By Amlan ChakrabortySOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) – Bangladesh talisman Shakib Al Hasan reclaimed his position as the World Cup’s leading scorer after producing a stellar all-round display to secure his team’s 62-run victory against Afghanistan on MondayPut into bat, Bangladesh posted a strong 262 for seven on a slow track after Shakib, who made 51, forged half-century partnerships with Tamim Iqbal (36) and Mushfiqur Rahim (83).The left-arm spinner went on to return the tournament’s best bowling figures of 5-29 as Afghanistan, all out for 200 in 47 overs, succumbed to their seventh defeat in a row in the tournament. Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib won the toss and elected to field two days after his team’s narrow-miss against India at the same Hampshire Bowl.As has been their practice, off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman began with the new ball and tasted success in his third over when Liton Das drove him to short cover. Mohammad Nabi breached Tamim’s defence and Afghanistan nearly had two-in-two after Shakib was adjudged lbw to Rashid Khan in the first ball of the next over.The batsman immediately reviewed and got the decision overturned after the ball-tracker confirmed the ball would have sailed over the stumps.Shakib added 61 runs with Mushfiqur but Mujeeb dismissed him and Soumya Sarkar in a two-wicket burst to peg back Bangladesh.Shakib’s fifth 50-plus score in six innings contained just one four, illustrating the slowness of the track where boundaries were a rarity. He now has 476 runs in the tournament, leapfrogging Australian opener David Warner (447), after yet another stellar performance.Mushfiqur brought up his fifty with the only six of the Bangladesh innings and also hit four boundaries.After sending down 10 overs of medium pace, Naib returned half an hour later to give Afghanistan a strong, if not flying, start. He and Rahmat Shah helped Afghanistan inch towards the 50-mark when Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza introduced Shakib and the left-arm spinner struck with his fifth delivery.Shah attempted a timid pull shot which found Tamim at mid-on and departed for 24.Shakib derailed Afghanistan’s chase in the 29th over when he dismissed Naib for 47 and, two balls later, sent back the scoreless Nabi.The match was effectively over when former captain Asghar Afghan fell to Shakib in the 33rd over. Samiullah Shinwari made a defiant 49 not out down the order but was left stranded. BANGLADESH InningsLiton Das c Shahidi b Rahman 16Tamim Iqbal b Nabi 36Shakib Al Hasan lbw b Rahman 51Mushfiqur Rahim c Nabi b D.Zadran 83Soumya Sarkar lbw b Rahman 3Mahmudullah c Nabi b Naib 27Mosaddek Hossain b Gulbadin Naib 35Mohammad Saifuddin not out 2Extras (w9) 9Total (seven wickets, 50 overs) 262Did not bat: Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mustafizur RahmanFall of wickets: 1-23 (Liton), 2-82 (Tamim), 3-143 (Shakib), 4-151 (Soumya), 5-207 (Mahmudullah), 6-251 (Mushfiqur), 7-262 (Mosaddek)Bowling: Rahman 10-0-39-3 (3w), D.Zadran 9-0-64-1 (3w), Nabi 10-0-44-1 (1w), Naib 10-1-56-2, Rashid 10-0-52-0 (1w), Shah 1-0-7-0AFGHANISTAN inningsGulbadin Naib c Liton b Shakib 47Rahmat Shah c Tamim b Shakib 24Hashmatullah Shahidi st Mushfiqur b Mosaddek 11Asghar Afghan c sub (Sabbir) b Shakib 20Mohammad Nabi b Shakib 0Samiullah Shinwari not out 49Ikram Ali Khil run out (Liton) 11Najibullah Zadran st Mushfiqur b Shakib 23Rashid Khan c Mashrafe b Mustafizur 2Dawlat Zadran c Mushfiqur b Mustafizur 0Mujeeb Ur Rahman b Saifuddin 0Extras (b1, lb6, w6) 13Total (all out, 47 overs) 200Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Rahmat), 2-79 (Hashmatullah), 3-104 (Gulbadin), 4-104 (Nabi), 5-117 (Asghar), 6-132 (Ikram), 7-188 (N.Zadran), 8-191 (Rashid Khan), 9-195 (D.Zadran), 10-200 (Rahman)Bowling: Mashrafe 7-0-37-0 (2w), Mustafizur 8-1-32-2 (2w), Saifuddin 8-0-33-1 (1w), Shakib 10-1-29-5, Miraz 8-0-37-0, Mosaddek 6-0-25-1
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2016)–After 11 starts, John Parker’s homebred colt by Private Gold, Gold Rush Dancer, has found a home on turf as he took Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose under Flavien Prat. Trained by Vann Belvoir, Gold Rush Dancer, who is out of Parker’s In Excess mare Dances On Water, sat a comfortable second to the top of the lane and in a protracted stretch drive, covered a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:49.37 while just holding off the late charge of Ralis and Mario Gutierrez.With longshot Glory Bound and Edwin Maldonado carving out splits of 23.75, 48.56, 1:13.24 and 1:37.42, Gold Rush Dancer, who came off a length and a quarter win in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on May 1, was into the bridle to the pacesetter’s outside until the pair reached the sixteenth pole and the winner inched clear as Maldonado steadied at the rail.“When I saw the pace wasn’t quite as fast as we thought it would be, I was a little worried he’d be a little keen with Flavien,” said Belvoir. “In the race up north, he had cover and that helped him relax, but he ended up relaxing pretty well today up the backside.“I’m more impressed with this race today, because he leveled so well through the stretch. They were really running there. I think he’s a lot better horse on the turf and that’s where he’s going to stay.”The 3-2 favorite in a field of five sophomores, Gold Rush Dancer, who was making his second-ever start on grass, paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.10. A winner of the Gottstein Futurity at Emerald Downs near Seattle on Sept. 27, Gold Rush Dancer picked up his third stakes win and his fourth overall victory from 11 starts. With the winner’s share of $110,000, he now has earnings of $294,423.“I had a good trip today, but he was still a bit aggressive,” said Prat, who was aboard for the win at Golden Gate as well. “Even though he’s run a lot, he’s still green, he’s still learning…He came in a little bit in the stretch but I don’t think he did anything wrong.”Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Ralis saved ground at the rail into the far turn, swung three wide turning for home and just missed, finishing second, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Tough It Out. Off at 2-1, Ralis paid $3.20 and $2.20Tough It Out, ridden by Joe Talamo, sat a joint third with Ralis into the far turn and was a bit erratic through the drive, finishing third, three quarters of a length in front of Glory Bound. The second choice at 2-1, Tough It Out paid $2.10 to show.The stewards posted the inquiry sign regarding the stretch run, but in a unanimous decision, determined that although Maldonado steadied at the sixteenth pole aboard a tiring Glory Bound, the winner was not at fault. Glory Bound ended up finishing fourth. RACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS
The Guyana Fire Service has confirmed that no burnt bodies were recovered from what remains of the Camp Street Prison following the devastating fire which erupted on Sunday.Up to this morning, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson was touring the now gutted facilities.However the penitentiary remains cordoned off while the prisoners were relocated to the Lusignan, Timehri and Mazaruni prisons. Three escapees are reportedly still on the run.