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highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Zealand have won eight out of 11 T20Is against India.India have never won a T20I series in New Zealand.India will now play five ODIs and two T20Is against Australia. New Delhi: Colin Munro’s ninth fifty had boosted New Zealand to 212/4 in the deciding Twenty20 International at Hamilton on Sunday, the second-time they had scored 200 in the three-match series. Krunal Pandya and Dinesh Karthik struck some big blows but in the end, India lost the Hamilton match by four runs to lose the three-match series 2-1. For India, it was a continuation of their horror show in the shortest format against New Zealand who has beaten them in eight out of 11 matches. Speaking after the end of the match, Rohit said the team made a few mistakes but chasing such a big total was always going to be difficult.“Disappointing to not cross the line but we fought well right till the end. 210 odd (213 target) was always going to be tough, but we were in it till the end. They held their nerve and kept hitting their yorkers,” Rohit said in the post-match presentation.India kept losing wickets at regular intervals in their chase. Vijay Shankar and Rohit strung a solid stand after Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed cheaply. Hardik Pandya and Rohit both fell in quick succession and there was plenty to do for Krunal and Karthik as they just failed to cross the line. However, despite the series loss, India still had a memorable tour of New Zealand by winning the ODI series for the first time in 10 years. “Still lot of positives, we started well with the ODIs, wanted to do well here but the boys throughout the tour were excellent, put in a lot of hard work. They will be disappointed tonight but we’ve to learn from the mistakes we made and move ahead,” Rohit said.Munro, who finally came to form with a blazing 72 which won him the Man of the Match award, said New Zealand were on their toes for the entire game as the Indian batting had depth and power. “It was touch and go there until the final minute. India – you get one good batsman, another one comes along. The boys did a really good job of finishing off the really good Indian batsmen. I didn’t really focus on trying to do anything different, tried to put pressure back on the bowlers. Just came out nice and free, had a bit of luck, which you certainly need in this match,” Munro said.New Zealand will now play Bangladesh in three ODIs while India will play Australia at home for two Twenty20 Internationals and five ODIs which will be their last international assignment before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which will be played in England from may 31.
March 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 9 seed Sacramento State (15-14, 8-12) vs. No. 8 seed Weber State (12-19, 8-12)Big Sky Conference Tourney First Round, CenturyLink Arena, Boise, Idaho; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Sacramento State is set to match up against Weber State in the opening round of the Big Sky tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on Feb. 6, when the Wildcats shot 53.5 percent from the field while limiting Sacramento State to just 41.8 percent en route to a four-point victory. Sac State faces Weber State in Big Sky tourney Associated Press TEAM LEADERS: Weber State’s Jerrick Harding has averaged 21.1 points while Cody John has put up 14.9 points. For the Hornets, Joshua Patton has averaged 13.1 points and 5.7 rebounds while Bryce Fowler has put up 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds.JUMPING FOR JERRICK: Harding has connected on 33.7 percent of the 181 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 17 over his last three games. He’s also made 86.3 percent of his free throws this season.WINLESS WHEN: Weber State is 0-13 this year when it scores 68 points or fewer and 12-6 when it scores at least 69.FLOOR SPACING: Sacramento State’s Izayah Mauriohooho-Le’afa has attempted 150 3-pointers and connected on 36.7 percent of them, and is 8 for 19 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The sturdy Sacramento State defense has held opponents to just 59.9 points per game, the sixth-lowest in Division I. Weber State has given up an average of 71.5 points through 31 games (ranked 211th, nationally).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
A few days after Didier Deschamps gave his list of 23 for the 2016 European Championship that France played at home, Eric Cantona expressed suspicion of racism by questioning the motivations of the former Juventus to make the list on the occasion of two absences, those of Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa.“Deschamps has a very French name. Perhaps he is the only one in France who has a really French name. No one in your family is mixed with anyone. Like the Mormons in America. I am not surprised that he used Benzema’s situation to avoid carrying it. Ben Arfa may be the best in France but it has certain origins. If Deschamps is racist? Maybe not, maybe yes. Something is certain, they are two of the best players in France, they will not be and they have roots from North Africa. The debate exists, “Cantona said.Deschamps denounced him and today, they will be seen in court as ‘King Eric’ is charged with defamation. “There is a line that cannot be crossed. And when you touch the family, it is unacceptable. I will go to the end,” the Frenchman promised and fulfilled.The origin of the disputeThe matter, according to L’Equipe in an extensive dossier, comes from afar. The most widespread theory, impossible to confirm by the French newspaper, is that Deschamps tried to convince Jaquet, the French coach, that Cantona, captain, was not summoned for the 1996 Eurocup. The reason: Eric’s kick to the Crystal Palace fan who uttered racist insults against himl. His intention, according to sources close to Cantona consulted by L’Equipe, was to be definitively done with the team’s costumes. A difficult version to give absolute truth that, according to other sources, also contrasts Cantona’s refusal to go when the coach asked him to play forward and not as a midfielder, since he wanted to. Be that as it may, Didier took the bracelet.After the European Championship, Cantona shot. The striker said in the Gazetta dello Sport before a Juventus-United that it was A player who was only worth “carrying water bottles” and someone who could do what he did you could find “in the corner of any street”.It wouldn’t be the last time I would talk about him. “Didier plays the monk, the moralizing monk, but he will end up falling into all the vices of the world,” he said that same month. L’Equipe states that Cantona always saw Deschamps as someone who moves well in the shadows of politics and who has bothered him deeply from his time in Marseille. There, L’Equipe puts the spotlight, when Tapie, president of the OM, threw the striker away from a charity match. This newspaper says that Cantona, already from Manchester, was up to date on the good relationship that Deschamps had with the top Marseilles president. Something that he did not like at all already in the late 80’s and that, over the years it went to more. Today, the dialectical battle between the two will reach the courts of Paris.