Stokes stars as England earn thrilling five-run win

first_img(REUTERS)-Ben Stokes hit a brisk half-century and then picked up three crucial wickets to help England to a tense five-run win against India in the third and final one-day international at the Eden Gardens yesterday.It was a consolation victory for England and their first on their tour of India after they lost the five-test series 4-0 and both previous ODIs.Opener Jason Roy hit 65, his third consecutive fifty, before half-centuries from Jonny Bairstow (56) and Stokes took England to 321-8 after India won the toss and chose to field.England seemed set for a comprehensive win despite an injury to seamer David Willey as India lost their top five batsmen for 173 but Kedar Jadhav (90) and Hardik Pandya brought the hosts back in the match with a sixth-wicket stand of 104.With India needing 16 off Chris Woakes’ final over, Jadhav, who scored a century in the first ODI at Pune, smashed the paceman for a six and a four but was then caught by Sam Billings at deep cover after two dot balls. The hosts finished on 316-9.Stokes’s last visit to Eden Gardens last April ended in a personal nightmare as Carlos Brathwaite smashed him for four consecutive sixes in the final over to win the World Twenty20 title for West Indies.On Sunday, the seamer first dismissed India’s best batsman Virat Kohli for 55 before returning to remove Pandya for 56 and break his dangerous partnership with Jadhav.India had just taken 16 runs off Woakes in the 47th over and needed 27 in 18 balls when England captain Eoin Morgan called on Stokes to bowl his final over.Stokes gave away just four runs, added the wicket of Ravichandran Ashwin to his tally and finish with 3-63.Earlier, Roy and Billings (35), who replaced the injured Alex Hales, gave England a strong start with an opening partnership of 98.Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja sent both the openers back in quick succession but Bairstow, brought into the side foComment guidelinesr the injured Joe Root, and captain Eoin Morgan kept England flowing with an 84-run stand for the third wicket.Stokes provided the late flourish with four boundaries and two sixes in his 39-ball 57.India and England will now play three Twenty20 internationals, starting with the first match on Thursday.ENGLAND InningsJ. Roy b Jadeja 65S. Billings c Bumrah b Jadeja 35J. Bairstow c Jadeja b H. Pandya 56E. Morgan c Bumrah b H. Pandya 43J. Buttler c Rahul b H. Pandya 11B. Stokes not out 57M. Ali c Jadeja b Bumrah 2C. Woakes run out (Dhoni, B. Kumar) 34L. Plunkett run out (Dhoni) 1Extras (b-1 lb-8 nb-1 w-7) 17Total (for 8 wickets, 50 overs) 321Fall of wickets: 1-98 S. Billings,2-110 J. Roy,3-194 E. Morgan,4-212 J. Buttler,5-237 J. Bairstow,6-246 M. Ali,7-319 C. Woakes,8-321 L. PlunkettDid not bat: D. Willey, J. BallBowling: B. Kumar 8 – 0 – 56 – 0(w-2),H. Pandya 10 – 1 – 49 – 3(w-1),J. Bumrah 10 – 1 – 68 – 1(nb-1 w-3),Y. Singh 3 – 0 – 17 – 0,R. Jadeja 10 – 0 – 62 – 2, R. Ashwin 9 – 0 – 60 – 0(w-1)INDIA InningsA. Rahane b Willey 1L. Rahul c Buttler b Ball 11V. Kohli c Buttler b Stokes 55Y. Singh c Billings b Plunkett 45M. Dhoni c Buttler b Ball 25K. Jadhav c Billings b Woakes 90H. Pandya b Stokes 56R. Jadeja c Bairstow b Woakes 10R. Ashwin c Woakes b Stokes 1B. Kumar not out 0J. Bumrah not out 0Extras (lb-8 nb-1 w-13) 22Total (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 316Fall of wickets: 1-13 A. Rahane,2-37 L. Rahul,3-102 V. Kohli,4-133 Y. Singh,5-173 M. Dhoni,6-277 H. Pandya,7-291 R. Jadeja,8-297 R. Ashwin,9-316 K. JadhavBowling:C. Woakes 10 – 0 – 75 – 2(nb-1), D. Willey 2 – 0 – 8 – 1(w-5),J. Ball 10 – 0 – 56 – 2(w-1),L. Plunkett 10 – 0 – 65 – 1(w-2)B. Stokes 10 – 0 – 63 – 3(w-5)M. Al 8 – 0 – 41 – 0.last_img read more

No. 11 Syracuse women’s basketball falls to No. 18 DePaul for 2nd loss in a row

first_imgNo. 11 Syracuse (4-3) lost its second game in a row. After dropping a game to No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday, the Orange fell to No. 18 DePaul (5-0) in the third place game of the Golf Coast Showcase, 108-84. It was the third game in three days for both teams.The Blue Demons led 17-11 with just over four minutes left in the first quarter but they went on 12-0 run to end the frame with an 18-point advantage.“We just came out flat … we just never really got going,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said.“It was evident early, the first four, five possessions.”The Orange tried to find different lineup combinations to fix the issues, as 11 different players saw at least five minutes or more in the first half, with nine of them scoring, none more than double digits. SU outscored DePaul by one in the second quarter but still went into the break with the double-digit deficit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman said that he’s not sure why his team lacked energy on the court but that it was clear that it wasn’t playing at a high enough level to win the game.Midway through the third quarter the DePaul lead ballooned to 26 points, the highest margin of the game.An and-1 from Brittney Sykes late in the 4:29 left in the game trimmed the lead back down to 14 points. But two minutes later, the Blue Demons had regained a 20-point lead, going on to sub out all of the starters.The past two games marked the first time SU suffered back-to-back losses since last January, when it lost to Atlantic Coast Conference powers Notre Dame and Louisville.The Orange ended up shooting 43.8 percent from the field, which was a season best. But it allowed DePaul to shoot 51.4 percent and make 19 3-pointers at a 48.7 percent clip — all season highs allowed.“We weren’t ready to play today and that falls on me as a coach,” Hillsman said. “… It’s my job to put the right product out there on the court and tonight it just wasn’t the right the product.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 27, 2016 at 8:50 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

New Ebola Outbreak in Zuma Town Community

first_imgClouding the hope that Ebola cases in Liberia are nearing zero, a new outbreak has emerged in the Zuma Town, St Paul Bridge community leaving six dead and one contact escaped to Zekeleh, Lofa County. The new outbreak was disclosed by the Coordinator of the Ebola Task Force for electoral district #16, Mr. G. Baccus Karpeh on Tuesday when he made remarks at the program marking the Assessment tour of Mercy Corps, distribution of Anti Ebola materials and community engagements conducted by EQUIP Liberia and the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) held in the Borough of New Kru Town.Mr. Karpeh disclosed that the new Ebola outbreak in Zuma town community, St.Paul Bridge in the Borough of New Kru Town has over twenty residents quarantined.He further disclosed that the taskforce has for the past few days been in search of Kebbeh Tarnue who was in direct contact with the victims.Mr. Karpeh said his greatest fear is that the lady, who is the direct contact to the victims and has escaped to Lofa County, will infect others and Lofa will suffer the recurrence of the virus.He disclosed that the taskforce is working tirelessly to make sure that those who are quarantined are taken care off.“This outbreak occurred on January 6 when six members of the family including the mother and father got infected with the virus and died. We presently have one of the contacts in the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) while over 20 persons are quarantined,” Mr. Karpeh reported.Following his remarks, Liberia Culture Ambassador Juli Endee promised to work with the Task Force to make sure there is widespread awareness through the Ebola Community Action Platform Project (ECAP) to prevent further spread of the virus in that part of Liberia.She said, “We Liberians don’t hope to have more new cases in our country again, so we will work together to have the lady who escaped arrested and quarantined. We want to make sure that Ebola is totally eradicated from Liberia and our neighboring countries Guinea and Sierra Leone. It only took a single person to cause the outbreak,” she cautioned.When contacted via mobile phone the Incident Management System (IMS) Director, Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, disclosed that he was aware of the situation in that part of Montserrado County, but said measures are being put in place.Reporter: Sir, are you also aware of the contact who escaped to Lofa County?Min. Nyenswah:  “I am not aware of any contact escaping to Lofa County but the task force is working to make sure things work out good.  For the past days we have reported no new outbreak in Montserrado County,” he insisted.Meanwhile an official from the task force, who requested that his name be withheld, when contacted disclosed that the task force has been actively engaged in tracking down the lady who is reported to have escaped to Lofa County.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more