Cricket News Grace Harris blasts fastest century off 42 balls in Women’s Big Bash League, creates record

first_imgNew Delhi: Grace Harris has a special attraction to the Women’s Big Bash League. The right-hander, who plays for the Brisbane Heat franchise, had set the tournament on fire by smashing the first century in 2015 by hammering 103 against the Sydney Sixers in Perth. Three years later, Harris went one further as she blasted a century off just 42 balls against the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba, making it the fastest ton in the history of the Women’s Big Bash League. Harris broke plenty of records during the game and her batting was an exhibition in power-hitting. She smashed 88 out of her 101 runs in boundaries (13 fours and six sixes) to give Brisbane Heat a massive 10-wicket win over the Stars.Chasing 133 for a win, Harris got off the mark with a boundary off Annabel Sutherland but she really got going by smashing offspinner Erin Osborne for four consecutive boundaries. Harris continued to deal only in boundaries, smashing two fours off Holly Ferling but in the sixth over bowled by legspinner Kirsten Beams, Harris created a record.Read More | Cricket needs Virat Kohli’s passion and aggression: Allan BorderLet’s relive that, shall we? Grace Harris with the fastest WBBL century ever 💯#BringTheHeat #WBBL04— Brisbane Heat WBBL (@HeatWBBL) December 19, 2018She smashed two fours to register a fifty off just 23 balls and from that point, she cleared the long boundaries at the Gabba with effortless ease. She hit Beams for two sixes in the same over. The right-hander hit her third six by smashing Osborne as she neared a century. Angela Reakes, the other legspinner in the Melbourne Stars line-up, came for some harsh treatment with Harris hammering her two sixes as the bowler leaked 24 runs.Read More | Varun Chakaravarthy reveals his excitement to play for KXIPHarris reached her landmark and gave Brisbane Heat a massive win by launching Alana King, the third legspinner in the Melbourne Stars side over long on to give her a century off just 42 balls. The right-hander became the first player to hit two centuries in the Women’s Big Bash League.Harris’ ton was the eighth across all editions of the Women’s Big Bash League and in the 2018/19 season, this was the third century. Lizelle Lee hit the first century of the season with an unbeaten 102* against the Sydney Sixers while Ellyse Perry also hammered 102* against the Perth Scorchers in the fifth game.The right-hander’s century off 42 balls is the second-fastest in all of Women’s T20s behind West Indies’ Deandra Dottin, who hit a century off 38 balls against South Africa in the 2010 World T20 held in the West Indies. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

ICC World Cup Shoaib Malik retires from ODI cricket after Pakistan’s World Cup exit

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik on Friday announced his retirement from one-day cricket. This came after Pakistan was ousted by New Zealand on net run-rate despite finishing level on 11 points after nine matches. Speaking after Pakistan’s 94-run victory over Bangladesh at Lord’s, Shoaib said, “Yes, I wanted to help my team win the World Cup as a senior but at times things don’t go the way you think and that’s part and parcel of cricket.” “I’m sad that I’ll be leaving the format of cricket that I once loved,” Malik said. “But happy that I’ll be spending more time with my family. “I would like to thank some of the most important people who’ve supported me through these 20 years of international cricket, starting with the players I shared dressing rooms with, the coaches I played under, my friends and family, the media, my sponsors, the Pakistan cricket board and sports board.“But most importantly, my fans, I love you all.“If you go through the whole thing, sometimes you perform and sometimes you don’t. But of course (the World Cup) is a big platform and expectations were high. “If you don’t perform, that’s life and life never stop. I’m really satisfied with my ODI career.”  Malik appeared in 287 one-day internationals and scored 7,534 runs with nine hundreds.His last appearance came in the defeat against arch rivals India in Manchester on June 16.As an off-spinner he finished with 158 wickets, while he also captained Pakistan in 41 ODIs. Calling his career satisfying, Malik said, “I never thought that I will play 20 years for Pakistan but when you play with hard work and honesty you achieve the best and that happened with me.“I am satisfied with my ODI career and winning the Champions Trophy has been the highlight of my ODI career,” he added of Pakistan’s triumph in England two years ago. last_img read more

Syracuse buries UMass-Lowell with depth in Colgate Nike Classic

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ HAMILTON, N.Y. — As field temperatures approached triple digits at Beyer-Small ’76 Field, Syracuse’s depth was tested.It came through for the Orange (2-1-2), though, as SU pressed and subbed heavily in its 4-0 victory over UMass-Lowell (2-3) Friday in the Colgate Nike Classic.“Our game was to press them 100 percent as long as we could,” SU midfielder Emma Firenze said. “Our coaches said we were going to rotate a lot of players to keep the pace.”Firenze was one of seven players to come off the bench in the first half as she joined forward Maya Pitts at the forefront of SU’s four-goal outing. Pitts registered four shots and used her speed and agility to stretch the UMass-Lowell back line while fellow strikers Alexis Koval and Sheridan Street each came off the bench and recorded a shot.Pitts entered the match for Alex Lamontagne at 20:40 of the first half and immediately took hold. On the first offensive possession after she entered, Pitts rushed down the left wing and sent a through ball for Firenze that skimmed just out of reach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We had to get fresh legs in. I think the bench did a really good job coming in and making an impact,” Pitts said. “We definitely had the space to shoot, so if I saw I had an open shot, I wanted to take it. There were just so many shots open that we had to take our advantages.”At 23:57, Pitts took a shot from straight on that was turned aside by River Hawks’ goalkeeper Jill Carlson. Three minutes later – one minute before Jackie Firenze scored to make it 1-0 – Pitts took another shot that sailed wide.“She gives us something that we don’t have in other spots,” head coach Phil Wheddon said of Pitts. “She’s strong, powerful, she looks for the goal. She’s hungry to score.”Because of the heat, after Firenze’s goal, the referees chose to take a water break. But after the short break, Syracuse couldn’t muster much production in the final third. Especially in the final ten minutes of the half, SU couldn’t connect on any combination plays.But Syracuse took full advantage of the halftime break. The Orange didn’t come onto the field until the halftime clock hit 0:00, and didn’t come off its bench until the referee blew his air horn twice.“You really have to play feet and try to get your breath when you can, and when you do get subbed off, hydrate,” Pitts said. “In the second half I think we all came out hydrated and refreshed and came out strong.”In the first five minutes of the second half, SU forward Stephanie Skilton scored twice, putting the game out of reach.SU didn’t make any substitutions before Lamontagne’s goal to extend the lead to 4-0. Emma Firenze and Pitts came on in the 66th and 71st minutes, respectively, and Koval came on to relieve Skilton with less than eight minutes remaining in regulation.Syracuse’s bench recorded 26 percent of the shots the team took and gave its starters much-needed breathers in the first half.“We had to be sensible on a very, very hot day to rotate those players to make sure we have some energy left for Sunday’s game (against Vermont at 11 a.m.),” Wheddon said. “And all of our players know they’re going to contribute at some point.” Comments Published on September 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

‘Warzone’ jailbreak: When it happens, what it means for ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’ players

first_imgMORE: PS5 announcement newsThe specifics of jailbreak are causing some confusion in the community, but we’re here to help.Below is a full list of details on the added “Warzone” twist:What is jailbreak in ‘Warzone?’From the Activision Season 4 patch announcement: “All dead players, even those that are only spectating, come back to life.”It works for those still waiting in the gulag as well as those who are in spectator mode. Those still alive will get an update a minute ahead of time notifying them that a jailbreak is imminent.Even if your entire squad is dead, you can all be brought back by jailbreak.When does jailbreak happen in ‘Warzone?’There’s no guarantee it will occur in a given match — the feature randomly cycles with a feature that makes all items discounted by 80 percent and another one that drops a chopper into the world stacked with high-caliber loot. If it does happen, it appears it will be mid-match after the first drop kit and before the gulag closes.You will know one minute ahead of time that a jailbreak is on the way, lessening the amount of time you’re sitting around in spectator mode not knowing whether an added lifeline is coming. How often does the jailbreak activate?It will happen once in a game at most, but in many games won’t occur at all. Because it in effect wipes the entire slate of the game clean, it wouldn’t make sense to always occur.Something to note is that when jailbreak does happen, everyone will respawn into a game with significantly shrunken circles. Things are bound to be hectic.Is it worth waiting for the chance to come back?Whether you wait depends on when you die and your level of patience. If you’re eliminated in the opening minute, it might not be worth sitting around until a possible jailbreak is announced. By comparison, losing in the gulag just before a potential jailbreak is announced leaves you in a no-lose situation to wait things out for a bit. Refrain from immediately rage quitting if you lose your gulag match in “Warzone” — there’s now a chance you could still return to the “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare” battlefield.The Season 4 update to the game, out for download Thursday, brings a host of substantial changes. Among the biggest is a jailbreak feature that restores all teammates to action, effectively providing a third life to those spectating after a 1v1 gulag defeat.last_img read more