Sri Lanka suffer ODI series defeat despite Gunathilaka century

first_imgDANUSHKA Gunathilaka’s century was in vain as Sri Lanka slipped to an ODI series defeat in Pakistan.The opener scored 133 from 134 balls in the third and final match in Karachi, but Sri Lanka could still manage only 297-9 from their 50 overs.Fakhar Zaman (76) and Abid Ali’s (74) opening partnership of 123 laid the platform for Pakistan to overhaul the tourists’ score with 10 balls to spare.Pakistan therefore won the three-match series 2-0 and focus now shifts to the three-match T20 series, which starts tomorrow.Gunathilaka hit 16 fours and a six in an innings that was finally ended in the 45th over when he was removed by a Mohammad Amir yorker.That his dismissal reduced Sri Lanka to 243-6 was indicative of the lack of support he received.Lahiru Thirimanne (36), debutant Minod Bhanuka (36) and Dasun Shanaka (43) were the only other players to pass 13, while Pakistan’s bowlers all kept things relatively tight with the exception of Wahab Riaz (1-81 from 10).Pakistan quickly set about making light work of the target, with 123 runs on the board by the time Abid fell to Wanindu Hasaranga in the 20th over.Haris Sohail struck a 46-ball 50 as he and Sarfraz Ahmed (23) comfortably guided Pakistan towards victory, which was secured with successive fours from Iftikhar Ahmed after poor deliveries down leg from Nuwan Pradeep. (Yahoo Sport)last_img read more

Home support – William Hill US sponsors Light FC Vegas

first_img StumbleUpon Submit William Hill accelerates transformation agenda to overcome COVID realities August 5, 2020 Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations July 10, 2020 Share Related Articles Joe Asher – William Hill USFTSE bookmaker William Hill has moved to expand its profile and coverage within Nevada, confirming that it will become the official betting partner of Las Vegas Lights FC (Lights FC).Playing in the United Soccer League, a division under MLS franchises, Lights FC is Las Vegas’ most popular professional soccer team, playing its games in Cashman Field (capacity: 10,000).The partnership will see William Hill promote its Nevada mobile betting app to Lights FC fans, offering match-day odds on pre-event and in-play markets.Lights FC fans will be able to activate their Mobile Sports account at William Hill syndicated sports betting properties across Nevada.Updating the market, William Hill US Chief Executive Officer, Joe Asher detailed his excitement at partnering with a Las Vegas sports team, the city which William Hill recognises as its US home.“We are excited to partner with Lights FC. Las Vegas is truly a sports destination, and the Lights FC have been a great addition to the city. We look forward to seeing their continued success both on and off the field.”Speaking to US news sources this week, Asher stated that William Hill’s US division had begun to scout further potential US sports and strategic partnerships.last_img read more

Wayne Rooney scores incredible goal from inside his own half for DC United

first_imgRooney produced a moment of magic to put DC up 1-0 at Audi Field with his ninth MLS goal of the season. The former Manchester United and England star spotted Orlando City goalkeeper Brian Rowe off his line to score from well inside his own half.The wonderful goal put DC on track to end a five-match winless run in MLS.Take a bow, @WayneRooney! You are ridiculous.— Major League Soccer (@MLS) June 27, 2019 Wayne Rooney scored from inside his own half with an incredible strike for DC United against Orlando City on Wednesday.last_img

Migne wants a ‘sea of red’ in Ghana clash

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has urged fans to turn out in large numbers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday when they take on Ghana’s Black Stars in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.The tactician wants the 60,000-seater stadium to buzz in deafening crescendo and fans flood the stadium to shout their voices hoarse as Stars look to put their 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign back on track. “In Egypt when I was with Congo, we played for the World Cup qualification and the whole stadium was full in red color. It will be interesting to see all the fans in red, even if it is 30,000 but in Kasarani we can have more. I want to see everyone in red color on Saturday,” the tactician said as he rallied fans to come in behind the team.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has printed 45,000 tickets for the tie and interestingly, none was available in advance with all the tickets being sold on match day.But, Migne has urged fans to give them a push in a match he says will be tough and will need all available motivation to ensure they pick maximum points.Ghanaian players in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I know Ghana is a huge opponent and it is one of the best five teams in Africa. I saw their last games against Iceland and Japan and it will require a huge performance for us to win against them on Saturday, but we need the fans behind us,” the French tactician said.The tactician has hinted that he will not be sitting back against the Ghanaians, saying he will field an attacking team for the game, going for goals and a possible win.“My philosophy is to try to win first. We need to play like a team, as a unit. I don’t want to pack a bus infront of my box. Sometimes it can happen but my philosophy is to try to be opportunistic and show something interesting on the pitch,” the tactician said.This will be the first real test for the tactician since his appointment, a first competitive match in his tenure. He has been in charge of six matches, two friendly games and the three matches he played at the Four-Nation invitational tournament in India.Harambee stars Head Coach Sebastien Migne shares words with deputy captain David Owino during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe lost his first game in charge, 1-0 against Swaziland in a friendly with local based players at home before winning against Equatorial Guinea. In the India tournament, the tactician won 2-1 against New Zealand and 4-0 against Chinese Taipei.Their two losses came from the hands of India, losing 3-0 and 2-0.Migne says he is not under pressure ahead of his first match in charge.“I am not nervous. Why should I be? This is my job and I am used to it. Maybe there’s small pressure because it is a crucial game but I like the pressure. I am sure my players will give their best on the pitch,” said Migne.The tactician has a headache as far as putting out a competitive squad is concerned. Brian Mandela and Ayub Timbe are suspended, skipper Victor Wanyama is out with fitness issues, Paul Were is injured and now, defender David Owino might miss the tie with a hamstring injury.“I am confident that I have a strong team and everyone is ready. I have only three days with the whole squad, it is not enough time but at least I know the players,” the coach opined.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts instructions to players during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has insisted that his long term plan is on the 2021 AFCON and has said he should not be crucified basing on this AFCON qualification campaign as he needs more time to build a strong team.He has also insisted that as far as the 2019 qualification campaign is concerned, the two home and away games against Ethiopia in October will be the most crucial.“Ghana, yes, it will be important, but for me, the most important is Ethiopia. If we can win the two games against them, then we play a Cup final against Sierra Leone at home. If we get points against Ghana it will be good but it will be tough,”“We know that Ghana is better than Kenya, we can’t lie about that. But in one game, we can do something. In football, everything is possible,” Migne opined.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgWhat another fantastic weekend at the Voodoo Venue in Letterkenny, huge crowds flocked to Donegal’s No.1 nightspot all over the weekend, to sample the best tunes, and a vibrant atmosphere to help them get in the party mood. As always, we’ve got some great snaps of those of you who enjoyed themselves this weekend at Voodoo Venue.One lucky reveler pictured below has won a fantastic prize courtesy of the management of Voodoo, could it be you?? Is your face circled??If your face has been circled in the photos below, then you’re the lucky winner, the prize is free entry for 4 this Saturday to VoodooClub or Voodoo Vintage and get a free bottle of Prosecco.Scroll down now and see if you’ve won!!       VOODOO VENUE PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU WON THIS WEEK’S FANTASTIC PRIZE?? was last modified: May 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:champagneEntertainmentFeaturesFree entrynewspicture specialVIPVoodoo Venuelast_img read more