first_imgTim Southee rescued New Zealand with the bat then dragged his side back into the match with the ball after Sri Lanka’s Suranga Lakmal’s career-best figures had threatened to dominate the first day of the second Test in Christchurch on Wednesday.Southee counter-attacked with wicketkeeper BJ Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and take New Zealand from the depths of despair on 64 for six after Lakmal had destroyed the top order on a green wicket at Hagley Oval.The 30-year-old Southee and Watling (46) combined for 108-runs as New Zealand were dismissed for 178 with Lakmal finishing with five for 54.First Test centurion Angelo Mathews was on 27 with Roshen Silva (15) as the visitors were 88 for four at stumps, with neither team holding the advantage as both seek to win the two-match series with victory in Christchurch.The first Test in Wellington ended last week in a damp draw after virtually all of the final day’s play was washed out.Tomorrow’s first session is going to be important for both sides – Tim Southee looks ahead to a big day two at Hagley Oval!NZC LIVE CARD | https://t.co/YhNC8DPej2Tickets for day two | https://t.co/mnbSmtmpxO#NZvSL pic.twitter.com/UD1Lfzi4fMBLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2018The 31-year-old Lakmal, utilising the overcast, cool conditions and green pitch, had reduced the hosts to 36 for four after Dinesh Chandimal had won the toss and wasted little time in choosing to field.Lakmal went to lunch having bowled 12 successive overs with figures of four for 18.advertisementSouthee, whose innings of 77 not out in his debut in 2008 remains his highest score, then decided attack was the best form of defence and belted six fours and three sixes to resurrect his side’s fortunes.His dismissal, to a brilliant, one-handed leaping catch by Danushka Gunathilaka at short mid-wicket, sparked another collapse with the last three wickets adding just six runs.Southee then took the first three Sri Lankan wickets to reduce them to 21 for three inside 10 overs.The second victim — Chandimal for six — moved him to 234 Test wickets and third on New Zealand’s all-time list.Chris Martin had been in third on 233, although Southee is still a long way away from Daniel Vettori’s 361 and Richard Hadlee’s New Zealand-leading mark of 431 wickets.After his initial spell, Southee continued to be a threat towards the end of the day’s play as Silva and Mathews played and missed several times but saw their side through to stumps.last_img

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first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – The 18th Annual Emperor’s Challenge will be taking place once again this weekend in Tumbler Ridge, and will be featured as part of an international sports tourism study.Tor-Arne Gjertsen is a Norwegian research scientist who will not only be competing in this year’s half-marathon south of Tumbler Ridge, but will also be gathering data on the race and its effect on the local economy. The data will be used in a survey being conducted by Dr. Claude Sobry at Lille University in France. Race organiser Jerrilyn Schembri explained that the survey is being undertaken to study the socio-economic impact of sporting events on small communities worldwide, particularly those which have seen a downturn in their local economies. According to Schembri, Gjertsen recently returned from a trip to gather similar data in the southern Siberian town of Khatystyr, Yakutia, which hosts an annual Iditarod-style reindeer race and is known for its reindeer herding. Gjertsen and Sobry’s research will be presented to the Sports Tourism Conference in Grenoble, France in January of 2017.The 20-kilometre footrace will see over 1,000 participants running and hiking along the scenic route that traverses two mountains south of Tumbler Ridge near the idled Peace River Coal mine. Schembri says that roughly 35 percent of racers in this year’s Challenge are from the Fort St. John area, close to the 38 percent from last year. Kris Swanson, who won last year’s race by nearly three minutes ahead of the next place contestant despite racing with a broken collarbone and severe road rash is set to compete once again this year, despite suffering a broken foot earlier this year. The race begins at the Core Lodge, approximately 35 kilometres south of Tumbler Ridge on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.- Advertisement –last_img

first_imgThe Northern Classic Body Building & Fitness Show took place at the North Peace Cultural Centre.                                                                                              Picture: Amber Davy The Royal Canadian Legion held a fundraising BBQ in their parking lot. All of the proceeds from the BBQ will go towards the Legion.                                                     Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – Scott and Jennifer Briemon from SCARS Ministries join many others in the Swing Into Freedom golf tournament at Links Golf Course. The proceeds will go towards the expansion of SCARS Ministries recovery centre.                                                                    Picture: Amber Davy    Dancers from all over Northern BC and Alberta gathered at Centennial Park to compete in the 3rd Annual North Peace Highland Dance Society Competition.               Picture: Amber Davylast_img

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