-Rahane, Kuldeep condemn West Indies to 105-run deferatPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Starlet Shai Hope struck a high class half-century but it failed to save West Indies from a 105-run defeat to India in the rain-hit second One-Day International of the five-match series here Sunday.Chasing a difficult 311 in a contest reduced to 43 overs per side at Queen’s Park Oval, the Caribbean side were restricted to 205 for six, with Hope stroking an accomplished 81 off 88 balls.Roston Chase chipped in with an unbeaten 33 while skipper Jason Holder made 29, but West Indies’ task was made more difficult after they slumped to four runs for two wickets in the third over and failed to find mount a significant enough recovery effort.Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav was key for the Indians with three for 50 including the wicket of Hope while seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar claimed two for nine in an early burst with the new ball.Right-handed opener Ajinkya Rahane had earlier compensated for the gloomy weather by carving out a stroke-filled 103 while his captain Virat Kohli struck 87 and Shikhar Dhawan, 63.Those three innings formed the foundation of India’s 310 for five after they were asked to bat first following a delayed start of two hours because of rain.Rahane faced 104 deliveries and counted 10 fours and two sixes, adding 114 for the first wicket with Dhawan whose 59-ball knock also included 10 boundaries.Rahane showed his intent from as early as the opening over when he pulled fast bowler Alzarri Joseph to the square leg boundary and followed up in the 20-year-old’s next over by clearing the ropes at backward point.Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his century at the Queen’s Park Oval.The left-handed Dhawan joined in the run-spree with two sweetly-timed off-side boundaries off seamer Holder in the fourth over, as India sped to 63 after the first 10 overs.Dhawan raised his second half-century in three days in the 14th over of 49 balls before departing in the 19th over, drawn from his crease by off-spinner Ashley Nurse and stumped.Rahane then combined with Kohli in a 97-run stand to further bury the hosts. He raised his fifty off 56 balls in the 20th over but then accelerated to reach his third ODI hundred off another 46 deliveries – raising the landmark with a scintillating cover drive off seamer Miguel Cummins in the 34th over.When he departed two balls later bowled by one that clipped off-stump, Kohli took charge of the innings, smashing four fours and four sixes in a 66-ball innings.Holder conceded 22 runs off the final over, while sending down three no-balls – two of which were high full tosses and resulted in him barred from bowling the last delivery of the innings.West Indies were up against it from the third ball of their reply when left-hander Kieran Powell was caught at the wicket without scoring off Kumar on review, without a run on the board.Jason Mohammed followed in the third over, also without scoring, driving Kumar to backward point where Hardik Pandya snaffled a low chance.With the innings wobbling, opener Hope then led the Windies recovery, putting on 89 for the third wicket with Evin Lewis who made a pedestrian 21 off 37 balls.Hope raised his second ODI half-century off 65 balls in the 19th over and then upped the anti with leg-side sixes in successive overs from Kuldeep and off-spinner Ravi Ashwin.Lewis perished in the 20th over at 93 for three, missing a charge at Kuldeep and going stumped and Hope was finally prised out, lbw on review to Kuldeep in the 26th over – one delivery after clearing extra cover for this third six.All told, he counted five fours and three sixes and when he departed at 112 for four, the required run rate had risen to 11.5 runs an over.Jonathan Carter’s dour 31-ball 13 helped precious little and Chase and Holder’s 42-run, sixth wicket stand off 44 deliveries was well short of the torrent of runs required to threaten India. INDIA (43 overs)A Rahane b Cummins 103S Dhawan st Hope b Nurse 63*V Kohli c Nurse b Joseph 87H Pandya c Cummins b Joseph 4Yuvraj Singh c wkp Hope b Holder 14+MS Dhoni not out 13K Jadhav not out 13Extras (lb4, w4, nb5) 13TOTAL (5 wkts, 43 overs) 310Did not bat: R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, B Kumar, U YadavFall of wickets: 1-114 (Dhawan, 18.2 overs), 2-211 (Rahane, 34), 3-223 (Pandya, 35), 4-254 (Yuvraj Singh, 38.1), 5-285 (Kohli, 41.2)Bowling: Joseph 8-0-73-2 (w2, nb1), Holder 8.5-0-76-1 (nb4), Nurse 9-0-38-1 (w1), Bishoo 9-0-60-0 (w1), Cummin 8-0-57-1, Carter 0.1-0-2-0WEST INDIESK Powell c wkp Dhoni b Kumar 0+S Hope lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 81J Mohammed c Pandya b Kumar 0E Lewis st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 21J Carter lbw b Ashwin 13*J Holder st Dhoni b Kuldeep Yadav 29R Chase not out 33A Nurse not out 19Extras (lb6, w3) 9TOTAL (6 wkts, 43 overs) 205Did not bat: D Bishoo, A Joseph, M CumminsFall of wickets: 1-0 (Powell, 0.3 overs), 2-4 (Mohammed, 2.5), 3-93 (Lewis, 20, 4-112 (Hope, 25.3), 5-132 (Carter, 29.2), 6-174 (Holder, 36.4)Bowling: Kumar 5-1-9-2 (w1), Yadav 6-0-36-0 (w1), Pandya 9-0-32-0 (w1), Ashwin 9-0-47-1, Kuldeep Yadav 9-0-50-3, Yuvraj Singh 5-0-25-0.
CMC – Assistant coach Roddy Estwick believes West Indies are better poised now than three years ago to carve out a positive series result on their proposed tour of England.On their last tour of the United Kingdom in 2017, the Caribbean side pulled off an astonishing victory in the second Test at Leeds, but suffered heavy defeats in the two other Tests to go down 2-1 in the three-Test series.However, Estwick said players had gained significant experience since then and with several other players coming through to give the Test squad greater depth, the Windies could prove a serious threat for their higher-ranked opponents.“For me, I think we might be a better team when we go to England this time,” Estwick said while overseeing training sessions at Kensington Oval for the Barbadian group selected in the 30-man provisional squad.“Three years ago in 2017, it was a very, very young unit. Now we’ve got seasoned Test players, we’ve got players with 50 Test matches so I think once we can hit the ground running and get the preparation in, get some match practice under our belts … we can be a lot better.”.“We’ve got youngsters coming through. We’ve got Rahkeem Cornwall who could be a big threat in England especially if the weather stays the way it is. We’ve got Chemar Holder who just had an outstanding first class season and we’ve got Alzarri Joseph who’s improving all the time.“So we’ve got backup for the first time in a long while – we’ve got Keemo Paul another exciting all-rounder so we’re quite solid bowling wise.”He added: “If we can get scores on the board we can really challenge England because I know the bowling will be good, and the three big men (Jason Holder, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel) are all in the top  in the world and that tells you our bowling unit is really improving.”West Indies will travel with 25 players to the UK for the proposed three-Test series in July, which will mark cricket’s first ever tour played in a “bio-secure” environment due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.The squad is expected to depart the Caribbean on June 8 and will be placed in a two-week quarantine following their arrival in England, before moving to “bio-secure” stadia for the duration of the series where they will be isolated from the public.Replacement players will be chosen from among the travelling contingent, which will also form the opposition for any tour matches.“You can understand why they’ve done it because once you’re in a secure system you can’t leave so if players get injured, you can’t come into the secure area. [So] we had to do it that way,” Estwick explained.“But it’s going to be a challenge because keeping 15 players who are not going to be involved happy is going to be a challenge but it’s something you’ve got to do.“As coaches we’ve got to put our heads together, we’ve got to come up with plans, we’ve got to make sure they stay sharp, make sure they stay ready if they get an opportunity to come in to replace whoever.”Estwick said intense planning for the tour was already underway and noted he had been in “constant contact” with head coach Phil Simmons who is currently based in the UK.“He’s been having Zoom meetings with all the management team. He’s trying to keep everybody upbeat – that’s the first thing he’s trying to do,” he said.“We’re having Zoom meetings sometimes two, three times per week … we had a meeting [last week] Saturday just to sit down and plan how we’re going to prepare what is needed to be done – the workload for the bowlers, the workload for the batters.“We’ve sorted that out now; it’s up to people to go and prepare, prepare properly, adhere to the protocols that are in place and try and stay as safe as possible.”West Indies are holders of the coveted Wisden Trophy after upsetting England 2-1 in a three-Test series in the Caribbean last year.
Sussex teenager Joe Sullivan got into the Carris Trophy from the reserve list – and made the most of his chance with a leaderboard-topping 66 in the first round.He’s three shots clear of Gregorio De Leo of Italy and Eemil Alajarvi of Finland. Two players are tied on two-under while a group of 13 share sixth place on one-under.They include Fulford junior captain George Robson, Seb Tannum Donaldson (Buckinghamshire), Matthew Jackman (Southport & Ainsdale), James Cooper (Cumberwell Park), Curtis Knipes (Abridge), Harrison Hodgson (Rockliffe Hall) and George Raitt (Whetstone).Sullivan (Chartham Park) made his way into the lead with when he collected seven birdies and just one bogey in the hot, muggy sunshine at Fulford Golf Club, York.The 16-year-old is playing in the Carris Trophy – or the English U18 boys’ open championship – for the first time and had to bide his time to join the field. He was originally 11th on the reserve list, having entered off a handicap of 0.6.Since then he’s been cut to plus-2 with a string of sub-par rounds and he demonstrated his form today, with his best-ever score in a major competition.Sullivan’s iron play was in great shape and he gave himself lots of chances from 6ft – making most of them but leaving a couple behind. He’s spent a lot of time lately practising his putting and it paid off today over the closing holes, when he holed from 25ft and then 20ft for birdies on 15 and 16.Now he’s looking forward to tomorrow and his early tee time of 7.40am. “That’s good, I can get straight out and not think about it!” he said.Fulford’s junior captain George Robson also got in from the reserve list and also took advantage of the opportunity. He went round in 71 with a round which included a birdie on the 10th and an eagle three on the 11th.Defending champion Andrea Romano of Italy, started well with a birdie on the first but then was unable to make ground and closed with four-over 76. Tags: Carris Trophy, Joe Sullivan Image of Joe Sullivan copyright Leaderboard Photography 24 Jul 2018 Sullivan grabs his chance to lead Carris by three
By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily There are major challenges facing the 2011 Senior Games before it comes to the West Kootenay region, but they are challenges that could see the region prosper, says the president of the Games committee. Pat Metge said with the Waneta Dam expansion project in Trail, all of the construction projects in Castlegar and the stream of tourists that are regularly coming into Nelson, the Games next August will be hard pressed to accommodate 3,500 athletes. The region is going to be very busy, he said, and people coming to the Games are going to go beyond the accommodations of the three cities. “Accommodations up in the Slocan Valley, Nakusp way, there is a great opportunity here. These people will be in our communities for over four days,” he said. “The economic spin-off is great for our area.” The Games does not provide accommodations, food or transportation to the events, said Games vice president Keith Smythe. It will be the largest event the West Kootenay has seen, he said, with 28 events being split between three cities of Nelson, Trail and Castlegar. With a headquarters now being set up in Castlegar, the Games committee has to raise $50,000 in corporate sponsorship to go with the core grant of $85,000 from the Senior Games Society, $112,000 from registration fees for 3,500 registrations, $55,000 in cash from each city and $55,000 of in kind donations. “But we are very positive and we see it as a big challenge and an opportune time to bring our three areas together,” said Smythe. [email protected] Not everyone is happy with the Games There is some ill will towards the Games since the West Kootenay area of Creston and the Creston Valley was left out of the hosting process. Area C director Larry Binks wondered why the town of Creston, the valley and that side of the mountain were ignored. “If they come to me asking for money, I give this push back right away. I’m feeling a little out of sorts the way this is looking,” he said. Creston and the valley were not part of the bid package, said Smythe. “But, with regard to economic benefit, I think there will be total economic benefit to all areas of the West Kootenay because people will be traveling through your communities,” he said. “And there is a limit with regard to accommodations so who knows where people will be staying,” added in Metge. RDCK chair Gary Wright said so far the Creston area has not been asked to front any money for the Games.
SANTA CLARA – Kyle Shanahan was the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator, Jimmy Garoppolo a New England Patriots rookie and Nick Bosa a high school junior in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.This was Thanksgiving 2014, a flashpoint in the 49ers’ ensuing freefall from playoff contention.Now flash forward to the 49ers’ long-awaited, holy-moly resurgence. Their leading characters aren’t showing up at Levi’s Stadium on Monday … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.
England opener Alastair Cook played the captain’s knock carrying his bat through to score an unbeaten 80 as hosts carved out a convincing 7 wicket win over India during the second ODI at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday. Score | PhotosChasing a stiff 188, Cook led from the start helping England reach the target with five balls to spare in a match was reduced to 23-overs a side owing to persistent rains.Earlier, India opener Ajinkya Rahane scored his maiden half-century and Suresh Raina hit a quick-fire 41 as India put on 187/8 after being put in to bat. The match was delayed by six hours owing to persistent showers.Parthiv Patel treated the match like a T20 game and got off to a flier right away scoring in boundaries and sixes. But his innings did not last long and he fell in the fourth over of the day off James Anderson’s ball. An edge off his bat was nicely taken by keeper Craig Kieswetter on 28. India lost their first wicket on 30.Post that wicket, opener Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Dravid batted with resolve and increased India’s run rate. Soon India’s score crossed the 100-run mark. But soon their partnership came to an end as England spinner Graeme Swann removed Dravid on 32 and India lost their second wicket on 109 after a 79 runs partnership between the two batsmen.New man, Virat Kohli could not stay in the middle for long. He fell off Jade Dernbach trying to loft the ball past the boundary, but failed to clear Ian Bell at long-on. India lost their third wicket on 125.advertisementBut Rahane was still in the middle and batting past his maiden ODI half-century. Soon, he and Suresh Raina got going taking the fight to the opposition. But there was a slight hit in tempo as Rahane took on runner in Virat Kohli.And no sooner had he took on a runner that he departed caught and bowled Swann on 54. His fine innings was decorated with five fours and one six.But his fall did not halt India’s charge as Suresh Raina batting alongside skipper MS Dhoni started dealing in boundaries and over the fence shots. Taking cue, Dhoni went for his favourite helicopter shot off Tim Bresnan, but didn’t get the desired elevation and ended up getting caught by Bell at long-on. India were 164/5 post his fall.Raina continued the onslaught and boundaries and sixes became rather common during his innings. In the last over, he went for another big shot of Bresnan, but Ben Stokes took a fine catch in the deep and Raina’s 41-run blitz came to an end. His19-ball innings saw him hit three four and an equal number of sixes.India lost two more wickets in the last over before posting a fine 187/8 at The Rose Bowl.In replay, England just lost three wickets and reached the mark with seven wickets and five balls to spare. Captain Cook top scored with an unbeaten 80 runs on board which came off just 63 delivers and was studded with five fours and one six.Cook proved to be the pivot around with the England batting revolved. First he set up a 67-run first wicket partnership with Craig Kieswetter and then got busy with two more fruitful partnerships with Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara.
Crystal Palace launch bid for Everton striker Niasseby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace have launched a bid for Everton striker Oumar Niasse.The Sun says Palace have made a £6.5million bid for Niasse.Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has turned to the 28-year-old Senegalese international after a loan deal for Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke fell through.Hodgson is desperate for another striker to boost his team’s fight for Premier League survival.And he believes Niasse can supply the goal power he needs while record signing Christian Benteke continues to recover from knee surgery.Everton boss Marco Silva will not stand in the way of a player who has not started a single Premier League game this season or scored since last May. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd in talks to find new shirt sponsorby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are in talks to find a new shirt sponsor.The current Chevrolet deal, which started in 2014, is worth more than £450m over seven years and remains the biggest sum paid to a football club for shirt sponsorship.Sky Sports says industry sources are confident a new deal will see United match or even surpass their current agreement.The current Chevrolet deal equates to £47m per year and was more than double the previous sponsorship with AON.AON still sponsors the United training kit and training ground – a deal which nets the club £17m a year alone.The Chevrolet deal expires in 2021.