Steyn strikes twice before rain cuts short day two

first_img(REUTERS)-A fired-up Dale Steyn removed both New Zealand openers to leave the tourists on 15 for two before rain ended day two of the first Test against South Africa yesterday..Steyn, playing his first Test of 2016 after injury, had Tom Latham (four) caught by Hashim Amla at first slip before trapping Martin Guptill (seven) lbw.New Zealand are replying to the home side’s 263 all out and will hope for better batting conditions today after the South Africans were able to find prodigious swing and movement off the wicket in what is a first ever winter test in Durban.Captain Kane Williamson and the experienced Ross Taylor, both on two not out, will resume on the third day, when early morning rain is expected to give way to sunshine for the remainder of the test.They had some good fortune in battling their way to lunch, which arrived six minutes early when rain forced the players from the field. No further play was possible.Steyn was not only threatening but miserly too, conceding just three runs from his six overs.Seamer Vernon Philander also made an impressive return to test cricket after 10 months on the sidelines through injury and was unlucky not to get the wicket of Latham when Dean Elgar dropped a simple chance in the slips.Earlier, New Zealand needed 10 overs to take the final two South African wickets after the hosts resumed on 236 for eight following a 50-minute rain delay.They were held up by a career-best unbeaten 32 from young fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who looked composed before running out of partners.Seamers Trent Boult (3-52) and South African-born Neil Wagner (3-47) were the pick of the New Zealand bowlers.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings (Overnight: 236-8)S. Cook c Watling b Boult 20D. Elgar c Guptill b Bracewell 19H. Amla c Watling b Boult 53J. Duminy c Boult b Wagner 14F. du Plessis c Williamson b Wagner 23T. Bavuma lbw b Santner 46Q. de Kock c Bracewell b Santner 33V. Philander c Southee b Wagner 8K. Rabada not out 32D. Steyn b Southee 2D. Piedt c Watling b Boult 9Extras (lb-4) 4Total (all out, 87.4 overs) 263Fall of wickets: 1-33 S. Cook,2-41 D. Elgar,3-102 J. Duminy,4-106 H. Amla,5-160 F. du Plessis,6-208 Q. de Kock,7-208 T. Bavuma,8-228 V. Philander,9-236 D. Steyn,10-263 D. PiedtBowling: T. Southee 23 – 3 – 80 – 1,T. Boult 21.4 – 5 – 52 – 3,D. Bracewell 16 – 6 – 53 – 1, N. Wagner 15 – 4 – 47 – 3,M. Santner 11 – 2 – 22 – 2, M. Guptill 1 – 0 – 5 – 0NEW ZEALAND 1st inningsM. Guptill lbw b Steyn 7T. Latham c Amla b Steyn 4K. Williamson not out 2R. Taylor not out 2Extras 0Total (for 2 wickets, 12 overs) 15Fall of wickets: 1-7 T. Latham,2-12 M. GuptillTo bat: H. Nicholls, B. Watling, M. Santner, D. Bracewell, N. Wagner, T. Southee, T. BoultBowling: D. Steyn 6 – 4 – 3 – 2,V. Philander 6 – 1 – 12 – 0last_img read more

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Seamer Janat floors Windies with five for 11 to level T20 series

first_imgLUCKNOW, India (CMC) – West Indies were floored by an exceptional spell from seamer Karim Janat as they crashed to a 41-run defeat to Afghanistan in the second Twenty20 International here yesterday, turning today’s final match into the critical series-decider.Chasing a straightforward target of 148 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee International Stadium, West Indies found themselves pegged back early and limped to a disappointing 106 for eight from their allotted overs.Only wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin, who laboured for 27 balls over an unbeaten 24, managed to pass 20 as West Indies never recovered after finding themselves meandering on 45 for four at the half-way stage.Janat, in his first game of the series, proved sensational with a spell of five for 11 from his four-over quota.The 21-year-old entered the attack in the eighth over and accounted for the key wickets of Shimron Hetmyer (11), opener Evin Lewis (14) and captain Kieron Pollard (7) in a terrific display of fast bowling.Seamer Kesrick Williams had earlier maintained his excellent form, snaring three for 23 from four overs as Afghanistan, choosing to bat first, stumbled their way to 147 for seven off their 20 overs.Hazratullah Zazai and Janat both struck 26 while Gulbadin Naib chipped in with 24 but Williams and fellow pacer Jason Holder (2-23) combined to hurt the innings.West Indies were on the backfoot early as Zazai blasted three fours and a six in a 15-ball cameo, posting 42 off 26 balls for the first wicket with Rahmanullah Gurbaz (15) to put his side on top.But Williams intervened, removing both off successive deliveries in the fifth over – Gurbaz caught on the second attempt in the deep by Pollard and Zazai carving a slower ball to Brandon King at point.Holder, whose first over leaked 16 runs, followed up with key strikes as Afghanistan slumped to 97 for six in the 15th over. However, Naib struck two fours and a six in an 18-ball knock, pairing with Najibullah Zadran (20 not out) in a 44-run, seventh-wicket partnership to get their side to a competitive total.In reply, the warning signs were there when West Indies crawled to 17 from the first 23 deliveries and then lost King (12), bowled on the backfoot by an inswinging slower ball from seamer Naveen-ul-Haq.The left-handed Hetmyer lasted 14 balls before being adjudged lbw to Janat in the eighth over and Janat then struck twice in the 10th over to turn the game on its head. First, he claimed Lewis skying to Ibrahim Zadran at long-on after the left-hander counted two fours in a 22-ball innings, and then found Sherfane Rutherford’s (6) edge for wicketkeeper Gurbaz to complete a straightforward catch.With 103 runs required from the last 10 overs, a special innings was required from Pollard (7) but Janat brought one back sharply to hit the right-hander in front in the 12th over, and increase the Windies’ turmoil.Jason Holder arrived as West Indies’ last genuine hope of staging a late comeback but struck two fours in 13 before missing a charge at leg-spinning captain Rashid Khan, and going stumped in the 15th over.last_img read more

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Smith boosts Orange with strong performance, finishes college career a winner

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ HOUSTON — Jerome Smith took the field against Minnesota for the Texas Bowl on Friday with a handful of goals, milestones and markers in mind.First and foremost, he wanted to win, but the rest were individual. He entered the game 160 yards short of a second straight 1,000-yard season. He wanted that. He watched backfield partner Prince-Tyson Gulley win the New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP in 2012. He wanted one of his own. Running backs coach DeAndre Smith looked up the record for rushing yards in a bowl game. Jerome Smith wanted that, too.The last three, perhaps the loftier of the goals, fell short, but he got the one he wanted most. He went out a winner.“The hay is finally in the barn,” he said.Smith carried the ball 16 times for 74 yards. In his final game in a Syracuse uniform, the Orange (7-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast) let him pound the ball. His three backups sat back as Smith ran wild during the 21-17 Texas Bowl win over Minnesota (8-5, 4-4 Big Ten).AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe didn’t have the dominant performance he hoped for, but he scored SU’s first touchdown and displayed the solid, workmanlike running style that fans have come to expect and that he hopes will get him a spot in the NFL.“I thought it was best for me and my family,” Smith said. “I graduated, so I did my part and gave my all to Syracuse.”Smith’s decision to forgo his final year of eligibility was made earlier during the season, but he decided not to make it public because it would’ve been “selfish.”“I wanted my team to just focus on the season,” Smith said.He said leaving now was a matter of timing. He’s leaving the Orange in a good position and with the senior class that he came in with.That’s all the decision comes down to. He’s not concerned with injuries — those can happen at any level. Instead, he’s confident with the direction that SU is heading in. And without him it will be just fine.“We’e got a really good class of running backs in our backfield and I feel like I left them in good hands,” Smith said. “They’ll probably do a lot better than me.” Comments Published on December 28, 2013 at 3:01 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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NFL: Has Cleveland finally found their savior? Joel Stave signs with Browns

first_imgThe 2018 NFL Draft was one of the more quarterback-heavy drafts in recent memory. The trend of quarterback transactions continued into this week for the Cleveland Browns who — after their addition of Baker Mayfield via the first overall pick this past weekend — signed former Badger QB Joel Stave.Stave had undoubtedly one of the most successful, winningest careers in Wisconsin quarterback history — finishing his final season with a 31–10 record as a starter. Setting several school records, Stave ended his time with the Badgers recording the third-most games played by a quarterback in school history.Throwing for 7,635 yards and 48 touchdowns, Stave solidified his mark in the history books, ranking second all time in pass attempts and completions, boasting a whopping 1,031 attempts and 631 completions. He threw for 200 yards in a game 18 times — good for most in school history. He was also the first quarterback in school history to have a 4–0 record against an opponent — a record which he reached not once, but three times, all against Big Ten teams in Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue.Bumbaca: Legacy debate about Joel Stave won’t affect how he views his careerFor all of the conversations people have participated in Wednesday arguing the legacy of Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave, only one Read…Moving onto his NFL career, Stave was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent after not being selected in the 2016 NFL draft. He continued to practice with the Vikings as well as the Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks and New York Jets. This past April, the Jets waived Stave, putting him back up for grabs.Even though Stave has yet to appear in a regular season game — battling against the recent No. 1 draft Baker Mayfield — Stave will have a shot if the recent history of Browns draft picks continues. Though it’s more than likely the highly touted Mayfield will receive the lion’s share of playing time over the journeyman — this could be Stave’s chance to finally get in on some NFL action.last_img read more

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Gallery: Syracuse draws with Boston College, 0-0

first_img Published on October 26, 2018 at 11:33 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (7-5-4, 1-4-3 Atlantic Coast) outshot Boston College (4-7-4, 2-5-2) on Friday night at SU Soccer Stadium, 24-9. That didn’t lead to any marks on the scoreboard for either team, though, as the contest finished tied, 0-0. It’s the third-straight game for the Orange which they have failed to win. Commentslast_img

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Inbet to boost betting volume through Atomic platform

first_img StumbleUpon Share Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 Inbet will provide its partners with the opportunity to enhance betting volume through the development of a ‘highly-customisable’ omni-channel platform, Atomic, that allows players to bet on more than 600 games from beyond the confines of the betting shop.Adapted to a country’s specific gaming regulatory requirements, it enables players to use one registration card and PIN, which gives complete freedom to place bets from any access point in the system, using both cash deposits or credit cards.Players distributed betting accounts are consolidated into one centralised profile, which facilitates streamlined account access from a variety of interfaces, including betting shop terminals, a self-service terminal, VLT or an an online mobile or desktop facility.It comes after Inbet – a provider for the lottery, betting, gaming and amusement industries – expressed a desire to provide customers with “the ultimate reassurance of privacy and safety of all their payment transactions made through a highly secured, single account”.Personalisation and ease of access differentiates the platform from others, as Atomic makes it considerably easier for operators to both register and manage accounts. It also tailors products and services according to the betting activity of individual players.Pavel Korolev, Business Development Director for Inbet Games, said: “Whether choosing a cash deposit or a credit card payment option at a bookshop, internet club, and sport bar or any other retail gaming outlet, ATOMIC gives players the ultimate reassurance of privacy and safety of all their payment transactions made through a highly secured, single account.“Featuring a wide range of individually customized gaming panels that include our best White Label solutions, ATOMIC will encourage your players’ gaming engagement to last longer and grow stronger even when they are physically away from your shop.” Submit Sweden: Soft2Bet CEO Chaikin on prospering in igaming’s brave new world August 18, 2020 Romania’s ONJN adds 20 sites to blacklist August 14, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

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Sports Ministry does not pay for all national team expenditure – Oduro Sarfo insists

first_imgExecutive Council Member of the Ghana Football Association, Nana Oduro Sarfo, believes detractors of the GFA are seeking to pitch the association against the Ministry of Youth and Sports over national team expenditure.The Ghana FA has come under mounting pressure after allocating over $300,000 from the FIFA Covid relief fund for the various national teams.The amount has raised eyebrows because the Ministry reportedly bears every cost associated with the national teams.But the Berekum Chelsea Chief Executive says that cannot be true as the GFA spends significantly on the national teams.“Yes, the national team as we have accepted is for government, but when it is time for us to go to the port and clear our goods, we pay.“The owner of the team does not pay.“Those in football administration who are saying government takes care of all those things, where the people who were generating those audited accounts and then we have national team expenses,” Oduro Sarfo said in an interview with Citi Sports.“It happened in the Kwesi Nyantakyi regime which is correct, it happened in the Normalization committee regime, which is correct.“So why will it be wrong if it happens in the Kurt Okraku regime? he questioned.“Who fuels the national team buses? The Jerseys are coming,  sometimes there is demurrage who pays for it?“People just want to pit us against the ministry but it will not work,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Ronaldo faces race to be fit for Manchester City clash

first_imgReal Madrid have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo has suffered a thigh strain.The Portugal star took himself off the pitch towards the end of the 3-0 win over Villarreal on Wednesday, clutching the back of his right leg.Head coach Zinedine Zidane said he had no concerns that the injury could be a serious one, while Ronaldo himself took to Instagram to announce he was “all good” after the incident.Madrid have now said that medical tests conducted this week have identified muscle damage, though they would not put an estimate on Ronaldo’s recovery time.”After the medical examinations conducted today [Friday] on our player, Cristiano Ronaldo, a the Hospital Universitario Sanitas La Moraleja, he has been diagnosed with a muscle strain in his right thigh,” a club statement read.”His progress will be monitored.” Ronaldo, who has not missed a minute of La Liga or Champions League football this season, is now likely to be rested for Saturday’s short trip to face Rayo Vallecano.He remains a doubt for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.Portugal coach Fernando Santos is understood to have spoken to Madrid, but is not concerned that Ronaldo’s place at Euro 2016 could be jeopardised.”I took care to learn of Ronaldo’s condition,” he told SportTV. “The information I have is that the probability of it being something very serious is small, thankfully.” Ronaldo leads the race for the Pichichi top-scorer prize in La Liga with 31 goals – one ahead of Barcelona’s Luis Suarez – and has scored 47 in all competitions this season.  –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Association launches Ho chapter

first_imgThe Ghana Wheelchair Tennis Association (GWTA) under the auspices of Ghana Tennis Federation and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), has launched the Regional Wheelchair Tennis Association in Ho.The two-day event had 16 athletes participating and was supported by CRUFF Foundation in Holland.In attendance at the launch was ITF 2 High Performance Coach Frank Tarmena from Nigeria, GTF Wheelchair coordinator Larbi Henry and coach Andrews Taylor.After the launch of the regional association, the athletes were taken through topics such as * Conditional drills * Drills * Mobility drills.Speaking to tennisgh.com, ITF coach Frank Termena said: ” I am impressed with the level of enthusiasm by the participants, which clearly shows the future for Ghana Wheelchair Tennis is bright”.He continued: “Ghana can qualify to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games if players travel for ITF tournaments.” Coordinator for Ghana Wheelchair also said “Already two players have been discovered and will be taken to Accra for training and tournaments.He added that arrangement had been done for wheelchair tennis matches to be part of the annual Ho Asogli Yam festival next year.”He further appealed to corporate bodies in Ho and its surroundings to support the association.last_img read more

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Carolina Panthers special teams coach Bruce DeHaven has stepped down as cancer continues

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