Windies fall short in ODI thriller against Sri Lanka

first_img Triumphant end Extras (lb3, w9) 12 TOTAL (8 wkts, 26 overs) 159 Did not bat: J Taylor, S Narine. Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Charles, 1.3 overs), 2-13 (Fletcher, 3.3), 3-24 (Samuels, 7.5), 4-42 (Carter, 15.1), 5-100 (Russell, 21.2), 6-113 (Bravo, 22.4), 7-130 (Brathwaite, 24.1), 8-159 (Holder, 26) Bowling: Malinga 6-1-20-0 (w1), Lakmal 5-0-15-3 (w2), Senanayake 5-0-25-0, Jayasuriya 3-0-15-1, Mendis 4-0-46-2 (w1), Mathews 3-0-35-1 (w1). SRI LANKA (target: 163 runs from 26 overs) +K Perera run out 14 T Dilshan c wkp Ramdin b Brathwaite 59 L Thirimanne c wkp Ramdin b Brathwaite 17 *A Mathews c Carter b Taylor 13 D Gunathilaka b Narine 12 M Siriwardana c Brathwaite b Narine 7 S Jayasuriya b Narine 0 S Senanayake b Carter 7 A Mendis not out 21 L Malinga lbw b Carter 0 S Lakmal not out 1 Extras (lb3, w8, nb2) 13 TOTAL (9 wkts, 24.5 overs) 164 Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Perera, 4.5 overs), 2-89 (Thirimanne, 10.2), 3-104 (Dilshan, 12.5), 4-120 (Mathews, 15.4), 5-132 (Siriwardana, 18.1), 6-132 (Jayasuriya, 18.3), 7- 133 (Gunathilaka, 19), 8-152 (Senanayake, 23.3), 9-152 (Malinga, 23.4). Result: Sri Lanka won by one wicket. Series: Sri Lanka lead three-match series 1-0. Man-of-the-Match: Tillakaratne Dilshan. Toss: Sri Lanka. Umpires: M Gough, R Palliyaguruge; TV – R Tucker. Off the resulting free hit, Mendis ended the game emphatically shortly before to midnight, lifting Charles over the ropes to spare Sri Lanka blushes and hand them a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Earlier, West Indies recovered from a dire position of 42 for four in the 16th over to rally to 159 for eight, after they were sent in. Russell starred with a shot-filled 41, left-hander Darren Bravo got 38, while Holder gave the innings momentum late on with a cameo 36 off just 13 balls. Following a delayed start because of rain, seamer Lakmal wrecked the Windies top order to give Sri Lanka the early advantage, removing Charles (1), Andre Fletcher (3) and Marlon Samuels (2) in quick succession. Charles was trapped lbw on the crease to the ninth ball of the game, Fletcher steered an innocuous delivery to Dilshan at point in the fourth over before the out-of-form Samuels was also lbw, deceived by one that came back in the eighth over. The rains returned, resulting in a lengthy delay, with West Indies rebuilding at 40 for three after 14.2 overs with Bravo unbeaten on 19 and Carter on eight. On resumption and with the game now reduced to 26 overs, the Windies stepped on the accelerator. Carter went early without adding, but Bravo and Russell added 58 off 37 balls in a frenetic fifth wicket partnership to breathe renewed life into the innings. As he did in Thursday’s warm-up game, Russell struck the ball cleanly to count three fours and three sixes off 24 balls, while Bravo faced 58 deliveries and hit three fours and a six. Both batsmen, along with Carlos Brathwaite (9) fell in the space of 17 balls as West Indies stumbled to 130 for seven in the 25th over. But Holder ended the innings with a flourish, blasting two fours and three sixes in a rollicking knock. SCOREBOARD WEST INDIES (26 overs) A Fletcher c Dilshan b Lakmal 3 J Charles lbw b Lakmal 1 DM Bravo b Mendis 38 M Samuels lbw b Lakmal 2 J Carter b Jayasuriya 8 A Russell c Gunathilaka b Mathews 41 C Brathwaite b Mendis 9 *J Holder run out 36 +D Ramdin not out 9 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (CMC): Tail-ender Ajantha Mendis swatted part-time medium pacer Johnson Charles over long on for six to break West Indies’ hearts and hand Sri Lanka a dramatic one-wicket victory with seven balls remaining, in the rain-shortened opening one-day international here yesterday. Chasing 163 in a contest reduced to 26 overs per side because of the adverse weather at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Sri Lanka were cruising at 132 for four in the 19th over and seemingly well on their way to an uncomplicated victory. However, off-spinner Sunil Narine turned the game on its head when he snatched three wickets in the 19th over and part-time seamer Jonathan Carter (2-14) followed suit, capturing two wickets in the 24th, as the hosts lost five wickets for 20 runs in the space of 33 balls. With Sri Lanka tottering on 152 for nine, West Indies seemed to have the upper hand, but with seamer Andre Russell earlier restricted to just five balls because of injury, captain Jason Holder was forced to turn to Charles’ unpractised medium pace for the penultimate over and the visitors paid the price. With Sri Lanka needing 11 runs from 12 deliveries, Charles started with a wide, conceded two singles off the next four deliveries before committing the cardinal sin of bowling a front-foot no-ball off the fifth ball, from which Mendis and Suranga Lakmal (one not out) sprinted a couple.last_img read more

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Safety and Security Unit of Education Ministry Gets Support of US$3 Million

first_img The Safety and Security Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has been boosted with a US$3 million support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Ministry/USAID Partnership For Safe School project.Through the project, the Unit will increase the number of hand held metal detectors to 500, and walk through scanners to 30 for the 2018-2019 school year. Funding has also been provided for perimeter fencing, installation of cameras, capacity building training as well as support to uniformed groups.Addressing a JIS ‘Think Tank’, today (September 13), Director of the Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Coleridge Minto, said that through the partnership, more than 300 students from across the island also benefited from a special therapeutic behaviour modification camp, held in July under the theme: ‘Chance, Choice and Change’.He explained that the Ministry’s prime objective is to implement the necessary measures to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones through a multi-layered and multi-sectoral approach, utilizing both public and private partnerships, supported by legislation and policies where necessary.According to ASP Minto, the Ministry’s position in treating safety and security in school should be seen as a holistic approach and not left up to an individual.“As a consequence, the Ministry has mandated that a Security and Safety Committee be established in each school. This committee comprises both internal and external partners who should develop and implement a security and safety plan,” he said.The Ministry has completed the procurement, printing and distribution of 6,000 Safety and Security Manuals and have begun distribution to the schools.The Safe School Policy involves a paradigm shift in the area of student behaviour and discipline. It emphasizes prevention and early intervention strategies in dealing with the social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties experienced by some students. The Safety and Security Unit of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information has been boosted with a US$3 million support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Ministry/USAID Partnership For Safe School project. Story Highlightscenter_img Through the project, the Unit will increase the number of hand held metal detectors to 500, and walk through scanners to 30 for the 2018-2019 school year. Funding has also been provided for perimeter fencing, installation of cameras, capacity building training as well as support to uniformed groups.last_img read more

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Jennifer Hudson And Jon Bon Jovi Perform At Keep Memory Alive Gala

first_imgOn Thursday, April 27, 2017, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry joined Keep Memory Alive to honor remarkable philanthropist and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, Ronald O. Perelman, at Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love gala inside MGM Grand Garden Arena.Jennifer Hudson Performs At Keep Memory Alive’s 21st annual Power of Love galaThe star-studded event raised funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and its fight against brain disease including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases, multiple sclerosis and multiple system atrophy.Highlights from the night included a surprise $1 million donation from Community Achievement Award recipient and tennis super star, Andre Agassi and wife Stefanie Graf. World-renowned rock star Jon Bon Jovi kicked off the night with a performance of legendary hits “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” “You Give Love A Bad Name” and “Livin’ On A Prayer.”GRAMMY-Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson surprised the crowd and stepped in for Gwen Stefani who was unable to attend due to doctor’s orders. Hudson brought down the house with high-energy performances of “Hallelujah,” “Remember Me” and a Whitney Houston mash-up of “I’m Every Woman” and I Wanna Dance with Somebody.” Celebrity supporters who also attended the event included Steve Schirripa, Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds, Larry King and John Paul DeJoria.In addition to honoring Perelman for his outstanding philanthropic efforts, Keep Memory Alive recognized Siegfried Fischbacher of the legendary duo, Siegfried & Roy, with its inaugural Caregiver Award.Continuing its 20-year history, the Power of Love gala showcased a dinner prepared by superstar chefs Michael Mina and Wolfgang Puck, who has participated in every gala since its inception. In addition to enjoying the finest cuisine, wine and spirits, guests bid on one-of-a-kind experiences during the event’s signature live and silent auction. Items auctioned include a week-long vacation sailing off the coast of Australia aboard the ultra-luxurious MY Texas super yacht, a private meet and greet with GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Lady Gaga and a once-and-a-lifetime Italian vacation complete with an exclusive event at the world famous Roman Coliseum headlined by Andrea Bocelli.For more information about Cleveland Clinic’s fight against brain disease, visit clevelandclinic.org/brainhealth.last_img read more

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