Siraj takes four as South Africa A end Day 3 on 99/4, 239 behind India A

first_imgPacer Mohammed Siraj’s fiery spell left South Africa A reeling at 99/4 against India A at the end of day three of the first unofficial Test.The visitors trail by 239 runs after India A declared their first innings at 584 for eight, following half centuries from Hanuma Vihari and Srikar Bharat.Zubayr Hamza and Rudi Second were batting on 46 and 4, respectively, as South Africa A ended the day at 99 for four in their second innings.Earlier in the day, Vihari made 54 off 108 balls with three boundaries and Bharat scored 64 off 77 balls with five fours and four sixes.Vihari was unfortunately run out of Beuran Hendricks and Bharat was caught by Senuran Muthusamy off Duanne Piedt.Axar Patel remained 33 not out with a boundary and a six.Captain Shreyas Iyer made 24 before he was caught by wicketkeeper Rudi Second off Hendricks.In the first session, Agarwal disappointed the fans as he fell without adding a single run to his overnight 220. He was adjudged leg before off the very first ball he faced from Hendricks.Trailing by 338 runs, South Africa-A lost three wickets under nine overs in their second innings against Siraj, who had taken a five-wicket haul in the second innings.Openers Sarel Erwee and Pieter Malan were snapped up by Siraj for three and zero.The pacer once again struck by sending off captain Khaya Zondo, who failed to open his account.However, Zubayr Hamza and Senuran Muthusamy did well in the last session to take the total to 92 for four. The duo added 86 crucial runs for the fourth wicket.advertisementThereafter, Muthusamy was snapped up by Vihari off Siraj, giving him his fourth wicket of the innings.”Siraj has been good with the ball. In fact, we believe in bowling as a unit. Navdeep Saini and Rajneesh Gurbani, also bowled really well,” double centurion Mayank Agarwal told reporters after the end of day’s play.Brief Scores: Second innings: 99 for 4 in 40 overs (Hamza 46 not out, Senuran Muthusamy (41); Mohammed Siraj 4/18); SA-A first innings 246 all outIndia ‘A’ first innings 584 for 8 dec in 129.last_img read more

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Social Media Guide: College Football

first_imgI’ve been busy putting together a social media guide for college football season and this is part one. I’ll have more OSU/Big 12/Local follows later but this list is a pretty good national one to get you started. And I’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to start following these guys and gals. If you’re logged into twitter on your browser you can simply click follow on the right column and you’re ready to roll.This list isn’t comprehensive by any means, these are simply the people and sites I follow to keep up with college football on a national level. If I’ve missed any great follows, let me know in the comments.[table id=19 /]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Prime Minister Calls on Young People to Get Involved in Nation Building

first_img The Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation is given to motivate others to contribute likewise. Mrs. Simpson Miller urged young people to regard the function as a form of encouragement to get involved 81 persons who received medals of appreciation service to the nation Story Highlights Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, is urging young people to get involved in nation building, noting that giving genuine national service helps the recipient as it does the server.Mrs. Simpson Miller made the call as she expressed appreciation to 81 persons who received medals of appreciation for service to the nation, at a colourful ceremony, held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, on July 31.In closing the celebration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Independence, the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Jamaica was awarded to persons for their service to agriculture; in the field of culture (performing arts); for community service and community development; for contribution to economic and national development; in the field of education; for service in the field of finance, health, religion, community development and education, security, tourism; and for services to Jamaica and Jamaicans in the Diaspora.“The act of awarding medals is really a humble way by which the nation shows appreciation. These medals represent a nation’s heartfelt respect and appreciation to those who have served us well in their various fields over the past 50 years and I pause on behalf of a grateful nation to say thank you,” the Prime Minister said.She noted that the country could not fully pay the recipients for the extent and impact of their service. “The best we can do is to recognize them publicly and hold them up as builders of Jamaica’s progress,” she added.Mrs. Simpson Miller informed that the Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation is given publicly in order to motivate others to contribute likewise.“This function provides an opportunity too, to recognize and thank those who have toiled in the vineyard of nation building, but without public recognition. We consider you a part of the nation building team and important players in the projects that have delivered development in the areas of community renewal, social development, national security and other nation building platforms,” she said.Mrs. Simpson Miller urged young people to regard the function as a form of encouragement to get involved, while thanking the seniors and those already involved for their contribution to nation building.The Jamaica Military Band, the Melody Sisters of the Willodene Group of Schools, Portmore Missionary Preparatory School and Violinist, Nadje Leslie, provided entertainment for the packed room, that included the families and friends of the recipients who were on hand to cheer for their loved ones as they accepted their awards.The Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation is a commemorative medal which may be awarded to any person or group of persons who, in the opinion of the Prime Minister, has made significant contribution to the economic, social or political development of Jamaica or to Jamaicans residing abroad.last_img read more

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