ICC World Cup Rohit Sharma ton, Kuldeep Yadav help India stretch World Cup record to 7-0 against Pakistan

first_imghighlights India has a 7-0 head-to-head record against Pakistan in World Cups.Rohit Sharma hit his 24th century and third in World Cups.Virat Kohli became the quickest to 11000 runs. New Delhi: In the beginning, there was the threat of rain affecting one of the marquee contests in the ICC Cricket World Cup in Manchester. Fortunately, the heavens did not open up. Pakistan won the toss and looking at the cloud cover and the potential of rain, they chose to field. Sarfaraz Ahmed ignored Prime Minister and former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan’s advice that Pakistan should have batted first. The toss was the only thing that Pakistan won in Manchester on Sunday. Rohit Sharma’s brilliant 24th century, combined with Virat Kohli’s 51st fifty helped India amass 335/6, the highest in contests against Pakistan. For some time, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam kept Pakistan afloat with a century partnership. However, Kuldeep Yadav produced the ball of the tournament by getting rid of Azam for 48 and Zaman for 62. The contest was killed quickly and when the rain finally came, the DLS calculations did not matter. The scoreline in World Cups for India became 7-0 as they won by 89 runs via DLS method to ensure Pakistan’s pain would be prolonged.Rohit had a new partner in KL Rahul following the injury to Shikhar Dhawan and they withstood a tough spell from Mohammad Amir. However, Rohit broke the shackles with a brilliant cut shot to deep cover off Hasan Ali while he crunched a pull shot over deep midwicket for a six. The right-hander cracked a short ball off Shadab Khan to the deep point fence while he clobbered yet another six. Rohit got to his landmark in style by smashing yet another short ball from the legspinner to the square third man fence for a boundary.Rahul continued his fine form and he supported Rohit well as he notched up his third fifty. However, Wahab Riaz struck a big blow as Rahul chipped a full ball to Babar Azam at short cover for 57. Rohit continued his fine run and he targeted the spinners brilliantly by lashing Mohammad Hafeez straight down the ground for a boundary. He survived a close call when he was in the 80s when he inside-edged Hasan Ali but the ball missed the stumps and raced away to the fine leg fence.Rohit entered the 90s in style by upper-cutting a six off Hasan Ali over the third man for his third six and he reached his milestone by cutting Shadab to the deep point fence for a single to bring up his century off just 85 balls. Rohit continued to rake in the records as he broke Virat Kohli’s mark of the highest individual score in World Cups against Pakistan, which was 107 in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.Giving Rohit company, Virat Kohli looked in great touch. Kohli reached his 51st fifty and with a flick off Hasan Ali to the long leg fence, the right-hander reached 11000 runs in ODIs. Sachin Tendulkar had held the previous record by scoring 11000 runs in just 276 innings during the Kanpur ODI against England in 2002 while Kohli achieved it in just his 222nd innings. A rain break for close to 50 minutes stalled momentum and Pakistan fought back with Amir taking the wicket of Kohli for 77. However, India managed to reach 335/6, their highest in World Cup contests against Pakistan and an uphill struggle awaited them.In response, there were some worried faces when Bhuvneshwar Kumar experienced tightness in his hamstring and left the field to be ruled out for the remainder of the clash. However, Vijay Shankar struck immediately with his first ball in the World Cup by trapping Imam-ul-Haq in front. For some time, Pakistan had reason to hope with Zaman and Azam looking in great touch. The left-hander notched up his fifty and showed glimpses of his brilliance like he had done in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Azam struck a six off Yuzvendra Chahal and it seemed the game was nicely set.Kuldeep Yadav got the big wickets of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman in quick succession. (Image credit: Getty Images)However, Kuldeep produced the ball of the match and it killed the contest. The chinaman bowled a ripping legbreak that breached Azam’s defence and he fell for 48. Couple of overs later, Kuldeep accounted for Zaman and when Hardik Pandya dismissed Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik in quick succession, the contest was killed. When Shankar sent back Sarfaraz Ahmed, the contest was beyond Pakistan and when the rain arrived, it was a mere formality. For Pakistan, their saga of pain was prolonged against India and Manchester was just an addition.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Stave shut down indefinitely

first_imgUpdate: Badgers head coach Gary Andersen told reporters after this story was published that Stave is still out indefinitely, but not because of an injury. Read our update on that news conference and stay tuned for more developments of Stave’s condition and Wisconsin football coverage.Update: Stave out indefinitely but not injuredThe Wisconsin football quarterback situation took another confusing turn Monday afternoon following practice, with Joel Stave remaining out indefinitely, but Read…The Wisconsin football team’s quarterback situation just got that much more interesting with some oddly timed injury news.After stating in his press conference Monday afternoon that the top two quarterbacks, Tanner McEvoy and Joel Stave, would play, head coach Gary Andersen announced Tuesday that Stave has had lingering shoulder problems and will sit out for an undetermined amount of time.“Joel has been dealing with some issues with his throwing shoulder for the last couple of weeks and we have come to a decision, after talking with Joel, that the best thing for him right now is to shut it down and give him some rest,” Andersen said in an injury update Tuesday morning. “It was a tough decision because Joel is a great competitor and has a tremendous desire to help this team. We will continue to monitor his progress but we’re not putting a timetable on his return at this time.”Stave originally injured his throwing shoulder during UW’s New Year’s Day loss to South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl and still has yet to make a full recovery. With Andersen’s description of the injury, Stave’s health very well might have decided the quarterback job.The announcement comes as part two of a confusing sequence of events related to injuries. Following Saturday night’s 28-24 loss to LSU both Andersen and star running back Melvin Gordon confirmed that Gordon was healthy and the lack of second half carries was due to a coach’s decision. Then Monday afternoon in his press conference, Andersen said Gordon suffered a hip pointer and the staff was just trying to keep him fresh during the second half of play.As far as what Stave’s injury means for Wisconsin, Tanner McEvoy will still start Saturday’s game as planned. However, instead of the possibility of using Stave should McEvoy run into trouble, McEvoy will be the starter for the foreseeable future until Stave recuperates his shoulder. Bart Houston is currently the third string quarterback, but the redshirt sophomore has yet to see significant playing time in a game in his career.last_img read more

Recovery hits a snag

first_imgDUARTE – La Canada High School’s softball team appeared to have turned the corner after a rough 4-16 season a year ago. The Spartans were 3-0 and reached the championship game of the Duarte Tournament. A throwing error by Stenzel allowed the Knights to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Lexi Thomas’s RBI single and a towering two-run double by Hannah Harmon made it 5-0. Ontario Christian scored one run in the second, three in the third and six in the fourth to grab a commanding 15-0 lead. The Spartans, trailing 15-0, showed some life with four runs in the fifth on RBI singles by Devon Zerebko and Anna Brenner, and a two-run single by Abby Ulf. Brenner, Zerebko and Kylie Mulligan each had three hits to lead the Spartans. “The girls know that this is a learning tool and we’ve got to get better from it,” Valassidis said. Ronnie Alvarado’s booming two-run homer to center in the fifth closed out the Knights’ scoring. Kelsey Nanchy had three hits for Ontario Christian. scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They’re hoping Friday’s game against Ontario Christian was merely a misstep. Ontario Christian took advantage of seven La Canada errors in a 19-4 win at Duarte High. center_img “It was tough for the girls and I feel for them,” first-year Spartans coach Justin Valassidis said. “I was hoping that the girls would wind up with a better game today, but after last year, 4-16, we’re looking for a great year and a year of redemption.” La Ca ada (3-1) didn’t find any redemption Friday as Ontario Christian (4-0) collected 11 hits. The only thing that went wrong for the Knights was the field lights went off while they were taking their victory photos. Not only did the Spartans suffer their first loss, they lost starting pitcher Jade Stenzel, who was hit by a line drive off the bat of Donie Thomas in the fifth inning. “It looks like it might be a possible fracture, but she’s being sent down to the urgent care to identify that,” Valassidis said. last_img read more

Tri-series: Marlon Samuels guides West Indies to four-wicket win over Australia

first_imgMarlon Samuels scored 92 off 87 balls to guide the West Indies to a four-wicket victory over Australia on Monday in the fifth match of the limited-overs tri-series. (Full Scorecard)Samuels struck eight fours and four sixes as the hosts reached 266-6, surpassing the victory target with 4.2 overs to spare.Earlier, Usman Khawaja was run out for 98 after piloting the Australians to 265-7 off 50 overs.CHARLES, FLETCHER SHINEThe West Indies’ victory pursuit was given impetus by an opening stand of 74 inside 10 overs by Johnson Charles (48) and Andre Fletcher (27). (Also read: When Vijay Mallya’s Playboy Mansion left Chris Gayle speechless) The openers benefited from chances to Khawaja before Australia hit back by dismissing both as the score dropped to 85-2.Samuels then anchored the chase in successive half-century stands with Darren Bravo (39) and Denesh Ramdin (29).FALLS SHORT OF 10TH ODI TONThe 35-year-old Samuels had the crowd on its feet with three successive sixes against leg-spinner Adam Zampa as the victory neared.But he was run out by a slick direct hit from wicketkeeper Matthew Wade when in sight of his 10th ODI century.Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile dismissed Ramdin and captain Jason Holder to add to home team nerves before Kieron Pollard (16 not out) sealed the crucial victory.AUSTRALIA ON TOP Australia remains top of the three-team standings on nine points from four matches, with West Indies on eight points from three matches and South Africa on five from three.Australia, playing without injured vice-captain David Warner, lost its first wicket on the fourth ball of the match when Aaron Finch was dismissed.advertisementBut the Caribbean bowlers were soon dulled by lefthander Khawaja, who shared a second-wicket stand of 170 with Steve Smith. The Australian captain compiled 74 off 95 balls before he top-edged a slog at Brathwaite to provide a skied catch.Khawaja, in his ninth ODI, struck four fours and three sixes off 123 deliveries before falling just short of a maiden century in the format, run out by a combination of Jerome Taylor’s swift, accurate return and stand-in wicketkeeper Andre Fletcher’s neat collection.Then Australia lost momentum, with the last 10 overs netting just 73 runs despite George Bailey’s 55 from 56 balls.There were two wickets apiece for medium pacers Pollard (2-32), Holder (2-44) and Brathwaite (2-60).The West Indies and South Africa meet in the sixth match of the tournament at this same venue on Wednesday.last_img read more