(REUTERS) – All-rounder Ben Stokes lived a charmed life to register his fourth century as England punished a sloppy India to post a huge first-innings total on the second day of the opening Test yesterday.After winning the toss and asking the hosts to bowl on a docile pitch, an increasingly confident England capitalised on some slack fielding to amass 537 runs, effectively batting India out of the first match of the five-Test series.India openers Gautam Gambhir and Murali Vijay safely negotiated the 23 overs they faced to take their side to 63 without loss at stumps, trailing England by 474 runs.Gambhir was unbeaten on 28 while Vijay was on 25.Stokes survived two dropped catches, two run-out chances and a tough stumping opportunity before he was finally out for an eventful 128 just before the scheduled tea break.The left-handed batsman, who also saw three mishits soar high into the air before falling between onrushing fielders, reached three figures with a boundary off spinner Ravindra Jadeja (3-86).After Joe Root scored a hundred on Wednesday, Moeen Ali and Stokes matched the feat a day later, to mark the first time in 55 years that an England side had three batsmen score centuries in the same innings at an Asian venue.Geoff Pullar, Ken Barrington and Ted Dexter all scored hundreds in the second innings of a Test against India at Kanpur in December 1961.Resuming on 311-4, England walked out in a positive frame of mind and dominated the Indian attack, who failed to help their cause by bowling too many loose deliveries.Moeen had been on 99 overnight, but picked up the run he needed to bring up his milestone off the third ball of the day when he dabbed pace bowler Mohammed Shami for a quick single.The left-hander then blasted fast bowler Umesh Yadav for three boundaries in four balls, prompting India captain Virat Kohli to bring on off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin after just five overs with the second new ball.Moeen was dismissed for 117 after shouldering arms to an inswinging delivery from Shami, which ended a brisk 62-run stand with Stokes for the fifth wicket.There was, however, no respite for the Indian bowlers as Stokes and Jonny Bairstow added another 99 for the sixth wicket before the latter was caught behind off Shami.India had dropped three catches on the first morning of the match and their profligacy continued when wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha dropped Stokes twice off Yadav.Stokes was on 60 when Saha spilled the ball after diving to his left. The wicketkeeper then grassed another almost identical opportunity when the all-rounder had added another run.Bairstow hit five fours and two sixes in his aggressive knock of 46 before Saha finally managed to hold on to a catch.Stokes also added 52 for the ninth wicket with Zafar Ansari before Saha completed a smart catch down the leg side off Yadav to dismiss him.ScoreboardEngland 1st innings (Overnight: 311-4)A. Cook lbw b Jadeja 21H. Hameed lbw b R. Ashwin 31J. Root c&b U. Yadav 124B. Duckett c Rahane b R. Ashwin 13M. Ali b Shami 117B. Stokes c Saha b U. Yadav 128J. Bairstow c Saha b Shami 46C. Woakes c Saha b Jadeja 4A. Rashid c U. Yadav b Jadeja 5Z. Ansari lbw b Mishra 32S. Broad not out 6Extras (b-5 lb-4 nb-1) 10Total (all out, 159.3 overs) 537Fall of wickets: 1-47 A. Cook,2-76 H. Hameed,3-102 B. Duckett,4-281 J. Root,5-343 M. Ali,6-442 J. Bairstow,7-451 C. Woakes,8-465 A. Rashid,9-517 B. Stokes,10-537 Z. AnsariBowlingM. Shami 28.1 – 5 – 65 – 2U. Yadav 31.5 – 3 – 112 – 2R. Ashwin 46 – 3 – 167 – 2R. Jadeja 30 – 4 – 86 – 3(nb-1)A. Mishra 23.3 – 3 – 98 – 1India 1st inningsM. Vijay not out 25G. Gambhir not out 28Extras (b-8 lb-1 w-1) 10Total (for no loss, 23 overs) 63Fall of wickets:To bat: C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Ashwin, W. Saha, R. Jadeja, M. Shami, U. Yadav, A. MishraBowlingS. Broad 5 – 1 – 20 – 0C. Woakes 7 – 2 – 17 – 0(w-1)M. Ali 6 – 2 – 6 – 0Z. Ansari 3 – 0 – 3 – 0A. Rashid 2 – 0 – 8 – 0
NIGHT two of the Guinness Greatest of the Streets came to a close on Thursday night with eight teams emerging victorious from their matchups.In the first game, Up Like 7 defeated Alexander Village 3-2 in a game that finished with sudden-death kicks. In regular time the score read 2-2 with Mark Carrega and Dwayne Lowe scoring in the 7th and 18th minutes for the UP Like 7 side. For Alexander Village Gerald King and Kevin Gordon scored in the 3rd and 20th minutes.In Game Two, North Ruimveldt edged Jamoon Drive by one goal through Nkosie Barker in minute 26, being the separator between the two sides. Albouystown-A team won on penalty kicks. They beat Upsetters 2-0 after the game finished 0-0 in regulation.Game Four saw Broad Street Bullies definitely bully their Howes Street opponents. Lennox Cort, Rocky Gravesande and Devon Johnson all scored for the Bullies in the 6th, 7th, and 17th minutes of the one-sided match.Also winning on penalty kicks and sudden-death kicks were the North East La Penitence side who knocked off Island All-Stars-B 2-0 on penalties and Alboustown-B who defeated West Back Road 2-1.In the final games of the night, Stevedore and Back Circle emerged victorious after defeating opponents West Front Road and East Front Road respectively.For Stevedore it was a well-deserved win. Dorwin Filter found the net for them in the 17th minute and when Michael Pedro equalised for West Front Road in the 28th minute, Keifer Brandt nudged the team in front seconds later in the same minute to give Stevedore the win. Meanwhile Back Circle finished 1-0 courtesy of Jermin Beckles.Eight matches will continue today from 19:00hrs at the Burnham Court with Camp Street All-Stars taking on Stevedore, Festival City matching up against Up Like 7, North Ruimveldt facing West Back Road and Leopold Street squaring off against North East La Penitence.After the break, matches will resume at 21:00hrs with Back Circle versus Tucville, Bent Street against Broad Street Ballers, Sparta Boss facing Channel 9 and Queen Street Tiger Bay challenging Albouystown A at 22:30hrs.
THREE consecutive nights of football action will begin at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground tonight, as play in this year’s 4th annual Upper Demerara Football Association’s (UDFA) GT Beer Christmas football championship commences in earnest, when three-time champions Federal Winners Connection take on Blueberry Hill in the second game of a double-header feature.The first game will bring together Kwawkani Strikers and Silver Shattas at 19:00hrs, after the official march past at 18:00hrs, involving the ten participating clubs.President of the UDFA, Sharma Solomon, is expected to be among the speakers along with Geoff Clement, the GT Beer Brand Manager of sponsor Banks DIH, who, once again, is on board using its GT Beer brand.The ten participating clubs are tournament favourites Federal Winners Connection, who have won from its inception, Blueberry Hill, Kwawkani Strikers, Silver Shattas, Amelia’s Ward Panthers, Eagles United, Botofago, Milerock, Hi Stars and Net Rockers.Once again the football fans in Linden are in for a treat as they look towards another year-end championship which has become a staple for football lovers here in Linden, and, with $1M up for grabs, one is certain to see a very competitive tournament which concludes after eleven nights of football.The first-place finishers will collect $1M and a huge trophy along with replicas, second-placers $600 000 and a trophy, third-placers $300 000 and fourth-placers $200 000.The second day of play tomorrow and Thursday will also be interesting as the teams try to jostle for positions to cart off the incentives at stake and bragging rights which have been in the Winners Connection camp for the past three years. (Joe Chapman)
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Moratuwa: Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal struck an unbeaten hundred as India U-19 cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Sri Lanka to win the five-match one day series 3-2 here today.Batting first, India restricted Sri Lanka to a modest 212 for 9 in 50 overs after a collective effort from the Indian bowlers. The visitors then knocked off the runs in 42.4 overs, courtesy Jaiswal, who hit eight fours and three sixes.The team, coached by WV Raman, need to be lauded as they came back in the series after trailing 1-2.While bowling, it was Mohit Jangra, who had the best figures of 2 for 30 while all the others got a wicket apiece. Sri Lanka lost their last six wickets for 39 runs in a sudden middle-order collapse after looking good for a big score at 174 for 3.For the hosts, Madushka Fernando dropped anchor, scoring 95 off 136 balls with seven boundaries, before seamer Jangra trapped him leg before. He added 101 runs for the third wicket with Keshawa Fernando (56).Once Keshawa was dismissed, Madhushka went into a shell and the Indian left-arm spinners Siddharth Desai (1/33) and Harsh Tyagi (1/43) dried up the runs.The chase was never a problem as Jaiswal, who was dropped for poor form, came back strongly, being promoted up the order.Also Read | Nick Jonas confirms engagement with Priyanka ChopraJaiswal looked solid at one end of three good partnerships — 71 for the opening stand with Devdutt Padikkal (38), 72 for the second wicket with Pawan Shah (36) and 69 for the unbroken third wicket stand with skipper Aryan Juyal (22).Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U-19 212/9 in 50 overs (Madhushka Fernando 95, Keshawa Fernando 56, Mohit Jangra 2/30)India U-19 214/2 in 42.4 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 114 no). India U-19 won by 8 wickets. India win series 3-2.https://english.newsnationtv.com/entertainment/bollywood-news/nick-jonas-confirms-engagement-with-priyanka-chopra-truth-article-200377.html
India won a bilateral ODI series for 1st time in AustraliaRoger Federer is bidding to win 7th Australian OpenVirat Kohli scored a century in Adelaide ODI For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Virat Kohli is the undisputed modern-day great of the cricketing world. Roger Federer is a legend in the world of tennis. What happens when two great sportsmen of the modern era meet and greet each other? It results in sports fans going berserk on social media. Kohli, the Indian cricket team skipper, posted on his official Twitter handle photos on his meeting with Federer. Kohli was accompanied by his wife and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. Kohli wrote on his handle, “What a day at the Australian open. An amazing way to finish the Australian summer. Forever grateful.” The smile on Kohli said it all, he had met a sportsman who is a true legend in every sense of the word. Although he met Federer, he watched Novak Djokovic in action as the Serb defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-3,6-4,4-6,6-0 to enter the fourth round.Kohli’s tour of Australia ended on the ultimate high with India winning the final game in Melbourne by seven wickets and securing a 2-1 series win in Australia. This was the first time that India had won a bilateral ODI series Down Under and it continued their historic run, having secured victory in the Test series for the first time-ever. It was the first time that India had not lost a series in any format Down Under, with the three-match Twenty20 series drawn 1-1 in December 2018. highlights For Kohli, it was a wonderful tour. He smashed a brilliant century on a tough pitch in Perth and his 104 in the second ODI in Adelaide helped India chase down 298 and level the series in style. Kohli also smashed a brilliant fifty in the Twenty20 series which saw India level the game in Sydney. Kohli had an average of over 40 and 50 in the Tests and ODIs and a series win in both formats has enhanced his reputation as a modern-day great and has also helped India overcome the disappointment of several overseas series losses.On the other hand, Federer seems to be getting better with age in Tennis. He has won the Australian Open in 2017 and 2018 and he is bidding to become the first player in history to win the tournament Down Under a record seventh time. The Swiss Masestro, who already has 20 Grand Slam titles, is the favourite to win the title this time but he faces stiff competition from Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
highlights Mark Ramprakash has been batting coach of England since 2014.England will take on Australia in five Tests in the 2019 Ashes after World Cup.Trevor Bayliss’ contract ends after the end of the Australia series in September. Bayliss’s assistant Paul Farbrace, begins work as Warwickshire’s sporting director next week. An ECB spokesman said: “We will finalise the coaching set-up for the Ashes in the next couple of weeks. Mark Ramprakash will not be part of the coaching set-up for the Ashes.” London: Mark Ramprakash will leave his role as England’s batting coach amid reports Graham Thorpe is ready to take the job in time for this year’s Ashes. Ramprakash had worked with England since 2014 and was focusing on the Test team while Thorpe worked regularly in the one-day set-up. Former Middlesex and Surrey batsman Ramprakash was contracted until the end of the forthcoming season but has been ousted following the arrival of new director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles. Ramprakash, whose last England assignment was the 2-1 Test series defeat against the West Indies, tweeted the news on Friday. “I’ve just been informed that I will not be involved in the Ashes series,” the 49-year-old wrote. “It’s been a huge privilege to support the team over the last 5 years. I’d like to wish all the staff & players the very best of luck for the future.” Ramprakash is the second senior member of the backroom team to leave ahead of head coach Trevor Bayliss’ departure at the end of his contract in September. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
New Delhi: Steve Smith led the side from the front and helped his side register a 5 wicket win. (SCORECARD)19:45 hrs IST: That’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you. Do join is for the next game as Delhi Capitals host Kings XI Punjab at Feroz Shah Kotla. Click Here19:42 hrs IST: FOUR! Stuart Binny finishes off in style. Rajasthan Royals win. 19:40 hrs IST: So 4 needed off the last over now!19:32 hrs IST: WICKET: Another golden duck for Asthon Turner. 9 runs needed off 11 balls! 19:28 hrs IST: WICKET: A well-made 43 by Riyan Parag comes to an end. Gets run out. Royals are complicating this chase. 19:22 hrs IST: Steve Smith smashes yet another IPL fifty. It has been a captain’s knock. Royals should close this game early. Just 17 more needed in three overs. 19:08 hrs IST: Both Steve Smith and Riyan has been able to take Royals close to the target. Mumbai, on the other hand, need something special to stay in the game. After 14 overs, it’s 18:58 hrs IST: 100 up for Rajasthan Royals!18:53 hrs IST: In the first leg of the second innings, Rajasthan Royals score 90 runs for the loss of three wickets. With Steve Smith still at the crease, Royals will fancy their chances to win two-in-two against Mumbai Indians this season. 18:45 hrs IST: WICKET: Knocked him over. Ben Stokes gets an inside edge and on to the stumps. Two wickets in the same over. 18:42 hrs IST: WICKET: To put this wicket in simpler terms, Sanju Samson did what was not needed at this stage. Royals had smashed two sixes in the last over, and could have easily ticked the ball in Rahul Chahar’s over. However, Sanju didn’t read the ball and went after it. Couldn’t clear long off fielder. Departs for 35. After 8 overs, it’s 7.5 overs, it’s 77/2. 18:34 hrs IST: The powerplay belongs to Rajasthan Royals and captain is leading from the front. Struck two boundaries in Malinga’s over. After 6 overs, it’s 60/1.18:22 hrs IST: WICKET: Rahul Chahar tossed the ball up, and Rahane tried to charge on the flighted delivery. However, the ball went straight into the hands of Suryakumar Yadav, who was at cover region. Departs for 12. 18:15 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals is off to a blistering start. Ajinkya Rahane was joined by a new opener Sanju Samson, and he didn’t disappoint at all. In this partnership, Samson has been the aggressor. Rahane, on the other hand, is struggling to get some runs under his belt. After 3 overs, it’s 31/0.17:59 hrs IST: Ben Cutting launches Jofra Archer into the stands at deep midwicket and Mumbai Indians have reached 161/5 against Rajasthan Royals. This is a big task for the hosts.17:52 hrs IST: Hardik Pandya is trapped LBW by Jofra Archer with a searing yorker and this could benefit Rajasthan Royals. Out goes Hardik, in comes Krunal Pandya.17:48 hrs IST: Jofra Archer drops his third six and Pandya responds by hammering a six straight down the ground off Unadkat who continues to leak runs.17:37 hrs IST: Jofra Archer drops a sitter off Kieron Pollard and the batsman responds with a big six over deep midwicket. However, Pollard falls the next ball but Ben Cutting finds a boundary.17:30 hrs IST: Jofra Archer concedes very little and Mumbai Indians have reached 114/3. Pandya and Pollard will be aiming to get Mumbai Indians back on track but Rajasthan Royals have fought well.17:22 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock falls for 65 as he miscues a googly from Gopal to be caught at long on. The legspinner ends his spell with a brilliant 4-0-21-2.17:16 hrs IST: That is the wicket Rajasthan Royals wanted. Sow and short from Stuart Binny, Suryakumar Yadav top-edges the pull shot and is caught at deep backward square leg.17:06 hrs IST: Quinton de Kock launches Jaydev Unadkat for a big six straight down the ground. It is his second six and Mumbai Indians are setting a great platform to reach a wonderful score.16:57 hrs IST: Fifty for Quinton de Kock and his brilliant knock continues his magnificent run in IPL 2019. Fantastic stuff from the opener and Mumbai Indians are in a great position.16:45 hrs IST: The partnership between De Kock and Suryakumar Yadav is 50 runs. The South African opener continues his great form while Suryakumar is looking in great touch.16:35 hrs IST: Mumbai Indians end the powerplay with 46 runs in six overs. This is a decnet start but the pitch is not too conducive for stroke-making. 16:24 hrs IST: 4,4,4,6. Quinton de Kock is in sublime form and Dhawl Kulkarni concedes 19 runs in his second over. Much needed boost for Mumbai Indians after the fall of Rohit Sharma.16:20 hrs IST: In the air but safe! Quinton de Kock dances down the track and mistimes the lofted shot to long on but Jofra Archer runs in and the ball falls just in front. De Kock utilises the opportunity well and cracks Dhawal Kulkarni for two boundaries in the fourth over.16:18 hrs IST: Superb bowling from Gopal. Tossed up and given a bit more loop, Rohit dances down the track but he is beaten by the dip and he chips it back to the bowler. Great start this for Rajasthan Royals.16:15 hrs IST: Another good over from Rajasthan Royals as Dhawal Kulkarni bowls in the right areas and channels. Shreyas Gopal in and he gets the big wicket of Rohit Sharma.16:09 hrs IST: Great over from Stuart Binny as he concedes just three runs in the first over. There is some swing but the pitch is sluggish as Rohit Sharma struggles for timing.15:42 hrs IST: Rajasthan Royals have chosen to bowl against Mumbai Indians. Steve Smith will lead the side and Ben Stokes is back. Jos Buttler misses out while Rahul Tripathi is out. Mayank Markande in for Mumbai Indians. Here are the playing XIs.Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Rahul Chahar, Mayank Markande, Lasith Malinga, Jasprit BumrahRajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson(w), Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni15:20 hrs IST: The situation is dire for Rajasthan Royals. They have won only two out of eight games and are in seventh spot. They need to win all their games. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians need to win at least two games in order to seal a spot in the playoffs. They are in good form heading into this clash.15:12 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Rajasthan Royals and Mumbai Indians from the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur. First, the big news. Ajinkya Rahane has been replaced as captain and Steve Smith will lead the Rajasthan Royals. This is a big move considering that a loss today could effectively kill off Rajasthan Royals’ chance of entering the playoffs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Ben Stokes was the hero yet again as his unbeaten century saw England to a thrilling one-wicket win in the third Ashes Test at Headingley on Sunday.England were 286-9, still needing 73 more runs to reach a victory target of 359 when No 11 Jack Leach walked out to bat to join Stokes at the crease. Leach, however, held firm with World Cup final winning batting star Stokes’s astonishing 135 not out seeing England complete their highest successful fourth innings chase as they squared the five-match series at 1-1.Stokes eventually flayed fast bowler Pat Cummins for four to seal a famous victory arguably even more improbable than England’s celebrated 1981 Ashes Test success at Headingley when they won after following-on. Here’s the winning moment:This video is incredible. Ben Stokes knows he’s hit the winning shot before the supporters. Just watch him #Ashes pic.twitter.com/xsPK0Ofcr8— Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) August 25, 2019″There’s nothing like being out there in the end and getting your team over the line. I didn’t get nervous till we needed single figures, I didn’t know what to do then,” admitted Stokes after the match.Here’s how people reacted to Ben Stokes’ innings.That was pretty special! @benstokes38 , that was ridiculous! Well done. Ashes alive and well.— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) August 25, 2019I’ve seen some remarkable cricket moments in my life but that is the best I’ve seen in over 50 years. @benstokes38 saved the Ashes and gave a magical inspirational innings. Even better than his World Cup performance.Well done @ECB_cricket— Geoffrey Boycott (@GeoffreyBoycott) August 25, 2019What an innings from @benstokes38, will go down as one of the greatest test innings, Headingley does it again! #Ashes #BenStokes— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) August 25, 2019INCREDIBLE One of the greatest knocks in the history of Test cricket.Ben Stokes, take a bow #Ashes pic.twitter.com/5wlOVZl6n3— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 25, 2019Unbelievable scenes at the ashes ! @benstokes38 can’t really describe what you did with that bat, hats of to you test cricket at its best #Ashes2019— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 25, 2019(With PTI Inputs)
New Delhi: Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry are two of the dominant players in women’s cricket. Healy is considered the best wicketkeeper batter in women’s cricket while Perry has broken records which even the male cricketers have not been able to emulate. However, in the Women’s Big Bash League clash between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the WACA in Perth, both players stitched a new record. Perry and Healy shared a record 199-run stand for the opening wicket as Sydney Sixers ended on 199/0 and despite Elyse Villani’s fifty, Sydney Sixers won by 45 runs. Perry hit 87 and Healy hit 106 off 53 balls which included 13 fours and four sixes. For Healy, it continued her magnificent run in all cricketing formats in the last one month. She hit 112 against Sri Lanka in ODIs and she broke the world record for the highest individual score in women’s Twenty20 Internationals when she smashed 148* off 61 balls in Sydney against the same opponent.Both Healy and Perry started steadily in the powerplay where they amassed 39 runs in the first six overs. Melbourne Stars bowlers failed to stem the run flow. Healy neared her fifty with two sixes off legspinner Kristen Beams and pacer Chloe Rafferty. Perry kept hitting boundaries at will and Healy notched up her fifty with a single off Erin Osborne. Perry also reached her landmark with two fours off Beams. In the death overs, at least two boundaries were hit every over, with Healy nearing her ton with a six off Rafferty. However, Healy reached her century in grand style with four boundaries in the final over bowled by Nicola Hancock, including three consecutive fours in the last three balls. The 199-run unbeaten stand was the best stand in the history of the Women’s Big Bash League for any wicket, breaking the record of 156 set by Meg Lanning and Mignon du Preez in 2016 for the Melbourne Stars against Adelaide Strikers in Melbourne. The highest stand for any wicket in women’s T20Is is 227 for the second wicket by Uganda’s Prosscovia Alako and Rita Musamali against Mali in Rwanda, in a match which Uganda won by a record margin of 304 runs by dismissing Mali for 10.Also Read | Ellyse Perry, Australian superwoman, achieves a feat no cricketer has ever achieved in T20IsElyse Vilani was the only player to put up a fight as she notched up a fifty but she found no support from the other batters. Sarah Aley took two wickets as the Sydney Sixers won the match and gave Perry a perfect birthday gift. “I told Midge I wanted a cheeky single and she told me to get lost. It was good fun out there today. Pez (Perry) batted beautifully and I’m grateful that she gave me the opportunity to get a ton. I’m enjoying my cricket at the moment. I’m fairly relaxed and in a really enjoyable space at the moment. Hopefully that can continue,” Healy said to the broadcaster Channel 7. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
___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 March 1, 2020 Duke seeks revenge on NC State TALE OF TWO ROSTERS: North Carolina State has been fueled by senior leadership while Duke has relied on freshmen this year. For the Wolfpack, seniors Markell Johnson, Devon Daniels, C.J. Bryce, D.J. Funderburk and Jericole Hellems have combined to account for 78 percent of the team’s scoring, including 91 percent of all points over its last five. In the other locker room, freshmen Vernon Carey Jr., Cassius Stanley, Matthew Hurt and Wendell Moore Jr. have collectively accounted for 55 percent of Duke’s scoring this season.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Johnson has directly created 42 percent of all North Carolina State field goals over the last three games. Johnson has 12 field goals and 21 assists in those games.UNDEFEATED WHEN: North Carolina State is a perfect 7-0 when the team makes nine or more 3-pointers. The Wolfpack are 11-11 when the team hits fewer than nine threes.STREAK STATS: Duke has won its last five home games, scoring an average of 84 points while giving up 63.DID YOU KNOW: Duke is ranked fourth in Division I with an average of 82.1 points per game. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Carolina State (18-11, 9-9) vs. Duke (23-6, 13-5)Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Duke seeks revenge on North Carolina State after dropping the first matchup in Raleigh. The teams last met on Feb. 19, when the Wolfpack shot 45.1 percent from the field while holding Duke’s shooters to just 37.7 percent en route to an 88-66 victory. Associated Press