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first_imgPALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (CMC) – Vice-captain Vishaul Singh struck a career-best fifth first-class century to spearhead a massive West Indies A batting effort on the second day of the second four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here Tuesday.Unbeaten on 81 overnight at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the left-hander carved out a superb 161 to lift West Indies to 509 for nine declared in their first innings.Opener Rajendra Chandrika, who had retired hurt on 51 on Tuesday’s opening day, returned to make 84 while tail-ender Kemar Roach chipped in with 39.At the close, captain Dimuth Karunaratne was holding the hosts’ innings together with an unbeaten 66 as they reached 128 for four – still 381 runs behind heading into today’s penultimate day.Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was not out on 38 and has so far put on 91 for the fifth wicket with Karunartne, a partnership which pulled Sri Lanka A around from danger at 37 for four.Seamer Roach trapped Avishka Fernando lbw for seven at 19 for one and Test batsman Lahiru Thirimanne followed for three, at 32 for two, when he was caught at the wicket off fast bowler Keon Joseph, who has taken two for four from four overs.Joseph removed Roshen Silva for a first-ball duck at 36 for three and with a run added, Charith Asalanka was lbw to off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall for one.However, first ‘Test’ century-maker Karunaratne produced yet another excellent innings to stave off the collapse, facing 124 deliveries and counting 12 fours while Dickwella has struck two fours in his 65-ball knock.Earlier, resuming from their overnight 331 for five, West Indies A flourished thanks to the Guyanese pair of Vishaul and Chandrika who put on 54 for the sixth wicket.While Vishaul faced 306 deliveries and struck 16 fours, Chandrika hit nine boundaries off 84 balls, falling with his second first-class century in sight, when he was lbw to leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay.Vishaul, who reached triple figures 40 minutes before lunch, then added a further 90 for the seventh wicket with Roach, who hit four fours and two sixes in his 80-ball stay at the crease.The partnership took West Indies to lunch at 410 for six and helped the visitors increase their dominance in the second session, before Roach finally departed, an hour after the resumption.Off-spinner Charith Asalanka was the best bowler with four for 104.WEST INDIES 1st innings (o/n 331 for five)R. Chandrika lbw b Vandersay 84K. Powell c wkp.. Dickwella b Anuk Fernando 29S. Hetmyer b Asalanka 48S. Brooks c wkp. Dickwella b Kumara 3V Singh b Asalanka 161J. Hamilton run-out 99R. Cornwall lbw b Karunaratne 1K. Roach c Avishka Fernando b Asalanka 39G. Motie-Kanhai lbw b Asalanka 9D. Johnson not out 8Extras: (b-8, lb-3, w-9, nb-8) 28Total: (9 wkts decl., 137.4 overs) 509Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-120, 3-140, 4-328, 5-331, 6-385, 7-475, 8-494, 9-509.Bowling: Asitha Fernando 19-2-63-0 (w-2), Kumara 20-2-78-1 (w-1, nb-2), Anuk Fernando 13-0-76-1 (w-6, nb-4), Vandersay 31-2-110-1, Gunaratne 17-3-61-0 (nb-2), Asalanka 33.4-7-104-4, Karunaratne 4-2-6-1.SRI LANKA 1st inningsD. Karunaratne not out 66Avishka Fernando lbw b Roach 7L. Thirimanne c wkp. Hamilton b Joseph 3R. Silva c Brooks b Joseph 0K. Asalanka lbw b Cornwall 1N. Dickwella not out 38Extras: (b-8, lb-4, nb-1) 13Total: (4 wkts, 40 overs) 128Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-32, 3-36, 4-37.Bowling: Roach 8-3-18-1, Johnson 8-3-25-0, Cornwall 14-3-38-1, Joseph 4-1-4-2 (nb-1), Motie-Kanhai 6-0-31-0.Position: Sri Lanka A trail by 381 runs with six wickets intact.Toss: Sri Lanka A.Umpires: N. de Silva, R. Kottahachchi.last_img read more

first_img(REUTERS) Novak Djokovic made an immense statement in his bid to rule men’s tennis again when he defeated Andy Murray, the man who deposed him as world number one, 6-3 5-7 6-4 in an epic Qatar Open final in Doha yesterday.Looking back to near his peerless best at times in a game of searing quality, the Serbian missed out on three match points and had to repel a roaring Murray comeback before ending the Briton’s 28-match, five-tournament winning streak.In their first meeting since Murray won their season-ending climax at the ATP World Tour finals, the Briton ran into a rejuvenated Djokovic who, despite having problems with his racket hand and receiving two warnings for his behaviour, prevailed thrillingly in their 36th contest.The world number two said it was “the dream start” to 2017 in his build-up to the defence of the Australian Open title later this month and defeat provided food for thought for Murray, who lost for the 25th time against his old rival.“It was close, a very physical battle. All the way to the last shot, you never know with Andy. It’s no strange occurrence for us to play three sets for three hours,” Djokovic told Eurosport.“It means a lot. For the last three months of 2016, I haven’t felt that confident on court and didn’t play that consistent. But to start 2017 with a win over the world number one and my biggest rival was a dream start so I’m hoping I can get the best out of it.”Djokovic had looked out of sorts as he struggled to tame Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in Friday’s semi-final and he started inconsistently again, also requiring treatment to a bleeding right thumb in the third game.Yet Djokovic began playing with an authority that he had not displayed all week and was so frustrated after losing one 29-shot rally that he was warned for hitting the ball away petulantly towards his box.Still, he pressurised Murray, making his breakthrough in the eighth game as the Scot surrendered the crucial break with a mis-hit forehand.When Djokovic cashed in on a sloppy service game, in which Murray delivered two double faults, to take a crucial 4-3 lead in the second set, he looked unstoppable.He seemed certain to wrap up the victory serving at 5-4 but a couple of missed backhands and courageous aggression from Murray led to him missing out on his three match points. The Briton pounced to break serve — a feat he has now achieved in an impressive 112 successive matches.Djokovic received a point penalty for smashing his racket which handed the 11th game to Murray and the Scot rammed home his ascendancy by breaking again to take the second set.Yet just when Murray seemed to be taking control physically, with Djokovic looking increasingly weary, the Serbian produced an inspirational game to break to love at 3-3.When he served for the match again, he made no mistake, crashing a forehand winner to seal victory.last_img read more

first_imgOVERSEAS-based Guyanese motor racer Calvin Ming continues to create history after producing a flawless array of driving in the FIA NACAM F4 championships last weekend at the newly constructed Merida circuit in Mexico. Ming is the first driver to record a win at the newly constructed circuit in the Yucatan Peninsula and did so in fine style by producing a technical race.Speaking after the race, Ming said, “I want to thank my team for an incredible weekend. They had the car working. Unfortunate about the last race, but we are both okay.”Starting on pole for the first race, the Guyanese fell back to second but managed to stay on the tail of the then race leader before slingshotting to victory by more than six seconds.His 1:29.776 seconds was the fastest recorded during race one with a qualifying time of 1:28.494, leaving his RAM Racing team-mate Manuel Sulaiman to finish second on the 3.4km trackHe was also clocked at a top speed of 310km over the 17-lap race, continuing his run in the championship.In Race two yesterday, starting in sixth spot, Ming continued to showcase his class and produce history, by winning a five-car fight for the lead and recording his second win of the day, becoming the first man to win two races back to back on the circuit.Unfortunately, a racing incident between Ming and his team-mate saw both men out of the race as Ming’s car caught fire. The quick response of the marshals, however, ensured that both drivers were unscathed.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Ramkumar Ramanathan notched up a straight set win over Canada’s Vasek Pospisil to reach his first ever ATP semi-finals but veteran Leander Paes bowed out after losing his doubles quarterfinal at the Hall of Fame Open grasscourt tournament in Newport.The 23-year-old from Chennai took one hour and 18 minutes to get across Pospisil 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinals on Thursday.The 161-ranked Indian will meet American Tim Smyczek in the last four of the tournament.Ramanathan, who had stunned world No. 8 Dominic Thiem at the Antalya Open last year, sent down five aces and converted the three break points that came his way.Paes, who is playing his first match since creating the Davis Cup world record in February for most number of wins in doubles, and his American partner Jamie Cerretani suffered a 3-6 6-7 (3) loss to giant-killers Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Austin Crajicek in the doubles quarterfinals.Jeevan and Austin, who had toppled top seeds Nicholas Monroe and John-Patrick Smith in the first round, will face fourth seeds Spain’s Marcelo Arevalo and Mexico’s Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the semifinals.In-form Divij Sharan and his partner Jackson Withrow, seeded second, defeated Australia’s Matthew Ebden and Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 7-6 (4) 6-3 to set up a semifinal clash with New Zealand’s Artem Sitak and Israel’s Janathan Erlich.Artem and Janathan saw off third seeds India’s Purav Raja and British Ken Skupski 4-6 6-3 10-8 in a thrilling quarterfinal contest. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Hardik Pandya’s woes have increased following his comments on the Koffee With Karan episode. After being suspended by the BCCI, the prestigious Khar Gymkhana has revoked the honorary membership of the Mumbai all-rounder. Speaking to ANI, the joint secretary of the Gymkhana, Gaurav Kapadia, confirmed that Pandya is no longer a member. The BCCI has taken action, suspending Pandya and KL Rahul and calling them back from the series against Australia and New Zealand to face an inquiry. Although both players have tendered an ‘unconditional apology’, the troubles are not over for the players.  Pandya and Rahul’s Koffee With Karan comments have resulted in plenty of flak from Indian cricket fans, BCCI and even Virat Kohli, the skipper who said the team does not agree with the comments made.Pandya and Rahul tendered an “unconditional” apologies for their sexist comments during a TV chat show amid Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai saying that the BCCI should correct the two players, not end their careers. However, despite the apologies tendered by the duo, 10 BCCI units demanded a Special General Meeting to appoint an ombudsman for carrying out an inquiry. Rai’s fellow CoA member Diana Edulji wants an inquiry done by CoA and the BCCI office-bearers. “Yes, Hardik and Rahul have submitted their reply to the fresh showcause notices that were served to them. They have tendered unconditional apology. The CoA chief has instructed the CEO to conduct an inquiry as per clause 41 (c) of the new BCCI constitution,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.Read More | Mumbai Police troll Pandya and Rahul’s Koffee With Karan commentsPandya’s comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan, hosted by Karan Johar, have drawn the ire from social media users, terming it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’. WTrouble has mounted for Pandya as the fall-out from his comments continues. Along with an uncertain playing future, Pandya’s brand has taken a massive hit due to the controversy. According to a Times of India report, Pandya has been dropped as one of the celebrity ambassadors for men’s shaving razor Gillette Mach3 Start following his ‘outrageous’ comments.Read More | Pandya, KL Rahul tender ‘unconditional’ apology, BCCI demands SGMFollowing the outrage, Hotstar have removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner.The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya said during the show. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:09 (IST) TOSS: Delhi Capitals opt to bowl  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Toss is just 20 minutes away now! How excited are you?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 12 runs off the first over! 6 needed off the last over! And…that’s FOUR! Nikhil gets lucky on the first ball there!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kuldeep Yadav is back into the attack. Interestingly, he hasn’t been able to pick wicket this season! Will he break the jinx today?  20:09 (IST) That’s a moment in the game! Russell on the ground! Will he be able to play further?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is now playing with the bowlers and of course the fielders. Even Pant has been doing a good thing to give Shaw strike as much as possible. After 16 overs, it’s 152/2. 00:36 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. Lynn is joined with a new partner Nikhil Naik! HERE WE GO!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ball 2: Yorker. Much needed dot ball from Capitals’ point of view! 00:11 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Ball 1: Just one run down to the mid-wicket by Pant 19:10 (IST) 23:50 (IST) Rabada will bowl the over for Delhi Capitals! Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna WICKET: This is Rishabh Pant’s wicket. Is there anything, he can’t do? Flies to his left and plucks this one with his left glove. Another failure for Lynn! Yes, Dinesh Karthik will open with Andre Russell! 22:46 (IST) New Delhi: We have witnessed a crackerjack of an encounter between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders and one will have to say that both the team didn’t give an inch to the other and eventually the game went to super over. Kolkata Knight Riders had lost five quick wickets up front but Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik had some other plans and scored 185 runs on the board. Delhi Capitals, while chasing lost Shikhar Dhawan early in the innings but Shreyas Iyer along with star-sensation Prithvi Shaw which made the team look in a strong position. Shaw’s 99 made the target look not so competitive. However, just when Shaw departed, Kolkata came well in the last over, pulling off a super over clash. In Super Over, it was Shreyas Iyer’s team who held their nerves better and upstaged Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 runs in a nail-biting clash at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.  LIVE SCORECARD Okay, so Delhi Capitals players are out in the middle. It’s still a mystery as who will join Russell. Is it Dinesh Karthik?  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:02 (IST) Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rishabh Pant(w), Colin Ingram, Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kagiso Rabada, Harshal Patel, Amit Mishra Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Second wicket for Harshal Patel. Wickets tumbling for KKR here.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:26 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Robbie was looking good but will have to depart. Tried to flick the ball onto the on side but couldn’t. Struck right in front! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:25 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Robin Uthappa comes to the crease!  19:59 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Kolkata Knight Riders is in absolute trouble here. Russell and Karthik trying to repair the innings. After 12 overs, it’s 90/5.  Shikhar Dhawan is the first to depart. He was looking deadly dangerous for his 16 runs but just couldn’t continue. After 5 overs, it’s 33/1.  19:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:34 (IST) Ball 6: Pant just couldn’t end on high! Delhi finish with 10 runs. Target: 11 Harshal Patel comes into the attack now. For KKR to do well, Lynn and Robbie need to stick to the wicket and play decently here. After 5.3 overs, it’s 31/1. 00:13 (IST) 23:48 (IST) WICKET: What did we see here! Vihari OUT! 2 still needed off one ball! 21:11 (IST) ALERT: Captain stands when the side needed him most! 17th IPL fifty for him! That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join us for the next game. Till then, Tada! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Oh no, dear! Oh no! Prithvi Shaw gets out on 99. What an innings that was! 3 needed off 3 balls! 7 off 15 balls for Nikhil! Feeling the pressure?  00:08 (IST) DROPPED! Just don’t look towards Shubman Gill. Just don’t!  23:45 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Teams: WICKET: Shreyas Iyer was looking good. He hammered the ball all around the ground but in the end, fell just short of well deserved fifty! 20:34 (IST) 00:16 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 50-run partnership between Andre Russell and Dinesh Karthik.  Ball 2: Shreyas Iyer on strike. FOUR down the fine leg region!  23:59 (IST) And it’s SUPER OVER! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:43 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:10 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:37 (IST) 21:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: KKR sink further! 5 Down!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:00 (IST) Both sides lost their review in less than 4 overs! 20:06 (IST) Kolkata Knight Riders 185/8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 62, Harshal Patel 2/40) 22:59 (IST) 23:15 (IST) WICKET: Rishabh Pant tried to finish early and gets out! Kuldeep gets first wicket of this season! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Incenter_img 21:43 (IST) 23:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Ball 1: Just a flick onto the on side and FOUR! Russell continues his dream run! Onto it and.. way she goes! That’s Delhi Capitals’ skipper for you! SIX! 50-run partnership between Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw! 23:53 (IST) 23:47 (IST) 20:01 (IST) 00:14 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Prithvi Shaw gets to his third IPL fifty! 23:58 (IST) 50 up for Delhi Capitals! Ball 5: Another short ball from Prasidh and Pant couldn’t time it. 2 runs more.  21:08 (IST) 20:55 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Excellent over by Sandeep Lamichhane, just one off the over! After 2 overs, it’s 13/0.  23:40 (IST) IPL 2019: First Super Over of season between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: Run out on the last ball. Even then, KKR finish on a high. A good score to defend.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:04 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 2 needed off 2 balls! Can we witness a super over here? Super Over: The players are out in the middle. Kolkata Knight Riders will field first! Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant will open for Delhi Capitals here! 21:37 (IST) 22:33 (IST) Andre Russell continues his superlative form. Just wow. Not much to say. He is doing this on a regular basis! Fifth 50 from him. He is in some form! After 17 overs, it’s 145/5.  00:12 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set from another crackerjack of a game between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders. Delhi Capitals started off their Indian Premier League campaign with a won under their belt at Wankhede Stadium. However, in the first home game, the team just couldn’t capitalize and lost to Chennai Super Kings. Kolkata, on the other hand, has won their first two games. Both games were played at Eden Gardens and this remains to be seen how they perform outside their own den.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Andre Russell is coming to bat! Good news for every KKR fan! 00:06 (IST) 23:03 (IST) WICKET: Struck right in front and Nikhil departs! He was never there, to be honest!  150 up for Delhi Capitals! 21:49 (IST) The rebuilding phase has just begun and one will have to say that a lot depends on how Pant and Shreyas Iyer play here! After 14 overs, it’s 132/2. Ball 5: Just one run ! 20:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:43 (IST) 21:56 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Prithvi Shaw is on 99!  22:40 (IST) Shaw is just 19 runs away from registering his first IPL hundred!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 19:55 (IST) 23:37 (IST) Superb shot by Prithvi Shaw! Looking really positive! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:17 (IST) Ball 3: Shreyas Iyer smashed the ball right up! Will have to go back to the pavilion! First wicket down for Delhi Capitals! 20:39 (IST) 20:16 (IST) 100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders!  Chawla starts his innings with a huge six over mid-wicket. After 18.2, it’s 163/6.  22:52 (IST) 3 needed off 4 balls! Ball 3: Knocked him over! Russell departs! My word! Rabada has done it for Capitals!  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:31 (IST) Ball 6: Just 1 run! And Delhi Capitals win! What an over Rabada has bowled here! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:18 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:47 (IST) WICKET: Finally smiles in Delhi camp. Dangerous Russell OUT! Morris pitches it short and Russell tried to deposit in the stands. However, he gets a top-edge and straight into the hands of the fielder.  19:10 (IST) 23:49 (IST) 00:15 (IST) Delhi Capitals has made four changes.  Finally, 50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) RESULT: Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a super over clash  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 00:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:28 (IST) Ball 4: Just a single down to third man region! 23:47 (IST) The powerplay has been evenly matched. Shikhar departed early, but even then the team came back strongly. After 6 overs, it’s 45/1. 22:38 (IST) Ball 4: Prithvi Shaw comes to the crease! But Pant was on strike. He smashed the ball over the cover fielder and will fetch 2 runs.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked Inlast_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Both West Indies and Bangladesh will look to get their stumbling campaign back on track when they lock horns with each other in the match number 22 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Taunton on Monday. Both teams have three points each with one win, two defeats and a washout that resulted in splitting the points. While the two teams will fight to keep their semi-finals hope alive, we are spending a lot of time going through the individual states of players, pitch report and more just to get you the right combination for your Dream 11 fantasy league contest that can make you win lakhs.For today’s game, we can expect good scores given the form of both teams unless one of them collapses. With Chrish Gayle and Shai Hope on top of the order and then Nicholas Pooran in the middle and Jason Holder and Andre Russel in the lower, West Indians are batting monsters on their day. Bangladesh, on the other hand, is also playing good cricket and their batsman except opener Tamim Iqbal are chipping in time to time to score runs for the team. Shakib being their star performer is a must to include in your Dream 11 fantasy league team.Players to choose fromBangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Liton Das, Sabbir Rahman, Abu JayedWest Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Ashley Nurse, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen, Kemar RoachWest Indies vs Bangladesh Dream 11 team combination, captain and vice-captain pickWicket-keepers: Shai Hope (Captain), Mushfiqur RahimShai Hope averages 94.57 against Bangladesh in 9 ODIs with 3 tons and 6 fifties while Rahim is one of Bangladesh’s most inform players.Batsman: Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Soumya Sarkar (vice captain), Shakib Al HasanGayle storm against Bangladeshi bowling attack is always likely and Pooran has been in outstanding form for quite some time. Soumya Sarkar is in good touch and he probably can survive the bouncers of West Indies bowlers. Why Shakib Al Hasan? You can be serious while asking this question.All-rounder: Jason HolderIf you wonder why we did not pick Andre Russel, let me tell you he is suffering from a knee injury and unlikely to play. Even if he plays, he won’t bowl too much and picking an unfit player is never clever. Holder picks up wickets, scores runs. Obvious choice.Bowlers: Oshane Thomas, Mashrafe Mortaza, Sheldon CottrellMustafizur Rahman is Bangladesh’ leading bowler and West Indies players will look to play him cautiously. Mortaza, on the other hand, always picks up wicket with his steady line and length and batsmen like to take risk against him. Oshane Thomas and Cottrell are going to be crucial, don’t exclude them.  last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: After putting up a sensation display against India, Afghanistan will be locking horns against another Asian team Bangladesh in encounter 31 of the ongoing World Cup on Monday. The pitch at The Rose Bowl suited their play and they would love the fact that their next game is also at the same venue. Interestingly, it is been speculated that the game will be played on the same wicket, which means it will be on a slower side. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are coming off a defeat at the hands of Australia in a high-scoring encounter and are in a must-win situation to keep their semi-final hopes alive.The Tigers weren’t up to the mark with the ball in their previous outing and will need to up their game soon. They have now conceded big totals like 386 and 381 bowling first leaving too much to do for the batsmen. Mohammad Saifuddin and Mosaddek Hossain might return to the playing XI if they are fit. As far as Afghanistan are concerned, they might go in unchanged after a brilliant outing against India.With this, News Nation brings to you as what could be the best fantasy XI for the encounter between Bangladesh and Afghanistan:Wicket-Keeper: Mushfiqur RahimBatsmen: Ashgar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mahmudullah, Soumya SarkarAll-Rounder: Mohammad Nabi and Shakib Al HasanBowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur RahmanTeams:BangladeshTamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Liton Das, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Jayed, Rubel Hossain/Mohammad Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Mithun.AfghanistanHazratullah Zazai, Gulbadin Naib (C), Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Aftab Alam, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: England’s plan to celebrate their 1,000th international by qualifying for Euro 2020 in serene style against Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday has been ripped up by Gareth Southgate’s decision to drop Raheem Sterling. The Manchester City winger was involved in a physical confrontation with Liverpool defender Joe Gomez at England’s training base on Monday as emotions spilled over from the highly-anticipated Premier League clash between the two clubs on Sunday. Sterling has been the star of a qualifying campaign dominated by off-field issues where the Three Lions have largely let their football do the talking on it. Bar a shock defeat to the Czech Republic last month, the World Cup semi-finalists have shown why they will be among the favourites to win a first major tournament in 54 years next summer.Sterling has scored eight of his side’s 26 goals in six games as he has blossomed into one of the world’s best players for club and country since failing to find his best form at the World Cup 18 months ago. He has also been a leading figure as England have stood up to the racist abuse suffered by a number of players in Montenegro and Bulgaria. One of Southgate’s strengths since taking charge three years ago has been to foster a unity in the camp, far removed from the club-aligned cliques that hampered the chances of talented England sides of the past.That now faces its biggest test as the bubbling rivalry between Liverpool and City threatens to spill over. Southgate’s first instinct was reportedly to send Sterling home, but the intervention of senior players, principally Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, helped ease the feud and the 24-year-old has remained with the squad to train.”I always have to find the right solution for the group and that’s a very difficult line,” said Southgate on Tuesday. “We have a very good understanding of the way that we have worked over the last couple of years, which has brought us a lot of togetherness that is still there. We are a united group. Now we have to turn our focus onto the football. We have a hugely important qualifier to reach a European Championship.” Sterling has since apologised to Gomez and the rest of the squad. “I am man enough to admit when emotions got the better of me,” he said in an Instagram post. “Me and Joe Gomez are good, we both understand it was a five to 10-second thing… it’s done, we move forward and not make this bigger than it is.”Sterling could even return to action as soon as Sunday when Southgate’s men travel to Kosovo. England will hope there is nothing riding on that match for them as a point against the side ranked 61st in the world on Thursday will be enough to guarantee qualification. Even in Sterling’s absence, Southgate is blessed with an array of attacking talent including Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford that should continue England’s free-scoring form.Also Read | Raheem Sterling Sparkles As Manchester City See Off Aston VillaBut Southgate’s action has been criticised by some for bringing a private incident into the public eye and putting Sterling under more scrutiny as a result. “Why this couldn’t be handled internally?” said former England defender Rio Ferdinand. “Now Raheem is left to defend himself from all of the haters that had had their keyboards turned off due to him becoming a very worthy ambassador for the English game.” If England’s long wait to win a major tournament is to come to an end, Southgate needs to continue getting the best out of Sterling. The question remains what lasting impact the developments of the last two days will have on their relationship going forward.last_img read more

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBethune-Cookman (12-12, 6-4) vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (3-21, 2-7)William P Hytche Athletic Center, Princess Anne, Maryland; Saturday, 4 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: MEAC foes meet as Bethune-Cookman squares off against Maryland Eastern Shore. Both teams last played this past Monday. Bethune-Cookman won easily 87-68 at home against Howard, while Maryland Eastern Shore is coming off of a 68-67 overtime loss at Coppin State. VETERAN PRESENCE: Both of these teams have relied heavily on their seniors this year. AJ Cheeseman, Da’Shawn Phillip and Ahmad Frost have combined to account for 36 percent of Maryland Eastern Shore’s scoring this season and 49 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Bethune-Cookman, Isaiah Bailey, Cletrell Pope, Malik Maitland, Wali Parks and Leon Redd have combined to account for 70 percent of all Bethune-Cookman scoring, including 74 percent of the team’s points over its last five games.RAMPING IT UP: The Hawks have scored 59.8 points per game and allowed 67.4 points per game across nine conference games. Those figures both represent moves in the right direction from the 66.5 points scored and 76.4 points allowed per game to non-conference opponents.BRILLIANT BAILEY: Bailey has connected on 29.5 percent of the 44 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 10 over his last five games. He’s also converted 78.3 percent of his foul shots this season.YET TO WIN: The Wildcats are 0-6 when they score 65 points or fewer and 12-6 when they exceed 65 points. The Hawks are 0-21 when they fail to score more than 67 points and 3-0 on the season, otherwise.COLD SPELL: Maryland Eastern Shore has lost its last three home games, scoring an average of 55.7 points while giving up 72.DID YOU KNOW: Bethune-Cookman has attempted 23.4 free throws per game this season, the 15th-highest rate in the country. Maryland Eastern Shore has gotten to the line far less frequently and is averaging only 14 foul shots per game (ranked 286th, nationally). Associated Press February 13, 2020center_img BCU, UMES meet in conference play ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more