first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC) – Left-hander Sonal Dinusha displayed nerves of steel to deny a strong West Indies comeback, as Sri Lanka dealt the hosts their second straight loss of the Under-19 Tri-Nations Series here yesterday.In a nerve-jangling end to a dramatic run chase, Dinusha swept a full-length delivery from off-spinner Matthew Patrick to fine leg for a single to lift his side past their target of 138, off the first ball of the 41st over at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.West Indies had looked a safe bet to pull off victory when they reduced the Sri Lankans to 101 for nine in the 32nd over before Dinusha, batting at number seven, produced a sterling unbeaten 46 off 63 balls with four fours to change the course of the game.Crucially, he anchored an invaluable unbroken 37-run, last-wicket stand with Amshi De Silva (10 not out) which frustrated the hosts.He had earlier also featured in a 31-run seventh-wicket partnership with captain Nipun Dananjaya who struck 31 off 45 deliveries with three fours.Left-arm seamer Ramon Simmons led the West Indies fightback with three for 31 while pacers Jayden Seales (2-23) and Nyeem Young (2-37) finished with two wickets apiece.West Indies had only themselves to blame after they were held to 137 for nine off their 50 overs in an unflattering batting effort.Sent in, they crumbled to 67 for seven in the 34th over and needed middle order batsman Kevlon Anderson’s top score of 43 to rescue some pride.He counted a single four in an attritional 70-ball knock, putting on 37 for the eighth wicket with Ashmead Nedd who finished on 21 not out.When Anderson missed a heave at a full-length delivery off Dinusha’s left-arm spin and was bowled in the 44th over, Nedd added a vital 33 for the ninth wicket with Seales who struck 23 off 27 deliveries.Leg-spinner Kavindu Nadeeshan claimed four for 20 – including Young (3) and Matthew Forde (0) off successive deliveries in the 34th over – while seamer Amshi de Silva picked up three for 18.West Indies have now lost two of their three matches in the tournament, following their defeat to England Under-19s on Sunday.last_img read more

first_imgThe capital of BiH is slowly taking on the contours of a sports capital. Month after months, sports events that promote healthy life style are organized, with thousands of people participating.On the streets of Sarajevo there are more people who ride bikes, and there are more people jogging on the Wilson’s Promenade and the Alley in Ilidža. Experts in the field of cycling and running claim that progress is evident in comparison with previous years, but that Bosnians and Herzegovinians are still not genuinely a sports nation.“Both sports are in expansion and developing to a certain extent for a number of years now, so consequently we have more competitions. However, I think we still did not reach the stage of a genuine sports nation. Ultimate athletes must personally fight in order to reach the top level and the country does not do enough to support sports adequately. Recreationists exist in every country of the world and we are not an exception, we have only realized that it is better for our body to run a bit or turn pedals between doing errands and overeating. Let’s hope that the enthusiasts who have potential will receive support in the future so that the others, not only us, can say that we are becoming a sports nation,” said Nisad Selimović, spokesman of the organization Giro di Sarajevo.The Cycling Club Trek team Sarajevo has been organizing group bike rides in the city and the mountains for years. Senad Bečković from this organization says that more and more people from Sarajevo are outdoors, doing different sports.“The outdoor world in Sarajevo has been in progression for the past three years. Many cyclists can be seen on the streets and mountains and people use bikes as means of transportation, which is a modern lifestyle. Moreover, the running community also increases year after year and runners from 30 countries of the world already come to some of the events,” said Bečković.As of recently, Sarajevo also has the system of public bikes where all citizens can rent a bike with a simple procedure and ride it to certain locations where parking lots are made. The city is also working on the construction of cycling trails.(Source: read more