yet again! there's no time for australia to come back. england have just won the world cup. how does it make you feel listening to that? great. at the time i didn't know what i had done, ijust described it andl what i had done, ijust described it and i got excited and it was winning the world cup. it was about five minutes later went on in the dale, we'd gone off air briefly, and he came overand said we'd gone off air briefly, and he came over and said that was definitely not your worst ever
commentary. it must've been 0k definitely not your worst ever commentary. it must've been ok then! world cups and lions tours at the height of the rugby commentator 's life. there have been six nations matches where i've had huge excitement and seen magnificent tries and whatever a commentator does, he just has to describe what is in front of him accurately and get the right sense of excitement into every bit of the commentary. i've had a lot of great games, i've commentated on. i look back with huge pleasure and a big smile at all sorts of fabulous games around the world. australia, new zealand, south africa, argentina, i've had a wonderful happy life doing something are low. when that final whistle blows at twickenham on saturday, thatis blows at twickenham on saturday, that is marking the end of an incredible 47 year career at the bbc. how would you think you will be feeling at that moment?”
bbc. how would you think you will be feeling at that moment? i think i'll be fine. i've done the last three weekends at each time i've got there i have been very excited, i love doing commentary. this will be the ultimate one. that game at twickenham starts at three o'clock. before that, scotland kick—off against argentina at 2.30pm. wales v south africa is at 5.20pm, and ireland play the usa at 6.30pm. voting is still open for this year's bbc african footballer of the year award. there are five shortlisted nominees and tonight we're focusing on liverpool's mo salah. the forward has scored 38 goals in 2018 including two at the world cup for egypt, and here he is talking us through some of his highlights. each goal in anfield i feel great to
score. especially this goal because it is in the last two or three minutes. you use your power, your strength, your skill. it was great work from me and a great moment. first player to score 50 goals for the club. i need to carry on to score more goals, i'm looking forward to the 100! when i came here at the beginning i had a dream. i wa nt at the beginning i had a dream. i want to achieve it. last season was very good but we didn't win anything. we lost in the final. i love the club and i want to win something. translation: when i see and him playing fe this
is me playing. it is like a dream to me. i love him. he has everything. he isa me. i love him. he has everything. he is a top scorer. he is a good play, good on the ball, strong and always working hard. you cannot may be seared sometime. my name is most valour and i play for liverpool and eejits. vote for me for the bbc african player of the year. ——egypt. and you can vote for your favourite right now via the bbc sport website and follow the link to the bbc african footballer of the year voting page. voting closes next sunday. now, they're two of the biggest names in golf. tiger woods and phil mickelson, between them they've won 19 majors. but who's the best — or at least who's the best right now? and does anyone care? well, we'll find out tonight in a unique one—on—one game of golf.
its being billed as "the match" it's only available on pay—per—view tv in the us and the prize is $9 million which has sparked a back—lash from fellow players and fans all over the world. let's get the thoughts of us golf journalist alex miceli who's live from america now. how does the match work? well, like any other match, committed 18 holes and it isn't about that per se even though i know you talk about the $9 million, it is about the byplay you're going to see and the technology they going to incorporate into the broadcast. that is going to be the more compelling pa rt is going to be the more compelling part of the equation. tiger woods and phil mickelson didn't like each other for and phil mickelson didn't like each otherfor a long time. now they and phil mickelson didn't like each other for a long time. now they seem to like each other. they are playing for a lot of money. they have a report that they didn't have in the past. you sound like you quite like it. i was wondering if it was a
gimmick. why these two? why now? first of all, i'm not really a fan of this idea but that being said, i think it is now, because that are so many things they can do in regards to technology. they're going to be drones, predictive scoring, they going to take all the data and predict what will happen at a particular shot. what is more important is, it is all about the many like everything is. gambling are starting to pick up and this is are starting to pick up and this is a great way to introduce america to sports gambling on the golf site. every hole, every shot will have odds changing on it on the broadcast. that is something, you watch it and you think that is cool and if they can incorporate that at and if they can incorporate that at a pga event, there is a lot of money involved. this fills like a vehicle
for betting companies. golf is trying to make itself more popular, is this the way to do it? no, i don't think so. i don't have much control over this. this is one of the ways they want to try. try it one time with the absolute player in golf, phil mickelson, that is the best way to try it out. if it doesn't work with these two, it doesn't work with these two, it doesn't work with these two, it doesn't work at all. it has been very popular with some of his fellow pros. some say it is a decade too late. we've got this photo which has been heavily pleased to eat it on social media sharing them with lots of money. it has caused outrage by people calling is wrong, obscene. what is your take on that? i like the wrong and obscene part. i don't think a professional athlete cares about this. i don't think a lot of fa ns about this. i don't think a lot of fans cared about it. most of the media i have talked to prior to the
match our suggested this is not the right thing to be doing. golf in the usa and europe has been built on charitable endeavours. this is clearly not a charitable endeavour. time will tell. it is on soon. thank you very much indeed. now, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time but when boca juniors opened their training session in buenos aires to the public i doubt they expected 50,000 fans to turn up. well, that's what happened and it's because tomorrow, boca will play arch rivals river plate in the second leg of the final of the copa libertadores, south america's equivalent of the champions league. the first leg ended 2—2 so tomorrow's game is wide open. but there's a twist, river's fans are banned from boca's stadium. that's all from me and the sportsday team. goodnight. it is quite a gloomy day again
today. the weather pattern is not changing much this weekend so we've got the east breeze coming in, it is drawing ina got the east breeze coming in, it is drawing in a lot of cloud and bring showers in as well. it is going to stay on the chilly side. a fair bit of cloud overnight, misty and murky across england and wales particularly over the hills. heavy showers threatening the southwest again. we've got some showers coming into the north—east of scotland. those at the temperatures still quite a few degrees above freezing. cloudy skies and a few more showers coming into the north—east of scotla nd coming into the north—east of scotland up towards the northern miles. it is dry in the southwest and seeing a little sunshine. quite cloudy skies across northern ireland. as they will be in northern
england where we have showers coming in off the north sea. misty over the hills of wales and even into the midlands. we've got the show was coming in across the english channel into southern coastal counties. hit and miss, large part of the day may be dry. the wettest of the weather migrating towards the south—west of england, clipping southwest. —— south wales. the best chance of seeing any sunshine in the west temperatures struggling to 9 degrees. high pressured to the north means we are drawing in these easterly winds, we've got lower pressure to the south. we've got another push rain, it has changed the forecaster bit for the forecast. try to the south—west and maybe seeing sunshine. some sunshine out towards the west was that we are drawing down cold as temperatures will be low on sunday. it's me feel
a touch chillier. high press and on monday, that easterly breeze. look at what is in the atlantic. it looks like the weather pattern will change significantly next week. he strengthening jet will pick up the areas of low pressure and drive them towards the uk bringing spells of rain across all areas. but the winds at coming from the south so should be milder and it will be windy. this is bbc news the headlines at 7. the prime minister takes to the airwaves to sell her brexit plan to the nation, and says the uk won't get a better deal from the eu if hers is rejected. i believe that if we were to go back to the european union and say people didn't like that deal, can we have another one? i don't think they are going to come to us and say we'll give you a better deal. police say knocking offenders
off their mopeds is leading to a dramatic decrease in robberies. a warning too many people suffering a mental health crisis, are not being given the help they need, when they arrive at a&e departments. why the black friday shopping craze is now predominantly an online phenomenon and we're likely to spend more than ever. and on newswatch, did bbc news tell us what the draft brexit agreement says, or was it too busy