Cricket News Sri Lanka’s historic achievement in South Africa – Some key numbers

first_img3 – Sri Lanka become only the third team in history to win a series in Australia. Ever since the country was readmitted in 1992, only Australia and England have won series in the country. Australia has won five times while England has won thrice.2 – Sri Lanka became only the second Asian side to ever win a Test match in Port Elizabeth. Pakistan had won in 2007 and this was South Africa’s first loss at the venue in 11 years.3 – Number of Tests won by Sri Lanka in South Africa, making it the joint third-most among visiting nations. England have won 31 Tests while Australia has won 29. India and New Zealand has won three games apiece.2 – This is the second time since readmission that South Africa has lost two consecutive Test matches at home. Australia has done it thrice in 1997, 2002 and 2006 while Sri Lanka achieved it in 2019. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Sri Lanka won a Test series in South Africa for the first time.Sri Lanka are the first Asian nation to win a series in South Africa.Sri Lanka are the second team after Australia to win two back-to-back Tests in South Africa. highlights New Delhi: Sri Lanka were whitewashed 3-0 at home against England. They had not won a single match in all formats in New Zealand and were hammered 2-0 against Australia in the Tests. They headed to South Africa, a nation where no Asian nation had won in history. India, with their star power and with Virat Kohli in prime form, had failed to win a Test series in South Africa in 2018. Pakistan, with their fast bowling resources, were whitewashed 3-0 in 2018/19. Sri Lanka were had won only one Test in 19 years of touring Sri Lanka and many expected that Sri Lanka would fall by the wayside against the No.2 ranked side.However, in a stunning reversal, Kusal Perera’s inspired 153 and a record-breaking stand of 78 for the final wicket with Vishwa Fernando helped Sri Lanka secure their highest-ever chase outside the sub-continent. The win for Sri Lanka in Durban was their second in the country, having won at the same venue in 2011. In the Port Elizabeth Test, South Africa secured a 68-run lead but Sri Lanka staged a great fightback as the hosts lost eight wickets for 77 runs to give the visitors a target of 197. Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis slammed fifties and Sri Lanka secured history. Here is the list of statistical records created by Sri Lanka in the process of their win.1 – Sri Lanka become the first Asian team to ever win a series in South Africa. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh has never won a Test series against the Proteas in South Africa.last_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers travel to Waco for face-off against Bears

first_imgThe Wisconsin Women’s Volleyball Team made a big leap in the rankings all the way to No. 2 in the polls after knocking off the previously second-ranked Longhorns Saturday night. However, as sophomore setter Sydney Hilley explained, “rankings are just rankings,” which is the mindset the girls need to have for this upcoming road trip down to Waco.  Friday at 6 p.m. the Badgers will square off against No. 15 Baylor in Waco, Texas. Baylor is sporting a 4-2 record after dropping their last two games to ranked opponents. The Bears came out strong winning their first four games, including a big win over the now-25th-ranked Marquette. After the hot start to the season, Baylor lost in five sets to ninth-ranked UCLA before losing again the next day to No. 16 San Diego in the USD Invitational out in San Diego California. Although they are now 1-2 against ranked opponents, there is nothing to take lightly about this Baylor team, especially when playing in Waco, where the Bears are undefeated this season.   The Badgers will have to focus on containing the stealthy six-foot sophomore, Yossiana Pressley. Pressley has already made a significant impact for the Bears this season recording 116 kills through the first six games. Pressley also has her name on the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Watch List, which is not an unfamiliar sight for the Texas native.  Football: Safety Patrick Johnson leaves programPatrick Johnson, a safety for the University of Wisconsin football team, left the program Wednesday morning citing personal reasons. The Read…As a freshman, Pressley raked in the awards as she earned herself the 2017 Big 12 Freshman of The Year award, and she was a unanimous pick for the All-Big 12 First team and the Big 12 All-Freshman team. Pressley was also a five-time Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and a four-time Big 12 Freshman of the week, leading to an eventual AVCA All-American honorable mention. Pressley will be looking to make the difference on Friday but she still must go through a red-hot Badger team. This game will be another great test for the Badgers as they look to build off their 4-0 start to the season and begin preparation for Big Ten play. Baylor will be a tournament team this year which means these two foes may even meet again come November. As for Friday, you can catch the game on Fox Sports Go or you can listen to the game on the Badger Sports Network, channel 100.9FM.last_img read more

England’s Jordan wins St Andrews Links Trophy

first_img11 Jun 2017 England’s Jordan wins St Andrews Links Trophy England’s Matthew Jordan has been threatening all season and has now pulled off the biggest win of his career with victory in the St Andrews Links Trophy in Scotland. The 21-year-old from the England Golf A Squad had four sub-par rounds and finished on 11-under, one shot ahead of Ireland’s John Ross Galbraith. The Cheshire golfer realised the magnitude of his win when he came off the Old Course at St Andrews to see his grandparents. “My grandma was just made up, it was great to see the joy in their faces, their happiness,” he said. “This is my first really big win. It’s brilliant, but hard to describe the feeling, it’s unique and I just want to try and savour it.” Jordan (Royal Liverpool) began making a name for himself last season when his performances played him into the England A Squad. This year he’s continued the form, with seventh place in the Lytham Trophy, fourth in the Irish, fifth in the Brabazon Trophy, runner-up in last week’s Scottish men’s open – and now the winner of a major amateur title. “It’s not one thing that I’ve done. I did well last year to get into squads and it’s just carried on from there,” he said. “The next step is trying to believe you can win and having confidence and belief in yourself.” Jordan was under par in every round at the St Andrews Links Trophy, opening with two-under 70 on the Jubilee Course and adding 68 69 70 on the Old Course. He was tied for the lead at the start of the final round and quickly forged ahead, playing the first 12 holes in five under par. When he reached the 17th he knew he had a four-shot lead and he chose the conservative option, deliberately avoiding disaster on the Road Hole, and playing smart golf to finish bogey, bogey. Behind him the challengers were jostling for position, but none could catch him. Jordan is England’s first winner in this championship since Hampshire’s Neil Raymond in 2013. Click here for more information Image copyright Kenny Smithlast_img read more