West Indies batsmen face big day in reply to India’s 631-7

first_img Share Image via: maharashtraspider.comKOLKATA, India — West Indies batsmen have a big day ahead of them on Wednesday when they resume their first innings on the third day of the second Test match at Eden Gardens. The Windies are 34-2 as they go in search of India’s mammoth 631-7.Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo, who both played well last month in Bangladesh, will resume the innings when play re-starts at 8.30 am (11 pm Tuesday Eastern Caribbean Time/10 pm Jamaica Time).Team manager Richie Richardson, the legend and former captain, said he believes Wednesday could be a breakthrough day for some of the young batsmen in the team and backed them to post a big total as well.“We have got to bat the way India batted. It’s a very good batting wicket. India batted really well. We have got to bat the same way. It’s not going to be easy, the Indian bowlers are going to push us but I believe we have the ammunition to go out and bat for the next two days,” Richardson said.In India’s innings VVS Laxman produced a special knock — an unbeaten 176 not out off 280 balls. He added 224 for the sixth wicket with skipper MS Dhoni who made 144 with five sixes. On the opening day Rahul Dravid crafted 119 — his 36th Test century.“Usually, when you think about such a big total you are going to go, ‘Wow, that’s going to be difficult.’ But you have to assess the situation and tell yourself we can do it yourself too. If two guys get stuck in there and score centuries, then you can bat yourselves into a very good position,” added Richardson, who made 5,949 runs with 16 centuries at 44.39 per innings in 86 Test matches.“If you are batting on a turning wicket and you just stay in there, the bowlers are going to get on top of you. You have to show intent. That is what we have been talking about. You can’t just wait for bad balls as there aren’t going to be too many bad balls from the Indians. You got to take it to them. This is not to say you play rash shots or big shots. It is just that you keep looking for ways to score while keeping your wicket intact.”Richardson, who took over the position of team manager in January, has said he has been enjoying the job and has been encouraged by the level of commitment of the members of the squad. Richardson, who was a key member of the West Indies “glory days” team in the 1980s, said the systems are in place to chart the course back up the International Cricket Council’s rankings.“You can’t be best all the time. When you are down, you have to find a way to get back. In Sammy we have an exceptional leader and he has worked very hard and is doing a fine job. We have been showing that we have been improving all the time. We have no discipline issues. The guys are committed to training and working hard,” he said.Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! 25 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Tweet Share NewsSports West Indies batsmen face big day in reply to India’s 631-7 by: – November 16, 2011last_img read more

Wood-Mizer seeks additional Batesville property

first_imgBatesville, In.— Batesville Area Planning Commission has recommended approval by city council of rezoning a 10 acre plot near Wood-Mizer. Wood-Mizer has quickly occupied the 79,000 square-foot facility that was built in 2015 and is looking for long-term expansion options.The land is being purchased from the Leila M. Kelly Special Trust.Wood-Mizer is a worldwide company based in Indiana with branch offices in 5 continents and 100 distributors. The company produces products to increase profitability and promote sustainability in the timber industry.The sale of the land has not closed.last_img read more

Man City smash eight past Watford, VAR drama in Spurs defeat

first_imgBy Peter HallLONDON, England (Reuters) – Manchester City responded to last weekend’s first Premier League defeat since January, with an emphatic 8-0 hammering of Watford, while Tottenham Hotspur were on the wrong end of a tight VAR call in a 2-1 loss at Leicester City yesterday.With league leaders Liverpool not in action until their today trip to Chelsea, City were looking to close the gap to two points.It took City less than a minute to prove the defeat against Norwich City was a minor setback as David Silva opened the floodgates with a well-worked opener. Further goals from Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi gave City a 5-0 lead in under 18 minutes – the fastest a team has scored five times in Premier League history. City had Manchester United’s Premier League record victory margin – a 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 – in their sights but fell short by one goal.Bernardo Silva completed his first top flight hat-trick to make it 7-0 before Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant strike completed the rout. “The same feeling I have now I had after Norwich so it was not a bad performance,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “We can lose the games but the important thing is the approach and how we react.“What I like the most is normally when it’s 5-0 at halftime the second half is not serious, it’s boring but we did the opposite and we were more aggressive and made a very good second half.”VAR FRUSTRATION FOR SPURSThe Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed two goals in a Premier League match for the first time as Tottenham slipped to a second defeat of the season after Leicester came from behind to secure the 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.Wilfred Ndidi thought he had given Leicester the lead when he bundled the ball into the net only for VAR to rule out the effort for offside. However, there was no question over Harry Kane’s 29th minute strike as he fired past Kasper Schmeichel to give Spurs the lead.Serge Aurier thought he had doubled the visitors’ advantage but VAR, to the delight of the home fans, ruled that Son Heung-min was offside during the build-up. Replays showed the call was marginal.“If we scored the second, the game is over,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “It gives belief to a team that could have been dead.”The reprieve did shift the momentum in the home side’s favour, as Ricardo Pereira converted Jamie Vardy’s cross to equalise three minutes later, before James Maddison fired in an unstoppable winner five minutes from time. “It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it,” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said. “It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today!”Elsewhere, the pressure was mounting on manager Marco Silva after Everton slipped to a third defeat in four league games after newly-promoted Sheffield United came away from Goodison Park with a 2-0 victory.Manchester City’s conquerors Norwich City came back down to earth with a bang after slipping to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley. Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion played out a goalless draw.last_img read more

B’ville girls lacrosse stopped short in state Class A final

first_img“These kids have come such a long way,” said Bees head coach Megan Collins. “My girls never gave up until the final seconds.”Here was the moment where B’ville’s combination of vast skill, tough defense and roster versatility would get put to the ultimate test, but nothing was more important than demonstrating stamina.A day earlier, the Bees had gone to overtime to battle past Bethlehem 15-14, while Northport had a far easier time defeating Pittsford 13-3, and B’ville knew that it would need an all-out effort to tame another group of Tigers, who were also seeking a second state title, having won it before in 2011. “The (Bethlehem) game took a bit of a toll on us,” said Collins. “I could tell that (the players) were tired, and I knew that this was going to be tough.”Still, B’ville got the start it wanted, Jenna Pastore scoring on a free position in the game’s opening minute. But that was the only lead the Bees would enjoy.Northport used three goals in 58 seconds, two of them by Duke-bound Olivia Carner, to move out in front, only to have Hannah Johnson and Emma Gebhardt answer with two goals in eight seconds that made it 3-3.They traded goals twice before the late stages of the half. when Northport struck for goals by Ella Cabrera and Kaylie Mackiewicz, grabbing a 7-5 edge at the break. As it turned out, the Tigers never trailed again.Twice in the second half, Pastore would put in goals that moved the Bees within one, but each time the Tigers answered, including Carner’s fifth goal with 11:57 left.Protecting that slim lead, Northport slowed the pace down, especially in the last 10 minutes. “It’s hard (to come back) when a team is stalling,” said Collins.Even with the Tigers’ slowdown tactics,  B’ville three times forced turnovers, but each time gave the ball back to the Tigers, who were able to finish it from there.In the aftermath, the sadness felt by Bees players and fans was tempered a bit by the youth in its lineup. Star defenders Emme Foote, Maddie Czyz and Ciara Curtis graduate, as does midfielder Sarah Klein and attacker Emma States, but many stars, including Johnson, Gebhardt, Pastore, Katie Pascale, Olivia Muscolino and goalie Jordan Roy, come back for 2020. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story From the time it ascended to the top of the state rankings in mid-April, the Baldwinsville girls lacrosse team knew that such a lofty status meant little until the end.And when that conclusion arrived on Saturday afternoon at SUNY-Cortland, and the Bees were tough and resilient – but Northport, the champions of Long Island, proved a bit better, prevailing 10-8.So the 2000 state championship won by B’ville remains the lone time that its season ended with the ultimate prize, even though this season was a special one from start to finish. Tags: Baldwinsvillegirls lacrosselast_img read more