Cricket: Root goes back to basics to face Kuldeep Yadav

first_imgAt Old Trafford last week, Kuldeep had Joe Root stumped by MS Dhoni for a duck in the first Twenty20. Similarly, Root got out by an lbw for just three runs during India’s eight-wicket victory in the ODI series opener at Trent Bridge.But what we saw on Saturday at Lord’s was a different story because Root’s 113 not out innings saw England to an 86 run win and level things up at 1-1 before his come-from-behind winning of the series and the record of 13 centuries for his nation saw a 2-1 win over a three-match series.Root spoke that he had gone back to basics in working out how to play Kuldeep rather than using the Merlyn spin bowling machine for practice.“I didn’t use Merlyn on this occasion. I looked at the three balls I faced and got out to – one thing that’s very easy to do is over-analyse things, over-think things,” Root explained.England, who in limited-overs cricket is captained by Eoin Morgan, is now number one in the ODI rankings and among one of the favourites to win next year’s World Cup having home soil as their advantage. Advertisement Joe Root accomplishes an established innings against spinner Kuldeep Yadav in limited-overs cricket and is looking forward to utilising his experience against India in the upcoming test series. Also Read :Cricket: NCA receiving negative feedback from senior playersCricket: Aussie quick clears the air on prediction about Virat Kohlicenter_img Advertisementlast_img read more

Mt View Neighborhood Plan pulls together community ideas for a better place

first_imgParticipants at the Mt. View Street Fair watch performers. Hillman/KSKAThe Mountain View Community Council is putting the finishing touches on their neighborhood plan. It’s a targeted vision for making the city’s most diverse neighborhood a place people want to stay for the long-term.Download Audio.Mountain View residents who attended Saturday’s Street Fair know what they want for their neighborhood.“More police presence. Definitely,” says Noreen McKnight. “A lot of young kids hanging out late at night, making a lot of noise. Actually, last night there were gun shots in my neighborhood. And just more of a police presence, not harassing, just patrolling making the community aware that they are there.”People should “stop littering,” says Sierra Ekon. “Because people would want to live in Mountain View more and wouldn’t think it’s a dangerous place.”“More playgrounds for the kids,” requests Samantha Moua. “Because we live in a trailer, and there’s no playground except for a basketball hoop.”All of those ideas and more have been incorporated into the Mountain View Targeted Neighborhood Plan. The plan was three years in the making and included input from focus groups and a community-wide, weekend-long event. It lays out goals like better lighting on Mountain View Drive, proactive policing, and building a local health clinic.“There’s a need for services in Mountain View,” says Mountain View Community Council President Daniel George. For example, “the nearest place to drop off a letter at a post office is to go all the way across the highway to the post office in Russian Jack. We don’t have a postal drop box anywhere in Mountain View that I’ve been able to locate.”George says parts of the plan are already being enacted. The Downtown Partnership will be picking up trash, cleaning graffiti and doing safety patrols in the community for the rest of the summer. Cook Inlet Housing is developing more high quality housing units.“It’s a neighborhood that people move to or from. We want to make it a neighborhood of choice,” George says.The plan is posted on the Mountain View Community Council website and will need to be approved by the Anchorage Assembly to become official. The council is still seeking more input. Projects will be funded by non-profits, community organizations, and the municipality.last_img read more