Cricket News IND vs RSA, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 3: Ashwin Takes Four, India Get 326-Run Lead

first_imgNew Delhi: Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami struck early on day three and it needed a gritty fifty from Faf du Plessis and a solid partnership with Quinton de Kock to give South Africa hope. However, Ashwin removed de Kock and when du Plessis fell for 64, South Africa were in danger of being faced with a massive deficit. However, Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander shared a record partnership for the ninth wicket to keep the fight going for South Africa. However, Ashwin struck towards the fag end of the day and bowled the Proteas out for 275, giving India a 326-run lead. Will India enforce the follow-on tomorrow?16:30 hrs IST: Ashwin traps Rabada LBW and ends with four wickets. South Africa all out for 275 and India have taken a lead of 326 runs. Will they enforce the follow-on tomorrow? Remains to be seen16:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the partnership is broken. Ashwin floats a flighted delivery on leg stump, Maharaj dances down the track but glances it straight to Rohit Sharma at leg slip. Ends a fantastic knock from Maharaj. South Africa 273/9, still trailing by 328 runs.15:59 hrs IST: The partnership between Philander and Maharaj has crossed 100 and Philander nears a fifty with a glorious on the up drive through extra cover off Umesh Yadav. South Africa 266/8, still trailing by 335 runs.15:57 hrs IST: With two fours off Ravindra Jadeja, Keshav Maharaj has ensured that South Africa have at least crossed Virat Kohli’s individual score. South Africa 262/8, still trailing by 339 runs.15:35 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj slams his maiden fifty. He and Philander continue to frustrate India and this might force Kohli to rethink his strategy. South Africa 244/8, trailing by 357 runs.15:18 hrs IST: Maharaj and Philander have now played close to 30 overs now. This partnership has crossed 60 and India are struggling big time. South Africa 230/8, still trailing by 371 runs.14:49 hrs IST: The second new ball has been taken. India will be hoping for a breakthrough. South Africa 212/8, still trailing by 389 runs.14:46 hrs IST: India have not yet taken the second new ball as South Africa continue to frustrate India. The Proteas are 212/8, still trailing by 389 runs.14:13 hrs IST: The tail has yet again furstrated India. South Africa 197/8, still trailing by 404 runs.14:03 hrs IST: The lower order have once again lasted for over 40 overs now. India really have a big problem in bowling the tail out. South Africa 195/8, still trailing by 406 runs.13:37 hrs IST: Maharaj and Philander continue to frustrate India. Once again, the Indian bowlers are struggling to run through the tail and this might hurt them in the long run. South Africa 181/8, still trailing by 420 runs. 13:22 hrs IST: Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander are stitching a decent stand and South Africa are 170/8, still trailing by 431 runs.13:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Finally, the resistance has ended for Faf du Plessis. Quicker ball pushed through outside off, du Plessis stabs at it and the edge goes to slip where Kohli takes the catch. Superb knock from du Plessis but South Africa are still trailing by a massive margin. South Africa 162/8, trail by 439 runs.12:57 hrs IST: Du Plessis and Vernon Philander are stonewalling and making decent progress. After a slow start in which Philander scored just 1 off 33 balls, the batsman cracks a couple of boundaries off the spinners. South Africa are 157/7, trailing by 444 runs.12:26 hrs IST: WICKET! For the first time, Senuran Muthusamy is dismissed in Tests. Jadeja traps him LBW and India are into the tail now. How much more can Faf du Plessis hold on? South Africa are 139/7, still trailing by 462 runs.11:37 hrs IST: That is lunch on day 3. South Africa could have claimed the session as theirs but Quinton de Kock’s departure, in addition to Theunis de Bruyn’s soft dismissal have tilted the balance towards India. Faf du Plessis has stood tall amidst the ruins, with South Africa at 136/6, still trailing by 465 runs.11:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Quinton de Kock is stunned. He just does not want to go. The flatter one from Ashwin, De Kock hangs back and plays down the wrong line but the ball clips the top of the bails and he has to walk back. South Africa are 128/6, still trailing by 473 runs.11:17 hrs IST: With back-to-back boundaries off Jadeja, Faf du Plessis notches up his 21st fifty. It has been a fighting knock from the skipper who is leading from the front. South Africa 124/5, still trailing by 477 runs.11:06 hrs IST: De Kock drills Jadeja to the deep cover fence for a boundary and the fifty-run partnership is up between him and du Plessis. The South Africa skipper launched Jadeja over long on for his first six and slowly, South Africa are looking more assured. The Proteas are 105/5.10:54 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis survives an LBW appeal off Ashwin as the ball was going over the stumps. South Africa are 84/5 and this partnership will be key for their survival.10:37 hrs IST: Du Plessis and De Kock are making steady progress but the Indian bowlers are maintaining the pressure. South Africa need to bat out of their skins and they have reached 72/5.10:01 hrs IST: WICKET! It was only a matter of time. Good length ball and in the channel outside off, Theunis de Bruyn is undone by the extra zip and a hint of bounce off the deck and he edges it to Wriddhiman Saha who takes a good catch diving to his right. South Africa are 53/5.09:50 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis uncertainly leaves a short of a length ball from Shami and the inside edge just misses the stumps while Theunis de Bruyn creams a four to deep cover. South Africa are 49/4.09:43 hrs IST: WICKET! India strike and Shami gets the wicket. Back of a length delivery outside off and it hurries onto Anrich Nortje, he looks to run it down to third man but the ball takes the outside edge and it flies to Kohli at fourth slip who takes a catch diving to his right. South Africa 41/4.09:36 hrs IST: Mohammed Shami starts well with an inswinger that nearly crashes into the off stump of Theunis de Bruyn but the Proteas batsman flicks a boundary past mid on. South Africa 40/3.09:27 hrs IST: A warm welcome to day 3 of the Pune Test between India and South Africa at the MCA Stadium. South Africa are facing an uphill task. They are chasing 601 and are already three down. 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The Latest: Real Madrid players, coaches reduce salaries

first_img April 8, 2020 The club said the decision applied to its soccer and basketball teams. Some top club executives have agreed to take pay cuts that could reach 20% “depending on the circumstances that may affect” the rest of the season.Fellow Spanish league club Sevilla also said Wednesday it would put its players and other employees on government furloughs to reduce labor costs during the pandemic. Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested the government furloughs, reaching agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%. The Spanish league has estimated that clubs will lose a combined $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) if the competition can’t resume because of the pandemic.___Premier League players have united to raise funds for British health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic and distribute them “where they are needed most.” NYRA says Zapata tested positive for COVID-19 on March 24 and was hospitalized two days later. He lived and worked at Belmont Park.___Sevilla has become the latest Spanish soccer club to put its players on furlough to reduce labor costs during the coronavirus pandemic.The club says the measure was needed because it was significantly affected financially by the stoppage of competitions in Spain and Europe.It says it reached an initial agreement with the first-team players and coaches regarding their salaries but no details were immediately released. The club says 360 employees in total will be affected. It says workers who can continue doing their jobs remotely will not go on furlough.The current contracts will remain valid after the furloughs end.Barcelona and Atlético Madrid had already requested government furloughs to reduce labor costs. They reached agreements with players to reduce their salaries by 70%.The league said Tuesday eight teams had already requested the furloughs. It expected nearly all clubs in Spain to eventually reach agreements for the reduction of salaries of their players.The Spanish league estimates $1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in losses if the competition can’t resume. The NFL is turning the league’s 2020 draft into a three-day fundraiser to help six charities dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The “Draft-A-Thon” announced Wednesday will benefit COVID-19 relief efforts and pay tribute to healthcare workers and first responders. The fundraiser will be featured during the draft April 23-25 to raise money for non-profits selected by the NFL Foundation: the American Red Cross, CDC Foundation’s All of Us, Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund for member food banks, Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund, the Salvation Army, and United Way’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund. “The Draft-A-Thon will deliver much-needed funding to many who are suffering as well as those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “Conducting this event virtually, and taking all necessary precautions while doing so, underscores the importance of staying home and staying strong during this unprecedented moment in our history.” Dozens of players took to social media to post a statement with the hashtag #PlayersTogether saying they have created the initiative in partnership with charities for Britain’s public health service NHS.The statement said “this is a critical time for our country and for our NHS, and we are determined to help in any way that we can.”However, it did not specify how much money the players themselves would be contributing.With the Premier League suspended indefinitely, players in England’s top flight have come under public pressure to cut their salaries to help clubs pay staff without using a government fund set up for the pandemic.___ In New Jersey, Monmouth Park has pushed back the opening of its stable area until June 1. That’s a month later than the planned opening. Live racing is set to start the Fourth of July weekend.The centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s summer season is the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 18. The winner of the 1 1/8 mile race earns a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It also will serve as a prep race for the Kentucky Derby, now slated for Sept. 5.___A groom who worked at Belmont Park has died from complications of coronavirus.The New York Racing Association says Martin Zapata died Tuesday. The 63-year-old native of Panama had spent the past two years working for trainer Tom Morley in New York, which has been hard-hit by the pandemic. The report concludes the jump indicates that entry levels of tennis “were deliberately targeted” as the sport moved toward suspension because of the outbreak of COVID-19.All pro tours are on hold until at least mid-July.___The players and coach on Switzerland’s national soccer team have declined to take more than 1 million Swiss francs ($1.03 million) of payments that were due from their federation in 2020.The team was scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The president of the International Paralympic Committee says the body has “cash-flow” problems because of the Olympic and Paralympic postponement until 2021.Andrew Parsons says about 5% of spending is being cut from the IPC’s budget. A 2018 financial report showed a budget of 24 million euros ($25.7 million).Parsons says the problem was due partly to broadcast rights holders who want to delay their payments until the product is delivered.Parsons says it’s not a question of “losing money” but rather some temporary belt tightening.He says “like all businesses we are tremendously affected by the COVID-19 crisis.” ___Basketball Hall of Famer and noted cyclist Bill Walton is teaming with community leaders to stage the Bill Walton and Friends Inter-Galactic Bike for Humanity ride from 9-11 a.m. PDT on April 25 to benefit victims of the coronavirus pandemic and health care workers.Participants are encouraged to ride their bikes for up to two hours that day, anywhere they can practice social distancing at a minimum of 6 feet, 11 inches, in honor of Walton’s height. Organizers stress it is not a group ride and riding clusters are prohibited.All net proceeds will benefit various charities nationally and in Walton’s hometown of San Diego.It’s free to sign up on Participants who make a $25 contribution will be mailed a Bike for Humanity medal. Those who contribute $50 will receive a medal and T-shirt. Those making a $250 contribution will receive a medal, T-shirt and autographed photograph card from Walton, and be entered in a drawing for prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego to ride with Walton. Riders who donate $5,000 will receive a medal, T-shirt and an all-expenses paid trip to San Diego to ride with Walton. The Cardinals have already made a $1 million donation to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund and organized three blood drives at State Farm Stadium to help boost the area’s shrinking blood supply. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury was among those who donated blood.___Former Cleveland Browns teammates Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins have donated at least $50,000 to feed Ohio children affected by the coronavirus pandemic.Thomas and Hawkins, who since retiring from the NFL have partnered on a popular weekly podcast, also plan to match every dollar in contributions up to $50,000 to the Children’s Hunger Alliance.Donations can be made at Patterson is the second-longest tenured FBS head coach, going into his 20th season next fall leading the Horned Frogs. He was their defensive coordinator three seasons before that.___The opening of the stable area and training track at Saratoga in upstate New York and barn area at Monmouth Park in New Jersey is being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Oklahoma training track at Saratoga was set to open April 15. The New York Racing Association says it has yet to decide an appropriate date to safely open.The delay does not impact the start of the Saratoga racing season which is scheduled to begin on July 16 and run through Sept. 7. The meet will be highlighted by the Travers and Whitney. Beset by injuries during his NBA career, Walton has found an outlet by cycling. His custom bike has a Grateful Dead paint job and the former UCLA great can often be seen riding around San Diego. He has often ridden in various stages of the Tour of California.“With the global health coronavirus crisis changing everything for everybody these days, we are doing something about and for the exacerbated challenges that so many of our communities now face, not the least of which are food and medical care,” Walton said.___The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals are teaming with State Farm to donate 1 million meals to local food banks to help families during the new coronavirus crisis.The team said on Wednesday that the number of people seeking help from local food banks has more than doubled while the number of donations has decreased dramatically. ___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56.CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.center_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Real Madrid’s players and coaches have agreed to voluntarily reduce their salaries by at least 10% to help offset lost revenue caused by the coronavirus pandemic. He says he is dealing with 150 contracts that are games-related but adds “we have no plans to let any staff go at the moment.”___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022.The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021. ___The group charged with monitoring tennis gambling and punishing corruption found a near-doubling in the number of suspect matches in the first three months of 2020. That is an increase it ties to the coronavirus pandemic.The London-based Tennis Integrity Unit’s quarterly report says it received a total of 38 alerts from the regulated betting industry about matches on lower-level tours from the start of the year through March 22.That is up from 21 in the same period of 2019.The 38 match alerts in the year’s first quarter break down as six from the ATP Challenger Tour and 16 apiece from the men’s and women’s International Tennis Federation World Tennis Tours. The shutdown of games has cost the Swiss soccer body millions of dollars.Federation chairman Dominique Blanc says it’s a “magnificent gesture” from the players.Blanc tested positive for the virus three weeks ago.Team captain Stephan Lichtsteiner says “we wanted to set an example and show solidarity.”___ World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020.___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Real Madrid players, coaches reduce salaries ___Former French rugby player Christophe Pras has died after getting infected by the coronavirus.Several of his former clubs announced the death. He was 35.The former under-18 France international had a short-lived professional career before going into coaching.Pras is survived by his wife and two children. The creation features Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion showing how the nation needs to “flatten the curve” in the coronavirus pandemic.The museum picked Fauci because many people see the plain-speaking expert on the coronavirus as a hero right now, Sklar said. ___TCU football coach Gary Patterson and his wife, Kelsey, made a $50,000 donation to support the school’s Frog Family Crisis Fund.Athletic director Jeremiah Donati announced the donation in a tweet. The fund supports TCU students and their families who are in need during times such as the current pandemic. F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut.The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22. Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The CHA serves nutritious meals to Ohio’s at-risk children, helping day care providers, day care centers, local school districts, and after-school and summer programs.A 10-time Pro Bowler, Thomas played 11 seasons in Cleveland before retiring after the 2017 season. Hawkins, who played college ball at Toledo, spent three seasons with the Browns and three with the Cincinnati Bengals.___Bobblehead Hall of Fame CEO Phil Sklar will present a virtual $100,000 check Wednesday afternoon to the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy after the Milwaukee-based museum launched a fundraising campaign with a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead that became its best-seller ever. More than 20,000 orders had come in as of Wednesday from 50 states and a dozen-plus countries to support the “100 Million Mask Challenge.” The Fauci bobblehead was unveiled April 1.last_img read more

Landry brothers face off

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoCarl and Marcus Landry grew up playing basketball against each other in their Milwaukee backyard, but Wednesday was the first time the Landry brothers actually went head-to-head in an official game, when Marcus and the No. 2 Wisconsin Badgers hosted Carl’s Purdue Boilermakers.“We played against each other in the summers in little community games or whatever,” Carl, Purdue’s senior forward, said at Big Ten Media Day. “But in an organized game, this is the first time.“I was very excited — I had it scheduled on my calendar.”Coming into the game, there was plenty of trash talk going back and forth between the two brothers, especially after last year’s matchup was postponed with Marcus declared academically ineligible and Carl taking a medical redshirt due to an injured knee. And although Carl wants to be a supportive big brother, he had simply heard enough of his little brother Marcus’ yapping leading up to Wednesday night’s contest.“Being the younger brother, Marcus likes to talk,” Purdue’s Landry said. “The younger brother always thinks he’s tougher than the older brother, and when I went home this summer for a few days, all I heard from Marcus was, ‘We going to beat y’all, we going to do this, we going to do that.’”While the Landry brothers weren’t primarily guarding each other, Carl did show up his younger sibling by scoring 16 points on 50 percent shooting and grabbing six rebounds. However, it was Marcus who got the last laugh as he chipped in four points and five rebounds to help Wisconsin squeak by Purdue 69-64.“The little time they had on each other, you could tell they were trying to take it at each other,” Wisconsin senior forward Alando Tucker said. “But Marcus definitely has the bragging rights now that we won.”In the second half, Marcus found himself guarding his brother just once after a defensive switch. And Marcus made the most of the lone defensive matchup, swatting his big brother’s potential dunk.But even though neither of the Landry brothers threw down a single dunk in the game, Carl said dunking is at the heart of their rivalry.“We would have dunk contests in our backyard all the time,” Carl said. “Marcus was always the kind of guy who said, ‘Come on, man. Dunk. Show me your dunk.’ And me being the oldest, I was just like, ‘Whatever, get out of here.’“He was always challenging me, and if I ever did compete with him in a real dunk contest, I don’t even know who would win. …If I did win, he would still say he won just because he’s the younger brother.”During their childhood backyard-dunk contests, Carl said he always beat up on Marcus.“Growing up, you always bully your brother,” he said. “You know, dunk on him, punch him in the stomach.”Many fans, players and even coaches looked forward to Wednesday’s Wisconsin-Purdue game just because of the Landry brothers matchup.“I think it’s something that’s unique, anytime you get a chance to go against your brother and compete like this,” Purdue head coach Matt Painter said. “Especially for Carl, coming back to the state of Wisconsin and being able to perform.“It’s got to be a little bit eerie for them, but I think a lot of fans like to see it.”The matchup wasn’t just eerie for Carl and Marcus, however. It was also rather awkward for the approximately 50 Landry friends and family who were in attendance, stuck in the middle of cheering for either Carl’s Boilermakers or Marcus’ Badgers.“It’s crazy because my mom said when she comes to the game, she’s going to wear a Wisconsin hat and a Purdue shirt,” Carl said. “And when Marcus scores, it’s two claps and when I score, it’s two claps. She can’t cheer more for one son than the other.“But it’s really just an honor for both my mother and my father to have two sons playing against each other.”last_img read more