Foakes, Curran help England beat Ireland by four wickets

first_img(REUTERS) – Tom Curran and Ben Foakes put together an unbeaten 98-run partnership to help England beat Ireland by four wickets in a one-off one-dayer in Malahide yesterday.Chasing 199 to win, England slipped to 101 for six as Ireland’s 19-year-old debutant bowler Josh Little made the most of seaming conditions to claim 4-45.However, wicketkeeper-batsman Foakes scored an unbeaten 61 and all-rounder Curran added 47 not out to give the top-ranked one-day side a scrappy victory. England had won the toss and elected to bowl after the match was put back by two hours and reduced to 45 overs per side amid concerns over a soggy outfield after overnight rain.Ireland captain William Porterfield and Paul Stirling made a steady start and were 46 without loss at the end of 10 overs. But when they had reached 55, England quick Curran lured Stirling (33) into chipping the ball to a diving Jofra Archer at mid-on.Seamer Liam Plunkett removed Porterfield (17) and Lorcan Tucker (seven), before Curran added a second of his own when Joe Denly caught the experienced Kevin O’Brien (four) at backward point. The hosts were 111-6 but debutant Mark Adair hinted at a fightback as he smashed two sixes off Curran.Archer, who conceded 21 runs off his first spell of four overs on his ODI debut, returned to the attack to remove Adair with a 90 mph ball that went clean through the batsman and uprooted the off stump.Barbados-born all-rounder Archer is among a number of players who, despite being left out of England’s preliminary squad for the World Cup, will be hoping to stake a claim for a late call-up to the tournament starting May 30.Plunkett, who finished as England’s standout bowler with 4-35, and Curran picked apart the Ireland lower order as the hosts were all out with 11 balls to play. “At certain stages we knew it would be challenging, but the bowlers did a great job,” England captain Eoin Morgan said.“Three or four of us batted really poorly but Foakes was outstanding on debut … he and Curran got us over the line.”England will next travel to Cardiff for a one-off Twenty20 against Pakistan tomorrow, before the two teams play a five-match ODI series starting Wednesday.last_img read more

Former Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture has received death threats…

first_imgCNW 90 SCRIPT – FEB 24Happy Friday everyone! Today is February 24. We’re taking a look at some of the top stories that are making the news across your Caribbean-American community. The coverage today is brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!.Former Jamaican Minister of Youth and Culture, Lisa Hanna, has received death threats on social media platforms after her call for the music of incarcerated dancehall DJ Vybz Kartel to be banned from radio. Reports of the threats has prompted the Police to issue warnings to members of the public that they can be prosecuted under the Cyber Crimes Act for issuing threats on social media.The main opposition Barbados Labor Party (BLP) on Wednesday announced plans for a “National March of Disgust” on March 11 as the first step into to forcing the Freundel Stuart government to call fresh general elections. Opposition Leader Mia Mottley told a news conference that Barbadians must now be given an opportunity to have a say in the economic decline of the country.President Donald Trump, has described his administration’s moves to deport undocumented immigrants as a “military operation,”. Trump made the declaration during a meeting with business leaders at the White House on Thursday. Trump is expected to sign a revised executive order targeting undocumented immigrants next week.In SportsAfter being in the wilderness for more than two years, power-hitting batsman, Kieron Powell has been recalled to the west Indies limited overs team for a three match tournament against England in the West Indies starting next month. However prolific batsmen, Marlon Samuels and Johnson Charles were left out..Here’s What’s TrendingBroward County Superintendent of Schools, Robert Runcie, has expressed his disagreement with a recent ruling by the US department of Justice and Departments of Education to rescind a May 2016 decision by the Obama administration to allow transgender students to use the bathroom based on the gender which they recognize..For tomorrows weather forecastIt will be partly cloudy in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties with a High of 83 degrees and a low of 62.  For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90.last_img read more

The Vázquez plan transmits symptoms of exhaustion

first_imgThe biggest doubts have arisen after the derby. The herculinos they didn’t suffer much, but they barely had chances and for the first time in the ‘Vázquez era’ the team it remained unmarked. Sabin Merino, who saw the door in his first four games, has three blank. The downturn also coincides with the injury of Somma (Girona). Peru, that formed a perfect couple with Gaku in the middle, You must play central now, something the team is noticing.January signings still find no placeThe Deportivo was the Second team what more moved in the winter market with seven hires and six departures. However, only two of the signings January they are taking center stage with Fernando Vázquez. Is about Sabin Merino and Emre Çolak, both fixed in the eleven holder of Castrofeito. The presence of the other five players who arrived last month to the blue and white team is almost testimonial. Jovanovic, substitute goalkeeper, hasn’t debuted yet. Keko Gontán has not started and has 45 minutes in two games while Hugo Vallejo has been 50 ‘in three games. Uche Agbo entered the eleven against Albacete as soon as he arrived, but did not play again until Sunday in the derby (61 ’). Beauvue was injured in his second encounter and reappeared against him Lugo to accumulate 44 minutes. Fernando Vázquez is starring a true miracle in front of the Sports. The Galician coach took the team in January as a showman to seven points of salvation and is currently out of the relegation with a two point mattress. Its performance is so good that the people of Coruña have gone from evicted to leaders of thesecond roundCastrofeito’s plan to rescue Depor was based on a railroad five defense, give the ball to find cons and squeeze the stopped ball. The bet worked like a signing roller six wins in a row, but the formula starts to give symptoms of exhaustion After a full 18 points of 18, the Depor has only added two of the last nine to accumulate two draws in a row in Riazor (Girona and Lugo) and a defeat in Saragossa.last_img read more