Cricket News On this Day – Sachin Tendulkar’s ultimate heartbreak in Chennai Test vs Pakistan

first_img New Delhi: January 31 will be remembered as the day God wept. It was a day when India suffered a heartbreaking defeat. Sachin Tendulkar, battling back spasms, scored a brilliant century to put India on the cusp of a famous win against Pakistan in Chennai. However, his dismissal triggered a disastrous collapse which saw them lose the match in stunning fashion. So shocked was Tendulkar that he wept in the dressing room. So broken was Tendulkar that he did not even collect his Man of the Match trophy. It was on this day, 20 years ago, that India and Pakistan played out a classic Test in Chennai. The match will be remembered for Tendulkar’s ultimate heartbreak and for the way Chennai’s fans showed their sporting spirit by clapping the effort of Pakistan’s cricketers. January 31, 1999 witnessed the dramatic end of the Chennai Test between India and Pakistan.Pakistan visited India for a Test series after 12 years and there was immense pressure on their arrival. There were protests by political groups who threatened to derail the series at any cost, the pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla was dug up and there were sections of the Indian public who did not want Pakistan to tour India due to the continued tension over the Kashmir issue. In this volatile atmosphere, Pakistan played their first Test in Chennai and they chose to bat. A fine 53 from Mohammad Yousuf (then Yousuf Youhanna) and Moin Khan (60) helped Pakistan to 238 all out. Anil Kumble was the star with 6/70 in 24.5 overs.India responded with solid fifties from Rahul Dravid (53) and Mohammad Azharuddin (54) as India managed to take a slender 16-run lead. Saqlain Mushtaq was the pick of the bowlers with 5/94 off 32 overs and he had gotten rid of Tendulkar for a five-ball duck. With the pitch beginning to crumble, Pakistan required a special effort and they got it in the form of Shahid Afridi, the 17-year-old who was playing his second Test. Afridi blasted 21 fours and three sixes and he was given good support from Inzamam-ul-Haq (51) as Pakistan looked to build a big total. Venkatesh Prasad, though, had other ideas and he ran through the Pakistan batting to finish with 6/33 as Pakistan lost six wickets for 11 runs to be bowled out for 286. This left India chasing 271 on a tricky wicket. Pakistan were playing a Test in India after 12 years.The Feroz Shah Kotla was the venue for the 1st Test but it was dug up by a political group.Saqlain Mushtaq took 10 wickets as Pakistan won the Chennai Test by 12 runs. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. With Wasim Akram and Saqlain at the peak of their powers, India found the going incredibly hard. At 82/5, the game seemed over but Tendulkar, who was battling back spasms, shared a wonderful partnership with Nayan Mongia who scored a gutsy 52. Every run they scored increased pressure on Pakistan. Mongia was battling fever while Tendulkar’s back pain increased. Akram was also nursing his injured groin. However, like warriors, they battled on. Along the way, Tendulkar was dropped by Moin off Saqlain. The momentum was with India.Pakistan found relief when Mongia fell for 52 but Tendulkar carried on and scored a brave century. At 254/6, the game seemed to be up.  On 136, the game-changing moment occurred. Saqlain bowled a flighted doosra and Tendulkar miscued the lofted shot to mid-off and Wasim Akram took the catch. Tendulkar was out for 136 and India still needed 17 runs. In a sensational collapse, Saqlain and Akram ran through the lower order and India lost the match by 12 runs.The celebrations in the Pakistan camp were delirious. The fans in Chepauk were in shock and the Indian team was distraught. Pakistan started the victory lap and what the world witnessed showed the power of sport. The entire Chepauk crowd stood and gave a standing ovation to the Pakistan team as they were on their victory lap. The one moment summed up how effective sports can be in eliminating diplomatic tensions.The magic of Chepauk would be replicated in Delhi in the following Test with Anil Kumble becoming only the second bowler to take the Perfect 10, joining Jim Laker as the two-Test series ended 1-1. However, 20 years ago, the cricketing world had seen a classic in Chennai and it had all the elements to make it one of the all-time great Tests.last_img read more

Vigil held Tuesday for student injured in fall

first_imgThe Sigma Nu fraternity held a vigil Tuesday night for student Jackson Roddy, the freshman who fell from the sixth floor of Birnkrant Residential College early Monday morning.The vigil brought more than 100 students together in prayer to show support for Roddy, who is at California Hospital in critical condition with severe injuries.Police are still investigating the cause of the fall, according to Department of Public Safety Capt. David Carlisle.Brian Huefner, president of Sigma Nu, the fraternity Roddy is pledging, said Roddy was awake for short periods of time Tuesday.“We’re taking it one surgery at a time, one day at a time,” Huefner said. “It’s a blessing that he has everyone here for him.”According to Huefner, it will take one to two weeks before Roddy will be fully awake and possibly accept visitors.John Lee, a freshman majoring in biological sciences, attended the vigil on Tuesday.“It was pretty emotional. I’ve hung out with him quite a bit. He’s a good kid,” Lee said.Others said the vigil has a powerful message.“I thought it was a beautiful thing where everyone on The Row could lend support and prayer, and unite as one to wish for his healing,” said Amanda Borland, a freshman majoring in business administration.President C.L. Max Nikias visited Roddy on Tuesday and met with the family, according to Vice President for Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson.“His family is very appreciative of all the support they are receiving from the university,” Jackson said in an e-mail.Roddy’s pledge brothers decided to create a “24/7 prayer.” People are invited to sign up for 15-minute time slots to ensure that someone is always praying for and thinking of Roddy.“As long as he’s doing OK, I’m doing OK,” said Colby Audette, Roddy’s pledge brother. “Constant prayer can’t hurt; it’ll only help.”A Facebook page, “Prayers for Jackson Roddy,” was also created in support for Roddy on Tuesday.“The fact that he survived the fall is a miracle. Adding to the miraculous is he appears to have no head trauma or neck injury,” a post on the page said. “The outpouring of support has been amazing. Don’t take our reluctance to talk as a lack of appreciation. We just have a lot to process … keep those prayers coming.”Students seeking counseling or support can contact Student Affairs at (213) 740-2421 or the USC Student Counseling Services at (213) 740-7711.last_img read more

Syracuse’s ride and defense forces turnovers in 21-4 win over Colgate

first_imgMary Rahal jumped into the passing lane. Colgate was trying to advance in transition, but Rahal thrust her stick out to cause the turnover.She planted, turned and carried the ball from SU’s 20-yard line into the attacking zone. Twenty-five yards from the net, she dished to freshman Bianca Chevarie who took a step before passing to Meaghan Tyrrell at the right block. In one motion, Tyrrell turned to her right and passed the ball across the crease to Megan Carney, who promptly deposited it for her second of the game.Throughout the game, promising Raider attacks turned into Syracuse goals within seconds. The No. 4 Orange (5-1) caused turnovers at will in their 21-4 win over Colgate (2-1). SU’s 16 caused turnovers were the most in a game since Feb. 12 of last season, when the Orange forced 20 in a win over Binghamton.“A couple times we had great opportunities to score and we didn’t recover and they scored,” Colgate head coach Kathy Taylor said, “So it almost feels like a 2-goal swing.”From the outset, the Orange seemed poised to impose their will. Senior Emily Hawryschuk controlled the opening draw and scored 17 seconds later. But, Colgate answered with a draw control of their own and a goal 30 seconds later. Senior defender Kerry Defliese referred to the goal as a “wake-up call.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFollowing two Syracuse fouls, midfielder Sam Swart caused SU’s first turnover of the game. The junior gathered the ground ball and carried past midfield before passing to Hawryschuk. Her shot was stopped, but Chevarie scooped up another ground ball and set up SU’s second goal of the game.Three minutes later, senior Lila Nazarian gave chase to a Colgate midfielder carrying toward the Syracuse net. While her efforts didn’t show on the stat sheet, she forced Colgate’s Olivia Duarte to drop the ball multiple times before eventually turning it over to SU’s Allyson Trice.On the Raiders’ ensuing offensive possession, Defliese lunged in front of a Colgate pass from X out to the right side. Defliese hustled for the ground ball and pushed it upfield to Swart for the clear.“I think that’s our defense wanting to have that mentality we come into every game with,” Defliese said, “Starting with that fire in the beginning led our defense to many caused turnovers.”Swart’s progress was then halted, and she subsequently lost possession. But, Hawryschuk rode Colgate’s Grace Bowers for 15 yards before dislodging the ball from her stick — and the stick from her hands. Hawryschuk took the ball back toward the Colgate net, finding Chevarie for the freshman’s second goal of the season.Syracuse controlled the ensuing draw but lost possession on the attack. The Raiders tried to clear but failed again. This time, Chevarie turned Colgate over on the ride, and two passes later it was 4-1 Syracuse with 22:02 minutes to play in the half. Taylor was forced to call a timeout.“My team went back to carrying the ball which really played into Syracuse’s ability to strip the ball from my players,” Taylor said, “and we need to really embrace moving that ball and not running with it.”Even after the timeout, Taylor could tell that Syracuse was “wearing (Colgate) down.” The Orange had 11 caused turnovers to Colgate’s two in the first half. Syracuse was first to 13 of 19 ground balls in the half as well.“Every time you put effort in there’s an opportunity to turn the ball over,” head coach Gary Gait said.Less than three minutes into the second half, Asa Goldstock, Hawryschuk and a number of other Syracuse starters left the field. Even without their more experienced riders and defenders in, Syracuse’s second-team continued to disrupt Colgate passers and carriers.“That second group of defense went in, turned the ball over several times and did a great job on that,” Gait said, “So it’s just nice to see that the practice (the defense) put in every day pays off.” Comments Published on February 24, 2020 at 9:27 pm Contact Tim: tnolan@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more