#1

Turner Botz added 15 and Green B

in Plichtchallenges 21.03.2019 06:50
von mary123 • 1.541 Beiträge

West Indies 31 for 1 (Shami 1-6) trail India 566 for 8 decl. (Kohli 200, Ashwin 113, Dhawan 84, Mishra 53) by 535 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsVirat Kohli continued his efficient and energetic accumulation of runs to bring up his maiden first-class double-hundred, setting up Indias declaration on 566, their joint fourth-highest score against West Indies. Promoted to No. 6, R Ashwin enjoyed some luck in the first hour of the day before strolling to his third hundred against West Indies, taking his average against them to 64.67. Given 16 overs, the Indian bowlers tried desperately for a breakthrough, and succeeded less than 10 minutes before the end of play on the second day.That India could declare with more than an hour to stumps was down to Kohlis scoring rate. While Kohli went at 4.2 an over and Amit Mishra and the tail swung their bats pushing for a declaration, the rest of the side managed 282 runs in 101.5 overs. Kohlis intent - helped, no doubt, by a flat pitch and tiring bowlers - foiled West Indies plan pretty much from ball one: bowl defensively and ensure your stacked-up batting line-up has less time to survive. Apart from Shannon Gabriel, the bowlers - there was only one other specialist in the side - did not actively look for wickets and instead relied on frustrating batsmen. However, Kohli, who became Indias first captain to score an away double, took risks and made the bowlers bowl to him, because he was driving the wide ones too.Gabriel, though, should have had his second wicket early on the second day. West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich had waited for 97 overs for his first opportunity at a dismissal. When Gabriel produced the outside edge from Ashwin, his eagerness to celebrate led to a sitter being grassed. Ashwin was on 43 then. West Indies still managed to keep him quiet - at one point he went 40 balls for four runs - but Kohli, who resumed the day on 143 not out, kept finding a way around the defensive lines.As was the case on day one, Gabriel bowled a short burst with the new ball, and Carlos Brathwaite followed up with a spell that tested the batsmens patience by bowling a set of stumps outside off. The tactic had kept Indias top order quiet in the first session of the match, but Kohli didnt wait for too long before taking a calculated risk, executing it so well that it didnt look like a risk. Kohli has his own way of choosing what balls to drive. Each delivery of Brathwaites first three overs was bowled to Kohli, who attempted to score off only one, the widest of the lot. It wasnt a half-volley either, but Kohli drove superbly on the up, and got a boundary to break any pressure the joining of dots creates.Cover-driving, as usual, remained the feature of Kohlis innings. When he gave the treatment to Devendra Bishoo in the 105th over, the boundary took him past his previous best of 169 and brought up his 50th run through the covers. A sign of how well he batted came when, in the 113th over, he played perhaps the only ungainly shot of his innings, a half-sweep across the line to deep midwicket. As it turned out, he had picked the rare wrongun from Bishoo, and was actually playing with the spin.No Test double is easy, but in the last over before lunch, Kohli strolled to one of the more inevitable ones with an easy single off a short offbreak. Kohli hadnt really played the punch off the back foot on this slow track but, perhaps looking for even quicker runs, he tried that after lunch and ended up playing Gabriel onto his stumps. Ceasefire followed. West Indies went back to bowling defensively with defensive fields, with spinners on at both ends, which helped improve their over rate. Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha didnt look too fussed in a 71-run partnership that took 24.4 overs.Slow pitch, fielders in front, no pace to work with, and West Indies finally had a quiet half session. Ashwin didnt look in any hurry, Saha tried to break the monotony, succeeding on a couple of occasions before getting stumped. Dowrich finally had a maiden Test dismissal. Overall, though, West Indies refused to attack, which could have risked giving India scoring opportunities, and India didnt seem overly bothered with the slow going.Seven minutes before tea, with a back-foot punch through midwicket, Ashwin brought up his hundred, reminding one of the shot of the day, a back-foot punch through mid-on for four. Mishras enterprise at the other end - his fourth half-century came off only 68 balls - gave India the push they needed. Tired minds and bodies dropped three catches; the time seemed right for a declaration.In the overs that followed, Kohli tried a lot of attacking options: three slips and a gully, an extra gully and really full outswingers, short leg and backward short leg for short-pitched bowling, and his trump card R Ashwin. Rajendra Chandrika, who had earlier gloved an Ishant Sharma bouncer over the keeper, finally succumbed in the 15th over, edging Shami through to the keeper. Cheap Air Max Free Shipping . Ferrer, trying to win his fourth title on Mexican soil, will next play South Africas Kevin Anderson, who eliminated American Sam Querrey,7-6 (2), 6-4. Also Wednesday, Gilles Simon (6) of France beat Donald Young of the United States 6-4, 6-3, Ukraines Alexandr Dolgopolov downed Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-3, 6-4 and Croatias Ivo Karlovic defeated Dudi Sela of Israel 7-6 (4), 6-2. Cheap Air Max Uk Sale . Argentina winger Ezequiel Lavezzi and France midfielder Blaise Matuidi scored, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic setting up both despite having a poor game by his high standards. Forward Eduardo gave Ajaccio the lead in the sixth minute after being set up by right winger Benjamin Andre, and the Corsican side looked comfortable in the first half, with the lively Johan Cavalli causing problems with his probing runs from midfield. http://www.cheapukairmax.com/ . - Levi Browns tenure at left tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is over before it even began. Air Max Uk Online . -- New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis is retiring after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy. Cheap Authentic Air Max .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. ST. LOUIS -- Jake Allen did not get much of a chance to celebrate his win in the season-opener for the St. Louis Blues.Less than 24 hours after Allen earned the victory in the Blues 5-2 triumph over the Blackhawks on Wednesday night in Chicago, he will be back in goal when the Blues return home Thursday night to host the Minnesota Wild.Its a great start, still a long ways to go, but heading in the right direction, Allen said. For us to come out on top in the first game, get momentum and play tomorrow (Thursday) in our home opener, it was huge for us.Allen, taking over as the Blues number-one goalie this season after Brian Elliott was traded to Calgary, faced only 19 shots in the win in Chicago, 10 of which came in the third period. It was the first time the Blues had limited the Blackhawks to less than 20 shots in Chicago since a 17-shot game on Feb. 25, 2007.The Blues offense was led by Vladimir Tarasenko, who had two goals and an assist. His first goal was one of three power-play goals by the Blues, the first time they had done that in a game in Chicago since 2004.Kevin Shattenkirk and Paul Stastny also finished with three point nights, each scoring a power-play goal and adding two assists.It was the kind of game coach Ken Hitchcock hopes to see often this season.Were looking forward to the emergence of some of these younger guys, Hitchcock said. Its going to be fun to see. We know there is going to be some rough water, but there also is a ton of growth here.ddddddddddddThursday nights game will be the season-opener for the Wild, whose biggest offseason change was bringing in a new coach, Bruce Boudreau, who was fired after coaching at Anaheim for five years.Boudreaus first task is to try to get the Wild back into the playoffs, after they finished fifth last year in the Central Division and failed to advance to the postseason for the first time in five years.The Wild were 2/3 in the pre-season as they began learning and adapting to Boudreaus system.Those kind of coaches dont come available that often, and we were able to get him and we were able to get him pretty quick, forward Jason Pominville told NHL.com. Hes been around, won a lot of games and usually has a good offensive team. As a player, he was an offensive guy, so he should bring some good ideas to our group.One newcomer who could provide an offensive boost is forward Teemu Pulkkinen, 24, who was claimed off waivers from Detroit on Tuesday. He scored 11 goals in 67 games the last two seasons for the Red Wings.Hes played a top-six role at every level, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told NHL.com. It remains to be seen whether he can do it at the NHL level, but thats the opportunity wed like to give him, and wed certainly like to see if he can do it. ' ' '

nach oben springen


Besucher
0 Mitglieder und 1 Gast sind Online

Wir begrüßen unser neuestes Mitglied: dsjerbbiter
Forum Statistiken
Das Forum hat 4011 Themen und 4799 Beiträge.

Heute waren 2 Mitglieder Online:
dsjerbbiter, gdshutter



Xobor Einfach ein eigenes Xobor Forum erstellen