Ambris hits 106 on rain-hit second day

first_imgFLORENCE HALL, Jamaica (CMC) – Sunil Ambris increased pressure on West Indies selectors by carving out his fourth first class hundred, but rain allowed just 3-1/4 hours play, on the second day of the opening four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A here yesterday.The 24-year-old struck 106 as the hosts, resuming from 236 for four, reached 364 for eight in their first innings before rain arrived 41 minutes after the lunch break to end play prematurely at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium.Though the rain ceased, conditions kept players off the field and play was eventually called off late in the day.Ambris was supported by overnight partner Vishaul Singh who hit 81 while all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall chipped in with 25.Left-arm spinner Malinda Pushpakumara claimed three for 104 while medium pacer Chamika Karunaratne picked up two for 61.Right-hander Ambris picked up where he left off on Wednesday’s opening day as he dominated the Sri Lankan bowling yet again.Resuming on 62, the Vincentian stormed to three figures in an innings which included 12 fours off 156 deliveries in just under 4-1/2 hours, all told.The innings was a further reminder for the Windies selectors who ignored Ambris for the Pakistan, England and Zimbabwe series, despite his heaving recent scoring in the domestic competition.Ambris extended his fifth-wicket partnership with Singh to 136 before adding a further 51 for the sixth wicket with Cornwall.In contrast, Singh’s innings was a patient one, lasting 219 balls in just under 5-1/4 hours and including four fours.Windies A were perched on 333 for six at lunch but only 15 overs were possible afterwards before the weather curtailed play.WEST INDIES A 1st innings (o/n 236 for four)M. Hodge stp. Weerakkody b Pushpakumara 13J. Campbell stp. Weerakkody b Jayasuriya 56S. Brooks run-out 19V. Singh lbw b Fernando 81J. Hamilton lbw b Pushpakumara 6S. Ambris c Fernando b Karunaratne 106R. Cornwall c Jayasuriya b Karunaratne 36D. Jacobs stp. Weerakkody b Pushpakumara 15S. Cottrell not out 2K. Joseph not out 1Extras: (b-10, lb-3, w-8, nb-8) 29Total: (8 wkts, 120 overs) 364Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-76, 3-127, 4-145, 5-281, 6-332, 7-354, 8-363.Bowling: Fernando 16-3-37-1, Kumara 16-1-63-0, Pushpakumara 36-6-104-3, Karunaratne 21-1-61-2, Jayasuriya 17-3-43-1, Silva 6-1-9-0, Hasaranga 3-0-15-0, Shanaka 5-2-19-0.last_img read more

NU repulses UST, returns to UAAP men’s volleyball finals

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Madzlan Gampong had a chance to finish off the Tiger Spikers but Isaiah Icalina denied him at the top to tie the third set at 24-24.After several back-and-forth hits, NU got into the all-important 30-29 match point after Bagunas hit it off UST’s blockade.Bagunas then worked his tail off in the defensive end, rising up to deny Arnold Bautista for the winner.Jayvee Sumagaysay led UST with 10 points.ADVERTISEMENT Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident FEU clobbers Arellano for first Filoil win In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bryan Bagunas put up 29 points to lead NU, which is eyeing its third title after winning back-to-back years in 2013 and 2014.Bulldogs head coach Dante Alinsunurin said their sixth finals appearance is their way of repaying the NU community for the support it has given the team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“This is for all the support NU has given us, and all our efforts have come to fruition,” said Alinsunurin. “We’re very happy that we were able to get back to our sixth finals.”NU’s finish in the third, however, was far from its dominant performance in the first two set. NU’s Bryan Bagunas. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNational University went to its sixth straight championship round after dispatching University of Santo Tomas, 25-13, 25-13, 31-29, in the Final Four of the UAAP Season 80 men’s volleyball tournament.The top seed Bulldogs will wait for the winner of the series between second seed Far Eastern University and third seed Ateneo to determine their opponent in the best-of-three Finals.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more

Conte blasts Chelsea after Roma Champions League rout

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard (L) fights for the ball with Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEROME, Italy, Nov 1 – Antonio Conte blasted Chelsea’s lack of hunger after becoming the first English club to lose in the Champions League this season with a ruthless 3-0 rout by AS Roma.Conte lamented that the English champions — who would have advanced to the last 16 with a win — “lacked everything” after a match where they went a goal down after 38 seconds, the first of a Stephan El Shaarawy double. El Shaarawy made it 2-0 after 36 minutes when ex-Roma defender Antonio Rudiger failed to control Radja Nainggolan’s long ball forward. Argentine Diego Perotti scored the third midway through the second half, before missing a chance for a fourth.“Roma proved to have more hunger, more desire, more will to fight and to beat us. We lacked everything,” complained Conte.“If we think because our name is Chelsea the opponent is fearful, this is not the right way. We must have a great desire in every game.”Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte reacts during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match against AS Roma, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIThe former Italy and Juventus boss took over Chelsea in 2016, winning the Premier League title in his first season. But this campaign they are trailing nine points behind leaders Manchester City.“What I am most disappointed about is the performance in the second half. I believe in the first half we played well,” he continued.“We then created many chances but we weren’t clinical or ruthless enough to convert them.“There is great disappointment for our second half, because I didn’t see positive things, it was really bad for a team like us.”– Hunger missing –Chelsea can still qualify from Group C as Atletico Madrid were held 1-1 by Qarabag in Madrid.Chelsea’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois fails to stop a goal by Roma’s Stephan El Shaarawy during their UEFA Champions League Group C second leg match, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, on October 31, 2017 © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLIConte’s side are four points above third-placed Atletico and can go through with a win in their next game in Azerbaijan on November 22.“We must find the hunger we showed all of last season, and sometimes this season. But this season has been up and down. We need to find consistency,” added the Italian, who had expressed his optimism before Tuesday’s game as players were starting to return from injury.And in a group where they were considered outsiders, Roma are now leaders with two games to go, a point ahead of Chelsea, and five ahead of the Spaniards.A draw in their next game against Atletico would see Eusebio Di Francesco’s side through to the knockout round in his first season at the club he played for during his footballing career.The Serie A runners-up have proven solid if uninspirational in the Italian league this season coming off three straight 1-0 victories as they sit fifth.But against Chelsea they have let it rip, following on from a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge two weeks ago.On front of an ecstatic 55,000 crowd at the Stadio Olympico El Shaarawy got the Roma party going.But despite the perfect start Roma did not have it all their own way as three early chances fell to Eden Hazard who was by far the most dangerous Chelsea player.The visitors had two more opportunities before the break from Marcos Alonso and Tiemoue Bakayoko after the hosts had already pulled clear.Di Francesco hailed an impressive team performance.“We’ve shown that we’re an improving side. We mustn’t stop now, though. We have to push on from here.“We need to take this spirit with us in all competitions across the campaign — and if we do I am convinced we can achieve something important.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more