India beats Bangladesh to win Test

first_img TRAPPED BY LBW CAUGHT AT MID-OFF Mahmudullah and Rahman put on 51 for the sixth wicket. The latter was trapped lbw by Ishant Sharma (2-40), and his DRS review against the appeal was turned down. Mahmudullah, who survived a missed stumping and a dropped catch, was caught pulling at long leg off Sharma as well. Jadeja accounted for both Mehedi Hasan Miraz (23) and Taijul Islam (6) as India made short work of the tail. Ashwin trapped Taskin Ahmed (1) lbw to wrap up the win. Virat Kohli complimented the opposition for putting up a fight especially after the hosts had declared their first innings at a mammoth 687-6d. India’s next assignment is a four-Test series against Australia, starting in Pune on February 23. Things were looking settled for Bangladesh when Rahim played a drive off Ashwin in the 53rd over, only for the ball to loop up in the air and he was caught at mid-off. Mahmudullah and Sabbir Rahman (22) then played out the rest of the session, taking Bangladesh past 200. After lunch, Bangladesh seemed to be playing for time and the batsmen weren’t concerned with scoring runs. Only 42 runs came in this final session of the match as the visitors crashed to defeat. “It was quite tough in the second innings. India have a lot of options in bowling, spinners and fast bowlers both. I am really proud of my team. We batted more than 100 overs in each innings. Hopefully, we can capitalise on that. I think our fielding let us down,” said skipper Mushfiqur Rahim after the match. HYDERABAD, India (AP): India won the one-off Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad by 208 runs yesterday. The visitors were bowled out for 250 runs in 100.3 overs in the second innings, shortly before tea on day five. With this victory, India has won their last six Test series stretching back to the tour of Sri Lanka in 2015. The number-one ranked side is also unbeaten in 19 consecutive Tests since then. Mahmudullah top-scored with 64 runs, while Ravichandran Ashwin (4-73) and Ravindra Jadeja (4-78) shared eight wickets between them. Starting from overnight 103-3, Bangladesh got off to a poor start. Shakib Al Hasan (22) was caught at short leg off Jadeja in the third over of the morning. First-innings’ centurion Mushfiqur Rahim (23) then added 56 runs with Mahmudullah for the fifth wicket. Mahmudullah then reached his 13th Test half-century off 84 balls, including six fours.last_img read more

AFTRA president steps down, takes new role at Actors’ Equity

first_img(818) 713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Actors’ Equity represents actors and stage managers in theaters within the United States. Connolly was first elected in 2001 as national president of AFTRA – the 70,000-member union that represents actors, newscasters, announcers, singers, dancers, comedians and other professionals who work across the media and entertainment industries in television, radio, sound recordings, music videos, commercials and new media. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth praised Connolly’s efforts Tuesday. “The energy and passion John demonstrated as AFTRA national president on behalf of actors, recording artists, journalists, and broadcasters working in the media and entertainment industries – combined with his commitment to the principles of organized labor – will serve him well in his new role,” Hedgpeth said. John Connolly, longtime president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, will step down from the post next month. He will be replaced by radio host Bob Edwards, the union announced Tuesday. Connolly is leaving to become national executive director of Actors’ Equity Association. Edwards, AFTRA’s first national vice president and the former longtime host of National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” takes over at least until the union’s next national board meeting at the end of April. Connolly, elected AFTRA president three times, described the decision to step down as “difficult and heart-wrenching.” “I am humbled by the confidence and responsibility bestowed upon me by Equity’s National Council and I pledge to serve our members with all my heart and soul,” said Connolly, who will begin his new job March 19. last_img read more