London, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) — Australia's fast start to the second Ashes test was slowed by Jonny Bairstow's half-century that pushed England to 258 all out and the latest cheap dismissal of David Warner early in the reply at Lord's on Thursday.
The Australians were 30-1 at stumps on an intriguing day two that helped to make up for the washout on the opening day of the test.
With England stuttering at 138-6 after being put in to bat, Bairstow put on 72 for the seventh wicket with Chris Woakes (32) before overseeing more valuable runs from the tail which nudged the team to a respectable total.
Bairstow was eventually dismissed for 52, giving Nathan Lyon a third wicket of the innings to move the spinner to 355 in tests — tying paceman Dennis Lillee in third place on Australia's all-time list. Quicks Josh Hazlewood (3-58) and Pat Cummins (3-61) also took three wickets apiece.
Opener Rory Burns was England's top scorer with 53, following up his century in the first test won by Australia by 251 runs at Edgbaston.
It left Australia with an hour to get through and Warner (3) again fell quickly, removed by England fast bowler Stuart Broad for the third time in this series. The left-handed opener, who was clean-bowled, managed only 2 and 8 in the first test.
Fellow opener Cameron Bancroft survived and was unbeaten on 5 off 35 balls, and was in the middle with Usman Khawaja (18).
Australia trailed by 228 runs.
Recalled in place of fellow paceman James Pattinson, Hazlewood was the pick of the bowlers with his consistent line and length, and took the first three wickets of England's innings.
Having removed Jason Roy (0) off the third ball of his first over and then trapping Joe Root (14) lbw also before lunch, Hazlewood took the first wicket of the second session by finding the edge of Joe Denly (30) to give wicketkeeper Tim Paine one of his four catches of the day.
Bancroft then sent Burns back to the pavilion with a stunning catch at short leg, diving low to his left and managing to hold on to the ball with his fingertips off a delivery by Pat Cummins. Burns was extremely watchful, making his 53 off 127 balls.
Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, England's dangerous middle-order batsmen, went cheaply for 12 and 13, respectively, to leave the hosts really struggling at 138-6 before Bairstow and Woakes launched the rebuilding job.
Roy, a white-ball specialist who was one of the star performers in England's World Cup-winning campaign this summer, is playing only his third test, after making 5 and 72 in a warmup against Ireland, and 10 and 28 in the first test against Australia at Edgbaston.
His place in the team — at least as an opener — might come under scrutiny after lasting only three balls on Thursday, wafting at Hazlewood's first ball and then pushing hard at a delivery outside off stump two balls later to edge to Paine.
Warner is also struggling for runs and he was again snared by Broad, who steamed in from around the wicket and beat the opener for sheer pace.
Broad had 1-13 off five overs.
England gave a test debut to Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer, who replaced the injured James Anderson, and he had six overs before stumps.
Lord's was awash with red in support of the Ruth Strauss Foundation, a lung cancer charity set up to honor the late wife of Andrew Strauss, the former England captain and director of men's cricket. Fans were asked to wear red and both teams wore limited-edition caps and shirts to be auctioned off, one of several fund-raising initiatives in place.
Strauss' two sons rang the five-minute bell before play started.
Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) - Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will not play in the Bangladesh’s lone home Test against Afghanistan and also in the Tri-Nation T20 Series involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in September next.
Tamim had requested Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) before Eid-ul-Azha to allow him to skip the series.
Chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu on Thursday confirmed UNB that the board granted Tamim’s request.
“Tamim had made the request before Eid and we’ve decided to allow him to skip the series. So, he’ll not be playing the Test and the Tri-Nation T20 Series,” Minhajul told UNB at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Afghanistan will arrive in Dhaka on August 31 and they will play their first Test against Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram from September 5 to 9.
After the Test, Bangladesh will play the Tri-Nation T20 Series with Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh will play at least four games in that series.
Tamim has been going through a bad patch for a long time. He scored just 235 runs in eight games he played in the just concluded ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales featuring just one fifty in the marquee event.
After that, he also failed in the Sri Lanka tour where Bangladesh lost all three ODIs of the series. Tamim led the team and returned home with nothing.
In this situation, Bangladesh’s Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan advised Tamim to take leave and prepare himself for making a good comeback in the next assignment in India in November.
Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB) - Bangladesh National Women’s Cricket team left here for the Netherlands on Thursday to take part in a 10-day training camp as part of their preparations for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier’2019 in Scotland.
Bangladesh will take on Papua New Guinea in the opening day of the Qualifiers on August 31.
Two top teams of the eight –team qualifying round -- to be played on league-cum-knockout basis -- will earn the right to play in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
Bangladesh missed the service of Rumana Ahmed, one of the top performers of Bangladesh women team, due to a leg injury.
A total of eight teams, split into two groups, will fight in the Qualifiers.
Bangladesh have been put in Group A along with Papua New Guinea, Scotland and the USA while Group B teams consist of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia and the Netherlands.
Bangladesh squad: Salma Khatun (captain), Murshida Khatun Happy, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana Joty and Shamima Sultana. Stand by: Suraya Azmim, Lata Mandol and Sharmin Akter Supta.
Tournament Fixture: August 31- Bangladesh v PNG (Forfarshire Cricket Club, Thailand v Netherlands (Arbroath Sports Club), Scotland v USA (Forfarshire Cricket Club), Namibia v Ireland (Arbroath Sports Club).
September 1: Thailand v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club), Scotland v PNG (Arbroath Sports Club), Ireland v Netherlands (Forfarshire Cricket Club), USA v Bangladesh (Arbroath Sports Club).
September 3: Ireland v Thailand (Forfarshire Cricket Club), Netherlands v Namibia (Arbroath Sports Club), Scotland v Bangladesh (Forfarshire Cricket Club), PNG v USA (Arbroath Sports Club).
September 5: A1 v B2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club), B3 v A4 (Arbroath Sports Club), B1 v A2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club), A3 v B4 (Arbroath Sports Club).
September 7: 3rd v 4th Place Play-Off (Forfarshire Cricket Club), 7th v 8th Place Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club), Final (Forfarshire Cricket Club), 5th v 6th Place Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club).
Port Of Spain, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) — Captain Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer poured on the runs again for India to beat the West Indies comfortably in the third one-day international and take the series 2-0 on Wednesday.
Kohli hit an unbeaten 114 and Iyer 65 as they made a challenging chase of 255 from 35 overs look easy. Kohli hit the winning runs from his 14th boundary for India to reach 256-4 with 15 balls to spare.
The West Indies posted 240-7 around a three-hour rain delay which cut 15 overs from its innings. Before the rain, Chris Gayle smashed a crowd-pleasing 71 from 41 balls in possibly his last ODI, and Evin Lewis added 43 from 29. Their opening stand of 115 came at a run rate of nearly 11.
But they were out to catches in consecutive overs, and only Nicholas Pooran, with 30 from 16, lashed out like they did. Medium-pacer Khaleel Ahmed took an expensive three wickets.
Just like in the second ODI on Sunday on the same ground, Iyer joined his captain with India wobbling at three wickets down. And just like on Sunday when they combined for 120 runs, they hit a match-deciding 125 together.
Iyer relieved India nerves by swatting 65 from 41 balls, including five sixes. After his second straight fifty, he was caught at long off with India on 211-4 and cruising.
Three days after knocking 120, Kohli played the anchor and brought up his 43rd ODI century, only six from Sachin Tendulkar's world record.
Kohli finished on 114 not out from 99 balls, receiving man of the match again and man of the series. He was dropped early behind the wickets by Shai Hope, and batted in pain after a lifter from Kemar Roach hit his hand. Afterward, Kohli said he suffered a split nail and didn't believe his thumb was broken.
Kohli joined his teammates in giving Gayle an informal guard of honor after catching out the cricket great with a dive at mid-off.
Gayle wore jersey number 301 to mark his 301st and possibly last ODI, and entertained a sparse crowd by toying with the West Indies attack for 12 overs. He hit five sixes, including one one-handed over long leg off Ahmed.
He and Lewis shared 114 in the first 10 overs, the highest 10-over score by a team batting first in ODI history. If this was his last ODI, Gayle finished in style.
"It didn't work out for us today, we batted well up top and credit to Chris and Evin for the start they gave us," West Indies captain Jason Holder said. "They were positive from the start and showed what they are capable of.
"I was really pleased how we batted the situation after the rain break. Before, on previous occasions, we might have gone helter-skelter and lost wickets. Today, we handled the situation really well and we put ourselves in a position to win."
Gayle hasn't been picked for the two-test series, which starts on Thursday next week in North Sound, Antigua.
Dhaka, Aug 14 (UNB) — Bangladesh national women team is all set to fly for the Netherlands on Thursday to conduct a practice camp before their assault in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 in Scotland. Bangladesh team will fly from Shahjalal International Airport at 10:10am (BdST).
After a 10-day practice camp in the Netherlands, Bangladesh team will move to Scotland and take on Papua New Guinea on the opening day of the tournament on August 31.
The league-cum-knockout tournament will decide the two qualifiers for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.
A total of eight teams will fight in the Qualifier along with Bangladesh and the hosts Scotland. The winners of the two semi-finals will book a place in the main event in Australia next year.
Bangladesh will play in Group A along with Papua New Guinea, Scotland and USA while Group B consists of Ireland, Thailand, Namibia, and the Netherlands.
Bangladesh Women team for the tournament: Salma Khatun (captain), Murshida Khatun Happy, Jahanara Alam, Nahida Akter, Fargana Haque, Sanjida Islam, Sobhana Mostary, Ritu Moni, Khadija Tul Kubra, Ayasha Rahman, Shaila Sharmin, Nigar Sultana Joty and Shamima Sultana. Stand by: Suraya Azmim, Lata Mandol and Sharmin Akter Supta
Tournament schedule: 31 August: Bangladesh v PNG (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 10h00) Thailand v Netherlands (Arbroath Sports Club, 10h00) Scotland v USA (Forfarshire Cricket Club, 14h00) Namibia v Ireland (Arbroath Sports Club 14h00)
1 September: Thailand v Namibia (Forfarshire Cricket Club), Scotland v PNG (Arbroath Sports Club), Ireland v Netherlands (Forfarshire Cricket Club), USA v Bangladesh (Arbroath Sports Club)
3 September: Ireland v Thailand (Forfarshire Cricket Club), Netherlands v Namibia (Arbroath Sports Club), Scotland v Bangladesh (Forfarshire Cricket Club), PNG v USA (Arbroath Sports Club)
5 September: A1 v B2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club), B3 v A4 (Arbroath Sports Club), B1 v A2 (Forfarshire Cricket Club), A3 v B4 (Arbroath Sports Club)
7 September: 3rd v 4th Place Play-Off (Forfarshire Cricket Club), 7th v 8th Place Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club), Final (Forfarshire Cricket Club), 5th v 6th Place Play-Off (Arbroath Sports Club).