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India beat England by 246 runs

first_imgVISAKHAPATNAM, India (AP):India took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five match series by beating England by 246 runs yesterday to win the second test.India sealed a comprehensive victory after lunch on the fifth and final day, dismissing England for 158 in 97.3 overs.Needing to bat through the final day to salvage a draw after resuming on 87-2, chasing an improbable target of 405 to win, England lost their last eight wickets for just 66 runs, giving up five wickets in the morning session then three more after lunch to concede a heavy defeat.India captain Virat Kohli questioned the opposition’s intent as England focused on batting out more than four sessions to save the match.”You need to show some intent as the pitch gets tougher to bat on,” said Kohli, who was named man of the match after scoring 167 and 81. “Scoring runs in between puts some pressure on the bowlers. It is a basic thing. If you don’t have that intent in the fourth innings, it is tough to play out four and a half sessions (on Days 4 and 5).”England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow followed up his first innings half-century to finish unbeaten on 34, but no one outside of England’s top three batsman made double figures.TIGHTEN THE SCREWSRavichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav finished with three wickets each, while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja got two apiece for India.England made an ominous start to the day when Ben Duckett went early for a duck, caught behind by Wriddhiman Saha off Ashwin with just five added to the overnight total.Moeen Ali made just two before he was caught at backward short leg off Jadeja as India began to tighten the screws.Ben Stokes was bowled for six by off-spinner Yadav after the drinks break, then Shami used the second new ball to get rid of Joe Root (25) and Adil Rashid (4) and leave India in total command.No one bowler stood out on a wearing pitch, and the Indian attack worked as a unit, using the conditions on offer.The home team wrapped up the final three wickets quickly after the lunch interval with Ashwin bowling Zafar Ansari for a duck then Yadav trapping Stuart Broad (5) and James Anderson (0) leg before wicket in successive deliveries.The first test in Rajkot was drawn. The third test starts in Mohali on November 26.last_img read more

Greek Basketball Legend Nick Galis at the 7th Navarino Challenge

first_imgATHENS – For the 7th consecutive year, Navarino Challenge, the annual celebration of sports, comes to Messinia and Costa Navarino October 11-13 with new surprises and new activities.Greek basketball legend Nick Galis, the first Greek basketball player inducted into the Hall of Fame, and to have been counted among the pantheon of world basketball greats, will be present at the award-winning event for the first time. Emphasizing the role of sports in bringing people together, Nick Galis pointed out: “Sport unites people. Sport unites nations.The Navarino Challenge brings together professional and amateur athletes, people of different ages, genders and skills. It creates friendships and special bonds between participants who all speak the same language, that of sports. As a society, we have to send the message that sports unites people – #sportsunitespeople – but to also give young children core ethical values through sport. Costa Navarino and Navarino Challenge are pioneers in promoting this idea and I will contribute to spreading the message with great pleasure.”Euroleague legend Joe Arlauckas leads basketball clinic for kids at the Navarino Challenge. Photo by Mike TsolisGalis will be the guest of honor at this year’s event and he will also tip off the 4on4 tournament at Costa Navarino. Participants who book their accommodation package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino will, for the first time this year, have the opportunity to form their own championship team and compete in the tournament until the finals.Basketball clinic with Joe ArlauckasBasketball will be the sport of honor with Euroleague legend Joe Arlaukas leading basketball lessons for children aged between 5 and 17.Free admission in the Authentic Marathon of Athens for the first 50The first 50 to book a package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino will earn a free admission in the Athens Authentic Marathon’s 5km race on November 10, 2019. With the main goal of promoting sport and fair play through its message “sport unites people,” Navarino Challenge will include more than 10 Olympic sports and numerous activities for everyone in its program.The Westin Resort Costa Navarino. Photo by Elias LefasNavarino Challenge participants who’ve booked their accommodation package at The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and choose to take part in the main activities (running, swimming) can also enjoy all the other event activities. More information on accommodation packages can be found on the following online: http://www.navarinochallenge.com/accommodation-packages-2019Runners and swimmers can act immediately to take advantage of the early bird offer by registering to a 30% discount until May 31 (children’s participation is free of charge).Entries for the award-winning sporting event are underway and interested parties can take part by completing the special form available at the following link: http://activemedia.com.gr/product/navarino-challenge-2019/.Pre-sale is also available online via www.viva.gr or by phone at 11876 as well as at all Viva pre-sale points.Samsung is the official technology partner for another year. Official sponsors of the event are Ford Motor Hellas and the Natural Mineral Water Vikos. Luanvi is the official sports supplier of the event for one more year.Westin Premium Suite. Photo: Courtesy of Navarino ChallengeOfficial supporters are Municipality of Pylos-Nestor, Poseidonia, and Avance Rent A Car.  Navarino Challenge has joined the Greek actions of the #BeactiveHellas 2019 program of the European Commission and is under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Sports.Navarino Challenge is co-organized by Costa Navarino, The Westin Resort Costa Navarino and Active Media Group with the support of the Municipalities of Pylos-Nestor and Trifilia.Hashtags: #navarinochallenge #costanavarino #sportsunitepeople #eatwell #runwell #livewellTweetPinShare237237 Shareslast_img read more