TAMIM Iqbal hit an unbeaten 84 as Bangladesh eased to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the opening match of the tri-nation series in Dhaka.The opener wasted no time in going after the Zimbabwe bowling attack to get Bangladesh to their 171-run target in the 29th over of yesterday’s one-day international clash.Tamim hit eight fours and one six off 93 balls to guide the hosts to victory, Shakib Al Hasan providing support with 37 coming in at number three.A single off Graeme Cremer for Mushfiqur Rahim (14 not out) secured the comprehensive triumph at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, with Bangladesh’s simple run chase coming after Zimbabwe had failed to impress with the bat.The tourists were 2-2 after three balls as Shakib removed Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine, and wickets continued to tumble at an alarming rate.Only Sikandar Raza (52), Brendon Taylor (24) and Peter Moor (33) showed any resilience as Bangladesh’s bowlers enjoyed themselves.
Head dropped and spirits low, then-junior Stephanie Grossi was visibly frustrated. After jumping out to a two-goal lead against then-No. 6 Boston College, the Orange faced a four-goal onslaught and whiffed a potential upset.That was 10 months ago on Jan. 4.Now, with a rematch against No. 3 Boston College (6-0-1, 3-0-1 Hockey East) approaching, Syracuse (1-6-1) looks to jump start its season with a home upset. With two weeks to prepare for the Eagles, the Orange is relishing an opportunity to strike back.“We really played well that first period and built a two-goal lead,” head coach Paul Flanagan said referencing last year’s loss. “I would like to think that our veterans look at the (Boston College) game as a chance for revenge.”With only one win against BC in the history of the program, Flanagan and Syracuse have historically struggled against the Eagles.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, after Syracuse scored twice in the first period, Boston College stormed back with four second-period goals, including a hat trick from then-senior forward Kristyn Capizzano. While disheartening, that stretch led to a greater motivation toward this weekend’s game, sophomore defender Lindsay Eastwood said.On Dec. 10, 2015, SU was determined to defend home ice against BC, Flanagan said. Facing the then-undefeated and second-ranked Eagles, the Orange was ready to pull a major upset.Two minutes in, Boston College dashed SU’s hopes. Then-Eagles senior Dana Trivigno dug the puck out from near the boards and found then-senior Lexi Bender at the point. Her shot in traffic bounced right to a forward who easily placed it past SU senior goalkeeper Abby Miller.That goal was only the start of a six-goal run in the first 35 minutes, and the Orange never fully responded in a 7-2 loss.SU still has memories of that game and having to finish out one of the worst losses in program history.“We know what we didn’t do well and that was play defense,” Grossi said. “They’re definitely a skilled offensive team so we need to focus on our defense.”This season, the Orange enter the rematch with Boston College on a three-game losing streak. After notching its first win against Providence on Oct. 13, SU has scored four goals while allowing 13 in nine periods.Following a bye week, SU had time to fix offensive and defensive issues, Flanagan said. The Orange will face another strong offense in a BC team that averages just over four goals a game.“The bye week has come at an opportune time,” Flanagan said. “We tried to do some extra things off ice … I wanted to give them some time to be students, recover any nagging injuries, and just get away from the game for a little bit.“Boston College is very good and we need to be ready.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 2, 2017 at 1:07 am Contact Adam: email@example.com | @_adamhillman
The long, white beard cascading out from David Letterman’s mask as he climbed onto the new-look winner’s podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was evidence of just how long it’s been since the longtime “Late Show” host joined team co-owner Bobby Rahal in celebrating an Indy 500 victory.Sixteen years between Buddy Rice’s improbable win and Takuma Sato’s celebration on Sunday.While the Honda-powered cars of Andretti Autosport had been the talk of the paddock leading up to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” which was postponed from its typical Memorial Day weekend date because of the coronavirus, it was the Hondas behind Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing that managed to dash Scott Dixon’s hopes of a second Indy 500 win.“To even be here, to be in the pits, to be part of the activity — this is some DNA we’re talking about,” said Letterman, who grew up in the Broad Ripple neighborhood of Indianapolis. “We’re always as kids on the outside-looking in, and now we’re on the inside and enjoying it and winning the race. For me it’s a thrill.”Dixon had dominated all race before Sato found himself in the lead with five laps to go. And when teammate Spencer Pigot wrecked heavily exiting Turn 4 to bring out a caution and effectively end the race, not only did Sato have a second victory of his own but teammate Graham Rahal had a third-place finish to match the best of his career.“It’s unbelievable,” Sato said, “the entire Rahal Letterman Lanigan team.”Letterman is an astute enough racing aficionado to know winning the Indianapolis 500 is no easy task, even though it may have once seemed like it. He had bought a share of the team formed by 1986 race winner Bobby Rahal in the mid-90s, but he began spending more time in the garage area in 2004, when the team adopted its current name.That’s when Rice won just about everything — the pole, the pit stop competition and ultimately the race.There have been plenty of near-misses in the intervening years. Vitor Meira was second to Dan Wheldon in 2005, and Sato crashed while challenging Dario Franchitti for the win in 2012. Graham Rahal fifth three years later, and Sato finished third behind Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi just last year.Perhaps it was all those close calls that made for some emotional words from Letterman to his winning driver on Sunday.“God bless you my friend,” he said. “Thank you very much. Hell of a job.”Graham Rahal did a fine job in his own right. He laid low most of the hot, sunny afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, steering clear of wrecks that claimed Rossi and others, and putting himself in position for the biggest win of his career.There’s no telling whether he would have had anything for Sato and Dixon if IndyCar decided to red-flag the race and force a green-white-checkered finish. But it was nonetheless a photo-worthy finish when Sato crossed the finish line flanked by his teammate on one side and Dixon on the other, especially amid the canyon-like ocean of empty front-stretch seats.“We belong in the conversation of who are the best teams out there,” Bobby Rahal said, “and I take great pride in that. As an owner, you just know how hard it is to put an organization together to do all this.”Rahal joked that he’s never introduced as a three-time IndyCar champion, but rather the winner of the 1986 Indy 500. That prompted Letterman to joke, “I’m typically introduced as a television has-been, so for me this is a delight.”“I have very little to do with the functioning of this organization, so all of this is reflected positively on me,” he said. “When we won it in 2004, honest to God, it was like I had been hooked up to some powerful electrical generator, and I thought I would never experience anything like this again in my life. It was life-changing experience, and here we are in 2020 and I get to go through this again.” Written By Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 24th August, 2020 10:49 IST Sato, Rahal Give Rahal Letterman Lanigan Banner Indy 500 The long, white beard cascading out from David Letterman’s mask as he climbed onto the new-look winner’s podium at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was evidence of just how long it’s been since the longtime “Late Show” host joined team co-owner Bobby Rahal in celebrating an Indy 500 victory. WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV COMMENT First Published: 24th August, 2020 10:49 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US