India win despite Mathews century

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets yesterday to propel India to their first Test series win in Sri Lanka in 22 years, defeating the hosts by 117 runs in the third Test.Chasing 386 to win, Sri Lanka slumped to 107 for five in their second innings, but captain Angelo Mathews scored a fighting 110 and shared 135 runs for the sixth wicket with Kusal Perera (70), giving Sri Lanka a chance to save the Test.However, Perera’s dismissal shortly before tea exposed the tail and the hosts lost their remaining wickets in five overs after the break.Fast bowler Ishant Sharma took the three important wickets of Upul Tharanga (0), Dinesh Chandimal (18) and Mathews in the second innings and collected eight wickets in the match.India hadn’t won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 1993 under captain Mohammad Azharuddin.Sri Lanka won the first Test in Galle by 63 runs and India won the second match by 278 runs.India captain Virat Kohli said that at no stage during the big partnership did he think that the match was slipping away.”In Test cricket on a fifth day even if you get a 100-run partnership you will have that one opportunity to get someone out and you have to make sure you grab that,” Kohli said. “It was a case of concentrating more in that situation.”Mathews said poor batting caused his team’s downfall.”On this wicket we had our chances to win. If not for the collapse in the top order, we could have won the game. Unfortunately we didn’t. We’ll try to rectify those mistakes in the future,” he said.India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, who carried his bat through the first innings for an unbeaten 145 in his comeback Test match, was named Man of the Match.Ashwin, who bagged 21 wickets in the three Tests, was adjudged player of the series.Sri Lanka lost their first three wickets for 21 runs on the fourth evening, leaving Mathews and Kaushal Silva to rebuild the innings.Meanwhile, the International Cricket Council charged India bowler Sharma and Sri Lanka’s Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Thirimanne with breaching the code of conduct for their angry confrontations on Monday.The players were involved in a series of arguments during India’s second innings after Prasad directed several bouncers at tail-end batsman Sharma.The details of the charges are expected to be announced later today.last_img read more


first_imgAre your teenagers complaining they have nothing to do in Donegal this summer?We can’t sort the summer but we can sort tomorrow at least.BEO – the transition year grouping of a number of Letterkenny secondary schools have a range a band workshop and concert at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. The project is part of the Earagail Arts Festival and lasts almost the entire day.Not only will it be a practical workshop in music and sound-checking, but it also features some of Ireland’s top bands including The Minutes and The Dirty 9s.The Dirty 9s will kick off the day with a workshop in modern music and Irish which will last for 45 minutes.This will be followed at 2.30pm by a soundcheck demonstration by The Minutes. And at 6pm the gig itself kicks off proper with no less than SEVEN bands on the bill.As well as The Minutes and The Dirty 9s, the rest of the line-up includes Don’t Lean Back, Jamaican Vampires, Tasty, Please Don’t Feed The Bassist and More Than Conquerors.If you can get a ticket from organisers today it will cost you a ridiculous €5 and on the night it costs an equally reasonable €10.All moody teenagers, especially those who claim they have nothing to do all summer, are invited.Ends WE’RE COUNTING ‘THE MINUTES’ DOWN TO BEO’S LATEST PROJECT was last modified: July 13th, 2011 by StephenShare 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:BeoTHE DIRTY 9STHE MINUTESlast_img read more

Mom pleads not guilty in murder case

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’ve also said I’ll always review the facts and compare them to the law before I announce my decision,” she said outside court Friday. Lashuan Harris’ lawyer, Teresa Caffese, refused to address questions about Harris’ mental state, saying only that her client was under suicide watch. She’s being held without bail. “It’s very, very difficult,” Caffese said. “This can’t be captured in words right now.” Authorities said Lashuan Harris, a former nurse’s assistant who was living in a homeless shelter, was seen putting her three boys in the bay Wednesday. The body of Harris’ middle son, Taronta Greeley, 2, was recovered late Wednesday about two miles from Pier 7. The other two – Treyshun Harris, 6, and Joshoa Greeley, 16 months – remained missing, but were presumed dead after so many hours in the water. The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search Thursday afternoon, but the San Francisco police and fire departments continue to scour the bay for the two bodies. Lashuan Harris’ next court hearing was scheduled for next Friday. She told investigators that she had stopped taking the antipsychotic drug Haldol once she got her schizophrenia symptoms under control over the summer, but the voices returned Tuesday night and were with her when she dropped her children into the water, according to police information obtained by The Associated Press. Family members said Lashuan Harris had made threats before. An aunt told the San Francisco Chronicle that the threats had prompted the woman’s mother to contact authorities, but others said they didn’t think Harris would actually kill her children. “She told my mama she was going to feed them to the sharks,” said Britney Fitzpatrick, Harris’ 16-year-old half sister. “No one thought it was that serious.” Demarcus Harris, Lashuan Harris’ cousin, said the last time he saw her was Tuesday at his sister’s house in Oakland, and the boys were with her. When his cousin left, she said goodbye and “I’m going to miss y’all.” He said neither he nor his sister suspected what she would do the next day. “We all thought she was just going home,” he said. Lashuan Harris was hospitalized in January at the John George Psychiatric Pavilion in San Leandro and her mother was briefly granted custody of the boys, according to her older sister, Telicia Harris, 26. Alameda County social service workers concluded after the first hospital stay that Lashuan Harris was fit to care for her sons, Telicia Harris said. Lashuan Harris’ aunt, Joyce Harris, told the Chronicle for Friday’s editions that Lashuan’s mother had contacted social services officials about three months ago to seek partial custody of the children. She made the request because Harris had stopped taking medication and had made threats regarding the boys, the paper reported. “They said she was sane, that they couldn’t do anything,” Joyce Harris told the newspaper. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – The woman seen dropping her young sons into San Francisco Bay pleaded not guilty Friday to three counts of murder. Lashuan Harris, described as mentally ill by family members, kept her head down and held her public defender’s hand through most of the brief court hearing. She quietly answered “yes” when the San Francisco Superior Court judge asked whether she was willing to waive her right to a speedy preliminary hearing. Harris, 23, faces three counts of murder with special circumstances, making her eligible for the death penalty. San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris said she hasn’t yet ruled out seeking a death sentence. last_img read more