Bangladesh started their three one day international series with a spectacular victory over West Indies in the first match, thanks to Tamim Iqbal’s unbeaten century and Mashrafe Mortaza bowling spell.Tamim scored an unbeaten 130 and shared a 207-run second-wicket stand with Shakib Al Hasan to guide Bangladesh to a tour-reviving 48-run win over the West Indies in the first ODI in Guyana on Sunday.After winning the toss and electing to bat and losing a wicket in the second over, Bangladesh recovered to post 279 for four set up by Iqbal’s 10th ODI century and Al Hasan’s 97 from 121 deliveries.Mushfiqur Rahim’s late cameo of 30 from 11 balls contained three boundaries and two sixes before he was dismissed on the next-to-last ball of the innings.MATCH SCORECARDWest Indies was in contention in reply until Chris Gayle was runt out for 40 in the 22nd over and the hosts eventually reached 231-9 in 50 overs.Mashrafe Mortaza led the Bangladesh bowling attack with 4/37 from his 10 overs and Mustafizur Rahman took 2-35.West Indies dominated the two-Test series at the start of the tour with commanding wins in Antigua and Jamaica.The three-game ODI series will be followed by three Twenty20 internationals.(With inputs from AP)
UEFA Champions League Bale to discuss Real Madrid future after scoring ‘best goal ever’ in Champions League final Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 05:07 5/27/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) UEFA Champions League Real Madrid v Liverpool Real Madrid Liverpool Gareth Bale Transfers Videos The Wales international stepped off the bench against Liverpool to seal European glory, but admitted afterwards that he will be considering his future Gareth Bale hinted a summer move away from Real Madrid could be on the cards after stepping off the bench to make a record-breaking contribution to an historic Champions League victory over Liverpool.The Wales international has been heavily linked with a big-money switch elsewhere after seeing form and fitness issues plague another season in the Spanish capital.He was left on the bench for Madrid’s biggest game of the season in Kiev on Saturday, but entered the fray just after the hour mark to change the course of the tie with a match-winning brace. Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Having shown what he is capable of, the 28-year-old conceded afterwards that – amid much talk of interest from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich – he will have to weigh up his options when the transfer window re-opens.Bale told BT Sport : “I need to be playing week in, week out, it hasn’t happened this season for one reason or another. I need to sit down in the summer and discuss things with my agent and take things from there.”He added on being left out of Zinedine Zidane’s starting XI for the fourth Champions League final of his Madrid career: “Very disappointed not to start the game. I felt like I deserved it. The best I could do is come on and make an impact and that’s what I did.”Bale needed just 122 seconds to make an impact after replacing Isco, with a stunning overhead kick restoring Madrid’s lead on the night .He would go on to net his second and the Blancos’ third seven minutes from time to wrap up a hat-trick of continental triumphs for European football’s most successful club.”We know what we have achieved and we know how good we have been. It’s turned out to be a great season winning the Champions League,” said Bale.Bale also admitted that his acrobatic goal against Liverpool is the best of his career to date, with that strike helping him to his own piece of history.A second effort, which dipped and swerved from distance to slip through the grasp of Loris Karius – who endured a nightmare evening in the Liverpool goal – saw the Welshman become the first player to bag a brace off the bench in a European Cup final.1 – Gareth Bale is the first substitute to score a brace in an European Cup/Champions League final. Amazing. pic.twitter.com/nKgKRTvsha — OptaJose (@OptaJose) May 26, 2018 That would be some way to sign off if he is to leave Madrid this summer, with there sure to be no shortage of takers if Bale is to be made available on the open market.
I’d heard rumours about the great job that the Permits medical staff do for their teams, but it wasn’t until I took a walk down to the Southern Suns medical tent and had a look at their physio and trainers in action, that I saw how valuable they really are. The Southern Suns have brought along three trainers and a physio to this year’s NTL and one of the trainers, Laurie Atkins took some time to have a chat with me about their job and how they fit into the whole NTL equation. Laurie has been involved with the Suns as a trainer for several years now, and has a long history of Touch involvement, including playing representative Touch for the ACT back in 1982. A retired public servant, it’s obvious Laurie has a great passion for the sport and the players, as do the other men he’s working with. It’s also obvious how much the Suns players need and appreciate the work they do. All of the tables were being used and there was a steady stream of clients in and out, lining up for their treatment. Rob Hoy, is the local Coffs Harbour physio who has been helping the Suns out for around 7 years now. Mark Smith (or Jibbler as he’s known to everyone), is from Gundagai and has been helping out the Suns since before they were the Suns, when they were known as Riverina and District 1. And last but not least, John Choice, from Batemans Bay, is a qualified masseur and has been assisting the Suns for several years too. The medical team is the first and the last to leave, at the grounds bright and early to prepare and strap players for their games and at the grounds last to keep an eye on their charges and make sure there are no unforeseen injuries. According to Laurie most of what they see and deal with is general sprains and strains, grazes and management of old injuries, but what they get out of it is worthwhile for the enjoyment and the relationships. “We all love the sport itself and of course our jobs, but it is the chance to meet people and make different friends, as well as the opportunity to be able to help all of these players, that makes this so worthwhile,” he said. “We like to think that we have a role in these players success and that we’re part of the reason they can get out and play,” Laurie added. And that is most definitely the truth according to one of the Mens 50’s players, Tony Santolin from Griffith. “Especially in our age group, the Mens 50’s, these guys are the ones that help us get through our games. Without them we’d not only be in pain but we probably wouldn’t be able to move,” he said. “We can rely on them to always be there to help us out, most of the time it’s just for freeing tight muscles, but often they help people get off crutches and onto the playing field.” Once again, we discover another aspect to the sport of Touch that doesn’t get the thanks or the recognition of others. They work long hours and help us get out onto the fields. Their contribution is awesome. By Rachel Moyle, email@example.com