India ‘A’ beat WI ‘A’ by 148 runs, take unassailable 3-0 lead

first_img Press Trust of India AntiguaJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 17, 2019 12:15 IST Manish Pandey scored an impressive century of 87 balls. (Instagram: Manish Pandey)Skipper Manish Pandey struck an impressive century while Krunal Pandya took five wickets to guide India ‘A’ to a 148-run win over West Indies ‘A’ in the third unofficial ODI and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series here.Opting to bat, India A put on a big total of 295 for 6 in their allotted 50 overs and then bowled out the hosts for 147 in 34.2 overs.Although the visitors lost their opener Anmolpreet Singh for nought, the other opening batsman Gill (77 off 81 balls) and one-down Shreyas Iyer (47 off 69 balls) shared a valuable 109-run stand for the second wicket.Thereafter, Pandey continued from where Gill had left, scoring a 100 off just 87 deliveries.Pandey added a solid 110 runs with Hanuma Vihari (29) for the fourth wicket.Chasing 296 for a win, the home team got off to a decent start with John Campbell (21) and Sunil Ambris (30) putting on 51 runs together for the opening wicket.But soon, Krunal (5/25) ran through their batting line-up with a fifer to bowl West Indies A out for below 150 runs.Lower down the order, Keemo Paul (34) tried to put up some resistance but at the end it was a comfortable victory for the Indians.India A had won the earlier two matches at Coolidge (by 65 runs) on July 11 and at North Sound (by 65 runs) on July 14.The fourth and fifth unofficial ODIs between the two sides will be played at Coolidge on Friday and Sunday respectively.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during final, claims AndersonAlso Read | You have one hand on that WC: Ravi Shastri lauds Kane Williamson’s composure and dignityAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Indian cricket teamFollow India AFollow west indies India ‘A’ beat WI ‘A’ by 148 runs, take unassailable 3-0 leadIndia A skipper Manish Pandey was awarded Man of the match for his impressive century off just 87 balls against West Indies Aadvertisementlast_img read more

Four lane Rs 4700 million Rajagiriya flyover declared open

The total length of the flyover is 533 meters and the total width, 21.4 meters, and comprises of total of four lanes, two lanes each way. President Maithripala Sirisena today declared open the Rajagiriya flyover which the Government says will provide a long term solution to the heavy traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya area.Even though the construction work on the flyover was scheduled to be completed by the end of this year, steps were taken under the guidance of the President to complete the construction 11 months ahead of schedule for the convenience of the public. In parallel to this project, several roads around the Rajagiriya area will be developed and an alternative road towards Narahenpita will be developed while the road towards Buthgamuwa will also be developed.The President and the Prime Minister cutting the ribbon amidst chanting of Seth Pirith by the Maha Sangha declared open the flyover. President Sirisena also unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the flyover. The construction work on the flyover commenced in the year 2016 jointly by a Spanish company and a local company and the project cost Rs. 4,700 million. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers and MPs including Lakshman Kiriella,Champika Ranawaka, Vajira Abeywardena, Mahinda Amaraweera, State Minister Dilan Perera  and Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva participated on this occasion. (Colombo Gazette) Addressing the gathering, the President said that the flyover can be considered as one of the most significant road development projects expeditiously completed by the present Government for the benefit of the people.President Sirisena recalled that the people of this country elected him as the Head of State on January 8, 2015 to commence a new journey ending an era where democracy, freedom, social rights and fundamental rights deteriorated. The President also said that he was able to elevated the image of  Sri Lanka internationally, while overcoming many challenges which prevented the country moving forward over the past three years.President Sirisena suggested that it is appropriate to name the flyover to honour the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, who was one of the pioneers in the January 08 revolution. The flyover, built using high standard modern technology as well as in accordance with high quality engineering, is the first flyover constructed in Sri Lanka filling concrete surfaces on metal. read more