Murray’s late equaliser delays Waterhouse fate

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first_imgAnother nail was just seconds away to being driven in Waterhouse’s Red Stripe Premier League coffin when substitute Rodave Murray, showing great predatory skills, buried an opportunity to draw his team level and possibly delay their inevitable relegation. Murray’s 90th-minute strike was his first in the country’s top-flight football, and it came in only his second game, following a strike by Kenroy Howell in the 23rd, as he gave his team hopes of pulling off a rare victory. Two second-half goals from substitute Chevonne Marsh in the 57th and Dawyne Smith in the 87th set up Cavalier perfectly for the win, until Murray’s late intervention. For Murray, the occasion was bittersweet. “This is my first goal, but it is my second match in the Premier League. My first match was against UWI FC. I am feeling great, but at the same time, I am feeling disappointed. The coach said to us that the aim is to get three points, but we should not leave pointless, and we left with a point, so that is good,” the 18-year-old Dinthill daCosta Cup star said. He added: “I am disappointed because we came out here today looking a victory, and we did not get it.” Though their chances of survival are being written off with each passing match, Murray is still hopeful. KEEP ON FIGHTING “There is still time and opportunity for us, we just have to keep fighting and working hard, and the rest of the competition will tell,” said the youngster, who scored 27 goals for Dinthill last season. Besides trying to help his team survive the drop, Murray, who hails from Orange Field in Linstead, St Catherine, wants to retain his place in the country’s Under-20 squad and earn himself a professional contract. “My dream is to take it to the pro level, so I am just working hard towards that, and good performances in this league will help. “I have been invited to Jamaica’s Under-20 squad, and my aim is to join the team, work hard, and ensure that we qualify for the World Cup,” the youngster explained. At 18, Murray still has another year of eligibility at the schoolboy level, but he could pass on it if the opportunity presents itself. “I have another year at the schoolboy level, but I am not sure if I will return as yet. If I get a professional contract, I will take it. I have had offers from Europe; that is where my agent is based, so we will continue to look until something suitable comes,” Murray said. Murray added that he came close to joining Montego Bay United in the January transfer window. “I was supposed to be with Montego Bay United, but it just wasn’t working out. They wanted me to go to Cornwall College and play for Montego Bay United, but I did not want to leave Dinthill as yet, and Montego Bay is so far away from home,” he said.last_img read more


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first_imgIndia have reached the final of the Women’s World Cup final for the second time in their history and they will be facing England at the iconic Lord’s today.The last time India were in the final was in 2005 Women’s World Cup where they were up against Australia and were decimated by 98 runs.India have reached the final after winning six of their 8 matches — the two losses coming against South Africa and Australia in the league stage.This time though, India have looked a much more compact unit and the interesting quality about India has been to see different players stepping up for the team on different days.What India would need to do in the final is tick all the boxes and all the players must step up and attack England in all manners.While gearing up for the final, here’s a look at India’s journey through the Women’s World Cup.INDIA VS ENGLANDIndia had a perfect start to the World Cup as they completely outdid hosts England in all departments and won their opener by 35 runs.The top three of the Indian batting line-up, Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj, all scored above 50 to steer India to a big total of 281.Photo Credit: Reuters In reply, England captain Heather Knight and Fran Wilson put forth some resistance with 46 and 81 runs respectively but fell short of partners and were unable to guide their team to a victory.Like Raj has said time and again, beginning the tournament with a resounding victory set the tone for the team.advertisementINDIA VS WEST INDIESOpting to bowl first, India kept hold on the Windies flow of runs and except their opener Hayley Mathews’ 43 runs, none could play a substantial knock and were all out for 183.Deepti , Poonam Yadav and Harmanpreet Kaur picked two wickets each and shared the workload of the wickets extremely well.In reply, youngster Mandhana carried on with her strong form and hit a brilliant 106 not out in 108 balls. Raj assisted her with a well played 46, which helped India chase the total down losing just three wickets.INDIA VS PAKISTANIndia were caught by surprise with Pakistan’s prompt bowling and fielding and for once, their strong batting line-up faltered.Apart from Raut’s 47 and Sushma Verma’s crucial 33 off 35 balls down the order, none could step up and India got bundled for a mere 169 runs.Photo Credit: Reuters With the batting faltering, India’s bowling unit stepped up and attacked Pakistan back from the word go.Ekta Bisht’s 5-wicket haul guided India to a a massive 95-run victory and Pakistan were thrashed and could muster only 74 runs on the board.INDIA VS SRI LANKAIndia won their fourth game on the trot as they edged out Sri Lanka by 16 runs on July 5.Opting to bat first, India lost their openers cheaply but Deepti and Raj stuck their ground and scored a fighting 78 and 53 to help India post a good total of 232 runs.Sri Lanka, while batting, put up a strong resistance with Dilani Manodara scoring 61 in 75 balls to try and get Sri Lanka close.India, though, held their nerves and restricted Sri Lanka to 216.INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICAIndia finally stumbled against South Africa after winning 4 of their first four matches.Put to bat first, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee played a brilliant 92 off 65 balls to set the tone for the match. Dane van Niekerk also supported Lee with a 57-run innings down to order to steer South Africa to strong total of 273.Photo Credit: Reuters Shikha Pandey starred with the ball picking up three wickets while Ekta Bisht and Harmanpreet Kaur picked two wickets each.In reply, India could hardly keep ground and only Deepti’s 60 and Jhulan Goswami’s 43 showed resistance as India were decimated by 115 runs.INDIA VS AUSTRALIAAustralia won the toss and put India to bat first. Raut built on her previous performances and smashed a beautiful century while captain Raj supported her with a good 69 runs and Harmanpreet chipped in 23 more runs. Apart from these three, none could get to even a double score and India managed to put up 226 runs on the board.On the other hand, when Australia came to bat, their top-four of Nicole Bolton, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry easily chased down the total in just 45.1 overs, losing a mere two wickets.INDIA VS NEW ZEALANDIn their must-win game, India bounced back tremendously and thrashed New Zealand by 186 runs.Put to bat first, India once again lost their opener for petty number but captain Raj this time stood out with her astute century, which was ably supported by Harmanpreet’s 60 and Veda Krishnamurthy’s quickfire 70 off 45 balls.advertisementPhoto Credit: Reuters With these three contributing substantially, India posted a hefty total of 265 runs.On the bowling front, Rajeshwari Gayakwad stood out for India with five wickets to her name as India did not let the White Ferns settle at all and bundled them out for just 79 runs.INDIA VS AUSTRALIA (SEMI-FINAL)Against an opponent as formidable as Australia, India stamped their authority thanks to an astounding innings by Harmanpreet Kaur.Opting to bat first, India was reeling at 35-2 in 9.2 overs when Raj became the stabiliser and Harmanpreet the attacker.The next 30 overs saw an onslaught by the India vice captain that left Australia devoid of answers. Harmanpreet hit a blistering 171 not out in 115 balls coupled with Krishnamurthy’s 16 in 10 balls to steer India to a massive total of 281 in just 42 balls.Photo Credit: Reuters In reply, Australia lost their top three cheaply, including the captain Lanning getting out for a duck. Elyse Villani and Alex Blackwell showed Australia a glimpse of hope of something magical but India kept picking wickets and thus knocked the defending champions out of the tournament and reached the final with a confidence-boosting 36-run victory.last_img read more