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New Zealand 55-1 at lunch on day 3, 1st test vs. Bangladesh
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand reached 55-1 at lunch on Saturday after Bangladesh declared its record-breaking first innings at 595-8 on day three of the first test.
Kamrul Islam took a wicket with his first ball, as Jeet Raval (27) edged the short delivery to replacement wicketkeeper Imrul Kayes just two overs before lunch.
Tom Latham was 27 and captain Kane Williamson was on 1 at the break.
Resuming at 542-7, Bangladesh batted on for 16 overs on the third morning, allowing Sabbir Rahman to become the sixth player to surpass 50 runs in the innings before captain Mushfiqur Rahman declared.
Sabbir posted his second half century in his third test, reaching 50 from 85 balls.
Wicketkeeper Mushfiqur sat out the session after being struck on the fingers several times during his innings of 159 on day two.
Kayes took over the wicketkeeping duties and Shakib Al Hasan captained the team in the field and rotated an inexperienced bowling combination. The 19-year-old off-spinner Mehedi Hasan took the new ball and worked along with debutant seamers Taksin Ahmed and Subashis Roy plus Kamrul, who is in his third test.
Could flickering light treat Alzheimer's?
Scientists have used flickering LED lights to shrink, in mouse brains, the beta amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's Disease in humans, they reported on Wednesday. While too early to say if this could translate into a much-needed treatment for the debilitating illness, it does present a promising avenue for further research, said the team -- some of whom have started a company to do just that. "It's a big 'if'," said Li-Huei Tsai of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Icardi scores to help Inter fight back to beat Chievo 3-1
MILAN (AP) — Serie A's top goalscorer will not be moving to the Chinese Super League anytime soon.Mauro Icardi scored again to help Inter Milan come from behind to beat Chievo Verona 3-1 on Saturday, and his goalscoring rate is sure to be garnering attention among the new pacesetters in the global transfer market.However, Icardi, who turns 24 on Thursday, insists he is not about to follow the likes of Carlos Tevez, Axel Witsel, Oscar, and John Obi Mikel to China."I renewed my contract at the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hong Kong's legal elite voice autonomy fears after China intervention
By James Pomfret and Venus WuHONG KONG (Reuters) - Leading Hong Kong lawyers voiced fresh concerns on Monday at China's intervention in the territory's judiciary, following a controversial move to ban pro-independence lawmakers by Beijing nearly two months ago.Making its most direct intervention in Hong Kong's legal and political system since the 1997 handover from Britain, China's parliament on November 7 issued a ruling barring two elected, radical politicians from taking office.Following a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Rain washes out Tianjin Open semifinals
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Peng Shuai and Danka Kovinic were level at one set apiece in the semifinals of the Tianjin Open on Saturday when play was suspended for the rest of the day due to rain.The match was scheduled to be completed on Sunday with the score at 3-3 in the third set. Peng won the opening set 6-3, and Kovinic captured the second 7-5.Second-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova will face Alison Riske in the second semifinal. The final was scheduled for later Sunday. World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline Read More...
12 killed in stampede at religious gathering in India
Lucknow (India) (AFP) - A stampede at a religious gathering in northern India killed 12 people Saturday and injured five others, a senior police officer said.Hundreds of devotees of an Indian guru had gathered in Varanasi, a Hindu holy town in Uttar Pradesh state, when the stampede broke out. World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline Read More...