Chase, Hope fifties hand Windies easy win

first_imgLUCKNOW, India, (CMC) – Roston Chase narrowly missed out on three figures while Shai Hope kept up his heavy scoring in One-Day Internationals with another half-century, as West Indies effortlessly strolled to a seven-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the opening match of the three-match series here Wednesday.Asked to chase a modest 195 at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Stadium, Chase carved out a polished 94 and Hope, an unbeaten 77, to guide West Indies to their third win in seven ODIs against the Afghan side.The Windies were tottering on 25 for two in the eighth over at one stage before Chase and Hope came together in a third wicket stand worth 163, to erase any doubt over the result.Chase played positively from the outset to hit 11 fours in 115 balls at the crease while Hope emerged from an uncertain start especially against off-spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, to lash five fours in 133 deliveries.Right-hander Chase looked poised for his maiden ODI hundred but missed a pull at one from Mujeeb and was bowled in the 44th over, with just seven runs required for victory.West Indies had earlier restricted the hosts to 194 all out in the 46th over after choosing to bowl first, with Rahmat Shah top-scoring with 61 and 19-year-old wicketkeeper Ikram Alikhil carving out 58.With the two cantering along in a third-wicket stand worth 111, Afghanistan looked well poised for a competitive total at 126 for two in the 27th over.However, once the stand was broken, West Indies controlled the second half of the innings, taking the last eight wickets for 68 runs as fast bowlers Jason Holder (2-21) and Romario Shepherd (2-32), along with Chase (2-31) all claiming two wickets each.Inspired by Holder, West Indies reduced the hosts to 15 for two in the sixth over after left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell bowled Hazratullah Zazai leg-stump for nine in the fifth and Holder forced Javed Ahmadi (5) to edge one to Nicholas Pooran at second slip.However, Rahmat and Ikram halted the slide in an enterprising stand which frustrated West Indies, and carried Afghanistan past three figures.The right-handed Rahmat looked a class act in stroking six fours and a six off 80 balls while Ikram produced an identical boundary tally in a 62-ball knock before perishing in bizarre fashion the 27th over.He grounded his bat at the striker’s end after completing a run to mark Rahmat’s half-century but then ambled out of his crease, apparently to congratulate his partner, before the ball was ruled dead.Wicketkeeper Hope promptly broke the stumps and Ikram was adjudged run out.Three balls later in the same over, Najibullah Zadran (0) nicked a forward defensive prod at Chase for Holder to take a sharp chance at slip, and suddenly Afghanistan were 126 for four.Rahmat tried to rebuild in a 26-run, fifth wicket stand with Asghar Afghan, who made 35 off 52 deliveries, but he too fell to Chase, caught at Holder around the corner trying to scoop a delivery in the 33rd over.Debutant Shepherd, whose four-over opening spell cost 25 runs, came back strongly with two wickets at the end as West Indies snared the last six wickets for just 42 runs.In reply, there were some concerns when Evin Lewis played back to Mujeeb and was trapped lbw on the backfoot in the fifth over for seven and left-hander Shimron Hetmyer (3) nicked a peach of out-swinger from seamer Naveen-ul-Haq to be caught at the wicket three overs later.But Chase and Hope steadied the innings, first negating the threat posed from Mujeeb and then leg-spinning captain Rashid Khan, before accelerating to ensure the Windies domination.Hope was the first to his landmark at the end of the 27th over, raising his 14th half-century by working Rashid Khan to the mid-wicket ropes for his fourth boundary.Chase, meanwhile, reached his half-century – only his second in ODIs – at the end of the 31st over when he cut Naveen to point for his fifth four.last_img read more

Salah snatches winner as Egypt edge Tunisia

first_imgSalah has scored four goals in Cup of Nations qualifiers — two less than chart-topper Odion Ighalo of Nigeria.Naim Sliti gave Tunisia an early lead that Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan cancelled before half-time at the 86,000-seat Borg el Arab stadium in Alexandria.Baher el Mohamad nodded Egypt in front on the hour only for Sliti to score again with 18 minutes remaining and a draw seemed likely until Salah struck.Before flying to Egypt, Salah continued a return to form after a slow start to the English Premier League season by scoring the first goal for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Fulham.It was his sixth league goal this season, and eighth for his club in all competitions.Salah had a sensational first season with Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in all competitions in the 2017/2018 campaign after joining from Roma.Victory brought Egypt level with Tunisia in Group J on 12 points, but the losers retained first place on head-to-head records.Tunisia entered the match as the only team among the 48 in the qualifying competition boasting a 100 percent record having beaten Egypt at home, eSwatini away and Niger twice.It was the first match in charge for Tunisian co-caretaker coaches Mourad Okbi and Maher Kanzari after veteran Faouzi Benzarti was axed despite delivering four victories.– Ziyech brace –Madagascar, Senegal and hosts Cameroon have also qualified for the 2019 Cup of Nations — the first to feature 24 teams — and another 15 countries could secure places this weekend.Morocco are almost certain to be among the finalists after a second-half brace from Ajax Amsterdam midfielder Hakim Ziyech brought a 2-0 win over Cameroon in Casablanca.With Cameroon qualifying automatically from Group B as hosts, Morocco have a six-point advantage over Malawi for the other qualifying place.Malawi will have to win away to out-of-contention Comoros Saturday and then achieve an unlikely four-goal home victory over the Moroccans next March to finish second.Ziyech converted a 54th-minute penalty to put the Atlas Lions ahead and netted again on 66 minutes.Cameroon, suffering their first loss in four matches since Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf took charge, were reduced to 10 men on 80 minutes when Karl Toko Ekambi was sent off.In Juba, Burundi climbed above Mali and Gabon to top Group C with a 5-2 win over South Sudan as Fiston Abdul Razak scored four goals.A close first half ended with the Burundians leading 2-1 as Razak scored, Atak Lual equalised and Cedric Amissi put the east Africans ahead a second time.Dominic Aboy brought bottom team South Sudan level again before Razak netted three times in 11 minutes for Burundi, who have seeking a first Cup of Nations appearance.Burundi have nine points, Mali eight, Gabon seven and South Sudan none with the second and third-place teams meeting in Libreville Saturday.The top two finishers qualify and a Malian victory over Gabon would assure them of a place at the June 15-July 13 tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mohamed Salah scored as Egypt beat Tunisia in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Alexandria © AFP / KHALED DESOUKIJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 16 – Mohamed Salah scored in the final minute to give Egypt a 3-2 home victory over Tunisia on Friday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between two countries who have already qualified.The Liverpool star chipped the ball into the net to complete the scoring in a seesaw matchday 5 struggle during which both sides led.last_img read more

NAB 2018 Announcement: The Sony FS5 Gets an Update

first_imgTo kick off the 2018 NAB Show, Sony has unveiled a few new cameras, and they’ve announced what to expect from the new FS5 II.Cover image via Sony.Here we go again: another year, another set of exciting announcements out of Las Vegas from this year’s NAB Trade show. Sony has announced their first addition to their Super 35 camera lineup. As we all wait for what will hopefully be the Sony A7s III, this will have to tide us over. Here it is: the new Sony FS5 II.The new HDR instant workflow is an attractive aspect of the FS5 II. This HDR tool will save you time in the color grading suite and improve your post-production workflow overall.FS5 II also offers High Frame Rate (HFR) cache recording at Full HD 10bit 4:2:2 image quality and a frame rate of up to 240 fps. 8-second cache recording on to SDXC card means no more mistimed shots leading to extra takes. It also lets you pick out footage at exactly the point that you want. FS5 II also records continuous 120fps internally in Full HD. Higher frame rates of 480 fps and 960 fps are possible at specific resolutions. Instant HDR Workflow is all about speed. Shoot, edit and view content in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) to deliver content quickly without compromising on imaging expression and quality of content. S-Log2/3 is the proven choice for premium applications where you wish to capture as much data as possible for the ultimate flexibility in grading.Like the last models in the FS5 and FS7 lineup, the 4K “Exmor” CMOS Sensor offers readout speeds, bokeh, and slow motion capabilities that mimic some of the best motion picture cameras.One of my personal favorite additions is the built-in ND filter. Having only shot with the FS7, I can say the convenience and versatility of having these at the ready at all times is a major plus. The FS5 II looks to improve on this feature:FS5 II features Sony’s unique built-in electronic variable Neutral Density (ND) filter, further expanding the depth of field capability of its large format sensor. Unlike conventional optical ND Filters, the electronic ND Filter on FS5 II can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly. ND Filters can also be set to auto. This makes FS5 II ideal for fast-moving shoots in changeable environments – there’s no need to change filters as lighting conditions change and variable control makes it easy to keep depth of field under control.Here are the specs:Approx. 1lb 13.2 oz (Body only)ISO Sensitivity — S-Log2/Log3 Gamma ISO2000Shutter speed — 1/8 to 1/10000 sec. (60i) 1/6 to 1/10000 sec. (50i/24p)Full HD 10bit 4:2:2 @ up to 240 fps of 8-second cache recording.120fps (at 60Hz mode, 100fps at 50Hz mode) in 4K (4096 x 2160) RAW in a 4-second burstBuilt in ND FilterBattery Time — with BP-U90 up to 6 hours and 40 minutesPrice — $4,749.99, expected in the U.S. by June 2018last_img read more

Chennai take on Rajasthan in crucial IPL tie

first_imgRajasthan Royals would bank on their formidable winning record at home and look to exact revenge of their first leg loss when they take on defending champions Chennai Super Kings in a crucial Indian Premier League match in Jaipur on Monday. Both the sides are coming into the match after losing their previous matches and any slip up could prove costly for either team for a place in the play- offs.Chennai are on 12 points from 10 matches, third in the IPL table and they come into Monday’s match after their four- game winning streak was snapped by Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match.Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, are on 11 points from 10 matches and a win will take them closer to a play- off berth. Besides, the Shane Warne- led side has a formidable record at home, having won 12 games out of 15 in the IPL. They have won four out of five games in Jaipur this year.Chennai, on the other hand, have been poor travellers having won only one out of their five away games this season and they would look to breach the Rajasthan Royals stranglehold at Sawai Man Singh Stadium.The match will be played on a new strip after the pitch controversy generated by the remarks from Sachin Tendulkar, the skipper of Mumbai Indians who were restricted to 94 for eight on April 29.Chennai beat Rajasthan Royals by eight wickets in their last meeting on May 4 in Chennai.The Royals must be ruing the manner in which they squandered the advantage after being 92 for one in 13th over to post just 147 in 20 overs after batting first and subsequently lost the match.advertisementRajasthan Royals would, however, take positives from that match with Rahul Dravid cracking 66 of 51 balls and sharing a 92- run opening wicket partnership with Shane Watson.They will look up to Warne usual in the bowling department and to extract the best out of his players at the home conditions with his tactical moves. Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Rahul Dravid, Johan Botha and Ashok Menaria will have to fire in tandem while batting.Chennai, on the other hand, look formidable with likes Michael Hussey, Murli Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath and skipper MS Dhoni capable posting big scores and chasing down stiff targets.last_img read more