EC volleyball traveled to FC tonight and walked out with straight sets win at all three levels.Varsity won with the scores of 25-13, 25-9, 25-13.EC vs FC VB (10-7)We played flat tonight and lacked intensity. These last couple weeks are preparation for sectionals. We have to treat every team like we are playing for a championship. We improved throughout the match, but as we face some bigger schools and strong competition, we cannot start so flat.Varsity is now 23-6 on the season.Next up: ECVB travels to Connersville on Thursday for another EIAC match-up starting at 5.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India has thus leveled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held in Cuttack on Sunday.The West Indies were set a target of 389 by India with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries as part of a 227-run opening stand. The visitors started the chase well with a 61-run stand between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Shardul Thakur got the breakthrough off the last ball of the 11th over with Lewis mistiming a pull right down the throat of Shreyas Iyer.Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 139 in the previous match, replaced Lewis but his stay didn’t last long primarily thanks to a brilliant fielding effort from Shreyas. He first stopped the ball from racing to the boundary in extraordinary fashion, tumbled over the ropes and recovered before gathering the ball and completing a gun throw to the non-striker’s end. Jadeja, who was bowling the over, collected the throw and whipped away the bails promptly to complete the runout. Hetmyer could only make four runs off seven balls.Jadeja then dismissed Roston Chase with a nearly unplayable delivery in his next over. However, Nicholas Pooran then played a counter-attacking inning to shift the balance in favor of the visitors. With a solid Hope holding up one end, Pooran went after the Indian bowlers.The pair put up 106 runs for the fourth wicket, most of which were scored by Pooran. He went after India’s wicket-taking bowlers and momentarily put West Indies on cruise mode. However, Mohammed Shami affected a turnaround in the 30th over with consecutive wickets.He first managed to get a top edge off Pooran after which the ball ballooned up in the air. Kuldeep made no mistake with the catch and Pooran had to walk having made 75 runs off 47 balls. Shami then got West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard off the very next ball. Earlier, Pollard’s counterpart Virat Kohli had been dismissed for a golden duck too, thus making this the first time in an ODI that the captains of both teams had been dismissed off the first ball they faced.Shami did not get a hat-trick but that is exactly what Kuldeep ended up doing two overs later. The first man to fall was Hope, who went for a sweep off the third ball of the over hoping to get it over the boundary but Indian captain Virat Kohli caught it right at the edge of the boundary. He walked on 78 off 85 balls.Kuldeep then deceived Jason Holder in flight with a googly. The all-rounder missed it altogether and dragged his feet out of the crease. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was alert to it and knocked off the bails while Holder’s foot was still in the air.Kuldeep then bowled a wrong’un from around the stumps towards new batsman Alzarri Joseph. The ball took a thick outside edge and Kedar Jadhav did well to hold on to it at second slip.Keemo Paul anchored the tail and fell four runs short of his maiden ODI fifty to a Mohammed Shami yorker which marked the end of the West Indies innings. Paul shared a 50-run stand for the ninth wicket with Khary Pierre and added 20 for the last wicket.Earlier, Rohit and Rahul’s massive opening stand was backed up by an astonishing late assault from Pant and Shreyas. While Rahul (102) was dismissed in the same over that he raised his hundred, Rohit carried on and looked primed for a record-extending fourth ODI double ton. However he fell on 159 to Sheldon Cottrell in the 44th over.That was only the start of the pain for West Indies however as Pant came in and made his intentions clear with a six off the second ball he faced. He hit another six two balls later and then a single to take strike as Cottrell came back for the 46th over.Pant hit two sixes and three fours in that over, thus taking 24 runs off it. Iyer gave Chase an even worse pasting in the next, smashing four sixes and a four. 31 runs were scored off the 47th. Pant was dismissed in the next over and Iyer after that while Kedar Jadhav hit three fours off the last one as India just failed to cross the 400-run mark.Brief scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) vs West Indies 280 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39). (IANS)Also read:Rohit Sharma dismantles Bangladesh as India level SeriesAlso watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajhar
London: English giants Chelsea on Thursday announced that they have reached an agreement with RB Leipzig over the transfer of hotshot striker Timo Werner, subject to passing a medical examination. The 24-year-old has also agreed personal terms with Chelsea and will join ‘The Blues’ in July. He will remain with Leipzig for the rest of the Bundesliga season. “I am delighted to be signing for Chelsea, it is a very proud moment for me to be joining this great club,” Werner was quoted as saying in the statement released on Chelsea’s Twitter handle. “I of course want to thank RB Leipzig, the club and the fans, for four fantastic years. You will forever be in my heart. “I look forward to next season with my new team-mates, my new manager and of course the Chelsea fans. Together we have a very successful future ahead of us,” he added. It is being reported by Daily Mail that Chelsea have agreed to pay 53 million pounds for Werner, which was his release clause and he will reportedly be earning 175,000 pounds week for the next five years at Stamford Bridge. Werner is currently enjoying the most profitable season of his career yet, having already scored 32 goals and registered 13 assists in 43 appearances in all competitions. IANS Also Watch: Morning Bulletin | 19th June, 2020