Connect with us

Sports

‘Remarkable’ 109m try leaves experts stunned

Published

on

Teenage New South Wales speedster Jada Taylor stunned experts by sprinting more than 100 metres to clinch a thrilling State of Origin victory.

It was late in the game when Queensland put an attacking kick in, hoping to score a try and get back in the contest following a Blues onslaught.

But the hometown fullback picked up the loose ball on her own dead-ball line, somehow managed to evade defenders to get back in the field of play, and then turned on the jets to burst through a hole.

READ MORE: Representative Round team lists

ULTIMATE GUIDE: State of Origin Game II

ULTIMATE GUIDE: Women’s State of Origin

Several Maroons players took chase, but Taylor sped away and could not be caught as she found her way to the tryline.

“That is remarkable!” Nine commentator Mat Thompson said.

2022 State of Origin: Women’s Under 19 highlights

Phil Gould said, “This might be about 109 metres she ran. She did it easy in the end.”

Former Blues star Allana Ferguson was stunned by the effort from Taylor.

“What can’t this woman do?” Ferguson asked.

That piece of Taylor brilliance was the icing on the cake for NSW, who prevailed 22-6 at Leichhardt Oval in front of a big crowd.

It was the Blues who drew early blood in the interstate contest, when centre Andie Robinson burst through a defensive hole to score.

Blues ace bags hat-trick

Robinson would go on to score a hat-trick for the night.

But it was her teammate Taylor who took player of the match honours, scoring two tries including her incredible length-of-the-field sprint.

Queensland scored the second try of the night and converted it to hold a lead, but that wouldn’t last long.

The Maroons had a try overturned by the Bunker on the stroke of half time, and could not cross the stripe again.

For a daily dose of the best of the breaking news and exclusive content from Wide World of Sports, subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here!

This Article was first live here.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Sports

TNPL 2022 Most Runs and Most Wickets standings: Laxmesha Suryaprakash and Sanjay Yadav reclaim the top spots – Updated after Match 4

Published

on

The Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli hosted the fourth match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 between Salem Spartans and Nellai Royal Kings on Saturday (June 25).

After being asked to bat first, the Salem Spartans batters never got going as they only managed to score 149 in their 20 overs, losing seven wickets. Daryl Ferrario top-scored with 60* and was well-supported by R Kavin, who scored 48. The Royal Kings’ bowlers bowled brilliantly, with Athisayaraj Davidson and NS Harish finishing with two wickets each.

The batters then stepped up and backed up their bowlers as they contributed and helped them chase down the total. A fantastic cameo from G Ajitesh (48* off 25 balls) helped the side get across the line with 14 balls to spare to win the game by five wickets. G Kishoor finished with two wickets but his side failed to defend the total.


TNPL 2022 most runs list

Kaushik Gandhi in action (Image Courtesy: Times of India)
Kaushik Gandhi in action (Image Courtesy: Times of India)

Laxmesha Suryaprakash of Nellai Royal Kings scored 62 in their first game and continued his rich form with the bat by scoring 35 against the Salem Spartans. He is currently leading the run-scorers list with 97 runs.

Uthirasamy Sasidev follows Suryaprakash in the list with 73 runs in two games. The right-handed batter represents Chepauk Super Gillies and has looked good in both outings so far. Chepauk Super Gillies skipper Kaushik Gandhi and S Harish Kumar are in the third and fourth positions as both have scored 65 runs so far.


TNPL 2022 most wickets list

Sanjay Yadav in action (Image Courtesy: myKhel)
Sanjay Yadav in action (Image Courtesy: myKhel)

Sanjay Yadav of Nellai Royal Kings leads the most wickets column with three scalps to his name in two games. He has bowled brilliantly for the Nellai Royal Kings and averages 17 with the ball. Yadav also bowls economical spells and is certainly a player to look out for in the competition.

The Chepauk Super Gillies have lost both games but R Alexander has been impressive for them. He went wicketless in the first game but stepped up on Saturday as he picked up three wickets, conceding only 20 runs in his four overs. He sits in the second position on the most wickets list.

Kiran Akash, NS Harish, and V Athisayaraj Davidson have each picked up three wickets and are behind R Alexander in the list. They will all look to keep performing in a similar fashion in the upcoming games.


Interested in sports other than cricket? Find more details here

This Article was first live here.

Continue Reading

Sports

Blue Jays recall catcher Zack Collins, active vs. Brewers on Saturday

Published

on

Toronto Blue Jays’ Zack Collins, centre, celebrates with George Springer, left, after they and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) scored on Collins’ three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Houston. Toronto Blue Jays’ Zack Collins, center, celebrates with George Springer, left, after they and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) scored on Collins’ three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning of a baseball game. (David J. Phillip/AP)

This Article was first live here.

Continue Reading

Sports

“Every Sri Lankan will remember this” – Dasun Shanaka responds to Aaron Finch’s post, thanks Australian cricket team

Published

on

Sri Lankan limited overs captain Dasun Shanaka has thanked the Australian cricket team for visiting the island nation during a time of crisis. Responding to a post by the visitors’ white ball captain Aaron Finch, Shanaka said that “every Sri Lankan will remember” the limited-overs series.

The Australia-Sri Lanka contest gave fans in the island nation something to cheer about amid a massive economic crisis that has thrown the Asian country into turmoil.

Australia clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1, but Sri Lanka hit back to claim the five-match one-day series 3-2. The ODI win was Sri Lanka’s first in the format against the Aussies at home in 30 years.

Sharing his thoughts on the tour, Finch took to Instagram and posted a series of images that captured the essence of the white ball tour. He uploaded the pictures and wrote:

“It was a tour that meant so much to so many people, and it was really an honour to tour this amazing country again! Thank you to everyone in Sri Lanka for the amazing memories!”

Responding to Finch’s post, Shanaka expressed gratitude to the Aussies on behalf of the Sri Lankan cricket team and fans. He replied to the post:

“Thanks a lot skipper. Touring Sri Lanka at this moment. It’s was a remarkable series and am sure that every Sri Lankan will remember this and (is) very much thankful to the Australian Team!”

Australia won the first ODI by two wickets (DLS method). However, Sri Lanka registered three wins in a row to clinch a historic series win. There was some consolation for Australia, as they won the last match of the series by four wickets.


“It was pretty extraordinary” – Glenn Maxwell hails Sri Lankan crowd for special gesture

There were some amazing scenes at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo during the fifth ODI, as a number of Sri Lankan fans turned up in the yellow Australian jersey and waved Aussie flags.

The crowd also cheered for the visitors during the final one-dayer. The special gesture was Sri Lanka’s way of thanking the Aussies for touring the country at the time of one of their worst crises.

Speaking to cricket.com.au after the match, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell hailed the crowd and said:

“It was pretty extraordinary. I was just telling the boys, that was one of the most special feelings, being able to walk around the ground and have a foreign country all cheer for you. A lot of times when Australia tours, we are generally the enemy, and there are not many Australian fans in the stands, but to have the support and fans that are here at the moment is truly extraordinary.”

“We’re generally the enemy” 😅The scenes in Colombo after the fifth ODI were unreal and left Glenn Maxwell and the Aussies stunned as fans thanked them for touring 🥰 #SLvAUS

Australia cleaned up Sri Lanka for 160 in the final ODI before chasing down the target in 39.3 overs to register a consolation win.

Sri Lanka will now face Australia in a two-match Test series, which begins in Galle on Wednesday, June 29.


Interested in sports other than cricket? Find more details here

This Article was first live here.

Continue Reading

Trending