Tropical House / Camarim Arquitectos

first_img Projects Architects: Camarim Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/55828/tropical-house-camarim-architects Clipboard Tropical House / Camarim ArquitectosSave this projectSaveTropical House / Camarim Arquitectos Tropical House / Camarim Arquitectos Year: “COPY” CopyHouses•Criciúma, Brazil Area: 2400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/55828/tropical-house-camarim-architects Clipboard 2008 CopyAbout this officeCamarim ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesCriciúmaBrazilPublished on April 13, 2010Cite: “Tropical House / Camarim Arquitectos” 13 Apr 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Save this picture!© Nic Olshiati+ 31 Share “COPY” Photographs: Nic OlshiatiText description provided by the architects. Mundaú is a fishermen’s village in an immense beach in the state of Ceará, in Northeast Brazil. 3º 10’ 42.51” South of the Equator, years are split in wet and dry seasons, with temperatures ranging from 22ºc to 33ºc. Heavy rainfall from January to July ensures a fertile ground where vegetation flourishes until December. The clients wanted a holiday house with 3 bedrooms that allowed wide possibilities of contact with nature. We have replaced the conventional solution in domestic architecture – a compact volume with internal circulation – with a gallery that surrounds the 3 floors of the house, and corresponds to 50% of the total area. Both the wooden skin that envelops the gallery and the suspended roof, shelter the house from the Sun while keeping it permeable to the cool South wind, avoiding the need of air-conditioning. Save this picture!© Nic OlshiatiRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40SkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWe thought of systems in which earth, Sun and shadow, coconut trees and other trees, dunes and sea, would complement the design of the house, suggesting a condensed and sensual experience of close and faraway nature. Save this picture!© Nic Olshiati3 Floors: 3 Landscapes totally diverse in use and means of approaching nature. 1: the podium, at street level, looks over the garden. Two volumes sheltering ancillary functions leave an open space for permanence, with wide views over the garden, under the shadow of the house above. 2: the rooms are accessed via the gallery, which is wrapped in a wooden skin that negotiates privacy, views, ventilation and shadow, this last one treated as a living ornament. The walls have the roughness of hand crafted bricks, painted ice white. 3: the living room is a house on the trees, a wooden house on top of the concrete house. The open roof leaves space for 3,20 m high glass panels, merging coconut trees, dunes and sea in the open plan interior. Save this picture!© Nic OlshiatiAnother house was here before, a weak construction, though with a rational structure. The new house developed around this skeleton, which was reinforced to hold the wooden house on top. The difficult access to Mundaú took us beyond architecture: we designed everything from structure to services, from sliding doors with guillotine system to beds and chandeliers, we were ourselves the building contractors, completing the 490 sqm construction in 7 months. Apart specialized works such as glass and kitchen installations, the construction was carried by local masons and carpenters, with several generations of experience in native materials and techniques, and with few mechanical equipment: it is a building done with the hands. The stacking of autonomous structures, the inverted roof in cantilever, the size of the glass panels, are all new features in the region. Save this picture!© Nic OlshiatiLandscape design consisted of elemental interventions that transformed an agricultural land in a tropical garden. We selected trees and cleaned the ground, leaving the sand on the surface. The parallel irrigation canals, which divided the land, were redesigned as long diagonals across the garden. We modelled the site and laid granite stones from the house to special areas in the garden: a table under a passion fruit pergola, a street access under the generous shadow of an old cashew tree, a lush green hideaway. For the wall, we produced precast perforated concrete panels that draw textures of light and shadow from the nearby foliage, and allow for a diaphanous, circumscribed glance of the garden. The wind that passes through the wall shakes the water and the leaves, generating a cool microclimate during the dry season. Save this picture!© Nic OlshiatiPassive cooling is achieved by means of the gallery: it shelters the interior spaces from the tropical sun, leaving them permeable to the mountain breeze. The wooden skin that wraps the gallery filters glare, protects intimacy in the bedrooms and frames sights. Drinkable water is obtained from the roof, the deep stream or transported by truck; it is then filtered, stored and pressurized to the tap. Energy is generated from sun and wind, intense in the region, or bought from the public network. Hydraulic, electrical, gas and telecom services run in 2 vertical cores accessible from the 5 bathrooms and 2 kitchens for maintenance. In the absence of a public sewage system, we designed a sceptic tank with a super efficient anaerobic filter that cleans up to 90% of the effluent. The energy and service strategy of this house is unprecedented in the region.Save this picture!© Nic OlshiatiProject gallerySee allShow lessWinners announced for Four Mile Run Bridge CompetitionArticlesPorciúncula de la Milagrosa Chapel / Daniel Bonilla ArquitectosArticles Share Photographs ArchDailylast_img read more

Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in January

first_imgAdvertisement Xhaka hit out at Arsenal fans who booed him off the pitch (Visionhaus)But the report claims that Arsenal are ‘concerned’ that teams looking to buy Xhaka will try to capitalise on the midfielder’s fall-out with supporters and will submit low offers.It’s also claimed that Arsenal’s hierarchy felt that Xhaka should have stepped down from his role as captain immediately after the incident, rather than allow the situation to drag out for several days.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityEmery had privately called on Xhaka to issue a swift apology but the midfielder delayed his response until last Thursday where he then claimed the abuse he had received from Arsenal supporters had provoked his reaction.Arsenal are understood to be hopeful of receiving an offer for Xhaka which reflects the £34 million they paid to sign him from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016.Xhaka still has just under four years left on his current £100,000-a-week contract with Arsenal which expires in 2023.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Granit Xhaka has reportedly told Arsenal he wants to leave (Getty Images)Granit Xhaka has told Arsenal he wants to leave but the Gunners are concerned about selling the midfielder in January, according to reports.The Switzerland international was stripped of the Arsenal captaincy this week for his irate response to supporters who booed him off the pitch in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace last month.Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since the draw against Roy Hodgson’s side at the Emirates Stadium and Unai Emery has been evasive when asked about whether the midfielder still has a future at the club.Meanwhile, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has replaced Xhaka as Arsenal captain.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAccording to MailOnline, Xhaka has now made it known to Arsenal that his preference is to leave the club following his clash with supporters. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Nov 2019 12:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in January Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool Roar Back to Demolish Stoke

first_imgA Giannelli Imbula own goal and a first Premier League goal of the season for Daniel Sturridge in the second half put the seal on a third straight victory for the Reds, who are still unbeaten at Anfield this season.The win allowed the Reds to move back to within six points of Premier League leaders Chelsea as they moved back above Manchester City, who they host at Anfield on New Year’s Eve. Without a win in four games, Stoke are 13th.Klopp stuck with the same team that had beaten Middlesbrough and Everton away in their last two outings as Simon Mignolet was again preferred to Loris Karius in goal.The Belgian had kept clean sheets in each of these games but he was beaten here inside 12 minutes as Stoke stunned the home fans.Erik Pieters was quicker onto a loose ball than either Sadio Mane or Nathaniel Clyne just outside the area and his cross from the left was met by Walters at the near post. Mignolet got a touch to his header but could not keep it out.Stoke were the last visiting team to win at Anfield when they beat Liverpool 1-0 in the League Cup semi-final, second leg, back in January — although they eventually lost on penalties that night.Their boss Mark Hughes had never won away to Liverpool as a manager in the Premier League but Stoke had their hosts on the ropes for a while after going in front.Back at Anfield for the first time since leaving Liverpool in the close season, Joe Allen engineered himself space in the box before seeing his shot saved by Mignolet as Stoke almost doubled their lead.There were groans coming from the Kop but Firmino lifted the home fans in the crowd of over 53 000 when his shot was blocked on the line by Peter Crouch and the equaliser then arrived after 34 minutes.Glen Johnson appeared to want to control the ball inside his own six-yard area and Lallana pounced to tuck a low shot from a tight angle between goalkeeper Lee Grant and the near post and in for his seventh goal of the season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram EPLA fine finish by Roberto Firmino helped Liverpool to come roaring back from behind and beat Stoke City 4-1 as they reclaimed second place in the Premier League table yesterday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were rattled for a spell after Jonathan Walters headed Stoke into an early lead at Anfield, but Adam Lallana restored parity before Brazilian striker Firmino netted with a minute of the first half remaining.last_img read more

Pitt’s Graham, Saddler out for the year with injuries

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—Pittsburgh running back Ray Graham will miss the rest of the season after injuring his right knee in the first quarter of last Wednesday’s 35-20 win over Connecticut.The school said Oct. 27 that Graham, the Big East’s leading rusher, will need surgery to repair the knee. Graham was averaging 134 yards a game for the Panthers but crumpled to the ground just as he was tackled at midfield on Pitt’s first possession against UConn. Graham clutched his right knee as he laid on the Heinz Field turf then punched an equipment table as trainers tended to him on the sideline. He was quickly taken off the field on a cart.The Panthers also lost junior wide receiver Cameron Sadler (fractured sternum) and freshman offensive lineman Matt Rotheram (fractured ankle) for the year after they were injured against the Huskies. Saddler started seven games this season for Pittsburgh, with 19 receptions for 207 yards.Coach Todd Graham called the injuries “heartbreaking.”Pitt (4-4, 2-1 Big East) hosts Cincinnati Nov. 5. BRIGHT SPOT—Pitt’s Drew Carswell (Sto-Rox) had 3 catches for 45 yards in the Panthers 35-20 win over Connecticut. (Courier Photo/William McBride) last_img read more

A Day of Empowerment is designed by local women for local…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0A Day of Empowerment is designed by local women for local women. The core beliefs of Empowered Women productions are threefold: (1) women thrive by building relationships, (2) we have more in common than not, and (3) we need opportunities to connect. The annual Day of Empowerment gives women in our community a venue where they can connect with themselves and others while exploring the possibilities of growth and change.The four founders — Nancy LaPointe, Marny Bright, Carrie Devlin, and Tammy Redmon —have been active in our community for several years. After taking an informal survey, they found that most women — homemakers, business owners, retirees, caregivers, and volunteers — feel disengaged from a sense of belonging. They seek a forum where they can celebrate and explore their uniqueness and connect with one another. The Day of Empowerment is now that forum. “The keynote speaker spoke of financial responsibility and emotions around financial decisions, which touched me deeply. Now I have a new career and focus as a financial recovery coach.”— Mary Billerbeck September 30th, 2011 8:00 am – 6:30 pmSponsored by Empowered Women ProductionsThurston County Fairgrounds – Heritage Hall and Exhibition Hallhttp://www.dayofempowerment.com/ “The connections made, along the relevant business workshops, gave me the encouragement I needed to start my own counseling business.” — Kelli Foster For Immediate Release “I loved the speakers and the workshops, and I saw friends and associates I hadn’t seen in so long. The Day of Empowerment was like getting a booster shot of inspiration and motivation.”— Susan Alexander About the Event Admission includes continental breakfast, lunch and a special wine & appetizer hour.The cost has been kept intentionally low at $55 per person. Press Release The full-day event will be filled with inspiring keynote speakers, creative hands-on workshops, effective networking opportunities, good food, and fun! The goal of the day is to inspire local women to realize their full potential and achieve self-sufficiency — financially, emotionally and physically.This event has had a big impact on the women who have attended in the past. Here are some comments: Further Information Contact – Carrie Devlin, 360.754.1945 Empowered Women Productions presents the 3rd Annual “Day of Empowerment” 9am – 6pm, September 30th, 2011, at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. The goal of the day is to inspire local women to realize their full potential and achieve self-sufficiency — financially, emotionally and physically. This year’s keynote speakers will be Morgana Rae presenting “How to Make Money Fall in Love With You” and publicity and online marketing expert Nancy Juetten will “Transform Your Boring Bio from Wallpaper to Wow to Attract Clients Now!” The all day event also features multiple workshops, breakfast, lunch and a wine and appetizer hour. The cost for the event is $55.00 if you pre-register by September 10th at www.dayofempowerment.com. The event is sponsored by OBee Credit Union, Capitol City Press and United Way Women’s Leadership Council of Thurston County.last_img read more

Banner-raising night Friday for Saints in Castlegar

first_imgThe Castlegar Recreation Complex will be the site Friday for Banner Raising Night for the current B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League champion Selkirk Saints.Prior to the 7:30 p.m. puck drop against the Eastern Washington University Eagles, the Saints the team will raise last season’s championship banner to the rafters in a pre-game ceremony. “Eastern is a natural geographic rival and they always gives us a tough game,” said Selkirk head coach Jeff Dubois. “They beat us twice in their rink last season and gave us two close games here.”Selkirk will have a tough challenge on their hands if the club hopes to match the accomplishments of last season’s team — new BCIHL records for wins and points in a season along with a 13-gavem win streak to open the year.The Saints do return most of their key players from a year ago, including top forwards Logan Proulx, Scott Swiston, Thomas Hardy, Cody Fidgett and Connor McLaughlin. Selkirk wrapped its -game preseason schedule with a pair of decisive wins over Trinity Western University, outscoring the Spartans by a 9-1 margin last weekend. On Saturday, the Saints outshot their league rivals by a 52-23 margin in a 5-1 victory and looked to be in midseason form. “We had a long training camp and preseason again this year, but the performances — especially this last weekend against TWU — looked much like they did when we were at our best last season,” Dubois explained.”My feeling is that our group isn’t going to take past success for granted. We’re fully motivated to pick up where we left off and be a top team in the BCIHL again.” Friday’s opponent is able to boast more success against Selkirk last season than any other BCIHL club, as Eastern Washington handed the Saints two of their three regular season losses.But the Eagles did have a tough time in Castlegar, where they dropped all three decisions by a combined score of 15-8. EWU is led offensively by former Trail Smoke Eaters and Spokane Braves forward Uriah Machuga, who picked up 30 points as a BCIHL rookie last season. They also added a big gun up front in Beau Walker, a point-per-game forward from the North American Hockey League’s Corpus Christi Ice Rays who began the 2012/13 season playing NCAA Division I hockey at Sacred Heart University. Tickets for Friday’s game will be available at the door for $8 (Adults) and $5 (Selkirk students & staff, seniors, children 6 & older).SAINTS NOTES: 2013/14 Saints Men’s Hockey season passes are now on sale at Selkirk’s Castlegar campus (at the Recreation Counter in the gymnasium) and at upcoming home games. Until October 11, the team is offering a $10 discount off regular pass pricing. For more information on purchasing a Saints season pass, visit www.GoSaints.ca.last_img read more

After slow start, Humboldt B52s score 15 unanswered in 16-4 win over Sacramento M’s

first_imgEureka >> It took the Bombers a few innings to find their footing. But once they did, they were rivaling the race cars across the street at Redwood Acres Raceway for how fast things were moving.The end result was run after run after run.The Humboldt B52s’ comeback came a lot earlier on Saturday evening than it did the night before, but the Bombers were able to shake off a sluggish start and rattled off 15 answered runs to cruise to a 16-4 win over the Sacramento M’s at Bomber Field.No need …last_img

Manu Ginobili returning for 16th season with Spurs

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games LATEST STORIES McGregor must get rough and creative to upset Mayweather Manu Ginobili. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOSAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili is returning for his 16th season with the San Antonio Spurs.The Spurs re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine guard Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons, joining Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, John Stockton, Reggie Miller and John Havlicek.Ginobili averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season, In 992 career regular-season games, he has averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds. In 213 playoff games, the four-time NBA champion has averaged 14.1 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Geek Tragedy

first_imgI can still feel the fresh air in the cool, green environs of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus off Bellary Road. The more than 300-acre campus, land gifted by the Mysore maharaja almost a century ago, was a testimony to the Karnataka capital’s sobriquet of a garden city.,I can still feel the fresh air in the cool, green environs of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus off Bellary Road. The more than 300-acre campus, land gifted by the Mysore maharaja almost a century ago, was a testimony to the Karnataka capital’s sobriquet of a garden city. I was a student in the early 1970s IISc, but the memories are still so green. The population was just one million then. It will touch 10 million soon being India’s fastest growing city.After Bangalore, I found myself lobbed into a Tata plant in Pune in Maharashtra. Much to my chagrin, I realised it was an all-male establishment. I simply wrote to the Tata management to break that all-male rule and found myself breaking the glass ceiling and working there. Pune would turn out to be a key station in my life as it was there that I met my husband Narayana Murthy, founder of software major Infosys. When Murthy decided to walk out of a computer company to start Infosys in our modest home in Pune, nobody had a clue that we would get out of that city. Initially we thought we would set up shop in Bombay or Mumbai but the prohibitive cost of living there put paid to our plans.Of course, I remembered my Bangalore odyssey and wished we could come to this city also because we both hailed from Karnataka. Thanks to a German company Mico which gave Murthy’s new company a five-year contract, we landed in Bangalore. It was the early 1980s and we decided to rent a house close to Mico. After checking out several places we both were comfortable in this quiet lane in Jayanagar, a leafy residential area south of the city. Eventually Murthy decided to found the company in this city itself.advertisementFrom a small building at the newly formed Electronic City, about 25 km away, Infosys has grown to be a behemoth with heads of nearly 50 nations dropping by at the sprawling campus here. That is the power of Bangalore. It grows on you.And Jayanagar, where we continue to live in our own house even today, will always be special to me. We hardly saw vehicles on our roads in this part of the town. Our needs were limited. We did not even have a telephone at home. I was a happy stay-at-home mom of our two children Akshata and Rohan who went to Bishop Cotton Boys School and Baldwin Girls respectively, both about 15 minutes away from where we lived. We enjoyed the rides from home to school and back, occasionally stopping by for an ice cream. Most roads were avenues, with trees lined on both sides. We hardly felt the city running dry; Bangalore had one of the highest number of lakes and water bodies and groundwater levels were not too bad even if you had a borewell in your backyard. Piped water from the Cauvery was also available.The city lacks a designated cultural space. Infrastructure is not just tarring roads, erecting flyovers or building malls. There has to be a Bangalore culture that a visitor can take home. Those days we rarely crossed the 300-odd acre Cubbon Park, laid out in 1864 by Richard Sankey, the chief engineer of Mysore, and named after then chief commissioner of Mysore Sir Mark Cubbon. The park was like a forest and featured giant bamboos, lush greenery and even natural rock formations. And closer home was the 240-acre Lalbagh, laid out by Mysore ruler Haider Ali in 1740. His son Tipu Sultan also added to its lustre by importing tropical plants from Afghanistan, Persia and Turkey.Olde worlde Bangalore was very much in your face whether it was the red and white Scottish style 18th century Gothic St Andrew’s Church on Cubbon Road or even the century-old cathedral modelled after St Paul’s in London opposite the Mahatma Gandhi Park in what was then called South Parade (today, MG Road). Rain trees, gulmohar, jacaranda and the string of trees-serial blossoming concept-planted by a German horticulturist Gustav Hermann Krumbiegel mesmerised us.It is good to know that even US President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit this city soon, refers to Bangalore in his talks. ‘Bangalored’ as a verb transitive has even traipsed into English lexicon. Bangalored in America means your job has been taken by someone in Bangalore. With offshore services only on the rise, the city will continue to be a global talking point. Even Thomas L. Friedman begins his best selling book on globalisation, The World is Flat, with Bangalore. Yet the city is groaning under its own weight. And everything cannot be blamed on the government.advertisementHaving lived here for more than 30 years and seen the city become a software hub from a science capital, all I can now hear is cries for better infrastructure. On one side, the city drew jobseekers like a magnet, but somewhere down the line-although there were enough plans on paper to prop up infrastructure for the future-the city fathers, over the years, could not come to grips with the enormity of growth explosion. The sight of garbage strewn on the roads or long queues at public taps for collecting water is worrisome. The city that had hundreds of water bodies and lakes has lost a lot of them to bus stands, housing layouts or even sports arenas. We also need more green spaces, big parks like Lalbagh and Cubbon and an embargo on new development in the concrete jungles. I’m glad to see that the old central jail in Bangalore was converted into a green, open space. There is talk of the government planning to move the turf club away so you might get another 80-acre lung space there.There should be much more citizen and private sector participation in the city development. I don’t know how to control the number of vehicles that jam our roads. It is tough on the police who end up monitoring and guiding nearly three million vehicles in the city. I think more than 500 people are killed annually on the city roads. Safety is key and every citizen is a stakeholder. Maybe there should be a total transformation in mass transit. Bangalore Metro, to be operational soon, is again a small start. Walkways, cycle paths and plenty of civic amenities are keys to keep the city lean, clean and green. Shifting the airport to Devanahalli, 33 km away, was a wise move. Even providing airport buses from the city was a good move.The city also lacks a designated cultural space. There are some private sector-supported centres, but I wish every ward had its own cultural centre, or an auditorium. Infrastructure is not just tarring roads, erecting flyovers or building big malls. There has to be a Bangalore culture that a visitor can take back home. Yet, am I glad to be a Bangalorean? You bet I am.The author is chairperson, Infosys Foundation. She spoke to Stephen David.last_img read more

Lanka’s Mendis gets six T20 wickets

first_imgSpinner Ajantha Mendis became the first bowler to take six wickets in a Twenty20 international on Monday to lead Sri Lanka to a sensational win against Australia in the second match and win the two-match series 2-0.Mendis had a spell of six for 16 to help Sri Lanka earn an eight-run win.Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 157-9 in 20 overs with Mahela Jayawardene hitting a crafty 86 at Pallekele International Stadium. In reply Australia managed just 149-9 in 20 overs.Australia appeared to be coasting having scored 71 runs by the sixth over, with Shane Watson hitting five sixes and six boundaries for 57 runs off just 24 balls, but Mendis pulled the hosts back into the game with three quick wickets.Mendis, who was dropped for this year’ tour of England, said he worked hard to win his place back. He said he tried to bowl line and length and do the variations right.”This is the result of that effort,” he said.Australia’s captain Cameron White was disappointed that the team let a likely win slip away.”It’s a shame that we got off to a flyer and let it off,” said White.Watson top-edged a ball for a high catch to Thisara Perera and David Warner (16) was dismissed in a spectacular fashion when Angelo Mathews threw back a ball into the field to stop himself from going over the line with the ball and conceding six runs . But Jayawardene was quick to catch the ball that deflected off Mathews’ hands.Shaun Marsh was out for a duck stumped by Kumar Sangakkara off Mendis. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled David Hussey to leave the visitors 75-4.advertisementWhite resisted with 39 runs only to see his partners deserting him at crucial moments.Mendis also bagged the wickets of Steven Smith (12), Brad Haddin (0) and Mitchell Johnson (7) to record the best bowling figures ever in the shortest form of cricket – surpassing Pakistan seamer Umar Gul’s five wickets for six runs recorded against New Zealand in 2009.Earlier Jayawardene hit a six and 12 boundaries during a 64-ball innings to propel the hosts to a competitive score. It was his sixth Twenty20 half-century.Australian seamers John Hastings and Brett Lee took three wickets apiece.Lee dismissed Sri Lankan skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 104 in the first match, for four runs. Dilshan was trapped lbw after he missed a straight delivery with the total on 23. Jayawardene and Dinesh Chandimal shared 43 runs before Chandimal (13) was caught and bowled by leg spinner Smith.Thisara Perera (9) one of the two changes in the team for the match, was caught by Watson at deep third-man off seamer Johnson.Jayawardene and Sangakkara combined for a useful 46-run stand for the fourth wicket. Sangakkara made 24 before being caught by White off Hastings.Hastings also bowled Jeevan Mendis (1) and Anjelo Mathews (5) to finish with best bowling figures 3-14. Lee returned 3-39.Sri Lanka made two changes to its side from the first match dropping seamers Dammika Prasad and Suranga Lakmal and replacing them with allrounder Perera and spinner Ajantha Mendis.Sri Lanka also won the first match by 35 runs on Saturday.last_img read more