18 Jan
2020

Gilas routs Taiwan 5

first_imgPhoto from FIBA.BasketballTAIPEI – Laboring under another bum start against an enemy that broke out of the gates hard, Gilas Pilipinas on Friday night got going in the second quarter and showed why it is one of the best teams in the region these days.June Mar Fajardo didn’t show traces of what kind of a shy guy he is on the floor, throwing his weight around when the chips were down for the Filipinos, whom he helped to a 93-71 ripping of Chinese Taipei that put the hosts in danger of missing the second round of the Fiba World Qualifying tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jayson Castro scored 15 points, Terrence Romeo also came off the bench to shoot 14 and Andray Blatche redeemed himself from a bad outing the last time against Taipei with 13 that went with 12 rebounds and five assists.Quincy Davis III scored 17 points, Cheng Ju-Lu had 13 and Ying Chun Chen 11 for Taiwan, which got the superb backing from this basketball crazy country that didn’t let up in cheering each of their baskets even during garbage time.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 93 – Fajardo 22, Castro 15, Romeo 14, Blatche 13, Norwood 8, Pogoy 8, Wright 6, Rosario 5, Jalalon 2, Abueva 0, Maliksi 0, Aguilar 0.CHINESE TAIPEI – Davis 17, Cheng 13, Ying 11, Kuan 9, Yi 9, Tsin 7, Wen 3, Cheng 0, Yu 0, Creighton 0.Quarters: 16-19, 44-37, 68-60, 93-71.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Defending champ San Beda trips Benilde, forges Final duel vs Ateneo Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding A huge crowd showed up at Taipei Heping Gym here and rattled the Filipinos early, as Gilas leaned on sheer firepower, cohesiveness and size to overwhelm the Taiwanese in the final three periods, winning with plenty to spare and taking a winning feeling going into an interesting return match with Australia on Monday.Coach Chot Reyes was all praises for his Fighting 12 for this game, which he described as “no quit in this team.” He now focuses his sights on the Aussies, who just lost in upset fashion to Japan, 79-78 in Chiba also Friday, which will make the Taipei-Japan match on Monday a KO match for the third and last Group B slot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownTeam Philippines improved to 4-1 and is already assured of a berth in the second round, and that loss by the Aussies will make the Monday match at cavernous Philippine Arena one for top-ranking in Group B.“We came to this game not even thinking of Monday,” Reyes said. “Our focus was all on Chinese Taipei and that’s no exaggeration. Now that we are done, I think it (win) will help give us good momentum.” But Reyes is wary of what just happened in Japan.“They dropped a game against Japan, and for sure, they (Aussies) will come out like wounded tigers on Monday,” said Reyes, whose charges lost, 84-68, the first time they clashed early this year.Fajardo came off the bench and fired up the Filipinos a lot, showing emotion early on when he completed a three-point play as Gilas was able to keep the Taiwanese within arm’s length.“He has every right to demand to start (the game),” Reyes said of the reigning four-time PBA MVP. “But for him it doesn’t matter. That’s the culture of this team.”Fajardo scored 22 points in just under 21 minutes and after that, showed his very taciturn side when he greeted Filipino reporters in the press room with: “nahihiya talaga ako dito.”ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View commentslast_img read more

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6 Jan
2020

Top 10 Cristiano Ronaldo moments – model girlfriend, world record transfer and a wink

first_imgOnce again, Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention to win the Ballon d’Or after a sensational season with Real Madrid.He scored 51 goals in La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League and cleaned up in Spain’s domestic awards.So to honour the man, talkSPORT picks its 10 favourite Ronaldo moments – agree?Click here to check out talkSPORT on YouTube for more great videos including this…last_img

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18 Dec
2019

Global demand for rooibos increasing

first_imgThe South African Rooibos Council on Wednesday said there was an increased demand for the caffeine-free tea overseas which was bound to boost the industry. “The rooibos crop is consumed mostly locally and the balance of it goes into the export – that’s roughly about 50% – while a chunk of that goes into the Germany market, which accounted for about 40%,” he said. “Farmers have been in an over-supply situation for three years. But the cycle is now changing as a result of lower plantings, and also weather conditions. The prices are on the upward curve at the moment.” Smaller crops were planted and adverse weather conditions had a negative effect on production. De Villiers added that farmers were getting slightly for more for their crops. The council’s Dawie de Villiers said demand was now increasing internationally. Rooibos harvests declined over the past few years along the Cape’s West Coast. Sapa 8 September 2011last_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

Schooling slams critics after SEA Games golden double

first_imgMOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension View comments LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Gamescenter_img In the 100m freestyle, he was pushed all the way by Vietnam’s Hoang Quy Phuoc before winning in 48.93, outside the SEA Games record he set two years ago in Singapore.In the relay, he pulled away in the last leg to help Singapore to win by more than six seconds, but their time didn’t beat the tournament record they set in their home pool in 2015. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program “They can say whatever they want,” Schooling shot back, when asked about the criticism of his performances which has been circulating online.“My goal is to come here and help the team as best as I can, win gold medals. That’s all I care about at this meet. You can’t always set best times, it’s fine. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s all about me trying to help the team as best as I can and me trying to win as many individual events as I can.”Schooling, who won 100m butterfly bronze at last month’s world championships, just a year after stunning Michael Phelps to claim the Olympic title, hasn’t tested his personal bests this week. LATEST STORIES Singapore’s Joseph Schooling reacts after winning the men’s swimming 100m freestyle final event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) at the National Aquatics centre in Kuala Lumpur on August 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAOlympic butterfly champion Joseph Schooling rounded on critics who say he’s swimming too slowly after he grabbed his fourth and fifth gold medals of the Southeast Games on Thursday.Schooling said detractors could say what they liked as he won the 100m freestyle and anchored Singapore’s 4x200m freestyle relay victory to near his target of six gold medals in Kuala Lumpur.ADVERTISEMENT Home-grown sports here to stay, say SEA Games chiefs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Gameslast_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

PVL organizers call Soltones’ PSL ban ‘absurd, uncalled for’

first_imgThe PSL punished Soltones on Monday for supposedly violating the One League Policy after the former three-time NCAA MVP, who was signed with Iriga in the ongoing PSL Grand Prix, suited up in the 2017 PVL All-Star Game.Palou argued the “ridiculous” penalty, noting that the former San Sebastian hitter “has no contract with the PSL.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“She is only on loan to the team of Iriga as her mother league is the PVL,” the league executive wrote.Palou also thinks Soltones did nothing wrong as the PVL All-Star Game was done for the benefit of HERO Foundation, a foundation established to raise scholarship funds for children of soldiers who gave up their lives in the line of duty. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “I don’t see anything wrong with what Gretchel did. In fact she should be commended for helping in this fund-raising event by her participation,” he said.The All-Star event has been staged yearly by the PVL to benefit a charitable institution or victims of calamities.Palou also stressed that the 2017 PVL All-Star has been scheduled at the start of the season, even before Soltones was borrowed by Iriga to play in the PSL.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohortcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netEmbattled open spiker Grethcel Soltones found an ally in  Sports Vision, the organizer of the Premier Volleyball League, following her one-year ban and P50,000 fine handed out by the Philippine Superliga.“The suspension and hefty fine on Soltones by the PSL officials is absurd and totally uncalled for,” Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said in a statement released to the media on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LaVar Ball wants son Lonzo to shoot more: ‘You’re not going to make it if you don’t take it’ View commentslast_img read more

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18 Nov
2019

2nd Test, Day 2: How India’s agressive lower order set up a crucial declaration

first_imgHello and Welcome to our Live Coverage of Day 2 of the second Test match between Sri Lanka and India being played at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo. (Live Scorecard)Sri Lanka 1st Innings:17.03 IST: Sri Lanka 50/2 at stumps, trail India (622/9d) by 572 runs. Kusal Mendis 16*, Chandimal 8*, Ashwin 2/38So, India are in a commanding position heading into Day 3. Sri Lankahave lost both their openers with only 40 on the board and they stilltrail by another 572 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin is spinning a web aroundthe Lankan batsmen and he already has two scalps to his name. DineshChandimal and Kusal Mendis have taken the attacking approach and bothwill have to stitch a big partnership if the home side are to get closeto the visitors total.The pitch is providing a lot of assistance to the spinners and it willonly get tougher for the batsmen. The spinners of India will do themajority of the bowling tomorrow. whereas, Sri Lanka will bank on theirexperienced batsmen to get them out of this mess.(Reuters Photo)16.43 IST: Ashwin to Chandimal, SIX! BANG! What a shot. Flighted ball on off, Chandimal gets down on one knee and sweeps it over the square leg fence for a biggie. That is one wayto counter the spin. SL 39/2 in 14 ovs, trail by 583 2nd Test. 13.6: R Ashwin to D Chandimal (6), 6 runs, 39/2 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201716.40 IST: Ashwin to Karunaratne, OUT! Ashwin strikes again! The ball finally takes the outside edge. Karunaratne’s struggle comes to an end. Ashwin tosses it up on off, the ball turns away and takes the outside edge to first slip where Rahane takes it comfortably. Sri Lanka are in deep trouble here. They have lost their second. SL 33/2 in 13.4 ovs advertisement13.4: WICKET! D Karunaratne (25) is out, c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin, 33/2- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201716.33 IST: Jadeja to Mendis, NOT OUT! Such a waste of a review! Landed outside off, spinning away, Mendis prods forward to defend but is late in bringing his bat down and gets rapped on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire stays put. After a huge discussion, Kohli goes for the review. The Hawk Eye shows that the impact was outside off and going on to miss the stumps by a long way. India lose their first review.16.28 IST: Both Karunaratne and Mendis are finding it hard to even make contact with the ball against Jadeja and Ashwin. SL 24/1 in 10 overs, trail by 598 runs vs India.16.11 IST: Shami to Karunaratne, FOUR! Just a push! Full outside off, Karunaratne just leans into the shot and drives it through mid off for the first boundary of the innings. Beautiful to watch this!15.59 IST: Ashwin to Tharanga, OUT! Rahul holds on to a stunner! Slanting into the batsman, Tharanga stays back and works it on the leg side. Rahul at short leg hops to get out of harm’s way. But, the ball hits him on the shoulders and deflects into his stomach region. SL 0/1 in 2 ovs, trail by 6221.6: WICKET! WU Tharanga (0) is out, c Lokesh Rahul b Ravichandran Ashwin, 0/1- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201715.56 IST: Excellent first over from Shami, starts off with a maiden. SL 0/0 in 1 over, trail India by 622 runs15.51 IST: Dimuth Karunaratne will take the first strike for Sri Lanka against Mohammed Shami. India 1st Innings:15.40 IST: India declare first innings at 622/9 vs Sri Lanka. Pujara 133, Rahane 132, Jadeja 70*That’s it…There comes the declaration. #TeamIndia declare at 622/9 #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/vOHlAyAqpY- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 2017Kohli calls the last Indian batting pair back to the dressing room. The visitors have piled up a massive 622 runs. Four batsmen scored 50-plus scores while there were two centurions in Pujara and Rahane. The hosts were dismal with their bowling. They were all around with their pitching and were taken apart by the opposition batsmen.Totals of 600 or more in Tests in last 7 months:India – 6All others combined- 1#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 4, 2017They now have 20 overs to have a go at the Lankan batting and will look for an early break. The pitch has also started to take turn and this might just go against the home side. The first step for the Islanders would be to see off the day safely.15.33 IST: Herath to Jadeja, SIX! That was hit hard! Jadeja dances down the track and tonks it over long off for a maximum.2nd Test. 156.3: R Herath to R Jadeja (66), 6 runs, 613/9 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201715.24 IST: Herath to Shami, OUT! Shami holes out! The 9th one down for India. Shami departs after doing his job. Herath drags his length back on middle, Shami tries to pull but gets a top edge towards Tharanga at deep mid-wicket who pouches it safely. IND 598/9 in 154.5 ovs advertisement154.5: WICKET! M Shami (19) is out, c Upul Tharanga b Rangana Herath, 598/9- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201715.24 IST: Herath to Shami, SIX! That is going, going and gone. Another biggie for Shami. Dances down the wicket and hits it over long off this time for a huge maximum. He is striking it well here.15.23 IST: Herath to Shami, SIX! BOOM! You dare call Shami a tailender. Uses his feet and hits it over the long on fence for a biggie.15.16 IST: FOUR! Shorter outside off, Jadeja cuts it through point. Runs are coming thick and fast here. That’s Jadeja’s 8th Test fifty.15.12 IST: OUT! Saha departs after playing a good knock. That turned and bounced of the wicket. Tosses it on off stump, the ball turns sharply. Saha tries to push it but gets beaten by the away turn and in the process drags his back leg out of the crease. Dickwella collects the ball and whips the bails off in a flash. Saha walks back to a standing ovation from his coach. Herath gets Saha for 67. India 568/8 (152.1 overs) 15.05 IST: SIX! There was a fielder positioned there but it does not make a difference to Saha. He comes down the track and hits it with the spin over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. We might see a lot more of this attacking approach from India now.15.01 IST: We are underway for the third and final session. The players and the umpires are out in the middle. Ravindra Jadeja and Wriddhiman Saha will continue their innings. Dhananjaya de Silva will bwol the first over after the break. 14.42 IST: India 553/7 (150 overs) at tea vs Sri Lanka. Saha 59*, Jadeja 37*, Ashwin 5414.36 IST: Fifty-run partnership comes up between Saha (57*) and Jadeja (33*). IND 547/7 in 148.5 ovs14.13 IST: Pushpakumara to Jadeja, SIX! Into the stands! Tossed up around off, spinning in, Jadeja dances down the track and goes after it. Clubs it over long on for a biggie. He is down waiting.2nd Test. 142.5: M Pushpakumara to R Jadeja (18), 6 runs, 525/7 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201714.13 IST: Pushpakumara to Saha, dances down and pushes through mid off for a single to bring up his fifth Test fifty. IND 519/7 in 142.4 overs4th time five batsmen have scored 50 or more in same inns vs Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.All 4 have come at the SSC!3 of 4 from India!!#SLvIND- Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) August 4, 201713.57 IST: Pushpakumara to Saha, FOUR! Poor ball, punished! Short delivery, sliding in, Saha camps back and hammers his pull through mid-wicket for a boundary. He has been solid and has put the bad balls away all day long.2nd Test. 138.4: M Pushpakumara to W Saha (48), 4 runs, 512/7 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201713.39 IST: India cross 500 in the 135th over with Saha batting on 42* and Jadeja on 2*advertisement500+ Test totals most times141 Aus105 Eng80 Ind#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 4, 201713.30 IST: Pushpakumara to Pandya, OUT! c Angelo Mathews. Pandyas cameo comes to an end. Malinda gives it air on off, Pandya comes down the track and tries to go big but holes out to Mathews at long off. Pushpakumara gets his second and he is happy about it.132.4: WICKET! H Pandya (20) is out, c Angelo Mathews b Malinda Pushpakumara, 496/7- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201713.30 IST: Pushpakumara to Pandya, FOUR! He is taking the attack to Pushpakumara now. Pandya plays the slog sweep through mid-wicket for a boundary. He is on the charge now.13.30 IST:  Pushpakumara to Pandya, FOUR! EASY PEASY! Shorter on the stumps, Pandya rocks back and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.13.23 IST: Pushpakumara to Pandya, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Comes down the track and samshes it striaght back past the bowler for a boundary. That almost took the umpire along, he did well to get oout of the way.2nd Test. 130.2: M Pushpakumara to H Pandya (10), 4 runs, 484/6 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201713.17 IST: Sri Lanka lose their second and final review. IND 472/6 in 128.4 ovs12.57 IST: Herath to Saha, FOUR! Good intent from Saha. Sees a tossed up ball and lofts it over the mid off fielder for a boundary.2nd Test. 123.4: R Herath to W Saha (25), 4 runs, 458/6 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201712.51 IST: OUT! Herath gets his revenge! Lovely bowling from the wily veteran. Flatter on off stump, Ashwin makes room to cut it but gets beaten and the ball takes the off stump. He gets to his fifty and departs the next ball. A nothing shot from Ashwin. Rangana gets his second.Fewest Tests to reach 2000 runs and 275 wkts51 R Ashwin58 R Hadlee#SLvInd- Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) August 4, 20172nd Test. 121.5: WICKET! R Ashwin (54) is out, b Rangana Herath, 451/6 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201712.49 IST: Herath to Ashwin, SIX! BANG! Comes down the track and lofts it over the long on fence for a maximum. He brings up his fifty in style. That was a classic hit. Ashwin also goes past 2000 runs in the process. IND 451/5 in 121.5 ovs12.45 IST: Decent over to start off with, just two runs came off it. India 444/5 in 121 overs. Ashwin 48*, Saha 17*. Partnership – 31 off 61 balls12.43 IST: Pushpakumara will open the attack after lunch with Ashwin on strike.12.03 IST: Good session this for both sides! India 442/5 in 120 overs at lunch vs Sri Lanka. Ashwin 47*, Saha 16*, Rahane 132How much more can #TeamIndia pile on the runs? @Wriddhipops and @ashwinravi99 to start the post Lunch session #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/ppfxia9hC3- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 2017Sri Lanka will be happy with the session but India are still in firm control here. The Lankans started the day well when Karunaratne provided an early breakthrough by removing Pujara. Rahane and Ashwin built a partnership but a lapse of concentration from Rahane cost him his wicket. The home side have opted for a defensive approach. The pitch has started to show some wear and tear which are not good signs for the home side. The visitors would look to add some quick run after the break and hope that the wicket deteriorates even more. Join us in a while for the second seesion.The pitch has started to show some wear and tear which are not good signs for the home side. The visitors would look to add some quick run after the break and hope that the wicket deteriorates even more. Join us in a while for the second session.11.24 IST: OUT! MAIDEN INTERNATIONAL WICKET FOR PUSHPAKUMARA! Once again Rahane dances down the track. Malinda anticipates it and drops his length short, gets it to spin away as well. Ajinkya goes through with his heave but misses this time around. The ball sneaks past him and Dickwella behind the stumps stays composed, collects the ball and takes off the bails. Rahane stepped down the track one time too many and it did him in. Pushpakumara is delighted and why won’t he be. It’s his first wicket after getting such a hammering. The centurion departs. Can Sri Lanka trigger a collapse here or will we see another partnership build? IND 413/5 in 110.5 ovs2nd Test. 111.4: MDK Perera to W Saha (6), 4 runs, 420/5 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201711.16 IST: Pushpakumara to Ashwin, FOUR! BOLDSTARTS Square driven! BOLDENDS Sprayed full but wide outside off, Ashwin extends his arms and smashes it through point. There’s a big gap there and a boundary is collected.2nd Test. 108.5: M Pushpakumara to R Ashwin (34), 4 runs, 412/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201711.05 IST: Perera to Rahane, takes a single which brings up India’s 400 and that’s also the 50-run stand between Rahane and Ashwin!10.54 IST: Herath to Ashwin, FOUR!10.35 IST: Karunaratne to Ashwin, FOUR! Poor line! Sprays on the pads, Ashwin flicks it to the fine leg fence for a boundary. Easy pickings at his pace.2nd Test. 99.2: D Karunaratne to R Ashwin (16), 4 runs, 374/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201710.18 IST: Herath to Rahane, FOUR! Comes down the track and hits it straight over the bowler’s head for a boundary.2nd Test. 94.2: R Herath to A Rahane (110), 4 runs, 364/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201710.16 IST: Karunaratne to Ashwin, FOUR! LOVELY TIMING! Full on off, Ashwin leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.2nd Test. 93.5: D Karunaratne to R Ashwin (8), 4 runs, 360/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201710.09 IST: OUT! A successful review by Sri Lanka and it is the perfect start to the day for them. Karunaratne strikes. Lands it on a length on off, jags back in. Pujara tries to defend it but misses and is struck on the pads. An appeal goes up and the umpire gives it not out. Dickwella straight away asks the captain to review and Chandimal obliges. They go upstairs. The replays show there is no insde edge and Hawkeye shows there are three reds. The decision has to be over turned. Pujara has to depart after playing a fine, fine knock. The 217-run partnership has been broken. Karunaratne gets his first Test wicket. Can Sri Lanka now build on this wicket. IND 350/4 in 92 ovs91.6: WICKET! C Pujara (133) is out, lbw Dimuth Karunaratne, 350/4 https://t.co/cexxqpaqo9 #SLvIND #TeamIndia- BCCI (@BCCI) August 4, 201710.07 IST: Karunaratne to Pujara, huge appeal for LBW but umpire says Not Out. Sri Lanka take the review. Looks very close. Height might be a factor.10.00 IST: Sri Lanka have started the proceedings with Perera and Karunaratne.Day 1 summary:India rode on undefeated centuries from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to post 344/3 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club here on Thursday.At stumps, Pujara, who was nominated for this year’s Arjuna Award, was batting on 128 while Rahane was unbeaten on 103 as the right-handed duo guided India to a strong position, adding 211 runs for the fourth wicket.Pujara, who is appearing in his 50th Test, continued from where he left off in the opening match at Galle, securing his 4,000th run and his 13th century, three in a row against the islanders.Putting behind him the mix-up that led to opener Lokesh Rahul’s run-out for 57, Pujara shouldered the responsibility of carrying the Indian innings to safety after skipper Virat Kohli’s (13) soft dismissal.Joining forces with Rahane at the fall of Kohli, Pujara nearly edged to slip when on 1 and only just avoided short-leg’s hands in the last over before lunch. In the second session, the Saurashtra right-hander switched gears to reach 89 off 140 deliveries at tea and finished unbeaten on 128 at stumps.Rahane, on the other hand, played the perfect second fiddle to Pujara to end his 10-match wait for what was his 9th Test hundred, and sixth outside India.He got to his ton, second against the islanders, off 151 deliveries when he pushed Rangana Herath for a single on the off.last_img read more

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7 Nov
2019

2012 Trans Tasman Preview

first_imgThe battles on the Touch Football field from the past three years have been captured into the preview as a taste of what to expect when the 2012 Trans Tasman Test Series starts in Mudgee on Thursday, 26 April 2012. To view, please visit the TFA YouTube channel by clicking on the following link – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausThere are plenty of ways to keep in touch with the 2012 Trans Tasman Series, which will be held at Mudgee’s Glen Willow Regional Sporting Complex from Thursday, 26 April to Saturday, 28 April 2012, including in the following ways:Websites:www.austouch.com.auwww.transtasman.mytouchfooty.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #transtasman2012 in your tweets)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

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28 Oct
2019

10 months agoEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic move

first_imgEx-Chelsea striker Cascarino backing Arnautovic moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino says they should move for West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic.Cascarino has even compared the charismatic West Ham star to Manchester United legend Eric Cantona.“You know the one player I’d really want to take? Arnautovic – I’d take him in a heartbeat,” Cascarino said. “I think he’d fit perfectly into Chelsea.“The thing with Arnautovic – he reminds me of that Eric Cantona mindset. He thinks he’s good enough to be up there at the top table, and he is.“He was dreadful at times last year but there’s a real player in there and he needs a challenge and maybe the challenge is West Ham?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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