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The Week in Pics – Oct 2-8

Welcome to the Week in Pictures – our wrap of the past week's top sporting action in images.

Every Monday we'll wrap up the sporting week with some fantastic pictures of the best sports events from around the world, giving you a visual summary of the major talking points and crucial encounters.

This past week saw the Proteas hammer Bangladesh in the second test, picking up an innings and 254-run victory, a host of nations qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia, the Springboks succumb to a narrow 25-24 loss to New Zealand in Cape Town, Lewis Hamilton stretch his lead in the F1 drivers’ championship to 59 points after victory in Japan, and Rafael Nadal claim his sixth China Open title after beating Nick Kyrgios in the final..

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