Bairstow bashes the bowling as England win by four wickets

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Jonny Bairstow’s quick-fire 82 in half as many deliveries proved enough to help England beat Ireland by four wickets in the second of their One Day Internationals at Southampton yesterday.Bairstow’s innings laid the foundation for a second victory in three days over the Irish, sealing the series win with one game left to come on Tuesday.Ireland, who won the toss and chose to bat, scored 212-9 in their 50 overs, with newcomer Curtis Campher again top-scoring. England replied with 216-6 in 32.3 overs. Sam Billings (46 not out) and David Willey (47 not out) saw England home after a mid-innings collapse gave the visitors a glimmer of hope against the world champions.Bairstow passed 3 000 ODI runs in a demonstration of power hitting that threatened to end the match early before chasing a wide ball from Josh Little and edging through to wicketkeeper Lorcan Tucker. But after he departed at 131-4, Little also removed England skipper Eoin Morgan second ball without scoring and vice-captain Moeen Allie for a duck three balls later.But there were no more breakthroughs and England made it home with 105 balls to spare.Ireland were again slow to get going and lost their first four wickets for 44 runs in just 16 overs. But they built partnerships after that with Harry Tector and Tucker putting on 34 runs for the fifth wicket and Campher and Simi Singh 60 for the seventh wicket.Campher was eventually out for 68, getting a thick edge to Saqib Mahmood’s delivery and being caught in the deep by Adil Rashid.The 21-year-old South African-born all-rounder, who qualifies to play for Ireland through an Irish grandmother, scored 59 not out on his ODI debut on Thursday, when England won the first game by six wickets. There was also again a late flourish from Ireland’s No. 8 Andy McBrine who made 24, losing his wicket to the last delivery of the innings as Reece Topley finally got some reward on his return to the England team after a four-year absence.Adil Rashid was the best home bowler with 3-34. The last match of the series is again at Southampton.last_img read more

The controversial Steaua president orders to train again: “At home they don’t do what they should”

first_imgNow as you collect O Jogo, Becali, wants his staff to abandon confinement due to coronavirus to train in the open field, always following the WHO’s instructions: “We are not training, but we will return. The law says that you have to keep a meter away and that there cannot be more than fifty people in the same space. That means that they cannot be in the locker room, but they can exercise in the field. If we give them training plans to do at home, the players won’t do it. Are they going to do this in a twenty-square-meter apartment? “ The Romanian president is convinced that if they consult the footballers they will give the go-ahead despite the fact that the chances of contracting coronaviruses would be much higher than if they were locked up at home: “We are not going to train with the ball because it requires contact. It is only physical training. The players will understand this decision. If they greet each other, we stop and send them home. We will simply ask them if they want to train outdoors or in a house with twenty meters squares. We will abide by the law. Players will stay six meters away and eventually go home immediately. Everyone will shower at home. “Finally, Becali assured that he will help control the pandemic by having a company dedicate itself to manufacturing 5,000 protective suits and masks a day to donate to hospitals that need them: “I spoke to the largest factory in Romania and told them to stop doing what they were doing and to make non-stop masks and protective clothing. I am going to buy it and deliver it to hospitals. They will make 5,000 a day.” George Becali is the President of the Steaua of Bucharest, and out of Romania He is best known for his controversial statements, such as those he made when his team was framed against the Vitoria de Guimaraes in the Europa League: “They are so bad I will cut my head if they mark us”.last_img read more