NBA: Antetokounmpo surprised to know Coach Kidd was a great player

first_imgMarcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Since the hysterical incident, the two have developed quite a strong bond and the results have been undeniable.Under Kidd’s tutelage, Antetokounmpo currently leads Milwaukee in every major statistical category—23.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.9 steals—and is on pace to become the Bucks’ first All-Star since Michael Redd in 2004.He is on his fourth season with the Wisconsin-based franchise, and has blossomed from his unlikely transition into taking the crucial point guard position. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENT Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member ‘Old school work ethic’ pays off for immaculate Federer As detailed in an article from Sports Illustrated, the ‘Greak Freak’ grew furious at his mentor after suffering a ‘DNP-CD’ (Did-Not-Play Coach’s decision) during Kidd’s first coaching year with the team in 2014.“I was like, ‘Let’s see what this guy did in his career, anyway,’” Antetokounmpo recounted, and did a quick Google search of Kidd’s bio on his phone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnThe brash, young player was quickly put in his place, as the 6’11 lanky star discovered Kidd’s long list of accolades as a 10-time All-Star player, and being one of the game’s all-time greats.“I saw Rookie of the Year, NBA championship, USA Olympic gold medal, second in assists, fifth in made threes, blah, blah, blah. I was like, ‘Jesus freaking Christ, how can I compete with that? I better zip it,” he shared. Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely MOST READ LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators think TWG’s move to axe motorcycle taxi pilot run an act of ‘revenge’ Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks. AFP photo/TIMOTHY A. CLARYCurrent Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo grew up in the streets of Athens, Greece and admittedly did not know much about the NBA growing up.His current coach Jason Kidd was one heck of a point guard before trading the ball for a clipboard, and surprisingly, the 22-year-old stud did not know much about his coach’s playing career either.ADVERTISEMENT Rodgers again falls short of another Super Bowl stint Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Arellano trumps JRU, joins 2nd-place logjam in NCAA volleyball 15-year-old Gauff stuns Venus anew in first round Super Bowl a tossup at legal sports books Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite View commentslast_img read more

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Returning imports lead way in PBA Commissioner’s Cup

first_img‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Also returning to the PBA is former Best Import Denzel Bowles, albeit this time, he’ll be suiting up for his former franchise’s rival TNT.Star has opted to field in a new face as it tapped the services of ex-Detroit Piston Tony Mitchell to man the paint for the Hotshots.Blackwater has also gone the route of tapping former NBA stars, signing up former Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks big man Greg Smith, while GlobalPort will be parading ex-New Jersey Net center SeanWilliams.Choosing a younger import, Alaska will be leaning on 24-year-old slotman Octavious Ellis, a cousin of NBA star Monta, as the Aces hope to book a return trip to the Finals this conference.Imports from the Korean Basketball League has also made their way in the country, with Meralco tabbing Alex Stepheson and San Miguel signing up Charles Rhodes.ADVERTISEMENT Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READ LATEST STORIES Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarely two weeks after the conclusion of the Philippine Cup, teams wage war anew in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, set to tip off this March 17.And for this conference’s cast of reinforcements, it will be an even mix of the old and the new.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media Dela Cruz tears Achilles, out for four months Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town The 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup opens on Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum, with Meralco and Mahindra playing in the curtain raiser at 4:15 p.m., before the clash between Rain or Shine and NLEX at 7 p.m.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Governors’ Cup hero Justin Brownlee will return for Ginebra this second conference, but the 6-foot-7 forward will be one of the smallest imports with no height limit this conference.High-scoring Eugene Phelps will also get his second tour of duty for Phoenix, same as baby-faced import James White for Mahindra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnFormer Best Import awardee Wayne Chism is also coming back in a reunion with coach Yeng Guiao, thoughthis time, they will be representing NLEX.Ex-GlobalPort import Shawn Taggart, meanwhile, will be donning the Rain or Shine jersey in its title defense in the second conference. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Kim Dy wards off concerns about sprained ankle

first_img‘Too many crybabies’: Gavina blasts team after frustrating loss Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle talisman Kim Kianna Dy on Thursday said there is no need to worry after she sprained her left ankle in their game against University of Santo Tomas in the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball tournament.The Lady Spikers were holding a 6-4 lead in the third period when Dy tweaked her left ankle after falling awkwardly following a block attempt.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties READ: La Salle trumps UST, regains hold of top spot “I’m okay now and it’s not a major injury,” said Dy who finished with 12 points in their 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 win over the Golden Tigresses at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“It cracked but when I tried to straighten it out and I got up, I felt okay.”Though she couldn’t play the rest of the match, Dy said she was confident her teammates could pull off the win and that substitute Arriane Layug was capable of filling in the opposite spiker role. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town MOST READ ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Wildlife rescuers asked to turn over animals to DENR Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu ‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media READ: WATCH: Get to know La Salle’s Kim Dy in 7 questions “Of course I was confident we can still win and whoever subbed in for me can do her job,” said Dy, who averages 12 points a game for La Salle. “I trust whoever coach puts in.”With the win, La Salle notched its 10th win in 12 games and clinched a twice-to-beat advantage in the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Santos leads 2nd half charge as Beermen grab 3-2 Finals lead

first_imgThe 2013 PBA Most Valuable Player ignited the Beermen’s huge second half charge as they pulled off a huge 111-102 Game 5 victory over TNT to move a win away from the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals title Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Santos spurred San Miguel in the game-changing 20-4 run to open the third period as they battled back from a 15-point halftime hole, 61-46, and grab the 66-65 lead at the 5:46 mark of the frame to set up the tightly contested battle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Alex Cabagnot joined the party in the fourth period, scoring 10 in the quarter, before passing the ball to Santos with 34.6 seconds left for the dagger layup.Game 6 is on Sunday, still at the Big Dome, with San Miguel having a golden chance to close the series out and claim the title. LSU title parade draws massive crowds View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Santos finished the game with 27 points, eight rebounds, five blocks, and two assists, while Cabagnot added 26 markers, eight boards, and five assists.Charles Rhodes registered a double-double of 20 points, 14 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks, while Marcio Lassiter chipped in 17 markers, seven boards, four assists, and three steals in the win.“I thought in the first half, we already lost. Many says that defense wins championships and that’s what we showed. We got back because of our defense, they refused to lose and we showed our the character,” said coach Leo Austria.Defense really did it for the Beermen, and that showed in the steals (12-6) and blocks (9-2).San Miguel held Ranidel de Ocampo scoreless in the second half after going for 19 points in the first two periods.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netArwind Santos returned to the dugout disgusted with what he felt was a disappointing defensive stance from San Miguel in the first half.That’s why on the other side of the halftime break, he decided to take matters into his own hands.ADVERTISEMENT Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respitecenter_img Kris Rosales got 16 markers in the loss, while Joshua Smith contributed 15 points and seven boards.Jayson Castro tried to orchestrate a late KaTropa fightback in the last 3:00, cutting a 12-point deficit, 107-95, to as low as five, 107-102, with 1:18 remaining, but he missed a crucial three in the final minute.The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 111 – Cabagnot 28, Santos 27, Rhodes 20, Lassiter 17, Ross 10, Fajardo 9, Heruela 0, Espinas 0, Semerad 0, Tubid 0, De Ocampo 0.TNT 102 – De Ocampo 19, Rosales 16, Smith 15, Rosario 12, Semerad 12, Castro 12, Reyes 6, Garcia 3, Tautuaa 3, Pogoy 2, Williams 2, Nuyles 0.Quarters: 29-26, 46-61, 82-79, 111-102.POST GAME INTERVIEWS: With young stars in tow, Douthit says Gilas ‘100 times better’ than before MOST READ Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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TNT import Smith still feels like a winner with birth of daughter Jayden

first_imgMOST READ That softened the blow for Smith, saying that despite only leading the KaTropa to only runner-up finish, his sacrifices are still worth it.“I’m a dad. I obviously I want to go out there and win a championship, but it’s a different feeling when you got somebody depending on you,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I just hope when my daughter gets older, she could see that her dad did everything he could. I try to set an example. Obviously, it’s a different circumstance that I wanted, but I can’t get mad.”Smith surrendered that San Miguel was just the better team in the best-of-seven series, and it showed in the series-closing 115-91 Game 6, where TNT just got overwhelmed by the array of weapons by the Beermen. SMB coach Austria’s recipe for success Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LSU title parade draws massive crowds LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs LATEST STORIES “I want to thank the fans and I want to say that this ain’t the last time they’ll see me,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “You got to tip your hats to them. It’s not really Xs and Os type of thing. They were the better team. They won four games and you got to give them respect,” he said, as he finished the said game with 15 points and six rebounds.“They made adjustments. June Mar (Fajardo) is a three time MVP and he didn’t really play the last couple of games. That’s a sacrifice he made. That’s just them trying to win.”Smith also expressed gratitude with the trust TNT had in him, sticking with him despite his nagging foot injuries that hounded him in the championship series.“It’s been fun. Some ups, some downs. The goal at the start of the conference is to get to the championship, and we got to the championship. Obviously, we didn’t win it but like I said, you just got to get better next year,” he said.The 25-year-old vowed that this won’t be his last game for the KaTropa.ADVERTISEMENT Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ TNT import Joshua Smith. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTNT may have lost in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, but for Joshua Smith, he’s still coming home victorious.“Win or lose, I’m a winner. I get to see my daughter for the first time,” he said.The hulking reinforcement’s girlfriend Kristy gave birth to their daughter Jayden on Saturday, making him more excited to come home.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Nugent scores upset win at Racers meet

first_imgLeah Nugent held her composure to upstage pre-race favourite Janieve Russell to win the 400m hurdles at the third staging of the JN/Racers Grand Prix last night at the National Stadium. Nugent stopped the clock in a season’s best 54.67 seconds. Russell, who has clocked 53.78 seconds this season, managed 54.69 on the night, while Rhonda Whyte was third in 55.23. “I feel like sometimes when I get the outside lanes, I put so much pressure on myself, but today, I just say, that everybody is starting from scratch, so I can’t count myself out,” Nugent said after the race. “I am coming back at trials (National Senior Championship) to see if I can get the win to go to the Athletics World Cup.” Russell attributed a tweak in her race execution for her sub-par performance. “I didn’t really come out here aiming to win. My coach and I are working on a race plan so that is what I did tonight. I didn’t get the race plan right tonight, but we just started a week ago, so we are going to work on it,” she said.last_img read more

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Unstoppable Briana Williams cruises to gold

first_imgJamaica’s Briana Williams upstaged the United States’ Twanisha Terry to take gold in 11.16 seconds, giving the country its second gold medal at the IAAF World Under 20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Terry ended second in 11.19 seconds as Great Britain’s Kristal Awuah finished third for bronze in 11.36 seconds. Terry was the favourite to take gold, as the world leader had run a Championships record of 11.03 seconds in winning her semi-final. However, Williams, who looked quite relaxed in her semi-final, was at her best in the final. She was put of the blocks very fast as the American tried desperately to gain on her, but to no avail as the Jamaican scored a historic win, the first in the event since Veronica Campbell-Brown’s gold in 2000. Jamaica jumped into second spot in the medal table with four medals: two gold, one silver and one bronze.last_img read more

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Australian cricket chiefs challenge match-fixing claims

first_img The ICC is attempting to discover the identity of one alleged match-fixer, identified in the initial documentary as Aneel Munawar, a false name used to protect his identity. The same source is reported to be central to the second documentary. Alex Marshall, head of the ICC’s anti-corruption unit, said investigators “have identified every other person in the original documentary and have spoken to a number of them in connection with match-fixing, including those who are not deemed to be participants under our anti-corruption code. “However, the true identity of Aneel Munawar remains a mystery. He plays a significant role in the programme yet enquiries with law enforcement and immigration sources have not identified or located him.” MYSTERY MAN SYDNEY (AP): Cricket Australia has challenged Al-Jazeera to produce its evidence after the Qatar-based satellite news network warned of plans to air another documentary into alleged match fixing and corruption in the sport. Al-Jazeera aired an investigative documentary earlier this year into corruption in cricket. The report included allegations of fixing involving Australian players from matches played in 2011. Cricket Australia issued a statement Tuesday saying it had been notified by Al-Jazeera of the follow-up documentary. Cricket Australia’s Chief Executive James Sutherland said the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit “has been conducting a thorough investigation into the claims made. However, this has been hampered by a lack of co-operation from Al-Jazeera. “From the limited information provided by Al-Jazeera, our team has not identified any issues of corruption relating to current or former Australian players,” Sutherland said. “We have handed all material over to the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit to enable them to fully investigate and we will continue to cooperate with the ICC.” Alistair Nicholson, the head of the Australian Cricketers’ Association, said, “Enough is enough when it comes to people making unsupported accusations that have the ability to unfairly tarnish players’ reputations.”last_img read more

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Hubert Lawrence | Credit to the Reggae Girlz coaching staff

first_imgIf I could have jumped into my TV on October 17 and emerged on the touchline in Texas, where Jamaica was playing Panama for the right to go to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, I would have. The mission would have been to stop the goalkeeper swap that eventually paved the way for the Reggae Girlz to France next year. Sydney Schneider, the starting keeper, had done well, I thought. Replacing her for the penalty shoot-out seemed to serve no good purpose. I can hear myself and the rest of the Doubting Thomases shouting, “Coach, what are you doing?” Thankfully, my TV teleporter didn’t work and Nicole McClure walked out on the field before the final extra-time whistle and just in time for penalties. “She is not an ordinary goalkeeper,” veteran coach Wendell Downswell once said of McClure, who has played semi-professional football in Sweden. Schneider had played well throughout the tournament, but she knew and Jamaica’s coach in Texas, Hue Menzies, knew. In retrospect, the Panamanians knew, too. McClure walked into the goal with an air of assurance that may have intimidated them. Perhaps while McClure was warming up, she conceded twice to well-placed shots. Then, as the pressure dropped on the ladies in white, she easily repelled slow and more central-placed shots. At the same time, Deneisha Blackwood, Ashleigh Shim, Christina Chang and Dominique Bond-Flasza scored the goals that punched the Reggae Girlz’s ticket to France. Reminiscent of Tim Krol’s heroics for Holland in the 2014 World Cup, McClure was the hero. As Bond-Flasza said, “It is something that we were preparing for, knowing that this could have happened, and we were successful because we had prepared for the moment.” For me, that is a tribute to the coaching staff led by Menzies, and his assistants Lorne Donaldson and Andrew Price, goalkeeper coach Hubert Busby, fitness trainer Will Hitzelburger, and assistant Jason Henry. With the match done a week ago, the goalkeeper change hasn’t lost a watt of brilliance for me. That decision ensured that all the work to reach that Concacaf third-place play-off by the players and staff wasn’t in vain. The success by the Girlz came at a perfect time. On Sunday, super sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser -Pryce had been honoured at the unveiling of a statue in her honour. On Monday, National Heroes Day, super swimmer Alia Atkinson was awarded the Order of Distinction, Commander class, the sixth-highest honour Jamaica bestows. When you step back, you realise that in a week like that, the Girlz simply couldn’t fail. Those who have supported the team so far can take a bow, with special mention to Cedella Marley. It’s a lesson to everyone. It takes cash to care. UNDERFUNDED SPORTS The Girlz’s success has sparked a debate about whether female sports are underfunded. The truth is that most sports are underfunded and in these tight economic times, many sports will suffer. The ones that flourish are those which guarantee the sponsor bang for his buck. That’s the magic ingredient. Track and field, with 70 years of success on its rÈsumÈ, has lost sponsorship for its National Senior Championships and its annual awards ceremony relatively recently. That’s the staggering reality. Fret not. The Girlz will get their due as they follow the 1998 Boyz on the Road to France. As patriots and business entities, sponsors will see the Girlz as a great cause to support, and that rationale will hopefully cover the cost of practice games, training camps and scouting trips as coach Menzie readies the team for France. – Hubert Lawrence contributed to Reggae Road to Soccer Glory,’ the Jimmy Carnegie/Mike Henry book on Jamaica’s successful 1998 World Cup campaign.last_img read more

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Hope’s unbeaten 108 not enough for Windies

first_img Little answer Only standout Not for the first time, the Windies had little answer to off-spinner Mehidy Hasan, whose four for 29 from his 10 overs left him with the Man-of-the-Match honour. Captain and seamer Mashrafe Mortaza (2-34) and left-arm spinner Shakib-al-Hasan (2-40) supported with two wickets apiece. Bangladesh coasted in reply, with Tamim Iqbal top-scoring with an unbeaten 81 and Soumya Sarkar carving out a near run-a-ball 80, comfortably reaching their target in the 39th over under no pressure. The series defeat was the Windies’ second of the year to Bangladesh following a similar 2-1 loss in the Caribbean earlier this year, and they are now without a series success since they got the better of the Tigers in the Caribbean back in 2014. Sent in, West Indies lost left-hander Chanderpaul Hemraj cheaply for nine when he whacked Mehidy Hasan to point in the fourth over, but Hope steadied the innings, first in a 42-run second-wicket stand with Bravo and then in a 39-run, third-wicket partnership with Samuels. The left-handed Bravo struggled for 26 balls before missing a frustrated heave at Mehidy in the 14th over and having his leg stump disturbed. Samuels, meanwhile, faced 32 balls and struck two fours and was beginning to find his stride when he played on to 22-year-old speedster Mohammad Saifuddin in the 23rd over. Hope was then left to single-handedly shepherd the innings as wickets fell steadily around. He raised his half-century off 55 balls in the 20th over and was on 53 when Samuels fell with the score on 96. Shimron Hetmyer (0) and captain Rovman Powell (1) perished in quick succession, leaving the Windies deeper in the mire at 99 for five in the 26th over. C. Hemraj c M. Mithun b M. Hasan 9 S. Hope not out 108 D. Bravo b M. Hasan 1 0 M. Samuels b Saifuddin 19 S. Hetmyer lbw b M. Hasan 0 R. Powell c wk M. Rahim b M. Hasan 1 R. Chase c Sarkar b Shakib-al-Hasan 8 F. Allen c M. Mithun b Shakib-al-Hasan 6 K. Paul b M. Mortaza 2 K. Roach lbw b M. Mortaza 3 D. Bishoo not out 6 Extras (b1, lb4, w6, p5) 16 TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 198 Fall of wickets: 1-15 (Hemraj), 2-57 (Bravo), 3-96 (Samuels), 4-97 (Hetmyer), 5-99 (Powell), 6-133 (Chase) 7-143 (Allen), 8-171 (Paul), 9-177 (Roach). Bowling: Mustafizur Rahman 10-1-33-0 (w2), Mehidy Hasan 10-1-29-4, Shakib-al-Hasan 9-0-40-2, Mashrafe Mortaza 9-1-34-2, Saifuddin 9-0-38-1 (w1), Mahmudullah 3-0-14-0 (w3). BANGLADESH T. Iqbal not out 81 L. Das c Powell b Paul 23 S. Sarkar b Paul 80 +M. Rahim not out 16 Extras (w1, nb1) 2 Total (2 wkts, 38.3 overs) 202 Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Liton), 2-176 (Soumya) Bowling: Roach 3-0-16-0, Chase 8-0-32-0, Paul 7-0-38-2, Samuels 4-0-25-0 (w1), Bishoo 9-0-48-0 (nb1), Allen 4-0-22-0, Powell 3.3-0-21-0 Result: Bangladesh won by eight wickets Series: Bangladesh won series 2-1 Man-of-the-Match: Mehidy Hasan. Man-of-the-Series: Shai Hope. Toss: Bangladesh Umpires: Masudur Rahman, Ruchira Palliyaguruge; TV – Aleem Dar. The right-handed Hope, whose career-best unbeaten 147 was instrumental in Tuesday’s win, was once again the only beacon for the Caribbean side, stroking a high -class 108 not out. He batted through the innings, facing 131 balls and striking nine fours and a six, but had no support whatsoever as only two other top order batsmen – Marlon Samuels (19) and Darren Bravo (10) – reached double figures. Hope, deservedly voted Man-of-the-Series, did not take the field when Bangladesh batted, however, after taking a blow to the helmet at the start of the 50th over and being put under observation. SYLHET, Bangladesh, (CMC): Shai Hope struck his second successive hundred and the fourth of his career but West Indies’ four-year wait for a One-Day series win continued here Friday when they went down by eight wickets to Bangladesh in the decisive third One-Day International. Entering the contest at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium with high hopes after impressively levelling the series in Dhaka on Tuesday, West Indies were brought back down to earth when their batsmen once against disappointed, managing an inadequate 198 for nine off their 50 overs.last_img read more

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