ICC World Cup Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of next 2-3 World Cup games for India due to hamstring injury

first_imghighlights India is currently undefeated in the 2019 World Cup.India extended their head-to-head advantage against Pakistan to 7-0.Bhuvneshwar might be fit for the game against Bangladesh on July 2. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team put up a brilliant performance against Pakistan with both bat and ball as they extended their World Cup domination to 7-0 in the tournament. Rohit Sharma blasted his 24th century and aided by a couple of wickets from Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya, India registered a crushing 89-run win via DLS method in Manchester as they continued their dominant run in the competition. However, the victory came at a cost with Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffering a hamstring injury while bowling the fourth ball of the fourth over. Bhuvneshwar bowled a good ball which beat Imam-ul-Haq but he was seen feeling his left hamstring. Bhuvneshwar was stretching his hamstring with Dhoni and a few others talking to him. In the interim, umpire Bruce Oxenford called for the hammer to repair the landing area.Apparently, Bhuvi slipped while delivering the ball in those footholes and he walked off slightly angry. Minutes later, the Indian team management confirmed that Bhuvneshwar was feeling tightness in his left hamstring and would play no further part in the match.However, the injury provided a silver lining as Vijay Shankar struck with his first ball in the World Cup by trapping Imam-ul-Haq with a good length delivery that swung back in and it struck Imam on leg stump. Shankar achieved a unique feat as he became only the third bowler in history to take a wicket with his first ball in the World Cup. Malachi Jones of Bermuda got the wicket of Robin Uthappa in the 2007 World Cup in Port of Spain while Ian Harvey of Australia also got a wicket with his first ball against Pakistan in Johannesburg in the 2003 World Cup.In the post-match presentation, Kohli said the injury was not too serious for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. “Bhuvi’s case looks like a niggle, a case of slipping on the footmarks. It doesn’t look too serious at the moment and looks like he could recover in a couple of games from now, a maximum of three games. He is going to be an important factor for us so hopefully, he can recover in time. Even Bhuvi doesn’t think his niggle is too bad and that time would heal it,” Kohli said.With Bhuvneshwar’s absence, Mohammed Shami will finally get a chance for the upcoming games and it will once again explore the depth in the Indian dressing room regarding both the batting and the bowling. Shami was impressive in the series in Australia and New Zealand and there have been calls to include him in the playing XIs.India will play their next games on June 22 against Afghanistan in Southampton, West Indies on June 29 in Manchester while they will take on England on June 30 in Birmingham.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Annandale, only team to register victory on day three

first_imgTHE third playing date of the Milo U-18 Schools Football tournament was outlined by a number of drawn encounters yesterday.In the first game of the afternoon, Charlestown Secondary could not overcome the challenges of the New Central High School. Dante Sookram opened the scoring for the Charlestown side in the 20th minute but New Central’s Garfield Caesar brought the game level in the 37th minute.At the final whistle, there was no goal to separate the two teams.In the second game of the afternoon the result was the same between St John’s College and Uitvlugt. St John’s Anthony Xavier equalised after Uitvlugt’s Junior Redmon had scored in the 16th minute.The only winners of the day were Annandale, who beat Bladen Hall 2-0 thanks to a double from Tiquan Taylor in the 6th minute and Jerome Harrigon in the 45th.Matches continue today at the Ministry of Education ground with another triple-header.Friendship Secondary will face Carmel Secondary from 14:00hrs in the first game, to be followed by Canje Secondary doing battle against South Ruimveldt. Vergenoegen will then challenge Tucville in the last game of the day.last_img read more

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Live blog: USC v. Arizona State

first_imgStay tuned for updates for the impending game against Arizona State. For additional news, follow the Daily Trojan on Twitter at twitter.com/dailytrojan.Final – USC 34, ASU 33 – The Trojans couldn’t get a first down, but they hold on after running the clock down to 23 seconds and intercepting Threet as time expires. Not a pretty win, but USC will undoubtedly take it. The win moves them to 6-3, and 3-3 in the Pac-10. Thanks for tuning in, and be sure to check us out next week as the Trojans travel to Arizona to face the Wildcats!1:37 – 4th Quarter – USC 34, ASU 33 – Field goal attempt by ASU is NO good, and the Trojans take over possession. If USC can get a first down, the game is all but over, as ASU has no timeouts.3:06 – 4th Quarter – USC 34, ASU 33 – Field goal USC! Houston finally converts an attempt, nailing a 29-yarder when it matters most. The Trojans are up by 1, but this game is by no means over. USC’s special teams is able to make a tackle on the ensuing kickoff, so it will be up to ASU’s offense to put up a fight.7:00 – 4th Quarter – ASU 33, USC 31 – After the Sun Devils stop the Trojans offense for the first time in awhile, Threet leads the offense down field, converting a crucial third down that allows the Sun Devils to continue their drive.   The Trojans were penalized with a personal foul that cost them ten yards and one play later, Threet found Miles for a 10-yard score.  The Sun Devils attempt the PAT and it is blocked by Thomas Weber and recovered by Torin Harris for a two-point conversion.  The Trojans defense is not doing so well at an inopportune time, but there is still plenty of time left.  However, the special teams for the Trojans is playing very well.13:24 – 4th Quarter – USC 29, ASU 27 – The Trojans stopped the Sun Devils on a three-and-out to end a whirlwind third quarter that saw a pick-6 and a 100-yard kickoff return.  The offense seemed to be carrying that momentum into the fourth until Barkley threw a pass off Ausberry’s hands and into ASU’s Omar Bolden’s possession, who returns it 66 yards a pick-6.  Both teams now have interception returns for touchdowns.  The Sun Devils attempt a two-point conversion to try and tie the game, but the USC defense holds strong and preserves the lead.4:39 – 3rd Quarter – USC 29, ASU 14 – The Trojans offense responds right back as  Barkley orchestrates a seven play, 67-yard scoring drive that culminates in a 22-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Havili.  Barkley was efficient and looked great during that drive, spreading the ball around to three different receivers.USC 29, ASU 21 – Fourteen seconds later, the Sun Devils strike back as LeQuan Lewis returns the kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.  Somehow, Lewis found a way through a heap of defenders and that was that.  This half has been electric to say the least as both teams have combined to put up more points in 11 minutes than the entire first half combined.7:34 – 3rd Quarter – USC 22, ASU 14 – Well, it didn’t take long for the Sun Devils to respond.  Threet atones for his mistake, promptly leading the offense downfield and finding Robinson in the end zone for his second score of the night.  The game is starting to pick up after a lackluster first half that saw a lot of defense and not much else.9:53 – 3rd Quarter – USC 22, ASU 7 – PICK-6! Malcolm Smith intercepts Threet and takes it 74 yards to the house!  Mitch Mustain finishes off the scoring with a pass to Ausberry to convert the two-point conversion.  Last year, Smith returned a 62-yard interception for a touchdown against UCLA.Hey guys, Trevor Wong filling in for the rest of this game.  Stay tuned for the second half of this game!End of 2nd Quarter – USC 14, ASU 7 – TOUCHDOWN USC! Wide receiver David Ausberry connects with Barkley for a 2-yard score — Barkley’s second of the night. There may not be many points on the board, but that’s not to say this game is lacking excitement. The final four minutes of the half featured a blocked punt by USC cornerback T.J. McDonald, an immediate interception after the fact by ASU, another Shareece Wright sack on Threet, a USC fourth down conversion, and finally a Trojan score.USC’s offense hasn’t broken a big play yet, but they are doing a good job keeping possession of the ball, logging almost 18 minutes so far. Barkley also showed some mobility with a 10-yard scamper for a first down. Definitely some positives to come out of the first half for USC, mostly relating to it’s defense.P.S. Houston may be 0 for 2 in field goals, but he is 2 for 2 in PATs. Silver lining anyone?4:46 – 2nd Quarter – ASU 7, USC 7 – TOUCHDOWN USC! The Trojans finally break out of their funk, finishing a meticulous drive down the field with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Barkley to tailback Marc Tyler to knot the game at 7-7. Arizona State’s defense has been solid for the most part, but they showed some weakness on this drive against the short outside passes that the Trojans utilized multiple times (including on Tyler’s scoring play). The crowd is re-energized, the team seems pumped up, and Joe Houston most definitely just breathed a sigh of relief about having to kick a PAT instead of a 30-yard field goal.11:02 – 2nd Quarter – ASU 7, USC 0 – Houston continues to disappoint, missing a 35-yarder wide right to keep the Trojans off the scoreboard. USC coach Lane Kiffin may be getting closer and closer to reverting back to his old gameplan of going for it on fourth down in the red zone. Fortunately for USC, it’s defense is looking stellar, forcing yet another punt. They currently have sacked Threet three times and have held him to 4 for 11 passing. You could say it’s been a battle of defense so far, but this match looks more like a game of “which offense will make less mistakes?” so far.End of 1st Quarter – ASU 7, USC 0 – Same story here folks…USC’s defense has held strong and forced another punt, but the Trojans have yet to get on the scoreboard. While Barkley stepped up and made some big throws on the last drive, he wasn’t able to connect with anyone for the touchdown, despite USC having a 1st & goal situation from the ASU 7 yard line. Senior kicker Joe Houston then came on and decided to test the durability of the Coliseum’s goal posts, banging a kick squarely off the right upright to keep USC at 0. It seems that the Trojans haven’t completely gotten over their early-season woes, but it is promising that USC’s defense can pick up any slack.7:18 1st Quarter – ASU 7, USC 0 – USC’s defense decided to show up, but the Trojan offense is still lagging behind. Barkley seems to be out of sync with his receivers, and the run game has not been established yet with freshman tailback Dillon Baxter filling the starting spot. The Trojans just punted for the second time in a row, and currently have only eight total yards of offense.The Sun Devils have taken over on offense and seem to have their running legs underneath them. USC’s run D has struggled stopping tailback Deantre Lewis, but have all but stuffed Threet and the ASU passing game. Threet is currently 3 for 6 on the night.13:23 1st Quarter – ASU 7, USC 0 – The Sun Devils jump to an immediate lead, needing only four plays to find the end zone against the Trojans. ASU wide receiver Jamal Miles found wide receiver T.J. Simpson for a 54 yard gain on a double pass trick play to kickstart the drive, and quarterback Steven Threet finished things with a 10 yard pass to wideout Gerell Robinson for the score. USc’s defense doesn’t seem to be in rhythm, and the offense doesn’t look much better. USC quarterback Matt Barkley missed wide-open wide receiver Robert Woods on a long pass attempt, and then could not find the first down. ASU now has the ball again.Pregame – Hey guys, it’s James Bianchi here providing the live blog updates for tonight’s game against Arizona State. Stay tuned!last_img read more

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New state method for counting recovery from COVID

first_imgState officials have changed the way recovery from COVID-19 is reported on the state website with coronavirus information — and Governor Kim Reynolds says it means more hours will be spent finding people who may have been near someone who has the virus. Case inspection first teams try to speak with every Iowan who tests positive and then talk with people the patient may have had contact with. Ten days later there’s a follow-up call to see if the Iowan has recovered from the virus.“What’s happening is a lot of the calls go unanswered or unreturned on the follow-up calls,” Reynolds says. “and then they’re not counted on the Iowans recovered.” Unless the state gets information that the person with COVID has been hospitalized, has not recovered or has died — Reynolds says the new policy is to count someone contract tracers have NOT been able to reach as rrecovered 28 days following a positive test.“This time frame equates to two incubation periods,” Reynolds says, “and processes…similar to what other states are doing.” Reynolds says this new policy went in effect Monday and the percentage of Iowans shown on the state website as “recovered” went from around 60 percent to almost 80 percent.“We believe that this change more accurately reflects the number of Iowans recovered,” Reynolds says, “and will allow our case investigation team to have more time to assist Iowans who are newly diagnosed.” Iowans who travel to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are now being asked to quarantine there for 14 days. Officials in those states say it’s because Iowa — and 13 other states — now have weekly averages showing at least 10 percent of people being tested have the virus. Reynolds suggests that’s old data and Iowa’s positivity rate on Tuesday was nine-and-a-half percent of those who’ve been tested.last_img read more

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