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Need to improve a lot with the bat: Harmanpreet after bowlers help India beat South Africa

first_imgThe Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur said the team’s below-par batting show in the first T20 International against South Africa here had left her nervous before the bowlers rose to the challenge with a stellar effort.Harmanpreet was the only Indian batswoman to play an impactful knock, scoring 43, while the rest of her colleagues failed to chip in with any notable contributions. India posted 130 after being put in to bat on Tuesday.The bowlers, led by player of the match Deepti Sharma(3/8), produced an impressive show to dismiss South Africa for 119 in 19.5 overs.”I was nervous at the halfway stage but we knew that we’d have something for the bowlers. They did a great job,” Harmanpreet said after the match.She said the players have been working hard on their fitness.”We were doing a lot of fitness (regimens) before coming here and we got the result on the field. The way we fielded and bowled, I was happy,” she said.She also said her side still needs improvement in several areas, especially batting.”Lot of areas to improve. Need to improve a lot with the bat. We are playing with an extra batter, so if batters do well, we can do even better,” said the 30-year-old.She said she had trusted Radha Yadav to do well in the final over of the South African run chase and eventually the left-armer took two wickets to end the visiting side’s innings.Star of the match Deepti said her effort was the “best bowling performance” of her career.advertisement”We bowled how I had planned. Got help from the wicket too. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and it was turning, so I pitched it up too,” she said.”The mindset was to bowl in front. We were confident at the halfway mark. And we wanted to enjoy. If you enjoy, you automatically do well,” the 22-year-old off-spinner said.South Africa captain Sune Luus said 130 was a chaseable total though her side could not make it in the end.”The way our new-ball bowlers bowled, they gave us a good platform to work on. We thought 130 was a total we could chase. Chasing 130 is about when you go for the charge,” she said.”Lizelle Lee gave a good platform. The batsmen who then came in just couldn’t execute. The way Deepti and the spinners bowled, you could definitely see there was more spin as the evening progressed.”Also Read | 1st T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma help India women beat SA womenAlso Read | Korea Open Super 500: World champion PV Sindhu knocked out in 1st round, Sai Praneeth retires hurtlast_img read more

Idaho official Kobe Bryants remarks help save potato truck

by The Associated Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 1:40 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 3:41 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – In this March 30, 2012, file photo, the Idaho Potato Commission displays its six-ton tuber replica on the street in front of the Idaho Capitol in Boise. The Idaho Potato Commission says its traveling advertisement, the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck, could roll on indefinitely. (AP Photo/John Miller, File) EAGLE, Idaho – Kobe Bryant’s recent mention of the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck might have helped save the travelling advertisement from a premature retirement, according to the head of a state agency that promotes Idaho potatoes.The recently retired Los Angeles Lakers guard remarked on the red truck while talking with an ESPN reporter during one of his final games, The Capital Press reported (http://bit.ly/1UcftKI ).The truck hauls a 6-ton replica Russet Burbank. It’s on its fifth national tour to help charities and raise awareness of Idaho’s most famous vegetable.Frank Muir, Idaho Potato Commission president and CEO, said ESPN sideline reporter Heather Cox told him that before a recent interview, Bryant referenced the running story line of the commission’s ads: an Idaho potato grower’s search for the “missing” potato truck. Cox is a spokeswoman for the commission.“How long have you been working with Idaho potatoes?” Bryant asked Cox, nicknamed “Spud” by professional athletes. “Have they found that truck yet?”The Idaho Potato Commission was considering retiring the potato truck after the current tour, which covers 25,000 miles, Muir said. But comments like Bryant’s demonstrate why it must stay on the road, he said.Muir believes the commission is now leaning toward keeping the truck going as long as the public is eager to see it.“The feedback we’re getting from growers is, ‘Why would you take it off the road?’” Muir said. “We continue to have more requests for (truck appearances) than we can fulfil.”The commission budgeted $700,000 for the current tour.Highlights include stops at the Kentucky Derby, a New England chili cook-off, SeaFair in Seattle, the premiere of “Idaho the Musical” in Las Vegas and a photo opportunity in which the truck will float on a barge through New York Harbor.___Information from: The Capital Press (Ore.), http://www.capitalpress.com/washington Idaho official: Kobe Bryant’s remarks help save potato truck read more