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first_imgFormer Finn Harps and Derry City player Mark Farren is heading to Mexico in three weeks time to undergo life-saving treatment. Only last week it was revealed by Mark’s family that recent surgery to remove a brain tumour was not successful.The only option left for Mark was to undergo revolutionary treatment in either Germany or Mexico. However, the procedure would cost £30,000 and a fundraising initiative was set-up by friends, family and former teammates of Farren.The response has been absolutely incredible and the family have now raised the amount required to ensure Mark can undergo the treatment he desperately needs to save his life.A star studded Derry City XI will take on Glenavon at Mourneview tonight with all proceeds raised going to the Mark Farren treatment fund.A bucket collection will take place at Finn Park tomorrow night during Harps clash with Waterford United. A number of other fundraising initiatives are in the pipeline and anyone who can make a donation is begin asked to do so in order to help Mark and his family.If you’d like to donate simply log onto http://gogetfunding.com/project/mark-farrens-treatment-fundSTRICKEN SOCCER STAR MARK FARREN GOING TO MEXICO TO UNDERGO LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT was last modified: May 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesFundlife-savingMark FarrenMexiconewsSporttreatmentlast_img read more

Your future is as bright as your faith: Ravi Shastri after India’s 500th ODI win

first_imgBrief scores – India (250) beat Australia (242) by 8 runs to take 2-0 lead in 5-match series. Stoinis (52), Handscomb (48), Kuldeep (3/54), Shankar (2/15). Highlights | Match Report | ScorecardIndia registered their 500th one day international win on Tuesday, beating Australia in the second ODI at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Incidentally India became the second team after Australia to reach the landmark.The win impressed Team India coach Ravi Shastri, as he took to social media to congratulate the Indian men’s cricket team.”Your future is as bright as your faith,” Ravi Shastri posted on social media.Your future is as bright as your faith – #500thODIwin #INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Co2MzbgnCuRavi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 5, 2019India as a cricketing nation took 45 years to register 500 ODI wins having played their first game in the format against England at Leeds on July 13, 1974 in the Prudential Trophy. The Indian men’s cricket team has featured in 963 ODIs till date.India’s first ODI win had come under captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan against East Africa in the inaugural Cricket World Cup at Leeds on June 11 in 1975. The 100th win had was registered against South Africa in 1993 while the remaining four milestone wins came in the new millennium.The 200th ODI win was an 8-wicket victory over Kenya in the 2000 in Nairobi, while the 300th ODI win was registered against West Indies in 2007 when they beat them by 20 runs in Cuttack. India’s 400th ODI win was over Sri Lanka, by 6 wickets, in Colombo in the year 2012.A huge achievement for the team and I couldn’t be more excited to have been a part of this! #500th pic.twitter.com/vVH4yY6ntgadvertisementJasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) March 5, 2019Stellar performances, exceptional teamwork! pic.twitter.com/foViGqKP82Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 5, 2019India have a win to loss ratio of 1.207 in their 963 matches – 500 wins and 414 loses. Australia on the other, the first team to win 500 ODIs, have played 924 matches and won a total of 558 matches and lost 323 with a win to loss ratio of 1.727.South Africa though have the highest win to loss ratio, with 1.780, having won 374 matches and losing 210 out of 606 matches. The third highest number of ODI wins is India’s arch-rivals Pakistan, who have 479 victories having played 907 ODI and losing 401.Skipper Virat Kohli led from the front, scoring his 40th ODI century as Vijay Shankar took two wickets in the last over of the match to give India a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.Chasing a target of 251 runs, Australia were dismissed for 242 runs in 49.3 overs as Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets for 54 runs from his 10 overs along with Jarprit Bumrah, who claimed two wickets.Also Read | Not thinking about World Cup: Vijay Shankar after helping India win 2nd ODI vs AustraliaAlso Read | Virat Kohli full of praise for Vijay Shankar: Showed a lot of mental characterlast_img read more