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Statewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 614 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today. A total of 26,655 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 165,448 tests have been reported to ISDH at a 16.1% positive rate and 42 new deaths were reported for a total of 1,550 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 216 positive cases and 31 deaths, Franklin County has 107 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 106 positive cases and 6 deaths.
…Pakistan reach 255-8WEST Indies enjoyed success with the ball at the beginning and end of the opening day of the third Test in Sharjah to boost their hopes of avoiding a series whitewash at the hands of Pakistan.The Windies have suffered a miserable tour of the United Arab Emirates, failing to record a victory over Pakistan in any format.However, after being invited to field in the final Test, Jason Holder’s men claimed two wickets in the opening over through Shannon Gabriel.Pacy Shannon Gabriel picked up two wickets in the very first over of the day.Sami Aslam (74), Younis Khan (51), Misbah-ul-Haq (53) and Sarfraz Ahmed (51) all registered half-centuries thereafter to lift Pakistan into a promising position.However, a flurry of late wickets saw Misbah’s side slump from 230-4 to 255-8, leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo picking up 4-74 as Gabriel finished the day with figures of 3-58.Gabriel’s initial efforts resulted in Azhar Ali – whose scores in this series read 302*, 2, 0, 79, 0 – and Asad Shafiq being dismissed for ducks.Azhar edged an outswinging delivery to second slip, before a successful review from the Windies saw Shafiq adjudged lbw to one that nipped back.A century stand between opener Aslam and Younis got Pakistan back on track, although the veteran was fortunate to survive two let-offs in the 22nd over, when he was dropped at midwicket and survived a missed stumping off Roston Chase.Younis did fall to Chase in the afternoon, courtesy of a top-edge to midwicket, but West Indies were left furious when a review of a rejected lbw appeal against Misbah, on six, went in favour of Pakistan’s captain with the tourists convinced they had their man.Aslam had appeared increasingly fluent as the day progressed, but failed to kick on to his maiden Test hundred, instead falling to Bishoo courtesy of a misjudged reverse sweep in the first over after tea.Pakistan rebuilt again as Misbah and Sarfraz shared 80, the latter typically aggressive.Yet the Windies finished the day superbly, Bishoo striking twice in quick succession to have Misbah caught behind, following another reverse sweep, and Mohammad Nawaz stumped for six.The pacy Gabriel then got in on the act again by cleaning up Sarfraz and there was still time for Bishoo to claim a fourth scalp, Wahab Riaz falling lbw shortly before bad light forced a premature close.(Omnisport)PAKISTAN 1st inningsSami Aslam c Holder b Bishoo 74Azhar Ali c Brathwaite b Gabriel 0Asad Shafiq lbw b Gabriel 0Younis Khan c Johnson b Chase 51*Misbah-ul-Haq c wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 53\+Sarfraz Ahmed b Gabriel 51Mohammad Nawaz st wkp Dowrich b Bishoo 6Wahab Riaz lbw b Bishoo 4Yasir Shah not out 1Mohammad Amir not out 6Extras (lb4, w1, nb4) 9TOTAL (8 wkts, 83 overs) 255To bat: Zulfiqar BabarFall of wickets: 1-1, 2-1, 3-107, 4-150, 5-230, 6-242, 7-248, 8-248.Bowling: Gabriel 17-1-58-3 (nb2), Joseph 15-5-43-0 (w1, nb2), Holder 12-4-29-0, Chase 20-5-47-1, Bishoo 19-2-74-4.WEST INDIES – *J Holder, K Brathwaite, L Johnson, D Bravo, M Samuels, J Blackwood, R Chase, +S Dowrich, D Bishoo, S Gabriel, A Joseph.
Grove Hi Tech continue flawless, unbeaten formGROVE Hi Tech have brought over their form from the first round into the second and are still the team to beat when play in the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 Intra Association League continued at the Grove Playfield last Sunday.They were gifted a second walkover in as many matches from Herstelling Raiders the previous Sunday then Highway United last Sunday. So they were eager to play. They donned their uniforms to take on Mocha Champs and again pocketed full points with a 2-0 win.Paul Fields in the 42nd minute and Kashif Tinnee in the 54th minute were the players on target for the Grove side.Kuru Kururu Warriors have maintained their second-place position on the table with a close 3-2 triumph over Diamond Upsetters. The Linden Soesdyke Highway-based side raced to a comfortable 3-0 lead but were surprised by a late burst from the Diamond side who fired back twice but could not draw level.The Warriors’ goalscorers were Anthony Roberts in the 22nd, Shamar Gillis in the 26th and Joshua Paul in the 40th minutes. Diamond Upsetters came close to upsetting the Warriors through a brace of goals off the boot of Jaleel Thomas in the 61st and 68th minute.Friendship recorded their third win of the league when they defeated Diamond United 2-1, thanks to goals from Denvor Stoll and Michael Moses in the 19th and 70th minutes. The week before, Agricola Red Triangle and Diamond United also won via walkover from Highway United and Soesdyke Falcons.Three matches will be contested on Sunday at the same venue.Latest Points TableTeam P W L D GF GA GD PointsGrove Hi Tech 11 11 0 0 24 2 +24 33K.K Warriors 9 6 2 1 28 12 +16 19Highway United 10 5 4 1 19 9 +10 16Soesdyke Falcons 9 5 4 0 21 8 +13 15Agricola 10 5 5 0 15 15 0 15Diamond United 10 4 5 1 9 22 -13 13Herstelling Raiders 9 3 5 1 11 29 -13 10Friendship 11 3 8 0 2 17 -15 9Mocha Champs 10 1 9 0 2 16 -14 3