Chase century salvages first day for Windies

first_imgWEST INDIES 1st InningsK Brathwaite c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 9K Powell lbw b Mohammad Amir 38S Hetmyer c Azhar Ali b Mohammad Abbas 1S Hope c wkp Sarfraz Ahmed b Yasir Shah 5R Chase not out 131V Singh c Younis Khan b Mohammad Abbas 3+S Dowrich c Younis Khan b Shadab Khan 29*J Holder not out 58Extras (b4, lb6, w2) 12TOTAL (6 wkts, 89 overs) 286To bat: D Bishoo, A Joseph,S Gabriel.Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Brathwaite),2-13 (Hetmyer), 3-37 (Hope), 4-102 (Powell), 5-107 (Singh), 6-154 (Dowrich)Bowling: Mohammad Amir 22-4-52-2, Mohammad Abbas 18-4-47-2 (w2), Yasir Shah 25-2-83-1, Shadab Khan 23-3-90-1, Azhar Ali 1-0-4-0.PAKISTANMisbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Abbas.Toss: West Indies.Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, Bruce Oxenford; TV – Richard Illingworth. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):Phlegmatic right-hander Roston Chase carved out a fluent unbeaten hundred to avert another West Indies catastrophe and frustrate Pakistan on the opening day of the second Test at Kensington Oval here yesterday.With the innings threatening to come apart at the seams at 37 for three in the first session, the 25-year-old Chase stepped up to hit an unbeaten 131 – his second Test hundred – to propel West Indies to 286 for six at the close.Chase got support from captain Jason Holder, who struck a composed unbeaten 58, while opener Kieran Powell chipped in with 38 and wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich, 29.New-ball seamers Mohammad Abbas (2-47) and Mohammad Amir (2-52) both finished with two wickets apiece, but Pakistan’s bowlers were forced to toil without success in the final session as West Indies dominated.Chase anchored three key partnerships to fuel West Indies’ revival, the chief of which was an attractive 132-run seventh-wicket stand with Holder.All told, the right-handed Chase faced 207 deliveries in three hours and nine minutes at the crease and struck 17 fours, while Holder has counted eight boundaries in an innings spanning 125 balls and 161 minutes.Opting to bat first, West Indies seemed doomed to repeat the first Test tragedy when they lost their first three wickets cheaply.Opener Kraigg Brathwaite failed for the third straight innings with nine when he pushed tentatively at one from left-armer Amir and nicked a catch behind in the morning’s fifth over with the score on 12.DEFENSIVE PRODFour balls later in the following over, with a single run added, left-hander Shimron Hetmyer (1) slashed at a side ball from Abbas and was well taken high at third slip by Azhar Ali.Shai Hope once again failed to impress, batting nearly an hour for his five before edging a defensive prod at leg-spinner Yasir Shah and giving wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed a straightforward catch 45 minutes before lunch.Chase and Powell then combined in a 65-run, fourth-wicket stand that settled the innings and steered West Indies to lunch at 72 for three.The left-handed Powell never appeared troubled in his 83-ball and near 21/2 hour stay at the crease that included five fours, but perished in the sixth over after lunch, lbw to Amir on review after he was initially given not out.Three overs later, left-hander Vishal Singh’s tough initiation continued when he edged the 13th ball he faced from Abbas low to Younis Khan at second slip to depart for three and leave West Indies on 107 for five 40 minutes after the break.Not for the first time, Chase found an ally in Dowrich, and together, they steadied the innings in a 47-run, sixth-wicket partnership which blunted Pakistan’s attack.Dowrich had struck five fours in an innings lasting 54 deliveries and just over an hour when he edged a leg-break from debutant Shadab Khan to Younis at slip to fall 14 minutes before tea.At the crossroads at 154 for six, West Indies gathered momentum through the enterprise of Chase and Holder.Unbeaten on 23 at lunch, Chase brought up his third Test half-century 40 minutes after the resumption when he pulled a short one from Yasir to the ropes at midwicket, and was unbeaten on 70 at tea with Holder yet to score.Chase then strolled to three figures an hour and 20 minutes after tea, raising the landmark with a delightful cover drive off Shadab to follow up his brilliant maiden hundred against India at Sabina Park last August.Not to be left out, Holder notched his sixth Test half-century and second in as many matches, bringing up the milestone late in the day with a couple to third man off Amir.Scoreboardlast_img read more

EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IS YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT?

first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I’m going to ask you a question….This might seem odd to you. You might even disagree with me, but what I’m about to ask you could be the biggest reason why you are not sticking to the goals that you set out for yourself at the start of the year.Is your social circle preventing you from losing weight? Whenever you begin to take control of your health and initially start your journey into weight loss, people will be happy for you. You will receive a lot of encouragement and this will help spur you on.But….after a while, you will begin to notice some small changes in how some of your friends, family and work colleagues act around you.This will be subtle to begin with.Actually it will be like the scene in ‘Jaws’… the person is swimming in the ocean, blissfully unaware that anything strange is happening. Then the music starts…Duh, Duh….Duh, Duh. Then all of a sudden, SNAP! This is pretty much how it goes when you start. It could be some small remarks, maybe regarding how you are eating, or maybe you declined the usual Friday night ‘after work’ drinks.Then, you begin to lose weight, or maybe you drop a dress size. All of a sudden the water gets a bit choppier.The small indirect comments will become direct ones. There will be questions; lots of confusing, conflicting questions and some of the stories will be so absurd, they have to be true, don’t they?Questions like:* ‘Why do you want to lose weight’? * ‘I don’t know how you can eat like that’* ‘You can’t miss another night out’?The stories that you will hear will go something like this:* ‘2 litres!, I know this one person who drank that much water and they died!’ * ‘When you stop training all your muscle will turn to fat, you should just stop now!’* ‘You are just depriving yourself. Give in now and it will save you all the heartache later on. You know you will give up anyways.’This is the undercurrent that will eventually drag you down into the murky depths of despair.The real question is why would your family and friends do this? Why would they try and prevent you from achieving your goals?The answer is simple. They cannot help it.Change makes people uncomfortable, really uncomfortable. When you start to lose weight all of their insecurities about themselves are being highlighted. The more you succeed, the more they realise their own failings and hence the more they want you to fail. But don’t be angry. They probably don’t even realise that they are doing it.Now, I am not saying that everyone will do this, but I’m sure that everyone reading this has at one time or another been subject to this sort of behaviour.So, what do you do?Invite your friends and work colleagues to join you. If you can create a social circle that is actively involved in your goals, your ability to achieve them will be easier.Stay focused on your goals, there will always be temptation, there will always be an easy option, don’t take it.You can sink into the murky waters of negativity, or you can swim past the sharks and get to where you want to go.#TrainSmartFor further information on Personal Training and Nutrition you can contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: IS YOUR SOCIAL CIRCLE PREVENTING YOU FROM LOSING WEIGHT? was last modified: February 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:emmet rushefitnesspersonal trainerweight loss advicelast_img read more