Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 15th 2015 Contents A62
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Brilliant Pollard lifts
Mumbai to fourth
Mumbai's Kieron Pollard, right,
celebrates after dismissing Yusuf
Pathan off the first ball of the final
over, after he had made 52 from
37. Pollard conceded only six runs
to hand Mumbai a five-run win.
MUMBAI---West Indies Twenty20 star Kieron
Pollard bowled a superb final over to limit
Sunil Narine s Kolkata Knight Riders and guide
Mumbai Indians to an exciting five-run victory
in the Indian Premier League here yesterday.
Requiring 12 from the last over at the
Wankhede Stadium in their quest for 172, KKR
were strangled by Pollard s gentle medium pace
and finished on 166 for seven.
In his only over of the game, Pollard removed
the dangerous Yusuf Pathan for 52 off 37 balls
with the first ball of the over but then watched
as Umesh Yadav (5 not out) swatted the next
delivery to fine leg for four.
However, Pollard then conceded two runs
from the next four balls, to hand Mumbai a
precious two points and propel them into fourth
spot in the standings on 14 points.
They are now only two points behind leaders
Chennai Super Kings, with KKR second on 15
points and Sunrisers Hyderabad, third on 14.
Pathan was supported by captain Gautam
Gambhir who struck 38 from 29 balls in a 45-
run opening stand with Robin Uthappa
who got 25.
Big-hitting West Indies all-rounder
Andre Russell perished for two.
Pollard had earlier cracked an unbeaten 33
off 38 deliveries with a four and a six as Mumbai,
sent in, tallied 171 for four.
The right-handed Trinidadian put on 92 in
an unbroken fifth wicket stand with Man-of-
the-Match Hardik Pandya who smashed 61 not
out from 31 balls, with eight fours and two
Captain Rohit Sharma chimed in with 30
from 21 balls.
Pollard s Trinidad and West Indies counter-
part, opener Lendl Simmons, managed just 14
from 16 balls with a four and a six.
Off-spinner Narine, also a T&T and Windies
player, claimed one for 38 from his four overs
while seamer Russell went wicket-less in four
overs which cost 37 runs. (CMC)
T&T senior women netballers had per-
haps their best outing so far, but still went
under to England 42-63, in their opening
match of the Netball Europe ranking com-
petition and Open Championship, at the
Antrim Forum, Belfast, Northern Ireland,
It was the fourth straight loss for the world
ninth ranked Wesley "Pepe" Gomes-coached
"Calypso netballers" against third ranked
England, after losing their recent Three Match
Test Series, 3-0.
Those results included a 69-36 loss at
Echo Arena, Liverpool on Monday; 67-42
on Friday last in London, and in the series
opener in Somerset nine days ago, 65-42.
T&T got off to a slow start and found
itself trailing 17-7 at the end of the first quar-
ter.The second period saw an improved T&T,
which managed to trim the deficit to six goals,
26-20, despite two injury changes, before
eventually closing the half, at 28-20 behind.
In the third period, England stepped up a
gear and extended its lead to 47-32 while the
final period was more of the same for the
Europeans who completed yet another com-
fortable win over its Caribbean opponent as
both teams look ahead to the remainder of
the tournament, and more importantly the
14th Netball World Cup in Sydney Australia,
from August 7-16.
The win for England was one of two yes-
terday as it returned in the afternoon session
to take down sixth ranked South Africa 69-
33.In the other main pool encounters, South
Africa started with a 45-34 victory against
11th ranked Scotland, while Wales and
Northern Ireland, ranked eighth and 12th
respectively battled to a 53-all deadlock
And in the rankings round-robin plate
competition (#28) Ireland defeated 36th
ranked Switzerland, 36-14 while the latter
rebounded to cool Malta 30-24.
Today, T&T will look to end a four-match
losing skid when it comes up against Wales
from 7.30am (TT time) ahead of clashes
with Scotland and Ireland tomorrow (Sat-
urday), before closing out against South
Africa on Sunday.
England quiets T&T netgirls again
England 63 bt T&T 42
Quarter scores: 1st. 17-7 England lead;
2nd. 28-20 England lead; 3rd. 47-32
South Africa 45 bt Scotland 34
Wales 53 vs Northern Ireland 53
Switzerland 30 bt Malta 24
England 69 bt South Africa 33
ST JOHN'S---T&T s allrounders Jason
Mohammed and Imran Khan have been
included in a 13-member West Indies
Cricket Board squad announced yester-
day for a tour match against Australia
from Wednesday, May 27, to Friday, May
29, at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground
Both players had outstanding seasons
in the West Indies Regional four-day tour-
nament, with Mohammed scoring the
most runs for T&T and Khan, using his
leg spinners to be among the top wicket
The team will be led by Guyanese middle
order batsman Leon Johnson.
The contest will be Australia s sole
practice match prior to their two-Test
series against West Indies.
Mohammed, Khan in WICB Pres XI vs Aussies
Leon Johnson (cap.); Carlos Brathwaite
(v/cap.); Sharmarh Brooks; Rajindra
Chandrika; Roston Chase; Miguel Cummins
Jason Dawes; Shane Dowrich; Imran Khan
Marquino Mindley; Jason Mohammed;
Tyrone Theophile; Jomel Warrican
Wed 27 to Fri 29 Tour match -- Vivian
Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Wed 3 to Sun 7 - 1st Test -- Windsor Park,
Blackwood confident of
rebounding after lean season
KINGSTON---Following on from his recent
success in Tests, West Indies batsman Jermaine
Blackwood is now looking to leave his stamp on
the Caribbean Premier League when it bowls off
With the CPL bowling off June 20, Blackwood
said he was already setting his sights on more
runs when he turns out for the Jamaica
Tallawahs. "It is all about transitioning from Test
to Twenty20 and I am just looking forward to
the challenge. For me to be an asset I just need
to go out there and play my game, but I am not
putting any pressure on myself," the 23-year-old
told the Jamaica Observer newspaper here.
"The team will expect me to score some runs
this season because for the past two seasons I
didn't perform as well as was expected of me."
Bledman faces test in Doha
DOHA---T&T's Keston Bledman will be among
three Caribbean sprinters set to contest yet
another international season as he lines up in the
marquee 100 metres in the season-opening Doha
Diamond League today.
He faces veteran sprinter Kim Collins from St
Kitts and Nevis who turned 39 last month, and
Jamaican Nesta Carter who has been drawn in
lane six while Bledman is in lane two.
Collins is a former World champion, having
nipped the 100m title in Paris 12 years ago, and
also picked up bronze in Daegu four years ago.
Carter, a bronze medallist at the World
Championship in Moscow two years ago, went
under ten seconds last weekend at the Jamaica
Invitational, posting 9.98 seconds.
(SEE PAGE 59) (CMC)
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