Lewis defies cramps to become leading scorer

first_imgBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC):West Indies batsman Evin Lewis has become the leading scorer in the current Tri-Nations Series after scoring his maiden one day international (ODI) century here on Wednesday.Lewis roared to148 off 122 balls in just his fourth ODI, to propel a run chase against Sri Lanka, but West Indies lost by just one run in a tense encounter.The 24-year-old left-hander struck 15 boundaries and four sixes – to record the second highest score by a West Indian in Zimbabwe.”Yes, it’s a good feeling. I got to open today. I went out there and was positive about myself. I felt good,” said Lewis, now the tournament’s leading run scorer with 193 runs in three innings.”It was always a tough target to get. The players tried their best to get the score. We came very close to winning the game and it is good to see we went out there and was positive.”Lewis stared in an opening stand of 63 with Johnson Charles, who scored 26 and 70 for the second wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite.West Indies must beat Zimbabwe in today’s virtual semi-final encounter to advance to Sunday’s final against Sri Lanka.”It is a must-win situation we are in against Zimbabwe. We have to go out there and regroup as a team and play our best cricket,” said Lewis.Lewis, promoted to the opening spot, recorded his second international century of the year – following his 100 against India in the T20 Series in Florida.However he rode his luck during his enterprising innings by surviving several chances and also struggled to recover from a bout of cramps during his stay at the crease.”It was a bit of pain. After I hit the first six I felt something in my leg,” said Lewis.”I said at the end of the day, I have to pull through this innings for the team, and I just kept going from there.”last_img read more

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First-ever “Reggae on the River” concert at Hurakabra River Resort

first_imgHurakabra River Resort will be hosting the first ever ‘Reggae on the River’ concert featuring the popular and internationally recognised Guyanese reggae group ‘First Born’.The event will be held on Saturday, September 17 and coincide with the arrival of the Yachts from the Annual Nereid’s Rally.Fifteen yachts are currently in the Essequibo River off Hurakabra, having left Trinidad a few days ago. The boats will remain in Guyana until September 19 before they leave for Suriname and French Guyana.The concert and fun day is being staged to encourage Guyanese participation in the Rally; participants will be able to mingle and interact with the cruisers.Tickets for the event cost ,000 and are available at Nigel’s Supermarket, Vinu’s Shoebox, and White Castle Fish Shop. Interested persons can call 226-0240/225-3557 for more information.Ticket holders will board the bus at the National Cultural Centre, Homestretch Avenue, on September 17 at 09:00h.For Bartica residents, tickets for lunch and concert will cost ,000 (in advance) from Neighbourhood Pharmacy and Williams Grocery. Barticians will have to arrange their own transportation to the Resort.last_img read more

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Raiders rested, ready to battle rival Chargers

first_img That’s because the Chargers are coming to town Sunday to face the Raiders (1-3) for the first time this season. “I always watch `Monday Night Football,” Routt said. “I’ve already watched so much film on them. Tonight I’ll probably be able to call out some their tendencies and favorite plays they like to run.’ The Raiders tried to learn a little bit extra from Monday night’s game, which San Diego (2-3) lost 24-22 to Pittsburgh. While the Chargers have a short week to get ready for Oakland, the Raiders should be well-rested and prepared after having a week off following their win over Dallas. Having an extra week hasn’t proved to be much of a benefit for the Raiders in recent years. They lost the game following the bye week in three of the last four seasons, including a 23-17 home defeat to the Chargers last year when both teams had the extra week to prepare. LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 164 yards and a touchdown in that game. The Raiders know they have to key in on those two players again this week. “We have a lot more things we can do scheme-wise against a team like that,’ Morrison said. “Hopefully everything we put in can be effective. With the way … they utilize the tight end, have to change your coverages. You can’t always use your base coverage. You have to keep them off-balance. You have to give them different looks. If you give them the same looks, they’ll pick you apart.’ Oakland returned to practice Monday after taking three days off over the weekend. Coach Norv Turner said the team spent the four extra days of practice since the win against the Cowboys working on improving its efficiency on third downs and in the red zone and preparing specifically for the Chargers. The Raiders have converted just 30 percent of their third-down conversions second worst in the NFL and have scored only five touchdowns in 12 trips inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. While Turner said it’s hard to surprise a division opponent that plays your team twice each year, he plans to put in a few changes “I don’t know if you ever fool anyone, but you give them different wrinkles and you give them things that may look like something you’ve run before and you actually run something different out of it,’ Turner said. “It still comes down to executing and going out and blocking and tackling and running a route and throwing and guys making plays.’ @tagline: Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ALAMEDA — Stanford Routt plops down in front of his television every week to watch “Monday Night Football.’ But the Oakland Raiders’ rookie defensive back paid closer attention this week when San Diego hosted Pittsburgh. last_img
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