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

3 things to know from Naesean Howard’s 2nd court appearance

first_imgFormer Syracuse football player Naesean Howard appeared in court for the second time since allegedly stabbing current SU defensive backs Corey Winfield and Chauncey Scissum.Here are three things to know from the court appearance.1. Howard was ordered to have a mental health examWhen Howard approached the bench on Friday, he and his then-lawyer, Stuart LaRose, had sent a letter to Judge James H. Cecile requesting a mental health exam. The exam will determine whether Howard is competent enough to proceed with the case and understand the charges against him.2. He changed his representationAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough LaRose represented Howard in court today, the former SU football player and his family informed LaRose after the hearing they had retained Irene Aurora Flores as his new representation.Flores said she hadn’t had a chance to completely review the case, but that Howard was held in the 5c section of the downtown jail, an area for inmates dealing with mental health issues. She also said Howard may have had one-on-one supervision while he was still in jail. Earlier this week, Howard was released from jail on $40,000 bond.“There’s more to the case than going up to them and doing what he allegedly did,” Flores said.3. Howard is due in court next monthCecile set Howard’s next appearance in court for May 19. After being arraigned on Monday, his appearance in court on Friday was supposed to be set for a preliminary hearing, but the case will be put in front of a grand jury instead. Comments Published on April 22, 2016 at 11:29 am Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonati Related Stories Witness details alleged stabbing, South Campus partyDino Babers: ‘It’s a blessing both of these young men are still with us’Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard bonded out of jailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

ENGLISH HELPS SMASH IRISH 4X400M RECORD – AND GETS INVITE TO USAIN BOLT MEET!

first_imgDONEGAL runner Mark English has just found out what it’s like to hit the real big time!As he ran the second leg of Ireland’s 4x400m team in the final in Zurich, he already knew he has been invited back to the city next week….for a meet which includes star Usain Bolt.The team came a very respectable 5th; and smashed the Irish record. English admitted he felt a slight twinge in his hamstring just as he set off.“The last 24 hours have been crazy, barely getting any sleep, but it has been amazing, an incredible feeling. Running 400m is a bit easier for me so I was looking forward to this, was excited about it,” he said.His leg was fastest – at 45 seconds – and helped bring the Irish record down to 3:01.67, two seconds faster than the record they set the previous day.The Letterkenny man, who won bronze on Friday night in the 800m, has already been invited to run the 800m back in Zurich on Thursday week, at the Weltklasse, also known as the one-day Olympics, where the star attraction is Mr Bolt.  ENGLISH HELPS SMASH IRISH 4X400M RECORD – AND GETS INVITE TO USAIN BOLT MEET! was last modified: August 18th, 2014 by John2Share 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:mark englishUsain BoltZurichlast_img read more