Windies save worst for last … Crumble to historic low against England

first_imgENGLANDJ Roy c Holder b Joseph 17A Hales c Nurse b Joseph 110J Root c C Brathwaite b Joseph 101+J Buttler b Holder 7*E Morgan b Nurse 11B Stokes c K Brathwaite b Holder 34M Ali c & b Joseph 0C Woakes c Bishoo b Holder 13L Plunkett run out 11A Rashid run out 9S Finn not out 2Extras (b1, lb3, w8, nb1) 13TOTAL (all out, 50 overs) 328Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Roy, 5.5 overs), 2-219 (Hales, 36.2), 3-232 (Buttler, 37.4), 4-249 (Morgan, 41.1), 5-263 (Root, 42.4), 6-264 (Ali, 43), 7-304 (Woakes, 47.3), 8-304 (Stokes, 47.4), 9-317 (Rashid, 49.2), 10-328 (Plunkett, 50).Bowling: Holder 10-1-41-3 (w2), Joseph 10-0-76-4 (w2, nb1), Bishoo 5-0-44-0 (w1), C Brathwaite 10-0-56-0 (w3), Nurse 8-0-57-1, Carter 4-0-28-0, K Brathwaite 3-0-22-0.WEST INDIESK Powell c Hales b Finn 6E Lewis c & b Woakes 0K Brathwaite c Hales b Woakes 5+S Hope c Root b Plunkett 16J Mohammed b Plunkett 10J Carter c Stokes b Finn 46*J Holder c wkp Buttler b Plunkett 0C Brathwaite lbw b Stokes 7A Nurse c Plunkett b Woakes 6D Bishoo c Roy b Rashid 10A Joseph not out 22Extras (b4, lb1, w9) 14TOTAL (all out, 39.2 overs) 142Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Powell, 0.3 overs), 2-8 (Lewis, 1.3), 3-13 (K Brathwaite, 3.4), 4-32 (Mohammed, 12.1), 5-45 (Hope, 16.2), 6-45 (Holder, 16.3), 7-75 (C Brathwaite, 25.1), 8-87 (Nurse, 28.2), 9-113 (Carter, 35.3), 10-142 (Bishoo, 39.2)Bowling: Finn 10-1-35-2 (w2), Woakes 8-1-16-3 (w2), Stokes 7-2-27-1 (w4), Plunkett 8-2-27-3 (w1), Moeen Ali 5-0-27-0, Rashid 1.2-0-5-1.Result: England won by 186 runs.Series: England won three-match series 3-0.Man-of-the-Match: Alex Hales.Man-of-the-Series: Chris Woakes. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC):An inept West Indies suffered their heaviest one-day international defeat to England, when they crashed to a 186-run loss in a lopsided series finale here yesterday.Reserving their worst performance of the three-match series for the historic Kensington Oval, the hosts batted and bowled with equal indifference, as England pulled off their first-ever clean sweep of an ODI series in the Caribbean.Sent in, England equaled their highest-ever total against the West Indies and the highest ever at the venue with 328 all out off their 50 overs, with fit-again opener Alex Hales gathering 110 and Joe Root, 101.The pair dominated the West Indies bowling, adding 192 for the second wicket to pull their side around from the early loss of Jason Roy for 17 in the sixth over with 27 runs on the board.Twenty-year-old fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, playing his first game of the series in place of the injured Shannon Gabriel, claimed four for 76, while captain and fellow seamer Jason Holder picked up three for 41.SUCCESSFUL CHASEHaving never successfully chased a total in excess of 300 to win an ODI, West Indies buckled under the weight of history and collapsed for 142 all out off 39.2 overs – narrowly avoiding their lowest-ever venue total of 141, 23 years ago.Only left-hander Jonathan Carter with 46 showed any enterprise, but he was the sole batsman to pass 20 and one of just three to reach double figures.West Indies were tormented by seamers Chris Woakes (3-16) and Liam Plunkett (3-27) who finished with three wickets apiece while Steven Finn claimed two for 35.Once the hosts collapsed to 45 for six in the 17th over, the mission became one of avoiding embarrassment, and they needed Joseph’s entertaining unbeaten 22 off 13 balls at number 11, to avert total disaster.SCOREBOARDlast_img read more

Adams doing her part

first_imgLA PUENTE – Ashleigh Adams wasn’t hard to notice during her first two seasons with the Bishop Amat High School girls basketball team. She was the girl wearing a knee brace so big that it nearly hurt to watch her run. To see Adams play today, you’d never suspect that a torn ACL put her career on hold. Adams doesn’t wear a brace anymore. She doesn’t come off the bench anymore, either. Instead, she’s Amat’s third-leading scorer behind standouts Kristen McCarthy and Candice Brown, and a key reason why the Lancers host Cathedral Catholic in the first round of the CIF Division III State playoffs tonight at 7 p.m. “She’s worked awfully hard,” Amat coach Richard Wiard said. “We’re just now seeing the athlete that she is. That first year, she wasn’t able to play very much. Then, last year she played a little bit and obviously now, as a starter, it’s a great progression.” Adams is a 5-foot-10 junior forward for the 25-4 Lancers, has started the entire season and has given fans glimpses of the promise she showed prior to the knee injury she suffered in eighth grade while playing AAU ball. “At first, I was kind of depressed that I couldn’t play,” Adams said. “I was devastated. I was like `Wow, I can’t believe this,’ because I really love basketball. I realized that I had to stop for a year and do it all over again.” Stopping for a year meant playing sparsely as a freshman while going to rehab twice a week. Adams got considerably more time last season, as one of Amat’s first players off of the bench. The long knee brace she wore made her as recognizable as her flashes of grandeur. It’s gone now, and Adams claims the brace wasn’t as bad as it looked. “It wasn’t that really difficult,” Adams said with a chuckle. “When you get used to it, it feels like it’s your leg. I was happy when I didn’t have to wear it anymore because I didn’t have to worry about it.” center_img With the brace now gone, Adams is playing with abandon. Her best performance this season came when she scored 20 points in a win over Monrovia at the SoCal Shootout at Azusa Pacific University. She also scored 10 points in each of Amat’s first two Southern Section playoff games. On most nights, Adams isn’t needed for offense – thanks to Brown and McCarthy – but she’s just happy to be out there healthy and contributing. “Getting back in it was kind of difficult, but I do my part and help them (Brown and McCarthy) do their part,” Adams said. “I can help the team a lot.” Having helped Amat win the past two Division III state titles has served Adams well as she prepares to aid this year’s team to makes its run, this time as a starter. Adams will be one of the main players tonight given the task of stopping Cathedral Catholic standout Victoria Lippert, averaging 24.3 points per game. Asking Adams to handle such a challenge is no problem for Wiard, who uses her like many of his versatile standouts of years past. “She’s left-handed, and that’s important. That’s worth a couple of buckets right there,” Wiard said. “I was hoping she’d be a good option for us offensively, and she has been. But her defense has come along very nicely. She wasn’t thrust into having to be a star right away and I’ve been very pleased with her development.” aram.tolegian@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img