New Delhi: Cricket is considered a big summer sport in Australia with the game drawing a huge number of fans. From actors, politicians and other celebrities, Australia’s summer of cricket is a big carnival. Australia’s Prime Ministers in the past have been big fans of the sport, with John Howard once being in a net session with the Australian cricket team at the start of the 21st century. However, during the warm-up game recently at the Manuka Oval between Australia Prime Minister’s XI and Sri Lanka, the fandom of the Prime Minister went one step further.The current Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, was seen assuming the duties of carrying drinks to the team during the clash against Sri Lanka. Morrison was seen serving water to the Australian side during the interval. This move made social media active, with amny praising the Prime Minister’s humbleness. In the past, he has often been seen in stadiums supporting the Aussie Rules Football sides.The clash between the Prime Minister’s XI and Sri Lanka at Canberra became an epic. Sri Lanka chose to bat but they lost Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis cheaply. Oshada Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa tried to steady the innings but they fell in quick succession. Wanindu Hasaranga, who was the Man of the series in the recent series against Pakistan in which Sri Lanka whitewashed the No.1 T20I side 3-0, tried to revive the innings but he struggled for his 26 off 29 balls. Sri Lanka ended on 131/8 in 20 overs with Daniel Christian and Djali Bloomfield taking two wickets apiece. However, the Prime Minister’s XI were blown away by the swing and pace of Kasun Rajitha as he took three wickets but wicketkeeper Harry Nielsen kept the hosts in the contest by smashing 79 off 50 balls. His knock got Prime Minister’s XI close but Lakshan Sandakan took three quick wickets and Prime Minister’s XI were 123/9, heading into the final over.Also Read | Smith, Warner Return To T20 Side For Australia Vs Sri Lanka ClashFawad Ahmed struck a couple of braces and a crucial boundary as the scores were tied. However, Rajitha bowled a wide and Prime Minister’s XI won by one wicket. Sri Lanka will open their three-match series against Australia on October 27 in Adelaide and this will be followed by games in Brisbane and Melbourne. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Syracuse isn’t ready to hang with the best teams in Division I. With its 9-1 loss to No. 1 Wisconsin (17-1, 7-1 Western Collegiate Hockey Association), the Orange are 0-7 against top-10 teams and 0-9-1 against out of conference opponents. Syracuse’s sixth straight loss came on Sunday afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin, and capped a string of four games in which SU (4-12-1, 4-3-0 College Hockey America) mustered two goals. The game was never in doubt. After jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, the Badgers won the second period 2-1 and poured on four third-period goals. Wisconsin registered 31 more shots than Syracuse and scored on three of four power plays. A day after Syracuse goalie Maddi Welch recorded a career-high 48 saves, she faced 40 shots on goal, conceding nine times. Wisconsin struck first with a goal by redshirt senior forward Emily Clark seven minutes into the game. Five minutes later, forward Sophia Shaver added to Wisconsin’s lead. Later in the period, Clark scored her second goal on a power play to make it 3-0. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFourteen minutes into the second period, SU freshman Abby Moloughney scored a short-handed goal while killing Emma Polaski’s interference penalty. Moloughney’s third goal of the season was assisted by freshman Lauren Bellefontaine, who played alongside Moloughney prior to coming to Syracuse on the Nepean Wildcats, an Ontario Juniors club.“I’ve been playing with Abby for a few years,” Bellefontaine said last week. “We’re playing really well together, we just haven’t always capitalized.”The Badgers quickly halted any Orange momentum, though, with back-to-back goals late in the second period to extend their lead to 5-1 heading into the final frame. In the third period, Clark netted her third goal of the game on a five-on-three power play after penalties by Polaski and Kristen Siermachesky. Before Siermachesky could return to the ice, Wisconsin added another power play goal to go up 7-1. The Badgers piled on two more goals late in the third period to sink SU. Polaski, who leads the Orange in scoring with eight goals, committed two costly penalties that resulted in Wisconsin goals and didn’t record a shot. Senior defenseman Allie Munroe, who scored SU’s lone goal yesterday, played solid defense with a team-high nine blocks. Syracuse’s last win came nearly a month ago, when they beat Penn State, 5-2, on Nov. 4. Syracuse’s schedule eases slightly in the upcoming week as the team travels to Hamilton, New York for a weekend series with unranked Colgate (9-5-2). Published on December 2, 2018 at 3:25 pm Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman Comments Facebook Twitter Google+