2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs Pakistan

first_img Associated Press DurbanJanuary 23, 2019UPDATED: January 23, 2019 00:24 IST Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 to help South Africa level series (Photo tweeted by @OfficialCSA)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the second ODI in DurbanRassie van der Dussen (80 not out) and Andile Phehlukwayo (69 not out) help South Africa winThe five-match ODI series is currently locked at 1-1South Africa beat Pakistan in the second one day international in Durban to level the five-match series on Tuesday. Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo hit unbeaten half-centuries to guide South Africa to a series-levelling 5-wicket victory at Kingsmead.Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out in their match-winning 127-run partnership for the sixth wicket.Earlier, Hasan Ali’s quickfire 59 off 45 balls helped Pakistan post 203 all out after South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl.Pakistan made two changes for the second game in Durban, bringing back fast bowler Shaheen Afridi and giving all-rounder Hussain Talat a place in the lineup.South Africa made two switches in their bowling attack with seamer Dane Paterson and leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi brought in.Also Watch:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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 byJepher Nickels Tags :Follow Rassie van der Dussen 2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen guides South Africa to series-levelling victory vs Pakistan2nd ODI: Rassie van der Dussen scored an unbeaten 80 while Andile Phehlukwayo hit 69 not out to help South Africa register a 5-wicket win over Pakistan in the second ODI in Durban.advertisementlast_img read more

Examiners left horrified by flaws in English GCSE marking

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. A GCSE English examiner has warned that marking guidance is so poor that students face being given the wrong grades in the subject.They claimed that fellow examiners for the exam board AQA were left “shocked” and “horrified” by the scripts chosen as guides for marking.In a series of now deleted messages on Twitter, the anonymous examiner alleged that “the standardisation scripts are all over the place” for this year’s English language GCSE.AQA cautioned that these were “personal opinions” adding that they do not “reflect the overall picture”.But the examiner’s claims will add to students’ fears that they will be left disappointed with their results in August. The whistle-blowing examiner said that there was “no debate at pre-standardisation among the senior examiners”.They added: “That means that the meeting where the standard is evaluated and agreed was a farce. We had examiners horrified at the standard.”Problems in the standards were flagged by the number of markers failing to spot elements supposed to ensure consistent standards.In one, the pupil was given 14 out of 40 when the “correct” score should have been 21, and in another a pupil was awarded 26 marks when a more senior examiner deemed the “correct” mark to be 40.They told the Times Education Supplement magazine that some examiners were so unhappy with this year’s standardisation materials they used those for 2018 instead.Claire Thomson, AQA’s director of operations, said: “These personal opinions, which the user has now deleted, don’t reflect the overall picture.“Getting students the results they deserve is our top priority and we have very effective quality assurance measures in place to make sure examiners mark to a high standard.”Ofqual, the exams watchdog, uses a system called “comparable outcomes” to ensure that roughly the same proportion of pupils get similar grades each year, and those who are the first to take the new, reformed courses are not at a disadvantage compared to other cohorts. This summer is the second year that students are taking revamped GCSEs in a raft of subjects, and the third year of the new English literature, English language and maths exams.The new courses were part of a package of reforms by Michael Gove, the former education secretary, designed to toughen up syllabuses, make courses more linear, and cut down on the number of students getting A*s.Last month, the head of exams watchdog warned schools to be braced for “more variation than usual” in this year’s GCSE and A-level results, as reforms take their toll. read more

Australia beat New Zealand and earn place at 2017 Asian WCh

australia handballNew Zealand handball The Australia women’s team defeated New Zealand in a two-day qualification series played on October 5 and 6 in Sydney, New South Wales, thereby earning a place at the 2017 Asian Women’s Championship in Korea.The qualification series represents the first step for teams from the Oceania continent on the road to IHF World Championships since the pathway was reassessed ahead of the 24th IHF Men’s Handball World Championship in Qatar in 2015.Australia won both matches played against New Zealand at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope Gardens, defeating their rivals 26:12 (14:5) in game one on October 5, then 31:9 (15:4) on October 6.Australia will now prepare to attend the 2017 Asian Women’s Championship in February, from where the four top-ranked teams will qualify for the 2017 IHF Women’s World Championship in Germany.Quotes from assistant coach Caleb Gahan:Key factors in Australia’s victory:“The obvious one is experience – we have a lot more handball experience than New Zealand. We have a lot of girls who have a fair bit of international experience, and have been playing together for a long time, which is very helpful.“That leads me to the second point – we played really well together. As a team everything looked quite good, all our movements were good, everything was quite crisp. Not many errors in the second game in particular. Reducing our errors and playing good team defence was probably the key.”On what to learn from the Oceania Qualification Series:“There are a lot of positives we can take from Oceania to keep building on those, to take with us to Korea. At the Asian championship there are going to be a lot of very fast teams, and they play really good, error-free handball.“That’s a big thing for us – just getting together more, and playing more matches together is key. It’s always tough as Australian teams never have many international games, so to have that experience together is going to be good.”On playing for the men’s team at the 2015 Asian Championship and how he expects the first Asian championship experience will be for the women’s team:“There are small differences – the women’s Asian handball is dominated by Korea and Japan, compared to the men which is dominated by Middle Eastern countries, so that’s obviously a bit different. Qatar are playing with those massive shooting backs while my experience with Korea and Japan is that they play a lot of quick handball, spreading the ball a lot, moving the ball very well.”On handball in Oceania:“I think it is definitely coming along. The good thing about the New Zealand women’s team is that they’re all really young, and I think New Zealand have been doing that really well. They won the last Under 21 Oceania Championship, so they’re doing a really good thing with their juniors and maybe that hasn’t quite come through to the senior programme yet, but it does seem that a lot more countries are developing their younger players and doing a better job at that.”Head coach: Tomasz SzklarskiSocial media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/handballaustraliamain/?fref=tsTwitter: https://twitter.com/AusHandball ← Previous Story 2016 Australian Open Club Championships in Geelong read more