Cricket News Adelaide green wicket gives Virat Kohli’s India decisive advantage

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Adelaide Oval curator Damien Hough’s words that the wicket used for the first Test between Australia and India beginning on December 6 will be music to the ears of both Australia and India. Both teams have magnificent pace bowling depth and will be eager to exploit the conditions on offer. However, the promise of a green wicket gives India a decisive advantage. In the past, when presented with similar wickets, India has actually managed to turn the tables on the hosts and come out as decisive winners. Even if one ignores the recent collapses of the Indian cricket team in the series against South Africa and England, the batting resources available to Virat Kohli’s side are much more equipped to the conditions than the Australian batsmen.In the past, Indian batsmen would flounder mentally when confronted with green conditions. The technique of the players from the sub-continent, notably from India, would be exposed. The mantra for the opposition when it came to playing India in their conditions in the past would be to present them with a green wicket and run through their batting line-up with swing and seam. However, in the past couple of seasons, the ploy to employ green wickets against the current Indian batting line-up has actually backfired.Prospering in Green conditionsThe first instance of the Indian cricket team prospering in green conditions and shattering the perception that India would be undone by swing came in 2002 at Leeds. In overcast conditions and on a green wicket, Sourav Ganguly chose to bat and a brilliant effort from Sanjay Bangar (68) and Rahul Dravid (148) weathered the swing and bounce of the England bowlers. Their efforts were built on by Sachin Tendulkar (193) and Ganguly (128) as India reached 628/8 declared. India turned the tables on England to register a spectacular innings and 46-run win.Read More |Adelaide Oval could see green wicket for Australia vs India TestIndia repeated their fondness for performing well on green conditions during the Lord’s Test in 2014. On a pitch which looked greener than the outfield, India was inserted into bat but they were rescued by the class of Ajinkya Rahane who smashed 103. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s 6/82 and fifties from Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Bhuvneshwar helped India set England a target of 319. Ishant Sharma picked up 7/74 as India won the match by 95 runs for a famous win.Read More |Virat Kohli’s India aim to avoid collapse syndrome in Australia TestsSuccess Down Under and in South AfricaIt is not just England where India has had success on green decks. During the Johannesburg Test of 2006, India made 249 with Ganguly smashing 51. Sreesanth produced a magical spell of 5/40 to bowl South Africa out for 84. Armed with a big lead, India set the Proteas a target of 402 and they were bowled out for 278, giving India not just a 123-run win but their first win on South Africa soil.Read More |India are learning quickly from mistakes in Australia tour: ManinderIn 2008, with India down 0-2, India headed to Perth and was greeted with a wicket which had plenty of swing and bounce on offer. Dravid’s 93 and Tendulkar’s 71 helped India reach 330 but RP Singh, Irfan Pathan all extracted plenty of movement to give India a 118-run lead. VVS Laxman hit 79 and India set Australia a target of 413, which the hosts fell short. This was the last win for India Down Under and they have not managed to win a game since.Hope for jinx to end?Before heading to the tour, Kohli said in the press conference, “We are all feeling good about the fact that we have a great bowling attack now. They know exactly what they want to do. After a long time we feel we can pick up 20 wickets in every Test we play, which I think is a great feeling to have.”In England and South Africa, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar have all run through oppositions in varying conditions. With the Australian batting line-up missing Steve Smith and David Warner, they are very thin on experience. Aided by a potential green wicket and with the quartet available, Indian are all set to continue their good run on a green wicket. The onus is now on the batsmen to step up and ensure no collapses take place. last_img read more

Manchester United 2-0 Perth Glory: Marcus Rashford, James Garner on target

first_imgManchester United kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Perth Glory at Optus Stadium.Marcus Rashford broke an hour of Perth resistance with an instinctive first-time volley, before substitute James Garner wrapped up the win with his second touch with a 20-yard drive five minutes from time.Rashford and Paul Pogba were among the 11 half-time changes made by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who handed debuts to summer signings Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in either half, both of whom impressed. United, aided by pacey debutant James – who tormented the Perth defence down the left flank – dominated possession from the outset but took 19 minutes to fashion a chance as captain Ashley Young lashed a free-kick into the side-netting from 25 yards.After Andreas Pereira and Anthony Martial fired shots wide, Jesse Lingard introduced himself to the game just before the half-hour mark with a curling shot towards the top corner which drew a fine save from Perth goalkeeper Liam Reddy at full stretch.Perth’s forays forward were few and far between but, when they did manage to cross the halfway line, they were swiftly dealt with by Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, who was back in United colours after spending last season on loan at Aston Villa.Unable to find the breakthrough before the break, Solskjaer went ahead with his planned wholesale changes at the interval and they had the desired effect as a mix of youthful exuberance and top talent piled the pressure on Perth.Pogba dragged wide when presented with an early sight of goal and Mason Greenwood lashed an effort into the side-netting before Rashford made the breakthrough on 60 minutes, the England international watching Pogba’s flick fall over his shoulder before lashing a first-time volley beyond Reddy.Greenwood should have doubled United’s lead instantly after being played through on goal by Juan Mata, dragging a shot wide with just the ‘keeper to beat. But with United firmly in control, a second soon followed as 18-year-old Garner pounced on the loose ball in midfield and fired a crisp strike into the bottom corner.Greenwood then saw an effort impressively tipped onto the post by goalkeeper Tando Velaphi but the result was in hand as United got up and running with a win in Australia. Source: Sky Sportscenter_img United remain in Perth ahead of their second pre-season match against Leeds at the same stadium on July 17, before embarking on the south-east Asian leg of their tour.last_img read more

Wally Ferguson, 79, Wellington: January 22, 1935 – Oct. 11, 2014

first_imgWally FergusonWally Ferguson, 79, of Wellington, died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at her home in Wellington, Kansas.Memorial Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Calvary Lutheran Church home in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Calvary Lutheran Church and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit “Wally” Zenk Ferguson was born on January 22, 1935 in Toging, Germany, the daughter of Martin and Maria Dineinger Zenk. She was united in marriage with Ivan L. Ferguson on September 14, 1957 in Germany. The couple moved to Wellington in 1958, where she began working nights at the Cedar View Nursing Home. She later became a sheet metal worker and assembler for Plessy Midwest in Wellington for 20 years, retiring from there.Survivors include her children: Hettie Nelson and husband Victor and David Ferguson and wife Lana, both of Wellington, KS; three grandchildren: Jason Ferguson, Luke Ferguson and Kristen Kotchavar; three great grandchildren: Ariel Ferguson, Derick Kotchavar and Colten Ferguson; brother, Adolph Zenk and sisters: Maria Fandel and Regina Kunhauser.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Hellen Ferguson, grandson, Eric Lee Kotchavar, brothers, Martin Zenk, Alfons Zenk, Konrad Zenk and Johan Zenk.last_img read more

Sabrina Ionescu injury update: Liberty star carried off floor after ugly ankle sprain

first_imgMORE: Kyrie Irving steps up for WNBA players opting out of 2020 seasonIonescu just rolled her ankle pretty hard— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) July 31, 2020Sabrina Ionescu was helped off the court after apparently rolling her left ankle. @espnW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 31, 2020New York announced on Twitter that Ionescu left the game with an ankle sprain but didn’t offer any other details on her status. She had scored 10 points in 12 minutes prior to the injury. The Liberty may be without their No. 1 overall pick for quite some time.Sabrina Ionescu had to be helped off the floor after rolling her left ankle in the second quarter of Friday night’s game against the Dream. Ionescu stepped on the foot of Atlanta’s Betnijah Laney near halfcourt and immediately went down in pain. After struggling in her WNBA debut, Ionescu, the top selection in the 2020 WNBA Draft, filled up the stat sheet with 33 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in Wednesday’s loss to the Wings. She is expected to help turn around a Liberty franchise that finished 10-24 last year and 7-27 in 2018.Ionescu received wishes for a speedy recovery from none other than LeBron James.Ouch!! @sabrina_i20 Get healthy as soon as possible! 🙏🏾. Health is wealth— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 31, 2020Ionescu’s injury only adds to the Liberty’s health problems. New York was already missing All-Star guard Kia Nurse, who was injured in the Liberty’s season opener against the Storm.last_img read more

Parents neglect role in society — Pandit

first_imgAlcoholism among youthAlcohol seems to be increasingly used and abused by teenagers, and Pandit Dev Ramrattan believes the issue is prevalent in the country’s youthful population because parents are neglecting their roles as first teachers of children.The well respected Hindu priest posited that the scourge of alcohol abuse is causing the young people to break away from their social being, while at the same time causing them to be affected both mentally and religiously. This trend, he noted, would eventually lead to their being involved in domestic violence.“Young people are imbibing a lot, and it is causing (their) downfall and a breakaway from the social being, which affects them mentally. Religiously, as well, there has been a lack in young people’s commitment to their religion. Generally, when we examine the effect (alcohol) has on our society, I can only say it isPandit Dev Ramrattandetrimental,” he declared.He reflected on an incident in which three girls who were brought up by alcoholic parents followed in their parents’ footsteps and themselves became alcoholics and victims of abuse. He gave this as an example to convey the message that parents must be great role models for their children.Ramrattan is encouraging young minds to educate themselves and get involved in religious organisations, so that they can be helped in dealing with issues before those issues cause them to become alcoholics.“My advice to young people who would turn to alcoholism is: seek help. There is a lot of help out there in terms of having education. There are organisations that are set up to curb these practices… Parents, as well, have a huge role to play in the upbringing of their children, by giving them the necessary training and (having) them counselled,” he explained.Ramrattan is part of the “Divya Jyoti Jagrachi Sanschan”, which when translated in English reads: Divine Light Awaking Mission, which helps peope to overcome various issues. This organisation, he noted, can also bring an end to alcoholism in our society.last_img read more

Miller girls in a thriller

first_imgBut Wells, Miller’s cool freshman guard, pressed the mute button on the Triton fans. “That’s something I’ve worked on a lot,” Wells said of the hesitation move she actually used twice on Riley in the final seconds before the 6-foot center was finally caught flat-footed. “It feels good, but I can’t get too excited because we still have another game to play.” Miller – 33-2 and winners of 23 consecutive – will now play Long Beach Poly on Saturday at Pauley Pavilion for the Southern California Regional title. The winner of that game will go to Sacramento’s Arco Arena the following week for the CIF-State Division I title. Wells led all scorers with 25 points and also had three steals. She drew the admiration of Tritons coach Mary Mulligan. FONTANA – There’s an adage that goes “He who hesitates is lost.” But don’t tell Miller freshman Chloe Wells that. “You don’t expect someone to use that (hesitation) move twice like she did,” Mulligan said. “It was a smart move. She’s a great player and she played well. “But we had an awesome season. Nobody expected us to do this well.” The score was tied 20-20 at halftime and Miller led 32-31 after three quarters. Leading 36-34 with fewer than four minutes left, Miller seemed to take control after two nifty plays by guard Keisha Mackall. First Mackall made a short jumper to put her team ahead by four with with 3:35 left. Then Mackall drew an offensive foul as Miller regained possession. Junior guard Briana Hall followed with a layup at 2:47 as the Miller fans roared their approval. But San Clemente (28-6) clawed its way back on a layup and free throw by Andrea Wertz at 2:41, bringing the Tritons to within three. Riley added a layup at 2:04 to make it 40-39 Miller, then Amanda Franz was fouled with 1:19 left and coolly made two free throws as San Clemente took a one-point lead. Wells was unflappable, though, making a layup with Riley draped all over her with 38 seconds left as Miller took a 42-41 lead. However, the Rebels fouled Franz nine second later and she again made two free throws as the Tritons took the lead for the last time. There were just 29 seconds left and Miller coach Mel Wilkins decided not to take a timeout. “It was like a chess match and their coach is a (darned) good coach,” Wilkins said. “But I didn’t feel like that was the time to call a timeout.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Wells, with time winding down and her team behind by one Saturday night, froze San Clemente defender Kristen Riley with a hesitation move, then exploded past her for a layup with five seconds left to give her team a pulse-pounding 44-43 victory in the CIF Division I Southern California Regional semifinals. As soon as Wells’ shot kissed off the glass and went through the net, the Miller fans erupted in cheers and screams. They had been relatively quiet most of the night, especially in comparison to San Clemente’s red-clan fans who came to the game in two booster buses and stood and cheered throughout. last_img read more

Council approves funding to establish business plan for possible creation of medical clinic

first_imgSole sourcing refers to not considering other bids, but awarding responsibility to the consultation firm from which the idea was originally proposed. MNP will now conduct the investigation, create a report outlining their findings and recommendations, and later share that information with the Long Term Healthcare Solution Committee.One of the main reasons physician recruitment and retention is said to be such a challenge for Fort St. John is issues surrounding overhead and cost of operation for a family practice. The challenges along with the Physician Compensation model has led to a public clinic being proposed.A public clinic would provide for a fully staffed medical office where physicians can work using a salary compensation model. Under this system the physician would not be required to run the facility as a business, unlike the current clinics in Fort St. John, with the exception of the unattached medical clinic.- Advertisement -To determine if a public clinic is viable, it will need to become clear why overhead in physician owned practices is high and if a public model would be sustainable.The Long Term Health Care Solutions Committee is comprised of many stakeholders, including but not limited to the City of Fort St. John, Northern Health, the PRRD, Division of Family Practises, MLA Pat Pimm, and the District of Taylor to name a few.last_img read more

Madagascar shock Nigeria to top Group B

first_imgCharles Andriamatsinoro sealed the victory in front of CAF president and Madagascar native Ahmad Ahmad with a heavily deflected free-kick on 53 minutes for his second goal in three games in Egypt.The Indian Ocean islanders had to come through a preliminary round just to reach the qualifying competition but will advance as winners of Group B ahead of Nigeria, with Guinea hoping to progress as one of four best third-place finishers following a 2-0 win over Burundi in Cairo.“I have to thank the players who made me proud and the people of Madagascar proud,” said coach Nicolas Dupuis. “It’s a real achievement for us.”He added: “I really wanted to make the people of Madagascar dream and we did but it came at a bit of a cost with all the effort we put in.”Defeat for Nigeria likely sets up an eye-catching clash with either holders Cameroon or four-time winners Ghana in the next round, while Madagascar will take on a team that finishes third from either Group A, C or D.“What happened was Madagascar were the better team today,” said Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr. “We started with a gift. We didn’t want to make a gift but this first goal was a wonderful gift for Madagascar and then we couldn’t find solutions.“It’s not a shame to lose a match against such a team.”Having already qualified after back-to-back 1-0 victories, Rohr made five changes to the side that overcame Guinea in their second game. Samuel Kalu was handed his first start of the tournament following last week’s collapse in training due to severe hydration.– Rotated Nigeria subdued –Yet after a comfortable start Nigeria gifted their opponents a goal completely against the run of play when a poor pass from John Ogu put Leon Balogun in trouble, with Nomenjanahary pinching the ball on the edge of the area and coolly dancing round Ikechukwu Ezenwa to slot home.Kalu bent a shot wide of the far post in response for Nigeria, whose penalty appeals were ignored when Ahmed Musa tumbled to the ground after trying to skip past goalkeeper Melvin Adrien on the half-hour.Frenchman Dupuis, who also coaches at a lower-league club in his homeland, has worked wonders with a Madagascar side that qualified for a first Cup of Nations by finishing above Equatorial Guinea and Sudan.They doubled their lead early in the second half here when Andriamatsinoro’s set-piece flicked off substitute Wilfred Ndidi and left Ezenwa stranded as the ball sailed into the net.Ndidi belatedly registered Nigeria’s first shot on target just before the hour with a curling effort straight at Adrien, although Anicet Andrianantenaina nearly bagged a third as Ezenwa smothered on the line after an inviting Andriamatsinoro cross.While Madagascar became the first debutants to advance beyond the group stage since Cape Verde in 2013, they will be without midfielder Marco Ilaimaharitra for their next game after he collected a late yellow card, his second in three matches.In contrast, fellow newcomers Burundi bowed out without a single goal or point after a 2-0 loss to Guinea.Burundi’s hopes suffered a huge blow when Christophe Nduwarugira was sent off on 12 minutes in the capital after a foul as last man, and Mohamed Yattara stepped up for Guinea with both goals to leave them facing a nervous wait for a spot in the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Madagascar midfielder Lalaina Nomenjanahary put the minnows on the road to victory © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Jun 30 – Africa Cup of Nations newcomers Madagascar pulled off a stunning upset of Nigeria on Sunday with a 2-0 win over the three-time former champions to clinch a place in the last 16.Lalaina Nomenjanahary gave Madagascar a shock 12th-minute lead in Alexandria after pouncing on ponderous defending, jolting a side ranked 63 places above them in the world.last_img read more

Rafa Benitez faces losing out on top transfer target

first_imgLille have stepped up their pursuit of Newcastle target Nicolas Pepe after positive talks with Angers regarding the forward.The 21-year-old has emerged as one of Newcastle’s key summer transfer targets as they prepare for life back in the Premier League.However the Ivorian, who scored three goals in 33 Ligue 1 outings last term, is also wanted by both Lyon and Lille in France.And, according to Foot Mercato, it is the latter which is now leading the chase to sign him after advanced negotiations with Angers.The French club, however, are well aware of the wide interest in Pepe so know they are able to hold out for a bigger fee – leaving Newcastle with a continued chance of landing him Nicolas Pepe could be on his way to Lille 1last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubVoucher SundayOne of the biggest and most eagerly awaited competitions of the golfing season at Portsalon Golf club will take place on Sunday 1st April as the members will contest for what has now become voucher Sunday. The prize on offer will be free golf at Portsalon Golf Club in 2013. In order to play in this major golfing event, members must be fully paid up or have a minimum of one instalment paid towards their 2012 golfing fees before commencement of play. Match PlayTime is running out if you have not already entered this seasons singles match play event at Portsalon Golf Club. In order to be in a position to win this amazing prize of free subscription for 2013 all you have to do is enter your name pay the entry fee of €15 and await the draw closing date Saturday 31st March. Remember no entry fee no entry. The main prize will be dependent on numbers entering the competition. EventsOn Saturday 31st March there is an open gents competition and on Sunday 1st April a members competition voucher Sunday . On Wednesday 4th April a gents open competition. As Easter is fast approaching Portsalon golf club have arranged a host of competitions.. On Good Friday there is a three ball competition any combination, On Saturday it’s a ladies and gents open competition sponsored by Mc Chormick’s Pharmacy Milford, on Easter Sunday it’s a ladies and gents open and Monday it’s a Ladies and Gents open. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comGaeltacht LeagueOn Sunday last Donal Callaghan lead his team to Cruit Island Golf Club for the rescheduled match following its earlier cancellation a few week back. Playing ideal weather conditions as the sun shine blazed across the picturesque island, the course was looking its best. The travelling Portsalon team emerged with a magnificent eight matches to Cruit Isalnds two matches. In the overall prizes Portsalon had a clean sweep with Paddy Sheridan and Cathal Toland winners, Shaun Shields and Tony Kingston runner up and Stephen Connolly and Pascal Cullen third. Portsalon have now played four matches and have 59 points. On Saturday 31st March the Portsalon Gaeltacht team will travel to Dunfanaghy golf club and team members are reminded that the tee off is at 8.30 a.m The remaining fixture is away to Cloughaneeley which will be played on 14th April. The Gaeltacht Captain’s Day is scheduled for Sunday 21st April and this will be played at Nairn Portnoo golf coursePortsalon Winter LinksOn Saturday last Portsalon Golf club staged the Portsalon Winter Links Captain’s Day.The event was played in bluster weather which left conditions poor for the entrants to display their true golfing talents. The overall winner of the Captain’s prize was Eamon Mc Dermott (3) with 37 points. In the Nett section the winner was John Doran Letterkenny with 35 points, 2nd Tony Morrison 34 points, 3rd Chuck Mc Taggart 32 points 3th P Hannigan B/S 32 points. In the gross section the winner was Connor Connolly 29 points 2nd D Mc Gough Letterkenny 28 points, 3rd D P Logue 28 points 4th Seamus Patton 26 points. The golfer of the year titles went to Eamon Mc Dermott in the net section and Stephen Connolly in the gross section. The club captain D P Logue would like to thank all who participated and helped to make it yet another successful competition. ResultsThe winner of the open staged on Wednesday 21st last was Dermott Coll (18) 43 points, 2nd Joe Hensey (12) 39 points, Gross Enda Mc Menamin B/S (3) 30 points 3rd Tony Morrison (16) 39 points. The CSS was 37 points. The Winner of the Sunday members competition was Chris Williams (13) 68, 2nd James Durning (22) 71 Gross Rory Kenney ( 87, The CSS was 74SubscriptionsThe council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2012 golfing year are now due. In order to play on Sunday remember you must be fully paid up or a minimum of one instalment paid towards their 2012 golfing fees before commencement of play. SympathyThe Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and members Nairn Portnoo Golf Club on the sudden death of Connor Mallon RIP. On our many visits to Nairn/Portnoo Golf Club, Portsalon members were always greeted and welcomed by Connor. A true golfing professional who will not be forgotten by many of his friends at Portsalon golf club. May he rest in peace.Change to Drop Off arrangementsMembers and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:PPORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more