Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — It was a heartbreaker for Rubilen Amit in the Southeast Asian Games women’s 9-ball final Sunday.“I asked God, if I lose, does it have to be this painful?,” said the 35-year-old in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees PH wins bronze in sepak takraw men’s doubles “She deserves the gold medal. She came back from 2-5 and played steady,” said Amit. “But I can’t deny I was really disappointed. Give me the whole day to feel bad about it.”Amit said she’s preparing for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games next month.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) The two-time World 10-ball champion had two options for the 6-ball on the far end of the table in the 13th and last rack.“I went for the high percentage, mathematically it’s the best choice,” said Amit who pocketed on the corner from right side of the table. She had all the intention of preparing for the 8-ball in back of the table.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I felt that I hit it well. And then I saw it (mother ball) fall on the side pocket,” said Amit, who yelled along with the people watching the match at KLCC Function Hall 4.But she didn’t want to take away the glory from her 18-year-old opponent. Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies
Prithvi Shaw has joined the Indian cricket team ahead of the fourth Test against England at Southampton starting Thursday.Shaw trained with Team India at nets session at The Ageas Bowl on Monday as the visitors started their preparations for another gruelling outing in Southampton.India bounced back in style to win the third Test comprehensively at Trent Bridge after losing the first two at Edgbaston and Lord’s.The victory helped India narrow England’s lead to 2-1 with the fourth Test starting from August 30. India must win or draw to stay alive in the series.Young @PrithviShaw gearing up for the nets session here at The Ageas Bowl.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/p5DdaReDrJBCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2018Shaw earned his maiden Test call up for the final two matches in England, replacing out-of-form Murali Vijay in the 18-member Indian squad.Murali Vijay dropped, Prithvi Shaw in India squad for final 2 Tests vs EnglandThe 18-year-old Shaw, who had captained India U-19 to World Cup triumph earlier this year, was rewarded for his consistent performance in the first-class cricket.Snapshots from #TeamIndia’s training session at The Ageas Bowl today.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/ngCDwgmcJhBCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2018Shaw has scored 1418 runs in 14 first-class matches with an average of 56.72 and seven centuries. He was one of the star performers along with Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal during India A’s recent tour of the UK.READ- Hanuma Vihari, Prithvi Shaw: Who are the latest entrants to India’s Test squad?Along with Shaw, all-rounder Hanuma Vihari also earned his maiden Test call-up.advertisementVihari, a member of the 2012 U-19 World Cup team, has been a consistent scorer in Ranji Trophy and has also done well for India A in recent times.ALSO READ – What Sachin Tendulkar once told a young Prithvi ShawVihari enjoys a phenomenal average of nearly 60 in 63 first-class games with 5142 runs and 15 hundreds to his credit. During the tour of UK, he scored 147 in a List A game against West Indies A. He also had a half-century in a four-day ‘Test’ against the same opponents.Recently, he also scored 54 and 148 in the two ‘Tests’ against South Africa A side at home.Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari thrilled as dream comes trueVihari has the best first-class average in contemporary cricket. His average of 59.45 is more than Steve Smith, who is the second best Test batsman in the world. The former Australia captain is also second in terms of best average at first-class cricket around the world with 57.27. Kohli, who has played 100 first-class matches, averages 53.97.