Aussies spin way to massive 333-run win to humiliate India

first_img..O’Keefe returns career-best figures of 6-35, Smith compiles his 18th Test century..By Sudipto GangulyPUNE, India-(Reuters)-Left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe picked up 12 wickets to guide Australia to a first win in India since 2004, the 333-run thrashing in the opening Test also bringing the home side’s 19-match unbeaten streak to a juddering halt on Saturday.The 32-year-old, who returned matching career-best figures of 6-35 in both innings for a maiden 10-wicket Test haul, shone with the ball after his skipper Steve Smith had recorded his first Test century on Indian soil to anchor Australia’s batting.India, who had not lost a home Test in 20 matches since a 2012 defeat to England in Kolkata, were once again unable to cope with O’Keefe’s probing lines after they were bundled out for a paltry 105 in the first innings.Chasing a massive victory target of 441, India scored just two more runs in their second innings to capitulate inside three days at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, making its debut as a Test centre.Australia’s captain Steven Smith celebrates a fighting hundred in Pune on the 3rd day.“We’ve got to hold our heads high, take it on the chin and accept the defeat, they completely outplayed us,” home captain Virat Kohli said after India fell 1-0 behind in the four-match series.“That was probably our worst batting display in the last two years. I’m sure the guys will bounce back strongly but the batting was more disappointing than the bowling.”Arriving in India on the back of nine straight defeats in Asia, Australia were in control of the contest once they scraped together 260 in the first innings and tasted victory in India for the first time since a 342-run Nagpur victory in 2004.“I’m really proud of the way the boys have performed in this test match,” Australia captain Smith said.“Steve O’Keefe was absolutely outstanding throughout. I think it’s been 4,502 days since Australia’s won a Test here in India. I know it to the day and I’m really proud of that achievement.”SLOPPY FIELDINGFour of O’Keefe’s six wickets in the second innings were leg before dismissals while he also got the prized scalp of Kohli, who completed a forgettable display when he shouldered arms to a straight delivery and saw his off-stump uprooted for 13.Spin colleague Nathan Lyon provided able support, picking up the other four wickets in India’s innings for 53 runs.Earlier in the day, Smith capitalised on India’s sloppy fielding with a brilliant century to help his team make 285 in their second innings after the visitors had resumed on 143 for four.Smith, the world’s top-ranked Test batsman, was eventually out leg before to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for 109 after he compiled his 18th Test ton to guide Australia to a winning advantage.The 27-year-old right-handed batsman, who was unbeaten on 59 overnight, was dropped three times on Friday and was handed another lifeline on 67 but maintained his concentration on a tricky surface to bring up his 18th test hundred.He also enjoyed another slice of fortune on 73 when a strong appeal for leg before off Jadeja was turned down by the umpire with replays indicating the decision would have been overturned on review had India not already used up their two referrals.After Smith reached three figures with a couple of runs off Jadeja, he punched the air and planted a kiss on his helmet before soaking up the applause from the sparse morning crowd and his team mates.Smith and Mitchell Marsh added 56 for the fifth wicket and the Australia captain contributed to two more significant stands with Matthew Wade (20) and Mitchell Starc (30) as Australia piled on the runs.The second match starts in Bangalore from next Saturday.AUSTRALIA 1st innings 260 (M. Renshaw 68, M. Starc 61; U. Yadav 4-32) India 1st innings 105 (L. Rahul 64; S. O’Keefe 6-35) Australia 2nd innings (Overnight: 143-4)D. Warner lbw b R. Ashwin 10S. Marsh lbw b R. Ashwin 0S. Smith lbw b Jadeja 109P. Handscomb c Vijay b R. Ashwin 19M. Renshaw c I. Sharma b J. Yadav 31M. Marsh c Saha b Jadeja 31M. Wade c Saha b U. Yadav 20M. Starc c Rahul b R. Ashwin 30S. O’Keefe c Saha b Jadeja 6N. Lyon lbw b U. Yadav 13J. Hazlewood not out 2Extras (b-4 lb-9 nb-1) 14Total (all out, 87 overs) 285Fall of wickets: 1-10 D. Warner,2-23 S. Marsh,3-61 P. Handscomb,4-113 M. Renshaw,5-169 M. Marsh,6-204 M. Wade,7-246 S. Smith,8-258 M. Starc,9-279 N. Lyon,10-285 S. O’KeefeBowling: R. Ashwin 28 – 3 – 119 – 4,R. Jadeja 33 – 10 – 65 – 3,U. Yadav 13 – 1 – 39 – 2, J. Yadav 10 – 1 – 43 – 1(nb-1),I. Sharma 3 – 0 – 6 – 0.INDIA 2nd innings (Target: 441 runs)M. Vijay lbw b O’Keefe 2L. Rahul lbw b Lyon 10C. Pujara lbw b O’Keefe 31V. Kohli b O’Keefe 13A. Rahane c Lyon b O’Keefe 18R. Ashwin lbw b O’Keefe 8W. Saha lbw b O’Keefe 5R. Jadeja b Lyon 3J. Yadav c Wade b Lyon 5I. Sharma c Warner b Lyon 0U. Yadav not out 0Extras (b-8 lb-4) 12Total (all out, 33.5 overs) 107Fall of wickets: 1-10 M. Vijay,2-16 L. Rahul,3-47 V. Kohli,4-77 A. Rahane,5-89 R. Ashwin,6-99 W. Saha,7-100 C. Pujara,8-102 R. Jadeja,9-102 I. Sharma,10-107 J. YadavBowling: M. Starc 2 – 2 – 0 – 0,N. Lyon 14.5 – 2 – 53 – 4,S. O’Keefe 15 – 4 – 35 – 6 J. Hazlewood 2 – 0 – 7 – 0.last_img read more

The Final Word: Syracuse thumps Georgia Tech, 90-61

first_imgMORE COVERAGEAndrew White’s 40-point explosion propels Syracuse past Georgia Tech, 90-61What we learned from Syracuse’s rout of Georgia Tech in regular-season finaleSyracuse continues home dominance and beats Georgia Tech, 90-61Gallery: Syracuse routs Georgia Tech, 90-61, in regular-season finale Andrew White caught fire to help Syracuse (19-13, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) resoundingly stomp on visiting Georgia Tech (17-14, 8-10), 90-61, in the Carrier Dome on Saturday night. We also learned that Dajuan Coleman was told he’d never play basketball again, head coach Jim Boeheim thinks John Gillon would be All-ACC if he could play another year and Tyler Roberson could be a “really good college player” if he hit jumpers.Our beat writers Connor Grossman and Paul Schwedelson discuss SU’s comeback win and where it puts SU in NCAA Tournament contention. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm  AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

Betway: Nagelsmann backed to land Bayern role

first_imgShare MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 Share Submit We’re not even two months into the season and one of the biggest managerial jobs in club football has become available, after Bayern Munich dismissed manager Carlo Ancelotti this week. The Italian’s sacking inevitably opened the door to speculation from punters about who will replace him, with the early favourite being 30 year old Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann.  After guiding Liverpool to fourth in the table last time out, Jurgen Klopp has found himself ‘under a touch of pressure’ this season, and ‘he’s fourth in the betting at 14/1 to return to Germany and take the reins at the Allianz.’Betway’s Alan Alger revealed to SBC that he believes the German champions may not be far off of already securing their new manager.  Alger said: “A stuttering start to Bayern’s season was dealt another blow when losing 3-0 against PSG last night and that was enough to see the club’s hierarchy pull the trigger on Carlo Ancelotti. “The German giants will be looking for a replacement as soon as possible and the betting suggests they might not be far away from getting their man.“Assistant Willy Sagnol has been thrown into the mix at 3/1 and Thomas Tuchel, without a job since parting with Dortmund, is in the running at 4/1. While those two seem to fit the bill nicely, Julian Nagelsmann has been the one for money from the off and now looks the most obvious man for the job at 1/3. Related Articles StumbleUpon ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020last_img read more

Official times and placing of the Great Race 2015.

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The following are the official times and placings for the 25th running of the Great Race held Saturday. The full story can be found here. TIMES AND PLACING - THE GREAT RACE 2015:First – Anders Spinalators, 44:30Second – SSB Big Bucks, 46:40Third – The Dore Enchies, 48:40Fourth – Black Oak Striders, 50:52Fifth – Cooper’s Comets, 56:56Sixth – Galaxie Squad, 57:04Seventh – Axis of Awesome, 58:40Eighth – Doo-Dah Flying Circus, 58:57Ninth – Wheatland Warriors, 59:2410th – Greeno Flamouts, 59:3011th – Village Idiots. 71:32••••••Course Record: Commodore Enchies, 42:03, (2012) Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Clark County Jail administrators hope to add personnel

first_imgFor the first time since budget cuts led to layoffs at the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the wake of the Great Recession, jail administrators want to use state money to relieve the pressure of a growing inmate population by hiring eight new corrections deputies and a jail commander.The move, which county commissioners will address today, would allow jail administrators to go forward with a plan to add up to 142 beds at the jail. The hiring of additional personnel would be paid for using an estimated $1.51 million over the next two years from the state Department of Corrections.That would allow the sheriff’s office to dedicate deputies to parts of the jail that have been understaffed. If authorized by commissioners, the hiring of new deputies would begin during the remaining months of 2014.The county has two contracts with the Department of Corrections. One is for housing inmates who have violated the terms of their supervision. The other provides 27 beds to work-release inmates. The latter accounts for the bulk of the money the county receives, said Norah West, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections.Hiring more corrections deputies and a jail commander, who would be tasked with planning for a possible jail expansion, is necessary “to address the growing jail population,” Jail Chief Ric Bishop said. On average, the jail houses roughly 763 inmates a day, up from 720 in 2013.last_img read more