West Indies beat Bangladesh 2-0, Murray defends underarm serve at Wimbledon and Kapp hits 150 to bail SA Women

And two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray believes the underarm serve is a legitimate option to make sure the opponent doesn’t stand too deep in the replay.

The 35-year-old used serve in his victory over James Duckworth on Monday in his central court win.

“He changed the attitude of his comeback, and that’s why I did it,” said the Scotsman.

“He was struggling a bit on the first serve return, so he probably fell back by two metres. As soon as I saw him step back, I threw the armpit serve at him.”

Murray added, “Personally, I don’t have a problem with the players who use it. I’ve never had.”

“Definitely more and more players are starting to come back from farther, behind the baseline now to give themselves an advantage in coming back. The underarm serve is a way of saying, ‘If you’re going back, maybe I will.'”

The West Indies cross the border of Bangladesh

Buoyed by hundreds of Kyle Myers in the first rounds and some strong fast bowling, the West Indies beat Bangladesh in the Second Test by 10 wickets in St. Lucia, winning both games in the two Test series.

The hosts’ first lead with 174 points meant Bangladesh could only score a total of only 12 for the chase with two days of play left. Bangladesh started the match on the penultimate day struggling at 134/6 and only managed to rally 52 again on the board.

Kyle Myers was named Player of the Match and Player of the Series for scoring the most runs (153) and picking six wickets. The implied score in the World Trial Championship standings meant that the West Indies survived the race to the WTC Final with a 50 percent win percentage, finishing sixth in the points table.

On the other hand, Bangladesh sits at the bottom of the points table with one win, one draw and eight defeats in this cycle of the tournament.

A cap to save the women of South Africa

The multi-skilled Marizan Kapp scored a thrilling 150 rescue goals for the women’s South Africa against England on the first day of the individual Test in Taunton. Visitors were kicked out at 284 in the last business Monday.

Earlier, having been put at bat first, South Africa was hanging by the string at 45/4 when Kapp came for the bat. The 32-year-old, who was instrumental on South Africa’s path to the World Cup semi-final a few months ago, cemented her supremacy as the all-former with her 213-ball strike against a wicket drop. Cap became the fourth South African woman to score a hundred in the Test and the first to score 150.

She later said, “I played this warm-up game and thought I shouldn’t be playing test matches, because I was playing (as if it were) T20.” “But if you take it ball by ball, and you forget what color the ball is coming towards you, it helps a lot.”

The match marked the return of the South African women to the Test format after seven years, seven months and seven days.

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