Cricket News India vs West Indies 1st Test: Virat Kohli surpasses Sourav Ganguly, equals MS Dhoni with Antigua win

first_imgNew Delhi: India beat West Indies by a big margin of 318 runs in the first Test at New Ground in Antigua on Sunday.Chasing 429 to win, West Indies were all out for just 100 runs as Jasprit Bumrah dismantled the hosts with a five-wicket haul. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane found his first century in two years while Hanuma Vihari missed out on his maiden Test ton by just seven runs for India in the second innings.The win made Virat Kohli the most successful Indian skipper in terms of overseas victories. Kohli overtook over former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly for the number one spot with 12 test victories in matches outside India under his belt now. The result also made Virat Kohli the joint-most succesful captain for India in Test cricket. He has now led India to 27 Test match wins- the same as MS Dhoni. It was India’s biggest overseas Test win in terns of runs. Overall, this is India’s fourth biggest victory. Four of the five biggest Test wins for India in terms of runs have come under Kohli’s captaincy.The West Indies’ total of 100 in the fourth innings is their lowest against India in Tests. The previous lowest was 103 in Kingston in 2006. West Indies were 50 for 9 before their last wicket piled up quick 50 runs.The win also put India on the top of ICC World Test Championship table for now with 60 points from one Test match. India will look to collect another 60 points when the meet West Indies in the second and final Test of the series in Jamaica starting Sunday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Bank, WWF get R100m for green cause

first_imgTogether Nedbank and WWF-SA haveraised over R100-million not only forwildlife conservation, but also forpreservation of natural resources, greenenergy, and sustainable living.(Image: Luke Harwood)MEDIA CONTACTS • Thérèse BrinkcateManager, the Green Trust+27 21 888 2836• Carolyn Cramer WWF-SA media relations manager+27 82 929 0348RELATED ARTICLES• Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality• Plastic-bag billboard a world first• SA joins “Earth Hour” campaign• SA consumers help rebuild fish stocks• SA protects its oceansJanine ErasmusFinancial services provider Nedbank announced in November 2010 that its long-standing partnership with the local chapter of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-SA) has resulted in donations of R100-million (US$14.2-million) towards environmental sustainability.Nedbank has raised most of the funds through its innovative Green Affinity programme, proving that it is green in intent as well as in corporate colour.The Affinity initiative allows clients to automatically contribute to a cause of their choice when they use their credit, current or savings account or investment product – causes include the arts and cultural heritage, sport development, disadvantaged children, and the environment.The Green Trust is the main environmental beneficiary. An equal partnership between Nedbank and WWF-SA, the trust celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010 and over the years has supported over 170 community-driven conservation projects across Southern Africa.It focuses on programmes that help to conserve species and ecosystem diversity; mitigate greenhouse gas emission; promote sustainable use of renewable resources; and reduction of pollution as well as careless use of energy and natural resources.Projects have ranged from sustainable food production and climate change, to environmental education and marine conservation.Named South Africa’s top green company in 2009, Nedbank is a national and international leader in green thinking. In July 2010 the bank became the first in Africa to achieve carbon neutrality across all its operations, after publishing its official Climate Change Position Statement the year before.Through water, energy, paper, and waste reduction targets throughout its head office and branches, as well as the astute selection of carbon credits, the bank has managed to completely offset its carbon footprint.Also in November 2010, the WWF-SA was named South Africa’s second most trusted NGO, according to the annual survey carried out by the Ask Africa 2010 Trust Barometer. The independent survey, which also applies to corporates and individuals, is based on 200 interviews with top executives from local listed companies. The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund topped the list. Bringing conservation and community togetherGreen Trust manager Thérèse Brinkcate said that at the time the organisation was established, there was little or no connection between conservation programmes and community development.“The Green Trust’s mission was to bring these two isolated concepts together in order to promote the ideals of people and the environment living and working in harmony,” she said in a statement.“Twenty years later The Green Trust has funded numerous community-based projects and has proven that a strong focus on people is imperative to achieve environmental sustainability and the protection of wildlife.”Maseda Ratshikuni, Nedbank’s head of cause marketing, lauded WWF-SA and Nedbank for sustaining one of the most enduring partnerships in South Africa between a non-profit organisation and a corporation.Thérèse BrinkcateThe Green Trust ManagerWWF South Africa+27 21 888 [email protected] CramerMedia Relations ManagerWWF South [email protected]+27 82 929 0348last_img read more

Crazy VAR killed our momentum – Trippier

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Crazy VAR killed Tottenham’s momentum in FA Cup win, says Trippier Stephen Creek 08:59 1/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() kierantrippier-cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup Rochdale v Tottenham Hotspur Rochdale Spurs ran out 6-1 winners in their FA Cup replay, but the defender felt a lot of excitement was lost amid the repeated usage of video replays Kieran Trippier felt the use of the video assistant referee sucked momentum out of Tottenham’s 6-1 FA Cup replay win over Rochdale at Wembley.The England defender was at the centre of a controversial first half in which referee Paul Tierney paused the game for lengthy periods to consult VAR over key decisions.After Erik Lamela had an early goal ruled out by VAR, the technology was used to award Trippier a penalty – but Son Heung-min’s spot-kick was disallowed due to the staggered nature of his run-up, the replay system again intervening.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Lucas Moura had a penalty appeal waved away after another stoppage for VAR, and, after Mauricio Pochettino expressed his sympathy with the officials over the incidents, Trippier told BT Sport that the delays affected players.”It was crazy,” he said. “Obviously the decisions took some momentum out of the game but the referee has to make the decision so we have to wait.”Rochdale manager Keith Hill took a sympathetic view, telling BBC Sport: “It’s complicated with VAR. It’s not fair on the referee.”The fourth official was explaining to us what was going on but the referee needs a bit of help.”It was confusing. Now I have been a part of what VAR is, I feel sorry for the referee. I think the decisions need to be explained to the crowd. The visuals need to be used better.”I hope that eventually they explain it to the supporters.”The stop-start opening period ended 1-1 but Spurs took control after the break, racing ahead thanks to a hat-trick from Fernando Llorente, another goal for Son and a first Tottenham goal for substitute Kyle Walker-Peters.The result was emphatic but Trippier was quick to praise Tottenham’s League One visitors.”We created a lot of chances in the first half,” said the full-back. “We have to give credit to Rochdale, they made it difficult again – as they did in the first game.”They had one chance and they took it but every chance we had we took.”last_img read more

Cech must follow Wenger out of Arsenal door

first_imgPremier League Cech and Koscielny must follow Wenger out of Arsenal door after another defensive shambles Chris Wheatley Arsenal correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 23:59 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Petr Cech Arsenal Getty Images Premier League Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal Brighton & Hove Albion Arsene Wenger’s flawed system is failing Arsenal but there are certain players who should head for the Emirates exit door this summer Just when Arsene Wenger thought it couldn’t get any worse, Premier League strugglers Brighton were on hand to inflict even more suffering as the Gunners fell to their third straight defeat in all competitions.It took just seven minutes for Arsenal to go behind against Brighton in their Premier League match on Sunday afternoon. Lewis Dunk finished off a goalmouth scramble after goalkeeper Petr Cech was beaten to the ball by Shane Duffy for what was Brighton’s first league goal from a corner all season.The second goal came on 26 minutes when Laurent Koscielny gave the ball away and Glen Murray was on hand to head in a cross from Pascal Gross. Brighton could and should have added to Arsenal’s woes in the first half by putting the game out of reach but Chris Hughton’s side spurned several clear-cut chances to give Wenger’s below-par team a hope of getting back into the game. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Three away wins in 15 games would be enough to get most top-level managers the sack and the likelihood of Wenger leaving Arsenal after 20 years is becoming more and more likely with each defeat. Former Gunners striker Alan Smith pondered in his commentary for Sky Sports whether majority shareholder and owner Stan Kroenke was watching the game, branding this Arsenal team the “worst” he’s seen for years. “The discontentment won’t go until there’s a new manager.”Kroenke’s son Josh, who is currently in London on a three month review of matters at Arsenal, was not believed to have been present at the AMEX for another dismal defeat, but he is the man who will have a key influence in picking Wenger’s successor and deciding whether the Frenchman’s contract – which expires in the summer of 2019 – should come to an end sooner than next year.Arsenal were toothless in the first half and the system Wenger has deployed this season clearly isn’t working. The 4-2-3-1 formation is providing no width due to the absence of natural wingers.The reliance on the full-backs to get forward means that opposition teams can exploit the space behind them – as Brighton did on Sunday to Calum Chambers and Sead Kolasinac – which subsequently places more pressure on the central defenders and the man screening the back four, Granit Xhaka.When your £35 million deep-lying playmaker is forced to cover for the rampaging full-backs, the problems at hand are there for everyone in the Premier League to see.Wenger BrightonWhile the system is flawed, that’s not to say there aren’t individuals in the current Arsenal team who need replacing. Petr Cech hasn’t kept a clean sheet in his last 11 matches and the ageing Laurent Koscielny, who hit the post shortly before half time, lacks vocal leadership and an assertiveness which he hasn’t had since his partnership with club captain Per Mertesacker was broken up a couple of seasons ago.Only winning the Europa League can save Arsenal’s season now but few would give them much hope of that. Indeed, on Thursday they face what looks like a thankless task against a Gennaro Gattuso-inspired AC Milan side who are unbeaten in 13 games. It really does go from bad to worse for Wenger and every Arsenal fan. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Mike Gundy’s Statement on Passing of T. Boone Pickens

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy and T. Boone Pickens didn’t always see eye to eye on everything, but the two shared a mutual respect and worked together to elevate Oklahoma State football to new heights over the last 15 years.Following the news of Pickens’ passing on Wednesday, Gundy tweeted out a statement on OSU’s super donor.“Mr. Pickens is a big part of our success and we’re all thankful for the lasting impact he’s had on Oklahoma State. It would have been difficult for us to climb as high as we have without him. He’ll be missed, but his legacy here will live on for a long time to come.” Mr. Pickens is a big part of our success and we’re all thankful for the lasting impact he’s had on Oklahoma State. It would have been difficult for us to climb as high as we have without him. He’ll be missed, but his legacy here will live on for a long time to come. pic.twitter.com/1jYVwBcHo0— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) September 11, 2019Due to his failing health, Pickens was unable to make the Cowboys’ home opener this season, as has been his yearly tradition, and Gundy was asked about that a couple weeks ago.“It’s a sad time for everybody,” Gundy told the Tulsa World. “Mr. Pickens and I have gone head-to-head for years about things, (but) he’s a big part of all of this.“It would have been difficult for this to happen without him. Everybody knows that.”last_img read more

Videos: Chuba Hubbard, Cowboys Preview TCU

first_imgSTILLWATER — The Cowboys practiced in gross weather conditions Tuesday with it being about 30 degrees with rain falling off and on.Members of the Oklahoma State football team met with the media after their chilly Tuesday practice. Here is what they had to say. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Fake Food for Thought

first_imgHave you heard about what the Whole Foods CEO did? Apparently, Mackey has spent years commenting on blogs about the merits of Whole Foods and trashing the competition, pretending to be a Whole Foods fan (rather than its CEO). Good grief – this is from the company that is supposed to be “all natural?” (A point CK made.)As I posted in a comment at Church of the Customer, Mackey’s behavior reminds me of topic of the week here in Washington – the increased scrutiny that politicians who talk family values deservedly invite when they hire hookers. It’s bad enough to be a fake voice online — it’s even worse when you project an absolutely antithetical position publicly. Authenticity sure seems in short supply these days. Just ask Mark Rovner, he’ll agree with me.It also reminds me of the fact this week that Verizon sent me a very expensive direct mail piece ressembling a wedding invitation. The fancy card told me I am a VIP customer. Meanwhile, my nearly new Treo died last week, and Verizon flubbled the replacement shipment THREE FOUR TIMES IN A ROW, necessitating FOUR FIVE PHONE CALLS BY ME. Can you tell I’m irritated? Verizon is clearly on a big customer service push, but no matter how friendly the customer service representatives are or how esteemed I am as VIP customer, if the company doesn’t actually deliver good service, it’s as fake as Mackey. I pointed this out in a friendly way to the Verizon rep today and he gave me a sizable discount off my July phone bill, to his credit. And he said he was sorry, nicely. I felt slightly more VIP, and a little better about their authenticity. I feel far less forgiving of Mackey. (Update – I’m less forgiving of Verizon a day later, because my phone still did not show up. Let’s see if they are monitoring the web and see that I’m truly irate.)People are sick of BS, and they are highly unforgiving when they step in your BS.Seth Godin says all marketers are liars. What would he say about all of this? This is his take on what’s selling and what’s lying:Every marketer tells a story. And, if they do it right, we believe them. We believe that wine tastes better in a $20 glass than a $1 glass. We believe that an $80,000 Porsche Cayenne is cooler than a $36,000 VW Touareg, which is virtually the same car. We believe that $225 Pumas will make our feet feel better than $20 no-names… and believing it makes it true. Successful marketers don’t tell the truth… They tell a story. A story we want to believe… Every organization—from nonprofits to car companies, from political campaigns to wine glass blowers—must understand that the rules have changed again. In an economy where the richest have an infinite number of choices (and no time to make them), every organization is a marketer and all marketing is about telling stories. Marketers succeed when they tell us a story that fits our worldview, a story that we intuitively embrace and the share with our friends. Think of the Dyson vacuum cleaner and the iPod. Marketers fail when they are selfish and scurrilous, when they abuse the tools of their trade and make the world worse. Think of telemarketers and Marlboro.What do you think? I think it’s never okay to lie. It is okay to connect with an audience based on their values, as long as you are making bold promises to them and not false ones. The wine glass can’t have a crack in it, the Cayenne had better go fast ,and the Pumas had better look stylish. The Whole Foods CEO had better walk his talk of corporate responsibility. And a company that tells me I’m a VIP should try it’s damnest to treat me like one. Tell a story, but make it true.last_img read more

The next Ronaldo!? BVB gem celebrates title in CR7’s style

first_imgBorussia Dortmund The next Ronaldo!? Dortmund wonderkid Moukoko celebrates title-clinching strike in CR7’s style Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 22:52 6/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Youssoufa Moukoko Borussia Dortmund U17 2017-18 Getty Images Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga Cristiano Ronaldo The 13-year-old scored the most important goal of his career to date and paid homage to the Portuguese superstar as he marked the event Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Youssoufa Moukoko enhanced his burgeoning reputation on Sunday by scoring the winner as his side claimed the German Under-17 championship – and the forward marked the occasion by celebrating in the style of Cristiano Ronaldo.The 13-year-old has caught headlines over the course of the season for his incredible achievements with BVB’s youth teams, playing several age categories up from where he would normally be expected to play.And on Sunday he was once again Dortmund’s hero as they claimed a dramatic 3-2 success over their great rivals Bayern Munich. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Immanuel Pherai gave BVB the lead midway through the first half but Joshua Zirkee, who was sent off along with Dortmund’s Samuel Ors, levelled matters five minutes later.Early in the second half, Pherai netted again for Dortmund but again it was rapidly cancelled out, with Jahn Herrmann levelling.With four minutes left, however, Moukoko stepped forward to snatch what proved the winner before marking the event in a style familiar to football fans all over the world.Born in Cameroon, he scored 37 times as his side won the B-Junioren Bundesliga West after arriving from St Pauli in 2017.HD Moukoko winner.He enjoyed a terrific spell with Dortmund’s Under-15 side last season, scoring 33 times in 21 outings.BVB have a number of young guns breaking into their senior squad currently, with Christian Pulisic joined by the likes of Dan-Axel Zagadou, Jadon Sancho and Alexander Isak.last_img read more

Pekerman considers James & Quintero duo vs Poland

first_imgWorld Cup Pekerman contemplating unleashing James and Quintero together for Colombia Ryan Benson 23:41 6/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) james-cropped Getty Images World Cup Colombia Poland v Colombia Poland Bayern’s star replaced Quintero in the defeat to Japan, but the two playmakers could work in tandem as the Cafeteros continue their campaign Colombia coach Jose Pekerman is toying with the idea of playing attacking midfielders James Rodriguez and Juan Fernando Quintero in tandem during Sunday’s crucial World Cup clash with Poland.James was unable to start Colombia’s World Cup opener, a 2-1 defeat to Japan, due to a calf issue and came on for Quintero, who scored their only goal, in the 59th minute.With Colombia needing to kickstart their campaign with a victory, Pekerman accepts he is likely to make changes to his team and playing James and Quintero together is something he has considered. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar “Definitely, James is a vital player for our national squad,” Pekerman told reporters at his pre-match news conference in Kazan.”James is doing very well and that’s what we’ve seen in training. He played a number of minutes in the last match, giving him confidence, and there were a number of things we had to fine tune.”He worked hard in the last few days and we hope he’ll be in 100 per cent top form tomorrow.”I won’t give a staring XI and I won’t tell you if they play together, there are lots of variables.”I can remark on the past, but I won’t talk about things that haven’t happened yet. They are both important and we can play them together, but we must take into account important things.”Quintero was absent from the national team for a while and then he joined again a while ago.”We know he has many qualities, but we must take lots into consideration [when making selections] like injuries, like the one with James.Entrenamiento de la Selección Colombia en Kazán con la mira en Polonia. #MiCorazónTricolor #Rusia2018 pic.twitter.com/97IMFB5HYz— Selección Colombia (@FCFSeleccionCol) June 21, 2018″All that makes things more difficult, it jeopardises us to think about certain things too much. But definitely they can play together and if they are top form we are tempted to play them together.”Experienced AC Milan defender Cristian Zapata could come into the centre of defence, but Pekerman seems hesitant to do so given his injury problems just before the World Cup.”We are looking at all of this on a daily basis,” Pekerman added. “Zapata hadn’t played that regularly and when he did he got injures.”He recovered gradually but we have that doubt until the last minute. Because of his experience he’s an interesting, important player for Colombia, but we are talking about an important position and can’t make a mistake there.”In that position it’s important to have a player in tip-top shape. He is recovering, but we must assess him.”last_img read more

Salah strikes again but Saudis defeat Egypt

first_imgSaudi Arabia 2 Egypt 1: Last-gasp Al Dawsari earns consolation win Guy Atkinson Last updated 1 year ago 00:09 6/26/18 aldawsari - Cropped Getty Images Essam El Hadary saved a penalty on a record-breaking day, but his World Cup outing was ruined as Saudi Arabia left it late to beat Egypt. Salem Al Dawsari scored with the last kick of the game as Saudi Arabia ended their World Cup campaign with a consolation 2-1 win over Egypt in Group A. Al Dawsari’s goal means that Saudi Arabia finish third in the pool on three points, while Egypt return home without a point to show for their efforts. Essam El Hadary had earlier looked like claiming the spotlight after becoming the oldest player to ever play in the World Cup at the age of 45 years and 161 days and saving a first-half penalty from Fahad Al Muwallad. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Perfection from Pulisic: Chelsea’s Captain America has arrived in the Premier League Why always Raheem? ‘Unplayable’ Sterling setting a standard Man City’s other stars need to match ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar No sooner had the veteran goalkeeper finished celebrating and he was facing another spot-kick, this time given after the lightest of shirt tugs by Ali Gabr on Al Muwallad.Referee Wilmar Roldan was encouraged to review the decision by VAR, but the Colombian stood by his initial call giving Salam Al Faraj the chance – after a three-minute delay – to drill past El Hadary and pull his side level deep into first-half stoppage time.Mohamed Salah – whose international future has been the subject of intense speculation this week – had earlier opened the scoring for Egypt with a fine finish, but Hector Cuper’s men finished empty handed thanks to Al Dawsari’s last-gasp effort.LATE drama. @salem_d29 ensures #KSA finish their #WorldCup on a high, on day @ElHadary, became a double #WorldCup record-maker. #KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/Qoy2AzbkcC— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 25, 2018After a largely anonymous opening 22 minutes, Salah produced a moment of quality that has been his hallmark for the past 12 months.The winger took Abdallah El Said’s long ball in his stride and then seamlessly sent a deft lob over the onrushing Yasser Al-Mosailem with his second touch.Salah squandered an easier chance to score after breaking Saudi Arabia’s questionable offside trap, lacking his earlier composure and clipping an effort wide of the right-hand post.More haphazard defending from Saudi Arabia gave Trezeguet two quick-fire chances before the break, but both times his whipped shots bent just wide.Saudi Arabia had offered nothing in the way of attacking threat, but were given a chance of an unlikely leveller five minutes before the interval when Fathy was adjudged to have deliberately handled Yasir Al Shahrani’s cross inside the area.El Hadary produced a stunning save to deny Al Muwallad, but his celebrations were cut short when a second penalty was awarded for Gabr’s tug on Al Muwallad’s shirt.4 – Essam El Hadary has become the 4th goalkeeper to save a penalty on his World Cup debut since 1966:El Hadary v Saudi Arabia in 2018Halldorsson v Argentina in 2018Meola v Czechoslovakia in 1990Quiroga v Scotland in 1978Clutch.#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/YDcoqbvOnf— OptaJean (@OptaJean) June 25, 2018Al Faraj stepped up this time to fire past the veteran goalkeeper and draw his side level.After such a dramatic ending to the first half, it was hardly surprising that the second period started in more muted fashion.Trezeguet planted a header narrowly wide just before the hour, while El Hadary did well to keep out efforts from Hussain Al-Mogahwi and Mohannad Aseri in quick succession.Saudi Arabia substitute Kahraba fired straight at Al-Mosailem late on as the game appeared to be petering out to an uninspiring draw, but Al Dawsari ensured his side’s campaign finished on a high with a cool right-footed volley past El Hadary in the closing stages. Key Opta Facts:- Saudi Arabia ended a run of 12 World Cup matches without winning (D2 L10), recording their first victory since June 1994 when they won 1-0 against Belgium.- This was Egypt’s seventh match at the World Cup without winning (D2 L5) – only Honduras have played more times at the World Cup without recording a win (9).- Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, at the age of 45 years and 161 days, is the oldest player in the history of the World Cup, breaking the record set by Colombia’s Faryd Mondragon in 2014 (43y 3d).- Mohamed Salah became the first African player to score in his first two appearances at the World Cup, scoring against Russia and Saudi Arabia.- Salman Al Faraj’s penalty goal for Saudi Arabia, scored after 50 minutes and 36 seconds, was the latest goal scored in the first half of a World Cup game since 1966.- Saudi Arabia midfielder Abdullah Otayf completed 110 passes in this match, the most by an Asian player in a World Cup match since 1966.  read morelast_img read more