Windies were always confident – Sammy

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (CMC): Captain Darren Sammy says West Indies were always confident they could defend 162 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, especially drawing on the experience from the final of the Twenty20 World Cup staged at the venue three years ago. The Caribbean side beat Sri Lanka for the first time on the current tour on Wednesday when they pulled off a 23-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 International here. Sammy said the Windies were cognisant of the fact that they beat Sri Lanka here in the T20 World Cup final defending an even smaller total. “The par score [here is] 150, and I think 170 has only ever been chased once,” Sammy told a media conference. “When we played the finals here, we scored 130-something and defended it, so that was a reminder for the guys going on to the field in the second half of the game.” He added: “Like I said, we had a good start [and] we controlled the power-play. They didn’t get off to a flyer. “They didn’t get used to one particular bowler. If you notice, the plan was to give one-over spells for the bowlers, and it worked, and we kept on taking wickets every time they looked like getting a partnership. So that was the key for us.” The victory for West Indies gave them a share of the series after they lost the opening T20 in Kandy by 30 runs on Monday. More important, it was their first win over Sri Lanka on tour and would have served as a boost for flagging morale, especially after having lost every game in the Test and one-day series. “It was good to end the series on a winning note. I think you could see the difference today after playing the first game, which we still thought we could have won, but we were coming from a long break from international cricket, but it shows how quickly we could learn and you could see it was a much more professional effort,” Sammy said. Charles and Fletcher put on 62 for the first wicket, and following a middle order slump, Ramdin struck an unbeaten 34 in a 41-run, fifth-wicket stand with Bravo, who stroked a run-a-ball 31. West Indies failed to find acceleration at the death and finished on 162 for six off their 20 overs, but Sammy said Sri Lanka’s seamers had to be commended for their excellent bowling later on. “They bowled really, really well at the end of the innings, but the work done by Charles and Fletcher at the top gave us that cushion, even if they bowled some good overs. “The key was to bat around Bravo, and I thought he and Ramdin stepped up the pace a little bit, and at the end of the day, 160 was enough to get the job done.”last_img read more

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A Lesson in Kindness: Scoil Roisín donate uniforms to children in Africa

first_imgThe pupils of Scoil Roisin in Dungloe have kindly donated their school uniforms to support those less fortunate in Africa.The students are helping children in Africa get a better education as they send uniforms to Africa through Mary’s Meals.Picture above is Bridget McFadden collecting the uniforms for Mary’s Meals. Advertisement The students also enjoyed a summer trip to Arannmore Island this month and spent a fun day exploring the area with their teachers.A Lesson in Kindness: Scoil Roisín donate uniforms to children in Africa was last modified: June 27th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:charitydonationMary’s Mealsscoil roisin dungloelast_img read more

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OpenView Venture Partners One Word

first_imgA response to my blog last week, One Word, really set me thinking over the past few days. What is OpenView Venture Partners‘ dumbwaiter pitch, or “one word”?As an expansion stage Boston venture capital firm that also provides strategic consulting services, financial consulting services, and value-add assistance in implementation of best practices process across all functional areas, I must admit that the possibilities for honing in on that ‘one word’ that truly defines our firm appeared endless.In the end, that one word is growth.Growth…That one word is really at the core of everything we do.Growth in shareholder value. Growth in capabilities and competencies in our portfolio. Growth in the the capabilities and competencies within our firm. Growth in our value-add impact to our portfolio companies. Growth in our portfolio. Growth in the number of prospects and individuals in our community who we can impact in a high value way.Growth.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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