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Holly Bowling Announces Fall 2018 Tour Dates

first_imgToday, Holly Bowling, the beloved pianist known for her solo instrumental reimaginings of live Phish jams and Grateful Dead classics, has announced a number of tour dates for fall 2018. Most recently, Bowling has been focused on her new project, Ghost Light, which also features Tom Hamilton (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) and his American Babies collaborator guitarist Raina Mullen, as well as bass player Steve Lyons (Nicos Gun) and drummer Scotty Zwang (Dopapod).Bowling’s upcoming solo tour will kick off on August 30th at the Bluebird Theatre in Denver, Colorado, a venue that served as one of her sold-out stops during her mini-tour of Colorado at the beginning of the year. From there, Bowling will head southeast starting on September 5th with a number of tour dates in Charleston, SC; Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; and Asheville, NC.On September 9th, Holly will make her way to Washington, DC for a performance at The Hamilton. The DC show marks the start of the Northeast leg of Holly Bowling’s tour. From September 11th to 16th, she’ll tour across New England and the mid-Atlantic, hitting cities like Asbury Park, NJ; Fairfield, CT; New York, NY; Ardmore, PA; Boston, MA; and Cohoes, NY. To close out her tour, Holly will mount a brief West Coast run, including two nights at Portland, OR’s The Old Church Concert Hall as well as shows at Seattle’s The Triple Door and San Rafael’s Terrapin Crossroads.Tickets for the majority of Holly Bowling’s fall solo tour go on sale this Friday. Exceptions include the shows in Atlanta and Boston, which go on sale on May 31st, and in Fairfield, CT, which goes on sale on June 3rd. You can head to Holly’s website here for more information and ticketing, and read below for the full listing of tour dates. Holly Bowling Upcoming Tour Dates:8/30 – The Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO9/05 – Charleston Pour House – Charleston, SC9/06 – City Winery Atlanta – Atlanta, GA (On Sale 5/31)9/07 – McGlohon Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts – Charlotte, NC9/08 – Isis Music Hall – Asheville, NC9/09 – The Hamilton – Washington, DC9/11 – Paramount Theatre – Asbury Park, NJ9/12 – StageOne – Fairfield, CT (On Sale 6/03)9/13 – (le) poisson rouge – New York, NY9/14 – The Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA9/15 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA (On Sale 5/31)9/16 – The Cohoes Music Hall – Cohoes, NY9/20 & 9/21 – The Old Church Concert Hall – Portland, OR9/22 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA9/23 – Terrapin Crossroads – San Rafael, CAView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

Aiding a pilot school

first_imgIn one classroom at the Gardner Pilot Academy, first-graders and their parents played Blink, an Uno-like game that teaches counting and shapes. Down the hall, fifth-graders worked through a word problem involving fractions — the sort of question that might appear on the MCAS exam — by plotting out the problem with colored fraction blocks.In another room, fourth-graders challenged their moms and dads to a game of Go Fish adapted to time telling, where players must collect matching times on both digital and analog clocks. “I keep on beating my mom!” one girl shrieked. “I think she needs to go back to math class.”The North Allston elementary school’s first Math Night, held Feb. 16, brought parents into the school for an Italian dinner and a chance to learn fun ways to practice math with their children. But the evening, sponsored by the Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI), also provided the school’s families with insight into the up-to-date learning tools that Harvard works with the academy to provide. Each family went home with a HASI-approved gift bag of math skill sheets and games in Spanish and English.“These games mirror the national educational standards,” said Lisa Moellman, an assistant co-director at HASI. “We’ve provided $3,500 worth of learning materials for the … after-school program, and we’re in the process of moving math fluency games into the regular school day.”Math Night was the latest of Harvard’s many collaborative efforts with the school, a fact driven home by last month’s announcement that the academy will receive a $24,920 grant from the Harvard Allston Partnership Fund for the second year in a row. One of eight awards given to Allston-Brighton nonprofits, the money will fund the academy’s extended-learning programs, from adult education to summer enrichment to the after-school program.“Harvard has a longstanding, mutually rewarding partnership’’ with the academy. “Our partnership flourishes through the ongoing efforts of Harvard students, faculty, museum educators, after-school experts, and staff,” said Christine Heenan, Harvard’s vice president of public affairs and communications. “Supporting the Gardner Pilot Academy is an extension of our mission and another important investment in the Allston-Brighton community and our shared future.”As the only public elementary school in North Allston-Brighton, the academy has long been an important neighbor to Harvard. Home to a diverse mix of students, the school received its pilot status in 2006, making it a full-service school with programs open to the Allston-Brighton community. The broad array of programs the school now offers wouldn’t have been possible without the University’s support, said Lauren Fogarty, the academy’s director of extended services, who runs the after-school program.“Harvard is such a tremendous partner in so many ways,” Fogarty said. “Whether it be financial support through Harvard Business School’s charity auction, or [HASI providing us] on-site resources, they’ve been a real resource to us.”Some Harvard partnerships bring education research to bear on specific issues facing the school’s population. For instance, the HASI teaching tools that students received at Math Night, such as colored fraction blocks, are particularly helpful for the 70 percent of students at the academy who don’t speak English in the home.“The research shows English-language learners’ best learning of a concept occurs if they’re able to hold it, touch, it, play with it in a group setting,” Fogarty said. By partnering with HASI and with the Harvard Allston Education Portal, where academy students make regular visits for hands-on activities, the school has been able to expand learning beyond the classroom.The Ed Portal began partnering with the school in fall 2009 to create a customized science enrichment program for the academy’s fourth- and fifth-grade after-school students. Educators from the Harvard Life Sciences Outreach Program develop the curriculum and work with the Ed Portal’s Harvard undergraduate mentors to run science lessons, which have benefitted 25 students this year.Those extra programs help draw parents such as Sean Andersson, the father of 5-year-old Ethan, a K-1 student. Andersson and his wife decided to enroll their son in the academy in part because of the rigorousness of its after-school program, which serves 130 of the school’s 350 students.“We liked the fact that it wasn’t just day care,” he said.Harvard’s involvement with the academy extends into the school day, too. Harvard Business School (HBS) students tutor at the school. The Harvard Art Museums developed special tours for the academy that tailor the museum experience to different grades, and in many cases the University provides transportation for such field trips.In recent months, the student community at Harvard has connected with the school, with the help of Harvard Community Affairs. In December, more than 100 undergraduate volunteers hosted a field day carnival for academy students at Harvard’s Gordon Track, and in January, 16 students from the Institute of Politics took part in a project to fix up a reading room at the school.Kathy Morancy, a third-grade teacher at the school, said students in her class have benefited “emotionally and academically” from an HBS-sponsored mentoring program and a pen pal program that pairs an HBS staff member with every student.“A lot of our students need that one-on-one attention,” Morancy said. “It’s nice for them to be able to look up to role models, and to know that maybe one day they could go to Harvard.”Krishan Vaidya, a fourth-grader, is one such student, according to his mother, Rita Vaidya, a member of the Ed Portal’s advisory board. Krishan is one of roughly a dozen academy students each semester who receive science, writing, and math mentoring at the Ed Portal. He has been working with a Harvard undergraduate mentor to improve his writing skills. The relationship provides more than just tutoring, Vaidya said.“They relate well to each other,” she said. “They’ve had conversations about math, about calculus. They get along well, and that’s important.”“Being around Harvard students is definitely very positive for him,” Vaidya added. “My son wants to go to Harvard. He’s shooting for the stars.”last_img read more

College students to participate in St. Margaret’s House Winter Walk

first_imgSaint Mary’s is facilitating an opportunity to get involved with community service at the College through the St. Margaret’s House Winter Walk. Saint Mary’s was recognized as St. Margaret House’s Community Partner of the Year in 2019; therefore the College will have the honor of leading the walk this year.Rebekah Go, the director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement, said St. Margaret’s House — a day center for women and children — was inspired by a biblical message.“[St. Margaret’s House is] inspired by the Gospel message [Matthew 25: 35-36], ‘For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me,’” Go said in an email.The Saint Mary’s community has been actively working at the House for a number of years.“Students serve as volunteers and as student interns,” Go said. “[They also] go weekly for their nursing clinical rotations. We are fortunate to have a multi-faceted relationship with an organization doing so much good particularly with women in our community.”The Winter Walk is a particularly important event for St. Margaret’s House, as it offers the organization an opportunity to raise money.“The Winter Walk is St. Margaret’s House’s annual fundraiser wherein community members raise money to participate in the walk and support the mission of Saint Margaret’s House,” she said.The one-mile walk occurs rain or shine and represents the distance those who use the House may travel to get there.“The one-mile walk symbolizes the distance that many of St. Margaret’s House clients trek each day to participate in the life of the St. Margaret’s House community,” Go said.In this way, the event hopes to build solidarity, particularly during the colder months, Go explained.“Walking side-by-side with clients and community advocates is a wonderful way to be in solidarity with the women and children of our community who may live on the margins,” she said. “Participants should dress appropriately to be outside for the walk and the after party.”Once the walk ends, all participants are invited to stick around for an after-party hosted by St. Margaret’s House.“Expect hot cocoa and cookies at the end — and [participants] can receive a tour of Saint Margaret’s House if they wish,” Go said.Students who attend will be able to join the hundreds of others that participate in this large community event while working to gain a new perspective on others’ lives and situations that may be different from our own.“I love the energy that surrounds the walk and the amazing group of people that it brings together,” Go said.The Saint Mary’s contingent this year could be the biggest ever.“It typically attracts over 600 people from the community,” Go said. “We may have the largest group from the College attending — ever. So that’s super exciting.”Tags: Office of Civic and Social Engagement, saint mary’s, St. Margaret’s House, Winter Walklast_img read more

Finding Your Way in the Wild Just Got Easier

first_img ViewRanger and Casio have partnered to create a navigation system that makes it simple and fun to map and follow trails from your wrist. Mount Whitney, California To reach the rim of this famed volcano, you’ll follow a path that soon ends up above timberline for scrambling over chunky lava flows, snow and ashy slopes. The easiest route up the Golden State’s highest peak, the Mt. Whitney Trail, climbs over 6,000 vertical feet over about 11 miles, making for one big adventure for both novices and hardened peakbaggers.  Up above the cool riffles of the South St. Vrain Creek in the Colorado foothills, the hot, dry trail to Miller Rock turns into a confusing maze of jeep roads, dead-end user paths, and double track. It’s worth climbing up here from the creek, but it’s not easy to find your way back down. With the added pressure of a 2-year-old in a pack and a 12-year-old who is getting hungry, we think we are on the right track but we can’t be positive—and we don’t want to make a mistake. At the next fork, I feel a gentle buzz on my wrist. It’s a signal from my Casio PRO TREK watch. We uploaded a ViewRanger route of the trail and the watch is reminding us exactly where to go. Sure enough, we make a right turn here to get back to the creek for a picnic. A potential disaster of a day is saved. As long as you download the route when you are in service, you don’t need a smartphone connection or WiFi once you are out in the wild—a huge plus and a benefit you won’t find on other systems. When online, the system can also find routes within 1.5 kilometers of your location, giving you options for a wide range of hikes once you park at a trailhead. Along the way, you can check barometer readings, take a look at GPS and compass coordinates, even double check your location with downloaded maps. And as we mentioned above, the watch will buzz on your wrist when you should be making a turn. Casio’s new PRO TREK outdoor smartwatches link seamlessly with ViewRanger maps via Android and iPhone, giving you a mind-boggling library of trails to follow from your wrist. The ViewRanger platform partners with more than 50 national map agencies and publishers and more than 2,000 brands and organizations to give you routes all over the world—from Scandinavia to Colorado’s Mount Sneffels. And the smartwatch—which also gives you the power to track your fitness levels on any hike—will hold saved routes and maps in 20 different styles for 17 different countries. That makes it the simplest, most powerful wrist navigation system we have ever used. Perhaps the best feature of the system, however, is AutoPlot (currently available on iPhone and coming soon to Android). Not sure of the exact trail you want to take, but interested in hitting up some objectives? No worries. You just choose waypoints and ViewRanger finds the best way to get there and back. You can AutoPlot on your iPhone then send the route to the Casio watch, so that every turn is on the map on your wrist. Best of all, you can AutoPlot for everything from big hikes to urban walks to gravel-grinding bike rides. We tested the function with a hike from our home in Boulder Colorado up into our local trail system and then back down into another neighborhood to wrap up with ice cream at local favorite Sweet Cow. It worked better than Siri. Learn more about Casio Pro Trek Smart: at https://wsd.casio.com/us/en/ and more about ViewRanger at https://www.viewranger.com/en-us/features/viewranger-for-wear-os Map geeks that we are, we have been big fans of the ViewRanger system for years. In fact we partnered with the GPS and mapping experts to create a library of routes for hikes, bike rides, ski tours and scrambles across our home base in Colorado and beyond (see below). The key to ViewRanger’s success has always been how easy it is to use—the system doesn’t just give you maps, it makes it a snap to map your own routes and find oodles of user-created routes. And a deeper partnership with Casio has made following those routes even easier. Download Adventure Watch a video for more information here: Mount Harvard, Colorado Gain the summit of one of Colorado’s most enjoyable Fourteeners via the alternate East Ridge Route. Mount St. Helens, Washington Beyond the ability to have a trail guide at your fingertips no matter where you go (we are currently traveling in New England and just downloaded the Dublin Trail, an alternative route up the ever-popular Mount Monadnock), the system aids adventure. It makes it easier to plot out gravel bike rides on dirt-road labyrinths. It can get you up to find hidden gems like the wreckage of old airplane crashes. It can help you create interesting scramble routes up peaks. Most of all, it just gives you peace of mind when you are exploring. Oh, it’s also a lot of fun with very little tech hassle. Mount Galbraith, Colorado Want to get started? Here are some of our favorite ViewRanger routes that we have published on Elevation Outdoors. Download them and start exploring. This moderately challenging hike just 25 minutes from downtown Denver, brings you to the top of a 7,260-foot peak.last_img read more

‘Biden Bounce’ sees Japan shares hit 29-year high

first_imgShares across Asia have seen healthy gains with the race for the White House finally over.- Advertisement –last_img

Fewer senior swine flu cases may hint at protection

first_imgMay 6, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – A lab test currently under development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could answer one of the novel H1N1 swine flu outbreak’s most intriguing questions: why older people seem less likely to catch the new disease.The test, called an antigenic assay, will not be completed for several weeks and then will go through several rounds of double-checking. But when it can be put into use, it should also help determine who should receive a vaccine against the novel flu strain if vaccine manufacturing goes forward.Wherever there is surveillance for the new flu, it shows that the virus strikes young adults the hardest. In Mexico, according to data released Tuesday by the country’s Ministry of Health, 51% of the 866 cases are younger than 20. On Wednesday, according to the CDC, 58% of the confirmed US cases were younger than 18.To date there has been no way of distinguishing whether the skewed age distribution is due only to who may have first been exposed to the strain—American high school and college students on spring break, for example—or whether some other factor is at work.”One of the questions which came up is whether most of the people traveling right now … tend to be younger people,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director-general for health, security, and environment at the World Health Organization said in a briefing Tuesday. He added: “One of the alternate possibilities of course is that it is an infection that is primarily going to younger people because there may be something about older people which is preventing them from being infected.”Scientists at the CDC have been working since the epidemic’s earliest days to identify that something. They have glimpsed what are, in effect, its footprints: evidence that people aged 60 and older have a preexisting immune-system component that reacts to the novel strain of flu.The phenomenon, called cross-reactive antibody, does not mean that older people were infected in the past by  this exact strain of flu. Rather, their blood contains proteins that were produced by their immune systems when they were infected by a different strain of H1N1, and that also react more weakly to the current strain.The reaction may be so weak that it represents only a laboratory result and not any real-world protection, Dr. Carolyn Bridges, associate director of epidemiologic science in the CDC’s influenza division, cautioned in an interview.”We don’t know how well that matches with clinical effectiveness; those are two different things,” she said. “The antibody studies are suggestive, but we can’t make that leap with confidence.”Older people would have had ample chance to be infected by some variant of H1N1, which is named for the varieties of hemagglutinin (the “H” portion) and neuraminidase (the “N”) proteins on the surface of the virus. H1N1 was the dominant strain of seasonal flu from 1918 to 1957, when it was replaced by the H2N2 strain that caused the 1957-58 pandemic.The 1976 swine flu epidemic was caused by a different H1N1 flu, which circulated briefly and then disappeared behind the H3N2 strain that has been dominating seasonal flu since the 1968 pandemic began. In 1977, an H1N1 strain that was identical to the 1950s version suddenly appeared again—almost certainly as the result of a Russian laboratory accident—and has been part of the seasonal mix ever since.The novel H1N1 swine flu resembles none of those prior strains. Yet in tests on blood samples that have been stored in CDC freezers from a variety of serologic surveys, as well as ones hastily contributed by academic researchers, serum from people older than 60 seems consistently to be showing a faint protective response to the new flu.Those results have provided the impetus for the assay now being worked on at the CDC, which, when it is completed, should be able to identify people who have an immune response to the current flu. That is important because evidence of infection is the best, though most labor-intensive, indicator of how far an epidemic has spread and what ages and risk groups are most vulnerable.But the test could be vital for determining future actions even more than past spread. A positive response could determine who might not need to be vaccinated against the new flu, if a vaccine is achieved—or more likely, who would need only a single dose because their immune system has already been primed by the prior infection. That would save a dose for another recipient, because medicine assumes that vaccination against a new strain of flu requires two doses—and that could be critical, because any vaccine that is made will likely be in limited supply.A number of logistical challenges are holding up the test’s development. Chief among them: The outbreak is too new to allow collection of the blood samples that its developers most need. “For influenza, you really need what are called ‘paired serum samples’—collected from the same person, ideally 7 to 10 days from the onset of symptoms and then 2 to 3 weeks after that,” Bridges said. “We are just barely at the convalescent point for the earliest cases.”There are other challenges as well. Antibody assays must be precisely tuned to a specific infection. Otherwise, they may deliver a false result by reacting to what immunologists call “original antigenic sin”—the fact that someone’s immune system retains the strongest evidence of reaction to the first version of a pathogen it came in contact with, even if the person is subsequently infected with other strains of the same organism.And no one yet can say how much the persistent presence of yet another swine flu H1N1 strain in pigs—which has been there since 1918 and over the decades has occasionally infected farm workers—might complicate the results the CDC achieves.But in developing the test, the CDC researchers at least have a path to follow. They performed almost the exact same steps, carving out a new assay, when 18 people fell ill in Hong Kong in 1997. Their account of the process, published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology in 1999, details the painstaking precision necessary to develop the first reliable test for what came to be known as avian influenza H5N1.That blueprint is not only guidance; it also serves as validation for the flu scientists who have listened to weeks of suggestions that they spent a decade chasing the wrong bug. “The fundamentals are absolutely the same,” Bridges said. “Encountering this new strain, we have benefitted a tremendous amount, in too many ways to name, from all the work done in preparation for H5N1.”See also:Rowe T, Abernathy RA, Hu-Primmer J. et al. Detection of antibody to avian influenza A (H5N1) virus in human serum by using a combination of serologic assays. J Clin Microbiol. 1999 Apr;37(4):937-43. [Full text]last_img read more

Unique style with space in this custom designed suburban home

first_img58 Minto Crescent Arana Hills floorplan.With the suburb welcoming more people and more development over the years, he said Arana Hills had changed a lot for the better.“There are many more trees and many more birds now,” he said. HOT PROPERTY: This Arana Hills home is on the market now.ARANA HILLS was a very different place when Graham Mannix bought an empty block of land in Minto Crescent in 1967.A big dairy farm was nearby, and there was very little of the recognisable suburbia of today.He paid $1300 for a piece of land, and a further $7076 for the construction of what he described as a basic home. Set for summer.A structural draftsman and builder, Mr Mannix liked to do what he could to the house himself, even if it meant spending a year’s worth of spare weekends to dig and build a pool in the backyard. “The kids were the ones who benefited more than me,” he said.Although the original building had not changed much, he made other big changes including adding a big veranda and a deck at the back of the home and updated the look of inside the home. The unique home was designed by its owner.“My wife and I were very concerned because my repayments were $39 a month,” Mr Mannix said. Wanting practicality over luxury, the original home was about as basic as he could get, in order to keep costs down. “It was just a box — we didn’t even have a kitchen,” he said. Over the coming years he added more to the home to get it to the level he wanted for his family. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Laid-back living.He described the home as one that was ideal for a certain type of person due to the house being built at the back of the property, and other design quirks like the space for several vehicles.“It is unlike anything else in the area,” he said.“Someone will buy it who sees the potential.”The home at 58 Minto Crescent is on the market now for offers over $699,000.last_img read more

Quilt show in Brookville this weekend

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Annual Quilt Show will be held at the Brookville High School gymnasium Friday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The 7th edition of the event is sponsored by the Quilt Batts and the Franklin County Extension Homemakers.There will be 19 vendors showcasing candles, pillows, soap, homemade items and of course two quilt shops on location. The show will feature the hand-quilting work of Millie Kunkel.For more information about the Quilt Batts click here.last_img read more

UCL: Barcelona can win it,Setien responds to Messi’s claim

first_imgQuique Setien has rejected Lionel Messi’s claim that Barcelona were on course for more Champions League disappointment while admitting there is plenty of room for improvement at the club. “Messi’s words I think have created a big debate,” the ex-Betis coach explained to BeinSports. “We are convinced that we can win the Champions League. We have to improve some things, but without a doubt we are convinced that the team has the potential to win the Champions League. “We can win it. We are convinced we can win the Champions League, of course we can.” At a time when Barcelona have been closely linked to Lautaro Martinez, the Inter forward mooted as a possible heir to Luis Suarez at No.9, Setien signalled that the Uruguayan was on the road to recovery following a knee operation he underwent at the start of 2020. “He is not completely recovered, but I think he is in good shape and he has been working with the squad for a few days,” the coach added. “We noticed he lacked a bit of confidence and form. When we start playing, we will see his preparations. “We are very happy with the commitment and performance of the players since coming back, although right now we are concentrating above all on the physical side.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksGo Stargazing & Discover The Night Sky At These Cool Locations6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Gorgeous Asian Actresses No Man Can ResistCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do10 Actors Who Are Happy With The Type Of Roles They Got Hired For The Catalans have endured a mixed 2019-20 season to date, holding a slim lead over Real Madrid at the top of La Liga despite suffering five defeats to date but bombing out of both the Supercopa and Copa del Rey, the former of which cost Setien’s predecessor Ernesto Valverde his job. And while a 1-1 draw in the last-16 opener away to Napoli left Barca as favourites to advance to the next stage, Messi publicly wrote off their Champions League chances if they did not up to their game. read also:Barcelona coach ready to welcome Neymar back “I never doubted the squad we have and I have no doubt that we can win all that remains, but not by playing in the way we were playing,” Messi, who has won four Champions League titles, told Sport . “Now, everyone has their opinion and they are all very respectable. Mine is based on the fact that I was lucky to play in the Champions League every year and I know that it is not possible to win it by playing as we have been playing.” Setien, though, believes that he could crown his debut season as coach at Camp Nou with the trophy and insisted that his view was shared by the rest of the Barca dressing room.last_img read more

Cricket News Dhawan, Samson Help India A To 4-1 Series Win Over South Africa A

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Thiruvananthapuram: Local hero Sanju Samson struck a blistering 48-ball 91 as India A romped to a 36-run win over South Africa A in the fifth and final unofficial ODI, helping the hosts claim the series 4-1 here on Friday.Kerala wicketkeeper batsman Samson, who has played one T20 International for India, showcased his skills in another rain-affected game at the Sports Hub here.In a rain-affected 20 overs-a-side game, India A made 204 for 4 before restricting South Africa A to 168 all out with Shardul Thakur taking 3 for 9 from three overs.Samson exhibited his hitting abilities, smashing some huge sixes as he toyed with the rival Proteas attack during his 135-run second wicket partnership with India regular Shikhar Dhawan (51 off 36 balls), who posted his second straight half-century.Dhawan and Samson, who came together after opener Prashant Chopra (2) fell to Beuran Hendricks in the first over, played shots on both sides of the wickets and were never afraid to go for the big hits.Samson overshadowed his illustrious partner and tonked the Proteas bowlers with disdain, hitting some massive sixes. Dhawan fell while going for a big hit to give George Lind (2/43) his first wicket.Samson was dismissed after adding 23 runs with skipper Shreyas Iyer (36), when in sight of a well-deserved ton. Today’s knock of 91 is his highest List A score.Iyer played some stylish shots to round off the India A innings.In reply, South Africa got off to a quick start but regular fall of wickets set the team back. Janneman Malan (16) and captain Temba Bavuma (6) fell by the end of the 4th over.Opener Reeza Hendricks (59 off 43) was his usual aggressive self and in the company of Kyle Verreynne (44 off 24) brought the visitors back into the game with some superb strokeplay.After Verreynne fell to Tamil Nadu all-rounder M S Washington Sundar (2/39), Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen (14) kept South Africa A in the hunt.However, their dismissals in the space of five runs, affected the team’s momentum and the lower-order caved in, losing five wickets for 20 runs. Hendricks was out well caught by Iyer to give leggie Rahul Chahar (1/38) his only wicket.Thakur, who struck the first blow for the host, getting Malan in the third over, returned to dismiss S Qeshile and Marco Jansen to finish with figures of 3-0-9-3.Samson was named man of the match for his robust innings. The two teams will now play two four-day matches, beginning here on September 9.Brief scores: India A 204 for 4 in 20 overs (Sanju Samson 91, Shikhar Dhawan 51, Shreyas Iyer 36, Beuran Hendricks 2/29, George Linde 2/43) beat South Africa A 168 all out in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 59, Kyle Verreynne 44, Shardul Thakur 3/9, Washington Sundar 2/39). last_img read more

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