Afghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODI

first_imgAfghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODIMohammad Nabi top scored for Afghanistan with 64 while captain Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan also hit half-centuries to help the team recover after they were reeling at 81 for six at one stage.advertisement Press Trust of India DehradunMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 23:38 IST Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday (@ACBofficials Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan managed to post 223 on the board after recovering from 81 for sixRashid Khan came up with an all-round effort as he smashed a fifty and picked up two wicketsFast bowler Aftab Alam shone as Ireland were bowled out for 114 in 35.3 oversSkipper Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, and Rashid Khan blasted superb fifties as Afghanistan notched up a dominating 109-run win over Ireland in the fourth ODI to grab a 2-1 lead in the five-match series in Dehradun Friday.Nabi, who top-scored with 64, starred in two crucial partnerships — sharing 50 with Afghan (54) and 86 with Rashid (52) to lift Afghanistan to 223 all out in 49.1 overs after they were struggling at 81 for six at one stage.Fast bowler Aftab Alam then returned with a four-wicket haul as Afghanistan bundled out Ireland for 114 in 35.3 overs. The spin duo of Rashid and Mujeeb Ur Rahman also contributed with two wickets each.”It was an important match. Top order batted poorly again but Rashid batted really well to get us to 223 on that wicket,” Asghar Afghan said after the match.Asked to take the first strike, Afghanistan looked down the barrel as they were 81 for six in the 18th over.Afghan then resurrected the innings with a 50-run stand for the seventh wicket with Nabi. After Afghan was run out, Nabi continued to score runs in the company of Rashid.Afghan’s 70-ball innings was studded with four fours and three sixes, while Rashid cracked six fours and a six during his stay.For Ireland, off-spinner Andy McBrine (2/37) tormented the Afghanistan team with his two wickets, while pacer Boyd Ranking snapped two wickets and James Cameron-Dow (3/32) took three.The fifth and final ODI will be held on Sunday.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan hugely valuable player: Sanjay Bangar backs out-of-form India openerAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s 41st hundred not enough as India lose Ranchi ODI to AustraliaadvertisementAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Afghanistan vs IrelandFollow Dehradun ODIFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad Nabilast_img read more

Devon holiday camp hosts teen Calais asylum seekers

first_imgA spokesman said they could not confirm when and if more refugees were arriving.  A spokesman for the Home Office said they could not comment on operational details.One local community leader said Great Torrington was a “bizarre” choice as he claimed Government and council officials had failed to consult the town’s 5,000-strong population.”We are a very tolerant, accommodating community but that is a very large amount of people,” said Nick Hallam, secretary of the Great Torrington Cavaliers, which has won The Queen’s Award for voluntary service. “This is the first we have heard about it and I think that the Home Office should have consulted with the local community on these things.” Child refugees from the Calais jungle are being housed in a 17th-century manor house in rural Devon, The Telegraph can disclose.Up to 70 refugees are set to be taken to Beam House, which is about two miles from market town Great Torrington in the north of the county, with the first group of 20 arriving in the early hours of Monday morning.At lunchtime on Monday, a group played basketball in the picturesque grounds of the historic estate while four guards dressed in black manned the lengthy driveway. The house, which is home to PGL holiday camps, is situated on the bank of the River Torridge.It is usually houses children on adventure holidays, with activities typically including abseiling, climbing, archery and motorsports. The grounds also boast a high ropes course.The facility welcomed the first arrivals under the “Dubs amendment”, which grants refuge to the most vulnerable. Geoffrey Cox, Conservative MP for Torridge and West Devon, has said the move would not be a “permanent institution” and the hostel would act as a processing centre. “The majority of the children will only be here for a few days,” he said.PGL – which advertises seven day stays from £450-a-week – has been contacted for comment.The arrival of youngsters in the UK comes as the bulldozers prepare to move in to destroy the Jungle camp where they were based.Last week the Government faced questions over its ability to check the age of new arrivals into Britain when some appeared to be far older than 18. Some 3,000 children are being taken in from camps in the Middle East, while some who have made it as far as mainland Europe are also being resettled in Britain if they have close family links.A Home Office spokesperson said: “We continue to explore a range of suitable accommodation throughout the UK for refugees and asylum seekers, including those who have arrived in the last week and those who will arrive in the coming days.“We are working closely with NGOs, charities, private contractors, local authorities and MPs across the country to ensure the children receive the appropriate care and support when they get here.       “We are grateful to those who have stepped forward and provided assistance.” Rooms at PGL Beam House, where youngsters from Calais are staying Rooms at PGL Beam House, where youngsters from Calais are stayingCredit:PGL website Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img One shop owner, who did not want to be named, said the refugees had “fallen on their feet” with the accommodation.The 57-year-old added: “It does seem a strange place to put them up. It is almost as if they [the authorities] want to just get them out of London, their families probably aren’t even down here. One of the big cities, Exeter or Plymouth or something, that would be better, somewhere more multi-cultural.”But Sean Harrison, 53, said he had no problem with the move.“It is something we should be doing something about. If here is a place that has correct facilities, they should be welcome.”Devon County Council confirmed 20 youngsters had arrived at Beam House in the early hours of Monday morning. The market town of Great TorringtonCredit:Rex The market town of Great Torrington PGL runs children's adventure holidays at Beam House PGL runs children’s adventure holidays at Beam HouseCredit:PGLlast_img read more