Ban vs Ned: Bangladesh beat Netherlands by six wickets

first_imgBangladesh kept their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals alive by notching up a comfortable six-wicket triumph over the Netherlands in a Group B match of the cricket World Cup here on Monday. ScoreDominance of the spinners and a stack of run-outs ensured Bangladesh their first easy ride in the event as they easily chased a paltry target of 161 set by the Netherlands. After the Peter Borren-led Dutch were bowled out in 46.2 overs, Bangladesh cruised to the target in 41.2 overs with man-of-the-match Imrul Kayes top-scoring with 73. The left-handed duo of J. Siddiqui and Imrul added 92 for the second wicket before Junaid, on 35, holed out to Pieter Seelaar off the bowling of paceman Borren in the 21st over. Imrul continued his decent form with the second half-century in consecutive matches, hitting six boundaries in his 113-ball knock. He was ably supported by Shahriar Nafees, who made 37, as Bangladesh picked up their third win in the competition. The two batsmen added 59 for the third wicket before Nafees was cleaned up by Tom Cooper’s off-break. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan then came in, but fell to a splendid catch by Ryan ten Doeschate for one off seven balls. For Netherlands, Cooper took two wickets while Mudasser Bukhari and Borren picked up one each. The win means England will have to win their last group game against West Indies in Chennai on March 17 to have any hope of qualifying to the quarterfinals.Earlier, All-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate stood tall amid the ruins with a 71-ball 53 as Bangladesh produced a splendid bowling and fielding performance to skittle out the Netherlands for a paltry 160.advertisementDoeschate’s innings was the only bright spot in Holland’s lacklustre performance as their batting capitulated in 46.2 overs after skipper Peter Borren won the toss and elected to bat at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.Spinner Abdur Razzaq returned with a three-wicket haul for Bangladesh, while Shakib Al Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Suhrawadi Shuvo accounted for a wicket each. The Tigers were also quite athletic in the field, producing four runouts.Bangladesh, who upset England in their last outing, produced another disciplined performance with the ball to strangle the Netherlands batting line up right from the start.With Agency inputslast_img read more

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Pelicans deal Cavaliers 9th straight loss

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño New Orleans Pelicans’ Tim Frazier (10) blocks a shot by Cleveland Cavaliers’ Cedi Osman (16), from Turkey, in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew hoped a team meeting following a blowout loss a night earlier would move his struggling team in a positive direction.Instead, Cleveland’s ninth straight loss was its most lopsided of the season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “Our offense was really good and our defense was really good,” coach Alvin Gentry said. “When you’re running on misses, not makes, it makes a big difference for your offense.”Jordan Clarkson led Cleveland with 23 points. Rookie Collin Sexton and Jalen Jones both had 15.New Orleans’ third-quarter run pushed the lead to 76-52, and Larry Nance Jr. was the only Cleveland starter who remained on the floor. The margin grew throughout the second half and reached 39 points at 132-93 in the last two minutes.Davis set a franchise record with 26 rebounds and scored a game-high 34 points in Wednesday’s loss to Brooklyn. Nance and Thompson each picked up two fouls in the first eight minutes trying to defend the All-Star forward. Channing Frye, who had played in only 18 games, came off the bench and also fouled Davis.New Orleans broke away from a 28-all tie with Davis getting a rest. Holiday had nine points in the quarter and Randle added seven, helping the Pelicans build a 61-52 halftime lead.Cleveland’s injury problems have been a major factor in its season-long struggles. All-Star forward Kevin Love has started some basketball activities after surgery on his left foot in November, but there’s no timetable for his return.Rodney Hood (sore left Achilles) and Matthew Dellavedova (sprained left foot) were out Saturday. Hood played the last two games after missing three in a row. Dellavedova didn’t play Friday.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans broke a six-game road losing streak and is 5-16 away from home. … C Nikola Mirotic (right ankle) sat out his 11th straight game.Cavaliers: Sexton appeared to injure his left arm after being knocked to the floor in a collision with Holiday in the second quarter, but stayed in the game. … C Ante Zizic (sore right knee) and G David Nwaba (sprained left ankle) are also out with injuries. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TAKE A SEATSexton, Thompson, Cedi Osman and Alec Burks were all benched during New Orleans’ big run to start the third. The four returned later in the quarter.“If you lose by 40 two games in a row, you might as well make a change and switch things,” Thompson said. “It’s worth a shot.”BIG NIGHTRandle barely fell short of a triple-double with eight assists. The Pelicans shot 58 percent while holding Cleveland to 36-of-88 shooting.“This was really good for us, a win like this,” Randle said. “I like what we were doing on the defensive end.”UP NEXTPelicans: Host Memphis on Monday.Cavaliers: Host Indiana on Tuesday. MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle both scored 22 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Cavaliers 133-98 on Saturday.The defeat came a night after Drew and his players had a long talk following a 26-point loss to Utah. Cleveland (8-32) not only has the worst record in the league, but hasn’t played competitive basketball during most of the losing streak.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion“We knew they played last night, so for us, we wanted to get out and run more to get them tired,” said Pelicans star Anthony Davis, who didn’t play in the fourth quarter. “We know they’ve been struggling in third quarters, so we went out hard.”The Cavaliers have lost six straight at home by a total of 141 points. The last five defeats have been by 20 or more points, an NBA record. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Drew benched four starters when New Orleans began the third quarter with a 15-0 run, which likely will lead to lineup changes when Cleveland hosts Indiana on Tuesday.“We can’t continue to go at this rate,” Drew said. “I refuse to. It’s important these guys understand that, one, this is not acceptable and, two, I’m not going to let this continue at this pace. I’ve got to do something different.”Center Tristan Thompson has gone from playing on a team that reached four straight NBA Finals to one that seems to get blown out every night.“It definitely tests your character,” he said. “If you love the game and you care about being a competitor, you’re going to hate times like this. You’re going to have sleepless nights and it’s gong to mess with you.”Davis had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Randle had 12 rebounds and six Pelicans scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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