England fight back after Tamim century

first_img(REUTERS)-Bangladesh lost their last nine wickets for 49 runs as England hit back from a slow start on the first day of the second and final Test in Dhaka.Tamim Iqbal hit 104 as Bangladesh cruised to 171 for one but off-spinner Moeen Ali took five for 5-57 as the hosts crumbled to 220 all out.England then lost three wickets, including captain Alastair Cook for 14 and were 50-3, 170 runs behind, when rain brought an early end to the day’s play.Joe Root (15) and Moeen (2) were unbeaten for the touring side, who lead the series 1-0.On a manic opening day at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, the hosts collapsed either side of the tea break, triggered by Tamim’s dismissal after scoring his eighth hundred in Tests.Moeen began things with Tamim’s prized scalp as he picked up his second five-wicket haul in tests while paceman Chris Woakes also picked up three wickets.Bangladesh looked in complete control when Tamim (104) and Mominul Haque (66) added 170 for the second wicket despite losing Imrul Kayes in the third over of the day after skipper Mushfiqur Rahim had won the toss and opted to bat.Tamim and Mominul took time to settle but ensured England did not have many opportunities to make further inroads in the first session.The duo launched a counter-attack against some wayward English bowling and were particularly rough on debutant left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari, who replaced off-spinner Gareth Batty in the side.Ansari went for 36 runs in his six overs in the first session and did not bowl again.Tamim, who did not score off his first 19 balls, needed 60 deliveries to bring up his half-century and reached his century with two consecutive boundaries off Moeen.The left-hander hit 12 fours in his 147-ball innings, which included a reprieve when he was given out on 66, caught down the leg side off Stokes, a decision which was overturned on review with replays confirming the ball had brushed his shirt.Tamim fell leg before to Moeen after offering no shot to a straight delivery.Mominul was equally impressive and his innings featured 10 fours before he was bowled by Moeen with a delivery that did not spin.Moeen also picked up the wicket of Mushfiqur, who had earlier crashed to the ground after being hit on the side of his helmet by a bouncer from Stokes.The paceman got the ball to move both ways and accounted for Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman, both caught edging behind, to further Bangladesh’s collapse.In reply, Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Ben Duckett in his first over, the second of the innings, before Cook and Gary Ballance fell to teenage off-spinner Mehedi Hasan.Captions..Moeen Ali claimed a five-wicket haul on the first day in Mirpur.Tamim Iqbal century was his third against England and eight overallBANGLADESH 1st inningsT. Iqbal lbw b Ali 104I. Kayes c Duckett b Woakes 1M. Haque b Ali 66Mahmudullah c Cook b Stokes 13S. Al Hasan c Bairstow b Woakes 10M. Rahim c Cook b Ali 4Sa. Rahman c Bairstow b Stokes 0S. Hom c Bairstow b Woakes 6M. Hasan lbw b Ali 1T. Islam not out 5K. Rabbi c Root b Ali 0Extras (b-1 lb-9) 10Total (all out, 63.5 overs) 220Fall of wickets: 1-1 I. Kayes,2-171 T. Iqbal,3-190 M. Haque,4-196 Mahmudullah,5-201 M. Rahim,6-202 Sa. Rahman,7-212 S. Hom,8-213 M. Hasan,9-215 S. Al Hasan,10-220 K. RabbiBowling:C. Woakes 9 – 3 – 30 – 3,S. Finn 8 – 1 – 30 – 0,M. Ali 19.5 – 5 – 57 – 5,Z. Ansari 6 – 0 – 36 – 0,B. Stokes 11 – 5 – 13 – 2, A. Rashid 10 – 0 – 44 – 0.ENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook lbw b M. Hasan 14B. Duckett c Rahim b Al Hasan 7J. Root not out 15G. Ballance c Rahim b M. Hasan 9M. Ali not out 2Extras (b-1 lb-2) 3Total (for 3 wickets, 12.3 overs) 50Fall of wickets: 1-10 B. Duckett,2-24 A. Cook,3-42 G. BallanceTo bat: B. Stokes, J. Bairstow, Z. Ansari, C. Woakes, A. Rashid, S. FinnBowling: M. Hasan 6.3 – 1 – 26 – 2, S. Al Hasan 6 – 2 – 21 – 1.last_img read more

How a senior-year club switch allowed SJ Quigley became a ‘complete’ field hockey player

first_imgTwelve balls formed a large circle behind the end line and SJ Quigley kicked one toward the penalty corner insertion hash. It was Oct. 12, less than an hour before Syracuse faced No. 1 North Carolina, and rain poured onto J.S. Coyne Stadium.Quigley paced back three steps. Her Syracuse rain jacket crinkled as she shrugged her shoulders and leaned back. Tess Queen waited at the top of the shooting circle, her stick flat on the ground. Quigley moved forward into her insertion rhythm — first step, second step, drop stick, third step, sweep — and sent the ball toward Queen, who stopped it as Claire Cooke knocked the ball into the cage.This was her new specialization, perfected through hundreds of pre-practice reps and game action, her new role in field hockey’s vital set piece.Two years ago, Quigley hadn’t ever inserted a ball.She wasn’t a “complete” field hockey player then, her club team head coach Brian Hope said. A switch to Hope’s program — X-Calibur — from Quigley’s former team WC Eagles, during her senior year of high school was unusual but necessary. The WC Eagles’ rigid, regimented program focused on sound technique, but Quigley was burnt out, Hope said. After switching, she no longer prioritized only skills, instead focusing on creativity and freedom on the pitch, which allowed Quigley to eventually pick up the insertion role at SU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was a skill that the team needed somebody to be,” SU assistant coach Katie Gerzabek said, “And I think that she really grabbed onto that role on the corner to master it.”She’s gravitated from a non-factor to staple on Syracuse’s penalty corners this season, inserting 52 of the Orange’s 59 corners this season. As No. 14 Syracuse (8-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) aims for a return to the NCAA tournament after missing it last year, Quigley’s penalty corner role has made her indispensable.Before Quigley inherited that position from Carolin Hoffmann this season, she faced her mother, Josie, at their kitchen island in Villanova, Pennsylvania two years ago, and pleaded for help. The choice to switch club teams before her senior year of high school had clogged Quigley’s mind for months.Field hockey was her primary sport since she was 10 years old. Even before then, Josie inched her daughter toward the sport she played in college. Quigley started using her mother’s field hockey stick even before elementary school — “Put this in your hand, try my stick,” her mother would say.The pair hit balls into a lacrosse net in their backyard after school, fine-tuning the sport’s basics. Josie said that the easiest way to progress in field hockey is always about playing free and loving the game. Mind clogs lead to stumbles and choppy ball movement.“That’s what you have to do, just play. Don’t overthink what you’re doing,” Josie said.Quigley was taught the details of a deceptive sweep and the motions for a powerful reverse hit, but her time with WC was “mentally draining,” Adele Williams, Quigley’s high school coach, said.In games, she’d receive the ball, then hesitate. She’d double-pump when a passing lane opened and turn the ball over. She had the talent — she committed to SU as a sophomore — but lacked trust in herself.“She realized that she was overthinking,” Josie said. “Every time she got on the field, she wanted to be more relaxed in the decision-making.”Quigley and Josie went to a workout with Hope, who not only offered an immediate, spot but also preached freedom on the field. Quigley could use the techniques taught by WC, or experiment with her own, Hope said. After thinking the decision over for months, Quigley joined late in the summer of her senior year.“The biggest thing was just giving her permission to play and not worry about making mistakes,” Hope said.That decision came full-circle during the 2017 National Indoor Tournament at the Richmond Convention Center. Quigley, lined up at right back, intercepted a pass in the first minute of her first matchup against WC after switching, and took off down the sideline. She weaved through a first defender. Then, a second.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorQuigley lifted a shot past the WC goalie and into the cage. She immediately sprinted toward the sideline and embraced Hope, while Josie smiled in the stands. “Maybe this was the right thing to do,” she thought.Two years later, Quigley has become the two-way player Syracuse has always needed her to be. She’s combined the skills she learned at WC with the freedom Hope helped instill in her while providing versatility to SU. As Quigley raced down the right sideline early in the third quarter during a Sept. 22 game against Colgate, she received a pass from Cooke in stride.Quigley closed in on Colgate goalie Anna Unger, bent her knees and elevated a shot into the cage for her first goal since the season-opener against Vermont. Two frames earlier, Quigley aligned the ball at the Raiders’ penalty corner insertion hash and paced three steps back.In 2019, Quigley has started all 12 games, surpassing her six from 2018 and has helped fill gaping holes in Syracuse’s defense by switching to the backline from forward. In that time, she also picked up inserting penalty corners — an aspect she had never been a part of before SU. Her first attempts flew over defender’s sticks or sailed wide of awaiting stoppers, Gerzabek said. That couldn’t happen in games.“I was not very good at it,” Quigley said.Quigley spends her pre-practice time on the new specialization. It took nine years to uncover, yet only months to master the movements — first step, second step, drop stick, third step, sweep.That routine has helped her repeat it with extreme precision. Balls need to roll onto Queen’s fast enough for a shot before the defense closes in, but smooth enough to avoid a misplay. She’s led a penalty corner unit that has converted on 17.3% of its attempts.Already leading 1-0 at Colgate on Sept. 22, Quigley executed her even strides and swept the ball toward Laura Graziosi. The primary pass began a set that evaded the Raider defense and ended with a Charlotte de Vries goal, bouncing off defenders and sticks in the process. Quigley thrust her arms in the air and sprinted toward the Orange huddle. This was what she had worked for.“Having many skill sets in your back pocket so you can be the person that the coach can go to always makes you a valuable player,” Josie said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 13, 2019 at 11:12 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrewlast_img read more