2nd ODI: Roy, Plunkett star in England’s 38-run win over Australia

first_imgJason Roy’s century trumped Shaun Marsh’s as England beat Australia by 38 runs in the second one-day international to lead the five-match series 2-0 on Saturday.Opening batsman Roy was unruffled by two rain breaks in scoring 120 off 108 balls, and stand-in captain Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 91 to lift England’s total to 342/8, its highest ODI score against Australia.Marsh kept the visitors in the hunt with a gritty 131 — his first ODI century since 2013 — until he was eighth man out in the 46th over.Liam Plunkett (4-53), who bowled Marsh, and Adil Rashid (3-70) saw off Australia for 304 with 17 balls to spare.How good were these two today @josbutter @JasonRoy20!Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/mZCRIeGlyL#ENGvAUS pic.twitter.com/YFEUcehaFCEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) June 16, 2018″Two (Plunkett and Rashid) great wicket-takers for us over the past few years,” Buttler said. “Adil handled the pressure at the end very well, with batsmen coming after him.”(HIGHLIGHTS)Australia’s top order faltered again after losing the first ODI by three wickets at The Oval.Debutant D’Arcy Short fell for 21 and his opening partner Travis Head for 19, brilliantly snapped up by Alex Hales.Marcus Stoinis (9) and Aaron Finch (0) made no impression and just when Glenn Maxwell (31) looked to turn things on for Australia he holed out at mid on. Australia slipped to 164-5 in the 31st over.Ashton Agar (46) and Marsh provided Australia hope with a 96-run, sixth-wicket stand before Rashid returned and had left-handed Agar stumped off a googly in the 43rd over.advertisementMarsh, who survived two difficult chances at mid-wicket on 5 and 27, hit 10 fours and three sixes before Plunkett clean-bowled him off a slower delivery and ended Australian hopes.”The way Shaun Marsh batted showed we could have chased, but until Ashton came out we didn’t get going,” Australia captain Tim Paine said.Buttler lost the toss as he led England after regular captain Eoin Morgan pulled out just before the toss due to back spasms.Roy featured in four of the innings’ five half-century partnerships after Jonny Bairstow (42) set the tone for a big total in a 63-run opening stand with Roy.Alex Hales (26), Joe Root (22), and Buttler also added at least 50 runs with Roy, who hit 12 fours and two sixes with some powerful drives and pull shots.Roy finally fell in the 36th over to a terrific catch by Paine behind the wickets down the leg side in seamer Kane Richardson’s (2-56) return spell.Buttler took charge and hit eight fours and two sixes in adding 50 runs with Sam Billings. Buttler gave the innings a great finish by hitting Andrew Tye (2-81) for two boundaries off the last two deliveries.The third ODI is on Tuesday at Nottingham.last_img read more

KSAC to Continue Removal of Illegal Billboards

first_imgThe Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) will continue its drive to rid the Corporate Area of illegal billboards and signs that have been erected without the Corporation’s approval.This was stated by Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, during Tuesday’s (July 9) monthly meeting of the KSAC, at its Church Street chambers in downtown Kingston.She noted that there are several cases that are long outstanding “and where we have several contacts without any seeming change in the status of these signs.”“In short order, we will move to the next phase of our programme, which entails the removal of signs for which persons have been given adequate notice and have failed to comply with the requirements,” she said, and encouraged persons to regularise their signs and billboards to avoid the penalties.The Mayor informed that internally, the Corporation continues to make changes to ensure that applications are completed within the shortest possible time. “At the last sitting of our Building and Town Planning Committee, decisions were made on 34 applications,” she said.She noted that the Corporation will continue to ensure that signs and billboards are sited in appropriate areas, are properly installed, do not pose a threat to the security of motorists and pedestrians alike, and do not detract from the aesthetics of the environs.“The additional revenue generated puts the KSAC in a better position to finance the many services we are called upon to provide, but most importantly we have to remain cognisant of our responsibilities to ensure that construction is done in accordance with industry standards, to prevent injuries to the public,” she said.In February this year, the KSAC commenced its drive to remove illegal billboards and signs in the city.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

Three persons kill man over affair with niece

first_imgNEW DELHI: Two persons were arrested for allegedly killing a man as one of them suspected him of having an affair with his niece. Pramod (20), a resident of Jhajjar in Haryana and Prakash (22), a resident of Delhi’s Najafgarh, were held on Monday from Dwarka while the third accused is absconding, policesaid. “As per their plan, in the evening, they called Ankit to join them for a liquor party with them. When Ankit got intoxicated, they took him to Baghpat Industrial Area in UP in an inebriated condition. After reaching an isolated place in Baghpat Industrial area, they shot him at forehead and to conceal Ankit’s identification, they burnt his face,” said DCP Dwarka, Anto Alphonse. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThree days later, the partially burnt body of the victim was found at an isolated place in Niwara. As the body could not be identified, it was preserved in the hospital, the police said. Acting on a tip off, the two suspects, Pramod and Prakash were nabbed and two loaded country made pistols were recovered from them, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said. Pramod disclosed that he suspected Ankit of having an affair with his niece and hatched a plan to eliminate him. He roped in two of his associates including Prakash who arranged the pistols. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe disclosure about the murder information and arrest was shared with Police Station Kotwali Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh who confirmed about the recovery of an unidentified body from Niwara, Baghpat industrial area. Later Ankit’s family was informed who later identified the recovered body as their son Ankit. Family of Ankit was not aware of the missing of Ankit as the deceased was staying in Bahadurgarh, Haryana and used to visit his native home in months.last_img read more