Steve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XI

first_imgSteve Smith hits 77-ball 89 but Australia XI lose to New Zealand XIDavid Warner, who returned to open the innings for Australia XI, failed but Steve Smith hit a classy 89 to help the team post 277 for 6 in 50 overs in their second warm-up match against New Zealand XI.advertisement Associated Press BrisbaneMay 8, 2019UPDATED: May 8, 2019 16:23 IST Steve Smith was in fine form for Australia XI against New Zealand XI on Wednesday (@cricketcomau Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNew Zealand XI defeated Australia XI by 7 wickets after Will Young’s 130Smith’s 89 is his best score in more than two years in a 50-over matchWarner was out for 0 as he lasted just 6 balls after being sent into openSteve Smith and David Warner had vastly contrasting fortunes in their second matches back in an Australian uniform since their 12-month suspensions in the wake of a ball-tampering scandal.Smith scored 89 not out from 77 balls to help lead Australia to 277-6 in a practice match against New Zealand on Wednesday at Allan Border Field. It was Smith’s best score in more than two years in a 50-over match.New Zealand won the match by seven wickets with 16 balls remaining. Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, returning from injury, took 2-14 from five overs for Australia.Will Young was run out for 130 and captain Tom Latham was 69 not out to guide New Zealand to the win.Smith hit three sixes over mid-off and thumped a straight drive past the bowler early in his innings Wednesday, then increased his scoring rate in his final eight overs.Some vintage Steve Smith shots in here as he returned to his best form in Australian colours today (@cricketcomau) May 8, 2019Warner, promoted to his usual opening spot after batting No. 3 in his return on Monday, lasted just six balls when he knocked a simple catch to cover.Australia won the first of three practice matches by one wicket with 10 balls to spare on Monday. The last practice match is Friday as both teams prepare for the World Cup in England starting May 30.Smith and Warner each served a year-long ban for their part in a ball-tampering scandal during a test match against South Africa at Cape Town in March 2018.advertisementBoth players, who returned to limited-overs action in the Indian Premier League last month, are in Australia’s World Cup squad and are expected to provide invaluable scoring punch in Australia’s defense of the title it won in 2015.Also Read | Always great on paper: Vijay Mallya tweets on RCB’s poor IPL 2019 campaignAlso Read | Heartening to see a great bowling performance: Sachin Tendulkar after MI beat CSKAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow David WarnerFollow Steve SmithFollow Australia cricket teamFollow Australia XI vs New Zealand XIlast_img read more

US specialist to examine Charlie Gard next week judge told

first_imgMr Justice Francis ruled Dr Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, could be named in media reports.Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates want the judge to rule the 11-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, should be allowed to undergo a therapy trial overseen by Dr Hirano in New York.Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say the therapy is experimental and will not help. Terminally-ill 10-month-old Charlie Gard Charlie’s parents, who are in their 30s and come from Bedfont, west London, have already lost battles in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London.They have also failed to persuade European Court of Human Rights judges to intervene.The couple say there is new evidence and want Mr Justice Francis, who in April ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity, to carry out a fresh analysis of their case.Mr Justice Francis is considering their claims at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.Dr Hirano gave evidence, via a link from New York, on Thursday.The judge said he wanted to hear what Dr Hirano believes has changed since he gave his ruling in April.Dr Hirano said he has clinical data which was not available in April and he still believes the therapy is “worth trying”.The doctor estimated a 10% chance of improvement in muscle strength and a “small but significant” improvement in brain function. US specialist Michio HiranoCredit:PA US specialist Michio Hirano An American specialist who has offered to treat Charlie Gard is due to examine the terminally-ill baby next week, a judge has heard.Michio Hirano is scheduled to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Monday and Tuesday and discuss the case with specialists treating Charlie, Mr Justice Francis was told.It came after the High Court judge lifted an order which barred journalists from revealing the name of the American specialist. Show more But journalists have argued naming Dr Hirano will be in the public interest – and he has now said he has no objection to being identified as the doctor involved in the case. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. They say life support treatment should stop.Mr Justice Francis had made an order barring journalists from naming Dr Hirano or saying where he was based early this year, shortly after litigation began.Charlie’s parents had said they were worried publicity might put pressure on Dr Hirano. Terminally-ill 10-month-old Charlie GardCredit:last_img read more