Valdez, Creamline yet to solve Bali Pure puzzle

first_imgEvery 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV LATEST STORIES Bualee is the PVL’s most decorated import with her achievements dating back to when the league was still named the Shakey’s V-League.Included in Bualee’s resume are six Best Scorers, two conference MVPs, and one Finals MVP.Valdez added they have to find a way to finish matches stronger after dropping the third set against the Water Defenders in quick fashion.“It’s really frustrating, you get the first set, you almost win the second set then your energy and confidence, as a team, just plummets come the third set,” said Valdez, who had 12 points in the loss. “This is a learning experience for the team and I hope we can change the mindset come the second game.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bali Pure edges Creamline in Game 1 of PVL semis MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCreamline skipper Alyssa Valdez said Saturday that their miserable record against Bali Pure has certainly affected the entire team, and with the Cool Smashers battling for a spot in the finals the ace hitter added they better change their mindset.“Definitely the record is affecting the team,” said Valdez after losing for a third straight time to the Water Defenders, dropping a 22-25, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21 in the semifinals of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Valdez and company are 0-3 against the Water Defenders dating back to the elimination round.Bali Pure’s first win came off a four-setter, 26-24, 17-25, 25-23, 28-26, back in May 16 when Valdez carried the Cool Smashers with 27 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCreamline again lost for a second time a week later, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 15-7, but Valdez played sparingly and she finished with just two points.“We’re really working hard to perform well and give a good fight, and we failed to give our opponents that,” said Valdez. “Bali Pure is a veteran team with Jeng [Bualee] and Grethcel [Soltones] have played in commercial leagues and international competitions.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

Match moments in India vs England World Cup tie

first_imgWith more than 600 runs scored in the day, there were bound to be centuries galore and that’s what showed by in prominence at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.First India’s batting maestro added another feather to his cap by becoming the only batsman to score five centuries in World Cups. And the way he scored it deserves a standing ovation. Initially, he took his time at the crease, got into the groove and then let loose a flurry of strokes. The end result was a fast-paced ton.Sitting on 98 at the end of the 24th over Tendulkar hit a four on the first ball of the next over off Tim Bresnan to complete his century which came off 103 balls.Tendulkar went on to score 120 off 115 ball decorating his innings with 10 fours and five over the fence shots.Then it was the opposition captain Adnrew Strauss to show his batting prowess. He too completed his century to help England put 338 on board – the same number of runs as India’s. The end result – a tied matchStill, the most important part was played by India paceman Zaheer Khan. First he broke Strauss-Ian Bell partnership by scalping Bell and then claimed Strauss as well to bring India back in the game. This in a way was a turning point of the game.Man-of-the-MatchEngland captain Andrew Strauss piped India’s Sachin Tendulakr for the Man-of-the-Match award.Not only did he bat superbly under pressure but helped his team sail past a massive 339-run target – the highest successful chase by a team in World Cup history.advertisementlast_img read more