Holder shines on rain-hit day

first_img SCOREBOARD There was also a brief downpour shortly after the scheduled lunch break, which further delayed the start until 2 10 p.m. When play started, the West Indies virtually picked up where they left off on day one with Holder and his overnight partner, Devendra Bishoo, adding another 20 runs to their overnight partnership of 55. Bishoo, in eyeing his first half-century in Test, or even bettering his highest score of 45 from 21 appearances, failed to achieve either after he was caught behind off the bowling of the superbly impressive, fast bowler Mohammad Amir, for 28. Holder was then joined by young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph. He, however, after facing six balls, was dismissed without scoring, bowled by a well-directed in-swinger from Amir. Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, who is not out four, joined Holder and together they navigated 1.4 overs before the rains returned at 3 30 p.m. to effectively end the day’s play. Play, which was being assisted by the use of flood lights, was eventually officially called off at 4 30 p.m. Holder, who brought up his 50 with an elegant straight hit for six off the bowling of fast bowler Mohammad Abbas, has so far slammed seven fours and two sixes. Amir, 25, who served a ban from international cricket for match-fixing in a Test match in 2010, ended the day with five for 41 off 24.3 overs – his first five-wicket haul since returning to the game last year. West Indies 1st Innings (overnight 244 for seven) *J. Holder not out 55 D. Bishoo c wk Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammed Amir 28 A. Joseph b Mohammed Amir 0 S. Gabriel not out 4 Extras (lb17) 17 Total (9 wkts, 92.3 overs) 278 Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brathwaite), 2-24 (Hetmyer), 3-32 (Hope), 4-53 (Singh), 5-71 (Powell), 6-189 (Chase), 7-189 (Dowrich), 8-264 (Bishoo), 9-274 (Joseph). Bowling: Mohammad Amir 24.3-11-41-5, Mohammad Abbas 22-4-63-1, Wahab Riaz 22-5-66-1, Yasir Shah 24-5-91-2. PAKISTAN – Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Abbas. Toss: Pakistan. Umpires: R Illingworth, R Kettleborough; TV – B Oxenford. Solid batting from West Indies captain and all-rounder Jason Holder has given the West Indies a realistic shot of posting over 300 runs in the first innings of their Brighto Paints-Q Mobile Cup first Test against Pakistan at Sabina Park. Resuming on 30 not out yesterday and eyeing his fifth half-century to go along with his sole ton in 21 Tests, Holder ended unbeaten on 55, as the West Indies, who ended with 244 for seven on day one, closed day two on 278 for nine. A wet pitch caused by seepage under the covers delayed the game until well after lunch. It is unclear as to what may have caused the water seepage. However, the grounds staff did what they could to dry what turned out to be a wet patch on the pitch, including the burning of charcoal on a sheet of zinc. BRIEF DOWNPOURlast_img read more

Two Donegal farmers nominated in sustainability awards

first_imgTwo Donegal farmers have been hailed as some of the most efficient in the country after being shortlisted in the Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards.Shaun Toland from Kildrum, Carrigans and Neville Myles of Legaltion, Ballyshannon are nominated for awards in the beef category.The inaugural Bord Bia Origin Green Farmer Awards honours the most efficient farmers in Ireland, producing what the market demands in a natural and sustainable manner. Origin Green is the world’s first national programme to address climate change and the broader sustainability challenges in food and agriculture.The new awards recognise the exceptional performance being achieved by members of Bord Bia’s Beef and Dairy Sustainability Assurance Schemes, which are pivotal to differentiating Irish food and drink in the global marketplace.Aidan Cotter, Chief Executive of Bord Bia said, “It is important for Bord Bia to acknowledge, celebrate and showcase best practice, efficient farmers who continue to lead by example.“In what is a difficult year for farm incomes, lowering the farm’s carbon footprint through efficiency gains will not only reduce production cost and improve on-farm profitability, but will also enhance returns from the marketplace.” The overall winning producers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, 21st October 2016. Best of luck to Shaun and Neville.Two Donegal farmers nominated in sustainability awards was last modified: October 7th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more