Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : February 14th 2015 Contents UAE kept pace with the asking rate in their chase
of 309 but regular wickets ensured Afghanistan
wrapped up a 14-run win with 10 balls still left to
UAE had lost their seventh wicket with 56 runs still
required, before a 36-run partnership between Rohan
Mustafa and Amjad Javed brought them within touching
distance. Both fell in the 48th over, Dawlat Zadran
bowling Amjad and Rohan getting run out next ball,
and Aftab Alam picked up the final wicket in the next
over to finish with a three-for.
UAE s chase was helmed by their captain Khurram
Khan, who came in after a strong start from the top
three and proceeded to make 86 off 70 balls, with 10
fours and two sixes. He put on 82 for the third wicket
with Krishna Chandran and 52 with Swapnil Patil for
the fourth wicket, leaving UAE at a comfortable 234
for 3 in the 40th over. That became 253 for 7, as Moham-
mad Nabi had Swapnil caught and bowled before Aftab
dismissed Khurram and Shaiman Anwar in successive
Having chosen to bat, Afghanistan made a concerted
push to a big total with each of their batsmen batsmen
getting into double figures. The three lowest scores
came from the top three, and Afghanistan were 50 for
3 before Asghar Stanikzai and Samiullah Shenwari
steadied the innings with a 59-run fourth-wicket stand.
Following Stanikzai s dismissal for 33, Shenwari played
second fiddle to Nabi and Najibullah Zadran, who made
30 and 46 at over a run-a-ball.
When Shenwari was dismissed for an 80-ball 58,
Afghanistan were at a wobbly 226 for 7 in the 44th
over, but Mirwais Ashraf s 17-ball 34 and Gulbadin
Naib s 10-ball 24 carried the total past 300. Medium-
pacer Amjad Javed was UAE s most successful bowler,
finishing with figures of 4 for 39 in 10 overs.
Afghanistan 308 for 9 (Shenwari 58, Najibullah Zadran 46,
Amjad Javed 4-39) vs UAE 294 (Khurram 86, Chandran
49, Aftab Alam 3-43). Afghanistan won by 14 runs.
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CARNIVAL (2015) ARRANGEMENTS FOR MAGISTRATES' COURTS
The Public is hereby advised that the following Magistrates' Courts will be sitting on
Carnival Monday, February 16th 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TO DEAL WITH CHARGE
o St George West (Port of Spain)
o Sangre Grande
o Point Fortin (for matters from Siparia district also)
o Couva (for matters from Chaguanas district also)
o San Fernando (old Magistrates' Court building: to handle matters from Princes Town
On Carnival Tuesday, February 17, 2014, all Magistrates' Courts will be closed, but at least
one Magistrate and appropriate staff will be on call in all Magisterial districts throughout
Trinidad and Tobago to handle matters as necessary.
The Tobago and Mayaro Magistrates Courts will be on call for both Carnival Monday and
Tuesday (February 16 and 17th 2015) Mayaro will also handle matters from the Rio Claro district.
The Public is invited to be guided accordingly.
A full house crowd in excess of
90,000 is expected at the MCG to
see these old enemies start their
World Cup campaigns, today.
Most will be expecting a Valen-
tine s day massacre. With Australia
having won all three of the ODIs
between the sides in the preceding
tri-series, there is a sense not so
much of two teams battling it out
as much as one team being thrown
to the lions.
You can see why. Australia have
won 11 of their last 12 ODIs - includ-
ing a 4-1 victory over highly-rated
South Africa; they have a battling
line-up that extends beyond the hori-
zon-their likely No ten here, Mitchell
Starc, has scored 99 in a Test Match;
and a battery of bowlers that con-
tains, arguably, the three quickest
seamers in the tournament in
Mitchell Johnson, Pat Cummins and
"I d love to say it would count for
something but I honestly don t think
it does. I think England have made
some really positive changes to the
way they chance and their structure.
I personally think they look really
dangerous," said George Bailey on
Australia s recent ODI record over
Perhaps that expectation may
weigh heavy on their shoulders, but
they are rated No 1 in the ICC ODI
table for a reason. Their batsmen can
tear apart any attack and they have
two men in the top ten of the bowling
rankings. Playing in conditions in
which they are familiar and suit them
and cheered on by a home crowd,
they remain strong favourites for this
match and the tournament.
England, meanwhile, are unbur-
dened by expectation. Having recent-
ly changed their captain, not won an
ODI series for almost a year and
failed to reach the semi-finals of the
World Cup since 1992, little is
expected of them. Their recent record
against Australia in Australia-they
have lost 13 of the last 15 ODIs-pro-
vides further evidence towards the
Their new look side promises to
be undaunted by the cauldron in
which they will start. And, if the ball
swings for James Anderson, if they
can somehow contain better in the
last 40 overs of the opposition
innings, if they get off to a good start
with the bat, then perhaps they could
cause a shock. But it would be a sur-
prise if they ruined the Valentine s
day of 100,000 Australians.
England set for
Afghanistan edge high-scoring thriller
Khurram Khan...70-ball 86
ensured UAE kept pace
with their asking rate.
Eight Pakistan players, including Shahid Afridi,
were reportedly fined for breaching the team curfew
in the days leading up to their Group B match
against India in Adelaide.
The incident happened in Sydney, where the Pak-
istan team is based, approximately a week ago. The
team management claimed the players were late by
45 minutes while returning from dinner with friends.
The eight players were slapped with a fine of 300
AUD each, AFP reported. Though the team
spokesman declined to comment on the incident,
the players were reportedly warned that a repeat
offence could be the end of tournament for them.
Pakistan have won their two warm-up games-
against Bangladesh and England-since. They are
scheduled to play India on February 15, in Adelaide.
They have lost their previous five World Cup matches
against them. (ESPNcricinfo)
Eight Pakistan players
fined for curfew breach
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