Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka

first_imgSRI LANKA Innings Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Jadhav 64Danushka Gunathilaka c Rahul b Chahal 35Kusal Mendis b A. Patel 36Upul Tharanga c S. Dhawan b Jadhav 13Angelo Mathews not out 36Chamara Kapugedera run out (Kohli) 1Wanidu Hasaranga c Jadhav b A. Patel 2Thisara Perera b Bumrah 0Lakshan Sandakan lbw b A. Patel 5Lasith Malinga st Dhoni b Chahal 8Vishwa Fernando b Bumrah 0Extras (lb-6 w-10) 16Total (all out, 43.2 overs) 216Fall of wickets: 1-74 D. Gunathilaka,2-139 N. Dickwella,3-150 K. Mendis,4-166 U. Tharanga,5-169 C. Kapugedera,6-176 W. Hasaranga,7-178 T. Perera,8-187 L. Sandakan,9-209 L. Malinga,10-216 V. FernandoBowling:B. Kumar 6 – 0 – 33 – 0(w-3),H. Pandya 6 – 0 – 35 – 0(w-3),J. Bumrah 6.2 – 0 – 22 – 2(w-2), Y. Chahal 10 – 0 – 60 – 2(w-1),K. Jadhav 5 – 0 – 26 – 2(w-1), A. Patel 10 – 0 – 34 – 3.INDIA InningsRo. Sharma run out (Kapugedera) 4S. Dhawan not out 132V. Kohli not out 82Extras (w-2) 2Total (for 1 wickets, 28.5 overs) 220Fall of wickets: 1-23 Ro. SharmaDid not bat: L. Rahul, M. Dhoni, K. Jadhav, H. Pandya, A. Patel, B. Kumar, J. Bumrah, Y. ChahalBowling: Lasith Malinga 8 – 0 – 52 – 0(w-1),Vishwa Fernando 6 – 0 – 43 – 0(w-1),Angelo Mathews 2 – 0 – 9 – 0Thisara Perera 2 – 0 – 18 – 0, Lakshan Sandakan 6 – 0 – 63 – 0Wanidu Hasaranga 4.5 – 0 – 35 – 0. DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals on Sunday.Sri Lanka were well-beaten in the recently concluded three-test series against India, losing the first two matches inside four days and the last one in three to be whitewashed 3-0.If the home fans had hoped the change in format would bring a change in fortune, they were left bitterly disappointed with India breezing to their 217-run target in under 29 overs.Left-handed Dhawan, who scored his 11th hundred in the 50-over format, took India past their target with his 20th boundary with captain Virat Kohli remaining unbeaten on 82 from 70 deliveries.The duo added 197 in an unbroken second wicket partnership after India suffered the early loss of Rohit Sharma, who was run out for four after dropping his bat behind the crease.Having been adjudged the man of the series in the Tests, Dhawan, who also hit three sixes, continued to plunder runs off the Sri Lankan bowlers.He brought up his hundred in 71 balls and got to the three-figure mark with three fours in an over against leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.Kohli was more measured in his approach and hit 10 fours and a six in his innings.Sri Lanka had appeared set to post a challenging total after Kohli won the toss and asked the hosts to bat first.Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka added 74 in their opening stand before the latter played a bizarre reverse sweep to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal to get caught out at cover for 35.Dickwella, who top-scored for the hosts with 64, continued the good work and added 65 for the second wicket with Kusal Mendis, who made a fluent 36.Sri Lanka looked well placed to score in excess of 300, but then the hosts collapsed, losing their next nine wickets for the addition of 77 runs.From 139-1 in the 25th over, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 216 with 40 deliveries still remaining in their innings.Left-arm spinner Axar Patel was the pick of India’s bowlers, taking 3-34 while Chahal, part-time off-spinner Kedar Jadhav and paceman Jasprit Bumrah picked up two wickets apiece.The second one-day international in the five-match series will be played in Pallekele on Thursday.last_img read more

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National teams continue dominance in GTT indoor hockey

first_imgAT the midway point in the GTT National indoor championships, fans have witnessed 171 goals in 21 action-packed matches.The National ladies were the high-scoring team of the night with nine unanswered goals against the Old Fort ladies while their male counterparts, the National Black eased to a comfortable victory over Bounty GCC.With the National Black having recorded a record 23 goals in the first two nights of play, they entered their third clash against the well-known Bounty GCC as favourites.Before GCC could settle into the rhythm of the match, the Blacks had marked the name of Hilton Chester on the scoreboard.However, GCC goalkeeper Michael Hing gave a good account of himself as he saved several more attempts by the Blacks but could not deny Chester from scoring two more.Also getting in on the action was Jamarj Assanah with two penalty corners. Robert France and Andrew Stewart, both scored single strikes.GCC’s Dwayne Scott managed to score the first competition goal against the Blacks in the 30th minute but the Blacks already had six goals on the board by that time and added a seventh before the final buzzer.The Old Fort Titans battled Saints in the other men’s first division match of the night and pulled off a predictable 3-1 victory. The youthful Saints scored first, through a Yonnick Peters penalty corner and Old Fort had to dig deep to draw even through Ascofu Simon before the half.Old Fort dominated the scoring in the second half, however, with a field goal and a penalty stroke conversion from Jason Clarke to end with the 3-1 win.The National ladies scored a goal roughly every 4 minutes against the Old Fort Shooting Stars in the ladies matchup.The Nationals did not seem as comfortable and fluid as in their previous evening’s matches but never seemed threatened as they cruised to the comfortable 9-0 win.The youthful Bingo Spartans got off to a surprisingly good start against tournament favourites Pizza Hut GCC. It took the Pizza Hut ladies 11 minutes to score their first, through a Sonia Jardine penalty corner.GCC stamped their domination on the match as time went on and rattled in 4 more goals before full time. The largest cheers from the crowd came when Spartans striker Kirsten Gomes scored the final goal of the match and her first of the tournament just before full time.Saints pulled off a surprise victory over the GCC Pitbulls in the men’s second division competition while the Hikers defeated St Stanislaus College by 2-1. The lone veterans match of the evening saw the Old Fort Goal Getters secure their first win by handing the Antonio’s Grill Hikers their second loss by 6 -3.Matches continue throughout the week from 17:00hrs with the finals to be contested on Saturday September 30. Men’s national selections, the BLACKs and the GREENs will play an exhibition match against each other right before the final presentation.last_img read more

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Tyler Lydon a game-time decision for Wednesday’s matchup against St. John’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Tyler Lydon will be a game-time decision for Wednesday night’s matchup with St. John’s, Syracuse basketball spokesman Pete Moore said at practice Tuesday. Lydon will be limited in practice, which began at 2 p.m., according to Moore.During the open portion of Tuesday’s practice, Lydon stretched, lightly jogged with the team and participated in a low-intensity shooting drill. Lydon’s entire right leg below his knee was wrapped.Lydon strained his right Achilles tendon late in the first half Monday against Eastern Michigan, when he landed flat on his right foot after skying for a rebound. He limped off the court before hobbling to the locker room with trainer Brad Pike.The sophomore forward emerged from the tunnel as the second half began in a blue T-shirt and sweatpants before sitting in between Mike Hopkins and Gerry McNamara on the bench. He didn’t play the entire second half but already had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists to his name.The Orange (7-4) will look to avenge last season’s loss to the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden when the two teams tipoff at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

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Warning issued after engines stolen from boats at pier

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after two engines were stolen from boats docked at Bruckless Pier.This is the third time in ten months that the pier has been targeted by thieves.Boats docked at other small piers across Donegal have also been targetted in recent months. The latest targets were Yamaha 15hp and Yamaha 20hp engines which were both stolen in the raid on Tuesday night.Anyone who may have witnessed suspicious vehicles in the area is asked to give their information to Gardai.One of the Yamaha engines which was stolen on Tuesday night.Owner Gearóid O Cinnéide said the theft of the engines is putting people’s livelihoods at risk. “It’s making a living from fishing impossible for the people involved. If there’s any information or anyone seen acting suspicious last night in the location please contact the Garda ASAP.“This is an ongoing crime that seems to just keep happening. Any information greatly appreciated,” he said.Warning issued after engines stolen from boats at pier was last modified: May 13th, 2018 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:boatsBrucklessenginesstolenlast_img read more

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