Australia avert elimination as India dominate Bangladesh

first_imgSYDNEY (Reuters) – Defending champions Australia returned from the brink of elimination to pip Sri Lanka but India underlined their title credentials with their second successive victory in the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup in Perth on Monday.Australia were stunned by India in Friday’s tournament opener and the hosts looked patchy again as they edged out Sri Lanka by five wickets to keep alive their hopes of a fifth title.Later at the same WACA Ground, India were much more clinical in their 18-run victory against Bangladesh.Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu had led from the front with a belligerent 50 to help her team post 122-6 after electing to bat.Free-scoring Atapattu smacked two sixes and seven boundaries in her entertaining 38-ball innings before falling to Nicola Carey (2-18).Umesha Thimashini (20), Anushka Sanjeewani (25) and Nilakshi de Silva (18) were unable to convert their good starts into match-winning contributions.Australia, in reply, ran into trouble early and were reeling at 10-3 in the fourth over after Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney departed in quick succession.It was the 95-run stand between Rachael Haynes (60) and skipper Meg Lanning (41 not out) that rescued the hosts.Sri Lanka did not help their own cause by dropping Haynes and burning their reviews which meant they could not challenge the not-out decision after Lanning had edged behind. “World Cup tournaments aren’t easy. You have to keep winning, that’s the nature of the beast,” player-of-the-match Haynes said after Australia won with three balls to spare.“I’m sure there were a couple of nerves today but to be able to get over the line right at the end will hopefully create some momentum for the rest of the tournament.”Put into bat in the later match, India posted a competitive 142-6 with opener Shafali Verma putting on a six-hitting display in her 17-ball blitz. Playing without regular partner Smriti Mandhana, who missed the match with fever, the 16-year-old sensation Verma smashed four sixes before falling for 39.Captain Harmanpreet Kaur disappointed again but Jemima Rodrigues scored a breezy 34 and Veda Krishnamurthy made a quickfire 20 not out even though the 150-mark eluded India.Poonam Yadav’s 4-19 had destroyed Australia on Friday and the 28-year-old tormened Bangladesh too with her loopy leg-breaks to claim 3-18.Opener Murshida Khatun (30) and Nigar Sultana (35) batted fluently but Bangladesh could never really accelerate and eventually managed 124-8.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

first_imgSunday, August 24, 20142:20 a.m.  Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 100 block of N. Washington.•2:45 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 1100 block of E. Lincoln.•3:18 a.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 1100 block of E. Lincoln.•Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 64 mph in a 50 mph zone and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•10:20 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 700 block of N. Blaine. Wellington Police notes for Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24:Friday, August 22, 2014•4:15 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9:47 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of checks in the 1400 block N. Washington, Wellington.•10:32 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1000 block of W. 8th.•11:10 a.m. Juvenile female, 16, Wellington was arrested and confined on a commitment to sanctions house court through Sumner County for probation violation.•1:05 p.m. Cara M. Appelhans, 35, Wellington was arrested and confined on a warrant through the city of Oxford.•2:13 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.•2:34 p.m. On August 14, 2014 Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Washington, Wellington. Property was recovered and returned to owner.•2:40 p.m. Hunter M. Gaddie, 20, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with possession of alcohol by underage adult.•8:20 p.m. Officers made a, courtesy motor vehicle non-injury accident report on private property, in the 1000 block of N. A., involving a vehicle operated by Caitlin B. Jordan, 21, Kountze,Texas and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Michael L. Spencer, Wellington. Saturday, August 23, 2014•10:20 a.m. Brenda S. Cadenhead, 53, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar) and expired drivers license.•5:25 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of superior court.•8:41 p.m. Officers investigated a dog bite and was impounded in the 1300 block of N. B.•10:07 p.m. Officers investigated a sexual battery in the 200 block of W. 4th.•10:44 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 300 block of E. 15th.•11:25 p.m. Matthew R. Deason, 34, Wellington was arrested, confined and eventually bonded on charges charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property.last_img read more