Daily Archives: 04/04/2014

Cricket: Sri Lanka beat West Indies in rain-affected match

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur

Sri Lanka book another final spot… helped by rain

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando –  April 3, 2014

Sri Lanka 160 for 6 (Thirimanne 44, Mathews 40) beat West Indies 80 for 4 (Bravo 30, Malinga 2-5) by 27 runs (D/L method)

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Lahiru Thirimanne slog sweeps over deep midwicket, Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20, semi-final, Mirpur, April 3, 2014

Lahiru Thirimanne lifted Sri Lanka with a lively 44 © ICC 

West Indies banked on a frenetic finish, but Sri Lanka’s bowlers had choked the chase to suffocation-point before heavy rain, then marble-sized hail, cut the innings short and sent Sri Lanka to yet another major final. When the heavens opened, West Indies had needed 81 from 37 balls, with six wickets remaining. The Duckworth-Lewis calculation had them 27 runs adrift.

It was always a dangerous ploy to begin the chase slowly, but doubly so with rain in the air, and against an attack that features better death bowlers than most in the competition. Continue reading

BHS Alumni Toronto – May Hatters Tea Party – May 3, 2014

BHS Tea Party

Russian military bases in Latin America? – commentary

Russian military bases in Latin America?

Posted By Andres Oppenheimer – Latin View – On March 30, 2014

When Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said three weeks ago that Moscow is seeking to establish a military presence in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba, many of us dismissed it as a private comment by a top official who may have had one vodka too many.

But after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, with growing speculation that we are returning to the days of the Cold War, and with press reports of the surprise arrival of a Russian spy ship — the Viktor Leonov SS-175 — in Havana, it may be time to take a second look at Shoigu’s remarks.   Continue reading