West Indies Women innings Kycia A Knight c +Rabiya Shah b Sania Khan 16 HK Matthews c +Rabiya Shah b Anam Amin 14 SR Taylor* c Sana Mir b Bismah Maroof 27 DJS Dottin c & b Sana Mir 19 MR Aguilleira+ not out 67 Kyshona A Knight c Javeria Khan b Bismah Maroof 5 B Cooper c Bismah Maroof b Sania Khan 37 SACA King c Sania Khan b Nida Dar 20 A Mohammed c +Rabiya Shah b Anam Amin 0 TD Smartt c Javeria Khan b Nida Dar 2 SS Connell not out 3 Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 9) 12 Total (9 wickets) 222 Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Kycia A Knight), 2-38 (Matthews), 3-75 (Dottin), 4-83 (Taylor), 5-96 (Kyshona A Knight), 6-156 (Cooper), 7-205 (King), 8-205 (Mohammed) 9-211 (Smartt). Bowling: Asmavia Iqball 6-0-30-0, Sania Khan 10-0-37-2, Anam Amin 8-1-33-2, Aliya Riaz 1-0-8-0, Sana Mir 8-2-37-1, Bismah Maroof 10-1-40-2, Nida Dar 7-0-34-2. Pakistan Women innings Marina Iqbal b Dottin 23 Javeria Khan c Mohammed b King 90 Bismah Maroof b Matthews 21 Nain Abidi lbw b Dottin 31 Nida Dar not out 19 Sana Mir* not out 14 Extras (b 2, lb 1, w 14, nb 5, pen 5) 27 Total (4 wickets) 225 Did not bat Aliya Riaz, Asmavia Iqbal, Rabiya Shah+, Sania Khan, Anam Amin Fall of wickets: 1-54 (Marina Iqbal, 13.5 overs), 2-103 (Bismah Maroof, 27.6 overs), 3-182 (Javeria Khan, 40.5 overs), 4-193 (Nain Abidi, 41.6 overs) Bowling: Smart 6-1-20-0, Connell 4-1-18-0, Dottin 9-0-44-2, Mohammed 8.1-1-37-0, Matthews 9-0-46-1, Taylor 9-0-30-0, King 3-0-22-1. Position: West Indies lost by six wickets. Toss: Pakistan Umpires: JM Williams and JS Wilson. SCOREBOARD GROS-ISLET, St Lucia (CMC): Merissa Aguilleira, who led a recovery despite West Indies Women’s opening loss to Pakistan Women, is confident the Caribbean side will rebound for the remaining three one-day internationals (ODI). Aguilleira hit her fifth ODI half-century, but Javeria Khan topped it with her seventh to lead the Pakistani Women to a six-wicket victory over the Windies Women in the day/night contest at the Beausejour Cricket Ground on Friday night. “Thanks to God. Thanks to the coaches as well. I have been working pretty hard back in Trinidad. David Williams, he put in a lot of work with me,” said Aguilleira, who also keeps wicket for the regional side. “It’s all about going out there and applying myself. I have been training hard and I really want to give the team something, so that is exactly what I went out there and did.” Aguilleira led a recovery with an unbeaten 67 from 83 balls, propelling the home team to a respectable 222 for nine from their allocation of 50 overs after they were sent in to bat. Aguilleira struck five fours to revive the innings and with Britney Cooper, who scored 37, got Windies past 150. The home side was able to score 66 off the last 75 balls, to end on 222 for nine. “Coach told me I have a responsibility to go out there and bat long, and that is exactly what I tried to do. Sorry that the team fell short, but I believe that we are going to bounce back,” said the former skipper. “These are the things that happen and we really need to just go back to the drawing board and see where we went wrong. (The) 27 extras were a bit too much. We know that we have a very good team, but it just about going out there and applying ourselves. But hard luck.” The Windies Women now trail in the four-match series 0-1, but Aguilleira said they will be looking to bounce back in the second ODI today at the same venue in the first of the three matches in the series, with ICC Women’s Championship points on offer. “I truly believe that, with the potential of the girls, everything will come to hand. Even though we lost this one, we still have three to win, and you know its championship points,” said Aguilleira. “We just have to go out there and apply ourselves to what we are called to do and don’t give up hope.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThis week, after reviewing his own new data, NASA climate scientist Jay Zwally said: “At this rate, the Arctic Ocean could be nearly ice-free at the end of summer by 2012, much faster than previous predictions.” So scientists in recent days have been asking themselves these questions: Was the record melt seen all over the Arctic in 2007 a blip amid relentless and steady warming? Or has everything sped up to a new climate cycle that goes beyond the worst case scenarios presented by computer models? “The Arctic is often cited as the canary in the coal mine for climate warming,” said Zwally, who as a teenager hauled coal. “Now as a sign of climate warming, the canary has died. It is time to start getting out of the coal mines.” It is the burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels that produces carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, responsible for man-made global warming. For the past several days, government diplomats have been debating in Bali, Indonesia, the outlines of a new climate treaty calling for tougher limits on these gases. What happens in the Arctic has implications for the rest of the world. Faster melting there means eventual sea level rise and more immediate changes in winter weather because of less sea ice. In the United States, a weakened Arctic blast moving south to collide with moist air from the Gulf of Mexico can mean less rain and snow in some areas, including the drought-stricken Southeast, said Michael MacCracken, a former federal climate scientist who now heads the nonprofit Climate Institute. Some regions, like Colorado, would likely get extra rain or snow. More than 18 scientists told the AP that they were surprised by the level of ice melt this year. “I don’t pay much attention to one year … but this year the change is so big, particularly in the Arctic sea ice, that you’ve got to stop and say, `What is going on here?’ You can’t look away from what’s happening here,” said Waleed Abdalati, NASA’s chief of cyrospheric sciences. “This is going to be a watershed year.” 2007 shattered records for Arctic melt in the following ways: 552 billion tons of ice melted this summer from the Greenland ice sheet, according to preliminary satellite data to be released by NASA today. That’s 15 percent more than the annual average summer melt, beating 2005’s record. A record amount of surface ice was lost over Greenland this year, 12 percent more than the previous worst year, 2005, according to data the University of Colorado released Monday. That’s nearly quadruple the amount that melted just 15 years ago. It’s an amount of water that could cover Washington, D.C., a half-mile deep, researchers calculated. The surface area of summer sea ice floating in the Arctic Ocean this summer was nearly 23 percent below the previous record. The dwindling sea ice already has affected wildlife, with 6,000 walruses coming ashore in northwest Alaska in October for the first time in recorded history. Another first: the Northwest Passage was open to navigation. Still to be released is NASA data showing the remaining Arctic sea ice to be unusually thin, another record. That makes it more likely to melt in future summers. Combining the shrinking area covered by sea ice with the new thinness of the remaining ice, scientists calculate that the overall volume of ice is half of 2004’s total. Alaska’s frozen permafrost is warming, not quite thawing yet. But temperature measurements 66 feet deep in the frozen soil rose nearly four-tenths of a degree from 2006 to 2007, according to measurements from the University of Alaska. While that may not sound like much, “it’s very significant,” said University of Alaska professor Vladimir Romanovsky. Surface temperatures in the Arctic Ocean this summer were the highest in 77 years of record-keeping, with some places 8 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, according to research to be released today by University of Washington’s Michael Steele. Greenland, in particular, is a significant bellwether. Most of its surface is covered by ice. If it completely melted – something key scientists think would likely take centuries, not decades – it could add more than 22 feet to the world’s sea level. However, for nearly the past 30 years, the data pattern of its ice sheet melt has zigzagged. A bad year, like 2005, would be followed by a couple of lesser years. According to that pattern, 2007 shouldn’t have been a major melt year, but it was, said Konrad Steffen, of the University of Colorado, which gathered the latest data. “I’m quite concerned,” he said. “Now I look at 2008. Will it be even warmer than the past year?”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – An already relentless melting of the Arctic greatly accelerated this summer, a warning sign that some scientists worry could mean global warming has passed an ominous tipping point. One even speculated that summer sea ice would be gone in five years. Greenland’s ice sheet melted nearly 19 billion tons more than the previous high mark, and the volume of Arctic sea ice at summer’s end was half what it was just four years earlier, according to new NASA satellite data obtained by The Associated Press. “The Arctic is screaming,” said Mark Serreze, senior scientist at the government’s snow and ice data center in Boulder, Colo. Just last year, two top scientists surprised their colleagues by projecting that the Arctic sea ice was melting so rapidly that it could disappear entirely by the summer of 2040.