India wrap up 246-run win over England

first_img(REUTERS) – India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav claimed three wickets apiece in the second innings to lead the hosts to a comfortable 246-run win in the second Test against England yesterday and a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.England, chasing an improbable victory target of 405, were all out for 158 shortly after lunch on the fifth and final day in Visakhapatnam.Batting fourth after losing the toss was always set to be a difficult task for England with the wicket offering vicious turn and uneven bounce during the venue’s Test debut.England needed to match India’s first-innings total of 455 but were on the back foot after losing five wickets for 80 on the second day. Conceding the 200-run lead proved crucial.“From disappointingly losing those five wickets on day two – in India you need to score first innings runs – you saw how hard it is to score in India’s second innings,” England captain Alastair Cook said, pointing to his counterpart Virat Kohli’s 167 and 81 with the bat as another decisive factor.“It’s all about first-innings runs and trying to get parity … But from that moment we showed lots of character and fight. We made India work very hard.”The touring side lost all 10 of their second-innings wickets for 83 runs after openers Cook and Haseeb Hameed combined in a stand of 75 runs on Sunday.Ben Duckett’s poor series continued when he fell without scoring to Ashwin, caught behind miscuing a sweep shot against the world’s top-ranked bowler after England resumed on 87-2.Moeen Ali did not last long either, out to left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja for two after failing to show any of his usual fluidity in a 31-ball knock.ROOT FALLSJoe Root, playing his 50th Test match, was key to England’s slim hopes after Cook fell on the last delivery of the fourth day.England’s best batsman had an early reprieve on nine when Kohli failed to hold a catch at leg slip off Ashwin.The right-hander was then given out, caught behind on 11 against Ashwin, but managed to overturn the decision on review with replays showing he had missed the ball.After Moeen’s dismissal, Root and Ben Stokes kept India at bay for more than 11 overs before debutant spinner Jayant clean-bowled Stokes with a delivery that spun and beat the left-hander’s edge.Paceman Mohammed Shami then removed Root for 25 when he extracted reverse swing from the new-ish ball and hit the batsman’s pad. Root failed to have the decision overturned on review.Shami also claimed the wicket of Adil Rashid before lunchAshwin, who took his 22nd five-wicket haul in the first innings, cleaned up Zafar Ansari for a duck after lunch.Jayant trapped Stuart Broad and James Anderson lbw in successive balls, with Anderson becoming the first English batsman since 1906 to be dismissed for first ball ducks in both innings of a Test match.England defeated India 2-1 in 2012 after losing the first Test and Kohli said his team would not be complacent when they go to Mohali for the third match starting on Saturday.“We have played some really good cricket. We have maintained nice momentum as far as the first two games are concerned,” said the Man-of-the-Match. “We respect the team England is.“We need to strike the right balance of not getting too desperate and at the same time not relaxing either.”INDIA 1st innings 455 (V. Kohli 167, C. Pujara 119, R. Ashwin 58) ENGLAND 1st innings 255 (B. Stokes 70, J. Bairstow 53, J. Root 53; R. Ashwin 5-67) INDIA 2nd innings 204 (V. Kohli 81; S. Broad 4-33, A. Rashid 4-82) ENGLAND 2nd innings (o/n 87-2; Target: 405 runs)A. Cook lbw b Jadeja 54H. Hameed lbw b R. Ashwin 25J. Root lbw b Shami 25B. Duckett c Saha b R. Ashwin 0M. Ali c Kohli b Jadeja 2B. Stokes b Yadav 6J. Bairstow not out 34A. Rashid c Saha b Shami 4Z. Ansari b R. Ashwin 0S. Broad lbw b Yadav 5J. Anderson lbw b Yadav 0Extras: (lb-3) 3Total: (all out, 97.3 overs) 158Fall of wickets: 1-75, 2-87, 3-92, 4-101, 5-115, 6-115, 7-129, 8-143, 9-158Bowling: M. Shami 14-3-30-2, U. Yadav 8-3-8-0, R. Ashwin 30-11-52-3, R. Jadeja 34-14-35-2, J. Yadav 11.3-4-30-3.last_img read more

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Former Wisconsin standout Sam Dekker traded to LA Clippers

first_imgIn an unsuspected deal, former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball player Sam Dekker was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday.As part of the trade deal, all-star point guard Chris Paul was traded from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Houston Rockets.Houston, thanks for welcoming me with open arms. I gave my all every time I was on the court. Time to get to work for LA! #Clips— Sam Dekker (@dekker) June 28, 2017Dekker, a Sheboygan Wisconsin native, was initially drafted by the Houston Rockets with the number eighteen pick in the 2015 draft following an illustrious three-year career with the Badgers. During his three years, Dekker made the All-Big Ten freshmen team as well as the All-Big Ten second and third teams in his sophomore and junior seasons, respectfully.Along with making the All-Big Ten teams, Dekker made back-to-back Finals Fours and was an integral part of Wisconsin’s run to the 2015 national championship that included a win over a previously undefeated Kentucky team that included future NBA all stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Devin Booker.Final Four breakdown: Wisconsin vs. KentuckyINDIANAPOLIS – The Wisconsin men’s basketball team handed the once-undefeated Kentucky Wildcats their first loss of the season in Saturday Read…Unfortunately, Dekker’s first season in Houston was riddled by injuries, and he only appeared in three games total. In his second season, Dekker began to breakout as he played in 77 games and averaged more than six points a game for a Rockets team that finished third in the incredibly competitive western conference.With the move to LA, Dekker will be taking his talents to the west coast to play for a perennial contender in LA who just traded away the face of their franchise. What exactly the roster around Dekker will look like is largely unknown with the free agency period yet to begin.That being said, it will interesting to watch how this move affects Dekker’s development and if he can continue to build off his positive second season in the league.Dekker, now going into his 3rd season, will have expectations to be a major contributor on the new look Clippers and it will be interesting to see how he adjusts.last_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Near as anyone can tell, there is a good amount of confidence in each of them to do the job.But what about the player who will line up between them? For center A.Q. Shipley, it presents an interesting change.“It’s a little different,” he said. “Everybody’s got their own style of play, right? I think everybody’s got their own size and the way they step and do things like that, which, at the end of the day, it was nice getting used to those two guys (Mathis and Iupati) for a while.“But I’ve played with Earl before, and John went in and did a good job last week. We’ll be ready to roll.”Bullet points– Arians was asked how QB Carson Palmer looked this week:“Looked fantastic. Best he’s probably looked since August.”The coach attributes Palmer’s improvement to the rest he got while being out with a concussion.– On punter Ryan Quigley, who in two games has posted an average of 42.4 yards per punt, with a net of 37.2 on 13 boots:“Been very good. I’m very pleased with the balls down inside the 20. The first week we didn’t do a very good job of that, but he’s done a really good job. His hang-time in Frisco was outstanding, and so far he’s been really good. Good job holding.” Iupati did not practice at all during the week, but that would not keep him out of Monday night’s game, according to Arians.“If he can go, he can go,” he said.Nkemdiche goes the wrong directionEarlier in the week, Arians talked about how first-round pick Robert Nkemdiche had been practicing well and could possibly be in line for some snaps in Monday night’s game.By Saturday, the tune had changed.“We’ll see,” he said of Nkemdiche possibly being active and if his good play had continued. “It wasn’t as good as I was hoping.”Asked what the first-round pick struggled with, Arians said he was “on the busted assignment sheet too much.”That has apparently been the biggest problem for Nkemdiche, who missed time during training camp with a high ankle sprain and struggled in limited snaps in Week 1.For a team like the Cardinals, with solid depth along the defensive line and no room for mental miscues, there is little pressure to throw the rookie out there.As for how Nkemdiche can can get past being on the busted assignment sheet?“Don’t get on it,” Arians said.The man in the middleOur own Craig Grialou wrote a story on the Cardinals’ likely guard pairing for Monday night, which will see Earl Watford on the right side and John Wetzel on the left in place of Evan Mathis and Iupati, respectively. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img TEMPE, Ariz. — Because the Cardinals are playing on Monday night, they had a rare Saturday practice.Afterwards, head coach Bruce Arians gave his final update on the team and answered some questions for the final time before his team will take the field for an important home game against the New York Jets.Here are some notes from the media session.Injury updateThe official injury report can be found here, but if you’re wondering, there isn’t much in the way of surprises. Defensive lineman Ed Stinson has been ruled out for the game with a toe injury, whereas guard Mike Iupati is listed as “doubtful” but was declared a game-time decision by Arians. Follow Adam Green on Twitter Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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