Cricket News Sarfraz Ahmed and Faf du Plessis set unwanted ‘pair’ record in Centurion Test

first_imgNew Delhi: The Centurion Test was a memorable affair for South Africa and a not-so-memorable match for Pakistan. On a tough pitch, the Proteas held their nerve and secured a tense five-wicket win on the third day of the match to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. However, there was one common factor in the match. Both Sarfraz Ahmed and Faf du Plessis endured torrid times as captain. Sarfraz was dismissed for 0 in both innings while Du Plessis also suffered the same fate. This resulted in an unwanted record for both individuals and it was a historic moment but for all the wrong reasons.Sarfraz and Du Plessis became the first captains in history to be dismissed for a pair in the same Test match. In the first innings, Sarfraz edged a good length ball back onto the stumps bowled by Duanne Olivier to fall for a four-ball blob. In the second innings, Sarfraz chased a wide ball from Kagiso Rabada but he edged it du Plessis at slip who took a smart catch with one hand at slip.Read More | Mickey Arthur, Pakistan cricket coach, gets sanctioned by ICCOn the other hand, even du Plessis was not so lucky. The Proteas skipper departed first ball to Shaheen Afridi as he looked to flick a ball on leg stump to midwicket but instead got a leading edge to gully. In the second innings, du Plessis survived the King Pair but on the fifth ball he swung a short ball again from Afridi straight to Hasan Ali at long leg.  Read More | Arise, Sir Alastair Cook: Former England skipper gets special honourSarfraz became the fourth Pakistan skipper to be dismissed for a pair in Tests. The first one to achieve this unwanted record was Imtiaz Ahmed against England in the Dhaka Test of 1962. Rashid Latif was the next to fall for a pair during the Port Elizabeth Test against South Africa while Waqar Younis suffered the fate against Australia in Sharjah in 2002.Du Plessis is the third South Africa skipper to be dismissed for a pair, with the first one being Louis Tancred in 1912 against England at The Oval. The next South Africa captain to be dismissed for a pair came 104 years later and it was in Centurion, with AB de Villiers falling for a pair against England. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Brian Goodwin is Angels’ only unsigned arbitration-eligible player

first_imgThe Angels have currently committed $164.2 million for 2020 in guaranteed contracts and arbitration salaries, in addition to whatever number they reach with Goodwin. They will also spend about $8 million on the pre-arbitration eligible players.As far as the luxury tax is concerned, their payroll stands at around $184 million, not including Goodwin’s salary. The luxury tax threshold is $208 million in 2020. The luxury tax calculations use average annual values, and also include about $15 million for benefits.ALSOThe Angels released left-hander Adalberto Mejia, who had been designated for assignment to create a roster spot for catcher Jason Castro earlier in the week.Related Articles The Angels are expected to head to an arbitration hearing next month with outfielder Brian Goodwin, the first time they will have a hearing since 2011.The Angels reached agreements with eight of their nine arbitration-eligible players before Friday’s deadline for exchanging salary figures.Goodwin asked for $2.2 million and the Angels countered with $1.85 million. Although there is no rule that would prevent the sides from continuing to negotiate until a hearing, which would be sometime in February, the Angels’ policy is to go to a hearing if there is no agreement before the filing deadline.At the hearing, a panel of three arbitrators will hear arguments from the club and the player’s agent, and they pick one of the salaries, nothing in between. Whatever salary Goodwin ends up with will be a significant boost from the $583,000 he made in his first season with the Angels.Claimed on release waivers just days before the season, Goodwin ended up hitting .262 with 17 homers and a .796 OPS in 136 games.The last Angels player to have an arbitration hearing was pitcher Jered Weaver, nine years ago.The eight other Angels who were eligible reached agreements in the days leading up to Friday’s deadline.On Friday, they agreed to one-year deals with pitcher Dylan Bundy ($5 million), pitcher Andrew Heaney ($4.3 million), pitcher Hansel Robles ($3.85 million), infielder Tommy La Stella ($3.25 million), relief pitcher Noé Ramírez ($900,000) and relief pitcher Keynan Middleton ($800,000). They agreed to terms with relief pitcher Cam Bedrosian ($2.8 million) and catcher Max Stassi ($800,000) on Thursday. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img read more

Five year prison sentence for Mason City man accused of extortion

first_imgCEDAR FALLS — It’s up to five years in prison for a Mason City man who pleaded guilty to attempting to extort sex from a woman.Authorities say the woman had sent 19-year-old Christian Gossweiler videos and nude photos via a social media app while he was a student at the University of Northern Iowa, with Gossweiler then demanding she send more photos and videos or he would post online the material he already had. Gossweiler was accused of telling the woman that if she had sex with him, he would stop demanding photos and videos.The woman made a report to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department, which forwarded the complaint to the UNI Police. Investigators then posed as the woman in communicating with Gossweiler and set up a time and place to meet on campus for sex, with Gossweiler being arrested at that location.Gossweiler pleaded guilty to the charge earlier this summer, with Black Hawk County District Judge Bradley Harris on Monday sentencing him to five years in prison along with a suspended $750 fine.Gossweiler is scheduled to stand trial in Story County in September for a similar incident in March of this year involving an Iowa State University student. He was given probation after being convicted in a similar incident with an Iowa State student in January of last year.last_img read more