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Ashwin, Sammy complete dominant India whitewash of Sri Lanka

first_imgPALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – A ruthless India crushed Sri Lanka inside three days in the final Test yesterday to complete a 3-0 whitewash in one of the most one-sided Test series in recent times.Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and paceman Mohammed Shami shared seven wickets between them as the world’s top-ranked side shot out Sri Lanka for 181 to win by an innings and 171 runs.The beleaguered hosts, whose second innings ended shortly after the scheduled tea break, had been asked to follow-on after managing 135 in their first innings in reply to India’s 487.Ashwin picked up 4-68 in the second innings while Shami finished with 3-32 in an inspired bowling performance by India, who triumphed both in Galle and Colombo inside four days.“A good day, a good win for us. Very happy with the overall performance and it always feels nice to have convincing victories,” India captain Virat Kohli said at the presentation ceremony.“We are a young side. We look forward to playing Test cricket, we look forward to playing with the same excitement. That’s the only way you can be ruthless.”All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who scored his maiden Test hundred on Sunday, was adjudged man-of-the-match while opener Shikhar Dhawan, a last-minute replacement for Murali Vijay, was named player-of-the-series.Sri Lanka’s highest partnership of 65 came between captain Dinesh Chandimal, who made 36, and former skipper Angelo Mathews (35) while wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella scored a fluent 41.Their hopes of avoiding an innings loss rested on a solid start but Ashwin struck in his first over of the day to jolt the hosts.The off-spinner sent back opener Dimuth Karunaratne for 16 after Sri Lanka had resumed on 19-1. The left-hander was caught by Ajinkya Rahane at slip after getting a thick edge to a turning delivery.Nightwatchman Malinda Pushpakumara was caught behind off Shami who also dismissed Kusal Mendis for 12 to reduce the hosts to 38-4.Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav broke the stand between Chandimal and Mathews when he dismissed the former through a bat-pad catch at short leg.Once Mathews was out leg-before to Ashwin, India’s win was merely a formality.“Our batting and bowling were below-par throughout the series,” Chandimal said after his team’s failure to make any of the Tests last full five days.“We have to be more patient and concentrate more.”The sides will now clash in five one-day internationals and a Twenty20 starting on Sunday.INDIA 1st innings 487 (S. Dhawan 119, H. Pandya 108, L. Rahul 85; L. Sandakan 5-132)SRI LANKA 1st innings 135 (K. Yadav 4-40)SRI LANKA 2nd innings (o/n 19-1)Dimuth Karunaratne c Rahane b R. Ashwin 16Upul Tharanga b U. Yadav 7Malinda Pushpakumara c Saha b Shami 1Kusal Mendis lbw b Shami 12Dinesh Chandimal c Pujara b K. Yadav 36Angelo Mathews lbw b R. Ashwin 35Niroshan Dickwella c Rahane b U. Yadav 41Dilruwan Perera c H. Pandya b R. Ashwin 8Lakshan Sandakan c Saha b Shami 8Vishwa Fernando not out 4Lahiru Kumara b R. Ashwin 10Extras: (b-2, nb-1) 3Total: (all out, 74.3 overs) 181Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-26, 3-34, 4-39, 5-104, 6-118, 7-138, 8-166, 9-168.Bowling: M. Shami 15-6-32-3 (nb-1), R. Ashwin 28.3-6-68-4, U. Yadav 13-5-21-2, K. Yadav 17-4-56-1, H. Pandya 1-0-2-0.last_img read more

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Mijajlović, Wright, Hadžifejzović, Komšić and Stanić believe BIH will defeat Greeks

first_imgSeveral renowned people from BiH commented the upcoming match between Greece and BiH, among them were BiH journalist Marjan Mijajlović, BiH basketball player Zack Wright, journalist Senad Hadžifejzović, famous Croatian football player Mario Stanić and member of BIH Presidency Željko Komšić.Mijajlović said that he expect tough match, but he’s convinced that BIH team will defeat Greece with Džeko being the one to score the goal and added that he thinks that BiH will defeat Greece with 1:0 in a very hard match.Wright said that if BiH players play a good match, the way they can, the match would be good, and he hopes BiH will win with 1:0.Famous BiH journalist Senad Hadžifejszović said that the loss must not be an option, but it is not imperative that BiH team wins, and added that he hopes that Pjanić will play and that Misimović will show a very good play, and hopes for the result 1:0.Komšić hopes that BiH team will win with 2:0, and Stanić said that he hopes that BiH will defeat Greece.Ambassador of Greece in BiH Karolos Gadis said that he hopes for a good match in Zenica and he hopes that both teams will qualify to World Cup 2014 which will be held in Brazil.last_img read more

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Sylvester Provencio charged with rape of 13-year-old at New Years Eve Party

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 21, of Caldwell has been charged with rape, an off grid personal felony.A criminal complaint with the rape charge was filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office Wednesday. Provencio also faces four counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor, Class B misdemeanors.Sylvester ProvencioAccording to the complaint, Province engaged in sexual intercourse with a victim, age 13, allegedly at a New Years Eve party, who was “overcome by force or fear.”He also allegedly bought alcoholic liquor to the victim at his parent’s residence in Caldwell.Provencio is also accused of providing liquor to his 15-year-old girl, a 16-year-old girl, and a 19-year-old girl at the same party.Provencio is currently facing felony charges for an alleged assault in April 2015 of two older men, east of Caldwell. He, along with Nicholas Reedy, 33, of Caldwell are scheduled for a jury trial on March 8, at 9 a.m. in Sumner County District Court. They both pled not guilty to aggravated battery, a level 4 felony, amongst other felony and misdemeanor charges.He is currently in Sumner County jail with a bond set at $100,000 for this crime. He also had his $100,000 bond revoked from the April 2015 Aggravated assault charge. He made bail, but that is now void because the conditions of the surety bond was that he would not commit another crime while awaiting trial for that one. As of Feb. 4, Provencio now has a $200,000 bond.He has been in custody since Tuesday.Caldwell Police Chief Alan Albright said the investigation is still on going.last_img read more

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