Badger Herald Q&A with Benjamin Worgull of BadgerNation.com

first_imgOn Wednesday, hundreds of high school players across the country will sign commitments to play collegiate football at various schools as part of National Signing Day.With a new head coach and coaching staff at the helm, Wisconsin will close out its recruiting efforts for the 2015 season Wednesday as the newest batch of Badger football players will sign on the dotted line to come to Madison.With National Signing Day just a few days away, Eric Kohlbeck of the Badger Herald talked to Benjamin Worgull of BadgerNation.com to discuss all things Wisconsin recruiting. Worgull is the publisher of BadgerNation.com – a member of the Scout.com Network – and covers Wisconsin recruiting and athletics for the website.The Badger Herald: How would you say Wisconsin’s recruiting class for 2015, overall has made it through the coaching change?Benjamin Worgull: Well, it’s gone through some peaks and valleys, without question, just because of the different ways these coaches attack, as I’ll try to explain. Gary Andersen extended a lot of scholarship offers to a lot of prospects of the 2015 class. Probably about 250 or so kids he offered. And he extended to a lot of kids that maybe had questionable – who needed to do work in the classroom to be admitted.So now that Chryst is here, we’ve seen a couple of those kids decommit from the program and they’ve lost throughout the entire recruiting process, they’ve lost four kids because of academic related issues. The Thursday after the national championship game, I believe, is when you can start doing in-home visits; you can start going out and see prospects at their school. So he’s been very aggressive over these last several weeks. He’s added some kids to this recruiting class that probably will help add depth that Wisconsin has to add at quarterback, they added a nose tackle, they added an in-state athlete who’s going to play outside linebacker.So, Gary Andersen set a really good foundation for this class. He went to a lot of different areas of the country, attacking a lot of really high-character players, lot of guys who have a high ‘star ranking’ and Chryst has come in and really done a good job at hitting in-state kids hard. So, where both these coaches have done a really nice job is Gary Andersen has set the foundation and kind of built the walls and now Chryst is building the roof and trying to get everything else set up inside for National Signing Day, if that makes sense.BH: Would you say the number of players that have decomitted since Andersen left and Chryst has taken over, is that typical of what you would see when there’s a coaching change?BW: Yeah, and I think there’s more coming to be honest with you. We sit at 23 [commits] right now but I wouldn’t be surprised if they lost three more. Probably it’s a little bit more than normal just because Gary Andersen took fliers on some kids. So you had some kids who, like I said, that needed work to do in the classroom to get there, while maybe some other coaching staffs don’t have that type of problem with the academics or the previous coaching staff recruited guys who were academically set. So, there’s probably been a little bit more than usual, but that’s part of the reason why, because of the academics.When you lose the head coach and you lose most of the assistant coaches, you’re going to have some kids that realize this isn’t the program I committed to; I don’t know any of these new coaches and sometimes new coaches come in and they, maybe there’s one coach that likes you but the next coach doesn’t, so they want kind of their own guys. None of these kids are the, what I would call, the main players in this recruiting class. So, is it a little more than normal? Yes, but I don’t think Wisconsin will get hurt by this in the long run.BH: How important was it that Chryst kept defensive coordinator Dave Aranda on his staff, and if they would’ve lost him, would Wisconsin have lost even more recruits?BW: I would throw Thomas Brown in that mix as well. You keep both of those guys and it’s been huge. I’ll start with Dave Aranda. Aranda recruited the state of Florida really hard. You look at a guy like Nick Thomas, who’s enrolled early. Nick Thomas, with a big spring, with 15 spring practices, and a good summer and fall camp; he could, I’m not saying he could start at inside linebacker, but could certainly be in the rotation to play as a true freshman. I mean he’s a very, very talented kid and he was recruited solely by Dave Aranda. Jordan Griffin, same thing. He’s an inside linebacker from Seffner, Florida who is on the fence right now deciding between Wisconsin, South Florida and Vanderbilt. If Dave Aranda wasn’t here, I think Wisconsin would have no shot at Jordan Griffin. I think Griffin’s one of the best players in Florida. You look at his numbers, he put up a ton of tackles this past year, really solid athlete.And then Thomas Brown, in one year look what he’s done in terms of recruiting running backs. He got Jordan Stevenson. Bill Busch recruited Jordan Stevenson initially and after Busch left, Thomas Brown took over and really calmed the waters there. Bradrick Shaw from Hoover, Alabama, — the best high school in Alabama — Thomas Brown was the lead on that, and especially the 2016 kid, Antonio Williams from North Carolina, a four-star running back. He was the leading recruiter on him. So, I think retaining both those guys were key in keeping some key pieces to his class. If both those guys had left, or one had left, the numbers right now would look very different. They would be losing some of their top-end players.BH: You had mentioned earlier how Chryst is trying to make more of an emphasis on recruiting the state of Wisconsin. What top prospects from the state has he recruited and which ones has he flipped to commit to Wisconsin?BW: Well, he offered four kids. He offered Alec Ingold from Bay Port. He flipped him from Northern Illinois. He offered Vincent Hughes from Franklin a gray shirt offer. Vincent Hughes was committed to Northern Illinois, he’s still committed to Northern Illinois, and he declined that offer. He offered Jake Whalen from Wausau West — a gray shirt offer to play fullback and Whalen is visiting this weekend. He’s down to between Wisconsin and Iowa. And he bumped Zack Baun from Brown Deer up from a gray shirt offer to a full scholarship offer. He offered Robert Windsor of Fond du Lac a full offer but Windsor signed a commit to Penn State.Ingold is a very talented athlete. You look at his numbers; he had over 4,000 total yards last year, passing and rushing and 45 some touchdowns. He was named the state offensive player of the year, the Gatorade state player of the year and Wisconsin and Gary Andersen was going to let him go to Northern Illinois because he didn’t see him as a fit to what he wanted to do. Well, Chryst recruited him at Pittsburgh and knew how good of an athlete he was. I mean, Ingold is the typical guy that Wisconsin has done well with in-state for years. They have that passion for playing in-state, that kids from Texas, or Florida, or Virginia or wherever doesn’t have because Wisconsin is not their home-state school. So I think Ingold’s history as a wrestler, his football IQ being a quarterback, that’s going to help to translate to be a solid outside linebacker. Same with Zack Baun. Zack Baun was a tremendous quarterback for Brown Deer and he has the knowledge and the skill set, and he signed to be a good outside linebacker.So, Chryst is a guy who obviously values in-state kids. He won a state championship at Platteville, played at Wisconsin, coached at Wisconsin. He knows the high school scene around here. So I think going forward, you’re going to see Wisconsin not just recruit the top players in the state, but maybe that next tier of players.Update: Jake Whalen did visit Madison this weekend and has committed to Wisconsin. BH: Along with Wisconsin, have there been any new areas that Chryst and his staff will focus on recruiting? Are there new areas in the country, outside of Wisconsin, that Chryst and his staff will try to recruit?BW: I think it’s a little early to say, because they don’t have a wide receivers coach in yet. So, I think they’re still trying to find their recruiting areas. So far they haven’t gone out into any new areas. They’ve kind of spent this chunk of time finishing up the 2015 class.But I would be very surprised if Wisconsin wasn’t in Florida. Florida is a huge recruiting area and it always has been even since Bielema was here. They will be hunkered down in the Midwest. I would imagine they will go back into Ohio and western Pennsylvania. I think they will go to the west coast a little bit. It remains to be seen how successful they will be. They’ve been able to pull some kids out of that area that past couple of years. I think maybe they’ll have a better head start than they did when Bielema came and Bielema tried to recruit California and failed miserably. Daronte Jones, the new secondary coach, recruited the east coast for Hawaii and that’s a hard sales pitch to be able to go from the east coach all the way to Hawaii. That’s a 15-hour plane flight or whatever it would be. I think he’ll have more success now, recruiting that area for Wisconsin. But these are all areas that Wisconsin has already been in.I don’t see them doing a lot in Utah or the upper Pacific northwest, but I really think the Midwest, which was lacking under Andersen, will be the main focal point for Chryst and his staff.BH: Out of all the recruits that are expected to sign on National Signing Day, and the ones that have already enrolled early, who do you think has the best chance of seeing significant playing time right away next year as a freshman?BW: Probably Jordan Stevenson, the four-star running back out of South Oak Cliff in Dallas. And I say that because you look at the running back roster right now and there’s Corey Clement and there’s nobody else. I think one of those true freshman will play. I think Stevenson is a talented athlete. He’s such a mean runner. To put up those kinds of numbers in Texas high school football is just so impressive and he plays at a really good high school too that has a number of D-I prospects on it. He’s just a smooth, natural runner. He was committed to Texas for a long time and he took an official visit up here in late September for the USF game and just fell in love with the running back tradition that was here.Obviously one of the inside linebacker that I mentioned, Nick Thomas, I think has a great shot to play early. I would say a wide receiver but they only signed one wide receiver in this class. But I would also maybe keep my eye on Jon Dietzen from Seymour just because Wisconsin needs a right tackle and Dietzen can play either tackle spot. He’s enrolled early, so he’s going to get a full year with the program and if he has a big offseason, I could see him possibly getting an opportunity to play early. But other than that, I really don’t see anyone else making that big of an immediate impact. History suggests that probably between four and six true freshman will probably play this year.BH: This isn’t necessarily a recruiting question, but with quarterback Austin Kafentzis coming in, do you see him making a push to see playing time at quarterback and overall, who do you think is going to win the starting quarterback job?BW: I would be surprised if Kafentzis played this year, but having known him and having seen how determined he is and how intelligent he is, I wouldn’t count him out. He’s a very good athlete and without question is probably the highlight of this class. He’s been committed for so long. He committed back in June of 2013. So he’s a really good athlete. I don’t really know a lot about [Alex] Hornibrook. He’s a lefty and he strikes me more as a pocket passer. For him to be enrolled early is key.You look at that quarterback group and there’s going to be a lot of quarterbacks and not a lot of reps in spring so it’ll be interesting to see how they vary it up. I don’t think Tanner McEvoy will be quarterback under Paul Chryst and he shouldn’t. So I kind of think right now, Joel Stave is the leader in the clubhouse and I know that’s going to rattle some people but Joel Stave has a ton of experience. He’s won a lot of games for Wisconsin. He just won a bowl game — well Melvin Gordon won the bowl game — but, you know what I’m saying. Paul Chryst recruited Bart Houston and if anyone can get Bart Houston going on the right track it’s Paul Chryst. D.J. Gillins has taken steps forward. He’s dual-threat that Wisconsin, under Gary Andersen, was looking for and he’s made some nice strides. So I think just to see how these quarterbacks fare in the spring under Paul Chryst who, unlike Gary Andersen, Paul Chryst has an offensive background and really can impact these quarterbacks.last_img read more

78-year-old Pedestrian Struck on Broad Street in Red Bank

first_imgRED BANK – Red Bank Police, the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and the Crossroads initiative are all conducting an investigation into how a 78 year-old borough woman carrying groceries was struck and critically injured by a van at the southern end of Broad Street at the Pinckney Road intersection, in the vicinity of the Super Foodtown supermarket late Tuesday morning.The victim, who has not been identified, was taken by helicopter to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, according to Capt. Thomas McDonough, with the borough police. Police Chief Darren McConnell said on Wednesday authorities have not released the victim’s name, pending family notification. Charles Webster, a spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, said the victim is listed in critical condition “with life threatening injuries.” As of Wednesday afternoon the victim’s condition remained unchanged, McConnell said.“This lady, from all indications, was in the right,” walking in a designated crosswalk at the time of the collision, said McConnell. Moving vehicles are required to stop when pedestrians are in a crosswalk.This is the third incident since April where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. But in the other two cases, police determined the pedestrians were in the wrong, crossing against the traffic signal or stepping out from between parked cars. In these cases drivers weren’t issued summons but one pedestrian was.The Crossroads team initiative, lead by The Two River Times, will hold an emergency meeting this month to discuss what advances have been made in studying specific intersections in Red Bank already under review and will add this intersection to the project, said Jody Calendar, executive editor/co-publisher.“Obviously, the group has to be briefed about the status of the county study of the intersections of Broad and Front Street as well as Broad and Monmouth,” she said. “But it’s clear this intersection must be added, as well as looking at the just as busy thoroughfare, Shrewsbury Avenue.”Chief McConnell and his department have stepped up enforcement, with additional officers assigned to monitor traffic as staffing permits, as they traditionally do this time of year and in cooperation with the Crossroads initiative. “We’re still finding a good number of violations,” mostly by drivers, he said.The leading violations police are issuing involve using handheld cellphones while driving. “There’s definitely a large uptick,” in those summons, McConnell said, making no apologies for that increase. “The only way to get compliance is with enforcement,” he said, but acknowledging compliance is often slow in coming, recalling when seat belts became mandatory.Calendar applauded the increased enforcement but said, “Solutions have to be found. We have lights at Broad and Front that tell both motorists and pedestrians to proceed simultaneously. In this case, there isn’t a light and the intersection has been deemed dangerous by motorists and pedestrians alike.”That busy and congested intersection, where County Route 520 and Broad Street and Maple Avenue/State Highway 35 all converge, has long been problematic, noted Mayor Pasquale Menna. “It is really, really difficult,” he said. And given that, “I really think the time has come for the review of the entire configuration,” of the traffic pattern in the area, mayor added.Menna suggested that the southern most portion of Broad, south of Wikoff Place, in the area of Foodtown, to the Broad Street/Newman Springs Road intersection might function better as a one-way with traffic only allowed to travel south. Such a reconfiguration of the roadway would need county government approval, however, as Broad and Pinckney are both county roadways in that area (extensions of Route 520), Menna pointed out.County spokesperson Laura Kirkpatrick declined to comment on Menna’s suggestion until authorities complete their investigation and Menna approaches the freeholders with his recommendation. An impediment to making any changes to the location would be possible objections raised by the owners of the supermarket, the Azzolina/Scaduto families, who have raised concerns in the past to any changes, Menna said.In response to those possible future objections Menna said, “That is really not a cogent argument when it comes to safety, especially when it comes to people who live in that neighborhood who walk.” Philip Scaduto, president of Food Circus Supermarkets, which owns the local Foodtown, took exception with the mayor’s assertions. “I don’t believe that to be accurate at all,” Scaduto said. “I don’t believe we’ve had any dialogue on that at all.”Scaduto also stressed his company has had a good relationship with borough officials and when any proposal is presented “We’ll sit down and talk about it.” To his knowledge Scaduto said he wasn’t “aware of any issues or complaints by anybody,” about traffic in the area of his store.Chief McConnell said, “That’s a problem intersection, a busy intersection,” and one where there have been other incidents of vehicles hitting pedestrians “to varying degrees of severity.” If county and borough officials are intent on looking for improvements in that area. “A traffic signal is a thought there,” he suggested. It would be relatively close to another signal a short distance south but that has been done elsewhere such as at the Maple Avenue/White Street/Water Street intersection. And “That, I think, would dramatically improve pedestrian safety at that intersection,” on Broad Street, McConnell said.Menna said there hasn’t been any further discussions or steps taken on pedestrian/traffic safety that have been raised with The Two River Times’ initiative Crossroads, intended to facilitate improvements in public safety.The county engineers’ study to look at improvements at two traffic signaled intersections is in the works, according to county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick Police have been less aggressive citing pedestrians, using warnings for jaywalking and other offenses, McConnell said.According to Webster, Michael Phillips, 42, Brick Township, was driving a 2012 Ford Econoline van, traveling west on Pinckney Road. Phillips was attempting to turn south on Broad Street, striking the woman. The incident occurred shortly before 11 a.m., Tuesday, according to McDonough. The Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Team responded to the scene. Authorities are asking anyone with any information to contact Det. Eric Kerecman, with the prosecutor’s office, at 1-800-533-7443; or Red Bank Police Patrolman Thomas Doremus, at 732-530-2700.By John BurtonEditor’s Note: The Two River Times Crossroads initiative to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in Red Bank and the surrounding Two River Area is a consortium of the newspaper, government officials from Red Bank, Monmouth County and the state, as well as stake holders including Meridian’s Riverview Hospital and Newport Media Holding, LLC.last_img read more

Winless in three, Leafs host Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks

first_imgNelson, 12-10 on the season and tied for third in the division with Grand Forks, out shot the Border Bruins in both games, including a 42-27 advantage Tuesday in the Boundary City, but could not find that go-ahead goal.Saturday was the same as Nelson dominated the Bruins in the third period, only to see team captain Rayce Miller hit the bottom of the post with the goalie out of position with the Leafs trailing 2-1.“Maybe it’s confidence . . . I’m not really sure what it is right now,” Andrews lamented.“I think if we get a couple of goals here and there in a game might change things around.”“But overall we’re a team and we’re going to stick together to get through this,” Andrew adds.Beaver Valley, 16-4-1-0-1, enters the contest winners of two straight after sweeping a Murdoch home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels.The sweep comes after Grand Forks pulled off a sweep of the Hawks the week before.Friday’s contest is the lone game of the weekend for Nelson.The Leafs return to action Wednesday when Castlegar visits the NDCC Arena for a 7 p.m. puck drop. When it rains, it generally pours.Just ask the Nelson Leafs hockey club.Currently riding a three-game losing streak and losing twice to a team the Leafs usually beat on a consistent basis— new-and-improved Grand Forks Border Bruins — the Green and White face the unenviable task of hosting the Murdoch Division leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Add into the equation, the Leafs have yet to defeat the Hawks in two home meetings, losing by a combined score of 13-7.“I’m confident in the boys that we’re going to figure this out and get back on track,” said Leaf forward Blair Andrews when asked about the recent string of games that has Nelson winning twice in the past seven games.One frightening stat is the Leafs frustration with scoring at key times of the game.last_img read more

Talkin’ cheese for dairy month

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Celebrate dairy month and let’s talk cheese. Our family loves cheese and with our roots deep in the Ohio dairy business, I wouldn’t expect otherwise. According to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, 11.1 billion pounds of cheese were produced in the United States in 2013. Cheddar held the top spot, with Mozzarella, American, Other Italian and Cream Cheese rounding out the other top five cheese varieties produced. Shocker — Wisconsin is the No. 1 producer of cheese. Ohio is the top state in Swiss cheese production.From 2007 to 2013, the licensed cheese plants in Ohio nearly doubled going from 21 to 41, with 22 of those being artisan cheese makers. Artisan cheese makers are able to use their creativity for different, great tasting varieties that excite all the foodies and eateries in the current “eat local” movement.Also interesting is the fact that as the consumption of milk is going down, cheese consumption is rising. In 2007, the average American ate 33.5 pounds of cheese, about 2/3 pound per week. That’s a lot of cheese! The Detwilers, probably make up for those of you below that average. My cheese purchasing has slowed down greatly as the kids have left the nest but cheese continues to be a must have in our fridge. Our kids’ love affair with cheese has continued even as they have moved across the country. They have repeatedly requested the Pine River cheese spread that the Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association distributes at Christmas. Last month, we went to visit our son Luke at this naval base in Florida. His only request was that we: “Fill up the back of the CRV with cheese” and bring it down. To answer your question, we did not fill up the back with cheese but we did take him six pounds of his beloved American and super hot pepper cheese. As much as we love cheese, most cheese is high in fat. Here are a few ways to cut the fat and calories of cheese.Use the real cheese! Fat-free is not a great choice. It won’t melt well and I won’t tell you what Paul says it tastes like. Real cheese melts and tastes better.Use half the amount of the regular cheese, but remember that it will reduce the protein, fat, calories and calcium for the recipe. Some cheese like Parmesan doesn’t have a low fat version so using less works.Use a reduced fat variety that still tastes good and melts well. The calcium and protein should stay around the same but the fat and calories should go down. Look for low fat cheeses with less than six grams of fat per ounce.Choose high flavor cheese. If choosing reduced fat choose sharp or extra sharp to enhance the flavor. If using high flavor cheese like Parmesan/Romano, smoked cheese, blue gorgonzola or pungent cheeses that don’t have a low fat alternative just use less.Stay away from blankets of cheese! Try using around 1.5 cups of shredded cheese to top a casserole.Choose a healthy lower fat partner to go with your cheese. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans that are low fat and filled with fiber. Apples, Pears and even strawberries go great with cheese. Cheddar-Ale Soup Health.com 1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 yellow onion, diced1 garlic clove, minced1 cup diced carrot2 celery stalks, diced1/3 cup all-purpose flour2 cups low-sodium chicken broth2 cups 1% milk12 ounces pale ale (like Bass)8 ounces 50% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shreddedToasted whole-wheat breadGarnish: additional shredded 50% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium-high. Add 1/2 yellow onion, diced, and 1 minced garlic clove; sauté 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; add 1 cup diced carrots and 2 celery stalks, diced. Sauté 5–7 minutes or until soft. Sprinkle in 1/3 cup all-purpose flour; stir. Add 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth; stir. Add 2 cups 1% milk and 12 ounces pale ale (like Bass). Cook 5–7 minutes or until foam disappears and soup thickens. Stir in 8 ounces 50% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded. Simmer 15–20 minutes; serve with toasted whole-wheat bread and a garnish of Cheddar. Nutritional per serving: 277 calories, 9g fat, 24mg cholesterol, 19g protein, 26g carbGrilled Ham, Muenster, and Spinach Sandwiches cookinglight.com 8 (3/4-ounce) slices crusty Chicago-style Italian bread (about 1/2 inch thick), toasted8 ounces thinly sliced lower-sodium deli ham (such as Boar’s Head)4 (1-ounce) slices reduced-sodium Muenster cheese (such as Alpine Lace)2 cups fresh baby spinach1/4 cup mild chowchow (such as Braswell’s)Cooking sprayLayer each of 4 bread slices with 2 ounces ham, 1 slice Muenster cheese, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 1 tablespoon chowchow, and 1 bread slice. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat sandwiches with cooking spray; add to pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cheese melts. Cut sandwiches in half, if desired. Serve immediately. Makes 4 sandwiches. Nutritional per serving; 315 calories; 11g fat; 20.8g protein; 32.4g carb; 1.7g fiber Bisquick Heart Smart Cheese-Garlic Biscuits bettycrocker.com 1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart mix1/3 cup fat-free (skim) milk¼ cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (1 oz.)¼-1/3 teaspoon garlic powderButter-flavor cooking spray, if desired Heat oven to 450°F. In small bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk, cheese and garlic powder to make a soft dough. Drop dough by 5 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.Bake about 8 minutes or until golden brown. Spray warm biscuits with cooking spray before removing from cookie sheet. Serve warm. Makes 5 servings Nutrition per biscuit: 100 calories; 2g fat; 17g carb; 4g protein; 1 starch exchange. Basil and Tomato-Feta Bruschetta Athenos.com 16 oz. French bread baguette, cut into 36 slices1-2 Tbsp. oil, divided7 plum tomatoes, chopped (about 2-1/2 cups)1 pkg. (4 oz.) Traditional Crumbled reduced fat Feta Cheese½ cup finely chopped red onions2 Tbsp. chopped basil1 Tbsp. chopped black olives¼ tsp. pepper Heat Broiler. Broil bread slices 2 to 3 min. on each side or until lightly toasted on both sides. Brush evenly with 1 Tbsp. oil.Combine remaining ingredients with 1 tsp remaining oil. Spoon onto toast slices just before serving. Makes 36 servingslast_img read more

Prasad’s new job

first_imgLawyer-turned-politician Ravi Shankar Prasad of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been elevated as the new deputy leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha in place of S.S. Ahluwalia.His elevation is likely to liven up House proceedings as he will be pitted against Rajiv Shukla, minister of state for parliamentary affairs. However, some could see this as a family matter too. Prasad’s sister is married to Shukla.last_img

India vs England: 3rd Test, Day 2- As it happened!

first_imgEngland won the toss and elected to bat first against IndiaWelcome to the coverage of Day 2 of the 3rd Test between India and England from the Rose Bowl stadium in Southampton.Day 1 Highlights It was another run-marathon for England today. Gary Balance and Ian Bell piled up 142 runs for the third wicket. Both batsmen rattled the opposition with clinical strokes throughout the day. Gary Ballance was unlucky to be ruled caught behind by the umpire at 156 runs despite the ball hitting the thigh pad. Following Ballance’s dismissal, Bell continued the carnage but kept losing wickets at the other end. Bhuvneshwar Kumar scalped Joe Root and Moeen Ali to bring some relief for India. But, debutant Jos Buttler stuck with Bell to add 106 runs for the sixth wicket. Bell completed his 150 before getting caught off Bhuvneshwar at 167 runs. Buttler carried on his innings and looked poised for a debut hundred before being bowled by Ravindra Jadeja. England declared at a mammoth total of 569 runs at the loss of seven wickets. In reply, India began cautiously only to lose Shikhar Dhawan after he was caught by Alastair Cook in the slip cordon. Team India have a huge task at their hands when they come out to bat tomorrow and it will surely take some batting for MS Dhoni’s men to get anywhere close to the total set by England. After how many Dhawan failures will Dhoni finally give up the politics and select Gambhir? #IndvsEng #Hardcore #@[email protected] (@45Ankushrana) July 28, 2014That’ll be STUMPS ON DAY 2!!advertisementWith Cheteshwar Pujara(4) and Murali Vijay(11) at the crease, India end Day 2 at 25/1 after 14 overs.MAIDEN OVER by Woakes!! Chris Woakes will bowl the FINAL OVER of Day 2 for England. With Cheteshwar Pujara(4) and Murali Vijay(11) at the crease, India are currently at 25/1 after 12 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!! First change, Chris Jordan comes into the attack for England. Now #Butler is collecting da ball near his chest & #Dhoni was collecting it near his knees. That tells u a lot about #Ind bowlers! #IndvsEng Rohit Joshi (@emceeaarjay) July 28, 2014With Cheteshwar Pujara(0) and Murali Vijay(11) at the crease, India are currently at 17/1 after 7 overs.That’s a WICKET MAIDEN by Anderson!!Cheteshwar Pujara comes to the crease for India.James Anderson STRIKES EARLY for England!!6.3 overs: That’s OUT!! James Anderson has got Shikhar Dhawan out caught at the first slip. Dhawan was looking to push but gets an outside edge through to Alastair Cook who takes it comfortably. Shikhar Dhawan departs after scoring six runs off 17 balls with a boundary. EARLY BLOW for India!! With Shikhar Dhawan(4) and Murali Vijay(7) at the crease, India are currently at 11/0 after 3 overs.Bhuvneshwar Kumar has now dismissed 11 of the 14 English players this series except Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes & Chris Jordon #EngvInd Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 28, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!! 2.4 overs: FOUR!! Shikhar Dhawan leans into the drive and creams it through covers for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT from Dhawan!! With Shikhar Dhawan(0) and Murali Vijay(7) at the crease, India are currently at 7/0 after 2 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!! Stuart Broad will bowl from the other end for England.With Shikhar Dhawan(0) and Murali Vijay(5) at the crease, India are currently at 5/0 after 1 over.FIVE RUNS off the over!! 0.2 overs: FOUR!! Murali Vijay leans forward and steers it through gully for the first boundary in the innings. BEAUTIFUL SHOT from Vijay!! Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay are out in the middle for India while James Anderson will start the proceedings for England. England will now have 14 overs REMAINING IN THE DAY to test the Indian openers at the helm of a MASSIVE TOTAL on board.That’ll be the END OF 1st INNINGS for England as skipper Alastair Cook has decided to DECLARE THE INNINGS!!So, NO DEBUT HUNDRED for Jos Buttler here!!163.4 overs: OUT!! Ravindra Jadeja has bowled Jos Buttler on a quicker delivery. Buttler was looking to pull but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Jos Buttler departs after scoring 85 runs off 83 balls with nine boundaries and three sixes. With Chris Woakes(3) and Jos Buttler(65) at the crease, England are currently at 545/6 after 162 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!161.3 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler leans forward and cracks the square drive for a boundary. With Chris Woakes(0) and Jos Buttler(53) at the crease, England are currently at 529/6 after 159 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!Chris Woakes comes to the crease for England.Ian Bell walks back to a STANDING OVATION from the Rose Bowl stadium!!advertisement158.3 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Ian Bell out caught at mid-off. Bell was looking to play through the line but holes out to Pankaj Singh who takes it cleanly at mid-off. Ian Bell departs after scoring 167 runs off 256 balls with 19 boundaries and three sixes. BIG WICKET for India!! With Ian Bell(163) and Jos Buttler(45) at the crease, England are currently at 517/5 after 157 overs.The only English keeper to score a 100 on Test debut is the person Jos Buttler replaced – Matt Prior (126* v WI Lords 2007) #EngvInd Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) July 28, 2014NINE RUNS off the over!! 156.2 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell rocks back and clouts the pull towards long leg for a boundary. Bell has SHIFTED GEARS here!!THIRTEEN RUNS off the over!!155.5 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler flays the reverse sweep and gets a boundary past point.155.3 overs: SIX!! Jos Buttler shimmies down the track and smashes it straight down the ground for the maximum. MIGHTY BLOW from Buttler!! With Ian Bell(139) and Jos Buttler(23) at the crease, England are currently at 468/5 after 150 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!148.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler goes on the backfoot and cuts it hard for a boundary. With Ian Bell(133) and Jos Buttler(12) at the crease, England are currently at 451/5 after 144 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!143.1 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell hangs back and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Singh!! With Ian Bell(125) and Jos Buttler(11) at the crease, England are currently at 442/5 after 142 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!140.3 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler leans forward and drills it through extra cover for another boundary. BACK-TO-BACK BOUNDARIES for Buttler!!140.2 overs: FOUR!! Jos Buttler dances down the track and thrashes it over covers for a boundary. Buttler GETS INTO ACTION!! With Ian Bell(121) and Jos Buttler(0) at the crease, England are currently at 426/5 after 138 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!137.1 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell leans into the drive and sends it through covers for a boundary. CLASSIC COVER-DRIVE on display from Bell!! With Ian Bell(116) and Jos Buttler(0) at the crease, England are currently at 421/5 after 137 overs.TWO RUNS off the over!!Jos Buttler comes to the crease for England.Moeen Ali FALLS to yet another SHORT-BALL TRAP!!135.5 overs: OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Moeen Ali out caught at second slip. Ali goes a tad too early in the pull shot and gets a bottom edge through to Ajinkya Rahane in the slip cordon. Moeen Ali departs after scoring 12 runs off 28 balls with a boundary. With Ian Bell(114) and Moeen Ali(11) at the crease, England are currently at 418/4 after 135 overs.TWENTY ONE RUNS off the over!!134.5 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell hangs back and crashes the cut past backward point for a boundary.134.4 overs: SIX!! Ian Bell skips down the track and smashes it back over the bowler’s head for another maximum. Bell is TAKING ON Jadeja here!!134.3 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell gets a big stride forward and drills it through extra cover for a boundary.What a way to SILENCE THE CRITICS! Bell RAISES HIS BAT to an ECSTATIC Rose Bowl stadium.advertisement134.2 overs: SIX!! Ian Bell picks the length early and sends it deep into the stands over long-on for the maximum. That’s 21st TEST TON for Bell!! With Ian Bell(94) and Moeen Ali(10) at the crease, England are currently at 397/4 after 134 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!!133.2 overs: FOUR!! Moeen Ali reaches out and carves it over backward point for a boundary. A MUCH-NEEDED BOUNDARY for Ali!! I reckon, it’s going to be SHORT STUFF for Moeen Ali now!! With Ian Bell(85) and Moeen Ali(2) at the crease, England are currently at 380/4 after 128 overs.4 sessions completed and the 4th England wicket taken just now ..Ishanth wud be smiling that he dint play on this dead track! #IndvsEng Satish Kulkarni (@satishkulki) July 28, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!Moeen Ali comes to the crease for England.MS Dhoni’s ROTATION POLICY has FINALLY WORKED for India!!127.2 overs: That’s OUT!! Bhuvneshwar Kumar has got Joe Root out caught by the wicket-keeper. Root was looking to dab it towards cover but gets a thin edge through to MS Dhoni behind the stumps. Joe Root departs after scoring three runs off 25 balls. Another BLOW for England!! With Ian Bell(85) and Joe Root(3) at the crease, England are currently at 376/3 after 127 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!126.4 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. EASY PICKINGS for Bell!! With Ian Bell(77) and Joe Root(3) at the crease, England are currently at 368/3 after 123 overs.Dis is really frustrating for #IND.Its seems 2 b #Eng are going 2 cross above 500 runs easily if dey go in this rate.#IndvsEng Shoubhick Pakrashi (@Shubhinoy) July 28, 2014SIX RUNS off the over!!122.1 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell rocks back and crashes the cut past gully for a boundary. TOO MUCH WIDTH from Shami!! With Ian Bell(71) and Joe Root(3) at the crease, England are currently at 362/3 after 121 overs.That’s a MAIDEN from Singh!! Pankaj Singh will bowl from the other end for India. FOUR RUNS off the over!!Ian Bell and Joe Root are out in the middle for England while Mohammed Shami will start the proceedings for India.And, we’re back!! LUNCH: England batsmen were all over the Indian bowling attack in the first session. Gary Ballance took off from where he left the other day. Ian Bell too got in the groove and started playing positive strokes against the lacklustre bowling of the Indians. Bell notched up his 42nd Test fifty while Ballance also clinched his 150 as the duo added a crucial 142 runs for the third wicket. The Indian bowlers failed to find an inspiration in the early session but finally with some luck and help from the umpire, Rohit Sharma managed to get the breakthrough for India. There wasn’t much for MS Dhoni to be happy about as far as the Indian bowling is concerned but the welcome wicket of Ballance would surely cheer his team. Joe Root is new to the crease but he will be eager to build on the solid platform provided by the top three batsmen for England. On the other hand, India need to attack the new batsman to run into England’s middle-order before the end of second session today.Meanwhile in Southampton, Ballance a victim of one of the most bizarre umpiring decisions. A shame to be given out in such a way! #IndvsEng Harisankar Menon (@Nonemraknasirah) July 28, 2014With Ian Bell(68) and Joe Root(2) at the crease, England are currently at 358/3 after 119 overs.THREE RUNS off the over!!Rohit Sharma will bowl the FINAL OVER before lunch for India. With Ian Bell(67) and Joe Root(0) at the crease, England are currently at 355/3 after 118 overs.Such a terrible decision.. Bad luck BALLANCE ..#IndvsEng Saikat Chakrabarti (@_saikat_) July 28, 2014ONE RUN off the over!!Joe Root comes to the crease for England.Team India FINALLY GET THE BREAKTHROUGH!!116.5 overs: OUT!! Rohit Sharma has got Gary Ballance out caught by the wicket-keeper. Ballance was looking to dab it down the leg side but the ball takes a deflection off the thigh pad and goes into the hands of MS Dhoni. The umpire has missed the trick there. Gary Ballance departs after scoring 156 runs off 288 balls with 24 boundaries. Ballance is ABSOLUTELY GUTTED with the decision!!Rohit Sharma comes into the attack for India. With Ian Bell(66) and Gary Ballance(156) at the crease, England are currently at 354/2 after 116 overs.EIGHT RUNS off the over!!115.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance reaches out and slashes it through covers for a boundary. That was TOO WIDE from Jadeja!!TEN RUNS off the over!!114.6 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell hangs back and steers it towards third man for a boundary. 114.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the backfoot and sends it towards deep square leg for a boundary. That’s 150 for Ballance!! MSD needs to put on his THINKING CAP and make a FEW CHANGES quickly because the way it is going, England look more than good for a 550-run total!! With Ian Bell(60) and Gary Ballance(141) at the crease, England are currently at 328/2 after 112 overs.FOUR RUNS off the over!!111.5 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance rocks back and clouts the pull towards deep square leg for a boundary. EASY PICKINGS for Ballance!! With Ian Bell(60) and Gary Ballance(136) at the crease, England are currently at 323/2 after 110 overs.Life changes so quickly From ohh no ishant Sharma To why no ishant Sharma #IndvsEng Nishank Maheshwari (@nishank_91) July 28, 2014FIVE RUNS off the over!!109.4 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell gets on top of it and swats it towards third man for a boundary. With Ian Bell(56) and Gary Ballance(135) at the crease, England are currently at 318/2 after 109 overs.SIX RUNS off the over!! 108.3 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell rocks back and crashes the cut wide of backward point for a boundary. CRACKING SHOT by Bell!! With Ian Bell(50) and Gary Ballance(135) at the crease, England are currently at 312/2 after 107 overs.This is just too easy for England right now. India just bringing their batsmen back to form. Where’s that energy gone boys?! #IndvsEng Sonal (@SonalHirani95) July 28, 2014TWO RUNS off the over!!Team India IN TATTERS here, they DESPERATELY NEED A WICKET!!106.2 overs: Ian Bell presses forward and punches it towards long leg for a single. That’s 42nd TEST FIFTY for Bell!! With Ian Bell(49) and Gary Ballance(134) at the crease, England are currently at 310/2 after 106 overs.NINE RUNS off the over!!105.2 overs: SIX!! Ian Bell shimmies down the track and smashes it back over the bowler’s head for the maximum. SUPERB HIT from Bell!! With Ian Bell(40) and Gary Ballance(134) at the crease, England are currently at 301/2 after 103 overs.TEN RUNS off the over!!102.6 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance waits for it and steers it past gully for another boundary. CONSECUTIVE BOUNDARIES for Ballance!!102.5 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance gets into position early and hoicks it over midwicket for a boundary. With Ian Bell(38) and Gary Ballance(121) at the crease, England are currently at 286/2 after 101 overs.India haven’t looked the same as at the Lord’s. Can’t just be due to one bowler missing. Lack of intensity has let Eng a window #IndvsEng Vikrant Gupta AajTak (@vikrantgupta73) July 28, 2014FOUR RUNS off the over!!100.3 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell leans into the drive and sends it past point for a boundary. That was TIMED BEAUTIFULLY!! What demons have gotten to @BhuviOfficial ? Day 1 he bowled wide outside the off-stump and today he’s drifting down leg! #IndvsEng #cricket Rohit Joshi (@emceeaarjay) July 28, 2014Stat Update: Last time England’s first three batsmen scored 50+ runs was back in August 2013 against Australia. With Ian Bell(33) and Gary Ballance(120) at the crease, England are currently at 280/2 after 98 overs.brakes needed on English men..!! X( #IndvsEng Ritesh Mody (@Er_TurkeY) July 28, 2014BIG OVER for England, TWELVE RUNS off it!!96.5 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance leans forward and drills it through midwicket for a boundary. That’s THIRD BOUNDARY in the over!!96.3 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance hangs back and clips it off the pads for another boundary.96.2 overs: FOUR!! Gary Ballance goes on the backfoot and flays the cut shot past backward point for a boundary. Ballance WON’T MISS OUT on those!! With Ian Bell(29) and Gary Ballance(106) at the crease, England are currently at 262/2 after 95 overs.FIVE RUNS off the over!!94.5 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell leans into the drive and sends it scurrying through covers for a boundary. BEAUTIFUL SHOT by Bell!!EIGHT RUNS off the over!!93.2 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell waits for it and flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. POOR LINE from Singh there!!93.1 overs: FOUR!! Ian Bell goes for the drive and gets an outside edge past the slip cordon for a boundary. 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BOJ Appoints Two New Deputy Governors

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