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Match Point For Emirates Team New Zealand In 35th America’s Cup

26th June 2017
Match Point For Emirates Team New Zealand In 35th America’s Cup Photo: ACEA

#AmericasCup - Emirates Team New Zealand extended their lead over Oracle Team USA by six points to one after the fourth day of the 35th America’s Cup match in Bermuda yesterday (Sunday 25 June).

The Kiwis’ comfortable wins in the seventh and eight rounds put a halt on the American boat’s momentum after victory in Saturday’s last race, and put them at match point in the series — needing only one more win to bring the cup back to New Zealand.

However, that score will bring back memories of the last America’s Cup match in 2013 on San Francisco Bay, where Oracle were on the ropes but staged a spectacular turnaround to defend their title.

Today’s scheduled rounds, starting at 2pm local time (with live coverage from 5.30pm on BT Sport 1), will tell whether the US team has what it takes to repeat that incredible feat and keep its grip on the Auld Mug.

MacDara Conroy

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