first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Rode on team effort Assam made a good start in four-day Ranji Trophy tie and took command against Tripura at Agartala today. Invited to bat, Assam scored 268-4 at stumps on Day I. Both the openers scored half-centuries while captain Amit Sinha, who also scored a half-century, remained not out on 51 and the Riyan Parag (44) is giving him accompany.Openers Rishav Das and Parvez Aziz, who returned into the first class cricket after a gap of nearly three years, gave a good start in the morning and the duo added 159 runs on the opening wicket playing nearly 47th overs between them.But thereafter the innings witnessed a mini-collapse before Riyan and Amit repaired the damage with 91 runs partnership in the fifth wickets.Rishav scored 70, his sixth first class 50, with the help of 12 boundaries while Parvez, who missed century today for just 12 runs, hit 14 boundaries and one six on way to score 88. It was the 8th first class half-century for the left-hander.After losing the first wicket at 159 in form of Rishav the visitors suddenly lost three quick wickets adding only 18 runs. Sibsankar (1) Roy and Gakul Sharma (2), played good innings in the first match, failed to spend time on the wicket today. However captain Amit Sinha, pairing with Riyan Parag, stitched the damage nicely. The undefeated 5th wicket partnership produced 91 runs on the board and the duo played 28.2 overs together. Amit contributed 87 balls 51 (4X6), 1X6), his fifth half-century in first-class cricket. Riyan giving him accompany with individual score 40 (4X7).AK Sarkar (2-87) was the most successful bowler for Tripura on a day I. Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

first_imgHe returns to the crease during Ireland’s Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates.Ireland finished the opening day yesterday on 420 runs for the loss of just three wickets, with Joyce unbeaten on 229 runs.The veteran batsman has already set a new record for Ireland’s highest individual first class score and will be looking to add to his tally this morning in Malahide.last_img

first_imgDUBLIN, Ireland, CMC – Bermuda captain Danté Leverock has joined Irish outfit Sligo Rovers on a one-year deal, the club has announced.Bermuda captain Dante LeverockThe deal, subject to international clearance, follows the defender’s announcement 24 hours earlier that he had left top-flight Estonian outfit Narva Trans after one season.“It’s an honour to sign for Sligo Rovers today,” 26-year-old Leverock said. “I’ve done my research on Sligo Rovers and I see the community aspect of the club, that there’s a family within the club, and that really attracted me here.“It’s important to me to be part of a close-knit group and I see football is very popular in Sligo.”Sligo are seventh in the 10-team SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.Manager Liam Buckley said he expects Leverock will be a strong asset to the team.“He’s a good big centre-half and while his goal record might stand out, he’s a defender so clean sheets are his target,” he said.“He’s got a good background of experience in English non-League and he’s coming with the knowledge of playing abroad and international level.“That’s useful as we have a lot of youth in our squad and we need a balance.“He’s hungry to make as good a career as he can for himself. This is another step forward for him again, which we think he can take.”Leverock, who has captained Bermuda in their last two outings in the CONCACAF Nations League qualifiers, succeeding UK-based winger Reggie Lambe, made 34 appearances and scored eight goals for Narva Trans.Leverock has previously played for English non-League sides Ilkeston, Staines Town and Leatherhead.last_img read more