England vs South Africa World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer power England to opening night win

first_img 0 view full scorecard 5 Match Ended Mid off Mid Wicket advertisement South Africa SA All batsmen are considered right handed (50.0) 3 91.89 Square Leg Point 1 fine Leg 1 Point England 129/3 ( de Kock 23 Overs) , Ben Stokes (ENG) B. Stokes (ENG) Mid Wicket 1 B Mid off 72.72 Extras: 10 runs (B: 4, LB: 5, WD: 1, NB: 0, P: 0) covers Quinton de Kock (SA) de Kock (SA) 0 view more view less Jofra Archer (ENG) J. Archer (ENG) Point 7 6 Square Leg commentary m South Africa batting SA batting South Africa SA 68 63 6 Square Leg R 6s Series Status: Player Of The Match: Ben Stokes 0 Square Leg 12 68 (74) 0 Mid on South Africa 4s 0 0 c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 8 Mid on Mid on 56.52 Hashim Amla H. Amla c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett All batsmen are considered right handed 1 74 Ben Stokes B. Stokes 1 Mid off Square Leg 207/9 ( K. Rabada 39.4 Overs) , Jofra Archer J. Archer fine Leg Square Leg Rajarshi Gupta LondonMay 30, 2019UPDATED: May 30, 2019 22:13 IST World Cup 2019 opener: Ben Stokes came with an all-round effort as England thrashed South Africa by 104 runs in London (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSHosts England have begun World Cup 2019 with a commanding winBen Stokes hit 89, picked up 2 wickets, effected a run out and took a blinderJofra Archer rocked the South Africa batting unit in his World Cup debutBen Stokes top-scored with 89 while Jofra Archer picked 3 wickets as England stormed to a 104-run win over South Africa at The Oval in the opening match of World Cup 2019 on Thursday.It was a clinical performance by the hosts who are one of the favourites to win this World Cup. There was a lot at stake for both teams in the first game of the tournament. Neither England nor South Africa has won the World Cup and both teams were keen to make a strong impression from the onset.And South Africa stunned the cricketing world when Imran Tahir became the first ever spinner to bowl the first over of a World Cup. To make things more exciting, Tahir struck with his 2nd ball to remove the dangerous Jonny Bairstow for zero. And as you would expect, Tahir took off for his trademark celebration. If you were a South African fan at that stage, it was a sight to behold.England boast of arguably the most dangerous batting line-up in the world.With Jonny Bairstow back in the pavillion, there was still a lot of firepower which could have hurt South Africa. But their bowlers responded well. Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada were difficult to put away which meant Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan could never accelerate the way this England team is expected to.The pitch was not what England would have hoped for and it took a special innings from Ben Stokes to propel the hosts beyond 300. Roy, Root and Morgan made enterprising half-centuries and fought hard against a quality bowling attack even without Dale Steyn.advertisementBen Stokes stars for England Ben Stokes played a match-winning knock for England in their World Cup 2019 opener (Reuters Photo)Ben Stokes was the best of the English batsmen on display at The Oval. He paced his innings brilliantly after skipper Eoin Morgan became Imran Tahir’s second victim. Stokes did not hit a single six in his innings but still finished with a strike rate of 112.65.For a while it looked like Stokes would become the first centurion of the 2019 World Cup but his decision to play a reverse pull against Lungi Ngidi turned out to be a mistake and he fell 11 runs short.South Africa’s chase never really gathered any momentum and that was thanks in no small measure to the pace and fire of Jofra Archer. In his 2nd over, Archer hit Hashim Amla on the helmet and the legendary South African opener had to retire hurt. Immediately after, Archer removed Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis to leave the Proteas reeling.Quinton de Kock and Rassie van der Dussen gave South Africa a glimmer of hope with their 3rd wicket partnership of 85. But when de Kock fell to Liam Plunkett for 68 in the 23rd over and JP Duminy was sent back by Moeen Ali in the 26th, it was all but over for South Africa.Archer returned to the attack and accounted for der Dussen for 50 and South Africa were staring at defeat.The day belonged to Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. Stokes capped off the game with a brilliant catch and then dismissed Kagiso Rabada and Imran Tahir to wrap up a huge win for England.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019Follow Ben StokesFollow Jofra ArcherFollow England national cricket teamFollow England vs South AfricaFollow Rassie van der DussenFollow Hashim AmlaFollow Eoin MorganFollow The Oval Mid on 0 Kagiso Rabada K. Rabada c Liam Plunkett b Ben Stokes 311/8 Aiden Markram A. Markram c Joe Root b Jofra Archer third Man 2 All batsmen are considered right handed 11 Moeen Ali M. Ali covers Scorecard e/r fine Leg 19 Match Ended c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali Mid off 2 0 Point 120 All batsmen are considered right handed Square Leg 0 0 third Man 27 (39.5) Referee: David Boon (AUS) Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL), Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Paul Reiffel (AUS) 2 Mid Wicket 2 5 Mid on Point Point covers 1 0 0 23 7 Mid off 3/27 (7) fine Leg JP Duminy JP Duminy c Ben Stokes b Moeen Ali Toss: SA elected to field 0 0 covers fine Leg Mid Wicket Chris Woakes C. Woakes wd 57.89 0 third Man 0 37 71.42 0 c Joe Root b Liam Plunkett 193/8 ( H. Amla 38.1 Overs) , Mid on Mid off c Liam Plunkett b Ben Stokes 24 Dwaine Pretorius D. Pretorius run out (Ben Stokes) run out (Ben Stokes)center_img All batsmen are considered right handed England ENG 81.96 Mid off 100 91.66 third Man 0 Mid Wicket Mid Wicket Mid on ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 1 0 covers Square Leg c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid 24 third Man England ENG nb All batsmen are considered right handed 44/2 ( du Plessis 9.3 Overs) , covers 25 England vs South Africa World Cup 2019: Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer power England to opening night winWorld Cup 2019: Ben Stokes (89 and 2 for 12) and Jofra Archer (3 for 27) played starring roles for England who crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the opening match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup at The Oval on Thursday. Mid Wicket Mid on fine Leg covers Faf du Plessis (c) du Plessis (c) c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer c Joe Root b Jofra Archer fine Leg Square Leg fine Leg Point 0 Rassie van der Dussen van der Dussen c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer 5 1 covers 207 Fall of Wickets 0 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 No data available! Top Bowlers Top Bowlers covers not out S/R 3/66 (10) Mid off 0 c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer 4 Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 2.5 (39.5) c Jos Buttler b Liam Plunkett All batsmen are considered right handed 167/6 ( van der Dussen 31.5 Overs) , Mid on 0 Imran Tahir I. Tahir c Joe Root b Ben Stokes 36/1 ( A. Markram 7.4 Overs) , 207 1 Mid Wicket Point England Bowling ENG Bowling fine Leg All batsmen are considered right handed 11 61 Mid on 207/10 ( I. Tahir 39.5 Overs) , 5.28 144/5 ( D. Pretorius 26.2 Overs) , 2 142/4 ( JP Duminy 25.5 Overs) , w 3.85 1 c Moeen Ali b Jofra Archer (50.0) 4 7 England beat South Africa by 104 runs 180/7 ( A. Phehlukwayo 34.1 Overs) , 89 (79) – Square Leg third Man All batsmen are considered right handed 13 12 4.37 Liam Plunkett L. Plunkett Mid Wicket 10 Mid off 1 Andile Phehlukwayo A. Phehlukwayo c Ben Stokes b Adil Rashid 0 207 0 50 1 Adil Rashid A. Rashid graphs Lungi Ngidi (SA) L. Ngidi (SA) 35 Mid Wicket All batsmen are considered right handed fine Leg third Man (39.5) 4.8 0 Quinton de Kock (wk) de Kock (wk) c Joe Root b Liam Plunkett covers Point Super Over 6.3 11 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) 96 4.23 third Man Mid off 0 r 1 0 third Man third Man o 0 8 Point Lungi Ngidi L. Ngidi not out vs 311/8 0last_img read more

Public Accounts for 201617 Released

first_imgGovernment released the public accounts for the 2016-17 fiscal year today, July 27. The annual public accounts report the actual financial results at the end of the fiscal year and compare them to the budget approved at the beginning of the year. A set of three volumes of accountability documents for taxpayers, the public accounts includes consolidated financial statements of the province, financial information of departments, financial statements of Crown corporations and funds, and departmental details about salaries, payments to suppliers, travel and other expenses. The audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017, show a surplus of 149.6 million, $22.2 million higher than the budgeted surplus of $127.4 million and an improvement of $162.8 million over the prior year’s deficit. “The year-end surplus is the result of government working with Nova Scotians to create a more sustainable financial position,” said Karen Casey, Minister of Finance and Treasury Board. “Sticking to our plan has allowed us the ability to invest in our communities, our youth, health care and education systems, research and post-secondary sectors, and in provincial infrastructure – the priorities of Nova Scotians.” As included in the 2016-17 budget, government made investments in health care and education, opportunities for growth, such as connecting youth to more co-op and postgraduate job opportunities, and funding for Canada 150 events in communities across the province. Favourable conditions in 2016-17 also allowed for additional investments for community projects, energy efficiency programming, and the post-secondary, research and innovation sectors. Total consolidated revenues were $11.23 billion, an increase of $62.3 million from the budget, primarily due to higher than expected provincial recoveries and net income from government business enterprises, which were partially offset by lower than expected tax revenue. Total consolidated expenses were $11.08 billion, an increase of $40.2 million from the budget, mainly due to contributions to universities and the Nova Scotia Research Trust, costs for fall floods and winter snowstorms, and the requirement to record additional liabilities for contaminated sites. These increases were partially offset by various operating savings throughout departments as well as savings from pension valuation adjustment and debt servicing costs. Year-end additional appropriations total $13.4 million mainly due to increased funding for university operating grants, additional funds required to meet the increased need for snow removal and ice control due to winter conditions, recognition of a provincial loan guarantee claim related to the Nova Scotia Strategic Opportunities Fund Incorporated, an increase in allowance for bad debts on loans issued by the Nova Scotia Farm Loan Board, and funding required for government’s contribution to benefit plans. Net debt was $14.95 billion, a decrease of $121 million. Net debt-to-GDP for 2016-17 was reduced to 36.4 per cent, which is trending in the right direction to meet the One Nova Scotia goal of reducing net debt-to-GDP to 30 per cent by 2024. “Our fiscal plan is an essential building block for a stronger Nova Scotia that creates new jobs for young Nova Scotians and more opportunity for the middle class,” said Ms. Casey. Auditor General Michael Pickup has provided an unqualified opinion of the public accounts for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. Government has published the Public Accounts Volume 1, containing the consolidated financial statements for the province, Volume 2 – Entities and Funds, and Volume 3 – Supplementary Information, as required by the Finance Act and other provincial legislation. Government entities also released details of compensation over $100,000 for individuals as required by the Public Sector Compensation Disclosure Act. The documents are online at www.novascotia.ca/finance.last_img read more