Cricket News Spoke about building partnership with Ishant Sharma: Ravindra Jadeja

first_imgRavindra Jadeja slammed a gritty fifty to help India to 297 all out.Ishant Sharma picked up his ninth five-wicket haul.Jadeja and Ishant shared a 60-run stand for the eighth wicket. New Delhi: India started off poorly on day 2 of the first Test against West Indies in Antgua, losng Rishabh Pant for 24. However, Ravindra Jadeja batted with confidence and shared a partnership of 60 for the eighth wicket with Ishant Sharma, who hit 19 and consumed plenty of deliveries to frustrate West Indies. The duo batted for over 19 overs and India ended on 297 all out. Boosted by the performance of the lower order, Ishant led the charge and took 5/42 as West Indies were left reeling at 189/8. Speaking after the end of the day’s play, Jadeja said it was important to build a partnership with the lower order as that would frustrate the West Indies team.”I was constantly talking to Ishant that we should stay in the middle for as long as possible. That was the thought process. We knew if we kept believing in our defence and technique, then we can stay out in the middle. We were not thinking far ahead but taking one over at a time. I was positive in my mind, my shot selection was positive. When Rishabh got out, I was talking to Ishant about building a partnership and luckily we had a 50-plus partnership. In Test cricket, if the lower order like number 8, 9, 10 batsmen scored runs, the opponent bowlers get irritated and not good for them (opponents). So, it was the game plan,” Jadeja said. Ishant’s spell of 5/42 was his ninth five-wicket haul and third in the Caribbean and Jadeja was full of praise for Ishant’s bowling as he bowled the right length and line on this wicket. “Ishant bowled well. The two caught and bowled (of Kraigg Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer) were remarkable, and I believe those two dismissals were the turning point. For a fast bowler, to take those return catches after so much of bowling is tremendous. On this wicket, you have to bowl in right areas. Ishant’s rhythm improved with each over. He was also getting the swing as the ball got older, there was bounce and good carry and I think that helped him. If he did not hold on to two return catches, the situation might have been different. Those two dismissals helped us in turning the momentum into our side,” Jadeja remarked. India would be determined to bowl West Indies out for under 200 and build a hefty lead as they look to get their World Test Championship campaign going with a bang. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Buescher named to All-ACC 1st team, 3 others earn honors

first_imgSyracuse sophomore midfielder Julian Buescher was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, the conference announced Tuesday.Junior midfielder Oyvind Alseth earned third team honors and defenders Miles Robinson and Kamal Miller were selected to the All-ACC freshman team.Buescher leads the Orange with eight goals, seven assists and 23 points. He is the only player on the team to register at least one shot in every game this season. As a freshman last season, Buescher made the All-Freshman team and second team All-ACC.Alseth is tied for third on the team with 11 points. He switched to the central midfielder position this season, but has split time between that spot and his old position of wingback while midfielder Korab Syla has been hurt.Robinson and Miller are part of a three-man back line for the Orange that has started every game. Robinson has scored three goals and is fourth on the team with 18 shots, while Miller has found the back of the net twice. The duo have contributed to five Syracuse shutouts.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse also moved up two spots to No. 13 in the coaches poll on Tuesday after defeating then-No. 5 North Carolina in penalty kicks on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.The Orange (11-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) will face No. 2 Clemson (15-1-2, 6-1-1) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in South Carolina in the semifinal of the ACC tournament. Clemson led the conference with four players named to the first team. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+,The Orange (11-5-3, 3-4-1 Atlantic Coast) will face No. 2 Clemson (15-1-2, 6-1-1) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in South Carolina in the semifinal of the ACC tournament. Clemson led the conference with four players named to the first team.center_img Published on November 10, 2015 at 3:36 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

Taylor in European Semi Final action today

first_imgThe Dubliner will be facing Sara Kali of Canada. Katie Taylor and Kellie Harrington will both be in action today in the semi-finals of the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan.Having already secured qualification for Rio2016, Taylor will fight against Estelle Mossely of France for a place in Friday’s lightweight final during the afternoon session.Harrington’s light-welterweight semi-final is part of the morning session, which gets underway at around 10am Irish time.last_img

DeMarcus Cousins reminds us of his potential in vintage performance vs. Rockets

first_imgHe’s 20 games back from an injury that often robs players of their peak explosiveness. He has 15 more regular-season games with which he can continue his recovery, and then likely two playoff rounds before he would need to face the Rockets over a full series. In other words, his body won’t need to be Western Conference finals ready for two more months, which is a longer period than he has been active so far this season.“We’ve got to remind ourselves that this is still pretty early in the process,” coach Steve Kerr told reporters after the game. “We’re all learning, me too. I’ve got to learn how to use him better. I thought we used him better tonight, and I thought he did a phenomenal job.”MORE: Breaking down NBA’s tight MVP raceFlashes of the old Boogie became sustained bursts of light Wednesday. He reminded us what he can be when his body feels good: a bully on the block who warps defenses inward as all-time great shooters fan out around him. Defensive stalwarts P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela did their best to harry Cousins, often swarming together to form an imposing double-team. Cousins had little trouble finishing through their contact. He then flexed and scowled and did the things we’re accustomed to seeing from him when he’s at his best.With about five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Cousins faced up Capela, shimmied a couple of times to throw the center off-balance and then drove straight past him for a pretty reverse layup. On the very next possession, Cousins pulled up for a midrange jumper in Capela’s face. All net, and a season-high in points.His scoring paired with a willingness to hit teammates on the perimeter for open 3-pointers was a welcome sight for Golden State.”To be that big and strong and to be able to hit you right in your shooting pocket, it’s incredible,” Klay Thompson told ESPN’s Doris Burke after the game. “The last center I played with who was able to do that was Andrew Bogut, and he’s coming back, too.”That’s not to say there won’t be challenges ahead for Cousins. His defense in the pick-and-roll, in particular, is a concern in extended matchups with wily ballhandlers, and one strong showing in Houston doesn’t completely alleviate that potential issue. There have been plenty of nights when he hasn’t looked as nimble. Let’s press pause on the DeMarcus Cousins chatter.Not just because he lit up the Rockets on Wednesday for 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals, but also because he’s a six-time All-Star who contends his recovery from the torn Achilles he suffered last January is an ongoing progress. Wednesday’s outburst, of course, came with teammate Kevin Durant (ankle) sidelined. The Warriors were able to use Cousins as a focal point in the high post, low post and screen game in situations they might have otherwise leaned toward Durant. Maybe he’ll find it more difficult to hit this type of rhythm with Durant back in the lineup down the stretch. Maybe the defensive questions will continue to linger. But Cousins just bulldozed one of the best teams in the NBA in their building. He’s earned more time to get himself right and ready for an expected rematch with the Rockets in mid-May.last_img read more

NASCAR at Kentucky results, highlights as Cole Custer steals Quaker State 400 win

first_img3:08 p.m. ET: Caution. Lap 26 and the competition caution arrives after a smooth green flag run. Aric Almirola is leading with Kyle Busch in second. During pit stops, Ty Dillon gets a penalty for a commitment line violation and must restart in the rear of the field.2:54 p.m. ET: Green flag. The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway is underway.GREEN FLAG! 🐎The #QuakerState400 is underway from @KySpeedway on FS1 and the FOX Sports app.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 12, 202011:55 a.m. ET: NASCAR announces Martin Truex Jr. and Matt Kenseth will have to start Sunday’s race from the rear of the field after both teams failed prerace inspection twice. Cole Custer, a Cup Series rookie who entered the weekend 25th in points, powered his way around veteran drivers Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Blaney on the last lap with a four-wide pass on the outside. The only lap he led all day made the 22-year-old the first rookie ever to win a Cup race at Kentucky.What a finish! Retweet to congratulate rookie @ColeCuster on his first NASCAR Cup Series victory.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 2020″That was the best car I’ve ever driven in my life.”I talk with rookie @ColeCuster after an incredible finish and his first career NASCAR Cup Series victory.— Jamie Little (@JamieLittleTV) July 12, 2020Even though he had never won at Kentucky in the Cup Series, Harvick, the series points leader, entered Sunday’s race as the favorite. He was having a rough day early on, complaining about a lack of grip, before he rallied and nearly captured his fifth win of the season. MORE: Watch all NASCAR races live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky. Here’s how it went down.NASCAR results at KentuckyIncluding Custer, three Fords finished in in the top four spots. Truex in second was the lone Toyota to finish in the top six.Kurt Busch had the highest-finishing Chevy with his fifth-place run.Below are the complete results from Sunday’s race at Kentucky.Pos.Driver1.Cole Custer2.Martin Truex Jr.3.Matt DiBenedetto4.Kevin Harvick5.Kurt Busch6.Ryan Blaney7.Christopher Bell8.Aric Almirola9.Brad Keselowski10.Tyler Reddick11.William Byron12.Denny Hamlin13.Austin Dillon14.Clint Bowyer15.Joey Logano16.Ty Dillon17.Ryan Newman18.Jimmie Johnson19.Alex Bowman20.Chris Buescher21.Kyle Busch22.Erik Jones23.Chase Elliott24.Michael McDowell25.Matt Kenseth26.Daniel Suarez27.Bubba Wallace28.Corey LaJoie29.Ricky Stenhouse Jr.30.JJ Yeley31.Brennan Poole32.Josh Bilicki33.Garrett Smithley34.Joey Gase35.Quin Houff36.John Hunter Nemechek37.Timmy Hill38.Ryan PreeceNASCAR at Kentucky highlights from Quaker State 4005:55 p.m. ET: What a finish. Rookie Cole Custer comes out of nowhere to beat Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Matt DiBenedetto to the line and earn his first career NASCAR Cup Series win.That. Was. Epic.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20205:54 p.m. ET: Green flag with two laps to go.5:47 p.m. ET: Caution with seven laps to go after Matt Kenseth spins out. Kevin Harvick is ruled the leader over Martin Truex Jr. We’ll get a green-white-checkered to end the race.5:45 p.m. ET: Restart with 13 laps to go. Kevin Harvick makes an aggressive move on the inside and takes the lead.5:35 p.m. ET: Restart … and an immediate caution. Brad Keselowski gets into the back left bumper of Jimmie Johnson and spins the No. 48 into the infield.MORE: Johnson wants revenge on Keselowski after wreckBrad Keselowski spins Jimmie Johnson on the restart!— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 2020Here’s another look at Jimmie Johnson’s late spin after contact with Brad Keselowski:— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20205:29 p.m. ET: Caution. John Hunter Nemechek hits the outside wall with 23 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. leads Ryan Blaney with Jimmie Johnson in third.5:26 p.m. ET: Restart with 30 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. gets the edge over Ryan Blaney from the outside lane and keeps the lead.5:14 p.m. ET: Caution for debris on the track, and Austin Dillon spins out shortly thereafter while trying to bail on a pit stop. It’s just the second non-competition caution of the race, and it comes with 38 laps to go. William Byron is the leader after staying out late in a cycle of green flag pit stops, but he pits, and Martin Truex Jr. regains the lead.Austin Dillon spins trying to abort his pit stop a late caution comes out for debris.— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20204:50 p.m. ET: Martin Truex Jr. takes the lead from Brad Keselowski with 84 laps to go.4:42 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap 168. The third and final stage is underway.4:32 p.m. ET: Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2 after gaining the lead during a green-flag pit cycle. It’s his fourth stage win of the season.Brad Keselowski wins Stage 2.Others getting stage points:2. Blaney3. Custer4. Logano5. Truex6. Bowman7. ADillon8. Johnson9. DiBenedetto10. Jones— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 20204:31 p.m. ET: Green flag with one lap to go in Stage 2.4:25 p.m. ET: Caution. The first incident of the day arrives with six laps to go in Stage 2. Matt Kenseth spins out to bring out the yellow flag due to a leak in his tire, but he manages to keep the car out of the wall.”Raise your hands if you have an issue.””🙌”- Matt Kenseth’s car— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 12, 20204:15 p.m. ET: We’ve reached the halfway point, so the race is now official in case weather threatens the finish. Aric Almirola is still leading, but he loses the top spot to Ryan Blaney a few laps later.3:50 p.m. ET: Green flag on Lap 88. Aric Almirola again uses the outside lane to maintain the lead.Back in action for Stage ✌️ at @KySpeedway!Tune in on FS1 and the FOX Sports app. #QS400— NASCAR (@NASCAR) July 12, 20203:45 p.m. ET: Another penalty for Ty Dillon. This time he is caught speeding on pit road.3:41 p.m. ET: Aric Almirola easily cruises to a Stage 1 win, leading 71 of the 80 laps in the race’s opening stage.Aric Almirola leads 71 laps in Stage 1 and wins it. Already his new career high for laps led in a single race.Others getting stage points:2. Elliott3. Logano4. DiBenedetto5. Blaney6. Harvick7. Bowman8. KuBusch9. Bowyer10. Truex (who started at the back)— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) July 12, 20203:15 p.m. ET: Restart on Lap 31. Aric Almirola resumes the lead. Sunday’s NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway was just the second daytime event in the Cup Series’ decadelong history of racing at the 1.5-mile oval located between Cincinnati and Louisville. A modified 2020 schedule meant the Kentucky race needed to be pushed back from its traditional Saturday night slot and into Sunday afternoon.And what frankly was a bit of a snoozer ended with a fantastic finish and a historic result.last_img read more