September 19, 2020

Pollard smashes six off last ball to hand Kings crucial win

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) – Kieron Pollard smashed sixes off the last two deliveries of the game to fire Karachi Kings to a dramatic five-wicket win over Lahore Qalanders and keep alive their hopes of a playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League.Chasing 156 for victory at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday, Kings entered the final over requiring 14 runs for victory with Pollard on strike and the West Indies batsman finally proved his worth in gold for the franchise.He gathered a couple in the deep off the first delivery bowled by seamer Aamer Yamin, managed a single off the next ball but was handed the strike again quickly when Imad Wasim took a single off the third ball.Pollard was kept scoreless off the fourth ball leaving Kings with 10 runs needed from the last two balls but the Trinidadian cleared the ropes at long off with the fifth delivery before depositing the final delivery over square leg to pull off a sensational win.The right-hander finished unbeaten on 45 from a mere 20 deliveries with a four and four sixes while prolific opener Babar Azam top-scored with 49 from 42 balls.Babar and captain Kumar Sangakkara (20) had added 53 for the second wicket to put Kings on course for victory before four wickets tumbled for 23 runs in the space of 24 deliveries.Pollard and Imad Wasim (19 not out) then rescued the innings in an unbroken 55-run, sixth wicket partnership.Pollard’s West Indies counterpart and fellow Trinidadian, Sunil Narine, was brilliant in his four overs of off-spin, taking one for 19.Sent in earlier, Qalanders were carried by an unbeaten 32 from Mohammad Rizwan and 31 from captain and opener Brendon McCullum, while Narine lashed two sixes in a six-ball 19 batting at number five.Kings moved into fourth spot in the standings on six points but a defeat in the remaining preliminary game on Sunday could see them eliminated.In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy nor Marlon Samuels had much of an impact but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table.Sammy suffered the indignity of a first ball ‘duck’ while Samuels scored seven as Zalmi, chasing 129 for victory, slumped to 52 for six in the 10th over.But Shahid Afridi arrived to hit an explosive unbeaten 45 off 23 deliveries to drag Zalmi over the line.last_img read more

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Minors unchanged for provincial decider

first_imgManager Liam Cahill has kept faith with the side that got the better of the Cork in semi-final, meaning that Eoin Barry will once again wear the No 13 shirt that he was given just before throw-in at Pairc Ui Rinn on the last day of June.This is the team that will do battle against Limerick:1.            Ciarán Barrett – Clonmel Óg2.            Killian O’Dwyer – Killenaule3.            Michael Whelan – Carrick Davins4.            Jerome Cahill – Kilruane MacDonaghs5.            Gavin Dunne – Holycross-Ballycahill6.            Brian McGrath (Capt.) –  Loughmore-Castleiney7.            Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg8.            Paddy Cadell – J.K. Brackens9.            Ger Browne – Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams10.          Rian Doody – Cappawhite11.          Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash12.          Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs13.          Eoin Barry – Killenaule14.          Colin English – Fr. Sheehy’s15.          Lyndon Fairbrother – J.K. Brackens Tipp FM will have live coverage of the match – our build-up to the 2 o’clock start begins at 1.30 – and comes to you with thanks to O’Connell’s Centra, Church Street, Templemore.last_img read more

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J J Hospital dean promoted; says he prefers serving poor

first_imgMumbai, June 10 (PTI) Dean of J J Hospital here Dr T P Lahane was today promoted as the Acting Director of the Directorate of Medical Education and Research, but he said that he would rather serve the poor at the government-run hospital.”I received my transfer order as the Acting Director at DMER today. But since it is a temporary promotion for 360 days, I would rather serve the poor patients at J J hospital than be promoted,” Dr Lahane, a Padma Shri awardee, said, adding that still, he is studying the transfer order.Recently, resident doctors at J J Hospital had demanded Dr Lahanes ouster after some doctors from Ophthalmology Department made certain allegations against him. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors too had backed the demand. PTI MM KRK NSDlast_img read more

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