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19Sep/20

World record-breaking England destroy Pakistan as Alex Hales hits 171

first_img(REUTERS) – England amassed a world record one-day international total of 444 for three as they crushed Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge yesterday to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Jos Buttler struck the last ball of the innings for four to take Eoin Morgan’s men past Sri Lanka’s 443 for nine against Netherlands in July 2006.Hales plundered 171, the highest individual limited-overs score by an England batsman, before Buttler reached his fifty off 22 deliveries, another record for his country.The hosts passed their previous highest total of 408 for nine, made against New Zealand last year, while captain Morgan got to his half-century off 24 deliveries as he and Buttler shared an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 161.“Quite a monumental knock from Alex Hales,” said Morgan. “To score 171 in any form of the game is remarkable and our innings was based around that.“Records are hugely important, it emphasises we’re not just a chasing side. We probably have 17 or 18 players who have played in the last year and a half and could come into this side.”Hales flayed four sixes and 22 fours in his 122-ball knock to surpass Robin Smith’s 167 not out against Australia in Birmingham in 1993.Caught off a no-ball on 72 and dropped on 114, the 27-year-old right-hander passed Smith’s score by pulling Hasan Ali to the mid-wicket boundary.PAKISTAN PAINThe bowler trapped him lbw with the next delivery to end a second-wicket stand of 248 with Joe Root, who fell soon after for 85, but the pain was far from over for the Pakistan bowlers.Buttler hammered six sixes and three fours to get to his half-century and finished 90 not out off 51 balls while Morgan ended unbeaten on 57.Hales and Root’s partnership was also England’s third-highest in one-day internationals.Pakistan, in reply, were bowled out for 275 in 42.4 overs with paceman Chris Woakes the chief destroyer, taking four for 41.Opener Sharjeel Khan hit 58 but wickets fell at regular intervals until Mohammad Amir smashed 58 in 28 balls to share an unlikely last-wicket stand of 76 with Yasir Shah (26 not out).Amir’s half-century was the first by a number 11 in ODIs.“It was very tough today,” said Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali. “I think there were exceptional innings from Hales and Buttler.“On a wicket like this, you really need to support the bowlers and that didn’t happen.”ENGLAND inningsJ. Roy c S. Ahmed b H. Ali 15A. Hales lbw b H. Ali 171J. Root S. Ahmed b Nawaz 85J. Buttler not out 90E. Morgan not out 57Extras: (b-6, lb-8, nb-9, w-3) 26Total: (for 3 wickets, 50 overs) 444Fall of wickets: 1-33, 2-28, 3-28.Bowling: M. Amir 10-0-72-0 (w-1), H. Ali 10-0-74-2 (nb-3) W. Riaz 10-0-110-0 (nb-2, w-2), M. Nawaz 10-0-62-1, Y. Shah 6-0-48-0, Az. Ali 1-0-20-0, S. Malik 3-0-44-0.PAKISTAN inningsS. Aslam c Ali b Woakes 8Sh. Khan c Stokes b Woakes 58Az. Ali c Rashid b Woakes 13B. Azam c Morgan b Stokes 9S. Ahmed c Root b Rashid 38S. Malik c Buttler b Plunkett 1M. Nawaz c Morgan b Rashid 34H. Ali b Ali 4W. Riaz lbw b Wood 14Y. Shah not out 26M. Amir c & b Woakes 58Extras: (b-4, lb-2, nb-1, w-5) 12Total: (all out, 42.4 overs) 275Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-50, 3-83, 4-106, 5-108, 6-155, 7-164, 8-180, 9-199.Bowling: M. Wood 10-0-75-1 (w-2), C. Woakes 5.4-1-41-4 (w-1), L. Plunkett 6-0-30-1 (w-1), B. Stokes 4-0-14-1 (w-1), M. Ali 7-0-36-1 (nb-1), A. Rashid 10-0-73-2.last_img read more

11Jan/20

Prestesater resigns as coach of Bulldogs

first_img [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Prestesater first made a name for himself locally as a standout athlete at Glendora. His coaching career was highlighted by a very successful run at San Dimas, where he spent most of his career. Prestesater returned to coaching in 2005, following a brief retirement, and led West Covina to the San Antonio League title in his first season. The Bulldogs were 33-23 in Prestesater’s two seasons, and the 2006 league title was the school’s first since 1994. Prestesater later coached the Tribune team to a win in the Tribune/Star-News All-Star Classic following the season. “I think I did the best I could,” Prestesater said. “I just tried to get the program back to where it should be. I don’t know if they were really together there, so that’s what I tried to do.” Prestesater said he should be fine following surgery and didn’t completely rule out another return to coaching, but said it was unlikely. “I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “If I knew for sure, then I’d probably come back. If somebody gets that job who I know, I can help them out.” West Covina athletic director Brian Murphy said the search for a replacement will begin immediately. Interest parties should contact Murphy at (626) 859-2900, Ext. 2975. center_img West Covina High School boys basketball coach Gary Prestesater has resigned after two seasons at the school because of back and leg ailments. “It’s hard to go out there and sit down during practice,” said Prestesater, who will have back surgery early next week. “I couldn’t stand in practice. My leg started hurting so bad.” last_img read more

11Jan/20

First Nations allege Hydro not waiting for proper construction permits with Site C

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations have new grievances they’d like to get before the courts regarding what they view as BC Hydro’s, questionable Site C dam construction tactics.At issue is Hydro’s recent application for a permit to extricate aquatic wildlife from a specific location along the Peace River in order to remove the water.However, the First Nations say Hydro, under fast track pressure from the Province, has indicated it can’t wait for the permit to be issued.- Advertisement -West Moberly First Nation Chief Roland Wilson believes the government pressure is deliberate, and calculated, to spend enough construction money, to influence the outcome of four unresolved court case challenges, three of them now the subject of First Nation’s appeals of earlier rulings.Chief Wilson also argues, even though the First Nations have grounds for another solid court challenge, based on the aforementioned work being done in advance of permit issuance, with the three appeal cases still before the courts, by initiating another one, the First Nations would add to what is already a heavy financial burden.Two of the First Nations pending appeal cases are in the provincial court system and Chief Wilson doesn’t expect dates for them before the federal case is heard, appealing a lower court constitutional rights decision.Advertisement It’s now set for September 14th in Montreal and he says while that wasn’t their location of choice, given the distance, they took it because it was the earliest date they could get.last_img read more

19Aug/19

Man charges stage disrupts inauguration of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro

first_imgCARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuela’s new President Nicolás Maduro was roughly pushed aside Friday by a youth in a red shirt who ran on stage during his inaugural address in the National Assembly and grabbed the microphone.The incident caused momentary confusion as national television coverage of the event briefly went off the air, returning after Maduro had regained his composure and the youth had been moved off stage.“Incident overcome,” said Maduro, saying he would speak to the man after the address and then continuing with his speech.“I swear it before the eternal memory of the supreme commander,” he said after being read the oath by National Assembly speaker Diosdado Cabello.Cheers broke out in the packed assembly as the presidential sash was placed over the 50-year-old Maduro, who was elected president in snap elections to replace Hugo Chávez, who died of cancer on March 5 after 14 years in power.Close Chávez allies including presidents Raúl Castro of Cuba and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran watched the ceremony along with leaders from other Latin American countries who rallied around Venezuela’s new government.Fireworks fired by Maduro supporters boomed across the city in celebration but the fainter sound of pots being banged in protest could also be heard, recalling that his narrow victory has been challenged by the opposition. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more